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Mon Feb 24, 2020, 09:24 AM

 

Why is it taking so long to get the full results in from Nevada?

It's been 36 hours since the first results came through and yet according to his live tracker there's still 4% worth of data to declare?

https://www.politico.com/2020-election/results/nevada/
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Reply Why is it taking so long to get the full results in from Nevada? (Original post)
Otto Lidenbrock Feb 2020 OP
True Blue American Feb 2020 #1
Sloumeau Feb 2020 #2
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Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 09:37 AM

1. Irregularities again.

 

300,000 acted in that caucus. And they are doing a recount in Iowa.

Caucuses need to go! Let people vote in closed Primaries!
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Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 09:56 AM

2. Primaries are just way better than caucuses.

 

Here in Arizona, instead of a "Primary", the state calls what we do in March a "Presidential Preference". Our Presidential Preference isn't even until March 17, but I sent in my early ballot last week. By the time March 17 rolls around, we should have a good portion of the ballots already completely processed. Since this process is controlled by our cities and counties, and since they have real, professional training, and real computerized "fill in the oval" scanning machines for one simple question...who each person wants for President...the whole thing is handled quickly and professionally. Plus, the fact that it is a primary and not a caucus means that more of the elderly and disabled can participate.

Primaries:

They are more democratic.
They are more accurate.
They are more professional.
They are much quicker.

If Iowa wants to keep their caucus because they are first and it is in their constitution, fine. Every other state should switch to a primary system. My mother has been a polling place supervisor for these primaries for years. She knows how professionally they are handled. Caucuses are 18th Century leftovers.
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Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 10:02 AM

3. Because caucuses are rank steaming piles of excrement

 

They were designed for a time before telegraphs, for God's sake.
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Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 10:23 AM

4. Technical difficulties with horses along the Pony Express

 




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Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 11:31 AM

5. Everyone should volunteer at their local polling station at least once to get an idea

 

of how it works. Shit happens in real life and in every workplace.
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