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neohippie Donating Member (410 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:29 AM
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Any ideas on who won the military vote from over seas?
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 09:35 AM by neohippie
I would like to know if the soldiers still support the mis-administration. Is there anyone looking at vote totals coming in from our armed forces?

I know that in the AP story about a Broward County voter investigation there was this blurb

"Meanwhile, the board tallied ballots for 87 Broward voters serving in the military.

Those voters chose Democratic candidate John Kerry over President Bush, 51-34. Two did not make a choice in the presidential race.
The number of rejected overseas military ballots was not available, but County Judge Robert Lee said more were rejected than counted."


so somebody is counting in Florida, what about the rest of the country?
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:32 AM
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1. I don't think they bothered to count it.
I hope I'm wrong. :(
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Florida_Geek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:32 AM
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2. From another post here
"Meanwhile, the board tallied ballots for 87 Broward voters serving in the military.
Those voters chose Democratic candidate John Kerry over President Bush, 51-34. Two did not make a choice in the presidential race."
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Green Mountain Dem Donating Member (784 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:47 AM
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3. I had heard ....
as reported by one of the networks (can't remember which one) that 80% of military vote went to Bush. It was very early on and I think it was NBC so take that for what it's worth!
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dmac Donating Member (414 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:48 AM
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4. Are you saying that
Bush actually won the vote of the military in Broward county? If so, those really are some brave soldiers because a lot of what I have read has been that officers (mostly Bush supporters) were looking over the shoulders of the underlings and my thought would be that many would be intimidated into casting a vote for W no matter how they really feel. Also, I read that across the country, many states' military ballots were being FX'ed or sent and being filtered through the Pentagon. I don't know if that sacrificed the privacy of their vote or not, but I certainly think it could have altered which votes would be let through and counted. It feels truly awful to be so distrusting and cynical but this is where we have been led. . . .
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:09 AM
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:19 AM
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7. The democratic party does not need to get moderate.
I welcome you as a newbie, but I doubt your intentions since you post such a ridiculous post. Kerry won the election, repukes stole it.

Since Kerry won (or at worse only took 55 million) it would seem that the party's message and platform is popular and approved by 55 million.

If anything, the party is trying to be too moderate and not distinquish itself from the repukes.

WE DO NOT NEED to accept the closed minded and harmful concepts of the right.

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Kralizec Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:26 AM
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8. say what? democrats need to be more modertate?
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 10:27 AM by Kralizec
Man -- I am new here as well. But I don't know who you are saying that Democrats need to get more conservative NO! Democrats have become nothing more than watered down republicans as of late. What Democrats need to do, and by this I mean elected Democrat officials, is to get some guts and start fighting the repugs AT EVERY MOVE.

I can't believe you said that....
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:36 AM
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:49 AM
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10. Please provide a link that supports your statement that
Bush killed Kerry in the Military vote!

I want a source, not just a statement.
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no1hedberg Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:06 AM
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11. Are you crazy?
"This is why people like Democrat Governor Ed Rendell attempted to suppress the Pa military vote. He knew the military vote far and away would go to Bush.
Democrats need to get moderate fast for the better of the country."

We don't need to get moderate, we need to get mad. Stop letting the Bush syndicate have it easy. Stop rolling over, and being afraid of being labeled. We have to investigate Bush and his gangsters now. If the Republicans can waste 50 million dollars and 3 years investigating Clinton we can sure enough do it to Bush. He obviously has many more skeletons in his closet. If we don't stay in his face, we won't have any civil liberties left. It's a shame that this country needs it's elections monitored by the UN like some third world country, but it's obvious we can't get a fair election on our own. We have to investigate the election now. You can bet they won't make the same mistakes in 2008 they did in 2004. If they cover their tracks better we won't have any evidence to get them. And no patriot should ever want anyone's vote suppressed. Especially someone fighting overseas. You have to remember they didn't send themselves over there.
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IAMREALITY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:11 AM
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12. Fuckkkkk Y....Oh wait, am I not allowed to say that? hehe
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neohippie Donating Member (410 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:13 AM
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6. Kerry won the overseas military vote in Broward
The article said "Those voters chose Democratic candidate John Kerry over President Bush, 51-34."
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