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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 07:40 AM
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Watch out Michigan!
Saturday, October 04, 2008
A little clarity re: Michigan
From Jonathan Simon:

McCain is reported to have "conceded" Michigan, cut back his campaign there.

Here's a little historical factoid to put this in perspective: Bush did not set foot in Ohio (the critical swing state in 2004) between Oct. 3 and Oct. 31 2004. In fact, he spent an inordinate amount of that month resting up at his ranch. This was noted as "bizarre" campaigning in the MSM. Of course they let it go at that.

It's quite obvious that the reason why Bush didn't bother to campaign in the most crucial state in the country is that whoever ran his campaign schedule had a little birdie whisper in his ear as follows: "Don't worry about Ohio, pal. We'll take care of it for him."

So if anyone thinks Michigan is now in the Obama column--it ain't.


And...from an email I received from MERA

From Advancement Project voter protection newsletter:

Purging Practices Challenged in Federal District Court
MICHIGAN Attorneys for Advancement Project, Pepper Hamilton LLP, and the ACLU of Michigan appeared in federal district court in Detroit Tuesday to challenge the states unlawful purging practices. The plaintiffs in the case the United States Student Association Foundation and the ACLU of Michigan have asked the court for a preliminary injunction to block the purges until the matter can be settled in federal court. The defendants are Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, Michigan Bureau of Elections Director Christopher M. Thomas and Ypsilanti City Clerk Frances McMullan. Lawyers for the plaintiffs argued before U.S. District Court Judge Stephen J. Murphy III that the state is violating federal law by removing voters from the voter rolls if those voters acquire a drivers license in another state. The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 requires that voters suspected of having changed their primary residence receive notification before their voter registration is cancelled, and then be given up to two federal general election cycles to respond. The plaintiffs also claim that the NVRA prohibits Michigans practice of nullifying the registrations of newly registered voters whenever their voter identification cards are returned by the post office as undeliverable. Lawyers representing Land and Thomas, who rejected repeated attempts to meet with Advancement Project concerning these issues, claim that notification from a cooperating out-of-state DMV agency that a voter has obtained a drivers license in another state constitutes the required notice from the voter that the voter no longer resides in Michigan. The state defendants also argue that Michigans laws requiring the rejection of voters whose original ID cards are returned do not conflict with the NVRA because the voter is not considered registered until he receives the original identification card. Lawyers for Ypsilanti Clerk McMullan claim that she is merely following state law and has no particular intention to purge voters unless required. Judge Murphy said he would try to issue a ruling as soon as possible, given the impending November 4 general election.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 01:00 PM
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1. Well, problem for Republicans in Michigan....
Michigan residents have guns and they both know how to use them and will. People are that upset here. So don't be messin' with Michigan unless you're wearing Kevlar. People are very, very, heated here and nobody is in the mood for fraud. The economic mess Bush and friends have created has wiped out one of the last areas of security residents have had.

From the last 7 1/2 years of economic crap on top of the no jobs/trade hand job crap to the 2 wars crap to the primary mess to the no money from nowhere crap.....

Very, very bad idea to mess anymore with Michigan.
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 10:21 PM
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2. This Northern MI house is well armed. My Republican hubby is looking at Barr,
He voted for Kerry in 04. First time vote for a Dem for him. Guess he got tried of ducking flying slippers at the boob tube.
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