Posted by Newsjock:
Networks, AP cancel exit polls in 19 states
Source: Washington Post
Breaking from two decades of tradition, this years election exit poll is set to include surveys of voters in 31 states, not all 50 as it has for the past five presidential elections, according to multiple people involved in the planning.
The National Election Pool a joint venture of the major television networks and The Associated Press has not announced the states that wont be included, but the decision is sure to cause some pain to election watchers across the country.
Voters in the excluded states will still be interviewed as part of a national exit poll, but state-level estimates of the partisan, age or racial makeups of electorates wont be available as they have been since 1992. The lack of data may hamper election night analyses in some states, and it will almost certainly limit post-election research for years to come.
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/04/networks-ap-cancel-exit-polls-in-19-states/
(no way could it have been the highest in five years!!! conspiracy!!! conspiracy!!!)
I've read if a voter is challenged they have to provided a provisional ballot. But I've read tons of articles that say provisional ballots are collected but not counted.
I understand it would take some time for a voter to respond to a challenge, so a final count would necessarily be delayed, but aside from the generalization that provisional ballots are not counted, I've never seen an explanation of how it actually works.
Aybody know? Can y'all straighten me out?
(With the TrueTheVote crap sweeping the nation, I think the number of challenges/provisional ballots to Democrats will skyrocket this year.)
Georgia Pacific plant in their expose. It is a totally damning film. These people need to be fried.
Do you know if the Koch Brothers are involved in the fracking in Arkansas now? I live in Memphis and have two adult step children in Heber Springs. I have no doubt the recent spate of Arkansas earthquakes is caused by the fracking. More reason for the slug Kochs to be putting legislators on their payroll by controlling your elections.
Link to the full documentary:
Robert Greenwald's "Koch Brothers Exposed" (Full)
when ZAP!!!! THE LINE GOES DEAD!
I'd love to see those mean eyes grow to saucer-size while he sputters, then he falls to the floor curled in a fetal position yelling for Ann to save him!!!
Thanks for the fun fantasy visual, Turbineguy!
(Of course, given his great gift for saying stupid stuff, the GOP wiring him up isn't fantasy!)
from the link:
"Getting rid of high numbers of inefficient emergency room visits was actually a key goal of Romney's health care reform in Massachusetts, as he noted in his book "No Apology":
After about a year of looking at data -- and not making much progress -- we had a collective epiphany of sorts, an obvious one, as important observations often are: the people in Massachusetts who didn't have health insurance were, in fact, already receiving health care. Under federal law, hospitals had to stabilize and treat people who arrived at their emergency rooms with acute conditions. And our state's hospitals were offering even more assistance than the federal government required. That meant that someone was already paying for the cost of treating people who didn't have health insurance. If we could get our hands on that money, and therefore redirect it to help the uninsured buy insurance instead and obtain treatment in the way that the vast majority of individuals did -- before acute conditions developed -- the cost of insuring everyone in the state might not be as expensive as I had feared.
people, I have to believe they will throw out all the Republican bums!
I believe with all my heart the recall election was stolen. Too many similarities to other thefts!
I just donated to Zerban. How wonderful it would be to put Ryan in the unemployment line!!!
I'll be donating to Tammy my next pension check.
They will use Ann sparingly because she didnt humanize Mitt. Thats what they put her out there for and it didnt work.
Trouble was, the more she was out there, the less human she appeared and she generated even more bad feelings about Mitt. Now, its not hard to be warmer than Mitt; after all, your average road rock is warmer than Mitt. But wagging her finger and scolding people for asking legitimate questions damaged the desired warmth and sincerity value because she came across as superior, entitled, and disdainful toward people beneath her status. And the more they put her out there, the more defensive and nasty she got. How dare you people wanting to see our tax returns! We deserve your adoration because we give so much to our church! Mitt is so good and so trustworthy!
Sorry, Annie, but were hip to the fact that every penny of your loving gift to your church is fully tax deductible. We also learned that LDS is very aggressive in collecting from their members. They demand their cut before everybody else and the members standing inside the church depends on obedience to their requirements. Rich bishops cant slide on their LDS debt without causing extreme discomfort and loss of status in the church.
Too, your demands for trust reminded us that when he wanted to be governor of Massachusetts he also demanded people trust him while he withheld and vociferously lied about his tax filings there. And he got caught only after he was made to produce the returns. Oh, yeah, then theres the Swiss and Cayman Islands accounts and the little off-shore $100 million IRA. But I guess when youre as successful as you and Mitt, its easy to forget where you parked a few hundred million for a year or two. That makes us awful tacky and bourgeois for thinking you two might be hiding or postponing collection by IRS and your money grubbing church. Forgive us, Annie. How on earth could we people not trust you and Mitt???!!!
The campaign hadnt found anything else to make Mitt look real, so the GOP shoved Annie out front and she was supposed to convince us Mitt was the best, holiest Eagle Scout ever born. But the only thing she had to put out there was her motherhood and her MS, both of which she used unabashedly to evoke praise and sympathy.
Now everybody knows theres no more important work than motherhood and mothers deserve every ounce of praise they get. Most of us understand that fewer mothers than ever have the luxury of being full-time moms today. Thats not to minimize Ann Romneys role, just to acknowledge the hard work and sacrifices of millions of other mothers who are just as deserving (or more so) than Annie. Listening to Annie, we wonder if she even knows they exist, or has a clue how they struggle or how different their struggles are from hers.
The MS worked to a point, because most people are sympathetic to people with illnesses and disabilities. But it only went so far because she has unlimited funds to manage her illness while her husband (and Ryan) make no pretense about their disregard for people suffering without health care. For her personal take on it, Ive never heard Annie say a word in sympathy for other mothers who need health care, nor have I heard of her working in any way to support or help others with MS (men or women) who are less fortunate than her.
We did hear how dressage was such good therapy for her MS. Well, thats nice - shes an animal lover us, too. Oops, forgot about poor old Seamus for a minute Never mind! But if dogs arent high on her list, she does like horses. Anybody who likes animals cant be too bad, right? Well, except in Romneyland, where things get squeezed through a whole different prism. Turns out if horses are pricey enough and you classify them as a business, IRS might give you a nice little tax deduction for them. Well, it was worth a try for at least one tax year we know of (um, no, make that the only tax year we sort of know of).
Deductible or not, Annie loves horses according to her and Mitt. Wonder how much she loved the one she got sued over for doping it up to hide the fact it was lame when she sold it? The veterinarians testified it was callous treatment and clearly intended to cover up the damage the animal suffered. Apparently physical therapies, hobbies, innocent animals, and IRS rules present a whole different realm of possibilities for this super honest and religious couple than for us pagan peons. As the song says, Whats love got to do with it? Can anybody add a refrain for that tune using the classic line Screw you and the horse you rode in on? This was just one more business deal where they tried to get their bucks and screw everybody else, including the poor horse. I swear, Mr. and Mrs. Romney just drip trustworthy and righteous! Have you people no eyes???!!!
In the wake of the sugary interviews with the oh-so-honest-struggling-and-misunderstood couple, I looked at her and wondered about the young Ann who married the up and coming Mormon outside her faith while she left her own parents sitting outside the temple. Raised in wealth herself, she chose to improve her lot in life by setting her cap for an even better life through the see-me-Im-a-celebrity-son-of-a-millionaire Mitt. Using all her feminine wiles to land her wealthy, preppy catch, I pictured her flattering him and giggling over his stories about cutting the gay kids hair off and walking the blind teacher into the door. Annie said hes such a prankster and has such a great sense of humor! And surely her dead father forgave her for making him sit outside the temple when, years after his death, she and Mitt had his poor, damned soul baptised into the Mormon church. What a guy! What a gal!
Annie was supposed to make us like Mitt. Problem was, it didnt work. The more people saw her, the less they liked either one of them. Go on and spin it, Mitt! Weve been tired of her for a long time already.
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