Sixty percent of voters who cast ballots on Election Day or earlier say the economy is the most important issue in their vote, according to an early CBS News exit poll. In CBS News/New York Times poll of likely voters taken shortly before the election, Mitt Romney had the edge over President Obama on the question of which candidate would do a better job handling the economy, 51 percent to 45 percent. (Snip) While 55 percent of voters said Mr. Obama's response to Superstorm Sandy had little to no impact on their vote, four in 10 say it was a
Breitbart News has just received reports from citizen journalists in Ohio that two precinct election judges were removed by Hamilton County Director of Elections for allowing unregistered voters to cast ballots. According to the individuals, one of those precinct election judges was removed as an election judge at Precinct 13d, located at the Pentecostal Church in Cincinnati. People who were not registered were allowed to illegally "same day register," meaning they were told to sign the voter book, after which they were given a regular ballot, not a provisional ballot. These people then voted and it was machine counted. Observers
Welcome to the most anticipated Ldotter Thread since Hanging Chad night in 2000. Feel free to chat in a dignified way. Keep your tempers under control and should the best thing happen, let's celebrate together. It's been a long hard slog. We couldn't have done it without each other.
NEW YORK - Richard Chan prowled around his cold, dark Staten Island home with knives and a sword to protect it from thieves, standing his ground as another East Coast storm threatened and police went door-to-door with loudspeakers warning people to get out. "I still have some valuables. I just can't leave it," he said Tuesday. "I just don't want to lose my stuff to some dirtbag." While city officials strongly encouraged storm-ravaged communities to seek higher ground before Wednesday's nor'easter, Chan was among a group who adamantly refused to leave, choosing to stick close to the belongings
The first call of the presidential election may have come from Spirit Airlines. Seeking to capitalize on interest in the race between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Spirit is advertising a flight sale with a banner on its website that reads “Romney wins ... and so do Obama and you with these incredibly low fares!" “Regardless of who you vote for, we all win with low fares from Spirit,” the airline ad says. “Whether you are looking for a vacation or a quick getaway, Spirit is here to help you save!”
This is what the Romney folks say is encouraging them. Passed along for what it’s worth: CO: Adams County (lean D county) – strong R turnout based on morning data – on track to win since first time in 1984. AB/EV margins will be hard for them to overcome today. Right now – it’s a virtual tie. Arapahoe (Swing County) – 4860 D, 5271 R – Election Day so far Over 83% of the vote was AB/EV – Dem: 75653 Rep: 75812
Take my advice and ignore exit polls. Wait for real results. Exit polls are media outlets or people they hire standing outside a polling place and asking people upon leaving who they voted for. I think voters are less likely to be truthful, particularly if they vote for someone who they think might be controversial or unpopular – such as a president who has been beat up and demonized for four years (Bush in 04, Obama this year). The chance for exit polls being in error are great. But what I really don’t like about them
Southfield Township — Sometimes dead men really do get to vote. Ty Houston, 48, a home care registered nurse, was toiling on his absentee ballot Monday afternoon when things got strange at township offices on 13 Mile. "I was filling out the form as were an elderly couple sitting at a nearby table," said Houston on Tuesday. "His wife, who was helping him fill out the ballot, asked him a couple of questions but he didn't respond. She screamed for help and I went over to see what I could do."
Stop the presses! Stop the presses! Dan Rather, the former CBS Evening News anchor who presented a forged document on the air about President George W. Bush weeks before the 2004 elections, said on MSNBC's Morning Joe Tuesday, "Something in my gut tells me that it’s going to be a good day for Romney" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
On CNN, the correspondent with the Obama campaign reported that Team Obama is telling her that they see nothing in the Ohio turnout that looks any different from what they expected -- in other words, the polls were correct. Take that for what it's worth. Below is some information from a GOP source; actual data. It doesn't tell us everything but it does tell us something. I am watching the Twitternets where I follow even more left-wing media types than my fellow Righties. If there's actual data showing Obama counties experience some kind of turnout surge,
Election officials in storm-ravaged New Jersey were so overwhelmed with requests from displaced residents to be able to vote by email that they extended the deadline for electronic voting to Friday. Thousands of voters who were displaced from their homes and polling districts after superstorm Sandy will be able to email their ballots to their county clerks by 8 p.m. Friday to be counted in the 2012 election, according to a new directive issued by the New Jersey Division of Elections this afternoon. The change came after clerks were inundated with requests by residents,
“I’ve been screaming at [the Obama campaign] for months that this race was going to be close. They didn’t listen to me.” -- A Michigan Democratic strategist talking to Power Play about the presidential race in the Great Lakes state. Democrats have a level of confidence that doesn’t match the closing polls in this longest, nastiest and most expensive presidential race in American history. The reason, they say, is that not only will President Obama hold on to the Democratic bastions of the north, but that he will also snatch a traditionally red state or two in the process.
Every presidential election brings noise, strife, passion and energy. Those who ride herd over the process, the candidates, face Election Day with a frizzled, manic fatigue. And they are the lucky ones. The most insufferable moment for campaign strategists is Election Day. Not because they fear the verdict. Oftentimes, they know the verdict. (Snip) For the Romney campaign, these Fundamentals stand out: 1. In six of the last 10 national polls, Mitt Romney is tied with Obama or ahead by 1 percentage point. As a practical matter, all 10 polls are tied because they are within the margin of error. Romney
An unexpected glitch almost caused one central Pennsylvania voter to cast his ballot for the wrong candidate, highlighting concerns about voter fraud in a number of states on an already tense Election Day. The Election Protection coalition, for instance, has reported ballot scanning problems in Ohio in Cleveland, Dayton, and Toledo. "I initially selected Obama but Romney was highlighted," writes Centralpavote on YouTube, of the glitch in central Pennsylvania. "I assumed it was being picky so I de-selected Romney and tried Obama again, this time more carefully, and still got Romney."
In the final presidential debate, President Obama dismissed reports about an agreement to hold one-on-one talks with Iranian officials after the election, but now, two weeks later, fresh claims have emerged on the eve of Tuesday’s election, this time tying senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to alleged secret talks with representatives of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Israel’s mass-circulation Yediot Ahronot newspaper cited unidentified Israeli officials as saying the talks had been led by the Iranian-born Jarrett, were held in Bahrain, and had taken place over “several months.”
Former President Bill Clinton branded GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney a serial liar at a Philadelphia campaign event yesterday, criticizing Romney's ad that misleadingly implied Chrysler was shifting Jeep production to China. Clinton, whose own presidency was marked by a few high-profile bouts of mendacity, notably repeated denials of a sexual liaison with Monica Lewinsky that resulted in his impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives, ridiculed Romney for the ad's misrepresentation. When the crowd laughed in response, Clinton noted, "You're laughing, but who wants a president who will knowingly, repeatedly tell you something he knows is not true?"
Fairfax, VA - Mitt Romney barnstormed the Old Dominion on this final full day of campaigning, cramming two stops, separated by hundreds of miles, in this hotly-contested swing state over the course of just a few hours. Here on the campus of George Mason University, Romney was greeted by his best crowd of the day for a boisterous rally that seemed to overwhelm the GOP nominee, prompting him to joke that the attendees must have been expecting someone else to take the stage. "That is really something special. I am looking around to see if we have the Beatles here
Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who came out long ago in favor of his party’s nominee Mitt Romney’s candidacy for president, apparently upset a lot of people on the conservative side for his embrace of Romney’s opponent, President Barack Obama in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. And according to conservative talker Laura Ingraham, it was taken to the point of “embarrassing himself.” On her Tuesday radio program, Ingraham, the author of “Of Thee I Zing: America’s Cultural Decline,” criticized the New Jersey governor for his latest comment expressing his excitement in hearing from Obama supporter
The founder of polling outlet Rasmussen Reports, Scott Rasmussen, says the presidential race is too close to call. “I have no idea who’s going to win tonight,” Rasmussen told Fox News on Tuesday. “I look at the numbers, I keep looking for them to tell me who's going to come out on top and it's too close to call.” The final Rasmussen daily tracking poll showed Mitt Romney taking 49 percent support over President Obama at 48 percent. The candidates enter Election Day in a statistical tie, according to most national polls, with the race for the White House coming
Pittsburgh - Mitt Romney’s campaign always makes his arrivals in various cities known to the local media, and in turn the public, but never before has a crowd of this size shown up to greet him. Upon landing here in Pittsburgh, Romney’s aides appeared shock as they crowded around the windows to check out the crowd. And Romney was visibly moved at the site of the crowd, hundreds of supporters crammed into a parking structure just outside the airport. Romney deplaned and walked toward a fence that separated him from the crowd, packed onto two levels of the garage.
PHILADELPHIA - Local Republicans went to court to have a judge order a mural of President Obama covered up at the Ben Franklin Elementary School polling place in the Northeast Philadelphia. Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the Republican Party of Pennsylvania’s successful challenge. “The Obama campaign is 0-for-2 today in trying to get away with their disgusting attempts to suppress Republican voices in Philadelphia,” Chairman Rob Gleason said.
Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Daryl Metcalfe told The Daily Caller that it is illegal for any United Nations poll watcher or Department of Justice election monitor to enter any polling precinct in his state. Metcalfe, the House State Government Committee majority chairman, said the only reason these individuals would want to observe his state’s election is to “intimidate” certified poll workers. He threatened to refer such poll watchers for prosecution. “By our state law, if a DOJ employee or a U.N. connected individual tries to step a foot in our polling precinct, I will advocate that our attorney general and our
Many college newspapers that endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008 are not supporting his election again this year, another indication that the Obama enthusiasm that swept across campuses four years ago has faded. A review conducted by The Daily Caller of campus publications indicates that at least 53 papers newspapers that endorsed Obama in 2008 have yet to endorse his candidacy again as Election Day approaches. TheDC arrived at this number by looking at 89 known papers that supported Obama four years ago.
This year my polling place was across the street from my apartment. Nice, I thought. I showed up at 6:05am wearing a pullover and no coat, expecting to be in and out. It turns out that they had five voting booths and a line that went on for blocks. There was a guy ahead of me in line wearing a gorilla suit. His vote counts the same as mine. It was 40 degrees out.