CO-04 (Special Election) See Full Big Line

(R) Greg Lopez

(R) Trisha Calvarese

90%

10%

President (To Win Colorado) See Full Big Line

(D) Joe Biden*

(R) Donald Trump

80%

20%↓

CO-01 (Denver) See Full Big Line

(D) Diana DeGette*

90%

CO-02 (Boulder-ish) See Full Big Line

(D) Joe Neguse*

90%

CO-03 (West & Southern CO) See Full Big Line

(D) Adam Frisch

(R) Jeff Hurd

(R) Ron Hanks

40%

30%

20%

CO-04 (Northeast-ish Colorado) See Full Big Line

(R) Lauren Boebert

(R) Deborah Flora

(R) J. Sonnenberg

50%↑

15%

10%↓

CO-05 (Colorado Springs) See Full Big Line

(R) Dave Williams

(R) Jeff Crank

50%↓

50%↑

CO-06 (Aurora) See Full Big Line

(D) Jason Crow*

90%

CO-07 (Jefferson County) See Full Big Line

(D) Brittany Pettersen

85%↑

 

CO-08 (Northern Colo.) See Full Big Line

(D) Yadira Caraveo

(R) Gabe Evans

(R) Janak Joshi

60%↑

35%↓

30%↑

State Senate Majority See Full Big Line

DEMOCRATS

REPUBLICANS

80%

20%

State House Majority See Full Big Line

DEMOCRATS

REPUBLICANS

95%

5%

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
November 12, 2008 09:03 PM UTC

"Hey... Look what I found!" (Magical votes "appear" for Franken)

  • 4 Comments
  • by: Western Way

Its easy to win a recount when “magical votes” appear in the trunk of poll workers car.  From the Wall Street Journal (Wednesday, November 12):

For example, there was Friday night’s announcement by Minneapolis’s director of elections that she’d forgotten to count 32 absentee ballots in her car. The Coleman campaign scrambled to get a county judge to halt the counting of these absentees, since it was impossible to prove their integrity 72 hours after the polls closed. The judge refused on grounds that she lacked jurisdiction.

Up in Two Harbors, another liberal outpost, Mr. Franken picked up an additional 246 votes. In Partridge Township, he racked up another 100. Election officials in both places claim they initially miscommunicated the numbers. Odd, because in the Two Harbors precinct, none of the other contests recorded any changes in their vote totals.

According to conservative statistician John Lott, Mr. Franken’s gains so far are 2.5 times the corrections made for Barack Obama in the state, and nearly three times the gains for Democrats across Minnesota Congressional races. Mr. Lott notes that Mr. Franken’s “new” votes equal more than all the changes for all the precincts in the entire state for the Presidential, Congressional and statehouse races combined (482 votes).

I highly doubt that citizens only went to cast their votes for Franken and not Obama.  The odds of this are too unlikely for their not to be any foul play.

Comments

4 thoughts on ““Hey… Look what I found!” (Magical votes “appear” for Franken)

  1. I won’t bore you with the long and partisan details coming from “the other side” – aka the liberal blogs – but I will say that it is not at all unusual to have large shifts after the unofficial counts are reported as counties verify their totals for the official report.  Here’s a brief snippet:

    Coleman “well knows” that these tallies change, because in his 2002 race the unofficial tally on election day gave him 8,920 votes more than the final total after canvass did.  Did Coleman kick and scream and threaten to take his ball and go home then?  No, he won so he actually complied with the law…  In fact, the election day totals almost always vary immensely from the final, official results.  Klobuchar gained 2,854 votes, Pawlenty lost 1,375, and Swanson gained an amazing 23,059!

    So it appears the totals swing quite significantly on a per-race basis.

    Realize, most of these changes are reporting errors – reversing numbers or reading from the wrong column; they aren’t counting errors (mostly).

  2. is they do play all kinds of games in vote counting – so they assume everyone else does so too. I think we need to watch what everyone does very very carefully, but lacking some clear evidence to the contrary – assume it’s good.

  3. This is an idiotic post.

    All it shows is that running elections is not an exact science. The same thing happened in Washington in 2004. A conservative judge found nothing wrong, and nothing wrong is occurring here.

    Try to think outside the ‘pub box before posting drek like this.

Leave a Comment

Recent Comments


Posts about

Donald Trump
SEE MORE

Posts about

Rep. Lauren Boebert
SEE MORE

Posts about

Rep. Yadira Caraveo
SEE MORE

Posts about

Colorado House
SEE MORE

Posts about

Colorado Senate
SEE MORE

43 readers online now

Newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay in the loop with regular updates!