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Prosecutors Eye Ann Coulter Voting Probe
NewsMax.com ^ | 11-02-06 | NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 11/02/2006 8:52:48 AM PST by marc costanzo

Prosecutors Eye Ann Coulter Voting Probe

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter has refused to cooperate in an investigation into whether she voted in the wrong precinct, so the case will probably be turned over to prosecutors, Palm Beach County's elections chief said Wednesday.Elections Supervisor Arthur Anderson said his office has been looking into the matter for nearly nine months, and he would turn over the case to the state attorney's office by Friday.Coulter's attorney did not immediately return a call Wednesday. Nor did her publicist at her publisher, Crown Publishing.Knowingly voting in the wrong precinct is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.Anderson's office received a complaint in February that Coulter voted in the wrong precinct during a Feb. 7 Palm Beach town council election.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
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To: marc costanzo
When Non-Hispanic Whites are no longer a majority in this country, the Left-wing DemoCRATS will take over the entire country ! ! !

and the ironic point is the the Left-wing DemoCRATS politicians will also be replaced with all Hispanics whom has no allegiance to anything that is America whether Republican or Democrat, Conservative or Progressive (liberal).

51 posted on 11/02/2006 9:30:12 AM PST by Two-Bits (We take for granted the things that we should be giving thanks for.)
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To: jwalburg

I would be more concerned if Anne had tried to vote 3 or 4 times in different precincts....but if she voted once and was confused about which precinct she should have voted in, then at most she should clarify her address and if a mistake was made...at most they should nullify her votes in that particular election.

I could see Anne not wanting to initially co-operate until she and her lawyers can get a handle as to where all the crap is coming from. Sounds like mountains are being made out of mole-hills here....From what I've read from Anne however is that she is devestating as an infighter. She may have something up her sleaves and the local Dem's had better watch their steps!


52 posted on 11/02/2006 9:33:33 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Save the Republic! Mess with the polling firms' heads!)
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To: mdmathis6
I could see Anne not wanting to initially co-operate until she and her lawyers can get a handle as to where all the crap is coming from.

According to the full story from yesterday, Ann's attorney asked to meet personally with the election chief to get the matter straightened out, but the election chief insisted that everything be in writing. Since Ann and her attorney are disgusted by the leaks to the press that apparently came from this scumbag Anderson and/or his election board, they effectively told him to go play in the street.

It is yet to be seen if the DA will bother with this.
(And that's why I don't like the grossly inaccurate title of this thread.)

53 posted on 11/02/2006 9:46:45 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

She lives in New York. This is just a Democrat dirty trick.


54 posted on 11/02/2006 9:50:14 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb
She lives in New York.

If she were a Democrat who lives in New York and votes in Palm Beach, we'd be demanding her head on a pike.

55 posted on 11/02/2006 9:53:56 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: Lancey Howard
Ann's attorney asked to meet personally with the election chief to get the matter straightened out, but the election chief insisted that everything be in writing.

As he has the authority to do.

Since Ann and her attorney are disgusted by the leaks to the press that apparently came from this scumbag Anderson and/or his election board, they effectively told him to go play in the street.

So what is Ann hiding?

56 posted on 11/02/2006 9:54:56 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

Cut it out.


57 posted on 11/02/2006 9:55:27 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb
Cut it out.

Why should I? Is it too much to ask that the election laws be enforced?

We rightfully demand that "snowbirds" refrain from voting in Florida if they're domiciled in New York, and vice versa; we rightfully demand that the practice of busing "voters" around to multiple precincts be ended, and that penalties for voting in the wrong precinct be applied firmly.

The price tag of demanding that others adhere to the law is that one must obey the law or accept the consequences of not obeying it.

58 posted on 11/02/2006 10:00:50 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

I don't know but I'd like to peek.


59 posted on 11/02/2006 10:01:34 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
I don't know but I'd like to peek.

You get turned on by #2 pencils?

60 posted on 11/02/2006 10:02:49 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: marc costanzo

Time to start digging up every bit of dirt on this DA and making it public. Shame him or indict him. Fight fire with fire.


61 posted on 11/02/2006 10:03:05 AM PST by Clock King ("How will it end?" - Emperor; "In Fire." - Kosh)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

Oh I see. You're a liberal fat chick.
That explains your hand-wringing, juvenile posts.


62 posted on 11/02/2006 10:05:05 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: marc costanzo
This will backfire, as there will be many democrats, who cast multiple votes, who will be afraid of doing so, for fear of prosecution..........Bad Karma..............Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Question: Did Rove ask Ann to do this on purpose? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

63 posted on 11/02/2006 10:06:15 AM PST by AwesomePossum
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To: Lancey Howard
Oh I see. You're a liberal fat chick.

Nope, conservative male geezer.

The point is: Ann Coulter demands that the laws be enforced. She then proceeds to violate the law herself, and everyone is falling all over themselves in demanding a special exemption from the law being enforced.

The price tag of demanding that a given law be enforced: God help you if you get caught breaking that law.

64 posted on 11/02/2006 10:17:08 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: Deb
She lives in New York.

Then why did she show up to vote at ANY precinct in Palm Beach?

I smell a stupid publicity stunt.

65 posted on 11/02/2006 10:17:09 AM PST by steve-b (It's hard to be religious when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

You don't know jack Horse. You swallow the MSM line readily and I see you're going to every Coulter thread you can to bash her. I think you're a troll.


66 posted on 11/02/2006 10:17:32 AM PST by subterfuge (Tolerance has become the greatest virtue, and hypocrisy the worst character defect.)
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To: steve-b
Then why did she show up to vote at ANY precinct in Palm Beach?

You are not supposed to ask that question.

67 posted on 11/02/2006 10:18:11 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: Lancey Howard

The problem with such fantasies is that her anorexic frame evokes visions of the "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex" scenario even with the application of normal human male strength.


68 posted on 11/02/2006 10:21:44 AM PST by steve-b (It's hard to be religious when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
She then proceeds to violate the law herself

Really? How do you know that?

69 posted on 11/02/2006 10:26:15 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
She did not give her actual address (straw addresses are illegal), and she voted in another precinct.

If Susan Estrich had done that, we'd be rightfully demanding her scalp.

70 posted on 11/02/2006 10:27:39 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: steve-b

One Niven's better bits.


71 posted on 11/02/2006 10:28:07 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: steve-b

Uh, yeah.... You fantasize a lot?


72 posted on 11/02/2006 10:29:05 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Two-Bits

The Liberal(Progressive) Democrats will be replaced by Latino Left-wing 'Crats

This new dominate faction will have their own agenda that has no allegiance to the Old Demo'Crat Party .


73 posted on 11/02/2006 10:29:50 AM PST by marc costanzo (Name your poison :-))
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To: Clock King

>>Time to start digging up every bit of dirt on this DA and making it public. Shame him or indict him. Fight fire with fire.<<

These Liberal and Crat D.A.'s deserve far more than simply an outing of their personal details - for that alone may not be enough to force them to resign .

Time to take a pound of flesh !


74 posted on 11/02/2006 10:33:08 AM PST by marc costanzo (Name your poison :-))
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To: Lancey Howard
"I may be [mumble mumble] years old, but all my parts are in working order, and Gawd knows I ain't no fruit!"
-- Archie Bunker
75 posted on 11/02/2006 10:33:32 AM PST by steve-b (It's hard to be religious when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
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To: ichabod1

LOL!


76 posted on 11/02/2006 10:36:19 AM PST by talleyman (Kerry & the Surrender-Donkey Treasoncrats - trashing the troops for 40 years.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse; All

>>You get turned on by #2 pencils?<<

DEAR MEMBERS,

Personal appearnces are not the issue here !

Please stay on subject- this is another reason why I do not post pictures in this forum .

Frivolous comment is for private replies !

THANK YOU


77 posted on 11/02/2006 10:36:55 AM PST by marc costanzo (Name your poison :-))
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
She did not give her actual address (straw addresses are illegal), and she voted in another precinct.

I see. You read it in the newspaper so it MUST be true.

78 posted on 11/02/2006 10:38:08 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: marc costanzo

Just responding to Lancey Howard's double entendre.

Still, this sort of thing is extremely easy to clear up--unless there's a more serious problem. So why is her attorney making demands that he's got to know will not be met?


79 posted on 11/02/2006 10:39:52 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: marc costanzo
Coulter's well reasoned response.....
80 posted on 11/02/2006 10:40:30 AM PST by jmq (Islam=Religion of Peace)
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To: massgopguy

"But the Dems want Same Day Registration with no proof of identification."

Amen! The biggest farce against freedom and democracy in American history.


81 posted on 11/02/2006 10:40:42 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: ElPatriota
I don't know who created that foto but I sure am glad they included Don Assmus. Have you seen him with his stupid cowboy hat? He looks like a demented Annie Oakley.
82 posted on 11/02/2006 10:42:38 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: Lancey Howard
I see. You read it in the newspaper so it MUST be true.

You saying that it isn't true? Then what did happen?

83 posted on 11/02/2006 10:47:52 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
You saying that it isn't true? Then what did happen?

I don't know any more than you do.

But I do know that Ann's attorney was ready, willing and able to discuss the matter with Anderson face to face, but Anderson refused. It also appears that somebody in Anderson's office wants to make political hay out of this mysterious "complaint" they received out of the blue by jumping on the phone to call the press.

So let there be an "investigation" (if the DA even wants to bother) and then you and I together can learn the facts. That way, we don't jump to conclusions. We wouldn't want to do that, would we?

84 posted on 11/02/2006 11:00:51 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lee'sGhost
..I don't know who created that foto but I sure am glad they included Don Assmus. Have you seen him with his stupid cowboy hat? He looks like a demented Annie Oakley...

Guilty! :)

I always wanted to "capture" what we all refer as the MSM... and what they do! - CHEERLEADING!

Well, I am taking requests... any more faces you people think we should add? LET ME KNOW!

Talking about Imus... I saw a bit this morning. To talk about being a fanatic liberal!... I do like the funny guys he has in the show... boy can they be funny!... They did a sketch about Kerry... and I was laughing silly :)

85 posted on 11/02/2006 11:03:49 AM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: Lancey Howard
But I do know that Ann's attorney was ready, willing and able to discuss the matter with Anderson face to face, but Anderson refused.

Face to face?

That isn't how it works, it never has worked that way, it never will work that way, and Ann's attorney has to know that.

86 posted on 11/02/2006 11:05:40 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: marc costanzo

Next thing you know, Customs will find a bottle of Viagra in Ann's luggage!!!


87 posted on 11/02/2006 11:07:06 AM PST by golas1964 ("He tasks me... He tasks me, and I shall have him!")
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To: marc costanzo

Say, just a thought... What kind of crime would a guy have to commit to be placed in the same cell with Ann?


88 posted on 11/02/2006 11:07:39 AM PST by John123 (As a tribute to Red, I will light a cigar for every game the Celtics win this season...)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

Anderson has the right to leak information to the press?

Your bias here is stunning.

Ann's lawyer wants a face-to-face meeting to establish accountability of the information. Anderson wants a letter so he has plausible deniability - especially given the already established pattern of leaking info to the press.


89 posted on 11/02/2006 11:17:35 AM PST by MortMan (I was going to be indecisive, but I changed my mind.)
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To: MortMan
Ann's lawyer wants a face-to-face meeting to establish accountability of the information.

That would only work if the information only went to Anderson and no further, which it could not do. Also, if this is such an innocent matter, what possible damage could come of the information getting out?

90 posted on 11/02/2006 11:19:11 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

Actually, it COULD stop with him. If she is in compliance with the law - and I believe she has asserted she is - then he gets the info and butts out.

The danger is that her actual address gets published, creating serious security issue for her. Anderson has established that he will not or cannot control information coming into his office on paper. By providing the info directly to him - not in writing - it makes Anderson accountable for the safeguarding of the information. After all - it could only be gathered and leaked AFTER he had control of it, not before.

You have a stunningly active bias in this issue, FRiend.


91 posted on 11/02/2006 11:22:54 AM PST by MortMan (I was going to be indecisive, but I changed my mind.)
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To: MortMan
Actually, it COULD stop with him. If she is in compliance with the law - and I believe she has asserted she is - then he gets the info and butts out.

He has to record the disposition of the case, along with the reasons for the disposition--and that goes into the public record.

The danger is that her actual address gets published, creating serious security issue for her.

Yeah, right, newspapers are going to actually publish her street address. The (extremely) hypothetical case of a newspaper editorial staff losing their collective marbles and doing something that exposes them jointly and severally to huge civil liability issues forms a mystical exemption to standard procedure.

After all - it could only be gathered and leaked AFTER he had control of it, not before.

Unfortunately, he would only have sole custody of it for a brief period of time, and then others would have custody as well.

You have a stunningly active bias in this issue, FRiend.

I am a conservative former cop who expects conservatives to either obey the laws of the land or to accept the consequences of breaking those laws. Obviously, that makes me a heretic.

92 posted on 11/02/2006 11:35:28 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
BeHoldAPaleHorse said: "I am a conservative former cop who expects conservatives to either obey the laws of the land or to accept the consequences of breaking those laws."

So if Ann uses her right to remain silent, that means she is guilty?

93 posted on 11/02/2006 12:26:19 PM PST by William Tell (RKBA for California (rkba.members.sonic.net) - Volunteer by contacting Dave at rkba@sonic.net)
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To: William Tell
So if Ann uses her right to remain silent, that means she is guilty?

Nine months worth of silent while pretending to want to not be silent raises questions.

94 posted on 11/02/2006 12:30:01 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: marc costanzo

Wow, talk about selective prosecution.

Are we going to have police outside of all the polling booths now - dragging off people who vote in the wrong precincts?

democRATS. Can't trust them.


95 posted on 11/02/2006 12:32:28 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
I am a conservative former cop who expects conservatives to either obey the laws of the land or to accept the consequences of breaking those laws. Obviously, that makes me a heretic.

The bias is your assumption that she has broken laws, solely on the word of this fisherman, Mr. Anderson. that is my meaning, FRiend.

After all, consequences should only accruse to those CONVICTED of having broken laws, not to those accused by innuendo, right?

96 posted on 11/02/2006 1:01:00 PM PST by MortMan (I was going to be indecisive, but I changed my mind.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
BeHoldAPaleHorse said: "Nine months worth of silent while pretending to want to not be silent raises questions."

And nine months worth of investigation doesn't raise concerns? If the authorities have evidence that a crime was committed, of what consequence is a statement from the suspect? How convenient that they are choosing to submit to the DA just days prior to the election. That is, assuming that they actually do so.

If I had any indications whatever that I was suspected of a crime, I would say absolutely nothing. Anything that I might wish to say could be said later. My advice to Ann would be to say nothing. What would your advice be?

97 posted on 11/02/2006 1:06:49 PM PST by William Tell (RKBA for California (rkba.members.sonic.net) - Volunteer by contacting Dave at rkba@sonic.net)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Yes, this is a witch hunt on Ann....something needs to be done about this...


98 posted on 11/02/2006 1:07:26 PM PST by auto power
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To: William Tell
And nine months worth of investigation doesn't raise concerns?

This could be resolved, one way or another, in about twenty minutes--but Coulter's attorney has to be willing to resolve it. Until that situation obtains, it's "under investigation."

If the authorities have evidence that a crime was committed, of what consequence is a statement from the suspect?

Potentially exculpatory or mitigating.

If I had any indications whatever that I was suspected of a crime, I would say absolutely nothing. Anything that I might wish to say could be said later. My advice to Ann would be to say nothing. What would your advice be?

That would depend on the circumstances. If she voted in the wrong precinct, but did not present a straw address, I'd tell her to just confirm that she gave the correct address and pay the fine.

If she presented a straw address, I'd recommend doing whatever she can to plead it down to a misdemeanor, and to do so immediately. "Convicted felon" is not a career enhancer in the media biz unless you're a rapper.

99 posted on 11/02/2006 1:25:42 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: ProfoundBabe
"Since it's highly probable that Palm Beach county doesn't require photo ID to vote, how do they know with certainty that Ann actually did it?"

Exactly: this is impossible to prosecute, thanks in large part to Demonrat paranoia about harassment/privacy of dead voters.

100 posted on 11/02/2006 1:47:02 PM PST by Nevermore
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