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Old 01-14-2011, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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No proof of residency is required. I can't see how THAT'S going to be abused (sarcasm).
That's for the Election office to determine.

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A pro football team like them would be cool, too. I love the Bears. I'm so pumped about this weekend's playoff game. I told my wife I'm wearing my Urlacher jersey to church if they make the Super Bowl.
Jay Cutler will crush your dreams before you get to the Super Bowl. Trust me, I spent 3 years watching him play like **** in Denver.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:05 AM
 
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That's for the Election office to determine.
You don't see how it's possibly a concern when a voter doesn't have to prove residency to vote in an election to recall a city's mayor?

Really?
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Jay Cutler will crush your dreams before you get to the Super Bowl. Trust me, I spent 3 years watching him play like **** in Denver.
That may well be, but I do know they made it to the Super Bowl with Rex Grossman...Cutler has proven to be better than him so far.


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You are clearly mistaken. The Packers are going to the Superbowl.
They need to get past the Falcons first.

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But on the Subtle Suttle Shuttle, yeah, it's pretty shady. It's too bad that the homeless shelter which knew nothing about has donors threatening to pull funding.
Agreed.....The Sienna Francis House is a good organization and has helped a lot of people. I feel bad for them.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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The way I see it. Paying for votes is wrong. You can pay people in other ways than simply handing them money. You can give them anything of value. To a homeless person, a ride to somewhere warm, a meal, or free job training, those things are valueable. So if they find this to be illegal then the whole argument that Omaha shouldn't recall, because the mayor hasn't done anything illegal goes right out the window. . I think Suttle may have sealed his fate with this maneuver.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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A pro football team like them would be cool, too. I love the Bears. I'm so pumped about this weekend's playoff game. I told my wife I'm wearing my Urlacher jersey to church if they make the Super Bowl.
so true. at least we have the night-hawks

btw, since we have a suttle shuttle,

I wonder if we also get the truffle shuffle also?


btw, who dont love da bears


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Old 01-14-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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I just sent a donation to Sienna Francis House in honor of their decision to stop the exploitation of the homeless and for doing their part to keep the election process free of fraud. I was sent a receipt for tax purposes.

Anyone feels they can afford to do so, I highly recommend sending a donation to let them know we support their integrety.

www.SienaFrancis.org
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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They were basically bribed to vote. I know they claim it was training sessions but comeon, a duck is a duck is a duck. Or something like that.

I heard the Open Door Mission told them twice that no they couldn't bus people yet two busses showed up anyway. They didn't say if there was a confrontation or if they made them leave but my guess is they did. I know they were angry for them doing that and saying they were exploiting the homeless.
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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You don't see how it's possibly a concern when a voter doesn't have to prove residency to vote in an election to recall a city's mayor?

Really?
All of that will go through the same verification process as any other election.
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:18 PM
 
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They were not paid to vote. They were paid to sit in on a half hour training session. I know several of the men that voted from where I work and they said money was not even brought up until after they voted. Though I am not sure how much I want to believe them really.

Also we do not know how they voted. They all could have voted yes, or it could have been an even mix, or even all no. The thing is we will never and should never know as voting records are not part of public record and can not be released. Unlike that of a petition.

However, they were being told to vote "no" all the way through the process.

OWH Article..
Mayor shakes up his staff - Omaha.com
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:34 PM
 
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However, they were being told to vote "no" all the way through the process.

OWH Article..
Mayor shakes up his staff - Omaha.com
One person said that though. You would think that with as many people that were in that room that more people would have heard something. Also if this Doug Einung is the same one that was on a video from ketv he was against the mayor so I would not put much faith into his words. As I said I work where these people like to hang out and they tell me the media has it all wrong. So should I believe one person that has an agenda to push or 15 who really don't care one way or another how this plays out. Without indisputable proof (video, or more witnesses) I will not believe they were told to vote in any particular way.

Also this quote from the story you posted tells me nothing wrong went on inside the polling place...
'Had county election workers witnessed any coaching of voters, they would have stopped it, said David Phipps, Douglas County election commissioner.'
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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One person said that though. You would think that with as many people that were in that room that more people would have heard something. Also if this Doug Einung is the same one that was on a video from ketv he was against the mayor so I would not put much faith into his words. As I said I work where these people like to hang out and they tell me the media has it all wrong. So should I believe one person that has an agenda to push or 15 who really don't care one way or another how this plays out. Without indisputable proof (video, or more witnesses) I will not believe they were told to vote in any particular way.

It looks like the Suttle Shuttle just won't run out of gas! For trying to pick up people that don't care one way or another they are mighty persistent. When does it become harrassment?

Open Door Mission: Forward Omaha Won't Take 'No' For An Answer - Action 3 News - Omaha, Nebraska News, Weather, and Sports | (http://www.kmtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=13848522 - broken link)

Also this quote from the story you posted tells me nothing wrong went on inside the polling place...
'Had county election workers witnessed any coaching of voters, they would have stopped it, said David Phipps, Douglas County election commissioner.'
Regardless, it doesn't look good when this Forward Omaha group takes such aggressive action...being told NO three times!
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