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    11/07/2016 6:09:55 AM PST · by shortstop · 148 replies ^ | 11/07/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    Only one thing is certain about Wednesday morning, half of America is going to be pissed off. Infuriated, alienated, disenfranchised. If the winner is known, if the presidential race isn't hung up in some court challenge or Russian hack, the only prediction that can be made with any confidence is that this election will leave about 50 percent of the people in this country feeling like this isn't their country. The divide will be wide and deep. And the prospects of bridging it are meager. But first, who's going to win. It's anybody's guess. Reasonable arguments can be made for...
  • U.S. Rep. William Delahunt shells out $500G from coffers (the next Dem to retire?)

    02/27/2010 4:10:55 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 21 replies · 668+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/26/2010 | Jessica Van Sack
    U.S. Rep. William Delahunt blew nearly $560,000 in campaign cash last year - much of it on lavish meals and a family-friendly payroll that includes his ex-wife, son-in-law and daughter - stoking speculation the Quincy Democrat is emptying his war chest and won’t seek re-election. -snip- Delahunt told the Herald last week that he was still weighing whether to seek re-election, but Democratic Party sources have privately indicated his departure is anticipated - and expected to draw a host of candidates-in-waiting out of the woodwork.
  • Big Win For Coleman

    02/03/2009 1:24:30 PM PST · by Buck W. · 174 replies · 15,477+ views
    PewerLine ^ | 2/3/08 | John Hinderaker
    This report (link), hot off the press, signifies a victory for Norm Coleman in the election contest with Al Franken: the court hearing the contest has ruled that "all absentee ballots that complied with state law should be counted, along with those where errors occurred through no fault of the voter." Franken has been trying to prevent a number of ballots that complied with state law from being counted.
  • New Freeper to Old guys 11/21/00, We won but FL Supremes ruled 4 Gore,Where did u put your efforts

    11/03/2008 9:30:55 PM PST · by steve0 · 10 replies · 754+ views
    Without giving away the store, what did you old Freepers do after we won, when the chips were down because Gore wouldn't concede? What did you do in response to November 21, 2000, when the Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of Gore. I'm sure some then then felt all was lost. What did you do then to persevere and ensure that Gore didn't steal the election? If conservatives didn't have the resolve to appeal to the Supreme Court, Gore may have prevailed. I pray that if we are in a similar situation McCain will have the resolve to fight...
  • The question remains: Who verifies who's qualified to vote?

    06/28/2008 1:26:04 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 9 replies · 210+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Fran Eaton
    When Chicago GOP's Tom Swiss alerted IR to the possibility that Cook County was sending voter registrars to a huge immigration rally this weekend, it reminded us of the serious allegations we ran across in 2006. In August of 2006, we first realized the heated nature of registering illegal aliens to vote while working on a registration drive among churches in the 6th CD. When IR questioned a report in the Chicago Tribune about Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-4th CD) encouraging illegals to register to vote, a blog controversy erupted as Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights blasted us for...
  • Gary Mayor Predicts Possible Indiana Shocker

    05/06/2008 8:08:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 260 replies · 443+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5-6-08 | Alec MacGillis
    As the fate of a nailbiter Indiana primary -- and possibly the course of the Democratic race -- hung on his city, Gary Mayor Rudy Clay said just now that it might take a while yet to finish counting the vote in Lake County, which includes Gary, and said that his city had turned out so overwhelmingly for Barack Obama that it might just be enough to close the gap with Hillary Rodham Clinton. "Let me tell you, when all the votes are counted, when Gary comes in, I think you're looking at something for the word to see," Clay,...
  • Al Gore, Media Whipping Boy (Laugh riot and barf alert in one!)

    07/02/2007 12:03:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 2,567+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 30, 2007 | Eric Alterman.
    That Al Gore's 2000 presidential candidacy was treated unconscionably by most members of the mainstream media is not really arguable by sentient beings. The very idea that a candidate like George W. Bush — extremist, incompetent, unprepared for office, addicted to cronyism and incapable of admitting even the simplest human error — could have been held by so many reporters to be a better choice for President than the two-time Vice President, Senator, Representative and environment and nuclear weapons expert, to say nothing of his central role in the Clinton Administration's successful two-term presidency, would be laughable were its consequences...
  • Maryland balloting beset with doubts, vulnerability

    11/02/2006 12:12:36 PM PST · by JZelle · 5 replies · 409+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11-2-06 | Jon Ward
    Maryland is on track to repeat the chaos of the 2000 election in Florida. Even without "butterfly" ballots and hanging chads, Maryland faces several elections-related problems that threaten the accuracy and promptness of Tuesday's results. Uncertainty looms about the state's electronic voter rolls, the number and training of poll workers, and anticipated challenges in the aftermath of Election Day.
  • Leftist tells U.S. network he is president of Mexico

    07/26/2006 4:42:00 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 23 replies · 1,225+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 26 July 2006 | Staff
    Mexico City, Jul 26 (EFE).- Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told the biggest Spanish-language television network in the United States that he is president of Mexico "by the will of the majority," though election authorities have yet to rule on his challenge of results that gave the victory to his conservative opponent. Officials results showed Felipe Calderon with an advantage of 0.58 percent over Lopez Obrador in the July 2 balloting, but the leftist is demanding a vote-by-vote recount. Mexico's electoral tribunal has until Sept. 6 to declare who will be sworn-in Dec. 1 to succeed conservative incumbent Vicente Fox...
  • Bewildering Those Too Young to Vote (Like Grandpa, Like Grandson)

    02/20/2006 12:15:46 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 10 replies · 529+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/20/06 | anon
    Palm Beach County, Fla., created the controversial "butterfly ballot" in the 2000 presidential election that reportedly confused more than 1,000 Gore-Lieberman voters such that they wound up marking their ballots for a minor-party candidate. In February 2006, local education officials told the Palm Beach Post that too many of the county's high school students apparently knew answers on the statewide comprehensive test but were incorrectly marking the answer sheets. The multiple choice questions require only one circle to be darkened on the sheet, but other questions require darkening digits of an actual numerical answer, apparently bewildering students into darkening too...
  • Truck with allegedly fake ballots detained

    12/13/2005 6:20:08 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 37 replies · 1,235+ views
    CNN ^ | December 13, 2005
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- With the country's parliamentary elections slated for Thursday and early voting already under way, a truck carrying what are believed to be fake ballots was detained in the Iraqi border province of Wasit, the U.S. military said Tuesday. U.S. investigators were being sent to examine the ballots in Wasit, located on the Iranian border southeast of Baghdad. The truck's driver was Iranian, as was the truck's license plate, said an Iraqi Interior Ministry source. Authorities are investigating reports that other vehicles with possible fake ballots have been trying to cross the border into Iraq.
  • DFU SONG: Beep Beep (yes, Algore really rode off in a Cadillac Escalade after Sierra Club speech)

    09/13/2005 7:21:26 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 2,515+ views
    DFU SONGS | 9-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Background: Gore gives a speech about global warming at the Sierra Club Summit in San Francisco. He is driven away afterwards in a gigantic gas guzzling planet killing Cadillac Escalade SUV. ========================================================== MIDI - BEEP BEEP Al went to San Francisco to give a great big speech We do not know whether he hit all the bars that they have at North Beach Poor Al it seems was disappointed 'cause Carol Doda is there no more But, after all, she's old enough that they'd hang to the floor Bleep bleep...bleep bleep...what Al said we must bleep His driver parked the...
  • Brother, can you spare a dime for the Democrats?

    06/28/2005 11:59:51 AM PDT · by XR7 · 21 replies · 1,493+ views
    Gulf1 ^ | 6/28/05 | Don Gaetz
    Ed Ball, the legendary curmudgeon who ran the St. Joe Company every day and the State of Florida most days, always accompanied his hoisted bourbon glass with the same toast: “Confusion to the enemy!” For Florida Republican leaders, that wish couldn’t have come truer or sweeter than the confusion which befell their political enemies this past week. Governor Bush called it “ shameful” and other GOP officials clucked their disgust and shook their heads. But the truth is we Republicans can hardly keep the grins off our faces as Democrats are turning red, then purple, then ghastly white. It seems...
  • CHAD IS BACK [In Ohio they use punch cards]

    11/02/2004 10:39:37 PM PST · by Ruth C · 3 replies · 172+ views
    RuthC | 11-03-04 | RuthC
    Please NO, not the chad!
  • Absentee ballots' errors total 2% (Palm Beach voter alert!)

    08/30/2004 5:42:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 639+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 8/29/04 | Deana Poole
    Here we go again. Four years after the 2000 election fiasco, Palm Beach County's three-member canvassing board will meet Monday to determine the intent of about 300 absentee voters who incorrectly filled out their broken-arrow primary election ballots. The canvassing board also will look at about 180 absentee ballots where voters either failed to sign ballot envelopes or whose signature differed from the one on file with the Supervisor of Elections Office. In total, the questionable ballots make up about 2 percent of the 23,395 absentee ballots the elections office had received by Saturday, three days before Tuesday's primary election....
  • Fla. Judge Rules on Manual Vote Recounts

    08/28/2004 2:56:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 1 replies · 434+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/28/04 | AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A state rule barring the 15 Florida counties with touchscreen voting from conducting manual recounts is at odds with state law, which requires hand recounts in some close elections, a judge ruled Friday. A coalition including a labor union, government watchdogs and other interest groups sued the state, arguing the law requires provisions for hand recounts in every county, no matter what voting technology is used. Administrative Law Judge Susan Kirkland agreed, writing that state law clearly contemplates "that manual recounts will be done on each certified voting system, including the touchscreen voting systems." With a primary...
  • Camera rolls as sandbar visitors hang from hooks

    07/19/2004 3:17:13 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 15 replies · 1,816+ views
    Camera rolls as sandbar visitors hang from hooks BY STEVE GIBBS Upper Keys Staff Writer ISLAMORADA — Now they're hanging themselves by meat hooks at the sandbar. On July 12, officers from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, two Islamorada paramedics and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to a call at the Whale Harbor sandbar, a popular party hangout with a reputation for sometimes over-the-top behavior. What they saw shocked them. Five young people had erected a bamboo tripod, consisting of 15-foot-long poles with a block and tackle attached to the apex. A line extended...
  • Legislators Wary of Electronic Voting

    04/25/2004 3:13:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 201+ views
    NewMax ^ | 4/23/04 | NewsMax
    A growing number of federal and state legislators are expressing doubts about the integrity of the ATM-like electronic voting machines that at least 50 million Americans will use to cast their ballots in November. Computer scientists have long criticized the so-called touchscreen machines as not being much more reliable than home computers, which can crash, malfunction and fall prey to hackers and viruses. Now, a series of failures in primaries across the nation has shaken confidence in the technology installed at thousands of precincts. Despite reassurances from the machines' makers, at least 20 states have introduced legislation requiring a paper...
  • BUSH vs. GORE - Some Interesting Statistics

    02/14/2004 10:48:51 AM PST · by ppaul · 28 replies · 2,457+ views
    e-mail ^ | 2/14/04 | Professor Joseph Olson
    Professor Joseph Olson of HamlineUniversitySchool of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the most recent Presidential election: Population of counties won by: Gore=127 million Bush=143 million Square miles of land won by: Gore=580,000 Bush=22,427,000 States won by: Gore=19 Bush=29 Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Gore=13.2 Bush=2.1 Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land owned by the tax-paying citizens of this great country. Gore's territory encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off government welfare..." Olson believes the U.S. is now somewhere...
  • The Never Ending Story [Election 2000 & the Clinton Legacy dog Dems]

    01/31/2004 10:27:48 AM PST · by ppaul · 11 replies · 480+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 1/31/04 | Max Albert never-ending storyBy Max AlbertSpecial to The TimesIt seems some Democrats are these days blinded by fury, steering off the leftward cliff. "Gore Won in Florida!" bellows the Democratic National Committee's Terry McAuliffe; Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean wonders aloud if the president knew about 9-11 beforehand; and the mob clamors to burn (oil services provider) Halliburton at the stake for the unforgivable sin of charging for its services. Good grief, what ails these people? Never mind all the ballot reviews proving Gore would've lost whatever the decision of the courts to which he went running. Surely, they can't...