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Big Monday for Murkowski, Miller
Politico ^ | 11/15/2010 | SHIRA TOEPLITZ

Posted on 11/14/2010 11:22:24 PM PST by SeattleBruce

With the vast majority of write-in ballots counted, both Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Republican Joe Miller looked to Monday – when election officials will begin counting thousands of absentee ballots — as a key day in their U.S. Senate race.

After about 5,000 write-in ballots were counted Sunday, Murkowski kept up her success rate of winning about 89 percent of the write-in votes outright, plus an additional 8 percent of write-in votes that were challenged but still counted for the senator anyway.

However, officials still have to count about 40,000 absentee ballots this week, according to the Alaska Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai. That figure includes several thousand absentee ballots with write-in votes that have not been counted yet.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; joemiller; miller; murkowski; senate
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This is the first reference I've heard to how many absentee ballots are still left to count - 40,000! Wow, that's really good news for Joe Miller I think. I wonder why Miller himself was only referring to 8,000 on Saturday. Perhaps the 40,000 includes military ballots - that could also be good for Joe. According to the article it does include 'several thousand' absentee write-in votes, not yet counted.

The military absentees aren't due until Wed. 11/17. There are only about 12,000 more write-ins to count.

1 posted on 11/14/2010 11:22:27 PM PST by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce; deport; no dems; shield

ping


2 posted on 11/14/2010 11:24:07 PM PST 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: SeattleBruce

If Murkowski isn’t on the absentees - doesn’t he only have to get 13,000 out of the 40,000 to win?


3 posted on 11/14/2010 11:27:58 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: SeattleBruce

http://www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-2010elect-senate-ballot-count-update-111410,0,1653487.story

“For the first time Sunday, Miller observers were able to snap photos of challenged ballots. Miller says he’s shocked at the votes that are being counted.

“Here’s another one that was approved apparently today, which is ‘Maryski,’” Miller said. “Another one here is an ‘M’ with a squiggle behind it, and then a whole series of ballots like ‘Murcaski.’”
+++++++++++++++++++

Let’s hope for about 5 to 7,000 of those illegal votes...


4 posted on 11/14/2010 11:28:18 PM PST 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: SeattleBruce

“plus an additional 8 percent of write-in votes that were challenged but still counted for the senator anyway.”

Thanks to an activist judge.


5 posted on 11/14/2010 11:31:19 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: SeattleBruce

Very good news. Most of the hits against Miller came towards the end.


6 posted on 11/14/2010 11:32:09 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: ari-freedom

“Very good news.”

This is a lot more absentee ballots than I thought, or read, were outstanding. Why would it be hard to count them if they’re put through counting machines (not this write-in rubbish?) Hmmm...wonder if they’ve been holding them back in the hopes that sen. write-in could catch up with Joe (with all the psych. impact of that for the media darlings...)

Just count the real votes.


7 posted on 11/14/2010 11:35:48 PM PST 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: vbmoneyspender

“If Murkowski isn’t on the absentees...”

According to the article, some ‘several thousand’ of the absentees are ‘write-ins’ which one would think favors murky. But the other say 37,000 absentees, if they’re not write-ins, would favor Miller (plus the other (smirk) RAT). The article says they have to count those 40,000 ‘this week’ and Miller’s campaign says they think they can gain 1,000 on murk just tomorrow. If there really are that many absentees, wouldn’t the Miller campaign be touting them more? Perhaps they haven’t checked all the absentees to see if there are other ‘write-ins’ among them - I really don’t know. But on balance - 37 or 38K absentees seems to favor Miller pretty greatly.

Ugh, I just don’t know what to believe about that 40,000 number yet from the AK elections director, nor what it means to the Miller campaign at this point.


8 posted on 11/14/2010 11:42:58 PM PST 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: SeattleBruce

That link is really bad. The ktuu news site is full of spyware.


9 posted on 11/14/2010 11:45:31 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Hmm...NBC TV 2 in Anchorage...


10 posted on 11/14/2010 11:48:22 PM PST 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: SeattleBruce

absentee ballots .Alaska

do or don’t
have a line for... write-ins
?
..........
the quoted number of absentee ballots
is
number of ballots sent out,
or
number received?


11 posted on 11/15/2010 12:53:51 AM PST by Talf
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To: SeattleBruce

i could swear there was an article last week stating most absentee ballots had been counted already. the original number was 40,000 which included military. I can’t see why all the drama about write ins when there are all those absentee ballots still to come.


12 posted on 11/15/2010 1:28:49 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: SeattleBruce

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/dispatches/politics/7504-murkowski-continues-steady-climb-in-alaska-senate-race
According to this article there are 15000 write in and 8600 absentee ballots left. They have been counting absentee ballots all along.


13 posted on 11/15/2010 1:38:17 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Murkowski isn’t on the absentee ballots, but she wasn’t on the regular ballot either, and that didn’t stop close to 40% of voters from writing her name in. I’m hoping that she will get a smaller percentage of the absentees, but she will get closer to 40% than to 0% of them.

We pretty much need a miracle here.


14 posted on 11/15/2010 2:15:43 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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Boy I got a few of the local Indians from our village to vote for Miller, helped them fill out their absentee ballots and I know a few more (who were vets also voted for Miller); but the corporation leadership told them all to vote LIsa at the AFN conference a few weeks back; apparently they did.

The Indians been conditioned for many years to be dependent on the Govt, enslaved even more than many other groups; and they think they have it good; as suicide, child abuse, alcohol, and the terrible social condition kills them off one by one, man it's sad. There were over 400 in our village a 100 years back, now around 30 remain and more are buried than being born; modern day govt genocide. Murkowski promised them all the gold they could eat and 10,000 of their votes changed the election.

The Miller campaign & many Alaskans worked awful hard to send a decent constitutionalist to D.C.; won the primary and then that filth Lisa used her corrupt friends to defy the future. Much as I'd like to see Miller pull it out, the numbers are shaky. I'm hoping for it to be close enough that it will go to court and many of the mis spelled Lisa votes will be tossed; grabbing at straws in the corrupt world of AK politics.

Just remember, the bottom is about to fall out fiscally in our govt. Maybe then, the Lisa supporters will get the message loud & clear and LIsa will have 6 years of suffering trying to keep her promises of $$$$$$$$. It pisses me right off.

15 posted on 11/15/2010 4:05:09 AM PST by Eska
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To: SeattleBruce

This entire affair has been confusing- especially given the lack of official announcements on how many ballots are out there. Either it is a poorly run elections dept, or they are hoping Miller just gives up.


16 posted on 11/15/2010 4:08:05 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: PghBaldy

This should go down in election history as “Murkowski’s Mulligan”.

In the future, sore losers should be required to reimburse the Party all its funding before any write-in attempt. An oath of honor!


17 posted on 11/15/2010 4:22:49 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: Eska

Sounds hopeless. The Ice Princess seems to have them under her spell.


18 posted on 11/15/2010 4:34:54 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

The article makes it sound like Joe has this one.


19 posted on 11/15/2010 5:21:03 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: SeattleBruce

I know it is a sore spot, and I’m very disappointed as well, but Joe Miller did not win enough Alaskan votes to be the next Senator. I blame the voters. Ignoring reality does not change the balance. Alaska is not as conservative as we would like to believe, nor is Colorado or Nevada for that matter. Neither was Virginia, North Carolina, nor Indiana in 2008. Fortunately most of the rest of the country is still relatively, or moderately, conservative. If the right candidates run they can win. We have to do better than Joe Miller, Ken Buck, and Sharron Angle. They represent our values but they lose elections. We need winning candidates. Note that I excluded Christine O’Donnell from the list because it is arguable whether Delaware could elect any conservative in our lifetime. That is certainly not true of Alaska, Colorado, or Nevada. We fumbled those seats away.


20 posted on 11/15/2010 5:23:50 AM PST by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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So let me get this straight: vote counters are IGNORING state law that says write-in candidates' names must be spelled correctly to count?

Do we even still live in America, where the rule of law is supreme?

21 posted on 11/15/2010 5:31:50 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: af_vet_1981

The numbers are very weird.

In the 2000 census there were 464,000 Alaskans over the age of 18.

In November 2010 there were 494,000 registered voters!!!

These numbers are approx; I had the links and lost them. Will try again.


22 posted on 11/15/2010 5:36:51 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: fwdude
-------------So let me get this straight: vote counters are IGNORING state law that says write-in candidates' names must be spelled correctly to count?---------------

Soros Eyes Secretaries

23 posted on 11/15/2010 5:39:02 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Net Neutrality is unpatriotic.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

The article says that there are “thousands of absentee and write-in ballots” still to be counted. That’s because they still haven’t finished counting the write-ins cast on election day. Since they have consistently counted over 90% of write-ins for Murkowski, I have to assume that whatever number of election-day write-ins are yet to be counted will net Princess Lisa 90% of those votes (Miller has gotten very, very few write-ins, as was to be expected).

I think that we need Miller to outperform HUGE on absentee ballots, and even then he would need to get the courts to throw out ballots marked for “Lisa Merkowski” and “Lisa Murkowsky” and such. I am even less optimistic about the second factor as the first. I really hope that I’m wrong here.


24 posted on 11/15/2010 5:51:07 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: SeattleBruce

If we just ignore laws long enough we will become like south of the border. As far as I can see rule of law is the main reason this is a better place to live. At least when we are ruined I guess the illegal immigration issue will go away.


25 posted on 11/15/2010 5:55:22 AM PST by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed,y ywhat have you just done?)
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To: fwdude

Afraid not. Laws are changed on a dime for benefit of those who have no qualms about breaking it. :(


26 posted on 11/15/2010 5:55:34 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: SeattleBruce

If we just ignore laws long enough we will become like south of the border. As far as I can see rule of law is the main reason this is a better place to live. At least when we are ruined I guess the illegal immigration issue will go away.


27 posted on 11/15/2010 6:00:13 AM PST by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

This article makes clear that the number so far point to Princess Lisa keeping her scepter. http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/murkowski-victory-within-reach/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OTB+%28Outside+The+Beltway+%7C+OTB%29

Thanks a lot, Alaska RINOs.


28 posted on 11/15/2010 6:06:46 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: SeattleBruce

Not sure how to interpet those numbers as they seem totally out of context to others we’ve seen. I don’t know if things have change or the writer is not understanding the process and what’s left to count. Keep in mind that UOCAVA ballots are coming in and the question is are they being counted with all the others. The Nov. 17th date is the last date they can be accepted for counting in the election. I’m not sure they are waiting till the last minute to count those that are arriving daily.


29 posted on 11/15/2010 6:11:40 AM PST by deport
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To: sodpoodle

http://www.elections.alaska.gov/results/10GENR/data/results.htm

The above link shows the registered voters as 494,876.

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/02000.html

Population quick facts for July 1, 2009.


30 posted on 11/15/2010 6:20:15 AM PST by deport
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To: AuH2ORepublican

This statement by Politico that there are 40,000 absentee ballots to be counted hits me as incorrect. From absentees already counted, Miller piled up a pretty good margin. If 40,000 are still to be counted, this could mean 8,000 net for Miller and even more. In other words, enough to beat the projected undisputed votes + disputed but counted votes for Murcowski. This would put Murcowski into the position of trying to get some of the disputed but not counted votes counted by the courts (which is how Frankin got elected). I suspected that the figure 40,000 absentee ballots refers to all absentee ballots including those already counted or to absentee ballots not yet received only some of which will trickle in by the deadline (having been mailed by the deadline). If this is the case, the undisputed vote for Murcowski will be about the vote for Miller and, if necessary, certainly the courts will accept enough of the disputed but counted votes for her to win. So, we now know what miracle we’re hoping for. It’s 40,000 uncounted absentee ballots putting Miller over the top.


31 posted on 11/15/2010 6:29:19 AM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: SeattleBruce

It is good news....let us pray that Miller kicks her down with all the cheating that has happened and I certainly hope this is put out far and wide.


32 posted on 11/15/2010 6:49:49 AM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Redmen4ever

I hope you’re right and Miller can pull it out with the absentees.


33 posted on 11/15/2010 6:54:39 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: deport

Those were among the links I found;)

Just a quick tabulation shows the 2009 population of Alaska over 18 is around 530,000 and they have almost 500,000 registered voters??????????????????

I find that very suspicious!!!!!


34 posted on 11/15/2010 6:59:30 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: sodpoodle

That’s a witty nickname for this travesty of hers.


35 posted on 11/15/2010 7:08:27 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: SeattleBruce

How can there be 40,000 Absentee Ballots still out? I read this weekend that there were 22,000 to be counted PLUS the Overseas Military Ballots. I know there are not 18,000 Overseas Military Ballots out. In the last Prez Election only 13,000 Military Ballots went out.


36 posted on 11/15/2010 7:17:20 AM PST by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012)
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O.K. SeattleBruce, give me your opinion here. Let’s say that they count 97% of the 98,000 write-in votes for Lisa Murkowski. That is a total of 95,000 votes. Joe already has 89,000 votes; right? So, he would only need a 6,000 vote differential margin out of the Absentee Ballots being left to be counted, in order to win; right?


37 posted on 11/15/2010 7:25:52 AM PST by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012)
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To: no dems

Last night on Geraldo he really belittled Miller BIGTIME. I was so mad....


38 posted on 11/15/2010 7:28:33 AM PST by magna carta
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To: wiggen

O.K., this article did not mention the Overseas Military Ballots to be counted on November 17. What really ticks me off is now, Murkowski wants the votes counted for her that do not have the oval colored in. ALASKA STATE ELECTION LAW SAYS THAT MUST BE DONE FOR THE VOTE TO COUNT; NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE!!!


39 posted on 11/15/2010 7:33:50 AM PST by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012)
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To: Dawgreg
I thought that privilege was only for those who wear black robes.
40 posted on 11/15/2010 7:34:26 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: af_vet_1981
I know it is a sore spot, and I’m very disappointed as well, but Joe Miller did not win enough Alaskan votes to be the next Senator.

According to the article:

Murkowski’s campaign touted they had a grand total of 85,756 votes – including challenged but counted votes – and were only 1,761 votes behind Republican Joe Miller with thousands of absentee and write-in ballots yet to be opened and counted.

[snip]

With 87,517 votes in the bank, Miller’s campaign pointed out that he is leading even if all of the contested ballots are added to Murkowski’s totals. Miller campaign spokesman Randy DeSoto pointed out in a press release that already counted absentee ballots have skewed in their favor in the Senate race.

If absentee balloting continues previous trends, Miller has won.
41 posted on 11/15/2010 7:38:03 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: wiggen
“According to this article there are 15000 write in and 8600 absentee ballots left. They have been counting absentee ballots all along.”

I've been wondering this - why does Politico cite “officials still have to count about 40,000 absentee ballots this week, according to the Alaska Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai.”

If that Politico number is true, somebody’s been holding back the statistics on a pretty large number of absentees. Since the first batch of absentees broke for Miller - this is good news for Miller and bad news for all the propagandists that curse at Miller, the TPs and Palin and wish they would just ‘go away’ and leave the status quo pork barreling alone.

42 posted on 11/15/2010 7:48:29 AM PST 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: AuH2ORepublican

“We pretty much need a miracle here.”

I’ve been saying for about a week that Miller needs to prevail in some of his vote challenges - but if the article cited above that talks about some of the ‘counted’ votes is true, there’s been some pretty funky vote counting.

This one might go all the way to the SCOTUS - and as such would highlight vote fraud, election law integrity - just the sorts of things that Joe Miller, Tea Parties and Sarah Palin are concerned about.

Hear, hear!!


43 posted on 11/15/2010 7:50:52 AM PST 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: af_vet_1981

As much as I hate to admit it; you’re right. Joe ran a sucky campaign. I think he underestimated the Wicked Witch from the North. And, the handcuffing incident, at a Miller rally, didn’t help.


44 posted on 11/15/2010 7:52:33 AM PST by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012)
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To: Eska

“The Indians been conditioned for many years to be dependent on the Govt, enslaved even more than many other groups; and they think they have it good; as suicide, child abuse, alcohol, and the terrible social condition kills them off one by one, man it’s sad.”

That is VERY sad. Prayer up for revival in the land.

“Just remember, the bottom is about to fall out fiscally in our govt. Maybe then, the Lisa supporters will get the message loud & clear and LIsa will have 6 years of suffering trying to keep her promises of $$$$$$$$. It pisses me right off.”

This is true. Like Browny, and any of the sociliasts and RINOs things are not well, and their cock-eyed ideas are making things MUCH worse.


45 posted on 11/15/2010 7:55:54 AM PST 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: PghBaldy

“This entire affair has been confusing- especially given the lack of official announcements on how many ballots are out there. Either it is a poorly run elections dept, or they are hoping Miller just gives up.”

I think we can’t eliminate your latter suggestion, which is simply stunning. UGH! Mebbe we’re starting to see what Palin was dealing with - up against.

DC is 100 times, 1000 times worse...if she runs and wins, I hope she’s ready for hand to hand combat as they storm the Hill...


46 posted on 11/15/2010 7:58:32 AM PST 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: af_vet_1981

“We have to do better than Joe Miller, Ken Buck, and Sharron Angle. They represent our values but they lose elections.”

You may have a point with Angle - but Buck was within a whisper of winning and if the CO GOP had gotten its act together in the governor’s race, I say he wins that race.

Miller has not lost - and that’s especially true if there really are 40,000 absentees to be counted.


47 posted on 11/15/2010 8:01:35 AM PST 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: SeattleBruce

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/129129-mondays-vote-count-in-alaska-key-for-miller
Ugh - this article is consistent with Joe Miller’s words on Saturday and inconsistent with this Politico article quoted.

Quite a difference between 8500 absentees and 40,000. Which is it Gail Fenumiai? Hey is she friends with that Director of Vital Records in HI? ;)


48 posted on 11/15/2010 8:05:06 AM PST 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: fwdude

“Do we even still live in America, where the rule of law is supreme?”

This is an open question.


49 posted on 11/15/2010 8:06:08 AM PST 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: deport

“Not sure how to interpet those numbers as they seem totally out of context to others we’ve seen. I don’t know if things have change or the writer is not understanding the process and what’s left to count.”

The Politico article of this thread is the ONLY place I’ve seen the 40,000 absentees ‘still’ to be counted. Other articles are citing what Joe Miller said on Sat. - 8500, and murk’s campaign does not seem worried. I’m starting to really wonder if the 40,000 is a TOTAL error (?) by this JournO(?)list...

“The Nov. 17th date is the last date they can be accepted for counting in the election. I’m not sure they are waiting till the last minute to count those that are arriving daily.”

I’ve not seen definitive word on this, though the murk campaign (for what it’s worth) seems to think that the remaining military ballots to come in are in the hundreds. Sure that’s in their interest to say - but somewhere in all this, are the facts.


50 posted on 11/15/2010 8:12:39 AM PST 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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