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  •  How many states besides (0+ / 0-)

    Ohio need an external [to the state] web hoster?

    This arrangement is not the typical arrangement. So, it begs the question as to why it was established.  High demand does not provide the rational.

    According to any number of newspaper accounts, if one candidate has an 'insurmountable' lead, provisional ballots and uncounted ballots are not necessarily counted.

    Refresh your memory regarding Kerry and Ohio.  Supposedly, the ballot counting was discontinued when gwb's advantage over Kerry exceeded the uncounted ballots.  That was one of the reasons that Kerry didn't contest the state.

    Regarding all the hundreds of people who were supposed to 'know' what the numbers were, explain why there was so much chaos in Florida and Ohio regarding final vote tallies.  If all these people knew all the numbers, why didn't they let someone know?

     

    Bush's presidency is now inextricably yoked to the policies of aggression and subjugation. Mike Whitney

    by dfarrah on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 07:46:03 AM PDT

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    •  who cares what state (0+ / 0-)

      the web host is in?

      I don't grasp this at all. It's not as if people find Blackwell trustworthy; if the election could have been stolen from Tennessee, there's no obvious reason that it couldn't have been stolen from in-state.

      This arrangement is not the typical arrangement.... High demand does not provide the rational[e].

      I'm willing to entertain those propositions, if you have supporting evidence.

      According to any number of newspaper accounts, if one candidate has an 'insurmountable' lead, provisional ballots and uncounted ballots are not necessarily counted.

      I'll settle for one, provided that it offers some basis for the assertion. (The typical Fitrakis/Wasserman rant would not qualify.) I'm not sure, however, what you mean by "uncounted ballots" in this context. Many uncounted ballots actually aren't countable. You might be thinking of manual inspection of undervotes, such as was at stake in Florida in 2000.

      Refresh your memory regarding Kerry and Ohio.  Supposedly, the ballot counting was discontinued when gwb's advantage over Kerry exceeded the uncounted ballots.

      "Supposedly"? This is something you want me to refresh my memory about? No, if you think that the state stopped counting provisional ballots because Bush was ahead by too many votes, you need some support for the assertion.

      Regarding all the hundreds of people who were supposed to 'know' what the numbers were, explain why there was so much chaos in Florida and Ohio regarding final vote tallies.  If all these people knew all the numbers, why didn't they let someone know?

      Huh? I think you are confusing yourself, but I can't tell specifically how. What numbers do you think were being withheld?

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