Are you prepared for the 08 elections?

BooMan asks an interesting question:
Only 26 percent of Ohio voters interviewed would support a health insurance system run by the federal government and paid for with taxes.

Nearly two-thirds prefer a system that requires people to buy insurance and that offers tax credits to those who could not afford it.

Why is that?

Consider the source BooMan. Just look at who did the polling for that answer:

""But if the Democrats are banking on another slaughter in Ohio in '08, they are making a bad bet," warns Brad Coker, managing director of Mason-Dixon Polling and Research Inc., the Washington, D.C., firm that conducted the poll. "The presidential race is likely to look closer to the 2004 race.""

Are they a polling outfit, or assassination squad?

Remember Mason Dixon polling?

"President Of Mason-Dixon Polling Firm Brad Corker: "Exit Polls Are Often Wrong". "[B]rad Coker, president of the Mason-Dixon polling firm that called Bush's 2.5-percentage-point win in Ohio practically right on the nose for The Plain Dealer, says ... exit polls are often wrong." (Ted Diadiun, "Rest Assured, We Checked Out Election 2004 Thoroughly," The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer, 6/18/06)"

And, yet, you are still reading today about more and more info being pieced together in Ohio on the stolen election... Polls are really only for those that dabble in soaking up propaganda, IMHO. They can be useful for some things, but most of the political ones, even the ones I quote on this Blog, are really only useful in shaping opinions, not measuring them.

You can get soaked... I ain't. Not anymore.

But despite the media blackout, indications continued to emerge that something deeply troubling had taken place in 2004. Nearly half of the 6 million American voters living abroad never received their ballots -- or received them too late to vote -- after the Pentagon unaccountably shut down a state-of-the-art Web site used to file overseas registrations. A consulting firm called Sproul & Associates, which was hired by the Republican National Committee to register voters in six battleground states, was discovered shredding Democratic registrations. In New Mexico, which was decided by 5,988 votes, malfunctioning machines mysteriously failed to properly register a presidential vote on more than 20,000 ballots. Nationwide, according to the federal commission charged with implementing election reforms, as many as 1 million ballots were spoiled by faulty voting equipment -- roughly one for every 100 cast.

The reports were especially disturbing in Ohio, the critical battleground state that clinched Bush's victory in the electoral college. Officials there purged tens of thousands of eligible voters from the rolls, neglected to process registration cards generated by Democratic voter drives, shortchanged Democratic precincts when they allocated voting machines and illegally derailed a recount that could have given Kerry the presidency. A precinct in an evangelical church in Miami County recorded an impossibly high turnout of ninety-eight percent, while a polling place in inner-city Cleveland recorded an equally impossible turnout of only seven percent. In Warren County, GOP election officials even invented a nonexistent terrorist threat to bar the media from monitoring the official vote count.

Never again.

Are you preconditioned to accept the results of the next stolen election OR primary results?

Probably. At least, probably if you are buying the sad sack polling outfits results. heh

Mason Dixon are supposed to be one of the BIG reputable polling firms. While Mason Dixon has a reputation of being GOP tilted, it is not just the data they come out with but the data of other "reputable" data operations (Zogby is equally equated to the Dems, IMHO) that all have track records of supporting the status quo, regardless of which "side" of the aisle their data supports.

When it comes time for the 08 elections I will be prepared for the results. With BS polls, and proven BS election results in the last two presidential elections it is obvious that we can no longer adhere to the old broken record of "Trust, but verify."

I don't trust. And I will be damned certain to be there to verify the fuck out of the next elections results.
The Connecticut Citizen Audit Coalition is looking for individuals throughout the state to join the inaugural Citizen Audit Observer Corps being formed by a coalition of several organizations in order to support voter confidence in the voting process.

The coalition members are the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Common Cause Connecticut, the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, and CTVotersCount.

To ensure the integrity of the election and generate voter confidence in the new voting machine, Public Act 07-194, passed by the Connecticut Legislature in June, mandates public audits of randomly selected districts and races in each primary and election. It is expected that forty to fifty towns will have districts selected for audits which must occur between Nov 21st and Nov 26th. Voting districts will be selected by a random drawing currently scheduled for November 14. Volunteers will not be asked to observe in their town of residence.

Each participant will agree to be available for one day and participate in one audit in a town near their residence. A Citizen's Audit Kit, training via phone, and scheduling will be provided by the coalition. Feedback will be summarized and published to provide input to improve the process in future elections.

Non-partisan, independent observation of post-election audits will support voter confidence in the integrity of Connecticut elections by helping to identify any specific problems with the audit process and providing feedback on audit procedures.

Be part of election history by joining the first-ever Citizens Audit Observer Corps! Sign up today.

One day of volunteer work every 2 years and you too can be certain that every vote gets counted. Not too much to ask if you really believe that every vote should count in a Democracy. Remember that Florida and Ohio (and bush as president) never would have happened if people had been there to do this across the country in 2000 and 2004. NEVER AGAIN.

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