More than $840 million has been spent so far on this election by SuperPACs and other political creatures – and the vast majority of that spending has benefited Republicans. About $577 million has been spent by Conservatives – which is 69% of the total outside money spent. With spending expected to accelerate in this final week – total outside spending will top a billion dollars for the first time in our nation’s history. What’s worse is that we have no idea who these secret oligarchs are who are investing huge amounts of money in helping Mitt Romney and other Republicans get elected. While SuperPACs do have to disclose their donors, many non-profit groups, like Karl Rove’s, don’t. And non-profits that favor Republicans have outspent Democratic nonprofits 8-to-1 this election. If it all pays off for the oligarchs, then they’ll have one of their own in the White House – a pirate equity guy who’s made his living devouring the American economy for his own personal gain. This is a freak show election – and should wake us all up to the dangers of too much money in politics. Go to MoveToAmend.org.
In Screwed News…the election shenanigans continue in Ohio – and this time the courts are getting involved to help disenfranchise voters. On Wednesday, a panel of three Conservative Justices ruled in favor of Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted – paving the way for massive voter disenfranchisement in the key swing state. According to the ruling, voters who are instructed by poll workers to vote at the wrong precinct have no right to have their votes counted. A previous court ruling ordered that voters who are misled by poll workers still have a right to have their vote counted, but that’s now been overturned. We already know that the Romney campaign has sent out flyers to prospective ballot watchers in Wisconsin giving them misleading information to tell voters. Now, thanks to this court ruling, the Romney campaign can legally have its poll watchers in Ohio send voters to the wrong polling place to make sure their votes aren’t counted. According to pollster Nate Silver – Ohio has a 50/50 chance of determining who the next President will be. Thanks to the Electoral College – Republicans don’t have to launch a nationwide conspiracy to rig the election – they just have to lie to voters in a few key Ohio precincts. Stay tuned.
I can’t believe this is actually legal…
Many of you have been with ASG for over 5, 10, 15, and even 20 years. As you know, together, we have been able to keep ASG an independent company while still growing our revenues and customers. But I can tell you, if the US re-elects President Obama, our chances of staying independent are slim to none. I am already heavily involved in considering options that make our independence go away, and with that all of our lives would change forever. I believe that a new President and administration would give US citizens and the world the renewed confidence and optimism we all need to get the global economies started again, and give ASG a chance to stay independent. If we fail as a nation to make the right choice on November 6th, and we lose our independence as a company, I don’t want to hear any complaints regarding the fallout that will most likely come. Remember, in the world of business, companies are consolidators or they get consolidated; so far ASG has been a consolidator, completing over 60 acquisitions in our 26 year history. When we buy a company, we eliminate about 60 percent of the salaries of the employees of that company. If we lose our independence and get consolidated, the same thing would happen to ASG’s employees.
I am asking you to give us one more chance to stay independent by voting in a new President and administration on November 6th. Even then, we still might not be able to remain independent, but it will at least give us a chance. If we don’t, that chance goes away.
Fox Botches Report On Decision To Uphold Early Voting In Ohio
ACT ONE: In 2004, massive lines at the polls caused tens of thousands of Ohioans to be unable to vote, in a historically close election. Pictured is such a line from 2004.
ACT TWO: Ohio institutes broad early voting, which in 2008 and 2010 alleviates the early voting mess of 2004 without disenfranchising anyone. The days just before the election have the highest turnout percentages.
Flashforward to today, when early voting is upheld for everyone, Fox went down still lying to itself and its viewers: