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Did mishandling of the military ballots cost Romney the election?
American Thinker ^ | 11/09/2012 | Clarice Feldman

Posted on 11/09/2012 7:21:19 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Duffleblog says that the tardy delivery of the ballots caused them to be returned too late to be counted but these hundreds of thousands of ballots seem preliminarily to have been enough to hand Romney the election.

Sources confirmed today that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots were delivered hours after the deadline for them to be counted, with preliminary counts showing that they would have overturned the vote in several states and brought a victory for Governor Mitt Romney.

Officials say the ballots were delivered late due to problems within the military mail system. Tracking invoices show the ballots sat in a warehouse for a month, then they were accidentally labeled as ammunition and shipped to Afghanistan. At Camp Dwyer, Marine Sergeant John Davis signed for them and was surprised at the contents. (snip)

Twelve boxes of ballots were dropped overboard during delivery to the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) in the Persian Gulf, then while the ship sailed to Bahrain, postal clerks allegedly pocketed whatever ballots they wanted.

The remaining absentee ballots were loaded onto a C-130, but the flight was delayed until November 1st so the crew could get tax free pay for the month.  Once the ballots arrived stateside they were promptly mailed to each state's counting facility, reaching their final destination on November 7th.


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ballots; military; romney; satire; spoof

1 posted on 11/09/2012 7:21:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes....


2 posted on 11/09/2012 7:23:14 AM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: wxgesr

duffleblog is a spoof site


3 posted on 11/09/2012 7:24:10 AM PST by Cathy
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To: SeekAndFind

Duffelblog is a satire site like The Onion.

The fact that keeps making rounds on serious conservative websites must have the leftists hysterical.

I don’t think voter fraud is funny myself.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 7:24:48 AM PST by Shadow44
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To: SeekAndFind
I have little doubt that there was plenty of cheating. Looking at the count from the 2008 and 2012 election, I find it hard to believe there were less Repub votes. I believe Repub early votes were thron out.

Fix it....make it so whan an early mail in vote AND early voting is received, there is no notice of party designation. We shouldn't know any number before the designated voting day.

5 posted on 11/09/2012 7:26:26 AM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: SeekAndFind

I was going to say “show me the numbers.” But I see now that it was a spoof site — probably left leaning.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 7:27:36 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: wxgesr

duffleblog is a spoof site


7 posted on 11/09/2012 7:28:54 AM PST by Cathy
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To: Cathy

I hate the way people post fake news sites here as if they were real.

It would be better IMHO if the Blogger/Personal category were not in the default feed.

Actually, does anyone know how to configure my account to only see selected categories in my feed (without selecting them for viewing one-by-one; yes I know how to do that.)


8 posted on 11/09/2012 7:32:02 AM PST by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL! The author should take a look at the About section on the website she uses as a news source.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 7:33:14 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“postal clerks allegedly pocketed whatever ballots they wanted.”

lol. Satire.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 7:40:12 AM PST by Fido969
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To: SeekAndFind

Possibly VERY Important.

That is why Mitt Romney-theWEAK spoke up about
this day after day, as it was ongoing,
just as he brought up Benghazi, day after day. [/s]


11 posted on 11/09/2012 7:43:39 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: SeekAndFind

Boxes “accidentally thrown overboard” of the Kearsarge...

Boxes “accidently labeled ‘ammunition’” and sent to Afghanistan

“Problems with the military mail system”...

Now... imagine if the ballots in the inner-city precincts had been so shoddily handled.... the screaming for heads would be deafening.

Amerika likes to give lip service to “supporting the troops.” When they were.. once again.. disenfranchised on Tuesday, all we heard were crickets. “Supporting the troops” my ass.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 7:46:20 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It did not cost Romney the election, as there were only about 400,000 votes available from those over seas.

However, it may have cost a couple of seats in Congress.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 7:46:28 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Shadow44

The only thing more pathetic than bad satire are those taken in by it.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 7:47:00 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do you have this tagged as “satire?” Is it somehow seen as humorous?


15 posted on 11/09/2012 7:47:36 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ok... so it IS satire.

Haha.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 7:49:21 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Look again at the vote totals after Thanksgiving. The missing GOP votes will be there. Masking the party will not help with military votes, if there is cheating with them.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 7:49:31 AM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not speculationg anymore. Until and unless someone can PROVE massive voter fraud/manipulation than a lot good it does.
Even then nothing in the last four years has stuck. This admin has not been accountable for anything. Besides,what makes anyone thing proving massive voter fraud will stick?
The past history suggest we are powerless to do anything?
On Republican side..they have not been sucessful at stopping proving anything or bringing up charges but nothing has changed there either.
The same inaffectual people are still TALKING tough. The same ones who talked tough all along?
They are either complete IDIOTS are they are in on it..???
FOUR YEARS and what do we have to show for anything?
Blah!


18 posted on 11/09/2012 7:54:42 AM PST by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: SeekAndFind

McCain, 2008 popular vote: 58,319,442

Romney, 2012 popular vote: 58,163,978

4 years of population growth and Romney didn’t draw what McCain did......


19 posted on 11/09/2012 7:55:02 AM PST by gandalftb
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To: SeekAndFind

If I were the Koch brothers or someone with $ and the means, I would charter a plane, deliver ballots to the military, WAIT while they voted, fly them back to the US, oversee them being counted.

It is reprehensible the way the military vote is ko’d, every single election.


20 posted on 11/09/2012 8:05:05 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: SeekAndFind

The delivery of the Absentee Ballots blame goes on the Democrats. There is no doubt in my mind that they deserve that blame.

BUT<BUT< BUT.
The same thing happened last election.

Why weren’t Republicans on top of it? How much of the blame do Republicans bear (bare)for not seeing to it that this did not happen,especially since it had already happened before?


21 posted on 11/09/2012 8:13:04 AM PST by Venturer
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To: rockrr

No, what is even sadder are the people who are gullible enough to be taken in by one of the oldeest Communist disinformation, propaganda, and enemy demoralization dirty tricks a century old. Take genuine fact, recast it as erroneous rumor or satire to discredit the ideea, and then denounce the strawman to hide the real truth standing out in open view. Snopes is leading the disinformation propaganda campaign with a deninciation of the Duffelbag story. Meanwhile the dozens of real stories about the real military vote fraud is ignored and now defamed.

Congratulations, you have now experienced enemy Communist political warfare.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 8:25:05 AM PST by WhiskeyX
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To: SeekAndFind

I haven’t been impressed with the level of intelligence at “American Thinker.” This reposting of a satire, fooled into thinking it was fact, is only the latest example.


23 posted on 11/09/2012 8:39:44 AM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Cathy

Tanx...didn’t click.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 8:41:42 AM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: SeekAndFind
In related news, The Onion is reporting, Ron Paul Elected Ruler Of Planet Inhabited By 1 Billion Tiny Ron Pauls!

The Duffel Blog is a satire site. According to The Duffel Blog's website:

The Duffel Blog serves the men and women of the US Military with a daily dose of military humor, funny military pictures, and faux news. We take an interesting and funny look at military life. We focus on veterans, military stories, defense, politics (sometimes) and life on base — with a comedic twist. We are in no way, shape, or form, a real news outlet. Just about everything on this website is satirical in nature.

25 posted on 11/09/2012 8:49:08 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: SeekAndFind
No Clarice, Mit Romney and the Republican Party cost him the election. Blaming anything else is just scapegoating and silly. If conservatives want to win the presidency sometime in the 50 years, they must leave the Republican (Democrat Lite) Party and start one that is viable. An unapologetic conservative party. The Tea party may be the place to start. It is certainly a starting point with chapters in damn near every county in the country.
26 posted on 11/09/2012 8:58:25 AM PST by Tupelo (Republican, a national party no more.)
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To: ScottinVA
Why do you have this tagged as “satire?” Is it somehow seen as humorous?

Just because it's satire, it doesn't mean that it is good satire.

27 posted on 11/09/2012 10:57:03 AM PST by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: Cathy
duffleblog is a spoof site

Boy do you know how to spoil knee jerk reaction post without clicking through the article and checking sources.....:)

28 posted on 11/09/2012 11:25:04 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: SeekAndFind

I read an article on voting irregularities and I decided to see if there was anything to it. It was true. There are many precincts in Cleveland that Romney registered “0” votes. There were many instances where he recieved only 1 or 2 votes in precinct with hundreds of voters. There is also one precinct that had 300 people show up and counted 600 votes (for Obama). These are not legit. See for yourself:

http://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/pdf_boe/en-US/ElectionResults2012/11062012UnofficialResultsbyPrecinct.HTM


29 posted on 11/09/2012 1:31:01 PM PST by marstegreg
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To: WhiskeyX

The original source is a satire site, like the Onion. So Snoopes is not trying to cover anything up. Maybe you can point to some sites that aren’t based on satire, so that you can prove that this happened this year.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 8:47:53 PM PST by AnnieLee
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To: AnnieLee

Snopes.com is a website whose purpose is to conduct political warfare through the use of disinformation, false propaganda, sow doubt, sow confusion, demoralize opponents, and disarm the credibility of of conservatives and non-conservative opponents. Snopes.com has no need to originate a story in order to obfuscate the other true news stories or true criticisms. Snopes.com routinely fulfills its purpose as an agent conducting political warfare by ridiculing opponents in the eyes of the public until the public is too intimidated to risk ridicule by reading much less believing any true stories relating to the same subject. In this way Snopes.com contributes to inciting the public into turning a blind eye to the true stories and thereby hide those true stories standing out in plain public sight.

Examplees abound in all of the voting precincts in which there are more votes or registered voters than there were actual voters or actual people in those voting precincts. The problem is an age old one, as can be seen in Kansas in 1854-1861. The Democrats sent armed gangs from Missouri into Kansas and voted at gunpoint when necessary to vote in a fraudulent state government controlled by pro-slaver Democrats, and the number of Democrat votes far exceeded the entire population of Kansas. A rival state constitution and state government was setup by the Republicans and slavery abolitionists in opposition to the Democrat state government recognized by the Federal Government until the Confederate secessions. The elections of 2008, 2010, and 2012 are beginning to resemble the use of armed force to commit vote fraud sufficient to overthrow lawful government.


31 posted on 11/10/2012 2:48:18 AM PST by WhiskeyX
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