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GOP cries foul in Maine Senate election
THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 12.04.02 | Audrey Hudson

Posted on 12/04/2002 9:47:38 AM PST by SolidSupplySide

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:59:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Republicans say they were robbed of the Maine Senate because Democrats successfully challenged ballots with votes cast by pen instead of pencil and ballots with Mickey Mouse as a write-in for a judge's race.

A recount was called for the open race between Republican Leslie Fossel and Democrat Christopher Hall. As a result, 44 ballots were disputed and not counted.


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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: maine
The votes should be counted in the way Maine has settled these disputes in the past. Does anyone know how that has been done? The article quotes a Democratic party official on the subject, but Democrats are not always reliable.

At any rate, counting red ink, but not black or blue ink is plain wrong. All ballots marked with ink should be treated the same.

1 posted on 12/04/2002 9:47:45 AM PST by SolidSupplySide
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To: SolidSupplySide
The article quotes a Democratic party official on the subject, but Democrats are not always reliable.

DARN IT! I had just taken a sip of coffee when I read that line. I spewed it everywhere.

2 posted on 12/04/2002 10:05:41 AM PST by San Jacinto
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To: SolidSupplySide
The Rats only want to "count every vote" if it allows them to win. Otherwise they will do ANYTHING to win.
3 posted on 12/04/2002 10:11:53 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants
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To: SolidSupplySide
"I'm a liberal Democrat. I started in Florida politics. I worked for George McGovern. I worked for Jimmy Carter. I've worked for Ted Kennedy, Mario Cuomo. Nobody can question, I think, my credentials and my convictions. But I have to tell you, at this point it's hard to believe, but my party, the party that [my family has] belonged to since my great-great-grandfather, ... has become no longer a party of principles, but has been hijacked by a CONFEDERACY OF GANGSTERS who need to take power by whatever means and whatever canards they can."

-- Patrick Caddell on "Hardball" Nov. 27, 2000
4 posted on 12/04/2002 10:42:31 AM PST by Dems_R_Losers
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To: **Maine
Yo, over here. It finally made some national news.
Welcome to Maine Politics, RAT style
5 posted on 12/04/2002 5:28:37 PM PST by ozone1
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To: SheLion; metesky; mlmr; Madame Dufarge
A good concise article on what is going on up here.
6 posted on 12/04/2002 5:53:18 PM PST by ozone1
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To: ozone1
I am thrilled to see this getting the ink it needs. Nationally I hope that every one of the stolen races gets a inquiry by the press.
7 posted on 12/04/2002 6:51:46 PM PST by mlmr
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To: ozone1
I am thrilled to see this getting the ink it needs. Nationally I hope that every one of the stolen races gets a inquiry by the press.
8 posted on 12/04/2002 6:51:53 PM PST by mlmr
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To: Madame Dufarge; metesky; ozone1; pkmaine; Atomic Vomit; ROCKLOBSTER; mlmr; bogeybob; BM.Maine; ...
Yo, over here. It finally made some national news. Welcome to Maine Politics, RAT style.

Hey! Our future Guv Baldy, DemocRAT, needs his court at his feet come January, you know. ~Barf!

9 posted on 12/04/2002 6:56:43 PM PST by SheLion
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To: San Jacinto
LOL.
10 posted on 12/04/2002 6:59:56 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: SheLion
Let's see which is first with the RATS in control of all four branches of government:

Hillary Care- Single payer here we come $3,000 per employee and $6k per employee from each employer

Tax Reform- Do you prefer higher sales tax, higher income tax, higher excise tax or local sales tax? or all 4. It's for the children's education you know.

National Park- with a casino at the entrance. The paper companies are leaving anyways.

Higher Cig Taxes- It's for their health care costs

More immigration- we're too white as it is and think of all that federal grant money for welfare and jobs for the welfare industry.

So what if Bath Iron works gets downsized, we don't support that politically incorrect defense industry anyways.
11 posted on 12/04/2002 7:11:42 PM PST by ozone1
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To: ozone1
Oops I forgot one:

Brunswick Air station- Is that going to close with the first or second military base downsizing.

Portsmouth Naval Station- ditto above.

I hope the EX Gov King Enjoys his cross country jaunt in his new RV, He'll come back just in time to witness the next mass exodus on Mainers.
12 posted on 12/04/2002 7:16:43 PM PST by ozone1
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To: ozone1
What do you mean get back, he is going back to ole virginnie, the flat lander.
13 posted on 12/04/2002 9:37:42 PM PST by dts32041
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To: ozone1; SheLion
Golly gee, you two cynics don't think the Rats will do the right thing and count all the votes?

Neither do I.

14 posted on 12/05/2002 12:58:21 AM PST by metesky
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To: SolidSupplySide
A bump for the truth in Maine.
15 posted on 12/05/2002 1:00:07 AM PST by Salvation
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To: ozone1
The only reason this is a big deal is that it will determine control of the chamber," Ms. Phillips said.

The only reason this is a big deal is that someone finally turned the spotlight on.

In the distant future, economics textbooks will probably have cautionary chapters entitled "The Maine Example."

16 posted on 12/05/2002 2:51:56 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: ozone1
Brunswick is unlikely to close, since it is the last base to cover the North Atlantic and it has little air traffic, so great for training. Portsmouth is another story. It was going to be closed back in the early 70s, but politics kept it open and may do so again. Snow and Collins are the key. Good chip to play for their votes.
17 posted on 12/05/2002 3:42:22 AM PST by KeyWest
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To: Dems_R_Losers
It's the Clinton-ization of the DemonRatic party. No scruples, no morals. Cheat, steal, lie, say whatever it takes to "win." Pay for votes, register the dead, let any illegal immigrant register to vote and encourage them to vote democrat. Hell, help them with the absentee ballot application and have the ballot sent to the local DNC headquarters. Go from "count every ballot" and "interpret every dangling, pregnated chad" to throw away the Republican votes because they were checked in pen.

What a joke. What a hypocracy the Demonrats have become.
18 posted on 12/05/2002 3:49:23 AM PST by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: ozone1
Let's see which is first with the RATS in control of all four branches of government:

Well, in 6 months, we will probably wish KING was back. Oh God Save Us!


19 posted on 12/05/2002 4:48:56 AM PST by SheLion
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To: ozone1
Brunswick Air station- Is that going to close with the first or second military base downsizing.

Portsmouth Naval Station- ditto above.

The closings will be more jobs lost. You should have seen the devestation to our economy in Aroostook County when Loring Air Force Base closed up here! The area is STILL trying to recover, and it's been 8 years! Hard on us retirees, too, let me tell ya!

20 posted on 12/05/2002 4:51:12 AM PST by SheLion
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To: metesky
Golly gee, you two cynics don't think the Rats will do the right thing and count all the votes?

'ELL NO!!!!!! THEY ARE BEING SWORN IN TODAY.

21 posted on 12/05/2002 4:52:30 AM PST by SheLion
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To: KeyWest
Snow and Collins are the key. Good chip to play for their votes.

I beg to differ. Snowe and Collins mouthed a good game to keep Loring Air Force Base open, but that's all it was. A good MOUTH! They don't have the pull they THINK they have.

But, of course, since there are "two Maines," and they could care less about northern Maine, they will probably have pull to keep the ones open in southern Maine. We can't even get an interstate on up here. Everything is for southern Maine! We may as well be in CANADA!

22 posted on 12/05/2002 4:56:09 AM PST by SheLion
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
Pay for votes, register the dead, let any illegal immigrant register to vote

Got THAT right! They take the immigrants by hand within 10 days after they hit Maine to register DemocRAT! How the heck are we to beat THAT!

23 posted on 12/05/2002 4:57:38 AM PST by SheLion
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To: ozone1
Let's see which is first with the RATS in control of all four branches of government:

This would be a better argument if the 'pubbies had shown any spine when they had at least some power.

24 posted on 12/05/2002 3:13:50 PM PST by Grut
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