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  •  Count the votes. (5+ / 0-)

    Draw it out. Really, its ridiculous that there can be so much cluster fuckery about such a simple thing as counting votes, and no I don't care that west is a douche bad. If the tables were turned.. Like they were in 2000 for gore, I would wasn't every assurance that the votes were counted.

    Howard Dean will always be my president.

    by 4democracy on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 02:21:19 PM PST

    •  it says he's complaining about a recount (5+ / 0-)

      the votes have been counted twice. if he wants another count there are additional steps to take, not on the public's dime. I don't think West would stop complaining about the counting until they claim he has won with more votes and there are none.

      He's not perfect, nobody is, but he is my President. Obama 2012.

      by emcneill on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 02:28:13 PM PST

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      •  but if you read the article, (4+ / 0-)

        the article says they only get a partial recount.  I hate West, but if this was happening to me I would have the same questions. I know I did with gore in 2000.

        Howard Dean will always be my president.

        by 4democracy on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 02:32:32 PM PST

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        •  by St. Lucie County (0+ / 0-)

          West hasn't (yet) complained about Palm Beach County.

          Besides, one doesn't do a recount until there has been a certified count. Which, I believe, will happen next week.

          Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. -- K.Marx A.Lincoln

          by N in Seattle on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 05:56:10 PM PST

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      •  now I'm squirming (3+ / 0-)
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        newdem1960, Kestrel, Lawrence
        Everyone in Florida has had his or her vote counted once. Those votes have been recounted. In some counties they have been counted a third and even fourth time.

        --George W. Bush, 11/15/2000

        Of course, that election was a heck of a lot closer than this one. And I agree that if West has qualms about the results, he should address them in accordance with Florida law. But if the positions were reversed, and a partial recount of some 16,000 early ballots led to a 3-point shift within those ballots, I would certainly want to double-check the rest of the early ballots.

        Election protection: there's an app for that! -- and a toll-free hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE
        Better Know Your Voting System with the Verifier!

        by HudsonValleyMark on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 02:58:14 PM PST

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