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Bag of Uncounted Ballots Found in Bridgeport
www.nbcconnecticut.com ^ | 11-05-10 | BY Bob Connors

Posted on 11/05/2010 8:27:35 AM PDT by Red Badger

In what has become one of the stranger twists in an already bizarre Governor's race, a bag of uncounted ballots was found in Bridgeport Thursday night.

Republican officials were approached by Democratic operatives and told about the surprise ballot bag, according to Bridgeport GOP Chairman Marc Delmonico.

“It adds to the inconsistencies from the Democratic Party in Bridgeport. It just keeps adding to it,” said Delmonico. “There’s nothing odd about it; there’s certainly nothing missing about it,” said Ed Maley, a representative for the Democratic Party.

Delmonico said Democrats asked to have several people deputized to count the uncounted ballots, but Republicans objected, claiming that wasn't proper procedure in the vote-counting process.

“These ballots are getting extraordinarily heightened scrutiny. They’re being dealt with in a public fashion, an open public process so that everyone can witness it,” said Mark Anastasi, the city attorney for Bridgeport.

Instead the GOP asked police to take custody of the bag of ballots until the matter could be sorted out.

The votes could be pivotal in the race for Governor, in which neither candidate has conceded defeat.

Wednesday, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz declared Democrat Dan Malloy the "unofficial" winner, but numbers released by her office show Republican Tom Foley still leading Malloy by more than 8,000 votes. Those totals do not include any of the vote totals from the City of Bridgeport.

Bridgeport has become the focal point of what has turned into a circus of an election.

A ballot shortage led to long lines on Election Day, and a judge issuing an order to keep polls open until 10 p.m. Tuesday, two hours longer than every other town in the state.

Because of the shortage, many of the votes cast Tuesday were done so on photocopied ballots.

Election officials began counting those ballots just after 5 p.m. Thursday when the new bag of uncounted ballots was discovered.

Bysiewicz said she didn't expect the vote totals from Bridgeport to be submitted to her until Friday at the earliest.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; 2010votefraud; ballots; corruption; ct2010; democratcorruption; democrats; electionfraud; elections; found; fraud; howtostealanelection; voter; voterfraud
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A "bag" of ballots just shows up?.................
1 posted on 11/05/2010 8:27:37 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger
I wonder where they found them?

If I recall, when Al Franken stole the election in MN, it was the back seat of a car that they found them....go figure.

2 posted on 11/05/2010 8:29:47 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Red Badger

Why is there always a bag of ballots found by Democrats and then they are favored in their majority? Go figure.


3 posted on 11/05/2010 8:30:30 AM PDT by coconut47
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To: Red Badger
A ballot shortage led to long lines on Election Day, and a judge issuing an order to keep polls open until 10 p.m. Tuesday, two hours longer than every other town in the state.

Is this where the Reverse-911 system was used to contact voters...and in only some precincts?

4 posted on 11/05/2010 8:30:51 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Red Badger
“There’s nothing odd about it; there’s certainly nothing missing about it,” said Ed Maley, a representative for the Democratic Party.

Unfortunately, that is true. Seems like bags of ballots always show up in Democrat controlled precincts in every close election, often in the trunk of a party bosses car, in a union hall, ...

5 posted on 11/05/2010 8:32:47 AM PDT by al44
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To: Red Badger

The left doesn’t even hide it anymore, this is so pout in the open now.

everytime a race is close the media will not call it for the republicans if they’re leading but even funnier is that in a close race the left always seems to produce bags of votes which not have been counted days later.
MN was the latest fact of this

their sidekicks in the media will cover for them while they keep printing votes out and hey suddenly we’;ve found another bag of votes look, count them
Media says OK we’ll report that every vote must count, nothing strange about it.

The media right now are destroying this country and letting the rats get away with election fraud at every election.


6 posted on 11/05/2010 8:32:52 AM PDT by manc (Homosexuality is a mental disorder as is liberalism. Anyone supporting this needs mental help)
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To: coconut47

Why do Republicans never “find” a bag of ballots?...........


7 posted on 11/05/2010 8:32:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: Red Badger

It takes longer for the “dead” ballots to show up......


8 posted on 11/05/2010 8:33:20 AM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: Red Badger

I think I am going find a bunch of Dem women and tell them I have a bag of ballots in my pants.


9 posted on 11/05/2010 8:33:43 AM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Red Badger

we need to get to the local media offices up and down this country and demand they do their job plus FOX needs to start camping out in this town and cover this 24/7

people need to know how the left always does this and always seems to find votes days after an election when they’re behind


10 posted on 11/05/2010 8:37:30 AM PDT by manc (Homosexuality is a mental disorder as is liberalism. Anyone supporting this needs mental help)
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To: Red Badger

You know what...

All these “bags of ballot” issue could be resolved in one very simple and secure manner.

#1 Place a serial number on the voting machine or scanner.

#2 As the machine/box is emptied that day, the bag is sealed with a tamper proof numbered tag. And a chain of custody is generated.

#3 Opposite party poll watchers/workers verify the first and final bag out of the machine/box.

Any bag not located is immediately reported missing.
Any bag “found” later that is not on the Chain of Custody is simply not counted.
Any bag that is lost, then found, but appears tampered with is disqualified.


11 posted on 11/05/2010 8:39:08 AM PDT by EBH
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To: coconut47
"Go figure

I'm figuring this: if the Republican has an 8,000 vote lead but the SOS has declared the Democrat the 'unofficial winner' that has to be a pretty big bag to contain the 8,001 fraudulent Rat votes (assuming the legitimate Bridgeport votes balance out 50/50). Before any of those votes are counted towards the election I would request a full audit of votes cast totals against ballot forms received and then a detailed chain of custody audit on that bag.

12 posted on 11/05/2010 8:39:08 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Red Badger

We’re lousy at cheating.


13 posted on 11/05/2010 8:39:09 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep......the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Gondring

IIRC, that was WA state........


14 posted on 11/05/2010 8:39:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: Red Badger

Predictable - isnt it? The CT Republican party should contact every person on those ballots and cross reference them to votes already cast and then if duplicates are found - charge each and every one of them with election fraud.


15 posted on 11/05/2010 8:40:21 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Red Badger
Why do Republicans never “find” a bag of ballots?...........

If we don't start playing their game, we're sunk.

16 posted on 11/05/2010 8:40:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: Red Badger

Voter Fraud is Treason!


17 posted on 11/05/2010 8:40:31 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Voter Fraud is Treason)
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To: Red Badger

Whenever the votes close democraps ALWAYS ‘find’ a bag of ballots. Isn’t that amazing? Gee.


18 posted on 11/05/2010 8:40:44 AM PDT by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: manc

Yea a bag of ballots is “found” in Bridgeport.

Good grief what a farce.


19 posted on 11/05/2010 8:41:06 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Perdogg

You should show them your poll...........


20 posted on 11/05/2010 8:41:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: EGPWS

**I wonder where they found them?**

Are these the photocopied dimocrat ones? Not funny, huh?


21 posted on 11/05/2010 8:41:12 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: manc
They are stealing elections openly now, and thumbing their noses at us while they do it. If you dare to say anything about it, they shriek, "Bush 2000!" (My response to that is always, 'That election was not stolen. It was stopped before it WAS stolen.")

The Washington Governor's face, the Al Franken race, there was another I can't recall details about but I think it was in Texas last election - where they "found" a bag of ballots in the trunk of someone's car???? Give. Me. A. Break.

These new Republican state houses need to stop this and they need to stop it ASAP. If your "bag of ballots" isn't there to be counted, then it is inadmissable. Sorry. Maybe you shouldn't be hiring incompetent SEIU union f***s to rig your elections for you.

22 posted on 11/05/2010 8:41:52 AM PDT by ponygirl (TEA people: First we take out the RINOS. Then we finish off the Socialists.)
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To: al44
For those who may be unfamiliar with how this is done, it's the old Cook County(Chicago) trick. The democrats in a large urban center hold back submitting the precinct vote counts, blaming the delay on some bogus problem, until most of the tallies are in and they can determine how many votes they need to win. They then round up the required number of street people and pay them to fill out stolen ballots, which are then ‘found’ in a closet or the trunk of a car, etc.
23 posted on 11/05/2010 8:41:55 AM PDT by Old North State (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro)
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To: Gondring

A ballot shortage led to long lines on Election Day, and a judge issuing an order to keep polls open until 10 p.m. Tuesday, two hours longer than every other town in the state.

...and how is it that they didn’t know how many registered voters there were. This shortage looks a little too planned for me as does the “found” bag of Photocopied ballots resulting from that shortage.


24 posted on 11/05/2010 8:42:09 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Red Badger

Dust them for FINGERPRINTS.


25 posted on 11/05/2010 8:42:22 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: EGPWS

When Gregoire beat Dino Rossi in WA after two recounts, the election was turned on a box of votes found in a “closet”.

Simple rule. If a vote can’t be accounted for from the time it is cast to the time it is counted, it needs to be disregarded, and the person responsible for the chain of custody needs to be prosecuted for election fraud.

That will stop these games.


26 posted on 11/05/2010 8:43:39 AM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: Red Badger

This is such banana-republic blatant electoral fraud. I always wondered why the old Soviet Union bothered with their sham elections. Now I wonder the same thing about us.


27 posted on 11/05/2010 8:43:39 AM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Red Badger

It would be nice if one day, ballots were as secure as, say, lottery tickets. Each lottery ticket has an identification number on it. If you show up with a winning ticket, the lottery officials can instantly tell where the ticket was purchased and if it was stolen. Yet, every election, we seem to run across bags and bags and bags filled with ballots which coincidentally contain lots of democrat votes.


28 posted on 11/05/2010 8:44:51 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: Red Badger
Republican officials were approached by Democratic operatives and told about the surprise ballot bag, according to Bridgeport GOP Chairman Marc Delmonico.

One of the oldest tricks in the book. I guess the Slave Party must have had a hard time finding people who could read to fill them out.

29 posted on 11/05/2010 8:44:57 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: All

Is it the same bag o’ ballots that was found in Texas by Phlegmocrats?


30 posted on 11/05/2010 8:46:39 AM PDT by WillVoteForFood
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To: Red Badger
Thanks for the reply, FRiend, but I have confirmed that it was, indeed, Bridgeport...

Use Of Election Day Reverse 911 Scrutinized

Of course, WA has had its share of shady happenings!

31 posted on 11/05/2010 8:46:57 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Red Badger

This is happening in widely scattered states.


32 posted on 11/05/2010 8:47:07 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Same thing happened, yesterday, in a Texas district. Dim lost...but, wait!! A bag of ballots was found! And every vote was for the dim!!!


33 posted on 11/05/2010 8:47:32 AM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: Red Badger

This is third-world, banana-republic sh*t. We have GOT to do better as a country.


34 posted on 11/05/2010 8:47:46 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Red Badger
Why do Republicans never “find” a bag of ballots?...........

Because there are few positions in government requiring both a brain and an ounce of creative integrity. Hence Democrats run all the lower levels of bureaucracy, including counting the votes.

35 posted on 11/05/2010 8:48:11 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Red Badger; Revolting cat!

It’s just the Ghost of LBJ bringing some early holiday cheer.


36 posted on 11/05/2010 8:48:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: coconut47

“Why is there always a bag of ballots found by Democrats and then they are favored in their majority? Go figure.”

And they want us to say ‘okey dokey.’ GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!


37 posted on 11/05/2010 8:48:30 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (We voted - NOW we fight against vote fraud! Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chron. 7:14!)
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To: Red Badger
"Wednesday, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz declared Democrat Dan Malloy the "unofficial" winner, but numbers released by her office show Republican Tom Foley still leading Malloy by more than 8,000 votes. Those totals do not include any of the vote totals from the City of Bridgeport. "

HILARIOUS! The rats got their timings wrong; she was supposed to make that declaration AFTER the bag was 'found'. Now they have to think up some fancy justifications.

38 posted on 11/05/2010 8:48:58 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Old North State
That was how it was done before, but they've streamlined it significantly.

This is why "registrations" done by ACORN or Mi Familia are so crucial to their methods. They have thousands of bogus registered voters that obviously did not vote. They find out how many bogus ballots they need, stay behind locked doors and fill out that many ballots, then fraudulently sign that many fraudulent signatures on their rolls to claim the bogus voters showed up to vote.

Obviously, they are also manufacturing ballots off-site now as well. Probably using union labor. Just look for the union label on your bogus ballot! It's usually there in the district where 102% of the population showed up to vote.

39 posted on 11/05/2010 8:49:26 AM PDT by ponygirl (TEA people: First we take out the RINOS. Then we finish off the Socialists.)
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To: Gondring

There’s so many, it get’s confusing............


40 posted on 11/05/2010 8:49:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: Red Badger
One of the first and most important investigations that Issa should tackle is voter fraud. It's out of hand and we'll never have another honest election or administration until a cheat-proof method is found to conduct these elections.

If the feds won't do it, then we need some brave "Jan Brewers" out there to take it on as a state issue.

Unions or other organizations or parties with vested interest in the outcome should not be allowed to be in charge of voting machines, ballots, bags, or anything else to do with the election.

The VOTE is all we have between us and tyranny...well, that and the 2nd Amendment.
41 posted on 11/05/2010 8:51:23 AM PDT by FrankR (REPEAL Obamacare, or we'll vote you outta' there....)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

First the Left has to manufacture ballots. Then they have to nick away to reject ballots that were previously counted.

Apply a different standard in ballot counting for Democrats and Republicans.

If this still does not generate a Democrat win, manufacture more ballots and repeat.


42 posted on 11/05/2010 8:51:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: EBH

No common sense allowed, they all like it the way it is.


43 posted on 11/05/2010 8:51:53 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Jrabbit

Was it the district that LBJ once stole?


44 posted on 11/05/2010 8:52:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Gondring
Is this where the Reverse-911 system was used to contact voters...and in only some precincts?

Yep. Strange that, huh?

45 posted on 11/05/2010 8:54:10 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Red Badger

This is out and out fraud. Any person that believes this is legit is as guilty as the cheaters.

It would be nice to see people stand up and reject such a sham.


46 posted on 11/05/2010 8:54:20 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Perdogg; Red Badger

“...I think I am going find a bunch of Dem women and tell them I have a bag of ballots in my pants....”

And they’ll say “Hey! Is That A Bag O’ Ballots in yer pocket, or are ya just happy to see me?”

Baddabing


47 posted on 11/05/2010 8:54:31 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Red Badger
Republican officials were approached by Democratic operatives and told about the surprise ballot bag, according to Bridgeport GOP Chairman Marc Delmonico.

What's the difference between an official and an operative?

48 posted on 11/05/2010 8:55:12 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (If exercising the right to free speech invites violence, then girls in short skirts invite rape.)
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To: coconut47

Notice they also never find this kind of stuff when the race is a landslide.

But let it be a tight race, and eventually a box of uncounted ballots always turns up in someone’s car.

There are easy checks and balances to prevent this.

(1) Each ballot should be printed with a unique number and barcode (with modern printing methods, this adds zero to the cost of the ballot).

(2) As the ballot is being handed to a voter, the poll-worker scans the barcode on the ballot into a database. This makes the ballot a “live” ballot, associates a voting timestamp with it, and also records the name/worker-id of the poll-worker that handed out the ballot.

(3) When the voter is done voting, the ballot number is scanned again. This markes the “live” ballot as “completed”, associates another timestamp with the ballot, and records the name/worker-id of the poll-worker that verified the voter placed the ballot into the ballot box.

The voter associated with the ballot would be secret, but there isn’t any rule that says the poll-workers that handed out the ballot, or the polling place the ballot was cast at, needs to be secret.

Simple steps like this would prevent traitors from stealing a bunch of ballots, filling them out in mass, and then “finding them” in the trunk of a car.


49 posted on 11/05/2010 8:55:48 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Voter Fraud is Treason)
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To: EBH

I would think that chain of custody rules would already be in place. I don’t see how a “bag of ballots” can EVER be admitted after the fact. I think any precinct that produces a bag of ballots should have all the workers disqualified permanently and police lock down for the next election. If every vote counting is so important, then how can they pretend it’s no big deal to “find” ballots. Somebody needs to go to jail. Want to count your fraudulent votes, mr rat pig? Let someone go to prison for it. See if they keep their mouth shut.


50 posted on 11/05/2010 8:56:31 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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