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  • Prepare for a deluge of recounts after election (Libs drunk with power have tough time leaving)

    10/17/2010 11:52:48 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 17 replies
    american thinker ^ | 10/17/10 | rick moran
    If history is any guide, there will be several House races and probably a couple of Senate races that end up so close after the votes are counted that a recount will be mandated. There will also be the usual charges of fraud and vote stealing by both sides, which will put pressure on state election officials to investigate these claims. Will it be worse this time around? With so much at stake this year, and with the lessons and emotions of Minnesota 2008 and Florida 2000 lingering, recounts will almost certainly trigger an all-out assault from Washington-based election stars...
  • Chinese police "remove" ballots and block vote count (recount rejected, protest broke out)

    08/25/2010 6:32:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Asia News ^ | 08/25/10
    08/25/2010 12:43 CHINA Chinese police "remove" ballots and block vote count In a village near Beijing the head of the Communist Party wins local elections by a few votes, but the police prevent the election commission from conducting a full count. Protests explode and there with several arrests. Beijing (AsiaNews / Agencies) - At least 13 residents (including three members of the electoral college of control) have been arrested and several others sought in the wake of protests that erupted in late July over elections in the village of Raolefu, a rural area in the suburbs of Beijing. On July...
  • Michigan Officials Try to Speed Up Certification in Deadlocked Race

    08/07/2010 12:23:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | August 7, 2010 | Tricia Miller
    The canvassing process in Michigan’s 1st district, where there is a recount needed to sort out the winner of Tuesday’s Republican primary, may start moving faster. After the initial unofficial vote count, surgeon Dan Benishek was just one vote ahead of state Sen. Jason Allen in the northern Michigan district currently represented by retiring Rep. Bart Stupak (D). The count: 27,091 to 27,090. The winner will face state Rep. Gary McDowell (D) in what is expected to be a very competitive race in November. Here’s what happens next. Michigan law gives county election boards 14 days to certify results —...
  • Congressional primary race between Gooch, Little may head to a recount

    06/13/2010 10:03:18 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 170+ views ^ | June 11, 2010 | Matt Friedman
    Three days after the primary election in the 6th congressional district, Highlands Mayor Anna Little has held on to a razor thin lead over rival Diane Gooch and the race appears headed towards a recount. As of this evening, Gooch and Little were separated by 80 votes -- 6,794 for Little and 6,714 for Gooch. There are at most 25 Republican provisional ballots left in Monmouth County, where they are expected to be counted Monday, according to Little campaign manager Leigh-Ann Bellew. Provisional ballots in Middlesex County were counted today, giving four additional votes to Little and two to Gooch.
  • Troops Support Ballot Recount on Request

    05/15/2010 6:22:19 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 116+ views ^ | 05/15/2010 | Sgt. Melissa Shaw
    BAGHDAD - U.S. soldiers from the 571st Military Police Company and the Joint Area Support Group-Central security directorate have been working round the clock since May 2 on request from the Iraqi government to augment the security surrounding the partial recount of the Baghdad parliamentary election ballots. Several weeks ago, an Iraqi review panel decided to unseal the roughly 11,300 ballot boxes and recount more than two million ballots after a complaint from Maliki's bloc alleged fraud in the initial tally of ballots in Baghdad, which holds more than a fifth of the seats in parliament. Officials had expected the...
  • Vote recount fails to change Romania election outcome

    12/13/2009 9:25:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | December 13, 2009 | by Marius Zaharia
    A recount of annulled votes in Romania's presidential election failed to overturn the incumbent Traian Basescu's victory, the country's central election bureau said on Sunday. Basescu won the December 6 runoff by around 70,000 votes against leftist challenger Mircea Goreana, who contested the result at the Constitutional Court saying the election was marred by fraud. The court asked for a recount of more than 138,000 annulled votes by Monday. The bureau has so far recounted over 137,000 votes. It found 2,137 of those were valid and 1,169 were in favour of Basescu, while 968 were cast for Goreana.
  • Doug Hoffman's will not press for recount in NY 23

    11/24/2009 6:10:11 PM PST · by SeattleBruce · 113 replies · 5,548+ views
    Doug Hoffman for Congress ^ | 11/24/2009 | Doug Hoffman
    Dear Friends, Today, Tuesday, November 24, 2009, it is with a heavy heart that we declare this election over. We will formally end this election and not ask for a recount. This was a difficult choice to make because so many people have put their faith, hope and aspirations into our campaign. Yes, there seem to have been many vote counting problems, missed vote counts and, as was recently reported by the Gouvernour Times, software problems in the computerized voting machines. Despite these incidents, I do not believe the voters of NY-23, or New Yorkers in general, would be well-served...
  • Pimping for Al Franken

    10/05/2009 2:48:30 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies · 1,401+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 1, 2009 | NY Post
    EVEN the Democrats in Minnesota now realize their new US Sen. Al Franken was elected with the help of ACORN chicanery. The disgraced, pimp-friendly community organizing group claims it registered 43,000 new Minnesota voters. If just 1 percent were fraudulent but survived the recount process, that's 430 votes, almost all cast for Franken, who won by just 312 votes. Asks Katherine Kersten in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, "Did ACORN folks pull some fast ones to help get their favorite son Franken elected -- a win that handed Democrats the 60-vote, veto-proof majority that they needed to enact their liberal agenda?"
  • Lost ballot boxes found - Unnamed agency insists IOC voting was flawed

    10/02/2009 10:17:54 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 17 replies · 967+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 10/2/09 | Liberal Lunacy Staff/REM
    (Washington, D.C. - 10/2/09) In a very short statement, an un-named community organizing organization insists it has located ballot boxes in Copenhagen that held a large amount of votes for the City of Chicago and will formally protest the "flawed" voting that has taken place. "We detest the flawed voting that has taken place in Copenhagen and have proof not all votes were counted, and millions of people in Chicago have been disenfranshised by this obvious injustice. We plan on presenting this proof to the IOC, in conjuction with our SEIU brothers and sisters, and volunteer to personally oversee the...
  • Overtime (Chapter 1 - Part II:) The long, brutal fight to Senate Election Day in Minnesota

    09/16/2009 8:55:23 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 2 replies · 382+ views
    St Paul (Mn) Pioneer Press ^ | 9/16/09 | Rachel Stassen-Berger/Jim Ragsdale - Staff Reporters
    After a banner bounce-back year for Democrats in 2006, many believed the 2008 Senate race was theirs to lose. In 2002, when Coleman was elected with Bush's blessing, 70 percent of Minnesotans approved of the president's performance. By 2008, 70 percent disapproved. A hurricane had flooded New Orleans in 2005, and two years later at the other end of the Mississippi River, an interstate bridge in Minneapolis had collapsed into those waters. Polls showed the state of Minnesota, like the rest of the country, wanted change. The campaign got personal early. Already being knocked around for his jokes and writings,...
  • Al Franken — Democrat From Acorn (Acorn's Sec of State Program)

    07/06/2009 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 21 replies · 1,253+ views
    IBD ^ | 7/6/09 | Mikey_1962
    Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged? Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman conceded defeat in the mother of all recounts in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race after the state's Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit. Arguably, his seat may have been lost the day in 2006 when Democrat Mark Ritchie defeated two-term incumbent Republican Mary Kiffmeyer to become Minnesota secretary of state. It was Ritchie who orchestrated the recount that gave Democratic challenger Franken a lead some...
  • Al Franken — Democrat From Acorn

    07/02/2009 5:26:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 2,296+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 2, 2009
    Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged?Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged? Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman conceded defeat in the mother of all recounts in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race after the state's Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit. Arguably, his seat may have been lost the day in 2006...
  • The 'Absentee' Senator [Wall Street Journal - Democrats Gregoire, Now FranKen Steal Their Election]

    07/01/2009 1:18:15 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 31 replies · 1,415+ views
    The Minnesota Supreme Court yesterday declared Democrat Al Franken the winner of last year's disputed Senate race, and Republican incumbent Norm Coleman's gracious concession at least spares the state any further legal combat. The unfortunate lesson is that you don't need to win the vote on Election Day as long as your lawyers are creative enough to have enough new or disqualified ballots counted after the fact. Mr. Franken trailed Mr. Coleman by 725 votes after the initial count on election night, and 215 after the first canvass. The Democrat's strategy from the start was to manipulate the recount in...
  • Iran's Guardian Council OKs limited ballot recount

    06/16/2009 3:47:51 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 9 replies · 615+ views
    CTV ^ | June 16, 2009 | Associated Press
    TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's powerful Guardian Council is ready to recount specific ballot boxes in last week's disputed presidential elections, a council spokesman said Tuesday, another twist in an election that has touched off widespread protests. State television quoted Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei as saying that the recount would be limited to voting sites where candidates claim irregularities took place. It was not clear which or how many voting sites would be affected.
  • The Senate race hits a critical point

    06/02/2009 6:26:47 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies · 943+ views
    pioneer depressed ^ | 6-2-09 | Rachel Stassen-Berger
    And now, again, we wait. This wait, though, is different. This time, Minnesota's U.S. Senate race is in the hands of five state Supreme Court justices. The state has grown uncomfortably accustomed to waiting in the nearly seven months since voters went to the polls. And voters, who have been represented by just one senator since January, still don't know for sure if Democrat Al Franken or Republican Norm Coleman will walk those hallowed Senate halls. But in a race that has lasted weeks past its expected expiration date, Monday was a big day.
  • State Supreme Court grills lawyers for Coleman, Franken

    06/01/2009 3:22:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 1,181+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 6/1/9 | PAT DOYLE and KEVIN DUCHSCHERE,
    Republican Norm Coleman called on the Minnesota Supreme Court today to reverse a victory for Democrat Al Franken, and several justices sharply challenged Coleman's argument for counting more ballots. Coleman attorney Joe Friedberg said thousands of additional absentee ballots should be tallied under looser standards adopted by many local officials on Election Day. He said local customs led to counting ballots in Democratic areas that were similar to those rejected by officials in Republican areas applying a stricter standard. But several justices said he failed to provide proof that such practices were widespread or affected the outcome. "You're offering little...
  • Points of Law: Coleman-Franken U.S. Senate election goes before Minnesota Supreme Court today

    06/01/2009 7:10:54 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies · 1,339+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 6-1-09 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    Minnesota's U.S. Senate showdown will center on the state Supreme Court today. In Courtroom 300 in St. Paul's Judicial Center, an attorney for Republican Norm Coleman will tell five justices why he believes the case must be sent back to the trial court. An attorney for Democrat Al Franken will tell the justices why he thinks the trial court's April 13 decision that Franken won the race was correct. For Coleman, there can be no outright win at this stage. His best hope is that the court's decision — which may be weeks away — will send the case back...
  • GOP Holds Out Hope In House Race

    04/21/2009 6:25:21 PM PDT · by steve-b · 9 replies · 726+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/19/09 | Donald Lambro
    Democrat Scott Murphy has lengthened a narrow lead over Republican Jim Tedisco in New York's special House election that now appears headed toward further legal challenges, even though a top Republican predicts the race is lost. "We lost the special election in New York. It's gone," said former Virginia Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, a veteran election vote-counter and former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.....
  • Minnesota's Missing Votes

    04/18/2009 4:08:50 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 22 replies · 1,385+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 04-18-09 | The Wall Street Journal
    Meanwhile, back in the Minnesota Senate recount, the three-judge panel reviewing the race has declared Democrat Al Franken the winner. Republican Norm Coleman intends to appeal to the state's Supreme Court, while Democrats and the press corps pressure him to surrender. We hope Mr. Coleman keeps fighting, because the outcome so far hangs on the fact that some votes have been counted differently from others. APEven after the recount and panel-findings, the 312-vote margin separating the two men equals about .01% of the 2.9 million votes cast. Even without any irregularities, this is as close to a "tie" as it...
  • Murphy expands lead to 178, legal battle beginning

    04/17/2009 4:35:10 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 22 replies · 1,128+ views
    POLITICO--The Scorecard ^ | Apr 17, 2009 | Josh Kraushaar
    Democrat Scott Murphy’s lead is now up to 178 votes over Republican Jim Tedisco, after a small number of additional absentee and overseas military ballots were counted in Dutchess and Rensselaer Counties. More notably, as the count begins to wind down, it seems like the GOP is prepared for a protracted court battle, at least by the sound of this internal memo sent this afternoon by a National Republican Congressional Committee staffer: From: ********** [mailto:********] Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:04 PM To: Subject: NY-20 Update Hi there, I wanted to give you an update on NY-20. As of last...