427. Disturbing Election Day Reports

This issue looks at Netanyahu’s response to Obama’s win, the Iranian attack on our drone, the Syrian civil war, Turkey’s kangaroo court, some disturbing accounts from Election Day, and the firing of one of our Generals for wanting to assist personnel in Benghazi.
OUR ISRAELI CONNECTION
Netanyahu Says Israel Prepared to Go Alone
The Jerusalem Prayer Team reports: During an interview broadcast on Israeli television this week, my dear friend Prime Minister Netanyahu made a point of highlighting Israel’s willingness and ability to act alone if it must. In response to the continued “distancing” of America from Israel that is the policy of the Administration, Netanyahu said that Israel can and will take care of itself.

News from the Israel Project
CNN is revealing that Iranian jets last week fired repeatedly on a U.S. Air Force Predator drone conducting routine maritime surveillance in international airspace over the Persian Gulf. The two jets, Iranian Su-25 fighters piloted by members of Iran’s elite revolutionary Guard Corps force, “were never successful in hitting” the drone. Footage of the attack was captured by the Predator’s on-board cameras. The incident, which elicited a formal protest from the United States, casts a spotlight on Iran’s systematic campaign to militarize strategic areas of the Persian Gulf.

Warning signs that the Syrian civil war may spill into Israel sharpened further Monday night as cross-border gunfire struck a routine Israeli army patrol on the Golan Heights. The worrying incident follows another from Saturday, in which three Syrian tanks entered a demilitarized zone (DMZ) between Israel and Syria, marking the first such violation in 40 years.

In what diplomats and officials are deriding as a “kangaroo court” and a “show trial,” Turkey has opened proceedings in absentia against four Israeli officials that Ankara blames for Israel’s 2010 interception of the terrorist-linked Turkish vessel which was trying to breach Israel’s legal blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

IT’S NEWS TO ME
DISTURBING ELECTION DAY REPORTS
Thousands of Military Ballots ‘Too Late’
TeaParty.org reports: A group of Republican senators said Monday that thousands of voter ballots are unlikely to reach military service members until after Nov. 6. One day ahead of the election, Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to express their concern over delays in ballots reaching military voters overseas. Read more.

GOP Election Officials Ejected From PA Polling Places
Fox News reports: One Republican official claimed that “just under 70” Republican election officials were blocked from Philadelphia polling sites Tuesday morning by Democrats on site. One polling site in Philadelphia apparently had a mural of President Obama emblazoned on the wall directly behind the voting machines. The mural, at a local school being used as a polling site, contained the words “change!” and “hope,” along with a quote from the president. Read more.

Philly Activist Group Shreds GOP Voter Registrations
Vision to America reports: The Community Voters Project is a “non-partisan” lefty organization whose mission is to register people to vote, with a particular emphasis on minorities. In the 2008 election, they had offices in 10 states and registered around 300,000 minority voters. So far, so good. This year, however, it seems they aren’t registering everyone who wants to vote. Outside a CVP office in Philadelphia, for example, they shredded and threw away numerous registration forms. A number of these were for people trying to register as a Republican. Read more.

NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Station, Advocates for President Obama
Front Porch Politics reports: Friday afternoon at an early polling place located at 6719 W. Montgomery Road in Houston, NAACP members were seen advocating for President Barack Obama according to volunteer poll watchers on location at the time. According to Eve Rockford, a poll watcher trained by voter integrity group True the Vote, three NAACP members showed up to the 139 precinct location with 50 cases of bottled water and began handing bottles out to people standing in line. While wearing NAACP labeled clothing, members were “stirring the crowd” and talking to voters about flying to Ohio to promote President Barack Obama. Read more.

Hitler Registers to Vote in Ohio
FreedomOutpost.com reports: Four years after Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and several other fictitious names that ACORN workers attempted to register to vote, John Adolf Hitler has turned up on a voter registration form in Cincinnati, Ohio. Read more.

Ohio Residents Told They Already Voted When They Showed up at the Polls Tuesday

Woman Forced to Cover Up ‘Vote the Bible’ Shirt in Order to Cast Ballot
Vision to America reports: A Texas woman claims that a polling place forced her to cover up her “Vote the Bible” shirt she was wearing or she would not be allowed to vote. Texas Values is representing Kay Hill after Williamson County election workers told her that her shirt was deemed “offensive” and that she either needed to change her shirt or cover the words up in order to vote at Taylor City Hall on Oct. 24.

6.4 million self-described “evangelicals” voted for Obama. Why & what else do the exit polls tell us about how Christians voted?
Read article.

General Ham

Head of AFRICOM Fired for Wanting to Assist Personnel in Benghazi. Read article.

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ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
Romney had vowed to donate his salary to charity had he won. Since Obama won, he has vowed to donate yours.


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