The Polls are open in Massachusetts and there are early reports are of a high voter turnout. Polls will be closing at 8 P.M. Eastern time. The mathcup between Coakley/Brown has clear ramifications in the Senate and on future legislative efforts by the Obama administration being that it will decide the fate of the Democratic party's 60th vote and the filibusterosity of the Senate.
Greg Sargent at The Plum Line reported one very fishy voting ballot, though it appears to be an isolated incident:
And lying about knowing them too. From TPM:
Early this morning Tea Party Express organizers asked for donations to help Brown:
"We are in a fundraising drive so that we can buy as many TV ads supporting Brown as possible," they wrote to supporters.
"We must take action, for if we can pull out a victory, we stop the Democrats dead in their tracks in their effort to secretly ram through their socialistic healthcare plan," they wrote. "That's because Scott Brown wholeheartedly opposes the Democrat's government-run healthcare plan and has made his opposition to it a central part of his campaign."
No matter what happens in that election, the Democratic party already passed something in the Senate, as craptastic as it is, and if there is even a hint that the obviously addle-brained Brown won't join the rest of the Senate to pass anything the House adds to that?
Talk about trying to scare teabagrrrs into opening their wallets for a guaranteed nothing. And nevermind the fact that Brown voted for the same kind of "socialist" reform in Massachusetts when that came up in his state. Flip-Flop much?
Just like the Christianists, GOP operatives are trying to use the teabagers as an ATM machine for Brown's own political purposes with a blatant disregard to the tea party activists' own stated interests, as crazy as most moderates and the left find some of the teabagers' ideas are.
And all of this lying to the Tea Party activists while Scott Brown is simultaneously lying to the moderates and the left about his not knowing about the tea party despite the fact that his GOP political operatives are raising money for him from their well placed Tea Party operatives in the movement's leadership AND Brown having addressed the tea party at their events:
State Sen. Scott Brown told reporters in Massachusetts today he was "unfamiliar" with the "Tea Party movement," despite earning the endorsement from one of the groups who is raising money for his campaign to win the U.S. Senate seat Tuesday.
Are you gonna believe Brown about not knowing who and what the Tea Party is or your own lying eyes? Some video of Brown at a Tea Party event below the fold: