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  • R. Kenneth Lindell
    The numbers are in. I lost by over 300 votes. - Ken Lindell _____ From: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com [mailto:RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of R. Kenneth
    Message 1 of 9 , Nov 8, 2006

      The numbers are in.  I lost by over 300 votes.

       

      - Ken Lindell

       


      From: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com [mailto: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of R. Kenneth Lindell CFP CEBS
      Sent: 11/08/2006 6:04 AM
      To: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [RLC-Action] Sad Outcomes in State Races

       

      The full results are not in yet.  Two towns where I should poll strongly have not reported.  I have a large deficit to make up.

       

      - Ken

       


      From: RLC-Action@yahoogro ups.com [mailto: RLC- Action@yahoogrou ps.com ] On Behalf Of westmiller@aol. com
      Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 3:37 AM
      To: rlc-national@ yahoogroups. com
      Subject: [RLC-Action] Sad Outcomes in State Races

       

      RLCers,

          Sadly, two prominent RLC Champions at the state

      level lost their election campaigns yesterday. Maine

      Rep. Ken Lindell and Washington Rep. (running for

      state Senate) Toby Nixon garnered about 45% of the

      vote in their contests.

          Happily, Sen. David Shafer in Georgia was not

      challenged in the general election. Other state races

      were still unreported. The latest I have is on the

      website:

       

       

      Bill


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    • Toby Nixon
      Similar situation here in the 45th district of Washington. Here s an email I recently sent to supporters explaining the situation. The poll votes from the 18
      Message 2 of 9 , Nov 9, 2006

        Similar situation here in the 45th district of Washington. Here’s an email I recently sent to supporters explaining the situation. The poll votes from the 18 precincts mention in the “First” paragraph below have now been counted and we closed the gap by 0.25%. We’ll need to do considerably better in the absentees and provisional ballots to win, but the fact as that still more than half the votes remain to be counted.

         

             -- Toby

         

        ________________________________________

        From: Toby Nixon [mailto:toby@...]

        Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 2:34 PM

        To: Friends of Toby Nixon

        Cc: Interested Parties

        Subject: Vote count in 45th district Senate race

         

        Dear Friends,

         

        It's not over yet!

         

        Although the early returns are not what we had hoped for, there are many reasons for hope that the vote total will turn around.

         

        First, there are 18 precincts for which the poll vote has not yet been counted. These are large precincts in the area of Duvall, Carnation, and unincorporated areas east of the Snoqualmie Valley, all of which were cut off from the rest of the district because of flooding. Those 18 precincts have historically supported me very strongly with up to 80% of the vote. Observers reported extremely high voter turnout in those precincts, and there are many votes to be counted. Those ballots were kept overnight in the locked evidence room at the Duvall-Carnation Police Department and are just this afternoon being transported to Seattle (with police escort) for counting.

         

        Second, there are hundreds of provisional ballots that have been cast by voters from those same precincts who were cut off from their home polling places by the flood and had to go to other polling places around the district. None of those provisional ballots have yet been counted, and they should be as strongly in my favor as the poll votes have historically been in those precincts. It will take a while for these votes to be counted, because every provisional ballot has to be examined by the canvassing board and approved before being counted.

         

        Third, only about one-fourth of the absentee ballots received at King County Elections were counted on election day. King County is very cautious about verifying signatures and all other aspects of mail ballots, and the work is slow. The first batch of ballots counted was "early" absentees -- those who sent in their ballots shortly after receiving them. In other words, these are voters whose minds were made up even before they received their ballots, who did not think any information would come out during the remainder of the campaign to make them change their minds. As expected, because of strong feelings about the War in Iraq and other issues, these ballots went heavily Democratic. But I've historically received strong support from independent voters, and independent voters often hold their ballots until the last day to see all the information that will come out during the campaign in order to be able to do their research and make a fully-informed decision. Thousands of absentee ballots were mailed on election day or deposited in absentee ballot containers at polling places (some polling places reported their absentee containers were filled to overflowing). I expect strong support in these late absentees.

         

        So far, about 23,000 votes have been counted in the district. At the expected 70% turnout, and with 73,691 registered voters in the district, we expect about 51,600 votes to be cast. About 28,600 votes are left to be counted. The winner will need about 25,800 votes. I currently have 10,314 votes, so I need roughly 15,486 more votes to win. That is 54% of the remaining votes. I believe that for me to receive 54% of the remaining votes is quite achievable considering that my opponent's strongest precincts have already been counted and mine have not. My opponent's percentage of the vote has been steadily going down as each new batch of votes is counted, and we expect that trend to continue.

         

        I appreciate all the messages of support I've been receiving, but let's not give up yet! It will probably be Friday or even next week before we have a clear picture of how the precincts affected by the flood, the provisional ballots, and the late absentee ballots are breaking. We're watching closely and hopefully!

         

        More later!

         

        Best regards,

         

             -- Toby

         


        From: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com [mailto:RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of R. Kenneth Lindell CFP CEBS
        Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 3:04 AM
        To: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: RE: [RLC-Action] Sad Outcomes in State Races

         

        The full results are not in yet.  Two towns where I should poll strongly have not reported.  I have a large deficit to make up.

         

        - Ken

         


        From: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com [mailto:RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of westmiller@...
        Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 3:37 AM
        To: rlc-national@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [RLC-Action] Sad Outcomes in State Races

         

        RLCers,

            Sadly, two prominent RLC Champions at the state

        level lost their election campaigns yesterday. Maine

        Rep. Ken Lindell and Washington Rep. (running for

        state Senate) Toby Nixon garnered about 45% of the

        vote in their contests.

            Happily, Sen. David Shafer in Georgia was not

        challenged in the general election. Other state races

        were still unreported. The latest I have is on the

        website:

         

         

        Bill

      • westmiller@aol.com
        Posted by: Toby Nixon _toby@tobynixon.com_ (mailto:toby@tobynixon.com) ... That s amazing. I certainly hope that early reports of your demise are grossly
        Message 3 of 9 , Nov 10, 2006
          Posted by: "Toby Nixon" toby@...
          > ... more than half the votes remain to be counted.
              That's amazing. I certainly hope that early reports
          of your "demise" are grossly exaggerated !!
              The SoS website indicates that there are still a
          half-million votes to count and updates are planned
          as late as November 28th. Please keep us updated
          on your status. We're keeping our fingers crossed;
          we know that you ran a fabulous campaign.

          Bill
        • Eric Dondero Rittberg
          It now appears Don Gorman lost in New Hampshire, as well. These are very sad results. We shouldn t try to paint a rosy picture. If something doesn t go your
          Message 4 of 9 , Nov 10, 2006
            It now appears Don Gorman lost in New Hampshire, as well.

            These are very sad results. We shouldn't try to paint a rosy
            picture. If something doesn't go your way, best thing to do is
            recognize that and take a different course of action.

            My thoughts: I believe we libertarian Republicans may need to
            Mainstream even more. Also become more female-friendly, Black,
            Hispanic, Asian, ect... We also need more celebrity.

            I call this the "Oprah Winfrey-ization of the libertarian
            movement."

            Clearly voters want more fluff and superficiality in their politics
            and are turned off by ideology and bookwormish issue stances.

            We now live in the Nintendo/Comedy Central world. People no longer
            read long Ayn Rand novels like they once did in the 1970s. We
            either recognize that and change with the times, or we'll become
            extinct.


            --- In RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com, westmiller@... wrote:
            >
            > RLCers,
            > Sadly, two prominent RLC Champions at the state
            > level lost their election campaigns yesterday. Maine
            > Rep. Ken Lindell and Washington Rep. (running for
            > state Senate) Toby Nixon garnered about 45% of the
            > vote in their contests.
            > Happily, Sen. David Shafer in Georgia was not
            > challenged in the general election. Other state races
            > were still unreported. The latest I have is on the
            > website:
            >
            > _http://www.republicanliberty.org/candid/c_look.asp_
            > (http://www.republicanliberty.org/candid/c_look.asp)
            >
            > Bill
            >
          • R. Kenneth Lindell
            My demise is official. I was swept up by the anti-R sentiment and a last minute frivolous suit for libel that hit the papers right before the election
            Message 5 of 9 , Nov 10, 2006

              My demise is official.  I was swept up by the anti-R sentiment and a last minute frivolous suit for libel that hit the papers right before the election Rep. Lindell taken to court for libel - Maine Coast NOW - A Courier Publications Information Source .

               

              I’ll be back in two years.

               

              - Ken

               


              From: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com [mailto: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of westmiller@...
              Sent: 11/10/2006 1:36 PM
              To: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: [RLC-Action] Re: Sad Outcomes in State Races

               

              Posted by: "Toby Nixon" toby@tobynixon. com

              > ... more than half the votes remain to be counted.

                  That's amazing. I certainly hope that early reports

              of your "demise" are grossly exaggerated !!

                  The SoS website indicates that there are still a

              half-million votes to count and updates are planned

              as late as November 28th. Please keep us updated

              on your status. We're keeping our fingers crossed;

              we know that you ran a fabulous campaign.


              Bill


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            • DGHarrison
              My thoughts: I believe we libertarian Republicans may need to Mainstream even more. Also become more female-friendly, Black, Hispanic, Asian, ect... We also
              Message 6 of 9 , Nov 10, 2006
                My thoughts: I believe we libertarian Republicans may need to Mainstream even more. Also become more female-friendly, Black, Hispanic, Asian, ect... We also need more celebrity. -- Eric Dondero Rittberg

                I've never thought that the pursuit of liberty needed to be fractalized to appeal to different sorts of people.  How does one go about appealing to women differently than men, or Hispanics differently than Chinese, or Buddhists differently than atheists, while remaining true to the concept of liberty for all?

                If I argue in favor of more personal freedom and less government intrusion in people's lives, is there anything in my manner of speech that excludes any specific person? By way of example, if I held up a box of donuts and offered them to a room full of people, are only the white males going to come over and take one (because I am a white male)? Do I assume that I must say, "Here's a box of donuts. Help yourselves, especially you ladies and Blacks"? That reeks of it's own insidious brand of prejudice, a sort of reverse discrimination that assumes women and Blacks need special invitations.

                But, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe different people do expect personal invitations on silver platters. If we oblige them, do we risk alienating others that didn't get personal attention? Should we mimic the government and translate all our documents into every known language (including Klingon!), just so we don't leave anyone out? How do we pound a neutral concept like liberty into something that appeals to different people differently?

                Doug Harrison
                Minnesota


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              • Eric Dondero Rittberg
                Yes you will Ken!! Yes you will be back. I literally had tears in my eyes when I learned of your (and Toby s loss). Dammit Ken, YOU MUST WIN IN 2008. I m
                Message 7 of 9 , Nov 15, 2006
                  Yes you will Ken!! Yes you will be back.

                  I literally had tears in my eyes when I learned of your (and Toby's
                  loss).

                  Dammit Ken, YOU MUST WIN IN 2008.

                  I'm almost of the mind to suggest to Westmiller that we make your
                  reelection the absolute highest priority for the RLC in 2008.

                  We luv ya man. And we heartily stand by you.


                  --- In RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com, "R. Kenneth Lindell"
                  <rklindell@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > My demise is official. I was swept up by the anti-R sentiment and
                  a last
                  > minute frivolous suit for libel that hit the papers right before
                  the
                  > election HYPERLINK
                  > "http://www.mainecoastnow.com/articles/2006/11/06/republican_journa
                  l/local_n
                  > ews/doc454f6c4e3e24f933747016.txt"Rep. Lindell taken to court for
                  libel -
                  > Maine Coast NOW - A Courier Publications Information Source .
                  >
                  > I'll be back in two years.
                  >
                  > - Ken
                  >
                  > _____
                  >
                  > From: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com [mailto:RLC-
                  Action@yahoogroups.com] On
                  > Behalf Of westmiller@...
                  > Sent: 11/10/2006 1:36 PM
                  > To: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com
                  > Subject: [RLC-Action] Re: Sad Outcomes in State Races
                  >
                  > Posted by: "Toby Nixon" HYPERLINK
                  > "mailto:toby@..."toby@...
                  > > ... more than half the votes remain to be counted.
                  > That's amazing. I certainly hope that early reports
                  > of your "demise" are grossly exaggerated !!
                  > The SoS website indicates that there are still a
                  > half-million votes to count and updates are planned
                  > as late as November 28th. Please keep us updated
                  > on your status. We're keeping our fingers crossed;
                  > we know that you ran a fabulous campaign.
                  >
                  > Bill
                  >
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