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obx
11-03-2009, 12:22 PM
How is the turnout in Va/NJ/NY23?
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Lars1701a
11-03-2009, 12:33 PM
How is the turnout in Va/NJ/NY23?

I dont think anyone knows this early.

linda22003
11-03-2009, 12:55 PM
It was very light in our precinct in Northern VA this morning, but we were there pretty early. The polls opened at six, we got there at 6:35, and I was #28 to vote.

There were electronic machines if we wanted, but the default was to hand us a folder with the paper ballot inside. Some people have guessed it's about the swine flu, but why it helps to have us all using the same five pens instead of tapping at the same five keyboards, I don't know.

I voted all "R" with just one exception; one of the candidates is someone I know personally and have detested for some time, and I would prefer that he not get further along to his real goal, the governorship.

lacarnut
11-03-2009, 01:40 PM
It was very light in our precinct in Northern VA this morning, but we were there pretty early. The polls opened at six, we got there at 6:35, and I was #28 to vote.

There were electronic machines if we wanted, but the default was to hand us a folder with the paper ballot inside. Some people have guessed it's about the swine flu, but why it helps to have us all using the same five pens instead of tapping at the same five keyboards, I don't know.

I voted all "R" with just one exception; one of the candidates is someone I know personally and have detested for some time, and I would prefer that he not get further along to his real goal, the governorship.

For the life of me I can not understand why any state or county has paper ballots. That is so 3rd world country to me.

linda22003
11-03-2009, 02:01 PM
I was quite surprised to see them; we've voted electronically-only for years.

GrumpyOldLady
11-03-2009, 02:42 PM
I'd love to see NY23 go Conservative Party.
That would sure give the dems and the faux-republicans a nasty headache !!

lacarnut
11-03-2009, 02:46 PM
I was quite surprised to see them; we've voted electronically-only for years.

As far as I know, Louisiana has used electronic voting machines for over 40 years. I have never voted by paper ballot.

linda22003
11-03-2009, 02:48 PM
I used to vote by paper ballot when I lived on the North Shore in Massachusetts, 30 years ago. Boston had the lever system. This was the first time I'd seen a paper ballot in.... decades.

hampshirebrit
11-03-2009, 02:50 PM
That's all we do over here in Teh Yuk. I don't think we use mechanical or electronic means anywhere.

The main advantage is the integrity of the count or recount can be proven with a physical record, as far as I can tell.

GrumpyOldLady
11-03-2009, 03:01 PM
New Jersey - ACORN wants to tip NJ to democrats (http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/corzine_new_jersey_acorn/2009/11/02/280632.html)
Wonder how much pull they have?

Swampfox
11-03-2009, 03:21 PM
My voting booth in NJ was pretty light, but it was around 1:30, not exactly a "high traffic" time.

noonwitch
11-03-2009, 03:35 PM
As far as I know, Louisiana has used electronic voting machines for over 40 years. I have never voted by paper ballot.

There now seems to be a state-wide standard for ballots and machines, there wasn't prior to 2000 in Michigan.

When I first starting voting, in Kentwood, we used the old-fashioned lever machines, which remains my favorite way to vote. When I voted in the city of Grand Rapids, we used the "butterfly ballot". I lived briefly in Chesterfield Township, and they used the lever machines there.

When I moved to Detroit, we used the butterfly ballots until 2000. That year, they got electronic machines, but we still had a paper ballot that we fed into the machine when we were done. That is how we are now doing it in Warren. When I first moved to Warren in 2001, we were using the lever machines.

FlaGator
11-03-2009, 05:22 PM
In my area we use a combination of paper and electronic. You shade in the dot by your choice's name like the SAT tests in high school and when your done the whole thing put in to a scanner that reads the shaded circles and tabulates the votes.

linda22003
11-03-2009, 07:16 PM
Well, the polls closed at 7, so I'll tune in to the news around 8 to see what's coming in.

stsinner
11-03-2009, 07:34 PM
VA: 81,358 McDonnell [R] 46,670 Deeds [D]

Now that's a stompin, in a place that voted heavily for Obama...

SarasotaRepub
11-03-2009, 07:46 PM
VA: 81,358 McDonnell [R] 46,670 Deeds [D]

Now that's a stompin, in a place that voted heavily for Obama...

If McD's lead holds I'm sure the DUmmies will blame Lord Rove. :rolleyes::D
And if NJ goes Red...heads will be asploding...:D

stsinner
11-03-2009, 07:48 PM
If McD's lead holds I'm sure the DUmmies will blame Lord Rove. :rolleyes::D
And if NJ goes Red...heads will be asploding...:D

That's right-there are two prepared responses from the White House-if Dems do well, it will be because people endorsed Obama's policies and hope and change, and if they get stomped the elections will be billed as just small town politics having nothing to do with Obama or his policies or administration.

SarasotaRepub
11-03-2009, 07:59 PM
Fox just called VA for us eeeeeevil Rethugs. :D

Lars1701a
11-03-2009, 08:09 PM
Any news on NJ? I am stuck in SC.

linda22003
11-03-2009, 08:16 PM
VA polls closed at 7, but NJ polls just closed at 8. It will take a bit to hear.

stsinner
11-03-2009, 08:29 PM
NJ: 13,530 Christie [R] 10,638 Corzine [D] 2,072 Daggett [I]
Oh, that's sweet..

stsinner
11-03-2009, 08:35 PM
NJ: 16,306 Christie [R] 12,956 Corzine [D] 2,509 Daggett [I]

Anyone hopeful that we will sweep it? I'm not real optimistic about NY...

But, hell, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.....

stsinner
11-03-2009, 08:38 PM
NJ: 23,157 Christie [R] 19,338 Corzine [D] 3,532 Daggett [I]

stsinner
11-03-2009, 08:47 PM
NJ: 36,958 Christie [R] 32,268 Corzine [D] 5,478 Daggett [I]

Seems to be a consistent 4,000 count lead...

stsinner
11-03-2009, 08:57 PM
NJ: 167,323 Christie [R] 134,055 Corzine [D] 18,373 Daggett [I]

But... now we have about a 30,000 vote difference... God, politics is confusing...

stsinner
11-03-2009, 09:14 PM
NJ: 348,372 Christie [R] 297,591 Corzine [D] 37,778 Daggett [I]

It's not looking good for the Dems, folks!!

stsinner
11-03-2009, 09:23 PM
Why the hell isn't NY posting any numbers?? They've had an hour and a half now!!

Shannon
11-03-2009, 09:30 PM
Fox is running #s for New York at the bottom of the screen. It wasn't looking great last time I checked.

stsinner
11-03-2009, 09:38 PM
NJ: 514,692 Christie [R] 460,120 Corzine [D] 58,825 Daggett [I]

ralph wiggum
11-03-2009, 09:39 PM
Fox is running #s for New York at the bottom of the screen. It wasn't looking great last time I checked.

Last I looked, it was very early and very few results were in.

stsinner
11-03-2009, 09:39 PM
Fox is running #s for New York at the bottom of the screen. It wasn't looking great last time I checked.

OH.. I was watching Drudge, and he's been updating the other two about every minute, but nothing for NY...

stsinner
11-03-2009, 09:39 PM
It looks like all but NY are landslides...

stsinner
11-03-2009, 09:46 PM
NJ: 678,586 Christie [R] 614,285 Corzine [D]

Zathras
11-03-2009, 10:10 PM
NJ: 678,586 Christie [R] 614,285 Corzine [D]

And in the words of Triple H and Sean Michaels....to any DUmbasses that may be lurking here at CU...

If you're not down with the GOP winning in New Jersey, we've got two words for ya.....

SUCK IT!!!!!!!!!!

PoliCon
11-03-2009, 10:11 PM
Despite President Barack Obama personally campaigning for him, Creigh Deeds lost Virginia's gubernatorial election to Republican Bob McDonnell. (Nov. 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT1RKoGhL-k

PoliCon
11-03-2009, 10:16 PM
http://blogs.usatoday.com/onpolitics/2009/11/report-ballot-problems-in-nys-23rd-congressional-district.html

Report: Ballot problems in NY's 23rd Congressional District
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This is not good news for political junkies hoping to get a winner in New York's 23rd Congressional District before bedtime: There are voting machine problems in St. Lawrence County, one of the more populous areas in the district.

The Watertown Daily Times says there are problems with the new scanners that read the ballots in the towns of Louisville, Waddington, Rossie and Clare.

“We may not have results from those towns tonight," St. Lawrence County Board of Elections Deputy Commissioner Thomas Nichols told the paper.

St. Lawrence County accounted for 41,000 votes -- about 17% of the total -- in the 2008 congressional election.

Public opinion polls suggested that tonight's race between Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman and Democrat Bill Owens would be close. The polls closed at 9 p.m. ET in New York.

SarasotaRepub
11-03-2009, 10:20 PM
Fox just called Jersey for us. :D:cool:

PoliCon
11-03-2009, 10:21 PM
Fox just called Jersey for us. :D:cool:

Great. The important one though will be the NY 23rd.

patriot45
11-03-2009, 10:32 PM
Great. The important one though will be the NY 23rd.

Wrong! The big one was Jersey. For that state to change with all the effort and money The 0 put in there I think there is no way they can spin this in favor of the 0! Big, huge loss!!

Apocalypse
11-03-2009, 10:37 PM
I take it DU is on suicide watch?

PoliCon
11-03-2009, 10:38 PM
Wrong! The big one was Jersey. For that state to change with all the effort and money The 0 put in there I think there is no way they can spin this in favor of the 0! Big, huge loss!!

NJ was important I agree - however NY23 is the race for the heart of the GOP. If Hoffman wins - it shows the talking heads and party elites that it's CONSERVATISM that wins not DEM lite.

patriot45
11-03-2009, 11:02 PM
NJ was important I agree - however NY23 is the race for the heart of the GOP. If Hoffman wins - it shows the talking heads and party elites that it's CONSERVATISM that wins not DEM lite.

Yeah, but that bitch who endorsed the dims is still getting about 5% of the vote, it will be tough!

PoliCon
11-03-2009, 11:15 PM
Yeah, but that bitch who endorsed the dims is still getting about 5% of the vote, it will be tough!

Yes it will. But if he wins - we can kick the big tent bullshit to the curb and start seeing conservatives running as conservatives again.

SaintLouieWoman
11-03-2009, 11:20 PM
Wrong! The big one was Jersey. For that state to change with all the effort and money The 0 put in there I think there is no way they can spin this in favor of the 0! Big, huge loss!!

They're already showing on our local lib stations that they were just local elections, with 55% of the folks in Virginia interviewed saying it had nothing to do with O. :rolleyes:

NJCardFan
11-03-2009, 11:39 PM
I don't think Hoffman needs to win to make a statement. He's making enough noise right now. The fact that a 3rd party candidate is this close to winning makes a statement IMO but he's 4,000 votes behind with nearly 80% counted so he isn't going to win.

linda22003
11-04-2009, 08:05 AM
NJ was important I agree - however NY23 is the race for the heart of the GOP. If Hoffman wins - it shows the talking heads and party elites that it's CONSERVATISM that wins not DEM lite.

So, since he lost, what does that show?

obx
11-04-2009, 08:22 AM
I think it shows what an unknown can do in 30 days with the right message
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NJCardFan
11-04-2009, 09:46 AM
I think it shows what an unknown can do in 30 days with the right message

No, it shows the stupidity of the American voter. So blinded by party loyalty that they're willing to sit idly by and watch a Democrat get elected instead of voting for a 3rd party candidate who best suits their principles. The GOP blew this one royally.

lacarnut
11-04-2009, 10:57 AM
No, it shows the stupidity of the American voter. So blinded by party loyalty that they're willing to sit idly by and watch a Democrat get elected instead of voting for a 3rd party candidate who best suits their principles. The GOP blew this one royally.

Even though Hoffman did not win, it sent a message to the liberal Repub establishment that conservatives will not support another damn democratic lite candidate. NY is a liberal state. A RINO like Bloomberg with all his billions had a hard time defeating his opponet in the mayors race. The deck was stacked against Hoffman and he almost pulled it off which is quite remarkable and encouraging for conservatives.

PoliCon
11-04-2009, 04:13 PM
So, since he lost, what does that show?

I makes them think that their way can still work and means well have to keep shooting down the 'big tent' myth.

PoliCon
11-04-2009, 04:15 PM
Even though Hoffman did not win, it sent a message to the liberal Repub establishment that conservatives will not support another damn democratic lite candidate. NY is a liberal state. A RINO like Bloomberg with all his billions had a hard time defeating his opponet in the mayors race. The deck was stacked against Hoffman and he almost pulled it off which is quite remarkable and encouraging for conservatives.

Bloomburg isn't a rino anymore - he's an independent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Bloomberg


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