Comments on: It’s official – Obama is the next U.S. president http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/its-official-obama-is-the-next-us-president/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/its-official-obama-is-the-next-us-president/comment-page-1/#comment-387081 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 14:01:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14770#comment-387081 Yeah, whatever…

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By: Eric H http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/its-official-obama-is-the-next-us-president/comment-page-1/#comment-387077 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 12:56:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14770#comment-387077 TC of course Bush was not behind in the recount in 2000 because not all the votes were counted. The recount was halted by Katherine Harris and then by a stacked Supreme Court. Not to mention the dirty trick played by Rep. operatives in Ohio and Florida. Making phone calls to people with outstanding traffic tickets and telling them they would be arrested if they showed up to vote being just one of those tricks. Let’s talk voting machine results, all over the country in places with voting machines exit polls did not even come close to the machine tallies. While in states with a paper ballots, like mine, exit polls and ballot results were dead on. It’s funny how you are so quick to point out the cinder in the eye of the Democrats.

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/08/its-official-obama-is-the-next-us-president/comment-page-1/#comment-387064 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 04:42:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14770#comment-387064 Although the real story is the election was not a popular vote landslide, this is one of those stories to tell us what we already know about the electoral vote.

However, I did love it in 2000 when Al Gore had to read the electoral results as president of the senate.

BTW, Bush did indeed win the 2000 election. He never once was behind in the Florida recount. Even the democrats, led by majority leader Richard Gephardt, did a full state recount six months later and Bush still won. The funny thing is, if Al Gore could have won his home state of Tennessee, he would have won the electoral count.

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