GolfHos
 
*
October 21, 2019, 06:26:39 AM
Username: Password: Duration:

[Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count

 
Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count  (Read 2478 times)
0 Members and 1 Lurker/Spider are viewing this topic.
Fuzzy
Full Metal Jacket
From: Island of Misfit Toys

Karma: 61
Posts: 4836
Offline Offline


View ProfileIgnore this user
[Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« on: November 20, 2008, 12:52:14 PM »

We had to have the easiest ballots to understand in the nation this year. Simply fill in the oval next to the name of the candidate you want. Yet it appears that for some people it is still too complex.

Anywho, here is a sample of our "hanging chads":

http://minnesota.publicra...11/19_challenged_ballots/
Logged Return to Top

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."
From Oh the Places You'll Go, by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
Aske
Lederhosen

Karma: 120
Posts: 31318
Offline Offline


View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 12:57:56 PM »

lizard people.
Logged Return to Top

Quote
Russia has invaded a sovereign neighboring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people. Such an action is unacceptable in the 21st century.
--  Chimpy McFlightsuit, CEO of Bu$hco Industries of 'Merka
Clive
Full Metal Jacket

Karma: 77
Posts: 4358
Offline Offline


View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 01:10:45 PM »

They don't seem that confusing to anyone not running for a Senate seat.
Logged Return to Top
Fuzzy
Full Metal Jacket
From: Island of Misfit Toys

Karma: 61
Posts: 4836
Offline Offline


View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 01:11:47 PM »

lizard people.


Don't laugh. I think they all live in the 6th congressional district.

Logged Return to Top

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."
From Oh the Places You'll Go, by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
Clive
Full Metal Jacket

Karma: 77
Posts: 4358
Offline Offline


View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008, 01:15:04 PM »

"A cricket in every pot!"
Logged Return to Top
gleek
Flak Jacket

Karma: 107
Posts: 9483
Offline Offline

E chu ta!

View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008, 01:32:54 PM »

lizard people.


Don't laugh. I think they all live in the 6th congressional district.

That was clearly a write-in vote for Bachmann.
Logged Return to Top

Woman, open the door, don't let it sting. I wanna breathe that fire again.
stroh
Sleeveless Hoodie
From: Impact Crater Springs, CA

Karma: 155
Posts: 16135
Offline Offline

We're doomed!

View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008, 02:05:45 PM »

Logged Return to Top
stroh
Sleeveless Hoodie
From: Impact Crater Springs, CA

Karma: 155
Posts: 16135
Offline Offline

We're doomed!

View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2008, 03:04:58 PM »

Dear GolfHos,

What happens if it's a tie?

Thanks,

Donovan
Logged Return to Top
Clive
Full Metal Jacket

Karma: 77
Posts: 4358
Offline Offline


View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2008, 03:08:29 PM »

Dear GolfHos,

What happens if it's a tie?

Thanks,
Donovan
Dear Donovan,

You tell your kids it's awesome, and you make sure you wear it at least twice in the ensuing four months.  Then you burn it.

Welcome,
Mr. Politenessman (watch out for my steel hanky!)
Logged Return to Top
E-A-G-L-E!
Rich Corinthian Leather Jacket
From: The Land of 10,000+ Slushy Ice Rinks

Karma: 23
Posts: 5095
Offline Offline


View Profile WWWIgnore this user
Re: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2008, 03:17:09 PM »

Friends of mine were election judges, and it was interesting to hear of some of their experiences.  One voter in particular had a difficult time.  You know how it goes, you register, get your ballot, listen to their explanation, etc... Well, after all that, she placed check marks in each one instead of filling in the little ovals, which was rejected of course.  So the judges gave her a new ballot, and explained again to color in the oval.  However, she placed check marks in the ovals.  Rejection #2.  The judges, being the accommodating people they should be, gave her another ballot and explained everything again.  Alas, she placed check marks in the ovals yet again.  After being rejected 3 times, she decided it was too hard and walked out. Sad
Logged Return to Top

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.  - Jim Elliot

Clive
Full Metal Jacket

Karma: 77
Posts: 4358
Offline Offline


View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2008, 03:35:12 PM »

The MN statute that was linked in the OP sounded pretty clear that so long as the voter used a mark consistently to indicate a vote, that mark was sufficient.  I.e., her check-mark v. fully coloring in the oval shouldn't have been cause for rejection.

Quote
204C.22 DETERMINING VOTER'S INTENT.
Subdivision 1.Ballot valid if intent determinable.
A ballot shall not be rejected for a technical error that does not make it impossible to determine the voter's intent. In determining intent the principles contained in this section apply.

Subd. 10.Different marks.
If a voter uniformly uses a mark other than (X) which clearly indicates an intent to mark a name or to mark yes or no on a question, and the voter does not use (X) anywhere else on the ballot, a vote shall be counted for each candidate or response to a question marked. If a voter uses two or more distinct marks, such as (X) and some other mark, a vote shall be counted for each candidate or response to a question marked, unless the ballot is marked by distinguishing characteristics that make the entire ballot defective as provided in subdivision 13.
Logged Return to Top
E-A-G-L-E!
Rich Corinthian Leather Jacket
From: The Land of 10,000+ Slushy Ice Rinks

Karma: 23
Posts: 5095
Offline Offline


View Profile WWWIgnore this user
Re: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2008, 05:03:28 PM »

Well, being I wasn't witness to it and thus not having firsthand information or knowledge of the circumstances, what I gathered from the conversation was that it wasn't the judges rejecting it, rather the machine was.  It could well be that the precinct was therefore at fault for not having an alternative plan for when that happens.  Or it could also be that he meant x and I thought check mark, as the above post was not verbatim.  I don't know.
Logged Return to Top

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.  - Jim Elliot

stroh
Sleeveless Hoodie
From: Impact Crater Springs, CA

Karma: 155
Posts: 16135
Offline Offline

We're doomed!

View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2008, 05:17:55 PM »

So you never actually saw the defendants leaving the Sac-O-Suds did you?
Logged Return to Top
Clive
Full Metal Jacket

Karma: 77
Posts: 4358
Offline Offline


View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2008, 06:07:51 PM »

Not questioning you, EAGLE, but rather the judges' possible misapplication of MN election law.
Logged Return to Top
hobbit
Tartan Jacket
From: The Shire

Karma: 27
Posts: 1823
Offline Offline


View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: [Politics/Religion] Minnesota re-count
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2008, 06:10:33 PM »

"A cricket in every pot!"


Am I the only geek that chuckled when he read this?  Watching you

Logged Return to Top

I've gone to find myself.  If I get back before I return, keep me here.
Pages: [1] 2   Return to Top
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Related Posts
[Politics/Religion] WHAT A MAVERICK!!!
Failure you can count on.
by stroh

[Politics/Religion] doin minnesota proud
He wanted to move closer to a major brewery.
by gleek

[Politics/Religion] Goshdarnit, Minnesota likes him.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28435298/
by Aske

[Politics/Religion] UPDATE - I present to you the new Senator from MN
Coleman does the right thing and concedes rather than continuing the circus.....
by Fuzzy

 


 
  Powered by SMF | SMF © 2001-2009, Lewis Media

Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM