9 thoughts on “Goode Refuses to Concede”

  1. Not surprising that goode ol’ Virgil isn’t going to go quietly, much less gracefully. However, it is kind of entertaining to hear a Republican complaining about voting machines and reporting “irregularities” for a change. I guess any “irregularities” didn’t matter to him in the goode ol’ days when he was winning elections by 20 points!

  2. Waldo after reading this statment from Goode:
    “With the vote counting process almost complete, it has become clear that there have been a number of reporting irregularities – including the misplacement of paper ballets and tape records from electronic machines and miscalculations in vote tallies. In fact, almost 20% of all the voting precincts in the district had reporting errors.

    While current unofficial tallies have me trailing my opponent, these irregularities have cast doubt on the reported totals. It is essential that we get to the bottom of these problems and insist on a thorough and proper vote counting process. We will continue to fight to make sure that every single legitimate vote in the 5th District is accurately counted and reported.”

    at no time is the word chicanery used. Nor were the words dishonesty, trickery, cheating, deceit, deception, fraud, ruse, or trick used. Irregularities do cast doubt on the outcome. I know you don’t like him and I believe up to now you’ve been fairer to him then Goode has been to Perriello. He is asking that every legimate vote be counted- something with which I sure you agree.

  3. If that were the case, perlogik, there would be absolutely no reason for Goode to issue this statement. The SBE is going through its normal process, and Goode making this statement now, with the process not yet complete and with absolutely no evidence of any wrongdoing anywhere is clearly a cynical attempt to plant the thought that somehow this election is not legitimate.

    He sees the writing on the wall, and he’s desperate and flailing.

  4. I hear he’s waiting for some of the late military vote.

    That may be the case, but if the truly massive military vote that so many assume leans Republican couldn’t save Thelma Drake in the 2nd District, he’s probably grasping at straws if he thinks the relatively tiny military vote is going to save him in the 5th.

  5. I voted for Tom. I think he won fair and square. But to dismiss Goode’s concerns as some sort of unreasonable sour grapes is absurd. TP’s margain of victory came from newly-discovered boxes of votes in the most liberal precints of the 5th – all run by Dems. Are some of you saying if the shoe was on the other foot and Goode had eked out a victory by virtue of a few hundred “found” votes in Rocky Mount or somewhere else where the GOP had a strangelhold on the officials and machinery that you wouldn’t be skeptical of the fairness and transparency of the process? Come on.

  6. Did anyone else laugh at the comment Goode made to reporters bemoaning the impact of negative advertising and hundreds of thousands of dollars spent?

    Pot, meet kettle.

  7. Will, it’s my understanding that the paper ballots weren’t found; the results had been tabulated by machine but were inadvertently not reported. Goode got votes at both city precincts, just not as many as Perriello. It looks sloppy, but not underhanded.

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