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Ethics group calls for probe into email

Source: Durango Herald

An ethics-advocacy organization is seeking an investigation into whether a Pagosa Springs business owner engaged in voter intimidation when he sent an email to employees warning that they might lose their jobs if Barack Obama wins the election.

Colorado Ethics Watch, a liberal-leaning organization, sent a letter to 6th Judicial District Attorney Todd Risberg on Tuesday afternoon seeking an investigation into the email sent by Chris Smith, owner of the Visiting Angels senior home-care facility in Pagosa Springs.

“We think it’s important that someone bring this to the attention of the authorities,” Director Luis Toro said. “We understand people subjected to intimidation tactics don’t always want to speak out. People might be unwilling to come forward, so we’re stepping in.”

Smith sent the email to his employees earlier this month, warning them their hours could be cut and they could lose their health care and jobs if President Barack Obama is re-elected next month and the Affordable Care Act is not repealed.

Read more: http://durangoherald.com/article/20121030/NEWS01/121039943/-1/s
Posted by bathroommonkey76 | Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:16 AM (3 replies)

Election chief: Scams, misbehavior mark 2012

Source: CBS/WRAL

RALEIGH, N.C. — The 2012 election is setting a new record for voter misinformation and misbehavior at polling places, according to State Board of Elections Executive Director Gary Bartlett.

"I have heard more complaints, more misinformation and more what I call intimidation or suppression than any time during my tenure," Bartlett said.

Bartlett's office sent a memo to county election officials Monday, warning them about reports of aggressive or illegal electioneering at the polls, as well as a list of voter misinformation schemes making the rounds statewide.

"It seems like it’s getting worse in this last week leading up to the election," he said. "Some of this stuff may not be against the law, but it certainly makes you scratch your head."

Read more: http://www.wral.com/election-chief-scams-misbehavior-mark-2012/11715949/
Posted by bathroommonkey76 | Mon Oct 29, 2012, 10:19 PM (13 replies)

Can someone out there give me some HOPE?

The majority of sites that I read on the web are tilted in a liberal slant, I will admit that I go off the beaten path every now and then to get the other side's point of view. Well, I did that earlier and found that some conservative/right-wing sites are thrilled at Rmoney's chances in the Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, and even New Jersey.

This is going to worry me up until election night.

I read Nate Silver's blog religiously and I go to Public Policy Polls almost every day. Can someone out there give me some hope about President Obama's chances? I understand that early voter's in most states are voting for the President; that's the case here in North Carolina. What should I believe? The daily polls? The aggregated polls? All of this is making my head spin like Linda Blair in 'The Exorcist'.

Posted by bathroommonkey76 | Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:31 AM (16 replies)

Mitt Romney Blimp-Like Aircraft Crash Lands in Davie

Source: NBC

A blimp-like aircraft carrying a Mitt Romney campaign message crash landed in a field in Davie Sunday night, officials said.

No one was injured when the thermal airship, which had a photo of the GOP presidential hopeful and the slogan "America Needs Romney," went down in the 3800 block of Southwest 92nd Avenue around 7:30 p.m., Davie Police spokesman Capt. Dale Engle said.

"It experienced some high winds and was having a difficult time and crash landed here in the field just south of Bamford Park in Davie," Engle said. "They were experiencing some problems due to the wind which forced them to crash land here in the field."

The airship had been traveling from Boca Raton, the site of Monday's third and final debate between Romney and President Barack Obama, to North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines.

Read more: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Mitt-Romney-Blimp-Like-Aircraft-Crash-Lands-in-Davie-175211681.html
Posted by bathroommonkey76 | Mon Oct 22, 2012, 06:38 AM (51 replies)

Absentee ballot postage confusing voters

Source: ABC

Thousands of Ohio voters are voting by absentee ballot this year so they don't have to stand in line at the polls on Election Day. Ohio Boards of Elections expect at least 25 percent of all votes to come in this way.

But the U.S. Postal Service says many absentee voters are not putting enough postage on the envelope.

Because of the size of the 2012 mailer,the Hamilton County Board of Elections in Ohio say you should put 65 cents worth of postage on most absentee ballots, about 20 cents more than the standard Forever Stamp.

Making it more confusing: each county has a different absentee ballot. In a few counties, including Warren County, the required postage can be even higher. In Clermont County, which has a thinner ballot, a single stamp may be fine.

Read more: http://www.theindychannel.com/money/dont-waste-your-money/absentee-ballot-postage-confusing-voters_67466917
Posted by bathroommonkey76 | Mon Oct 22, 2012, 04:32 AM (38 replies)

Ohio voter fraud billboards to come down, sponsor stays unnamed

Source: Reuters

CLEVELAND — More than 140 billboards in Ohio and Wisconsin warning of the criminal consequences of voter fraud will be taken down starting on Monday after the sponsor chose to remove them rather than reveal its identity, the billboard owner said.

The billboards, which show a large judge’s gavel and read “Voter Fraud is a felony — up to 3 ½ years and a $10,000 fine,” went up primarily in low-income minority neighborhoods in early October, just weeks before the Nov. 6 elections, and were immediately criticized by voter rights groups as an attempt to intimidate minority voters.

The sponsor was not identified on the billboards owned by Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. The company said this was a violation of its policy against anonymous political ads.

After discussions, the sponsor, whom Clear Channel Outdoor has called a “private family foundation” but declined to name, “thought the best solution was to take the boards down, so we are in the process of removing them,” the company said in a statement.

Read more: http://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2012/10/21/Ohio-voter-fraud-billboards-to-come-down-sponsor-stays-unnamed.html
Posted by bathroommonkey76 | Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:35 AM (12 replies)

NC GOP fires voter sign-up firm over Florida fraud

Source: WRAL

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Republican Party has fired a company paid to register new voters after fraudulent forms linked to the company were uncovered in Florida.

North Carolina GOP spokesman Rob Lockwood said Monday the party had terminated its relationship with Virginia-based Strategic Allied Consulting, a private company paid more than $3 million to register voters in at least seven presidential battleground states.

"We take any threat to the voting process very seriously," Lockwood said.

The State Board of Elections is also alerting county elections officials to scrutinize all new voter registrations because of fraud concerns.

Read more: http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/story/11611240/
Posted by bathroommonkey76 | Mon Oct 1, 2012, 02:23 PM (5 replies)
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