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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 02:11 PM
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A Month After Elections, 200,000 Votes Found

Every vote counts, eventually.Uli Seit for The New York Times Every vote counts, eventually.

The citys Board of Elections routinely reminds New Yorkers that the election night vote count is unofficial and preliminary.

Still, the difference in the results from Nov. 2 and in the returns formally certified by the board on Wednesday seems striking: The board found 195,055 votes, or 17 percent more votes, than were originally reported.

That differential which nearly equals the total vote for governor in the Bronx and Staten Island combined does not include an additional 28,442 affidavit ballots that New Yorkers cast at the polls on Election Day because of missing registrations or other reasons and another 30,665 absentee and military ballots and scattered write-in votes.

Unbelievable, said Dan Cantor, executive director of the Working Families Party, in response to the significant number of votes cast last month that were not discovered until this week.

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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 02:48 PM
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1. Unbelievable: not just that they found them ...
but also that we heard about it.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 04:17 PM
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2. 200K Found?
That a lot of "lost" ballots.
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 04:40 PM
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3. Thanks for the post kpete!
Edited on Thu Dec-02-10 04:45 PM by Bill Bored
And please K&R this one!:

It's also worth noting that any political party that receives less than 50,000 votes for Governor in NY loses their access to the ballot -- unless they get enough petitions signed in time for the next election.

As for the Working Families Party -- they are true progressives, but like many others, they have NOT done much to stop electronic vote-counting in New York. To date, all I'm aware that they've done, in cahoots with the Brennan Center, is to go to Federal -- but not State -- courts to try to get computerized ballot scanners to work more like lever voting machines that prevent voters from overvoting. The scanners only issue arcane warnings about overvoting that violate NY State election law.

It's time we start taking our State Constitutional rights more seriously and recognize the threat to those rights posed by e-vote counting. Uncle Sam can not be relied upon to protect those rights, although lawyers might get paid more if they win federal cases.
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