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  • Record turnouts for early voting lift Obama campaign's hopes in Florida

    10/27/2012 8:42:44 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 41 replies
    The Obama campaign seems quite happy after record turnouts were reported in counties across Florida today, the first day of early voting. The Times' Adam Smith reported on Twitter, "More than 20k pple voted eary today so far in Hillsborough Co...In 08 biggest single day (11/1/08) was 18,736. The Miami Herald's Marc Caputo tweeted, "Miami-Dade early voting so heavy that by 3 pm 14,745 people voted -- more than ENTIRE first day of 08 EV (12,000). 12-hour total: 22,625." Gary Fineout of the Associated Press, "Leon County - a Democratic stronghold in Fla - had a record turnout for early...
  • Allen West in Close, Down and Dirty Florida Race

    10/27/2012 7:07:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/27/2012 | Andra Varin
    As freshman congressman Allen West fights for a second term, he’s facing a surprisingly strong challenge from a Democratic newcomer in one of the most vicious races in the country. West, a tea party favorite, currently represents Florida’s 22nd District., which covers parts of coastal Palm Beach and Broward counties. But after redistricting he’s moved north to run in the 18th District, which includes Martin and St. Lucie counties and parts of northern Palm Beach County. The 51-year-old veteran of Desert Storm and the Iraq war is facing Democrat Patrick Murphy, a 29-year-old businessman who works for his family's environmental...
  • HUGE Early Voting Line In Florida Today

    10/27/2012 3:36:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    Self | October 2012 | PJ-Comix
    I went to vote via Early Voting at the local library here in Broward County Florida today as I had planned but the line was HUGE. I mean I saw cars from two blocks away parked on the street. I have never seen such a large crowd for early voting before. Any ideas on what that means? BTW, I decided not to vote today. Partly because I don't like to wait on long lines and also because I have had a really upset stomach the past few days to the extent that I was bedridden all day Thursday. Anyway, I'll...
  • Watch Live: Romney campaigns in Kissimmee

    10/27/2012 2:00:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    WFTV ^ | 10-27-2012 | WFTV
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  • Mitt Romney Tops 50 Percent in Florida to Lead President Obama by 5 Clear Points

    10/26/2012 12:04:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | October 26, 2012 3:55 AM | Jim Turner
    Florida and its important 29 electoral votes are all but in the Romney camp, according to Sunshine State News poll of likely voters taken mostly following the third and final presidential debate. But the parties still have a big challenge ahead in their ground games. Early voting begins Saturday in Florida. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pushed above the 50 percent mark in the poll conducted between Oct. 22 and Oct. 24 by Harrisburg, Pa.-based Voter Survey Service. Of 1,001 likely Florida voters, 51 percent were ready to vote for Romney to 46 percent for President Obama. Only 12 percent...
  • Time running out for Palm Beach County voters waiting to get absentee ballots...

    10/26/2012 8:11:28 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 23 Oct 2012 | Jane Musgrave
    RIVIERA BEACH — At age 20, Nicole Shibley is ready to vote in her first presidential election. The Yale University junior has her candidates selected. She understands the importance of making sure her ballot arrives at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office by Nov. 6. The only problem: No ballot. The ballot she said she ordered Sept. 18 still hasn’t arrived. Each time she calls the elections office she said she gets a different explanation for the delay. Last week, officials promised her it would arrive on Saturday. It didn’t. “I would really like to vote for president...
  • Seattle postmark on bogus Florida voter mail [voter intimidation by rats]

    10/25/2012 4:46:49 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 8 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | October 23, 2012 | unknown
    Official-looking but bogus letters telling mostly Republican voters that their citizenship is in question are turning up in Florida, where GOP officials have led efforts to purge noncitizens from registration rolls. The phony letters have been reported in 23 counties so far in an apparent attempt to intimidate voters, Department of State spokesman Chris Cate said Tuesday. --SNIP-- The letters purport to come from various Florida county supervisors of elections but all were postmarked from Seattle. The markings were traced to the Seattle Sectional Facility. They tell voters that information received from the state Division of Elections indicates their citizenship...
  • Tickets still available for Obama campaign appearance

    10/24/2012 2:07:52 PM PDT · by FightforFreedomCA · 31 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | None Listed
    Tickets are still available for President Barack Obama's campaign appearance in Tampa on Thursday, campaign officials said today.
  • Florida Republicans receiving fake ineligibility letters aimed at suppressing their vote

    10/23/2012 7:11:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/2012 | Caroline May
    The Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections is investigating a number of fraudulent letters sent to voters in the state questioning their citizenship and voter eligibility, in a possible attempt to keep them home on Election Day. “The Florida Department of State unequivocally opposes all attempts at voter fraud or intimidation and will pursue every avenue to ensure free, fair and open elections for all eligible voters,” Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said in a statement. “Voter fraud and intimidation can deny voters their voice in government and will not be tolerated.” The statement alerted the public of...
  • Voter suppression efforts in Fla - against Republicans

    10/22/2012 4:00:46 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 4 replies
    The Florida Division of elections and state law enforcement officials are investigating "multiple" bogus letters sent to Florida voters to inform them that they have been flagged as suspected illegal, non-citizen voters. "I sat there and actually had to read it a couple times because I didn't understand what it said at first," Republican Charles Callaghan of Ponte Vedra recounted to Buzz about the letter he opened Saturday. It claimed to be from the St. Johns County elections supervisor, informing him that elections officials had been informed he may be ineligible to vote and "registering to vote under fraudulent conditions...
  • Despite Obama's Claims, Al Qaeda Making Comeback in Afghanistan

    10/22/2012 3:28:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 22, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Since the death of former al Qaeda ring leader Osama bin Laden, President Obama has told America over and over again that the terrorist group has been defeated and severely damaged. Even a day after the 9/11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Obama said, "al Qaeda is on it's way to defeat and Osama bin Laden is dead." Until just last week, "al Qaeda is on the run," was part of Obama's campaign trail stump speech. Not only was 9/11 a harsh reminder the terrorist group is alive and well, after all they did rip down the U.S....
  • Biden delivers donuts

    10/21/2012 9:19:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    instagram ^ | 10-20-12 | rodneyhawkins
    Biden walked into a FL field office with his aviators on, Dunkin Donuts coffee in one hand, and boxes of donuts in the other...
  • Obama Media Abandoning Obama

    10/21/2012 11:12:01 AM PDT · by morethanright · 25 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-21 10:57:12 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Here in battleground Florida, Obama received something of a shock. The Orlando Sentinel newspaper, which happily endorsed him for president in 2008, announced it is backing his Republican challenger in 2012."Economic growth, three years into the recovery, is anemic. Family incomes are down, poverty is up. Obama's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, highlighted these and other hard truths in this week's second debate," said the Sentinel in its lead editorial on Friday, "We have little confidence that Obama would be more successful managing the economy and the budget in the next four years."The newspaper even engaged in a little...
  • Computer model predicts bad news for Obama in Broward, Palm Beach counties

    10/21/2012 7:40:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | October 21, 2012 | Anthony Man
    Computer modeling of economic and political factors by the research firm Moody's Analytics predicts President Barack Obama will perform so badly in the Democratic strongholds of Broward and Palm Beach counties that he'll lose the state's 29 electoral votes on Nov. 6. Democrats and Republicans agree Obama must run up big margins in the three big South Florida counties if he has any hope of offsetting Republican territory elsewhere and winning statewide. That won't happen, according to the Moody's Analytics forecast, which projects Obama winning 56.3 percent of the vote in Broward, 50.8 percent in Palm Beach County and 58.7...
  • Mainstream Conventional Wisdom Catching Up With Blogosphere: Romney Will Win Florida

    10/20/2012 9:33:48 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 3 replies
    Over the past few days, the mainstream media is finally catching up with what the blogosphere knew since last week: Barack Obama is not going to win Florida. Noted liberal statistician Nate Silver admits it in his latest, “After Romney Gains, Should Obama Concede Florida?” He answers in the affirmative...
  • Obama leads in Florida by 1 point (SurveyUSA)

    10/20/2012 5:25:33 PM PDT · by Joe27 · 47 replies
    Survey USA ^ | 10/20/2012
    In an election for President of the United States in Florida today, 10/19/12, Barack Obama is a nominal, statistically insignificant, single point ahead of Mitt Romney, 47% to 46%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WFLA-TV in Tampa. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll 5 weeks ago, Romney is up 2 points, Obama is down 1 point. Florida's critical 29 electoral votes remain up for grabs, 18 days till votes are counted. Romney has gained ground in each of 3 SurveyUSA tracking polls going back to 07/20/12. Obama's once 12-point lead among Florida women has been reduced to 4...
  • Glenn Beck teams with artists, musicians to deliver inspiring speech at FreePAC Florida

    10/20/2012 8:48:27 AM PDT · by Errant · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 20, 2012
    Check out video from Glenn’s speech above – he begins at the 51 minute mark Friday night at Osceola Heritage Park in Orlando, Florida, Glenn Beck once again delivered the keynote speech for FreedomWork’s FreePAC. Working with a dedicated staff from his company Mercury Radio Arts as well as a mix of musicians and artists, Glenn experimented with a new type of live event that would inspire and entertain the attendees.
  • PICKET: (RAT) Alan Grayson faces tight race and accusation of $2.1 million tax fraud

    10/20/2012 11:06:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/16/12 | Kerry Picket
    PICKET: Alan Grayson faces tight race and accusation of $2.1 million tax fraudBy Kerry Picket - The Washington Times October 16, 2012, 08:07AM **SNIP** Grayson is not just facing a tight race but also an accusation from a former client, who filed a claim with the IRS charging Mr. Grayson with $2.1 million in tax fraud. According to a press release from Mr. Ubl, who campaigned for Grayson in 2008, Grayson’s senior partner Victor Kubli, a convicted felon, is also named in the complaint. “I have fought fraud in the federal sector and military industrial complex for over 20 years....
  • Can this Latino voter find a home?

    10/20/2012 5:56:43 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/20/2012 | By Catherine E. Shoichet
    Maria Lopez Reeves stares out the minivan window at a series of unfamiliar storefronts. "I hope we're going the right way," she tells her husband, David. He shrugs and replies in Spanish, "Si no es por aqui, es por alla." If it isn't this way, it's the other way. They're trying to find a Pentecostal church, where the service is scheduled to start in a matter of minutes. Maria is anxious. She grew up with people who were more laid back about punctuality. But here, other churchgoers might stare if they're late, and Maria wants to make a good first...
  • The Orlando Sentinel’s Brutal Endorsement of Mitt Romney

    10/20/2012 2:38:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 19, 2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    As interesting as the Orlando Sentinel’s choosing to endorse Mitt Romney is, what the editorial actually says is more so. It is fair, but fair is brutal. As Shakespeare put it, “I must be cruel only to be kind. Thus bad begins and worse remains behind.” On the economy: If that were the only metric that mattered, the president might credibly argue that the U.S. economy was finally on the right track. Unfortunately for him, and for the American people, he can’t. On the next four years: We have little confidence that Obama would be more successful managing the economy...