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(Washington Examiner)   Somehow, Ohio has still managed not to count 300,000 votes. Not that it will change the results--but how hard can it be?   (washingtonexaminer.com) divider line 108
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2012-11-14 08:36:12 AM
Arizona has the same. It's farking pathetic.
 
2012-11-14 08:37:50 AM
Do you think Karl Rove is pointing to this as a means to distract the Koch Brothers from him funneling the SuperPAC money to his offshore accounts?

/just asking questions
 
2012-11-14 08:42:58 AM
when your stated goal is voter suppression, this looks like everythings going according to plan.
 
2012-11-14 08:56:49 AM
So there are a number of uncounted ballots and each will eventually be counted once it's determined if they're valid or not. And it almost certainly won't change the outcome of Ohio because of where they're from. What's img.fark.com?
 
2012-11-14 09:02:25 AM

Lumpmoose: So there are a number of uncounted ballots and each will eventually be counted once it's determined if they're valid or not. And it almost certainly won't change the outcome of Ohio because of where they're from. What's [img.fark.com image 54x11]?


I guess some guy named "Chad" is in charge of that count?
 
2012-11-14 09:07:27 AM
Have we not already covered that Ohio sucks? We were aware of this before, during, and after the election.

Sometimes incompetence just...continues. Don't pretend to be surprised.
 
2012-11-14 09:14:30 AM

Lumpmoose: So there are a number of uncounted ballots and each will eventually be counted once it's determined if they're valid or not. And it almost certainly won't change the outcome of Ohio because of where they're from. What's [img.fark.com image 54x11]?


Byron York.
 
2012-11-14 09:17:00 AM

Lumpmoose: So there are a number of uncounted ballots and each will eventually be counted once it's determined if they're valid or not. And it almost certainly won't change the outcome of Ohio because of where they're from. What's [img.fark.com image 54x11]?


You don't think that in 2012 maybe a system to count the votes at LEAST within a few days is too much to ask?

No, it doesn't look like it will affect the vote, and even if it did Obama wins without Ohio anyway, but still, come the fark on! This isn't rocket surgery.
 
2012-11-14 09:28:03 AM
The comments on that thread are priceless. The ones where they're saying the "election is not over" until all of the votes are counted is the most priceless.

Sorry Ohio, Florida and Arizona. You've effectively rendered your states irrelevant with your shenanigans.

Why yes, I am amused by your shenanigans.
 
2012-11-14 09:43:42 AM
once they get to potato, they get confused and need to take a break.
 
2012-11-14 09:49:19 AM

Dufus: Lumpmoose: So there are a number of uncounted ballots and each will eventually be counted once it's determined if they're valid or not. And it almost certainly won't change the outcome of Ohio because of where they're from. What's [img.fark.com image 54x11]?

I guess some guy named "Chad" is in charge of that count?


Hey! The Chad is great!

nekom: Lumpmoose: So there are a number of uncounted ballots and each will eventually be counted once it's determined if they're valid or not. And it almost certainly won't change the outcome of Ohio because of where they're from. What's [img.fark.com image 54x11]?

You don't think that in 2012 maybe a system to count the votes at LEAST within a few days is too much to ask?

No, it doesn't look like it will affect the vote, and even if it did Obama wins without Ohio anyway, but still, come the fark on! This isn't rocket surgery.


When hundreds of thousands of people cast their votes in a way that makes it more difficult to verify and count them (especially when it's more than it has been in the past), it takes longer. Look at California - they have millions of uncounted ballots still.
 
2012-11-14 10:03:38 AM

nekom: Lumpmoose: So there are a number of uncounted ballots and each will eventually be counted once it's determined if they're valid or not. And it almost certainly won't change the outcome of Ohio because of where they're from. What's [img.fark.com image 54x11]?

You don't think that in 2012 maybe a system to count the votes at LEAST within a few days is too much to ask?

No, it doesn't look like it will affect the vote, and even if it did Obama wins without Ohio anyway, but still, come the fark on! This isn't rocket surgery.


I agree that the voting system needs to be improved--perhaps even federally regulated for national races. But I also think the secretary's office can take its time to sort through 300,000 provisional and absentee paper ballots. If Ohio was close enough to trigger a recount, I think they should take even longer.

In my mind, Minnesota's very transparent and coordinated recount of the Franken-Coleman race is ideal. The Supreme Court preventing the true outcome of Florida in 2000 is not. Taking your time and establishing methods is preferable.
 
2012-11-14 10:10:51 AM
So Florida finished their vote counting before at least one other state? Way to go!

/still finds it hilarious that after all the time Romney spent campaigning in FL, the fact that they held the RNC there and all the shady registration shenannegans the republicans pulled, not only did he still lose FL, it didn't matter that he lost FL
 
2012-11-14 10:12:02 AM

DamnYankees: Arizona has the same. It's farking pathetic.


Saw that on Maddow last night...blew me away. 18,000 counted per day, with 300,000+ remaining to be counted -by Friday.

What happens to the votes left over that aren't counted by Friday? Tossed.

Unbelievable.

/Ring ring ring banana republic
 
2012-11-14 10:47:44 AM

Testiclaw:

/Ring ring ring banana republic


Doo doo doobie doo!

Farking sad, we need someone like Jimmy Carter to monitor our elections because we can't run them as well as Nicaragua.
 
2012-11-14 11:24:14 AM
Perhaps the law could be changed so that provisional ballots will be counted on election day instead of ten days after the election?
 
2012-11-14 11:41:40 AM
Certifying over 200,000 provisional ballots can take some time.
 
2012-11-14 12:02:06 PM
Ohio is the Florida of the mid-west.
 
2012-11-14 12:02:17 PM
Should we bother? They aren't going to agree with the teleprompter anyways.
 
2012-11-14 12:04:23 PM
We have a system that can flash-fry a buffalo in 40 seconds...but we want it NOW!
 
2012-11-14 12:04:39 PM

Testiclaw: What happens to the votes left over that aren't counted by Friday? Tossed.


srsly? Everyone responsible for that fiasco should get one UFIA for each citizen's vote they throw away.
 
2012-11-14 12:05:01 PM
How hard can it be?

www.rpmgo.com
 
2012-11-14 12:05:20 PM
Ummm . . . if they haven't counted them, how do they know how many there are? Just askin'

/arthametic is so hard for me
 
2012-11-14 12:06:23 PM
One Vote
AH AH AH AH
Two Votes
AH AH AH AH
Three Votes
AH AH AH AH
 
2012-11-14 12:07:03 PM
It's because this guy is doing the counting:

josh.st

"One! One vote for Obama, Ah Ah Ah!"
"Two! Two votes for Obama, Ah Ah Ah!"
 
2012-11-14 12:07:43 PM

jfivealive: One Vote
AH AH AH AH
Two Votes
AH AH AH AH
Three Votes
AH AH AH AH


Damn, was just a little slow on the draw there.
 
2012-11-14 12:09:45 PM
This isn't a matter of being slow or unable to count ballots. In Ohio, provisional ballots are given to voters whose eligibility is in question. Voters then have ten days to prove their eligibility. The votes will be counted this Saturday.

Things have been set up this way to avoid voter disenfranchisement and make sure that people's votes do get count. That's a good thing, right?
 
2012-11-14 12:09:48 PM

OregonVet: Perhaps the law could be changed so that provisional ballots will be counted on election day instead of ten days after the election?


A provisional ballot may only be counted for the election results after the voter has verified his or her eligibility to cast it after the day of the election. Reading the results of the ballot prior establishing the voter's eligibility, but not adding them to the final results until after eligibility is established, would require recording the voter's specific vote choices, which eliminates voter secrecy.
 
2012-11-14 12:11:56 PM

HST's Dead Carcass: Do you think Karl Rove is pointing to this as a means to distract the Koch Brothers from him funneling the SuperPAC money to his offshore accounts?

/just asking questions


I thought about this. How do we know Karl Rove isn't just doing what the Koch Brothers want him to do, which is get money from their offshore accounts, funneled through the SuperPAC, then back through to their bank accounts in the states, to avoid tax laws.
 
2012-11-14 12:15:17 PM
Generation_D

when your stated goal is voter suppression, this looks like everythings going according to plan.

Suppression like 25 some odd OH counties not having a single republican vote?
 
2012-11-14 12:16:49 PM

Lumpmoose: nekom: Lumpmoose: So there are a number of uncounted ballots and each will eventually be counted once it's determined if they're valid or not. And it almost certainly won't change the outcome of Ohio because of where they're from. What's [img.fark.com image 54x11]?

You don't think that in 2012 maybe a system to count the votes at LEAST within a few days is too much to ask?

No, it doesn't look like it will affect the vote, and even if it did Obama wins without Ohio anyway, but still, come the fark on! This isn't rocket surgery.

I agree that the voting system needs to be improved--perhaps even federally regulated for national races. But I also think the secretary's office can take its time to sort through 300,000 provisional and absentee paper ballots. If Ohio was close enough to trigger a recount, I think they should take even longer.

In my mind, Minnesota's very transparent and coordinated recount of the Franken-Coleman race is ideal. The Supreme Court preventing the true outcome of Florida in 2000 is not. Taking your time and establishing methods is preferable.


www.lizardpersonornot.com
 
2012-11-14 12:18:33 PM

OnlyM3: Generation_D

when your stated goal is voter suppression, this looks like everythings going according to plan.
Suppression like 25 some odd OH counties not having a single republican vote?


I can believe that OH has 25 counties without any resident elephants, but filled with asses.
 
2012-11-14 12:18:44 PM

OnlyM3: Generation_D

when your stated goal is voter suppression, this looks like everythings going according to plan.
Suppression like 25 some odd OH counties not having a single republican vote?


Please identify a county in which no Republican received a vote.
 
2012-11-14 12:19:05 PM

nekom: Lumpmoose: So there are a number of uncounted ballots and each will eventually be counted once it's determined if they're valid or not. And it almost certainly won't change the outcome of Ohio because of where they're from. What's [img.fark.com image 54x11]?

You don't think that in 2012 maybe a system to count the votes at LEAST within a few days is too much to ask?


Let's say someone shows up to vote, and their name is not on the list, even though they say they've lived in the same house for 30 years. They cast a provisional ballot. Now, some live person (not a computer) has to verify that this person really does live at the address they provided, and really should have been able to vote AND the person in question may even have to show up in person and show someone ID and power bills or something to prove who they are and where they live.

That times 300 THOUSAND...and you want that done in a couple days? Really?

You can argue about how Ohio got 300,000+ provisional ballots in the first place...but it's gonna take a long time to sort out...no amount of "Where's my flying car" logic is going to change that.
 
2012-11-14 12:20:57 PM

OnlyM3: Generation_D

when your stated goal is voter suppression, this looks like everythings going according to plan.
Suppression like 25 some odd OH counties not having a single republican vote?


Here ya go ACE Link

Don't let facts get in the way of a good talking point.
 
2012-11-14 12:21:13 PM
These states are only getting attention to their issues because they're so close. Who knows? Solid states like California could be setting half their ballots on fire, as far as we know!
 
2012-11-14 12:23:46 PM

RedPhoenix122: HST's Dead Carcass: Do you think Karl Rove is pointing to this as a means to distract the Koch Brothers from him funneling the SuperPAC money to his offshore accounts?

/just asking questions

I thought about this. How do we know Karl Rove isn't just doing what the Koch Brothers want him to do, which is get money from their offshore accounts, funneled through the SuperPAC, then back through to their bank accounts in the states, to avoid tax laws.


roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-14 12:24:01 PM
"Not all provisional or absentee ballots will be counted. They are subject to challenge"


...well, now I feel like my vote matters a TON.

/sarcasm
 
2012-11-14 12:24:11 PM
artmight.com

Thou hast made me loseth the count again, woman!

1... 2..."
 
 
2012-11-14 12:26:04 PM
So, Obama concedes Ohio to Romney, he still won by a long shot. Romney is still not president!
 
2012-11-14 12:26:09 PM

nekom: You don't think that in 2012 maybe a system to count the votes at LEAST within a few days is too much to ask?

No, it doesn't look like it will affect the vote, and even if it did Obama wins without Ohio anyway, but still, come the fark on! This isn't rocket surgery.


What's the big hurry? They have until sometime in December before the electoral college votes.
 
2012-11-14 12:29:17 PM
I can see not ONE of you actually read the article. These provisional ballots WON'T be reported until November 17th when canvasing officially starts. Its the process under Ohio law. Give it a rest people.
 
2012-11-14 12:32:00 PM
Generation_D: "when your stated goal is voter suppression, this looks like everythings going according to plan"

This. The goal is to make provisional ballots look like a dead-end, so anyone who isn't 110% sure they won't wind up with a provisional stays home and anyone offered a provisional at a polling place rage-quits the whole deal. If they actually knew what to do with provisionals and counted them according to the existing laws, they wouldn't be a dead-end and wouldn't suppress anything.

All that said: it may be time the nation as a whole puts forward a "vote however you want, backwards states, but you must support a nationally-consistent vote-by-mail system for those who choose to use it."

Because all this suppression nonsense -- not to mention the inanity of holding elections on workdays without consistent hours or early voting laws -- has gone on long enough.
 
2012-11-14 12:36:20 PM

hdhale: RedPhoenix122: HST's Dead Carcass: Do you think Karl Rove is pointing to this as a means to distract the Koch Brothers from him funneling the SuperPAC money to his offshore accounts?

/just asking questions

I thought about this. How do we know Karl Rove isn't just doing what the Koch Brothers want him to do, which is get money from their offshore accounts, funneled through the SuperPAC, then back through to their bank accounts in the states, to avoid tax laws.

[roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com image 360x460]


Not saying I'm right, just saying, if you wanted to bring money back in while avoiding tax laws, it'd be a good way to do it.
 
2012-11-14 12:36:42 PM

nekom: Lumpmoose: So there are a number of uncounted ballots and each will eventually be counted once it's determined if they're valid or not. And it almost certainly won't change the outcome of Ohio because of where they're from. What's [img.fark.com image 54x11]?

You don't think that in 2012 maybe a system to count the votes at LEAST within a few days is too much to ask?

No, it doesn't look like it will affect the vote, and even if it did Obama wins without Ohio anyway, but still, come the fark on! This isn't rocket surgery.


It may not be enough votes to overrule the presidential vote, but some of the local votes are rather close. That is probably the main reason to need to count them.
 
2012-11-14 12:37:39 PM

Lumpmoose: So there are a number of uncounted ballots and each will eventually be counted once it's determined if they're valid or not. And it almost certainly won't change the outcome of Ohio because of where they're from. What's [img.fark.com image 54x11]?


If it was your vote that was one of those ballots, I guarantee you'd get pissed off for someone even suggesting there isn't a problem.
 
2012-11-14 12:41:20 PM
Yeah, we don't need election observers. We can handle it ourselves.

/too proud to compromise reputation for legitimacy
 
2012-11-14 12:43:24 PM
Bring in Jethro Bodine to do some cyphering.
 
2012-11-14 12:43:24 PM

Generation_D: Lumpmoose: nekom: Lumpmoose: So there are a number of uncounted ballots and each will eventually be counted once it's determined if they're valid or not. And it almost certainly won't change the outcome of Ohio because of where they're from. What's [img.fark.com image 54x11]?

You don't think that in 2012 maybe a system to count the votes at LEAST within a few days is too much to ask?

No, it doesn't look like it will affect the vote, and even if it did Obama wins without Ohio anyway, but still, come the fark on! This isn't rocket surgery.

I agree that the voting system needs to be improved--perhaps even federally regulated for national races. But I also think the secretary's office can take its time to sort through 300,000 provisional and absentee paper ballots. If Ohio was close enough to trigger a recount, I think they should take even longer.

In my mind, Minnesota's very transparent and coordinated recount of the Franken-Coleman race is ideal. The Supreme Court preventing the true outcome of Florida in 2000 is not. Taking your time and establishing methods is preferable.

[www.lizardpersonornot.com image 225x300]


www.lizardpersonornot.com

I love that example because it actually counted as an overvote, not a vote for Franken. The State Canvassing Board decided that write-ins would count as votes even if the oval wasn't filled in. So the above ballot had two votes for Senator and was discounted. I disagree--I think it should have been a vote for Franken since only his oval was filled in. But I respect the board's procedures and final decision. It's a great example of election fairness.
 
2012-11-14 12:45:47 PM

OnlyM3: Generation_D

when your stated goal is voter suppression, this looks like everythings going according to plan.
Suppression like 25 some odd OH counties not having a single republican vote?


I guess those "Voting Republican is a Felony" billboards did their job.
 
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