The 2004 election revisited, part 11–Florida


Revisiting the 2004 election in Florida Following up previous posts— The affidavit by computer programmer Clinton Curtis, written about previously, refers to the unexpected death of Raymond C. Lemme. After Curtis left Yang Enterprises (YEI), he went to work for the Florida Department of Transportation. There he found instances of over-billing by Yang Enterprises, a […]

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Ad wars in Florida not just money, ads


Ad wars in Florida not just money, ads  They couldn’t work without an element of verite. Talking Points Memo runs this piece on Florida today, reporting that Romney forces are outspending Gingrich forces there five-to-one. “The Dems think these figures suggest something else: that it’s not Romney who’s winning votes in Florida, but the size […]

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The 2004 election revisited part 10, Florida


Revisiting the 2004 election, part 10–Florida Today there are still gaps in federal regulatory authority and oversight of the voting technology industry. Not surprising, when you look at the standard GOP talking point about ‘regulation’ as a ‘job killer’, but it is a bit jarring that even the Federal Election Commission (FEC) had a complete […]

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Florida now, and 2004 election revisited, part 9


Florida–Revisiting the 2004 election, and now In Thursday night’s GOP debate in Jacksonville, Newt Gingrich made a point of sounding more decent on stage for CNN than in his stump speeches around Florida (and South Carolina). The “food stamp” prevarication, while repeated, was somewhat softened. He even mentioned his grandchildren. Gov. Marco Rubio’s advice aside, […]

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2004 election revisited, part 8: Florida


Revisiting the 2004 election, part 8, Florida again “Something went awry with the electronic voting in Florida” Several organizations, groups of investigators and individual researchers were intrigued by the results of the 2004 election in Florida. Among them was a research team at Berkeley (U. Calif.). The research team, led by Professor Michael Hout, announced […]

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Revisiting the 2004 election, part 7: Florida


2004 election revisited, part 7: Florida further Following up previous posts President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night demonstrated again the greater quality of this president over the loon rhetoric coming from our current GOP debates. The quality gap is huge, and growing larger. As written before, the guys coming out of the […]

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Why did Freddie Mac have to hire more lobbyists post-Gingrich?


Why did Freddie Mac need more lobbyists after Gingrich departed?   Newt Gingrich’s 2006 contract with Freddie Mac offers little direct information. The contract runs 15 pages. Services to be provided by Gingrich appear in “Exhibit 2.” Here is the text from the page headed “Exhibit 2,” in its entirety: Exhibit 2 “Consultant will provide […]

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2004 election revisited, part 6: Florida


2004 election revisited, part 6: Florida Monday night’s GOP debate in Tampa ( NBC) may not have produced much warmth or light, except for Ron Paul’s comments on the Strait of Hormuz. But it further highlighted reason to look back at the 2004 campaign. These guys are going to need all the help they can […]

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“An avowed Muslim . . . get him out of our government”


More lying in Republican circles in Florida, and some of it probably naive. Woman in Rick Santorum’s audience just said the president is “an avowed Muslim.” Her question: “why isn’t anything being done to get him out of our government?” N.b. the MSNBC caption missed/omitted the “our” part. Santorum, a senator, did not correct her. […]

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South Carolina behind (way behind), Florida ahead


Two days after South Carolina behind again, Florida ahead The Florida GOP primary next up—Jan. 31—is the newest make-or-break or Big Moment, the newest primary event characterized as shaping up to be important or crucial. Gingrich won South Carolina’s heart by acting like a ghastly creep–SC is, after all, the state of Joe “You Lie!” […]

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