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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:36 PM

Does anyone know how the military voted?

Are there numbers or polls telling us how members of the military voted? Does anyone know how to access that information?

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Reply Does anyone know how the military voted? (Original post)
BainsBane Nov 2012 OP
jody Nov 2012 #1
newfie11 Nov 2012 #2
sammytko Nov 2012 #3
jody Nov 2012 #6
Denzil_DC Nov 2012 #4
LP2K12 Nov 2012 #5
USArmyParatrooper Nov 2012 #7
LP2K12 Nov 2012 #8
BainsBane Nov 2012 #9
okwmember Nov 2012 #10
BainsBane Nov 2012 #11
BainsBane Nov 2012 #12

Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:13 PM

1. Thousands of them didn't vote because absentee ballots didn't arrive on time. nt

 

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Response to jody (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:19 PM

2. I thought that was a joke

On the Onion or some place?

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:21 PM

3. Something called duffle bag blog. This stupid thing still keeps popping up.

It says right on the site that it's not real news.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:36 PM

6. Why did you have to go and spoil a joke? nt

 

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Response to jody (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:29 PM

4. Check out Snopes, which debunks it.

It was a satire on delays in the military postal system.

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Response to jody (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:34 PM

5. Fact Check

http://factcheck.org/2012/11/did-undelivered-military-ballots-give-election-to-obama/

Q: Did military absentee ballots arrive a day late, swinging the election in favor of President Obama?
A: No. This rumor is based on a satirical post on a blog that specializes in “faux news.”

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:40 PM

7. I would be interested to know as well.

My guess from anecdotal experience is with a strong Republican majority. There's a ton of misinformation that floats around. Barack and Michelle Obama have done a tremendous amount of good for troopers and veterans, but he largely does not (and I suspect will not) get any credit for it.

This says a lot about Obama's character. He and his campaign staff are competent enough to know this, but he continues to fight for the men and women in uniform.

Of course, it could be that Democratic military voters like myself tend to be more quiet about it, so who knows.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:45 PM

8. Deadlines haven't been reached...

Florida for example...

There is a Nov. 16 deadline for overseas and military ballots, but under Florida law, recounts are based on Saturday's results. Only a handful of overseas and military ballots are believed to remain outstanding.


Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/11/10/florida-vote-count-obama-romney/1696343/

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Response to LP2K12 (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:17 PM

9. Do you know where we can look

for results after the deadline?

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:36 PM

10. MacDill AFB (SOCOM/CENTCOM) voted for

Obama 51% to 47%.

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Response to okwmember (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:20 AM

11. Can you provide a source?

Thanks!

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:14 PM

12. Any more info available?

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