Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Mary Herrera denying ballots to voters...
Yes - that's a strong claim - but it looks to be true. At Bernalillo County precinct 603 in Albququerque's NE Heights - where there are over 2400 registered voters, Herrera (who is also running for Secretary of State) only sent over 150 ballots. They ran out. A long time ago.
At a press conference today, Republicans called on Dem Clerk Mary Herrera to follow election law and get ENOUGH ballots at once out to the precincts where people are being turned away. Apparently, the same thing has happened in prectint 57 on Albuquerque's west side.
Mary Herrera's office has confirmed that they made a judgement call in sending over only 150 ballots to the Republcian heavy precinct 603. The Clerk's office sent over another 250 to try and alleviate the problem - a number NOBODY thinks is adequate.
And apparently this R heavy precinct had no provisional ballots available for the voters to use...a violation of federal election law.
more to come...
The FBI is investigating an apparent attack by hackers that today shut down
the Internet Web site of U.S. Senate candidate Mike Bouchard.
Anyone trying to log on to MikeforMichigan.com gets a message saying
the site was shut down as a result of an attack by hackers.
David All, a spokesman for Bouchard's Republican campaign, said
attackers created a program that resulted in the site being bombarded with
massive requests for information that shut the site down. Workers were trying to
get the site back up but it was unlikely to happen before the polls closed, All
NJ Update[Greg Pollowitz 11/07
An email from the Kean campaign:
"It appears the Democrats have already resorted to Election Day dirty
tricks. Late last night vandals struck the Kean for Senate Headquarters
and an auxiliary office of the Star-Ledger by chaining closed the main entrance
to the building as well as braking off keys in the side door entrances.
Desperate ploys such as using Hudson County Correctional Inmates to disrupt
press conferences or chaining closed the front door to our headquarters, will
not prevent us from informing voter's that Bob Menendez is under
Federal Criminal Investigation and is unfit to serve in the United States
PoliticsPA sources say CBS-3 has film footage of Benjamin Eisner, husband of PA-6 candidate Lois Murphy, assaulting a Jim Gerlach volunteer outside of their home polling location in Lower Merion this morning. CBS-3 has not decided whether to air the footage. Eisner was upset a Gerlach for Congress sign was in a camera shot with his wife prior to voting, and grabbed the volunteer.
These expectations may well be overheated. Polls over the weekend suggested that
the contest was tightening, and some prognosticators on Monday were scaling back
their predictions, if ever so slightly. (Charlie Cook, the analyst who is one of
Washington’s chief setters of expectations, said in an e-mail message on Monday
that he was dropping the words “possibly more” from his House prediction of
“20-35, possibly more.”)
Some Democrats worry that those forecasts, accurate or not, may be setting the stage for a demoralizing election night, and one with lasting ramifications, sapping the party’s spirit and energy heading into the 2008 presidential election cycle.
“Two years ago, winning 14 seats in the House would have been a pipe dream,” said Matt Bennett, a founder of Third Way, a moderate Democratic organization. Now, Mr. Bennett said, failure to win the House, even by one seat, would send Democrats diving under their beds (not to mention what it might do to all the pundits).
“It would be crushing,” he said. “It would be extremely difficult.” Mr. Cook put it more succinctly. “I think you’d see a Jim Jones situation — it would be a mass suicide,” he said.
The Gray Broad finally gives in to reality....
Many of these predictions had been based on polls showing that President Bush,
the Republican Party and Congress were extraordinarily unpopular. But going into Election Day, at least 20 House seats and probably 3 Senate seats were tied or close to it, no matter what the national polls say.
Moral? Tick off a Liberal and vote!
SPECIAL ELECTION HEADLINES AT 11:07 AM EST
+ Vandals seek to shut down Kean campaign in NJ+
Solid turnout in Georgia right now, even with rain.+
Electronic voter cards taken in Memphis.+
Voting machines causing problems+
BREAKING: Philly Fraud
"The Nov. 7 midterm elections are less than six weeks away. The stakes have
never been so high: Control of the House and Senate and governorships
nationwide. A recent poll shows that 75 percent of voters are disgusted by the
Republican majority House and Senate, the highest disapproval rate since 1994.
They are frustrated at Bush's endless Iraq war, by Republican cronyism and
corruption, tax giveaways to the rich, cutbacks in vital services, and criminal
negligence in the wake of Hurricane Katrina."
A last-minute pitch by the Democratic National Committee for a sweep in tomorrow's midterm congressional elections?
No. It's an official appeal by the National Board of the Communist Party USA on behalf of Democrats. In fact, all of the energies and resources of the Communist Party are being diverted to support of the Democratic Party in tomorrow's election, according to the CPUSA's official website.
Thanks to Gateway Pundit
As a guide - printed below- is the GOP slate card for your information. If you desire you may print this out and you can take it with you to the polls on Tuesday...
For US Senate: Senator Mike Dewine (incumbent)
For US House 12th District: Congressman Pat Tiberi (incumbent)
For US House 18th District: Joy Padgett
For Ohio Senate 31st District: Tim Schaffer
For Ohio House of Representative 91st District:William ““Bill”” Hayes
For Ohio House of Representative 71st District: Jay Hottinger
For Governor: Ken Blackwell
For Attorney General: Betty Montgomery
For State Auditor: Mary Taylor
For Secretary of State: Greg Hartmann
For State Treasurer: Sandra O’’Brien
For Supreme Court Justice-Seat1: Terrence O'Donnell (incumbent)
For Supreme Court Justice-Seat 2: Robert R. Cupp
For 5th District Court of Appeals Seat1: John Wise (incumbent)
For 5th District Court of Appeals Seat2: Steven Belden
For County Commissioner: Doug Smith (incumbent)
For County Treasurer: Michael L Smith (incumbent)
For County Auditor: J. Terry Evans (incumbent)
For Common Pleas Judge: - Jon Spahr (incumbent)
Thanks to Tim Bubb!