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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Re: Letter of the Day

posted by on November 8 at 15:23 PM

As long as we’re flagellating ourselves, let’s get our numbers correct.

Heckuva job Seattle! Because you were too stoned to go vote (only about 26% of you did), the right wing kicked ass in this week’s election and Washington State will be the worse for it.

It’s nothing to get excited about, but it currently looks like about 27% of King County’s registered voters turned in a ballot. And counting.

Notably, 45.61% of people who vote absentee turned a ballot in. Looks like there’s something to be said for voting in bars (or stoned at home) after all.

UPDATE: It’s now 29%. Woo hoo.

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1

Yes, Annie. Let's make sure we correct "about 26% to it's proper about 27%.

Posted by Then, for good measure, top it off with absentee % | November 8, 2007 3:34 PM
2

What about people like me who voted by mail and then went to bars where people were voting in bars?

And were neither stoned nor drunk while actually voting?

Wish I was swifter on the uptake at Piecora's when attractive women make a point of exchanging names ... I am so slow sometimes.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 8, 2007 3:39 PM
3

Girl, here's my take on it. The liberals in this town only vote when major candidates are up for election (i.e. important elections, like next year). When they aren't, the senior citizens do all the voting, and they tend to vote Republican.

Posted by Shaniqua Jackson | November 8, 2007 3:40 PM
4

I had a guy fuck me up the ass while I was doing my ballot this weekend and then mailed it in.

Posted by Just Me | November 8, 2007 3:47 PM
5

Cool, brings new word to "male" ballot, @4.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 8, 2007 3:48 PM
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Up here in SnoCo, all voting is by mail. 28.7% ballots were returned, Democrats won decisively in three county-wide races, and NP candidates favored by Democrats also did well.

Posted by pox | November 8, 2007 3:51 PM
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@4

Was he still fucking you up the ass while you mailed it in? Or, when he was done fucking you up the ass, did he [politely] mail it in for you?

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 8, 2007 4:15 PM
8

Brings new meaning to the phrase "brown stamps".

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 8, 2007 4:18 PM
9

You all realize that there are still a lot of uncounted ballots that have been received. And that based on those numbers , turnout is going to be more like 47% in King and 49% in Snohomish county, right?

Posted by F | November 8, 2007 5:15 PM
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And that these numbers are pretty close to the statewide turnout of 48%?

Posted by F | November 8, 2007 5:17 PM
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SPEAKING OF CHECKING THE NUMBERS...

Check the outcomes of 960 and 4204 again!!!
http://www.metrokc.gov/elections/200711/resPage1.htm

Posted by tamara | November 8, 2007 5:19 PM
12

And that the tipoff should have been that if both of the links you present were accurate, exactly 21 people went to the polls in King county?

Posted by F | November 8, 2007 5:24 PM
13

Hence "currently" and "and counting." And I should add, the absentee and vote counts are updated at different times.

Posted by annie | November 8, 2007 5:47 PM
14

...the absentee and vote counts are updated at different times."

*sigh of relief*

Thank you, Annie. I/we had no idea.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 8, 2007 6:28 PM
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Actually, King County voted fairly progressively. It was the rest of the state that fucked it up.

Posted by mp | November 8, 2007 7:04 PM
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As far as 4204, it needs a little over 54% of the remaining votes (if the Secretary of State's estimates are correct) to win.

Posted by Ebenezer | November 8, 2007 9:31 PM
17

Don't look at me. I voted with my mom and my fiancee, and I reminded one of my coworkers. What am I, my county's keeper?

Posted by Greg | November 9, 2007 12:53 AM
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Don't look at me. I voted with my mom and my fiancee, and I reminded one of my coworkers. What am I, my county's keeper?

Posted by Greg | November 9, 2007 12:53 AM

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