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Sat Nov 9, 2013, 11:33 PM

If you live in Fairfax County, Virginia, and if you voted with a provisional ballot (READ THIS!)

I can not verify whether this is true or not. But just in case:


If you live in Fairfax County, Virginia, and if you voted with a provisional ballot this past week ...

You MUST contact your local Board of Elections by Tuesday or your vote WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

Republicans have changed the vote-counting rules (yes, *after* the elections).

Call this number for more information: 703-222-0776.





To all the thread stompers out and about lately, have fun. I'm sure there's some reason this attempt to be helpful is worthy of your scorn.

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TalkingDog Nov 2013 OP
Tx4obama Nov 2013 #1
winter is coming Nov 2013 #3
billhicks76 Nov 2013 #7
Tx4obama Nov 2013 #8
peacebird Nov 2013 #2
winter is coming Nov 2013 #4
kelliekat44 Nov 2013 #5
Tx4obama Nov 2013 #6
questionseverything Nov 2013 #10
elleng Nov 2013 #9

Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 11:37 PM

1. I have NOT seen anyone saying anything that was not helpful regarding the VA AG race.

There have been many DU threads with updates and no one has been saying anything nasty.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 11:42 PM

3. We had one troll, but his statement was very bizarre and short-lived (as was his account). n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:49 AM

7. Please!!!!

 

Please do not allow the Republicans to get away with last minute rule changes. I knew this was starting to look like Wisconsin.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:52 AM

8. My comment was about the last sentence in the OP. I'm not sure what you're referring to.


Did you mean to reply to me or someone else ?



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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 11:37 PM

2. I read about this on HuffPo and WaPo. Have posted it on facebook in an attempt to spread the word

It is outrageous that they changed the rules after the election. What arre the Dems going to do about this? Have you heard anything?

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 11:49 PM

4. Kicking with an update on the counting:

https://twitter.com/Redistrict

Ok, folks. @VirginiaSBE says RIchmond 501 went Herring (D) 830-144. Trusted source: registrar's results sheet says Herring 983-181

IF that is correct, Herring (D) would net 116 votes, putting him in the lead by an estimated 72 votes even before Fairfax proviz #VAAG

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 11:52 PM

5. I believe I read this elsewhere. Better safe than sorry.

 

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:21 AM

6. More info


-snip-

The instruction led the Republican-majority Fairfax County Electoral Board to extend their deadline for voters to come in and plead their case until Tuesday. On Saturday, according to Tribbett, they voted "2-0 with 1 abstaining to condemn (the) state board of elections ruling prohibiting legal rep for voters not here."

The action to allow voters more time to argue for inclusion of their provisional ballots also resulted in plaudits for Fairfax County Electoral Board member Brian Schoeneman --- a Republican and former Bush Administration staffer --- from normally ideological opponents, and also condemnation from at least one of his fellow Republicans, who asked: "Why is Brian Schoeneman, who purports to be a Republican, helping Democrats by extending this deadline?"

For his part, Schoeneman took to Twitter to explain what was going on and to respond to questions about the ruling. He tried to calm concerns by asking that folks "don't blow the SBE issue out of proportion. This is simply a disagreement between lawyers. It has little impact on voters."

"To be clear, this wasn't an SBE change. They believe this has always been their policy," he said, adding "This was reminder guidance to localities. Not every locality had our past practice."

That practice, he explained, is "to allow voters to present us with evidence as to why they voted provisionals. It's a courtesy to them." He tweeted late Saturday that provisional voters "don't 'need' to come in. They may if they want. They are given a sheet when they vote provisional explaining it." Schoeneman went on to vow, "we will review every ballot on a case by case basis and decide each ballot, regardless of whether the voter appears."

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http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10363


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:05 AM

10. they definitely need to "come in"

if they want to be sure their vote is counted...hopefully the campaign is contacting people too

and bring the id they did not have on election day

thanks for your updates tx

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:56 AM

9. KICK

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