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Santorum "very confident" despite exit polling: 9 PM
Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | Novemeber 7 | Dan Majors &Tim McNulty

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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: casey; gramsci; homosexualagenda; ricoact; santorum; santorumdoomed
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1 posted on 11/07/2006 6:16:27 PM PST by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

PRAY!!!! They despise Rick because he's a Practicing CATHOLIC!


2 posted on 11/07/2006 6:17:12 PM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: PghBaldy
Signed up in April just to post this, eh
3 posted on 11/07/2006 6:17:38 PM PST by RushCrush (I voted straight ticket GOP here in Chicago!)
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To: PghBaldy

Strange. But a hopeful positive bump!


4 posted on 11/07/2006 6:18:00 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Never Forget)
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To: PghBaldy


...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?

(/sarcasm)


5 posted on 11/07/2006 6:18:16 PM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: PghBaldy

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....


6 posted on 11/07/2006 6:18:38 PM PST by PghBaldy (http://www.fvap.gov/pubs/vag/vagchapter3.html)
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To: Mo1; Petronski; PghBaldy


PING


7 posted on 11/07/2006 6:18:41 PM PST by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: PghBaldy

looks like the libs and right are going to split this election


8 posted on 11/07/2006 6:18:45 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (The default mode of the heart is set for Drift.)
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To: Suzy Quzy

Maybe he can still catch up

http://www.cafenetamerica.com


9 posted on 11/07/2006 6:18:55 PM PST by MaineVoter2002
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To: RushCrush; PghBaldy

Nothing wrong with this post.


10 posted on 11/07/2006 6:18:58 PM PST by SquirrelKing (Kayaking, environmental-conservationist, organic food eating, beer loving, gun owning conservative.)
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To: PghBaldy
Santorum is toast.

Anybody in their right mind should have known this months ago.

His denial is absolutely laugable.

11 posted on 11/07/2006 6:19:40 PM PST by Jorge
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To: RushCrush

ROTFL


12 posted on 11/07/2006 6:19:53 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If a pug barks and no one is around to hear it... they hold a grudge for a long time!)
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To: PghBaldy

I think it's time to go to bed...this is nerve-racking.


13 posted on 11/07/2006 6:19:55 PM PST by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Gun owners have illustrated rights are individual and can be protected by individuals.)
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To: RushCrush

You haven't a clue. I voted for him. Wore a Santorum button for months. Wore a tshirt for last weeks...


14 posted on 11/07/2006 6:20:18 PM PST by PghBaldy (http://www.fvap.gov/pubs/vag/vagchapter3.html)
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To: PghBaldy

If I were Santorum and it seemed to be inevitable I would accept defeat graciously and not start sounding like Al Gore here.


15 posted on 11/07/2006 6:20:19 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: PghBaldy

I am going to be so depressed if Casey wins. What is the matter with people in Pennsylvania. Casey is a dunce.


16 posted on 11/07/2006 6:20:25 PM PST by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: SquirrelKing

Don't freak on me but don't we risk looking insane here?
I think this one is over


17 posted on 11/07/2006 6:20:51 PM PST by Pacothecat
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To: PghBaldy

I thought Santorum lost?


18 posted on 11/07/2006 6:23:40 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: PghBaldy
Dems committing voter fraud, no way!!!!
19 posted on 11/07/2006 6:23:48 PM PST by prouddvldog
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To: PghBaldy

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.


20 posted on 11/07/2006 6:24:29 PM PST by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: Pacothecat

I see the PC supressors of free speech hwave been here. Like rapists they say, "shut up and enjoy it."


21 posted on 11/07/2006 6:24:34 PM PST by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: PghBaldy

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".


22 posted on 11/07/2006 6:24:38 PM PST by pawdoggie
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To: PghBaldy

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.


23 posted on 11/07/2006 6:24:58 PM PST by PghBaldy (http://www.fvap.gov/pubs/vag/vagchapter3.html)
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To: PghBaldy
Dang shame he lost- His complaining about the machines won't change a thing- however, if he were democrat- elctions all across the country would be immediately halted until a full 'bipartisan investigatyion' could be held.

Christian news and commentary at: sacredscoop.com ...

24 posted on 11/07/2006 6:25:20 PM PST by CottShop (http://sacredscoop.com)
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To: Jorge

I hope you get to eat your words.


25 posted on 11/07/2006 6:26:03 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: ClaireSolt

Dude I LOVE RICK but its not good, we have to be real


26 posted on 11/07/2006 6:27:21 PM PST by Pacothecat
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To: PghBaldy

PA must have the most ignorant mofo's outside of MA.


27 posted on 11/07/2006 6:28:04 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Pacothecat

Unofficial Returns
*** 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.


28 posted on 11/07/2006 6:28:23 PM PST by PghBaldy (http://www.fvap.gov/pubs/vag/vagchapter3.html)
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To: onyx

I'll admit this is a tight race
but there is no way in hell Casey gets 61% like the Exit Polls were saying


29 posted on 11/07/2006 6:28:33 PM PST by Mo1 (Get out and Vote ~ Say No To Democrats !!)
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To: Pacothecat

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.


30 posted on 11/07/2006 6:28:46 PM PST by ventana
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Santorum enhanced the local economies from Phila. to Pitt. to the tune of plus $30 million.


31 posted on 11/07/2006 6:28:57 PM PST by middie
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To: hipaatwo

fyi


32 posted on 11/07/2006 6:30:07 PM PST by Mo1 (Get out and Vote ~ Say No To Democrats !!)
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To: RushCrush

Some people lurk for years before getting the courage up to post because older freepers are rude to them, newbie. ;)


33 posted on 11/07/2006 6:30:26 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: Dustbunny; Jorge
"I am going to be so depressed if Casey wins. What is the matter with people in Pennsylvania. Casey is a dunce."

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.

34 posted on 11/07/2006 6:30:53 PM PST by ValenB4 ("Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets." - Isaac Asimov)
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To: Domestic Church
I hope you get to eat your words.

To late. He's already been declared the loser.

You can now eat your words.

35 posted on 11/07/2006 6:31:08 PM PST by Jorge
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To: PghBaldy

GO SANTORUM!


36 posted on 11/07/2006 6:31:24 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: All

Wait 'til the fat lady sings. They are just trying to discourage people.


37 posted on 11/07/2006 6:31:51 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: WestVirginiaRebel
If I were Santorum and it seemed to be inevitable I would accept defeat graciously and not start sounding like Al Gore here.

Santorum is not sounding like Algore.

Algore conceded before he didn't concede.

38 posted on 11/07/2006 6:33:13 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: ValenB4
Tonight's result is not a surpise, or at least it shouldn't be.

I agree. But I think Santorum's "sodomy" statements and his Terri Shaivo antics really did him in. Far too controversial.

39 posted on 11/07/2006 6:33:42 PM PST by Jorge
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To: Mo1

Imagine what I want to say and then multiply the curses by 10. This is sooo stupid. No votes counted yet they project winners.


40 posted on 11/07/2006 6:33:55 PM PST by hipaatwo (Vote for your life. Every vote for a Democrat is a vote against victory.)
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To: PghBaldy
Upwards of 70 reporters are packed into Santorum's rally. When Traynham pointed to AP polling errors in the past, it sparked an argument with AP staffers in attendance, the PG's Jerome Sherman reports.

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 >

This message brought to you by the Tides Foundation, George Sorus, President.

41 posted on 11/07/2006 6:34:35 PM PST by Ditto
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To: ventana
Yep, I agree and I would add they failed us on immigration. We also have to realize the country is split down the middle. we can't hold everything forever. Damn depressing though because I believe there is good and evil in play here.
42 posted on 11/07/2006 6:34:54 PM PST by Pacothecat
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To: Mo1

They only have 7% Precincts Reporting.


43 posted on 11/07/2006 6:36:12 PM PST by 1035rep
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To: PghBaldy
No surprise....Voter fraud in Philadelphia (Democrat area of Penn) last even year election 2004


In a close race a few extra 'RAT votes from Philly is the difference....
FROM 2004:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1266241/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1266123/posts


XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX TUE NOV 02, 2004 09:06:35 ET XXXXX

UPDATE: VOTES 'FOUND ON MACHINES' IN PHILLY BEFORE POLLS OPEN

Before voting even began in Philadelphia -- Republican poll watchers believed they found nearly 2000 votes already planted on machines scattered in heavy-minority locations throughout the city.

Republican poll watchers claim:

One incident occurred at the SALVATION ARMY, 2601 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, Pa: Ward 37, division 8.

Pollwatchers uncovered 4 machines with planted votes; one with over 200 and one with nearly 500...

A second location, 1901 W. Girard Ave., Berean Institute, Philadelphia, Pa, had 300+ votes already on 2 machines at start of day.

ANOTHER INCIDENT: 292 votes on machine at start of day; WARD/DIVISION: 7/7: ADDRESS: 122 W. Erie Ave., Roberto Clemente School, Philadelphia, Pa..

ANOTHER: 456 votes on machine at start of day; WARD/DIVISION: 12/3; ADDRESS: 5657 Chew Ave., storefront, Philadelphia, Pa...

MORE...

The Kerry Campaign says reports of votes already on machines are 'false.'

"Serious news will not appear first on the DRUDGE gossip website," senior Kerry adviser Joe Lockhart told reporters.

Officially, election officials explain the discrepancy is being caused by a number showing how many times various machines have been used.

But officials could not explain why used machines in other locations were reportedly 'clean.'

Elsewhere, a gun was purposely made visible to scare poll watchers at Ward 30, division 11, at 905 S. 20th St., Grand Court. Police were called and quickly surrounded the location...

Developing...

44 posted on 11/07/2006 6:36:12 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: Jorge

Only 2% of the vote is in...a little early aren't you?


45 posted on 11/07/2006 6:37:13 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: PghBaldy

I still think Santorum will pull it out.

Fox did call it for Casey though.


46 posted on 11/07/2006 6:38:37 PM PST by Salvation (&#9580;?With God all things are possible.&#9580;)
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To: PghBaldy

Good on ya, Baldy!


47 posted on 11/07/2006 6:39:00 PM PST by pilipo
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To: beaversmom
I thought Santorum lost?

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.

48 posted on 11/07/2006 6:39:53 PM PST by Ditto
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To: Mo1
Just a couple more things worth pointing out.

CNN has called the race for Menendez and Kean is ahead with 51%

CNN has called 3 or 4 races with 0% reporting.

49 posted on 11/07/2006 6:40:00 PM PST by 1035rep
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To: Echo Talon

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 !!!


50 posted on 11/07/2006 6:40:51 PM PST by Obie Wan
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