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Allen West Camp to Contest ‘Suspect Result’ on 'Behalf of all Voters in District 18’
Sunshine State News ^ | 11-18-2012 | Jim Turner

Posted on 11/18/2012 2:31:09 PM PST by smoothsailing

November 18, 2012

Allen West Camp to Contest ‘Suspect Result’ on 'Behalf of all Voters in District 18’

By: JIM TURNER

As St. Lucie County has reportedly missed the noon Sunday deadline to certify new numbers after a weekend recount of the first five days of early voting, the campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Allen West says more questions have arisen about how the election was conducted.

“Today’s actions cast an even greater cloud of suspicion over the results of St. Lucie County than existed before,” Tim Edson, the campaign manager for the Palm Beach Gardens Republican, stated in a release.

“Consequently, the highly suspect results will be submitted to the secretary of state today -- even though the canvassing board has already admitted they may contain serious errors.

“Once again, Gertrude Walker has proven to be absolutely incapable of executing an accurate and fair election. This election is far from over. We will continue to fight on behalf of all voters in District 18 to ensure a fair and accurate count of their votes.”

Walker was hospitalized last week and didn’t attend the Friday night canvassing board meeting or the weekend refeeding of the five days of early voting through the tabulating machines at the election’s office headquarters in Fort Pierce.

No update has been made on her condition.

According to the Palm Beach Post, the weekend refeed increased Democrat Patrick Murphy’s margin of victory from the .58 percent reported by the county on Nov. 10 to .65 percent in the district that includes all of St. Lucie and Martin counties and Northern Palm Beach County, which spurred Murphy to again declare victory.

“Today at noon, it became clear Patrick Murphy will be officially certified as the next congressman from the 18th Congressional District,” Anthony Kusich, Murphy’s campaign manager, stated in a release. “The voters have spoken and Patrick Murphy is once again the clear winner. It is beyond time to put this campaign behind us and put the interests of the people of the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches first.”

Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers reported that preliminary results from the recount were forwarded to the state.

St. Lucie County elections supervisor's office had restarted the recount of the first five days of ballots from early voting in the Congressional District 18 contest at 8 a.m. on Sunday, after breaking just after 10 p.m. on Saturday.

The county canvassing board, which had narrowly ordered the recount in the contest between Murphy and U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Palm Beach Gardens, had halted the process of running the ballots through the tabulating machines late Saturday night to give county officials a rest.

Barring further court filings -- judges have advised West that he has 10 days to contest the contest once certified, while attorneys for his campaign have announced they would seek an emergency hearing on the deadline -- the results from St. Lucie County next head to the state.

According to state rules, “Emergency means any occurrence, or threat thereof, whether accidental, natural, or caused by human beings, in war or in peace, that results or may result in substantial injury or harm to the population or substantial damage to or loss of property to the extent it will prohibit an election officer’s ability to conduct a safe and orderly election.”

Florida’s Elections Canvassing Commission, comprised of Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, meet Tuesday.


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1 posted on 11/18/2012 2:31:14 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Working for the voters.

A winning position.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 2:36:28 PM PST by stanne
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Florida’s Elections Canvassing Commission, comprised of Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, meet Tuesday.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 2:38:01 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Democrats and incompetence go hand-in-hand. As does corruption of the worst kind - as in stealing votes. Am heartened by Allen's determination. The Repubs standard 'no challenge' only emboldens the worst of them.

Go Allen - whatever the outcome; Thank You. Do so hope; of course; they nail these votes down in his favor. We desperately need this man in Congress!

4 posted on 11/18/2012 2:38:01 PM PST by cricket
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To: smoothsailing

The link doesn’t work. I was going to post it to my FB page.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 2:39:23 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: smoothsailing

GOOD!


6 posted on 11/18/2012 2:40:10 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx; smoothsailing

Here’s the link that works:

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/allen-west-camp-contest-%E2%80%98suspect-result%E2%80%99-%E2%80%98behalf-all-voters-district-18%E2%80%99


7 posted on 11/18/2012 2:50:25 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing

This election is TAINTED, BIGTIME. The only recourse is to hold ANOTHER ELECTION; HELD ON ONE DAY AND NO EARLY VOTING OR MAIL-IN BALLOTS. Widely publicize it and plennty of advance notice given. No excuses!


8 posted on 11/18/2012 2:50:59 PM PST by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: smoothsailing

Did they “divine intent” on those 300+ ballots that were “found” in Gert’s office?


9 posted on 11/18/2012 2:51:50 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: onyx; Admin Moderator

The link is acting weird. Try this...

Source URL: http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/allen-west-camp-contest-%E2%80%98suspect-result%E2%80%99-%E2%80%98behalf-all-voters-district-18%E2%80%99


10 posted on 11/18/2012 2:52:03 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Florida’s Elections Canvassing Commission, comprised of Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, meet Tuesday.

Someone needs to send them some Skittles and [Tea] Watermelon Juice for their meeting.

11 posted on 11/18/2012 2:53:55 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: jazusamo; onyx

Here’s a link to the printer version...

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/print/5132797


12 posted on 11/18/2012 2:54:15 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; onyx

Got it surrounded, those links work. ;-)


13 posted on 11/18/2012 2:56:09 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing

The link is too long because of the HTML action on the [’] characters.

We have shortened it so it now works.

It of course will also work by clicking on it’s location in your reply.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 3:07:16 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: jazusamo; onyx
Got it surrounded...

:)

15 posted on 11/18/2012 3:13:25 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Sedition/treason must be punished with the death penalty.

This voter fraud MUST END. For the sake of our country.


16 posted on 11/18/2012 3:20:00 PM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank You! :)


17 posted on 11/18/2012 3:23:08 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Take it all the way...


18 posted on 11/18/2012 3:28:09 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: smoothsailing
Walker was hospitalized last week and didn’t attend the Friday night canvassing board meeting or the weekend refeeding of the five days of early voting through the tabulating machines at the election’s office headquarters in Fort Pierce.

More like hiding out. She was a key factor in creating this mess to unseat West.

19 posted on 11/18/2012 3:33:10 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Exactly. In every state. Besides your list — one day, no early voting, no mail-in — IDs and purple fingers with indelible ink or similar identifying feature.


20 posted on 11/18/2012 3:46:02 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: smoothsailing

bless him..hope they have to prove every vote legal..


21 posted on 11/18/2012 3:50:22 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Theo
This voter fraud MUST END. For the sake of our country.

Right and the effort to stop fraud needs to start with early voting. I don't know how they got this gig going in so many states but it's obviously their winning ticket. Can we challenge the Constitutionality of it?

22 posted on 11/18/2012 3:52:22 PM PST by Kenny (<p)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Way back when, you had to go pick up an absentee ballot yourself...not sent out to everyone. I got one and tore it up. Your right 1 day voting and if you cannot stand in line, go home. Those that care will stand in line. I do like the purple finger but the dem’s will say someone could be allergic to it. Picture ID is the best...I think you even need it for welfare....


23 posted on 11/18/2012 3:57:38 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Kenny; MayflowerMadam

Early voting is great and if the GOP had actually believed in it (which it didn’t, because half of the GOP appears to be over 90 and doesn’t trust these newfangled devices), we could have gotten our voters out there.

I live in Florida and when I went to vote (early) there were busloads of grannies being brought in from black churches, pulling up in the parking lot to vote for Obama. While Catholic churches could never get away with bringing in busloads of parishioners to vote, particularly since our bishop had spoken against Obama, apparently outright political activity and vote-steering is ok for black Protestant churches.

We should have been out there doing the same. Except that the problem is that we had a lousy candidate and even white working class males voted against him.

So we need two things next time: a more attractive, dynamic candidate, and a better logistical strategy for getting our voters to the polls.


24 posted on 11/18/2012 4:04:02 PM PST by livius
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To: smoothsailing
From a Nov. 7th source "Murphy won the most precincts in St. Lucie County, with 43 favoring him, while West picked up 20. They tied 3 — 3 in precinct 93 at the Golden Ponds Recreation Center on Golden Pond Drive in Fort Pierce."

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Today we get word that 900 votes were tallied in precinct 93 , a precinct that has only 7 registered voters.

25 posted on 11/18/2012 4:04:02 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: livius

“So we need two things next time...”

You’re right, assuming there will be a “next time”. I seriously doubt it.

Still, no matter who the right candidate might be, he/she can’t fight the democrat fraud. There is no way. We’re just screwed.

(I do like Bill Whittle’s take on the subject. Maybe he sould run!)


26 posted on 11/18/2012 4:08:21 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: livius
Except that the problem is that we had a lousy candidate and even white working class males voted against him.

Don't buy what the media is selling.

It's pretty obvious that the Democrats cheated six ways from Sunday in Wisconsin. Scott Walker stomped Barrett in June; 5 months later Romney stomped Scott Walker's vote totals.

Strangely, Obama in turn stomped Romney's vote totals. Romney's totals were around Walker's totals, averaging 5-10% higher. Obama's totals averaged 40-50% higher than Barrett's in every county. GOTF.

27 posted on 11/18/2012 5:32:00 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: MayflowerMadam

Well, since they’re leaking the idea of running the lovely lady Moochelle the next time (think Eva Peron or, more recently, la viuda Kirchner), you’re right, there may not be another one.


28 posted on 11/18/2012 6:02:12 PM PST by livius
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To: kiryandil

Of course the Dems cheated. But they’re pretty crafty and they cheated by only the margin they needed to win - which wasn’t very much.

The next time around, we have to turn out our vote more effectively (as I said, I watched union-driven busloads of grannies from rural black churches pulling up outside of early voting here in Florida) and we also simply have to convince more people to vote for us.

We had a limp-noodle candidate with no principles, and while he had one flash of intelligence and agressiveness during the first debate, he could never sustain it because it wasn’t really him. And when he picked Ryan and got a bump (including from me), then he promptly gagged Ryan and did not let him get his message out because it might have sounded too conservative. Ryan wanted to go and preach his message of economic empowerment even to the black neighborhoods, and Romney wouldn’t let him do it.

Romney killed his primary competitors with vicious personal campaigns, but he was meek as a lamb against Obama.

So yes, cheating was a factor...but if we had had a candidate good enough to vote for, the Dems couldn’t have cheated so easily.


29 posted on 11/18/2012 6:10:29 PM PST by livius
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To: smoothsailing

Thank you so very much!
WOO-HOO!


30 posted on 11/18/2012 6:16:32 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: livius
We had a limp-noodle candidate with no principles, and while he had one flash of intelligence and aggressiveness during the first debate, he could never sustain it because it wasn’t really him.

In the first debate, the Puppet-In-Chief insisted on doing things his way. He believed his own press - that he is "brilliant" and would stomp Romney into the ground. Well, he's not - he has only one gift.

Obama is somewhat like Dustin Hoffman in Rainman - he can read teleprompters, he can rehearse his answers and regurgitate them, or someone can direct him with an earpiece.

Crowley most likely practiced with him, or at least fed him the questions before the second debate, and assisted Obama with crucial facemasking and tripping at opportune times.

Obama didn't do the whole debate thing in college, and Romney did. That's he got beat so bad in the first debate. He had to be helped in the last two debates, and not just minor help.

Romney got out the vote - I didn't believe it myself till I looked at the Wisconsin numbers. His turnout was better than McCain-Palin - MUCH better.

31 posted on 11/18/2012 6:34:05 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: smoothsailing

Good for West. Voter fraud must be persued by every possible Constitutionally concerned entity in this country. The more the Leftists get away with it, the bolder they are as is apparent in this election cycle.

It has to be addressed NOW, and stopped. West is providing us all an excellent example.


32 posted on 11/18/2012 7:38:31 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: smoothsailing

What this article does not cover is that today on Sunday they discovered that Precinct #93 had 900 votes cast yet only 7 voters registered in the Precinct. This was reported in the LIBERAL Palm Beach Post. Deeper evaluation reveals that this entire Precinct is an Old Age home.

When you move your parents to an Old Age home the last thing on anyones mind is to “re-register” for voting. With the turnover and all it isn’t surprising that there were only 7 registered voters.

This environment is fertile for the Democrat operatives to circulate absentee ballots for signature and other shenanigans with little chance of being caught. This Precinct alone would easily bring West to under .50% requiring a full recount. UNLESS of course you believe that this 893 surplus of votes were for West......Cummon!


33 posted on 11/18/2012 8:57:32 PM PST by scannell
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To: smoothsailing

What this article does not cover is that today on Sunday they discovered that Precinct #93 had 900 votes cast yet only 7 voters registered in the Precinct. This was reported in the LIBERAL Palm Beach Post. Deeper evaluation reveals that this entire Precinct is an Old Age home.

When you move your parents to an Old Age home the last thing on anyones mind is to “re-register” for voting. With the turnover and all it isn’t surprising that there were only 7 registered voters.

This environment is fertile for the Democrat operatives to circulate absentee ballots for signature and other shenanigans with little chance of being caught. This Precinct alone would easily bring West to under .50% requiring a full recount. UNLESS of course you believe that this 893 surplus of votes were for West......Cummon!


34 posted on 11/18/2012 8:57:42 PM PST by scannell
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To: smoothsailing

What this article does not cover is that today on Sunday they discovered that Precinct #93 had 900 votes cast yet only 7 voters registered in the Precinct. This was reported in the LIBERAL Palm Beach Post. Deeper evaluation reveals that this entire Precinct is an Old Age home.

When you move your parents to an Old Age home the last thing on anyones mind is to “re-register” for voting. With the turnover and all it isn’t surprising that there were only 7 registered voters.

This environment is fertile for the Democrat operatives to circulate absentee ballots for signature and other shenanigans with little chance of being caught. This Precinct alone would easily bring West to under .50% requiring a full recount. UNLESS of course you believe that this 893 surplus of votes were for West......Cummon!


35 posted on 11/18/2012 8:57:50 PM PST by scannell
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To: livius
Since the Republicans and Conservatives are at odds and not united, we have no united front to plan, coordinate and execute those plans like the left is united and capable of doing. IF Protestant churches can bus in voters, the Catholic Church CAN do the very same, and not let perceived public opinion stop them from doing so. Match the left tactic for tactic..like Mark Levin, we need to use the left’s Rules for Radicals AGAINST THEM. Time to get smart and fight like they do.

Romney was the choice we had and we had to pull him over the finish line to win and stop the poisonous leftist policies that we would suffer under oboma, and to allow us to then work toward a Conservative candidate who COULD win in 2016, But, no, too many people who could have make it a win for Romney decided to NOT VOTE because of their principles and Romney was short the number of votes to win, though if those folks had understood the strategy of a win for Romney AND voted for Romney, Romney would have won. So, so much for principles and how you can lose a Presidential race because you can't see the bigger picture. NOW, we worry that we may never get to vote again, in view of the mega voter fraud, and the lack cooperation from the Republican Party, the lack of real leadership, organization and the execution of well-coordinated planning to get the vote out.

WE HAVE REAL WORK TO DO BEFORE 2016.
We must get rid of the left, we must overhaul the voting system we have..voter fraud is much toooo easy to carry out under the present system, and the Republicans must come together with the Conservatives or we will lose again. We need a leader, a united front...we need to get the blueprint the left uses to plan, coordinate and execute the successful plan that they carried out to win this election, EXCEPT OF COURSE VOTER FRAUD. And we have to start NOW.

36 posted on 11/19/2012 12:09:38 AM PST by itssme
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To: Kenny

Why is early voting bad? It should be easier not harder to vote.


37 posted on 11/19/2012 12:27:23 AM PST by chopperjc
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To: MayflowerMadam
Back in the late 70s I was working the rigs in the North Sea. At that time we did not have early voting in Texas. However, I was able to exercise my right to vote by absentee ballot.

The ballot was mailed to the rig I was working. I filled it out and put some Norwegian stamps on the ballot and it was on the next chopper to Stavanger and then mailed to the United States. All that was necessary for me to vote was inform my local voting precinct that I would not be in the USA for election day and tell them where to mail my absentee ballot.

Early voting is an open invitation to voter fraud!!!!!!!!!

38 posted on 11/19/2012 1:19:21 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: itssme
"Since the Republicans and Conservatives are at odds and not united, we have no united front to plan, coordinate and execute those plans like the left is united and capable of doing."

I nominate William Wallace as the 2016 GOP candidate (what? Dead people vote in large numbers. why not nominate one for POTUS?)

39 posted on 11/19/2012 2:12:39 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: chopperjc

One reason it is bad is that it is inconsistent and if we had honest judges and politicians our entire voting system would be seen as a violation of the equal protection clause.


40 posted on 11/19/2012 5:46:28 AM PST by Maelstorm (Now lets return to our regular scheduled deprogramming.)
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To: goat granny

While I’m not thrilled with early voting, I think a good compromise would be to allow voting on the Saturday before election day. If folks cannot get their act together that day or election day, they just need to stay home.

Photo ID or 2 forms of govt issued, non-photo ID required.
i.e. EBT card and SS card.

SOME FORM OF ID.

And land sakes, we need to go back to a paper ballot!
No more electronic voting machines. TOO much distrust.


41 posted on 11/19/2012 5:49:11 AM PST by a real Sheila (R.I.P AMERICA 1776 - 2012)
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To: chopperjc
Why is early voting bad? It should be easier not harder to vote.

Having been a poll watcher, during early voting, they have a lot more days to commit voter fraud without getting caught.

It's already super easy to vote. You can now register during early voting and vote the same day, at least you can in this state. They don't check whether you have the right to vote or not. Felons on parole are not supposed to vote. Non citizens are not supposed to vote, but they do not require a birth certificate or citizen papers. Yet to get a job, we have to show these papers. If they don't have the papers they shouldn't be able to vote.

42 posted on 11/19/2012 6:07:47 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: smoothsailing

Overheard at the local Democratic meeting...”Zis distikt is now Republikanfrei!”


43 posted on 11/19/2012 6:15:55 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: itssme; kiryandil

You’re right, and we’ve got to start working NOW, because for one thing that will get us a better candidate. The primaries seemed to come as a surprise to the GOP and there was really nobody lined up, except Romney (who had done nothing except campaign, sometimes very viciously, since 2008) and Santorum (who had also taken a year off to do nothing but travel around Iowa looking for votes). But these people were promoted by themselves, and not by any great groundswell of popular interest in their positions or enthusiasm for them personally. Perhaps the GOP leaders supported Romney believing that he had a chance of winning because he would bring to the general election that same vicious, focused quality that he displayed in his primary campaign - but he didn’t.

I voted for him, of course, and I encouraged other people who didn’t like him to vote for him simply because anybody he appointed or surrounded himself was bound to be better than any of the evil fools surrounding the chief evil fool himself, Obama. But it’s hard for people to get enthusiastic about voting “strategically,” and I think not enough of them could get motivated to get out the door and down to the polling place.

So we need to start working NOW on getting a candidate with some clear positions and a personality (since, like it or not, voters in the US now do seem to go for the “celebrity effect”) so that there is at least somebody leading when the primaries roll around. Remember, Obama didn’t have a primary fight to worry about.

The other thing was a fascinating article I read in the WSJ this morning. It said that the Dems got voters out through “big data,” and that they had been running this campaign ever since the day after the last election, literally. They kept in touch with their supporters, put cookies on their PCs so that they could track things ranging from website visits to shopping preferences, sent them regular e-mail contacts about one thing or another (and not just asking for money, which was all I ever got from the GOP), and got them out to vote early, which is vitally important. This doesn’t show that they won in the sphere of ideas, of course, but simply in the sphere of diligent voter management. That may seem a little unfair, but we have to think about it and do the same: stay in touch with the voters, develop their interest and committment, and not suddenly remember four years from now that there are voters out there and we’re not going to win if we don’t get them!


44 posted on 11/19/2012 7:33:22 AM PST by livius
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

AMEN!

Enough of this “early” fraud voting. Make it one day only, for 24 hours - midnight to midnight - on Election Day.

If you can’t make THAT, you’re intentionally trying not to.


45 posted on 11/19/2012 9:14:22 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: chopperjc

Early voting is bad when it’s extended to the point that it’s essentially unsupervised. If you have six weeks of early voting, who’s going to show up as poll watchers etc. for that entire time.

I’m not against it for a few days just the extended.


46 posted on 11/19/2012 9:54:08 AM PST by Kenny (<p)
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To: a real Sheila

If I am not mistaken, the constitution sets the voting day and I don’t know how all this other crap gets in....except for elderly vote on voting day or stay home who cares..I am not one of these people that think everyone should vote, if your not interested stay home....such people probably don’t know whos on the ballot anyway...


47 posted on 11/19/2012 3:06:49 PM PST by goat granny
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To: chopperjc

Sorry, but it should NOT be easier to vote. If one can’t do one’s civic duty once every 4 years then tough cookies.

It’s a great opportunity to teach civics to your kids too. I took my son to vote with me. It’s just not the same when your son or daughter just watches you fill out a form.

Actually, I’ve come to the point where the harder it is to vote the better. Less chance of voter fraud too if everybody shows up on one day and ONLY one day.


48 posted on 11/19/2012 3:53:01 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: cpdiii

We lived in Iran in the ‘70s, voted at the embassy; now, in good ol’Texas, we’re not physiclly able, but vote by absentee. Never had a problem; but then, we never tried to cheat either!


49 posted on 11/19/2012 4:55:05 PM PST by momf (Gun, mind, power shouldn't be followed by "control"!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Allen West just conceded.


50 posted on 11/20/2012 3:23:39 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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