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Mere 400 votes separate McSally, Barber (AZ, Cong. Dist. 2)
Arizona Daily Star ^ | 11/08/2012 | Brady McCombs

Posted on 11/10/2012 8:10:48 AM PST by rabidralph

The Congressional District 2 showdown between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Ron Barber has gone into overtime - and it could come down to instant replay.

McSally holds a minuscule lead of less than two-tenths of a percentage point over Barber - a 400-vote difference in a race in which more 228,000 votes have been tabulated, with several days of additional vote counting to go.

What remains are an estimated 70,000 votes in Pima County, about 27,000 of them provisional ballots that need to be verified and the rest early ballots that were dropped off at polling places or delivered in the late mail on Tuesday. There is also an unknown number of outstanding ballots in Cochise County.

(Excerpt) Read more at azstarnet.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; giffords; mcsally; voters
I haven't seen many threads about this race but former Warthog pilot, Col. Martha McSally, is in a tight race against democrat Rep. Ron Barber, who replaced Gabby Giffords after she resigned her seat.

Many may remember that Col. McSally successfully sued the U.S. government so American women would have the right to dress in western clothing in Saudi Arabia.

Here is McSally's website. I'm sure she'd appreciate some encouragement as she fights for a fair counting of the ballots.

1 posted on 11/10/2012 8:10:55 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

Didn’t she want to kick Rick Santorum in the balls? If so, she can GTH.


2 posted on 11/10/2012 8:13:43 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: rabidralph

This was the latest news I could find so if anyone has an update on what’s going on, please post it. I’d be interested to hear what other Arizonans think about this whole situation and whether the race should have been this close.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 8:13:44 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

The Dems have the 300 votes in the trunk of a car at Wal Mart. Standing by.


4 posted on 11/10/2012 8:24:43 AM PST by nhwingut (Get out & Vote as if your life was on the line. Because it is.)
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To: nhwingut

The Dems have the 300 votes in the trunk of a car at Wal Mart. Standing by.

Oh , that was my line


5 posted on 11/10/2012 8:25:58 AM PST by molson209
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To: rabidralph

The last I heard (more recently than this article), Comrade Barber was slightly ahead. I don’t know why they torture us this way - it will be the same thing that happened in 2010. Jesse Kelly won on election day (with something like 56 or 58%). But, after nearly a week of counting (aka finding in trunks and cemeteries) votes, Comrade Giffords “won.”


6 posted on 11/10/2012 8:27:47 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen

You can bet your last $ that the commies errr DummieRats in Pima County will do anything to keep comrade Barber in that seat.

Pima County, the blue stain on Arizona’s red dress.


7 posted on 11/10/2012 8:37:57 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Borax Queen
I found this from yesterday: McSally is ahead by 36 votes.
8 posted on 11/10/2012 8:41:28 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Perdogg
She wanted to kick him in the "jimmy." I would like to see her go to congress in place of Barber. And I would especially like to see her kick a few liberal males in the "jimmy." But like most females, she reserves her rough tough stance towards Republican males, and will probably be silent in the presence of Democrat males. And perchance if the situation comes about where she DOES confront Democrat males, the media and her fellow Republicans will attack her.
9 posted on 11/10/2012 8:41:28 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SandRat

Grrrrrrrrrrrr, tell me about it. I don’t like to go west of Wilmot, that’s the total People’s Republic. I had to drive through there yesterday and there are streets upon streets where the leftists advertise their stupidity (with rows and rows of Barber and BO signs).

Our ‘hood (East Side) is still considered to have the most conservatives and gun owners... and I rarely see the proud Commies advertising out here.


10 posted on 11/10/2012 8:43:47 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: rabidralph

Ohhhhhhh, great!!!!


11 posted on 11/10/2012 8:44:48 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: rabidralph

sorry to be cynical but what difference will it make if the Republican will support Boehner and or the GOP leadership gives in to what Obama wants almost every time? The President is not a Dictator, or is he?


12 posted on 11/10/2012 8:49:15 AM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Enterprise

I can’t stand her and her whole militant hate-men attitude. My parents, hubby, and I were all going to vote 3rd party or something because we can’t stomach her. But, at the last minute, switched and gave her four votes. Anything to break the hero-worship, place-on-altar, weeping-leftist Dem grip.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 8:52:39 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen

I really don’t believe your account of 2010 is correct as I watched that race intently because I donated to Jesse’s campaign. He was ahead early until Pima started to report and it turned at that point. I knew before I went to bed EST that it was close within 1% with Giffords in the lead. The outstanding precincts did not have any history of being other than Democrat.

My interest in that race is that being stationed at Huachuca after a lifetime as an Army Brat and veteran myself, it was the only place I felt at Home in my life of traveling the world.

As far as some characterizations of McSally, being a Hog Driver scored points with me as an unrelated issue, but her willingness to stand up for her universal rights as an American was commendable. I saw her a tough woman and nothing else. If those on this thread have any real, independent evidence to suggest otherwise, please fill us in with links.


14 posted on 11/10/2012 8:54:31 AM PST by mazda77
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To: Enterprise

You have republican females confused with republican males.


15 posted on 11/10/2012 8:55:43 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: mazda77

Sorry, your account is wrong. Please get your information correct before contradicting others.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 9:00:38 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen; Perdogg

I don’t admire her as a person either. Whatever negatives she has, she is still one cut above the Democrat.


17 posted on 11/10/2012 9:00:45 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Yup, barely, but yup...


18 posted on 11/10/2012 9:02:40 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: rabidralph

ping


19 posted on 11/10/2012 9:09:00 AM PST by dalebert
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To: Borax Queen

At least she’s in the fight, no matter what you think of her. How many Arizona FReepers out there are running for office, rather than bloviating behind a keyboard?


20 posted on 11/10/2012 9:22:42 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: mazda77

Please read the last sentence very carefully.

“The trend of voters’ opinions shifting between early balloting — which begins weeks before election day — and those who voted on election day is one Jesse Kelly pointed out in 2010. That year, he lost to Gabrielle Giffords in overall votes, but won among election-day voters.”

https://www.azpm.org/p/yourvote-featured/2012/4/18/1621-kelly-wins-overall-but-mcsally-led-among-cd8-election-day-voters/


21 posted on 11/10/2012 9:26:30 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: rabidralph

Oh, my mistake, I’m so sorry that I didn’t realize this was a McSally-worshippers thread. You have zero idea what I have or have not done as far as the offices go. Absolutely zero. Please proceed with your cult-like, Dem-like worship, I will go someplace else. This is why many of us didn’t like her to begin with, militant feminazi who garners a Gabby-like cult attraction.


22 posted on 11/10/2012 9:29:04 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen

LOL! This is not a McSally-worshipping thread. I just want to know what’s going on with this race and other suspiciously close races around the country, similar to Allen West’s race in Florida. I’m looking for FR insight from those who live in the state—if they’ve seen these close results before and if there’s a history of shenanigans in the district. Anyway, thanks for adding your two cents.


23 posted on 11/10/2012 9:49:43 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Borax Queen

Get my information right? OK, I was obviously speaking, or typing, about election night as referenced by my comment about going to sleep (EST) the night of the 2010 returns. I also added some to the 2012 coffers of Jesse just so you know who I was pulling for.

Be it noted you did nothing to address the issues about your distaste, for which I asked, for McSally. The one main thing I took away from your article link is that a large percentage turned out in Pinal for the primary. Now comes the big rub, is Pinal more Democratic than Republican? Does this information exist or is it because of the open primary system in Arizona does not record this as one does not have to register with a party? Just how do you know who of one party or another voted for who?

Therein lies your problem. Until those in your state choose to send this open primary idea by way of the do-do bird, you have no idea who is voting for particular representatives of either party so the choice of Republicans is nothing more than smoke and mirrors, ergo, the continuing choice of McCain when he talks a good game but very seldom delivers for the state or the nation when nit comes to conservative values.

I choose to remain in Florida for one we have no state income tax and Republicans decide who will be on the Republican ticket. All be it the available field is sometimes tough to swallow because the old establishment blue dogs now run what they call the Republican party in this state. It is changing but way too slow for me. The establishment lost their chance at me with McCain. Sarah was who I voted for in 2008 and the instant they chose Romney in this state I knew it was as good as over because Obamacare would not be an sidebar issue on the ballot.


24 posted on 11/10/2012 9:56:00 AM PST by mazda77
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To: rabidralph
about 27,000 of them provisional ballots that need to be verified

Hmmmmm

25 posted on 11/10/2012 10:36:09 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Every once in a while, a provisional ballot is not tainted. Who knows?


26 posted on 11/10/2012 11:08:45 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

That’s a lot of provisionals.

Could those from the military base down there???


27 posted on 11/10/2012 11:39:46 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: rabidralph

The Republican will lose on the recount.


28 posted on 11/10/2012 11:41:19 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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