Skip to comments.Ohio's recount nearly complete: Kerry's net gain is 242 votes so far (86/88 counties reporting)
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.
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F' 'em. Nothing will convince them. Enough is enough.
Who's driving this recount thing? Even the Kerry campaign wasn't interested.
ARGH!! NO FAIR!! YOU BEAT ME BY 35 SECONDS!! LOL
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.
I've been beaten to the punch repeatedly on FR, so I sympathize.
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.
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.
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?)
How many illegal votes have they found?
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.
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.
Naw! Now they are saying that the recounts are rigged. Next they will be wanting recounts of the recounts.
Well, at least he didn't want to cherrypick counties like Gore did.
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..
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.
Kerry could be in the lead by summer of 2012...
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.
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!"
is John F Kerry this the guy who lost his electoral votes from NY to a John L Kerry?
Bush won again!!!!
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?
guess a few extra chads fell off.
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?
The votes were counted the first time. Unless that is, that you mean all the ballots cast, even those illegal ones?
Talk about the gift that keeps on giving.
Don't forget Wisconsin. If ever there was fraud it was in that state.
The Kerry campaign wasn't interested before it was interested. They are taking part in the recount.
So 2 counties have to find 118,759 missing Kerry votes.
Wonder which two counties have not reported?
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...
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!
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.
"Ah... Mary is this a dimpled chad or a hanging chad?" Duh...
We're Going For The Title In Washington State!!
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)
Maybe if the democrats can get a few thousand more re-re-re-re-recounts, they just may catch up he he he!
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.
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.
At that rate, it will take him 242 more recounts to tie Bush.
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.
Well written. /Thumbs up
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.