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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:43 PM

NRCC spokesman: GOP not conceding in PA special election

Source: Axios



Shannon Vavra 1 hour ago

Matt Gorman, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, told NBC News that the party is "absolutely not conceding" to Democrat Conor Lamb in the special election in Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district. Gorman added, "We are waiting for provisional ballots on Friday. And we are not ruling out a recount or other legal actions.”

Between the lines: Regardless of the ultimate victor, last night’s election results were a tough pill to swallow for the GOP. The district voted for Trump by 20 points, and Lamb managed to close that gap against Republican Rick Saccone.

Potential legal challenges to benefit the GOP, per NBC News’ Alex Moe: “Reports of miscalibrations of voting machines in Allegheny Co; Report GOP was kicked out of room counting absentee ballots in Allegheny Co for 90mins; Reports of mistakes on PA SOS website”

Yes, but: Even though he's not conceding, Saccone’s camp has told NBC News that he plans to run again in 2018 in the soon-to-be-redistricted 14th congressional district, which will be a more GOP-leaning district.


Read more: https://www.axios.com/gop-not-conceding-in-pennsylvania-nrcc-spokesman-1521039646-ac393273-e4cb-46d6-a787-87163d436aea.html?source=sidebar

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Reply NRCC spokesman: GOP not conceding in PA special election (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2018 OP
madaboutharry Mar 2018 #1
FreepFryer Mar 2018 #2
AllyCat Mar 2018 #3
lagomorph777 Mar 2018 #5
keithbvadu2 Mar 2018 #8
lagomorph777 Mar 2018 #18
duforsure Mar 2018 #4
lagomorph777 Mar 2018 #6
mpcamb Mar 2018 #22
Cha Mar 2018 #30
mpcamb Mar 2018 #32
global1 Mar 2018 #7
strangedaysindeed Mar 2018 #9
Fullduplexxx Mar 2018 #11
chuckstevens Mar 2018 #10
rurallib Mar 2018 #12
mrmpa Mar 2018 #13
MojoWrkn Mar 2018 #14
rtracey Mar 2018 #15
bucolic_frolic Mar 2018 #16
dalton99a Mar 2018 #17
Tiggeroshii Mar 2018 #19
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #31
hatrack Mar 2018 #20
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 #21
mpcamb Mar 2018 #23
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 #24
mpcamb Mar 2018 #25
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 #28
samnsara Mar 2018 #26
Turbineguy Mar 2018 #27
Cha Mar 2018 #29

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:46 PM

1. No one cares what you do.

Not conceding only demonstrates what sore losers republicans are. We knew that anyway.

Go fuck off.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:46 PM

2. ELECTORALLY TRIGGERED GOP SNOWFLAKES ARE MELLLLTTTINNGGGGGG!!! (N/T)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:46 PM

3. I cannot say that I blame them. I would expect the same had Lamb been in his position

However, the stalling just gives the GOP that much more time to figure out how to come up with the votes they need to "win".

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:50 PM

5. They are preparing a cheating strategy now. Expect some crayoned "new" ballots to show up.

Or some thumb drive from a magically-created touchscreen vote-stealing machine...

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:52 PM

8. Or some just-discovered ballot boxes that had been 'overlooked'

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:01 PM

18. In Virginia, they "found" one more spoiled ballot, and got it declared as valid.

That one solitary ballot stole the majority in the VA House of Delegates.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:47 PM

4. They're trying to rig this election recount

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Response to duforsure (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:51 PM

6. Of course they are.

This is the time to send lawyers, guns, and money. It's on.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:16 PM

22. And in truth, that's the part we Dems are bad at.

They're prepared to fight- lawyers, guns and money- and we're there with inexperienced local players who are in the situation for the first time and they "find" votes and lose our votes.
If we're smart, we'd spend lots on being prepared for close elections, rather than spending against our own candidates like we did in Texas.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:26 PM

30. How do you know the Dems aren't prepared?

Conor Lamb seems like an intelligent person and I'm guessing he surrounds himself with intelligent people.

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Response to Cha (Reply #30)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 08:50 AM

32. Looking back to history, how'd we do in Florida in 2000?

OK, they got Supreme Court collusion in that one ( and months later, a war that's still going on today from Bush/Cheney).
In the 2004 presidential election, researchers revealed serious security flaws in voting machines.
Those machine are still around and can easily be compromised.
Coupled that with a gerrymandering of districts, voter list purges, other suppressions- long lines, threats and harassment, Republican or conservative ties of several leading executives in the companies providing the machines.
They have people making careers out of stealing elections.
None of this is to say that Lamb and his people aren't smart, talented and did anything other than a magnificent thing taking that seat away from them. But they've got the money, time and suits to challenge this and will attempt to stall it.
While we've got the numbers, they're very good at misinformation and legal means to reverse outcomes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:52 PM

7. This Is What I Mean About This Election Being To Close For Comfort.....

without massive voter turnout on any election these days - it just gives the Repugs a second opportunity to steal the election.

Again - we must strive to make the 2018 midterms historic. We need to make that election go down in U.S. history that it has the largest voter turnout than any previous election in the U.S.

That sends a message to Trump and the Repugs that we won't tolerate their treasonous activities anymore and we won't let you steal or elections.

GOTV!!!!! We have about 8 months to mount a campaign to make the 2018 Midterms Historic.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:53 PM

9. Undoubtably they have

a person like the woman in WI who 'found' something like an extra 20,000 votes that she had 'accidentally' stored on her personal laptop.

These people deplore democracy, and have no qualms about CHEATING to hold on to power.



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Response to strangedaysindeed (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:59 PM

11. Kathy nicholas from waukeshaw

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:57 PM

10. "Overlooked" GOP votes will be discovered!

 

The Dems need to have a team of lawyers on the ground, if they don't already!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:11 PM

12. Can Ryan (or whoever) delay the swearing in or

will Lamb be certified and thus has to be sworn in?

IIRC - Franken's swearing in was delayed by months for a recount.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:13 PM

13. Of course you're kicked out of room...........

counting absentee ballots. In Allegheny County all absentee ballots are sent to the correct polling place, and counted there. Only Poll Watchers are allowed in polling places. That is an "official" Poll Watcher with correct paper work.

Was an Allegheny County Judge of Elections for 10 years.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:13 PM

14. Didn't Roy Moore have the same response when he LOST?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:22 PM

15. hmmmm

Yeah, well neither has Roy Moore, so...who gives a shit what the NRCC thinks or says.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:09 PM

16. Meanwhile they still don't understand

what today's protests are about. Kids don't want to get shot and they don't get it.

Leaves one speechless.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:10 PM

17. And Roy Moore still hasn't conceded

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 05:43 PM

19. B/c they clearly didnt spend enough on it already

Maybe of they spend more, they can finally win!

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 08:37 AM

31. They found out the Koch Brothers haven't run out of money yet

Let's milk this baby while we still can!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 05:45 PM

20. Sure, go stand over there with Roy Moore, 'mkay?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:02 PM

21. More from the Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/03/14/GOP-to-challenge-District-13-results-seek-to-impound-all-voting-machines-used-in-special-election-pennsylvania-congress-rick-saccone-conor-lamb/stories/201803140110

The GOP has asked that all voting machines be impounded and the counties have agreed. They are also claiming their atty couldn't get in to watch the absentee ballot count, except he didn't have the correct signed authorization. But, instead of just kicking the atty out, he was allowed to watch from the doorway.

You'd think the GOP would stop throwing good money after bad...

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:19 PM

23. If we're strong, we'd tell Mr.Didn't have the correct signed authorization to bugger off! His fault

Not ours. SO Tough ----!

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #23)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:27 PM

24. You should familiarize yourself with election rules

beforehand. It's not that hard.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #24)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:18 PM

25. I know them pretty well in our state. So how's it work on PA?

What are the options for an official without proper documents and the correct signed authorization?
And what are they AFTER the fact?

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #25)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 10:54 PM

28. Get the forms signed and bring them, that's it.

If there's a proper authorization, the judge of elections will review the form, then the authorized party will be able to stay and watch, but not interfere with the process. I was never part of an absentee ballot count, but I did have a couple poll watchers one election cycle. There are specific rules about how close to the actual voting booths they can be and they also are not allowed to speak to voters. Judges of elections have final authority inside the poll. Anyone, including police, deemed to be disrupting the voting inside can be ejected by the judge.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:26 PM

26. honestly I wouldnt either. This is his career and his life..hes rightfully fighting for it..

...its sad and kind of pathetic but its a dying mans last gasp

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 09:03 PM

27. Damn Right!

If you can't trust a fixed election, what can you trust?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:20 PM

29. Poor LOSERS.. Neither did roy moore.. guess who went to D.C.?

That's right.. Senator Doug Jones.


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