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Early Voting to Benefit Democrats
McClennan Commissioner Predicts Election Day Upsets and Surprises
WACO- Heavy early voting could indicate favorable results for Democratic Presidential candidate Barak Obama and other Democrats in races across Texas, according to McClennan County Precinct 2 Commissioner Lester Gibson.
“I contribute the early voting record in this election to the enthusiasm and hope generated by our hope via Senator Barack Obama,” Gibson said. “Personally, I have observed a self driven motivation to get out the vote without any incentives from local campaigners. It was encouraging for me to see one sister delivering her entire family to the polls insisting that relatives literate or illiterate go to the polls and take a stance for Senator Obama and the future of these United States of America.”
In McClennan County, 49,178 or 43-percent of voters turned up at the polls to vote early. This is a marked increase over the past two election cycles.
McLennan County is where President George W. Bush presently resides and casts his ballots.
“Unfortunately, this Texas County prides itself as being Bush Country which turned Republican in the year 2000 when the Republican Supreme Court stole the election from former Vice President Al Gore,” he added. “However, the Republican Party of McLennan County peaked its voter turnout in the year 2004 fearful of a threat from Senator John Kerry.”
Recent figures indicate that early voting ended in McLennan County with a record turnout with an increase of 8-percent from the previous record set in 2004 and a 21-percent increase over 2000.
In 2004, 39,550 or about 35-percent voted early, a slight jump over the 2000 election figures which showed only 24,403 or 22-percent of the county’s electorate turning out to vote early.
According to Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade, the final tally of registered voters in Texas for the General Election is 13.5 million, up from 12.7 million registered voters in this year’s March primaries.
More than 2 million registered Texans cast a ballot during the first eight days of the early voting period, which ends Friday, Oct. 31.
In Tarrant County, over 400,000 cast ballots breaking a 2004 record where 290,746 voted early.
“I am excited about the growth we have seen statewide in voter registrations since March,” stated Andrade. “Texans recognize the importance of this election and are already exercising their right to vote in record numbers during early voting.”
Commissioner Gibson expects Election Day to go down in history with history being made in the process.
Early voter turnout is shattered records in many Texas counties and should result in some real Tuesday evening surprises, he predicts.
Where is John Cornyn’s Allegations against ACORN Now?
A Question for Senator John Cornyn
By Eddie Griffin, BASG
Dear Mr. Cornyn:
I almost cried when you called out the FBI to investigate ACORN. All I could see was blood hounds and water hoses, and ghettos under Nazi suppression.
There were sweeping allegations of “widespread” voter registration fraud. The organization was invaded by federal agents, searching for something non-existent... an unlawful attempt to cast a fraudulent vote.
The insinuation brings to mind something Texans have always been known for, in the past... stuffing the ballot box. But the "ignorant masses" have never stuffed the ballot box. It's always been an uphill struggle just to get them to overcome their apathy and go to the polls.
This “criminal enterprise” allegation against the community-based organization that registers poor people is as ludicrous, as it is malicious. Obliviously, Mr. Senator, you are ignorant of your ignorant constituency.
Now, for sure, we see that your allegations are untrue, Mr. Cornyn.
We always suspected that because of ACORN’s successful voter registration drive in this 2008 election, you targeted them, for the purpose of shutting them down, besmirching their good name, and impeding their works, in order to help your party win.
SO WHERE IS THE INVESTIGATION, NOW, Mr. Senator?
With almost 40% of the electorates in the state of Texas already gone to the polls in early voting (in this most watched election), we should surely be able to see, with our own eyes, whether or not there is a “massive voting fraud” being perpetrated, as you so claim.
A strange unexpected thing: Certain media outlets have started pouring over these claims, looking into the records to find some evidence of voter fraud, even going so far as looking for dead people who might have cast an illegal vote. A local television station went so far as to investigated such a claim, and found only a clerical error by the poll worker.
All the Mickey Mouse sign-ups were flagged before hand and culled out by ACORN itself, and left to be proven or unproven by the state. And, all the election registers around the country commend ACORN on its work and vigilance. Remember, ACORN was even well received and commended by John McCain in 2006, long before this year’s campaign.
Your allegations, Mr. Senator, are not panning out. With 2.7 million voters already gone to the polls in Texas to vote, WHERE ARE THE FRAUDULENT VOTERS?
You are obligated to answer, not for my sake, but for our sake of integrity in the election process. Like the Bible says: THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOR.
Mr. Cornyn, you have no proof of “widespread voter fraud”, nor is there any to be found. This is the second election where ACORN has been made a GOP scapegoat. Even worse, your public call for an FBI investigation on trumped up, fabricated, unfounded allegation amounted to setting off was a false alarm for political gain, and to further damage, discredit, and destroy the good name of a reputable community organization and suppress their good work
Surely, if you still believe now as you profess then, that this organization is a “criminal enterprise”, then come forth with your proof and FBI findings. You made the allegation in the height of the campaign, please don't wait until after the election to present your proof.
This is one election we cannot afford to let hang like a hanging chad. And let me remind you, also: IT’S TOO LATE INTO THE ELECTION FOR AN APOLOGY. Using your office to bring false charges against the innocent should be a criminal offense. Wouldn’t you agree?