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MO: SOS says machines haven’t counted Romney votes for Obama

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By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog

ST. LOUIS —  Claims of faulty machines giving votes intended for Mitt Romney to President Obama are unfounded, the Missouri Secretary of State’s office says.

The Republican National Committee sent letters to six secretaries of state, including Missouri Democrat Robin Carnahan, on Thursday expressing concern over voting machines.

In the letter, John R. Phillippe, Jr., chief counsel for the RNC, wrote that “in a significant number of cases” voting machines in these states populated votes for the wrong presidential contender, giving the tally to Obama instead of Romney.

Phillippe asked the secretaries of state to make sure all machines are calibrated and to remind voters they should ensure their choices were properly recorded before leaving the polls.

The Missouri SOS office provided Missouri Watchdog with the Friday response from executive deputy secretary of state Rich Lamb, in which he noted the RNC letter failed to specify any particular Missouri voters who experienced errors when using the state’s electronic voting system.

“To date, our office has not received any complaints regarding the issue,” Lamb wrote. “We are aware of a report in a newspaper article, which was addressed by the local election authority.”

St. Louis County voter Diana Neff told KMOV she twice tried to vote for Romney when casting an absentee ballot on an electronic voting machine last month, but the machine tried to register the vote for Obama. A poll worker reset the machine, which functioned property afterward.

The Show Me State is one of 15 in the United States that both has no early voting and requires an excuse for voting absentee.

Stacie Temple, communications director for Carnahan’s office, told Watchdog that election authorities cannot begin counting absentee ballots until Tuesday.

Lamb wrote that he had sent the RNC letter to all of the local election authorities in the state, as voting systems are under their control.

LAMB: Missouri’s voting machines are rigorously tested.

He said the machines are tested for accuracy before and after each election.

“Further, the voting systems have a voter verified paper audit trail that can be directly verified by the voter prior to casting their ballot,” Lamb wrote.

He also noted that a voter’s bill of rights is posted in each polling place, alerting them of that ability.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.h.hibdon Linda Hill Hibdon

    KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON YOUR VOTE, MAKE SURE IT REGISTERS WHO YOU CHOSE, IF NOT RAISE HELL AND TAKE PICTURES!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=71905627 Katherine Naughton

    will do!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dpigme Daniel Mays

    what about the romney’s owning voting machines

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1116759846 Becky Gibson

    Curious that until just last night we had not seen any Romney ads, except for those supporting Todd Akin. Then, I saw 2 within a half hour. Neither candidate has been campaigning in Missouri, as it has pretty well been sewn up for Romney since the primary. Now I wonder if it is really all that settled and if the Republicans are getting scared and looking for excuses for loosing Missouri.

  • Sylvia Wise

    Maybe Obama will win Missouri this Time…..I hope what about Mitt having his own voting machine!!!!!???????

  • http://www.facebook.com/BabyJane2016 Destiny Ann Cagle

    I am 15, and I cannot vote, but I hope and am praying that Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan win! Our economy can NOT take the same results as it has in the last 4 years.

  • MH

    Why would you want to give it back to the people who destroyed it in the first place.

  • http://www.facebook.com/highlandpipermo Edward Doc Mahoney

    Yeah!, Right! The Tooth fairy is a rock star and the moon is made of green cheese!

  • http://www.facebook.com/schatten13 Ron Mn

    Actually, EVERYTHING was better under Bush..unemployment (5.7% then, 7.9% now..gasoline per gallon..$1.89/gallon on Bush’s last day..has stayed near $3.50/gallon almost since then until recent days, but still now $2.99 is the best I have seen, etc etc etc)

  • http://www.facebook.com/schatten13 Ron Mn

    Romney does not own any voting machines..God..where do you lefties even come from? Not earth, certainly..

  • http://twitter.com/tracybo Tracy Greever-Rice

    Obama would need only 4,000 more votes this year than he got in 2008 to win Missouri. McCain won by .1% of the vote, hardly making Missouri a ‘flaming’ red state.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ron.smith.98284566 Ron Smith

    You need clued in bro,cause it has been in the news like about a dozen-times.Companies that he own interst in have sold votong machines!!!! {I’M Just Sayin}

  • Lisa

    Oh, are you forgetting the mountain of debt he created and handed over to President Obama? What about deregulation? That happened on his watch too. What about huge corporate hand-outs, giving tax breaks to companies who shifted work overseas – all courtesty of BUSH.

  • Lisa

    Please read up on the these two men. They change daily what they “stand for”. Do you want a candidate that changes his mind depending on the group of people he is pandering too?

  • Lisa

    This is a typical Republican stunt to draw attention away from what’s important.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.parton.7 Ken Parton

    This current President has out spent all others combined. Have you seen the 16 trillion?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mhorvath2 Matt Horvath

    DO NOT take a photo of the machine or of anything in the polling area. In almost every state this is ILLEGAL and can get you thrown out of the poll without being able to vote.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mhorvath2 Matt Horvath

    Election Machine Malfunction
    What to do if your electronic voting machine messes up.

    …You’ve cast your vote page by page. You get to the summary of all your votes at the end of the electronic voting process. BUT YOU SEE THAT THE MACHINE HAS FLIPPED YOUR VOTES OR RECORDED THE WRONG VOTES!!!


    1. Do not panic; it happens, especially if you’ve voted quickly (like typing too fa
    st on Facebook).
    2. Call for one of the poll workers to come over because your machine has made an error.
    3. Show the poll worker what’s happened.
    4. The poll worker will ask you to try again to see if the machine repeats the error.
    5. If it does NOT repeat the error, press the “cast ballot” button and finish voting.
    6. If it DOES repeat the error, insist on having the poll supervisor come over. With the original poll worker helper present explain what’s happened. Tell the supervisor you want this machine taken offline and you want to vote on a machine that’s working properly.
    7. The poll supervisor will have to cancel your voting “booth” before doing anything else.
    8. Then the supervisor will take the machine offline (disconnect it from the daisy chain of machines).
    9. The poll supervisor will re-issue the code you need to vote.
    10. Go through the process again.

    DO NOT take a photo of the machine or of anything in the polling area. In almost every state this is ILLEGAL and can get you thrown out of the poll without being able to vote.

    If the poll supervisor DOES NOT follow the above steps, insist that he/she call the county/municipal election authority and let you speak with them. (That’s your right as a voter.)

    Get them to direct the poll supervisor to take the correct actions. If they won’t help, ask for the toll free number to your state Secretary of State. Call them and ask them to resolve the problem.

    If they won’t help call 855-444-6100. That’s the True the Vote hotline. But DON’T CALL that line until AFTER you’ve tried the county/municipal authority AND the Secretary of State. We have lawyers standing by to help.

    Please only call if YOU are the person to whom this happens. NOBODY can take 2nd or 3rd hand reports and take action.

  • http://twitter.com/ageorgemo gb

    Make sure you wear your tinfoil hat tomorrow dear.

  • http://www.facebook.com/melissa.schutte.9 Melissa Schutte
  • KCisKing

    Lisa, seriously??? Obama has created more debt in 4 years than Bush did with 8. There have been more corporate handouts under Obama than Bush… are you not familiar with what is called the stimulus. Lisa open your eyes.

  • KCisKing

    No, the Romney ads were more to get people to get out and vote and then garner a few extra votes for the Republican coattails.

  • KCisKing

    Take the time to read, it has been on liberal blogs,not the news. Check out snopes, it proves that the story is false. http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/votingmachines.asp

  • http://www.facebook.com/coleah Coleah I. Penley-Ayers

    The ‘story’ is Mitt Romney’s son has a mutual fund that has stock in some voting machine company. How does that weave into Romney’s OWNING voting machines?

  • WORSEKarma

    KC, why let a little thing like accurate facts stand in the way of a good Leftist scare-mongering fairy tale?

  • WORSEKarma

    Lisa, Tweepiedeepies, your buddies the Dhimmiecraps CONTROLLED CONGRESS for the last two years of Bush’s Presidency. Prior to that time, the economy was good and improving, despite the Billarovna’s little hat trick with ordering the GAO to hide debt to make their economy “look balanced”, then put it all back the minute Bush took office. Oh, and… 2008: 5% unemployment, $1.89/gal gas, “AAA” US credit rating, $10T in national debt (as opposed to $16T), and a live US ambassador to Libya. Sorry, Little Bammiewhoriephagietraitor, you just can’t wish away facts, no matter how hard you pray to your Traitor God.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.workman2 Mary Workman

    @ RON SMITH U ARE RIGHT. ROMNEY’S SON IS GOING 2 BE IN THE COUNTING ROOM WHERE VOTES ARE BEING COUNTED.ALSO NOT SURE SURE WHICH STATE BUT SAW THAT ON TV YESTERDAY. HE SHOULD NOT HAVE ANYTHING 2 DO WITH THE MACHINES, VOTES , OR THE COUNTING OF THEM.. NO ONE WHO IS RUNNING FOR OFFICE FAMILIES SHOULD BE INVOLVED OR OWN ANYTHING 2 DO WITH THE VOTING PROCESS.

  • Downsguy2000

    Actually bank deregulation happened under Clinton. At the end of his 2nd term the Glass-Steagall Act was repealed. It was in place since 1933 to regulate banks. Read this article: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2012/08/27/repeal-of-glass-steagall-caused-the-financial-crisis
    Not going Repub or Democrat just providing information. Have a nice Tuesday! Whoever wins, the sun still comes up the next day.

  • Downsguy2000

    Obama has lost votes in Missouri it appears. It is funny how we will elect several Democrats like our Governor and then a Republican President. Missouri does not appear favorable for Obama.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.workman2 Mary Workman

    IT HAS BEEN ON ALL NEWS TVs & ALSO IN THE PAPERS. I LIVE IN MISSOURI & IT WAS IN OUR PAPER HERE. KCisKING I READ A LOT & WATCH TV ALSO IT WAS NOT ONLY ON THE LIBERAL BLOGS, YOU HAD BETTER LEARN MORE REAL FACTS BEFORE YOU MOUTH OFF.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.workman2 Mary Workman

    @ MELOSSA SCHUTTE YOU ARE RIGHT HE DOES.OWN THE VOTING MACHINE COMPANIES.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melva-Anderson/617707374 Melva Anderson

    Mary where did you get your information that Romney’s son is going to be in the counting room? Probably from the liberal media as usual.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.workman2 Mary Workman

    LISA REMEMBER THERE WERE 800,000 JOBS A MONTH LOST WHEN BUSH WAS PRESIDENT. I GUESS THE REPUKES REFUSE 2 BELIEVE OR REMEMBER THAT ALSO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.workman2 Mary Workman

    NO HE HAS NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Larry

    I’ve been asking myself that question for the last four years. Remember, it wasn’t until the mid-term election of Bush’s last term that the Democrats took control of the house and passed the laws that required Fanny and Freddy to lend money to house buyers who could not afford their house payments. That is what led to the financial collapse. Bush’s largest deficit was under $400 Billion, not 1.5 trillion like the average of Obama’s deficits and he never fulfilled the constitutional requirement to have an approved budget. Not even one year. The proposed Obama budgets never received even one vote YES from any Senator, Republican or Democrat.

  • Larry

    Yes, President Obama, as a candidate in 2008, called the 8 years worth of Bush Debt, UNPATRIOTIC. So Obama goes out and increases the amount of the total 8 year Bush debt in only 4 years. Let’s quit blaming Bush.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.workman2 Mary Workman

    LISA I GUESS THE REPUKES ARE JUST STUPID OR BLIND OR BOTH. ALSO CLAIRE IS AHEAD OF THEY MINDLESS AKIN. FOR A WHILE SOME OF OUR REPUKES IN OFFICE HERE WERE FOR AKIN BUT THE LAST FEW DAYS THEY HAVE BEEN DEIGNING HIM . QUITE A CHANGE IN JUST A WEEK BEFORE ELECTION ISN’T IT? EVEN ROMNEY WANT’S HIM 2 STEP DOWN. AKIN IS THE SCUM OF THE EARTH & SOME OTHERS ARE LIKE HIM. I HOPE THEY ALL LOSE THE REPUKES . WOULD BE THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY.

  • Larry

    Except that Romney will have 10,000+ more votes in Missouri than McCain got in 20008

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.workman2 Mary Workman

    I LIVE HERE IN MISSOURI & YES THEY ARE AFRAID THEY THE REPUKES ARE AFRAID THEY WILL LOSE. SURE HOPE THEY LOSE VERY BAD. THEY CAN FORGET ABOUT MORE VOTES FOR THEM.

  • http://www.facebook.com/harrilllynn Lynn Harrill

    “Everything was better?????? Ron, you need to pull your head out…..that is the most ludicrous statement I’ve read since the last time I read what a redumblican had to say!

  • http://www.facebook.com/harrilllynn Lynn Harrill

    It would be nice if redumblicans actually listened to facts! NOTHING you wrote was actually true, Redumblicans wouldn’t know the truth if it hit them right in their big fat mouths!

  • http://www.facebook.com/harrilllynn Lynn Harrill

    Bush’s wars is what predominantly made the debt that you redumblicans cry about President Obama not fixing fast enough. Face it there is not a republican out there that deserves to hold an office in any thing! You should all just be labeled as terrorists because that is what you are!

  • http://www.facebook.com/harrilllynn Lynn Harrill

    You redumblicans continue to say…”stop blaming Bush”….Well, Larry it is his fault and denial does not change the truth! We need to vote all redumblicans out of office, then and only then will America be able to heal. As long as redumblicans continue with their lies and terrorism then our country will never heal!

  • http://www.facebook.com/GlendaQuinlinJacobs Glenda Quinlin-Jacobs

    Facts show Obama has spent less than any other President in twenty years. Check your facts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GlendaQuinlinJacobs Glenda Quinlin-Jacobs

    Bush paid bailouts before he left office. FACTS! I know you Teapublicans don;t like them but they are there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GlendaQuinlinJacobs Glenda Quinlin-Jacobs

    No he hasn’t he has spent less. Check the facts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GlendaQuinlinJacobs Glenda Quinlin-Jacobs

    Bush was an idiot and he spent most of his time on his ranch. Cheney tol dhim what to doa nd when. Face it people Bush was a puppey. Do tell why have we not seen him involved in the Teapublican campaigning for RMoney? He is an embarrasment and they don’t wany people reminder what he did.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GlendaQuinlinJacobs Glenda Quinlin-Jacobs

    RMoney is a pathological liar.

  • Larry

    Sooooo, it is Bush’s fault that Alkida had gained strength when they attached the USS Cole and other places because Clinton did not respond. Thus it was Bush’s fault that they attack the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and attempted to attacked the Capital building. These were the worst acts of War against the USA on US soil EVER. It is Bush’s fault that the US economy slowed to a near stop after the attacks and that the expenses of the retaliatory war cost money. It is Bush’s fault that Barney Frank and his democratic co-horts demanded mortgages be given to everyone with government guarantees because it is unfair that anyone is denied a mortgage for a house purchase, just because they do not have income to support it, (CHECK IT OUT). And it is Bush’s Fault that Obama spend 6 trillion dollars in 4 years on projects including green energy that like Solendra and multiple other solar businesses that went Bankrupt and the US will never get that money back and we don’t even know where most of the nearly 900 Billion in Stimulus funds went, leaving us 6 Trillion dollars deeper in dept under President Obama. Yea, that is ALL BUSH’S FAULT. Thanks for clearing that up for me!!!! Now I understand and the thinking American People *who have already voted or will be voting for Mitt Romney in the next 12 hours” understand that also. Thanks again.

  • Larry

    You are right Mary. Obama has only spent 6.3 Trillion to date. By the way, that equals around $55,000.00 for every US household. (It is accelerating at an increasing speed), The debt from all of the other presidents from George Washington to the end of George W. Bush’s 8 years totaled 10 Trillion. If re-elected, it will take Obama just over 3 more years to equal the total debt accumulated by ALL THE PRECEDING PRESIDENTS. So the first 232 years of US HISTORY equaled 10 Trillion Dollar Debt and in 7 years of an OBAMA administration we will double the previous total to a 20 Trillion Dollar Debt. He does continually claim that he has done everything better than any previous president.

  • Larry

    Guess what, I live in Missouri also, North of Kansas City. I have been following the polls and is Romney over Obama by at least 6 points in Missouri!!!

  • Larry

    LOL, that’s funny. Obama’s golf games and multiple vacations, when the time is added, total more than 6 months of his presidency. In fact, other than watching US Seals kill Bin Laden, I don’t remember seeing him in his office. As far as Bush’s involvement in the election, prior to Clinton, former presidents just step aside and don’t involve themselves in the new administration. Oh I’m wrong. Jimmy Carter was the first exception to this unwritten guide for ex-presidents.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dianna.hoover Dianna Hoover

    Glenda for your info, you are an idiot since you love throwing idiotic phrases around at anyone who doesn’t agree with you. Before you spew another made up uneducated word at me you bleeding heart liberal, I am a Libertarian, who loves how your charismatic Democratic Puppet Obama is ruining this country I so love and enjoy my freedoms he is trying to take away with a very similar agenda to socialism. Plus you really need to check your facts and your self before start typing on social networks or media. I atleast have the courtesy normally to have an educated conversation with people on their political views, but you have made my blood boil. You have yet to put one fact or even a decent reason why someone should vote for Obama, instead you are hostile, hateful and plain ignorant. As far as which President actually signed the law which allows companies to move there businesses over seas for cheaper labor it was during Bill Clintons administration inacted during Bushs’ Presidency… So it was Clinton who made it so… Look it up, its all a matter of public records. Anything else you want me to embarrass your precious Democratic party about I would enjoy doing it. Oh by the way don’t believe everything in the media. Plus if Obama never tried to apologize to some of the banned countries on behalf of the United States and there horrible leaders we might not have lost such an amazing ambassador. I am not saying Repulicans are innocent, but quit blaming Bush, because if you understood politics, you’d know if the house and senate are mostly Dems, then they ignore a Rep President out of spite. So grow up and learn how to debate an issue properly, not ignorantly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1441435399 Jamie Tyroler

    I’ve seen reports of the opposite happening, votes for Obama registering for Romney.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carl.mcmasters Carl McMasters

    I’m in MO. Obama 2012!

  • Linda hamilton

    good one!!!

  • Linda hamilton

    so what if Obama get back he will own your bank account.

  • Linda hamilton

    if Obama gets back in the gas and everything else will go back up. Remember when they had a big storm in the golf gas went way up, now in NY the refinery got wiped out and gas has not gone up it has been coming down but u just wait it will not jump by penny it will be dollars.

  • Linda hamilton

    In just one term, Barack Obama will have added as much to the national debt as all prior presidents, from George Washington to George W.Bush, in combined. Glenda you read the facts.

  • Linda hamilton

    That turn when bush was in office he gave money to the people married people got 1000.00 signal got 500. Obama didn’t help no one but the banks and the bank where to help with the lone they did help no one but their selfs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=757378721 Jay Lawyer

    I guess that means George Soros and his billions should be banned as well.

  • Linda hamilton

    Stimulus Impact Promise, $ 825 billion stimulus would save or create 3.5 million jobs, 90 % of them in the private sector. Reality, The cbo says the stimulus saved or created between 600,000 and 1.6 million jobs. Moody’s economy. com puts the number at 2.1 million. many of these were state-level civil servants.Then:12.5 million unemployed. Now 12.72 million unemployed. Change: 671,000 more unemployed.

  • Linda hamilton

    You mine the poor house that is where we all will be.

  • Linda hamilton

    At least he stead in this country and didn’t spend our taxes payers money to fly here and their. take vacation in other country. Lora Bush didn’t have 93 people working for her she had 2, Lora didn’t go on vacations with out her George. All Obama knows how to do is speed money he don’t have.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lugians Don Draper

    this is why I will vote paper

  • Linda hamilton

    It better be working Mitt is getting my vote and I sure will make sure it show that is how i picked.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lugians Don Draper

    http://lmmartin.hubpages.com/hub/The-United-States-National-Debt-233-years-in-the-making

    here is tally if you really want to see and it is not all from bush

  • tabaqui

    Wrong. There were only 72 days of filibuster-proof majority in congress under Obama. Hardly two years. Source: http://www.thepragmaticpundit.com/2012/09/president-obama-had-filibuster-proof.html

  • tabaqui

    By the end of Bush’s two terms, he had increased the Nat. debt by 89 percent. President Obama? 40 percent.

  • tabaqui

    Wrong. President Bush the second racked up the most vacation days of any President – easy to verify, just Google it.

  • tabaqui

    Nice to know that no one here can give their opinion without calling names. Jeez, this gets old. The machines were checked and recalibrated – sounds like any issues have been fixed.

    Know your rights before you go to the polling station, and anyone witnessing any kind of voter
    intimidation on Election Day should call the voter protection hotline at
    (866) OUR-VOTE, or 866ourvote.org.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tucker-Matthew-Rain/100001412743948 Tucker Matthew Rain

    And why should we trust ANY Secretary of State? They are all guilty of voter fraud and dereliction of duty and should be prosecuted, including those who are no longer in office. John McCain underwent a Congressional inquiry to be placed on the ballot in 2008 because he wasn’t born on American soil. He showed his birth certificate. No one has properly vetted Obama for the 2008 election or this one. We still don’t know who this man is, no valid birth certificate, no school records, etc. I suspect the reason he doesn’t want to disclose his information is because it will show that he isn’t “Black” but is actually an Arab Muslim. Why else would he bow down to kiss the feet of the Saudi king? The KKK was founded by Democrats and they are using Obama for their own evil purposes. Entitlements are the new slavery. Abraham Lincoln was a racist who signed the Emancipation Proclamation as a political ploy to get re-elected.
    Don’t bother reporting me, I’m on all the lists already.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tucker-Matthew-Rain/100001412743948 Tucker Matthew Rain

    Unemployment is actually closer to 20%.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tucker-Matthew-Rain/100001412743948 Tucker Matthew Rain

    You are deceived. Enjoy your slavery.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tucker-Matthew-Rain/100001412743948 Tucker Matthew Rain

    And yet Oblahblah has done nothing to end those wars and has started new ones. If you want to live under Communism, move to Cuba. We are a Constitutional Republic. You are aiding and abetting domestic enemies of the Constitution which makes you guilty of treason. According to laws enacted by Democrats, your post could be construed as a hate crime.

  • WPJones

    You probably think Bush 43 actually had a ranch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joann.mcgraw1 Jo Ann Mc Graw

    I know that the electoral votes are important but what a bout the peoples votes. What happened to every vote counts. They haven’t counted all of the votes in new Mexico, Florida & I don’t know where else. If every vote counts then why has the election ended. It sure don’t make sense to me, If that is the case, why vote.

  • calvin

    However, it is perfectly fine to have a painted mural of Obama in the polling area, not to mention be wearing an Obama hat as you oversee the voting!

  • calvin

    Go back and see how many Congressmen and Senators voted to go to war with Pres. Bush. You will find names such as Obama, Kerry etc. all of whom had the same intel given to them as Pres. Bush received. At least, Lynn, he awaited the approval of Congress unlike your guy who just sent them in! In other news you dumocrat, the debt has grown under Obama because of foolish green projects that go bankrupt every time you blink. Do some research before you come to the adult table.

  • calvin

    However, it is perfectly fine to have a painted mural of Obama in the polling area, not to mention be wearing an Obama hat as you oversee the voting!

  • tabaqui

    The mural was covered. I have no idea about an Obama hat – haven’t seen anything about that.

  • calvin

    It was only covered after a judge ordered it to be covered. Read about the voting in Wisconsin where Chicago residents were bused into there to vote. Go online and type in Wisconsin voter fraud.

  • tabaqui

    I did. And while I find a lot of stuff about the 2004 elections and voting in general, I find only *one* article about people being ‘bussed in’ – and not from Chicago. Called into a radio show by an anonymous guy calling himself ‘Mike’.

    Sorry, but a)there’s a national 866 number where voting fraud can be reported, so that it can actually be *checked out and prosecuted if necessary*. If you’re legit, your first call shouldn’t be to a Fox news radio station.

    And b) really? That’s the big source? When there is well-documented voter intimidation that is being *prosecuted*, this is your big reveal? Whatever, guy. Seriously. Rommney lost, the Democrats won – get over it.

  • calvin

    I guess you are just oblivious to the revote count in Florida re: Lt. Col Allen West. They will more than likely prove not only does voter fraud exist but that it was rampant in this election. Look at the charts that show how many states, county by county voted for Romney. Your guy may get impeached soon anyway over Benghazi so let’s just say America is in distress as of NOV 6th. Job losses will be major and doctors leaving their practice will also be numerous. Mark it down!

  • calvin

    Here are some examples although not all from this election:The Illinois Attorney General’s Office recently prosecuted and convicted two Cook County election workers for election fraud for violating voter privacy by “supervising” voters as they completed ballots. In 2002, dozens of Chicago’s senior citizens applied for absentee ballots, only to discover that the man who was helping them to apply had already filled in the ballots. As the Chicago Sun-Times reported, when the seniors asked him what he was doing, he answered: “Don’t worry, you’re voting Democratic.”2

    Then there’s Chicago’s interstate rival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Police Department was directed to investigate voter fraud that occurred during the 2004 presidential election. In 2008, the MPD task force issued a troubling and extensive report.

    According to the study, 16 workers from the John Kerry campaign committed felonies that went unprosecuted by Wisconsin authorities. The task force identified a single property where 128 different people were registered to vote, and each one was signed up for the 2004 election. The report cited cases of double-voting, “ghost” voting by dead people, and uncounted absentee ballots that were discovered only after the election was over and the winner declared. The task force questioned the voter registration practices of a number of homeless shelters, and found homeless individuals registered in multiple locations. With no photo ID required to vote in Wisconsin at the time, anyone could have cast multiple ballots simply by knowing the homeless man’s name. As the MPD investigation observed, “vote portability and the abject poverty that defines homelessness, make these unfortunate individuals vulnerable to become the tools of voter fraud by those who would exploit the homeless.”3

    And let’s not forget Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where, during the 2008 presidential election, the New Black Panthers were famously permitted to stand guard in front of the city’s precinct polling locations, armed with nightsticks. That was the same election year that CNN reported that 1,500 of Philadelphia’s ballots were sent to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to be investigated, with another 8,000 considered “suspect.” Then, in 2010, Fox News reported that Bucks County was investigating 500 allegedly fraudulent ballots involving a door-to-door canvassing scheme and forged absentee ballot signatures. And we can add to the list reports of voters receiving letters from the Pennsylvania Voters Assistance Office – an office that doesn’t exist.

  • tabaqui

    Lt. Col? Oh, the one who only avoided jail time and a dishonorable discharge due to string-pulling in Congress? The guy who said ’80′ house Democrats were ‘communists’? Who also said that ‘liberal women’ were ‘neutering’ men? Please. This guy is a joke, as is your ‘impeachment’ rant. Once again – you lost, get over it.

  • calvin

    I didn’t lose, you didn’t win, and obama sure didn’t kill bin laden! Got it!

  • tabaqui

    Right, sure. We’re so done. My head hurts from the bile and your willful ignorance. I am going to enjoy the next four years immensely.

  • http://www.facebook.com/grace.morris.16 Grace Morris

    You’re smarter than the other 50% of voting age Americans that voted for Obama…you have common sense which they don’t…it’s the new cult following of Obama, just wish he would take them all to Iran & have them drink Kool-aid. What a safer world this would be!!!

  • racefish

    As if the media is never wrong. How about Rather and his story on the Swift Boats?

  • racefish

    You know facts give Leftists headaches.

  • racefish

    Why are we still worrying about the debt ceiling then? Bush hasn’t been involved for a long time. You still blaming him?

  • racefish

    She has her Kool Aid cup on the shift key.

  • fred0011

    The Democrats created the mortgage debt problem that crashed the economy. It’s all described in the Winter 2000 issue of the City Journal (New York) article by Howard Husack. That was before Bush was even elected. Clinton also appointed cronies to run Fannie and Freddie who fed bad mortgages to Wall Street. Barney Frank and the Dems blocked Bush from fixing this problem and so, Barney was on the O’Reilly factor in 2009 to get a lashing in public.

  • fred0011

    True, he only outspent every other president combined and added 6+ trillion to the debt and promised to add another 8-10 trillion before 2020

  • BlueReview

    This is true, but there was also a meeting with the SEC in 2004, big banks wanted an exemption for their brokerage units from an old regulation that limited the amount of debt they could take on. The exemption would unshackle billions of dollars held in reserve as a cushion against losses on their investments. The financial crisis was looming then, and this greatly speeded up the downhill slide. Read THIS article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/03/business/03sec.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    And let’s not forget the sub-prime mortgages which have also contributed to the financial collapse. Many of these mortgages were issued to people who actually qualified for the prime rates.

  • BlueReview

    http://www.factcheck.org/tag/spending/

    http://www.policymic.com/articles/9069/has-obama-spent-more-than-any-other-u-s-president-in-history-yes-and-no

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/oct/09/american-crossroads/ad-says-barack-obamas-spending-drove-us-5-trillion/

    Before you blame it all on Obama, you might want to consider all the subsidies that Congress constantly vote to continue, such as the subsidies to Big Oil, Big Ag, NASCAR, and let’s not forget Mitch McConnel’s ‘Bluegrass Boondoggle’, a subsidy to the horseracing industry that he got attached to the 2005 farm bill.

  • BlueReview

    So, pulling all the troops out of Iraq at the end of 2011 was NOT ending a war?

  • BlueReview

    Your childish name-calling instead of using facts is not terribly convincing.

  • BlueReview

    Actually, WORSEkarma was referring to the Bush
    administration, but you’re still right. The longest post-World-War-II business expansion ended in March 2001, one and a half months after a Republican Administration took office. By WORSEkarma’s argument, then, it was the Bush administration that eneded it.

    And politifact.com says, “The evidence shows that the
    economy did not “nose dive” for at least a year after the Democrats took control of Congress, and experts of various ideological backgrounds agree that long-term trends in the housing and energy markets played a bigger role in directly causing the recession.”

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/mar/15/virginia-foxx/foxx-blames-recession-democratic-congressional-tak/

  • BlueReview

    And that includes Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served for 12 years.

  • BlueReview

    Actually, he did (does?), but if you’re saying that it was purchased as a political stunt, you’re probably correct. I can’t find any articles about its sale, but I do know that it was purchased in 1999.

  • BlueReview

    Actually, Bush left the country 74 times as president. Presidential visits of over 10,000 miles (16,093 km) are common, as are visits FROM foreign heads of state. It’s called “diplomacy” and I personally expect it from any president.

  • SixSixSix

    I believe that last part.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NEJSQF4A23FWVDTA2ZOGXN3ZQY JD

    Most of bank deregulation was under Clinton years but BHO
    promised to balance the budget in 08. What happened? His promises were hot air or better yet common Obama lies.He bailed out GM & look where 75% of GM cars come from now; China…. How did that help the Obama unemployment numbers? His administration is a farce.

  • tullmargaret

    i have neve r for that pecker head