9. Skewed Polls Depressed Republican Turnout
Many conservatives are complaining that most national polls are “oversampling” Democrats, even though most pollsters don’t weigh their data based on party identification since partisan makeup of the electorate can fluctuate.
Glenn Beck’s “news” site “The Blaze” amplified a blog post touting the conservative theory behind the poll numbers: ”These over-samplings serve a few purposes but mainly drive down enthusiasm for Republicans while assisting the Obama campaign with ‘bandwagon’ supporters who simply like being on the winning team…”
8. The Government Suppressed The Military Vote
On Fox & Friends, guest co-host Eric Bolling asserted that “it’s becoming more difficult, relatively more difficult, for military personnel to get an absentee ballot, yet we’re supposed to believe that getting a photo ID just makes it way too difficult for an American citizen to vote.”
As Media Matters noted, the head of the Military Voter Protection Project, which provided the data that Fox & Friends based its discussion on, said, “The military voting issue has existed long before the current administration. I simply don’t see any politics at play.”
7. The Government Allowed People To Vote Early
Having more people be able to vote, by states allowing ballots to be cast before Nov. 6, is a “recipe for fraud,” according to Rush Limbaugh.
6. ACORN. Again.
From Dean Chambers of UnskewedPolls.com fame:
While the media is creating the perception that Obama can and is winning, the campaign and it’s supporters are working with their allies and former members and leaders in groups like ACORN and others to change the actual vote outcomes as much as they can. … By creating the perception that Obama is winning, the media is giving the campaign a margin in which to be able to engage in voter fraud and make it believable … this is precisely why Obama’s Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder is fighting voter identification laws so strongly. They know they are far less likely to win the if the election if honest and fair.
The national ACORN organization no longer exists.
5. Obama Was Never Vetted
In March, Breitbart.com launched “The Vetting” because “Andrew [Breitbart] wanted to do what the mainstream media would not. First and foremost: Andrew pledged to vet President Barack H. Obama … he wanted to show that the media had failed in its most basic duty: to uncover the truth, and hold those in power accountable, regardless of party. From today through Election Day, November 6, 2012, we will vet this president…”
Breibart.com has been “vetting” ever since. Daily Caller too.
And yet, it is never enough. Red State’s Erick Erickson wrote recently: ”Honestly, he hasn’t really been vetted. We do not know a lot about Barack Obama from his time before the United States Senate. Much of what we could learn has conveniently disappeared. The few things we do know — like his connections to terrorist Bill Ayers — are dismissed by the media.”
3. Romney Wasn’t Conservative Enough
Laura Ingraham declared “conservatism wins” always, therefore Romney losing must mean he’s not being conservative enough.
Rush Limbuagh similarly concluded that if Romney “would just go full-bore conservative [he would] wrap it up.”