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  • Military Voters in Wisconsin Told to Submit Ballots a Week After Deadline

    09/25/2012 3:46:56 PM PDT · by madameguinot · 23 replies
    MacIver News Service ^ | 9/25/12 | Breitbart
    "The Federal Voting Assistance Program website published an incorrect deadline for the return of returning military ballots in Wisconsin." "The FVAB website incorrectly stated ballots must be returned by November 16. The actual deadline is 4 p.m. November 9. Any military ballots received in that intervening week would not have been counted by local and state election officials. MacIver News Service contacted the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board about the error on Tuesday and requested comment. "All Wisconsin absentee ballots are due by 4 p.m. the Friday after the election. The FVAP site was incorrect.." See rest of article at source.
  • Many in U.S. military don't get time to vote: study (states don't send out absentee ballots in time)

    01/06/2009 11:12:20 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 28 replies · 903+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 6, 2008 | Andy Sullivan
    Many U.S. troops serving overseas are effectively excluded from voting because they are not given enough time to cast absentee ballots, according to a report released on Tuesday. Sixteen U.S. states and the District of Columbia do not send out their absentee ballots early enough to allow those serving in conflicts like Iraq and Afghanistan to fill them out and return them before their voting deadline, the Pew Center on the States found. Another six states force soldiers, sailors and marines to return their ballots by fax or e-mail to meet the deadline, risking the privacy and security of their...
  • Calls intended to squelch voting in states not called?

    11/04/2008 5:32:24 PM PST · by boughtwithaprice · 7 replies · 884+ views
    Suppression robo? A reader in Northern California's El Dorado County reports getting what may be a voter supression robocall on his answering machine at about 7:40 Eastern: “This is a breaking news alert. Early returns show Barack Obama will win Florida, Ohio and Virginia, closing John McCain’s only path to the White House. The Obama landslide a virtual certainty. Early returns also show Democrats will have large majorities in both houses of Congress regardless of final results from Western states like Colorado and California. This is a breaking news alert.” Identification of caller was blocked. Please shoot me an e-mail...
  • Federal Judge orders Virginia to "Preserve" Military Ballots that are late.

    11/04/2008 2:31:43 PM PST · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 9 replies · 1,111+ views
    This is a headline on foxnews.com, no story yet.
  • Networks May Call Race Before Voting is Complete (See-BS Says Yes to GOP Vote Supression?)

    11/04/2008 10:52:14 AM PST · by lewisglad · 18 replies · 1,684+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/4/8 | Jacques Steniberg
    At least one broadcast network and one Web site said Monday that they could foresee signaling to viewers early Tuesday evening which candidate appeared to have won the presidency, despite the unreliability of some early exit polls in the last presidential election. A senior vice president of CBS News, Paul Friedman, said the prospects for Barack Obama or John McCain meeting the minimum threshold of electoral votes could be clear as soon as 8 p.m. — before polls in even New York and Rhode Island close, let alone those in Texas and California. At such a moment, determined from a...
  • Soggy ballots challenging scanning machines in Chesapeake, VA

    11/04/2008 9:17:03 AM PST · by ricks_place · 6 replies · 901+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/4/08 | Sarah Hagen
    Virginia voters faced rainy weather early Tuesday morning while waiting to vote.(CNN) - Some voting machines are not working properly in Chesapeake, Virginia because of wet weather, according to voters and the State Board of Elections. Spokesman Ryan Enright confirmed the rain is throwing a wrench in the works in a few places that use optical-scan paper ballots. He said ballots were getting soaked as water drips off wet voters walking into polling stations. That makes the scanner unable to read a ballot. The Virginia State Board of Elections is encouraging all voters to dry off before filing out ballots...
  • On Fox News - Black Panthers Blocking Polling Place - Philly

    11/04/2008 9:11:24 AM PST · by khnyny · 68 replies · 14,531+ views
    Fox News | November 4, 2008
    On Fox News now: Republicans: 2 Black Panthers with night sticks blocked polling place in Philly. Police were called....
  • BREAKING: Black Panthers Blocking Door At Polling Place In PA [FOX Video Post 57]

    11/04/2008 9:08:58 AM PST · by markedmannerf · 266 replies · 32,850+ views
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  • wow...young AA voting for McCain/Palin gets dissed at polling place

    11/04/2008 8:30:32 AM PST · by dascallie · 56 replies · 7,079+ views
    Today, 12:15 PM rob3gdd Silver Member = >250 Posts Join Date: May 2008 Posts: 363 Poster Rank: #278 i voted at 7.30 this morning. of course the line was mostly black people but i am black so it doesnt matter. i am 18 and its my first time. when i tried to vote, i didnt know how so i asked a lady, wich all the pollworkers was black in my hood, but i asked her how to use it and she tried to demonstraight it for me. she assumed i would vote for Obama/biden and almost bubled it in until...
  • Beware of voter suppression!

    11/03/2008 3:36:25 PM PST · by dq4 · 6 replies · 944+ views
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    New York - In an effort to sabotage the McCain Palin victory at the polls, Democrats and their friends in the Media have taken to drastic measures to prevent history from being made in the election of the first female vice president in US history. Democrats, no strangers to dirty tricks, have for months been setting the stage for this final push to suppress the vote and steal the election from the American people. They seek to demoralize and dash the hopes of hard working Americans who just want to exercise their constitutional right to vote. One elderly voter was...
  • Boy shocked after man powers up campaign sign

    10/30/2008 1:15:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies · 2,178+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/30/8
    Chapel Hill, N.C. (AP) -- Shawn Turschak of Chapel Hill was tired of someone stealing McCain-Palin campaign signs from his yard. Turschak, with a degree in electrical engineering, hooked up a third sign to a power source for an electric pet fence Monday and also put up a surveillance camera. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that a 9-year-old boy with an Obama-Biden sign grabbed the McCain-Palin sign and got a jolt on Tuesday. ...Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass said he doesn't plan to file charges.
  • Ballots from U.S. troops risk being discarded

    10/28/2008 12:52:28 PM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies · 667+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/28/08 | Costello
    States' rules for absentee ballots vary; rules can change during election season 30 percent of overseas military ballots returned, counted in 2004, official estimates Mail from war zones sometimes does not get to county registrars in time Military ballots were a focus in the 2000 recount in Florida WASHINGTON (CNN) -- As absentee ballots pour in from U.S. troops overseas, officials are voicing concerns that many of those votes won't be counted. An absentee ballot from Arlington County in Virginia shows the names of the general election candidates. "It's dismal," said Rosemary Rodriguez, who works for the U.S. Elections Assistance...
  • Election Day Exit Polls: Already Slanted for Dems

    10/21/2008 8:20:09 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 6 replies · 623+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | October 21, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    The best way to avoid shock and demoralization from a repeat of the 2004 exit poll nightmare is to expect it again this year and ignore it. Remember that pleasant afternoon on Election Day 2004 when the exit polls were leaked showing a Kerry blowout in the making? Politico. More recently, in 2004, exit poll data that began circulating early in the afternoon led to short-lived Democratic elation and deep Republican anxiety. By evening, some of President George W. Bush’s key strategists were frantic, emailing reporters at polling organizations to better understand the gap between what they were finding on...
  • Deputy pulls driver over, finds bevy of (GOP) election signs theft

    10/06/2008 9:17:59 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 67 replies · 2,678+ views
    Finger Lakes Times ^ | Monday, October 6, 2008 11:06 AM CDT | By CRAIG FOX /
    MANCHESTER NY— Ontario County sheriff’s deputies said a passing motorist saw someone stealing a McCain for President sign from a yard on North Main Street in the village Sunday night, so the motorist called 911. Deputy Joe Murphy stopped a car — around 8:20 p.m. on Route 96 in Victor — that matched the description given by the caller. He reported finding numerous other signs for McCain and Republican congressional candidate John “Randy” Kuhl — along with some Cub Scout signs — inside in the car driven by Roger B. Wood, 35, of 101 Harper St., Apt. 2, Rochester. Wood...
  • FL: Obama image painted on Republican Club building

    09/30/2008 11:17:31 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 15 replies · 1,435+ views
    Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | September 30, 2008 | Mark I. Johnson
    Obama image painted on Republican Club building NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama made an appearance here over the weekend at the campaign headquarters of the Republican Club of Southeast Volusia, or at least his image did. A likeness of the Illinois senator, in purple spray paint, was stenciled on the front window and outside columns of the Third Avenue headquarters overnight Friday. Club officials reported the vandalism Saturday morning and told police they would be willing to prosecute the responsible party. "I think it is some un-American, uninformed and misguided individual," headquarters committee chairman Bob McKeen...
  • Vandalism at McCain/Palin Headquarters

    10/03/2008 5:40:08 AM PDT · by tomymind · 41 replies · 2,412+ views
    Last night after the debate the McCain/Palin headquarters was vandalised. Someone threw a rock at the front window of the Worcester office on 149 Highland Street. The window was severely cracked and the police are being called upon to investigate. This action is very disappointing and I would hope the Democratic Party would condemn it.
  • GOP wins one: Ohio ordered to accept McCain absentee ballot applications

    10/02/2008 3:46:31 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 23 replies · 1,178+ views
    cleveland.com ^ | 10-02-08 | Reginald Fields
    GOP wins one: Ohio ordered to accept McCain absentee ballot applications Posted by Reginald Fields October 02, 2008 15:13PM Categories: Real Time News The Ohio Supreme Court today ordered Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to accept absentee ballot applications that do not contain a checked box indicating the person is a qualified elector. The applications were mailed to registered Ohio voters by the presidential campaign of Republican Sen. John McCain. But thousands have been returned without a checkmark in a box stating the requester is qualified to vote in Ohio. Brunner, a Democrat, issued a directive last month telling county...
  • Some missing voter registration forms found(Fransiscan University-many more reported missing)

    09/29/2008 2:37:47 PM PDT · by MadelineZapeezda · 19 replies · 1,320+ views
    The Herald Star ^ | September 29,2008 | Dave Gossett
    STEUBENVILLE -EMPTY ENVELOPE — Brian D’Amico, vice president of the College Republicans at Franciscan University of Steubenville, holds the torn and empty envelope that was received Friday at the Jefferson County Board of Elections. D’Amico said he had mailed the envelope containing 115-130 voter registration forms a week ago but it was stamped at the Youngstown postal center as “received unsealed.” Some voter registration forms originally thought to be missing were delivered today to the Jefferson County Board of Elections. Diane Gribble, director of the board of elections, said 56 voter registration cards were delivered today from the Pittsburgh post...
  • Obama Tells Supporters to Confront Unbelievers, 'Get in Their Face' He Says

    09/19/2008 7:27:01 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 58 replies · 387+ views
    publiusforum.com ^ | 09/19/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Well, so much for the kinder, gentler Obamessiah we all kept hearing about. Now he is telling his supporters to belligerently impose their views on anyone not falling under The One's spell. In a Nevada campaign stop as he was on his way to the adulation that Hollyweird was to bestow upon him later that night, Obama told his supporters to "get in the face" of people who doubt his word from on high. "I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are...
  • Obama to Supporters: 'Argue with Your Neighbors, Get in Their Face'

    09/17/2008 8:34:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 223 replies · 3,294+ views
    Wednesday, September 17, 2008 | Kristinn
    Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois today exhorted his supporters to get extremely aggressive in their communities to persuade their neighbors to vote for Obama in November.Speaking to a crowd in Elko, Nevada, Obama was quoted by the AP as urging the people to be his 'ambassadors':"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face. "And if they tell you that, 'Well, we're...
  • Obama mobilizes rapid response on Web..........(Hello MoonBats, meet the enemy..FREEPERS !!)

    09/17/2008 9:30:37 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 80 replies · 670+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 17, 2008 | John McCormick
    Much of Barack Obama's political success can be traced to a database listing contact information for millions of people, a tool that has proved invaluable in raising record sums of money and organizing a national volunteer network. Now Obama's presidential campaign is increasingly using the list to beat back media messages it does not like, calling on supporters to flood radio and television stations when those opposed to him run anti-Obama ads or appear on talk shows. It did so as recently as Monday night, when it orchestrated a massive stream of complaints on the phone lines of Tribune Co.-owned...
  • RNC Riots: Days 1, 2 and 3 (rioters cross the line to terrorism)

    09/04/2008 11:47:02 AM PDT · by connell · 26 replies · 481+ views
    Day 3  Day: WednesdayLocation: Target CenterTime: 10:40 PMArrests: 102 Video Despite band's plea for peace, 102 arrested after Rage Against the Machine concert Even though fans who attended Wednesday's Rage Against the Machine concert were asked not to cause trouble when they left Target Center, scores of people didn't comply with the request. Trouble did break out on downtown Minneapolis streets and police arrested 102 people who had attended the concert, according to the Joint Information Center which is coordinating security in connection with the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Of those arrested, 87 people were tagged with...
  • Palin's Social Views Hurt Ticket

    09/04/2008 8:42:02 AM PDT · by steve-b · 159 replies · 654+ views
    Real Clear Poltics ^ | 9/4/08 | Froma Harrop
    I had dinner last night with a Republican-leaning independent who was despondent over John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. She had been looking forward to supporting McCain as a fiscal conservative with a deep understanding of foreign relations. But all she could now see was that picture of Palin's pregnant 17-year-old looking defiant and stupid as she held mom's fifth baby. Many religious conservatives are jubilant. They regard Palin as a swell choice because her high-schooler was going to have the baby. The line sent my friend into shock. This is not a matter...
  • Bill Clinton gets upset with CNN reporter (It's a Clinton/CNN stage show)

    01/23/2008 1:57:54 PM PST · by tobyhill · 57 replies · 11,334+ views
    cnn ^ | 1/23/2008 | cnn
    (CNN) – Bill Clinton became visibly upset Wednesday over comments by a prominent South Carolina Democrat that compared the former president's actions on the trail to those of infamous Republican strategist Lee Atwater. In an interview with CNN's Jessica Yellin, Dick Harpootlian, a former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party and a supporter of Barack Obama, said some of Bill Clinton's recent remarks on the campaign trail were appeals based on race and gender. He said the comments were meant to "suppresses the vote, demoralize voters, and distort the record," and said they were "reminiscent of Lee Atwater."
  • DEMO SEND CEASE-AND-DESIST LETTER TO REPUBLICANS OVER AUTOMATED PHONE CALLS TO VOTERS- GOP Reply #95

    11/06/2006 2:44:01 PM PST · by excludethis · 188 replies · 9,314+ views
    DEMOCRATS SEND CEASE-AND-DESIST LETTER TO REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE OVER AUTOMATED PHONE CALLS TO VOTERS
  • 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....
  • GOP says mailout is reckless-Dem ad ...an effort to split write-in voting (Rats want DeLay's seat)

    11/01/2006 8:23:54 AM PST · by weegee · 43 replies · 1,268+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 31, 2006, 11:07PM | By KRISTEN MACK
    The National Democratic Party has spent $50,000 promoting a nominal Republican write-in candidate to succeed former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a move the more prominent GOP campaign called a "desperate" effort to split the write-in vote. The mailout on behalf of write-in candidate Don Richardson describes positions potentially appealing to conservatives who, according to a recent Chronicle-11 News poll, make up at least 55 percent of the district's population. "Don Richardson supports President Bush's Patriot Act," the mailer says. "Do you?" It also says he would put troops on the border to stop illegal immigration, allow law enforcement officials...
  • Dems hold record 15-point edge over GOP (MSM still skewing the numbers)

    10/31/2006 5:23:15 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies · 1,577+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10/31/2006 | Mark Murray
    WASHINGTON - The final pre-election NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll suggests that Democrats continue to have a significant advantage heading into the midterms that take place exactly one week from Tuesday. They hold a 15-point lead — tied for the largest ever in the survey — over Republicans in voters' preference for control of Congress. President George W. Bush's approval rating remains mired below 40 percent. And more than 60 percent feel less confident that the war in Iraq will come to a successful conclusion, the largest number ever on that question.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-25-06 ("THE FIX IS IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!")

    10/25/2006 4:34:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 137 replies · 2,130+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 25, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    It was inevitable. After all the polls from early this year until just recently showing the Democrats winning the Congressional elections in a landslide by incredibly wide margins, the election contests are now tightening up. So does this reflect a big shift in the mood of the electorate? No. It just shows that the polls are now beginning to reflect REALITY much closer due to the fact that the election results will be measured against the poll projections. Before the polls were highly skewed to DEPRESS the Republican turnout but now the pollsters realize their reputations are on the...
  • Don't Vote Campaign, Voter Information Site Launched by AARP

    10/20/2006 9:54:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,478+ views
    Senior Journal ^ | September 19, 2006 | Staff
    As part of an ongoing voter education campaign, AARP today unveiled its "Don't Vote" initiative, which tells voters "Don't vote . . . until you know where the candidates stand on the issues." The campaign has its own Website where voters can select their respective state and receive information on state and national races, find their district, and register to vote. Additionally, visitors to http://www.dontvote.com can view the AARP Voters' Guide, which presents national, state, and local candidates' unedited responses on key issues. "Voters tell us a candidate's positions on issues are as important to them as their personal qualifications,"...
  • Bell wants Friedman to drop out of race (Kinky: "We don't negotiate with terrorists")

    10/11/2006 8:01:59 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 46 replies · 1,517+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Wednesday, October 11, 2006 | W. Gardner Selby
    Kinky says he won't step down. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Bell called on independent Kinky Friedman to drop his 20-month-old bid for governor Tuesday night. Friedman didn't directly answer his opponent but said in a telephone interview: "Hell, no. Why would I do that? "I don't want to step down for anybody when I think America is going to have a big turnout" on Election Day, Friedman said from a hotel in McAllen. "I'm not looking for a way out. We don't negotiate with terrorists." Republican Gov. Rick Perry "better watch this, because we're going to beat him," Friedman said....
  • Men Get Jail Time In Milwaukee Tire-Slashing Case (Milwaukee 4)

    04/26/2006 11:46:03 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 35 replies · 2,495+ views
    wfrv.com/AP ^ | April 24, 2006 | Gretchen Ehlke
    (AP) MILWAUKEE Four Democratic presidential campaign workers were sentenced to jail time ranging from four months to six months Wednesday for puncturing the tires of Republican vehicles on Election Day 2004. The men had pleaded no contest in January to misdemeanor property damage. A fifth worker was found not guilty. Those who pleaded no contest were Sowande A. Omokunde, the son of Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee; Michael Pratt, the son of former acting Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt; and Lewis Caldwell and Lavelle Mohammad, both from Milwaukee. They originally were charged with felony property damage but accepted plea deals...