Mexican Judge Orders Immediate Release of Jailed U.S. Marine Andrew

Andrew Tahmooressi has been held by Mexican authorities since March 31. (Photo via WSVN-TV)

SAN DIEGO (TheBlaze/AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

Family spokesman Jonathan Franks told The Associated Press on Friday that the judge decided to release retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi (Tah-mor-EE-si).

Franks said the judge released him without making a determination on the charge against him.
A Mexican court reportedly notified U.S. diplomats of Tahmooressi’s release in a statement.

“I am truly overjoyed to hear the news that our Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi is finally coming home to America,” Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) wrote on Twitter Friday.

“I am grateful that I will be able to keep that promise and be with him and Mrs. Tahmooressi as he returns to the United States tonight,” he added.

The 26-year-old Florida man said he got lost on a California freeway ramp that sent him across the border with no way to turn back. His long detention brought calls for his freedom from U.S. politicians, veterans groups and social media campaigns.

Mexico says he broke the law. His lawyer argued the judge should order his release on humanitarian grounds because Mexico has no experience in treating post-traumatic stress.

Illegals Could Swing the Election in These 43 States [LIST]

A bombshell study was recently released which showed how widespread voter fraud really is, providing evidence of non-citizens voting in elections and potentially swinging the results in tight races.
The study showed that as many as 16% of non-citizens in America were illegally registered to vote, with anywhere from 2-6% of these non-citizens actually casting illegal and fraudulent votes.

While those may sound like small percentages, when combined with other incidents of voter fraud, they can easily translate to well over a 1,00,000 votes nationwide, and in elections that are decided by only a few hundred votes, like Senator Al Franken’s win in Minnesota in 2008, those fraudulent and illegal votes could be the deciding factor.
Judge Andrew Napolitano was recently on Fox News‘ The Real Story, where he discussed this latest news.  He pointed out that although it is illegal for non-citizens to vote in all 50 states, only 7 states require voters to show an ID before casting their ballot.
“The Supreme Court has held as a matter of law twice now that for a state to require a photo ID is not discriminatory and not unconstitutional,” Judge Nap said, adding that non-citizen votes could very well swing multiple races in the 2014 midterm elections next week.
“And yet, 43 states don’t do it and have very little checks on [citizenship] … This could be very dangerous and it could affect the outcome. And then, there could be litigation after the outcome.”
Here are the seven states that require voters to present an ID before voting and, therefore, are much less likely to be affected by non-citizen voter fraud:
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
Of the 43 states that don’t require voters to prove their identity or citizenship before voting, 28 of them are in play this election cycle.  Those states are:
  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming
Obviously, not all of those seats up for election are actually deemed “in play,” as many of them are considered “safe” for the incumbents seeking reelection.  There are however about 10 seats that are being called “toss up” states, and voter ID is the law in only two of them, Georgia and Kansas.
That means that voter integrity and watchdog groups need to take a careful look at the tight races in “toss up” states, where illegal and fraudulent non-citizen voters could swing the election results towards the Democrats, as non-citizens tend to vote Democrat about 80% of the time.
The states to keep an extra close eye on are:
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
Hopefully, there will be enough conservatives who make it to the polls, especially in the close toss up races, to negate and overcome any fraudulent votes cast by non-citizens attempting to swing elections towards the Democrats.
It is imperative that Harry Reid be removed from his position as Senate Majority Leader.  If you live in one of those toss up states that doesn’t have a voter ID law, then you must get out there, vote, and encourage as many other like-minded people you know to do the same.  It is widely assumed that Democrats use voter fraud to win elections, but we can’t allow that to happen this time.
Please share this on Facebook and Twitter if you are determined to fire Harry Reid by handing control of the Senate over to the Republicans on Election Day.

Police catch Eric Frein, suspected state trooper killer

PENNSYLVANIA —After nearly two months of searching, Pennsylvania State Police have caught suspected state trooper killer Eric Frein.
State police tell News 8 that they will release more details later this evening.
From NBC News: Frein, 31, was captured in an airport hangar at Pocono Mountain Airport in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania.
Frein, 31, is accused in an ambush shooting on Sept. 12 that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounded Trooper Alex T. Douglass. The ambush happened outside of the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Blooming Grove.
The extensive manhunt for Frein spanned over six weeks around the woods of Canadensis, Pa., where his family has a home.

Non-Citizens Are Voting


Could non-citizen voting be a problem in next week’s elections, and perhaps even swing some very close elections?

A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent in the 2010 midterms. Given that 80 percent of non-citizens lean Democratic, they cite Al Franken ’s 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate race as one likely tipped by non-citizen voting. As a senator, Franken cast the 60th vote needed to make Obamacare law.

North Carolina features one of the closest Senate races in the country this year, between Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis. So what guerrilla filmmaker James O’Keefe, the man who has uncovered voter irregularities in states ranging from Colorado to New Hampshire, has learned in North Carolina is disturbing. This month, North Carolina officials found at least 145 illegal aliens, still in the country thanks to the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, registered to vote. Hundreds of other non-citizens may be on the rolls.

A voter-registration card is routinely issued without any identification check, and undocumented workers can use it for many purposes, including obtaining a driver’s license and qualifying for a job. And if a non-citizen has a voter-registration card, there are plenty of campaign operatives who will encourage him or her to vote illegally.
O’Keefe had a Brazilian-born immigrant investigator pose as someone who wanted to vote but was not a citizen. Greg Amick, the campaign manager for the Democrat running for sheriff in Mecklenburg County (Charlotte), was only too happy to help.

Greg Amick: Here’s a couple of things you can do. You do not have to have your driver’s license, but do you have any sort of identification?
Project Veritas investigator: But I do have my driver’s license.
Amick: Oh, you do. Show ’em that and you’re good.
PV: But the only problem, you know, I don’t want to vote if I’m not legal. I think that’s going to be a problem. I’m not sure.
Amick: It won’t be, it shouldn’t be an issue at all.
PV: No?
Amick: As long as you are registered to vote, you’ll be fine.
But North Carolina officials shouldn’t be “fine” with Amick, who appears to be afoul of a state law making it a felony “for any person, knowing that a person is not a citizen of the United States, to instruct or coerce that person to register to vote or to vote.”

Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland


An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years.
The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people in Frederick County who stated that they are not U.S. citizens on jury duty forms went on to cast votes in elections. Either they failed to tell the truth when they were summoned for jury duty, or they cast illegal votes. Both are crimes. The same group previously found that about 40,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland.

It is a federal crime to cast votes if you are not legally eligible to vote. Non-citizens, whether in the country legally or not, are prohibited from voting in most local and all state and federal elections. Yet the VVA investigation found that hundreds of non-citizens have been voting in Frederick County, Maryland. One in seven Maryland residents are non-U.S. citizens.
“The lawsuit is the equivalent of the lookout spotting the iceberg ahead of the Titanic,” state Del. Pat McDonough told the Tatler. He added that the group’s investigation found a voter fraud “smoking gun.”
Maryland state law makes it easier for non-citizens, both those present legally and those in the country against the law, to vote. Maryland issues drivers licenses to legal and illegal aliens. Driver’s licenses in turn make it easier under the Motor Voter law to register to vote. Maryland also offers copious taxpayer-funded social programs to non-citizens in the state.
The group filed suit in Baltimore’s U.S. District Court on Friday. They are suing the Frederick County Board of Elections and the Maryland State Board of Elections.
Del. Pat McDonough (R-Baltimore and Harford Counties) detailed the alleged fraud in a Maryland press conference today. He is calling for a special state prosecutor because the fraud may be taking place statewide, with significant impact on Maryland elections. Maryland currently holds 10 electoral votes in presidential elections. McDonough is also proposing legislation including voter ID to close the loopholes that he says non-citizens are using to cast votes.

Expert Confirms Voting Machines in Illinois and Maryland Rigged for Democrats


Just last week, TPNN reported that voting machines in historically politically corrupt Cook County, Illinois, were automatically switching votes cast for Republicans into votes for Democrat candidates. 
Cook County Board of Elections Deputy Communications Director Jim Scalzitti, told the Illinois Watchdog that, “It was a calibration error  of the touch-screen on the machine.”

Now, Watchdog.org is reporting similar evidence of electronic voter fraud in the State of Maryland, where Diebold voting machines are switching Republican votes to Democrat votes:  

“When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the ‘x’ on the Democrat candidate above it,” Donna Hamilton said.
“This happened multiple times with multiple selections. Every time my choice flipped from Republican to Democrat. Sometimes it required four or five tries to get the ‘x’ to stay on my real selection,” the Frederick, Md., resident said last week.
Queen Anne County Sheriff Gary Hofmann said he encountered the problem, too, personally.

“This is happening here as well. It occurred on two candidates on my machine. I am glad I checked. Many voters have reported this here as well,” Hofmann, a Republican, wrote in an email Sunday evening.
Even though election officials in both highly Democrat Party controlled states have claimed the “calibration error” excuse, a software developer and expert on touch screens used by U.S. intelligence agencies told Newsmax  that the explanation was bogus.

“It’s a software issue, and it’s incredibly suspicious that a bug like that could slip through accidentally. It defies belief,” said Tony Heller to Newsmax.

“This is being used by the public for voting. Public trust is essential,” he said. “It’s completely unacceptable that an official waved it off as a calibration issue. It’s something that can be easily verified and should be.”

RELATED: New App Launching to Report Voter Fraud

House Dems fret debilitating losses

The political environment continues to deteriorate for House Democrats ahead of a midterm election that’s certain to diminish their ranks.

With President Barack Obama’s unpopularity hindering their candidates and Republican cash flooding into races across the country, Democrats are increasingly worried that the election will push them deep into the minority and diminish their hopes of winning back the majority in 2016 or beyond.

Looking to contain the damage, Democrats are pumping money into liberal congressional districts that were long thought to be safely in their column. Over the last several days, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has directed resources to maintain seats in Hawaii and Nevada, both of which broke sharply for the president in 2012 — an indication of just how much the terrain has shifted against the party over the past two years.

Other unexpected races are suddenly in play. Some Democrats, for example, have begun to worry about the prospects of California Rep. Lois Capps, an eight-term congresswoman who is typically a lock for reelection but who now finds herself in a competitive race against Republican Chris Mitchum, a perennial candidate and the son of the late actor Robert Mitchum. In a sign of how seriously national Democrats are taking the threat, the DCCC is making a last-minute purchase of $99,000 worth of radio advertising in the Santa Barbara area to boost Capps, according to a committee aide.

Operatives from both parties expect Republicans to net five to 10 seats, which would give them some cushion heading into what’s expected to be a much more challenging 2016. Some Republicans, trying to tamp down rising expectations of even bigger gains, point out that a recently-redistricted congressional map has dramatically narrowed the playing field of competitive districts and limited potential pick-ups.

They also caution that they have yet to put away Democrats in many races that remain close.

Still, as the election heads into the final week, it’s clear that the landscape is tilting against Democrats. Of the 30 House races seen as most likely to change hands, 23 are held by Democrats.

Capps isn’t the only incumbent Democratic officials are scrambling at the last minute to defend. DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) recently coordinated a fundraising event for Rep. Dave Loebsack, a fourth-term Iowa incumbent who has recently come under barrage from GOP groups, and reached out to donors on his behalf.

On Tuesday afternoon, Israel and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will hold a hastily-planned conference call for members to provide them with an update on the political terrain and to press them to contribute to the party’s coffers.

“There’s no question it’s a tough climate for Democrats right now but it certainly doesn’t come as a surprise,” said Emily Bittner, a DCCC spokeswoman. “Heading into the final week of the election every single Democratic incumbent is still competitive, which is drastically different from the situation in 2010.”

Party operatives say Obama is weighting down House candidates across the country. In the districts of 24 of the 30 most vulnerable Democratic incumbents, more voters say they view the president unfavorably than favorably, according to polling data conducted over the last month for party strategists and provided to POLITICO. In 10 of those 24 races, Democratic lawmakers have recently lost ground along with the president.

The effect is particularly acute in culturally conservative bastions like West Virginia and downstate Illinois, where Democratic strategists say Reps. Nick Rahall and Bill Enyart are watching their reelection hopes fade due in large measure to Obama’s diminished standing. Republicans have tethered both incumbents to the president: One new TV ad against Enyart imagines him and Obama together on posters made famous during the president’s 2008 campaign.

“Make no mistake,” the commercial says. “The Obama-Enyart agenda is devastating to our families and bankrupting southern Illinois.”

Other House Democrats have been encumbered by subpar performances of their party’s statewide candidates. Leading that list is Iowa Senate hopeful Bruce Braley, who party operatives say is dragging down three of their congressional contenders in the state.

Money is another worry. Republican groups have poured cash into House races in the final weeks, erasing a once formidable Democratic financial advantage. Since July 1, GOP outfits have spent $99.4 million, while Democrats have invested $81.9 million, according to campaign filings.

In many instances, Republicans are spending money to put races in play that had long been considered safe for Democrats. American Action Network, a national group with ties to House Speaker John Boehner, has begun airing TV commercials in blue districts in Hawaii and eastern Iowa.

The maneuvering has prompted Democratic groups to yank money from districts they’re trying to seize from Republicans in order to protect seats they already control. Over the past several weeks, the DCCC has pulled funds from top recruits in Colorado and Virginia and begun running TV ads in two eastern Iowa districts, both of which Obama won in 2012.
On Monday, House Speaker John Boehner visited the Iowa districts to campaign for GOP hopefuls Rod Blum, a software company owner seeking the seat Braley is vacating to run for Senate, and Mariannette Miller-Meeks, an opthamologist waging a campaign for the seat Loebsack occupies. A poll released on Monday showed Blum climbing to a narrow 43 percent to 42 percent lead over his Democratic opponent, state Rep. Pat Murphy.

“All year,” said Cory Fritz, a Boehner spokesman, “the speaker has been emphasizing the importance of making the most of every opportunity.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/house-dems-fret-debilitating-losses-112248.html#ixzz3HStvjmQX



MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — A new New England College poll shows former Scott Brown back in the lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) by a point and a half.

Brown is up 48.3 percent to Shaheen’s 46.8 percent in the poll of 1,132 likely voters statewide. The poll was conducted on Oct. 24, and has a margin of error of 2.91 percent.
Dr. Wayne Lesperance, New England College's director of the Center for Civic Engagement, attributed Brown’s success to narrowing Shaheen’s lead among women voters.
“A 1.5 percent margin is incredibly narrow and makes this race a statistical dead heat. Brown’s recent success comes from narrowing the lead Shaheen had with women to just under 5 percent,” Lesperance said.
Shaheen has attempted to reignite the “war on women” rhetoric that helped propel President Barack Obama to a second term over Republican Mitt Romney on the campaign trail.
This weekend, with Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Liz Warren (D-MA) at her side, Shaheen and Warren both pushed the “equal pay for equal work” Democratic Party talking points bill. The bill hasn't gained much traction on the campaign trail -- federal law already makes it illegal to pay women less than men, or engage in gender discrimination in the workplace.
In fact, CNN noted that the war on women attacks are less potent in 2014 and Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus said in an interview with Breitbart News on Monday evening that Democrats like Shaheen look like “fools" pushing it.
“For the first time it’s about tied between men and women about whether you would choose a Republican or a Democrat as your member of Congress,” Priebus said. “You look at the paper in Colorado, the Denver Post, and the Union Leader in New Hampshire, and they basically conclude that the Democrats have been conning themselves on this issue. They're overplaying it so hard that no one can actually take it seriously. No one is interested in putting teenagers in jail and making sure no one buys contraception. No one buys it. It’s hyperbole that has gone beyond the pale, so they are making fools out of themselves. But in the process, they are exposing their own campaigns for not having a whole lot to talk about.”
Priebus also said that Democrats like Shaheen, who are unwilling to align themselves publicly with President Obama, are hurting their images on the campaign trail. In recent debates, Shaheen has refused to say whether she agrees with the administration and said Obama is “too busy in Washington” to campaign with her.
“It shows that obviously they’re not willing to stand up and lead and be accountable for the actions they took as senators and leaders in our country,” Priebus said. "But it also illustrates that the president is pretty ticked off. He’s actually watching this and he's going out there around the country doing the opposite and saying to local media that ‘hey wait a minute if Michelle Nunn wins in Georgia, then my policies are going to be able to continue.’ He went in the media and said all of these senators are in favor of my policies and he’s actually explaining to the country that people like Jeanne Shaheen are one of his top lieutenants. That division and that tension is playing itself out in front of the voters and they’re seeing it. I think obviously what it says is number one that any political consultant in America understands that being linked with Barack Obama and the foreign and domestic decline in this country is not a good place to be.”
In the first congressional district, Republican Frank Guinta—who’s been running a campaign focused on much of what Brown is talking about statewide—has taken a commanding 6.1 percent lead over incumbent Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH). The New England College poll puts him at 49 percent, whereas Shea-Porter is at 42.9 percent. That section of the poll surveyed 556 likely voters district-wide and has a 4.16 margin of error. That means Guinta’s well outside the margin of error.
Statewide, the poll found the governor’s race tightening to less a point. Incumbent Democrat Gov. Maggie Hassan still leads with 47.2 percent, but Republican Walt Havenstein is nipping at her heels with 46.9 percent of support.
“Hassan has maintained a consistent lead, but over the past week the race has become a toss-up," Lesperance said.
In the second congressional district, Republican Marilinda Garcia is struggling—remaining more than 7 points back behind incumbent Democrat Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH). Kuster has 49.2 percent of the poll’s 576 likely voters from that district, compared to Garcia’s 42 percent. That district’s polling data margin of error is 4.08 percent.
"With about one week until Election Day, Garcia must find a game changer moment if she hopes to top Kuster,” Lesperance said of that race.
Lesperance said that the polling data also shows the debates have had little impact on voters’ decision-making process.
“These results appear to confirm conventional wisdom that debates change the minds of a relatively small number of voters,” Lesperance said. “However, in races that are very tight, just a few voters can make a big difference in the final outcome. A deeper look into the numbers reveals, unsurprisingly, that independents are more likely to be influenced by debates than registered Democrats and Republicans.”

Polls send mixed messages in New Hampshire
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