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DOJ sending voting observers to 23 states
SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 11/2/12 | Dan Freedman

Posted on 11/02/2012 6:29:19 PM PDT by SmithL

With Election Day only four days off, the Justice Department is planning to send 780 observers to polls in 23 states including Texas, California and New York.

DOJ lawyers and other employees will monitor voting in Harris, Fort Bend, Dallas and Jefferson Counties in Texas; Alameda and Riverside Counties in California; and Orange County in New York.

The Justice Department observers will join a growing throng of lawyers and poll watchers sent by the presidential candidates as well as state and local candidates. In addition, Houston-based True the Vote, self-proclaimed poll integrity organization, has pledged to deploy a virtual army of watchers to sniff out alleged voter fraud at polling stations in Texas and elsewhere across the nation.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: New York; US: Texas; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012dncstrategy; 2012electionday; bho2012; bhodoj; doj; voterfraud; voterintimidation

1 posted on 11/02/2012 6:29:20 PM PDT by SmithL
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Some analysts are predicting that with so many partisan and non-partisan lawyers jamming into polling places, particularly in battleground states, the chances of a close finish winding up in court are greater than ever
I think that's the whole point.
2 posted on 11/02/2012 6:30:40 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

They should be arrested and waterboarded as soon as they set foot in the state.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 6:31:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: SmithL
Hmmm... now who might that crook and incompetent Holder send...


4 posted on 11/02/2012 6:34:00 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: SmithL

Will they monitor the Black Panthers in Philly this time?


5 posted on 11/02/2012 6:37:50 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Bon mots

We have a hot pot of tar and bag of feathers in Houston waiting for these eric the Red dudes, plus 1-way Amtrak tickets to DC .


6 posted on 11/02/2012 6:39:21 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: SmithL

We don’t need them here. Don’t mess with Texas. May I suggest that they be sent to places where voter fraud is quite common: Philadelphia, St. Louis, and biggest violator of them all, the “Windy City”.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 6:39:25 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: SmithL

Send them to Arizona instead, so we can get to the bottom of the gun running fiasco down there.

Bleep’n bastards...


8 posted on 11/02/2012 6:41:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: 3Fingas

We have voting machine problems in Democrat states. Send them there.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 6:43:12 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SmithL

True The Vote needs volunteers in Wisconsin.. Pardon my ignorance but whose side are these people on? LOL


10 posted on 11/02/2012 6:43:23 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: SmithL

Holder sending any to Philly precincts where voter turnout routinely exceed 100%? Yeah right.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 6:48:29 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: SmithL

Perry to tell the DOJ to GTFO in 3.2.1....


12 posted on 11/02/2012 6:56:27 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: SmithL

I am sure DOJ is sending these people out to find out why electronic voting machines are defaulting Romney votes to an Obama vote. This is third world kind of voter fraud. s/


13 posted on 11/02/2012 7:08:30 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: SmithL; JRandomFreeper; onyx; Kartographer; All

REGARDING COUNTING STATIONS IN TEXAS ON ELECTION NIGHT:
My husband, Bill, who died last year, wrote the Texas law that governs/dictates who is selected to count votes at every central counting station in Texas on election night so the count will be fair. He was a dear man who loved Texas. Remember Bill when Texas election totals begin to come in next Tuesday.

Each presidential candidate may send a poll watcher to any voting precinct that has that candidate on the ballot.

The Federal Justice Department may send an observer to any voting precinct.

Every state and local candidate may also have a watcher at any voting precinct where their name is on the ballot.

Every party county chairman may appoint a watcher at every voting precinct.

The above also applies to The Early Voting Ballot Board that certifies mail ballots and the central counting station in every county where voting totals are counted on election night.

With all those watchers in the polling places, hopefully, there is enough room in a voting precinct for the voters to be able to get in and vote.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 7:13:06 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: 3Fingas
May I suggest that they be sent to places where voter fraud is quite common:

exactly... this is so odd...

15 posted on 11/02/2012 7:21:15 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: SmithL

Don’t come to TX


16 posted on 11/02/2012 7:45:36 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SmithL
Milwaukee Dem Van Tire Slashers Get Sentenced

MILWAUKEE – A congresswoman's son and three Democratic campaign workers were sentenced Wednesday to four to six months in jail for slashing tires outside a Bush-Cheney campaign office on Election Day 2004.

The men pleaded no contest in January to misdemeanor property damage. A fifth worker was found not guilty.

"This case had to be a public example of what can happen when you interfere with voters' rights," said Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Michael Brennan, who rejected prosecutors' recommendation of probation for the four men.

The state Republican Party had rented more than 100 vehicles to give rides to voters and poll monitors on Nov. 2, 2004. The cars were parked outside a GOP campaign office when the tires were punctured. The vandalism left the drivers scrambling for new vehicles.

Among those sentenced Wednesday were Sowande A. Omokunde, the son of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, and Michael Pratt, the son of former acting Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt.

"I love my son very much. I'm very proud of him," Moore said. "He's accepted responsibility."

Omokunde was sentenced to four months in jail; Pratt and Lewis Caldwell of Milwaukee were sentenced to six months; and Lavelle Mohammad of Milwaukee was sentenced to five months. All were granted work-release privileges.

Brennan also ordered them to pay a $1,000 fine each, in addition to the $5,317 in total restitution ordered earlier.

The four could have faced up to nine months in jail term and fines of $10,000.

Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes in the 2004 election ended up going to Democrat John Kerry.



Moore’s own offspring, whom Wisconsin residents recognize as “Supreme Solar Allah“, is best known for his work as a political operative in the 2004 John Kerry campaign who was later convicted of slashing tires on Republican “get out the vote” vehicles.

0bama certainly seems very proud of his recent accomplishments:



"I'm very proud of him," Moore said.



Mayor Marvin Pratt and son Michael:


17 posted on 11/02/2012 9:17:04 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

Damn Amish thugs!


18 posted on 11/02/2012 9:45:59 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: SmithL

Too little, too late.

Too much early voting already done.

Don’t trust anyone from DOJ to do anything correctly, anyway.


19 posted on 11/03/2012 10:09:12 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Brown Deer

Lived in Milwaukee in early 60’s.

Don’t miss it.

Won’t ever go back.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 10:11:36 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: FlyingEagle
Report: NAACP takes over polling station in Houston
21 posted on 11/03/2012 4:31:00 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi. That says it all.)
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To: cyn

The area described, Acres Homes, Is more than 85% black, and 10 % hispanic. If the NAACP is on the loose there, it is to make sure the people they advocate for get to vote.

There is a record turn out in Houston already. Including mail in votes and early voting, more than 750 thousand.

People have had enough. The Kenyan will pull his loyal base, but he is so polarizing, everybody else who can vote against him will do so. I hope the result is more lopsided than Carter’s loss to Reagan. That would be fitting.


22 posted on 11/03/2012 9:52:51 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Brown Deer; Candor7

Candor, I want you to see this.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2954101/posts?page=17#17

Brown Deer, you need to make a ping list...and put me on it please.


23 posted on 11/05/2012 2:37:21 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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To: Fred Nerks; Brown Deer

Thanks Fred, the the post election rioters are now in place.

Brown Deer please put me on any ping list you have in relation to this.


24 posted on 11/05/2012 3:10:52 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: freekitty

http://twitpic.com/bao2y2


25 posted on 11/05/2012 3:14:43 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: SmithL

I suggest Tea Party observers to monitor the DOJ “observers”.


26 posted on 11/05/2012 3:21:00 PM PST by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: JouleZ

LOL


27 posted on 11/05/2012 3:51:46 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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