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Roundup: Voter irregularities – USA Elections

Roundup: Voter irregularities

Posted by David Beard on November 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm

VoteTracker: Here is a partial look at reported incidents of voter registration and election irregularities, with links to full stories on the issue.

Nov. 6 — NEW JERSEY — E-mail voting extended to 8 p.m. Friday. Faced with a flood of applications to vote via e-mail or fax by people displaced by Hurricane Sandy, the Garden State extended the voting deadline. Over the weekend, the administration of Gov. Chris Christie chose to offer e-mail and fax voting to storm victims, despite security concerns. See the full story.

Nov. 6 — FLORIDA — Voting machine problems; 12,310 ‘wrong-day’ robocalls. At least two Hillsborough County polls reported vote-machine problems, The Tampa Tribune reported. Also, officials acknowledged the higher number of Pinellas County voters who got a robo-call Tuesday by election officials mistakenly telling them the vote was Wednesday. Another 28,300 calls with the correct date were made Monday. The mistake came from a vendor, said the county elections supervisor. Vote-scanning problems also occurred in the South Florida communities of Miami Springs, Pembroke Pines and Plantation, the Miami Herald reported.   [more]

USA Elections – “Meet The Canada Party” – satirical video

“Meet The Canada Party” as it enters the U.S. Presidential race

Global News : Friday, January 06, 2012

The crowded 2012 Presidential race is getting a little more crowded, as a group from north of the border attempts to join the race.   The following video has now gone viral as it is quite funny.

The group, The Canada Party, released a satirical video (that has quickly gone viral) announcing their intention to run Canada for President of the United States.
The video is designed as a satirical take on the regular campaign advertisement featuring a candidate championing their successes and policies.

The video begins with “O Canada” playing in the background and a man sitting in front of a fire. He begins by saying “Hello America, It’s us, Canada. You know, the country you pretend to be when travelling.”

“We humbly launch our new political party for the 2012 U.S. election.”      See the video below.

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Obama vs Trump by Cheddie (Joey) Jagan

This is a letter by Cheddi (Joey) Jagan on the potential match-up of President Barack Obama and  Donald Trump in the USA Presidential Elections next year.  I think you would find it interesting.

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Dear Editor,
As the polls in the USA show Donald Trump in first place among the Republican candidates and as he has started to attack President Barack Obama, the next presidential elections in 2012 is looming as a great showdown between those who want to carry America back to the past and those who support Obama. If Donald Trump is the Republican candidate, and Editor, I can assure you that no-one else in that party can beat President Obama, then we have a good race, a spirited race between a politician who knows to use the media well and a businessman, who does the same thing , in different ways.

Editor, President Obama, by the next election in the USA, will be the architect of : a new beginning in the Middle East with a rejection of terrorism , democracy as the centerpiece and entrepreneurship the watchword ; a re-birth of better Latin American relations, especially in the economic sphere , strengthening the North/South “capitalistic -but-humanistic” approach of Obama  ; more economic  and political ties to the African continent with a new African democracy, strengthening the African economic upswing , sparkled with a  cadre of youthful vision and inspired by Obama’s life story ; new technologies and trading relationships with the economic miracles of Asia, from Indonesia to India and China , creating the conditions for better US- Asian development plans ;  favourable economic conditions in  most of Europe and a determined cohesion by Obama’s administration, both political and economic , with the European Union.

The writing is already on the wall as the new technologies and investments into new avenues of invention and research which Obama has invested in, will soon bring benefits to the US economy. Unemployment is already going downwards in the US and new start up businesses are on the increase, and this bodes well for Obama’s  political future, especially since positive signs of progress in the US economy are showing up before the next election. Editor,  Obama’s investment into space exploration (NASA) is one avenue where dividends will be great with continued success which no other nation on our planet can compete with; many nations will be lining up for commercial flights into space with payloads for better communications , advanced electronic connections, space research and even space manufacturing to produce precision instruments which cannot be made as well on Earth.

Editor, in law enforcement of white collar criminal activities which have plagued the banking, investment and mortgage sectors of the USA and indeed, have rendered the US economy less potent, President Obama has created special government task forces to hunt down and prosecute criminals, whether they be lawyers or bankers ; as a matter of fact, Guyanese criminal activity in Queens, New York has been recently exposed and quite a few Guyanese scammers, including prominent lawyers and bankers , have been caught by one of Obama’s task forces and are on their way to long jail sentences.  The above mentioned initiatives are only a few of the new policies and actions by the Obama administration and they all add up to the re-building of American economic and political strength.

The politician in Mr.Obama will surface to maximum energy as Mr.Trump will find out ,to his detriment as the election approaches. Editor , Mr. Trump will have to raise over one billion (US) dollars to compete with President Obama and will have to risk a lot of his personal wealth, estimated at two billion (US) dollars. If the risk to his personal fortune is too great and Trump does not run, then Mr.Obama will win a second term ; Trump is the only candidate with a fighting chance to beat Obama.

Editor, at the end of the next presidential elections in the USA , in November,2012, when President Obama will win a second term , if Mr. Trump is the Republican candidate, Mr. Obama should probably start his acceptance speech by saying ,”Mr.Trump, you’re fired !”

Yours faithfully,
Cheddi (Joey) Jagan (Jr.)