HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Politics 2014 (Forum) » What is the justification...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:39 PM

What is the justification for counting Miami-Dade taking so long?

When entire STATES bigger than that were counted in far less time?

25 replies, 2088 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 25 replies Author Time Post
Reply What is the justification for counting Miami-Dade taking so long? (Original post)
Mayberry Machiavelli Nov 2012 OP
MADem Nov 2012 #1
Mayberry Machiavelli Nov 2012 #4
Peepsite Nov 2012 #2
MADem Nov 2012 #11
Bonhomme Richard Nov 2012 #3
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #5
Mayberry Machiavelli Nov 2012 #6
Raine1967 Nov 2012 #7
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #18
Mayberry Machiavelli Nov 2012 #20
LisaL Nov 2012 #24
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #25
faithfulcitizen Nov 2012 #13
LisaL Nov 2012 #14
MADem Nov 2012 #16
pnwmom Nov 2012 #8
smorkingapple Nov 2012 #9
Sunlei Nov 2012 #10
LisaL Nov 2012 #12
MADem Nov 2012 #15
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #17
Daniel537 Nov 2012 #19
TBF Nov 2012 #21
Mayberry Machiavelli Nov 2012 #22
LisaL Nov 2012 #23

Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:40 PM

1. It's Florida...and Jeb PROMISED it to RMoney.

Maybe he's having trouble finding a ballot box or ten to stuff....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:42 PM

4. But when the election outcome doesn't even hinge on FL EVs (only my sense of smug self satisfaction)

what's the point of dragging shit out?

Unless, as you imply, certain conditions need to be fulfilled to satisfy certain contractural agreements.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:42 PM

2. Jeb can't count past ten In Spanish .

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Peepsite (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:30 PM

11. In actual fact, Jeb is FLUENT. His command is impressive, unlike Dumbya's.

But it should be--he courted his Mexican bride in Mexico, in Spanish. He eloped with her. His family was APPALLED!

He can speak some Spanish; that's one thing I will give the cheating skunk. His kids are fluent too.

Now, Porgie--he can't get much past "Taco y cerveza, por favor"--and then he's out of gas.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:42 PM

3. It takes time to write new software. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:56 PM

5. It's always fucked up and it doesn't matter anymore.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HopeHoops (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:10 PM

6. I want those electoral VOTES dammit.

Thousands of people waiting in line for hours in the middle of the night earned those.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:22 PM

7. ^^^ THIS! ^^^

A lot of people in Florida deserve this. America deserves to give these wonderful people the right to those electoral votes!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Raine1967 (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:37 AM

18. But that's why I want popular vote instead of EC votes. Then EVERY vote matters.

 

If they never count the FL votes, Obama still won. It's really fucked up that only a few states come into play (or get visited for that matter). If we switch to the simplicity of popular vote, we're all on equal grounds. No state has an edge. We each individually have an edge.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HopeHoops (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:27 AM

20. No argument from me here. We should all plant the seed to bitter Republicans that the EC must go.

They are probably receptive right now.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:36 AM

24. I don't want EC to go.

Especially considering disasters like Sandy depressing turnout in some states vs. others.
It would be very foolish to change from EC to popular vote.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LisaL (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:46 PM

25. We don't live in a democracy. We are still a democratic republic.

 

Why shouldn't every vote be counted as equal to every other? The EC made sense long ego. It makes no sense now.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:33 PM

13. Hell yes we want them!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:33 PM

14. Me too!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:36 PM

16. +1,000,000! nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:52 PM

8. Many of the ballots had mistakes on the printed forms that prevented them

from being scanned by the machines. People had to physically copy the votes onto new ballots.

Also, Florida had a lot of absentee and provisional ballots.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:54 PM

9. They all know it's over but given FL's fucked up history they're taking their sweet time

It's all good guys, Obama will have the EV's in the end.

Best part? It'll come in a few days to further rub salt in the Republican wounds...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:57 PM

10. makes me wonder how Florida managed previous elections.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Sunlei (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:32 PM

12. Not very well. Remember Bush vs. Gore?

The image of that poor guy trying to figure out if there was a hanging chad or not...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Sunlei (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:35 PM

15. But wait,they didn't! They let a crew of unelected so-n-sos in black robes make the call FOR 'em! nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:47 PM

17. The repub legislature is punishing

 

their state's citizens for wanting to exercise their democratic rights of representation. It's a way of serving notice to them that greater participation is not appreciated by the GOP state party.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:55 AM

19. There are only 3 guarantees in life

Death, taxes, and Florida screwing up an election.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:31 AM

21. Apparently they are still counting -

Miami-Dade Still Counting Ballots Thursday
Working counting ballots around the clock as Florida remains undecided
By Donna Rapado and Brian Hamacher
| Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 | Updated 10:18 AM EST

Miami-Dade Elections Department officials continued to count absentee ballots Thursday morning as Florida remained the last undecided state in the 2012 election.

As of 9 a.m., around 500 absentee ballots still had to be counted at the elections department's headquarters in Doral, county Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley said.

The counting was expected to end sometime Thursday, she said.

"This is simply a matter of sheer volume, we're dealing with a tremendous amount of paper," Townsley said Thursday. "We have done everything we could possibly do to prepare, again, it's the volume and we're managing it very effectively. We will not rush this process, we will make sure that every vote is counted."

More here - http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Miami-Dade-Still-Counting-Ballots-Thursday-177834791.html

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TBF (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:33 AM

22. The individual ballots are absolutely ridiculous, like a several page booklet for each voter.

I can't help but wonder if this was designed so that FL couldn't be called on election night.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:35 AM

23. I think it was designed to slow down the voting process, so less people could vote.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread