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Surprise! There are 93,500 ballots still uncounted

Original post made on Jun 9, 2010

Surprise! A last-minute surge of mail-in ballots means the election in Santa Clara County isn't over and some close races -- such as the tight contest for district attorney -- could still change outcomes, the Registrar of Voters office confirmed today. There are about 93,500 ballots still to count.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 1:34 PM

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Posted by Waitng for the World Cup
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm

The problem with mailing in your absentee ballot early is precisely that they will be counted before hand. This information can then possibly be used to effect the outcome of the election, and the people most likely to find themselves in posession of this information are incumbents who are friendly with their peers in government. I vote absentee, but have dropped off my ballot at my polling station the last couple years.

I know, conspiracy theorist, right? Still, if you can imagine a crime will occur, than eventually it will. Why take the chance? So we can find out a few days earlier who will be taking office in a few months?

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Posted by kathy
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jun 9, 2010 at 2:38 pm

you can track your ballot on this website Web Link

When are we going to figure out online voting? This is Silicon valley...right?

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Posted by dfb
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm

They are not supposed to actually count them until election day. Either way, I say to hell with submitting by mail and support voting online. We can then track for ourselves that our votes were received and counted. :-)

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