Obama's New Get Out The Vote Strategy

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Monkey Boy, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. First there was ACORN committing elections fraud, now this:



    CLEVELAND - Volunteers supporting Barack Obama picked up hundreds of people at homeless shelters, soup kitchens and drug-rehab centers and drove them to a polling place yesterday on the last day that Ohioans could register and vote on the same day, almost no questions asked.

    The huge effort by a pro-Obama group, Vote Today Ohio, takes advantage of a quirk in the state's elections laws that allows people to register and cast ballots at the same time without having to prove residency.

    Republicans have argued that the window could lead to widespread voter fraud because officials wouldn't have an opportunity to verify registration information before ballots were cast.

    Among the volunteers were Yori Stadlin and Vivian Lehrer of the Upper West Side, who got married last week and decided to spend their honeymoon shepherding voters to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

    Early today, Stadlin's van picked up William Woods, 59, at the soup kitchen of the Bishop Cosgrove Center.

    "I never voted before," Woods said, because of a felony conviction that previously barred him from the polls. "Without this service, I would have had no way to get here."

  2. These votes, coming from intellectually superior people to you, help even things out.

    Get back to your outhouse and finish that Y2K bunker.
  3. You seem defensive. Are you homeless? :D
  4. Yes. I have broadband coming into my cardboard box.

  5. Again? Nice picture of you with your boyfriend (is that Barney Frank?). BTW, why do you like the taste of semen?
  6. Here's another Obama "get out the vote" item:

    ACORN office in Vegas raided in voter-fraud probe
    Oct 7 01:30 PM US/Eastern
    Associated Press Writer

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada state authorities are raiding the Las Vegas headquarters of an organization that works to get low-income people to vote.

    A Nevada secretary of state's office spokesman said Tuesday that investigators are looking for evidence of voter fraud at the office of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also called ACORN.

    No one was at the ACORN office when state agents arrived with a search warrant and began carting records and documents away.

    Secretary of State spokesman Bob Walsh says ACORN is accused of submitting multiple voter registrations with false and duplicate names.

    The raid comes two months after state and federal authorities formed a task force to pursue election-fraud allegations in Nevada.


    Why does Obama have to cheat to win?
  7. The homeless shouldn't be allowed to vote.
  8. Here are more details on the ACORN voter fraud. IS THIS WHY DEMOCRATS ALWAYS FIGHT VOTER ID LAWS?

    Oct. 08, 2008
    Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Alleging fraud, authorities raid voter group

    ACORN's canvassers filled out forms with fake names, addresses, officials say


    State authorities on Tuesday raided an organization that registers low-income people to vote, alleging that its canvassers falsified forms with bogus names, fake addresses or famous personalities.

    The secretary of state's office launched an investigation after noticing that names did not match addresses and that most members of the Dallas Cowboys appeared to be registering in Nevada to vote in November's general election.

    "Some of these (forms) were facially fraudulent; we basically had the starting lineup for the Dallas Cowboys," Secretary of State Ross Miller said. "Tony Romo is not registered to vote in Nevada. Anyone trying to pose as Terrell Owens won't be able to cast a ballot."

    Agents with the secretary of state and state attorney general offices served a search warrant on the headquarters of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, at 953 E. Sahara Ave. shortly after 9 a.m. They seized voter registration forms and computer databases to determine how many fake forms were submitted and identify employees who were responsible.

    They also sought information regarding current and past employees and managers.

    "We don't know how many (falsified forms) are here; there may be two, or there may be thousands," said Bob Walsh, spokesman for the secretary of state's office.

    You can read the whole article here:

  9. TGregg


    Homeless? That's nothin. Dead people have been voting in Chicago for generations.
  10. Hell, the Daley machines motto was:

    "Vote early and vote often"

    Reypublikans aint' innocent either:

    "Republicans yesterday continued to challenge the validity of tens of thousands of voter registrations in Ohio and other key states in the presidential election while a coalition of civil rights and labor groups sued the GOP, contending the Republican efforts were aimed at removing eligible minority voters from the rolls.

    After initially saying he would not contest a Wednesday ruling halting the challenges, Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell (R) worked with other election officials who asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati to allow GOP challenges to 35,000 voters from mostly urban and minority areas to proceed before the election. As of late last night, the court had not ruled. "


    And who can forget the bizarre felon count in Florida in 2004:

    "July 10, 2004
    Florida List for Purge of Voters Proves Flawed

    Florida election officials used a flawed method to come up with a listing of people believed to be convicted felons, a list that they are recommending be used to purge voter registration rolls, state officials acknowledged yesterday. As a result, voters identifying themselves as Hispanic are almost completely absent from that list.

    Of nearly 48,000 Florida residents on the felon list, only 61 are Hispanic. By contrast, more than 22,000 are African-American.

    About 8 percent of Florida voters describe themselves as Hispanic, and about 11 percent as black.

    In a presidential-election battleground state that decided the 2000 race by giving George W. Bush a margin of only 537 votes, the effect could be significant: black voters are overwhelmingly Democratic, while Hispanics in Florida tend to vote Republican.

    Elections officials of Florida's Republican administration denied any partisan motive in use of the method they adopted, and noted that it had been approved as part of a settlement of a civil rights lawsuit."

    cough-cough-giggle giggle


    #10     Oct 8, 2008