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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:51 PM

Romney Campaign Concedes FL

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/08/3087995/romney-campaign-we-lost-florida.html

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Reply Romney Campaign Concedes FL (Original post)
Mayberry Machiavelli Nov 2012 OP
renate Nov 2012 #1
Spazito Nov 2012 #10
BainsBane Nov 2012 #25
VWolf Nov 2012 #29
Cha Nov 2012 #36
agracie Nov 2012 #43
myrna minx Nov 2012 #31
TahitiNut Nov 2012 #39
PA Democrat Nov 2012 #46
Berlum Nov 2012 #2
cali Nov 2012 #3
frazzled Nov 2012 #4
GETTINGTIRED Nov 2012 #5
deutsey Nov 2012 #6
oswaldactedalone Nov 2012 #7
Mayberry Machiavelli Nov 2012 #8
CakeGrrl Nov 2012 #18
hifiguy Nov 2012 #9
AnnaLee Nov 2012 #13
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #22
B Calm Nov 2012 #16
AlGoreRhythms Nov 2012 #11
GETTINGTIRED Nov 2012 #15
niyad Nov 2012 #41
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #12
upaloopa Nov 2012 #14
frogmarch Nov 2012 #19
PoliticalBiker Nov 2012 #17
longship Nov 2012 #20
smccarter Nov 2012 #21
JohnnyBoots Nov 2012 #24
City Lights Nov 2012 #23
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #26
lpbk2713 Nov 2012 #27
ReRe Nov 2012 #28
Iwillnevergiveup Nov 2012 #30
DirtyDawg Nov 2012 #32
Jennicut Nov 2012 #33
Hubert Flottz Nov 2012 #37
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #40
Cha Nov 2012 #34
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #35
L0oniX Nov 2012 #38
Liberal In Red State Nov 2012 #42
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #44
Lugnut Nov 2012 #45
lindysalsagal Nov 2012 #47
lexw Nov 2012 #48
LostinRed Nov 2012 #49
demo dutch Nov 2012 #50
4lbs Nov 2012 #51

Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:52 PM

1. I am so, so, so grateful to all those people who stood in line for hours



They love democracy more than the people whose job it's supposed to be to administer it.

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Response to renate (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:59 PM

10. Well said!

They showed how important democracy is, how the right to vote, the determination to vote against all odds is crucial for everyone.

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Response to renate (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:18 PM

25. +1 n/t

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Response to renate (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:53 PM

29. Especially grateful to those who waited in line even after

it was called for Obama.
Even after Romney conceded.
Even after Obama's victory speech.

It was truely inspiring.

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Response to VWolf (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:23 PM

36. I know! It seems they felt like a lot of us..that they just wanted

to be able to cast their vote for our Country.

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Response to VWolf (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:38 PM

43. Add my thanks and gratitude to all who stayed in line no matter what...

You did a truly good and unselfish thing. And our country is a better place as a result. Sincere thanks and gratitude to each and every one of you. You are heroes.

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Response to renate (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:00 PM

31. Profound statement.

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Response to renate (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:37 PM

39. Amen.


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Response to renate (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:43 PM

46. Yes! Thank you to all who endured the efforts to suppress the vote!

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:53 PM

2. The door is right over there, Willard.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:54 PM

3. woot! love those extra electoral votes

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:54 PM

4. It's about time!

I wanted those 29 Florida EVs in Obama's column even though they didn't matter. I wanted it for the record. And I knew since around 10 pm Tuesday night that he'd won the state.

Rick Scott can now sit and wait for his twelve other pages of ridiculous ballot questions to be counted to the last person. Obama won his state.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:55 PM

5. hot sauce on the

ass...whoopin hope the bootay is raw and it burns........no sympathy here ...none ..zilch....nada....

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:56 PM

6. Yes!

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:56 PM

7. Hey Robme and Turdblossom

You got your asses kicked. Suck it shitstains.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:56 PM

8. Here's to all the late night line voters!!

For Great Justice!

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:09 PM

18. +10000

Thanks to all of them!

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:57 PM

9. 332-206 EVs!

That counts as a thumping in my book. A serious thumping.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:01 PM

13. Yes, 51.2% of the popular vote (Politico last update) and 61.7% of the electorial votes.

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Response to AnnaLee (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:14 PM

22. Plus 55 Senate seats, gains in the House, and more total popular votes for all House races:



I'd call that a mandate.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:07 PM

16. Ass kicking

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:59 PM

11. I knew I stood in line

for a reason

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Response to AlGoreRhythms (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:06 PM

15. thank you

I have relatives in Ohio and Florida who stayed in line hours and hours....they said it was well worth it ..try to suppress the vote ....we rise up higher

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Response to AlGoreRhythms (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:27 PM

41. welcome to DU and thank you

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:00 PM

12. haHA!

Now it's not simply a landslide.
It's an ass-whompin' of truly epic proportions.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:03 PM

14. What they did wrong was to try and suppress the

votes of a community who fought and died for the right to vote just a couple of decades ago.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:12 PM

19. Yes, it was a mistake, but

according to the repuke spokesman in Florida, they must have left something off the table in their efforts to win. He said it wouldn't happen again.

What's next with these effers? Shooting people who look as if they might vote Democratic?

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:08 PM

17. My only Regret....

... was that the dems didn't take back the House.
Maybe the Tan Man will get his ouster in 2014...

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:13 PM

20. Concession is mostly irrelevant.

It is the votes which speak, and only the votes.

In 2000, if Al Gore had conceded and then a recount gave him FL EVs, he would have been inaugurated in Jan, 2001.

But this concession by Romney is important because it means that there will be no recount rubbish in FL this year (at least not with regards to the presidential electoral votes). They know they lost big.

Apparently that crazy West has other ideas.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:14 PM

21. Early voter - Santa Rosa County, FL

Stood in line for an hour. Not too bad considering what I've been hearing.

The thing about SR County is... I've heard that only 25% of the registered voters in the county actually voted. Not sure that's an exact or accurate number, but that's something I was told.

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Response to smccarter (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:18 PM

24. Next door in Escambia

 

only took a half an hour for early voting. Was happy to be surprised by that.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:15 PM

23. Alrighty!

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:19 PM

26. A little salt in the wound for poor Mittloaf. LOL.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:21 PM

27. Loser ... loser ... loser ... loser ... loser




Or for our drive-by visitors from Freepville ... Looser ... looser ... looser ... looser ... looser





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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:31 PM

28. Yeah, Baby!

Kick

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:57 PM

30. My dad was a nervous nellie

right up until Obama's re-election was confirmed on teevee. He's 91 and has voted Democratic his whole long life. When I saw this news about Florida, I wrote 206 in red and 332 in blue with a smilie face on an index card and taped it to his laptop. He was thrilled, and for Florida folks, acknowledged the sacrifice of many thousands who stood on long lines.

IT'S TRULY SUNNY IN THE SUNSHINE STATE!

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:03 PM

32. It's my...

 

...understanding that if the difference were half a point or something, it would trigger an automatic recount, and that, since the final total wouldn't change who's gonna be the next President, the State of Florida was going to ask Romney to request that they 'not' redo the count. Wonder if the Obama campaign could request the count even if Romney's wouldn't? Why? Cause since even if the count went against the President it wouldn't matter, but at least that bastard of a Governor would have to spend the money to do it...and think how nice it would be to get an even bigger spread...either way the a-hole would deserve to have his nose rubbed in it a little more.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:05 PM

33. 332 electoral votes is a mandate and I don't want to hear anything from Repubs that it is not.

Thank you to those that stood in long lines to vote our President in, you are all amazing!

Rick Scott needs to be thrown out.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:33 PM

37. Rick Scott needs to be looked at by the FBI...

And if he's thrown anywhere it should be in federal prison for tampering with the election and racial discrimination against registered voters in Florida.

No more mister nice guy, about election theft or fraud. We owe it to all the people who had to wait in lines so long to exercise their right to legally vote, to see to it that this criminal shit never happens again. If we let this slide, it will NEVER stop.

Tagg and ES&S needs to be investigated too.

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:55 PM

40. Hell yeah!

+1

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:21 PM

34. In spite of Rick Scott! Can you believe how incredibily determined

We The People were in Florida! And, all the States where they stood in lines for hours to Vote for our Democracy!

I'm so grateful! Thanks for the news Mayberry!

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:23 PM

35. Can y'all smell that?

It is the sweet smell of karma.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:36 PM

38. Luv the color of Florida Blue. n/t

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:31 PM

42. 332!!!! So no more is it a mandate . . . Hell yes it's a MANDATE! W claimed to have earned

capital at 286 - time for Obama & Co. to push for the agenda that the Country voted for! And to those of us that supported him and the causes . . . Time for us to chase the Repuks back into the holes they crawled out of and make sure that this majority holds for the next several election cycles . . . We could possibly being living in the era of a new Warren Court with progressive agendas being successful whether through legislation or the courts!!!

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:40 PM

44. ...heh....

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:41 PM

45. No mandate my arse!


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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:23 PM

47. I just called and told them to stop counting votes.

We're all set!

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:02 PM

48. YES!!!!!!!!!

The hits just keep on comin'

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:41 PM

49. 332

Didn't see this reported anywhere else nice.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:36 PM

50. GOTV effort was huge in FL! & Scott's tactics shortening early voting backfired

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:04 AM

51. MSNBC and CNN said as much around 11:30pm Eastern on Election Night.

They said nearly all the outstanding votes were from Democratic counties, so it was unlikely that Rloser would close the gap, but more likely that PRESIDENT OBAMA would increase his margin of victory.

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