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Did Doug Hoffman Conceded Too Soon?
http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | November 16, 2009 | Steve McGough

Posted on 11/16/2009 11:14:31 AM PST by Biggirl

Should Doug Hoffman had waited and let all the votes be counted?

I’m certainly not a fan of taking election counts to the courts, but maybe Doug Hoffman should have let all of the votes be counted before conceding.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi quickly got Bill Owens (D- N.Y.) down to Washington D.C. and swore him in within a few days so he could break his first campaign promise and vote to include a public option for health care. To be fair, Owens was against the public option early in the campaign, only to quietly reverse his opinion in the last few days.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: election; hoffman; ny23
Could this be a possible preview to possible problems come the day after Election 2010?
1 posted on 11/16/2009 11:14:32 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Owens was possibly sworn in under false pretenses so it still may get interesting if the votes are there for the Hoffmeister.


2 posted on 11/16/2009 11:16:59 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Biggirl

the title makes my head hurt


3 posted on 11/16/2009 11:18:16 AM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Biggirl

Did Steve McGough ever study verb tenses?


4 posted on 11/16/2009 11:18:49 AM PST by mysterio
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To: Biggirl

Speaking of Collin’s healthcare reversal, he was just chosen as one of the expendable by Pelosi. I don’t really think he expects to win in 2010 and return to the House.


5 posted on 11/16/2009 11:18:56 AM PST by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: downtownconservative

Oops, I meant to say Owens.


6 posted on 11/16/2009 11:20:00 AM PST by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: Mount Athos

If I ever run for office, I promise to never conceded.


7 posted on 11/16/2009 11:20:44 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Chi-townChief

I believe the votes would control. They haven’t been certified yet. Regardless of a Congressional swearing in and a concession ... NY hasn’t determined it’s Congressman yet till all the votes are counted and certified.

Then the lawyers will argue.


8 posted on 11/16/2009 11:22:20 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: mysterio

I believing you meanded to said “Did Steve McGough ever studied verb tenses?”


9 posted on 11/16/2009 11:34:57 AM PST by franklog
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To: Biggirl
Turn this around.

Hoffman ahead by 5,000 votes and has had the voting machines impounded. He asks the Democrats and Owens to concede so Hoffman can be sworn in by Pelosi so he can vote against the health care bill.

What are the chances that Owens would concede?

ZERO.

Why are we so STUPID?

10 posted on 11/16/2009 11:35:51 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Biggirl

He sure did! We’ve got to start fighting things out to the absolute end!


11 posted on 11/16/2009 11:39:11 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Biggirl

“Could this be a possible preview to possible problems come the day after Election 2010? “

Not possible, certain. Because we don’t care enough to fight back, and Obama/ACORN knows it.


12 posted on 11/16/2009 12:08:37 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I don’t understand the “stupid” comments. If Hoffman wins the election when all votes are counted then he still wins the election. A concession speech has no force of law.


13 posted on 11/16/2009 12:10:47 PM PST by Durus (The People have abdicated our duties and anxiously hopes for just two things, "Bread and Circuses")
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To: K-oneTexas

How could Owens be seated with out the election being certified??? This smells like a RAT.


14 posted on 11/16/2009 12:20:12 PM PST by blf1776 (Mrs. Palin tear down that tent!!!)
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To: Durus
The problem I have with this concession is that it seems he did it to show "good sportsmanship". To Hell with that, this isn't a ping pong tournament!

We've got to assume that the marxists will do ANYTHING to win, they have no limit to how low they will stoop. We don't have to do that but we do have to see every vote counted accurately, and we must question even slight discrepancies. If a lib poll worker picks her nose I'll assume she is hiding ballots in it!

15 posted on 11/16/2009 12:21:13 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: blf1776

That’s a good question. When I heard he was sworn in, I thought it was over ... and certified.

The Dems have taken the concession as victory. I wonder what will happen to this in the courts if a different winner is certified. You know it will end up there, ala Franken.


16 posted on 11/16/2009 12:23:15 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Biggirl

I will not patronize people who want me to read their stuff if they don’t care enough to edit what they writed.


17 posted on 11/16/2009 12:25:53 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor
I will not patronize people who want me to read their stuff if they don’t care enough to edit what they writed.

Aww... Don't be so conceded.

18 posted on 11/16/2009 12:26:49 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: TChris

or condescended.....


19 posted on 11/16/2009 12:29:18 PM PST by tioga
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To: K-oneTexas

I would imagine Owens and the ‘rats could probably string it out until the election next year.


20 posted on 11/16/2009 1:16:28 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

When PUSH COMES TO SHOVE, people will say “enough is enough!”


21 posted on 11/16/2009 1:54:14 PM PST by Biggirl (Political Correctness KILLS! =^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Mount Athos
"the title makes my head hurt"

My thoughted exactly

22 posted on 11/16/2009 3:05:55 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: SuperLuminal

Collegiality is important, but accuracy moreso. Count every vote!


23 posted on 11/16/2009 3:19:18 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: Biggirl

Concessions are not legally binding. The only thing that is legally binding is the state’s Secretary of State certification of the election result.


24 posted on 11/18/2009 11:49:25 AM PST by magellan
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