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Voter turnout for election was far greater than what was projected.  Clearly the words and opinions of Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have been heard.  The path of destruction under democratic party leadership has been derailed, as Republicans are on the rebound with victory  in key states.

As an election judge at our local polls, turnout was better than 50% in our precinct.  Previously a poll observer, this was the first time I have worked as an official.  I have to tell you, props go to ACORN for finding ways to deceive and influence an election because the sanctity of the voting process in our state is as tight as a flea’s ass.   Double and triple checking of id’s, addresses, etc., pissed of one out of thousands of voters.  The machines worked, the ballots were in English and all was fine.

Dropping off the votes was almost like pulling into a FEMA camp with tight security.  Do not exit your vehicle, hand over the master record of the votes, open your trunk for an officer to remove the voting materials, sign here that you verify everything is on the up and up.  Rather an intimidating and successful means of participating in the democracy that makes this nation great.

Congratulations to the winners.  More importantly congratulations to the voters for taking the time to speak out loud and clear in the voting booth against the gross injustices that the democrats have procured upon the United States of America.

Would anyone like to join me for a cup of Tea?    http://www.teapartyexpress.org/

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Getting a bit personal in advance of election day.  I recall an uncle complaining he had jury duty when I was a teenager.  I got in his face and said it is what you need to do as an American, even though he had already served in the military.  He got out of it somehow.  He is now dead, but the story sticks in my craw.  I have had jury duty twice now and while it is no fun, it is my duty.  In the end, God will  judge us all. 

Tomorrow being election day it is not only my duty to vote,  but my privilege for the first time  to work the election polls as an Associate Judge.  I will swear to uphold the integrity of everyone’s vote.  Our state  pays me to do this, which I personally find abominable, and will probably end up donating the roughly $100.

I would work the polls for for free.  I am blessed to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.  It is the least I can do for my country, state and neighbors.  Republican, Democrat , Independent, Christian, Jew, Muslim or whatever- on election day, and what should be every day, we are Americans.  

BTW, our ballots are all in the English language! 

While our soldiers fight for democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan to protect what the Obama Administration calls “The Homeland,” I still call it The United States of America.  For all the U.S.A. stands for, this election day I will serve my country by sitting in a hard metal chair for more than 13 hours to ensure the integrity and privilege  the public to vote.  I will then escort the sealed ballots to their destination for counting, go home, greet my family to explain to the little ones why I wasn’t home for dinner and watch the election returns on Fox. 

The least you can do is VOTE.

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The campaign for President is winding down but the media’s news campaign for the results of the election are running full steam ahead.

Americans are tuning in to Main Stream Media and the Internet like never before to follow election results and see where our country is headed in the next four years.  It is incredible really, the amount of information that one has access to in America, and that the access and reporting is in real time.  It becomes unimaginable that there are places in the world like Russia and China where the government censures the media at it’s convenience.  Freedom of speech and of the press are often taken for granted in America.  Whatever the outcome, our Election Day coverage in the media displays to the entire world that democracy works.  There is no amount of advertising dollars that could ever be spent that indicates just how powerful freedom is.

It will be interesting to note not only the variances in the graphic designs but the uncertainty of predictions.  In 2004, polling numbers, predictions and maps were cast aside as our Judaical system ruled in the end that George Bush won.  Statistics and graphs can misrepresent the truth and be manipulated into reflecting opinion, rather than fact.  Will Fox News, that typically leans toward Republican candidates, show graphs that reflect a bias toward McCain?  Will CNN, that is stereotypically pro Democrat, yield information that indicates Obama the winner?  Time will tell in the final outcome which media outlet is the most reliable, fair and balanced in reporting the results and activities of Election 2008.  My prediction and hope is that voters put country first and that in the end all the maps- no matter the source, confirm John S. McCain as the next President of The United States of America. 

One University of Michigan physics professor and his team applied mathematics, geography, and visualization to show us that those blocky red states and blue states are actually a lovely, purpley, swirly, fishy looking thing. The above image comes from http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/.

This Google link page lets you see state-by-state breakdowns, with vote totals within each state, and also county-by-county breakdowns, if you click on the state, then click on “County Map” in the upper right-hand corner of the pop up window.  http://maps.google.com/help/maps/elections/#2008_election Google also has a map http://myfairelection.com/ where we can follow events at the polls as reported by citizens like you and me.  We are only a few hours into the election and already people are posting and logging in to identify problems and successes at the voting booths across America. 

Here are some great links to get you perusing all the information available with many maps and a few graphs that reflect what is being reported and how the election may be trending.
· CNN ElectionCenter Map
· Fox News Interactive Map
· ABC News Map
· Yahoo Election Dashboard
· MSN Election Map Room
· MSNBC Election Map
· NPR Election Map
· Wall Street Journal Electoral College Calculator (browser resize!)
· 270towin.com
· idashboards.com Election 2008 (results?)
· NYTimes Election 2008 (results?)
· BBC News Elections 2008 (results?)
· USA Today (results?)
· Newsweek Politics (results?)
· Time Magazine (results?)
· Google Maps 2008 Elections Gallery
· Forst and the Trees Election Center (results?)
· Color-Weighted Election 2008 Cartograms (results on 5 November).

http://infosthetics.com/archives/2008/11/question_what_is_the_best_us_election_result_graph.html

While it is early on Election Day, all reports show a calm America as we go about our duty to vote freely without duress of martial law, riots, civil disorder, or the Enforcement of Laws to Restore Public Order.  https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/riot-police-ready-for-civil-unrest-on-election-night/ 

It is also notable that any pending litigation from Andy Martin, Philip Berg http://dockets.justia.com/docket/court-paedce/case_no-2:2008cv04083/case_id-281573/  or John Q. Citizen that demanded that the election be delayed or that Obama shows the world his authentic, vaulted birth certificate have not been successful. https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/obamas-citizenship-goes-to-supreme-court/ Both Martin and Berg have court dates after the elections regarding Obama’s citizenship and qualifications to become President under the natural born citizen clause, Article II, Section 1, of the U.S. Constitution.   The electoral college process takes place after the election and is outlined here http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/faq.html  These are the key dates:

  • November 4, 2008 – General Election: The voters in each State choose electors to serve in the Electoral College. As soon as election results are final, the States prepare seven or nine original “Certificates of Ascertainment” of the electors chosen, and send one original along with two certified copies (or three originals, if nine were prepared) to the Archivist of the United States.
  • December 15, 2008 – Meeting of Electors: The electors in each State meet to select the President and Vice President of the United States. The electors record their votes on six “Certificates of Vote,” which are paired with the six remaining original “Certificates of Ascertainment.” The electors sign, seal and certify the packages of electoral votes and immediately send them to the President of the Senate, the Archivist of the United States and other designated Federal and State officials.
  • December 24, 2008 – Deadline for Receipt of Electoral Votes: The President of the Senate, the Archivist of the United States, and other designated Federal and State officials must have the electoral votes in hand.
  • January 6, 2009 – Counting Electoral Votes in Congress: The Congress meets in joint session to count the electoral votes (unless Congress passes a law to change the date).
  • God Bless America, her citizens, and especially today, The Voter.

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    Black, White, Yellow, or any other shade of peoples, Americans must believe in Red, White and Blue on Election Day.  The world looks to America for leadership and stability and when we deviate in our path of Democracy and fair elections, we subject ourselves to further erosion of our power to the world.  America and it’s allies helped allow for the first voting in 50 years in Iraq with the means of dipping a finger into purple ink, it is not so easy to identify a voter in America, nor should it be.  There is a whole variety of problems that we can anticipate.  In early voting, usually in favor of Democratic Candidates, we have already seen challenges at the polls.  On Election Day, indeed we may have voting machine manipulation and malfunction, polling places that run out of paper, long lines, and a potential that precincts could be overwhelmed by an outpouring of voters.  Just imagine in Chicago, if the turnout is so massive with 8 hour waits and not every voter gets to vote, what kind of voter unrest could occur?
     
    Only last year, with the results from Kenya’s closely contested elections still up in the air and evidence growing of election mischief, riots and ethnic clashes erupted across the country. Kenya is east Africa’s most stable and prosperous democracy but rioting killed hundreds after the election. Raila Odinga, who was leading in the polls prior to the election was the candidate Obama had been campaigning for but he lost his election to Mwai Kibaki. All the more reason that Obama’s lack of interference in his Aunt Zeituni’s plea for US Asylum seems suspect.
     
    When Main Stream Media, CBS News, brings out a blog post just two days before the election that is titled “Police Prepare For Possible Election Night Riots,” and the lead in question asks, ” Will election night bring civil Unrest?”  maybe we had better pay attention.  http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/10/22/politics/horserace/entry4539330.shtml 

    In Chicago, Obama is holding a rally downtown after the polls close on Tuesday night and Mayor Daley believes that up to a million people could flood the city’s streets. All police leave has been canceled and off-duty firefighters have been told to keep their kit ready at home. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/obama/chi-obama-rally-qanov02,0,5894064.story   In Augusta, Georgia reports are of Officers Gearing up with riot training http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/102808/met_481157.shtml while Detroit and Los Angeles were also deploying extra police out of concern for the potentially heightened emotions raised by this election.

    This historic presidential contest will feature either America’s first black President or first female Vice President. Iraqi’s went to the polls in the face of real threats, I don’t think Americans will.  Clearly though, the unspoken concern among some is that a surprise Obama loss could lead to suspicion of foul play and violence could ensue in cities with large “black populations based on previous riots in urban areas.”  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riot.  “So let me get this straight: No matter what happens, we should expect blacks to riot. If this isn’t racist, then call me David Duke in a sundress.”  http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,443958,00.html

    We’ve seen “emergency-preparedness” steps taken in Denver before the DNC and at every campaign rally Obama and McCain have attended and nothing major has happened.  We’ve  prepared for Y2K and nothing happened.  In case all hell breaks loose, we will be duly prepared in major cities and do not forget that the Army’s Brigade Homeland Tour of U.S. Combat troops have been repatriated from Iraq to help with any civil unrest.  

    The Army force on active duty on U.S. Soil operates under U.S. Norther Commands Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, high Yeild Explosives unit (CBRNE)- The Consequence Management Response Force or CCMRF is commonly referred to as “sea-smurf”. http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/09/army_homeland_090708w/ The force was fully activated October 1st, 2008 in a response to the controversial John Warner Defense Appropriations Act http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h109-5122.  The title of the law the “Insurrection Act” has been renamed, “Enforcement of Laws to Restore Public Order”  http://www.bordc.org/threats/hr5122.php giving power to the President to invoke martial law.  Public Law 109-364, (H.R.5122) http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=MOR20061029&articleId=3618.  Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 “the power of the country” prohibited a president from using the military for police actions in the United States until now.  https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/posse-comitatus-act/  Way, way and I mean way, on the fringe is the theory that Delta Forces and Sea-Smurf will operate like Hitler’s SS Gestapo at the start of German socialism. 

    .S. Army Field Manual 19-15, Civil Disturbances, 1985, is the current doctrinal reference on civil disturbances. Most tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) addressed in this manual were developed from experiences gained during domestic riots in the 1960s. There is no Army doctrine on the use of non-lethal weapons and munitions. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/call/call_00-7_ch1.htm.  Some rioters have become quite sophisticated at understanding and withstanding the tactics used by police.  Manuals for successful rioting are available on the Internet and encourage rioters to get the press involved, as there is more safety with the cameras rolling.  The National Lawyers Guild has produced a 31 page document called “Legal Observer Training Manual. http://www.nlg.org/resources/LO_Manual.pdf 

    President Roosevelt once said, “In politics there are no accidents.  If it happens you can bet it was planned that way.” I hardly think people will take to the streets, nor will the service of the Army, The National Guard, or riot troops be necessary.  We are a patient people and have endured two years of campaigning with no unrest.  Election Day occurs on a school and work night with honest to God people who have to get up and go to work, and many of McCain supporters will be sleeping well before the results are in.   No matter who wins, I believe in widespread respect for the law and while I encourage you to vote McCain, my prediction is that nothing will happen.  That’s my theory anyways.

    God Bless America.

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    No wonder Obama put forth so much effort into early voting when he, himself knew that there would be issues surrounding his character and the entire voting process that might make him less appealing in the last minute before entering into the voting booth.

    With just three days left until Election Day, a new CBS News poll finds that the Democratic presidential ticket of Obama and Biden leads its Republican counterpart by 13 points among likely voters, 54 percent to 41 percent.  Yet Zogby according to (CNN) — Sen. John McCain has inched ahead of Sen. Barack Obama in national polls, but the Democratic candidate holds a steady lead in the most recent Electoral College estimates. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/09/presidential.polls/

    Oh, just shut up already.  I personally would put my family before anything in my life- I am a religious person, a Catholic in fact, and I while I believe in God, family for me comes first.  I see no evidence that Obama’s family comes first with relatives of every mix, nationality and religion scattered through out the world living in poverty.

    Obama has down right, dirty deeded and unscrupioulsy attempted to influence early voters on the premise of reform.  What needs to be reformed is the whole idea of early voting.   Election day in America is November 4th, not one day before or one day after.  We have bent and yeilded the laws to make voting a convenience and it is a slap in the face of the American Voter to think that with out a rational excuse, you can vote early because you might have to stand in line for an hour or so on election day.  We have soldiers standing for us on foreign soil complaining they don’t have working guns and some shmuck will compain about the weather on election day.  Go figure. 

    “Obama, bidding to become the nation’s first black president, led in national polls as well as surveys in several battleground states. McCain’s hopes of an upset hinged on winning all or nearly all the states that carried Bush to victory in 2004, and possibly carrying Pennsylvania to give him a margin for error. ” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/01/obama-mccain-visit-red-  st_n_139946.html  As if all of America didn’t know the color of Obama’s skin, the media must once again state the obvious, Obama is black.  Yawning now, most don’t really care what color That One is. 

    Curtis Gans, director of the Committee for the Study of the American Electorate at American University, says the trend may show the impact of Obama’s get-out-the-vote effort. “It might indicate an advantage, at least out of the early voting figures, for the Democratic Party,” he says. But Republicans could close that gap, he notes at http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-10-21-early-voting_N.htm

    Is it fair to say that early voters might be registered democratics who stand the most to benefit from that One, O’bama’s spread the wealth programs?  Yep. Many early Democratic voters can go at thier leisure unlike the rest of many Republicans who actually have jobs and are accountable to a time clock and would not necessarily sacrifice personal paid time off the job to go and vote. 

    With less than 72 hours I don’t care if you have to crawl uphill both ways to vote on Election Day.  Vote and Vote McCain.

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    Over the years, ACORN http://www.acorn.org/groups have registered more than 4 million voters. One would think it should be good news to have so many new voters in the Presidential Election.  Mickey Mouse will be voting for Obama- I think.

    By now we know that when authorities in various states checked ACORN registrations, they found many fraudulent registrants with problems like no known address, the person was deceased, or had multiple registrations.   The usually reliable, Associated Press reported that the FBI is investigating whether the community activist group ACORN is engaging in a nationwide election fraud conspiracy. Specifically, they are reportedly examining evidence that there was a coordinated state-by-state effort to engage in voter registration fraud.  That seems fair- investigate ACORN, what could be wrong with that?  http://opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110009189 The Wall Street journal wrote about ACORN indictments back in 2006 so why would The ACLU and Obama seems to have a problem with investigating voter fraud again especially ACORN, with it’s multi decade history of fraud?  http://www.consumersrightsleague.org/uploadedfiles/Latest%20Million%20Dollar%20ACORN%20Scandal.pdf 

    http://www.aclu.org/votingrights/gen/37226prs20081017.html  The ACLU believes that the DOJ should protect voting rights and not suppress them. In a recent press release it said, Oct 17, 2008-“WASHINGTON – In response to news reports that the FBI has initiated an investigation into whether the community group ACORN has committed voter fraud in its voter registration drive, the American Civil Liberties Union urges the government to stop engaging in partisan probes that could cast a chilling effect on voter participation. The Department of Justice should focus instead on the true threat to the elections this November – the widespread possibility that millions of voters could be disfranchised through voter suppression schemes such as unlawful purging and racially motivated voter intimidation.”  According this this, the FBI a government agency is partisan?  I think it might just be the ACLU that is partisan in getting Obama elected. 

     

    http://stopacorn.org/ is a pretty good starting place to learn about some of ACORN’s antics, although some of the blogger llinks can appear a little nutty and extreme- even more so than here at Ahrcanum.

    Maybe for just a minute it appears that disputing ACORN is all about Republican’s crying the tears blue seeing how candidate, John McCain is trailing in so many voter polls.  You bet McCain is pissed.  McCain is loosing in the polls (for now)  but what ACORN is actually about, is what appears to look like is voter fraud on a massive scale.  Obama for America has filed a letter from their general council- Robert Bauer, esq., to the Attorney General’s Office stating that “the law enforcement process is a political agenda.” http://www.politico.com/static/PPM106_obama_doj_letter.html  bringing up Bush’s removal of nine US Attorney’s in 2006 in a politically charged investigation.  Clinton fired attorneys.  Bush fired attorney’s.  Get over it. 

    Hillary Clinton might be having something to say about ACORN too, as Obama pretty much stold the nomination from what rightfully should have been hers- had all the delegates been accounted for in Michigan and Florida. 

    Should Obama win by a huge margin, a few 3 or 4 million votes won’t matter and he will become President of The Land.  Even after calling a winner on November 4th, or November 5th, or November 6th, or whenever- ACORN must be held accountable and so should Obama who accepted donations from them and certainly profited greatly. 

    Human Events, believes that :  “Congress must be called back into session immediately and emergency legislation must be passed that simply states that voters must produce a valid state or federal ID at the polls or have their votes counted only provisionally until legitimacy can be verified..”  http://www.humanevents.com/index.php?loadhome=true   Longtime civil rights activist Al Sharpton, who has called for investigations into voter registration fraud as well as voter intimidation and disenfranchisement warning that fraud “must be stopped before votes are counted or cast.”   http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=29132 

    Imagine if we had a national id program?  What of Obama’s strong support of giving illegal aliens in America driver’s licenses? What if no one investigates?

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