Suppressing the Vote in Lancaster County
RS has received a tip that an unknown number of voters in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania are receiving phone calls informing them — falsely — that their voting stations have been relocated. At least 3 of the voters who received such calls determined that the information was false, and informed officials of this illegal attempt to prevent them from casting their ballots. The three specific cases | Read More »
Another Illegal Vote for Obama
Tiffany Wilson of Palestra.net reports on one New York resident who appears to have shifted her registration to Florida to vote for Obama, and then moved back to New York:
Ted Stevens’ Final Appeal
Offered without comment: Is it just me, or is that Governor Palin who’s pictured fuzzily in the background as the quote from Wev Shea plays? Will this be the video that turned the tide, or will it be Ted Stevens’ valedictory? We’ll know in a matter of hours.
Vote Fraud in Pennsylvania?
Townhall’s Amanda Carpenter reports on a tip that voting machines in Philadelphia showed votes for Barack Obama — before polls opened:
It’s Hard to Love those Pennsylvania Racists
Jonathan Alford has a stunning piece in Salon about how Barack Obama’s campaign views the people of Western Pennsylvania: With U.S. Rep. John Murtha making news about calling Western Pennsylvanians racist, Julia tells me about her own awful experiences driving through those rural towns. “I will never go back there again,” she says. I ask her what will change these people. “Prayer and love,” she | Read More »
A Healthy Trend in Pennsylvania
I can’t tell you who’s going to win Pennsylvania tomorrow, but it seems rather likely that whoever takes the state is probably going to win the White House as well. And if you’re the McCain campaign, the direction of the polls in the state seems to be pretty clear: Take a look at the most recent polls in Pennsylvania: Rasmussen shows McCain shaving a point | Read More »
Time to Bail Out the UAW?
Regardless of who wins Tuesday’s election, the next great argument in Washington is whether there will be a second ‘stimulus bill’ (ie, bailout). Constituencies are already lining up. House leaders have heard from mayors, governors and state transportation officials, looking to Washington to save them from the balanced budget requirements imposed on them. Environmentalists are hoping to add billions to fight global warming, and other | Read More »
The Obama Bubble
There may be some things we don’t know about Barack Obama, but there are some aspects of his personality we’ve heard a lot about. He’s got a first class temperament. He is a man who listens, learns, and manages well. He’s demonstrated nimbleness and judgment, with a willingness to reach out to those with whom he disagrees. Set aside the endorsements, he’s shown an exceptionally | Read More »
Another House Democrat in a Tight Race
New Hampshire’s WMUR reports on polls showing that Senator John Sununu is significantly narrowing his gap against Jeanne Shaheen, but also that former Congressman Jeb Bradley is making big progress in an effort to reclaim the seat he held before he was defeated by Carol Shea Porter:
Why Do Democrats Want Your 401k
House Democrats created a stir a few days ago when it came out that they are considering new taxes on 401k accounts, with the goal of eliminating them in favor of government-held retirement accounts. It’s no surprise that liberals in Congress want to take over control of a little more of your hard-earned wages, but it’s instructive to listen to why. This is what Chairman | Read More »
Is John Murtha Circling the Drain?
John Murtha is in the race of his life against Lt. Col Bill Russell. He’s desperate for cash and he’s begging for help from any Democrat who will listen. According to Roll Call($), there’s at least one Democrat who wouldn’t spit on Murtha if the latter was on fire. That would be Steny Hoyer, who defeated Murtha for the post of Majority Leader in the | Read More »
Nutroots Still Have no Principle
This is pathetic beyond words: When will Democratic leaders realize that every time Joe Lieberman spouts right-wing talking points on TV as a “Democrat” or attends a Republican press conference as a “Democrat,” that spites their face big-time? So here’s the plan. Immediately after Election Day, if Democrats don’t need Lieberman as their 60th vote in the Senate, progressive activists in Nevada will stand in | Read More »
Obama Anticipates Higher Energy Prices
In the waning days of the presidential campaign, Barack Obama is showering attention on swing states like Colorado. A few days ago he gave an interview to a rock station where he was asked several questions about energy policy. Here’s what he had to say:
Has John McCain Won Florida?
Florida Today has an article today about the state’s early voting: Democrats are beaming that their party is outperforming the Republicans in early voting, releasing numbers Wednesday that show registrants of their party ahead 54 percent to 30 percent among the 1.4 million voters who have gone to the polls early… But party breakdowns for turnout aren’t the same as final tallies, and at least | Read More »
Obama Still Soliciting Donations
The Los Angeles Times — when it’s not busy sitting on a videotape that could cripple Barack Obama’s chances on Tuesday — notes that the frontrunner who’s spent more money than any presidential candidate in history is still looking for more of your cash:
John Hall (D-NY) Fires Consultant for Illegal Vote
Back when I worked for a U.S. Congressman, I understood pretty clearly that the law required me to vote only once, and to vote where I made my official residence. Apparently one employee of Congressman John Hall doesn’t understand that:
Reid: Tim Johnson, Bob Byrd Not Up to the Job
I take no joy in pointing this out, but voters in South Dakota and West Virginia ought to be aware that Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid believes that their Senators are not up to the demands of the job: The shift also hinges on Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) stepping down as chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, which aides say is included in the proposed | Read More »
Rasmussen’s Good News for McCain
A number of bloggers are commenting on the narrowing of Barack Obama’s edge in the polls, confirmed in the latest Rasmussen survey. What’s interesting in today’s Rasmussen report however, is what you see when you read their summary: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote nationwide while John McCain earns 47%. This is the first | Read More »
Waffles Is Back!
Well, the polls are against us, so I can be forgiven a little nostalgia for the last empty suit the Democrats nominated; a man who was — and is — immune to learning from his mistakes. I speak of course, of John ‘Waffles’ Kerry, whose presidential bid was derailed by the admission that he voted for the $87 billion before he voted against it. Kerry | Read More »