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Archive for August 8th, 2006

Lieberman loses Connecticut primary bid

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 8th, 2006 8:26 pm by HL

Lieberman loses Connecticut primary bid

AP
Excerpt
Bye Bye JoeHARTFORD, Conn. – Sen. Joe Lieberman, crippled by his support for the Iraq war, lost the Democratic nomination for a fourth term Tuesday to a political newcomer who portrayed him as an apologist for the Bush administration. Lieberman vowed to run as an independent in November.
His loss to Ned Lamont — just six years after his party made him its vice presidential candidate — made him only the fourth incumbent senator to lose a primary since 1980.


Desperate Lieberman Says Lamont Hacked His Website.

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 8th, 2006 10:39 am by HL

Joe is looking for an excuse if he loses, looks like he found something to b*tch about:

Lieberman campaign says Web site hacked

AP
Excerpt
HARTFORD, Conn. – Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman, who was locked in a battle with an anti-war challenger in the nation’s most closely watched primary race Tuesday, accused his opponent’s supporters of hacking his campaign Web site and e-mail system.

Lieberman campaign manager Sean Smith said the campaign has contacted the Connecticut attorney general’s office and asked for a criminal investigation by state and federal authorities.

“If Ned Lamont has a backbone in his body, he will call on these people to cease and desist,” Smith said.

Lamont, campaigning early Tuesday afternoon in Bridgeport, said he knew nothing about the accusations. “It’s just another scurrilous charge,” he said

H.L.s Take
Hey Joe, what makes you think it was Lamont’s people who hacked your site. How do you know it wasn’t one of the majority of Connecticut voters who are going to vote against you today? How do you know it wasn’t someone anywhere that is against you and your Bush licking ways. Hell someone in Bora Bora could have done it for all you know. waaah waaaah Lamont hacked my site. Right Joe.


Ned Lamont at The Booth (w/update)

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 8th, 2006 9:53 am by HL

Today is the day in Connecticut, and Georgia.
My DD.com

Annie and Ned Voting

There are more election day pictures at my flickr election day picture set, which I’ll hopefully be updating throughout the day. These pictures were sent in to me by people on the trail.

Ned and Annie Voting

And here’s Maxine Waters, who apparently has more stamina and energy than you can believe.

Maxine Waters

Update from My DD
Joe2006.com is still down. I’m told though that his victory party is announced to be starting at
5pm, which is weird, because most voters go to the polls from 6-8pm. The Lamont campaign is going to be working well past 9pm.

I’m very impressed by the field operation, as are a few others with me who know a lot more about field than I do. Anyway, if you’re voting today, volunteering or watching TV coverage, tell us about your experience in the comments.

Update (Chris): I am still in New Haven. The word here is that there are no Lieberman people standing outside of polls. We are covering a large number of polling places (who knows, maybe all of them), and still engaging in canvassing on to of that. Apparently, the Lieberman people come by, stick signs in the ground, knock over Lamont signs, and leave. The Lamont people put the signs back in the ground and stick around to talk to every voter. We should be good in New Haven. I don’t know what it is like elsewhere.

H.Ls.s Take: Yesterday the mainstream media was all abuzz with reports that Lieberman had closed the gap. But then again seems like they the media always does that. Maybe to try to get Republicans to the booth, by making them think they have a chance. I wonder if they have diebold in Connecticut. I’ve seen to many “last second turnarounds” where suddenly the polls which were NEVER wrong before suddenly have no idea what they are talking about. I won’t feel secure on this one until I see Lieberman on a plane back to Texas.
Even if Lamont does win looks like we may gain one anti-war congressman, and lose another…..


Trouble With Voting In Cynthia McKinney Election in Georgia

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 8th, 2006 9:45 am by HL

Wow there’s a shocker, people having problems voting for Cynthia??? Didn’t expect that.

Report From GA Dem Primary: McKinney’s Name Is Not On All The Ballots — But Her Opponent’s Name Is!!

Bradblog
Excerpt
Less than one hour into the voting day, multiple problems with the electronic voting machines have arisen. McKinney precinct watchers are reporting machines down already, insecure machines, and at least one 4th Congressional District precinct without McKinney’s name on the ballot, but with her opponent’s name on it.
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Another location had to redo the zero report because the machine did not initiate at a zero count. And at yet another location, the voting machine where the voting card is inserted is not secure.

Update
After the second hour of voting the McKinney camp is still seeing all sorts of problems:

We have a situation at Idlewood Elementary School. Two voters attempted to vote and the voting card cast the ballot without the voter having made a candidate selection. The voter complained that the voter never selected her candidate–Cynthia McKinney. The same problem occurred with that same voting machine with another voter. Team McKinney has spoken with one of the voters; the poll watcher caught one of the two voters and the voter that we have, witnessed the second voter having the same problem.

Winona Park Elementary School, the machines went down and voters are being told to return later. Team McKinney lawyers are seeking to extend voting time.

Police harassment is being reported in Rockdale County and one of the Team McKinney leaders was even pulled over by Rockdale police. The Rockdale police are circling and harassing people in McKinney blue.

Memorial Drive North precinct, a voter asked for a Democrat ballot and was given a Republican ballot. Only after the voter complained did the polling official give him a correct ballot.

The Secretary of State’s Office is dismissing Team McKinney poll watchers at Idlewood and Winona Park Elementary School. Why? And under what authority? That they are telling us the truth? And we are telling you?

At Panola precinct, the McKinney Poll Watcher reports that the voting machine would not let the voter cast the ballot. Team McKinney has the name of that voter

H.L.s Take
The Republicans (who own and control Diebold REEEAAALLLY don’t Cynthia to win. They are going to do whatever it takes to subvert democracy, and install the losing candidate, just like they did with Bush both times, and in several other elections. I have a feeling Cynthia is done. Oh and by the way, so is Democracy in The USA


Good Thing There is No Civil War in Iraq

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 8th, 2006 9:40 am by HL

Here’s the latest news from Bush’s Civil War…Oh yeah I forgot there is no civil war, Condi said so.

Bombings, shootings kill 31 across Iraq

AP
Excerpt
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A series of bombings and shootings killed at least 31 people Tuesday, most in the Baghdad area, as more U.S. troops were seen in the capital as part of a campaign to reduce Sunni-Shiite violence that threatens civil war.
Three bombs exploded simultaneously near the Interior Ministry buildings in central Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding eight, police Lt. Bilal Ali Majid said.

A couple of hours later, two roadside bombs ripped through the main Shurja market, also in central Baghdad, killing 10 civilians and wounding 50, police Lt. Mohammed Kheyoun said.

The blasts were the latest sign of the security crisis that prompted U.S. commanders to bolster the American troop presence in the city. More U.S. troops patrolled the streets of the Ghazaliyah neighborhood, a mostly Sunni area and among the most violent parts of the capital.


A Higher Power: James Baker puts Bush’s Iraq policy into rehab

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 8th, 2006 9:30 am by HL

Somebody better slap that boy upside the head…

A Higher Power: James Baker puts Bush’s Iraq policy into rehab.

Washington Monthly
Excerpt
Since March, Baker, backed by a team of experienced national-security hands, has been busily at work trying to devise a fresh set of policies to help the president chart a new course in–or, perhaps, to get the hell out of–Iraq. But as with all things involving James Baker, there’s a deeper political agenda at work as well. “Baker is primarily motivated by his desire to avoid a war at home–that things will fall apart not on the battlefield but at home. So he wants a ceasefire in American politics,” a member of one of the commission’s working groups told me. Specifically, he said, if the Democrats win back one or both houses of Congress in November, they would unleash a series of investigative hearings on Iraq, the war on terrorism, and civil liberties that could fatally weaken the administration and remove the last props of political support for the war, setting the stage for a potential Republican electoral disaster in 2008.


Cokie Roberts: Democrats Headed For “Disaster” If Lamont Wins.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on August 8th, 2006 9:20 am by HL

Cokie you old war whore. What kind of a name is that anyway? Cokie? Did you get that nickname back in the 70’s at Studio 54 or something?? Yes Cokie it would be a disaster if democrats ousted Lieberman, but for who Cokie? for who?