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West Virginia GOP Elector Robb's Vote May Not Go To Bush
Charleston Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2004 | Chris Stirewalt

Posted on 09/08/2004 11:01:55 AM PDT by Bonaventure

South Charleston Mayor Richie Robb said today he may vote against George W. Bush in the Electoral College, even if the president carries West Virginia's popular vote.

Robb, long known as a maverick Republican, said he is considering using his position as one of the state's five Republican electors to protest what he believes are misguided policies of the current administration.

"It's not likely that I would vote for Kerry," Robb said. "But I'm looking at what my options are when it comes time to cast my vote."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: blackmailedbydems; bush; byrdsadouche; checkhisbankaccount; corruption; electoralcollege; extortionist; howmuchwasthepayoff; robb; westvirginia; whatsinhiscloset
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Unbelievable. There must be some way to replace this guy before the election.
1 posted on 09/08/2004 11:01:57 AM PDT by Bonaventure
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To: Bonaventure

Why is it that when a Republican goes against his party he is a "maverick", and Zell Miller is a "turncoat?"


2 posted on 09/08/2004 11:03:09 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Bonaventure

Yeah? And after the mountain folk drag you into the woods, what then?


3 posted on 09/08/2004 11:03:09 AM PDT by gunnygail (Founding member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. (I fly the black helo):.)
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To: Bonaventure

So, Bush will win the Electoral College by 99 votes instead of 100.


4 posted on 09/08/2004 11:03:12 AM PDT by My2Cents (http://www.conservativesforbush.com)
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To: Bonaventure

My understanding is that he is allowed to do that. Hey, in this case it would suck but that's how the Framers set it up. Right?


5 posted on 09/08/2004 11:03:45 AM PDT by Pete
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To: Bonaventure

I can tell you what the S.O.B.'s "options" ought to be--either federal or state prison. A-hole.


6 posted on 09/08/2004 11:04:01 AM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: Bonaventure

How the heck do these people get picked? Can't they find an actual Republican to do the job?


7 posted on 09/08/2004 11:04:04 AM PDT by B Knotts ("John Kerry, who says he doesn't like outsourcing, wants to outsource our national security.")
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To: Bonaventure

I have to wonder if this is his way of getting attention.


9 posted on 09/08/2004 11:04:36 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Bonaventure
Robb, long known as a maverick Republican. . .

Whenever you see "maverick Republican," read it as "Democrat."

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

10 posted on 09/08/2004 11:05:00 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Yes, there's still time to buy my book.)
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To: bhlewis

That's a good point. If this guy's vote matters, I assume he'll be on board.


11 posted on 09/08/2004 11:05:18 AM PDT by Bonaventure
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To: Bonaventure

Talk about undermining democracy... If I were a WV voter, I'd be leading an effort to remove him from the WV delegation.


12 posted on 09/08/2004 11:05:26 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Bonaventure

Im guessing the GOP folks will have words of warning if he did such a thing. One of his options includes "Not voting for bush and ending up in a hospital by some 'maverick' Bush voters". No advocating it, but its certainly within the possibility. He wont have the guts to vote against his states will... Mark my words.


13 posted on 09/08/2004 11:05:30 AM PDT by smith288 (Did you know John Kerry was a senator? What's his record, I wonder...)
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To: Bonaventure

There has to be a way to replace this boob.


14 posted on 09/08/2004 11:05:32 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: Bonaventure

Is this legal?


15 posted on 09/08/2004 11:05:57 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: Bonaventure

Geez, with such an elitist, self-centered arrogance, you'd think he'd just be a Democrat.

Dan


16 posted on 09/08/2004 11:06:11 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Bonaventure

I say let's look at 'our' options, and see how we can get rid of the piece of #@$%* out of the electoral voting so he can't sabotage our country.


17 posted on 09/08/2004 11:06:34 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Bonaventure

Simple Solution: Take his name off of the ballot for Nov 2 if he cannot pledge to vote GOP.


18 posted on 09/08/2004 11:06:47 AM PDT by frog_jerk_2004
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To: Bonaventure
"It's not likely that I would vote for Kerry," Robb said. "But I'm looking at what my options are when it comes time to cast my vote."

TRANSLATION: "My vote is up for bids."

19 posted on 09/08/2004 11:07:17 AM PDT by Wolfstar (We need a President who not only is living in the present, but understands it.)
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To: Bonaventure

Contact the chairman of Robb's district and have him removed. He was not voted elector to go against his party.


20 posted on 09/08/2004 11:07:24 AM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I was born naturally but raised Cesarean.)
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To: Bonaventure
Talk, talk, talk --- Remember after Algore won the popular vote in '00, several "Electoral" Voters threatened the same; ten chickened out.
21 posted on 09/08/2004 11:08:24 AM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: Bonaventure

He's probably just angling for a payoff.


22 posted on 09/08/2004 11:08:27 AM PDT by goodform
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To: Bonaventure
Some guy from the boonies trying to make a name for himself?

Hey Mayor Robb, shut up, go home, and brush your tooth.

23 posted on 09/08/2004 11:09:12 AM PDT by b4its2late (John John Kerry Edwards change positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!!)
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To: Bonaventure

I heard that one of the Sopranos left for W. Va at noon today!


24 posted on 09/08/2004 11:09:13 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: Pete

I don't know if that's true. Don't these guys take an oath to carry out the will of the people? And if they announce in advance that they might not honor that oath, then isn't there recourse?

Of course it depends on WV law...


25 posted on 09/08/2004 11:09:56 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Bonaventure

its a battle ground state. robb is trying to make a name for himself. his political career is about to come to an end. looking for a federal appointed position. tobacco chewing does not pay well.


26 posted on 09/08/2004 11:11:20 AM PDT by rineaux (hardcore for W04)
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To: B Knotts

In Kentucky we selected our electors at the district Republican conventions in May . . . one elector for each Congressional district. The two at-large electors were picked at the state convention. That way the party faitful were the ones that actually voted on the electors.


27 posted on 09/08/2004 11:11:20 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Bonaventure

I wonder what Anthony Pellicano found out about him?


28 posted on 09/08/2004 11:13:04 AM PDT by The G Man (I'm mad as ZELL and I'm not gonna take it anymore!)
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To: RandallFlagg
"Is this legal?"

Laws vary by states regarding so-called "faithless electors". West Virginia has no such law. More information can be found Here

Note that Congress has the power, under 3 U.S.C. 15, to refuse to accept a vote from a faithless elector.
29 posted on 09/08/2004 11:14:07 AM PDT by NJ_gent (Conservatism begins at home. Security begins at the border. Please, someone, secure our borders.)
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To: Bonaventure
"But I'm looking at what my options are when it comes time to cast my vote."

Here is an option, Mr. Robb. Get some stones and give your electoral seat to someone who would put the wishes of the voters in West Virginia over selfish personal beliefs.

30 posted on 09/08/2004 11:14:26 AM PDT by Carling (What happened to Sandy Burglar's Docs?)
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To: RandallFlagg
Is this legal?

Yes. Technically, you don't vote for Bush, you vote for electors. The electors vote for President. In 1976, one elector in a state carried by Ford actually voted for Reagan.

31 posted on 09/08/2004 11:16:23 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Pete
Yes Pete, it is interesting that the same people who spoke about the genius of the Electoral College system when Bush won in 2000 while losing the popular vote will now go into hysterics if an Elector does not vote the same way as his state.
32 posted on 09/08/2004 11:16:39 AM PDT by jsbankston
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To: Bonaventure
Wasn't there another delegate who said this at the convention???

15 minutes of fame is what it amounts to!

33 posted on 09/08/2004 11:17:21 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (They want to do to your children what they did to the Russian children!)
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To: jsbankston
Yes Pete, it is interesting that the same people who spoke about the genius of the Electoral College system when Bush won in 2000 while losing the popular vote will now go into hysterics if an Elector does not vote the same way as his state.

Just curious. What were you saying in 2000?

34 posted on 09/08/2004 11:18:18 AM PDT by Pete
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To: Bonaventure

Smoke; small-town politicians come around before they get turned around.


35 posted on 09/08/2004 11:20:30 AM PDT by Old Professer (The enemy is among us; he is us; we know it, we dare not say it - someone will be offended.)
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To: Carling

He's a liberal, pro choice republican who ran for governor in the primary, but didnt get much traction and hardly any votes.

Probably just had his feelings hurt.


36 posted on 09/08/2004 11:20:33 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (The first rule of gunfighting is to have a gun...more than one, if possible..)
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To: leprechaun9
I heard that one of the Sopranos left for W. Va at noon today!

Play ball or your lookin' at the ceilin'. Capiche?

(steely)

37 posted on 09/08/2004 11:21:37 AM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: Bonaventure

Retiring this year, are you, Richie?


38 posted on 09/08/2004 11:22:24 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Old Professer

How exactly did West Virginia pick it's Republican electors?


39 posted on 09/08/2004 11:22:30 AM PDT by WoodstockCat
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To: Pete
I have lots of Democratic friends that were in hysterics and I maintained that the framers wanted a republic and that the Electoral College selects the President.

If this elector in WV goes against the wishes of his State or Bush wins the Popular vote but loses the Electoral Vote I will have to remain consistent in my opinion.

40 posted on 09/08/2004 11:22:43 AM PDT by jsbankston
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To: Bonaventure
"the West Virginia Republican Party chose the top five runners-up from their gubernatorial primary to serve as electors."

Totally irresponsible on the part of the W. Virginia Republican Party. I was involved on selecting electors for several elections and the most important consideration was loyalty to the candidate.

A person could buy a delegate spot to the national convention but elector positions were not for sale at any price.

41 posted on 09/08/2004 11:23:35 AM PDT by bayourod (You're either for President Bush or against him. There is no "but...")
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To: jsbankston; TRY ONE
You're both wrong. Once you subtract out the illegal voters, dead voters, dual voters (or multiple voters at Marquette University in Milwaukee WI) and other fraudulent voters, you'd find that President Bush won in a landslide. That's why the rats were so ticked, they misunderestimated the number of real votes that George Bush would get and failed to manufacture enough fraudulent votes
42 posted on 09/08/2004 11:23:39 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: My2Cents

The NY times and hitlery are both on record as being against the electoral college. This could be a backdoor way of eliminating the electoral college - if this ahole makes this stick there could emerge a "tradition" whereby the electors split their vote along popular vote lines. That would have profound implications. Anytime you start playing with the constitution (either the written constitution or the common understanding of how things are supposed to work) you open up a huge Pandora's box.


43 posted on 09/08/2004 11:25:35 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: dfwgator
Why is it that when a Republican goes against his party he is a "maverick", and Zell Miller is a "turncoat?"

To ask the question is to answer it, Weedhopper...

44 posted on 09/08/2004 11:27:34 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (You have entered a "No Girlie Men" zone. Thank you for not whining and sniveling.)
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To: Bonaventure

I think there is a pretty good chance that this election could end in a 269 - 269 tie. That means that if this guy goes through with his threat, it would swing the entire election to Kerry.


45 posted on 09/08/2004 11:33:15 AM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: WoodstockCat

Don't know, never voted there.


46 posted on 09/08/2004 11:35:18 AM PDT by Old Professer (The enemy is among us; he is us; we know it, we dare not say it - someone will be offended.)
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To: pabianice
Retiring this year, are you, Richie?

It looks like he doesn't have a choice now.

47 posted on 09/08/2004 11:35:39 AM PDT by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Bonaventure
South Charleston Mayor Richie Robb said today he may vote against George W. Bush in the Electoral College, even if the president carries West Virginia's popular vote.

Sounds more like a Democrat than a Republican. This jackass has made it plain that he'll mock the system just to satisfy his own selfish agenda.

Whoever this jackwit is, he needs to be tossed out of office pretty damned pronto.

Robb, long known as a maverick Republican...

"Maverick Republican"? That must be Leftist-speak for "Liberal RINO." And ain't it funny how Zell Miller is branded a turncoat by the Leftist media, but this jackass is called a "maverick"? (sarcasm) Oh no...no bias there! (/sarcasm)

48 posted on 09/08/2004 11:36:23 AM PDT by Prime Choice (Democrats. They want to have their cake and eat yours too.)
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To: Pete
PETE ASKED: "My understanding is that he is allowed to do that. Hey, in this case it would suck but that's how the Framers set it up. Right?"

As a 2004 Republican Presidential Elector, you must sign an affidavit stating that you will vote for the Republican Party Nominee---this year meaning Bush---when you place your Electoral College Vote.

On December 13, 2004, I will wholeheartedly support and place my one Electoral Vote for President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

49 posted on 09/08/2004 11:37:23 AM PDT by Concerned
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To: N8VTXNinWV

You need to read this, Louie....


50 posted on 09/08/2004 11:38:38 AM PDT by shezza (Have you hugged a Swiftee today?)
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