Supreme Court announces UNANIMOUS decision: COUNT THE VOTES!!!! : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread

Here that Ain't?

-- Justice is served (@ .), November 21, 2000


Court to Katherine Harris: FUCK YOU

-- LOL (hee@hee.hee), November 21, 2000.


Why are all the Gore spin-doctors crying about the Sunday deadline? Why are they preparing to appeal if the deadline is missed? Ms. harris will have her doors open for business on Sunday at 5:00pm est. Then what will the hero of the Democratic Party do? Stay tuned...

-- Uncle Bob (, November 21, 2000.

Why are all the Gore spin-doctors crying about the Sunday deadline?

All *I*'ve heard is that the folks at the polls want to complete the job and will forge ahead to meet the deadline. You're not watching FOX News, are ya?

-- Anita (, November 21, 2000.


FOX News reports and I decide...

-- Uncle Bob (, November 21, 2000.

Uncle Bob:

I've heard that joke, but I don't mind hearing jokes again.

-- Anita (, November 21, 2000.

Katherine Harris to court: YOU COULDN'T HANDLE IT

-- (classy@Tallahassee.lassie), November 21, 2000.

Katherine Harris is a political whore.

-- (plain@and.simple), November 21, 2000.

Actually Anita, all joking aside, U-bee make an excellent point.

Miami-Dade is most likely NOT going to make it. If you consider their original projection for completion, they will not make the deadline. What then? Will Al accept that, or will he press on?

-- Uncle Deedah (, November 21, 2000.

You mean it's not over YET?!?!?!

What the &^%$?!?!?!

Is there anyone else as tired of this as I am? Anyone out there really excited about the upcoming holiday season?

Anyone? Anyone at all?

Bueller? Bueller?.............

-- Patricia (, November 22, 2000.

I am excited about the holiday, but thanks to the whining Republicans I will be working around the clock for the next 5 days. They kept crying to the judges not to give us sufficient time to complete the counts, so that they would have 3 more weeks to "protest" them after they are counted. Turkey will have to wait.

-- Florida vote counter (sheeesh@fucking.republicans), November 22, 2000.

Bueller takes the mike.

Danke schoen, darling, danke schoen,

Thank you for all the joy and pain.

Picture show, second balcony, was the place we'd meet,

Second seat, go Dutch treat, you were sweet.

Danke schoen, darling, danke schoen,

Save those lies, darlin' don't explain.

-- Ferris (, November 22, 2000.


I dunno WHAT will happen if MD doesn't make the deadline. I just know that I haven't heard anyone whining about the deadline. Isn't that the county with all the retired folks? They could fly in 50 young people from the North and knock that puppy out in time. They wouldn't even have to nap between ballots.

-- Anita (, November 22, 2000.

>> Miami-Dade is most likely NOT going to make it. If you consider their original projection for completion, they will not make the deadline. <<

Fearless prediction: Miami-Dade will turn into the flash-point, becoming a massive battle of wills. Republican observors will force as many ballots onto the "contested" pile as they can. This will force a "death march" on the 3 members of the Miami-Dade elections commission, who must vote on all contested ballots.

The commissioners, as best they can, will insitute speed-up procedures to offset the slow-down tactics of the Republicans. They will simply do ,i>whatever they must do in order to complete the count in time. In the end, accuracy will suffer, tempers will flare, accusations (and possibly punches) will fly, and no one will be happy with the process. But... the count will be done in time.

-- Brian McLaughlin (, November 22, 2000.

According to David Boies, any county that is not fully completed counting by Sunday can still submit revised totals for the precincts that were recounted up to that point. So it's not an all or nothing deal.

-- (hmm@hmm.hmm), November 22, 2000.

Miami Dade has announced that they will only be looking at the 10,000 votes that were not readable by the machines. So, there will be plenty of time.

-- Al Bush (@ .), November 22, 2000.

I don't see why they didn't just do that in the first place. The issue was never the ballots that could be read by the machine, it was the ballots that couldn't. If the counties had just counted those in the first place, they probably would have made it by the Tuesday deadline and avoided this mess.

-- (hmm@hmm.hmm), November 22, 2000.

Hmmm, you just hit on something that has been bothering me from the beginning. How do they know what ballots were not counted by the machines. Do the machines spit out two piles, ones that were counted and ones that weren't? Do the machines just print out the counts? They need to take a pile, put them through the machines, then go through each ballot by hand, make the piles for Bush and Gore (and the rest of the candidates), count the piles, then compare them with the printout. My guesses here but I never read or heard exactly how this process works.

-- Maria (, November 22, 2000.


I don't think there are two piles of ballots, but if X amount of ballots go in and X-Y votes are counted, clearly there's a problem.

-- Tarzan the Ape Man (, November 22, 2000.

I guess you're right and MD county decided they couldn't make it (count all the votes) in time. It is all or nothing.

-- Maria (, November 22, 2000.

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