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State Police Investigate Fake Election Flyer

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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 09:04 PM
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State Police Investigate Fake Election Flyer


www.wtkr.com

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is trying to find out who started circulating a fake election flyer. The one-page flyer falsely claims to be from the State Board of Elections and provides incorrect voting dates. That same flyer has apparently been electronically scanned and is now circulating by email.

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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 09:04 PM
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They showed the flyer in question on CNN. It tells voters that if they are Republican or leaning Republican to vote on Tuesday, and if they are Democrat or leaning Democrat to vote on Wednesday. This is obviously being distributed by one or more Republicans. With all the whining they have done concerning Acorn, isn't this even more underhanded than putting 'Mickey Mouse' on a voter registration form? Shame on whoever the perpetrators of this are! I hope they catch and prosecute these scumbags!!!

www.wtkr.com
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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 09:20 PM
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This is the oldest election day prank ever. The sad (funny) thing about it is that it works everytime.

The question I have is why does stuff like this always effect Democrats? Why don't Republicans ever fall for stuff like this?



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 09:25 PM
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It's despicable no matter which party does it. And from what I've heard, it's usually done on poor neighborhoods. That could have something to do with it. Either way, it's just dirty politics.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
This is the oldest election day prank ever. The sad (funny) thing about it is that it works everytime.

The question I have is why does stuff like this always effect Democrats? Why don't Republicans ever fall for stuff like this?


Republicans don't fall for this because no Democrat would ever do something like this. You see, to us, the election is not just some game. It is not just one fraternity against another. I get the feeling that many Republicans feel that the election processes is some game to be won or lost. It is not. The implications of who wins the president are very serious. As you can see, the horrible job done by one president holding the office for eight years can at best, take 20 years to reverse and at worst, be irreparable. I don't know if the US will ever regain its former standing in the world as the shining beacon of hope for the rest of the world to follow and emulate. Lets hope I am wrong about this.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 09:47 PM
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Originally posted by BluegrassRevolutionary

Republicans don't fall for this because no Democrat would ever do something like this. You see, to us, the election is not just some game. It is not just one fraternity against another. I get the feeling that many Republicans feel that the election processes is some game to be won or lost. It is not. The implications of who wins the president are very serious. As you can see, the horrible job done by one president holding the office for eight years can at best, take 20 years to reverse and at worst, be irreparable. I don't know if the US will ever regain its former standing in the world as the shining beacon of hope for the rest of the world to follow and emulate. Lets hope I am wrong about this.


Thanks! You just made my day! I haven't laughed this hard in days!

You must not have heard of the Democrat voter registration organization called ACORN?

If Obama wins this election (which is unlikely) people will be wishing we had a leader like Bush back in the White House. Obama would make Jimmy Carter look like a good President.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 09:58 PM
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Go sit on a tack. You never say anything worth reading. I think ATS needs to verify that you are not Rush Limbaugh.

Go ahead and flag me and get me a warn. Don't care. He never says anything that isn't either full of hate or full of crap. It's always partisan. It's always hypocritical. Even worse, it's always a 2-3 line response that is sarcastic, has no basis, and then he never responds when everyone points out how dumb it was.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservativeThe question I have is why does stuff like this always effect Democrats? Why don't Republicans ever fall for stuff like this?


Because if they do...they still vote on Tuesday, and nobody knows. And maybe it doesn't work the other way around because Democrats are less likely to try to pull it off. There...that wasn't so tough, was it?



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
Thanks! You just made my day! I haven't laughed this hard in days!

You must not have heard of the Democrat voter registration organization called ACORN?


I am glad you found it so funny. You just illustrated my point that you feel this is just some game. And yes, I have heard plenty about ACORN. Personally, I feel it is a non-issue. You can register as many fictitious people you like and if none of them vote...it does not constitute voter fraud as many on the right would have you believe. You see, real voter fraud is what happened in Florida in 2000 when 20K voters were illegally barred from voting by Katherine Harris because their names were similar to felons in the state.

And so you know, according to 98% of living historians, you my friend, voted for the absolute WORST president in history. I hope you and all of your conservative buddies are proud. Jimmy Cater did an absolute dream job compared to Bush.

[edit on 31-10-2008 by BluegrassRevolutionary]

[edit on 31-10-2008 by BluegrassRevolutionary]



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 10:16 PM
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...I think my memory is bad but I thought RRconcervative was an ok dude even though I remember never agreeing with him and I think I liked some of what you Sublime have said from time to time.

RR enjoys his 3 hours of daily Dittohead nirvana with Rush. There are alot out there that do. I'm pretty sure that he doesn't "really" believe Acorn and this stunt are on equal ground. But he has a mission for a couple more days. If you want to tweek him a bit, ask him how the socialist Pallin can be good for the ticket.....oh, he knows what that is about.

Look, all is fair in campaign rhetoric....but....telling people to vote on Wednesday is fraudulant, and I'm sure must be criminal on grounds that it deprives people of a fundamental right. See you can lie about a candidate and their positions...but you can't perpetrate a fruad that deprives someone a Constitutional fundamental right.

Now, RR should come back and admit that much. He loves the Constitution too. He knows he can't just love that 2nd amendment.

Maybe that scarfaced B crazy lady did this too. Or maybe it was the two retarded neo nazi guys that were going to chop off some black people's heads on their way to take out Obama....or maybe.....oh, there are plenty of backwards ass rednecks out there that could have had one of their friends that graduated from high school figure out how to work a typewriter and printer to pull this off.

I'm not saying RR is one of these guys at all....like I said, he just has to do his best Hannity, Krystal, Rush...etc...impression for now.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by Sublime620
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Go sit on a tack. You never say anything worth reading. I think ATS needs to verify that you are not Rush Limbaugh.

Go ahead and flag me and get me a warn. Don't care. He never says anything that isn't either full of hate or full of crap. It's always partisan. It's always hypocritical. Even worse, it's always a 2-3 line response that is sarcastic, has no basis, and then he never responds when everyone points out how dumb it was.


Any criticism from you is a compliment! I always enjoy invoking a response from you. I know when you log on to ATS it makes your day to read my posts, because you couldn't possibly judge me from just a couple of posts. Don't get angry at that statement because I do the same thing to certain members here also, you just happen to not be on that list.

I don't agree with the "hate" rhetoric, opposition to something is not hate.

I am a partisian, and part of that is pointing out things that are hypocritical.

2 or 3 line responses getting the point across is the best way to post....short and to the point...long drawn out posts usually go unnoticed.

The not responding part....when I post something, I have already said what I wanted to say....so to post a follow-up statement would be redundant...so why bother?

Thanks for your post. It really makes me feel good to get such a response from the "opposition". And I will definately get back to you on November 5th. (The day after the election)



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 10:21 PM
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Wow. That's what it took to finally get a response from you? I'll remember that for the future then.


You know, as angry as you were about Acorn, you'd think you might actually care about this dirty trick. I don't expect you to say, "Wow, damn those republicans!", just as you shouldn't think it would affect me that some stupid group committed voter registration fraud.

However, I, unlike you, am modest enough to see past it all and tell it like it is. Acorn should be punished severely and possibly sued to the point of non-existence. On the same note, this despicable act should be punished with jail time.

I just think it's funny that your reaction to this topic basically negates everything you pretended to care about earlier. Obviously you don't care about election integrity, so why pretend like Acorn's actions got under your skin?



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 10:24 PM
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I'm sorry people, but one of my pet peeves is uneducated, uninformed voters. If their vote is suppressed by their stupidity, I have to say I am all for it. When you have uneducated voters participating in this system you have debacles like Florida 2000. Sheesh these people didn't even know how to punch a paper ballot, and we all know the goverment goes out of their way to makes things idiot proof.

I may sound a little harsh but politics is a 365 day a year thing for me. To have an election decided by people who register to vote to get a pack of cigarettes or a six-pack of beer, or don't know when election day is, is very troubling to me.

Sorry!

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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 10:29 PM
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Wish you would have said that from the start. I agree, uneducated voters ruin this country.

However, until uneducated voters have their rights revoked, we have to live with them. It isn't the people I am concerned about, it's the integrity of this election. If this flier was put up in a trailer park - and the parties reversed - I somehow think you might care a little more.

[edit on 31-10-2008 by Sublime620]



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative


The question I have is why does stuff like this always effect Democrats? Why don't Republicans ever fall for stuff like this?


I think it's because while Democrats/Liberals tend to be more "intelligent", can find pi and divide by zero, they unlike republicans/conservatives lack common sense. Street smarts. "Brightness". Call it what you will. They tend to be very gullible.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 10:38 PM
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I have taken notice of the educated and truley brilliant folks that can only be found at McCain Palin rallys. www.youtube.com...

Lets face it only republicans would ever try to get it over their fellow citizens in this manner...republicans know that only they are above the law.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 10:39 PM
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This is hilarious to me. Don't people get taught anything, such as the simple fact that the presidential primary elections are held on the first Tuesday of November in leap years? I seem to have understood this from way back in elementary school. Yeah, the people who printed this pamphlet and passed it out should be prosecuted for taking advantage of idiots. There's a law about that isn't there? Maybe not. But there should be. It could apply to Al Gore, GWB, Obama, Condi Rice, Dick Cheney, John Kerry, Colin Powell, Jimmy Carter, etc.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 10:42 PM
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AH HA....I knew I remembered you guys...see...something to like about both of you.

...let me wade into this "idiot voter" issue. You both familiar with Dante's Inferno and the different layers of hell?

Well we have a layer of voters that couldn't tell you what the branches of government were let alone how many we have...(GWB of course thought we had 4) We have voters that think Obama is a Muslim. A guy that "pals" around with Terrorist. That Obama is one of them...you know...one of them....uh..."Arabs" (my home state and we will deport her dumbass) So where do you guys want to start drawing the lines about the educated voters or who should be allowed to vote. We have some dumb dumb dumb people. We have smart people, (well at least they can hold down jobs) that believe the rhetoric. Believe Rush! That guy is the worst liar of them all.

....so who gets to vote? Do you guys still think we need the electoral college? You could argue either side there.

I believe legal immigrants that have become citizens are the best informed and most qualified to vote. Being born in this here Country makes you the least. Take a test? I'm for it. It would give people like Ron Paul or Huckabee a chance.

ignorance and prejudice should get the same measure of distain as dumb and uninformed voters. One side maybe predominately Republican and the other Democrat but both are unqualified to vote responsibly.

How do you like that argument?



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 10:53 PM
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I and my whole family have taken the voters test. We all live with a Master in Political Science.

I find that the most informed people are those that must pay attention not just for the sake of their own well being but the well being of their fellow man simply because they can relate. I live in a very diverse neighborhood, lower middle class but astute in local and national affairs. That differs greatly from the gated neighborhood I lived in in Texas.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 10:56 PM
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Personally? I think basic questions. For instance:

I think the whole voting party line idea is garbage. If you don't know who's running, how can you vote for it? People go in and vote party line and have no idea who they are voting for. That's just wrong.

Then, as far as the POTUS elections go, people can't answer questions like you mentioned above. Questions like:

How many branches of government? What are the branches?

Who is running and what are their platforms?

Many don't realize that the president can't pass laws. They think if Obama or McCain get elected everything they said magically happens.

Just basic stuff. If nothing else, have some sort of knowledge of politics and know who's running. The kind of test that if you can't pass, you shouldn't be voting, hands down (way harder than the tests immigrants have to take just to get citizenship).

So once they pass the general test, they need to go vote. No party line voting is allowed, and it shouldn't say D or R next to the candidates name. That way if they are voting with no knowledge they can't vote based off of party line.



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