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Presenting teh “new” Florida!

December 2nd, 2008 | by Jet Netwal |

In 2000, I received many warm emails from friends in Minnesota. There was a good bit of jolly jesting about hanging chads, overt election fraud and just all around merriment. Florida was teh new stupid.

The final day of recounting in Ramsey County in the U.S. Senate race kicked up controversy today when 171 uncounted ballots from Maplewood turned up. The ballots apparently had been uncounted because of a ballot-counting-machine malfunction on Election Day.   …

Once those were counted, election officials found that there appeared to be 31 more ballots cast than the number of voters who signed in or voted by absentee ballot at Maplewood’s Sixth Precinct, at the Hazelwood Fire Station. Shortly after, they said the explanation was that registration cards accompanying absentee ballots hadn’t been recorded, as they should have been; when they were recorded, the number of voters and ballots matched. — Minneapolis Star Tribune

So, you lose 171, find them, find out you have 31 too many, then “Oopsie!” figured out you miscounted your registrations? Oh yeah, pillars of organization, suck it up, Minnesotans. You guys are teh new Florida. Everybody is looking and the national memory is long. Enjoy your emails.

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  1. 7 Responses to “Presenting teh “new” Florida!”

  2. By steve on Dec 2, 2008 | Reply

    A bigger crime if Franken wins even if it is legal, in my honest opinion…

  3. By Tod on Dec 3, 2008 | Reply

    What’s wrong with your spell checker - all those misspellings of a simple 1st grade word like “the.”

  4. By steve on Dec 3, 2008 | Reply

    Umm…Tod? Do you know what a sense of humor is?

  5. By Earl Netwal on Dec 3, 2008 | Reply

    Well Jet, we may resemble Florida in needing to do a recount, but the big difference is we will do one to the bitter end. And we will make sure that all the legally cast votes are accurately counted. We may well end up in court, but as opposed to 8 years ago, my guess is that the courts will ensure each one is counted, and not throw the election to their favorite candidate.

    And we will all be better for it.

  6. By Jet Netwal on Dec 4, 2008 | Reply

    Florida didn’t throw the election, that was the Supremes… er “teh” Supremes. :-D

  7. By steve on Dec 4, 2008 | Reply


  8. By Jet Netwal on Dec 5, 2008 | Reply

    Brother in law.

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