To see so many conservative authors and bloggers, including those from fairly reputable sources, write articles about soemthing that didn't happen (McCain voters that stayed home) and THEN have 200 post FR threads where people get into hideous flamewars over "who stayed home" and have no one point out it's simply uncounted votes is frustrating.
this happened all over and many military votes were not counted..republicans said nothing..
How can results be announced when there are so many uncounted votes? Will they be counted? Or?
On election night, Mr. West had maintained a district-wide lead of nearly 2,000 votes until the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections inexplicably recounted thousands of early ballots, resulting in an awfully convenient 4,400-vote shift in favor of the challenger. Observers on the scene charged incompetence, intimidation and possible fraud on the part of local election officials. Mr. West has asked a judge to impound the ballots and order a recount to set things straight.
Lawyers for the West campaign have been overseeing the process at the Riviera Beach vote tabulation center, and they told The Washington Times that theyre concerned about what they have been seeing. Temporary workers are helping the local staff oversee the count of absentee ballots, those damaged by voting machines and ballots in which the three pages have become separated. They are making new ballots to replace the damaged ones, and are required to mark them with the same votes. Florida law allows observers to be present during this process, however, election officials are effectively denying poll watchers an opportunity to keep tabs on whats going on.
The local bureaucrats erected a physical barrier making it impossible for the observers to see the counting process. After repeated objections, observers were allowed to stand behind the people reproducing the ballots, but then the ballot workers blocked their view. The Republicans had no way to verify whether ballots were being accurately reproduced because they couldnt see what was happening. In fact, an elderly man who stood up to try to get a better look was ordered to sit down. When he asked why, elections supervisor Susan Bucher called a sheriffs deputy to have him escorted out of the building. Team West volunteer Ellen Snyder has also faced the wrath of the supervisory staff. They screamed at me twice, she said, because she asked questions. They threatened to have her removed as well.
Mrs. Bucher, a hyperpartisan Democrat, has infuriated the GOP. When responding to a court order to open polls to early voters on the Sunday before the election, she only informed local Democrats, not Republicans. During the week she told Republican observers that counting has ceased and they did not have to show up. Observers who came anyway saw the count continuing. On Friday, she ordered ballot workers to reproduce some ballots that were already reproduced and would not explain why.
The tactics being employed in the Sunshine State undermine the credibility of the final result. Its hard to see how anything legitimate could come out of such a tainted counting procedure. It will be up to the State of Florida, or the House of Representatives, to determine who truly won the right to represent Floridians in the 18th District.
The Washington Times
I’m sick of hearing how our side never voted, we did.
We have so many results and issues not making sense in WI, OH, FL, VA,PA and yet we hear about we did not get the vote out and lets move on and reach out.
Col Wst here is finding out republican votes were not counted and that widepread fraud has taken place but the GOP talks about reaching out instead and the mdia wants us ot move on so we don;t look at these strange results or how there are more votes than registered voters in Dem counties
I’ve taken the blinders off.
- still not done in Ohio approx 300k
- still not done in Florida
- approx. 775,000 uncounted in Washington as of Friday
- 520,000 - 631,000 uncounted in Arizona.
- pockets of uncounted East Coast “Sandy” areas
- mmilitary\absentee votes all over the country
Not likely the final total will equal the all time Republican high in 2004.
The Dems have a worse problem since they are many millions below their 2008 high.
Voters are missing ~ and, I believe, mostly incapacitated or DEAD!!!!
Many of those same conservative authors and bloggers bought into these garbage conspiracy theory about skewed polls and how one could sit down and "unskew" them. Just flat out embarrassing for our side how many conservatives completely lost the plot and allowed themselves to get taken in.
It get's worse as now we've got all this "they won because of fraud" stupidity. Something the Democrats trot out every time they lose as well. People just can't face the fact that the American public really did chose Obama yet again. Americans STILL want to like Obama and we just need to face that. Worse, we ran a bunch of terrible Senate candidates yet again and lost winnable races because of it. The people here who thought Akin would show the establishment by winning, and there were lots of foolish people who believed that was possible, should be utterly ashamed of how badly they misjudged that race and the Missouri public.
And now this missing vote idiocy. It's just sad.
The joy I would have if after ALL the votes (and knocking out of all the FRAUD) were counted, Romney WON
Its not the votes that count...
It says Obama got 63M to McCain's 55.8M. I've seen reports putting McCain's final total ranging from 58M to 60M. So McCain added between 2.2 and 4.2M votes to the total reported the day after the election.
It's looking now like about as many people showed up as in 2004, except the results were flipped between R and D this time. But the extra voters who came out in 2008 disappeared.