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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 09:48 AM
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Mitchell Still Leads Hayworth
Edited on Fri Nov-10-06 09:50 AM by Coventina
As ballot counting extended into its third day, congressional hopeful Harry Mitchell's lead over Rep. J.D. Hayworth remained virtually unchanged at nearly 6,000 votes.

The Democratic challenger of six-term Republican Hayworth made no claim of victory Thursday, but he appointed a former congressman to help him prepare for setting up offices if he wins.

An updated ballot count at the end of the day put Mitchell ahead of Hayworth by 5,932 votes, or 23 fewer than the day before.

The change came as 5,527 ballots from the 5th Congressional District were counted. The ballots are among about 250,000 that piled up in early voting and are now being processed at the rate of about 25,000 a day.
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See? This is why Hayworth is being stupid. Even if that trend continues, Hayworth is NOT going to catch up with gaining 20 votes a day!!

Plus, his crack-pipe dream that early voting favors him is FALSE. I know for a fact that the Democratic party of AZ was STRONGLY encouraging people to vote early. I was called SEVERAL TIMES by the party, asking me to request an early ballot. I declined, because I actually like voting in person on election day. But if my experience is any indication, there are just as many Democrats voting early as Republicans.

The longer this spins out, the more nervous I am that the Republicans are laying groundwork to steal it. By "keeping it in suspense" it builds plausibility that it would swing the other way, which I know it wouldn't do by any HONEST means.

:mad:

on edit: Oops! Forgot the link!

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/1110elect-cd5111...
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 09:51 AM
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1. Nervewrecking huh. I am pulling for you and a Democratic
victory there.
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NYYFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 09:51 AM
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2. That blowhard just needs to give it up.
Accept defeat like Allen and Burns, and move on.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 09:51 AM
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3. Please keep posting on this Coventina --
My suspicion is that there was massive fraud across the U.S. but that Dems won so big that they overcame the fraud.

I'll look forward to never seeing THIS ugly mug again:

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BlueManDude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 11:10 AM
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6. reminds me of Bob Dornan when he finally went down
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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 12:32 PM
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8. My thoughts exactly.
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NYYFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:18 PM
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12. Three Cheers for Coventina !!
:toast: :toast: :toast:

Thanks for keeping us informed !!

:thumbsup:
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RDANGELO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 09:55 AM
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4. prediction:
After all the votes are counted,Hayworth will start screaming about illegal aliens voting, even though he has no proof. Hayworth is a bigot.
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 10:00 AM
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5. He'd better not friggin' try that shit.
We already have a xenophobic voter ID law that was in effect for this election.

I was told when I voted that I had to show a picture ID, which is even going BEYOND what the law says. So voter intimidation was ALREADY in place and Hayworth STILL lost!

I should have realized that dirtbag wouldn't bow out gracefully.
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 11:36 AM
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7. Come on Mitchell! Didn't you learn from election theft 2000, YOU
MUST DECLARE VICTORY and start your transition team to put the heat on loserworthless to concede.

Stop waiting for "if you win" and declare yourself the VICTOR! bush* did it with a 527 vote lead, you have 10 times that much which means you need to get yourself all spiffed up for your MAN-DATE!!
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 03:14 PM
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17. Do we want to be like Bush?
We saw where his behavior got us. :eyes:
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 04:18 PM
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19. BE like bush*? NO. But take control of the situation when we have
at least a ten times BETTER stance? YES!
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 09:08 PM
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22. A "ten times BETTER stance" doesn't constitute a win.
If the unthinkable happens, and Hayworthless comes out on top due to these extra ballots, Mitchell would look pretty stupid if he declared victory early.

Harry's too smart for that. Plus, simply by not prematurely declaring victory, he's showing the district - and the country - a good example of why he's better than Hayworth.

If the shoe was on the other foot, J.D. would have already been measuring the drapes. Harry's not at all like J.D., and this situation is a good example of why.
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-11-06 08:00 AM
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23. This isn't about declaring victory, this is about Hayworth laying the groundwork to steal the
election.

The returns on election night gave Harry a solid win.

Hayworth refuses to concede.

The AZ SOS & the county recorder (both Republicans) insist that the race is "too close to call" and "way too early to declare victory" and say it will take 10 DAYS to count the ballots!!!

Who is going to monitor the situation for 10 days? Not the public.

Every day since then the local media goes on to say that the gap between Harry & JD is narrowing. (The actual numbers are small, but much is made of the narrowing gap.)

THEY ARE BUILDING PLAUSIBILITY FOR STEALING THE ELECTION!!!!

10 days from now, when it's announced that Hayworth has "come from behind to win!!!!" the public will merely shrug and say "wow! I guess JD was right"

Statistically, Hayworth has to win the uncounted votes by a 2:1 margin. Judging from how election night went THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE!

THE ONLY WAY HE CAN WIN IT IS BY STEALING, AND THEY ARE WORKING ON DOING SO RIGHT NOW!!!!!
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:06 PM
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9. I agree. Keep watching and recording all developments. EOM
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:10 PM
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10. I want video of that nazi clown conceding
God, I despise that prick.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:12 PM
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11. Fighting awfully hard for a minority party seat
I wonder if old J.D. has any post-political prospects? Sounds to me like even the insiders in DC have no more taste for this walking gasbag than anyone else does.

Have a happy retirement, Mr. Hayworth.
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 02:13 PM
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14. He was a local sportscaster before he ran for office.
I suppose he can always fall back on that.

Fortunately, he's so damaged now that his aspirations to become AZ's governor :scared: are now DOA.
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featherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:19 PM
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13. Unfortunately he'll become a talk show regular much as Bob Dornan did
after he lost. These shows need wacky bomb-throwers to keep the screaming level high.
Yuck.
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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 02:32 PM
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16. And Pat Buchanan
Geeze Louise, but he was sending my blood pressure through the roof the other day. What a flaming bigot! I was beginning to wonder how such a racist could remain on network/cable (MSNBC) television. . . . and then I remembered.

Ugh, to have Hey,Worthless on the little screen is a disgusting thought. I may go back to not watching any tv at all.


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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 02:15 PM
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15. Thank God, Hayworth needs to go.
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maxrandb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-11-06 08:32 AM
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24. Bagging this POS might give me more satisfaction
than bagging Santorum.

J.D.Hayworth is nothing but a Rush Limpballs clone. Putting his ass out to pasture is just one more knife in the bodies of Limpballs and Insanity.
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 03:15 PM
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18. It looks like Harry will win, thankfully
But I'm glad he's not measuring drapes just yet. It would be embarrassing to have him declare victory and then get the rug yanked out from under him.

This kind of stuff separates us from the jerks like Hayworth(less). Let's not stoop to their level.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 04:42 PM
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20. From today's Arizona Republic
Gotta love Steve Benson!

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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 06:01 PM
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21. I'll certainly be glad to see this airbag gone!
One thing I want to remine you of. Remember when Kerry conceded way too soon? As much as I detest Hayworth, it's only right to apply the same suggestions to him as it was to Kerry. Wait until the recount is done.
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