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Need a little extra incentive to get to the polling place tomorrow? The Hilton Head Comedy Club is offering free admission to the 8 p.m. show on Election Night for anyone with proof that they've voted - voter registration card, "I Voted" sticker, anything. Headlining that night is Tim Walkoe, a national comic and a winner on ABC's "America's Funniest People."
No reservations are needed for the free show, but voters can call 843-681-7757 with questions. The club is located in Pineland Station, 430 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.
With all the energy and excitement about Obama and this election, the reality is that some folks will have to wait in line before voting. But there's no reason for it to be a downer. With your help, we can turn it into a celebration!
So many people showing up and voting is a reason to celebrate. Just think of this historic occasion: for Democrats it's the chance to vote for the first African-American President.
In response to THIS:
I missed your comments about Aunti Zeithun, AnneVilla
Here is your opportunity to set the record straight.
Looks like he turns away from some laws...like our immigration laws."
I posted a REPLY - only to then be told this:
STAY CLASSY, MS ALL-CAPS.....
"Watchdog Group Issues Press Release Calling for No 'Recalibration', Immediate Removal, Impounding of Such Machines...
A county clerk in Colorado has finally done the right thing for the voters by removing a touch-screen voting machine from service, and quarantining it, after it was discovered to be flipping votes from one candidate to another. The failed machine in this case was a Diebold Accu-Vote, a frequent flipper.
As reported by the Colorado Independent (Hat-tip VoterAction.org)...
The Obama campaign has put a video on voter suppression called "Making it Count: How to Protect Your Vote & Spot Dirty Tricks."
The New York Times quoted McCain spokesman Jeff Sadosky saying: "Barack Obama's plans to raise taxes on small businesses and his attacks on Midwestern family farmers have turned off rural voters." But the Times did not point out that less than 2 percent of taxpayers declaring small business income would see a tax increase in 2009 under Obama's plan, according to estimates by the Tax Policy Center.
It looks like we got one dandy and one dud out of last night's region title showdowns, and naturally, I saw the dud.
The game that lived up to the hype was Northwood Academy's 17-14 win over Hilton Head Christian Academy, in which Uriah Singleton's 94-yard kickoff return lifted the Chargers to their first win in five tries against Hilton Head Christian. I'll go ahead and predict these two teams meet again in three weeks for the SCISAA Class 2-A state title.
"I assumed most people already knew that I had supported Obama. Anyone who has spent five minutes listening to my program would have known that. But if it helped to make it official, I'm happy to make it so."
"...in predominantly Democratic Denver, Republican-owned Sequoia voting systems company failed to deliver to the post office more than 10,000 mail-in ballots while telling city election officials that all of the expected 21,000 ballots had been mailed. (This incident represents only one of the required mailings.) Sequoia now admits they made a "technical" error, and the ballots have been mailed to waiting voters.
...Republicans are actively seeking to suppress the voter turnout among the youth and minorities and poor people likely to support Obama.