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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:26 PM
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Castor lost to Martinez by 1.1%
Isn't that convenient?

I believe the law in FL for an automatic recount is 1%.

Funny thing, more people voted for Castor then for Kerry? Despite a strong showing by the 3rd party candidate in the Senate race? Something stinks.

Kerry got 3,583,544 votes

Castor got 3,590,201 votes


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RhodaGrits Donating Member (688 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:28 PM
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1. Someone I know who campaigned actively for Castor said
that in their phone polling, many women who were going to vote for Castor said they were going to vote for Bush because he made them feel more secure. <sigh>
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:33 PM
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3. Sorry, I don't buy a friend of a friend stories
Castor did not run that strong a campaign. As a matter of fact, with all the hoopla for the Presidency, you wouldn't hardly know there were any other races on the ballot. There was not enough attention paid to Castor's race for her to pull more people than Kerry. She didn't generate that much excitement. I just don't buy it.

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RhodaGrits Donating Member (688 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:34 PM
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4. He raised thousands of dollars for Castor - I had no reason to
doubt what he said. I don't live in Florida and am just repeating what i was told.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:51 PM
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6. 179,916 more votes were cast for President than for Senator
Yet Castor still got more votes than Kerry?

Here are the totals -

Bush - 3,964,522
Kerry - 3,583,544
Other - 61,744

Total - 7,609,810


Martinez - 3,672,864
Castor - 3,590,201
Bradley - 166,642
Other - 187

Total - 7,429,894

Yes, a few people might have voted for DEM for Senate and REP for President but certainly not that many. Martinez did as much as he could to paint Castor has weak on terrorism.



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RhodaGrits Donating Member (688 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:55 PM
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8. That was the point i raised to him that elicited that remark. I
frankly do not think it adds up. He is very disappointed that Castor didn't ask for a recount but if the difference is (conveniently) 1.1% that figures - she didn't have the money for a recount.

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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:00 PM
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9. I did the math--and found a difference of exactly 180,000
between the total vote tally for President and Senator! I smell ballot box stuffing by Repukes.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:29 PM
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2. That does stink, it is one of the first things I thought smelled...
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bagimin Donating Member (945 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:47 PM
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5. You wouldn't even know Castor was in the race
in SoFla. Martinez ads and signs everywhere. It seemed like she just didn't try..or have the funds.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:52 PM
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7. You wouldn't even know there was a Senate race in North FL
Every thing was focused on Bush vs Kerry.

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liquiduniverse Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:16 PM
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11. Martinez and Castor both campaigned heavily in central Florida
I saw lots of TV ads for both. Of course, they're both based central Florida. I did expect Kerry to get more votes than Castor, but then again, I thought Kerry and Castor were both going to win too.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:11 PM
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10. recount. Martinez gave up his soul. He deserves to be shunned
for the rest of his life. he can't claim dignity or humanity for the rest of his days.
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turbo_satan Donating Member (308 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:25 PM
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12. I know several Bush voters who voted for Castor
I'm a Floridian and I witnessed it first-hand. The Bush/Castor voters I know personally are former Dems who reluctantly voted for W (in the mistaken belief he'll do a good job protecting the homeland) but found Martinez too creepy and over-the-top Catholic to get their votes.

I think Martinez probably won and the idiots who voted for W got what they deserved in Martinez.
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