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Old 10-23-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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Oct. 23) -- The presidential election is less than two weeks away -- and it could be a long night. The Associated Press looks at several "nightmare scenarios" that could prolong or complicate the outcome of the Nov. 4 vote, ranging from an electoral college tie to possible legal challenges at polling places.

One possible contributor to Election Day confusion: Millions of Americans will be using new equipment to cast their ballots, the AP points out. "The American public has a great way of fouling up their ballots," said Kimball W. Brace, president of Election Data Services Inc., a political consulting company.

Some voters are hoping to avoid any Election Day problems by casting their votes early. In a separate story, the AP reports that some polling places are being flooded by early birds, prompting local election officials to add equipment and extend hours to accommodate the crowds.

All states offer residents that opportunity to vote early. About one-third of the electorate is expected to cast ballots before Nov. 4.

Even so, early voters are reporting problems. In West Virginia, several people have reported that electronic voting machines changed the votes from Democrats to Republicans. The Charleston Gazette has that story.

In Ohio, the secretary of state's Web site was pulled down temporarily after outsiders hacked into it. The office is locked in a court battle with Republicans over voter registration fraud allegations and has received a death threat against supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, according to a CNN report.

"There's been a concerted effort to barrage the office with e-mails and phone calls," Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, told CNN. "My employees have been real troopers here ... [they] are doing a fantastic job of staying focused on what they need to do."


Are any of you concerned? Does the fact that your vote very well may be played with concern you?
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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Our votes don't really count anyways. I don't know why I even bother voting anymore. The past two elections have been stolen by the republicans.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:34 PM   #3
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I am not concerned except for the ultimate outcome... there does seem to be a LOT of mean spirited hate from the GOP this time around... moreso than in previous elections, so who knows what kind of anger that could drive... We certainly don't want repeats of what happened in Florida.
Then again, I voted already!




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Old 10-23-2008, 07:37 PM   #4
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The past two elections have been stolen by the republicans.
2000, sure, but Bush won both the popular and the college in 2004.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:38 PM   #5
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Our votes don't really count anyways. I don't know why I even bother voting anymore. The past two elections have been stolen by the republicans.
I don't understand - How come votes don't count? The last election wasn't stolen by Republicans, 2000 probably was, and it's because Florida couldn't count.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:49 PM   #6
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I'm convinced that 2004 was also stolen. Did you hear how many voter machines messed up and gave votes to Bush? The guy who runs the company that makes the machines is a republican and was a huge Bush supporter too.

Our votes don't count... the electoral college votes that do and they can vote how they choose.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:06 PM   #7
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I'm convinced that 2004 was also stolen. Did you hear how many voter machines messed up and gave votes to Bush? The guy who runs the company that makes the machines is a republican and was a huge Bush supporter too.

Our votes don't count... the electoral college votes that do and they can vote how they choose.
that's not exactly true... in 48 states the electoral votes are based on the popular count the canidate with the most votes in the popular get the electoral votes... some states if i remember correct split the elctoral votes based on the pouplar count... i wish they would come out with a standardized system...lol

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Old 10-23-2008, 11:08 PM   #8
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So, I just got a rep from this thread, and it said "please rep me back," and didn't leave a name. Nice work.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:09 PM   #9
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So, I just got a rep from this thread, and it said "please rep me back," and didn't leave a name. Nice work.

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Old 10-23-2008, 11:16 PM   #10
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2000, sure, but Bush won both the popular and the college in 2004.
it's only happend three time in history that a canidate won the popular but not the electoral 2000 was the only time this century
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:18 PM   #11
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So, I just got a rep from this thread, and it said "please rep me back," and didn't leave a name. Nice work.

yea, bballer.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:40 PM   #12
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I'm convinced that 2004 was also stolen. Did you hear how many voter machines messed up and gave votes to Bush? The guy who runs the company that makes the machines is a republican and was a huge Bush supporter too.

Our votes don't count... the electoral college votes that do and they can vote how they choose.
Uh... electoral college votes are a result of the popular vote. Whichever candidate has the most popular votes in a particular state usually gains all the electoral votes from that state as well. Hence, our votes do count.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:44 PM   #13
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yea, bballer.
Good, now I know who to avoid repping in the future.

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Hence, our votes do count.
Only if your vote is on the winning side.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:07 AM   #14
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election day should be a phuckin day off school
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:18 AM   #15
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Our votes don't really count anyways. I don't know why I even bother voting anymore. The past two elections have been stolen by the republicans.
Democrats gave them both away. If you can't crush an obviously unqualified buffoon like George Bush, you can't whine and complain when the coin flip, which is essentially what both elections came down to because they were both essentially ties, doesn't go your way. If the nation had overwhelming support for the Democratic choice and the Republicans actually did something at the top that switched a 60-40 Dem win to a 51-49 Republican win, then you would be allowed to complain. but that's not what happened. The nation was ambivalent. Neither candidate impressed anyone both in 2000 and in 2004. ergo quit *****ing. The republicans stole nothing. And Obama is going to win this election, and it won't be close. I mean it won't be 70-30 or anything, but it will be a clear, indisputable margin of victory that nobody will be able to manipulate.
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