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Old 11-11-2018, 10:48 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Wasn't a significant change. Kemp is still at 50.3%.
Meanwhile, the margin narrows with every new vote counted.

Read the article. At the crux of the contretemps is just how many votes remain to be counted. Kemp's camp is claiming that there are not enough uncounted votes to make a difference (backed up, of course, by the SoS's office); Abrams' camp claims there are, and provided a county by county tally to back up their assertion. And how many of these uncounted votes are from urban counties?

"The focus is on the remaining provisional ballots and other votes still yet to be counted. The secretary of state’s office – recently vacated by Kemp – reports 21,190 provisional ballots, many of them yet untallied. There is also a maximum of 3,291 remaining military absentee ballots.

The Abrams campaign asserts that the total number of uncounted votes is actually about 10,000 votes higher, including roughly 4,000 early votes and vote-by-mail ballots it has identified.

And it provided the AJC with a county-by-county tally it conducted with local elections offices that showed nearly 27,000 provisionals."


https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/ge...9NXH8NxXcovbM/

Some see Abrams as intractable and a poor loser.
Some see Kemp as a despot using his bully pulpit to get his way.

So it goes.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:03 AM
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I knew well where you were headed and what you inferred when you quickly attached the CNN article.

Mentioned in the article, complete with a Jim Webb, former Democratic Senator for Virginia, 2007-2013, took issue with an earlier characterization of the phrase 'cotton-picking', or pick'n, as being racist. Only those who are overly-sensitive or wish to squelch conversation jump so quickly at offense. Former Senator Webb did briefly consider running for president but decided not to, due his 'discomfort with many of his political party's positions'. (wikipedia)

From your posted CNN article.

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In a post written shortly after the Bossie incident, former Virginia Democratic Sen. Jim Webb wrote a response in part to Joel Payne, the strategist to whom Bossie made the remark. Webb wrote about the origins of the phrase "cotton picker," and defended it as a long-used phrase in the South that had no racist connotation.

I won't exert his comments as you can read them below. Feel free to agree or disagree. You will read them if you are open to real conversation.
http://www.jameswebb.com/news/my-cotton-pickin-mama
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Forgive me for having zero tolerance for racist dog whistling, as well as complicity towards it.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:08 AM
 
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I knew well where you were headed and what you inferred...
I didn't infer anything. My point was clear.

In any event, as much as I would like to continue the discussion, I'm sure it will be deleted for being off-topic. But I still stand by what I said earlier as far as your comparison to Perdue being an endorsement for Kemp.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Kemp is of the Purdue camp; Sonny and David. Relax. As a conservative I fear no politician, though I may oppose their policies.
I would hope more Deal than Perdue, but since the Perdues love love love the President you are probably correct. I don't fear any of them. I disagree with southern religious conservatives and their policies as do many national business people so I am hoping for more of Deal's common sense approaches. I would hate to have a NC or Indiana fiasco that damages our economy and to a larger extent our reputation. The jury is still out as to how far Kemp will let the far right branches of the state party go. We will see soon enough. My guess is it will become apparent during this first legislative session.
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:45 PM
 
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"Fulton County, which on Friday reported rejecting 1,556 of the total 3,722 provisional ballots cast. Nearly 1,000 of the ballots were disqualified because they were out of county, and another 581 were not registered to vote. Three were rejected because they weren’t U.S. citizens."

They didn't know in which county to vote?
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:12 PM
 
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"Fulton County, which on Friday reported rejecting 1,556 of the total 3,722 provisional ballots cast. Nearly 1,000 of the ballots were disqualified because they were out of county, and another 581 were not registered to vote. Three were rejected because they weren’t U.S. citizens."

They didn't know in which county to vote?
Abrams suit today requires they count all provisionals where person voted in wrong County. Do they realize how many of these votes likely are illegal votes where the person voted two times? How can you justify that? I am all good with counting a person who went to wrong location but come on. You can’t count votes twice
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:46 AM
 
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Apparently her campaign is.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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Hold the phone.

https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/ge...9NXH8NxXcovbM/

Small wonder Kemp is so hot to have Abrams concede.

Outside of voter fraud it is literally impossible for Abrams to force a runoff. We have known this since last week. The numbers aren't there.
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:59 AM
 
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Outside of voter fraud it is literally impossible for Abrams to force a runoff. We have known this since last week. The numbers aren't there.
True. And it was mass suppression which got us there.
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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It's over. Abrams should concede.
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