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Police: McCain volunteer changes ATM attack story

By JOE MANDAK

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A McCain campaign volunteer who reported that a tall black man robbed her and then cut a "B" onto her cheek after seeing a McCain bumper sticker on her car has been given a polygraph test because of "inconsistencies" in her story, police said.

Among other things, police said photos and bank card information from an automated teller machine where the college student claimed she was robbed do not show her using the machine at the time, police said.

Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard wouldn't release the polygraph results, but said, "we're still looking at some inconsistencies" in the woman's story.

Police said the student, Ashley Todd, of College Station, Texas, who is white, told them she was attacked by a 6-foot-4 black man Wednesday night.

Richard said police have not ruled out that the woman was attacked as she claimed, and said inconsistencies deal primarily with how she described the attack.

"We're just trying to judge the validity of some of the information we received from her," Richard said. "We understand when you are under duress that sometimes you can't recollect things. We're just looking at all the angles."

Among the differences in her accounts are whether she lost consciousness, whether she remembers handing over money and how the man assaulted her, police said.

The report of the attack Thursday prompted the Republican presidential candidate and his running mate, Sarah Palin, to call Todd expressing their concern. Barack Obama's campaign also issued a statement wishing Todd well and hoping the attacker would be swiftly brought to justice.

The Associated Press could not immediately locate Todd or her family.

Ethan Eilon, executive director of the College Republican National Committee, told reporters that Todd worked in New York for several months before moving to Pennsylvania two weeks ago to continue working for the group.

Eilon declined to comment on the investigation Friday or to help The Associated Press contact Todd. In a follow-up e-mail, Eilon said, "We think this girl has endured enough and that this is going to be something for her and her family to work through."

Richard, the police spokeswoman, said police have pictures of the victim and her injuries, but are not releasing them. She said they are "more or less" consistent with a picture that has surfaced on the Internet that show a woman with a black eye and a red backward "B" that looks like a welt or scrape on her right cheek.

"It's not like her cheek was carved out," Richard said. "It's more like a scrape or a scratch."

In her initial account, Richard said, Todd attempted to use the ATM when the man approached her from behind, put a knife with a 4- to 5-inch blade to her throat and demanded money. She told police she handed the assailant $60 and walked away.

Todd told investigators that she suspected the man then noticed a John McCain sticker on her car, became angry and punched her in the back of the head, knocking her to the ground and telling her "you are going to be a Barack supporter," police said in a statement.

She said he continued to punch and kick her while threatening "to teach her a lesson for being a McCain supporter," police said. She said he then sat on her chest, pinned her hands down with his knees and scratched a backward letter "B" into her face using what she believed to be a dull knife.

The woman told police she didn't seek medical attention, but instead went to a friend's apartment nearby and called police about 45 minutes later.

Police have reinterviewed Todd at least once since her initial statement, Richard said.

In the subsequent discussions with investigators, according to the police statement, Todd said she was accosted as she approached the bank and fled her attacker, fell to the ground and the assailant began beating and fondling her.

Police Cmdr. Larry Ross, who is in charge of the police precinct where the attack was first reported, said Todd's story has continued to change.

"I guess she elaborated more when she went down to the bureau headquarters. She added other things to it that we didn't have at first, that she didn't tell the initial officer," Ross said.

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I won't say it didn't happen. I can believe that it could. But...did ya see the pic? That 'B' seemed to be an awfully shallow cut. More like what I used to do with a paperclip when I was a kid.

The shiner was real though.

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If you try and draw a letter on your own face, you'll have a heck of a time without being able to see it. A mirror will help, but you need to remember it reverses the image.

"She said they are "more or less" consistent with a picture that has surfaced on the Internet that show a woman with a black eye and a red backward "B" that looks like a welt or scrape on her right cheek."

Interesting!

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Here's an update on that story. LMAO!

Police: McCain volunteer made up robbery story
By JOE MANDAK, Associated Press Writer Joe Mandak, Associated Press Writer 21 mins ago
PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh police say a McCain campaign volunteer made up a story of being robbed, pinned to the ground and having the letter "B" scratched on her face in a politically inspired attack.

Maurita Bryant, the assistant chief of the police department's investigations division, says 20-year-old Ashley Todd is being charged with making a false report to police.

Todd, of College Station, Texas, initially said a black man robbed her at knifepoint Wednesday night and then cut her cheek after seeing a McCain sticker on her car.

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it's a sad state of the Union.

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And the McCain supporters are trying to say Obama supporters are using the race card. LOL! Too funny!

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That girl is lying her azz off!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQxxmvVVnEI&feature=related

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quote:
Originally posted by cottonjim:
That girl is lying her azz off!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQxxmvVVnEI&feature=related

The hilarious part is, she must have used a mirror to carve that "B" into her face backwards. ROFLMAO!

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I agree! Next you know those damn Republicans will be registering 300,000+ voters that don't exist!!!!

Voter Group Admits Mistakes, Defends Work

ACORN Is Under Fire for Allegedly Submitting Fake Voter Registrations


http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/Vote2008/Story?id=6025106&page=1

Oh, wait...wrong side.

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republicans have always been self centered bunch.

that will go to the untruthful and disgusting quick as possible with an end justifies the means work ethic

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quote:
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Originally posted by cottonjim:
That girl is lying her azz off!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQxxmvVVnEI&feature=related

The hilarious part is, she must have used a mirror to carve that "B" into her face backwards. ROFLMAO!
She was assulted for sure, h*ll of a black eye, probably had one of her friends punch her. You think she coulda asked the same person to use the fork tine to carve the "B" right. Cop's should find the friend and charge them as accomplices.

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tell me something SF?

where were your complaints when the head of a company vying to sell voting machines in Ohio told Republicans in a recent fund-raising letter that he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year"?

Walden "Wally" O'Dell was chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Diebold, a US-based security and financial products company.

He was an active fundraiser for George W. Bush's re-election campaign and wrote in a fund-raising letter dated August 13, 2003, that he was committed "to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the President."[1] His involvement with the campaign raised concerns that, as the CEO of the largest manufacturer of electronic voting equipment,[citation needed] he would have been in a position to attempt to manipulate the results of the presidential election of 2004. Voting machines of Diebold Election Systems (now Premier Election Solutions) are closed source and some do not provide an auditable paper record.

In December 2005, O'Dell left the company "for personal reasons" following reports that the company was facing securities fraud litigation surrounding charges of insider trading


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walden_O%27Dell

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I'll tell you where, Glass...nowhere, as I didn't know about it. I don't care which side is trying to unduly affect the outcome of this (or any other) election; they should be punished to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Freedom to choose our own leaders, as well as the consequences attached to that choice; and the peaceful transition of authority are the two greatest(and most neccessary) parts of a representative democracy. I don't care (in this regard) if Obama does win as long as he does it honestly. The same goes for McCain. If he wins by fraudulance, then it's of no value and our system sinks even more into the crapper.

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OK, in the Deibold situation? you actually had votes being manipulated.

in FLA '04 for instance? the vote counts were exactly along party lines in many of the counties...
the problem was that the values were reversed...

majority Dem counties went for Bush but the numbers accurately (inversely) reflected party affiliations ...

in the ACORN case? these are documented false registrations. 80% of which are reported BY ACORN itself. they are required by law to submit a completed application...

big difference here...

i'm not excusing ACORN, i'm just saying that this wouldn't be an issue if McCain was ahead...

there will be some crazy right wing birds that will cry fowl because of ACORN. but the election commissions in each district have both GOPs and Dems reviewing the applications..

in FLA? in '00 and '04 the GOP's hired a private contractor to purge voter rolls and instructed them to remove as many as they could, ignoring the co's warning that some people's voting rights would be violated..

this isn't new, or unexpected, it's simply a case of statistics. the GOP has a lower membership, therefore they want fewer voters.

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