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  • Bush v. Gore, 10 years later

    12/12/2010 2:53:54 PM PST · by paudio · 70 replies · 1+ views
    WaPo ^ | 12.12.10 | George Will
    The passions that swirled around Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court case that ended 10 years ago Sunday, dissipated quickly. And remarkably little damage was done by the institutional collisions that resulted when control of the nation's supreme political office turned on 537 votes out of 5,963,110 cast in Florida. Many controversies concerned whether particular votes could be said to have been cast properly. Chads are those bits of paper that, when a ballot is properly cast by puncturing spots next to candidates' names, are separated from the ballot. In Florida, there were "dimpled" chads that were merely dented and...
  • Question: Has a study ever been done measuring how recounts are decided in each parties favor?

    11/04/2010 5:08:48 PM PDT · by Walkingfeather · 12 replies
    11/4/10 | walkingfeather
    So if so can you post the source? I think we all know the answer but curious if it has ever been measured.
  • Renee Ellmers Needs Our Help NOW!

    11/04/2010 2:42:06 PM PDT · by bwc2221 · 42 replies
    e-mail | 11/4/10 | bwc2221
    I just received this e-mail: Dear Supporter, Election night, after the ten counties in my district had reported their votes, I led Bob Etheridge by 2,100 votes. (That number is crucial because under North Carolina law Congressman Etheridge is not entitled to an ‘automatic recount’ if he trails by more than 1% – or 1,888 votes.) Then, yesterday afternoon – unexpectedly – the vote totals changed. The State Board of Elections reported my lead had dropped to 1,600 votes. Two hours later Bob Etheridge announced he intended to call for a recount. As a result, last night my campaign began...
  • Breaking! Al Gore Demands Partial Recount of Climate Data!

    02/15/2010 6:05:04 PM PST · by parsifal · 47 replies · 1,483+ views
    Secret | February 15, 2010 | Secret
    My secret sources have discovered another bizarre twist in the ongoing Climategate scandal: Breaking! Al Gore Demands Partial Recount of Climate Data As the impact of the global warming scandal widens, Nobel Prize winner and long time spokesperson for the movement demanded a partial recount of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) data. In asking for the partial recount, Mr Gore asked that any data tending to show global cooling should be re-counted while data tending to show global warming be left as it is. When asked whether this would tend to skew the data in favor of global...
  • Franken Camp's Claim: The Hand Count Is Over -- And We're Up By Four Votes!

    12/05/2008 11:42:47 AM PST · by lewisglad · 33 replies · 2,535+ views
    Talking Points Memo-Election Central ^ | 12/5/08 1:41 PM | Eric Kleefeld
    Four votes. That's how many votes the Franken campaign just said they're leading Norm Coleman by, with the hand recount now officially finished. In other words, with every single precinct in Minnesota now done counting (except for the one where they're still searching for the missing votes), the Franken campaign is claiming the lead. An extremely slim lead, but a lead nonetheless. "We are not declaring victory -- we are moving into the next stage of the process," said Franken's lead recount lawyer Marc Elias, in a press briefing going on now with reporters. "But we are going into that...
  • GOP Rep. Reichert Clinches Re-Election in Washington

    11/10/2008 6:22:51 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies · 585+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | November 8, 2008 | Rachel Kapochunas & Bob Benenson
    Republican Rep. Dave Reichert ’s win for a third House term was confirmed late Friday night, as Democratic nominee Darcy Burner conceded defeat in the close rematch of their 2006 race in Washington’s 8th Congressional District. With Reichert’s Republican hold in the suburban Seattle district, the Democrats’ net gain in the national House campaign stands at 19, meaning they will enter the 111th Congress with at least 254 seats. Those figures currently appear likely to go at least 257 seats and a net gain of 21. Democrats believe they have secured two more takeover victories, both in districts that have...
  • Undecided House races

    11/05/2008 2:28:14 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 1,100+ views
    November 5, 2008
    The following House races are undecided: CA-4: Republican state Senator Tom McClintock leads retired military officer Charles Brown by 451 votes. MD-1: Democrat District Attorney Frank M. Kratovil leads Republican state Senator Andrew Harris by 915 votes. OH-15: Republican state Senator Steve Stivers leads Democrat Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy by 321 votes. VA-5: Democrat Tom Perriello leads Republican incumbent Virgil Goode by 31 votes. WA-8 Republican incumbent Dave Reichert leads Democrat businesswoman Darcy Burner by 1,456 votes.
  • Reliving the Florida recount (TV movie produced by Democrats)

    12/26/2007 10:00:48 AM PST · by avacado · 106 replies · 1,305+ views
    Politico ^ | December 26, 2007 | Jeffrey Ressner
    Reliving the Florida recount One of the most highly anticipated political telefilms being released next year is “Recount,” a fast-paced depiction of the behind-the-scenes drama that took place in Florida during the disputed 2000 Gore-Bush election. [snip] Earlier this year, the possibility was raised that this “Recount” might be swayed and history rewritten because writer Strong and executive producers Paula Weinstein and Sydney Pollack, as well as HBO Films President Colin Callender, are all Democratic supporters. [snip] “There have been many incarnations of the script,” the HBO representative said in response to questions about literary license taken in the film....
  • Castro recounts his illness and recovery (in a personal report on his condition published Thursday)

    05/24/2007 5:07:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 239+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/07 | Will Weisseert - ap
    HAVANA - Fidel Castro has gained weight and is getting better, but grumbled about having to cut his hair and trim his beard for official photos in a personal report on his condition published Thursday in state media. The 80-year-old leader wrote frankly about just how sick has been, undergoing several emergency surgeries, the first of which did not go well. "It wasn't just one operation, but various. Initially it wasn't successful and that had a bearing on my prolonged recuperation," wrote Castro, who has not been seen in public for nearly 10 months. He gave no indication of how...
  • Pregnant Woman Recounts Shooting Rampage (Seattle)

    08/08/2006 7:20:34 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 919+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-9-2006 | Marcus Franklin
    Pregnant Woman Recounts Shooting Rampage Wednesday August 9, 2006 3:01 AM By MARCUS FRANKLIN Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Dayna Klein was writing thank you notes and making telephone calls in her office at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle when she heard what sounded like bubble wrap popping. When she also heard screaming and hurried footsteps, she got up from her desk and went to the office doorway and encountered a man holding a handgun. As he pointed the gun at the pregnant Klein, she reflexively covered her stomach with her left arm. The bullet pierced her...
  • Aide Recounts Milosevic's Last Words

    03/11/2006 8:28:04 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 40 replies · 1,332+ views ^ | 3 11 06 | KATARINA KRATOVAC,
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro - A Socialist Party aide of Slobodan Milosevic said Saturday that the ex-president was defiant just before his death. "He told me, 'Don't you worry: They will not destroy me or break me; I shall defeat them all,'" said Milorad Vucelic of the Socialist Party, recounting a phone conversation with Milosevic late Friday. "But it was obvious he was very ill." Milosevic, who was found dead Saturday in his cell at the Netherlands-based war crimes court near The Hague, was daily in contact with Socialist party officials in Belgrade as he carried out his own defense before the...
  • What’s wrong with a probe of election accuracy?

    01/11/2006 3:47:33 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies · 296+ views
    Arizona Capitol Times ^ | 30 Dec 2005 | John Semmens
    Senate President, Ken Bennett, R-1, finds it “troubling.” Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says he is “concerned” and has “serious questions about legality and ethics.” From the portentous rhetoric, a person could not be blamed for fearing that organized crime may have seized control of Arizona’s government, which millions in public funds have gone missing, or that some other major calamity has befallen us. It should come as a great source of relief to discover that all this hyperventilating is over the efforts of Sen. Jack Harper, R-4, to investigate a voting irregularity from the 2004 election. In the 2004...
  • Marine recounts deadly incident in Iraq

    09/28/2005 4:27:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 679+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2005) -- Think female Marines are any safer than their male counterparts in Iraq? Tell that to Sgt. Alisha J. Harding. “It just wasn’t our day,” said Sgt. Alisha J. Harding, reflecting on the fateful day when she and 12 other servicemembers be-came the target of a car bomb in Fallujah, Iraq, June 23. Harding, along with 11 Marines and one sailor, were traveling to Camp Fallujah in a 7-ton truck when the vehicle was hit. “We were on the way back … from working entry control points searching Iraqi women,” said...
  • Millen, Ga. Marine recounts patrol through Ramadi (Combat AAR)

    08/25/2005 4:52:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 483+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 25, 2005 | Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Aug. 25, 2005) -- When a Marine cleans up after a chaotic combat tour and returns stateside, the American public stands in awe at the heroic things he accomplished. However, the Marine sees it as another day on the job. This is the case with 1st Lt. Andrew P. Thomas, who served as platoon commander, 4th platoon, small craft company, 1st Marine Division, who was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal July 8 for his actions during an attack on the riverbanks of Ramadi. Recalling one of the more prominent events that...
  • GOP Wins Election Challenge in Washington

    05/02/2005 11:55:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies · 1,534+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05-02-03 | Rebecca Cook
    GOP Wins Election Challenge in Washington By REBECCA COOKThe Associated PressMonday, May 2, 2005; 2:03 PM WENATCHEE, Wash. -- The Republicans won an important victory Monday in their legal challenge to the election of Gov. Christine Gregoire when a judge allowed them to use a type of statistical analysis to try to prove illegal votes swayed the race.Republican Dino Rossi is trying to have the election results from November declared invalid. Rossi won the first count and a machine recount, but his Democratic opponent won by 129 votes in a hand recount of 2.9 million ballots.The trial is set for...
  • Rossi team issues list of "felon" voters - (Wa. State Gov. Gregoire far from a "done deal")

    03/05/2005 10:21:12 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,374+ views
    Attorneys for Republican Dino Rossi yesterday released the names of more than 1,000 people who allegedly cast illegal votes in November's disputed gubernatorial election. The list of alleged felons, people who voted twice and dead people recorded as voting is at the heart of a lawsuit Republicans filed to overturn the November election of Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire. Rossi spokeswoman Mary Lane said the list — given to Democratic attorneys late yesterday in response to a subpoena and released to the media — is based on extensive research. While she said Rossi and his attorneys are confident in the "overall...
  • Timeline of events in the Washington Governor's Race

    12/31/2004 12:25:55 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 594+ views
    SFGATE.COM ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2004 | Associated Press
    12-31) 00:09 PST (AP) -- Nov. 2: Election Day. Three-term Democratic Attorney General Christine Gregoire finds herself in an unexpectedly tight race with Republican real estate agent Dino Rossi, a former state senator. Gregoire is up by 7,000 votes at the end of the night, with hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots yet to be counted. Nov. 9: As absentee ballots are tallied, Rossi closes the gap and then pulls ahead by 2,123 votes. Dec. 30: Secretary of State Sam Reed certifies the election, declaring Gregoire governor-elect. Jan. 12: Inauguration Day. Legislature scheduled to issue certificates of election to new...
  • Wash State Sec'y: Vote Find is Suspicious

    12/15/2004 5:59:22 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 1,029+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec 15, 2004 | Limbacher
    The discovery late Monday of 561 votes in the still-ongoing Washington State governor's race had both state and GOP officials crying foul yesterday, with Secretary of State Sam Reed saying that vote fraud is a possibility. Asked if he thought the eleventh-hour vote find could be fraudulent, Reed told KTTH Seattle radio host Mike Siegel, "You want to look at that, just because it's so late in the process and the impact it could have on the outcome of this race." Washington State is currently undergoing it's second ballot recount in a race where Republican Dino Rossi won the initial...
  • Judge won't halt recounts

    11/20/2004 11:23:03 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 337+ views
    Myrtle Beach ^ | 11/17/04
    A Superior Court judge declined Tuesday to halt statewide and local recounts while trailing candidates in three races seek another decision on whether certain provisional ballots should be counted. Wake County Judge Henry Hight refused to issue a temporary restraining order that would have halted the recounts. Barring a successful appeal, county election officials are required to report their recounted results to the state by the end of the day today.
  • Law Schools Are Bad for Democracy: legions of lawyers are ready to make our democracy unworkable.

    11/02/2004 5:55:33 AM PST · by OESY · 30 replies · 382+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 2, 2004 | ROBERT F. NAGEL
    A most alarming political problem confronting America is the deployment of thousands of lawyers, once again, to litigate the presidential election. No one can think that deciding that contest in courtrooms is healthy for American politics. But as both parties have "lawyered up," the public can only watch helplessly.... Now consider... all controversial cases involve the rejection of strong arguments.... To what kind of mind is... the making of an argument in itself have urgent moral force? The answer is that it matters to a person trained to spend a lifetime making arguments. Every day in law school, thousands of...
  • A Modest Proposal - The 1% Rule

    10/21/2004 5:19:04 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 3 replies · 129+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | Thursday, October 21, 2004 | .cnI redruM
    Election 2004 may very well still be a street fight at 3:45 in the morning. The polls are varied, but mostly close. Several 'battleground' states are seperated by 1 point or less. One any given day, 50 - 150 electoral votes are from states where the two candidates are within MOE for the most recent quoted poll. This election may become EVEN WORSE than election 2000; a 269 to 269 Electoral College tie. Gary L. Gregg from NRO describes 6 ways this could happen. Scenario 1: All states vote the way they did in 2000 except the swing states of...
  • 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...
  • Mad Daschle (theirs)(Daschle Climber or Clymer??, mine)

    11/06/2002 11:54:46 AM PST · by nothingnew · 6 replies · 309+ views
    World on the Web ^ | 10/12/2002 | by Bob Jones in Aberdeen, S.D.
    snip... Mr. Daschle may have been unknown to the people of South Dakota, but at least two important groups knew him well: Big Labor and the Democratic Party hierarchy. Both First Lady Rosalynn Carter and her redoubtable mother-in-law, Miss Lillian, flew in for fundraisers. Thanks to ties he had forged in Sen. Abourezk's office, when Mr. Daschle called for funding, union leaders answered. Almost one-third of the $180,000 he raised for his campaign came from out-of-state labor unions—among the highest totals of any congressional race that year. Demographics within the state also seemed to be in his favor. Registration records...
  • Where are they now?

    09/16/2002 9:08:27 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 277+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/16/02 | Greg Pierce
    <p>Rep. Mark Foley, Florida Republican, wonders why Democrats who in 2000 demanded endless recounts of Bush versus Gore are now silent about the disputed Democratic gubernatorial primary in Florida.</p> <p>Mr. Foley, in a prepared statement Friday, urged reporters to call the same South Florida members of Congress who were constantly on television and at protests in 2000, as well as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, and ask them why they are not speaking out on behalf of former Attorney General Janet Reno, who trails Tampa lawyer Bill McBride in the wake of Tuesday's primary vote. Miss Reno is unhappy because of problems at polling places in South Florida, which was considered a Reno stronghold.</p>