COUNTY SAYS S.C. LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION FORGOT THEM
We honestly don’t know where to start with Richland County, S.C. anymore …
According to the latest report from the Associated Press (editor’s note: take it with a grain of salt), election officials with the embattled county government have “found” 150 ballots that were not included in their initial “official count” released earlier this week.
The county’s excuse for the oversight? That the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) must have left the ballots behind while its agents were safeguarding them (per order of the S.C. Supreme Court).
That explanation drew a swift rebuke from one political insider.
“SLED doesn’t leave shit behind,” the source told FITS.
While the number of ballots was too small to potentially swing the outcome of any Richland County race, the discovery of the leftover ballots fueled concerns regarding the integrity of the county’s electoral processes.
Of course the real story here isn’t incompetence … it’s something far more sinister. And far more costly.
UPDATE: Sources on the ground at the Richland County Election Commission tell FITS that another 43 ballots were just found.
“They are literally running around the building right now trying to make sure there aren’t anymore,” one source says.
UPDATE II: They found another one. That brings the current total to 194 new ballots “found” since the first initial count was completed.
Lillian McBride, earing her 85,000 per year or doing whatever Darrel Jackson tells her to do.
earning. I spell as good as McBride counts.
With Jackson doing what Queen Jean tells him to do.
“leftover ballots fueled concerns regarding the integrity of the county’s electoral processes.”
That is funny. Seriously, you must have been fucking stoned when you decided to use the word “integrity” in any article concerning Richland County Cockroaches.
Tell you what. Why don’t you encourage SLED to pop the trunk on McBride’s County issued Cadillac.
Once you clear out the 14 cases of fucking Ho Ho’s you will probably find several thousand more “oops” ballots.
Integrity my lily white prune ass.
You believe SLED???
Those incompetent clowns would leave their weenies behind if it wasn’t attached to their bodies!
So, SLED is a cabinet office of the Governor, if I’m correct?
So, it’s political, in nature and definition.
It carts off ballots to protect them…and leaves 150.
So how many more made it out of the SLED headquarters and into Lake Murray?
Here’s an easy fix: What were the total number of ballots cast both up and down ticket for that race in the corresponding precincts and wards? If 5000 folks voted for president, 5100 for dog catcher, and then a shitton more or less for other races, Houston, we have a problem.
At least it wasn’t a dead body they missed like the City of Columbia of Police did….
This just in: Al-Gore endorses SLED as a top notch vote-counting agency….
The only solution to Richland County is Lexington County! Other than moving, all else is a waste of time.
Just more of Richland County business as usual. I mean they have a fire chief who retired, came back and reapplied for his job and got it back. So now he’ll draw retirement and a paycheck. Just when I don’t believe citizens and administrators in Richland County can do any dumber they go out and prove me wrong. All I can say, is you poor people get what you keep electing.
Please, please, please stop worrying. Everything is fine. You can trust the vote. We passed a Voter ID law.
Now that’s funny!
Subject Jan: Only I am allowed to say things like this.
Subjects: Please, please, please stop worrying. I am in charge.
65 percent of Richland Co. voted for Obama and Joe Biden…
But only thirty-five per cent voted for Sanford and Haley.
How many ballots do they need to swing a race? Figure out which race they want to rig and you will know the number of ballots that will be “found.”
When responsible citizens surrender their government to incompetent political cronies, this is what happens.
Miz Lillian McBribe.
Steve Benjammin’ my Benz.
Trikki Nikki, the Gypsy Queen
Allen Two Bars Wilson
Even the feds – how about your new Secerterry O’ State:
Susan Reid (it like we tell you to read it, bitch – it was the video, the video, the video)
And the Beat Goes On…
Remarking defective ballots onto new ones so they can be run through a machine rather than hand counted is patently fraudluent. Where’s Miz Lilly at?
Behind the at…
Id prefer Two Bar Alan over Joe Wilson any day. The guy is spineless, weak and somehow thinks he can screw people and they won’t remember. Remember this name– Greg Ryberg. Our next congressman from District Two.
God I pray not…hope you’re dead wrong about that one.
Quit your moaning and groaning. All will be OK. I just heard from the White House that Obama will “fixit, folks”.
I’ll be sleeping much better tonight.
Only 138 more to go! Thanks Lilly!!! And Liz!!! and Jean!!!
WIS is now reporting 10 voting machines found… at a middle school in Richland County. 4 machines found at another sight. Non of the votes have been counted on those machines.
Actually, those machines may not represent anything suspect. Supposedly, it’s common to take those cartridges out of the machines and down to the election commission, and leave them (machines) at the precinct for later pick up.
Someone literally walked into the community center last night for a meeting and tweeted out pics of voting machines just sitting there. I call BS on the notion that it’s routine. It’s been over a week and random people could just steal the machines waiting for the scheduled pick up. It’s crap.
Also, watch. The Richland County legislative delegation began this by swearing to get to the bottom and correct the issue. They are now in full backpedal. They will do nothing. The line to be used will be “early voting would have solved this.” They will white wash the whole thing.
The reason I said that is based on what I saw on WIS site last night after seeing their 11 PM news:
Even more uncounted Richland Co. ballots located
-excerpted- The photos show the machines have red tags on them. On Election Night, Jody Barr (WISTV) reports a poll worker told him the red tags are to stay on the machines until they are unsealed for tabulation.
Marci Andino with the South Carolina Election Commission informed Barr via Twitter Thursday night that they “don’t need voting machines to count votes.
I understand if anyone doesn’t want to trust what Andino says, I was merely referring to the fact that it makes sense that those red cassettes are what contain all the tabulations, and as yet, no one has said they were not taken in for counting.
Facts- In Richland County, 1,127 ballots from the Bluff and Ward 21 precincts voting machines were not counted in the November 2010 election. Richland used 836 machines in 2010 with a turnout of 120,000. In 2012, Richland used 729 machines with turnout of 153,999. 45 machines were broken so bad they could not even suit up for the big game.
The machines are at the core of the problem and are dis-enfranchising voters.
It is time to fix the system.
They need to investigate Lexington County, also. People are saying there is no way Knotts lost.
Bet they were in the same place where they keep the really good dope..
I just heard the RC Elections office asked for 2 more hours of time. I asked a co-worker, who is black, what’s going on. He answered, “CPT.” I laughed until I nearly fell out of my chair. He said that I could never say that, but he could.
If we have a new election maybe we can all show up and write in ANYONE but that dope JOE WILSON!
I think we can safely institute a new catch phrase that mirrors the infamous “AND WEST VIRGINIA JUST SCORED AGAIN!”
“THE RICHLAND COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION IDIOTS JUST FOUND SOME MORE BALLOTS!”
Anybody with me?