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October 27, 2008

Yet Another Mystery Solved!!!!

No wonder there have been so few reports of actual voter fraud stemming from fraudulent voter registrations!

We can all relax. The Obama campaign is watching this issue very closely:

If you have been watching ON THE RECORD at 10pm eastern, you know about Palestra.net — the college news network. But here is the BIG NEWS: the student journalists Tiffany Wilson and Shelby Holliday (not professionals) are AGGRESSIVE in pursuing voter fraud in Ohio and have uncovered ACTUAL voter fraud. They are also not afraid.

As a result of their journalism, votes already cast for President have had to be withdrawn.

So what is the students’ reward for exposing crime??? An intimidating letter from the Senator Obama campaign lawyer to one of the students?? See below and then you tell me…

From: Rosenberg, Thomas
Date: Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 2:32 PM
Subject: At least in today’s blog you spelled my last name right
To: tiffany

In other words, I am going to read what you write and watch what you say. Hopefully you will be fair and impartial as you told me you would be.

Thomas L. Rosenberg
Roetzel & Andress, LPA

Columbus, OH 43215

As the NY Post details, as a result of Palestra.net's intrepid efforts both the McCain and Obama campaigns were reminded of the requirements for legal voting in the state of Ohio. As a result, two McCain campaign workers who had registered in Ohio were investigated. It was determined both had lived in the state for 6-8 months prior to registering to vote and were in full compliance state law.

A dozen Obama workers have withdrawn their ballots in response to a letter sent by the Franklin County prosecutor. Thom Rosenberg, attorney for the Obama campaign in Ohio, said there are in the neighborhood of 700 Obama campaign workers in the state of Ohio. Shelby Holliday followed up with several out of state Obama campaign workers who did not withdraw their absentee ballots, yet whose Facebook pages show no ties to the state of Ohio. Though the Franklin Country prosecutor asked these workers to do the right thing and the Obama campaign has asked its out of state workers to comply with state law, not all have complied, and now their votes will be counted, even if it is eventually shown that they are fraudulent.

The Obama workers in question have suddenly made their Facebook pages unavailable. Their names, however, have been turned in to the Franklin Country prosecutor for investigation. Alarmingly, one Obama worker was turned in by his host family, who received an absentee ballot in the mail and realized that he was not qualified to vote in their state. Oddly though, when Palestra inquired about the case, they were told state officials "knew nothing about it".

Fortunately, should anything happen to fall through the cracks, we can be sure our friends in the Netroots will investigate the reports as thoroughly as they "investigated" Joe the Plumber:

...as a full-time employee who is paying rent and paying taxes, Smith registered to vote and then proceeded to voted early in Knox County, Ohio, his new home county. Because he arrived in the county so recently (even though it was before the 30-day residency cutoff, as stipulated by state law), the Rethuglicans have decided to call this voter fraud:

Imagine that! Just because this poor guy registered to vote in Ohio but doesn't satisfy the legal requirements to vote in Ohio, the bad, bad partisans "have decided" to call it voter fraud!


As opposed to what it is.

Actual voter fraud, as defined by Ohio law. The nerve of some people.

After all, he pays his taxes. Though not, we imagine, to Ohio. It's amazing what a well-organized community can accomplish when they put their minds to it:

Palestra.net, a student journalist-run affiliate of Fox News, which is owned by The Post's parent firm, News Corp., found that Obama campaign worker Jacob Smith, a Florida native, moved in with a host family in Howard, Ohio, on Sept. 28 or Sept. 29 - and registered and voted on Oct. 1.

Baker said he wouldn't comment on individual cases. McCain's campaign didn't respond to a request for comment. But Don Schutte, Smith's host, said he was "kind of dismayed" after learning his guest had registered as a resident of his home.

Posted by Cassandra at October 27, 2008 02:46 PM

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If they aren't prying votes out of the cold, dead hands of the deceased, they are migrant voters.

Of course, the Democrats would NEVER stoop to such tactics! These are isolated incidents, right?


*crickets chirping*

Posted by: Cricket at October 27, 2008 06:25 PM

This is not only interesting, it's actually *snort* worthy at times.


[emphasis mine]

Barack Obama, making his closing argument of the campaign, rejected his opponent's attempts to describe him as a socialist Monday, as he called for a "new politics".... "In one week, you can put an end to the politics that would divide a nation just to win an election;...." "If you can't beat your opponent's ideas, you distort those ideas and maybe make some up. If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run away from."

McCain has no record to run on?! WTF? Given that the Obama campaign was the first (and to my knowledge, only) candidate to bring up the point that he "doesn't look like the other Presidents on the dollar bill" and therefore might be someone that *you* should be afraid of, not to mention the Democrats, liberals and media that have prostituted themselves to beg, buy and steal this election, this speech seems an awful lot like the "pot calling the kettle black.....er...socialist".

Posted by: DL Sly at October 27, 2008 06:30 PM

That is what you would expect when in the world of Looney Tunes the farmer confronts the fox in the henhouse. The farmer asks "What happened to my hens?" The fox replies "What hens?" The farmer then says to the fox "Wipe the feathers off your snout."

The democratic party are an insult to our collective intelligence.

Posted by: vet66 at October 27, 2008 06:34 PM


I know that you all must wonder why I keep posting boring graphs about tax data.

But rest assured that I *do* have a reason :p

The reason is because the very first thing Obama does, when accused of being a Socialist or of wanting to redistribute the wealth, is claim "my policies are being distorted by my opponent".

But what these charts, composed by source after source after source PROVE is that Obama's policies do indeed result in redistibuting the wealth. Therefore, no one has to take John McCain's word (or mine).

Just do the math.

Of course I realize none of this matters. But I can't resist trying anyway.

Posted by: Cassandra at October 27, 2008 06:41 PM

Last week, my husband sent an application for an absentee ballot, since he'll be on the road driving a truck on election day. The Franklin County Board of Elections returned it IMMEDIATELY, without absentee ballot, because he had forgotten to put his birth date on it. Of course, this is what SHOULD happen, but I can't help wondering if he would have gotten the ballot had he sent the request on one of the applications sent by the Democratic party instead of one from the GOP.

Posted by: April at October 27, 2008 08:12 PM

I believe the Democrats can finally lay claim to the mantle of the Soviet Union and say that they have surpassed their former masters in the fields of astroturfing and idealogical subversion.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at October 27, 2008 11:04 PM

Barack is projecting again. I hate when that happens...

Posted by: Cricket at October 28, 2008 12:16 AM

...source after source after source PROVE is that Obama's policies do indeed result in redistibuting the wealth. Therefore, no one has to take John McCain's word (or mine).
Just do the math.
Of course I realize none of this matters. But I can't resist trying anyway.
Posted by: Cassandra at October 27, 2008 06:41 PM

Math?! Hmmm...I think that some kind of test before voting should be administered. Of course, that would be called "disenfranchisement"...

Posted by: camojack at October 28, 2008 01:34 AM

"Just do the math."

Hey, no one said anything about a pop quiz today! Ummm.......the dog ate my homework....no? Ummmmm.....I didn't get the assignment because my server was down....no? Ok, ok,okayokayokay. Fine! I admit it. I didn't study last night.

But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express!

Posted by: DL Sly at October 28, 2008 02:57 AM

In September, one of my co-workers sent his town clerk an application form for an absentee ballot. Two weeks ago, he received -- an application form for an absentee ballot.

Town clerk's a Democrat.

Go figure...

Posted by: BillT at October 28, 2008 03:04 AM

But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express!

Didn't like the Obama Inn Express?

Posted by: Ymarsakar at October 28, 2008 10:56 AM