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pinkpops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-04 08:41 AM
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Remember these words trom Jim Baker?
"Well, all Floridians have voted and their votes have not only been counted, they've been counted twice...

Compare to the words of Dino Rossi spokesman:
"As far as we're concerned, Dino has won. Dino has won twice," said a jubilant Rossi spokeswoman Mary Lane. "It remains to be seen what Christine Gregoire will do after losing two counts."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/11/18/politics/main...

I believe in both cases the recounts were machine recounts automaticaly triggered by the closeness of the vote, and the Dems were asking for hand counts.

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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-04 08:43 AM
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1. Baker lied
In the first recount in Florida, the one triggered by law because of the closeness of the vote, something like 18 or the 67 counties never ran their votes through the machines. They simply turned in their original counts.

There was never a completed recount in Florida in 2000 at all.
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pk_du Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-04 09:19 AM
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2. You are correct
The count and first recount were machine-only....and even then they both gained votes ( Gregoire more than Rossi) so the gap narrowed. Gregoire now has a couple of choices ;

a. Ask for full recount by hand
b. Ask for Partial recount of select precincts/counties by hand


I previously suggested the partial was very dangerous as it could be stopped by SCOTUS under their "equal proction" ruling in Bush V Gore but was told here that its WA state law so no problem...
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