Dear people with boundary issues: If you take a picture of your ballot and post it on Instagram or the internet, you could be breaking the law, in which case your vote gets thrown out and your precious President Obama will never get a second term! (Romney supporters aren't that savvy. They just use the internet to "like" Facebook pictures of Scrooge McDuck swimming in money.)
Voters doing this in Wisconsin and Colorado could very well find this coming around to bite them in the runoff…
Laws against displaying your ballot are motivated by concerns about vote buying, since voters being bribed might need to be prove they voted a certain way.
While laws vary from state to state, the penalties for showing your ballot can be stiff.
"It’s illegal to display your voted ballot and violators could be convicted of a misdemeanor,” Colorado secretary of state spokesman Richard Coolidge told ProPublica. The penalty, according to Colorado law: a fine of not more than $1000, imprisonment in county jail for not more than one year — or both.
It's hard to not document every moment of your life for everybody in the world to not care about, but if you can manage to refrain this time, in a year from now you'll still be able to post a picture of yourself taking a birth control pill. I recommend using the Kelvin filter.
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Tags: Election Day 2012, HysteriaWatch 2012, Internet, Voter Fraud, Wisconsin
Well, this is a relief. After weeks and weeks of different polling firms compiling mountains of data showing Obama with consistent leads in swing states, finally, on the eve of the election, everything turned around and now Romney is the clear favorite to win everything.
And not a minute too soon, am I right?
Tags: Mitt Romney, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Polls, Wisconsin
If you're not familiar with the term "firewall," you may be tempted to believe that it is a wall that is made out of fire that politicians like Barack Obama erect to keep inter-dimensional beasts from entering our peaceful realm and enslaving all of us.* Unfortunately, it is not. (So, we continue to remain in constant danger of netherworldy attack.)
What it is in the case of Obama is a couple of states — namely Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa — which the President is expecting to hold, therefore keeping his re-election chances high. The question is: Will the firewall hold?
According to Mitt Romney's advisers — who, when you think of it, have nothing to gain by lying — the answer is a resounding no…
Tags: Barack Obama, Electoral College, Iowa, Mitt Romney, Nate Silver, Ohio, Polls, Wisconsin
This is Jason Thompson — son of former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson — proving to a crowd of brunch-eating Republicans that he is truly his father's son…
In case you missed it, that day at the end says something like, "We're taking donations for that Kenya trip." Which is kind of sweet. Because that's not a cheap trip. According to Priceline.com, it should run conservative America about a thousand dollars.
Though, they can probably afford it, what with all the taxes they won't be paying.
Tags: Barack Obama, Birthers, Tommy Thompson, Wisconsin
Carol Duffy — like Buzz Bissinger before her — is a "lifelong Democrat" who has somehow been convinced to put her faith in the Republican plan for America's future.
Coincidentally, her Republican son Sean Duffy is running for re-election to the U.S. Congress….
Wow. That really worked out well. What are the odds?
Tags: Advertising, House of Representatives, Sean Duffy, Wisconsin