Be sure to go check out our new blog at our new location. Not only is there going to be more activity at our new site, the material comes from everyone who is a conservative blogger!
Click here for the NEW NetRight Nation
The following is an interesting story about one voter’s experience in Northern Virginia early this morning. This message was quickly typed on a blackberry and sent over to me.
I arrived at 6:05am. Too many people here.
Was given a Dem sample ballot–no republican volunteers I guess.
There’s a dumb bond for $12m for parks I will say no to. No other bonds
or referenda on ballot.
About 600 people here.
Found a repub tent with one each mccain gilmore fimian signs surrounded
by an ocean of obama warner connolley signs. but they’re too afraid to
give the sample ballots out. I’ll go there.
Just went there. Its a “bipartisan tent” with only democratic sample
ballots. Sounds underhanded. Our guys didn’t show up.
S.C. Poll Lines
11-04-2008 | Daniel885
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 1:41:12 PM by daniel885
In a suburb of Charleston, SC this morning I was out to vote. It’s a very red precinct and the lines were long. It took about an hour and a half to vote.
I’m working in a VERY VERY blue area of the state and have come across only one person whose voted so far. She said she thought it would be busy so she was there fairly early but walked right up to vote with NO WAIT AT ALL!
Take that for what it’s worth
THIS IS RIDICULOUS.
From ABC News:
CHICAGO, Ill. — Among the other voters who have shown up to vote at Shoesmith Elementary School this morning, where Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., will vote: Louis Farrakhan and William Ayers.
Welcome to the South Side of Chicago.
By Bill Wilson
Election Day has finally arrived. Most Americans are more relieved than excited. It has been a long, tiresome affair full of virtually every imaginable diversion, huckster and freak-show. But at long last it is come to an end. Hundreds of self-appointed experts will now spend countless hours trying to tell the American People what it all means, how “historic” the election is for this reason or that. But it is important to try to maintain some perspective and see things as they are.
First, America is still deeply divided. If the polls are correct, Senator Obama will become the first Democrat in more than 30 years to garner more than 50 percent of the popular vote. Still, tens of millions of Americans will reject him and his mantra of state socialism and New Left theology. Let’s keep this in perspective. America’s normal tendency is to switch parties in the White House after 8 years of another party. The FDR/Truman high water mark of 5 consecutive wins is does not occur absent World War and an international Depression.
So, simply playing the odds, the Democrats should be expected to win. And after spending more than $600 million, much of it from unknown and possibly illegal sources, Senator Obama in his heart of hearts knows he will be narrowly scraping by a flawed opponent carrying the weight of a President who is intensely disliked. Let’s hold back a bit on silly words like “landslide” and “mandate.” It will be neither.
From The Paragraph Farmer:
Election Day still means something to me, because I did not request an absentee ballot this year, and I’m not one of the people who already voted.
I know the adage about voting “early and often.” It’s in the very air, because the minions of one major party have taken that to heart, starting with fraudulent voter registration, proceeding through wilful failure to verify the legitimacy of donors, and ending, inevitably, with accusations that the people who cry foul at transparent attempts to subvert our republic are trying to “suppress the vote.”
In this election, as in every other I’ve been old enough to vote in, party apparatchiks applaud “motor voter” initiatives, cry crocodile tears at the plight of the downtrodden, and offer sound-bite outrage at the tone of campaigns. What’s new in the dog’s breakfast this year is the widespread failure of journalists in big media to investigate their favorite ticket at anything deeper than a “Morning Show” level. Accordingly, only a stone would be unsympathetic to frustration with our two-party system.
A few cycles ago, I did actually vote for a third-party candidate (it was the Constitution Party, thank you very much), but I won’t be doing that this year, because I am skeptical of the coalition-building so often proposed as an alternative to “Donkelphant” dominance. If parliamentary forms of government were all they’re cracked up to be, then European countries wouldn’t have to change governments as frequently as they do.
It had to be a decade ago, maybe even longer, that I chanced upon a dog-eared copy of Audrey Meadows autobiography, Love Alice, in a dusty book store on the quaint Main Street of a little town called Westminster, Maryland.
Thumbing open the cover, I came upon a preface that made me fall in love with “Alice” all over again. She cautioned those “who bought this book seeking scandalous thrills or lurid confessions,” to save their time and money,” adding, “If you think I’m too admiring of Jackie [Gleason] with not enough negative cracks, well, this is a love letter, not a report card. ”
And so it was. I lapped up every page of it, drifting back in mind’s eye to sit with my parents in front of the tiny black and white TV that brought “The Honeymooners” into my boyhood home. And Ms. Meadows’ tattered little tome still occupies a place of honor on my library bookshelf.
So, why am I sharing these thoughts with you on Tuesday, November 4-Election Day-2008, when so much is at stake, and such trivial reminisces seem far removed from the weighty issues at hand? Because I want to give you the same word of warning that “Alice” gave me: This is a love letter (not a report card) for Sarah Louise Heath Palin. So, if you’re looking for a cross word or even the slightest criticism, you have my leave to move on now.
Like most Americans, I had barely heard of Sarah Palin until August 29, 2008, when John McCain selected her as his running mate. Oh, I knew she was Governor of Alaska. And that she was stunningly beautiful. I think I knew she had five children, but certainly not that the youngest had Down’s Syndrome. And I most assuredly did not know that she was one of the most dynamic and articulate conservative advocates in America today.
From The Union News:
The liberal “community organizing” group ACORN became a campaign issue last month after Nevada’s Democratic attorney general and its Democratic secretary of state teamed up to conduct a highly visible raid of the group’s Las Vegas offices. They seized files on what could be thousands of fraudulent voter registrations.
After ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, complained the raid was a “stunt” designed to hinder its efforts at minority registration, Larry Lomax, the chief elections officer in Las Vegas, responded that the group’s claims it had extensive quality controls to catch fraudulent registrations were “pathetic.” He noted that ACORN had hired 59 inmates from a work-release program at a nearby prison and that some inmates who had been convicted of identity theft had been made supervisors. That led some local wags to joke that at least ACORN was hiring specialists to do their work.
ACORN’s second line of defense has been that fraudulent registrations can’t turn into fraudulent votes, as if the felony of polluting voter lists was somehow not all that serious. But that defense goes only a short distance. “How would you know if people using fake names had cast votes in states without strict ID laws?” says GOP Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita, who this year won a major Supreme Court case upholding his state’s photo identification law. “It’s almost impossible to detect and once the fraudulent voter leaves the precinct or casts an absentee ballot, that vote is thrown in with other secret ballots there’s no way to trace it.”
Anita MonCrief, an ACORN whistle-blower who worked for both it and its Project Vote registration affiliate from 2005 until early this year, agrees. “It’s ludicrous to say that fake registrations can’t become fraudulent votes,” she told me. “I assure you that if you can get them on the rolls you can get them to vote, especially using absentee ballots.” MonCrief, a 29-year old University of Alabama graduate who wanted to become part of the civil rights movement, worked as a strategic consultant for ACORN as well as a development associate with Project Vote and sat in on meetings with the national staffs of both groups. She has given me documents that back up many of her statements, including one that indicates that the goal of ACORN’s New Mexico affiliate was that only 40 percent of its submitted registrations had to be valid.
MonCrief also told me that some ACORN affiliates had a conscious strategy of flooding voter registration offices with suspect last-minute forms in part to create confusion and chaos that would make it more likely suspect voters would be allowed to cast ballots by overworked officials. Nate Toller, who worked on ACORN registration drives and headed an ACORN campaign against Wal-Mart in California until 2006, agrees. “There’s no quality control on purpose, no checks and balances,” he told me.