What is it about people that work for the government and election commisions that they don't know how to count by ones? Have the government schools gotten so bad that counting from 1-10 is now a special skill? Let me see if I can help. To count to ten, it's 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. Once you've got that nailed down, you only need count to ten again, but this time put a one (1) in front of the second count to ten. This is called the teens. Then do it again, to reach 30 and so on. It's really not difficult if you put down the gameboy, x-box and IPod.
What brought this is on is that the New York 23 race may not be over. Apparently, there was a misreporting of numbers and miscounts. The reason has something to do with the phones. You can read the information for yourself at http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2009/11/its_not_over_recanvassing_shows_ny23_race.html
There are over 10,000 absentee ballots to count yet. Bill Owens lead dropped from over 5,000 votes to over 3,000 votes. Since the absentee ballots were sent in prior to Dede Scozzafava suspending her campaign, it's thought that the absentee ballots would go in favor of Doug Hoffman, the Conservative candidate.
Should the count from the absentee ballots overcome the deficit for Hoffman, Bill Owens would have to be removed. Speaker Pelosi swore in Owens before the election was certified to get a needed vote on the Health Care bill passed last Saturday. His vote for the Health Care bill was the opposite of what he'd campaigned on.
It's a slim chance for Hoffman to win, but with how these vote counts have gone in recent years, nothing would surprise me.
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