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   600,000 uncounted ballots? Check. Arizona? Check

12 Nov 2012 06:51 PM   |   20456 clicks   |   Crooks & Liars
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tnpir     
Good LORD, there's 350,000 uncounted ballots in Maricopa County ALONE?

You mean it's possible...just POSSIBLE...that repugnant sack of possum shiat Arapaio might still lose?

12 Nov 2012 05:54 PM
GAT_00     
By the way, the Arizona SOS office is showing nearly 2 million votes cast now.

12 Nov 2012 06:01 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
No surprise? Check

12 Nov 2012 06:02 PM
kmmontandon     

tnpir: Good LORD, there's 350,000 uncounted ballots in Maricopa County ALONE?

You mean it's possible...just POSSIBLE...that repugnant sack of possum shiat Arapaio might still lose?



No, there'll be no chance once election officials there get finished with the ballots.

12 Nov 2012 06:03 PM
Nadie_AZ    [TotalFark]  
So ... my vote hasn't been counted yet? Nice. Well done, Broomstick.

12 Nov 2012 06:04 PM
AdolfOliverPanties     
When will that farked up state get its own tag?

Asinine works pretty well most times.

12 Nov 2012 06:06 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

AdolfOliverPanties: When will that farked up state get its own tag?

Asinine works pretty well most times.


I think it should get it's own country

12 Nov 2012 06:08 PM
dahmers love zombie    [TotalFark]  
So nearly A THIRD of Arizona's votes haven't been counted? Yeah, a bunch of you Farkers owe Florida an apology right about now. Our system sucks balls, but not that badly.

12 Nov 2012 06:36 PM
CygnusDarius     
Ahh, Arizona. We might have to apologize for that one, I'm willing to bet they looked at the Mexican elections and thought "These guys are unto something, here".

12 Nov 2012 06:54 PM
bwilson27     
So THAT'S where my vote went!

12 Nov 2012 06:54 PM
TheJoe03     

dahmers love zombie: So nearly A THIRD of Arizona's votes haven't been counted? Yeah, a bunch of you Farkers owe Florida an apology right about now. Our system sucks balls, but not that badly.


Everyone knows that Arizona has become some weird Texas crazy and Florida crazy hybrid. All the other states are off the hook while Zona holds the mantle for craziest state. Florida tried this year but they couldn't match Arizona's craziness.

12 Nov 2012 06:55 PM
iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  
That's, like, a bigillion votes. That means Obammy looses and Dick Cheney is the president of the universe.

/ I keed, I keed

12 Nov 2012 06:55 PM
davidphogan     
I'm in no way surprised by this.

12 Nov 2012 06:56 PM
bwilson27     
Of course they'll have a deadline they will never make.

12 Nov 2012 06:56 PM
LouDobbsAwaaaay     
This is some third-world shiat right here.

12 Nov 2012 06:57 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

tnpir: Good LORD, there's 350,000 uncounted ballots in Maricopa County ALONE?

You mean it's possible...just POSSIBLE...that repugnant sack of possum shiat Arapaio might still lose?


Could we watch his fatal brain-exploding aneurism live on national television?

12 Nov 2012 06:58 PM
oren0     
A red state like Arizona has 600,000 votes yet to be counted? This is an outrage! They're obviously rigging the election!
A blue state like Caifornia has 2,000,000 votes left to be counted? They're letting democracy run its course, and ensuring that every vote is counted.

Yawn.

12 Nov 2012 06:59 PM
CygnusDarius     

oren0: A red state like Arizona has 600,000 votes yet to be counted? This is an outrage! They're obviously rigging the election!
A blue state like Caifornia has 2,000,000 votes left to be counted? They're letting democracy run its course, and ensuring that every vote is counted.

Yawn.


Welcome to the yellow brigade.

12 Nov 2012 07:01 PM
MelGoesOnTour     
How is a "State" like Arizona allowed to exist to begin with---I mean, after all, if they've got THIS many uncounted votes in ONE COUNTY, I wonder how many times this same thing has occurred int he past?!

12 Nov 2012 07:01 PM
Aexia     
Far from being an accident or incompetence, this is exactly the sort of situation voter id laws are intended to create. You dump hundreds of thousands of votes of legitimate American citizens into provisional ballots and then put the burden (making sure that it really is an actual burden) on the voter to get their ballot counted.

12 Nov 2012 07:01 PM
bwilson27     

oren0: A red state like Arizona has 600,000 votes yet to be counted? This is an outrage! They're obviously rigging the election!
A blue state like Caifornia has 2,000,000 votes left to be counted? They're letting democracy run its course, and ensuring that every vote is counted.

Yawn.


Wow, you're so cool!

12 Nov 2012 07:01 PM
bloobeary     

tnpir: You mean it's possible...just POSSIBLE...that repugnant sack of possum shiat Arapaio might still lose?


If it looks like those ballots are in danger of being counted, a mysterious fire will probably happen.

12 Nov 2012 07:02 PM
elffster     
I am glad this is coming to light; if there is a change Arpaio can lose then the votes need to be counted quite carefully.

It would be a serious crime if all the voters were disenfranchised by some corrupt criminals in office.

12 Nov 2012 07:02 PM
elffster     
chance, not change....but dumping Joe would of course be quite a change...

I cant spel or ty pe, apparently..

12 Nov 2012 07:03 PM
mbillips     
Your move, Florida.

12 Nov 2012 07:03 PM
demaL-demaL-yeH     

Nadie_AZ: So ... my vote hasn't been counted yet? Nice. Well done, Broomstick.


And in Arizona CD-2, Representative Ron Barber pulls ahead, neighbor, so hang on.


MaudlinMutantMollusk: I think it should get it's own country


In case I haven't said it before,

*guitar riff*

Fark.

You.


Should the races in CD-9 and CD-2 pan out as expected, Arizona will be sending more Democrats than Republicans to the House of Representatives.

/We're turning purple.
//And the teatards are accelerating the trend.

12 Nov 2012 07:03 PM
Infobahn    [TotalFark]  

Nadie_AZ: So ... my vote hasn't been counted yet? Nice. Well done, Broomstick.


Mine as well.

I think I might run as a (D) for County Recorder next time.

12 Nov 2012 07:03 PM
shroom    [TotalFark]  
Just to be clear to those of you who are hell-bent on voter ID -

This is the result of the laws you so desperately want. The vast majority of these uncounted provisional ballots (hundreds of thousands) are people who voted provisionally because they did not have the proper ID at the polling place. A quick recap here:

Normal voting procedure:

1) Voter comes to polling place
2) Voter signs application to vote
3) Voter fills out ballot
4) Voter puts ballot in counting machine

Now, we institute ID requirements:

1) Voter comes into polling place, without acceptable ID
2) Voter fills out provisional ballot paperwork
3) Voter fills out ballot
4) Voter seals ballot inside provisional envelope
5) Election judge takes sealed envelope and paperwork, seals that into another envelope
6) Provisional ballot envelopes get sent back to headquarters separately to be counted (maybe) later
7) Within a few days or a week, voter brings ID to election office
8) Election official goes to find voter's provisional envelope
9) Election official checks ID, fills out more paperwork
10) Different election official(s) determine whether to count ballot
11) Republicans complain about "bureaucracy" and "government inefficiency"

Additional time to process hundreds of thousands of provisional ballots: Weeks
"Voter fraud" prevented: Probably none

On top of all that, in the event that a significant portion of a particular demographic is forced to vote provisionally and thus artificially inflate or deflate a candidate's standing and change the result over the course of provisional counting, derpers now have a new excuse to claim "fraud!".

Keep these things in mind, people.

/ Election judge in Illinois
// *1* provisional ballot out of ~1300 registered voters in my precincts this time around
/// Not subby

12 Nov 2012 07:05 PM
StopLurkListen     
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12 Nov 2012 07:05 PM
missiv     
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Ken Bennett must have been too busy being a Birther, to run the elections correctly.

12 Nov 2012 07:07 PM
missiv     

shroom: Just to be clear to those of you who are hell-bent on voter ID -

This is the result of the laws you so desperately want. The vast majority of these uncounted provisional ballots (hundreds of thousands) are people who voted provisionally because they did not have the proper ID at the polling place. A quick recap here:

Normal voting procedure:

1) Voter comes to polling place
2) Voter signs application to vote
3) Voter fills out ballot
4) Voter puts ballot in counting machine

Now, we institute ID requirements:

1) Voter comes into polling place, without acceptable ID
2) Voter fills out provisional ballot paperwork
3) Voter fills out ballot
4) Voter seals ballot inside provisional envelope
5) Election judge takes sealed envelope and paperwork, seals that into another envelope
6) Provisional ballot envelopes get sent back to headquarters separately to be counted (maybe) later
7) Within a few days or a week, voter brings ID to election office
8) Election official goes to find voter's provisional envelope
9) Election official checks ID, fills out more paperwork
10) Different election official(s) determine whether to count ballot
11) Republicans complain about "bureaucracy" and "government inefficiency"

Additional time to process hundreds of thousands of provisional ballots: Weeks
"Voter fraud" prevented: Probably none

On top of all that, in the event that a significant portion of a particular demographic is forced to vote provisionally and thus artificially inflate or deflate a candidate's standing and change the result over the course of provisional counting, derpers now have a new excuse to claim "fraud!".

Keep these things in mind, people.

/ Election judge in Illinois
// *1* provisional ballot out of ~1300 registered voters in my precincts this time around
/// Not subby


Someone just exploded the cost of counting votes. Small government people, go figure.

12 Nov 2012 07:09 PM
dofus     

dahmers love zombie: Yeah, a bunch of you Farkers owe Florida an apology right about now


Yeah, I second this.

12 Nov 2012 07:10 PM
shroom    [TotalFark]  

missiv: Ken Bennett must have been too busy being a Birther, to run the elections correctly.


As Rachel Maddow has been talking about all week, the situation is this way in many states because Republican partisans want it to be this way for political advantage.

Note that you don't see this type of thing in Illinois in either the bluest (Cook) or reddest (DuPage) counties.

12 Nov 2012 07:10 PM
PapaChester     
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Because every region needs it's own Florida.

12 Nov 2012 07:11 PM
Lt. Cheese Weasel    [TotalFark]  
I'll take 'when is a mandate not a mandate for 200' Alex..

12 Nov 2012 07:12 PM
Smingleigh     
Yeah, well, 300,000 is... like... a lot of fingers and... even more toes. They've had to send out search parties for people with extra fingers and toes to help them count.

So far it's neck and neck and it might all come down to counting a peculiar lump that we're going to count as a toe until someone gets the industrial Wart-O.

12 Nov 2012 07:14 PM
TheJoe03     

Lt. Cheese Weasel: I'll take 'when is a mandate not a mandate for 200' Alex..


I don't even understand why the partisans are biatching about a mandate in the first place. Obama is president, the Democrats control the Senate, and the GOP controls the House, that's the facts. The two sides will do what they have to do politically so they can get reelected and the mandate talk is just nonsense partisans not in power argue about.

12 Nov 2012 07:15 PM
Cletus C.     

shroom: missiv: Ken Bennett must have been too busy being a Birther, to run the elections correctly.

As Rachel Maddow has been talking about all week, the situation is this way in many states because Republican partisans want it to be this way for political advantage.

Note that you don't see this type of thing in Illinois in either the bluest (Cook) or reddest (DuPage) counties.


Illinois had its votes counted way before the election.

12 Nov 2012 07:15 PM
Aexia     

oren0: A red state like Arizona has 600,000 votes yet to be counted? This is an outrage! They're obviously rigging the election!
A blue state like Caifornia has 2,000,000 votes left to be counted? They're letting democracy run its course, and ensuring that every vote is counted.

Yawn.


It's almost as if they're different sized states.

12 Nov 2012 07:17 PM
Moodybastard     
Sheriff Joe voted out... 
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12 Nov 2012 07:22 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

Aexia: oren0: A red state like Arizona has 600,000 votes yet to be counted? This is an outrage! They're obviously rigging the election!
A blue state like Caifornia has 2,000,000 votes left to be counted? They're letting democracy run its course, and ensuring that every vote is counted.

Yawn.

It's almost as if they're different sized states.


Oh, that has nothing to do with it!

12 Nov 2012 07:22 PM
missiv     

Cletus C.: shroom: missiv: Ken Bennett must have been too busy being a Birther, to run the elections correctly.

As Rachel Maddow has been talking about all week, the situation is this way in many states because Republican partisans want it to be this way for political advantage.

Note that you don't see this type of thing in Illinois in either the bluest (Cook) or reddest (DuPage) counties.

Illinois had its votes counted way before the election.


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12 Nov 2012 07:22 PM
Trance354     
so, what you're saying is that they may or may not have the results correct, due to the provisional ballot process put in place by those in favor of the voter ID legislation(R-etards), and this could effect the results of the elections based upon the documented cases which point that the masses of which the ID legislation would encompass, the vast majority are of minority status, and would logically vote Democrat. The end result of all this being the untimely cessation of the voting process, with the candidate representing his/her constituents, whom having been the least effected by the legislation, coming out on top. At least until the votes are counted, should they escape the inevitable fire which will magically be traced to their exact location as the ignition point.

/did I get everything?

12 Nov 2012 07:23 PM
I should be in the kitchen     
Arizona: the Florida of the West!

I hope that every one of these votes is counted, and that they may change some outcomes (although, I'm sure that would lead to legal challenges and re-counts and... basically, Florida all over again).

12 Nov 2012 07:23 PM
jso2897     

CygnusDarius: oren0: A red state like Arizona has 600,000 votes yet to be counted? This is an outrage! They're obviously rigging the election!
A blue state like Caifornia has 2,000,000 votes left to be counted? They're letting democracy run its course, and ensuring that every vote is counted.

Yawn.

Welcome to the yellow brigade.


Here's your accordion.

12 Nov 2012 07:25 PM
L.D. Ablo    [TotalFark]  
No surprise here. Arizona is overrun with funny business.

It's not just on the state level.

The local governments at the city and state level operate like banana republics. They send out building inspectors to shake down the wealthier parts of the city. They turn up every month or so with some petty bullshiat "violation" they didn't notice before.

Meanwhile, in the poorer sections, there are all sorts of illegal additions made out of scrap. Obviously not code and obvious from the street. But the city doesn't give a fark because those people won't pay the fines.

And much else. I go to Mexico often. Mexico has less bribery and the police are friendlier, too.

12 Nov 2012 07:26 PM
Trance354     
I should have ended my last comment with the point that I know several Mexican and Latino and Black gentlemen who voted for Romney, and all of whom said with a straight face that he was the one who was the closest to their ideals and values.

/they are rich, by the way.

12 Nov 2012 07:28 PM
ProfessorOhki     

Aexia: oren0: A red state like Arizona has 600,000 votes yet to be counted? This is an outrage! They're obviously rigging the election!
A blue state like Caifornia has 2,000,000 votes left to be counted? They're letting democracy run its course, and ensuring that every vote is counted.

Yawn.

It's almost as if they're different sized states.


^ California has 6x the population. If California had 3.6m uncounted that would be a better comparison... well, you know, if 2m of those were from a single county.

12 Nov 2012 07:28 PM
libranoelrose    [TotalFark]  
Well there's big farkin' surprise.

12 Nov 2012 07:31 PM
oren0     

Gyrfalcon: Aexia: oren0: A red state like Arizona has 600,000 votes yet to be counted? This is an outrage! They're obviously rigging the election!
A blue state like Caifornia has 2,000,000 votes left to be counted? They're letting democracy run its course, and ensuring that every vote is counted.

Yawn.

It's almost as if they're different sized states.

Oh, that has nothing to do with it!


CA: 23M votes counted, 3.3M votes remaining (source). 12.6% uncounted.
AZ: 4.2M votes counted, 600K remaining. 12.5% uncounted.

But Republicans are the devil!!!

12 Nov 2012 07:32 PM
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