Skip to comments.Hans A. von Spakovsky: E-mail shows illegal activity in Reid's campaign
Posted on 11/05/2010 9:29:47 AM PDT by pissant
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., may have beaten back challenger Sharron Angle and retained his post as the majority leader, but his campaign and one of his biggest supporters may have violated federal law to do so.
As National Review reported earlier this week, the Reid campaign sent a desperate e-mail to the senior vice president for government relations at Harrah's Casinos asking the company to pressure its employees to get out and vote for Reid. The campaign even offered to have Reid call Harrah's executives to help give "the backing" needed to get the company working on this.
The Reid staffer involved told Harrah's it needed to "put a headlock" on its supervisors "to get them to follow through."
This plea was distributed to senior executives throughout the company by a Harrah's vice president, Marybel Batjer. Batjer demanded that those executives "do whatever we need to do to get the supervisors to know that there is NOTHING more important than to get employees out to vote. Waking up to a defeat of Harry Reid Nov 3rd will be devastating for our industry's future."
Harrah's did just that, getting headcounts and insisting that supervisors explain why their employees had not yet voted. They also coordinated with employee unions to get buses and shuttles to take the employees to the polls.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
This has to be settled before Reid gets sworn in. Once sworn in, there’s nothing that can be done.
Maybe the House could investigate.
I would not have any authority to act, but it could give some legs to the case.
And it sure would piss off some dems.
...paging Kenneth Star...
I’m betting their AG and SOS are Soros vetted lackeys.
I’m sure this is on AG Holder’s list of things to investigate right after the Black Panthers in Philly.
Is there no Secretary 9of State in Nevada? Who is not doing their job? Very strange, Reid, Boxeer and Murray win in spite of the votes against them! ACORN in action or illegals voting? Why doesn’t the state leader for the Tea Party open discussion with the SOS? Something smells very bad!
Boycott Harrah’s and tell them you’re boycotting them. They need to feel a blowback.
If those who had their votes stolen enemas do not have the balls to revolt, they deserve to kiss the flanks of whomever decides their fate for them.
It is my guess that personal self interest of those stuck in Nevada, rather than corruption at the polls, proved the deciding factor in harry’s survival.
It is a shame, but it is what it is.
Remember, Sadam Hussein was the only name of the ballot, soon Barry will be the only name on the ballot! Watch out for 2012.
The RATS don't follow any other rules, maybe they'll just appoint Barry, King of the Socialist U.S.A.
That “enemas” thing should have been “enmasse”.
Harrah’s lives on the compulsion of gamblers ... the garden for casinos is a place of poisonous fruit. Boycotting is not even in the vocabulary of addicts.
Sorta works either way.
I will be boycotting las vegas, plenty of enemies are there. They will not get my money.
And I would add that unions and casinos are the perfect godless criminal partners for the criminal enterprise democrat party.
Corrupt people rarely investigate other corrupt people without a firing squad at hand.
Americans just suck it all up.
That enemas thing should have been enmasse.
Obligatory Claude Reynes photo due any moment (I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked)
Googled for Harrah’s employees for Nevada.
Nationwide it’s 10,000
Las Vegas = 3,000
A scandal involving unions, a Leftist politician and a casino?!?!
Shocking! What IS the world coming to?....
You can be sure that it was not only Harrah’s that was strong-armd.
True. All Las Vegas employment is service/union related.
The gambling syndicate/employers and unions are each involved with Harry Reid in one scam or the other.
He has both cheeks covered;)
Democrats OWN the Senate and the JUST US Dept! NOTHING will happen to Reid!!
BOYCOTT HARRAH”S!!! NEVER give them another dime!
The DOJ won’t prosecute, Reid knows this.
Hell - boycott Nevada.
Choose Arizona for vacations - they allow most forms of gambling and support the Constitution.
AMEN!!! I meant BOYCOTT ALL Harrah’s all over!!
There is no end to this because nobody does anything about it.
Dems cheat because they can. And why not? You get handed the win.
I liked enemas better. ROTFL!
Sorry, but as long as there was no control over how the workers voted, all this is is a GOTV campaign. Admittedly run by interested parties, but so what? Most GOTV campaigns are.