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BUSTED! Bachmann rigged Iowa poll by buying "at least" 4,000 votes.

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posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:31 PM
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Sorry if this has already been posted. Didn't find it in a search. Please no jokes about the picture no matter how hard you laugh.
www.domasjefferson.com...
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posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:34 PM
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posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:37 PM
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Someone waited to take that picture. Not a good 1 for promoting the campaign. Or would it?



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:38 PM
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posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:38 PM
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could just be someone filming and they isolated the best frame.

i think thats how they do it these days..



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:39 PM
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im not sure you thought that through...



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by Hillbilly123069
Sorry if this has already been posted. Didn't find it in a search.
www.domasjefferson.com...
edit on 14-8-2011 by Hillbilly123069 because: (no reason given)

edit on 14-8-2011 by Hillbilly123069 because: (no reason given)

OMG, how terrible she followed the rules. Didn't you realize that's how the straw poll works. She just out maneuvered the others and got the most votes.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:44 PM
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They seem to want to portray her under the same light as Homer Simpson drooling over a donut. Does look like she's enjoying it.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:46 PM
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I think she is trying to take Palin's audience with that picture...



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by Hillbilly123069
Sorry if this has already been posted. Didn't find it in a search. Please no jokes about the picture no matter how hard you laugh.
www.domasjefferson.com...
edit on 14-8-2011 by Hillbilly123069 because: (no reason given)


Now why would anyone make fun of THAT picture.




Its still better than the Newsweek cover.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:50 PM
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it figures, before long obama will give her a stimulus to make sure Paul doesn't win



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:58 PM
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The Ames Straw Poll is famous and highly UN scientific in nature. They've been holding this "party" since 1979.

Nothing new so no point in climbing on Bachmann.


The poll takes place among attendees of a fundraising dinner benefiting the Iowa Republican Party. Before the vote, each candidate is given a chance to make a short speech to the attendees.

The poll has been described as a cross between a political convention and a county fair, where Iowa voters have a chance to mingle, eat barbecue and have a little fun. The party divides the venue into sections and auctions each to the candidates, who can then set up booths to present their case to the voters. The larger areas and those closest to the entrance often fetch the highest price. In 2011 bidding started at $15,000 and ranged to as high as $31,000 (bid by Ron Paul). [2]

Non-Republicans are allowed to vote in the Ames Straw Poll. However, all voters must be at least 16 1/2 years of age, be legal residents of the state of Iowa or a student attending an Iowa university/college, and purchase a ticket priced at $30, however some campaigns pay the fee for their supporters.[3] Voters have their hands stamped or their thumbs dipped in ink when entering the voting area so that they cannot vote twice. Ballots are put into electronic voting machines.

en.wikipedia.org...

Pretty Simple.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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Wow, 4,000 votes at $30 each that's like, like a thousand dollars!!!



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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So does that mean that she only would have received 823 votes?



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 10:45 PM
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Tell me this has hit MSM...

PLEASE



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 10:45 PM
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it figures, before long obama will give her a stimulus to make sure Paul doesn't win


That could be taken two ways now. We are going to assume you meant financial stimulus... Wait I am not making this any better, am I?

Nice straight line man.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by Ittabena
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it figures, before long obama will give her a stimulus to make sure Paul doesn't win


That could be taken two ways now. We are going to assume you meant financial stimulus... Wait I am not making this any better, am I?

Nice straight line man.


you seen the corn dog



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 10:48 PM
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I tried a search to see how many votes Ron Paul bought but couldn't find any info.
Is there a database to see how many tickets were bought by each candidate?



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 10:58 PM
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Buying tickets to give away to supporters is common practice.

This article tells how many tickets Ron Paul and Michelle Bachman gave out.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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Originally posted by N3k9Ni
Buying tickets to give away to supporters is common practice.

This article tells how many tickets Ron Paul and Michelle Bachman gave out.


Fox reported something like RP only spending 10% of what Bachmann spent.

Have heard others claim he bought 2k and her 4k...

Any other sources to match up with what this article claims? Just curious to know the real figures, not the first thing I read.



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