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I'm Genuinely Confused...Why does George Allen still think he can win?

Posted on 11/08/2006 1:09:02 PM PST by zbigreddogz

I'm serious, he's behind by 7,000 votes. There is no way a recount will make up that amount of votes. Are there a lot of absentee ballots to be counted or something? I'm really confused about this.


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1 posted on 11/08/2006 1:09:04 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: zbigreddogz

Everytime someone posts a vanity thread, an angel loses its wings.


2 posted on 11/08/2006 1:09:56 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

{ chuckle }

But it is a good question.


3 posted on 11/08/2006 1:11:03 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: dfwgator

"Everytime someone posts a vanity thread, an angel loses its wings."

That's why I've been carrying my 'angel umbrella' today.


4 posted on 11/08/2006 1:11:06 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: zbigreddogz

automatic recount when difference is less than 1%.


5 posted on 11/08/2006 1:11:18 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: dfwgator
Everytime someone posts a vanity thread, an angel loses its wings.

More like an angel gets its wings pulled off and then chased all over with the focal point of a magnifying glass's rays.

6 posted on 11/08/2006 1:11:22 PM PST by Prime Choice (We lost because we lost our way. It's time to purge the party of all RINOs now.)
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To: zbigreddogz
He's toasty. Mr. George Felix Macacawitz needs to slink embarassingly into the night, having personally blown what should have been one of the safest Senate seats in the country.

(Sorry I couldn't resist. That crack by a 'Rat operative WAS funny.)

7 posted on 11/08/2006 1:11:24 PM PST by Al Simmons (Rudy/Romney?)
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To: zbigreddogz

I think absentee ballots are part of it.


8 posted on 11/08/2006 1:11:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: zbigreddogz

9 posted on 11/08/2006 1:12:37 PM PST by HOTTIEBOY (I'm your huckleberry)
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To: zbigreddogz

You know, it's really striking, the difference between FR after a loss, and DU. They would be screaming that Rove stole the election and scam people by asking for money to prevent him from being sworn in. LOL.


10 posted on 11/08/2006 1:12:45 PM PST by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: dfwgator
It's a Free Republic vanity blowout!

Get yours today!

11 posted on 11/08/2006 1:13:17 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: dfwgator

Only because the thread caused a ninja to flip out. :p


12 posted on 11/08/2006 1:13:32 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: Prime Choice
National Vanity Day at Free Republic pop quiz:

How many Vanities can you fit on the head of a pin?

13 posted on 11/08/2006 1:14:21 PM PST by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: The Old Hoosier

You missed the screaming, that was earlier.


14 posted on 11/08/2006 1:14:24 PM PST by Registered
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To: zbigreddogz

Wish fullfillment


15 posted on 11/08/2006 1:14:44 PM PST by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: zbigreddogz
1) No one seems to know how many absentee ballots were cast and/or if they have been counted.
2) There are 2000 "provisional" ballots where the voters must be confirmed as legal/eligible voters before they can be added to the tally.
3) A recount may be requested by Allen.
16 posted on 11/08/2006 1:15:08 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: The_Victor

> It's a Free Republic vanity blowout!

The bonfire of the vanities.


17 posted on 11/08/2006 1:15:15 PM PST by dinasour (Pajamahadeen, SnowFlake, and Eeevil Doer.)
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To: dfwgator

Good one. LOL!


18 posted on 11/08/2006 1:15:49 PM PST by Citizen Soldier
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To: ArtyFO

Because demonrats are clingers...you have to use extra toilet paper... ;)


19 posted on 11/08/2006 1:15:54 PM PST by Dr Stormfist
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To: dfwgator

Gulity as charged.

Normally, I avoid Vanity posts.

In the last couple of days, I felt the need for a couple of Vanity posts.

I wanted to see what people were thinking - especially after last night.

Once in a while is not a bad thing.


20 posted on 11/08/2006 1:16:22 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: zbigreddogz

There isn't any vote count to challenge yet.

The official results aren't in.

He can't decide one way or the other until then.

It'll be a couple or three weeks.


21 posted on 11/08/2006 1:16:24 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: frogjerk
How many Vanities can you fit on the head of a pin?

Well, that depends if they're 'regular' or 'extra crispy.' Lemme get my flamethrower and let's find out!

22 posted on 11/08/2006 1:16:48 PM PST by Prime Choice (We lost because we lost our way. It's time to purge the party of all RINOs now.)
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To: Liberty Valance
As I heard on TV this morning, it's not automatic but is paid for by the state at that threshold.

As far as why, why not? Who knows what will be found. Lots of post-living registrants?

23 posted on 11/08/2006 1:17:09 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: dinasour
The bonfire of the vanities.

Hey, that was my line, posted here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1735012/posts?page=23#23

24 posted on 11/08/2006 1:18:11 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: theDentist; All

That's what worries me. If he's actually going the recount route, he's going somewhere I can't support him and I don't think good Republicans should support him. Wait for all the votes to come in? Fine, but recount till you make up 7000 votes somehow? No. I didn't support Gore when he did it, I didn't support Gregoire when she did it, and I'll be damned if I change just because the guy is on my side.


25 posted on 11/08/2006 1:18:34 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: theDentist

Allen is clearly not a very bright person
there really isn't anything else to say

maybe when he runs for dog-catcher, he'll be able to keep his mouth shut a little more (its like he has Tourettes!)

Unbelievable that he threw away a red state like VA (it is red, I live in Nova, and as liberal as a few counties and areas get, they are more than balanced out by the rest of va, Rova as the WP calls it)


26 posted on 11/08/2006 1:19:04 PM PST by Narcoleptic (chuckle chuckle chuckle)
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To: The Old Hoosier

Kind of like Alabama Auburn. Historically the Dims think they are entitled and the Republicans are used to losing. The Democrats never accepted second place the whole time they have been second banana. Now, for them, the world has finally righted itself.


27 posted on 11/08/2006 1:19:08 PM PST by AUsome Joy
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To: MplsSteve
Gulity as charged. Normally, I avoid Vanity posts. In the last couple of days, I felt the need for a couple of Vanity posts. I wanted to see what people were thinking - especially after last night. Once in a while is not a bad thing.

That's what they all say about Crak too. A couple of hits here and there and then BOOOM...you are screwed and then elected as the Mayor of Washington D.C.

28 posted on 11/08/2006 1:19:33 PM PST by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: zbigreddogz

Because he is a Rep with 1 ball. All the others have 0 balls and will ROLL over and play DEAD even before an election.

Thanks a LOTT reps!


29 posted on 11/08/2006 1:19:41 PM PST by repvetsyiydli
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To: zbigreddogz

He is waiting for a verification of the vote totals (a "canvass") and for all the absentees/military ballots to come in and get counted. That will tell him how screwed he is and if it's worth pushing it.

He's 7400 votes down, .31% out of 2,367,032. That's within the trigger of a recount. So he's really got nothing to lose by hanging tough. As I said on another thread, I'd expect Webb to do the same thing in the same situation and wouldn't begrudge it one bit. Webb can push on with his "transition team" because, let's face it, he's probably the winner. But Allen's sticking with things is reasonable given how close the votes are.

}:-)4


30 posted on 11/08/2006 1:20:06 PM PST by Moose4 (Baa havoc, and let slip the sheep of war.)
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To: zbigreddogz

It depends on whether he's going to look into FRAUD. The DemoncRAT machine is efficient - you know there are at least 10K fraudulent + dead voter + ACORN ballots in the mix ... if he's willing to expose it.


31 posted on 11/08/2006 1:21:22 PM PST by Steven W.
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To: zbigreddogz

Recounts, perhaps...lawsuits, no.


32 posted on 11/08/2006 1:21:51 PM PST by steve8714 (Study hard, if you do you'll do well..if not, you'll be stuck in the Senate.)
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To: zbigreddogz

I hear they were using butterfly ballots in a couple of the precincts. That may explain it.


33 posted on 11/08/2006 1:22:00 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Moose4

Don't they have absentee ballots to count? 115000? Thursday?


34 posted on 11/08/2006 1:22:33 PM PST by commonguymd
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To: zbigreddogz

Have they already counted the absentee ballots? I assume the early votes were already tallied with thier precincts.


35 posted on 11/08/2006 1:22:39 PM PST by Tatze (This tagline is brought to you by the Admin Moderator!)
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To: dfwgator
"Everytime someone posts a vanity thread, an angel loses its wings."

But isn't it also true that every time someone responds to a vanity post with a comment about how awful a vanity post is, two angels lose their wings and halos?

36 posted on 11/08/2006 1:22:57 PM PST by chs68
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To: dfwgator
Oh the Hugh Vanity!!!
37 posted on 11/08/2006 1:23:00 PM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: The_Victor

> Hey, that was my line, posted here:

Should I concede or demand a recount?

Great minds and all.


38 posted on 11/08/2006 1:23:07 PM PST by dinasour (Pajamahadeen, SnowFlake, and Eeevil Doer.)
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To: frogjerk

I'm straight now. I promise.

I'm back on the wagon.


39 posted on 11/08/2006 1:23:10 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: zbigreddogz

Nobody here ceptin' the dazed and shell-shocked...


40 posted on 11/08/2006 1:23:26 PM PST by johnny7 (?And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!???)
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To: commonguymd

I thought that was Maryland...are you sure on this?


41 posted on 11/08/2006 1:23:58 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: The_Victor

It's a Free Republic vanity blowout!
Get yours today!


I thought about it but, I'm not in to lookin like a *Nancy boy*. I've had plenty of disappointments in life and this is just one more. K SA RA SA RA


42 posted on 11/08/2006 1:24:04 PM PST by wolfcreek (A personal attack is the reaction of an exhausted and/or disturbed mind.)
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To: zbigreddogz

Allen isn't doing some recount with a bunch of overpaid lawyers as in Al Gore's case...the recount is available in Virginia when it is so close. Al Gore used hanging chads and other made-up crap, as an excuse.


43 posted on 11/08/2006 1:24:14 PM PST by madison10 (Live your life in such a way that the preacher won't have to lie at your funeral.)
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To: MplsSteve

Vanities are just a cry for help.

:)


44 posted on 11/08/2006 1:24:18 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: zbigreddogz

You're right. He needs to concede once the three missing precincts are located, if there's no 7,000-vote miracle by that time.


45 posted on 11/08/2006 1:24:35 PM PST by Genoa
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To: zbigreddogz

If Drudge last night and Gillespie this morning are both right about transposed figures picked up by the media (one says 4,000 votes, the other something like 1300 votes were affected) from the Virginia SOS office, then it wouldn't be terribly optimistic of Allen to presume that there might be similar transpositions, other *honest* mistakes. And if absentees--at least a good percentage of them--haven't been tallied either, why not give it a shot?


46 posted on 11/08/2006 1:24:46 PM PST by Mach9 (.)
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To: zbigreddogz
Asidee from what everyone else has said, Ed Gillespie reported that an error in Allen's favor of ~1,500 votes had already been reported.


47 posted on 11/08/2006 1:25:02 PM PST by pookie18 ([Hillary Rotten] Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: zbigreddogz

My understanding, based on an interview I heard this morning on Dennis Prager's radio show, is that there are approximately 22,000 mail-in votes yet to be counted.


48 posted on 11/08/2006 1:25:58 PM PST by Max7
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To: Max7

Ah...if that's true, that makes some sense. I still don't see how he wins that many.


49 posted on 11/08/2006 1:26:47 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: zbigreddogz
George 'Macaca' Allen....getting ready to ascend the dais for his concession speech. They finally made a monkey outta you.
50 posted on 11/08/2006 1:27:00 PM PST by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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