Grand Theft Democracy, Part Thirteen

New York: Oh, for the love of God. More shenanigans are being reported by Legal Insurrection:

Traditionally Republican, the State Senate moved over to the Democrats in 2008, giving Democrats complete control of both houses of the state legislature and the Governor’s office for the first time since the New Deal. In the 2010 mid-terms, however, Republicans made a comeback, and are on the verge of taking back the State Senate. This will have important implications for redistricting. There are a small number of contested races, however. … Two new voting machines were located last night in Buffalo, according to Sen.-elect Mike Gianaris, a Democratic attorney helping his party’s efforts in ballot counting. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Antoine Thompson trails GOP challenger Mark Grisanti by 821 votes, but Gianaris said the new voting machines and how they’ve been handled are a “total disaster” and “complete mess,” adding that lawyers for Thompson are considering legal action that might force a complete recount of paper ballots optically scanned by the machines. … Democrats must win Thompson’s seat, as well as seats held by Sens. Suzi Oppenheimer and Craig Johnson, to maintain a 32-30 majority in the chamber. Oppenheimer is leading her GOP challenger, but Johnson is trailing. …

Additionally, in NY-1 (one of the remaining disputed Congressional races), a hand recount of the votes is showing a “startlingly different total” than the original vote totals recorded by optical scanners:

NBC — When [Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop] went to bed election night, he had a more than thirty four hundred vote lead over [Republican challenger Randy] Altschuler; but, after the numbers were checked late last week, Bishop’s lead vanished. Altschuler now holds a 383 vote advantage. Officials from the Suffolk County Board of Elections refused comment on the cause of the vote count mistakes – but, both Altschuler himself and the Bishop campaign blamed “human error.” … The new computerized voting machines appear to have played a role in the mistakes. Poll workers unfamiliar with the new machines may have simply misread or misreported the numbers coming from them after the polls closed, according to the Bishop and Altschuler camps. Thirty to forty percent of the election districts in this Congressional race had vote count errors, according to a county source. There were similar problems in a tight state Assembly race pitting incumbent Democrat Marc Alessi against Republican Daniel Losquadro. In that race, a forty vote Losquadro lead on election night has ballooned to a more than 890 votes.

Isn’t it amazing how these errors always seem to favor the Democrats? (H/T: Jazz, Hot Air)

Bonus: HillBuzz has fun with the fact that the Left is obsessed with votes for Bristol Palin on Dancing With the Stars while they completely ignore all of the stories of voter fraud in the midterm elections.

Update: Number of ACORN employees convicted of voter fraud this year: 15 and Counting

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One Response to “Grand Theft Democracy, Part Thirteen”

  1. Steve Says:

    HA HA!
    Thanks for posting!

    Steve
    Common Cents
    http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

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