NC/IN primary wrap-up
Well, I envy, and don't envy, those of you who went to bed early. You got some sleep, and I'm sitting here typing and drinking cheap red wine. You also missed an amazing story; check the updates in this post (reading bottom to top). I had the feeling, whether justified or not, of immense forces moving unseen, while "the whole world [was] watching" all that we could see: screens full of numbers on pastel-colored maps, numbers that stayed static, then suddenly changed, all over the country, galvanizing people into action, posting, shouting, phoning, pleading, threatening, asking. Even poor, old, uncreative, racist C-list bloggers.
I'll wait 'til later today to post more, but more now, I hope she doesn't quit. The Gary count had a pretty bad odor. And Obama, by "apparent" victory, seemed to have smelt that taint. And speaking of tainted victories, Donna Brazile can lek my ass.
UPDATE 1:14 AM MSOBAMA calls for Hillary:
WTF? I'm guessing the nuclear option was not, like, actually counting the votes, but the TX caucus affidavits. It's always nice to have leverage, especially when dealing with thoroughly unprincipled people.
UPDATE 12:45 AM Water torture:
I think I'm going to pour myself a glass of cheap red wine. It would be pretty funny if the nuns, Guam, disenfranchising MI/FL, and cross-over Republicans in the open primaries gave Obama the nomination.
1:01 AM Still 57%.
UPDATE 11:59 Here we go:
[Obama supporter Mayor Clay said the results were late coming in from Lake County because of the large numbers of absentee ballots that had to be counted -- about 11,000. Under local practice, all of the cartridges from voting machines in Gary and nearby East Chicago are first collected at the local airport before being driven to the county headquarters to be tallied with the results from the rest of the county, he said. He said there were no major technical problems holding up the count.
That's reassuring, that airport run. Why do they do that?
It takes a little time. We want to be sure that every vote is counted fair and right," he said. "I just talked to the director out there and they are working like junkyard dogs to get that done as soon as possible. They are taking some time but I told them to do it right. That's what taking the time."
Of course, all my "get over it" alarm bells are going off; then again, the OFB went nuts after NH and NV, and nothing came of it. So...
12:21 AM Still 28%.
12:39 AM Still 28%.
UPDATE 11:25 PM IN H 51.8 - 0 48.2 = 3.6 (87% reporting but 0% in fucking Gary From RD: He Kerry got 188,000 votes in Lake county in 2004. Right now Hillary is leading by less than 100K. This "apparent" victory could be a problem. (Also Union County 0%.)
And since I've already seen a doctored video, I'd expect to see other dirty tricks. Eh?
12:08AM Holding at 28%. The whole whole IN voting system is a mess, says BradBlog. Republcans are purging the voter roles and the machines suck. Nothing specific on Lake County, however.
The roller-coaster ride continues. Anybody listening to Hillary's victory [?] speech in IN? How do you feel about the day?
I assume that the usual suspects are flinging feces and beating their chests, but beyond that?
Oh, and "apparently" Brazile really besmirched Obama's NC victory by saying that the Democrat Party doesn't need or want white working-class people and Latinos, but we don't have the complete transcript, though we do have witnesses and, hopefully, YouTubes. Anybody got one?
UPDATE Obama drones on about a victory over the "politics of division." I imagine that would explain why he's not campaigning in WV or KY, and why Donna Brazile thinks that white working class and older voters don't count. It's Orwellian. I thought we were going to be done with Orwell this year.