Nepotism, bungling or maybe a lot worse

  

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By:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  26 comments

Nepotism, bungling or maybe a lot worse
“This is the most botched election results reporting by an official agency I’ve ever seen in the U.S.,” Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report wrote

The NYC Election Board committed an incredible "error" in its announcement of results on Tuesday. In its count, it included 135,000 votes that did not actually exist, in other words made-up votes that the board had created to test its ranked-choice software. It described the mistake as a “discrepancy” in a tweet on Tuesday.

How could this happen?

From a New York Times "investigation" last year:

"As the workings of American democracy have become more complex — with sophisticated technology, early voting and the threat of foreign interference — New York has clung to a century-old system of local election administration that is one of the last vestiges of pure patronage in government, a relic from the era of powerful political clubhouses and Tammany Hall. …

Some staffers read or watch Netflix at the office, the employees said. Others regularly fail to show up for work, with no fear of discipline. Several employees said some staffers punch in and then leave to go shopping or to the gym."

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/26/nyregion/nyc-voting-election-board.html?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_nn_20210701&instance_id=34318&nl=the-morning&regi_id=104651630&segment_id=62277&te=1&user_id=d16359b149837b80d970aea78c8f0c4c


Here is the problem:

There wasn't much change for the front runner with Eric Adams having a small lead over Kathryn Garcia - by 15,000 votes, or 2.2 percentage points — in the final round. However, the botched tabulation of last week results from the early and day-of voters showed frontrunner Eric Adams at about 32 percent, Maya Wiley at 22 percent, Kathryn Garcia at 20 percent and Andrew Yang at 12 percent. Now the revised figures show Garcia running a close second.

The test votes were cast for whom?

Don't tell us it might just be another radical leftist?

No wonder so many people don't trust elections or the news media or school boards or even discussion sites. 




Rep. Elise Stefanik, of New York put it best: "I'm looking forward to the far left (Democrats) of NYC joining me in supporting election audits and strengthening election integrity," she said in a tweet Wednesday.  "Will the media meltdown like they do about Republicans who want to strengthen elections? Methinks not."

 


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Vic Eldred
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1  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Who can we trust?

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

Don't you know according to the Democrats there is never any fraud, mistakes, or errors in voting or tabulations; unless they don't get the results they want that is.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    one month ago

It does seem a bit dishonest, doesn't it?

Then again, look what they did to their own Police Department.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

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Greg Jones
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1.2.1  Greg Jones  replied to  devangelical @1.2    one month ago

It shows how easily the Dems can and do commit fraud

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2.1    one month ago

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Buzz of the Orient
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1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

I thought it was....In God We Trust.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.3.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.3    4 weeks ago
I thought it was

The key word is was. It is no longer so.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2  Hal A. Lujah    one month ago

Here’s how elections should work - one eligible citizen, one vote.  Add them up and the candidate with the most votes wins the election.  This should be especially applicable to POTUS elections.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2.1  Ronin2  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2    one month ago

Sorry. Democrats cannot marginalize fly over country no matter how hard they try. Remove the Electoral College and the Democrat presidential candidates won't show up in fly over country even for a photo op.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.1.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1    one month ago

That’s like saying it’s unfair to marginalize the 20 rednecks that are part of a 50 person panel voting on something that effects them all, so their votes should carry more weight.  That’s not how democracy (or fairness) works.  If your party wants to be part of a fair policy process then present policy initiatives that are popular, period.  And fuck that tired ass bullshit about how important it is for candidates to show up in person in fly over country.  What is this, 1920?  There are unlimited ways to reach the electorate without showing up in person to eat a fucking corn dog.

 
 
 
Snuffy
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2.1.2  Snuffy  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1    4 weeks ago

To be honest, neither will Republican candidates. They will all focus their attention on large cities and areas of the country to cover 51% of the voting population and call it good. 

To get rid of the Electoral College would put an end to State's Rights with a big stake thru the heart of the country.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2    one month ago

You should implore your reps to start a Constitutional Amendment process.

 
 
 
bugsy
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2.2.1  bugsy  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2    one month ago
ou should implore your reps to start a Constitutional Amendment process.

I think leftists need to learn what the Constitution is before they do that.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  bugsy @2.2.1    one month ago

You're right, start them on the basics!

 
 
 
bugsy
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2.2.3  bugsy  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.2    one month ago
You're right, start them on the basics!

I think we also need to educate them that this country did not come into existence before 1776, and there was no such thing as Americans before then. The 1619 bullshit narrative is just that.....bullshit....

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.2.4  XXJefferson51  replied to  bugsy @2.2.3    one month ago

Indeed it is.  1619 propaganda is a libel against our exceptional America.  

 
 
 
dennis smith
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2.3  dennis smith  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2    one month ago

The article is about NY screwing up an election, not about POTUS elections.

Deflection noted though. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

I don't want to forget:

Trump is off topic

I am off topic

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4  JohnRussell    one month ago

What I find particularly amusing in the oft repeated suggestion that it is only Democrats who might screw up or miscount votes. 

The republicans want to "audit" every democrat leaning county in the country, as if Republican strongholds wouldnt make mistakes or demonstrate incompetence. Its laughable. 

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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4.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  JohnRussell @4    one month ago

That’s right up there with Republicans using the reality of Republicans being caught in voter fraud as reason to insist that voter fraud is real.

 
 
 
JBB
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4.1.1  JBB  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @4.1    one month ago

Do not expect honesty from the gop or else, prepare yourself to be disappointed.

 
 
 
dennis smith
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4.1.2  dennis smith  replied to  JBB @4.1.1    one month ago

see 2.3

 
 
 
dennis smith
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4.1.3  dennis smith  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @4.1    one month ago

see 2.3

 
 
 
dennis smith
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4.2  dennis smith  replied to  JohnRussell @4    one month ago

see 2.3

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

I don't recall any kind of problem whatsoever concerning voting at any level in Canada.  Paper ballots, pencils, observers from all candidate parties.  Seems the more complicated it is the more can go wrong with it - hanging chads, voting machines, States rights, electoral system, vulnerable internet, etc etc etc.

 
 
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