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  •  They're going to be counted, right? (0+ / 0-)

    As long as no one is telling elections officials to stop counting, then it's ok, IMO.

    Here in San Diego, a Dem won a close mayor's race this week (in a huge upset) and the Gooper conceded on Wednesday.  They're still counting all the ballots.  Presumably the GOP candidate's team did the math, and realized he'd need to win nearly 55% of the outstanding ballots, so he conceded.  But again, if he somehow gets that 55%, he becomes the mayor, even though he conceded earlier.

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    by MJB on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 09:56:44 AM PST

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    •  The ballot only gets counted if the voter returns (7+ / 0-)

      to the election office and shows an ID. If the voter thinks that the race is decided, they have no incentive to return and make sure the vote gets counted.

      We also have to pay very close attention to this. Rachel covered it on her show last night and said that in 2010 20% of ballots were just completely thrown out.

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      •  What? (0+ / 0-)

        That's a ridiculous rule.  What kind of banana-republic voter tabulation is going on there?

        There is no way that the average voter is going to go to an election office a few days or a week after the election and ask that their vote be counted.  None.  Regardless of whether they think all races have been decided.  People are busy and have lives and aren't going to make that extra trip.

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        by MJB on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:49:41 AM PST

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      •  Yes it's true, At first I was concerned if Carmona (0+ / 0-)

        un-concedes then it would fire up repubs to fight back harder, but he needs to and then the media would be all over it. People would line up like crazy to make sure their ballots were validated before time runs out.  It would be all over the news and everyone would be scared their ballot had not been counted which is something everyone needs to be made aware of right now.

        UNCONCEDE!

        A solar spill is just called a nice day

        by furpletron on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:37:07 PM PST

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