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Ohio's recount nearly complete: Kerry's net gain is 242 votes so far (86/88 counties reporting)
Associated Press ^ | December 22, 2004 | Thomas J. Sheeran

Posted on 12/22/2004 11:45:40 AM PST by Bonaventure

With Ohio inching toward a final recount that trimmed a few hundred votes from President Bush's six-figure margin, elections officials said electronic voting systems worked as promised. But critics were unconvinced.

With recount results reported in 86 of 88 counties Tuesday, President Bush picked up 438 votes and Sen. John Kerry gained 680, narrowing Bush's 119,000-vote lead by 242 votes, according to an Associated Press survey.

(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: badnarik; bush; cobb; kerry; kerrylost; loser; ohio; recount
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Too bad, DUmmies. Better luck next time.
1 posted on 12/22/2004 11:45:41 AM PST by Bonaventure
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To: Bonaventure

*Snicker*


2 posted on 12/22/2004 11:46:01 AM PST by Howlin (Search, use it.)
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To: Bonaventure

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


3 posted on 12/22/2004 11:46:55 AM PST by Libertarian4Bush (http://www.illwillpress.com/xmess.html <-- disclaimer, funny but explicit language!)
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To: Bonaventure
But critics were unconvinced

F' 'em. Nothing will convince them. Enough is enough.

4 posted on 12/22/2004 11:47:15 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: Bonaventure

Who's driving this recount thing? Even the Kerry campaign wasn't interested.


5 posted on 12/22/2004 11:47:28 AM PST by Zeroisanumber
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To: Bonaventure

ARGH!! NO FAIR!! YOU BEAT ME BY 35 SECONDS!! LOL


6 posted on 12/22/2004 11:49:16 AM PST by Nascardude
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To: Zeroisanumber

The third party candidates -- Badnarik and Cobb -- were officially behind it, but Kerry intervened in a court case to ensure that all 88 counties participated in the recount.


7 posted on 12/22/2004 11:49:48 AM PST by Bonaventure
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To: Nascardude

I've been beaten to the punch repeatedly on FR, so I sympathize.


8 posted on 12/22/2004 11:50:15 AM PST by Bonaventure
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To: johniegrad

When are these critics going to make good on their promise to move to Canada? I'm tired of their babbling. They ought to move somewhere where the healthcare is free and the drugs are cheap.


9 posted on 12/22/2004 11:51:38 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Bonaventure
Kerry intervened in a court case to ensure that all 88 counties participated in the recount

To be fair, I agree with the Kerry camp on this -- either count them all, or none of them. Doing it piecemeal gives us FL 2000 or WA 2004 scenarios.

10 posted on 12/22/2004 11:52:14 AM PST by kevkrom (If people are free to do as they wish, they are almost certain not to do as Utopian planners wish)
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To: Bonaventure

Oh, I'm so glad that money was spent on this. It really made a difference! (And, don't the Dems have to pay for this recount because it didn't change the outcome?)


11 posted on 12/22/2004 11:52:45 AM PST by MHT
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To: Bonaventure

How many illegal votes have they found?


12 posted on 12/22/2004 11:53:16 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (America, bless God!)
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To: Bonaventure

If they can pick up 242 votes with every recount, find some absentee ballots that weren't counted (like in Washington state) they can turn this into a Kerry victory in only another 490 recounts.


13 posted on 12/22/2004 11:53:25 AM PST by Russ
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To: Bonaventure

The sad part is, they could find 200,000 Ohio votes for Kerry and it doesn't matter. It is too late. The official electoral votes have been cast. All that is left is for the Senate and House to count those votes. There is no process for replacing Ohio's votes now.


14 posted on 12/22/2004 11:54:07 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Bonaventure

Naw! Now they are saying that the recounts are rigged. Next they will be wanting recounts of the recounts.


15 posted on 12/22/2004 11:54:38 AM PST by Melinda in TN
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To: Bonaventure
Kerry intervened in a court case to ensure that all 88 counties participated in the recount.

Well, at least he didn't want to cherrypick counties like Gore did.

16 posted on 12/22/2004 11:54:58 AM PST by Terabitten (Time to die, nerd boy!)
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To: Bonaventure; All

Talk about a waste of taxpayer money... I hope Ohio has a law that tells the person who conducts the recount, must pay for the whole thing..


17 posted on 12/22/2004 11:57:28 AM PST by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: Bonaventure
Too bad, DUmmies. Better luck next time.

They are not giving up yet! This is just more evidence of how big this conspiracy really is. They are so desperate over there they are talking about contacting Ohio's favorite son, Jerry Springer, to get the word out.
18 posted on 12/22/2004 11:58:23 AM PST by Timedrifter
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To: Tragically Single

I agree with the principle that a recount should be a statewide affair. But no recount was needed in Ohio. Pennsylvania would have been a better choice. Philadelphia is probably Chicago's leading rival for title of most corrupt electoral system in the United States.


19 posted on 12/22/2004 11:58:50 AM PST by Bonaventure
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To: Bonaventure
SING ABOUT OHIO HERE
20 posted on 12/22/2004 11:59:04 AM PST by doug from upland (Vietnam Vets: FINALLY -- welcome home, heroes)
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To: Bonaventure

Kerry could be in the lead by summer of 2012...


21 posted on 12/22/2004 12:01:22 PM PST by Jack Wilson
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To: Russ
"If they can pick up 242 votes with every recount, find some absentee ballots that weren't counted (like in Washington state) they can turn this into a Kerry victory in only another 490 recounts"

By the time they have done 490 recounts, President Bush would have finished his second term and be happily in retirement in Crawford. :)
22 posted on 12/22/2004 12:04:11 PM PST by KwasiOwusu
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To: Brilliant
On a related note:

Canadian Border Patrol Chasing Down Illiberal Immigrants

Men's News Daily ^ | Tuesday, December 07, 2004

The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration. The re-election of President Bush is prompting the exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they'll soon be required to hunt, pray,and agree with Bill O'Reilly.

Canadian border farmers say it's not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, animal-rights activists and Unitarians crossing their fields at night. "I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn," said Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota.

The producer was cold, exhausted and hungry. He asked me if I could spare a latte and some free-range chicken. When I said I didn't have any, he left. Didn't even get a chance to show him my screenplay." In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them. So he tried installing speakers that blare Rush Limbaugh across the fields. "Not real effective," he said. "The liberals still got through, and Rush annoyed the cows so much they wouldn't give milk."

Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals near the Canadian border, pack them into Volvo station wagons,drive them across the border and leave them to fend for themselves.

"A lot of these people are not prepared for rugged conditions," an Ontario border patrolman said. "I found one carload without a drop of drinking water. They did have a nice little Napa Valley cabernet,though."

When liberals are caught, they're sent back across the border, often wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives.Rumors have been circulating about the Bush administration establishing re-education camps in which liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer and watch NASCAR.

Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage and renting all the good Susan Sarandon movies.

"I feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can't support them," an Ottawa resident said. "How many art-history majors does one country need?"

In an effort to ease tensions between the United States and Canada, Vice President Dick Cheney met with the Canadian ambassador and pledged that the administration would take steps to reassure liberals, a source close to Cheney said.

"We're going to have some Peter, Paul & Mary concerts. And we might put some endangered species on postage stamps. The president is determined to reach out," he said.

If all other efforts fail, Canadian officials say they may be forced give the new liberal immigrants green cards and put them to work busing dishes in upscale Canadian restaurants.

23 posted on 12/22/2004 12:06:39 PM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush)
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To: Bonaventure
Congratulations Mr. Cobb and Mr. Badnarick, you have just wasted millions of dollars in Ohio taxpayer money for this garbage. All so that Kerry could pick up a lousy 242 votes and now he'll only lose by 118,500 as opposed to 118,775. I hope that was worth it. You have accomplished nothing but piss of the hard working people of Ohio. And for all you DU idiots who had placed all your hope and prayers on this ridiculous farge, thank you for allowing us Republican Bush supporters the priveledge of once again watching you fail miserably. Watching Democrats fail is a very prominent past time of mine. In Closing, I have just one final thing to say to Cobb, the Liberterians, the Greens, and the hard core left retards at the Democratic Underground. HA HA!!!
24 posted on 12/22/2004 12:06:47 PM PST by Nascardude
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To: Timedrifter
They are not giving up yet! This is just more evidence of how big this conspiracy really is

Those idiots could watch every Ohio voter step up one at a time, tell who they voted for (assuming they told the truth), have the results come out almost EXACTLY the way the are right now, and they'd STILL scream "conspiracy", "people must have gotten threatened, paid-off, blah, blah, blah..."

As Bill Murray would say in Meatballs: "It just doesnt' matter... It just doesn't matter!"

25 posted on 12/22/2004 12:07:17 PM PST by RogerWilko
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To: Bonaventure

is John F Kerry this the guy who lost his electoral votes from NY to a John L Kerry?


26 posted on 12/22/2004 12:08:17 PM PST by William of Orange (Does anybody know what time it is? Time to bomb Saddam!)
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To: Bonaventure

Bush won again!!!!


27 posted on 12/22/2004 12:08:38 PM PST by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: Bonaventure

What irks me about this is that Dem candidates ALWAYS pick up more votes. Has a Republican ever come out of a recount with a larger vote pick-up than a Dem? Anywhere?


28 posted on 12/22/2004 12:08:55 PM PST by volchef
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To: Bonaventure

guess a few extra chads fell off.


29 posted on 12/22/2004 12:10:38 PM PST by evad (DUmmie FUnnies and Pookie Toons-the start of a nice day)
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To: volchef

That's because they're ALWAYS supposed to win, and they should've won in the 1st place! That's why they always end up picking up more votes! Any more questions?


30 posted on 12/22/2004 12:12:12 PM PST by RogerWilko
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To: kevkrom

The votes were counted the first time. Unless that is, that you mean all the ballots cast, even those illegal ones?


31 posted on 12/22/2004 12:13:09 PM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush)
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To: The South Texan
Bush won again!!!!

YES!

Talk about the gift that keeps on giving.

32 posted on 12/22/2004 12:14:08 PM PST by evad (DUmmie FUnnies and Pookie Toons-the start of a nice day)
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To: Bonaventure

Don't forget Wisconsin. If ever there was fraud it was in that state.


33 posted on 12/22/2004 12:14:35 PM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush)
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To: Zeroisanumber

The Kerry campaign wasn't interested before it was interested. They are taking part in the recount.


34 posted on 12/22/2004 12:15:04 PM PST by mak5
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To: Bonaventure

So 2 counties have to find 118,759 missing Kerry votes.


35 posted on 12/22/2004 12:16:22 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: mak5

Wonder which two counties have not reported?


36 posted on 12/22/2004 12:16:44 PM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush)
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To: Nascardude; All

I would like to thank the Libertarian Party for what they are.. Just a front for the Rats... I will never vote for the Liberatrian Party after this fiasco.. Never nada zip...


37 posted on 12/22/2004 12:18:20 PM PST by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: Bonaventure

Too bad for them they couldn't have brought in King County, WA officials to "search" for Kerry votes. They could have "found" over 150,000 "lost" Kerry votes in one county!


38 posted on 12/22/2004 12:18:55 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: volchef

I've wondered that myself -- why do Dems always gain in recounts? I think it must be that truly unintelligent voters -- the kind who make elementary errors in casting their ballots -- are more likely to be Democrats than Republicans.


39 posted on 12/22/2004 12:22:06 PM PST by Bonaventure
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To: Bonaventure
Surprised these dolts can even count that high. Can anyone image working on *re-counting votes*? I'd feel like such a dope.

"Ah... Mary is this a dimpled chad or a hanging chad?" Duh...

40 posted on 12/22/2004 12:24:39 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Bonaventure
Advice to the Dims: at this rate if you recount every month for the next 41 years you will produce a tie.
41 posted on 12/22/2004 12:40:36 PM PST by Malesherbes
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To: Bonaventure
>>>Philadelphia is probably Chicago's leading rival for title of most corrupt electoral system in the United States.<<<

We're Going For The Title In Washington State!!

42 posted on 12/22/2004 1:13:30 PM PST by HardStarboard (Surrounded by Kerry/Edwards Signs in Washington State)
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To: Russ

As Hugh Hewitt said in his recent book, "If it ain't close, they can't cheat." Meaning that, if the votes are ever again as close as they were in Florida in 2000 or Washington State in 2004, the Dems will demand a recount and manage to find enuf votes to win. Democracy in action! (barf)


43 posted on 12/22/2004 1:24:14 PM PST by Ciexyz (I use the term Blue Cities, not Blue States. PA is red except for Philly, Pgh & Erie)
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To: Bonaventure

Maybe if the democrats can get a few thousand more re-re-re-re-recounts, they just may catch up he he he!


44 posted on 12/22/2004 1:26:11 PM PST by gop_gene
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To: Tragically Single
Well, at least he didn't want to cherrypick counties like Gore did.

That's true, I'll give him that. However, he's still a chicken in my view for not coming out on his own and using the greens and libertarians for cover, or at least, partial-cover. Well, I'm not surprised--a sneaky coward now, as before.

45 posted on 12/22/2004 1:29:09 PM PST by gop_gene
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To: gop_gene

It was retarded to ask for a recount at all, especially some 3rd party loser with NO chance of winning at all. However...having said that, at least they didn't repeat *one* of the mistakes of FL 2000.

Every time I even see the word "recount" I want to b*tchslap Al Gore.


46 posted on 12/22/2004 1:32:43 PM PST by Terabitten (Time to die, nerd boy!)
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To: Bonaventure

At that rate, it will take him 242 more recounts to tie Bush.


47 posted on 12/22/2004 1:34:50 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: volchef
What irks me about this is that Dem candidates ALWAYS pick up more votes. Has a Republican ever come out of a recount with a larger vote pick-up than a Dem? Anywhere?

It is extremely improbable that every count would always result in an increase for the Democrat. Simple odds dictate that the error should be 50/50 on both sides unless there is manipulation of the process.

48 posted on 12/22/2004 1:39:27 PM PST by ez (Let the tolerant tolerate my intolerance!)
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To: Nascardude
Congratulations Mr. Cobb and Mr. Badnarick etc. etc.

Well written. /Thumbs up

49 posted on 12/22/2004 2:41:49 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Zeroisanumber

It is my belief that they are looking for anything that can be used to make Ken Blackwell look bad. He is a star, very popular throughout the state, black and (heaven forbid) a real economic conservative. I think that black liberals are trying to hurt his reputation any way they can because the first black governor is probably going to be a republican named Blackwell.


50 posted on 12/22/2004 2:55:55 PM PST by JonH
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