Special election cost to top $100,000

Feb 11, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Connecticut Post

The upcoming special election to fill the seat vacated by former state Sen. Andrew McDonald will cost the city about $120,000, city officials said.

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Money that Bridgeport does not have. Go in Peace and Praise the LORD, Amen.

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It is Tippy and her fish and my bedtime, and to all, a good night.
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This is just nuts!
The real cost of the 'reform' and 'progress' with our new optical scan voting system - thanks to Susan B.- is starting to show.
Everyone knows all the voters in the 27th State Senate District are not going to show up for the special election! Printing a ballot for each one of them - so as not to look like Bridgeport - is absurd! Imagine ANY rational State official saying there should be an available ballot for every voter in every election! What waste! What gall!

At least Darien officials had the spine to order a bit more than the anticipated turnout, which is what Bridgeport did before the last election - AND before anyone knew both the First Lady and the President would pay the Park City separate pre-election visits.

I know we'll never 'revert' to the printamatic mechanical voting machines,but there was no half-buck-a-page printing cost for paper ballots!
What a racket!
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VoxPop wrote:
This is just nuts!
The real cost of the 'reform' and 'progress' with our new optical scan voting system - thanks to Susan B.- is starting to show.
Everyone knows all the voters in the 27th State Senate District are not going to show up for the special election! Printing a ballot for each one of them - so as not to look like Bridgeport - is absurd! Imagine ANY rational State official saying there should be an available ballot for every voter in every election! What waste! What gall!
At least Darien officials had the spine to order a bit more than the anticipated turnout, which is what Bridgeport did before the last election - AND before anyone knew both the First Lady and the President would pay the Park City separate pre-election visits.
I know we'll never 'revert' to the printamatic mechanical voting machines,but there was no half-buck-a-page printing cost for paper ballots!
What a racket!
not to mention the problems with the chain of custody of the memory cards, or the wireless system that can be easily hacked.

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Good Morning America. How are you? My four brothers and I are your favorite native sons and Tippy is your favorite native cat.
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Abolish the Fed wrote:
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not to mention the problems with the chain of custody of the memory cards, or the wireless system that can be easily hacked.
Right on, Mike.
Unlike the old printimatics which were audited, sealed and stored in the custody of local officials,now we PAY every time there is an election for off-site uncontrolled reprogramming of the systems!And the hacking possibilities are infinite.
But the COST of printing paper ballots (how retro can you get?) at half a buck a page is going to make exercising our franchise a whole lot more expensive!
And Suzy B inked a 30 year contract for this disgrace!

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Susy B is a stupid female dog.
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America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
Susy B is a stupid female dog.
Don't be unkind to the canines! LOL!
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America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
Susy B is a stupid female dog.
DUDE, GET OFF THE PIPE!
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Abolish the Fed wrote:
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not to mention the problems with the chain of custody of the memory cards, or the wireless system that can be easily hacked.
what a richard

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DUDE, GET OFF THE PIPE!
Shut up Mommy boy, Tim Fennell.
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America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
Good Morning America. How are you? My four brothers and I are your favorite native sons and Tippy is your favorite native cat.
Thanks for letting us know. You really, really just made my day.
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America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
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Shut up Mommy boy, Tim Fennell.
Didja get the butt plug removed yet?
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let them learn

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pplease

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