Corrected Error Reverses Outcome In 6...

Corrected Error Reverses Outcome In 62nd State House District

There are 20 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Nov 6, 2008, titled Corrected Error Reverses Outcome In 62nd State House District. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Democrat Annie Hornish was told Tuesday night that she had lost her uphill race against an 18-year Republican incumbent.

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the Badger

United States

#1 Nov 6, 2008
A counting error? Human or mechanical? I would like to know how this happened. C'mon Keating, give us some details.
Bolo

Snook, TX

#2 Nov 6, 2008
I think it is very simple. People are starting to realise that term limits are needed to have good leadership and too limit some of the corruption.
Ferrair has been in office for 18 years, can anyone imagine just how many favors are owed to him. I am sure he has enough, so he should just move on and make claim for those favors.
the Badger

United States

#3 Nov 6, 2008
I am not questioning the overall outcome. I think it is wonderful. What concernes me is how the "counting error" happened. Was is a human error or mechanical?
Bolo wrote:
I think it is very simple. People are starting to realise that term limits are needed to have good leadership and too limit some of the corruption.
Ferrair has been in office for 18 years, can anyone imagine just how many favors are owed to him. I am sure he has enough, so he should just move on and make claim for those favors.

“In Dodd we cannot trust.”

Since: Nov 07

Rural Connecticut

#4 Nov 6, 2008
the Badger wrote:
A counting error? Human or mechanical? I would like to know how this happened. C'mon Keating, give us some details.
The Register-Citizen says human error but does not elaborate.

http://www.registercitizen.com/articles/2008/...
Kevin Sullivan

Wethersfield, CT

#5 Nov 6, 2008
Bolo wrote:
I think it is very simple. People are starting to realise that term limits are needed to have good leadership and too limit some of the corruption.
Ferrair has been in office for 18 years, can anyone imagine just how many favors are owed to him. I am sure he has enough, so he should just move on and make claim for those favors.
Clearly, since you are from Rockfall then you must have voted against Tom Gaffey for Senate since he has been in office for 13 years. Gaffey has also wasted no time in collecting favors since he has a plum job at CRRA...oh and don't forget he is chairman of the Education Comm and jammed through hundreds of millions of dollars for the CT State University system whose lobbyist he is having an affair with. Maybe that was a coincidence. But, I am sure you voted against him.
Good Grief

Chicago, IL

#6 Nov 6, 2008
the Badger wrote:
I am not questioning the overall outcome. I think it is wonderful. What concernes me is how the "counting error" happened. Was is a human error or mechanical?
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Instead of being a dick, and ranting pointlessly on this forum, why don't you email Mr. Keating so that you can actually get an answer to your question? I even looked up his email address for you. It's [email protected]
Jack Jacobs

Deep River, CT

#7 Nov 6, 2008
How about a little follow-up on how there could be a "counting error"? I thought these new scanners were virtually foolproof
CTres

Santa Monica, CA

#8 Nov 6, 2008
Good Grief wrote:
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Instead of being a ****, and ranting pointlessly on this forum, why don't you email Mr. Keating so that you can actually get an answer to your question? I even looked up his email address for you. It's [email protected]
I disagree with your assessment that Badger was "ranting pointlessly". The article glosses over the fact that a big error was made in an election. Considering that we are using a new voting system this year, his article should have included more information in regards to what went wrong. It's not the first time that the Courant has published an article in which you only get a partial story.
the Badger

United States

#9 Nov 6, 2008
Mr. Keating is supposed to be a journalist and should write complete and accurate stories. I merely asked this question to see if a blogger know the answer. Obviously this upset you and I don't understand why. I had planned on asking Mr Keating if I couldn't get an answer in the Forum.

WTF is wrong with you? If you don't like what I post just keep cruising. I rarely agree with you and your crap, but I don't find it necessary to attack you. I ignore you.....yawn....later.
Good Grief wrote:
<quoted text>
Instead of being a ****, and ranting pointlessly on this forum, why don't you email Mr. Keating so that you can actually get an answer to your question? I even looked up his email address for you. It's [email protected]
the Badger

United States

#10 Nov 6, 2008
Watch it Jack, Good Grief will let you have it, too. Must be a Republican. They are all a little cranky this week.
Jack Jacobs wrote:
How about a little follow-up on how there could be a "counting error"? I thought these new scanners were virtually foolproof
the Badger

United States

#11 Nov 6, 2008
Thank you.
CTres wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree with your assessment that Badger was "ranting pointlessly". The article glosses over the fact that a big error was made in an election. Considering that we are using a new voting system this year, his article should have included more information in regards to what went wrong. It's not the first time that the Courant has published an article in which you only get a partial story.
Adam692

United States

#12 Nov 6, 2008
How come the current doesn't show write-in results? I had a lot of trouble at the polls getting a list of write-in candidates, and I wanted to make sure that if I wrote in, I would be doing so for eligible candidates. At the polls, they did not have a list, but made calls to get one. Later, when a friend went in, she asked for a list of write-ins, b/c I asked her to, and a black poll worker stepped in and said there were no eligible write-ins this year. A white worker stood by and did not correct him. When my friend asked the white worker, she did admit there was a list. What's up with that. I wanted to vote for a black woman, Cynthia McKinney and there was this attempt to suppress the vote. I had already called the Sec'y of State's office weeks before and nobody knew nothing about write-ins. That's just bull.
Good Grief

Chicago, IL

#13 Nov 6, 2008
the Badger wrote:
Mr. Keating is supposed to be a journalist and should write complete and accurate stories. I merely asked this question to see if a blogger know the answer. Obviously this upset you and I don't understand why. I had planned on asking Mr Keating if I couldn't get an answer in the Forum.
WTF is wrong with you? If you don't like what I post just keep cruising. I rarely agree with you and your crap, but I don't find it necessary to attack you. I ignore you.....yawn....later.
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You constantly piss and moan.

That's what I find annoying.

Do you want the information or do you want to be a prick?

Asking for information on this forum is like pissing into the wind, and you know that.
the Badger

United States

#14 Nov 6, 2008
Not true, I have learned and received lots of helpful information in these Forums. You would too, if you ignored posts that bother you.
Good Grief wrote:
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You constantly piss and moan.
That's what I find annoying.
Do you want the information or do you want to be a ****?
Asking for information on this forum is like pissing into the wind, and you know that.
David Desiderato

Hartford, CT

#15 Nov 6, 2008
The answer to the question about the error is below, in a note sent by the 2 Granby Registrars to the 2 Town Chairs:

"...Our profuse apologies for the human error made in reporting last night's results. Richard Ferrari has been informed of the error and has stopped by our office to review the actual results. We have called Annie Hornish with the results as well. We invite anyone who may be concerned about the process to feel free to stop by our office and review the results. The major error was determined to be that Tabulator 1's result for Richard Ferrari was added twice, giving an incorrect additional 734 votes to the original posted results. In reviewing all of the results, we added 29 hand counted ballots to the amended results...
Peter Goff and Laura Wolfe"

On the election itself, the lesson is clear: now that we have public funding of elections, anyone with energy, local support and good positions can compete fairly with entrenched incumbents. The clean elections legislation that so many groups pushed for so long will lead our public officials to be more responsive to the priorities of the people they represent and less responsive to the major corporations that were the main source of campaign funds in the past. Ferrari has been out of touch and not doing his job for years. Annie is a breath of fresh air who earned every vote the old fashioned way -- she talked and listened to thousands of people in her district. It's a new day nationally and in the 62nd District.
the Badger

United States

#16 Nov 6, 2008
Thank you Dave, Badger
theyre all Dems

United States

#17 Nov 6, 2008
Who is McKinney kidding. He and Jodi and the rest of the pathetic Republicans are Dems at heart, Remember how the incompetent B**** Rell broke through the spending cap a few years back to the tune of $1BILLION. Guess not. Well if McKinney is a TRUE republican why doesn't he introduce a constitutional amendment so the VOTERS can have the ability to put referendums on the ballot. What are you afraid of McKinney. You're a clown like your old man. Wasn't he gay. Is that why you campaigned against us who wanted a constitutional convention because we may have banned gay marriage
Former Republican

Granby, CT

#18 Nov 6, 2008
Thanks for the details of the counting error.

I agree with you about Ferrari. It was time for him to go. However, when I saw that Annie Hornish was cross-endorsed by the Working Families Party A.K.A ACORN, I couldn't in good conscience vote for someone who would accept that endorsement. For those of you not paying attention, ACORN is the voter fraud organization that has been under investigation in many states.

ACORN and the WFP share the same address and office space in Hartford.
David Desiderato wrote:
The answer to the question about the error is below, in a note sent by the 2 Granby Registrars to the 2 Town Chairs:
"...Our profuse apologies for the human error made in reporting last night's results. Richard Ferrari has been informed of the error and has stopped by our office to review the actual results. We have called Annie Hornish with the results as well. We invite anyone who may be concerned about the process to feel free to stop by our office and review the results. The major error was determined to be that Tabulator 1's result for Richard Ferrari was added twice, giving an incorrect additional 734 votes to the original posted results. In reviewing all of the results, we added 29 hand counted ballots to the amended results...
Peter Goff and Laura Wolfe"
On the election itself, the lesson is clear: now that we have public funding of elections, anyone with energy, local support and good positions can compete fairly with entrenched incumbents. The clean elections legislation that so many groups pushed for so long will lead our public officials to be more responsive to the priorities of the people they represent and less responsive to the major corporations that were the main source of campaign funds in the past. Ferrari has been out of touch and not doing his job for years. Annie is a breath of fresh air who earned every vote the old fashioned way -- she talked and listened to thousands of people in her district. It's a new day nationally and in the 62nd District.
Bill

United States

#19 Nov 7, 2008
Great! We lose a veteran Republican who's expert on energy issues and in return we get another starry-eyed liberal who wants to work on environmental and global warming issues from Hartford. Face it, we're in big trouble here in Connecticut.
Former Republican

Granby, CT

#20 Nov 7, 2008
No doubt Bill. But Ferrari was just another rotten career politician. He is a "jellyfish" Republican. I have no use for RINO's. Lincoln Chafee, Chris Shays, Richard Ferrari, good riddance.

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