Enough of the "illegal" ballot nonsensegreenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
You have been seeing reports that the ballot used in Palm Beach County was illegal because the area to be marked must be to the right of the candidate's name. This is Democrat spin, and does not tell you the entire story.
The area to be marked must be to the right of the candidate's name on WRITTEN ballots. MACHINE counted ballots do NOT have to be set up this way, and the punch can be to the right or left or below the candidate's name. This is covered in the next section of Florida Law, but has been somehow overlooked by Rep Wexler, D-Palm Beach (a lawyer) and the rest of the Democrat hysterics who are calling the ballot "illegal".
And finally, my county had the exact same result from each counting of the ballots. No change. I guess that we dumb hicks in Podunkville ain't so dumb afterall.
-- Uncle Deedah (email@example.com), November 10, 2000
Certainly not as dumb as a lot of voters in Palm Beach County must be. From the dear little old granny-lady with twelve hearing aids to the yuppie with the cell phone permanently attached to their ear (judging from the protesters), it seems that there must be something nefarious in the water around there.
-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), November 10, 2000.
Have so many...
Been screwed up...
By so few...
-- (Son.Of@Winston.Churchill), November 10, 2000.
Thank you uncle deedah for the clarification. Being that you are 'in the thick of it all' I take your word to be gospel re: this subject.
As hubby and I sat reading the paper this am, I came to the conclusion that West Palm residents (retired, lotza cash, supposedly, and jewish (correct me IF I'm wrong) are stupid as shit.
Yes, I had problems at my own ballot box, I SIMPLY and I repeat SIMPLY pulled the damn card OUT of the slot, looked it over and it stated right on there, IF you have made a mistake, RETURN the ballot to one of the helpers and they SHALL GIVE YOU A NEW ONE.
How friggin HARD was that? And I'm not wealthy, retired, or DUMB.
Now, I am not really trying to stereotype here, but if all these jewish peeps voted for Buchannon, OH FRIGGIN WELL, they should have ASKED key word ASKED for help.
How hard is that? Hard I suppose cause their all standing around protesting and raising hell. I'd be tooo damn embarrassed to let GQ Public know I was stupid as shit!!!
DISGRACE dumb peeps!!!
-- sumer (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 10, 2000.
The palm beach county that had 2 holes punched for the pres in 19,000 votes was not unusual for this county. Note, that only 3700 of these fools did this for the senate vote, thus it appears to be intentional. In the 96 election 14,000 of these people did the exact same thing for pres. They were allowed to get a new form but they submitted the double hole punching to spoil their vote. Yea, their joke it real funny now. Their should not be a re-vote because the vote is what the vote was on election day, just like in the rest of the states. To do a revote in Florida would give Florida, the responsibility to pick the next pres. If they and they alone chose the pres, we would not be a democracy.
Food for thought.
-- ned p zimmer (email@example.com), November 10, 2000.
Sumer can Go
See Sumer Go
Go Sumer Go
Go Go Go! =)
-- cin (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 10, 2000.
Also, I am getting tired of this graffic, it does not tell the whole story either.
Each of the holes to be punched out had the NUMBER for the candidate right on the HOLE. The hole for Gore had the corresponding number listed for Gore right in the middle of the hole. Not only did these confused voters miss the arrow pointing to the correct hole, they somehow also missed the number written right in the middle of the area to be punched.
So, I say that just like it was when they were in Kindergarten, their points will be deducted for sloppy work.
-- Uncle Deedah (email@example.com), November 10, 2000.