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Rising number of states seeing one-party rule (Republicans have the edge)
The Washington Times ^ | 11/10/12 | Keely Brazil

Posted on 11/11/2012 2:31:19 AM PST by Evil Slayer

Divided government still rules in the nation’s capital after last week’s Tuesday’s vote, but unity is increasingly the name of the game in cities such as Annapolis, Topeka, Concord and Little Rock.

In a little-noticed footnote to last week’s election, state legislature elections this year have produced the highest number of states with one-party rule in 60 years. Democrats or Republicans now have sole control of the governorship and both legislative chambers in 37 state capitals around the country.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which tracks party representation in the country’s 50 state governments, Democrats now control all three bases of power – the governorship and both houses of the state legislature – in 14 states and Republicans in 23, with only 12 states sharing power. (Nebraska’s unicameral legislature is considered nonpartisan.)

Regional power bases are also emerging, with Democrats increasingly dominating state governments across New England.

Conversely, after last week’s vote, the GOP for the first time since 1872 now controls the Arkansas House and Senate. Just 20 years ago, Republicans didn’t have a majority in a single legislative house in the states of the old Confederacy – now they control all 11.

The number of states with divided government is down from 31 just 16 years ago to 12 today, prompting speculation on the country’s evolving partisan geography.

“I think it is a reflection of a growing ‘sorting-out’ of our population – where people live – and our politics,” said Karl Kurtz, a political scientist at the NCSL. “They tend to go all the same way for governor, for legislator and – for that matter – for president.”

Bill Bishop, author of the book “The Big Sort” on the growing polarization of American politics, said, “There are mores states that have tipped either increasingly

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1 posted on 11/11/2012 2:31:23 AM PST by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

In one bright note for Republicans, the party added one net governorship its total, with 30 GOP governors nationwide to 20 Democrats.


2 posted on 11/11/2012 2:34:59 AM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: Evil Slayer

Lets see which States are better run and have a better quality of life.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 2:42:05 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Lets see which States are better run and have a better quality of life.

...and do large cities play into the statistics?


4 posted on 11/11/2012 2:47:45 AM PST by wita
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To: Evil Slayer

Obama’s still trying to figure out what happened to the other 7 states.


5 posted on 11/11/2012 2:55:18 AM PST by kitkat
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To: Evil Slayer
How many of the GOP states will refuse to implement the Obamacare health care exchanges? I think two of them are Virginia and Florida.
6 posted on 11/11/2012 3:09:46 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Truth29
I think Texas is another one. I figure the number of states will grow exponentially in the very near future.
7 posted on 11/11/2012 3:24:09 AM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: Evil Slayer

Get your children out of government schools.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 3:43:59 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Evil Slayer

Imagine if we didn’t have the 17th Amendment stepping on our necks. We would have a huge majority in the US Senate.

Even Michigan is a large GOP majority state.


9 posted on 11/11/2012 3:48:18 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Let’s have all 37 secede, so I can move to one of them.

I could get out of this Democrat controlled Maryland and go somewhere that people have enough common sense to vote against the Muslim.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 4:12:10 AM PST by Venturer
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To: kitkat

Now don’t forget, Obama said in 2008 that he had already visited 57 states, had one to go, and his campaign wasn’t letting him go to Hawaii and Alaska. That means that he believes there are 60 states!


11 posted on 11/11/2012 4:13:50 AM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: wita

So far this is true, However, even the “good” states are going to be overwhelmed by national debt, Obamacare, and other horrid policies before long. I think people are going to find that there is nowhere to run.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 4:26:00 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Evil Slayer
In one bright note for Republicans, the party added one net governorship its total, with 30 GOP governors nationwide to 20 Democrats.

Meanwhile we have a bunch of terrified clowns running around screaming that the GOP is finished if we don't pander to everyone because there aren't enough of us to win. I even had someone tell me tat we need to pander to atheists and stop shoving religion down their throats with opposition to gay marriage and abortion.
13 posted on 11/11/2012 4:28:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Lock step unity is the very LAST thing we want. DO NOT SUCCUMB TO IT!!!!

It will be the beginning of the Fascist States of America.

For the greater good? That good is defined unilaterally by liberal fascists....do not allow it!

Read why here:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


14 posted on 11/11/2012 4:29:25 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Truth29

Many will. But here is a problem. Insurance COMPANIES are national, and as they become unprofitable in some big blue states they will go out of business or change their models altogether. It’s less state policy driving this and more about how much they can tolerate financially.


15 posted on 11/11/2012 4:32:26 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Evil Slayer
(Republicans have the edge)

Not in EV

16 posted on 11/11/2012 4:34:28 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Evil Slayer
This map is from 2010 and we've taken 3 more states since then.

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17 posted on 11/11/2012 4:43:15 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Amazingly, West Virginia is now voting reliably for the Republican for President but geneally Democrat for everything else. But this year we have a historic high in State House delegates (45 of 100, highest since 1932) and just won the Attorney General and one Supreme Court race, to add to the first GOP Supreme Court justice and 2 of 3 Congressman. So we are gradually strengthening even here in the home state of Senator Byrd.


18 posted on 11/11/2012 4:51:12 AM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: Evil Slayer
Here is one important lesson to be learned from this, folks: Conservative principles need to be cultivated from the ground up, not the top down.

I'll say it again ...

Conservative principles need to be cultivated from the ground up, not the top down.

Look at state like North Dakota. One of the "darkest red" states in the U.S., with Republicans in control at the state level in both the legislative and executive branches. Barack Obama got something like 39% of the vote there in 2012, yet the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate won.

It's time to stop this crap where we have Beltway @ssholes with access to hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign cash driving the agenda all over the U.S.

19 posted on 11/11/2012 4:53:36 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: paul51
If every state which the RAT bastards took that has a GOP trifeca would vote in electoral vote allocation by the same method used in Maine and Nebraska (1 for the winner of each congressional district, 2 for the statewide winner), then we could compete in electoral votes as well.
20 posted on 11/11/2012 4:53:56 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Truth29

Supposedly, Alabama voted to nullify the mandates.


21 posted on 11/11/2012 5:12:55 AM PST by MachIV
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To: wildandcrazyrussian

Unfortunately we now have an oozing infection of defeatist cowards sliming all over FR trying to demoralize the rest of us like they are.


22 posted on 11/11/2012 5:16:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Vigilanteman

True enough, popular vote electoral allocation within the states is a damning indictment of the national popular vote. Michigan would have gone to Romney if electoral votes were awarded by districts won rather than winner take all.

I personally think our chances of throwing out the 17th amendment are brightening as well.


23 posted on 11/11/2012 5:24:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Alberta's Child
It's time to stop this crap where we have Beltway @ssholes with access to hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign cash driving the agenda all over the U.S.

That's another reason I want to get rid of the 17th unconstitutional amendment. In my state the GOP holds all 3 branches of government and the majority of our representatives in DC are republican. Yet at the same time, Detroit, Flint, and Ann Arbor repeatedly elect Stabenow and Levin who don't even begin to represent the majority in the state.

The progs were smart when they passed the 17th amendment snake oil. They knew it would lead to a lot of angry people so they made those senators untouchable through recall. Now we have senators who override their own states from the federal level. There's growing support for directional gas drilling under the great lakes in Michigan but Debbie Stabenow vows that it won't happen.

Our founders got it right will state governments choosing senators. Those senators had to represent the will of the widest cross section within the state or the state could replace them at will.
24 posted on 11/11/2012 5:42:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Evil Slayer

And when Gov. Scott in FL and Gov. Kasich in OH, both Republicans, improved the dismal economic condition of their states....the ignorant welfare/university classes voted for Obama. Disgusting.

There really ought to be a mass exodus of the sane states. Let the Obama states starve.


25 posted on 11/11/2012 5:42:12 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

Things got better in those 2 states so the voters credited Obama.


26 posted on 11/11/2012 5:56:51 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Evil Slayer

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Sign the petition for a recount:
http://www.petition2congress.com/8222/petition-recount-on-2012-presidential-election/

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Visit this site. They are keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:
http://www.ObamaVoterFraud.com/

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From the website:
http://www.ObamaVoterFraud.com/

Barack Obama voter fraud 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 22 Updates Posted Today and People You Can Contact! See FRIDAY UPDATES! *

Is this what Barack Obama calls a “ground game?” All things considered, on this page and elsewhere, Mitt Romney IS our President elect. Let’s do something about it!

I’ll be adding additional links on a regular basis and forwarding all of this information to Mitt’s campaign! Please send other links.

Evidence of massive Obama voter fraud in Colorado! Ten counties show 104% to 140% turnout!
http://www.redstate.com/2012/09/04/colorado-counties-have-more-voters-than-people/

Fraud: Some told they already voted, others brag about voting multiple times
http://www.examiner.com/article/fraud-some-told-they-already-voted-others-brag-about-voting-multiple-times

Crooked Politics: Obama Lost in Every State With Photo ID Law
http://american3rdposition.com/?p=8416

Philly Polling Stations Where GOP Inspectors Were Kicked Out Had 90% Voter Turnout, 99% Voted For Obama…
http://weaselzippers.us/2012/11/08/philly-polling-stations-where-gop-inspectors-were-kicked-out-had-90-voter-turnout-99-voted-for-obama/

[Sounds like those Black Panthers who kicked out the GOP observers and stood guard at the polling stations were not just trying to intimidate voters! They were hiding something!]

Voter Fraud Watch: Two Election Judges Replaced After Illegal Activity in Ohio - Fox News Insider
http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/11/07/voter-fraud-watch-two-election-judges-replaced-after-illegal-activity-in-ohio/

Why the Polls are Wrong: Electorate is R+6
http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2012/11/05/Why-the-Polls-are-Wrong-Poll-Shows-Electorate-is-R-6

Vote fraud alert: One out of five registered Ohio voters is bogus
http://www.humanevents.com/2012/09/17/vote-fraud-alert-one-out-of-five-registered-ohio-voters-is-bogus/#.UJrnpl7Imc0.facebook

via @BeachCity55 on Twitter: Senior parents in Florida told not to put their ballots through their reader but in a box. Senior votes in FL not counted?

Data Points To A Powerful Romney Campaign – And Yet…He Lost?
http://goo.gl/GB723

“You have to vote for Dems” NYC poll worker tells GOP Senate candidate #IllegalElectioneering
http://goo.gl/nn5CN

At least 70,000 report voting problems, mostly in swing states
http://goo.gl/jjCSX

Plane crash destroys Afghanistan US military ballots, most of which are for Mitt Romney
http://goo.gl/kNLFz

Obama’s pattern of disenfranchisement of the military vote
http://electionlawblog.org/?cat=48

Another Stolen Election? Election data HIGHLY suspicious AND the George Soros’ “Secretary of State Project” http://goo.gl/y1ybR

Yes, this is the same George Soros who owns part of the company in Spain Obama outsourced parts of the election to and who has been banned from Hungary because he tampered with elections there.

We will continue to add updates! Please check back often!

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THURSDAY UPDATES:

From Lynn Victory on Facebook:

“Thanks for what you are doing. My son is friends with a guy in the Romney campaign who has actually been on since 2008. He is not high up, but said that the O campaign bought high tech equipment to target county by county where the votes were needed in battle-ground states, so that they could “bus in the needed votes”. The guy would not say fraud, but that is fraud.”

Also this referral from Lynn:
White House Insider on Obama Steal the Votes Strategy (Just Before the Election)

“But…these Obama boys…they took it to a whole other level. Votes, donations…deals…it’s a lot more Putin than it is Clinton. Pay to play…Big Labor…this country never seen it at this level.”
http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/11/01/white-house-insider-governor-romney-is-gonna-win-this-thing/

Voter fraud witnessed in Wisconsin by one of Mitt’s ORCA observers:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=387389068009997&set=a.362561847159386.84375.361783440570560&type=1&theater

via Lori Patriot on Facebook:
52 Democrats arrested for VOTER FRAUD so far
http://www.newsnet14.com/?p=92957

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VIDEO: Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ILJDudUpct0

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In 2008, John McCain Ignored Vote Fraud to Avoid Civil Unrest
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/46302

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Michael Savage: How Obama fixed 2012 election
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dmJtaOO2etc

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Massive voter fraud discovered in April
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ILJDudUpct0

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Is Voter Fraud Being Committed in Ohio? (Early Voting)
http://www.humanevents.com/2012/10/26/is-voter-fraud-being-committed-in-ohio/

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FRIDAY UPDATES:

Pundit Press: What Luck! Obama Won Dozens of Cleveland Districts with 100% of the Vote
http://www.punditpress.com/2012/11/what-luck-obama-won-dozens-of-cleveland.html

Photo of Ethiopians brought to Ohio voting stations by busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket
https://www.facebook.com/lori.patriot/posts/404694619604138

“Did this Dirty Trick Get Obama Re-Elected?”
http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/did-this-dirty-trick-get-obama-elected/

Vote Fraud Expert: Romney Votes Not Counted in Key States
http://www.prisonplanet.com/vote-fraud-expert-romney-votes-not-counted-in-key-states.html

“Could we fix an election? Sure, they would never know it.”
http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/11/09/could-we-fix-an-election-sure-they-would-never-know-it/

Thousands of votes from our military troops uncounted or missing
http://www.examiner.com/article/cast-aside-thousands-of-votes-from-our-military-troops-uncounted-or-missing

Defense Department can’t put soldiers, ballots together
http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/defense-department-cant-put-soldiers-ballots-together/

Voter fraud in Pennsylvania - Black Panthers return, GOP inspectors thrown out
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/conscience-conservative/2012/nov/6/voter-fraud-pennsylvania-black-panthers-return-gop/

Ohio fraudulent voter registration cards
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Ohio-voter-registration-fraud/2012/11/03/id/462674

Ohio Residents Told They Already Voted When They Showed Up At the Polls Tuesday
http://godfatherpolitics.com/7942/ohio-residents-told-they-already-voted-when-they-showed-up-at-the-polls-tuesday/#.UJuBsqfTvHc.facebook

Poll Worker Puts Glendale Precinct’s Ballots on Car, Drives Away
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Ballots-Found-in-Glendale-Street-177720291.html

Referenced above, but with more information:

Two Ohio Election Judges Removed for Allowing Unregistered Voters to Cast Ballots
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/06/Report-Two-Election-Judges-Removed-By-Hamilton-County-Ohio-for-Allowing-Unregistered-Voters-to-Cast-Ballots

Democrat Admits He’s Voted FOUR Times Already
http://nation.foxnews.com/voter-fraud/2012/11/05/democrat-admits-hes-voted-four-times-already

Boston reports 129% voter turnout, 79% for Obama; 74% for Elizabeth Warren
http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/35319922188/voter-fraud-boston-reports-129-voter-turnout-79-for

This one could be just a calibration issue, but not necessarily based on the programer’s testimony in the next link:
Voting machine swaps Romney for Obama
http://www.marionstar.com/article/20121031/NEWS03/310310009

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Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hbf3iaEbAuY

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VIDEO: Possible voter fraud in Pennsylvania — or just voting machine malfunction?
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/uwelectioneye/2012/11/06/possible-voter-fraud-in-pennsylvania/

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Voter Fraud Complaint Filed against Florida Democrats
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/voter-fraud-Florida-Democrats/2012/10/05/id/458894

“Ballot Re-writers” Update from Allen Westhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=299196730187117&set=a.198312883608836.34844.198021666971291&type=1&theater

“Half the Democratic ground game is voter turnout. The other half is voter fraud.”

Voter Fraud: Obama Won 108% of Registered Voters in Wood County, Ohio
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/voter-fraud-obama-won-%108-of-registered-voters-in-ohio-county/

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Video: Diebold Whistleblower Speaks Out on Voter Fraud
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k_rMpQKqZhM

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BREAKING: St. Lucie County, Florida Had 141.1% Turnout; Obama Won County
http://www.ihatethemedia.com/breaking-st-lucie-county-florida-had-1411-turnout-obama-won-county

Between St. Lucie and Broward Counties, we have a pretty good idea what happened in Florida. Normal voting is what, 50% turnout? It doesn’t take many counties like this to affect an entire state by multiple percentage points.

All of these numbers between 99% (Pennsylvania) and 141.1% (Florida) turnout in dozens of counties in swing states makes me think Team Obama was panicking a lot just before the election, with Mitt up by 7% in certain early voting polls.
They overcompensated so much the fraud is impossible to hide. I think they know it, which may be one reason Axelrod is stepping down. (Sound familiar Petraeus and Benghazi?)

As I told someone earlier today, this is who Obama is. This is who Chicago (the machine) is.
Do we really want this to be who America is?
Is this how we will define our elections from 2008 on? As Mitt says, “America can do better.”
We must do better. We can’t let the message be out there that America will let this fraud go.

Want to do something about all of this? Tiffany Banks and Darin Southam forwarded me a list of people you can contact who are in the November 9, 2012 3:12 PM comment below.

Did you know voters can request a recount in certain states? (Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin!) Take a look at the comment by @RightonMainSt dated November 9, 2012 11:45 PM below for instructions! Mitt will have to ask in Colorado himself. (Yes, you Mitt!)

It has also been suggested that we ask Republican Secretaries of State NOT to certify the election until all questions about voter fraud are abated.
Some people think this may provoke a crisis, but it can’t be worse than the one we are looking at for the next four years and the impact on generations to come!
America NEEDS Mitt, and Mitt won fair and square. This was not a ballot stuffing competition but an election. Let’s make sure it’s counted that way!

Thank you all. Over 7,500 people have visited this page in the first 24 hours and I hope millions will see it eventually. Please pass it on! We can do this! (Yes we can!)

http://www.ObamaVoterFraud.com/

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27 posted on 11/11/2012 6:41:52 AM PST by patriot08
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Photo of Ethiopians brought to Ohio voting stations by busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket https://www.facebook.com/lori.patriot/posts/404694619604138



Must watch videos!

VIDEO-Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hbf3iaEbAuY



VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ILJDudUpct0



VIDEO- Michael Savage: How Obama fixed the 2012 election:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dmJtaOO2etc



VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ILJDudUpct0



Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud;

http://www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_embedded&v=k_rMpQKqZhM ___________________________________________________



We can't wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America. That's what people fail to understand.

We must act NOW.

Start with the election. If we let the Rats get away with this massive voter fraud, we're no better than a bananna republic.

We must keep digging and pounding him every day, in every way we can- phony birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, his hidden life, records....

We FReepers are warriors! Those who shug their shoulders and accept this don't deserve to be called FReepers. We never give up. We fight!




28 posted on 11/11/2012 6:46:02 AM PST by patriot08
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