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Monday, October 20, 2008

Bradley Effect? and Voter Fraud with a Twist to the Right

There's been a lot of talk about the Bradley Effect. If you don't know what that is, it's the phenomenon of white voters saying they will vote for a black candidate, but when they get to the booth, they, for whatever reason, don't. I was talking about this with Wifester the other day, and I told her that I believe we're going to see something a bit opposite. I told her that my prediction is that many Republicans will actually never say out loud that they are voting for Obama, but when they get in the booth, and their conscience weighs on them, they'll vote Obama because they know in their heart of hearts that he is the best candidate available to choose from. Then Colin Powell endorsed Obama, and I started thinking, you know, maybe I'm onto something here. This morning, CBS' Bob Schieffer confirmed my suspicions. He made it clear that behind the scenes, Powell's words echoed the criticism of many Republicans, saying, "What Colin Powell said yesterday and why it was so riveting to hear him, he was saying aloud what a lot of Republicans are saying privately."
Watch the video here, at the Huffington Post.

I sure hope that this is a pattern we will see continue to repeat over and over again until Nov. 4th.

In other news, all the voter fraud allegations have turned up an arrest. The funny thing( if there is anything funny about voter fraud) is that it was a Republican, working for a Republican group who was arrested. According to the L.A. Times:

SACRAMENTO -- The owner of a firm that the California Republican Party hired to register tens of thousands of voters this year was arrested in Ontario over the weekend on suspicion of voter registration fraud.

State and local investigators allege that Mark Jacoby fraudulently registered himself to vote at a childhood California address where he no longer lives so he would appear to meet the legal requirement that all signature gatherers be eligible to vote in California. His firm, Young Political Majors, or YPM, collects petition signatures and registers voters in California and other states.

Jacoby's arrest by state investigators and the Ontario Police Department late Saturday came after dozens of voters said they were duped into registering as Republicans by people employed by YPM. The voters said YPM workers tricked them by saying they were signing a petition to toughen penalties against child molesters.

The firm was paid $7 to $12 for every Californian it registered as a member of the GOP.

Nice. So when you can't get people to register for your party, you lie, deceive and use trickery. Interesting methodology for the party that proclaims to be the party of morals and values.
When, oh when will the Green Party and the Libertarian Party move to the forefront leaving these Republicrats and Democrins in it's wake?

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Tink said...

I hope more than anything your theory is right. Until election day, I'm just going to rub my Obama pin for luck.