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President Obama must have run a great campaign considering the tremendous numbers he put up in numerous big cities. Over in Philadelphia, he was lucky enough to get 90% percent turnout in some districts with over 99% of the vote.
In Cleveland, in some districts he did even better with an astounding 100% of the vote in dozens of locations. For example, in Cleveland's Fifth Ward, Mr. Obama won districts E, F, and G 1,337 to Mitt Romney's... 0. And in case you're wondering, Gary Johnson received more votes than Mr. Romney.
Well, maybe that's just a fluke. In the Ninth Ward, Mr. Obama won districts D-G with a paltry total of 1,740 to... 3. Hey, at least Romney got .2% of the vote!
Okay, what if we look at an entire Ward? No way this trend continues, right? An entire ward. Why not do the First Ward? Obama won that one 12,857 to... 94. This time Romney got .7% of the vote. He's moving up in the world!
In total, there are 21 districts in Cleveland where Mr. Romney received precisely 0 votes. In 23 districts, he received precisely 1 vote. And naturally, in one of the districts where Obama won 100% of the vote, there was 100% turnout. What a coincidence!
By the way, in case you are thinking that Romney did so poorly because maybe those districts were not very populated: Nope. In those 44 districts, Mr. Obama won 14,686 to 23. That's .16% of the vote for Romney.
But Ohio's not important in the electoral college, right?
For such a time as this.
erhaps in an effort to promote North Carolina as one of the healthiest States in the Nation, this latest voter twist comes to us from Susan Myrick of the Civitas Institute in North Carolina--not to be confused with Rep. Sue Myrick of NC who is unrelated. In a radio interview with local WBT Anchor Tara Servatious, Susan reports that she has been keeping track of the number of votes in North Carolina of individuals over the age of 110 years and apparently we have quite a few, over 410 of the 110 year olds--to be exact-- actually voted via absentee ballot on October the 28th. Yes indeed, now it would appear that good ole NC has the market cornered on the Centenarian vote.
At latest count, Susan has garnered a total Absentee Ballot vote of over 2,660 people over the age of 110. Someone contact the Guiness Book and warm up the Ford, the Fountain of Youth exists and its right here in lovely NC. It's no wonder people are moving here in droves--maybe the use of tobacco isn't such a bad thing after all? But, on a more serious note, with all of the irregularities going on all over the place, we can now begin to wonder about a few things.
The best time to tamper with a voting machine is when it registers 0 , before any votes cast
GOP Election Officials Claim They Were Refused Entry to Pa. Polling Sites; Judge Orders Their Reinstatement
A Pennsylvania judge is issuing an order to reinstate Republican election officials across Philadelphia who allegedly were ejected or refused entry by on-site Democratic voting chief judges, GOP officials tell Fox News.
One Republican official claimed that “just under 70″ Republican election officials were blocked from Philadelphia polling sites Tuesday morning by Democrats on site. One of them, the official claimed, “was shoved out of the polling place.”
“For this many inspectors to be ejected from polling places is rare, even for Philadelphia,” the official told FoxNews.com.
Read more at FoxNews.com.
A Pennsylvania judge is issuing an order to reinstate Republican election officials across Philadelphia who allegedly were ejected or refused entry by on-site Democratic voting chief judges, GOP officials tell Fox News. One Republican official claimed that Republican election officials were blocked from Philadelphia polling sites Tuesday morning by Democrats on site.... Read More
List of articles on voter fraud.
Fox News Insider posts tagged with Voter Fraud
According to the Naval Enlisted Reserve Association, scores of military absentee ballots cast in the 2012 Election will not be counted. U.S. Military personnel and their families are outraged: “Where the hell is this country’s moral compass?!” stated the mother of a 25 year old Marine who served in Afghanistan.
The military mail service is notoriously slow, and lawmakers have said that it could be almost two months after the election before ballots even arrive to be processed.
“We write to express concerns over another serious failure by the Department of Defense to safeguard the voting rights of our overseas military service members, which we believe could result in the imminent disenfranchisement of thousands,” stated a letter sent to Defense Department Secretary Leon Panetta by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., John McCain, R-Ariz., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Marco Rubio, R-Fla..
Add to that the incident on October 19th, just two and a half weeks before the November 6th elections, when a transport plane crashed at Shindad Air Base, destroying almost 5,000 pounds of mail – including absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military serving in Afghanistan. Election officials recommended resending the ballots – just two and a half weeks before the elections (bears repeating).
According to the Naval Enlisted Reserve Association, scores of military absentee ballots cast in the 2012 Election will not be counted. U.S. Military personnel
Voting irregularities occur in every election. I'm sure voter fraud does exist - hell, just those rightwing blogsites alone were able to uncover literally a couple instances each. And while that article starts with an insane conclusion and then does it's best to find evidence to support it's conclusion, it also relies on some very false premises, namely that a Romney win was predicted and expected by political insiders. The truth is that the vast majority of political scientists (literally almost all of them) predicted a 2-3 point Obama win. The polling aggregates called the race exactly, and nearly all of the historical trends were in Obama's favor too. Had Romney won it would have been legitimately shocking.
Edit: 108% of the vote seems a little fishy to me and is probably the result of (insignificant) voter fraud. 99%, in certain districts like that one in Philadelphia, seems completely understandable.
This post was edited by srterp 13 months ago
Again you have not answered the question. How could Obama get 108% of the registered voters in certain Ohio precincts?
There were numerous reports nation wide of illegal aliens voting, Republican poll watchers locked out of polls, of extraordinary results of percentage of vote going to Obama, have you heard of any districts going 100% for Romney? The list goes on. It's a national disgrace.
This post was edited by bigturtle 13 months ago
All the military votes for Ron Paul. You saw his numbers in terms of donations. They were staggering!
I didn't answer your question because it doesn't require answering. Clearly it is impossible to get 108% of the vote. The only way to explain that is either it was an error or intentional fraud. That said. one district in Cleveland (or even several districts, in other states) wouldn't effect the outcome of the election, in which Obama won by more than 5 million votes.
As for Romney not getting 100% of the vote in any district, that's easy to explain. There are many urban districts where Obama would be expected to get 96%-99% of the vote, and really any Democrat would be in the 90-95% range. In contrast, the rural districts where Republicans trounce Democrats usually aren't as extreme. As for voter suppression, let's not kid ourselves here; the people most likely to have their voting right suppressed are the poor and racial minorities, and usually both. There were multiple attempts by Republican governors in swing states to change voting laws before the elections in a manner that would have a disproportional negative effect on Obama voters.
There's no reason to continue this discussion though, because it's clear that you have faith in your conclusion and wont be swayed by empirical evidence.
Rick Klein @rickklein
Bill Bolling not running for VA gov: "I wish Mr. McAuliffe and Mr. Cuccinelli well as they begin their campaigns..."
VOTER FRAUD HARD AT WORK!
"The drummer for Maryland's pep band just freaked out: 'They're trying to slow the game down,' he screamed. 'Get up on them, get up on them.
Some of these "tea party" types are pretty interesting to read about.
How Ted Cruz went from consummate insider to anti-establishment icon. Michelle Cottle reports.
What empirical evidence?
Requiring IDs is suppressing the vote, the fraudulent vote.
Not everyone can afford $50 to buy an ID. It's an unofficial poll tax that would disproportionately impact poorer communities.
so basically, you are OK with illegals voting.
not too surprising.
but you should just come out and say it instead of dancing around the issue.
Yup that's what I said. Because I don't think you should have to pay $50 to vote, that means I think non-U.S. citizens should have the right to determine American elections. You got me!
yup, i know.
I would have preferred that you come out of the closet all by yourself though.
It's amazing how the left, perhaps intentionally, misunderstands the Tea Party and some of its candidates. Senators like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have legal resumes that the left love and crave, yet because they believe the Constitution is a document to be followed very closely, unlike some other Pols with similiar resumes, this makes them bomb throwers. What an upside down world.
No. You missed the point of the article. It wasn't about his intellect or credentials, it was about whether or not Cruz is an establishment political figure. The point was that the Tea Party sees itself as anti-political establishment, and yet many of its idols, like Cruz or even Rubio, are as the Daily Beast describes "consummate insiders".
Is that a misrepresentation of the tea party?
They have great resumes, but do crazy things, which is what appeals to the Tea Party as much as their libertarian leanings and social conservatism. Things like Cruz's bullshit "Hagel takes money from North Korea" charges without any evidence, etc. That's not following the Constitution closely, it's saying stupid shit, and he deserves the mockery and derision.
Don't have as much of an issue with Lee, he's just a harmless Coburn type. But Cruz is either insane, or pretending to be insane to get the crazies to back his future ambitions. But he's surely no idiot.
They're no more of bomb throwers than Chuck Schumer was when he came into the Senate, they are just not arguing from the same side as the Libs. Hence, they must be bomb throwers.
I get the point of the article. But it also included the quote, which you now hear frequently from the left about Cruz et al., of him/them being bomb throwers. They're agressive but that is no different than how Senators, like Chuck Schumer, came onto the scene and still are to this day to a degree, and the left loves it. if Cruz was handling himself in the same fashion as a Democratic Senator fighting for liberal positions he would be revered by the left and not be referred to as a bomb thrower. There's a reason that the MSM loved John McCain before 2008.
I don't think it's any big secret that both of them worked their way through their respective states' political arenas. Any sort of national candidate usually has a background of holding state office first, and these two rose pretty high. To call them "insiders" because they held high office in their state is to also condemn 60%+ of all national elected officials. Obama spoke of coming to Washington to shake things up in 2008; he was also elected to state office.
They're new to Washington, though. The Tea Party helped put them there to infuse new blood into the GOP in Washington, and get rid of some of the GOP's DC establishment.
This post was edited by frode 13 months ago
Where the hell is it impossible to get an ID card without paying $50?
North Carolina is $10.
California is $27, but has a reduced fee program that costs $8. People over 62 don't pay anything.
The "poll tax" argument is absurd. Democrats have no problem organizing manpower and money to drive people to polling stations. You're telling me a similar group couldn't very easily take people to the DMV?
This post was edited by tecmoHOOperbowl 13 months ago
"To call them "insiders" because they held high office in their state is to also condemn 60%+ of all national elected officials."
They're not insiders because they held high office in their state, their insiders because they were both supported by the most powerful political families in their respective states, ironically both Bushes.
In fact, with Rubio, you could easilly make the case that he was much closer to the GOP establishment than Crist was in 10.
It's just an interesting wrinkle to observe as an outsider with no real investment.
This post was edited by sohlman6 13 months ago
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