Originally posted by ripcontrol
reply to post by rnaa
ok so I understand... all votes are being counted right.. Care to put money on it?
I said all legitimate ballots, yes. There are many different votes on each ballot. Valid votes on legitimate ballots are counted.
This is not a difficult concept. Suppose they dump all the ballots that require manual handling onto a table in the middle of the room. One by one the
ballots are picked up from the table and counted. Nobody goes home until the table is empty (don't confuse this word picture with the actual process).
The military did not deliver a large portion of the overseas votes
The Pentagon begs to differ.
Though apparently some states missed the legal deadline of preparing the ballots for overseas delivery. That is an administrative error, that while
totally unacceptable means that those voters did not get to submit a legitimate ballot. Had they been able to submit a legitimate ballot, it would be
in texas their was a sign on the booths that said if the write in candidates name wasnt on the list of registered it would not be counted...
you know why?
Of course I know why. States got tired of counting write-in votes for Micky Mouse and Porky Pig back in the 1970's.
Prospective write In candidates have to demonstrate that they are real people.
You have to register and pay 10,000 dollars to register...
candidate doesnt pay votes do not count
and demonstrate that they are not frivolous. Write-in votes cost more to count than balloted votes.
Means my vote was tossed
Means my mothers vote was tossed
means my Girlfriends vote was tossed
means my friends vote was tossed
You are almost certainly incorrect. Was there nothing else on the ballot? Were there no balloted candidates that you voted for? No propositions?
In any case, your ballots were not 'tossed'. Your ballots were examined for valid votes. If there were valid votes, they were counted. Invalid votes
were probably counted too, but placed into the "Invalid Vote" column, not against whatever name you wrote-in.
I looked into a few things where I had a friend or two...
written ballots 'disappeared' again... (in a more liberal district however)
I have no photos or evidence so I guess the next response is it did not happen
Of course. Innocent until proven guilty - no evidence, no crime.
What does the 'liberal/conservative' balance of the district have to do with it? All parties that have candidates in a race places observers in every
precinct and in the counting centers. They observe everything, and if one party catches the other doing something nefarious, or worse, the elections
staff screwing up, it is holy hell to pay.
edit on 12/11/2012 by rnaa because: (no reason given)