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  •  OHIO VOTE Gap Widened at the end. WHY? (none)
    When the OH tallies were coming in, we were told that the vote gap would narrow because the strong Dem precincts were the last to be counted. But somehow the gap widened without any explanation . What happened?

    Another thread has it that one of those precints(which one,someone please tell?) claimed a terrorist threat and closed down the vote count to outside observers.

    •  White powder caused a scare. (none)
      I thought it was in NJ...

      Hazmat Incident Forces closing of Polling site (none / 1)

      NBC10.com - News - Hazmat Incident Forces Evacuations At N.J. Elementary School

      POSTED: 10:51 am EST November 2, 2004
      UPDATED: 10:57 am EST November 2, 2004
      An apparent hazardous material incident at a South Jersey elementary school has closed voting polls there and forced an evacuation of students.

      The incident happened at 9 a.m. at Fleetwood Elementary School at 231 Fleetwood Ave in Mt Laurel, N.J., police say."

      http://www.nbc10.com/news/3882749/detail.html

      You want the Truth ? You can't handle the Truth ! ~~~~ See my blog here~~~~

      by lawnorder on Fri Nov 05, 2004 at 06:38:23 PM PST

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    •  OH votes counted in secret (none)
      LEBANON - Citing concerns about potential terrorism, Warren County officials locked down the county administration building on election night and blocked anyone from observing the vote count as the nation awaited Ohio's returns.

      County officials say they took the action Tuesday night for homeland security, although state elections officials said they didn't know of any other Ohio county that closed off its elections board. Media organizations protested, saying it violated the law and the public's rights. The Warren results, delayed for hours because of long lines that extended voting past the scheduled close of polls, were part of the last tallies that helped clinch President Bush's re-election.

      ...

      Commissioners made the security decisions in a closed-door meeting last week, but didn't publicize the restrictions that were made until after polls closed.

      ...

      "Frankly, we consider that a red herring," (WCPO-TV News Director) Morford said of the county's "homeland security" reason. "That's something that's put up when you don't know what else to put up to keep us out."

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    •  it was Warren county. nt (none)

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