The word is out that team Obama is going to try to claim victory early today, in an effort to suppress the vote:
And spread the word – not a single Romney voter should let anything the Obama media says today dissuade them from voting. Two words, people – BROKEN GLASS.
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The Other McCain: ELECTION DAY UPDATES:
Win, lose, or draw, we’re gonna be up late tonight, and the best thing to do is to avoid unnecessary stress. My advice to you is to start drinking heavily. Readers are welcome to provide their own reports, or link to useful information, in the comments.
I’ll be checking in with more news as I find it.
Mental Recession: Poll Worker Tells U.S. Senate Candidate She Has to Vote Democrat All the Way Down the Ballot:
A pretty disturbing report coming out of U.S. Senate candidate, Wendy Long’s campaign. Apparently, a poll worker reviewed Long’s ballot and told her it would be rejected because she didn’t “fill in every space”.
When Long countered that you can indeed leave some sections of the ballot blank, the poll worker again indicated her ballot would be rejected.
Long correctly informed the worker that forcing a voter to vote in every race, would essentially result in that person being forced to vote for candidates they do not want.
The poll worker even went so far as to suggest Long should mark the Democratic line all the way down.
Outrage: The Hill: GOP senators: Thousands of ballots unlikely to reach military voters in time:
A group of Republican senators said Monday that thousands of voter ballots are unlikely to reach military service members until after Nov. 6.
One day ahead of the election, Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to express their concern over delays in ballots reaching military voters overseas.
Gateway Pundit: Romney Campaign: GOP Turnout Looks Good in Ohio:
A rallying cry from Michael Walsh, NRO: Crush Them:
It’s not enough for the GOP to win tomorrow. It needs to win big, a win so convincing that even the Left won’t be able to explain it away. The definition of victory in war is not a 50.1 percent majority that allows the other side to keep fighting — it’s the battleship Missouri, on whose deck the losing side signs articles of capitulation. The modern Left — the unholy spawn of ’30s gangland and ’60s academic Marxism — must be forced to its knees in surrender.
There’s a honored place in our political system for a leftist party, one that pushes for improvement in areas that need improving, but not one devoted to revolutionary “fundamental change.” A vote for Romney tomorrow is a vote against the socialist elements that seized control of the JFK/Scoop Jackson Democratic party in 1972, and has worked against America’s best interests ever since. A vote for Romney tomorrow is a vote for a restoration of the old Jacksonian — Andrew, that is — Democratic party, a true populist party shorn of its Communist accretions that is every bit as all-American as the other guys. Unless and until this happens, though, the modern donkeys will continue their war on the Constitution, convinced they are on the side of the angels, and taking solace in the late Ted Kennedy’s words, “the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.”
It’s up to the electorate tomorrow to show them that the dream is really a nightmare, from which it’s time to awake, that the cause of America always endures, and the work of restoring our founding principles begins anew today.
Ace of Spades predictions:
Now, onto “staff” predictions:
Ace: Romney 348- Obama 190
Me: Romney 277-Obama 261
CAC: Romney 277- Obama 261
RDBrewer: Romney 338- Obama 200
Gabe: Romney 267- Obama 271
Russ: Romney 466- Obama 72
Dave In Texas: “Chaos” (Ohio is the new Florida) also Romney 286- Obama 252
Andy: Romney 316- Obama 222
John E.: Romney 315- Obama 223
50 lashes with a wet noodle to Gabe.
A hopeful sign via Anita Moncrief: Black Ohio resident explain why she is voting for Romney:
Is Donna Brown not the polar opposite of that screechy Obama-phone lady (also from Cleveland?)
Charles B sends a barrage of links showing how Social Conservatives are increasing the anti-Obama turnout in key states:
SFGate: Iowa votes on justice from ’09 gay marriage ruling
MNPLS Star Trib: Evangelicals must stand firm on marriage amendment
Newsmax: Support for Traditional Marriage Growing in Key States
MN Post: Gay Marriage Ballots Likely to Increase Turnout in Four States: Ballot measures have not been good to gay marriage advocates — they have lost all but one of the 28 that have been voted on since 2004.
Heading out to vote! Check back later – I’ll be updating this post all day.
Big Government: Election Judge Wears Obama Hat in Obama’s Home Ward
Ace of Spades HQ: Nothing At All Out of Line With This Philadelphia Polling Place:
Gateway Pundit: Romney Adviser Ed Gillespie: “Mitt Romney Will Win Decisively” (Video)
Romney adviser Ed Gillespie told FOX and Friends this morning,
“Mitt Romney… will not just win, but win decisively.”
Gateway Pundit: Florida Reports Strong Republican Turnout – Intensity High In PA:
It looks like there’s a strong Republican turnout in Pennsylvania and Florida.
Governor Tom Ridge reports high Republican intensity in Pennsylvania.
PJ Tatler: Two Early Vote Analyses Point to Romney Win in #Ohio (Updated)
John Hayward, Human Events: Early signs and portents on Election Day:
It takes a lot of anecdotes to accumulate into critical mass and become “data,” and in any event we’ll know the election results soon enough. But an interesting account comes from a correspondent in Wisconsin who proved an invaluable source of information during the Scott Walker recall drama: “Liberal areas of the state are seeing very light turn out, much lighter than for the Walker recall. Conservative areas are seeing very heavy turnout, far heavier than for the Walker recall. I think we are seeing a continuation of the “recall” against Gov. Walker, only it is in the form of voting for Romney, only this time, the Dems aren’t showing up.”
Weasel Zippers: UN Election Observers Shocked Americans Don’t Need To Show ID To Vote…
And why should we? Nobody cheats in America.
Via The Cable:
For the head of Libya’s national election commission, the method by which Americans vote is startling in that it depends so much on trust and the good faith of election officials and voters alike.
“It’s an incredible system,” said Nuri K. Elabbar, who traveled to the United States along with election officials from more than 60 countries to observe today’s presidential elections as part of a program run by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). Your humble Cable guy visited polling places with some of the international officials this morning. Most of them agreed that in their countries, such an open voting system simply would not work.
GOP.com: 46 Newspaper Editorial Boards (And Counting) That Endorsed Obama In 2008 Change Their Minds In 2012
Via Project Veritas:
Notice anything strange?
What is a uniformed law enforcement officer doing standing next to a large color photograph of President Obama?
Not enforcing the law, that’s what.
Todd Starnes: Poll Watcher Threatened with Gun, Voter Punched in Detroit:
A legally credentialed poll watcher was threatened with a gun at a polling precinct in Detroit — an incident that state Republican leaders are calling an act of “outlandish” intimidation.
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The poll watcher, a lawyer, was confronted by a voter who demanded that he show his credentials. The poll watcher complied with the request –but the voter objected and allegedly brandished a gun and badge and ordered him to leave the precinct.
The GOP observer was reportedly chased away by the unidentified gun-wielding individual.
John Hayward, Human Events: Election Day shenanigans: ballots shredded, voters ferried, Black Panthers return:
It just wouldn’t be a proper Election Day without all sorts of funny business going on at the polls. The Black Panthers are back in Philadelphia, outside the same polling place where they flagrantly intimidated voters in 2008, to the mild amusement of Eric Holder’s Justice Department. It looks like this time they’re not packing truncheons, and as long as they obey the rules and maintain the proper distance from voters, they have the same right to be there as anyone else. They just seem to be the only ones that get away with wearing paramilitary uniforms while they’re “monitoring” elections.
A group called the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC sent the Nevada Secretary of State a letter citing reports accusing “the Culinary Union 226 of knowingly registering illegal immigrants and then pressuring them to vote,” according to a Fox News report. One illegal immigrant is quoted as saying a union representative ominously warned he would be “in so much trouble” if he didn’t vote. Somewhat improbably, the head of ALIPAC claimed Senator Harry Reid’s re-election victory in 2010 was due to illegal immigrant votes; and, quite unrealistically, he wants the Clark County voter rolls purged completely of illegal aliens in a single day.
Sorry, but that ship has sailed. That’s why vote fraud defenders are so fiercely determined to block photo ID laws. Very little can be done once Election Day rolls around, and it’s extremely unlikely that any subsequent test of ballot integrity would lead to overturning an election, particularly a presidential election. The odds of fraudulent voters facing any sort of real consequences are slim, and even verbally reminding them of the potential penalties has been declared an act of racist voter suppression. Election Day is the finish line for the voter-fraud crowd.
Gateway Pundit: Joe Biden Flies to Cleveland For Final Campaign Stop… At Greek Restaurant With a Few Dozen Customers
Joe Biden made a mad dash to campaign in Cleveland today.
…At a Greek Restaurant with a few dozen customers.
Matthew Boyle, The Daily Caller: Wisconsin conservative radio host: Local and federal taxpayer-funded vehicles were used to transport Dem voters to polls:
Wisconsin radio host Vicki McKenna tweeted Tuesday that government vehicles are being used to transport Democratic voters to the polls in Milwaukee, Wisc.
Both local and federal taxpayer resources were used to carryout the mobilization efforts of Barack Obama to get Democratic voters to the polls, said McKenna.
“MILWAUKEE CITY DPW van doing GOTV [get out the vote] at polls today,” McKenna– a conservative media fixture in Milwaukee and Madison– tweeted earlier today.
“DOWNTOWN milwaukee pollwatcher reports CITY PUBLIC WORKS vehicles dropping off voters at the polls,” McKenna tweeted afterwards.
McKenna also tweeted that federal government resources are being used to get Democrats to Wisconsin polls.
According to the KCMO reporter at the last news break during the Sean Hannity Show, Obama was sounding “magnanimous” toward Romney and was kind enough to “congratulate ” him on his “hard fought race.”
U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated Republican rival Mitt Romney on Tuesday (November 06) for running a hard-fought race for the White House and expressed confidence he would win re-election during a stop at a local campaign office to thank volunteers.
Ben Howe, Red State: GOP Poll Observers Being Blocked in North Carolina:
Reports are coming in that Lenoir County North Carolina has not allowed GOP Poll Watchers into the polls all day because, they claim, something was wrong with a draft of the paperwork submitted with the poll watchers names.
Gateway Pundit: MASSIVE TURNOUT In Red States Louisiana and Missouri:
Claire McCaskill said to be worried…
LAST POST BEFORE I MOVE TO A RESULTS THREAD:
Sunshine State Sarah: Ignore the exit polls. Here’s why.
You should completely ignore any results coming from exit polls. Here is why:
First of all, the traditional arrangement between the media outlets to gather exit polling data was significantly altered this year. They are not gathering data from a significant number of states, states which almost all lean right [insert your favorite conspiracy theory here].
Besides the limited data coming from this year’s exit polls, the information gathered from individual states is also not trustworthy. The 2004 exit polls predicted a John Kerry win, and many of the networks reported that, only to have to revoke their announcements later that night.
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