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Mon May 14, 2018, 09:58 AM

Error May Have Cost Democrats Pivotal Virginia Race

“Last year’s race for state delegate in Newport News went down in Virginia history for its razor-thin margin. Republican David Yancey won on Election Day by 10 votes; Democrat Shelly Simonds beat him by a single vote in a recount. Then, a judicial panel declared a tie, so officials picked a name out of a bowl to determine a winner, and it was Yancey,” the Washington Post reports.

“Now, a review of voter registration records and district maps by The Washington Post has found more than two dozen voters — enough to swing the outcome of that race — cast ballots in the wrong district, because of errors by local elections officials. The misassigned voters lived in a predominantly African American precinct that heavily favored Democrats in the fall.”


https://politicalwire.com/2018/05/14/error-may-have-cost-democrats-pivotal-race-in-virginia/

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Reply Error May Have Cost Democrats Pivotal Virginia Race (Original post)
RandySF Monday OP
lark Monday #1
Bettie Monday #2
lark Monday #3
mythology Monday #7
dalton99a Monday #4
appalachiablue Monday #5
WhiteTara Monday #6
IronLionZion Monday #8
mountain grammy Monday #15
Dopers_Greed Monday #9
aeromanKC Monday #10
KPN Monday #11
UCmeNdc Monday #12
iluvtennis Monday #14
zentrum Monday #13
Honeycombe8 Monday #16

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 10:00 AM

1. Damn, I knew the repugs cheated.

Random chance doesn't mean rw'ers always win, however much they try to make it appear that way by their rampant cheating.

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Response to lark (Reply #1)

Mon May 14, 2018, 10:04 AM

2. I still doubt that the Democrat's name

was even on any of the papers they drew from.

Of course they cheated. They always cheat.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #2)

Mon May 14, 2018, 10:06 AM

3. I thought the same thing.

They are all cheats, liars and hypocrites and now most are also traitors.

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Response to lark (Reply #1)

Mon May 14, 2018, 10:28 AM

7. You do realize that Democrats control the state board of elections right?

About 6000 people were set in the wrong precinct across the state out of 5.5 million voters. About 2200 of those voted. That's a .1% error rate.

It's not a conspiracy. It's a fluke due to the closeness.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 10:13 AM

4. "because of errors by local elections officials"

Sure enough

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 10:18 AM

5. That loss was so disappointing & significant for Va., and now this sh*t..

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 10:23 AM

6. error? nah, they did that on purpose.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 10:33 AM

8. Our party needs to do better to discover and fix these problems

it's going to keep happening everywhere.

For example, I live in the bluest of blue cities and registered to vote when I got my license. Somehow, they had no record of my registration when I showed up to my voting place a year later. Thankfully we have same day registration, but it was still frustrating and disappointing.

I bet a lot of voters get discouraged by mistakes like this, which can happen easily in over crowded and underfunded neighborhoods.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Mon May 14, 2018, 12:39 PM

15. Yes we do..

Every election is critical.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 11:43 AM

9. Is it an "error" if it's by design?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 11:48 AM

10. Fine. FIX the error.

Allow those voters who were incorrectly directed to the wrong voting precinct to vote in their correct precinct. This is not rocket science people.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 12:13 PM

11. Error? Suspicious if you ask me.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 12:14 PM

12. Error my Ass!

Planned voter misinformation!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #12)

Mon May 14, 2018, 12:17 PM

14. Agree

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 12:17 PM

13. Liars. Cheats. Sociopaths. Racists.

Enemies of Democracy.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 12:42 PM

16. That was no error, if you ask me. Fraud. nt

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