Republican Internal Polling Has Romney Up in Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Tied in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
If these figures are correct, Romney will almost certainly become the 45th President of the United States…
Via the Daily Mail:
Mitt Romney is ahead by a single percentage point in Ohio, according to internal polling data provided to MailOnline by a Republican party source.
Internal campaign polling completed last night by campaign pollster Neil Newhouse has Romney three points up in New Hampshire, two points up in Iowa and dead level in Wisconsin and – most startlingly – Pennsylvania.
If the Romney campaign’s internal numbers are correct – and nearly all independent pollsters have come up with a picture much more favourable for Obama – then the former Massachusetts governor will almost certainly be elected 45th U.S. President.
Then there’s these headlines on Drudge:
It’s going to be a stressful day tomorrow for most of us. But not in the mind of Dick Morris, who is predicting a Romney landslide.
Via Gateway Pundit:
Dick Morris doubled-down today telling Megyn Kelly on America Live there is a 90% chance Mitt Romney will win tomorrow and a 60% chance it will be a landslide.
Let the Fraud Begin: Colorado Voting Machines Stealing Votes, Absentee Ballot Issues Reported in Iowa
The last time there was a brutal get out the vote fight amongst Presidential candidates, Democrats resorted to trickery, pulling out all stops in an effort to get their candidate elected – as evidenced on page 54 of the 2004 Colorado Election Manual:
“If no signs of intimidation techniques have emerged yet, launch a pre-emptive strike…“
And thus the pre-emptive strikes have already begun … in Colorado no less.
… it is troubling that we are hearing numerous reports of voting machines recording votes intended for Romney as votes for Obama.
Colorado’s KRDO NewsChannel 13 reports that the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is investigating after more than a dozen Pueblo voters say voting machines switched their pick from Mitt Romney to Barack Obama.
One Romney voter, told KRDO that when she hit the touchscreen for Romney, a check mark appeared next to Obama’s name. She said she asked for help to fix the problem, but still feels unsure about her vote:
“I wonder where my vote really counted,” she said.
And there, in a nutshell, is why ensuring the integrity of the voting process is so vital. There is no worse feeling than being unsure if your vote really counted.
The problems don’t end there, as another key state, Iowa, is providing some disturbing reports.
From the Des Moines Register:
“Muscatine resident Craig White says a Democratic campaign worker somehow gave his 75-year-old mother the impression that it was OK for her to sign his name on an absentee ballot request form when he wasn’t home…”
“Elsewhere, reports of unauthorized absentee ballot paperwork have led to an investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Floyd County Attorney Normand Klemesrud, a Democrat, said the DCI is checking into cases in his county in which someone allegedly filled out the request paperwork for an absentee ballot without the voter’s consent or knowledge…”
“The DCI has approached paid Democratic Party staff to ask questions about allegations of unauthorized requests for absentee ballots in Floyd County, a party official confirmed. Norm Sterzenbach, the party’s executive director, said a DCI agent spoke briefly to three workers at the Organizing for America office in Charles City. The party’s attorneys then contacted the agent “and said if you need to talk to … any of our employees, have those conversations with our attorneys,” Sterzenbach said…”
ABC also added these comments:
“It is concerning to hear of cases of unauthorized absentee ballot paperwork being turned in by the Democrats in Iowa,” RNC Communications Director in Iowa Tom Szold wrote in a statement to ABC News. “Integrity of elections are critical and a full investigation of these irregularities should be conducted.”
The RNC has responded by submitting a letter to Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz. It reads:
Dear Secretary Schultz,
On behalf of the Republican National Committee, I am writing to express concern with what appears to be illegal activity involving Democratic and Obama campaign operatives engaged in absentee ballot canvassing. We understand that the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations is investigating this matter. We request the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office do all it can to further that investigation and to ensure that any illegal activity conducted by Democratic operatives does not taint the fairness of the 2012 general election.
According to reputable media reports, Democratic operatives allegedly encouraged elderly persons to fill out and falsely sign absentee ballot requests for other family members.
Additionally, the same reports suggest that Democratic operatives themselves may have even falsely filled out and submitted absentee ballot requests without the permission of the Iowa voters on whose behalf the requests were submitted. As the Des Moines Register reported, “the [Department of Criminal Investigations] has approached paid Democratic Party staff to ask questions about allegations of unauthorized requests for absentee ballots in Floyd County . . . .” DCI agents have also spoken “to three workers at the Organizing for America office in Charles City.” The Iowa Democratic Party has now asked DCI to have conversations only with Democratic Party attorneys.
Fair and open elections are vital to our democracy. And the alleged conduct of Democratic and Obama operatives, if true, is highly disconcerting. Please keep us informed of the steps you are taking to ensure this alleged illegal activity does not affect the integrity of the election.
The integrity of the election needs to be preserved – on both sides of the aisle.
And the Vice-President of the United States strikes again, unaware of what state he is in.
A few months ago, Joe Biden was telling the city of Danville, Virginia that they could lead the Democrats to victory in North Carolina.
Now, while campaigning in Ohio, he tells a crowd about all of the campaign ads being run “here in Iowa”.
Hilarious, we know.
Maybe he was confused after his boss called it Oihi.
Don’t worry Iowa voters, many, many people should be making the same apology in newspapers throughout the country. Here’s hoping they apologize at the voting booth in November.
A full-page Mitt Romney campaign ad in today’s Cedar Rapids Gazette takes the form of an open letter from 13 Iowans who say they voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 but regret their choice and won’t do so again in 2012.
The letter is phrased as an apology, and lays out a case for why Romney, the Republican nominee is a better choice this time around.
“Mitt Romney will deliver the real recovery that President Obama has failed to bring, he’ll get Americans working again, and he’ll turn our economy around,” the letter says.
Here is a copy of the letter:
We asked the question a couple of weeks ago – Did Rick Santorum actually win Iowa?
The answer is now confirmed…
Turns out it was more than just the twenty votes originally reported. Worse, the Iowa GOP is saying they may never have an exact count because of missing votes.
Via Redstate’s Erick Erickson:
By 34 votes, Rick Santorum won Iowa. For the past two weeks we have heard Mitt Romney was the first non-incumbent to win both Iowa and New Hampshire. Wrong!
The Des Moines Register reports Rick Santorum won. More troubling for the Iowa GOP, the GOP reports it will never have a completely accurate vote count because the votes in some precincts have gone missing.
The only thing that can be said for sure is Rick Santorum is the real winner.
Does this change anything?
Fox News is reporting on an embarassing situation…
The party officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Des Moines Register that the final caucus count would remain unresolved because the results from eight precincts were mislaid and will never be certified. Any of those missing results could hold an advantage for Romney.
“It’s a split decision,” the executive director of the Iowa GOP Chad Olsen said.
The GOP in Iowa should be thoroughly shamed. Can you imagine if the Presidential race itself had to be called a split decision?
This takes corruption in the media to a whole new level. CBS news has reported a racist comment made by GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum. The problem here is that he never said it. (h/t HotAirPundit)
CBS News posted this headline on their YouTube page:
“Santorum singles out blacks for entitlement reform”
Then the video description states (emphasis mine):
“While campaigning in Sioux City, Iowa Sunday, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said if elected he plans to cut regulations and entitlements and he doesn’t want to “make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money.“
Reading the actual Santorum quote below shows one striking detail – the word black is never mentioned:
“make lives-people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money”
The video is below…