October 23, 2014
Sandcrawler PSA: Save the Trees
Many liberals are adamant there is no threat of voter fraud that justifies efforts to improve the integrity of elections. “There is no real concrete evidence of voter fraud,” tweeted Donna Brazile, former acting chair of the Democratic National Committee, this week. “It’s a big ass lie.”
James O’Keefe, the guerilla filmmaker who brought down the ACORN voter-registration fraudsters in 2010 and forced the resignation of NPR executives, politely disagrees. Today, he is releasing some new undercover footage that raises disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado, the site of fiercely contested races for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, and the governorship. When he raised the issue of filling out some of the unused ballots that are mailed to every household in the state this month, he was told by Meredith Hicks, the director of Work for Progress, a liberal group funded by Democratic Super PACS.: “That is not even like lying or something, if someone throws out a ballot, like if you want to fill it out you should do it.” She then brazenly offered O’Keefe, disguised as a middle-aged college instructor, a job with her group.
May 29, 2013
Former NV Powerbroker Convicted Of Making Illegal Campaign Contributions To Sen. Dingy Harry
Harry is as pure as the driven snow and had no idea this happened
RENO, Nev. - A former Nevada powerbroker was convicted on Wednesday of making illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid.Sure Dingy Harry.
A federal jury reached the verdict in the case against real estate developer and once powerful lobbyist Harvey Whittemore.
The jury returned unanimous guilty verdicts on charges of making excessive campaign contributions, making contributions in the name of another, and causing a false statement to be made to the Federal Election Commission.
Whittemore faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count.[...]
Reid has not been accused of any wrongdoing and did not testify during the trial. He has said he was unaware of any potential problems with the money he received..
May 08, 2013
Deliver 'A Crushing Blow' To Obama's Agenda
From Gateway Pundit:
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee sent out this email today asking for financial support for radical leftist Ed Markey in Massachusetts. The Democrats are worried about losing John Kerry’s seat to former Navy SEAL Republican Gabriel Gomez.
Democrats believe losing Kerry’s seat "would be a crushing blow to President Obama and could potentially devastate his agenda."
I support anyone who can deliver a "crushing blow" to Obama's radical liberal agenda.
Donate to Gabriel Gomez HERE.
May 07, 2013
Election Fraud: Democrat Listed Twice On Ballot
And the left accuses the GOP of voter fraud?
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the Democratic nominee for the South Carolina First Congressional District special election, is listed twice on today's ballot. Colbert-Busch is also the nominee of the Working Families party. [...]
All votes for Colbert-Busch "go to Colbert-Busch," regardless of whether the voter selects the Democratic Busch or the Working Families Busch. But tonight, when the votes are counted, Busch's votes will be separated by party, even if it's the cumulative vote count that matters. (Source)
So, Colbert-Busch will benefit from two party listings as the votes will be cumulative.
The media is so busy negatively reporting her opponent's domestic background, they've completely distracted voters from Colbert-Busch's criminal past, not to mention the above fraud.
March 07, 2013
Remember The Democratic Poll Worker Who Boasted About Voting Six Times For President Obama?
Melowese Richardson, a Democratic poll worker, proudly admits she not only voted twice for herself, but voted for family members who had also already voted! She voted as many as six times.
To date, she has not been charged, though the election board claims to be investigating. But why the delay? Richardson brags about voting multiple times. She was a poll worker who should have known better.
So, how is that case different than that of 86-year-old Margaret Schneider, an elderly Parkinson's patient who forgot she mailed an absentee ballot a month earlier? And not even in the Presidential election, but during a state primary?
Schneider, 86, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and dementia is one of her symptoms. [...]
Schneider doesn’t deny the allegation. She realizes now, after talking with St. Peter police detective Travis Sandland, that she did vote twice. She voted once with an absentee ballot on July 13 and again at her polling place Aug. 14.
"It had been awhile and I didn’t even remember," Schneider said. "I was shocked to death because I thought my absentee ballot was for the president."
The difference is, Schneider has been charged with a felony.
March 06, 2013
GOP's McKinley for IL-02 Begins Campaign Marching Tour Through Chicago's South Side
For what they say is a “sure-thing” race for the Democrats, the Machine sure is expending a lot of firepower to attack Republican Paul McKinley in the IL-02 special election coming up on April 9.Very interesting.
What are they afraid of?
After largely ignoring the Republicans during the primary, reporters like Chicago Tribune “watchdog” Bill Ruthhart are climbing over themselves to find a reason to mention that McKinley is an ex-offender.
January 25, 2013
Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Her 2016 Presidential Campaign
More from American Digest
(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)
January 21, 2013
Inauguration Funnies: TPM: 'Virginia GOP Pulls Dirty Trick On Inauguration Day'..
They worked, how dare they![PJTatler]
All eyes should have been on The Second Coming
Even worse? Twitter has been having sporadic outages and that makes it harder for Soros lackeys to get the word out!
November 08, 2012
Brave New World Day II
Hi, I'm Bronco Bamma your friendly neighborhood President. I told you I'd turn things around. Nothing is working.
There, do you feel better now?
November 06, 2012
A Note About Exit Polls & Why They Will Be Wrong
Just a quick reminder from Ace as I look at Drudge's hilarious headline:
In 2004, Kerry was picking out new curtains for the Oval Office because the exit polls showed him destroying George Bush.....So, take that into consideration as the polls leak.
The exit polls had a massive Democratic skew for several reasons. The people conducting the polls were young college students, for example. Older voters avoided them (figuring they would look down on their vote) and they, in turn, avoided older voters (because older voters are square, man!).
Also, the polling companies claim to have self corrected after the 2004 fiasco. They do so by trying to force the numbers to make them fit the prediction model.
In other words, the exit polls will most likely have the same Democratic bias that the pre-election polls had.
Think of it this way. In 2004 the polls were skewed toward John Kerry because the polling firms hire college students to do the surveys, and those college students selected people for surveying that they could relate to: people who looked like them, Democrats.
I talked about this in 2004 because as a political science professor I was contacted by a polling firm to help them recruit students to do exit surveys. In 1998, as a poli-sci student, I was also asked by one of my professors to do the same thing.
In 2004 the Democratic bias was because the so-called "randomness" (which should, if it was truly random, weed out bias) of the survey was actually skewed by those implementing the survey.
In 2008 the polling firms self-corrected by taking surveys filled out by exit voters, and then weighting them according to the model of the expected vote. In other words, the pollsters intentionally manipulated the real exit data in order to conform to the expected data.
This worked in 2008 because the expectation that Obama would win (the predictive model) conformed to what actually happened.
But in 2012 you'd have to be nuts if you think that, say, a D+5 predictive model would actually conform to the numbers on the ground. And since I'm guessing that these models are very similar to the way the pre-election polls predicted "likely voters", then that's exactly what you'll have.
If the exit polls show, say, an R+1 advantage, then the number crunchers will forcibly weight the sample so that it conforms to within (I'm assuming here because this is how I would do it if I were making the model) two standard deviations of the D+5 model.
And since the only other way to do the exit polling would be to go back to random sampling, then you are back to the same problem we had in 2004: self selection.
In other words, given the bias we've seen in the pre-election polls there is no reason to think that the exit polls won't have the same bias.
Don't panic if you see early exit polls showing an Obama lead. If the research design of those polls is anything like the research design of the pre-election polls, then they are absolutely meaningless.
UPDATE: Exactly as I expected, the Ohio exit poll has a D+7 skew. Which means it will be utterly worthless. So, whether they are using the old "random" method or the new and approved "weighted method", they're probably going to get it wrong.
Giant Obama Mural Greets Voters in Philly
Update: Dems Defy Judge, Don't Cover Mural All The Way
Update: Obama Poster in FLA Polling Station
UPDATE: Republicans Being Told Already Voted
UPDATE Via Moshe: Ben Avram: A judge ordered Obama's mural to be covered up.
UPDATE II: How do Dems respond to the court order?
And yet they have the chutzpa to accuse Republicans of trying to steal this election! And by "stealing", of course, they mean trying to follow the law and make sure the person voting is actually the person registered.
Update III: Are we calling this a trend yet anyone? Obama poster photographed hanging in FLA polling station
Also, I edited this post for continuity.
This one is from SH, but I share the sentiment: Oh and, F**k you greyrooster Delete Clicks R Me
UPDATE V by Rusty: Election judge illegally wears Obama hat.
But it gets better:
"Woman in front of me also given an extra ballot."H/T:Instapundit
Remember, this is the guy who's supposed to be enforcing the law.
UPDATE VI: This is one precinct, three cases of voter fraud where voters turned up to vote only to be told they'd already cast a ballot, all within 3 1/2 hours of the polls opening.
And the Dems actually think voter suppression is the real problem??
Creepy, reminds me of of this
One polling site in Philadelphia apparently had a mural of President Obama emblazoned on the wall directly behind the voting machines. The mural, at a local school being used as a polling site, contained the words "change!" and "hope," along with a quote from the president.
Republicans were drawing attention to the image Tuesday morning, with one Mitt Romney spokesman tweeting: "Voters in Philly's Ward 35 are being forced to cast their ballots next to this."
"It is an absolute disgrace," said Shannon Royer, deputy secretary for external affairs and elections in Pennsylvania. "Election materials and electioneering inside the polling place are prohibited by state law. This can be interpreted as trying to influence voters inside the polling place. I am told discussions are going on now about covering the mural."
Pennsylvania election law states "no person within a polling place may electioneer or solicit votes for any political party, political body, or candidate, nor may any unauthorized written or printed materials be posted within the polling place."[More...]
Ohio Dems Place Fake TEA Party Flyers In Mailboxes Urging Voters To Defeat N*Expletive* In White House
New Black Panthers Return To Philly; GOP Inspectors Tossed
Update: Inspectors Reinstated
The Philadelphia GOP is reporting that court appointed Minority (read GOP) Inspectors are being thrown out of polling locations in several Wards.Wait, the UN election observers are not in Philly?
Reports on the ground indicate the Black Panthers are at polling locations.
Never mind, the democrats have this area covered.
Update: Via @electionjournal:
Update III: Court reinstates GOP Minority Inspectors. Report from PA GOP below fold:
For immediate release. Contact: Valerie CarasUpdate IV: SEIU cry babies: GOP poll watchers are racists or something.
Obama Supporters Muscle Out Election Inspectors But GOP Wins Initial Challenges to Seat Election Workers
PA GOP Will Continue to Fight for a Fair Election
HARRISBURG, PA—Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the first court order issued by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to seat Republican Minority Inspectors in Philadelphia Polling places:
“This was a shameless attempt from the Obama campaign to suppress our legally appointed Republican poll watchers in Philadelphia and they got caught,” Chairman Rob Gleason said.
“We’ve seen these shenanigans before and it’s clear that Democratic operatives and the Obama campaign are desperate; trying to shield Republican Minority Inspectors who are employees of the City of Philadelphia today from monitoring election activities. It certainly raises the question, what are Democrats doing in the polls that they are working so hard to shield folks from monitoring this election?”
So far this morning, Democratic operatives prohibited 75 legally credentialed Republican election workers from accessing polling places in heavily Democratic areas in Philadelphia. Incidents ranged from judges of elections refusing to seat Republican Minority Inspectors and Clerks, to reports of Democratic election operatives announcing that “No Republicans will be allowed in the polling place.”
As a result, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania petitioned the Court to issue formal orders to force Democratic judges of elections to seat Republican minority inspectors and clerks. The Court said that they will issue around 6-12 Orders with approximately 6 – 10 names per Order.
November 05, 2012
AUDIO: David Axelrod in 1995: Cut Funding to Big Bird; NRA Responsible for OKC
PJ Media Exclusive:
Just this morning, PJ Media received the audio from a 1995 David Axelrod appearance on Beyond the Beltway, a Chicago-based talk show hosted by Bruce DuMont.Too bad this didn't come out a lot sooner.
Axelrod's appearances are listed here in the show's archives. I requested all of the tapes, and received them a short time ago. Here are the relevant clips:
From 5/21/1995, regarding the 1995 Oklahoma City terrorist bombing which murdered 168 people — the worst act of terror on American soil prior to September 11, 2001. Axelrod blames "rhetoric" from the NRA for contributing to the bombing and the barricading of Pennsylvania Avenue. Also from the 5/21/1995 appearance — Axelrod blames Republican presidents for running up the deficit, claiming that the president is primarily responsible for overspending. Also, he claims that the Democratic Congress — Democrats were in control of the House for 40 years prior to 1995 — tried to stop the Republican overspending. Also from the 5/21/1995 appearance — Axelrod thinks it is a good idea to cut federal funding of PBS. Last month, Axelrod led a campaign against Mitt Romney's assertion that this funding should be cut
MP3 versions of program available here: http://pjmedia.com/blog/exclusive-audio-david-axelrod-1995/
Voter Fraud Watch: Group of Veterans, Former SEALs Planning to Watch Polls For Possible Voter Intimidation
Via Fox News Insider:
I pity the Black Panthers MT @American__Mom: Veterans, Former SEALs Planning to Watch Polls for Voter IntimidationTheir website here
Follow on Twitter: @getoutthevet
Video: @ProjectVeritas_ October Voter Fraud Investigations Cause Media Uproar
Campaign director in Texas gets fired, Congressman's field director resigned, Houston OFA office gets shut down. Coverage from FOX News, CNN, local affiliates of CBS, NBC, FOX, and more. Slate.com, Maddow Blog and even Salon.com weigh in on a positive note with these investigations.
November 04, 2012
Gen Tommy Franks, Gen Hugh Shelton Among 500 Warriors To Run Full Page Ad Endorsing Romney For President
Via PJ Tatler
A star-studded list of retired high ranking US military officers is set to shake up the presidential race as the nation heads into Election Day, November 6. GEN Hugh Shelton (USA-ret) and GEN Tommy Franks (USA-ret) are among the military heavyweights who are taking out a full page ad in Monday’s Washington Times, the Tatler has learned.Ad below fold due to size:
GEN Franks is probably best known as the commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) from 2000 to 2003, during the war that ended the reign of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. He was appointed to head up the Middle East-centric command by President Bill Clinton and assumed command of CENTCOM on July 6, 2000. Franks served in the United States Army from 1967 to his retirement in 2003.
GEN Henry Shelton served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Clinton from October 1, 1997 to October 1, 2001. Shelton’s military honors include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star with valor device and three oak leaf cluster. He also commanded the United States Special Operations Command.[More...]
Update: Obama is endorsed by who?
And to be clear, the 500 former admirals and generals involved in Monday's ad are not the only former members of the military endorsing Romney. In fact, the list of Romney endorsements from the military dwarfs the list of military endorsements Obama has garnered.
Here's an example -- Obama is endorsed by General Colin Powell, USA (ret.), General Wesley Clark, USA (ret.), Major General Paul Eaton, USA (ret.), Admiral Donald Gutter, USN, former JAG of the Navy (ret.), Admiral John Nathman, USN (ret.).
November 03, 2012
Video: U.S. Citizens Living in Israel Vote Romney
"This is the first president that has been outwardly hostile towards Israel".
Yes, bronco bama doesn't hide his hostility towards Israel very well.
h/t Artuz Sheva
New Black Panthers NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Station, Advocate For Obama
Katie Pavlich at Townhall:
[Houston]According to Eve Rockford, a poll watcher trained by voter integrity group True the Vote, three NAACP members showed up to the 139 precinct location with 50 cases of bottled water and began handing bottles out to people standing in line. While wearing NAACP labeled clothing, members were "stirring the crowd" and talking to voters about flying to Ohio to promote President Barack Obama.When Eve Rockford attempted to file a complaint with the poll workers she was met with *crickets* and later was told to stand down
“All of the sudden one of the clerks, Dayan Cohen, said that someone wanted to speak to me on the phone. It was someone from downtown. I got on the phone and she said she was from downtown and that I needed to stand down and that it was okay for the NAACP to be within 100 ft. and they could hand out water. I told her that the NAACP was inside the building, wearing the NAACP clothing and caps and were handing out water and moving people from the back of the lines to the front of the lines,” Rockford said.Needless to say the NAACP continued with their cheering on Obama until the polling place closed.
Fact: Voter intimidation is alive and well under this administration. All that is missing here is "I am Barack Obama and I approve of this message".
The Left's War on True the Vote and Catherine Engelbrecht: Where It All Began
Vote Fraud Battle: True the Vote Demands Rep. Cummings Set the Record Straight
Ohio Dems, Elijah Cummings' Attack on True the Vote Reveals Real Agenda
ACORN Fundraiser's Journo Org Smears True the Vote
NC: Dead People Voting, One Man Brags On FB About Voting Multiple Times For Obama
Democrats "Requiring voter ID suppresses
low income our dead voters"!
9 Investigates: Some raise concern about people using names of dead to voteBesides dead voters, others brag about voting multiple times for bronco bamma:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
There are concerns about people using the names of dead people to vote in Tuesday's election.
Channel 9 found the names of hundreds of dead people were only recently removed from voter rolls in several local counties. Some of those people had been dead for years.
It's one of the closest presidential races ever. Political scientist Michael Bitzer said the race could be a closer than in 2008, when just over 14,000 votes helped President Obama win North Carolina.
“That means 3-5 votes in every precinct in North Carolina could have made the difference in terms of who won North Carolina,” Bitzer said.
A North Carolina man claims to have voted multiple times at multiple places for Barack Obama, Barracuda Brigade reported Friday. According to the blog post, Jim Turner wrote on Facebook that he had voted at least four times in four different precincts and intends to vote a fifth time at his home precinct in Pine Knoll Shores.Assmaggots
"I have voted once in Beaufort, once in Henderson, twice in Emerald Isle and will vote in my precinct in PKS," he reportedly wrote on a friend's Facebook page. "I will do whatever it takes to save our country from the world envisioned by Mitt and his fear mongering followers," he added.
The post was removed after being discovered, but a screenshot of the post can be seen:
[...]On Saturday, a blog post at One Man's Heart said that local authorities and the FBI's field office in North Carolina have been contacted.
In other voter fraud news:
'Hitler' appears on Ohio voter registration form
.....The listing, "Adolf Hitler, John...666 Heltz...la," puts his supposed residence in Los Angeles.
It was part of a batch of roughly 200 voter registrations that election officials say were flagged as possibly fraudulent, forged, or duplicated by the group that collected them, FieldWorks, a private Washington, D.C. based firm.
FieldWorks, says it works largely with Democratic candidates, causes and progressive organizations collecting signatures for voter registration or ballot initiatives across the country.
“We have a zero tolerance for fraud," FieldWorks co-owner Chris Galloway told Fox News, defending his firm.[more....]
November 01, 2012
'Huge Crowd' at UF: 40 Students Gathered by the Potato Statue to Listen to Sandra Fluke
From a crowd of 10 at Sak-n-Save in Reno, Nevada to 50 by the potato in Florida, Fluke is on a roll!
FLORIDA — Women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke made an appearance on Turlington Plaza on Wednesday to encourage students to utilize early voting for next week’s presidential election.Sorry UF fans, the potato reference was just too good to pass up.
Fluke stopped at UF as part of her “It’s On You” Youth Early Vote Campus Outreach tour.
About 40 students gathered by the potato statue to listen
October 29, 2012
Forty-Eight Years Ago, Ronald Reagan Understood The Challenges We Face Today
October 28, 2012
Brandon Darby Addresses a AFP Rally in Media, PA
If you have the time, watch it all:
Brandon Darby, a one-time self-described radical Leftist who later rejected that poisonous ideology, addressed a group of volunteers at an Americans for Prosperity rally in Media, PA on Saturday, October 27, 2012. His is a fascinating story.Radical leftists continue to attack Darby on Twitter because, like cockroaches, they hate the sunlight.
Obamabots Dumped Nails in Parking Lot at Racine TEA Party GOTV Rally
Via Mount Pleasant Patch:
The Tea Party faithful gathered Saturday for a loud and enthusiastic rally aimed at to getting out the vote on Nov. 6 and putting Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the White House.h/t @UniqueName099
A crowd of around 1,000 grew to about 2,500 at the rally, which took place inside the old Sam's Club on Regency West Drive[...]
Before the event could get under way, though, organizers say a truck affixed with "Obama" stickers drove through the parking lot and dumped quantities of nails.
"We went outside and picked up what we could," said Lou D'Abbraccio, holding a cup filled with nails. "But this was just wrong."
Lora Halberstadt, a Tea party member, said the group did call the Racine Police Department to file a report.
Obamabots certainly have been busy in Wisconsin, for instance this thuggery:
A Gay GOP Worker Hospitalized in Politically Motivated Attack
Wisconsin Senator Neal Kedzie's Son Viciously Beaten Over His Romney/Ryan Yard Sign
Vandals Key "Obama" Into Cars
From CBS Los Angeles:
Someone keyed the word “Obama” into two cars and slashed seats in another outside a residence that had Mitt Romney campaign signs.
CBS2 and KCAL9 reporter Rob Schmitt spoke to Ken Slown, owner of one of the keyed vehicles.
Before you feel too outraged by this immature, stupid political hate crime, it gets better:
Slown actually supports President Obama!
He explained to Schmitt that he and his wife — both currently unemployed — are staying with her parents and it’s her parents who support Romney.
Lol! Now, I'm not suggesting the Slowns, both Obama supporters, deserve to have their vehicle vandalized. They don't. But as one who enjoys ironic humor, it is priceless that pro-Obama vandals would damage two vehicles in an anti-Romney attack and both happen to belong to Obama supporters!
Another delicious irony - the only two Obama supporters at the residence happen to be unemployed and living with their mother. So, I guess that "Hope & Change" isn't working out so well for them. One has to wonder why they would continue to support Obama, given their circumstances.
October 27, 2012
Race Card: AP Poll: 'Majority Harbor Prejudice Against Blacks'...
Obamamedia's desperate, last ditch attempt to re-elect Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) - Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not.Read the poll[PDF] and then ask yourself, how in the hell did the AP come up with that headline.
Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some Americans' more favorable views of blacks.
Disapprove of Obama's policies =racist
October 26, 2012
God Hates Obama
But God has a sense of humor. After teasing the liberals with hurricane Isaac, He sent another hurricane, Sandy, to successfully close down an Obama fundraiser. Damn, and Barack needed those hundreds of dollars too!
While I laugh at Obama's fundraiser being closed down, I am happy no one has yet been injured by the hurricane. I've been through many and it is a very frightening experience. I hope no one is hurt and damages are minimal.
UPDATE: When I wrote the above I had Florida in mind. But as pointed out in comments, there have been some unfortunate deaths in the Caribbean.
PS: I am joking about God hating Obama. Just poking fun at the liberals who prayed hurricane Isaac would wipe out the GOP at the convention a couple of months ago.
October 25, 2012
Video: The American Decline
Intense new anti-Obama ad by Winning our Future PAC:
Video: Bow to Nobody
In other news regarding the one, a pro-Obama movie regarding bin Laden raid to get anti-Obama ads
A group of ex-soldiers are buying TV ads attacking President Barack Obama that will run during the first showing of a pro-Obama movie created by his Hollywood backers.
The made-for-TV movie, “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden,” is slated to run Nov. 4 on the National Geographic Channel. It was produced by Obama supporter and mega-donor Harvey Weinstein.
October 24, 2012
Potential Voter Fraud Alert: Who's Watching the Polls, Who's Watching the Watchers?
I just voted early, which may seem hypocritical since I don't support the idea of early voting. But who stands on principle when it's just so damn convenient?
So I voted early so I wouldn't have to wait in line on election day. But there was a line. I was surprised. It was the first time I'd seen this many people voting early. It wasn't a lot of people, but in the past when I voted early it was me and maybe one other person tops. This time there were four or five voting machines, each of them occupied, and then a line four or five deep.
I was about to leave when the guy in front of me said that the line was moving pretty fast. So I waited. And waited some more. The people at the voting machines finished and left, but the line wasn't moving. Something was wrong. The poll worker was spending an awful long time helping the person at the front of the line. This went on for maybe five minutes, which seems like an eternity when you're trying to get in, get out, and get to work.
Finally I heard her say to the person, "It says here that you are ineligible to vote since you've voted at two different locations in federal elections."
I don't think she was saying that the person attempting to cast their ballot had voted twice, just that over the past two elections she'd voted in two different precincts and that she hadn't re-registered if she'd moved. But I don't know what she meant for certain. For all I know, the person in question had voted twice. I really don't know.
But it gets better. It happened again to the next person in line. This time, the poll worker said the there was no record of her registering to vote.
What are the odds that of the five people left in the room trying to vote that two of them were ineligible? Seems pretty low to me.
But isn't this a validation that our voting laws work? That people trying to vote who aren't eligible got caught and were prevented?
You see, in my state -- and I assume in many other states -- those who vote early have to show either their voter registration card or photo ID. Also, they cannot cast a provisional ballot.
But when they vote on election day, there is no requirement to show ID. Instead, all that is required is that they sign their name on the election roll ledger. Any one can sign any name they want. No ID required.
Moreover, the place where early voting takes place is in the County Courthouse and manned by professional staff. The other voting precincts are in various churches and schools and manned by unpaid volunteers. Which means that they are much less knowledgeable about voting laws and much more likely to make errors. I once had one of them try and discourage me from voting Republican when I asked for the Republican ballot in a primary.
This was the poll worker. The person in charge of enforcing the law, breaking the law.
Now, I know this isn't a scientifically representative sample of the electorate .... but 2/5 who were prevented from voting today but who wouldn't have been prevented from voting election day? You don't need a Ph.D. to figure out that's a big number that could lead to fraud on a massive scale.
Even if it leads to fraud on a minor scale, in a close election it could mean the difference between one candidate winning over another.
And yet the Democratic party opposes voter ID laws and says they are unnecessary.
I'm pretty sure that both of these individuals who were prevented from voting were going to vote Democratic. Call it a 90% "guess".
I hope the Republican Party has a lot of poll watchers this election cycle. Because if what I witnessed carries over into swing states, then we are going to need a lot of them.
Registered Republicans Targeted In Voter Scam
Voters are getting letters that look like they are from local elections offices, questioning their citizenship. But Local 6 has learned the letters are fake, and they are going out across Central Florida and other parts of the state.
Officials said the voters who have received the letters thus far are white, registered Republicans who consistently vote in elections. [...]
Inside the letter is the resident's supervisor of election's name, the resident's name and address, and a warning that doubts the voter's citizenship, saying the resident is not eligible to vote unless a letter is returned in an enclosed form within 15 days.
Don't worry, I'm sure the UN Election Monitors and Eric Holder's Department of Justice are investigating...
In Case You Worry...
I know many of you, especially on the left, are terribly concerned about what might become of President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, but worry no more.
In his latest fundraising email to supporters, President Barack Obama says, "Michelle and I will be fine no matter what happens" in the election.
Oh, good. That was my number one concern for this election season.
City of Milwaukee Disregarded Ineligible Voter List on First Day of Early Voting
Felons voting, again?
State Election Watchdogs at the GAB Yet to Comment
[MILWAUKEE...] During early voting on Monday, Milwaukee election officials did not check newly registered voters against a department of corrections list of felons ineligible voters, the MacIver News Service has learned.
Moreover, the problem may be more widespread.
According to Wisconsin Statutes:The board shall provide to each municipal clerk a list prepared for use at each municipal clerk's office showing the name and address of each person whose name appears on the list provided by the department of corrections under s. 301.03 (20m) as ineligible to vote on the date of the election, whose address is located in the municipality, and whose name does not appear on the registration list for that municipality.
"I alerted officials at the Ziedler building that they were not in compliance with state law at 9:40am on Monday," an Milwaukee-based election observer told MNS. "They told me they never received a list from the GAB and appeared to make no effort to find one."Where are the UN election monitors when you need them? /sarc
The Republican Party of Wisconsin has filed an open records request to provide the names of all individuals who have cast absentee ballots in the City of Milwaukee for the November 6th general election.
“Outside City Hall yesterday, Mayor Barrett was posing for pictures with actress Ashley Judd. But inside, the City of Milwaukee was failing to use the state’s ineligible voter list for individuals registering and casting absentee ballots,” stated Nathan Conrad Communications Director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
“Mayor Barrett and his hand-picked director of the City of Milwaukee Election Commission, Neil Albrecht, have clearly dropped the ball. It is incumbent upon both Mr. Albrecht and Mayor Barrett to begin following standard procedures and protecting the integrity of the election process.
October 22, 2012
Wisconsin Senator Neal Kedzie's Son Viciously Beaten Over His Romney/Ryan Yard Sign
Update: More at NBC15
.....Fortunately, an alert neighbor heard the commotion, scared the individuals away, and called the police.
[Sen Kedzie]My wife and I were awakened by a telephone call from Sean’s roommate that Sean had been taken by ambulance to Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital.
Sean was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital the same day.
As this was a private family matter, we chose not to remark publicly about it and allow law enforcement to do their job. But we understand these types of incidents will eventually become public and questions will arise, particularly in my position as a state legislator.
Sean is still recovering from the injuries he sustained as a result of this beating, and we are confident he will make a full recovery.
But obviously, as parents, we are shaken by this event and very troubled it was apparently initiated and motivated for political reasons.
Vodka For Votes: Arkansas Dem Rep Hudson Hallum, Operatives Await Sentencing In Fraud Scheme
The plan: offering cheap vodka ... for votes.Meanwhile, the UN is going to be monitoring our elections looking for voter suppression by "conservative groups
It was part of a scheme to steal an election in eastern Arkansas that included absentee ballot fraud and buying votes with money, food and even alcohol.
"I guess I always knew all along it was wrong, but I really didn't think it was that big a deal," explained former Democratic state Rep. Hudson Hallum. "I always heard ... that's what everybody did."
Hallum and three others have pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit election fraud during the special election that put him in the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2011. A total of nine people have been charged by federal and state authorities in connection with the plan.
According to the indictment filed by the U.S. attorney's office in Little Rock, Hallum told co-defendant Phillip Wayne Cater, a West Memphis, Arkansas City Councilman, "We need to use that black limo and buy a couple of cases of some cheap vodka and whiskey to get people to vote."[...]
The conspirators did not end up following through with the plan to trade vodka, but did allegedly trade money and food, determining that "$20 to $40 was too much to pay for one vote ... but was acceptable to pay for the votes of multiple members of a household." In addition to offering goods and money in exchange for votes, the indictment alleges that Hallum and his father even opened unsealed absentee ballots -- and the ones that were cast in favor of his opponent, Kim Felker, were "destroyed" so they wouldn't count.
Hallum received a lopsided landslide in the absentee ballot count, garnering 394 votes to Felker's 67.
"I was horrified," Felker told Fox News about the vodka-for-votes scheme, as she sat on her porch in Crawfordsville, Ark. "This is not a third-world country, this is east Arkansas, and this is something you hear of in another part of the world. ... The people in our district have been duped, really. And we are the ones who are suffering."[Continue reading]
Reporters 'Not Allowed' To Talk To Voters At Biden Event
Joe Vardon, a reporter with the Columbus Dispatch, says campaign aides stopped him from speaking to voters at a rally featuring Vice President Joe Biden in Canton, Ohio, today.Obama campaign's Freedom of the Press....FAIL
"Reporters NOT ALLOWED to talk to voters at Biden/Canton event," he tweeted. "Saddled up to two 'Scotts' — both white, mid-50s — campaign tapped me on shoulder, said I wasn't allowed."
Vardon told POLITICO the aides simply said, "I'm sorry, reporters aren't allowed out here" and did not provide further explanation. Obama campaign headqaurters then reached out, Vardon said, to say that he could speak to the voters, but by that time the rally had started[...]
Vardon noted that he was allowed to speak to voters at multiple events for Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate[gee, like we didn't know who Paul Ryan is...ed], last week.
Oh, there was a "
huge great crowd" at the event:
@OFA_OHThe reporter, Joe Vardon, tweeted: "Crowd count: 854 people at Biden rally"
We've got a great crowd in Canton chanting "fired up, ready to go!" for @JoeBiden today. http://instagr.am/p/RFtjpAiYUU/
Obama Administration Outs Libyan Rights Activist Then Blames House Oversight Committee
(Thanks to Gateway Pundit)
In this case, a women's rights activist working with U.S. in Libya was exposed by the U.S. State Department. Not only was she featured in a video from March 2012 wearing a State Department identification badge, she was hosted by the State Department for the International Visitor Program of the World Affairs Council in Seattle, Washington, in December 2011.
But the Obama Administration once again tries to pass blame for policy failures. This past weekend, the Obama campaign placed blame for exposing the activist on House Oversight Committee and Government Reform chairman Darrell Issa.
Issa issued this statement in response:
“The Libyan rights activist who was highlighted by the Obama administration in news accounts as having not been, ‘publicly associated with the U.S.’ until the Oversight Committee released documents had actually been brought to the U.S. in December 2011 by the State Department and her trip is highlighted on the Internet. President Obama should be ashamed of yet another example where his administration has been caught trying to mislead the American people about what happened in Libya.”
“Obama Administration officials and their surrogates are clearly reeling from revelations about how the situation in Benghazi was mishandled and are falsely politicizing the issue in a last ditch effort to save President Obama’s reelection effort. To see such prominent officials as Sen. John Kerry, Sen. Dick Durbin, Sen. Carl Levin, Rahm Emanuel, and Obama Senior Advisor David Axelrod paraded out over to weekend to make false charges about the Oversight Committee putting Libyans in danger only shows their desperation to hide the truth. As the Committee had previously indicated, the State Department has had these documents for two weeks but never contacted the committee about making specific redactions. The Libyans noted in these documents worked in positions where their interactions with westerners would not be surprising.”
The Obama Administration has failed on so many levels, it would be laughable if it weren't so dangerous to our nation.
(Thanks to Gateway Pundit)
October 21, 2012
Best Endorsement For Mitt Romney
The UN is warning Americans not to elect Mitt Romney. That's good enough reason for me to vote for him.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights has warned Americans not to elect Republican Mitt Romney in next month’s presidential election, saying that doing so would be “a democratic mandate for torture.”
The UN’s Ben Emmerson was referring to Romney’s refusal to rule out the use of waterboarding in interrogating terror detainees, a practice that President Barack Obama has ended. [...]
U.S. intelligence services were able to pinpoint Osama bin Laden’s location and carry out the successful mission to kill him in May 2011 based on information yielded during waterboarding of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and information from Al Qaeda operative Hassan Ghul, who was captured in Iraq in 2004.
UPDATE: Dictator endorsements - for Obama! Chavez, Castro, and Putin have all endorsed Barack Obama. Don't think for a second it's because they respect or admire him. He is weak, and as long as he is President, America is weak. Those dictators love to see America weak.