by West Central Tribune
November 29, 2010 at 11:45 am in West Central Tribune
OLIVIA Renville County’s recount showed a one-vote change at the end of the day, but amassed 422 frivolous ballot challenges in the process. Continue Reading
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“Renville Countyâ€™s recount showed a one-vote change at the end of the day, but amassed 422 frivolous ballot challenges in the process.” Seems we have a little reporter bias being printed here.
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It’s actually true, so it’s not slanted writing, Bob.
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Randy, were you there and saw the actual ballots being challenged? If you were, then you have an opinion. If not, then I would come to the conclusion you are making frivolous comments without basis of fact. I have read other articles who reported about challenged ballots and comments by those who were the challengers, who gave the opinion the ballots were challengeable. You have come on here representing yourself as being a reporter and newspaper editor but your most recent comment comes across as a partisan liberal mouthpiece spreading party rhetoric and, being kind to you, false information. I always thought reporters looked for and reported facts to let the reader make the decision but you seem not to be that kind of a reporter. By the way, did you even attend any sessions of the recount?
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Actually Bob I believe that they are required to record the number of challenges, both the frivolous and the legit ones. Not sure how you can say this is an example of bias reporting if what is being reported is documented facts that we can all see, and according to the story we will be allowed to see the number of challenges per county.
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Mike 1, what probably should have been reported, which I could agree with your comment, is if the words had been – there were 422 legitimate and frivolous challenges. Basically, Tom C. categorized them all as frivolous when some or all might be legitimate, wouldn’t you agree? None of us were there so we can only rely on what Tom C. reported which in my opinion, is biased.
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I might be wrong Bob but I think there is a specific category for the frivolous challenges, at least in reading other stories it seems that there were two challenge categories.
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Bob, READ BELOW and learn something from Mike 1. Stating that there were 422 frivolous challenges was a matter of fact. Throw stones at me all you want, in the end you’re just a blathering mouth piece trying to slander factual reporting.
And drink some coffee, your gray matter seems to be snoozing when you type.
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Randy O, is all reality, Dayton will be declared Governor, but lets do it legally, not by partisan rhetoric. I am not slandering the reporter, I just want it to be the truth, not opinionated rhetoric. Read Don Davis’s earlier article, who reported the same news, with out the bias and self imposed opinion. No throwing stones at you but just suggesting you practice your profession in the professional manner you state you are..
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Bob, wow, wow, WOW. There really were 422 frivolous challenges, get over it okay! What part of that don’t you understand?
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Bob, the Renville County Attorney deemed 422 challenges by the Emmer campaign as frivolous. That fact was reported in Tom C’s article, as well as Don Davis’s article.
Did you pass 2nd grade reading?
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Randy better put the pedal to the metal on your post. Where in the article does the County Attorney say the challenges were frivolous?
Also, point out in the Davis article where the county attorney states the challenges were frivolous? You won’t be able to because the word is a figmentation of your imaginative ego. As far as reading comprehension ability, thanks for the compliment, as your ability is not quantifiable.
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Bob, Bob, Oh Bob…. from Davis’s article: “but the 6,300 ballots counted produced 422 challenges by the Emmer camp that County Auditor Larry Jacobs deemed as frivolous.”
So if you want to attack Larry Jacobs, be my guest. But don’t shoot the messenger, Tom Cherveny.
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Oh, dandy Randy, if you read your 8:47 post you stated “county attorney” but have now changed your post to “county auditor”. – still no direct comment linked to an election official. Left side versus the rightside conflict of the posting brain getting to you? But again, post the actual language of where any of the officials said they frivolous. Now I have noticed something unusual as there are two duplicate versions of the 422 vote headlines article – one in the Area voices listing with comments and one attached to the article about Kandiyohi with no comments. Maybe you are getting the northern version and we are only being allowed to see the southern version, anyway, it appears they have attached articles which appear dubious as to source and content.
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The BOLD School District had two declared write-in candidates which is probably why there was such a large number of challenges in Renville County. You’ll note that the areticle states the Emmer rep said he was instructed to challenge any ballot with writing on it, even those with write-in votes. I am assuming my ballot is one of those 422. I know that I clearly and correctly colored in the oval for only one governor candidate. However, I colored in an oval next to a line in the BOLD schools ballot and on that line wrote a name whcih was spelled correctly. I would say that challenging my ballot was frivalous since the writing had nothing to do with the recount for governor. Seems to me that the only legitimate challenges should be for intent or overcounts in the race being recounted. Anything else should be declared frivalous……
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Bob – Randy – you two going to spend the whole afternoon kicking the dead horse? Sheesh, fellas!
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From what I’ve seen NOBODY can debate without degrading someone. It’s one thing to tell someone that you believe their opinion is wrong, it’s quite another to tell them they need to go back to school, they are a moron, etc. etc. Good grief.
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Aw – Bob and Randy go back quite a ways… prior to Area Voices… they seem to like to go at each other – hard habit to break, ya know. What I do know is that, despite their obvious difference in point of view, when I interact with them, they both tend to be pretty well-mannered (right, Bob? Hehe!)… good guys, both of them.
But I do agree with you, purplegirl – too often the difference in opinion ends up going to an extreme and things tend to get insulting, rude, and personal too quickly… I even find myself going down that road on occassion, unfortunately.
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