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    Men under arrest for plot to assassinate Barack Obama

    Just reported on CBS. These guys had two high powered rifles and the thinking is they wanted to take a shot at him Thursday.

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    DENVER (CBS4) ― CBS4 has now learned at least four people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to kill Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver. All are being held on either drug or weapons charges.

    CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass reported one of the suspects told authorities they were "going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a ... rifle … sighted at 750 yards."

    Law enforcement sources tell Maass that one of the suspects "was directly asked if they had come to Denver to kill Obama. He responded in the affirmative."

    The story began emerging Sunday morning when Aurora police arrested 28-year-old Tharin Gartrell. He was driving a rented pickup truck in an erratic manner according to sources.

    Sources told CBS4 police found two high-powered, scoped rifles in the car along with camouflage clothing, walkie-talkies, a bulletproof vest, a spotting scope, licenses in the names of other people and methamphetamine. One of the rifles is listed as stolen from Kansas.

    Subsequently authorities went to the Cherry Creek Hotel to contact an associate of Gartrell's. But that man, who was wanted on numerous warrants, jumped out of a sixth floor hotel window. Law enforcement sources say the man broke an ankle in the fall and was captured moments later. Sources say he was wearing a ring with a swastika, and is thought to have ties to white supremacist organizations.

    A third man -- an associate of Gartrell and the hotel jumper was also arrested. He told authorities that the two men "planned to kill Barack Obama at his acceptance speech."

    That man, along with a woman, are also under arrest.

    The Secret Service, FBI, ATF and the joint terrorism task force are all investigating the alleged plot.

    The U.S. Attorney in Denver has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday afternoon.

    CBS4 will have new details on this developing story at 10pm.
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    Когда́ де́ньги говоря́т, тогда́ пра́вда молчи́т

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmthBluCitrus View Post
    That's about all that can be said.

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    Freakin' crazies.

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    Does anyone know what happens if this had occurred Thursday during the acceptance speech?

    The delegates would have already nominated Obama, so is Hillary knocked out and does it go to Biden? What in the world would have happened?

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    If he becomes President we can only expect more of this.

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    I believe the DNC reconvenes. They'd likely make Hillary the nominee, but I'm not sure what they'd do about the VP choice. I wouldn't imagine they'd remove Biden.

    You do run into issues with ballots though, because most of them will be printed shortly after the GOP Convention so they can get absentee ballots out asap (they go out September 25th in Iowa).
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    Oh, it also depends on just how close to the election it is. Senator-Elect Mel Carnahan (D - Missouri) died in a plane crash in 2000, but it was too late to remove his name from the ballot. He still actually won the election by about 1%. State laws named his wife the new Senator.

    And, the candidate that a dead man beat ... John Ashcroft
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmthBluCitrus View Post
    Oh, it also depends on just how close to the election it is. Senator-Elect Mel Carnahan (D - Missouri) died in a plane crash in 2000, but it was too late to remove his name from the ballot. He still actually won the election by about 1%. State laws named his wife the new Senator.

    And, the candidate that a dead man beat ... John Ashcroft
    I do remember that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrigleyboy25 View Post
    Does anyone know what happens if this had occurred Thursday during the acceptance speech?

    The delegates would have already nominated Obama, so is Hillary knocked out and does it go to Biden? What in the world would have happened?
    I would assume that it would be the same as if he were elected, his VP would fill his role. But the party would probably make Hilary the candidate.
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    Disgusting.



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    And so it begins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrigleyboy25 View Post
    Does anyone know what happens if this had occurred Thursday during the acceptance speech?

    The delegates would have already nominated Obama, so is Hillary knocked out and does it go to Biden? What in the world would have happened?
    The delegates would have to revote. I'm glad they stopped that. Some people are just sick in the head.
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    Not that Im hoping this happens or anything, but IMHO Obama wont be running for re-election. Sumit will happen over the next 4 years and 6 months. Sad state that the world still has bigots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabres39 View Post
    If he becomes President we can only expect more of this.
    sad but true.

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