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Rose posting in Pennsylvanians for Obama
User: _meandthemajor
Date: 2008-11-04 08:53
Subject: erie
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Voter number 103 at 8:00 am at my polling place in Erie, Pa.

Now, we wait ...
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Pam posting in Pennsylvanians for Obama
User: trillsie
Date: 2008-11-04 08:27
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I just heard that they are expecting an 80% turnout today. That's just amazing!

Oh and I voted this morning. I got to my polling place in Harrisburg at 6:40. I was voter #38. The line wasn't too bad and they moved pretty quickly. It was, however, the longest I've ever seen the line.

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dabroots posting in Pennsylvanians for Obama
User: dabroots
Date: 2008-11-04 15:51
Subject: voting tomorrow here in pennsylvania
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Polls will be open tomorrow--Tuesday--from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Governor Rendell advises to avoid peak times before and after average working hours and, if you can, vote between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For me, it's tempting to be there at 7 a.m. and go ahead and do it.

It's also advised to not wear pins, tee shirts, hats, etc. indicating your candidates of choice, as many areas within the state have different rules about this matter.

If you're not sure of where your polling place is located, go to http://www.voteforchange.com/ and punch in the address you used when registering.

And if you haven't read or heard elsewhere, Senator Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, died today at age 86 in Hawaii.
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Andrew posting in Pennsylvanians for Obama
User: saintless
Date: 2008-11-03 13:44
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McCain volunteer charged with taking Obama signs
Monday, November 03, 2008
By Jonathan D. Silver, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A McCain campaign volunteer in Blair County has been charged with one misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property for allegedly plucking 40 Obama signs from public areas and placing them in the back of his sport utility vehicle.

Logan Township police yesterday charged Michael G. Jennings, 39, after finding the signs in his vehicle at the county's Republican Committee headquarters. Officers were tipped off by a Democratic committeeman.

Mr. Jennings told police "that he did indeed take the signs from the roadways, but it was in an attempt to prove a point to the Democratic Party for them stealing McPain/Palin elections signs," according to a police affidavit.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08308/925027-100.stm?cmpid=news.xml
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Andrew posting in Pennsylvanians for Obama
User: saintless
Date: 2008-11-03 13:43
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Rendell urges voters to avoid peak times tomorrow
Monday, November 03, 2008
By Tom Barnes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

HARRISBURG -- Some estimates put the number of people who will cast ballots in tomorrow's election as high as 80 percent of Pennsylvania's record number of 8.75 million registered voters, Gov. Ed Rendell said today.

Such a high level of voter interest is good, he said, but urged voters, when possible, to go to the polls to vote during off-peak times, in order to avoid long lines.

That means going between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to avoid the before-work and after-work rushes. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. People who are standing in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

He also reminded people to check with the county elections board in their home country as to whether voters are permitted to wear political campaign T-shirts, buttons and hats -- items with a candidate's name on it -- into a polling place when they vote. A recent court decision left that decision up to elections officials in each of the 67 counties, so the decision in one county could differ from that of a neighboring county.

He also reminded people who are voting for the first time, or for the first time in a new precinct, to take with them a form of identification, such as a Pennsylvania driver's license, a student ID, or a current utility bill or bank statement.

Tomorrow's election is a one-day event and will not be extended to Wednesday. Some voters have reported getting calls telling them their party will vote on Wednesday because of the high turnout expected.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08308/925012-100.stm?cmpid=news.xml
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dabroots posting in Pennsylvanians for Obama
User: dabroots
Date: 2008-11-02 09:32
Subject: HELP OBAMA WIN PENNSYLVANIA!
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The Republicans are running a massive, hateful advertising campaign here in Pennsylvania against Barack Obama.

Please, get out there and help Obama win our state. Less than 48 hours to go!

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP!
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Pam posting in Pennsylvanians for Obama
User: trillsie
Date: 2008-10-31 18:42
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And some good news:

PA GOP loses challenge over alleged voter registration fraud

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dabroots posting in Pennsylvanians for Obama
User: dabroots
Date: 2008-10-31 14:44
Subject: obama_2008 community
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If you're not already a member of the obama_2008 community, you really ought to be. It's by far the most comprehensive and popular LJ community about Barack Obama's campaign on a national level. I'm also one of the moderators there.
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Beth posting in Pennsylvanians for Obama
User: beth910
Date: 2008-10-30 23:39
Subject: GOP Voter Supression
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I was pointed at an interesting article earlier this evening:

GOP Voter Suppression: More Miss than Hit
By Zachary Roth - October 30, 2008, 1:10PM

Yesterday we posted a quick round-up of the various voter-suppression schemes being pushed by Republicans in swing states around the country. And after looking at the list, one thing quickly becomes clear: most of the efforts have failed.

There's no one grand unifying theory for why that's true.

In some cases, the courts have rejected GOP efforts to make voting harder:

* In Indiana, for instance, a Superior Court judge declined to support a GOP bid to shut down early voting centers in Democratic-leaning cities in Lake County, and the state Supreme Court chose not to immediately intervene.

* In Wisconsin, a suit brought by Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen -- which he later admitted had been requested by the Republican Party -- seeking to force the state election board to re-confirm all newly registered voters was thrown out by a county court.

* In Michigan, a federal appeals court today blocked the Republican secretary of state, Terri Lynn Land, from throwing 5,500 newly registered voters off the rolls because their registration cards were returned as undeliverable, after voting-rights groups sued.

Full Article Here
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Pam posting in Pennsylvanians for Obama
User: trillsie
Date: 2008-10-30 13:26
Subject: (no subject)
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Some VERY important information for Tuesday. Print it out and hand it out to everyone you know.

Know Your Voting Rights in PA
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