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  • The RNC's Absentee/Early Voting Tallies

    11/07/2006 2:49:23 PM PST · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 105 replies · 6,383+ views
    The RNC is sending this memo to surrogates this afternoon. NATIONAL Of the precincts that the RNC is monitoring turnout, we have a ?% turnout advantage over the 2004 turnout (GOP precincts are turning out at 32.9% of 2004 vote while DEM precincts are turning out at 32.5% of 2004 vote) Many states like Colorado, Nevada, Arizona have 25% of votes cast before election day. ARIZONA There were 60K more ballots submitted by Republicans before Election Day ? and 41% of the state has already voted. In 2004 Exit Polling was off by 3.5% (they had it at 7%, actual...

    11/07/2006 11:38:04 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 63 replies · 3,394+ views
    Greg Palast ^ | Greg Palast
    <p>Here?s how the 2006 mid-term election was stolen.</p> <p>Note the past tense. And I?m not kidding.</p> <p>And shoot me for saying this, but it won?t be stolen by jerking with the touch-screen machines (though they?ll do their nasty part). While progressives panic over the viral spread of suspect computer black boxes, the Karl Rove-bots have been tunneling into the vote vaults through entirely different means.</p>
  • John Kerry: Unbridled elitist....(If John Kerry was a man...)

    11/07/2006 7:40:05 AM PST · by IrishMike · 29 replies · 1,267+ views
    WND ^ | November 7, 2006 | Mychal Massie
    Many believe that Sen. John Kerry's Halloween eve statement calling our military personnel ignorant, uneducated failures who have no opportunity for anything other than – gasp – can you believe it – service to their country, is further evidence of the Democrat Party's contemptuous loathing of our military men and women. I believe Kerry's so-called "botched joke" is a deviant pathology of sensus plenior that is emblematic of elitists – particularly those who hold public office – regardless of their party affiliation. This is why liberal Democrats cannot be trusted, and it is why the conservative base is disgusted with...
  • Surprise, Surprise....(Kerry, Saddam, and jobs . . . oh my!)

    11/07/2006 7:07:08 AM PST · by IrishMike · 10 replies · 1,364+ views
    NRO ^ | November 7, 2006 | Larry Kudlow
    A series of late-October, early November surprises has turned the midterm elections into a real horse race. The bullish stock markets of recent months have been saying all along that a Democratic tsunami will not materialize, but now even a decent Dem wave seems a long shot. First we have the John Kerry blunder: The Massachusetts senator badmouthed American troops in Iraq as a bunch of uneducated losers. This was typical anti-war elitism from Kerry, but his timing was impeccable. In a scorched-earth negative response, undecided and independent voters are flocking into the Republican camp, according to late-breaking polls from...
  • Election Day 2006 - Things to watch out for

    11/07/2006 5:46:17 AM PST · by connell · 18 replies · 876+ views ^ | Christopher Cook
    Do not, under any circumstances, believe any exit polls you hear. Just don't listen. Tell your friends not to listen. Exit polls are always wrong, and they always favor Democrats. The are---or appear to be---designed specifically to dampen GOP turnout by creating a "why bother, it's over" kind of mood. Don't let them get away with it. Don't talk about exit polls. If you hear other people talking about them, set them straight. Don't post them in forums, or on your blog, or anywhere. Don't think about them... don't even poke them with a stick. On a similar matter: Do...

    11/07/2006 4:53:44 AM PST · by IrishMike · 12 replies · 596+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 7, 2006 | IAN BISHOP
    Democrats will stop at nothing to hike taxes - even trying to seize hard-earned dollars "when you die," President Bush needled yesterday in his final pre-election push to rally the GOP faithful. "The Democrat philosophy is this: If it breathes, tax it, and if it stops breathing, find its children and tax them," Bush said to laughs at a GOP rally in the Florida panhandle town of Pensacola. "The Democrats want to raise taxes when you're born, when you're working, when you're retired, and when you die," he charged. "Our philosophy is, we want you to have more of your...
  • The Patriot....Refusing to yield, Rick Santorum fights on.

    11/07/2006 4:30:10 AM PST · by IrishMike · 21 replies · 1,193+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 11/7/2006 | Jeffrey Lord
    "Nought man could do, have I left undone." The line from Robert Browning's poem "The Patriot" springs to mind as Pennsylvania's Senator Rick Santorum talks quietly but passionately during a last swing through the heart of Pennsylvania. The crowd in Carlisle, the county seat of vote-rich Cumberland County, filled with a decided mix of seniors, mullet-wearing young men, parents with squirming kids (including Santorum's six), and enthusiastic twenty-somethings. They are witnesses to one of the most remarkable Senate candidates in the country as well as in Pennsylvania's long history, and they clearly know it. While Santorum has long-since emerged as...
  • An Election Day Wish (Joseph Farah Looks Forward To Destruction Of Democratic Party Alert)

    11/07/2006 3:39:26 AM PST · by goldstategop · 57 replies · 1,529+ views ^ | 11/07/2006 | Joseph Farah
    Do you need some motivation to get you to the polls today? I do. And here's mine. As you know, I've been extremely disappointed by the Republicans who have been in control of Congress and the presidency since 2001. They waited far too long to act on border security. They increased spending beyond imagination. Far too often, they talked and acted like Democrats. I've been a strong advocate of not voting for the lesser to two evils as a means of stimulating more competition in the political marketplace. But I'd like to present the other side of that story today,...
  • What a five percent turnout bump would do. \

    11/06/2006 10:08:26 PM PST · by dangus · 35 replies · 1,398+ views
    Going into Election Day 2004, Bush was apparently down about two points, give or take a few depending on which survey you read. He ended up winning by three points. In other words, he out-performed surveys by about five percent. What would the Senate look like if they Republicans as a whole out-performed current poll data by a consistent five points? Here's a hint: If you have a soft spot for any liberals, you may want to keep them away from sharp objects, tall buildings, etc. The following are NOT predictions. They are simply a representation of what MAY happen...
  • Vanity Opinion: Seven very BIG reasons to vote Republican tomorrow!

    11/06/2006 3:01:32 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 149 replies · 2,887+ views
    America's Judgement Day '06 | Jim Robinson
    Seven very BIG reasons to vote Republican tomorrow: 1) The war against global jihadism. There is no reason whatsoever to trust the Democrat Party with our national security against the global jihadists. They don't even recognize the threat, much less possess the spine to actually fight the enemy. And the cut and run Democrat Party will not stop at surrender. Make no bones about it, their overall objective includes making the US completely defenseless. 2) The ongoing battle for the constitution and against liberal judicial activism. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to trust the liberal/socialist Democrat Party with majority...
  • Republicans closing gap as US votes

    11/06/2006 5:23:09 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 35 replies · 1,329+ views
    The Guardian ^ | November 7, 2006 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The Republicans were deploying their legendary machine last night to rouse the faithful and drive up turnout for midterm elections today, with activists buoyed by polls suggesting the party had recovered some lost ground in the final hours of the campaign. In a contest that will help write the legacy of George Bush - as well as that of the man called his brain, the political strategist Karl Rove - thousands of party activists fanned out to battleground states, immersed in a $30m (£15.8m) drive to retain Republican control of Congress. For Mr Bush, yesterday was also a day of...
  • DON'T VOTE...

    11/06/2006 3:20:14 PM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 7 replies · 444+ views
    Internet ^ | 11-06-06 | Jo Nuvark
    DON'T VOTE ... until you visit Robyn Nordell's conservative election guide for California and Federal campaigns. She provides excellent evaluations and ratings for judges, propositions and candidates.
  • Oh No, Massa! N.Y. Democrat Candidate Faced with Foley-Style Problem

    11/06/2006 3:13:03 PM PST · by Stoat · 11 replies · 1,287+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 4, 2006 | Tim Graham
    Oh No, Massa! N.Y. Democrat Candidate Faced with Foley-Style Problem Posted by Tim Graham on November 4, 2006 - 11:39. Via the Sixers blog on NRO, we learn that the George Stephanopoulos pledge that the Mark Foley scandal would resonate in every congressional race sometimes comes true. Consider that in upstate New York, the shoe is on other foot, the Democratic foot, embarrassing the challenger to first-term Congressman Randy Kuhl. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports: (November 2, 2006) — CORNING — Democratic congressional candidate Eric Massa fired his campaign manager in June and has accused him of providing alcohol to...
  • Question: If your last name were Abortion would you name any of your children Alternative?

    11/06/2006 2:01:07 PM PST · by bmw_n_me · 5 replies · 591+ views
    Delco Times ^ | 11/05/2006 | Gil Spencer
    "Question: If your last name were Abortion would you name any of your children Alternative? Probably not! So a more pertinent question is this: If you saw the name Alternative Abortion on a voter registration form, complete with an address and a social security number, you’d be suspicious, right? You’d think somebody was playing a tasteless joke. Or maybe even committing a crime, because that’s what fraudulently filling out a voter registration form is, a crime. This one is currently under investigation by Delaware County District Attorney’s office, along with hundreds of other suspicious voter registration forms turned into the...
  • Nashua (New Hampshire) Democrat Reveals He's A Communist

    11/06/2006 1:07:29 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 53 replies · 1,931+ views
    CBS4BOSTON ^ | 06 NOVEMBER 2006 | AP
    (AP) NASHUA, N.H. -- Democratic Party leaders in New Hampshire are disavowing a legislative candidate in Nashua who identified himself on a questionnaire as a Democrat and a Communist. Twenty-two-year-old Daniel Keating is one of five candidates running for three seats House District 25, in the Nashua area. Keating is listed on the ballot as a Democrat, but in a questionnaire for The Nashua Telegraph's online voter guide, he also described his party affiliation as Communist Party of the United States of America. Keating said Monday that he joined the Communist Party USA about a year ago because it promotes...
  • (Maryland) Democrats Ask For Absentee Ballot Extension

    11/06/2006 12:58:47 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 73 replies · 2,032+ views
    WJZ.COM ^ | 06 NOVEMBER 2006 | AP
    (WJZ/AP) Baltimore, MD -- Several top Maryland Democrats are urging Governor Robert Ehrlich to push for an extension of the deadline for voters to postmark absentee ballots. In a letter to Ehrlich dated Sunday, the group asked the governor to instruct his appointees on the Maryland Board of Elections to allow ballots postmarked on election day to be counted. The current deadline is today. The letter cites shortages in absentee ballots because of the high number of requests this year. The letter comes on the heels of a similar request by a coalition of attorneys' groups and civil rights organizations....
  • My predictions - 2006 US Senate election

    11/06/2006 1:02:49 PM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 19 replies · 1,022+ views
    11/06/06 | Heartofsong83
    Here are my predictions for the results of each Senate race: Arizona: Kyl (R) 54%, Pederson (D) 45%, Mack (L) 1% California: Feinstein (D) 63%, Mountjoy (R) 35%, others 2% Connecticut: Lieberman (I) 52%, Lamont (D) 38%, Schlesinger (R) 9%, others 1% Delaware: Carper (D) 62%, Ting (R) 35%, others 3% Florida: Nelson (D) 57%, Harris (R) 42%, others 1% Hawaii: Akaka (D) 72%, Thielen (R) 27%, Mallan (L) 1% Indiana: Lugar (R) 95%, Osborn (L) 5% Maine: Snowe (R) 66%, Bright (D) 31%, Slavick (I) 3% Maryland: Cardin (D) 50%, Steele (R) 48%, Zeese (G) 2% Massachusetts: Kennedy (D)...
  • Dems are excited about voting this time (BLACK REPUBLICANS AREN'T BLACK ENOUGH!)

    11/06/2006 10:33:25 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 14 replies · 778+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 6, 2006 | LAURA WASHINGTON
    Tuesday, the Republican Party is counting on pulling a rabbit out of its hat. For months the Republicans have been hyping a voter turnout machine that is "targeting voters from every walk of life," as Danny Diaz, spokesman for the Republican National Committee, recently told a French news agency. "We are putting forward the most unprecedented grass-roots effort in the history of midterm elections," Diaz blathered to the Houston Chronicle. "We out-raised the Democrats, we've made more voter contacts, and our [get-out-the-vote] operation is more robust -- we are extremely confident we have built a foundation to maintain our majorities."...
  • Lieberman has 12-point lead in Connecticut, Quinnipiac poll Finds

    11/06/2006 10:30:58 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 26 replies · 792+ views
    Quinnipiac University ^ | November 6, 2006
    Incumbent Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman holds a 50 - 38 percent likely voter lead over Democratic candidate Ned Lamont, with 8 percent for Republican Alan Schlesinger, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Five percent are undecided. This compares to a 49 - 37 percent Sen. Lieberman lead over Lamont, with 8 percent for Schlesinger in a November 1 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pe-ack) University. In this latest survey, Lieberman leads Lamont 79 - 3 percent among likely Republican voters, with 16 percent for Schlesinger, and 52 - 35 - 7 percent among independent voters, while likely...
  • Poll: Bush Approval Rrating Dips To 35 Percent

    11/06/2006 9:41:53 AM PST · by steve-b · 66 replies · 2,362+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/6/06
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush's popularity has dipped to 35 percent, according to a new CNN poll, with 41 percent of likely voters saying their disapproval of his performance will affect their vote in Tuesday's elections for control of Congress....