Friday, November 5, 2010

Still, more ways that Democrats steal elections.

OK, the elections are over, and the Democrats took a trouncing everywhere. Well, almost everywhere. In some places they stole the show, literally. Nevada is a prime example of this but now I've read of some new wrinkles up in Connecticut. Here is a story out the Wall Street Journal about the controversy in the governor's race. This scheme seems so totally original it deserves its own story. Some Democrats complain about problems at the polls so they go to a judge and he extends the voting time a few more hours then the Democrats use that time to get more Democrats to come out to the polls to vote.

Still Counting Votes in Connecticut

Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz seems in an awful hurry to declare fellow Democrat Dannel Malloy the next governor of the state.

Several states are still sorting through election arguments about who won -- disputes that may involve significant bureaucratic bungling or even fraud.
The most heated may be in Connecticut, where Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz seems in an awful hurry to declare fellow Democrat Dannel Malloy the next governor of the state. She held a news conference yesterday in which she announced that Mr. Malloy had won by 3,100 votes -- above the threshold number of 2,000 votes that would trigger an automatic recount -- and that she saw no obstacle to Mr. Malloy being sworn in. But she declined to release any actual vote totals or breakdown of how each town voted.
The Associated Press is releasing vote totals it has gathered from individual towns, and its numbers show that Republican Tom Foley is still ahead by 8,424 votes with all but 1.5% of precincts reporting. As a result, AP was withdrawing its earlier declaration that Mr. Malloy had won.
Whatever vote totals are officially released, they will be tainted by the fact that polling stations in heavily Democratic Bridgeport were kept open for two hours after closing time on Tuesday by a judge who said the polling stations had run out of ballots. At least 500 people voted during the extended hours, with Republicans charging that many were individuals who came to the polling places only after being called and told they would remain open.
Republican Jerry Farrell, the state's consumer protection commissioner, says Ms. Bysiewicz needs to avoid any hint of favoritism and warned she could find herself enmeshed in a controversy similar to the infamous Bush-Gore recount in Florida in 2000.
"There should be a recount, absolutely," Mr. Farrell said yesterday. "It is extremely premature and prejudicial for the chief elections official of our state to be declaring that there will not be a recount based on numbers that are not certified and are 'unofficial' in her own words."


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