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Does anyone know what's happening with Florida's electoral votes (2012 election)?

 
 
Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 07:03 am
This thread is a matter of plain out and out curiosity rather then anything conspiratorial so don't get you knickers in a bunch.

I've seen Florida on the 2012 election map and presently, Obama has 0.6% lead over Romney. According to Politico, NY Times, the Washington Post, et al... that all 100% of the precincts have been accounted for.
http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/President/2012/FL
http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/president
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/election-map-2012/president/

0.5% is the magic number for the automatic recount. If all numbers are in then why isn't Florida's electoral votes added to Obama's? Is it basically that these media members are too lazy to update their pages? Or are they waiting for a flock of unaccountable late absentee ballots? Or is it something else?
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JPB
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 08:20 am
I've heard that they're tallying 12-14 page paper ballots by hand.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 08:59 am
@JPB,
JPB wrote:

I've heard that they're tallying 12-14 page paper ballots by hand.

Okay. So there is a recount. I wonder who initiated it since if didn't fall under the 0.5% automatic recount rule. I also wonder why there isn't any obvious press release indicating such. I guess I must have missed any news story on a Florida recount.
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 09:07 am
Wait a minute . . . i had 'em around here somewhere . . . i thought they were in this pile over here . . . nope, those are Romney's unreleased tax records . . . i'll keep diggin' and get back to you . . .
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parados
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 09:08 am
http://www2.tbo.com/news/politics/2012/nov/08/2/florida-still-counting-votes-but-not-crucial-this-ar-558741/

From today - still counting initial ballots.


Recounts usually can't occur until vote is certified.
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JPB
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 09:09 am
@tsarstepan,
No, not a recount. Provisional ballots were 12-14 pgs long and must be hand counted in the case of a close election. It takes time. They have to be counted twice in the case of a recount
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 09:53 am
@JPB,
their regular ballot was supposedly 6 pageslong. WTF?

Many of these voters dont have a lotta time left
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jcboy
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 09:55 am
Once again Florida is the laughing stock of the nation! You have no idea how many people would like to recall our Governor Rick Scott but Florida doesn’t have recall provisions.
jcboy
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 10:03 am
@jcboy,
Young, educated people voted for Obama. Hmm...

http://imageshack.us/a/img507/4793/floridah.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 10:05 am
@jcboy,
70% of white males over 65 voted for Romney. WTF is with that?
Thats voting against self interests all the way.
jcboy
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 10:10 am
@farmerman,
That’s Florida for ya!

I still believe Obama will take this state, if they can ever get done counting
Cool
JoeWillis
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 10:48 am
@jcboy,
**** both candidates,, anyone who's in the know, knows their both on the same side....
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 11:11 am
@JoeWillis,
JoeWillis wrote:

**** both candidates,, anyone who's in the know, knows their both on the same side....

Everyone knows that Obama and Romney crawled from the pits of an active Iceland volcano! Shocked
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 11:16 am
@jcboy,
jcboy wrote:

Young, educated people voted for Obama. Hmm...

http://imageshack.us/a/img507/4793/floridah.jpg

Brilliant map JC. Does a great job in explaining a lot on Florida's voting pattern. I was pissed at NBC on the night of the election because THIS map was what I wanted to hear about throughout the night. And throughout the night, very little was said about Florida and its precincts.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 11:17 am
@JPB,
JPB wrote:

No, not a recount. Provisional ballots were 12-14 pgs long and must be hand counted in the case of a close election. It takes time. They have to be counted twice in the case of a recount

Thanks JPB. I guess that makes sense.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 11:56 am
(Paraphrasing Jon Stewart from last night)

The bad news is that Florida fucked up the voting again. The good news is that this time we figured out the election without them.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 12:02 pm
They have until Nov 20th to certify the elections.
I predict they will do that about 5:30PM on the 19th.

What the hell took six pages ? How many referendums was that? And what were the issues?

Joe(Look those up for me, please. I'm busy. Mr. Green )Nation
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2012 12:05 pm
@Joe Nation,
they wanted to make the cockroach (palmetto bug) the official state insect.
 

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