April 24, 2014

Tuesday Evening Thread: We’ve Got The Votes To Win

 President Obama today in Chicago:

  • Miranda

    Voter Finds Another Romney-Loving Machine in Pennsylvania

    County officials have found another Romney-loving robot: A faulty electronic voting machine in Union County, Pennsylvania, has been recalibrated and put back online after it wouldn’t allow a vote for President Obama, Mother Jones has confirmed.

    Earlier today, MJ reported on another incident this morning in Perry County, Pennsylvania, in which a voting computer’s touchscreen ballot converted all Obama votes into votes for Romney. The second machine came to light after a local college professor found he couldn’t cast his vote for Obama on it.

    more here
    http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/11/voting-machine-romney-obama-pennsylvania-video?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Motherjones%2Fmojoblog+%28MotherJones.com+%7C+MoJoBlog%29

    • trose1

      There is a reason why Romney was made to go back into PA. They were setting him up for the win. Still may do it.
      They think Black people are dumb.

  • Rhoda

    POU! Hello, fam! I am so happy, this has been so incredibly great to see this day come and I was just so happy to cast my vote. This has been an amazing ride and I’m so grateful to find you and from J&J to Wee See You to POU…I thank all of you and look forward to the next four years.

  • Rhoda

    This is crazy. These people better not fuck us over.

    ETA: This was a reply to you Miranda, lol.

    • Ebogan63

      The fact that folks have cameras on there phones and are documenting this isht is important, but you are right, these crooks in PA should go to jail.

    • crazycanuck

      This is the one thing I’m worried about.

  • Miranda

    5 Signs at Pa. Polling Place: “NO PARKING FOR DEMOCRATS”

    Early this afternoon in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, there were five signs in place aimed at stopping Democrats from parking near a polling station, according to Pennsylvania voters Erica Gust and Lori Marks. One read: “NO PARKING FOR DEMOCRATS – WALK THAT WILL BE THE MOST WORK YOU DO ALL DAY.” The signs were mounted on barricades—one directly in front of the polling place entrance. According to Gust, who snapped the enclosed photo with her smartphone, when she returned later in the afternoon, the sign directly in front of the entrance had been removed, but the four others remained. The polling place is on Van Vorrhis in Fallowfield Township, in southwest Pennsylvania. According to Marks, several drivers who pulled up to the polling place were following the directive on the signs, driving away and parking across the street at a nearby library instead.

    It remains unclear who posted the signs.
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/11/pennsylvania-democrats-no-parking

    • Ebogan63

      It’s clear to me that CAC posted the damn signs!

  • Ebogan63

    Jeff Gauvin ‏@JeffersonObama
    The demographic turnout is a Romney nightmare. Record Latino turnout and same 18-35 Year old turnout as in 08 #Blowout
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    2m Jeff Gauvin ‏@JeffersonObama
    EXIT #POLLS: 18-34 Year Olds are turning out at same level as in 08. Good news for POTUS. Latino Vote up to double digits (1st time ever)

    • Rhoda

      I just read it’s 10% in preliminary exits; which is up from 9% in ’08 and POTUS was polling HIGHER now than in ’08. That is huge.

  • nellcote

    Here are all the final poll closing times in ET:

    7:00 pm: GA, IN, KY, SC, VT, VA
    7:30 pm: NC, OH, WV
    8:00 pm: AL, CT, DE, DC, FL, IL, ME, MD, MA, MS, MO, NH, NJ, OK, PA, RI, TN
    8:30 pm: AR
    9:00 pm: AZ, CO, KS, LA, MI, MN, NE, NM, NY, ND, SD, TX, WI, WY
    10:00 pm: IA, MT, NV, UT
    11:00 pm: CA, HI, ID, OR, WA
    1:00 am: AK

    In Texas, the poll hours are from 7-7 CST (8pm EST) In El Paso (MST), the polls will close at 9pm EST.

    In Florida: The pennisula is eastern time zone plus panhandle to past just beyond Tallahassee. Rest is central. Their 7p close is 8pm eastern

    • crazycanuck

      AK is arkansas?

      • PBomb

        AK- Alaska

      • Lisa M

        Alaska

  • Rhoda

    I’d have let them skip school; but I’m not as strict as FLOTUS and POTUS w/my nieces and nephews, lol.

    President Obama and his family will have dinner in Chicago with the first lady’s brother, Craig Robinson, an his family, Obama’s sister Maya and her family as well as nieces and nephews, according to a White House pool report. Sasha and Malia Obama fly to Chicago after school today with their grandmother, Marian.

    • Lisa M

      Public schools were closed here in VA which makes sense since many of the schools were polling places.

  • Ebogan63

    Jeff Gauvin ‏@JeffersonObama
    Latino vote in Florida up to 16% up from 14% in 2008…..AP and Gallup are in serious POll trouble (they gambled Latinos wouldn’t show)

    FL and NC go for O, game over.

  • Alma98

    Now that the work day is over my polling across the street place is filling up with people. Cars galore!

  • lamh36

    I was totally NOT gonna be watch the returns, but I decided to put on my big girl panties and just take it and let all ya’ll keep me calm

  • malletgirl02

    From Cspan: Obama 36% Romney 62%. :(. I feel like a emo progressive right now.

    • MonieTalks

      What state is that..Kentucky?

      • malletgirl02

        No state it is overall. It is from a graphic from C-Span.

        • MonieTalks

          Based on what though? National poll?
          Callers into C-span?

          • malletgirl02

            Here is the link: http://www.c-span.org/

            The data is from the associated press.

          • MonieTalks

            Thanks.

            This is just charting the results as they come in. It is very early in polling.

          • qosine

            There’s also a map charting the results coming in on Google News. I’m flipping back and forth between them right now.

        • qosine

          New Hampshire is good: 65.1 Obama vs. 32.6 Romney

      • malletgirl02

        From PBS Kentucky and Indiana for Romney. :(

  • qosine

    GreenLady, are you around?

    Can you say that thing about “No weapon . . . . work”?

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    MSNBC projects Indiana and Kentucky for Romney

    Vermont for PBO.

    • crazycanuck

      is that good or bad or indifferent?

      • lamh36

        3 electoral votes, and Bernie Sanders

      • jziglar

        It doesn’t matter. Indiana and Kentucky are red states.

  • lamh36

    what time is the livechat coming?

  • creolechild

    Arizona’s Election Promise: Record Early Latino Vote Taking on Sheriff Arpaio Just the Beginning of Historic Shift

    [....] In 2008, approximately 180,800 Latino voters were on Arizona’s Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) statewide. This year, there are 251,752 Latinos on the list, accounting for a dramatic 39 percent increase.[....]

    This year, at least 111,975 Latinos in AZ have already voted early. That is already a 28 percent increase in the number of Latinos who voted early this year compared to 4 years ago. This proves that Latinos are turning out to vote in unprecedented numbers across Arizona this year.

    In Maricopa County, there are 152,604 Latinos on PEVL, and 70,754 have already voted.[....]

    Read more: http://www.alternet.org/speakeasy/jeffbiggers/arizonas-election-promise-record-early-latino-vote-taking-sheriff-arpaio-just

    H/T Jeff Biggers

    • creolechild

      Major Bain-Owned Company Boldly Sides With Obama On Election Eve (VIDEO)

      [....] On the eve of the U.S. presidential election, TWC [The Weather Channel] took a prominent stand on climate change and handed a de facto endorsement to Obama, the candidate who believes in science.

      TWC ‘s graphic lays out the case:[.click on link to view]

      TWC’s well-timed move is interesting for a few reasons: First, TWC has a reach of up to 90 million users between web and mobile. That’s a little more than two-thirds of the 130 million people who voted in 2008. Second, TWC is generally regarded as a non-politically motivated, reliable source. Thirdly, and most impressively, TWC is owned by a consortium that includes Bain Capital, the company that Mitt Romney founded and led for more than 15 years as a major investor.[....]

      Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/11/06/bain-company-supports-obama-on-election-eve/

      H/T Liberal Lamp Post

  • Miranda

    Live chat is up!

  • Camille

    Fuck Chris Matthews.