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AP: Democrats win control of Senate
AP ^ | November 8, 2006

Posted on 11/08/2006 5:34:49 PM PST by West Coast Conservative

Democrats win control of Senate with Jim Webb victory in Virginia.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2006election; allen; bushsfault; immigration; jackassparty; loserallen; rats; ratsrule; senate; webb
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1 posted on 11/08/2006 5:34:50 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

ugh


2 posted on 11/08/2006 5:35:17 PM PST by Toby06 (jon carry is a piece of s#it)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Alrighty then.


3 posted on 11/08/2006 5:35:27 PM PST by ladyinred (RIP my precious Lamb Chop)
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To: West Coast Conservative

There could still be a recount.


4 posted on 11/08/2006 5:35:35 PM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( There are often typos, sorry.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Not much of a surprise, though I wondered if there would indeed be a recount at the end of the month after the votes were certified.


5 posted on 11/08/2006 5:35:43 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Bad news for the unborn.


6 posted on 11/08/2006 5:35:51 PM PST by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Just heard that on FOX


7 posted on 11/08/2006 5:36:22 PM PST by slambid
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To: West Coast Conservative

has allen conceded??? if not how did webb win?


8 posted on 11/08/2006 5:36:22 PM PST by hnj_00
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To: West Coast Conservative

Sh*t. Did I read that title right?

Ugh..the election was November 7, the anniversary of the communist revolution, and the Democrats won. What a fitting coincindence...


9 posted on 11/08/2006 5:36:27 PM PST by G8 Diplomat
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To: ladyinred

I guess Cheney didn't want to be tied down in the Senate making tie-breaking votes. Can't much blame him.


10 posted on 11/08/2006 5:36:39 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Toby06

AP is reporting.....I guess they just decided to give it to Webb before the final votes are counted. Will Allen concede? Probably.


11 posted on 11/08/2006 5:36:45 PM PST by Jrabbit (Scuse me??)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Typical of today's new stripped-down MSM, the AP article has a half dozen words, no numbers, no explanation, no date, no time.

This thread is meaningless. Might request deleting it.

12 posted on 11/08/2006 5:36:48 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: West Coast Conservative

Well....I am not surprised.

We have lost 2 of our best Senators..

Thank you to all of the Republicans that "punished" Bush over anything...


13 posted on 11/08/2006 5:36:54 PM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Just heard it on FoxNews............This is a bunch of Mokacka!


14 posted on 11/08/2006 5:36:58 PM PST by AirborneMedic (In my 12 years in the military, I have never served with a Liberal !!!!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

The hits just keep on coming....


15 posted on 11/08/2006 5:37:17 PM PST by frankiep (Beer - the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems)
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To: West Coast Conservative
So the Dems get this with $2.08 cents a gallon gas, 4.4% unemployment, a great roaring economy, a war where no battle was yet lost and a sky high stock market.

Now, let's see what they do to that. Bookmark this post please...
16 posted on 11/08/2006 5:37:44 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Since there is going to be a recount..WTF.


17 posted on 11/08/2006 5:37:45 PM PST by svcw
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To: Jrabbit

I guess AP gets to call elections not the states secretary of state. Another office to abolish I guess??


18 posted on 11/08/2006 5:37:48 PM PST by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Well, there goes the Supreme Court. Based on today's oral argument, it looks like Kennedy has totally gone over to the dark side (he appears ready to strike down the Partial Birth Abortion ban), so we've now got five total libs on the Court and four moderate conservatives. When Stevens croaks we're not going to be able to replace him with anyone good, so be prepared for years of liberal activism on the bench.


19 posted on 11/08/2006 5:37:51 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: hnj_00

Webb won. Allen can choose to challenge the win. It's like in Florida in 2000. Bush won, Gore then challenged.

The official vote is done, Webb has more votes. It's Allen's turn to decide to challenge it or not.


20 posted on 11/08/2006 5:37:59 PM PST by dogbyte12
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To: West Coast Conservative

It's *still* not Thursday yet? Please pass the Tabasco, A-1 and Worcestershire.


21 posted on 11/08/2006 5:38:05 PM PST by Rte66
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To: West Coast Conservative

The air smells fresher. The grass seem greener. All nature sings as more babies will die, freedoms lost, taxes raised. It is a great day to be an American.


22 posted on 11/08/2006 5:38:11 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: West Coast Conservative

Well thank you Mr. President.

President Bush should have announced Rummy was gone sooner.

Pride comes before a fall. This is the fall of those who were arrogant and thought they had it all.

They have nobody to blame but themselves.

I for one hope for SERIOUS change in Washington. WE ARE ALL FED UP WITH THE POLITICS AND CRAP.


23 posted on 11/08/2006 5:38:30 PM PST by silentknight
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Since Virginia is one of those states that uses electronic voting machines with no paper trail, there isn't any way to do a real recount. All they can do is to add up the numbers again.

That's not going to help. The answer is to require some sort of verifiable paper trail. Here in MN, we use optical readers. The ballot I filled out will be available for a recount, if necessary.

This electronic voting with no audit trail is wrong.


24 posted on 11/08/2006 5:38:40 PM PST by MineralMan (Non-evangelical atheist)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Virginia will say who wins this election, NOT the FREAKING AP!


25 posted on 11/08/2006 5:38:49 PM PST by GottaLuvAkitas1 (Ronald Reagan is the TRUE "Father Of Our Country".)
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To: West Coast Conservative

There should be a recount, if Webb and Allen are within one percentage point.


26 posted on 11/08/2006 5:39:32 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: hnj_00

Concessions are a formality, not a legality. Allen doesn't have to concede in order to lose.


27 posted on 11/08/2006 5:40:14 PM PST by Terpfen (And in the second year, Nick Saban said "Let there be a franchise quarterback...")
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Ah. Forget the recount. Let's just get going with what we got.


28 posted on 11/08/2006 5:40:19 PM PST by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: frankiep

we knew it was over yesterday, now there are no more excuses for the dems i expect the following campaign promises to be met
out of iraq quickly
less then 2 gal gas
capturing obl

They cannot blame Bush what say you know nancy, harry, hillary


29 posted on 11/08/2006 5:40:30 PM PST by italianquaker (Democrats its time to fish or cut bait, no more blaming Prez Bush.)
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To: NinoFan

How are Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Roberts moderate conservatives, especially the first two?


30 posted on 11/08/2006 5:40:30 PM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( There are often typos, sorry.)
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To: popdonnelly

It's all computer though. All the recount would do is verify that the printout is legible on the machines. If so, the number on the printout is matched to the ledger. If not legible, it is reprinted out. That is it. No dimples, chads, whatever.


31 posted on 11/08/2006 5:40:36 PM PST by dogbyte12
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To: silentknight

"President Bush should have announced Rummy was gone sooner."

Stay the course!

BTW, didn't his father lose an election on that same slogan?


32 posted on 11/08/2006 5:40:41 PM PST by Shermy
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To: West Coast Conservative
The only good news today is that God is still sovereign.
33 posted on 11/08/2006 5:40:44 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Rte66
It's *still* not Thursday yet? Please pass the Tabasco, A-1 and Worcestershire. <

I'll stick to beer. That other stuff is hard on the gut.

34 posted on 11/08/2006 5:40:45 PM PST by Toby06 (jon carry is a piece of s#it)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

No, no, no, no, no.
Don't you get it. There are no recounts, voter fraud, voting irregularities, hanging chads, or preprogrammed diebold machines if it turns out that the democrat is on top.


35 posted on 11/08/2006 5:40:52 PM PST by frankiep (Beer - the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems)
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To: West Coast Conservative

This is the AP talking. The Commonwealth of Virginia hasn't declared jack sh!t at this point.

They're still counting provisional ballots (they call them "conditional" here) and canvassing all precincts. The canvassing will be done by next Tuesday the 14th, and the election results will be certified on Monday the 27th. The results are not official until then, and if Allen wants a recount, he has to wait until the 27th to ask for it.

I don't know the guy, I don't have an inside line to anybody at the campaign, but at this point I'd doubt he'd push for a recount if the canvassing doesn't turn up anything weird. 7,400 votes is a lot of ground to make up even if it's only a .31% margin. However, he loses nothing by holding out and waiting for the canvassing to complete. That's just prudent.

Allen hasn't conceded a damn thing. Not yet.

}:-)4


36 posted on 11/08/2006 5:41:05 PM PST by Moose4 (Baa havoc, and let slip the sheep of war.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Waiter! Waiter!

Could you send another bottle of champagne over to the LP table...give them the bill later.

37 posted on 11/08/2006 5:41:10 PM PST by CWOJackson
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To: A CA Guy
So the Dems get this with $2.08 cents a gallon gas, 4.4% unemployment, a great roaring economy, a war where no battle was yet lost and a sky high stock market.

Don't worry, the Dems are here to turn things around.

38 posted on 11/08/2006 5:41:13 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Hey Kerry, What part of showing heels and ass is a winning strategy in Iraq?)
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To: MineralMan

I voted in Virginia with a paper ballot, as did most people at my polling station.


39 posted on 11/08/2006 5:41:20 PM PST by maro
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To: West Coast Conservative

Note to AL QUEDA press.....COUNT THE MILITARY BALLOTS!


40 posted on 11/08/2006 5:41:20 PM PST by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: Txsleuth

I agree. It's the nation and our future that's being "punished."


41 posted on 11/08/2006 5:41:21 PM PST by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Allen's presidential aspirations are officially toast.
42 posted on 11/08/2006 5:41:38 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Why can't Republicans stand up to Democrats like they do to terrorists?)
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To: West Coast Conservative

HOLD
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If Webb won by 1/2% of the Popular Vote, Allen can demand a recount easily(no cost to him) .

If Webb won by less than 1%, then Allen can still call for a recount .
But if he loses, he'll have to pay for the recount !


43 posted on 11/08/2006 5:42:14 PM PST by marc costanzo
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To: samadams2000

I guess so....amazing. The "AP" must have found a bunch of votes for Webb that were overlooked.


44 posted on 11/08/2006 5:42:14 PM PST by Jrabbit (Scuse me??)
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To: West Coast Conservative

The Legislative and Judicial branches are in their hands once again.

Only President Bush, the Executive branch, stands in our favor now.

Mr. President, warm up that pen.


45 posted on 11/08/2006 5:42:22 PM PST by Enosh
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To: wouldntbprudent
Ah. Forget the recount. Let's just get going with what we got.

Right there is the difference between adults (conservatives) and the babies (Democrats), ads the dems would be screaming vote fraud. Good job, Diebold finally made their machines work correctly.

46 posted on 11/08/2006 5:42:28 PM PST by Toby06 (jon carry is a piece of s#it)
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To: muawiyah

"This thread is meaningless. Might request deleting it."

Actually, it's a valid thread. Comes from a news source, has a link, and everthing. Few words, to be sure, but it's at least from a new source.

Why would the poster request that it be deleted?


47 posted on 11/08/2006 5:42:29 PM PST by MineralMan (Non-evangelical atheist)
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To: KarlInOhio
Don't worry, the Dems are here to turn things around.

We have to be fair and make sure they get credit for every bit of it.

49 posted on 11/08/2006 5:42:47 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Send in the Jackasses.


50 posted on 11/08/2006 5:42:51 PM PST by pleikumud
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