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  • ACORN voter registration recruiter charged with voter registration fraud

    01/05/2009 2:55:07 PM PST · by Clintons Are White Trash · 16 replies · 916+ views
    St. Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 1/5/08 | Patrick M. O'Connell
    ST. LOUIS -- A voter registration recruiter working for the group ACORN has been indicted on two felony counts of voter registration fraud. Deidra Humphrey, 44, of East St. Louis, is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in St. Louis this week after a federal grand jury indicted her on the charges Dec. 31, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Humphrey is accused of submitting forged and false voter registration cards for the November general election, including forging cards for nursing home residents, U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said Monday.
  • Missouri virtually sure to give its electoral votes to McCain

    11/19/2008 11:50:11 AM PST · by flattorney · 35 replies · 1,786+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 19, 2008 | Dave Helling
    It looks like John McCain has won Missouri — the last state not marked in either red or blue on the electoral map. The Missouri secretary of state’s office said Tuesday night the Arizona Republican led President-elect Barack Obama by 4,355 votes out of 2,923,496 cast. Assuming the state certifies the count, it will place the overall electoral vote at 365 for Obama and 173 for McCain. The office said 3,159 provisional ballots remained to be added to those totals, but even if Obama won them all, McCain had a big enough margin to win the state’s 11 electoral votes....
  • McCain wins Missouri in close race against Obama

    11/19/2008 2:32:46 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 31 replies · 1,587+ views
    Updated: 11/19/08 03:20 PM McCain wins Missouri in close race against Obama The Associated Press Republican John McCain has defeated President-elect Barack Obama in Missouri - the last state to be decided in the 2008 presidential election. McCain's narrow victory over Obama breaks a bellwether streak in which Missourians had picked the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1956. With all jurisdictions reporting complete but unofficial results, McCain led Obama by 3,632 votes Wednesday out of more than 2.9 million cast - a margin of 0.12 percentage points.
  • Attention Missouri Freepers: Kit Bond is Supporting the Auto (Union) Bailout

    11/17/2008 3:40:31 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 42 replies · 898+ views
    The St. Louis Conservative Sun-Times | November 17, 2008 | Me
    Kit Bond is sending signals that he will in fact support the Big Labor Union/Auto-maker/Detroit bailout. I urge all Missouri Freepers to contact Senator Bond's office and urge him to reconsider: Phone: DC Office: 202-224-5721 KC Office: 816-471-7141 St. Louis Office: 314-725-4484 Springfield Office: 417-864-8258 SE Missouri Office: 573-334-7044 Columbia Office: 573-442-8151 Here is the link to the contact form on his website: http://bond.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactUs.ContactForm
  • Show-Me State Still Hasn't Shown Who It Voted For

    11/10/2008 5:54:18 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies · 760+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 8, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Missouri is the one state that has yet to award its electors, but the likelihood is that those 11 electors will be awarded to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., thus eroding the state's "bellwether" status. Since 1904, Missouri has voted with the winner in every presidential election except for one. On election night, the Missouri Secretary of State's office recorded a 5,868 vote edge for the Republicans -- 1,442,673 votes for the McCain-Palin ticket, 1,436,814 for Obama-Biden. In other words, McCain 49.4%, Obama 49.2%. The state was not called, however, because uncounted were 7,085 provisional ballots -- cast by folks whose...
  • Undecided Missouri set to lose its bellwether status and vote for McCain

    11/07/2008 4:25:06 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 1,304+ views
    The London Times Online ^ | November 7, 2008 | Kaya Burgess
    The Midwestern state is still "undecided", and is still, even three days later, too close to call. And Missourians have reason to take their time. They have long had the reputation of being a bellwether state, and have voted for the winning candidate in every Presidential election since 1904, barring 1956. But this time, it looks as though they have got it wrong. Mr McCain currently leads Mr Obama in the count by 49.5 per cent to 49.3 per cent, or by 1,442,673 to 1,436,184 — a margin of just 6,489 votes. Although all balloted votes have been counted, however,...
  • McCain Wins Missouri and Arkansas, But Loses White House To Obama (Newspaper says it's official)

    11/05/2008 11:51:25 AM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 11 replies · 2,275+ views
    Ozarksfirst.com ^ | Wednesday, Nov 5, 2008
    (Jefferson City) -- Missouri's streak of picking presidents appears to be over. John McCain leads Barack Obama in the state by about six-thousand votes with all precincts reporting. The last time Missouri voters didn't side with the eventual winner was 1956. Before that, you have to go back to 1900 for the "Show-Me State" to be on the wrong side of the presidential election.
  • MO and IN fall

    11/04/2008 11:16:58 PM PST · by Perdogg · 236 replies · 13,363+ views
    11.05.08 | Perdogg
    What has happened to America?
  • Palin Thanks Police and Supporters

    11/03/2008 3:00:51 PM PST · by pissant · 2 replies · 761+ views
    KCRG ^ | 11/3/08 | staff
    COLUMBIA REGIONAL AIRPORT -- Sarah Palin took time out of her busy schedule for some photo opportunities at the Columbia Regional Airport just before she left Mid-Missouri. Palin showed her appreciation to a group of Columbia and Jefferson City Police Officers as well as Missouri Highway Patrol Troopers who helped escort Palin’s motorcade between the Airport and the State Capitol. Officers say they were pleased that the vice-presidential candidate took the time to say “thank you” for their service. Palin also took some pictures with Boone County Republican Party Volunteers. Interim Columbia Police Chief Tom Dresner said, “I knew ahead...
  • Palin rallies nearly 20,000 mid-Missourians

    11/03/2008 2:48:16 PM PST · by Wegotsarah.com · 13 replies · 1,045+ views
    KRCG Television ^ | 11-03-08 | M. McGowin
    JEFFERSON CITY -- With election polls opening in just a little over 12 hours, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin rallied supporters on the steps of the Capitol in Jefferson City Monday morning. Nearly 20,000 mid-Missourians waited in line for hours to hear Palin. KRCG's Mallory McGowin was there and has the details of the event. "Tomorrow, election day, is just hours away," said Palin. "The time for choosing is near. Missouri are you ready to help us carry your state to victory?" Palin rallied the Republican troops Monday in the Capitol city. And they came out in their Republican...
  • Dead Heat in Two Swing States (NC & MO) (DIgg link)

    11/03/2008 1:19:36 PM PST · by backslacker · 16 replies · 1,020+ views
    politico.com ^ | 10/31/08 4:47 AM EST | Alexander Burns
    Barack Obama and John McCain are evenly matched in the swing states of North Carolina and Missouri, though Obama is strongly outpacing McCain in two of those states’ crucial battleground counties, according to new Politico/InsiderAdvantage polls.
  • Palin wows Capitol crowd

    11/03/2008 12:29:49 PM PST · by pissant · 18 replies · 1,528+ views
    Columbia Tribune ^ | 11/30/8 | Jason Rosenbaum
    JEFFERSON CITY - With only hours left before Missouri voters head to the polls for Election Day, GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin pumped up the Republican faithful with a rally at the Missouri Capitol. Thousands of people gathered on and around the south lawn of the Capitol building to hear the Alaska governor speak. Flanked by a huge American flag behind a statue of Thomas Jefferson, Palin gave the crowd a boost before tomorrow’s election. "The time for choosing is near," Palin said. "And, now more than ever, we need somebody tough as president." Dubbing presidential contender John McCain...
  • McCain Creeps Ahead in Missouri

    11/01/2008 6:02:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 1,208+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | November 1, 2008 | Nat Helms
    Presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama are locked in a dead heat in the bellwether state of Missouri, and McCain is now inching ahead, according to Tina Hervey, director of communications for the Missouri Republican Party. She said the state party’s internal polls already have McCain a point or two ahead of Obama. “It is nuts and bolts time,” Hervey explained Saturday from party headquarters in Jefferson City. “We are in hand-to-hand combat and we are very skillful.” In the last 104 years Missourians have voted for the winner in every presidential election, except for 1956 when Missouri went...
  • Poll: Dead heats in 2 key swing states (Missouri: M50, 047; NC - Tied)

    10/31/2008 6:30:22 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 32 replies · 1,219+ views
    October 31, 2008 04:46 PM EST Barack Obama and John McCain are evenly matched in the swing states of North Carolina and Missouri, though Obama is strongly outpacing McCain in two of those states’ crucial battleground counties, according to new Politico/InsiderAdvantage polls. In North Carolina, Obama and McCain were tied with 48 percent of the vote. Only 3 percent of voters in the state remain undecided. In Missouri, McCain led Obama 50 percent to 47 percent, an edge that was within the margin of error. Voters in North Carolina’s Wake County, however, part of the politically competitive Research Triangle area,...
  • Is MO Still The Litmus State To Watch/ McCain Up .4

    10/31/2008 5:18:13 PM PDT · by TCTopcat · 21 replies · 1,131+ views
    Realclearpolitics
    Is MO still the litmus state it has been? I seem to remember that in the last 100 years MO has predicted the winner of every presidential elections except one. I do remember reading that the demographics of MO made it the ultimate poll. I'm not sure if that goes out the window this election? Opinions? If not Realclearpolitics has McCain up .4 in MO and that might be a bit of encouragement for our guy.
  • New Poll Shows Obama, McCain Still Even in Missouri (M50, 048)

    10/29/2008 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 32 replies · 1,426+ views
    New Poll Shows Obama, McCain Still Even in Missouri By KSPR News Story Created: Oct 29, 2008 Story Updated: Oct 29, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - A new poll shows Missouri voters are still about evenly divided when it comes to the presidential race. The CNN/Time/Opinion Research poll of 825 likely Missouri voters had McCain at 50 percent and Obama at 48 percent. The poll, conducted Oct. 23-28, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
  • For McCain, A Start-Of-The-Week, Swing States Ad Surge

    10/29/2008 8:12:56 AM PDT · by flattorney · 14 replies · 1,140+ views
    Nielsen ^ | October 28th, 2008 | Staff
    Yesterday Sen. John McCain boosted his TV advertising units in seven key swing states — Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, closing the gap between his advertising and Sen. Barack Obama’s. On Sunday, Oct. 26, McCain ran just 331 TV ad units in those seven states — 308% fewer than the 1,350 ad units Obama ran that day. But on Monday, Obama’s lead in these key battleground states shrank to 113% — or a margin of 1,528 ad units, after McCain’s campaign increased the number of TV ad units it ran in those states by 308%, to 1,353...
  • NRA goes up with its own "closing argument"

    10/28/2008 10:48:12 AM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 1,982+ views
    politico.com ^ | October 27, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    The NRA is going up in 10 battleground states with an featuring a tough-talking Chuck Norris touting the Second Amendment and warning against those unnamed politicians who have not supported gun rights. "He’s an American badass," said Chris Cox, the NRA's chief lobbyist, of Norris. Cox wouldn't say how much they were spending on the ad, but that it would be on broadcast and cable, cycled into a seven-figure buy they have up now. They'll air the spot in Colorado, Nevada, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The NRA has spent millions going after Barack Obama...
  • Barack Obama, John McCain locked in a virtual tie in Missouri

    10/26/2008 4:50:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies · 1,825+ views
    The St. Louis Post Dispatcher ^ | October 26, 2008 | Jo Mannies
    When it comes to the nation's troubled economy, Missouri's likely voters put greater trust in Democrat Barack Obama than Republican John McCain. That, in a nutshell, appears to be why Obama's standing in this battleground state has improved since last summer — and why, less than two weeks before the Nov. 4 election, Obama is locked in a too-close-to-call presidential contest with McCain, a new poll shows. "The economy is driving the presidential race, no question about it,'' said Del Ali, head of Research 2000, which conducted the polls in Missouri and Illinois for the Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV (Channel 4)....
  • Mason-Dixon/NBC: GA, IA, MO - (Mac leads 46%-45% in MO, 49%-43% in GA and trails 40%-51% in IA)

    10/26/2008 8:35:58 AM PDT · by No Dems 2004 · 63 replies · 2,058+ views
    Mason-Dixon Polling & Research / NBC News 10/22-23/08; Likely voters, MoE +/- 4% Mode: Live Telephone Interviews (As broadcast on Meet the Press) Iowa Obama 51, McCain 40 Georgia McCain 49, Obama 43 Missouri McCain 46, Obama 45