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Ballot-bag problems may slow counting of 8th District votes (Washington State, of course)
Sound Politics ^ | November 12, 2006 | Stefan Sharkansky

Posted on 11/12/2006 5:34:42 PM PST by Stoat

"Ballot-bag problems may slow counting of 8th District votes"

 

King County Elections staff said about 100 bags -- containing up to 20,000 absentee ballots that had been dropped off at polling sites on Election Day -- remain uncounted because of an array of problems caused by the bags' being overstuffed.

 

Jim Buck, King County's interim elections director, acknowledged that the problems -- including broken zippers and unclosed bag seals -- could potentially have allowed ballots to be cast after voting ended.

Not clear yet whether any of the ballots are actually ineligible, and it's unlikely there could be nearly enough ballots to reverse Reichert's lead. But Darcy Burner is encouraged
"If you were going to have a Democrat win this district ... this would be the way it would play out," she said.
What would Democrats do without ballots of questionable provenance?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: 2006election; election2006; electionfraud; elections; electoralfraud; fraud; votefraud; voterfraud; votingfraud; wa; washington
Here we go again....

"sigh"

1 posted on 11/12/2006 5:34:47 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Apple Blossom

ping


2 posted on 11/12/2006 5:36:53 PM PST by bmwcyle (The snake is loose in the garden and Eve just bit the apple.)
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To: Stoat
"If you were going to have a Democrat win this district ... this would be the way it would play out," she said.

My God. They aren't even going to fake honesty this time.

3 posted on 11/12/2006 5:38:50 PM PST by Publius (A = A)
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To: Stoat

If it goes as far as last time, thank goodness we don't have Chris Vance hiring the legal counsel.


4 posted on 11/12/2006 5:39:34 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: bigfootbob

good news he is running pretty even in King and the other country he is up in has more only 67% in compare to Kings 79%. He is up 3000 so he should hold on.


5 posted on 11/12/2006 5:43:15 PM PST by Paul8148
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To: Stoat

These Democratic districts still are counting in lots of places...

in Denver with a DUmmie mayor, DUmmie council...


6 posted on 11/12/2006 5:43:17 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Publius
"If you were going to have a Democrat win this district ... this would be the way it would play out," she said.

My God. They aren't even going to fake honesty this time.
 

Apparently, the Democrat consensus now is that faking honesty is far too much trouble and resource-intensive, and is not required anyhow due to the enthusiastic support of our local hard-Left media.  They most likely feel that using such efforts toward other ends is a better use of resources.

7 posted on 11/12/2006 5:43:42 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
Those broken zippers might have let some dead Democrat ballots fall out, thus cheating the cheaters. We couldn't have that, could we?
8 posted on 11/12/2006 5:43:43 PM PST by PatrickF4
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To: PatrickF4

any news on NM 1? What about Hayworth?


9 posted on 11/12/2006 5:44:24 PM PST by Paul8148
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To: Paul8148

The "other county" is probably Pierce.....BUT, you DO know about KING county, don't you.....they will pull out all the stops to FIND the votes for Burner to win.


10 posted on 11/12/2006 5:45:12 PM PST by goodnesswins (I think the real problem is islamo-bombia! (Rummyfan))
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To: Stoat

It is frigging unbelievable out here in Seattler area how King Co. ALWAYS has problems and it ends up winning for the dems! King Co. STOLE the governorship from the GOP last time..


11 posted on 11/12/2006 5:46:09 PM PST by Citizen Soldier
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To: Stoat

Broward County Fl= King County WA


12 posted on 11/12/2006 5:48:32 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Stoat

Between the illegals,dead people and people voting twice the Democrats should never lose. America needs another revolution to restore truth and honesty to the voting process and as long as liberals have the say we will never do that.


13 posted on 11/12/2006 5:52:15 PM PST by gunnedah
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To: Stoat

Between the illegals,dead people and people voting twice the Democrats should never lose. America needs another revolution to restore truth and honesty to the voting process and as long as liberals have the say we will never do that.


14 posted on 11/12/2006 5:52:16 PM PST by gunnedah
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To: Stoat
The only "problem" is that they really don't want to count those ballots.
15 posted on 11/12/2006 5:57:52 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: bigfootbob
If it goes as far as last time, thank goodness we don't have Chris Vance hiring the legal counsel.

Is it too soon to see a track record on such matters since 2004?  Have there been recent legal issues here which cause you to have hope and optimism?

Or is it more a matter of "Anybody but Chris Vance has got to be an improvement!"

Just curious.

17 posted on 11/12/2006 5:58:24 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: george76
These Democratic districts still are counting in lots of places...

in Denver with a DUmmie mayor, DUmmie council...

Do you have hope for an honest count in Colorado?  Have you had a history of contested / fraudulent elections there?

Or, do you not have much hope mainly because Denver is controlled by Demon-crats?

18 posted on 11/12/2006 6:02:33 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: PatrickF4
Those broken zippers might have let some dead Democrat ballots fall out, thus cheating the cheaters. We couldn't have that, could we?
 

Of course not  :-)

Isn't it just amazing....a close race and JUST MAGICALLY  some broken zippers appear!  Who'da thunk it?

19 posted on 11/12/2006 6:06:00 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Denver is both a city and a county with the same boundaries.

The DUmmies will control it forever. It is an open city for Mexicans, drugs, back room deals...

The rural areas are still honest but we are being overwhelmed by the liberals from California and Mexico who expand the state populations.

State ballot questions like same sex marriage lose because the Mexican are catholic and vote against it.

Senate, congessional, and local state house races are increasingly going left. It will get much worse soon.

No need for fraud in Denver or Boulder. They are 80 percent liberals.


20 posted on 11/12/2006 6:12:39 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Stoat
an array of problems caused by the bags' being overstuffed

It used to be that the cheaters were accused of "stuffing the ballot boxes". Now they freely admit to overstuffing the ballot bags! :(

21 posted on 11/12/2006 6:16:08 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: Stoat

Yeah, there was a lot of "loose ends" that Vance left behind that has been handled with discretion and professionalism to the benefit of the party.


22 posted on 11/12/2006 6:27:26 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Citizen Soldier
It is frigging unbelievable out here in Seattler area how King Co. ALWAYS has problems and it ends up winning for the dems! King Co. STOLE the governorship from the GOP last time..

Agreed on all counts. Washington elections have become an international laughingstock, and I see that this year they are eagerly trying to live up to their 'record'.

23 posted on 11/12/2006 6:30:38 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: taxesareforever
Broward County Fl= King County WA

I'm very sorry to hear that; you have my sincere sympathies.

 

24 posted on 11/12/2006 6:33:41 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: gunnedah
Between the illegals,dead people and people voting twice the Democrats should never lose. America needs another revolution to restore truth and honesty to the voting process and as long as liberals have the say we will never do that.

I'm tending to also lose hope sometimes and am beginning to think that you may be right.

However, one ray of sunshine is that I've been hearing from a number of pundits that the main cause for this last bloodbath was that many Conservatives simply didn't vote, and that the actual victory margins in many races really weren't that large, and so there is no national "liberal mandate" by any means.  I sincerely hope that they are right.

Hopefully in 2008 the Conservatives will come out to vote and we can reverse things and set America on a proper track. 

25 posted on 11/12/2006 6:43:10 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

This is why I will never vote absentee ballot.


26 posted on 11/12/2006 6:51:28 PM PST by Citizen Soldier
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To: Citizen Soldier
FWIW, most of us in Washington State do not have a choice.

And you want to know something unsurprising? It appears to me that the only counties that have traditional polling places are...wait for it... HEAVILY dem.

So, there you go. That said, I HATE the concept of being a hysterical fraud whiner, so that puts us in a pretty uncomfortable position.
27 posted on 11/12/2006 6:55:16 PM PST by pollyannaish
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To: pollyannaish

Is your county mail in votes only?


28 posted on 11/12/2006 6:56:49 PM PST by Citizen Soldier
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To: Citizen Soldier

Yep. First time this election. HATE IT, HATE IT, HATE IT.


29 posted on 11/12/2006 6:59:14 PM PST by pollyannaish
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To: pollyannaish

my goodness, I thought only Oregonians had gone that way


30 posted on 11/12/2006 7:01:02 PM PST by Citizen Soldier
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To: Citizen Soldier

We seem to always try and learn from the best up here.

(/Monumental sarcasm)


31 posted on 11/12/2006 7:02:38 PM PST by pollyannaish
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To: Paul8148
He is up 3000 so he should hold on.

That means the King County "election theft/voter fraud is us" council will come up with 3001 for Burner. They are pros at this.

32 posted on 11/12/2006 7:15:40 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: madison10
The only "problem" is that they really don't want to count those ballots.

I'm guessing that since the magical appearance of ONE HUNDRED SUSPECT BAGS of ballots, the interest level in 'counting' (cough, cough) the ballots has simultaneously increased.

I'm guessing that these ballot bags are much like the zippered cash bags that I have dealt with, in that they are incredibly heavy-duty and have the most monstrous, bulletproof locking zippers that you've ever seen.  They are the sort of thing that you can drive a REALLY big truck over with nary a whimper, and you could only dent them with a sledgehammer.  For ONE HUNDRED of them to 'break' is of course ludicrous, and an indication of how utterly and shamelessly corrupt they are.

"sigh"

33 posted on 11/12/2006 7:45:50 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Baynative
This is not unique to King County, although it is probably one of the most blatantly corrupt counties in the nation. As long as the government is the sole proprietor of our elections this problem will only grow. To think we have fair and accurate elections is pure fantasy.

Since the default politicians' perspective is that if you want something done properly, have the Government do it (as evidenced recently by the turning over of airline security to the Government and their Union thugs) I don't see any end in sight.

I can't think of a single instance in which a Government-run entity that was falling apart has been analyzed by politicians and then turned over to private industry to be fixed.

"sigh"

34 posted on 11/12/2006 7:52:36 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: george76
Denver is both a city and a county with the same boundaries.

The DUmmies will control it forever. It is an open city for Mexicans, drugs, back room deals...

The rural areas are still honest but we are being overwhelmed by the liberals from California and Mexico who expand the state populations.

State ballot questions like same sex marriage lose because the Mexican are catholic and vote against it.

Senate, congessional, and local state house races are increasingly going left. It will get much worse soon.

No need for fraud in Denver or Boulder. They are 80 percent liberals.

Thanks very much for the informative background....I suspected as much, having listened to Ken Hamblin moan about Denver and Boulder many times on his radio show.

It sounds much like King County, without the benefit of a strong Catholic vote. At every opportunity I cast my vote against "Baghdad Jim" McDermott, and every time he's re-anointed with 80 percent of the vote.  I'm terribly embarrassed of Seattle, and I was born here.

((((sad))))

35 posted on 11/12/2006 7:57:42 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: bigfootbob
Yeah, there was a lot of "loose ends" that Vance left behind that has been handled with discretion and professionalism to the benefit of the party

That's good to hear, thank you.   Hopefully that will be a continuing trend.

36 posted on 11/12/2006 8:06:29 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Citizen Soldier
This is why I will never vote absentee ballot.

I will never do it willingly either, and in my (ultraliberal) North Seattle precinct I can still go to a polling location, fill out a ballot and feed it into a big black machine by myself.  But I am not so sure that this method is terribly safe either.  I'm assuming that the big machine is connected to a central server of some kind, which can be hacked as can anything that's plugged into a telephone line.  When you have a State that's so utterly infested with Democrats, I don't know if there is a true, universal solution.  It's sort of like demanding that all the inmates in a prison become nice people....it's not gonna happen.

37 posted on 11/12/2006 8:13:32 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Citizen Soldier
This is why I will never vote absentee ballot.

Good thing you don't live in my county in Washington State. It is all absentee. Of course, as you say, you then wouldn't vote. :)

38 posted on 11/12/2006 8:23:33 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Stoat

This is getting old and sooo... predictable. Enough already!


39 posted on 11/12/2006 8:55:54 PM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents or anyone just passing through)
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To: Vicki
This is getting old and sooo... predictable. Enough already!

Yes, the 'news' crews won't even need to unpack the cameras this time....they can just roll the stock "counting ballots in Washington State" footage that they took last time....it will work just fine.

40 posted on 11/12/2006 9:14:36 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
Yes, the 'news' crews won't even need to unpack the cameras this time....they can just roll the stock "counting ballots in Washington State" footage that they took last time....it will work just fine.

They won't even run the old footage this time. They'll just bury the story for the most part, except "for breaking news". Darcy Burner pulls ahead as the bag of ballots are counted.

41 posted on 11/12/2006 10:34:55 PM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents or anyone just passing through)
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To: Stoat

That is the more reason to clean it up. If it were that close then the illegal and fraudulent votes swayed the election.I wanted to stay at home but my conscience would not let me.The corruption in congress will now just switch back to the Democrats. Pelosi and the likes will pork barrel us worse than the Republicans.


42 posted on 11/13/2006 6:30:07 AM PST by gunnedah
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To: Stoat

That is the more reason to clean it up. If it were that close then the illegal and fraudulent votes swayed the election.I wanted to stay at home but my conscience would not let me.The corruption in congress will now just switch back to the Democrats. Pelosi and the likes will pork barrel us worse than the Republicans.


43 posted on 11/13/2006 6:30:15 AM PST by gunnedah
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To: BADROTOFINGER

WA ping please.....

8^)


44 posted on 11/14/2006 12:42:26 AM PST by The SISU kid (Apple, it's not an operating system, it's a cult!)
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To: Stoat; Maynerd; Bobsvainbabblings; moneypenny; Kaylee Frye; Clintonfatigued; wallcrawlr; Lucky2; ...

WA State Ping, sorry for the delay, have been sick lately...JFK


45 posted on 11/16/2006 3:38:20 PM PST by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: Stoat
Last I heard on our local news report, was that they were still going to count some of those ballots. None of this makes sense to me.

Evidently something didn't go "their" way or otherwise they would be screaming about every vote counts and being disenfranchised. Fishy ....

46 posted on 11/16/2006 3:42:31 PM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents or anyone just passing through)
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