Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Crescent City CONnection

Cresecent City Connection toll extension appears to have passed by 8 votes

"However, those numbers apparently were not really the "final" numbers. The secretary of state's website still listed no actual tallies for early votes in Orleans Parish, at that point, though the "yes" and "no" columns each had been boosted by roughly 12,000 votes.

Meanwhile, Gambit editor Clancy Dubos tweeted that even those late numbers did not include some ballots that had to be tallied by hand. At 3:11 a.m., he said those votes had apparently been counted, and the tolls had passed by a margin of just eight votes as a result. 

Numbers posted sometime after 4 a.m. squared with that. They showed 154,373 voted for the tolls, and 154,365 voted against them."

Right....early votes that had to be tallied by hand between 2 and 4 am in the morning.  Because that's the time to tally "early" votes...wait until the last minute.  Of course.  And I'm just curious...were any of the other propositions on the ballot counted the same way?

I knew this was going to happen.  Last night when I went to bed at about 2 am I was watching WDSU and every time their graphic would cycle around to this vote it would stay up for maybe one second (with 100% of votes in) showing that the tolls were defeated and then drop off.  the other graphics would stay up much longer.  Right before I went to sleep I remember thinking that something was fishy (not on WDSU's part).  

I smell bullshit.

NOTE:  If anyone out there is aware of any irregularities regarding the voting process for the CCC tolls (or anything else for that matter) please feel free to email me @ and/or use the comment section.


brophy said...

no doubt....

votes were finalized for the candidates ON THE SAME BALLOT that the CCC tolls appeared on, yet, only this amendment was the one with outstanding votes??!

Anonymous said...

This comes as no surprise. There will be a problem when politicians run out of piggy banks to steal from. Will they then take up guns and knives to rob the people in the streets ? I was in many different businesses before retiring and the money I spent to buy politicians worked out to at least 2% of net income...

Anonymous said...

"The money you spent to buy politicans" Anon? Really?

Funny, I've been running a business, not a multi-million dollar business, but in the black, and enough for us to live on, for almost a decade, and I've never had to buy a politician.

Perhaps you were being flip, a tease, hoping to get this rise out of someone.

Or maybe you really do think, "Everyone is doing it. It's the system. It's not me. I would not do it unless I had to. All those other guys, the politicians, the competition, are crooks, but I'm a good guy put in a tough spot."

Boo hoo hoo.

All the spots are tough. You ever met a corrupt politician who didn't have a long teary reason for why they had to do bad things?

Nah, me neither.

Buying politicians to get ahead in business is not something you HAD to do.

You spent 2% of your net income creating the culture you are now bitching about.

Thanks for nothing.

Those of us who haven't taken that path thank you for enabling these crooks, and for reenforcing their sense that they should get a little something-something on the side.