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Old 05-12-2014, 05:09 PM
 
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Yet another " Too close to call" election separated by a few hundred votes. This had an interesting twist, though, the guy dies from a fall. Very tragic and very... odd. Was he alone at the time. Did he die instantly, did he fall down stairs, or slip on tea and break his neck. I wonder if there will be a recount now or not or if there will be another challenger that steps up.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Hampstead NC
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I am still struggling to pick my jaw off the floor. That is toooooooo awful! Truth can be stranger than fiction.

Crisco was 71. i wonder if he had a stroke or something that precipitated his fall?
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:19 PM
 
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I wonder if there will be a recount now or not or if there will be another challenger that steps up.
A recount would be triggered by statutory thresholds. If the vote reverses, the state Democratic Party Executive Committee would decide the nominee. Sometimes in these situations a close relative (widow or child) of a deceased candidate will step in to "seize the reigns" and ask to be nominated.

Last edited by Sean_CLT; 05-12-2014 at 08:35 PM.. Reason: yeah its 2nd dist not senate
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:21 PM
 
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According to a Crisco representative Crisco was going to concede tomorrow. Very sad twist.

And just to be factual, it was a congressional primary, not senate.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:17 AM
 
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I think our country was founded by men who were not career politicians. I don't know what your definition of qualifications is, nor do I know much about Clay Aiken's politics, but he seems like a good hearted guy who would try to do a good job.
The framers, particularly Jefferson (probably the finest legal mind of the revolution) and Franklin had a great deal of experience..

Founding Fathers of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I do not understand why the public now feels the need to perceive their public representatives as "approachable" or "a guy to have a beer with". I would take much more solace knowing that my representative was more experienced and capable than I; not some buffoon.
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Tell me about the Congressional district in question. Are its boundaries drawn to virtually guarantee the victory of one political party over another?
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: My House
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The framers, particularly Jefferson (probably the finest legal mind of the revolution) and Franklin had a great deal of experience..

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I do not understand why the public now feels the need to perceive their public representatives as "approachable" or "a guy to have a beer with". I would take much more solace knowing that my representative was more experienced and capable than I; not some buffoon.
Come on now... stop making sense.

Who wants any of those "Philadelphia laywers" running the government?

I mean, they cannot be trusted if one cannot have a beer with them and feel comfortable.



In all seriousness, Jefferson was quite fond of beer.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Yet another " Too close to call" election separated by a few hundred votes. This had an interesting twist, though, the guy dies from a fall. Very tragic and very... odd. Was he alone at the time. Did he die instantly, did he fall down stairs, or slip on tea and break his neck. I wonder if there will be a recount now or not or if there will be another challenger that steps up.
Does Clay have an alibi? Better yet, when's the last time anyone has seen Ruben Studdard? It's always best to get someone else to do your dirty work.
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:13 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Tell me about the Congressional district in question. Are its boundaries drawn to virtually guarantee the victory of one political party over another?
Its not a gerrymandered district if that is what you mean.The district has flip parties almost every election cycle for that seat.

Here the history and counties within it. North Carolina's 2nd congressional district - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Does Clay have an alibi? Better yet, when's the last time anyone has seen Ruben Studdard? It's always best to get someone else to do your dirty work.
I seen circling web today it was the gay mafia
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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It is a gerrymandered district now. You're looking at the non-gerrymandered map from before 2012.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/NC/2

This is what it looks like now. It is a solid red district--probably at least a 10% R advantage, although that is not enough to protect the seat from all challengers. Art Pope may have to spend a small fortune on that seat. Hard to tell how this race will shape up.
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