The “traditional” likely voter model, which Gallup has employed for past elections, factors in prior voting behavior as well as current voting intention. This has generally shown a closer contest, reflecting the fact that Republicans have typically been more likely to vote than Democrats in previous elections. Today’s results show Obama with a two-point advantage over McCain using this likely voter model, 49% to 47%, this is within the poll’s margin of error.
As a bit of background, ACORN is a “community activist group that advocates for the poor” in areas such as housing and get out the vote (GOTV) projects. Senator Obama worked for them while he was a community organizer, represented them as an attorney in lawsuits twice, and gave them $850,000 this year to GOTV.
Minnesota now joins 12 other states in which ACORN is under investigation for voter registration fraud…. Massive fraud.
From The Star Trib
The Hennepin County Attorney’s office said today it is investigating whether a voter registration processing lapse at the Minnesota ACORN office falls within guidelines for criminal prosecution….
Despite the recent controversy over ACORN voter registration practices, the grass-roots community organization’s policies appear to be in compliance with state law, Deputy Hennepin County Attorney Pat Diamond said this afternoon. If the county finds cause for prosecution, it likely would focus on individuals. Diamond declined to speculate what kinds of charges could be pursued, or what kind of penalty would be possible.
Organizations are given a 10-day filing period intended to prevent a last-minute backlog of registrations at county elections offices. ACORN officials declined to say exactly how many cards were affected, or how far outside the window they were submitted.
McCain Won. Hands Down.
He was weak on Healthcare, but whipped Obama’s ass on everything else.
And how friggin difficult would it have been for Obama just to admit that John McCain is not a racist and is nothing like Gov Wallace?
Best line of the night… “I am not President Bush. If you wanted to run against him, you should have run 4 years ago.”
What do you think?
UPDATE: Yahoo – “Among respondents not identified with either major political party, McCain was judged tonight’s winner, 51-42 percent.”