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Maine fraud goes mainstream: Chicago Tribune (Chicago wrote the book on voter fraud) Update: Also in the LA times!

Another Mitt Romney win could be undone in Maine caucuses
By Michael A. Memoli | Chicago Tribune
February 16, 2012

Mitt Romney has already had a caucus victory in Iowa undone. Could his win in Maine be next?

On Saturday, the Maine Republican Party released the results of a presidential preference straw poll that had been conducted over several weeks at municipal caucuses. The party declared Romney the winner by 194 votes over Ron Paul.

The result was immediately called into question by supporters of the Texas congressman, and for good reason -- not all the votes were counted. The tally was made public even though most towns in Washington County had yet to caucus -- their meetings were postponed because of snow -- and will instead be held this weekend.

Furthermore, the results published by the Maine GOP had no votes recorded from another 200 cities and towns...

Read more:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/la-pn-maine-caucuses-reco...

And in the LA times (nice pic of my hero to go with this release of the article):

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-maine-caucuses-re...

Can you say viral?? These 2 papers are as mainstream as it gets. Many newspapers are in decline but these 2 are near the top of the shrinking pile.




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I find it quite odd how every

I find it quite odd how every time this "mistake" occurs it somehow always turns out to favor the same candidate, Mitt Romney! And I really don't believe in coincidence. That cynical side of me is saying that this is not a series of mistakes, but a well planned and well funded series of lies, deceit, and vote tampering. And there might actually be enough proof to be found that those involved could (or at the very least should) or should be charged with a felony. And you know what…I'm not sure, but wouldn't that disqualify Mitt from being able to hold high office. Granted, I'm not a lawyer, and I've never even played one on TV, but from all the episodes of Perry Mason that I watched as I kid, that tells me that Mitt would be disqualified from holding a high office such as that of the POTUS. I rest my case until further notice :-)

Larry in North Carolina
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to not support Ron Paul!

I would bet that if votes were recounted by honest no cheating

RP would have won.

IA, NH, NV, ME,

I am hearing rumors about SC

Maybe even MN.

And much better than recorded in CO for sure.

Can you imagine what will happen when all of America hears about DR Paul.

The flood gates will be opened.

KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT FOLKS.

I'd have to say that

I'd have to say that santorum's surprise victories were due to vote machines shifting Pauls vote to him.

Our numbers are here.

But They will not let Paul win. They are now silencing all surrounding support.. The Judge, Pat.. whatever you thought of him basically endorsed most of Pauls stances...

I'm sure all those others like Joe in the morning and Rachel will get a memo soon... zipit or goodbye. They need only get past Super 2's day. with there cheating..
THe Debate before then is going to be canceled.. no more Ron Paul exposure on the IDIOT Box. Cant have the public waking up.

Sorry I feel negative at the moment...

LA Times = Chicago Tribune

Not sure if anyone has pointed this out, but the LA Times is owned by the Tribune Co. so both of them containing the same story isn't the same thing as two different media sources carrying the story... They often share exact articles. The exposure is good, though.

The LA Times has belonged to Tribune Co. since 2000 when their parent company Times Mirror Company merged with Tribune Co. in an $8.3 billion deal (Times Mirror also brought Newsday, Hartford Courant, and The Baltimore Sun in with the deal).

They also own...

  • Burbank Leader, Burbank, California
  • Daily Pilot, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, California
  • Glendale News-Press, Glendale, California
  • Huntington Beach Independent, Huntington Beach, California
  • Valley Sun, La Cañada Flintridge, California
  • Costline Pilot, Laguna Beach, California
  • Pasadena Sun, Pasadena, California
  • Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut
  • South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida
  • Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland
  • The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia

    Which, to be honest, I don't have a huge problem with, because most of those newspapers were going broke and wouldn't exist if Tribune Co. hadn't bought them up. Its called economies of scale. =oP

  • I tried to dig deep into their websites.

    I looked for a connection because I strongly felt there was one. I did find other papers under the tribune umbrella, but LA times wasn't listed. I'm sure that your info is absolutely correct, I just didn't dig deep enough. My hat's off to you!

    Paul.

    It's great to see these

    It's great to see these stories popping up in the mass media, no doubt about it. Thank you for sharing. I have a feeling tomorrow's Maine developments will be front and center on the media radar, which should be a very good thing, no matter what the final result.

    One thing I'd take issue with: I think it's a big mistake to say that newspapers are "in decline." The print side of their industry is in decline, I suppose. But at this point, that's just one part of their business. These papers have massive online presences and mainstream credibility. As journalism institutions, outlets like the Chicago Tribune and LA Times are still big-time players.

    The only thing that's changed is their delivery medium. They used to be print organizations; now they're digital organizations. But they're still a big deal either way. So in the grand scheme of things, it's still VERY, VERY important that we give them credence, because they still shape the narrative more than anybody else. To toss off newspapers as "in decline" would be a big mistake, I think, because we risk overlooking the impact they have on politics and perceptions.

    The real point I'm trying to make: It is still extremely crucial that Ron Paul gets proper treatment from newspapers (especially the big papers), because they're still the ones that ultimately establish the tone and direction of media coverage in the United States. As anyone in the news business would tell you, television and radio still take their cues from these folks. The papers in NY, LA, DC, Chicago, Detroit, Philly, along with national papers like the WSJ and USA Today -- they still set the national agenda. And so we simply must not stop pushing for fair and comprehensive coverage from them. We can't let up.

    Indeed, it is absolutely imperative. Don't stop with the letters to the editor. Don't stop with the online article comments. Don't stop with emails to reporters. Our country's future hinges on it.

    Maine Caucus

    It is bad that so much attention has been turned toward the Maine caucus results because Webster has admitte that the recount has gone in favor of Romney. In the end, Romney will still be the winner and Paul supporters will be made out to be sore losers and crazis by the MSM. Should have left it alone, because it was about the delegates anyway.

    Same Story - Different Newspapers

    This is part of the problem: centralized journalism.

    What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

    Excellent

    Excellent find. Thanks for sharing.

    Amazing journalism

    The same exact story in the Chicago paper and the LA paper. Now, there's some independent originality for you.

    alan laney

    oops double post

    oops double post

    that's because they ARE the same paper

    They are both owned by the Tribune Co. LA Times has belonged to Tribune Co. since 2000 when their parent company Times Mirror Company merged with Tribune Co. in an $8.3 billion deal (Times Mirror also brought Newsday, Hartford Courant, and The Baltimore Sun in with the deal).

    They also own...

  • Burbank Leader, Burbank, California
  • Daily Pilot, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, California
  • Glendale News-Press, Glendale, California
  • Huntington Beach Independent, Huntington Beach, California
  • Valley Sun, La Cañada Flintridge, California
  • Costline Pilot, Laguna Beach, California
  • Pasadena Sun, Pasadena, California
  • Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut
  • South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida
  • Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland
  • The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia

    Which, to be honest, I don't have a huge problem with, because most of those newspapers were going broke and wouldn't exist if Tribune Co. hadn't bought them up. Its called economies of scale. =oP

  • See why the campaign didn't

    See why the campaign didn't have to major on this now? If there is one thing the MSM like more than supporting their Chosen One, it's putting the knife into their Chosen One.

    This space available

    These 2 newspapers

    have a liberal bent. I think they picked this up because they see it will hurt mittens. Sticking a knife in him is the intent, yes (as made obvious by the headline) but for reasons other than what I gather you are thinking. I think their motives are more sinister: They feel that mittens is the only one able to beat o'bummer (I totally disagree with this assumption because I think Ron would smoke that teleprompter reading commie) and by taking mittens down it ensures their liberal hero o'bummer will get a second term.

    Paul.

    Cover Up - Fraud NOT Mistake

    These articles are cover ups just as Maddow's TV piece. The #1 reason people don't wake up is, they believe the government is making mistakes. Before you were awake to the truth, how many times did you complain that these politicians lack of understanding. Obama know's he's a paid liar which is why he hesitated to say he would faithfully uphold the constitution when sworn in. And as we here all know Maine GOP knew they were reporting less than all the votes plus fraudulent votes. Maddow's number one goal is to present the GOP as inept. These articles leave it more open, but never once mention fraud, which is so blatant.

    In other words, our message can NOT be stopped, they can only manipulate it s far before the masses turn off the MSM. And this is damn near the truth!

    Just to be fair - Fraud is a charge made by those damaged

    Reporters can only present accounts of incidences that can help fraud claimants to build their cases, but media sources cannot bring criminal or civil charges themselves. That would be up to the People of Maine, in this case, where legislation exists that imposes penalties for individuals of any rank involved in election fraud, including caucuses.

    BTW, watch out for laws recently changed to avert such penalties. Sometimes corrupt legislators can't help showing their evil intentions by paving legal escape clauses for their paid perps.

    Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

    Seems like the voters of Main and the entire USA

    have to get dumb stuborn criminal Charlie Webster to see the light in his ways. This criminal thinks that if he repeats a lie enough that people will either believe him or let it go. He needs to be the example, tar and feather, then off to prison.

    sovereign

    Both LA Times and Chicago Tribune using the same article

    Am I seeing that right?
    Does anyone do their own reporting at these places
    or is it just cut and paste for them ???

    I guess its gets the point across which is fine

    just curious

    they are the same company

    They are both owned by the Tribune Co. LA Times has belonged to Tribune Co. since 2000 when their parent company Times Mirror Company merged with Tribune Co. in an $8.3 billion deal (Times Mirror also brought Newsday, Hartford Courant, and The Baltimore Sun in with the deal).

    They also own...

  • Burbank Leader, Burbank, California
  • Daily Pilot, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, California
  • Glendale News-Press, Glendale, California
  • Huntington Beach Independent, Huntington Beach, California
  • Valley Sun, La Cañada Flintridge, California
  • Costline Pilot, Laguna Beach, California
  • Pasadena Sun, Pasadena, California
  • Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut
  • South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida
  • Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland
  • The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia

    Which, to be honest, I don't have a huge problem with, because most of those newspapers were going broke and wouldn't exist if Tribune Co. hadn't bought them up. Its called economies of scale. =oP

  • The GOP got complacent

    and corrupt, and got caught. Deservedly so.
    They are criminals, and the world needs to see it.

    Let's send this

    To Quatrano, Charlie Webster and Michelle @ the Maine GOP.

    Nothing like a good

    Nothing like a good controversy to get millions of dollars worth of free press.

    Especially when RP is the hero.

    Real Deal Right Here
    “Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a central bank, and he can rob a country and the world.”
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    these are the moments that

    truly boggle the mind about the nature of hubris.

    I have no doubt that the RulingClass figured they could've actually gotten away with it.

    but if they SHOULD've learned anything in business over the many years, it's this: it's far more cheaper to lose once!

    It's costly to backtrack and do PR!

    sometimes one really has to wonder...

    Predictions in due Time...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

    "Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

    I think you mean backtrack and do damage control.

    Your point is well taken.

    Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

    This was so mis-handled

    When I saw that loser getting ready to announce the totals and stating just before doing so that later totals wouldn't be added in, I knew they were gaming it. Thinking back (objectively) to that day, I would have been scratching my head about it as he said that, no matter who I was supporting.

    I think they also told Senator Collins to just ramble on as long as she could saying basically nothing to "lull" the audience to sleep so as to cause them to have this not register as the huge red flag it was.

    Paul.

    middle of the night bump

    .

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    You da man...

    I think this article is important as well. Glad to see yur still in this fight.

    Thanks,

    Paul.

    Thanks

    In the good fight until victory.

    Onward!

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    It still amazes me that CNN

    It still amazes me that CNN and Fox News are both silent on the topic! I shouldn't be surprised but I am. You would think they would at least give it 30 seconds in a 24 news cycle..

    They are not silent...

    they are complicent!

    They aren't going to smother this liberty fire!