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* News * World news * US elections 2008US elections 2008 - two days to goObama's final weekend marred by 'illegal' aunt• Relative exposed as 'illegal immigrant'• Chicago prepares for one million rally * Paul Harris in New York and Gaby Hinsliff * The Observer, * Sunday November 2 2008 * Article historyBarack Obama in Henderson, NevadaOn the stump: Election favourite Barack Obama waves to crowd as he arrives at a rally in Henderson, Nevada. Photograph: Jae C Hong/APBarack Obama's campaign to become the first black American President was rocked yesterday, only 72 hours before election day, by the revelation that his aunt is an illegal immigrant in the US.News about Obama's relative is a chance for the McCain campaign to generate some last-minute negative headlines about Obama. Four years ago Zeituni Onyango, 56, who is mentioned in Obama's personal memoir, was instructed by a court to leave the country after being denied political asylum. However, she now lives in local authority housing in Boston.Illegal immigration is a political minefield in US politics and the story could be a vote-losing headache for Obama. Her refusal to leave the country does not make her unusual in America - there are an estimated 10 million 'illegals' - but the issue is a hot button one, especially with the white working-class voters courted by both Obama and John McCain.Illegal immigrants are often accused of taking jobs and government services from US citizens and legal residents. Onyango, Obama's half-aunt on his father's side, has donated to his campaign, with five small gifts totalling $260. Those donations may turn out to be illegal, since Onyango is not a US citizen. His campaign said in a statement: 'Senator Obama has no knowledge of her status, but obviously believes that any and all appropriate laws be followed.'The revelation came as McCain cut Obama's lead in the polls and police forces in major cities made extra security preparations for election day.In Chicago, Obama is holding a rally downtown after the polls close on Tuesday night and it is believed that up to a million people could flood the city's streets. All police leave has been cancelled and off-duty firefighters have been told to keep their kit ready at home. The unspoken concern among some is that a surprise Obama loss - especially with most polls predicting a win for the Democrat - could lead to civil unrest.Detroit and Los Angeles were also deploying extra police out of concern for the potentially heightened emotions raised by this election. Yesterday McCain was nudging into a slight lead in one element of a three-day tracking poll by respected pollster John Zogby. The overall survey still gave the victory to Obama by five points, but McCain was a point ahead on the third day.The poll found that McCain's support was increasing among independents and working-class voters. It could prove that McCain's recent tactic of pushing blue-collar issues, symbolised by his adoption of 'Joe the Plumber' as a campaign totem, is working. Though other surveys have shown McCain starting to close on Obama, virtually every other national poll recently suggests Obama has a healthy lead.Whether it is Obama or McCain who enters the Oval Office, the military burden on Britain of fighting in Afghanistan is expected to be eased, with the US demanding that other European nations provide more resources ahead of an expected offensive against insurgents.A source close to the Defence Secretary, John Hutton, said both McCain and Obama appeared prepared to tackle the problem that 'the UK and the US both punch above their weight, certainly in terms of numbers of troops on the ground'. Gordon Brown has hinted to Labour MPs worried about the human cost of a military surge in Afghanistan that he will be able to provide more reassurance shortly.The Prime Minister is expected to speak to the President-elect this week, while dozens of Labour party staffers and Commons aides have taken unpaid leave to volunteer for Obama. A Democrat victory would boost Labour morale.Senior Tories argue, however, that an Obama victory could help David Cameron, by proving political inexperience is no bar to the highest office. Several shadow cabinet ministers privately back the Democrat over the older, less sure-footed McCain.• Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin last night told a comedian in a prank call that she could be President - but not for another eight years. In the telephone call, to be aired on a Quebec radio station tomorrow, comedian Marc-Antoine Audette, posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy, tells Palin that she would make a good President. Laughing in response, Palin says: 'Maybe in eight years.' After discovering she had been the subject of a hoax, Palin was said to have been 'mildly amused'.

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COME ON REPUBLICANS!LABOUR HAVE MASHED THIS COUNTRY... DON'T LET THE EQUIVILANT MASH YOUR COUNTRY TOO!
new labour are not labour mate wake up one fine daythey are associated with satan,as are the republican party of americafor a full transmedia list of prominent godbody/satanic allegiances check my sig in a few days

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its not news that just came out today, its been out since last week. dont see it having any major effect on him losing or winning.his aunty is not staying with him, he did not have anything to do with her status.the guy who had a similar case (dukakis) employed an illegal immgrant as his housemaid...and promised to be tough on illegal immigrants :lol:and that was back at the primary stage.only things on the level of obama having sex with a dog, hugging bin laden, or being bin laden in disguise himself will have a major impact now for him to win or lose.

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here we go
lol at me saying that out loud after reading the first few lines of the topic. I can't see the Republicans turning it around unless something major happens/is exposed.

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Damn they are really trying everything to stop him.McCain will win.
lolthe only ppl this kind of propaganda will affect are already voting for mccainthe republicans are taking desperate character swipes as they have been from the start of the campaign and probly have a few left in storehowever mccain will only win if the voting is rigged/some ruling is made to disqualify black voterswhich is conceivable

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however mccain will only win if the voting is rigged/some ruling is made to disqualify black voterswhich is conceivable
considering all the suspicious things around bush's election

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lol d gal at teh front must think shes beyonce (all d way at the front n ting)and da boy must think hes chris brown

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Social..Old Labour>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Conservative>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>New Labour/Thatcherismbut still..This election is a sham.Black republicans like Colin Powell have abandoned their party to support democrats like Obama..Because of policy you ask?DON'T BE SILLY..How similar are the democrats and republicans? not that similar..SO why do you ask are people like Colin Powell supporting Obama?BECAUSEHE ISBLACK!It is a black surge for power and I am sorry to say that I feel quite sorry for Obama because I think that his support could have been more authentic and for policy reasons rather then for skin colour supremacists.

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however mccain will only win if the voting is rigged/some ruling is made to disqualify black voterswhich is conceivable

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COME ON REPUBLICANS!LABOUR HAVE MASHED THIS COUNTRY... DON'T LET THE EQUIVILANT MASH YOUR COUNTRY TOO!
Labour mashed this country coz the Republicans mashed America. So shatap star.

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COME ON REPUBLICANS!LABOUR HAVE MASHED THIS COUNTRY... DON'T LET THE EQUIVILANT MASH YOUR COUNTRY TOO!
Labour mashed this country coz the Republicans mashed America. So shatap star.
Labour mashed this country because LABOUR mashed this country.Stop blaming the Republicans.I swear black people just look at Republicans as 'anti-black'... you are all controlled man. TRUE FACTIf the Republicans put forward a black candidate, all of you would be voting for the Republicans nowA'LIE?

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COME ON REPUBLICANS!LABOUR HAVE MASHED THIS COUNTRY... DON'T LET THE EQUIVILANT MASH YOUR COUNTRY TOO!
Labour mashed this country coz the Republicans mashed America. So shatap star.
Labour mashed this country because LABOUR mashed this country.Stop blaming the Republicans.I swear black people just look at Republicans as 'anti-black'... you are all controlled man.TRUE FACTIf the Republicans put forward a black candidate, all of you would be voting for the Republicans nowA'LIE?
would have voted for Ron Paul tbh

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COME ON REPUBLICANS!LABOUR HAVE MASHED THIS COUNTRY... DON'T LET THE EQUIVILANT MASH YOUR COUNTRY TOO!
Labour mashed this country coz the Republicans mashed America. So shatap star.
Labour mashed this country because LABOUR mashed this country.Stop blaming the Republicans.I swear black people just look at Republicans as 'anti-black'... you are all controlled man. TRUE FACTIf the Republicans put forward a black candidate, all of you would be voting for the Republicans nowA'LIE?
eat a d*ck

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