Skip to comments.GOP claims bag of uncounted (photocopied) ballots found in Connecticut
Posted on 11/04/2010 6:49:30 PM PDT by Libloather
GOP claims bag of uncounted ballots found in Conn.
By Susan Haigh, Associated Press 2 hrs 39 mins ago
HARTFORD, Conn. The Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut says a bag of uncounted photocopied ballots has been found, further throwing into question the outcome of the race.
Tom Foley says the bag was found during the counting of ballots in Bridgeport, where a shortage Tuesday night forced officials to photocopy ballots. Foley says it's unclear where the ballots originated and whether they are valid. He wants them impounded.
Foley and Democrat Dan Malloy have claimed victory in Tuesday's election.
The secretary of the state said Wednesday that Malloy was the winner by more than 3,000 votes. But the tallies from Bridgeport still have not been submitted.
Bridgeport officials haven't commented on Foley's claim a bag of ballots was found.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Connecticut's top election official said Thursday she did not have the final vote totals yet in the disputed governor's race because of a delay in the state's largest city.
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So how many does our guy need? I’m sure we could all print up a few dozen and “find them” if someone can email out a template.
Could we finally win one of these close ones?
After Colorado, Washington and Illinois - couldn’t we please at least get one of these to go our way?
We have the election system equivalent of the worst dictatorships in the world. One of the things that the next Congress MUST do is to establish uniform voting standards to ensure a fair vote.
So if they can find bags of abllots 2 days after the election why cant the military ballots be counted? This is ridiculous. And the democrats found the ballots so who do you think they will favor this is wrong
How in the world could photocopied ballots possibly be legal? That means the originals are out there somewhere and probably have already been counted.
Yup, And if in doubt then the votes don’t count. And prosecute the fraudsters and those that break election laws.
More ‘Rat corruption.
Ties always go to the libtards. That’s statistically impossible unless there is corruption.
Here is another good article on this. Another question that needs to be asked is why did they run out of ballots and were there mass amounts of people voting that were not registered to vote. If that is established then election officials in that area should be arrested for vote fraud, and those that voted illegally as well.
We need ELECTION fraud prisons. In these prisons the inmates get to vote for there release, but somehow they just always seem to loose.
The RAT election clerk who was in charge of these ballots needs to go to jail.
The list of registered voters in Bridgeport contains "x" number of names.
If the number of ballots ordered and printed equals "x" then any shortage of ballots before the polls close indicates fraud. In fact, they would have to print up more than "x" because there are people who screw up theirs and must ask for a fresh one.
If, in fact, not enough were printed, all persons responsible for getting them ordered and printed need to be fired and prosecuted for gross malfeasance.
From what I've heard, a few places in Connecticut ran out of ballots. (How THAT happened is a mystery and should be investigated.) A judge kept polling places open past closing time and they used photocopied ballots for those who didn't have a regular one.
This could get good.
“A judge kept polling places open past closing time and they used photocopied ballots for those who didn’t have a regular one.”
I’ve never heard of a judge keeping polling places open in Republican precincts. So this probably won’t help the R.
I am so glad you said that. Amen.
I think the appropriate penalty for tampering with an election is summary execution. In public. By pistol. What could really be a greater crime? You murder someone, you harm them and their loved ones—you tamper with an election and you harm every American, ultimately even those your act “benefited.”
Then, accidentally, over 400 ballots were found--just enough to allow him to challenge Ellmers, who had won by 2000+ votes in an area where the vote cannot be challenged if the margin is 2000. Coincidentally, every one of those "found" ballots were for Etheridge!
Wondering if this is what they did in Portland, OR too?
Yeah, well, bottom line, we need to cheat too. They don't get called on it. Politics is war, we will just have to adopt their tactics.
It is easier for them to cheat since they win the urban areas by massive margins and control those city precincts and election offices. All their vote is concentrated and it's simple for them to stuff a ballot box here or there, weed through huge piles of provisional ballots when they need extra votes, etc.
But yeah, they will do whatever it takes to seize or maintain political power and we will have to adopt the same attitude.
Several years ago, in King County, WA (Seattle) Christine Gregoire was locked in a neck and neck race with someone for Governor. Poll workers “found” several boxes of overlooked ballots there also.
Why do authorities continue to allow this corruption to continue? How often does it favor Republicans? Can you spell never?
Why wouldn't these socialist crooks pull this every election, they know they have nothing to fear at this point.
Drop a dime on these red SOB's, the GOP has to set up a hotline and put up reward money for every tip resulting in a successful prosecution.
I have often thought that nothing will be done about election fraud until a fair number of ‘Rats start losing close elections because of voter fraud. IOW, as long as it benefits them, since they control the system, they have no incentive to change things. Only if fraud starts hurting ‘Rats candidates will they do anything about it, and then their enforcement of election fraud laws and prosecution for election fraud will be very, very selective.
I have relatives from France who are appalled at out system.
ALL French must present voter card plus picture ID.
When the polls close, all ballots are counted electronically within fifteen (yes, 15) minutes and the results announced.
The only type of recount allowed is to run all the ballots again (which takes another 15 minutes).
the forms were photocopied, not the votes. It is relevent because “for some reason” alot of GOP areas were not provided enough ballots.
No, it is constitutionally the responsibility of each state........and we just won 10 Governorships and 700 legislative seats. Fix it in YOUR state.
Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz is UNFIT to serve in this position!!!
Thank you for the heads up on this one, Black Agnes.
FBI needs to get involved. The fake ballots would be held as evidence. Comb them for fingerprints or other evidence. Wait until President Palin is sworn in on January of 2013. Then she will have AG Ken Cuccinelli prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law.
So were these ones photocopied before or after somebody voted for Malloy?
Like the RAT machine is gonna let that happen...
Until voter fraud is investigated and prosecuted, this won’t stop. Nevada’s election, in my opinion, was a cesspool of corruption.
Why don’t Republicans just cheat as well? Oh, that’s right, Republicans believe in Americans’ right to elect their leaders democratically.
A judge kept polling places open past closing time and they used photocopied ballots for those who didnt have a regular one.
Didn’t I also read that the judge allowed the use of reverse 9-1-1 to inform the public that the hours were extended? But only informed certain precincts, and not others?
Ah, unfamiliar with Bridgeport, huh?
Doesn't suprise most of us here in Konnecticut, where the rest of the nation enjoys historic conservative gains - and we go 0 for 6 - it's like living in a bizzaro world........
They photocopied ballots because the election commission or whoever did not order enough ballots to start with. IMHO they purposely did this so blank ballots could be photocopied. The photocopied ballots were for the most part (I believe I read this) hand tallied at the polling place instead of scanned. So what you have is basically a formula for manufacturing votes. Then, the Dems miraculously turn up a bag of these ballots after the fact, and initially tell the R’s, oh we’ll get some folks to count these. The R’s called the cops to hang on to the bag until this could be straightened out. But it won’t be straightened out. This is like Franken in MN. Just keep counting til you get the number you need.
The problem with fixing it in each individual state is that so many states are controlled by Rats who WANT the system we have that can be manipulated to their advantage.
I have been seeing to many news on your media about “founding ballots” from the election process...
And for all I have seen, they always count up for democrats don´t they?
One ought to find a way to stop this kind of thing!
That’s why photo copied ballots should not be used, as I was saying, they should be originals or they don’t get counted. As for not having enough ballots that is pure stupidity on someone’s part, either that or they were setting things up for vote fraud by not ordering enough ballots. They know how many people are registered in each precinct and getting enough ballots should be a no brainer.
Is CT’s SOS elected or appointed? When is her term up?
Yeah, well, the real bottom line is your attitude is not needed in the conservative camp.
Statements like yours are not made by true conservatives.
I have read a number of your postings leading up to the elections and what I first suspected about you and your smarmy character has become crystal clear with this posting of yours.
The answer is NEVER to cheat, and to make corruption-free elections a top priority for the Republican dominated statehouses.
No one needs the likes of you and your substantial lack of character around here.
Hmmm. I can't recall reading any of your comments at all. After a cursory glance at your posting history I can see that I hadn't missed anything of value.
Statements like yours are not made by true conservatives.
Oh get over yourself. You are in no position to judge who is or isn't a true conservative.
By your own telling, you are as inclined to cheat as any liberal Democrat or RINO is.
Politics is war. The other side will do whatever it takes to win, at some point we will have to do the same. When/if vote fraud finally starts costing Democrats elections, perhaps they will be more willing to work to address the problem. Get lost.
Just go away. Your posts are not interesting or entertaining in the least, and a review of your past commentary reveals you bring very little insight to the table.
When Dems are in charge of elections......fraud is rampant!
That’s what I feared if Dem Sink beat GOP Scott.....in the FL Governor’s race.....Thanks be to God Scott beat her by 68,000 votes & no recount was required!