Happy Tuesday, everyone! How are your GOTV efforts going? Ace spent his Saturday making calls for Sean Bielat. I don’t think there’s a Republican candidate in the country who wouldn’t appreciate some help with GOTV. You can find all the GOTV info you need, here. You can also sign up to be a poll watcher, not just for election day, but for early voting, too. That’s when a lot of the shenanigans happen. Party officials say one third of votes cast will be before election day.
Obama’s encouraging it: The Hill: President Obama asks Giannoulias supporters to vote early in Illinois (and often?)
Good news and bad news for North Carolina, first the good news: White GOP men stand out in early voting and the bad: Breaking: Negligence or Early Voting Fraud in NC 7th District?
…during the first two days of early voting, multiple voters at different polling locations across the district experienced their vote being miscounted by the voting machine. The State Board of Elections has stepped in, but it is too early to tell if the vote counting problems are related to machine error, negligence by the Board of Elections or voter fraud.
This disturbing report comes from Daytona Beach: Florida Case Puts Focus on Issue of Absentee Ballot Fraud:
When police raided Daytona Beach City Commissioner Derrick Henry’s office this week and seized his computer, they say they discovered evidence of what election experts say has become a rampant, largely ignored and troubling issue in Florida — the widespread abuse of absentee ballots.
Police say Henry’s computer was used to obtain dozens of absentee ballots prior to the city’s Aug. 24 elections, in which he was re-elected.
The Daytona Beach probe started when an elections supervisor noticed that as many as 90 absentee ballots had been requested from two e-mail addresses, and that they came from a single computer. (It is illegal in Florida for anyone other than a family member to help in requesting an absentee ballot.)
“Absentee ballots are now the weapon of choice for people who want to commit voter fraud,” said Hans von Spakousky, a former Justice Department attorney who monitored voter fraud. “Campaigns will order absentee ballots and then follow the postman door to door on the day they are delivered to pick them up and control the vote.”
Byron York: If Dems lose, Obama will blame everyone but himself (We know!)
Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin: Biden booed in Philly, shunned in Wisconsin.
A pep talk from the Republican Study Committee:
Check back, I’ll be adding more links throughout the day.
This is pathetic:The Blaze: Are Democrats Buying Senior Votes for $250?
Democrats are making a pre-election pitch to give Social Security recipients a one-time payment of $250, part of a larger effort to convince senior voters that their party, and not Republicans, will best look out for the 58 million people who get the government retirement and disability benefits.
The $250 check is meant to make up for a second year without a cost-of-living increase due to low inflation.
President Barack Obama has urged Congress to approve the $250 payment. House and Senate Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid say they will bring up the legislation when lawmakers return for the lame-duck session in November. In the meantime, Democrats are using the proposal to augment their campaign pitch that Republicans would undermine Social Security.
“Instead of helping seniors,” Pelosi’s office said, “Republicans, backed by their allies on Wall Street, are threatening to privatize and cut Social Security, just as they tried to do under President Bush.”
Ace: As Usual, Howard Kurtz Very Nearly Says Something Interesting, Then Restrains Himself From Making So Great An Error
John Erickson, Chairman of RLTV and founder of Erickson Retirement Communities, says seniors are “hanging on with white knuckles, hoping things are not going to get worse”…
The American Thinker: The Democrats Will Steal the Election if We Let Them
WUWM: Voter Fraud Billboards Cause for Concern for Some
Who would object to anti voter fraud billboards????
The billboards popping up across the city contain images of a few faces behind bars, including a young black male, with the words, “Voter Fraud is a Felony. We voted illegally.” Matt Brusky works with the group, Citizen Action Wisconsin. It wants to know who’s behind the billboards and would like them removed. Brusky says the signs are designed to discourage some people from voting on November 2.
HUH? They are designed to discourage illegal voting. Why would someone who’s properly registered to vote, feel discouraged?
Citizen Action Wisconsin, what are you talking about?
PURE AWESOMENESS: Cuffy: Historic Illiteracy: Idiot Sarah Palin “Party Like It’s 1773” After The Election! (It’s tongue in cheek, folks).
All American Blogger piles on: Sarah Palin Schools the Libs (Comic)
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