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Leaked Stratfor Emails: Democrats tampered with 2008 election
Business Insider ^ | 4-20-12 | Michael Kelly

Posted on 04/21/2012 10:36:26 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

John McCain's 2008 campaign staff allegedly had evidence that Democrats stuffed ballot boxes in Pennsylvania and Ohio on election night, but McCain chose not to pursue voter fraud, according to internal Stratfor emails published by WikiLeaks.

In an email sent on November 7, 2008, and titled " Insight - The Dems & Dirty Tricks ** Internal Use Only - Pls Do Not Forward **," Stratfor vice president of intelligence Fred Burton wrote:

1) The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot boxes in Philly and Ohio as reported the night of the election and Sen. McCain chose not to fight. The matter is not dead inside the party. It now becomes a matter of sequence now as to how and when to "out".

In an email sent two days earlier and titled "Insight - McCain #5 ** internal use only - Pls do not forward **," Burton wrote:

After discussions with his inner circle, which explains the delay in his speech, McCain decided not to pursue the voter fraud in PA and Ohio, despite his staff's desire to make it an issue. He said no. Staff felt they could get a federal injunction to stop the process. McCain felt the crowds assembled in support of Obama and such would be detrimental to our country and it would do our nation no good for this to drag out like last go around, coupled with the possibility of domestic violence.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ineligiblemccain; mcain4mccain; mccain; mccain4obama; mccainvsamerica; obama; romney; voterfraud
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1 posted on 04/21/2012 10:36:32 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Such a shocking revelation.


2 posted on 04/21/2012 10:38:03 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

McCain made exactly the wrong decision.


3 posted on 04/21/2012 10:39:27 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Im shocked..shocked I tell ya/sarc
Not surprising that McCain chose not to do anything about it, he behaved like a coward throughout the 2008 campaign
Now we have to make sure this doesn’t happen again. You all know Obama will be working even harder this time around to make sure that he steals another election


4 posted on 04/21/2012 10:39:54 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Racist claims! No need for voter ID! /s


5 posted on 04/21/2012 10:40:50 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: unixfox
No skin off McCain's nose. He still would not have won, even with PA and OH, so he just bailed on the country and let it go.
6 posted on 04/21/2012 10:40:50 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I don’t believe it. I just know that those wonderful people wouldn’t do such a thing. /s


7 posted on 04/21/2012 10:42:34 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: afraidfortherepublic

McCain is such a doooosh.


8 posted on 04/21/2012 10:43:15 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
This M-Fer McCain was seeking the "highest office in the land" and was going to take an oath to defend the Constitution and we find his campaign had hard EVIDENCE of voter fraud of which he did nothing about? He is just as guilty of treason as those who were doing the tampering. If he was to "defend the Constitution", it is his duty to bring this to light; but instead he went with appeasement and more "reaching across the isle" bullcrap.

Explain to me again why I should be supporting the GOP-e and Republicans? They obviously and clearly care more about opponents than I, a disenfranchised voter.

9 posted on 04/21/2012 10:44:13 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: hinckley buzzard

You don’t know the extent of the voter fraud in other areas of the country. Milwaukee’s police chief disbanded the voter fraud task force right before the 2008 election, despite evidence of all kinds of fraud in the 2004 election. The 2004 report has recently been scrubbed from the Internet, but in 2004 there were thousands of extra ballots counted in Milwaukee that had not been issued. And on and on.


10 posted on 04/21/2012 10:45:28 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: davisfh

Well, we have this, We have Minnesota with Al Franken, we have Washington State, we have Florida in 2000, hell, we have Texas and Illinois in 1960... and they still claim that we have no indications of voter fraud which would necessitate voter ID.


11 posted on 04/21/2012 10:48:46 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Oh I see, now intimidation or threat of violence prevents us from getting at the truth. This country is lost.


12 posted on 04/21/2012 10:49:27 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I despise McCain almost as much as President DumbA$$ (aka America's President Mugabe). I despised McCain for NOT going after Obama and his Marxist buddies. I despised McCain for telling Americans that they should not fear Obama. WELL....look at our deficit now? Look at ObamaCare! Look at the EPA! Look at our Energy Policies! Look at our once dependable ally Egypt! And what has the idiot Senator done? Effing NOTHING. NADA. Instead he saddled us with his inane blathering blithering idiot of a daughter!
13 posted on 04/21/2012 10:50:13 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

InSane lost fair and square.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 10:51:47 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Democrats tamper with EVERY election

There—Fixed it


15 posted on 04/21/2012 10:52:27 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Democrats have no problem dragging out the process to the detriment of the country. If you think election fraud was a problem in the last election you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. That and some strategic voter intimidation will win an election for you.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 10:52:50 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Im shocked..shocked I tell ya/sarc”

Thufferin’ thuccotash!


17 posted on 04/21/2012 10:52:56 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Of course not. McCain had already made a deal with Soros to lose.


18 posted on 04/21/2012 10:53:23 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"Anyone (conservative, or republican) found guilty of committing voter fraud faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine."
19 posted on 04/21/2012 10:53:29 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
No wonder Eric "The Red" didn't investigate Philly.... It may have led to confirmation voter intimidation AND voter fraud, which is the prime way Dems win elections.

20 posted on 04/21/2012 10:54:17 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Eric Holder undoubtedly shut down the investigation of the NBP party club-wielding polling place thugs in order to keep this stuff re Philly from coming out.


21 posted on 04/21/2012 10:59:07 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: fhayek

Voter ID is coming. Its institution closely resembles an extreme case of “irregularity.” We just have to have the right administration in office and a heavy duty jackhammer.


22 posted on 04/21/2012 11:01:22 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Didn’t Nixon do the same thing in 1960?


23 posted on 04/21/2012 11:01:26 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Sen. McCain chose not to fight.

Well, what do you expect? He didn't fight in the campaign and he especially didn't fight in the debates. Why should he fight in the election? He obviously didn't want to be president.

24 posted on 04/21/2012 11:07:24 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“McCain made exactly the wrong decision.”

He would have been a worse president than FUBO. A McLame Admin would have been like boiling a frog, and he would have been able to get away with a lot more. FUBO is a “bright line” and he has caused the destruction of his own party.


25 posted on 04/21/2012 11:08:48 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“McCain made exactly the wrong decision.”

He would have been a worse president than FUBO. A McLame Admin would have been like boiling a frog, and he would have been able to get away with a lot more. FUBO is a “bright line” and he has caused the destruction of his own party.


26 posted on 04/21/2012 11:08:54 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“McCain made exactly the wrong decision.”

Exactly, Let the pricks steal the election, because you don’t want to make a scene. What a bunch of crap.


27 posted on 04/21/2012 11:09:44 AM PDT by Roklok
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To: freekitty

I really belive that. His last speech in Arizona the night before Elections you could tell He knew something. When He turned and walked from Podium there was regret on his countenance. I Belive it happened when He suspended campaign to meet in Washington.


28 posted on 04/21/2012 11:18:09 AM PDT by easternsky
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To: afraidfortherepublic

McCain probably knew that the same things could be accomplished with Obama that he would have done and he didn’t have to get the blame.


29 posted on 04/21/2012 11:18:31 AM PDT by kempster (HIPPO)
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To: Baynative
"Anyone (conservative, or republican) found guilty of committing voter fraud faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine a military firing squad for betraying the United States Constitution."

There ya go, fixed that right up for ya, no charge.
30 posted on 04/21/2012 11:19:32 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What it amounts to is that McCain threw the election. It really indicates just how he feels about republican principles and ideals.


31 posted on 04/21/2012 11:20:45 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

this was part of the wikileaks that people paid little attention to...


32 posted on 04/21/2012 11:25:40 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“The black Dems.” ????


33 posted on 04/21/2012 11:26:52 AM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: mkjessup

Good one : )


34 posted on 04/21/2012 11:28:45 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Of course McCain didn’t complain.

He would’ve had to return millions to George Soros.

Soros funded both Omoslem and McCain.

Look it up, folks.


35 posted on 04/21/2012 11:31:28 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: unixfox
3) The hunt is on for the sleezy Russian money into O-mans coffers.

Sheds a whole new light on 0bama's hot mike incident, where he promised Medvedev more flexibility after the election.

36 posted on 04/21/2012 11:32:43 AM PDT by raisetheroof ("To become Red is to become dead --- gradually." Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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To: Oratam

Yes, I think it’s pretty well established that the Daley machine used vote fraud to swing Illinois for Kennedy in 1960, and Nixon opted not to challenge it.


37 posted on 04/21/2012 11:33:53 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A loser is a loser, and McCain is a loser.
But he lost “honorably”, lol.


38 posted on 04/21/2012 11:36:56 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It is not surprising that McCain would duck the fight in the interests of “civility” and preserving his comfy Senate digs. He is still oblivious to the damage that Il Douche is comitting daily to this country.

As to the rest of the GOP and how they will react to the ‘rats vote fraud, it is actually quite simple: What are you prepared to do about it?

The ‘rats will cheat, and they will have all of their operatives out there, pulling out all the stops. Up to now, the GOP has been too gutless to do anything about the blatant fraud that the ‘rats put forth. This inaction only emboldens them. 2012 will be the worst yet in terms of fraud.

The GOP had better make a decision, and make it fast. Stand by and get rolled again, or take the fight to them.


39 posted on 04/21/2012 11:37:38 AM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

We’ve got one illegal SOB sitting in the Oval Office. Without ‘RAT voter fraud, he never would have been elected.


40 posted on 04/21/2012 11:39:46 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why bother with freaking elections at all, then. Just let mobs of black thugs decide who the president is.


41 posted on 04/21/2012 11:42:14 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

IMHO, McCain never wanted to be elected president in the first place. The GOP needed to run somebody against the messiah and McCain volunteered.


42 posted on 04/21/2012 11:42:34 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: Michael Barnes
"... McCain was seeking the "highest office in the land" and was going to take an oath to defend the Constitution and we find his campaign had hard EVIDENCE of voter fraud of which he did nothing about?"

you nailed it on that- he wanted the office, yet could not stomach defending the constitution?

waiting instead for the correct POLITCAL moment to release the data???

Now the loser Romney who lost to this LOSER McLame wants the office now?

Let's show him the data now and ask him if he will defend the constitution (Let's ask Newt too)

43 posted on 04/21/2012 11:49:54 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Oratam
Didn’t Nixon do the same thing in 1960?

Yep. United States presidential election, 1960. Scroll down to "Controversies."

44 posted on 04/21/2012 11:50:19 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: afraidfortherepublic
do I really have to say it???

45 posted on 04/21/2012 12:05:59 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

It really is true, that Democratic voter fraud is not news.


46 posted on 04/21/2012 12:10:43 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"...coupled with the possibility of domestic violence.

This keeps up, domestic violence is inevitable.
47 posted on 04/21/2012 12:12:44 PM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: Roklok

McCain is what happens when you spend too much time in the Senate. Turns your brain to mush.


48 posted on 04/21/2012 12:19:38 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Damn these blankity-blank bastardos and their fear that losers will be more dangerous to our Country than the corrupt party that cheats to win to destroy.


49 posted on 04/21/2012 12:50:26 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
but McCain chose not to pursue voter fraud

I've been saying since the minute McRino said we had nothing to fear from Obama that he was pimping for Obama. The entire campaign and election was a set up. The fix was in 4 years ago just like this upcoming election has already been fixed. Something happened during Bush's second term that changed America. Remember how W suddenly changed like an invasion of the body snatchers? No, that's not the tin foil talking.

50 posted on 04/21/2012 12:55:05 PM PDT by bgill
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