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Boxer votes early, like a good Californian

October 12, 2010

POLITICS-USA/Election day may be nearly a month off, but U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer wasn’t confused, or cheating, when she went to the polls on Tuesday to vote (presumably for herself).  The three-term Democrat was just following what has become something of a time-honored practice for many Californians: early voting.

In fact, more than 41 percent of California voters voted by mail, or absentee, during the 2008 general election, a number that has risen nearly every year since the 1978, and Boxer’s camp says the Senator — who is facing the toughest reelection fight of her career against former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina – was using it as a tool to increase voter participation.

Boxer, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, lives with her husband in Rancho Mirage, California, near Palm Springs, and cast her ballot at the Riverside County Registrar’s Office.

“Its an opportunity to remind voters that there’s still time to register to vote,” Boxer spokesman Dan Newman told Reuters.

The trend toward early voting, once a practice mostly of seniors and Californians with difficulty getting to polls, has in recent years changed the electoral landscape in the Golden State, forcing candidates to get their message out earlier. Those who husband their war chests until after Labor Day risk losing voters who make up their minds much earlier and mail in their ballots in early October.

“Its essentially a month-long election day in California, so voters began casting votes last week and will do so every day right up until November 2nd,” Newman said. “Once upon a time you could focus on talking to voters in the final week before election day, but in 2010 you could have more than half the votes cast already.”

Newman said the conventional wisdom has long held that Republicans hold the advantage with those who vote early, because they tended to be older and wealthier. But, he said, with early voting now spreading across  the electorate, that may not be true anymore.

Republicans believe that Boxer, a powerful liberal voice in the Senate and strong ally of President Obama, is vulnerable in what most experts say will be a tough year for Democrats and incumbents. But most recent polls show her holding a slight edge over Fiorina, a political novice making her first run for political office.

Photo Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed (Boxer duringradio debate with Republican Carly Fiorina)

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NOVEMBER 2ND! A black day for Incumbents. Tread down the Liberal Extremist agenda?

SHOW THESE LAWMAKERS WHO ARE IN CHARGE. THEY SEEM TO HAVE FORGOT THEY ARE PUBLIC SERVANTS?

THE—dominant issue you need to think about before you go to the polls is illegal immigration. Senator Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown in California and the majority of Lib-Democrats are all ready to pass some form of Amnesty. Illegal Immigration means simply billions and billions of dollars, taken by the IRS to support foreigners. The business who hire them pay zero towards their health care, education for their children and cramming the prison system. Amnesty or a path to citizenship is indeed a very costly proposition and our elected officials don’t seem to care. In the Liberal-Democratic ego it just means more votes, never mind that the Heritage Foundation estimates the costs at $2.6 Trillion dollars. Organizations such as Judicial Watch, FAIR and NumbersUSA are disturbed that this will be the first issue before the new session of the Senate, enactment of some form of Amnesty.

Nearly every state has Sanctuary Cities which are like refuges for illegal nationals and politicians such as Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Russ Feingold and followers have voted to fund these communities. Investigate for your own piece of mind by using keywords in Google’s Search Engine. Just remember to type this word–illegal alien and costs. If the repugnant amounts of cash appropriated by our lying governments don’t affect your vote–nothing will? The Democrats ads keep slamming their adversaries about taxes, jobs and other chronic issues. Eight Million jobs are already available, but in the hands of foreign nationals instead of citizens and legal residents. Coming fast to Obama’s plans is a overhaul of our deteriorating infrastructure, so this would be a time to demand a permanent E-Verify program; not voluntarily. This new innovation can distinguish fraudulent documents of illegal labor and return jobs to American construction industry workers.

We must also be quick to respond that illegal aliens will vote in November that could impinge on all close races. Google–all these immigration subjects under the umbrella of Democrats and the GOP and understand you have the power. Taxes will be inevitably be extorted out of your pocket to pay for welfare programs. Google a US Senator, your state Senator or Congressman and view their stance and voting records relating to illegal immigration. THIS NOVEMBER WE CAN RID WASHINGTON OF ALL INCUMBENT, CAREER POLITICIANS, PRO-AMNESTY ENCUMBRANCES When you vote then think about the money being taken from your wallet, to pay for all the entitlements illegal aliens. Direct implications of this will invoke millions more destitute people, trying to reach America before the official signing.

If the US Government doesn’t conform to the wellbeing of the people and–once and for all–seal the border, with the two matching fences as enacted by the 2006 Secure Fence Act the failure to stop the onrush will never end. Reckless politicians must end cutting corners and finish the job across the border region with the double fencing. This not just about Washington politicians, but all those elected officials who think another Amnesty is great for America? At this point in time it’s not good for American jobs or raising low income wages or the US taxpayer or an out-of-control overpopulation. TEA PARTY candidates will measure up to America’s interests or they too will not last long in the Capitol. THE PEOPLE—are ready to take America back from the special interests and the open border zealots, the corruption and other poison that has permeated every level of government. Whoever the new candidate for Washington, Sacramento, New York or other states will be carefully manicured for every Citizen and residents new political horizon. Harry Reid’s state of Nevada has high unemployment and a huge populace of illegal aliens that this legislator has allowed to escalate.

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