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Subverted election? 2012 electoral college map breakdown county by county

Breakdown of 2012 electoral college county by county

Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ignorance is deadly. American voters and pundits are finally waking up to the fact that something doesn’t seem right about the results of the 2012 presidential election. Initially pundits explained that minorities voted in droves, but the math just did not add up. None of them talked about voter fraud, even though voters were openly admitting that they gamed the system, and major newspapers had documented incidents of fraud and voting irregularities.

Just by looking at the exit poll results in the map above, voters wonder how the obvious is not apparent to election officials, yet the Spanish company responsible for tallying American votes, declared results that many have begun to question. READ FULL ARTICLE>>

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - November 12, 2012 at 11:47 am

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Texas voting machines switch votes from the Romney-Obama ticket to the Obama-Biden ticket


Newscast Media AUSTIN, Texas—A news alert just came in from the Republican Party of Texas about voting machines that have switched votes from the Romney-Ryan ticket to the Obama-Biden ticket or the Green Party.

RPT Chairman Steve Munisteri wrote: “We have verified at least two instances in the state of Texas where an electronic voting machine did not correctly register the vote that the voter marked. In one instance, the person voted for Romney/Ryan, and the voting machine registered Obama/Biden. In another instance, the person voted straight Republican ticket, and the voting machine registered straight Green Party ticket. In both instances, the voter caught the mistake and reported it to the Election Judge, and the voter was able to vote the way they wanted.”

The Republican Party of Texas believes that these weird occurrences could be as a result of “miscalibration” of the voting machines. If you’re a candidate in such a tight race, your prayer is that the machines continue to miscalibrate in your favor.

The entire message from the Republican Party of Texas is here.

Early voting in Texas is already taking place, and below are the names of individuals that may be contacted by phone or email in regard to voting irregularities. The officials are mostly Republican, because it is only Republican voters whose votes are being switched. Democrat voters aren’t having any vote-switching problems.

The Republican Party of Texas Ballot Integrity Task Force

Melinda Fredricks, RPT Vice Chairman
Eric Opiela, RPT Assistant General Counsel
Beth Cubriel, RPT Executive Director
Marian Stanko, SREC Organization Committee Chairman
Jean McIver, SREC Officials Committee Member
Toni Anne Dashiell, Kendall County Republican Party Chairman
Amy Clark, Immediate Past Chairman SREC Organization Committee
Besa Martin, TFRW Vice President Legislation



1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - October 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm

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Latino turnout could help Barack Obama in the general

At the Annual Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Gala - Photo by Joseph Earnest

by Napp Nazwarth

Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas—If President Barack Obama wins re-election, Latino voter turnout may be a key factor. Latinos were a big part of Obama’s base in 2008 and comprise large portions of the electorate in some key swing states.

Obama recognizes this as well. In an interview this week with The Des Moines Register, he said, “Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community.”

Among the current swing states this election cycle, Latinos make up a large part to the electorate in four of them: Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Virginia. Additionally, New Mexico was considered a swing state in 2000 and 2004, but now leans Democratic in large part to the growing Latino population. Together, those states have 62 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the election.

According to a report released this week by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the share of the Latino vote is projected to be 8.7 percent in Colorado (a 15 percent increase from 2008) and 18.3 percent in Florida (a 34.5 percent increase from 2008). In Nevada, Latinos are 13.5 percent of all registered voters.

In 2008, Obama won 67 percent of the Latino vote. He could surpass that this year. A September Pew Research Center poll showed Obama with 69 percent support among Latino registered voters and a Latino Decisions poll this week showed Obama with the support of 71 percent of the Latino community. Further, the Latino Decisions poll showed that more Latinos (40 percent) said they were more enthusiastic about voting this year than they were in 2008, than Latinos who said they were more enthusiastic in 2008 (32 percent).

There had been some concern that the Latino vote would be depressed this year because Obama had not pushed for immigration reform as he promised during his 2008 campaign and deportations of undocumented immigrants increased under Obama. That changed, though, after Obama’s “Dream” decision this summer, which appears to have energized Latino voters. Obama announced that unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the country as minors, have no criminal record and have either graduated high school, obtained a GED or served in the military, would not be deported.


Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - October 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm

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Voter registration sharply down among younger demographic

Voter registration

Newscast Media WASHINGTON—According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, the enthusiasm of young voters ages 18 to 29 has dropped 17 percentage points between 2008 and 2012. The study also shows that voter registration is also down for the same demographic and the largest drop in voter engagement is among moderate and liberal Republicans.

Pew study on voter enthusiasm

Obama has lost substantial ground among young white voters. He had a 10-point advantage among this group in 2008, but they are now divided (47% support Obama, 47% support Romney). Young non-whites still back Obama by a wide margin (81% to 14%).

Pew study on voter registration

In polls conducted from January to September, just half of those under 30 are certain they are registered to vote – 11 points lower than in 2008 – and the lowest number in the past 16 years of Pew Research Center polling. There also has been a nine-point decline in voter registration among those 30-to-49 according to the study.


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Civil rights group uses black students in Texas to overturn voterID law

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Newscast Media AUSTIN, Texas — After passing one of the toughest voterID registration pieces of legislation, a civil rights group is asking the Department of Justice to stop the law that was passed in Texas.

The law forces those who do not have a state or federal photo ID to vote by provisional ballot which will only be counted if they return with a valid ID. University Student ID cards and even official state or federal government employee ID cards do not qualify under this law. The law also prohibits veterans from using their ID card from the Department of Veterans Affairs to vote, even though it is a government-issued photo ID.

The bill passed 20-12 with all 19 Republicans and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst voted to approve SB14, which will allow voters to use a Texas driver’s license or ID card, military ID, passport or Texas concealed handgun license as a valid form of photo identification at any polling place. Newscast Media first reported in January 2011, the passage of Senate Bill 14 here.

The Brennan Center for Justice, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the Texas NAACP sent a letter to the DOJ insisting the law will indeed discriminate against — and disenfranchise — Texas voters.

Critics said the law was written to target African Americans at Prairie View A&M University, a predominantly black university. The League of Young Voters Education Fund collected statements from dozens of students at Prairie View to use as proof that the proposed photo ID law will disfranchise them.

Regardless of fact, Perry still stands firmly behind the law. “Voter ID can ensure an accurate reflection of the will of the voters,” his spokeswoman said Wednesday.

“Without confidence in our elections process, the rights of all voters are cast in doubt.”


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