Skip to comments.Santorum "very confident" despite exit polling: 9 PM
Posted on 11/07/2006 6:16:25 PM PST by PghBaldy
The AP has already said Rick Santorum's 12-year Senate run is over, but his campaign is denying that -- and raising lots of complaints about voting irregularities. According to the AP, state Republicans asked Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortes to investigate what they said were instances in at least 12 counties where voters allegedly tried to vote for Republican candidates but that the machines reflected Democratic votes.
Santorum's campaign said voters complained that votes cast for the Republican were registered on computers for his Democratic opponent Bob Casey.
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PRAY!!!! They despise Rick because he's a Practicing CATHOLIC!
Strange. But a hopeful positive bump!
...but we all know when dictators and liberals win there is no voter fraud. Anyone remember the "fairest" elections in history when Saddam won 100% of the vote?
I excerpted it, and skipped some paragraphs that were boring (where he voted etc). In 2004, there was a precinct in Pittsburgh where shady things happened - machines full of votes already, people voted who shouldn't have....
looks like the libs and right are going to split this election
Maybe he can still catch up
Nothing wrong with this post.
Anybody in their right mind should have known this months ago.
His denial is absolutely laugable.
I think it's time to go to bed...this is nerve-racking.
You haven't a clue. I voted for him. Wore a Santorum button for months. Wore a tshirt for last weeks...
If I were Santorum and it seemed to be inevitable I would accept defeat graciously and not start sounding like Al Gore here.
I am going to be so depressed if Casey wins. What is the matter with people in Pennsylvania. Casey is a dunce.
Don't freak on me but don't we risk looking insane here?
I think this one is over
I thought Santorum lost?
Well .. we should have known what the dems were up to - all they have been doing is saying the repubs are going to try to steal the election by using their machines - and low and behold .. it's the dems who are actually doing it.
Hmmmmm ..?? Seems like the typical "projection technique" still works for the dems.
I hope MoveOn has to pay Santorum when they prove FRAUD.
I see the PC supressors of free speech hwave been here. Like rapists they say, "shut up and enjoy it."
When I (just) heard Mehlman (on FNC) say that we may be waiting on Montana and Missouri, I said to meself: "Houston, we have a problem".
I have thought he was going to lose for a long time, but didn't say it out loud. The libs nationwide wanted him out. It is a tragedy, as he is a good man, a good Senator, and a great spokeman for conservatism and the Republican Party. Casey is just not-Santorum. I spoke with my parents earlier to complain about the exit poll garbage - and my voice broke.
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I hope you get to eat your words.
Dude I LOVE RICK but its not good, we have to be real
PA must have the most ignorant mofo's outside of MA.
*** 236 out of 9,278 Districts (2.54%) Reporting Statewide ***
United States Senator
Candidate Votes Percent
CASEY, BOB JR (DEM) 50,545 76.8%
SANTORUM, RICK (REP) 15,309 23.2%
http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/ElectionsInformation.aspx?FunctionID=13&ElectionID=24&OfficeID=2 I assume Rick will lose, but if there was fraud, it should be looked into.
I'll admit this is a tight race
but there is no way in hell Casey gets 61% like the Exit Polls were saying
Look, I am watching the CNN talking heads gloat. The reality for us here is that conservatives were not motivated to vote because our principles were not represented by our President and our Congress. Let's put international politics aside. Yes, Bush cut taxes, but he grew the government. Look at the Education Department. He grew it. Our hopes for a diminishing education department, and a valiant pro life cause (Bush appointed Harriet Meiers, first, remember?) seemed ignored by this President. And the congress seemed to go along. So, it's not so much a liberal victory as a conservative defection. Plus, don't you think that our number one talk show host turning out to be a drug addict demoralized the base? It demoralized me. I bragged on Rush for years, and he disappointed. So, the page turns, and the hardship, I hope, re-awakens the party. V's wife.
Santorum enhanced the local economies from Phila. to Pitt. to the tune of plus $30 million.
Some people lurk for years before getting the courage up to post because older freepers are rude to them, newbie. ;)
Santorum was never particularly popular here in Pa. Pa is basically a conservative Democrat state, and that, like his father, is basically what Casey is, at least on the social issues. Had Heinz not been killed in a plane crash, Santorum never would have come close to being a senator, as he won in 1994 against the weak interim candidate Harris Wofford. Furthermore, 1994 was a year in which any Republican could have won. There was never a major clarion call of populist support for him. Tonight's result is not a surpise, or at least it shouldn't be. He was finished the moment Casey won the Democratic nomination.
To late. He's already been declared the loser.
You can now eat your words.
Wait 'til the fat lady sings. They are just trying to discourage people.
Santorum is not sounding like Algore.
Algore conceded before he didn't concede.
I agree. But I think Santorum's "sodomy" statements and his Terri Shaivo antics really did him in. Far too controversial.
Imagine what I want to say and then multiply the curses by 10. This is sooo stupid. No votes counted yet they project winners.
Think of how many billions we could have saved over the years if we had only allowed AP to pick our politicians instead of this messy and expensive voting thing. How can anyone be so crude to argue or even disagree with a semi-literate J-school grad working election night in a hotel ballroom in Pittsburgh.
Sigh. When will we ever become sophisticated like the Europeans? < / sarcasm >
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They only have 7% Precincts Reporting.
Only 2% of the vote is in...a little early aren't you?
I still think Santorum will pull it out.
Fox did call it for Casey though.
Good on ya, Baldy!
At this hour in 2000 and again in 2004, Bush had "lost" too.
Don't buy the exit polls. They are a pure crap shoot and if the media were concerned with accuracy, they wouldn't waste their money on them.
And can someone explain why it is so important to call a winner 2 minutes after voting ends? Could we wait 2 hours, or even 2 days for the votes to actually be counted? If exit pools are all that necessary, why even vote. Just sign in with the college kid with the clip board standing outside the precinct.
CNN has called the race for Menendez and Kean is ahead with 51%
CNN has called 3 or 4 races with 0% reporting.
Not even close. My fellow Massholeians not only voted the Tedster back in for like the 50th time,but in their marxist wisdom has given us a guy named Deeeeeeeeeeeval Patrick as our new Democrap Governor.PA's got a long way to go to catch up to our little Stalinist state !!!