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NC4: Etheridge-D will call for recount in congressional race
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Posted on 11/04/2010 7:58:11 AM PDT by disraeligears

Raleigh, N.C. — Seven-term Democratic Congressman Bob Etheridge on Wednesday said he will call for a recount in his re-election bid, where he trails Republican challenger Renee Ellmers by about 1,600 votes. Ellmers claimed victory late Tuesday, and The Associated Press also declared her the winner in the tight Second District race.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: ellmers; etheridge; recount
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It is my understanding that Ellmers led by more than 2000 votes at the end of the night, which translated to a greater than 1.0% margin which put the race outside any statutory recount, and was declared the winner by AP.

Then, in Etheridge's home area of Sampson County more than 450 votes were "found" - ALL FOR ETHERIDGE - thus dropping the winning percentage to just under 1% enabling Etheridge to call for a recount!

This is statistically impossible, especially in consideration that U.S. Senator Burr was re-elected by 55% to 45% over NC Sec. of State Elaine Marshall.

Let the Democratic public officials in charge of NC's electoral process know that the nation is watching them.

Call or e-mail and voice your concerns regarding this statistically impossible discovery of 450+ votes for Etheridge to:

Sec. of State Elaine Marshall (who just lost to Burr!, and is from the same neck of the woods as Etheridge): main number 919-807-2010

Executive Asst. to Sec. Marshall: Jennell Baughman: jbaughman@sosnc.com

Gen. Counsel to Sec. Marshall: Robert Wilson: rwilson@sosnc.com

State Board of Elections Executive Director - Gary Bartlett (another Dem): (t) 866-522-4723; direct telephone line 919-715-0135 e-mail; elections.sboe@ncsbe.gov

Don Wright, Gen. Counsel State Board of Elections: (t)866-522-4723 e-mail; elections.sboe@ncsbe.gov

1 posted on 11/04/2010 7:58:13 AM PDT by disraeligears
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To: disraeligears

This will give Etheridge’s people time to recanvass any graveyard precincts they may have missed earlier this week. There are also probably a few storerooms that haven’t reported in, and the trunk of the campaign manager’s car needs to be searched more carefully.


2 posted on 11/04/2010 8:03:45 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: disraeligears

Just goes to show ya. Democrats have no class and no integrity.


3 posted on 11/04/2010 8:04:02 AM PDT by rocksblues (Obama, the biggest liar in the history of American politics!)
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To: disraeligears

How does this work, exactly? When a Democrat calls for a “recount”, do they automatically declare him the winner? Or do they go through the motions of “recounting the votes” before they make an open declaration that the Republican is the loser?


4 posted on 11/04/2010 8:09:00 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: disraeligears
“I am confident that, when this process [of marking and adding fraud ballots] is completed, I will still be your congressman,” Etheridge said.

There fixed it.

5 posted on 11/04/2010 8:10:34 AM PDT by FreedomProtector
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To: Clioman
This will give Etheridge’s people time to recanvass any graveyard precincts they may have missed earlier this week. There are also probably a few storerooms that haven’t reported in, and the trunk of the campaign manager’s car needs to be searched more carefully.

Let's not forget all those "registered" cartoon characters that may have cast a ballot for their favorite Democrat..

6 posted on 11/04/2010 8:10:45 AM PDT by The_Pickle ("We have no Permanent Allies, We have no Permanent Enemies, Only Permanent Interests")
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To: Clioman
I was told this morning that when NC Secretary of State Marshall lost an election, she did exactly what Etheridge is now doing. AND, magically, she also came up with just enough votes to push her over the top.

This crowd is so corrupt it gags me to talk about them.

7 posted on 11/04/2010 8:11:18 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: disraeligears

Who are you???


8 posted on 11/04/2010 8:11:20 AM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: disraeligears

Fortunately, 1,600 will be a tough number to overcome in a single Congressional district. Gore couldn’t top Bush’s end-of-night 1,600 in the whole of Florida. So, there will have to be some serious, obvious cheating for Etheridge to pull this one out.

BTW, is he the one who manhandled the guy with the video camera?


9 posted on 11/04/2010 8:11:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: disraeligears

Etheridge would have dropped off the extra ballots on election night, but he had a boy to abuse.


10 posted on 11/04/2010 8:11:48 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: disraeligears

For any who don’t remember who Bob (Who Are You?) Etheridge is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oqIP9yagkQ


11 posted on 11/04/2010 8:12:17 AM PDT by fullchroma
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To: disraeligears

Then, in Etheridge’s home area of Sampson County more than 450 votes were “found” - ALL FOR ETHERIDGE - thus dropping the winning percentage to just under 1% enabling Etheridge to call for a recount!

Absolutely pathetic

Heads need to roll


12 posted on 11/04/2010 8:18:38 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: disraeligears

Scumbag cheaters. I hope the R candidate has some good lawyers. Time to start writing editorials to local papers in NC.


13 posted on 11/04/2010 8:19:47 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: disraeligears
Here comes the slow-motion, we-cannot-seem-to-stop-them-in-plain-view theft of this election.

You know what? Why doesn't OUR side 'discover boxes' of missing ballots. Let's get as dirty.

14 posted on 11/04/2010 8:20:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
How does this work, exactly? When a Democrat calls for a “recount”, do they automatically declare him the winner?

Seems that way in the last few years, doesn't it?

15 posted on 11/04/2010 8:35:45 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: disraeligears

I live in the “Lillington Strangler’s” district. he is a jack ass.


16 posted on 11/04/2010 8:40:02 AM PDT by NCBraveheart ("oderint dum metuant"........Let them hate, as long as they fear.)
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To: disraeligears
Then, in Etheridge's home area of Sampson County more than 450 votes were "found"

When 'votes are found' I want to see photos of place they were found, descriptions of the circumstances and sworn testimony from the finder. Maybe the threat of perjury charges will discourage this. The chain of evidence used to prosecute criminals should be followed with these ballots, and if they can't show the chain was not broken the ballots should be thrown out.

17 posted on 11/04/2010 8:42:36 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Never let a kid play with matches or run with scissors; and never give a gavel to a Democrat!)
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To: disraeligears

I just called the NCGOP, Renee Ellmers is setting up a recount legal fund. If you want to contribute the number is 252-220-0181.


18 posted on 11/04/2010 8:44:56 AM PDT by NCBraveheart ("oderint dum metuant"........Let them hate, as long as they fear.)
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To: Clioman

Leftists are loading up their trunks with “suddenly discovered votes” as we speak.


19 posted on 11/04/2010 8:47:15 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: TruthHound

Oh no, that guy? I hope he loses dearly. What a creep.


20 posted on 11/04/2010 8:49:52 AM PDT by justsaynomore (The U.S. of America is not going to become the U.S. of Europe - not on our watch! - Herman Cain)
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To: disraeligears
This is from TX State House districe 48 race in central Texas.

15 votes seperate Howard (d) and Neil (R).

Name Party Votes Vote %
Howard, Donna (i) Dem 24,997 49%
Neil, Dan GOP 24,982 49%
Easton, Ben Lib 1,517 3%

As far as I know, Dan Neil has not asked for a recount, and have no clue as why not.

21 posted on 11/04/2010 8:56:35 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Work harder than ever for 2012.)
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To: disraeligears; Crichton; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued

Did they “discover” 450 ballots or did they merely correct a transcription error? It isn’t that rare for someone to, for example, input a number such as “500” as “50” and thus cost a candidate 450 votes (back in the 2002 Alabama gubernatorial election a transcription error cost GOP candidate Bob Riley thousands of votes in Baldwin County, and when it was corrected he won the election). If that’s what happened, then adding 450 to Etheridge wasn’t a case of Democrat cheating. That being said, we need to keep an eye out for cheating by Democrat officials.


22 posted on 11/04/2010 9:05:29 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

This is why we need sharia law for election fraud. Beheading seems an appropriate punishment for cheating us out of our vote. Has a democrat ever lost a close election?


23 posted on 11/04/2010 9:06:10 AM PDT by excopconservative
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To: Arrowhead1952

If they’ve already counted all of the absentees and Dan Neil is still behind by such few votes, he should definitely call for a recount. If he lost, he lost, but he owes it to his voters to make sure that he actually lost before conceding.


24 posted on 11/04/2010 9:07:56 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: disraeligears

Of course there are more votes for Etheridge. It’s hard to get those dead people to the polls on time.


25 posted on 11/04/2010 9:08:24 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: excopconservative

“Has a democrat ever lost a close election?”

Al Gore? : )

But seriously, the Dems lose about half of the close elections. That’s not to say that they haven’t stolen several close ones in the past few years (such as the 2004 WA governor’s race, the 2008 MN Senate race, etc.).


26 posted on 11/04/2010 9:12:37 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I tried to contact his campaign office, but no answer yesterday. I will try again today. BTW, this is the state house district I live in as well.

If he pulls out a win, the (R)s will have a quorum and the rats can’t stop a thing. They can run and leave the state like they did last time redistricting came up and it will do them no good.


27 posted on 11/04/2010 9:24:28 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Work harder than ever for 2012.)
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To: KansasGirl
They can hire lawyers, but the courts won't do anything about 'Rat cheating. This same thing happened to Rossi in the '04 Governor election in WA State, and Coleman in the MN Senate contest against Frankenputz. The courts aren't there for justice when it comes to a 'Pub plaintiff against 'Rat cheating.

The only thing that will stop this is taking it public, mainly to the streets. What stopped Gore's attempted theft of FL in 2000 was people going down to the Board of Elections and literally pounding on doors to be allowed to oversee a fair recount process. If Etheridge and the 'Rats steal this one, the 'Pubs have to go street on him. I'm series...

Actually, on second thought, since the House makes it's own rules as to who is seated, this may be a chance for payback of the 'Rats stealing the one House seat in Indiana in the 1984 election. Do exactly what the 'Rats did back then. They conducted their own "recount", and kept changing the rules on which votes to count and disallow until the numbers worked out in their favor. They had to change the rules of the "recount" six or seven times, adding and changing requirements, making things like marks outside of the box next to the candidate's name causing the ballot to be disqualified, or marking an "x" in the box when the instructions said "check the box", that kind of thing. In the end, the 'Rat ended up "winning" by, are you ready for this, a grand total of eight votes. I say to the same thing to Etheridge if he steals it.

28 posted on 11/04/2010 9:28:54 AM PDT by chimera
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To: chimera

The good news is that since the Reps took both houses of the NC legislature, they get to redraw the districts and get rid of the gerrymandered ones the Dems cooked up.


29 posted on 11/04/2010 9:34:28 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: disraeligears

Board of elections information -
Mailing Address: PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255

...Physical Address: 506 North Harrington St, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone - (919) 733-7173 or (866) 522-4723

I’m sick of these corrupt bastards trying to steal elections!


30 posted on 11/04/2010 9:59:53 AM PDT by Attn to Detail
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To: disraeligears

I already donated to her post-campaign fund for the recount fight!


31 posted on 11/04/2010 10:00:30 AM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Persae Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: Attn to Detail

I live here and voted for her. Honestly, if they can just steal it - why bother voting anymore? No one stands up, it is like “normal” for them to steal elections and no one does a damn thing. Seriously, why bother voting? Sorry, I am that disgusted.


32 posted on 11/04/2010 10:06:23 AM PDT by NurseZac
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To: Arrowhead1952
The counting isn't finished yet. They still have military, provisionals, and mailed ballots to count.

Statement from Dan Neil's campaign:

“It will be several days before every legal vote has been received and counted, including the votes of our servicemen and women defending our freedom overseas. After campaigning for this seat for a full year, I want to ensure every legal vote is counted through a fair and transparent process. Once that process has concluded, we will determine the appropriate course of action in order to ensure the will of the electorate is honored.”

33 posted on 11/04/2010 10:12:59 AM PDT by DrewsDad (Socialism sucks away incentive)
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To: disraeligears

Then, in Etheridge’s home area of Sampson County more than 450 votes were “found” - ALL FOR ETHERIDGE

How?

Details please ...


34 posted on 11/04/2010 10:16:39 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

military vote ??? Absentees ...


35 posted on 11/04/2010 10:20:30 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: disraeligears

‘Then, in Etheridge’s home area of Sampson County more than 450 votes were “found”’

Do our lawyers get to examine those particular frickin’ votes?


36 posted on 11/04/2010 10:21:20 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (We voted - NOW we fight against vote fraud! Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chron. 7:14!)
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To: rocksblues

“Just goes to show ya. Democrats have no class and no integrity.”

Or that they are, indeed, a criminal enterprise...complete with bought off judges...


37 posted on 11/04/2010 10:25:19 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (We voted - NOW we fight against vote fraud! Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chron. 7:14!)
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To: DrewsDad

Wow! Thanks for sharing. I missed that blip. I sure hope he wins and gives Frizzy headed Donna the boot. That would really help the state house for the (R) side.


38 posted on 11/04/2010 10:33:24 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Work harder than ever for 2012.)
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To: 100%FEDUP; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; ~Vor~; a4drvr; Adder; Aegedius; Afronaut; alethia; ...
Etheridge said he's confident the gap between him and Ellmers will close further once provisional ballots and some absentee ballots are counted in the race. He also said his campaign has heard about "voting irregularities" in some counties, but he didn't elaborate.

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39 posted on 11/04/2010 10:51:39 AM PDT by MitchellC
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

The rumor is that 450 votes for Etheridge were counted twice in Sampson County. The state BOE is doing a recount and auditing these precincts as we speak (type?)


40 posted on 11/04/2010 10:54:28 AM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Arrowhead1952

And I love that the total adds up to 101%!


41 posted on 11/04/2010 11:03:57 AM PDT by carolinablonde ("The Constitution protects all of us, not just those on the left." - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: carolinablonde

I didn’t even pay any attention to that. The (R) side really needs that seat to give us a 2/3 majority.


42 posted on 11/04/2010 11:21:24 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Work harder than ever for 2012.)
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To: ScottinVA

“Fortunately, 1,600 will be a tough number to overcome in a single Congressional district.”

It will take three or four recounts, with court-ordered exclusion of some ballots.

hey, did they count the military ballots yet? Are they sitting in a warehouse somewhere stateside?


43 posted on 11/04/2010 12:14:41 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: AuH2ORepublican

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=7764918

Here’s the half assed explanation. They found three boxes and they were all Etheridge?


44 posted on 11/04/2010 12:15:41 PM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: disraeligears

I just rec’d an email from Renee Ellmer’s Campaign that said they had asked the National Republican Congressional Committee for funds to help with all the lawyering up they will need in the flim-flam recount that Bob “The DC Strangler” Etheridge is demanding 2 hrs after 400 more votes - all in HIS name of course - were suddenly found...

THE NRCC *REFUSED* TO HELP THIS TEA PARTY WINNER JUST AS THEY **REFUSED** TO HELP HER IN THE CAMPAIGN!!!!!

PLEASE MAKE SURE THIS GOES VIRAL!!! I am FURIOUS at the NRCC!!!

Ellmers’ campaign needs cash and volunteers too - and fast. I volunteered and will be giving cash. Please help if you can?

Thanks!


45 posted on 11/04/2010 1:37:48 PM PDT by NurseZac
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To: NurseZac

bttt


46 posted on 11/04/2010 1:40:08 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: disraeligears

One quick note on the headline: Etheridge is NC2, not NC4.


47 posted on 11/04/2010 1:43:30 PM PDT by wolfpat (Veni. Vidi. Veneer: I came. I saw. I made plywood.)
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To: MitchellC

He lost he can’t Al Franken a win...but it looks like he will try.


48 posted on 11/04/2010 2:23:26 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: MitchellC

He lost he can’t Al Franken a win...but it looks like he will try.


49 posted on 11/04/2010 2:23:45 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Locomotive Breath

That article didn’t explain very much, did it? Actually, it referred to a 450-vote swing towards Etheridge, not to 450 ballots being found and all being for Etheridge. Even in a black precinct in Sampson County there would be a handful of votes for Ellmers and third-party candidates if they found 450 ballots.


50 posted on 11/04/2010 2:35:53 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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