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Wed Dec 20, 2017, 08:00 PM

 

A coin toss? Really? Virginia election...

So, one vote doesn't matter? They, according to their law, are going to decide the vote by a coin toss? Is this for real? If so, why do I waste MY time voting? Let's just flip a coin on all the elections! Jesus!

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Reply A coin toss? Really? Virginia election... (Original post)
Kajun Gal Dec 2017 OP
gratuitous Dec 2017 #1
greyl Dec 2017 #2
Takket Dec 2017 #3
ProudLib72 Dec 2017 #4
ClarendonDem Dec 2017 #5

Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 08:03 PM

1. The alternative is a re-vote

Print up ballots, open polling sites, conduct a new round of voting with a lower turnout.

This is how many local races that end up in a flat-footed tie are decided: a coin flip or cutting the cards. This is used ONLY in races where the certified result is a tie vote. The idea that "all the elections" would or should be decided by a coin flip is remarkably silly.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 08:04 PM

2. I'm grateful to every Dem voter whose votes prevented a mathematical loss. nt

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 08:07 PM

3. heads i win, tails you lose

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 08:08 PM

4. Not a coin toss. Drawing lots

I guess if Simonds wins that, it will be best two out of three, three out of five....

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 08:22 PM

5. The tie sucks

 

But if one more Dem had voted it wouldn't be necessary. Have to admit I'm amazed that an election involving 20,000+ votes ended in a tie. In any event, we should use this as an example of why your vote counts.

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