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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:45 AM
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High Voter Turnout Expected (in MA Senate race)
Beware the source, but still...high turnout is good news for Coakley.

High voter turnout expected
By Jessica Fargen
The Boston Herald

Turnout could hit as high as 70 percent Tuesday in the high-stakes U.S. Senate battle between Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley and GOP state Sen. Scott Brown, according to some local election officials.

Absentee ballot requests have increased - on par with levels ordinarily seen in a presidential election - some town clerks say. And town and city halls were buzzing last week with people voting and asking questions about registration in advance of the election to fill the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedys seat, said Theodora Eaton, president of the states city and town clerks association.

I wasnt anticipating the interest that has developed, said Needham town clerk Eaton, who processed 1,000 absentee ballots and expects up to 70 percent turnout.

The rest: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/20100117...
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:48 AM
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1. Excellent news!
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Craftsman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:51 AM
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2. It is supposed to snow tomorrow and into Tuesday.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:55 AM
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4. any chance it will knock out power for the Diebold machines?
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:03 PM
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10. he hopes not....been posting antiCoakley for some time now until locking kicked in.
Now left to warnings about weather.
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Craftsman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:20 PM
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15. actually if I was anti dem I would want the machines shut down
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 12:25 PM by Craftsman
Reports I've heard the absentie votes are going heavily to Brown. I do not hate dems just corrupt, stupid, lazy dems like Coakley.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:37 PM
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16. 'corrupt, stupid, lazy' .....that describes Brown, not Coakley.
Your antiCoakley crusade continues...and you have YET to find anything wrong with Palin In a Man Suit.

Here's the TRUTH you want ignored: Brown is an empty suit who got where he is by his looks, while Coakley had to WORK to achieve her position.

Scott PIMS Brown - Palin In a Man Suit.
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Craftsman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:46 PM
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17. Lets see, she went easy on child molesting priest, she phoned in the campaign
She got lazy thinking she would win just because she had a d by her name. Stupid beacse she did not take this seriously, corrupt well just look at her record. Sad to say she deserves to lose. We should've choosen he opponent in teh primaries.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:06 PM
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19. You NEVER posted for a primary opponent. You're only antiCoakley NOW. You post positively for GOPs
like Gov Perry, and your replies on global warming threads are exactly what RWers say when confronted with warming stats.

Can't find ONE post made by you against Brown. Guess your HOUSTON, TEXAS sensibility makes you an expert only on posting against Dems and their issues.
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Craftsman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:10 PM
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20. Do you debate the facts of what I posted?
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:05 PM
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22. Yes...Coakley is NOT corrupt. You can't explain your claim she is corrupt.
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 02:10 PM by blm
The fact she is not a great or natural campaigner doesn't make her lazy or stupid, either.

And newsflash: Your two years of snow in Houston is BECAUSE of global warming and is NOT proof that global warming doesn't exist.
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Craftsman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:23 PM
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23. It is reported she went easy on cops accused of crimes and on priest who
molested kids. She is rotten.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:52 PM
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24. You repeat those 'reports' as if they are dogma. Your global warming denials are laughable and no
different than the replies we get from RW deniers.
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Craftsman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:21 PM
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27. I care not one hoot about so call global warming, do you care to speak on her record?
about coddling the priest or not prosecuting the cop?
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:12 AM
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29. You don't know enough about prosecutors' offices to make that call and smear her as corrupt.
I didn't see you up in arms over Huckabee's pardon or over any of the REAL corruption shown by Gov Perry in recent Texas cases.

And thanks for the 'so-call global warming' phrase....though, in my view, you've already shown your true colors many times by now.
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lukasahero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:20 AM
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30. "so call global warming"?
Really?
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:30 AM
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34. I wonder what Sears' return policy is?
:evilgrin:
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:54 PM
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25. I don't think they've been tabulated, so I suspect you made this up
You have had many really baseless posts on things lately.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-19-10 08:48 AM
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38. I wonder where he gets his access to absentee ballot numbers?
.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:54 AM
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3. Higher turnout for volunteers, also.
According to what I am seeing on the street and the calls I've received asking for me to phone bank, which I will today and tomorrow.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:00 PM
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7. Monday's MANY gatherings for MLK memorials will drive turnout for Tuesday, too. Those pushing
the idea of a Brown win here at DU are probably looking to cover for any election machine theft of the votes. If Diebold's optic scanners will, indeed, be utilized, then Dems in Mass need to demand a handcount.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:57 AM
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5. Good.
That means Democrats win.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:00 PM
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6. Coakley is going to win by a landslide.
Mark my words, these polls are bunk.
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:02 PM
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8. your lips > God's ears
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:03 PM
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9. The dem base is in gear now
Something we do have going for us is that we've got the ground troops, the machine. Once dems kick into high drive and take this election seriously, we should win this.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:04 PM
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11. I'm betting on Coakley by 5 points or less.
A landslide would be nice, but I don't think we're going to see it.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:10 PM
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14. Sounds close to my view....though I'd add a point or two.
.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:56 PM
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26. I would be happy with any size win.
Even if they contest it, Kirk will still be there until she is.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:27 AM
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33. I just keep thinking about the primary that Obama was supposed to win there
and Hillary ended up just tromping him because to the same GOTV machine being used by Coakley.
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freddie mertz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:05 PM
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12. Let's hope that turns out to be good news.
I am petrified at the moment.

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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:07 PM
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13. Phone bank for Coakley from your state, here is some info
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:56 PM
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18. Good news!
:thumbsup:
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dtotire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:26 PM
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21.  A cousin told me this:
He works in the campaign. He said " I think we'll be OK but don't tell anyone! We need everyone to show up ".
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 01:28 AM
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28. .
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Tailormyst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:23 AM
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31. I think a high turnout is bad for Coakley
usually- like in 2008, you have a high turnout when people are pissed and want change. Coakley, in MA, is not change. I've been eating Tums all weekend. I have a bad feeling about all this.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-19-10 04:19 PM
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39. Suuuuure you do.
Your overly dramatic Tums eating posts over the past week is beginning to concern....me.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:26 AM
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32. Statistically, anything higher than 62% should be a coakley win.
If it goes as high as 70%, it could be a Coakley blowout.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:32 AM
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35. The GOP has tried a "hard sell" in Mass, that will be their undoing.



The voters can tell when they are being conned. The Grand Obstructionist Party has thrown a lot of money in to this campaign and they are about to lose their collective asses. I hope they go bankrupt. They were on the verge of dissolution, I hope this will finish them off.


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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:32 AM
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36. If Democrats do to Boston what they do to Philadelphia - democrats can't lose
I've worked enough campaigns in Pennsylvania to know that if Philadelphia has high voter turn out, the rest of the state cannot over come the lead the democrats will win. Philly is alot like Boston - sure there are are pockets of hardcore republicans in both cities but they are overwhelming blue cities.

In 2002, Ed Rendell was the clear underdog to Pennsylvania favorite son Bob Casey Jr. In May of 2002, during the primaries - Ed Rendell swamped the city of Philly & surrounding counties in a way that brought in presidential election day numbers. Casey was doomed. That has been the technique I've seen in every election I've worked in Philly since then.

I'm hoping that they do the same thing with Boston and their surrounding metro counties along with the other urban areas. If we get those numbers out in high numbers, the republicans don't stand a chance.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 11:58 AM
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37. Why I hope for a Coakley LANDSLIDE
If voter turnout is really 70%, it should be a landslide for Coakley.

If that happens, the teabaggers will be all ACORN all the time. They will claim ACORN stole the election and it will demoralize them.
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