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Democrat Admits Cheating in 2004 Scott Brown Race

Kerry Picket at the Washington Times has a post today about the 2004 special election that put Scott Brown in the Massachusetts state senate. In it she links to an article in the Boston Phoenix that quotes a Democratic operative who admits cheating in an effort to undermine Brown's election chances (emphasis mine):

In 2004, Brown won a special election to become state senator, despite the state Democrats scheduling the election to coincide with the Presidential primary, when Democrats would be flocking to vote for John Kerry. (As one Democratic operative recently put it to me: "We cheated, and he still beat us.") Brown then won a re-match in November, on the same ballot as Kerry vs. Bush.

The Democrats have held that seat for so long that they feel as if they are entitled to it. Even David Gergen in a debate between Scott Brown and Martha Coakley referred to it as Teddy Kennedy's seat in a question to Brown.

At this point the Dems have out spent Brown by 2-1, but it doesn't seem to to helping much. According to the latest poll out this morning in the Boston Herald, Brown has opened up a 4 point lead over Coakley:

Riding a wave of opposition to Democratic health-care reform, GOP upstart Scott Brown is leading in the U.S. Senate race, raising the odds of a historic upset that would reverberate all the way to the White House, a new poll shows.

Although Brown's 4-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley is within the Suffolk University/7News survey's margin of error, the underdog's position at the top of the results stunned even pollster David Paleologos.

"It's a Brown-out," said Paleologos, director of Suffolk's Political Research Center. "It's a massive change in the political landscape."

If you want to help Brown defeat Coakely on Tuesday, January 19th, you can donate to his campaign here. He's been very successful raising money and has raised a million dollars every day this week.


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It's good to see Brown risi... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

It's good to see Brown rising in the polls. Still, being a Republican he needs to not only win the election and the recount, but also the court challenges and subsequent recounts where the mystery ballots show up. What is boils down to is if Brown wins in a close election he'll probably still loose. He needs to win big or the democrat will win by default like in Minesota and Washington state among other places.

as I posted on my blog last... (Below threshold)

as I posted on my blog last night: this is like a Junior High boy's basketball team being within 2 points of the Lakers with 4 minutes to play!

Now it looks like the Junior High boys have taken a 4 point LEAD! Even if the Lakers DO win...and especially if they have to CHEAT to win...it's gonna look REAL bad for the "Lakers".

And it's starting to look like the kids have a real shot at winning!

Don't get your hopes up, yo... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Don't get your hopes up, you got to remember that it will be mostly Democrats counting the ballots. You can expect the same kind of tricks pulled in Minnesota starting on election night with double counting some ballots in the most heavily Democratic districts. Another trick was to take ballots that are hard to read and duplicate them, but forget to write duplicate on the clone, then count both the original and the duplicate. These tricks stood up in court because there were just a few "errors" in any one precint, but there were many such precincts and most "errors" were in Franken's favor. I don't think this was the result of an organized conspiracy, just a strong propensity for Democrats to cheat.

Brown will have to win by more than the threshold that triggers an automatic recount if he's going to have a chance to vote against Obamacare.

With the eyes of the nation... (Below threshold)
Michael:

With the eyes of the nation upon them, do the Dims cheat? I think not. Brown will win big.

The Washington Times isn't ... (Below threshold)
Aunt Crabby:

The Washington Times isn't a news source. It's just political hackery with as much credibility as World Nut Daily or Fox News.

:(

Although I don't live in Ma... (Below threshold)
ayottemc:

Although I don't live in Mass I am pulling for Brown big time. He's basically the last shot we have at getting rid of Obamacare....Come on Brown!!!

Pessimistic as I am about e... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Pessimistic as I am about elections process in Massachusetts, it's worth a try.

I can't think of a more worthwhile place to send a campaign contribution. Throw your check at a local candidate, and what does it get you? Not much. A win for Brown has the potential to change the landscape in Washington and put the Washington Democrats into a full pucker retreat for their own survival.

Who can't spare $50.00?

Aunt Crabby: "It's just ... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

Aunt Crabby: "It's just political hackery with as much credibility as World Nut Daily or Fox News." LOL!

As opposed to, say, the Boston Globe? The Globe described the incident of Coakley's thug knocking the reporter down as: "A reporter stumbled while trying to ask a question"

Yup. VERY credible! :)

If there was a seat that wa... (Below threshold)
recovered liberal democrat:

If there was a seat that was the safest in the world, let alone the U.S. Senate, it was Teddy's XL seat. I know lib speak, and the Democrats are in full panic and damage control. John Kerry is going into full "Lerch" mode with the thought of not being the senior senator with a lib underling. The "Big Take Over" known as health care or the crowning jewel of liberal socialists may be going down in flames. Moderate fence sitters are getting a wake up call. The "O"s coat tails are becoming awfully short.

"Riding a wave of oppositio... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Riding a wave of opposition to Democratic health-care reform...."

But the Democrats deny this. I hope Brown wins, and the Dims keep thinking it's only their candidates problem. The whack in the head they'll get in November will be one to remember. John Kerry is probably shitting his pants right now, counting how much money he has in his campaign coffers.

The media will declare the ... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

The media will declare the race is too close to call and the outcome will show it wasn't. They said the same thing about Obaam vs. McCain - and it wasn't close.

Coakley by 5%+

Re: #1 and #3You b... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Re: #1 and #3

You betcha. I laughed out loud at Barney Frank's righteous indignation over the accusation that Mass Dems would stall seating Brown should he win. It was on Drudge .... and the very next article was about the Mass supervisor of elections explaining that due to "unavoidable rules that MUST be followed!" Brown may not get seated until after the healthcare vote.

And you want to talk about hacks, Aunt Crabby? Ha!

Steve Green: "Coakley by 5%... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

Steve Green: "Coakley by 5%+"

Actually, Steve...you might be correct! (wouldn't THAT be something?)

So yup, the Los Angeles Lakers agree to a charity basketball game with a Junior High School boy's team...and with 2 minutes left in the game the Lakers are DOWN 4 points!

5 points for "Teddy's seat"?? You betcha the Dems are crapping their britches!

Watch out, guys, because St... (Below threshold)

Watch out, guys, because Steve Green is never wrong. Just ask him; he'll tell you.

Their may be a Hunk vs. Fru... (Below threshold)

Their may be a Hunk vs. Frump effect going on here as well.

If the election is close, t... (Below threshold)

If the election is close, the Dems will pull out all the dirty tricks to keep him from stealing the seat from them.

"Democrat Admits Cheatin... (Below threshold)
914:

"Democrat Admits Cheating in 2004 Scott Brown Race"


When is Barry going to fess up and admit to cheating in 08' ?

A funny but sadly true tale... (Below threshold)
Hupster:

A funny but sadly true tale on why Scott Brown will prevail:

A Chinese Proverb said, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." An Obama Administration revision to that proverb is, "If a Democrat gives a man a fish, the man is promised a fish for a lifetime in return for his vote and the Democrat gives the rod back to the capitalists, saying 'You keep this. You must keep fishing.' Of course, everyone else in the world is fishing, including the Chinese (who have taught all of their folks to fish), and the capitalists cannot catch enough to feed themselves; let alone the untaught democratic masses. As a result, we outsource our daily fish requirements to the Chinese, paying them interest well beyond scale, while the capitalists dwindle in number and are forced to eat the fish offered by the Administration. Needless to say, because the Administration itself never learned to actually fish and the demand for fish cannot be satisfied, the Administration announced through the FDA that the mercury level in fish is too high, and for the safety of the masses, fish is no longer available.

Now is there a moral to this story? Of course there is and it's an even older proverb: Spare the rod and spoil the fishing for all.

aunt crabby "The Washi... (Below threshold)
Marc:

aunt crabby "The Washington Times isn't a news source. It's just political hackery with as much credibility as World Nut Daily or Fox News.

Spoken like a true MSNBC/olberfool sycophant.




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