Trump Campaign: Change Your Early Votes

The Hill reports:

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign is encouraging early voters in Pennsylvania to find out how they can change their ballots. In a tweet posted early Tuesday morning, Trump adviser Dan Scavino provided a phone number for Pennsylvanians to call should they wish to change their “early vote.”

“We hear you Pennsylvania! Nobody likes to be duped! You can change your early VOTE by calling 1-877-868-3772. Join the MOVEMENT. LETS #MAGA!” the tweet, which was later deleted, read. The number Scavino posted connects callers to the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislation.

Pennsylvania does not allow early in-person voting in the way states like Florida and North Carolina do. Pennsylvanians who want to vote early must request an absentee ballot through the mail and provide a reason as to why they cannot vote in person. Those who typically vote by an absentee ballot include college students, service members and their families.

The bottom of the absentee ballot request form includes a provision that reads: “Warning – If you are able to vote in person on election day, you must go to your polling place, void your absentee ballot and vote there.”


  • I find it hard to see strategic value here, so I’m just going to assume they’re morons who don’t know how these elections work because of their lack of a ground game.

    • Traxley Launderette

      “Wait, there’s something about emails? Why didn’t somebody tell me? Dammit! All aboard the Trump train!”

    • BobSF_94117

      Strategic value? Chaos.

  • JoeMyGod
    • THAT was fast!

    • Secure

      LoL. Congrats on that one.

    • AtticusP

      Meh. You’ve been kicked out of better places, Joe.

      Besides: I just checked it out. You’re not missing a thing. Delusional and sickening. Two of my least favorite things.

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    • Michael R

      Trump on Twitter

      Scavino was thrust into controversy over the Fourth of July weekend when Trump’s Twitter account posted an image of Hillary Clinton that featured a six-pointed star, a pile of cash and the words “most corrupt candidate ever.” The image had originally appeared on an anti-Semitic, white supremacist message board.

      Trump’s team defended the use of the image — aides said it was a “sheriff’s badge” — but the campaign deleted the initial tweet and posted a new graphic with a circle instead of a six-pointed star.

      Scavino admitted that he was the aide who selected the graphic, saying he had pulled it from a supportive Twitter user.

    • Todd20036

      If a dozen people actually re-vote, I’d be surprised

      • muffler

        So by this regard if I find out something about any elected official right after election day I can change my vote? Cool!!!!

        The Republicans only think about how something will work for the immediate itch. They will scream when it comes back to hurt them and then cry how the country needs to be made great again. They never look at the ramifications of their actions and that explains why this country is so messed up. No long term thinking. No care about the destruction of foundations and rules. It’s all about the fight and winning. Dump the bums!

        • Cboulder

          No shit. I hope they’re booted across the board. O/T. I noticed the story that Paul Ryan voted early. Apparently, he is of that school of thought that says, “It’s good enough for me,but not for thee.” Given Wisconsin’s attempts to undermine the franchise, that’s cute.smh!

      • D. J.

        Those long lines they built into the system for voter suppression aren’t going to help anyone change their votes, so Trump may as well go pound sand in Atlantic City.

        • Snarkaholic

          NO!!! We don’t want him here!!!!!

    • Ray Taylor
  • EweTaw

    I see this making lots of headway. /s

  • Michael R

    … and if you act NOW we’ll send you this free mug !!!

    ( courtesy Samantha Bee )

    https://anonmgur.com/up/2ba40ae2a8799130bf020c2e82967317.jpg

  • Will Parkinson

    God, he disgusts me on every single level. I try to be a decent person, see the good in someone, but him? Nothing. A black hole. A void of pure disdain. He makes me feel bad for trying to be good.

    • Gene

      you have one thing to comfort you Will

      You don’t loath the man you see in the mirror each morning

      no one…NO ONE is this needy for approval/affirmation/adoration without a DEEEEEPPPPP well of knowledge, despite the narcisism, that he is a failed/bad man. Trump sees himself…knows he is just badly educated, unaccepted by the real power in Manhattan, white trash new money from Queens…and HATES that..and himself.

      in short..he is a wealthy loser.

      you, try to be good..and by that, you, you are a winner

      • Todd20036

        He’s wealthy because he crawled out of the correct vagina.
        He was lucky in that regards.
        But honestly, I’d rather be at my level of wealth and be proud of the man in the mirror.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          “But honestly, I’d rather be at my level of wealth and be proud of the man in the mirror.”

          Word.

      • B Snow

        Hearing about his father and their apartment rental policies in the 1970s, it sounds like Trump was brought up to be an asshole (and he brought up his boys the same way). Not to excuse his behavior, but now I know where it came from. I wonder what his mother is/was like — if she tried to teach him better ways or not.

    • another_steve

      Trump represents the very worst of American Capitalism. He epitomizes the stereotypical Capitalistic monster.

      I’m a Capitalist and believe in the system, but I recognize the monsters it sometimes produces.

      Trump is one of them.

  • Gene

    I LOVE the smell of desperation in the morning….

    he is NOT going to carry PA…No PA….NO ancient old ass and bad hairpiece and tiny hands in the oval office

    • David Walker

      One of those happenstance things: I wrote my congress critter, my senator (whom I like and may be voted out of office next week), and, of course, Representative Sims to ask if there is anything in the foreseeable future that would make early voting possible. No replies yet, of course, but I doubt it. It makes too much sense and the honorable asshole who is keeping equality off the debate floor would also have to approve of this idea. He’s one of those shits whom nobody likes and he keeps getting re-elected. Scum of the earth, that one.

      • barracks9

        So, we’re seeing record-breaking numbers for early voting here in Louisiana. With around 2.8 million registered voters state-wide, As of last night – with one day remaining in early voting here – a total of 437,539 people had voted. It’s fabulous to see that more than 15.6 % of the state’s registered voters have ALREADY voted in this election.

        I know there’s only the slimmest of slim chances that the state will swing blue, but this is truly encouraging, considering how low voter turnout is customarily.

        • David Walker

          That really is encouraging. Best of luck to you…and us.

    • Bruno

      He can win without PA. It’s threading the needle, but he can.

  • Traxley Launderette

    MAKE AMERICANS GAG AGAIN

  • coram nobis

    Can we also do that with our IRS filings, Donald? he asked maliciously.

    • Xuuths

      Actually, you can amend your IRS filings for years after the fact.

      • danolgb

        And that was the theory why Romney only released very recent tax returns. It was thought that he would go back and take the exemptions he didn’t claim after the election.

      • coram nobis

        Amend them, yes, but not completely undo them. And there is this pesky bit about whether the filer signed it truthfully the first time. And whether any agency, whether it’s the IRS, the state office of elections, or the DMV would want some politician urging a flood of re-filings.

      • BobSF_94117

        Generally, you can only amend for three years after the date you filed the tax form.

        https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/ten-facts-about-amended-tax-returns

        • Thank you, I stand corrected. Didn’t have much to do with the actual filing process this past season at HRB.

      • Up to 7 for personal, and 15 for businesses – 20 if you’re a corporation … I forget what it is for non-profits.Just make damned sure your documentation is up to snuff – amended returns have a habit of getting audited.

        • Ginger Snap

          I’ve never been any kind of rich myself and have been audited 3 times all my records were in order. I’m still not sure why but I know better then to fuck with the IRS.

  • Bruno

    Not nearly close enough in PA for absentee balloters with 2nd thoughts.

  • Treant

    Please, The Donald.

    1) Give up on PA. You are going to lose it by at least six points. We’re tired of hearing from you.
    2) As noted, we have no early voting. This is easy to look up, and you now look like the idiot you are.
    3) Absentee voting is allowed, but is a very small percentage of voters.

    • Todd20036

      Ah, but you see, even though you are right, this is a good thing.

      Money spent in Pennsylvania is money NOT spent elsewhere.

      And money spent in PA goes right down the toilet.

      • Steverino

        Exactly. And he doesn’t have much money left to flush down that toilet.

        • TampaDink

          He should be encouraged to double down, throw every penny he has left into the shitter & flush it all away at once.

        • agcons

          Especially since he cancelled further fundraising last week (unless that suddenly got reversed).

      • You imply that Drumph is actually paying for anything… just sayin’.

  • Rex

    If you’re requesting a “do-over” you should go back to the Republican National Convention.

    • Jay George

      Yep, a republican do-over would most certainly require time travel.

  • another_steve

    I fear Melania will be out on the street come November 9. Trump will accuse her of not having done enough for him on the campaign trail.

    I like Melania.

    I’d like to display her in the curio cabinet in my living room.

    • danolgb

      And she won’t even get paid for her services.

    • david fairfield

      She could get a job as a White House vegetable garden maintenance worker….

      • another_steve

        This is true, david.

        I like her, truly, and feel sorry for her. She’s probably got more upstairs than most of us give her credit for. That she posed in lesbo shots in her day suggests, to me, that she’s not gay-adversive.

        And botox or not, she’s lovely.

        Oy vey, those cheek bones.

        • Priya Lynn

          “And botox or not, she’s lovely.”.

          I don’t think she’s particularly attractive. On the good looking side, but not by a whole lot.

          • another_steve

            Gay men have a distinct aesthetic when it comes to female attractiveness. Neither good nor bad, right or wrong, but distinct.

            I find her attractive. She’s no young chicken (age 46), but for a woman that age, botox or not, I find her attractive.

          • Priya Lynn

            With one exception I’ve not known any gay men to be able to distinguish a good looking woman from an average looking woman.

          • another_steve

            Ohmigod that’s a terrifying statement.

            Who do you think establishes society’s “female beauty” standard?

            You average straight male Budweiser drinker?

          • Priya Lynn

            I’d say those who are romantically/sexually attracted to women establish society’s female beauty standard. Straight men, lesbians, bisexual men and women, be they budweiser drinkers or not. No offense but when gay men have pointed out to me what they thought were exceptionally good looking women they were usually only slightly above average in the looks department.

          • another_steve

            Thanks for engaging me in this, PL. A big and complex topic.

            My opinion (only an opinion) is that throughout history the major arbiters of what constitutes classical female beauty have been gay men.

            Women have their personal issues to sort through when it comes to this — largely due to the ‘requirements and expectations’ placed upon them by straight men. Straight men, for the most part, are pigs and undiscerning in this department.

            Gay men — detached as they are from viewing women solely as items to sexually conquer — have the skill set and temperament to discern true, classical female beauty.

            Again, all in my opinion.

          • charemor

            I do not care for squinty little eyes.

          • Priya Lynn

            “I do not care for squinty little eyes”.

            I agree. It is that feature in particular that keeps Melania from being a great beauty.

          • another_steve
          • charemor

            Aw, cum on – these eyes do not begin to look like the squint eyed gold digger. She probably needs a white cane and a seeing eye dog to make her way across the room.

          • B Snow
        • B Snow

          If Donnie loses, she can breathe a huge sigh of relief and go back to doing whatever it is she does. I can’t help but feel a little sorry for her. She signed up to be the wife of a douchebag businessman, not a douchebag Presidential candidate.

  • Derrick Johns

    In Pennsylvania? No. What you vote is what you get.

    So, if I want to go back and vote for Jimmy Carter instead of Morris Udall, I can do it?

    What a strange story.

  • Bruno

    Arizona is slipping away from Hillary. Get real folks. This is happening.

    https://twitter.com/PpollingNumbers/status/793496115010277378

    • Treant

      Arizona is unnecessary. Personally, I give Trump AZ, IA, GA, TX, and AK right off the bat.

      Of course, I give Hillary NC and FL. OH is a tossup.

      • Bruno

        The point is, though, state polls are starting to show movement towards tRump. We have a week left. Something needs to stunt this. If NC is more like +1 Hillary than +3 who knows what could happen in a week.

        • Treant

          We’ll have to wait and see, but I think this is the final attempt at manipulating the conversation.

          One, who is Data Orbital? They’re not a Big 30.
          Two, what are their past polling results done to the same standard?
          Three, how accurate are they considered to be?

          • Bruno

            They’ve been polling AZ regularly for a few months now. They had Clinton up by 1 in mid-Oct and now have her down 4. It’s trending along with most of the national polling. As to their accuracy, I have no idea, but the trendline is clear.

    • danolgb

      Arizona was a nice to have. It hasn’t been blue since 1996 and before that, 1948. There’s no reason to freak out over Arizona. And it’s not that people are switching from Hillary to Trump, it’s they’re switching from undecided or Johnson.

      • Bruno

        Yes that’s true. What I’m trying to convey is we can pretty much forget the landside some of us were expecting. Georgia is out, Arizona is out. So are Texas and Alaska. She’ll be lucky to win either Florida or North Carolina. It’ll still be tough for her to lose the election, but this is not the race we were looking at just a week and a half ago.

        • danolgb

          When she wins, even if it’s a squeaker, we need to recognize it as the huge victory it actually is. For a woman that has had every obstacle thrown at her for 30 years, she’ll still come out on top. Freaking out about Georgia, Arizona, Texas and Alaska is just going to give you an ulcer. There’s no reason to think they’re important.

          • Bruno

            Personally, I’m not worried about those states I listed. I’m worried about (in order) Colorado, New Hampshire, Michigan and Wisconsin. Today? Probably not so much. But in a week, the way things are going…

          • Lumpy Gaga

            ?? I’ve mentally had Colorado going for Drumpf for months.

          • Bruno

            Colorado has a major independent streak. Polls lately have only shown her up by single digits, with Gary Johnson getting his biggest result of just about any state. I just see it as a volatile enough electorate to be an issue. I never quite believed it was strongly in her firewall. It’s also underpolled compared to the other swing states. I’d like to see some more polling this week to feel better about it.

            The early voting numbers I posted elsewhere here are encouraging from Colorado though.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Because a year and a half is not long enough to vet your candidates. You need that extra week!

  • Michael Smith

    We can’t allow these stupid fucking people who can’t perform a quick Google search to run the country.

    • B Snow

      They all think Google has a liberal bias, and Wikipedia too, therefore they have to have their own source of information: http://www.conservapedia.com/Main_Page

      Oh wow. I’d never actually been there before. First topic under “In the News. what the MSM isn’t fully covering.”: “What makes a Hillary Clinton or lets her run for President? [link to] Moral relativism.”

      I need to go wash my keyboard now.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Bumbling, Inept, Daft, Maladroit, Lumbering, Clodhopping, Buffoonary.

    These are but some of the kinder words I would use to describe the laughable, yet wholly terrifying, campaign of Donald Trump. Laughable, because it truly does boggle the mind….Terrifying, because people still see him as a smart and successful man. I should talk to the husbotter about what to do with the spare bedrooms, just in case we need to host U.S. refugees. /s

    • Treant

      We could use one. I put out. I also clean and do outdoor work.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Well, we have 4 extra bedrooms, all furnished, so we can squeeze a few people in.

    • Mike__in_Houston

      No “just in case” about it. I’m already making tentative plans to leave the country if Trump wins.

    • Silver Badger

      Thank you for you kindness. Personally, I will stay and fight to the last breath in my body.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Good stuff. In all seriousness, I’m hoping it doesn’t come to a Trump presidency, I’m not sure how badly it would affect you. The markets would definitely not take it well and the dollar would probably take a rather substantial hit, though not quite like the pound did after Brexit. Both the husbotter and I have divested some investments from U.S. holdings until after the election. If ever there was a time we both hope to be proven wrong, it’s now. That all said, yes, fight the good fight, never let the fascists win.

  • pch1013

    Calvinball.

  • TallBearNC

    This only works in very few states – in most states once you vote early it’s locked in

    • Todd20036

      And most people, if not all people, who voted for Clinton, aren’t suddenly going to vote for Trump over a nothing burger like this.

  • Kruhn

    Donald Trump is a good for nothing two bit wannabe strongman and it shows. He bemoans voter fraud, but it is his supporters and advisors who call for and have committed acts of voter impersonation.

    I have seen pissed off Latinos, African Americans, and Muslims who have come to my polling station to make sure The Mangled Apricot Hellbeast stays as far away from the White House as possible.

  • JaniceInToronto

    “Nobody likes to be duped!”

    Which is an excellent reason NOT to vote for the ShitGibbon.

  • Dismayed by Handwich and his supporters? Call 1-877-535-5666 to change your early vote! It’s not to late!

    https://s5.postimg.org/l88wiaj3b/toast2.jpg

    • Joe in PA

      When Peppers go low, Handwich gets high. Or something.

    • Blake Mason

      I am hearing from the best people that Handwich likes to hang out with middle eastern wraps, and those open face sandwiches… you know the kind that spills out all over the place? This along with what we already know Handwich’s shady relationship with tacos… we can’t afford to vote for Handwich.

      • agcons

        The Shawarma of Shame? The Donair of Despair?

    • Lena

      Now that is holey bread!

    • MB

      I’m shocked you did not use the line that Sammy_H is just full of baloney.

  • Besides being legally dubious advice, it seems obvious the intent here is to create maximum chaos and long lines at polling locations, for the purpose of suppressing the vote.

  • SoCalGal20
    • Sam_Handwich

      also Fred Trump’s file!

    • The_Wretched

      They released this today?

      • SoCalGal20

        They tweeted it today! I assume they released it today.

        Or at least “highlighted” it today. It’s their first tweet in two days.

        • The_Wretched

          I have to wonder if they heard there’s a presidential election and their policy is no potentially political releases within 60 days of a national election.

        • The_Wretched

          In context, it seems like a threat or Comey doubling down.

    • Bruno

      That is way too redacted to even read.

      • Ray Taylor

        The majority of this is regarding the pardons of Rich and Green. only their names appear.

    • Treant

      “WTF is the FBI doing?”

      Making themselves look like untrustworthy political hacks and destroying the American public’s faith in them.

      • Bruno

        If Hillary wins (and yes, I’m saying if), she needs to clean house at the FBI.

        • Treant

          I have a feeling Obama will start the process.

          • thatotherjean

            Gods, I hope so! I’m not sure how much the President can actually do, but I hope there’s something.

        • Steverino

          And the American electorate needs to clean the House of the red con majority, if not this election, then in 2018.

          • Jean-Marc in Canada

            Unfortunately, GOP operative Mr. Mandering, first name Gerry, will do all he can to stop it.

        • William

          What was that thing they used in Star Trek:Nemesis?

      • The_Wretched

        GOP / dominionist planners want exactly that outcome.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Yup. They hate law enforcement. RILLY hate Feds.

          • The_Wretched

            Step 1 – undermine the federal government
            Step 2 – ????
            Step 3 – set up the totally christianist government that we were founded on

      • thatotherjean

        It hasn’t been this bad since J. Edgar Hoover. We’ve had some incompetent directors, but not flat-out partisan ones since then.

    • The FBI of the United States interfering in an election is beyond comprehension. It’s almost as if the account was hacked. I’m reporting it on twitter as a “hack” and if they get enough they will suspend the account until it can be verified.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Yup, I think this is phony. Who ever heard of the “FBI Records Vault”–this is something a Russian who had never been in the US might say, when trying to hypertranslate their KGB experience

        • EweTaw

          Is record vault in basement of Alamo, comrade. Has goods on Moose and Squirrel.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Точно, товарищ. (“Exactly, comrade.”)

        • TampaDink

          Didn’t American Bandstand have a records vault?

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Dick Clark certainly did (does?)!

          • TampaDink

            He doesn’t have a vault….his remains were cremated & scattered at sea. ;-p

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Maybe I was thinking of Corny Collins, from Hairspray? ;}

          • TampaDink

            Who, as I recall, was a character that was not too loosely based on Dick Clark, America’s Oldest Dead Teenager.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            You know, I thought so, too, TampaDink. But I seem to remember reading in John Waters’ book that the character was based on a actual local DJ in Baltimore when John was growing up (who wasn’t Dick Clark). Could be wrong, though.

          • TampaDink

            Nah. I’m sure that you are not wrong. I’m remembering now, hearing that the character was based on a Baltimore DJ.

        • SoCalGal20
          • Phillip in L.A.

            If this is real, it’s the best implementation of FOIA I’ve ever seen–and I have a bit of professional experience with those! Thanks, Obama!

        • It looks like a legitimate, verified Twitter account… the tweet could be a result of hacking. It’s all very bizarre.

      • Jay George

        Good idea. Clicking now.

    • Bruno
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Hey, I figure someone should let them know…..since they clearly can’t be bothered……. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/04ef7ce1e12dd5324edd48443442fcacaacd0496c8f16905e51705a2e4e8802b.jpg

  • Stubenville

    There are only absentee ballots in Pennsylvania (and only if you have a good reason); there is no “early voting” for the general public.

  • Treant

    OT: Completely without notification, there are now two workers digging an enormous trench in my front yard (in the easement, so they’re allowed, but still).

    I can see from the trash on the lawn that they already ruined my irrigation system for the second time this year. That also means they broke the wires that guide the robotic lawnmower. For the second time this year.

    • TampaDink

      I’d be mega pissed. Are they working on behalf of your city or a utility company? If so, perhaps you can request/demand compensation.

      • Treant

        Utility, and I’m mega-pissed.

        This was what my fucking lawn used to look like last week. There’s now an enormous trench and a huge ditch witch parked right in the middle of the (front) lawn.

        https://s5.postimg.org/fe0rcvh9z/IMG_0581.jpg

        • Jay George

          I didn’t even know robotic lawnmowers existed. o_o

          • Treant

            Yep. I have the Robomower RL-850. http://www.probotics.com/details.asp?ab=106

            And I didn’t pay anywhere NEAR that, that price is vastly overinflated.

          • Jay George

            That is so cool and I don’t blame you for being p.o’d. They ought to have to pay for what they break not to mention the time and effort it’s going to cost to put the wiring back.

          • Ray Taylor

            I need one of those. My yard is not too big.

          • William

            I’m waiting for the robotic butler/bartender.

          • Jay George

            I have always wanted Rosie the Maid. 😉

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Wow, you must have huge easements in your State!! In LA, they generally run about the width of two sidewalks.

          You mean to say you received no advance notice of this, Treant? I would consult a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction.

          • Treant

            Not a word. The easement, in our case, is 12 feet–but our properties are also very large, so…

            Alas, in PA, you get what you get. The law pretty much states that they can come, tear the entire thing up, repair it half-assedly, and they’re fine.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Sorry about that crappy PA State law! Have they even deigned to inform you what they are pretending to be doing under your lawn?

          • Treant

            Nope. On the up side, the trench is done, they did whatever they needed to do, and they’re already fixing and cleaning up. They also removed the grass and laid it on the neighboring property and that is being replaced quite nicely.

            I’ll have to go fix all that and water the grass back in, but I still have three weeks–barely–to get it to re-root before winter. Losses will be heavy, but I can manage something with some urea-based nitrogen and some good weather.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Hope you’re able to get that lawn fixed up–it looks gorgeous in the picture! Here in LA the DWP and City Council have been pushing hard for people to allow their lawns to die, so they can be replaced with more water-friendly plantings. It’s a good idea, but those brown, dead, crabgrass-infested expanses look terrible.

          • Treant

            Oh, I can manage. But November in Pennsylvania is a challenge. 🙂

            That lawn you see just went through a drought, so that’s actually a low point for it. But our idea of drought in PA is “we only got 1.5 inches of rain this month, down from our normal 4.”

            If I had a property out in LA, I’d xeriscape with native plants that are able to take a cyclic drought.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            “If I had a property out in LA, I’d xeriscape with native plants that are able to take a cyclic drought.”

            Yes, this is a much better approach, especially if the landscaping can support it (e.g., for people whose dogs are always in the yard, xeriscaping might be more than just a nuisance).

            LA DWP will actually pay cash-money to customers for ripping out lawns (per sq ft, iirc). Only problem is that huge green lawns now have become something of a status-symbol again, saying something like: ‘Oh, see how rich I am?! I don’t even mind paying thousand of dollars a month to water my lawn.” Sheesh!

        • TampaDink

          It is/was beautiful.

          • Treant

            Fortunately, that’s the north face shot and it hasn’t changed. The trench is out front…which is not so beautiful this afternoon as it was yesterday.

          • TampaDink

            I hope that you’ll get justice for your lawn rapings.

        • William

          Tell everyone it’s a WWI battle memorial and it will be ready on Veterans Day.

        • Todd20036

          Reminds me of the old 1970s movie: The Grass is Always Greener… Over the Septic Tank.

    • EweTaw

      No recourse to have them repair and cover damages? In SLC they must notify 6 weeks in advance and repair any damaged systems. Even if it’s an emergency repair of city or public utility service they still have to repair stuff they break. Sounds like it’s time to run for city council or start a petition and referendum.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        “Sounds like it’s time to run for city council”

        You go, gurl~! Totally agree

      • Treant

        They’ll be required to “repair” damages. In this case, it means dropping cheap-ass grass seed onto the ground at exactly the wrong moment–and into a lawn that’s an elite Kentucky bluegrass.

        That’s fine, I can make that fail with some Prodiamine, watering, and Round Up if necessary. My lawn will fill in.

        Repairs on the systems are also required, but usually done in such a half-assed manner that it’s better to do it yourself.

  • Irishsupporter

    Can people in those states actually revote or is this more trump BS (more than normal i mean)??

    • The_Wretched

      Depends on the State. Apparently for PA, you can go in person to re-vote and have your absentee ballot quashed. You can’t ‘fix’ it by phone.

      • Irishsupporter

        ok but i doubt any early voters will flip as they would already be firmly in one camp or the other

        • The_Wretched

          Right, it’s an “in theory”. I think the trump campaign person is an idiot making noise / sowing chaos.

        • Todd20036

          Exactly. It’s possible, but most people voting for Clinton know all this controversy is false, or at least, they are deathly afraid of Trump.

      • Stubenville

        Curiously, you’d be placing yourself in a position to be accused of perjury; to receive an absentee ballot in Pennsylvania you basically have to declare that you are too ill to vote in person, you will be out of town on election day or another valid excuse of a similar nature.

        • The_Wretched

          Potentially, yes. Or course, Trump’s team would be more than happy to have criminal cases brought against ‘crooked hillary’ voters.

    • Treant

      Sometimes yes, sometimes no. In this case, no–because the state of Pennsylvania does not have early voting (I live here). Nor can you fix this in the manner described.

      But some states allow you to void an earlier vote and revote.

      • MaryOGrady

        Which states? That sounds like a recipe for abject chaos.

        • it is a recipe for chaos, which is the intent.

        • Treant

          Dating in the states is abject chaos, by design–but it does help keep down the ease of fixing an election!

          I’d have to look up which states, but you’ll probably be faster at it. DKos has been nattering on about that fact for some days now.

        • Treant

          Oh, well, that was easy.

          MN, WI, MI, PA, NY, and LA are the states in which an early/absentee vote can be changed. In PA, that’s absentee only (and we have very few of them).

          • MaryOGrady

            Thank you.

          • MaryOGrady

            So, not Colorado, where on Sunday Trump told his supporters that anyone who voted for Clinton by mail ballot can just change that wrong ol’ vote.

          • Treant

            It seems not, so his exertions in CO were totally wasted.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            How do those States look up and find your anonymous and secret ballot to cancel it, so you can vote again? Otherwise, you’d be voting twice, which is a felony (under CA law, at least).

          • MaryOGrady

            I’m pretty sure that voting twice is a felony in all 50 states.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        “But some states allow you to void an earlier vote and revote.”

        “If you choose to vote a regular ballot at your polling place, you must surrender your Vote By Mail ballot to receive a new ballot.” California Elections Code section _____.

  • bkmn

    How many states allow you to change your vote after it has been cast?

  • TuuxKabin

    In case no one already posted it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Kh7nLplWo

    Doesn’t come thru for me, but it got upvoted? Oh well.

    • Jay George

      Link isn’t working. 🙁

      • TuuxKabin

        That’s what I thought. Thanks. Suppose to be Bugs’ “What a maroon, what an ignoramabus”.

    • Treant

      I see it!

      • Jay George

        I clicked and clicked and clicked. :^|

      • TuuxKabin

        I still don’t.

        Thanks NYC MTA!

  • mikeinrkfd

    Aren’t they afraid it will backfire and people who voted tRump will change their vote?

    • Treant

      Are you asking if Trump thought ahead as to the ramifications of his act? Because, no, he didn’t. 🙂

  • Lumpy Gaga

    A city transit strike started in Philly today. Anybody who relies on buses, subway or trolley to get back and forth to work probably just lost 2 hours of daily commute leeway, including Election Day. Hillary’s “firewall” is now about as reliable as McAfee.

    /Debbie Downer

    • Stubenville

      The last Philly transit strike lasted six days.Hopefully the union will return back to work in time for election day.

      • Treant

        Or will suspend the strike for election day only.

        Faint chance, I know.

    • Ninja0980

      Only “good” thing I’ve read about that is most polling places are in walking distance from where folks live.

      • Bruno

        I don’t live in Philly, but living in cities that are densely populated I know this to be a fact. Especially in the inner cities, which are more densely populated. The only problem I’d imagine is if PA has limited the amount of polling places in inner cities through Rethug shenanigans.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          That only helps if you walk/bike to work, or don’t work at all.

          • Bruno

            Depends where you work I guess, too. Hopefully it’ll be resolved beforehand.

        • Stubenville

          Philly is very blue, so I doubt that happened.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        But if you’re not getting home until 7, or forced to get on your way to work before polls open, whereas you used to just hop on the subway….

  • KnownDonorDad

    He’s not going to win Pennsylvania.

  • Bruno
    • Treant

      So Colorado looks good, with no appreciable fall-off on 10/31 post Comey. Awesome!

      • Bruno

        Yes, highly encouraging.

        • Ninja0980

          Gives us breathing room.

          • Bruno

            That is, IF Election Day isn’t a fiasco.

  • Stev84

    Vote early. Vote often.

  • abqdan

    That has to be fake. Everyone knows the Republican strategy is to vote early and often, just like this republican voter did:
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/303406-iowa-republican-voter-arrested-for-alleged-voter-fraud

  • Joe in PA

    He’s been called out on this “early voting” in PA before…remember when he said “early voting in PA shows we are winning”? Absentee voting? Good grief.

  • D. J.

    Why not Just call 011+7+495+Kremlin+Putin?

  • EweTaw

    I voted for Hillary (and complete Dem ticket) eight days ago and golly gee, still no voter’s remorse. 🙂

    • Marides48

      Ditto!

    • Jerry

      I voted last Wednesday…I’m ready to do it again.

  • John Calendo

    Drowning Man Meet Straw.

  • Palmer

    Delusional at best! Anyone who voted for Hillary is NOT going to change their vote to Trump. And they’d have to brains to see that the leak was a cheap ploy by a cheap man.

  • TheJudgement

    Funny whenever the Donald opens his mouth all I hear is Derp. Hopefully this nightmare will be over soon.

  • Donald Trump Accused of Child Rape in Federal Court Lawsuit

    A lawsuit filed in Manhattan Federal Court alleges that Donald Trump repeatedly raped a 13-year-old girl

    http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/donald-trump-accused-rape-federal-court-lawsuit
    https://www.scribd.com/doc/316341058/Donald-Trump-Jeffrey-Epstein-Rape-Lawsuit-and-Affidavits#fullscreen .

  • JellyDonut

    I really hate that orange pig

  • Jack

    So some CAN change their votes!

    In NY, there’s no early in-person voting and absentee ballots, once sent, cannot be voided (that I can find).

    This year, because of a vacation, I’ve already voted. It had occurred to me that people who opt to vote early in-person are taking a chance. Not that anything has dissuaded me from my vote for Hillary.