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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:16 PM
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The numbers have changed once again for the judges.
Kloppenburg - 740,090
Prosser - 739,886
Kloppenburg ahead by 204

They have entered the final precinct into the total precincts reported. It shows all have reported.

<http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2011/by_co... >
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:18 PM
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1. I am having such an incredibility hard time believing the vote count
is that close...not complaining our side is WINNING...BUT, strange that the numbers would be like that imo. The odds of that happening (an almost tie) must be astronomical.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:19 PM
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3. Hope someone locked down those machines.
:eyes:
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:20 PM
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5. You too?
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 02:29 PM by Rex
After 2000, I will never ever take anything on faith again. That election ruined it for me and I will always be suspicious of numbers that look...well...fishy to me.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:23 PM
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8. And 2004. And here in CA, 2006.
It's not like they're going to stop cheating until someone stops them.
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:19 PM
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4. I think the same thing every time this happens
and it happens every election - Al Franken, etc.

It just seems contrived...
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:21 PM
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2000 ruined it for me, I can never again look at election numbers like
I did before 2000.
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:21 PM
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6. The Koch brothers believe our democracy belongs to them
Are we really to believe that they would be above tampering with the results? Still, glad to see they have failed, at least for the time being.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:22 PM
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7. Yes! WE WON!
It is something special to watch THE PEOPLE defeat (by legal means) two of the most evil billionaire brothers, since I don't know when!!

WE are the power, not them!
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:24 PM
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9. Yes! But you are right, this kind of thing is happening WAY to often
Ever since 2000, there's been a number of crucial elections that have been historically close. The whole time I was growing up I never saw elections like this, and now it's practically becoming the norm.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:51 PM
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11. That's the second time I've seen that claim made
I'd love to see something to back it up. The 2010 election certainly wasn't that close and it was a crucial as any of them. As I just posted elsewhere, if you go back 45 years, you'll find that the voting in presidential elections has been nearly evenly divided between repubs and Democrats.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:49 PM
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10. I'm no expert in statistics, but as a pure matter of "odds"
is it really less likely that 1.5 million votes would split 750,000/750,000 than that they would split 1 million/500,000 or even 1/1,499,999? As a matter of politics, you don't expect elections to be totally one sided, but close elections aren't that unusual.

Despite what some may want to believe, the electorate is actually pretty closely divided in this country overall and in some states. For example, the average percentage vote for the Democratic candidate in presidential electionis over the past 45 years is 48.5 percent. The average percentage vote for the repub candidate over that same time: 48.7 percent. That's a ridiculously small margin given the total number of votes cast during that period. Interestingly, during that same period, the best and worst showings by a Democratic presidential candidate were 61.1% (1964) and 37.5% (1972). The best and worst performances by repub candidates during those 45 years: 60.7% (1972) and 37.5 (1992).

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Sky Masterson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:18 PM
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2. It's Klopperin time!
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