Recounts for two farflung precincts couldn't have gone faster

  • Article by: Larry Oakes , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 20, 2008 - 2:30 PM
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bloganNov. 20, 08 2:49 PM

Well, so much for these people's right to have their vote be anonymous.

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sam61iamNov. 20, 08 3:01 PM

Ditto, blogan!

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pcole2001Nov. 20, 08 3:02 PM

Did you read a voter's name in this story, blogan? Note to Larry Oakes: Freshen up on its/it's, please. "Trouble is, the county's ballot vendor has a 50-ballot minimum, and each precinct must have **it's** own ballots." No apostrophe.

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joebabyNov. 20, 08 3:44 PM

It would only take a few minutes of research to determine who these unfortunate voters are. So, yes, so much for anonymity.

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CabelaKipNov. 20, 08 4:01 PM

Only surprise is that there weren't any "found" ballots for Franken. Say, like magically, 100. I guess even the DFL machine thought that might appear a little fishy...

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dreesehaugenNov. 20, 08 4:02 PM

Big deal, complain about something worth complaining about.

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lrtfan1Nov. 20, 08 4:24 PM

Thank you for your original and insightful thought. All the sadness and drama you have lived in your life was rooted in making assumptions. I can't wait to read your next posting.

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SlimDickensNov. 20, 08 4:27 PM

Lord forbid someone accidentally use an apostrophe. I hope pcole's 2001 is representative of the year they were born and not the year they graduated. Typically, one would hope that people mature out of immaturity...

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kozickNov. 20, 08 4:32 PM

I don't know about 100 found votes CabelaKip - but I sure hope that what the Washington Post reported in 2000 doesn't happen here! DELAND, Fla., Nov. 11 - Something very strange happened on election night to Deborah Tannenbaum, a Democratic Party official in Volusia County. At 10 p.m., she called the county elections department and learned that Al Gore was leading George W. Bush 83,000 votes to 62,000. But when she checked the county's Web site for an update half an hour later, she found a startling development: Gore's count had dropped by 16,000 votes, while an obscure Socialist candidate had picked up 10,000--all because of a single precinct with only 600 voters." - Washington Post Sunday , November 12, 2000 ; Page A22

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kozickNov. 20, 08 4:32 PM

I don't know about 100 found votes CabelaKip - but I sure hope that what the Washington Post reported in 2000 doesn't happen here! DELAND, Fla., Nov. 11 - Something very strange happened on election night to Deborah Tannenbaum, a Democratic Party official in Volusia County. At 10 p.m., she called the county elections department and learned that Al Gore was leading George W. Bush 83,000 votes to 62,000. But when she checked the county's Web site for an update half an hour later, she found a startling development: Gore's count had dropped by 16,000 votes, while an obscure Socialist candidate had picked up 10,000--all because of a single precinct with only 600 voters." - Washington Post Sunday , November 12, 2000 ; Page A22

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