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ONE YEAR LATER, MEDIA STILL COUNTING FLORIDA VOTES
Drudge Report ^ | November 11, 2001 | Matt Drudge

Posted on 11/11/2001 12:31:53 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy

ONE YEAR LATER, MEDIA STILL COUNTING FLORIDA VOTES

MAJORITY (79%) BELIEVE WE WILL NEVER GET A COMPLETELY ACCURATE COUNT OF ALL THE VOTES IN FLORIDA

New York [Sun Nov 11 2001 15:55:26 ET] -- With the imminent release of the latest recount of Florida votes, a 79% majority of Americans surveyed for a TIME/CNN Poll say they do not think we will ever get a completely accurate count of all the votes in Florida. (Only 15% said yes we would; 6% were not sure.)

A recount conducted by the National Opinion Research Center & Consortium of Media Companies is expected to break this week, according to CBS MarketWatch.com. The consortium includes AP, The New York Times, Dow Jones, The Washington Post, Tribune Company, AOL Time Warner and others.

The NOPRC started work in February to tally uncounted votes in the disputed election one year ago (in November 2000) that eventually led to George W. Bush's victory in Florida and ultimately to his presidency, notes CBS MarketWatch.

Developing...

The TIME/CNN survey was conducted by Harris Interactive by telephone among 1,037 adults Nov. 7-8. The margin of error for the total sample is 3%.



TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 11/11/2001 12:31:53 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Let them count. Keeps them busy and out of trouble.
2 posted on 11/11/2001 12:34:08 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Bubba_Leroy
And when they are done. I want another recount. And another. And another. What a bunch of clymers....
3 posted on 11/11/2001 12:34:52 PM PST by eureka!
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Does anyone doubt that the press wouldn't be publishing the results if they hadn't finally counted them the way they wanted?

If you count them enough times you can make Nader the winner.

4 posted on 11/11/2001 12:35:04 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Bubba_Leroy
The NOPRC started work in February to tally uncounted votes..

A useless exercise.

5 posted on 11/11/2001 12:39:37 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Did it occur to the silly blighters that the cards are going to degrade in quality as time goes on? All the twisting, turning and handling is going to cause some chads to fall out, the quality of the cards will decrease over time.

Most recounts I have seen suggest Bush won. The bloody filthy lefties kept on telling conservatives to "move on" about Clinton, we ought to shove that same phrase right in their faces until they bloody choke on it.

Regards, Ivan
6 posted on 11/11/2001 12:40:42 PM PST by MadIvan
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7 posted on 11/11/2001 12:42:12 PM PST by SerpentDove
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Why doesn't the media count the votes in Arkansas and Tennesee...all presidents have won there home states---amazing how the Electoral votes and Senate representation gives equal voice---rights to smaller states and czar hillary wants to change that!

Really something how the blue zone urban mass media elites want federal control of everybody--thing...elections too!

8 posted on 11/11/2001 12:46:50 PM PST by f.Christian
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Come on give them a break. The pregant chads had their baby chads and they take a yearly census.
9 posted on 11/11/2001 12:49:22 PM PST by exmoor
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To: SerpentDove
You've got talent.
10 posted on 11/11/2001 12:50:09 PM PST by exmoor
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To: SamAdams76
Those votes will never be counted accurately. The people who were playing around with all those cards right in the beginning made sure of that. This whole exercise is a farce. All the little chad droppings come from somewhere, and you will never convince me that bending and shuffling and moving them around did not corrupt the entire process.
11 posted on 11/11/2001 12:56:22 PM PST by MistyCA
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Who cares anymore?
Americans now know that they have the best leader for these perilous times!


12 posted on 11/11/2001 12:57:33 PM PST by JulieRNR21
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To: MadIvan
The left never abandons their cause, however useless.
13 posted on 11/11/2001 12:59:54 PM PST by onyx
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To: SamAdams76
If the recount determined that Gore had won don't you think it would have been leaked by now? That fact that it hasn't been leaked says to me the Mr. Bush won in the first count, the recount and the recount of the recount.
14 posted on 11/11/2001 1:01:55 PM PST by CARTOUCHE
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To: onyx
That Republicans should be as stalwart.
15 posted on 11/11/2001 1:03:32 PM PST by CARTOUCHE
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To: onyx
The left never abandons their cause, however useless.

The phrase "flogging a dead horse" springs to mind.

The horse in this case is not only dead, but has been picked on by vultures.

Regards, Ivan
16 posted on 11/11/2001 1:03:36 PM PST by MadIvan
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To: f.Christian
Do you think they included all the military votes? And why just Florida? Here in Wisconsin there were almost 400 felons who voted, bums were receiving cigarettes for votes from a millionaire from the New York Democrat party (a big wig) who was caught on video, college students were bragging about how many times they were voting and there were tents set up by democrats near polling place giving away free food. On top of that, the democrats wanted to extend the voting hours. And this is just in Wisconsin. We have heard all the stories from all the other states. Wisconsin lost to Gore by about 4000 votes.

The media should investigate all coruption in the entire country.

17 posted on 11/11/2001 1:03:39 PM PST by WIMom
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To: mystomachisturning
Yeah, the whole thing is a joke. The chads literally littered the floor during the recount last year. And that's not including the chads that were "eaten" by volunteers. No doubt many of the volunteers had a stake in how things turned out and when they could "steal" a vote for their candidate, they did so. I'm sure that some Bush volunteers were doing the same. The point is, the ballots that exist today are not the same as the ballots that were cast last November 8. So we will never have a count more accurate than the one that took place election night. And Bush won that one, the only one that should count.

But hey, let them keep counting and recounting if they wish. It will make no difference.

18 posted on 11/11/2001 1:03:44 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Bubba_Leroy
I am pleased to see them still counting.

Actions speak louder than words.........their actions expose their hearts.

19 posted on 11/11/2001 1:04:21 PM PST by VaBthang4
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Once again, the Media and it's over blown ego is on display.
20 posted on 11/11/2001 1:09:54 PM PST by ChadGore
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I read this article in the Sun Sentinel...it states that they are specifically going to count the votes where there were two holes punched for president. How in the world are they going to determine this>????? There WAS some votes for Buchanon....hahahah....This is a joke.
21 posted on 11/11/2001 1:10:37 PM PST by Sungirl
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To: SamAdams76
You are very right, and they can count from now to doomsday and will never be able to get the same number. It just isn't going to happen and it would be nice to hear someone acknowledge that fact.
22 posted on 11/11/2001 1:13:45 PM PST by MistyCA
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To: Bubba_Leroy
You got it Bubba. If this one had turned out like the other counts conducted by media it would not be publicized so much. This one has been previewed like the coming attractions at a theatre.
They must have finally divined up more "votes" for Gore.
23 posted on 11/11/2001 1:15:42 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: MadIvan
Re: your #16.

yes its dead but on the anniversary of its death, it rises to stalk the world again, scaring the children and liberals and emiting an eerie howl of defeat.

regards

24 posted on 11/11/2001 1:17:06 PM PST by okiedust
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Can you believe it just been a year since that mind-numbing day that turned into weeks and months? I was sick that election night. So much has happened.
25 posted on 11/11/2001 1:17:10 PM PST by Osinski
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To: CARTOUCHE
Earth to car......it doesn't matter. The ballots were corrupted.
26 posted on 11/11/2001 1:17:42 PM PST by MistyCA
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To: Sungirl
Two holes punched is a classic case of voting fraud conducted at the precinct level.
27 posted on 11/11/2001 1:18:47 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: ladyinred
What are they expecting anyway?

"HEY GUESS WHAT, AMERICA!!! I Know we're at war and all, and you all love George Bush, but we just counted all these ballots again...you remember...ballots?

And guess what? AL GORE IS PRESIDENT! Hip Hip HOORAY!!!!"

Wha----?????

28 posted on 11/11/2001 1:21:10 PM PST by SerpentDove
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To: mdittmar
>A useless exercise.

A reasonable person would think so.

But in the last ten years or so, since when has anything in public life been "reasonable?" What if there is more going on than meets the eye?

Consider what happened just a few days ago -- the President of the United States gave a speech, and only one broadcast network covered it.

Numerous democRAT congress-scum have been quoted as saying that "our" president was never elected...

Bush has NATO AWACS in the air over the east coast rather than US AWACS...

Someone is sending anthrax to politicians and the government now has unprecedented "law" enforcement powers to track down "terrorists."

I've said this before in other threads, but I'm becoming more and more convinced that it may be true: There may be some kind of weird, simmering civil war going on in the US, between politicians and power groups who support "the system" which put Bush in office, and politicians and power groups who support the liberals who believe Bush and the Supreme Court "abused" the system.

I don't know what such a low level civil war would look like, but IMHO it strikes me a very reasonable to believe that it would look like what we are seeing: Fragmentation within the media -- with some blocs simply refusing to carry the other's messages. Fragmentation within the military, with some commands simply refusing to put out 100% effort in critical situations. Fragmentation in the business world, with some coalitions getting federal bailouts and assistance and others allowed to get sucked under.

If this is true, there are at least a couple of predictions that may be drawn from the premise. 1) The "rebel" media fragments will continue to push this message that our president is not legitimate, and will step up the rhetoric; 2) We will see greater disarray in the business world as rebel fragments get pushed to bankruptcy and others get Federal bailouts; 3) We will see more bizarre incidents such as we saw at O'Hare airport, where obvious "terrorists" get strangely lenient treatment (some "terrorists" will have contacts within the fragments); 4) We will see the intensity of the conflict escalate (domestically, I mean) until we have visible violent conflicts in the street or until some accomodation is achieved behind the scenes and the "war" on terrorism will "magically" seem to solve itself and fade away.

Time will tell. My predictions are that no accomodation will be reached and America will wide-spread biochem warefare and more than three nuclear explosions.

Then, eventually, a "streamlined" America will emerge built around libertarian & corporate "ideals." Time will tell.

Mark W.

29 posted on 11/11/2001 1:25:14 PM PST by MarkWar
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Al Gore will be sitting in a padded cell at a nursing home counting "dimples" and divining intent tell the day he dies.
30 posted on 11/11/2001 1:27:27 PM PST by sweetliberty
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Palm Beach Butterfly Ballot Voter Machines For Auction on eBay!

From the auction page: • Any chad which are in the machine from previous elections

31 posted on 11/11/2001 1:34:52 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: JulieRNR21
You crack me up Jules...lol.
32 posted on 11/11/2001 1:38:05 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: Bubba_Leroy
An exercise in futility. It seems every three months we're getting a new recount coming out. Doesn't these people realize they're losing credibility by the minute, as if they ever had any.
33 posted on 11/11/2001 1:39:46 PM PST by swheats
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To: MarkWar
Yours is the most interesting post of the day.
34 posted on 11/11/2001 1:39:54 PM PST by Bounceback
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To: Bubba_Leroy
A recount conducted by the National Opinion Research Center & Consortium of Media Companies . The consortium includes AP, The New York Times, Dow Jones, The Washington Post, Tribune Company, AOL Time Warner and others.
Matt Drudge

Well well well if it ain't the liberal bias media consortium. This should be a BS report. I almost can imagine their counting. This is a joke. What morons!!!!
LOLROF

35 posted on 11/11/2001 1:40:42 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: sweetliberty
Al Gore will be sitting in a padded cell at a nursing home counting "dimples"

Eighty-two, fifty-four, eleventy-seven... two hundred and forty six votes...
two hundred and forty six.

36 posted on 11/11/2001 1:41:24 PM PST by dread78645
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To: Bubba_Leroy
so like........who won, dewd?
37 posted on 11/11/2001 1:42:58 PM PST by rockfish59
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To: MarkWar
Why do you think bubbas in Harlem? He is the leader of this revolution. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you. The rats will call for the impeachment of Bush and that Al Gore must be put in as President. Your on track. The rats were the ones that said buy when the stock market reopened and everyone lost that first week! Disney sold off their stock. Hummmmmmmm........
38 posted on 11/11/2001 1:45:46 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: Bounceback
>Yours is the most interesting post of the day.

Thanks.

(The Bears lost to the cheese-heads... I had to take out my aggression somehow...)

Mark W.

39 posted on 11/11/2001 1:49:19 PM PST by MarkWar
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To: SamAdams76
The consortium includes AP, The New York Times, Dow Jones, The Washington Post, Tribune Company, AOL Time Warner and others.

Oh, goody. And here I thought the consortium was biased to the Left. What COULD I have been thinking! It's just so obvious these neutral, completely objective folks only have the nation's best interests at heart, and only want to se the record straight for history.

40 posted on 11/11/2001 1:59:22 PM PST by Wolfstar
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Some of us learn to count when we are 4-years old; then we go on to better things.

With all the time they had to recount and revote, I wouldn't be surprised if Clinton won a 3rd term.

41 posted on 11/11/2001 1:59:27 PM PST by PetroniDE
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To: MarkWar
Bears have called for a re-count!!!! Seems that field goal by the home team on Veterans day at Soldier Field should count five points each. Game is 20-20 tie. Sorry "Cheese-Head".
42 posted on 11/11/2001 2:00:56 PM PST by PetroniDE
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To: JulieRNR21
Good one, thanks for the laugh.
43 posted on 11/11/2001 2:02:13 PM PST by quesera
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To: dread78645
Now THAT's funny! Thanks for posting it.
44 posted on 11/11/2001 2:02:45 PM PST by sweetliberty
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To: Wolfstar
End sarcasm from my above post.
45 posted on 11/11/2001 2:03:58 PM PST by Wolfstar
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To: JulieRNR21
Would love to have a poster of "Super W" !!! Is it available?
46 posted on 11/11/2001 2:13:53 PM PST by Winfield
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To: dread78645
Hey dread, I was really getting into Rainforest Man....but what happened to Registered's illustrations? Its just not the same!
47 posted on 11/11/2001 2:19:37 PM PST by sweetliberty
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To: TLBSHOW
When did the media start choosing the country's president anyway? I must have been absent from civics class that day. TLB, I think you've been spending too much time at CG. Its frying your brain. Oh...that was sarcasm huh? Hehehe. They really don't like you over there do they?
48 posted on 11/11/2001 2:22:31 PM PST by sweetliberty
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To: SerpentDove
LOL Actually, if the recount shows that Gore was supposed to have won, the purpose of this would be to use it in their campaigns until you know where freezes over! The President's popularity must be grating on the DemoRats, and if they can plant this "he stole the election" lie back into the publics minds, all the better for them in their evil little plans.

You know the media will just go wild with this, already they have interrupted the war coverage to have Jeff Toobin on with his disgusting book about how Gore really won, and his statements that this decision by the USSC will have repercussions throughout history on this nation or some such drivel.

49 posted on 11/11/2001 2:22:37 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: PetroniDE
ROFL! Please say it's not possible!! That would be a nightmare too unbearable to even ponder.
50 posted on 11/11/2001 2:26:18 PM PST by sweetliberty
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