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Wilson calls for federal election monitors after ballots run out
KOBTV ^ | November 7, 2006

Posted on 11/07/2006 1:04:27 PM PST by jamesrichards

Wilson calls for federal election monitors after ballots run out

Incumbent Republican Congresswoman Heather Wilson is calling for federal monitors from a US House committee to keep tabs on voting in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District.

Wilson made that announcement after a heavily Republican Northeast Heights precinct with roughly 2,500 registered voters ran out of ballots within two hours of the polls opening.

Precinct 603 was supposed to receive 1,500 ballots but only had 150 on hand when voting began at 7:00 am. When ballots ran out at about 9:00 am, voters were asked to leave their names and numbers and told they would be called when new ballots arrived.

“Now they are turning away voters at the polls and denying them the right to vote,” said Wilson at a morning news conference. “These voters were not offered provisional ballots as is required by federal law. That is a violation of the federal voting rights act.”

Mike McFadden, one of those called back to vote when new ballots arrived, questioned whether there were political motives behind the ballot shortage.

“I’m just wondering if it has something to do with the election itself,” said McFadden. “[Precinct] 603 is primarily a Republican precinct.”

County Clerk Mary Herrera, a Democrat, blamed the Secretary of State’s office for the shortage of ballots saying they adjusted the number based upon early voting and absentee ballot numbers.

The Secretary of State’s office fired back blaming the county clerk for not providing enough inventory.


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Madrid operative was taunting the voters who were turned away. Typical leftist scum.

DUmmies and dem legislature in new mexico switched from the boggey man diebold to paper ballots.

Dem county clerk and dem sec of state then give few ballots to gop precinct.

If this happened in a dem area it would be fbi investigation and cnn top of the hour all day.

1 posted on 11/07/2006 1:04:27 PM PST by jamesrichards
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To: jamesrichards

This is very bad.


2 posted on 11/07/2006 1:06:33 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: jamesrichards

Hang that fat arsed richardson!!!

LLS


3 posted on 11/07/2006 1:07:08 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: kinoxi

Anther good reason to allow and push early voting.


4 posted on 11/07/2006 1:07:53 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: jamesrichards
Precinct 603 was supposed to receive 1,500 ballots but only had 150 on hand when voting began at 7:00 am.

Umm...no one noticed this yesterday?

5 posted on 11/07/2006 1:08:20 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: jamesrichards

Henry Kissenger once observed that Democrats are guilty of that which they accuse Republicans of perpetrating.


6 posted on 11/07/2006 1:10:12 PM PST by Arm_Bears (See Rock City!)
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To: AppyPappy

I vote early in NM, but I always figure that just gives them more time to find enough off-setting "votes" or simply misplace the ones they don't approve of.


7 posted on 11/07/2006 1:11:35 PM PST by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: jamesrichards
County Clerk Mary Herrera, a Democrat,

A Democrat? No way!

8 posted on 11/07/2006 1:11:48 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (The UN's greatest success is the Korean War - which has been going on for over 50 years)
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To: Arm_Bears

I call it pre-seeding. They accuse you first so you sound like a playground crybaby when you call them on their misdeeds.


9 posted on 11/07/2006 1:12:31 PM PST by pgyanke (We can't share the blessings of peace with those for whom violence is holy imperative. -andy58-in-nh)
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To: jamesrichards

Where do they find these people?


10 posted on 11/07/2006 1:14:29 PM PST by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: tsmith130

Herrera didn't worry about those missing 1,350 ballots until manyana. It's the Mexican way. Why in the world did a heavily Republican area have a Democrat county official in charge of voting and didn't check on what she was doing? Folks, we have to wake up and smell the fraud in these elections.


11 posted on 11/07/2006 1:14:32 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: jamesrichards
Now they are turning away voters at the polls and denying them the right to vote,” said Wilson at a morning news conference. “These voters were not offered provisional ballots as is required by federal law. That is a violation of the federal voting rights act.”

Richardson and New Mexico has been, for years, the most blatant, in your face, state for voter fraud = they don't even bother to be clever about it = AND they get away with it EVERY election.

Why in the heck aren't there a plethora of 'checkers' all over that state ahead of time?

12 posted on 11/07/2006 1:18:13 PM PST by maine-iac7 ( "...but you can't fool all of the people all the time." LINCOLN)
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To: jamesrichards
Wilson made that announcement after a heavily Republican Northeast Heights precinct with roughly 2,500 registered voters ran out of ballots within two hours of the polls opening.

County Clerk Mary Herrera, a Democrat, blamed the Secretary of State’s office for the shortage of ballots saying they adjusted the number based upon early voting and absentee ballot numbers.

So I suppose that the S of S office reported 2,350 early votes or absentee ballots had been cast or received?

Riiight...

< /hndNcookiejar >

13 posted on 11/07/2006 1:20:08 PM PST by TLI (ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA, MMP AZ 2005, TxMMP El Paso Oct+April 2006 TxMMP Laredo - El Paso)
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To: jamesrichards

Have a judge order the polls to stay open longer at that location. It works for democrats.


14 posted on 11/07/2006 1:21:42 PM PST by Hendrix
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To: jamesrichards

Asked for 1500, got 150? There's a typo there somewhere.


15 posted on 11/07/2006 1:24:48 PM PST by RonF
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To: jamesrichards

Contest this if she loses!!!


16 posted on 11/07/2006 1:31:06 PM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW.)
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To: jamesrichards

Oh yeah, New Mexico is about half a degree better than Nicaragua. The state switched from machines to paper ballots this year. Just when the rest of country is going electronic, King Bill (Gov. Richardson) decides that it would be easier to fix the election with paper ballots.

What a cluster****! I'm filling out my ballot when some dude bumps my little plastic table and causes me to draw a line across it. So, I had to redo my entire ballot. Voting took twice as long as usual.

My father said it was so dark at his plastic cubby hole and the printing on the ballot so small that he could hardly read the ballot.

I have a bad feeling about this one. I think the pubbies are going to surprise all across the nation while King Bill is fixing it for perhaps the dumbest person running for Congress ever - Patsy "what are ethics?" Madrid. What a shame!


17 posted on 11/07/2006 1:33:00 PM PST by Thickman (++)
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To: jamesrichards

"Let's see...we have about 2500 registered voters in this district, so let's send them...ohhhhhh, I dunno...1500 ballots."


18 posted on 11/07/2006 1:35:14 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: jamesrichards
Incumbent Republican Congresswoman Heather Wilson is calling for federal monitors from a US House committee

A committee??? F- That. Call the G-D- FBI.

19 posted on 11/07/2006 1:38:13 PM PST by Stultis
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To: CaptRon

Early voting has been very heavy, so 1500 might not have been too off the mark. 150? That's outright fraud.


20 posted on 11/07/2006 1:39:35 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Dancing through life like a street mime with tourettes syndrome.)
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To: jamesrichards

You can just bet that over 27K illegals voted for Madrid, canceling out the votes from New Mexicans who voted for Wilson. When they took NM back to paper ballots I knew we were in trouble. The new RAT motto should be "vote early, vote often!"


21 posted on 11/07/2006 1:40:32 PM PST by NRA2BFree (THOSE WHO LIVE BY THE SWORD GET SHOT BY THOSE WHO DON*T!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I just can't see why, when you know the voter registration, you don't send enough so that if everyone showed up, the could all vote. The 1500 ballots does not excuse this.


22 posted on 11/07/2006 1:42:08 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: CaptRon

No argument.


23 posted on 11/07/2006 1:43:01 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Dancing through life like a street mime with tourettes syndrome.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Hang that fat arsed richardson!!!

They'd have to use steel cables. LOL I could just choke the living crap out of that man. He's arrogant and corrupt, and his actions have caused many of our votes to be canceled.

24 posted on 11/07/2006 1:43:08 PM PST by NRA2BFree (THOSE WHO LIVE BY THE SWORD GET SHOT BY THOSE WHO DON*T!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I do agree with your outright fraud statemnt.


25 posted on 11/07/2006 1:44:06 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Arm_Bears

Yep. The Democrats scream bloody murder while knifing us in the back.


26 posted on 11/07/2006 1:44:15 PM PST by tdewey10 (Can we please take out iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: Arm_Bears

Yep. The Democrats scream bloody murder while knifing us in the back.


27 posted on 11/07/2006 1:46:01 PM PST by tdewey10 (Can we please take out iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: NRA2BFree

He is also the chicoms good friend! I hate him.

LLS


28 posted on 11/07/2006 1:48:04 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: jamesrichards
When ballots ran out at about 9:00 am, voters were asked to leave their names and numbers and told they would be called when new ballots arrived.

Mwyahhhh, yeaah.. and the check is in the mail... myaaahhhh thats the ticket!
29 posted on 11/07/2006 1:54:18 PM PST by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: jamesrichards
See Also:

Wilson, Republicans cry foul as precincts run out of ballots (New Mexico Vote Fraud) ^
  Posted by Stultis
On News/Activism ^ 11/07/2006 3:57:33 PM CST


Albuquerque Tribune ^ | 7 November 2006 | Kate Nash, Erik Siemers
U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson and an attorney for the state Republican Party this morning said at least two heavily Republican precincts in the Northeast Heights received only a fraction of the paper ballots needed, a move they called a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise GOP voters.A spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office said it appeared to be a numerical error in which a zero was dropped. Two precincts that should have received 1,500 and 1,700 ballots, respectively, instead got 150 and 170."The (Bernalillo) county clerk should have checked it when they accepted the order," said Ray Baray of the Secretary...

30 posted on 11/07/2006 2:01:17 PM PST by Stultis
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To: jamesrichards

Hey everyone, when you post a state problem please put the state ZIP abbreviation in as a Topic so we can follow.


31 posted on 11/07/2006 2:03:28 PM PST by CedarDave ("O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." ~ Voltaire. "Will John Kerry do?" - Lord (courtesy catpuppy))
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To: LibLieSlayer
He is also the chicoms good friend

Runs a great employment service, though.

32 posted on 11/07/2006 2:16:25 PM PST by ArmstedFragg
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To: Hendrix
Have a judge order the polls to stay open longer at that location. It works for democrats.

If they ran out at 9am, how long can they stay open to compensate?

33 posted on 11/07/2006 2:20:46 PM PST by Netizen (Do restaurants combine inputs (buns, meat, produce, condiments) to manufacture hamburgers?)
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To: Stultis
So both the NM SOS and the County Clerk (in a heavy Repub district) are both democrats. Why wasn't the RNC ready for this? Not like it's the first time NM elections were questionable, is it?

Hope the voters are mad enough to come back and vote.

34 posted on 11/07/2006 2:27:48 PM PST by daybreakcoming
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To: All

This is absolutely unbelievable!!!
I live in a VERY small town in Kansas...125-150 households.
I just voted on touch screens.


35 posted on 11/07/2006 3:14:17 PM PST by Jeffrey_D.
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To: jamesrichards; devolve; holdonnow; Laura_Ingraham; Carl/NewsMax; Matt Drudge

36 posted on 11/07/2006 3:20:42 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Thickman
The state switched from machines to paper ballots this year.

The paper ballot I used this weekend s*cked.

(thought I'd add my $.02)
37 posted on 11/07/2006 3:59:54 PM PST by Sweet_Sunflower29 (<><)
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