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November 03, 2009

Hoffman and Christie and Others Election Day

Robert Gibbs Downplays Tuesday's Election Results


Sean Hannity interviewing NY Congressional Candidate Doug Hoffman along with Fred and Jeri Thompson.

ACORN Aims to Tip New Jersey Election in Corzine's Favor

Fearing a potentially devastating Democratic loss, the highly controversial Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) group and its affiliated organizations are gearing up to tip the scales and re-elect embattled incumbent in the hard-fought New Jersey gubernatorial race, sources tell Newsmax.

"Acorn is heavily involved in Gov. Jon Corzine's get-out-the-vote operation, but is maintaining a low profile at the insistence of the Corzine campaign," Matthew Vadum, senior editor of the conservative Capitol Research Center think tank, tells Newsmax. "If Corzine manages to win reelection, he doesn't want the victory tainted by his close association with Acorn."
Wall Street Journal columnist and author John Fund wrote Tuesday that "Plenty of reasons exist for suspecting absentee fraud may play a significant role in tomorrow's Garden State contests."
According to Fund, Acorn-linked groups from neighboring Pennsylvania and New York "appear to have moved into the state."
Fund also reports that the state's Democratic Party is pressuring county clerks around the Garden State to downplay signature checks on absentee ballots. Without such checking, it is very difficult to detect absentee vote fraud.

A search of the Web site shows that the organization has a heavy presence in New Jersey. It maintains offices in Jersey City, Trenton, Paterson, and Newark.

The group could play an important role in voter turnout, which many pundits predict will determine whether Corzine or his Republican challenger, Chris Christie, emerges victorious.

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Christie clinging to a narrow 42 percent to 40 percent lead over Corzine, with independent Christopher Daggett garnering 12 percent. Among those Daggett voters who say they may change their minds, Christie is preferred 39 percent to 29 percent.

While those trends would appear to favor Christie, Republicans haven't forgotten the prolonged Minnesota recount battle that ended with Democrat Al Franken being awarded the victory over GOP incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman. The bitter lesson drawn by many Republicans: Once officials in a heavily Democratic state declare a race close enough for a recount, all bets are off.

"If there is a recount," Fund writes, "you can bet disputes about absentee ballots will loom large. Moreover, if serious allegations of fraud emerge, you can also expect less-than-vigorous investigation by the Obama Justice Department -- which showed just how seriously it takes such allegations when it walked away from an open-and-shut voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia earlier this year."

Absentee ballots become critical in every recount, and New Jersey officials are reporting an marked increase in requests for absentee ballots.

"There has been a reported surge in absentee balloting, which might be suspicious but isn't necessarily proof of anything," Vadum tells Newsmax.

Fund reports that state officials received "a flood" of over 180,000 requests for absentee ballots.

"On some 3,000 forms the signature doesn't match the one on file with county clerks," Fund adds. "Yet citing concerns that voters would be disenfranchised, Democratic Party lawyer Paul Josephson wrote New Jersey's secretary of state asking her 'to instruct County Clerks not to deny applications on the basis of signature comparison alone.'"

Fund reports voter-fraud allegations have marred several New Jersey elections in recent years.

N.J. Democrats Paying for Daggett Robocalls

Sources tell Save Jersey that Democrat State Chairman Joe Cryan is refusing to deny NJSDC involvement in a Pro-Daggett, Anti-Christie robocall.

The first clue was that the number used to make the robocalls had also been used for robocalls for Maryland Democrat Governor candidate Martin O’Malley in 2006. Of course, the Daggett campaign could have just hired a Democrat firm to make the calls, Today, however, we have definitive proof that the New Jersey Democratic State Committee is paying for ads attacking GOP candidate Chris Christie and promoting Independent candidate Chris Daggett.

Wild Thing's comment.........

ACORN is just begging for it.....They will rue the day.

You just have to laugh. Corzine is afraid ACORN will “taint” his victory. Corzine is as toxic as a cesspool himself with regards to all sorts of public, political and private corruption, and he is worried about ACORN’s newly won bad rep as vote fraudsters. Unbelievable!

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at November 3, 2009 05:49 AM


The one I worry about most is NJ. The Dems had to admit they were helping the Independent candidate to "split the vote," so Corzine would win. That's a big naughty NO-NO when it comes to elections. I feel that VA will go Republican and that Hoffman can win in NY 23. We need these wins badly. Time to tell Washington that we're tired of the Pirates taking from us and not giving anything back.

Posted by: Lynn at November 3, 2009 08:22 AM

The Democrat Party vote getting apparatus is as crooked as a third world dictatorship. They have been recorded doing this since the days that LBJ had dead people along the Mexican border voting him into the Senate. He also had a whistleblower who committed suicide. Shot himself in the back, six times, with a lever action rifle.

If the conservatives can pull off two or all three wins today, the message is sent.

Posted by: TomR at November 3, 2009 11:49 AM

My mom is working the South Soprano state polls and it's a toss-up. Virginia is in the bag for the GOPhers...I did not leave the Republicans for they LEFT me!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at November 3, 2009 05:20 PM

Hey, doesn't Robert Gibbs play the father on Family Guy?

Posted by: Anonymous at November 3, 2009 07:51 PM

Anonymous, LOL good one, could be. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 3, 2009 11:28 PM