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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Couple of New Ads

and and one more


Anonymous said...

John McCain's campaign has directed $175,000 to the firm of a Republican operative accused of massive voter registration fraud in several states.

According to campaign finance records, a joint committee of the McCain-Palin campaign, the RNC and the the California Republican Party, made a $175,000 payment to the group Lincoln Strategy in June for purposes of "registering voters." The managing partner of that firm is Nathan Sproul, a renowned GOP operative who has been investigated on multiple occasions for suppressing Democratic voter turnout, throwing away registration forms and even spearheading efforts to get Ralph Nader on ballots to hinder the Democratic ticket.

In a letter to the Justice Department last October, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers said that that Sproul's alleged activities "clearly suppress votes and violate the law."

That Sproul would come under the employment umbrella of the McCain campaign -- the Republican National Committee has also separately paid Lincoln Strategy at least $37,000 for voter registration efforts this cycle -- is not terribly surprising. Sproul, who has donated nearly $30,000 to McCain's campaign, has been in the good graces of GOP officials for the past decade despite charges of ethical

Anonymous said...

Minneapolis, MN)—The Gay Log Cabin Republicans today announced its endorsement of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for President of the United States. Log Cabin’s national board of directors voted 12-2 to endorse the Republican nominees for President and Vice President. Gay Log Cabin announced the decision at its “Big Tent Event” during the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis.

“On the most important issue that LGBT Americans faced in the last decade—the federal marriage amendment—Sen. John McCain stood with us. Now we stand with him,” said Log Cabin Republicans President Patrick Sammon. “Sen. McCain is an inclusive Republican who is focusing the GOP on unifying core principles that appeal to independent voters. He hires Gay help as with his chef."

“Sen. McCain showed courage by bucking his own party’s leadership and the president—twice voting against the amendment. He gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor, calling the amendment ‘antithetical in every way to the core philosophy of Republicans.’ He paid a political price for his vote,” said Sammon.

“ Gay Log Cabin Republicans is a grassroots organization and our membership overwhelmingly supports endorsing Sen. McCain,” said Log Cabin Board Chairman Pete Kingma. “Our board and staff members have spent recent months getting input and feedback from our members. The consensus among our members is strongly in favor of an endorsement because of his inclusive record. Our members also support him because he’s a maverick; a trait most recently on display with his decision to select Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.”

Anonymous said...

We got them where we want them PIV.

Obama has given up.

Some excuse. Off to see Nana. Almost dead.

Dog sleeping

hermit thrush said...

quick, iv, only two weeks left till the election! you've managed to go the whole campaign without saying anything about why you support mccain, but there's still a little time left!

Anonymous said...

In 2004 the Rove groupies said that John Kerry was the most liberal. So how can Obama and every other Democrat running for office always be the most liberal? Sounds like the McCain campaign is lying again.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Nana is white

How did that happen.

dog moans

Anonymous said...

Malfunctions left some voters wondering Monday if their vote would count, while election officials throughout Northeast Florida were slammed with record early voting turnouts.

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Early voting started Monday and continues through the weekend before Election Day at select locations.

Jerry Holland, Duval County supervisor of elections, said seven out of 15 optical scan machines were replaced on Monday as a result of problems with the machines rejecting ballots.

"We're looking at everything," said Holland, who said the humidity, the paper or the machine may have been factors.

Problems with the machines occurred throughout Duval County, including Gateway mall, Webb Wesconnett, Mandarin, Highlands, Regency Square and Bradham-Brooks Northwest libraries, according to officials.

Tia Sewell-Crumpler, who voted at one of the problematic sites - Highlands library - felt uncomfortable her ballot wasn't scanned.

"I wanted to see it go into the machine," Sewell-Crumpler said, to get counted.

Officials said voters can feel confident their ballots are being handled carefully and tactfully. Procedures have been put into place to make sure all registered voters who go out to vote have their say in the election.

"We're going to make sure every vote counts," Holland added.

Broward County to the south also reported problems with equipment, according to The Associated Press, which said some voters in other parts of the state waited for hours as crowds swarmed election offices.

In Duval County, 10 more machines were ordered from the manufacturer Primer, an Ohio company, and are expected to be on hand in the event of other unforeseen problems, officials said.

Meanwhile, lines were steady all day long at all the early voting sites. The wait time at the main office was at least one hour in the morning until around 1 p.m., dropping down to 45 minutes in the afternoon.

Michelle Sutherland, South Mandarin library poll supervisor, said people were lined up outside before the doors opened at 10 a.m. Monday.

"We've been really busy," she said. "There have been 40-50 people in line consistently."

Duval County election officials estimated at least 6,000 turned out on the first day of early voting, but the exact number was uncertain. Holland said an exact count would be available today.

"This [election year] is going to break any kind of record," said Holland.

Not all the problems in Duval County were equipment-related. One man was arrested at the Supervisor of Elections main office for fighting, but not before he cast his vote. Officials said they didn't think it was campaign-related and didn't have any other information about the incident.

Election workers in Clay and St. Johns counties reported no problems with the first day of early voting.

Almost 4,000 people voted Monday in St. Johns County, and 1,700 in Clay County. Nassau County estimated 1,400 people voted, and in Baker County about 400 turned out.

St. Johns Supervisor of Elections Penny Hallyburton said all six early voting locations ran smoothly. The larger number of voters led to some lines, but the wait was still only taking 5-10 minutes before voters got into a polling place.

Both Vicki Cannon, elections supervisor in Nassau County, and Baker County supervisor Nita Crawford said the first day went smoothly with no equipment malfunctions.

"It has been real steady, and the line has moved swiftly. I encourage early voting," Crawford said.

Cannon said that not only has the turnout for early voting been good, but voters have been calling her office with requests for ballots to vote by mail.

"It is exciting to see our citizens so engaged," Cannon said. "They are really interested in this election and it makes it all worthwhile because so much effort goes into preparing for the election."

Anonymous said...

Obamas Has His Own Flag

Anonymous said...

"Obama's Flag?"

Hey Forest Gump,

The flag you claimed is Obama's, is the State Flag of Ohio.

No wonder you think Palin is smart, she thinks that when she is elected that she will run the US Senate.
OMG how stupid is that.

Anonymous said...

October 21, 2008 3:57 PM..

Do you really think anyone will read everything you write? It's supposed to be a blog, not a book.

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