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RINGLEADER
11-01-2004, 07:39 PM
Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle sued his opponent, John Thune, and the GOP in federal court tonight, accusing Republicans of intimidating Native American voters in Tuesday's election.

In a complaint filed late this afternoon and obtained by the Argus Leader, Daschle asked U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Piersol to keep 200 Republican monitors out of polling places across South Dakota tomorrow.

"The Daschle-Thune election should be a fair one," the lawsuit reads. "The conduct of Republican Thune supporters will make it an unfair one, unless restrained by this court."

Daschle is depending on heavy turnout from Native American voters, who overwhelmingly support him over Thune, to win what is expected to be an extremely close election.

Thune aides said the lawsuit is an outrage.

"Unbelievably, they are trying to exclude Republican poll watchers from watching the process," said Dick Wadhams, Thune's campaign manager. "He thinks he's going to lose this seat."

Daschle charges that GOP poll watchers have been crowding voters in Lake Andes and making notes as they voted, writing down license plate numbers of Native American voters and loudly discussing other Native Americans who have been prosecuted for voter fraud.

South Dakota Republican Party executive director Jason Glodt said he did not believe GOP operatives were doing any such thing.

A hearing before Piersol, who Daschle chose for the federal bench, is scheduled for 8 p.m. tonight.

http://www.argusleader.com/breaking/Mondayfeature.shtml

Joe Seahawk
11-01-2004, 07:47 PM
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

RINGLEADER
11-01-2004, 07:51 PM
Personally, I think this is great news. If Daschle was doing well he wouldn't be suing his opponent on the eve of the election. Makes him look like a sore loserman.

jettio
11-01-2004, 09:03 PM
The thing that is dangerous about these GOP pole watchers is that they can only watch for a minute or two before they start smoking it.

KCFalcon59
11-01-2004, 09:23 PM
There is not enough poll watchers available to prevent the corruption administered by the democrats.

MadProphetMargin
11-01-2004, 09:25 PM
There is not enough poll watchers available to prevent the corruption administered by the democrats.

ROFL

Yeah, ya just can't disenfranchize people fast enough, ya know?

patteeu
11-01-2004, 11:07 PM
The thing that is dangerous about these GOP pole watchers is that they can only watch for a minute or two before they start smoking it.

I think your political posts are incredibly dumb in most cases, but I admit that I laughed at that one.

DenverChief
11-01-2004, 11:42 PM
Personally, I think this is great news. If Bush was doing well he wouldn't be suing his opponent immediatly after the election. Makes him look like a sore loserman.

BigOlChiefsfan
11-02-2004, 05:31 AM
http://daschlevthune.typepad.com/daschle_v_thune/2004/11/live_report_fro.html

Cochise
11-02-2004, 05:33 AM
Uh oh, widdle Tommy must know that he's about to get Raiders-canned.

Baby Lee
11-02-2004, 06:31 AM
The thing that is dangerous about these GOP pole watchers is that they can only watch for a minute or two before they start smoking it.
Gay bashing by the enlightened left. How surprising.

I know that if you asked Cheney's daughter. . . . who is . . . A LESBIAN. . . she'd tell you that observing the polling places is perfectly natural.

ROFL ROFL

Mr. Kotter
11-02-2004, 06:37 AM
It will be very close. Daschle's cronies are trying to help him though.... :hmmm:

mlyonsd
11-02-2004, 06:55 AM
It will be very close. Daschle's cronies are trying to help him though.... :hmmm:

It would absolutely make my day if Thune were to pull it out.

Mr. Kotter
11-02-2004, 06:57 AM
It would absolutely make my day if Thune were to pull it out.

Me too; although Bush beating Kerry would 'better' in my book...

mlyonsd
11-02-2004, 07:02 AM
Me too; although Bush beating Kerry would 'better' in my book...

True, but Daschle representing South Dakota is like Rudi Guliani representing Massachusetts.

BigOlChiefsfan
11-02-2004, 09:01 PM
with 41% of the vote in, it's 50-50, with Thune leading Daschle by ~ 500 votes.

BigOlChiefsfan
11-02-2004, 09:02 PM
http://daschlevthune.typepad.com/daschle_v_thune/

Garcia Bronco
11-02-2004, 09:07 PM
BS Tomas...BS...take it like a man.

Delano
11-02-2004, 09:59 PM
51-49 Thune... Seems like the white folks out west decided not to underestimate the indians this time.

dtebbe
11-02-2004, 10:02 PM
I would laugh my arse off if Dasshole loses. He is a do-nothing punk, I hope he gets served.

DT

Delano
11-02-2004, 10:08 PM
I would laugh my arse off if Dasshole loses. He is a do-nothing punk, I hope he gets served.

DT

The thing is.. Daschle's got the ignorant around here thinking he does everything for us. He gets money for ethanol, roads and ass-wiping.

OmahaChief
11-02-2004, 10:18 PM
Hell the Repulicans did not imtimidate the Native Americans. All they did was tell them that the Dems want more of their casino money to give out to other "needy" people. That alone would keep them from voting for Kerry or voting at all.

KCWolfman
11-02-2004, 10:20 PM
I am guilty of intimidating some Indians. I offered them 24.00 worth of beads if they showed me their boobs.

Delano
11-02-2004, 10:37 PM
I am guilty of intimidating some Indians. I offered them 24.00 worth of beads if they showed me their boobs.

Uhhh... I've seen a lot of Indians in my life and 99.9% would have to make me an intricately beaded head dress to look at their boobs. Hideous man..

Ultra Peanut
11-02-2004, 10:38 PM
Daschle is such a little bitch.

SNR
11-02-2004, 10:43 PM
I fear Indians.

Ultra Peanut
11-02-2004, 10:55 PM
That's cuz you live out thar in the dadblasted wilderness thar boy.

Delano
11-02-2004, 10:55 PM
84% reporting and Thune with a 6000+ vote lead.

Delano
11-02-2004, 10:56 PM
Daschle is such a little bitch.

Actually, I think Daschle is a pretty good guy, but he's just been in office too long.

Ultra Peanut
11-02-2004, 11:00 PM
Daschle's a total turdburglar.

BigOlChiefsfan
11-03-2004, 02:23 AM
http://powerlineblog.com/archives/fat_lady.jpg