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Friday, March 28, 2008

Vote audit? No local counties have applied

Gongwer News Service, which covers Columbus, posted this update:


COUNTIES VOLUNTEER FOR SECRETARY OF STATE'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AUDIT; FUNDING FOR MACHINE OVERHAUL STILL IN DOUBT

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has 11 takers on her request for county election boards to volunteer for a voluntary post-election audit of presidential voting in the March 4 primary.

Under the plan, the county boards will randomly select whole precincts and corroborate voting results. The audits are to be initiated in the next few days following the final canvass of the primary election, and the boards have up to 10 days to complete their reviews.

Brunner spokesman Patrick Gallaway said at least 11 volunteers had stepped forward as of Thursday, however the list has yet to be finalized pending final approval by the local boards.
Expressing interest in participating are boards of election in: Athens, Belmont, Cuyahoga, Greene, Highland, Miami, Morgan, Sandusky, Summit, Trumbull and Tuscarawas counties, according to the secretary of state's office.

Officials in Clark and Franklin counties also made inquiries but had yet to notify the secretary's in writing, Mr. Gallaway said.


27 Comments:

at 5:47 PM, March 28, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

People who live in glass houses....

How about investigating MOVEON.FRAUD and Getoutthe vote in Florida when, contrary to Florida's 29 day party-switch law, encouraged the lib sheeple to switch parties at the polls. Fla. election workers...well, we all know what they are all about, LET THEM DO IT AND SCREWED ROMNEY!!!

 
at 9:13 PM, March 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:47 PM, go cry about it on a Florida message board.

Romney, are you serious? Not only did he not have a chance, you're lucky he didn't. You're lucky a goofy Mormon isn't your nominee.

 
at 12:04 AM, March 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny about switching parties at election time-
Jean Schmidt was quoted in the Enquirer as saying that, when she voted in March, the poll worker asked her if she wanted to switch (political) parties.
Guess that's why Clermont Co. didn't volunteer for the audit. The Election Board must have known what was going on.

 
at 9:16 AM, March 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe that uselessidiot keeps crying about Romney. He's a corporate titian who has no shame and NO HOPE of national office. He was trying to buy his way to the presidency with a message that doesn't sell in America anymore. Americans of all parties will come together under President OBama, once this happens the neocons will be nothing but a sorry part of American history.

 
at 12:00 PM, March 29, 2008 Blogger JohnDWoodSr said...

I'm now booking bets on the election, and will pay 100 to 1 to anyone who bets against Obama. Just send me your money and I'll hold it until after the election. Then I can spend it.

 
at 12:09 PM, March 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm hoping McCain takes Romney as his running mate. McCain is good on foreign policy and Romney would be great with the economy.

 
at 12:30 PM, March 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Barak Hussein Neville Chamberlain Obama.

 
at 1:19 PM, March 29, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

John Woods,

The racist O'bammy will take ALL of your money, and be gone faster than a turkey in a corn feild.

All you morons that think a sitting Senator is the answer to our problems, have my deepest sympathy.

 
at 1:47 PM, March 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

John---- You know why Hillary is not pulling out of the race even though her party has asked her to bow out?
She's going to steal the nomination; I'll give you the 100 to 1 odds.

 
at 2:08 PM, March 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Mcsame takes Romney as a vp as well. Though probably for different reasons. With McBush you get a VERY OLD man with a short fuse and few diplomatic skills, hence he probably wouldn't make it through his first term leaving an all ready devistated America in the hands of a greedy corporate titian such as Romney. Given what we already know about Romney and the fact that his negatives are even higher the Hillary, again I say bring it on.

Obama 2008

 
at 3:12 PM, March 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

A mormon and a senile, old hothead pushing the same policies as Bush. Go ahead and bet on that team. There's a sucker born every minute.

Good luck with all of that.

 
at 6:54 PM, March 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

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" Anonymous said...I can't believe that uselessidiot keeps crying....with a message that doesn't sell in America anymore. 9:16 AM, March 29, 2008"

Shhhhhhhhhhh, the current wRong wingnut whacko party misleader, XXX judge Tryintofoolyou, is spewing the same elephant dung propaganda !

Guess no one ever filed a complaint, so while behind the girly-robe he has: NO CLUE !

Second note:

You didn't expect the current wRong wingnut whacko BOE misleader, foot-tapping johny, to sign up to have his 'culture of corruption' audited: DID you ?

PATHETIC 'family values'

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 9:06 PM, March 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure how we ventured off topic, but did anyone notice that the counties that are interested in following the law and counting votes honestly are Democratic counties and the counties around here, which are Repug-dominated have no interest in honesty or ethics?

 
at 10:05 AM, March 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

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"Democratic counties and the counties around here, which are Repug-dominated have no interest in honesty or ethics? 9:06 PM, March 29, 2008"

Let's see ?

You didn't expect the current wRong wingnut whacko BOE misleader, foot-tapping johny, to sign up to have his 'culture of corruption' audited: DID you ?

Answer = YES !


 
at 10:21 AM, March 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jennifer Brunner needs to take her tin foil hat off. She is worse than Blackwell, I hope the Dems replace her.

 
at 10:37 AM, March 30, 2008 Blogger JohnDWoodSr said...

Usefullidiot: Unfortunately, sitting senators are all that are still alive in the race--McCain included-- so what are we supposed to do? We're all in a position of trying to do the best with what we have.

Anonymous @ 1:47--Hillary will try to steal the nomination, and it will be a close thing, but Obama will prevail. I'll take the odds.

 
at 3:30 PM, March 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh, Anonymous 9:06 PM, I didn't know that Greene, Highland, Miami, and Sandusky counties were bastions of liberal Democrats! Check the vote totals (hint all 4 voted heavily for Bush in 2004) and them come post your mea culpa for all writing such stupidity on this website.

Eric

 
at 12:01 AM, March 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Sec.Brunner is trying to get an audit before the general election is upon us and we learn things aren't going right.Give credit where credit is due.

In N.J.the Sequoia Voting Systems have threated to sue Union County if they attempted an independent audit by two Princeton professors of their systems.How dedicated are they to election integrity?

 
at 2:46 AM, March 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sandusky County went overwhelmingly Dem in 2006, and Greene was split almost 50/50 in the Gubernatorial race.

So shove it Eric.

 
at 7:35 AM, March 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

How these counties voted in 2004 and 2006 is totally irrelevant. Once again, the liberal Dems refuse to acknowledge that ALL 88 COUNITES in Ohio have a four-person Board of Elections, with two Democrats and two Republicans.

It doesn't matter if they went 100% for Bush or 100% for Kerry. ALL county election boards are governed the same way , with a bi-partisan elections board. Oh, and one more thing: the Secretary of State breaks all ties. You're probably aware that the Secretary of State is a Democrat.

So shove that, Anon 2:46.

 
at 11:35 AM, March 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now "Eric" contrdicts his own argument.

"Eric" is a right-wing troll.

 
at 11:36 AM, March 31, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

Anon 7;35,

THANKS!!!!

 
at 12:48 PM, March 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may recall that the original injector of partisanship relevant to the topic at hand was an anon who said only Democratic counties were interested in this training. "Eric" pointed out that at least 4 of these counties went for Bush, another anon demonstrated his or her famed liberal compassion and tolerance for others by telling "Eric" to do the humanly impossible because one of those counties "Eric" cited voted for a Democratic governor in 2006, and then another anon CORRECTLY observed that county election boards are bipartisan regtardless of how the residents of the county voted. Somehow, this led yet another anon to demonstrate that famed liberal toleance for differing points view to claim that "Eric" was contradicting himself and that he was therefore a "right-wing" troll.

People here sure are quick to resort to name-calling and even quicker (the first anon) to reveal their own abject ignorance with false rah-rah partisanship.

No wonder the Dems can't take advantage of an unpopular war, an economic disaster, and a senile old coot in the other party: with people like this representing the liberal and Democratic positions on issues so poorly and ignorantly, we could probably find a way to lose to Nixon's corpse.

 
at 2:55 PM, March 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"usefullidiot said...People who live in glass houses....How about investigating...FRAUD and...LET THEM...SCREWED ROMNEY!!! 5:47 PM, March 28, 2008"

Where is the use-less, ****ing idiot of the NAZI party (tnp) regarding the following ?

Probably in the airport restroom foot-tapping around the facts in a crony scheme with XXX judge Tryintofoolyou !

Alphonso Gets Evicted


This morning, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson announced he is stepping down effective April 18. While the White House has so far refused to give a reason for his departure, Jackson faces ongoing probes "by a federal grand jury, the Justice Department, the FBI and the HUD inspector general." Earlier this month, Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Christopher Dodd (D-CT) sent a letter to President Bush "urging him to request Mr. Jackson's resignation, arguing that accusations of wrongdoing had made him ineffective." Their calls joined similar ones from Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) in 2006. Jackson was one of Bush's few remaining holdovers from Texas, after a parade of these loyalists -- including Karl Rove, Harriet Miers, and Dan Bartlett -- left the White House last year. Like so many of Bush's Texas friends, Jackson's legacy will be one of incompetence, corruption, and political cronyism. While he was busy awarding lucrative no-bid contracts to his golfing buddies and erecting giant photo homages to himself, the nation was spiraling into the worst housing crisis since the Great Depression.

A PHILADELPHIA STORY: One of the most recent scandals to come to light focuses on Jackson's willingness to retaliate against employees unwilling to participate in his cronyism. In 2006, Jackson allegedly demanded that the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) "transfer a $2 million public property" at a "substantial discount" to Kenny Gamble, a developer, former soul-music songwriter, and friend of Jackson's. When PHA director Carl Greene refused, Jackson and his aides called Philadelphia's mayor and "followed up with 'menacing' threats about the property and other housing programs in at least a dozen letters and phone calls over an 11-month period." For example, Orlando Cabrera, then-assistant secretary at HUD, suggested in an e-mail that the agency "make his [Green's] life less happy." Kim Kendrick, an assistant secretary who oversaw accessible housing, proposed that they "[t]ake away all of his Federal dollars." According to Green, Jackson's politically motivated plan to remove federal funds from Philadelphia "could raise rents for most of its 84,000 low-income tenants and force the layoffs of 250 people." "This kind of stuff undermines public confidence in our officials," Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) said to Jackson during a recent congressional hearing.

LOYAL BUSHIES ONLY: In May 2007, Jackson testified to Congress, "I don't touch contracts." In retrospect, that statement appears to have been at best a gross inaccuracy, and at worst, an outright lie. In 2006, Jackson told a group of business leaders in Texas that he refuses to award contracts to people who disagree with the President. During this controversial speech on April 28, 2006, Jackson recounted a conversation he had with a prospective contractor who had a "heck of a proposal." This contractor, however, told Jackson, "I don't like President Bush." Jackson said that he thought to himself, "Brother, you have a disconnect -- the president is elected, I was selected." Jackson subsequently refused to award the man the contract, despite the merits of the proposal. A former HUD assistant secretary also confirmed that Jackson told agency employees to "consider presidential supporters when you are considering the selected candidates for discretionary contracts." He also said that he "did not want contracts" awarded to certain "political groups," which included "Democrats." Jackson's actions appeared to violate the Federal Aquisition Reguations (48 CFR 3.101-1), which states, "Government business shall be conducted in a manner above reproach and...with complete impartiality and with preferential treatment for none."

CRONYISM OVER COMPETENCE: In Oct. 2007, federal investigators looked into whether, after Hurricane Katrina, Jackson lined up an emergency "no-bid contract" at the HUD-controlled Housing Authority of New Orleans for "golfing buddy" and friend William Hairston. According to HUD, the emergency contract paid Hairston $392,000 over a year and a half; Hairston's partner companies also received "direct contracts" with HUD. One of the companies which received a contract in New Orleans, Columbia Residential, had "significant financial ties to Jackson." Jackson's wife also had "ties to two companies that did business with the New Orleans authority." Atlanta lawyer Michael Hollis, another Jackson friend, "appears to have been paid approximately $1 million for managing the troubled Virgin Islands Housing Authority," despite having "no experience in running a public housing agency." A "top Jackson aide" reportedly made it clear to officials within HUD that "Jackson wanted Hollis" for the job. Curiously, Hollis received more than four times the salary of his predecessor.

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 5:34 PM, March 31, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

I have no great love for the people that have brought down the Republican party to the level of a two-bit hack from Arkansas!

Here at the Center for Idiocratic Logic, we consider ourselves Nouveau-Idioconservitives, and will strike down , with great vengeance, anyone who imposes unfair taxation, graft, and actions contrary to the Sovereign Identity of the United States of America.

You better go check your mailbox....the latest addition of the "Daily Worker" awaits you!

 
at 8:54 PM, March 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

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"usefullidiot said...I have no great love for the people that have brought down the Republican...two-bit hack from...the Center for Idiocratic Logic, we consider ourselves Nouveau-Idioconservitives, and will strike down , with great vengeance, anyone who imposes unfair taxation, graft, and actions contrary to the Sovereign Identity of the United States of America. You better go check your mailbox....the latest addition of the "Daily Worker" awaits you! 5:34 PM, March 31, 2008'

Just read the entire publication and with great detail they spoke about the wRong wingnut whacko transfer of the manufacturing sector to the commie Chinese !

They spoke of a banana company jumping in bed with drug dealers and terrorists, paying them millions of dollars !

They spoke of the bush-whacko torture and the dramatic increase in the recruitment for bin laden as a result of the US fall from the moral high ground !

They talked about muggers, liars and thieves calling themselves conservatives !

We wonder why the use-less, ***ing idiot of the NAZI party (tnp) has not addressed these truths ?

PATHETIC 'HypocRite"

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 3:35 PM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What more evidence do we need to shut down the entire Republican Party as a corrupt organization under the RICO statutes? How many more criminals can we be subjected to in one organization before we see the light and realize that the entire organization is corrupt to the core?

 
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