OK, report here from Florida! Pinellas County elections office was calling people THIS MORNING telling them to be sure to vote tomorrow! They apparently had too many people to call yesterday, so put 12,000 people off till this morning to call, without thinking of what they’re message said! But not to worry! IT’S OKAY!!! They called them back and told them not to vote tomorrow after all! (This was as per Yahoo, which I’m assuming was accurate!)
There are reports of voter machine flipping all over the country; on both sides.
It doesn’t matter who wins between these two. Without Ron Paul to vote for, there’s no point!
Also, I saw somewhere it looked like Proposition 37 might be defeated. That HAS to be rigged! What people would be AGAINST labeling? Even if you don’t CARE, why would it be bad for the food to be labeled? Wonder if Monsanto owns lots of shares in the voting machine market in California now?
Why is it that in the US the voting machine is the most bug ridden difficult to program piece of software engineering ever? How hard is it to write a voting program? It seems like a college student who knows C++ should have no difficulty doing so.
In my opinion it almost seems the most incompetent software engineers in America get hired by Diebold / Premier ElectionElectioneering Solutions and other makers to write voting machine software.
Might as well just abandon the electronic version and go for punch / paper or mail in ballots.
from NARAL Pro-Choice America
We are thrilled to announce some big pro-choice victories! We’ll welcome new pro-choice leaders including Chris Murphy in Connecticut and Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. We congratulate our pro-choice champions who won: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI), Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO), Sen. Robert Menendez (NJ), Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT), and Sen. Ben Cardin (MD).
Woosty=^..^ , one can predict that the unitary executive will be pushed to its absolute limits- if there are any anymore and the steady degradation of personal liberty/from surveillance and harassment will continue. I’d bet money on that.
Rove is desperate. He’s about to loose his Golden Boy status. In theory with only 65% reporting in Ohio, Romney could win the state, but even with the very narrow lead Obama has in Florida, they have 92% reporting. It’s a Hail Mary and wishful thinking.
Uh oh. He must have had so much fixed in Ohio that he refuses to believe it went for Obama. This is bad. Remember what Bush said in 2000 when they called Florida for Gore? He looked right up and said confidently, “Oh I don’t believe that for a minute!” And he didn’t because he knew his bro had fixed the machines for him so he could take the state. We knew how they had fixed the Ohio machines; it was reported on Bazedin today, evening, around 6:40, just like the Pennsylvania machine shown above. So maybe we should sit still a minute and wait…d’you think?
I’m also happy to report that even though redistricting took him out of my neighborhood, Alan Grayson will be returning to Congress. Great results on all of the ridiculous constitutional amendments as well. And all three supreme court justices up for retention won handily. The Tea Party and the religious right took it on the chin in Florida tonight.
Of course many tea party folks remain in the House. But in general I think the tea party should plan to jump into the harbor.
I heard a comment on NPR yesterday that fair or not, whoever won yesterday was going to get the credit for turning the whole country around economically. I don’t think that’s necessarily true because the Congress can still keep ANY PLAN from working, but there is a small chance that it’ true because some expert big enough to get on NPR did say it…
I was thinking about the economy. The R corporatists no longer have a reason to abstain from investing when Obama has won now. Let’s hope that their greed opens their wallets.
We know that they have the money, most of it circulating in the international finance system, picking up very small margins—but when you are counting trillions, it makes for real money.
NB Watch for the next CD type scheme to appear soon on WS.
Darren agrees, and points to mail as the ideal way to distribute and collect them. Imagine a functioning system.
But think of all the beautiful 20 year old Carolina pines that will go the paper production, poisonous inks used for printing, long way transportation, and the energy consumed for counting, re-counting, storage, etc.
Maybe the burning with an energy efficiency of over 95 percent by the swedish system, using waste heat to warm housing will make up for the cost and the energy consumed.