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Voter Fraud in Florida -- It's Real!

  1. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Dead people. Showing up on voter rolls. Our worst fears about voter fraud have been realized.
    BUT.. you'll never guess who's responsible.
    http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012 … tions?lite

    1. Josak profile image61
      Josakposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You can just taste the hypocrisy tongue that was good for a laugh thanks MM.

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      Sooner28posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Unless Obama gaffes his way to defeat, I think he has the election.

  2. GA Anderson profile image84
    GA Andersonposted 4 years ago

    good point. but, per your linked article, I wonder how much credibility to give to the "one employee" being responsible for it.

    If it is, well, one "bad apple" out of 2000 (in Florida) isn't on the same scale as the Democrat-related acorn scandal.

    GA

    1. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That did jump out, didn't it?
      One bad apple losing this lucrative RNC contract that's been paying this guy millions (many millions) for years?
      Something doesn't wash.

      Still, it's pretty hilarious that it happened in Florida, where Governor Rick Scott is still out there putting up hurdles to Dem voters in the name of quelching voter fraud that thusfar has not been proven to exist at all.
      Oh the irony.
      smile

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image71
      Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Television reports say it's nationwide.

      1. JSChams profile image62
        JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Which networks? Sounds to me like a good lead up for squealing when you lose because we all know Democrats shouldn't ever lose an election. It just shouldn't be possible.

        1. Mighty Mom profile image90
          Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this
          1. JSChams profile image62
            JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Still sounds like praying for swinging chad.

    3. Xenonlit profile image61
      Xenonlitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Are you people still lying about Acorn? Well you lost. Acorn is alive and well.

      1. GA Anderson profile image84
        GA Andersonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You people? Oh I get it... you think I'm a Republican Romney supporter.

        Hopefully this is the worst of your mistakes.

        GA

        1. Mighty Mom profile image90
          Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Sort of related to the topic...
          I can no longer read or hear the phrase "You people" without thinking of Ann Romey.
          lol

  3. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    At least the RNC fired the firm instead of defending them like many Dems did with ACORN.

    1. GA Anderson profile image84
      GA Andersonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      ssshhhh.... this is a "bash Repubs" thread

      ps. If it does turn out to be a legit scandal - would anyone really be surprised? Does anyone still believe either side of the aisle has a lock on "integrity" - ethically speaking, that is

      GA

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Good point.

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      DMartelonlineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately, the Acorn talking points have been lost since the Congressional Research Report which clearly laid out why the ACORN fantasy was fabricated.  http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf … 091222.pdf

    3. American View profile image60
      American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Not to mention Acorn and its spun off name still get Federal Funding.

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        DMartelonlineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Umm no they don't -- Acorn was defunded completely resulting in them closing down. "Following the publication of the videos and withdrawal of funding, four different independent investigations by various state and city Attorneys General and the GAO released in 2009 and 2010 cleared ACORN, finding its employees had not engaged in criminal activities and that the organization had managed its federal funding appropriately, and calling the videos deceptively and selectively edited to present the workers in the worst possible light. Despite this, by March 2010, 15 of ACORN's 30 state chapters had already closed"

        1. American View profile image60
          American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this
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            DMartelonlineposted 4 years ago in reply to this
            1. American View profile image60
              American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I guess you did not read the articles, If you did, I guess you missd this:

              "Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gave a $79,819 grant to the largest branch of the ACORN tree, ACORN Housing Corp. (AHC). AHC filed papers last year legally changing its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA). It's the same old organization with a brand new ACORN-free name."

              If you still do not think they are the same, read the next link provided. Scroll down to the amendment section and see the date 1/8/2010. See where the Louisiana State Corporate Charter records show a name change. Same company, new name still getting Federal funds.

              http://www.scribd.com/doc/97991849/Affo … y-of-State

  4. Conservative Lady profile image83
    Conservative Ladyposted 4 years ago

    So true!

  5. Wayne Brown profile image87
    Wayne Brownposted 4 years ago

    Absolutely not...all the more reason for voter ID.

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly!

  6. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    Then there's Rick Scott's voter purge list being revived. http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/n … 12/1253538
    I think he has now been crowned with the most unpopular governor honors.  I don't know one person who voted for him.

    I just saw this article that will be in tomorrow's paper.  County election officials see problems with complying with Scott's last ditch effort.  Obama is currently ahead in the polls here in Florida.
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/n … 253711.ece

    1. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Do you think Alix Sink is still interested in the job?

      1. rebekahELLE profile image90
        rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        A poll was taken recently of possible Democrats, Sink being one of them, along with Charlie Crist and Anthony Shriver, part of the Kennedy clan.  I don't know the reliability of the poll, but I saw it in the Times a week or so ago.  One thing is certain, Scott will go.

        1. Mighty Mom profile image90
          Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thank goodness. 
          At least, until the Koch Brothers regroup and restrategize to buy their next wave of public offices.

          1. American View profile image60
            American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            MM,

            I wonder, do you hold George Soros in the same regaurd?

            1. innersmiff profile image78
              innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I'm sure she doesn't mind lobbyists and media monopolies with agendas she agrees with.

              1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
                Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                The Macau gambling pimp has given at least ten times more than Soros.

  7. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image60
    Wizard Of Whimsyposted 4 years ago

    LIES! LIES! LIES!

    CLAY COUNTY (Florida) REPUBLICAN VOLUNTEER'S PHONE CALL TO SENIOR VOTERS - SHE LIES, LIES, LIES then says "pay attention to Fox News"

    Listen to her entire pitch (about 90 seconds). It was picked up on the first person’s answering machine.

    "Yall sound like yall are senior citizens, right? Yeah. You don't want Obama. You really don' want Obama. Because, he'll get rid of your Medicare. You might as well say goodbye to it."
    "I don't know if you've done any research on Obama or not, but he is a Muslim... if he had his way, we'd be a socialistic country."
    "Pay attention to Fox News."


    http://link.brightcove.com/services/pla … 5109853001

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I've never heard Obama referred to as a Muslim by FOX spokespersons. In fact, I've heard O'Reilly state numerous times that Obama is NOT a Muslim and was born in the U.S. Here's one such instance:

      http://www.youtube.com/embed/QGssYOOrq9w

      On the other hand, some leftists have called Obama a Muslim, including Madonna. And, BTW, Bill Maher said that he doesn't believe the POTUS is a Christian, as Obama claims to be. I don't agree with Maher - I rarely do. lol

      1. Josak profile image61
        Josakposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        To be fair Madonna was joking.

        1. habee profile image90
          habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          That's good, but she didn't seem to be joking. Maher certainly wasn't joking.

          1. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image60
            Wizard Of Whimsyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            You're mistaken habbe, Maher likes to poke fun at the right by being ironically facetious when he parrots the terms and talking points of The Teaparty. After all he gave a million dollars to the Obama campaign fund, so I don't think he truly believes Obama's a muslim. Maher hates all religions and see's them as causing many of the problems in the world/

            1. JSChams profile image62
              JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Bill Maher is a raving a--hole. Bill Maher may be atheist but in particular he hates Christians and if he thinks it suits he wil back anyone who ticks them off. As long as he is the big big big big draw for HBO they will not be on my TV.

              1. JSChams profile image62
                JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Why should I contribute to the paycheck of a man who openly in public hates my guts?

              2. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image60
                Wizard Of Whimsyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                He irritates a lot of people on the right but he also has a lot of personal right-wing friends so I don't think he's a "hater," JS.  I can see why he gets under your skin, he can be abrasive and smug.  But you're missing a lot of good commercial-free TV for just one A-hole. smile

                1. JSChams profile image62
                  JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  I will ake the commercials. Fringe is my favorite and it rocked last night.

            2. habee profile image90
              habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I didn't say Maher said Obama was a Muslim - he said Obama wasn't a Christian. You're right, though: If Maher really believed Obama was a Christian, he probably wouldn't have donated all that cash.

              1. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image60
                Wizard Of Whimsyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Well whatever his religion, he seems like a good family man and slow to anger—good Christian traits.

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        DMartelonlineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Really? Fox never called him Muslim?

        Special Report On Obama: "Islam Or Isn't He?" During a June 2009 segment, Special Report aired a quote by Obama foreign policy adviser Denis McDonough, in which he talked about how Obama "experienced Islam on three continents" and spent part of his childhood in Indonesia with a Muslim father. Special Report included this question above the quote: "Islam Or Isn't He?" [Fox News, Special Report with Bret Baier, 6/3/09]

        1. American View profile image60
          American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          "Experienced Islam" and calling someone a Muslim are two different things.

        2. FitnezzJim profile image89
          FitnezzJimposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          My guess is lots of folk tend to think he is Muslim because of the comment 'if an ill wind blows, I'll side with the Muslims'.  that doesn't make him Muslim, but it sure does make folks wonder where his heart is at.
          And sorry, that doesn't really have anything to do with voter fraud.

          1. Josak profile image61
            Josakposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            He was talking about not letting the same thing that was done to Japanese Americans during WW2 happen to Muslims here.

          2. Ralph Deeds profile image71
            Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Your gullibility is astounding.

            1. JSChams profile image62
              JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              He learned from you.

            2. FitnezzJim profile image89
              FitnezzJimposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I'd really like to thank you for the informative response that is your norm, but unfortunately, you resorted to name-calling.  Can you provide reference to a more complete video?

        3. habee profile image90
          habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          So, did FOX conclude that Obama was Muslim? I'd love to read the article. Do you have a link?

  8. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Well, it looks like those ACORNS have sprouted into an apple tree and there are "bad apples" in more than just Florida.

    http://myfox8.com/2012/09/29/girl-regis … ver-fraud/

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image85
      Kathleen Cochranposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You can't prove there aren't many cases of voter fraud by how many cases are prosecuted.  It's like estimating how many cases of speeding there are based on the number of traffic tickets written.
      When the largest number of people show up to vote like they will this November, if they don't have a picture I.D.  make one for them on the spot.  Then they'll have one for the future.  If SAMS Club can do this, why can't counties?  If you aren't who you say you are, well, you are from here on!

      1. Mighty Mom profile image90
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        There's voter fraud and then there's voter registration fraud.
        This is voter registration fraud.

        1. Kathleen Cochran profile image85
          Kathleen Cochranposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry.  I jumped to conclusions - there's been so much on this subject lately.

  9. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    This article is from today's paper, Tampa Bay Times (used to be St. Pete Times).
    The vendor hired by the RNC to register voters in swing states has been canceled by the Repulican party of FL, Strategic Allied Consulting, which was formed in June by a man who also has a similar group in AZ.  He is a Republican consultant, former Christian Coalition operative.  He also was previously under investigation for voter fraud. 
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/n … er/1253836

  10. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image60
    Wizard Of Whimsyposted 4 years ago

    I'm so tired of the extremist hyperbole and and out-of-context quotes that become false talking points.  Too many Americans have become misinformed, lazy, hasty and cynical fools.

  11. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image60
    Wizard Of Whimsyposted 4 years ago

    Voter Registration Discrimination – Volunteer Only Registers Romney Voters


    A video that has been going viral over the past few days shows a young woman who claims to work for the El Paso County Clerk’s Office in Colorado and is caught saying that she only registers Romney supporters.

     

    http://youtu.be/Rdk55dLsFhc

  12. Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image59
    Jo_Goldsmith11posted 4 years ago

    We all need to *Buddy Up* when we register and help those who need to register.
    Make sure you get some type of proof of who the people are making the alleged fraud.
    Include places where the registration process is all inclusive. Remember, there is
    "power in numbers", get clear facts of proof to validate!

    1. pstraubie48 profile image88
      pstraubie48posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You are so right. There really is power in numbers. Keeping track of and reporting fraud may make a difference.

  13. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image60
    Wizard Of Whimsyposted 4 years ago

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    1. JSChams profile image62
      JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I don't remember any voter registration compliant when you lost Florida in 2000.

      1. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image60
        Wizard Of Whimsyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That's because you watch Fox News and suffer from convenient amnesia . . . or you're senile! smile

        1. JSChams profile image62
          JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I don't watch Fox and i know all about the Democratic loss in Florida. It was a loss. Plain and simple.

          1. Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image59
            Jo_Goldsmith11posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            So is this the retaliation? I have heard by a GOP that the "Floridians bite is worse than the alligators in the swamp!" . Is this true?

            1. JSChams profile image62
              JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I have no idea. I just know it's amazing how evil and scheming and conniving the GOP is and don't even have the intelligence to hide it.

              Boy it would be a shame if they won and there would have to be a caterwauling bout voter registration. Like I said you wouldn't think the "good" people would be able to lose would you?

              Basically I don't believe a word of it coming from the press. All of them except maybe one or two are in the tank for the incumbent.

  14. JayeWisdom profile image93
    JayeWisdomposted 4 years ago

    It affects you that way, too?  Thought it was just me....

    1. JayeWisdom profile image93
      JayeWisdomposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just to (partially) clarify--I don't even remember with whom I was agreeing in my last remark, but it wasn't  JSChams.  Ha!  Just saying....Sometimes a reply gets moved away from the original thread and appears to be linked to someone else.  I think I was replying to either Mighty Mom or Wizard of Whimsey.

 
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