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  • Florida Election Alert!!! (Broward County still counting votes?)

    11/02/2010 7:37:30 PM PDT · by I got the rope · 16 replies
    Florida Department of State ^ | 2 Nov 10 | I got the rope
    I don't know what's going on but Broward County is taking it's own sweet time counting votes again. If any Freeper is in Broward please check up on this. Methinks the 'rats are trying to steal this one for Alex Sink.
  • Lost ballot boxes found - Unnamed agency insists IOC voting was flawed

    10/02/2009 10:17:54 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 17 replies · 967+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 10/2/09 | Liberal Lunacy Staff/REM
    (Washington, D.C. - 10/2/09) In a very short statement, an un-named community organizing organization insists it has located ballot boxes in Copenhagen that held a large amount of votes for the City of Chicago and will formally protest the "flawed" voting that has taken place. "We detest the flawed voting that has taken place in Copenhagen and have proof not all votes were counted, and millions of people in Chicago have been disenfranshised by this obvious injustice. We plan on presenting this proof to the IOC, in conjuction with our SEIU brothers and sisters, and volunteer to personally oversee the...
  • Sen. Obama Co-Sponsored Bill Creating Vote By Mail Program

    03/14/2008 10:39:07 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 8 replies · 498+ views
    Hillary Clinton for President ^ | 3/12/2008 | Hillary Clinton for President
    On this morning’s conference call, Sen. Obama’s campaign manager repeated deep reservations about using the mail-in option in both Michigan and Florida. Yesterday, an Obama campaign strategist highlighted what he thought were potential problems: "Obviously there are concerns about a mail-in vote. I mean, there are concerns about eligibility, ballot security," [Axelrod] said during a conference call. [AP, 12/11/08] Even Sen. Obama is now expressing hesitation to endorse a vote by mail system. The Associated Press reported: Obama...said in an interview with CNN that he had reservations about a vote by mail. "I think there's some concerns in terms of...
  • FRENCH ELECTION UPDATE :: Opposition to Electronic Voting System Grows in France

    04/04/2007 4:33:17 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 27 replies · 584+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 4, 2007 | ELAINE SCIOLINO
    — For France’s Socialists, among others, the coming presidential election could descend into a nightmare like last fall’s in Florida. This is the first presidential election in France to use paperless computer voting. As many as 1.5 million of the 44.5 million registered voters are expected to cast their ballots electronically in more than 80 municipalities around the country. But with election day less than three weeks away, opposition to the electronic voting machines has grown, in part because a small percentage of them are made by the same American company whose machines were involved in a bitterly disputed Congressional...
  • We need more "Deep Zots"

    06/02/2005 10:28:11 AM PDT · by fly by night · 211 replies · 4,415+ views
    To: Fox News et al This morning, I turned on TV briefly (to catch the weather report, since we really need rain here in Tennessee) and I heard you discussing the self-outing of "Deep Throat" yesterday. At the end of your on-air discussion, you said, "If there's another Deep Throat out there, give us a call, won't you. We're waiting for your call." Yeah, bullsh*t. For the past eight months, thousands of people have been sending you information on the 2004 stolen election and you've been ignoring it like a burning herpes sore on your anus when your wife asks...
  • Kerry Asks FEC for Recount Advice

    09/14/2004 12:01:08 PM PDT · by Judith Anne · 58 replies · 1,332+ views
    AP ^ | 9-14-2004 | Sharon Theimer
    WASHINGTON - Election Day is several weeks away, but Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites)'s campaign is already considering its fund-raising options should Kerry or President Bush (news - web sites) pursue a recount like the famous Florida ballot dispute in 2000. The Kerry-Edwards campaign is asking the Federal Election Commission (news - web sites) for guidance on how it could raise money to cover any recount costs, including whether it could use a legal compliance fund it is tapping to pay campaign lawyers and finance other legal and accounting costs. The FEC is expected to rule...
  • Lawmaker sues to add paper trail to new voting machines

    03/09/2004 6:43:22 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 35 replies · 188+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | March 09. 2004 | AP
    WEST PALM BEACH -- Florida's voting machines came under attack again Monday when a lawmaker sued state election supervisors because new ballot counters lack a paper trail needed for possible recounts. Democratic U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler said voters need to be assured every vote is counted, particularly in close races where a manual recount is required by law. "Why doesn't Gov. Bush simply say, "Let's improve our Florida election system even more than we've done so, provide for certainty and provide for security and in case something goes wrong, have a back up?'" Wexler said moments after filing the lawsuit...
  • Disenfranchised in CA recall election

    10/06/2003 4:49:20 PM PDT · by Drango · 16 replies · 165+ views
    self (vanity) ^ | 10/06/03 | Drango
    I’ve been disenfranchised by the bureaucrats in Contra Costa. About three weeks ago , I sent in an absentee ballot request to the election office in Contra Costa, CA which for the east coasters, is a suburb bedroom community east of San Francisco. I didn’t get my absentee ballot. I’ve been disenfranchised by a bureaucrat. I called ‘em today and they suggested I go to the polls. “I’m in Seattle” I told ‘em. “Oh” said the clerk. “Well we sent one to your home address in California, on Sept 19th” he said. (They didn’t, and it’s NOT the address I...
  • Freeper Interview Series: Chad Fairbanks

    09/25/2003 5:02:51 AM PDT · by sonsofliberty2000 · 505 replies · 1,183+ views
    Patriot Paradox
    The latest interview in the Freeper Interview Series is now online at Patriot Paradox. The interview is with Chad Fairbanks, and here are some highlights: What are some memories you have of protests or other activist events? Well, there are so many. In my early years I was always on the side that was cracking down on Left-wing protests. In the navy I had lots of encounters with Greenpeace and the Sea Shepherds, so I would say that was the most enjoyable bit of activism I was involved in - if 'activism' is defined as "Using a fire hose on...
  • Africa's Longest-Reigning Ruler Declared Winner (Togo President Now 40 Years In Office)

    06/06/2003 10:09:27 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 4 replies · 276+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | June 6, 2003 | Associated Press
    Lome, Togo — Africa's longest-reigning ruler, military-backed Togo President Gen. Gnassingbe Eyadema, was declared winner Wednesday of questioned presidential elections in the west African nation. Communication Minister Eitanga Tchalla hailed "a victory for democracy in Togo." Opposition parties promised to challenge Sunday's presidential election, which leading international election observers boycotted on the grounds that the vote's setup made a fair outcome unlikely. Mr. Eyadema received 57.32 per cent of the vote Sunday, while opposition leader Bob Akitani, the top challenger among five other contenders, received 34.14 per cent, Togo's national election commission said. The results were announced with Mr. Akitani...
  • Stephanopoulos: Candidate Not Wrong to Say Bush Stole Election

    05/14/2003 11:24:38 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 63 replies · 471+ views
    Don Imus, Quoted in NewsMax ^ | 5/14/03 | Carl Limbacher
    NewsMax.com   Wednesday, May 14, 2003 12:07 p.m. EDTStephanopoulos: Candidate Not Wrong to Say Bush Stole Election In a radio interview Wednesday morning, ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos defended a claim by one of the Democratic Party presidential candidates that President Bush stole the 2000 election, saying it was "a reasonable inference" based on the evidence. Stephanopoulos was asked to respond to a comment by former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, who told Sen. Joe Lieberman during the party's May 3 presidential debate: "We need to pursue opportunities for individuals to vote, instead of making it a high hurdle...
  • Caption - Shaolin Monk Group perform Hard Qi kungfu

    01/05/2003 7:12:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,264+ views
    Yahoo News Photos ^ | 01/05/03 | AP
    Sat Jan 4,12:23 PM ET World-famous Shaolin monk warrior group from central China's Songshan Shaolin Temple perform Hard Qi kungfu named 'Lying On Spears' during the Shaolin Charity Tour in Kuala Lumpur Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003. The Hard Qi kungfu is one of the Shaolin external kungfu works by directing the inner Qi to a certain part of the body to make this part produce extreme power. (AP Photo/Teh Eng Koon)
  • Florida County To Give Away Unused Ballots (Free Chad)

    01/02/2003 8:12:25 AM PST · by leadpenny · 9 replies · 162+ views
    The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia) | 02Jan03
    Fla. County To Give Away Unused Ballots It's a chance of a lifetime to own a piece of history _ chads and all. Hillsborough County elections officials are giving away 140,000 unused ballots _ complete with attached chads _ printed for the maligned punch-card machines retired after the 2000 election debacle, said Pam Iorio, the county's elections supervisor. Anyone wanting some free ballots may pick them up during business hours Thursday or Friday in Iorio's office in downtown Tampa or at the Elections Service Center in suburban Brandon. All Florida counties that used punch cards in 2000 have since...
  • Al meets "Chad"

    12/09/2002 8:58:51 AM PST · by kahoutek · 15 replies · 402+ views
    The Washington Times | 12/16/02 | John McCaislin
    Al meets Chad Al and Tipper Gore's new book, "Joined at the Heart," is described as personal and provocative. "We started dreaming of having a family soon after we met, 37 years ago," writes the couple, who, unlike predecessors Dan and Marilyn Quayle, refuse to retire in defeat. (Was Mr. Quayle, two years after his dethroning, lead guest on ABC's "This Week" the way Mr. Gore was yesterday? Of course not.) "We were just teenagers then," the Gores continue in their book, "and unlike most high school sweethearts these days, we somehow grew together instead of apart." In fact, the...
  • Algore and Tipper hold Book Signing and Nobody Came

    11/22/2002 3:21:10 PM PST · by holyscroller · 76 replies · 884+ views
    KVI Radio, Seattle. John Carlson Show | Nov. 22, 2002 | Self
    John just said a station employee's wife just called in from the Issaquah Costco asking if her husband wanted an autographed Algore book. She said The tree and Tipper are sitting there and there are only a couple people there to buy books. Bwahahahahah. I thought this was a "best seller." They have another signing tonight at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle. That should draw a little better among Seattle's Lefties.
  • Best-selling Author Al Gore and his Wife, Tipper to appear at Books & Company

    11/05/2002 9:45:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies · 302+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11-4-02
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2002--Books & Company is pleased to announce that former Vice President and best-selling author Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, will make an appearance in conjunction with the new release of their books, "Joined at the Heart" and "The Spirit of Family," on Monday, November 25, at 7:00 p.m. Books & Company is located in the newly remodeled Brookwood Village. Al and Tipper Gore have long considered family their bedrock and have spent many years studying the nature of the American family. Combining personal insight and expert opinions, historical and global perspectives, "Joined at the...
  • Bush, Clinton Converge in Florida

    11/02/2002 11:39:34 PM PST · by ppaul · 35 replies · 309+ views
    AP/Qwest ^ | 11/2/02 | SCOTT LINDLAW
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- President Bush dueled with former President Clinton for votes in Florida Saturday, stoking emotions from the state's 2000 recount battle as they tried to tip the balance in a fiercely contested governor's race that will decide whether Bush's brother Jeb keeps his job. "For the sake of Florida taxpayers, for the sake of Florida schoolchildren, for the sake of dignity and integrity in the office of governor, send Jeb Bush back to Tallahasse," the president told thousands of rowdy Republicans here. In the first of three events Saturday with Democratic challenger Bill McBride, Clinton invoked...
  • DUBYA WOULD BURY GORE IN REMATCH: POL

    10/12/2002 1:16:00 AM PDT · by kattracks · 30 replies · 296+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/12/02 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>October 12, 2002 -- If voters got a second chance to pick between George W. Bush and Al Gore, it would be a Bush blowout by 59 to 34 percent, according to a new nationwide Marist College poll.</p> <p>There could well be a Bush-Gore rematch, because Gore remains the top 2004 presidential pick among Democrats. Meanwhile, Gore's spokesman yesterday said Gore would have voted against the Iraq resolution, putting him at odds with all potential Democratic presidential candidates in the House and Senate.</p>
  • Dixie aside, Gore would be president

    10/02/2002 12:33:44 PM PDT · by ppaul · 88 replies · 354+ views
    The Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 10/2/02 | David Harnden-Warwick, Bellingham WA
    Hubert G. Locke's argument ("Even friends abroad decry America's arrogance," Sept. 27) that America is divided into two very different political cultures is easily illustrated by looking at the state-by-state results of the 2000 presidential election. Several months ago, I analyzed these numbers from the 13 states associated with the historical Confederacy (Kentucky and Missouri -- which, granted, did not secede but did send representatives to the Confederate Congress -- along with Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas) and contrasted them with the rest of the country. The results are striking. In...
  • Gore Urges President to Focus on Economy as he Has on Foreign Policy **with great photo**

    10/02/2002 11:51:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies · 386+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-2-02 | Will Lester
    Tipper Gore and the former vice president leave the Brookings Institute in Washington Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 after his economic policy speech. – RICK BOWMER | AP Photo ASHINGTON—Al Gore urged President Bush on Wednesday to focus on the nation's stalled economy the way he has on international affairs because "America's economy is in big trouble." Gore called for a short-term stimulus program that would include extended unemployment benefits and help for small businesses "to jolt the U.S. economy out of stagnation." He warned against waiting until Congress returns next year to consider economic steps because "in the interim,...
  • Gore plans major speech on U.S. economy

    09/30/2002 4:34:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies · 391+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-29-02
    WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Al Gore, who launched a broad attack on President George W. Bush's Iraq policy last week, will give a "major" policy speech on the U.S. economy in Washington on Wednesday.Stepping up his political profile as he prepares to make a decision on another run for the presidency, Gore will give the address at Washington's Brookings Institution, spokesman Jano Cabrera said.Gore's Iraq speech in San Francisco last week galvanized Democratic concerns over Bush's plans for a military move against Baghdad and helped slow down what was expected to be quick congressional approval of a resolution on...
  • Gore Eyes 2004 Run

    09/18/2002 11:39:53 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 7 replies · 299+ views
    The Portsmouth Herald ^ | 9/17/02 | Shawn Macomber
    PORTSMOUTH - With the drama of last week’s midterm primary barely past, the stage is already being set for 2004. Apparently, Al Gore is interested in reprising his role. Sunday night reports began circulating that Gore has confided to his top aides that he will take another shot at the presidency. Almost immediately, people in the Gore camp denied the reports. With scheduled stops in Iowa, New Hampshire and the focal point of the 2000 election, Florida, it’s hard not to see Gore is preparing another presidential bid. The Portsmouth Democratic headquarters is still strewn with the mementos of Gore’s...
  • Who actually received the most votes in Florida's 2000 presidential election?

    09/04/2002 5:43:28 AM PDT · by do not delete · 99 replies · 2,336+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Lance deHaven-Smith
    Al Gore. State election officials ultimately declared George W. Bush the winner by a margin of 537 votes, but during and after the election dispute, questions remained about the uncounted ballots of 175,010 voters, ballots that had been rejected by error-prone tabulating machines employed in many Florida counties. Confusion and conflict, much of it generated by partisan intrigue, prevented these ballots from being counted during the election controversy. However, in 2001 every uncounted ballot was carefully examined in a scientific study by the University of Chicago, which concluded that when all the votes were counted, more votes had been cast...