The Rural Patriot

November 9, 2006

Seneca Nation Unofficial Results

Filed under: New York State,November 2006 Election,Seneca Nation — theruralpatriot @ 11:15 pm

Unofficial results from November 7, 2006 Seneca Nation Elections:

President, Maurice A. “Moe” John, 1,541; clerk, Jacqueline Bowen, 1,533; treasurer, Kevin Seneca, 1,522; Tribal Council, Cattaraugus, Linda Doxtator, 1,537, Travis Jimerson, 1,530; Richard E. Nephew, 1,522 and Michael C. Williams, 1,529; Allegany, Tina Abrams, 1,365, Richard Frank, 1,377, Al George, 1,546 and Rodney Pierce, 1,529.


New York Election Numbers (Unofficial)

Filed under: New York State,November 2006 Election — theruralpatriot @ 11:13 pm

State Election Results- New York (This link also provides results for all House of Representatives district races in New York State.)

NY Senate:
Hillary CLINTON 2,811,981 – 67%
John SPENCER 1,320,571 – 31%
Roger CALERO 7,444 – 0%
Howie HAWKINS 52,010 – 1%
Jeffrey RUSSELL 20,022 – 1%
William VAN AUKEN 7,741 – 0%


November 8, 2006

Kuhl/Massa Vote by County and Other Election Stuff

Related articles:

Massa won’t acknowledge Kuhl win
Kuhl keeps congressional seat
Kuhl declares victory, Massa is not conceding



First – to the jerk who sent me the spam/virus “Best Buy Order Confirmation” for a SONY VAIO email, I wish a very special kind of karma for you. You put me through a hell that I just didn’t need to experience this morning.

I immediately thought that I was a victim of credit card/identity theft. That really sucked, especially since I’m running on about 3 1/2 hours sleep. You wasted over 1 1/2 hours of my time dealing with this between phone calls and virus scans already this morning.

If any of you receive this email, Best Buy Customer Service says: don’t open the email, delete it. If you did open it, do not click on the link/attachment. That will start the virus. I didn’t click the link/attachment, and that saved me. But I did run a few different scans to be on the safe side.

Now, to business. I understand that the Kuhl/Massa race has been called for Kuhl (51%-49%); however, Massa has not conceded.

NY State 147th District – Burling
NY State 149th District – Giglio
NY State Senator – Clinton
NY State Gov/LT – Spitzer/Patterson
NY State AG – Cuomo
NY State Comptroller – Hevesi
Cattaraugus Co. Dist. 5 – Couture
Allegany Co. Sheriff – Tompkins
Seneca Nation – Seneca Party takes every major office

I will post later today with additional county and Seneca Nation results and the available numbers.

Seneca Nation Election Results

Filed under: New York State,November 2006 Election,Seneca Nation — theruralpatriot @ 12:44 am

Seneca Nation elects new president

SALAMANCA — Maurice A. John Sr. looked at the reporters surrounding him, smiled and said “I love Niagara Falls.”

John, the current treasurer of the Seneca Nation of Indians, had just led the Seneca Party to a sweep of every major office up for grabs in the Nation’s general election on Tuesday. In balloting on the Senecas’ Alleghany and Cattaraugus reservations, John defeated former Nation President Rickey L. Armstrong Sr. by a margin of 1,541 to 1,114.

Businessman Kevin Seneca was elected the Nation’s treasurer and will replace John in that post.

I hope to have additional results for all Seneca Nation races sometime during Wednesday.

Cattaraugus County Unofficial Totals

Filed under: Cattaraugus County,November 2006 Election — theruralpatriot @ 12:35 am

Governor/Lieutenant Governor





November 7, 2006

Results Progress

This will be updated throughout the final counts. (please forgive the formatting.)

Cattaraugus Co.; 25 of 79 Precincts Reporting: 9:45 pm / 62 of 79, 10:10pm
JOHN RANDY KUHL, JR. (ENC) 3167 / 8633
ERIC J. MASSA 2644 / 7024
*** TOTAL ALL DISTRICTS *** 5811 / 15657

Catt.Co.;149th Assembly District; 25 of 79 Precincts Reporting; 9:45 pm / 62 of 79, 10:10 pm / FINAL
JOSEPH M. GIGLIO (ENC) 3524 / 9572 FINAL: 12,182
LINDA L. WITTE 2502 / 6751 FINAL: 8,514
*** TOTAL ALL DISTRICTS *** 6026 / 16,323 / 20,696

via WKBW;147th Assembly District; 5 of 114 Precincts Reporting; 9:45 pm / 27 of 114 reporting, 10:10 pm
JUDITH HUNTER 307 / 1811
****TOTAL ALL DISTRICTS 1085 / 6747

NY-29 via WKBW; 107 of 635 Precincts; 10:10 pm / 565 of 635 11:10 pm
KUHL: 14,193 / 87,748 51%
MASSA: 13,031 / 84,966 49%

NY-29; Monroe county; 212 of 230 Precincts Reporting 10:30pm / FINAL
Kuhl – 27,320 43.2% / 30,048 43.3%
Massa – 35,882 56.7% / 39,315 56.7%

NY-29; Cattaraugus Co. FINAL
Kuhl – 11,070 55.7%
Massa – 8,800 44.3%

NY-29; Ontario County. FINAL
Kuhl – 13,985
Massa – 13,272

NY-29; Chemung County. FINAL
Kuhl – 12,715 52%
Massa – 11,511 48%

via WKBW; NY-29; 596 of 635 reporting; 11:25 pm
Kuhl – 93734 51%
Massa – 89,437 49%

CNN is reporting that the Democratic party has already won enough (15) seats to take control of the House and have picked up 3 senate seats so far (they need six for control).

Voter Breakdown / Election Results Links

Filed under: Allegany County,Cattaraugus County,New York State,November 2006 Election — theruralpatriot @ 8:17 pm

Data from New York State’s Board of Elections site.

NYS Voter Enrollment Statistics by County; November 1, 2006

Allegany County: Total Registered Voters: 28,300; Republican: 14, 781; Democratic: 7,140; Independence: 925; Conservative: 396; Working Families: 120; Green: 96; Liberal 188; Right to Life: 114; Other: 7; Blank 4,533

Cattaraugus County: Total Registered Voters: 54,502; Republican: 21,768; Democratic: 18,475; Independence: 1,873; Conservative: 1,113; Working Families: 208; Green: 173; Liberal: 460; Right to Life: 332; Marijuana Reform: 2; Libertarian: 5; Other: 17; Blank: 10,076

NYS Voter Enrollment Statistics by District

29th Congressional District: Total Registered Voters: 417,233; Republican: 183,338; Democratic: 122,272; Independence: 14,828; Conservative: 6,738; Working Families: 1,089; Green: 1,446; Liberal: 2,687; Right to Life: 1,617; Marijuana Reform: 13 ; Libertarian: 208; Other: 146; Blank: 82,850


If you would like to track NY State Election results, here is their Enrollments/Election Results page.

Here is the Cattaraugus County “2006 Unofficial Election Night Results” page.

Here is the Allegany County “Board of Elections Results” page.

Exit Polls

Filed under: November 2006 Election — theruralpatriot @ 6:03 pm

The following was recently broadcast on CNN:


If the above is hard to read: Nationwide US House:

Left Side: Which Matters More to Your Vote? 62% National Issues; 33%; Local Issues; 5% Others

Right Side: Extremely Important to Vote: 42% Corruption; 40% Terrorism; 39% Economy; 37% Iraq

Election Tidbits from Across the Country

Filed under: November 2006 Election — theruralpatriot @ 3:30 pm

(I’ll be updating this post also throughout the day. [UPDATE #1; 6:20 PM; Articles appear at end of original post.])

If you are interested in poll closing times across the nation, here’s a nifty color-coded map and a state list for your tracking pleasure.

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford Not Allowed To Vote At His Home Precinct

(AP) A poll manager says that Governor Mark Sanford was turned away from his home precinct Tuesday morning because he did NOT have his voter registration card.


Voting Problems Across the Country

Filed under: November 2006 Election — theruralpatriot @ 1:43 pm

Throughout the day, I’ll update this post as more reports roll in. The issue interests me, especially since New Yorkers will be using new types of machines in upcoming elections.

[UPDATE 1; 3:40 pm 1) Here is a pretty cool, color-coded map of the US showing the number of incidents of problems recorded per state. It is produced by the Election Protection Coalition. 2) Additional articles of reported problems have been added at the end of the original post.]

[UPDATE 2; 6:12 pm Additional articles added after Update #1]

I’ve already voted today, and I have never had a probem with the “lever” machines. Will today’s experience be the last time I will be able to say that I’ve never had a problem voting? I surely hope not.


And The Winner Is…

Filed under: November 2006 Election — theruralpatriot @ 9:52 am

To be announced!

I’m curious to see how many races will not have a declared winner this evening. I’ll guess that there are going to be more in this category than one would have ever expected. From MSNBC today:

With the 2006 general election fast approaching, some election observers are predicting widespread chaos at the polls. “We may be only three weeks away from repeating the 2000 Florida voting debacle,” John Fund, a Wall Street Journal columnist who wrote a book on election fraud, told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on October 13. He warned that not one but several states could see “allegations of voter fraud, intimidation, and manipulation of voting machines [in addition to] the generalized chaos that sent that presidential election into overtime.”

Know Before You Go

Filed under: November 2006 Election — theruralpatriot @ 9:36 am

1) If you’re a registered voter, do not leave your polling location without voting. Every registered voter is entitled to cast a provisional ballot.

2) If you’re in line before the poll’s closing time, you are entitled to vote.

3) You’re entitled to view a sample ballot at the polling place before voting.

4) If you experience any problems voting or observe any irregularities, immediately call 1-888-DEM-VOTE to report the incident. In addition to providing your polling place information, by calling 1-888-DEM-VOTE you can record a complaint or speak with an election protection monitor. The line is available in English and Spanish.

If you do not want to call a Democratically supported hotline, call the Election Protection Hotline at (866) OUR-VOTE (1 866 687-8683) to report the problem you are encountering.


Today is the Day

Filed under: November 2006 Election — theruralpatriot @ 9:09 am

Exercise your right to vote. It matters.

Think about the issues, and search your heart for the answers. Have you researched the issues yourself to find the truths vs. the perceptions?

Are you satisfied with how this country is being run, or do you desire change? Have you agreed with the significant changes in our laws and the way our current government has handled their efforts in matters such as Hurricane Katrina and Terri Schiavo? How do you feel about our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Do you believe in accountability at all levels? Do you want transparent government, or do you believe in the theory of a unitary executive?

Are you better off now than you were six years ago?

I’m not asking you to tell me; I’m asking you to be honest with yourself. Let your answers guide your vote today.

November 6, 2006

Recent News on Iraq and Afghanistan

Filed under: Afghanistan,Iraq War — theruralpatriot @ 1:18 pm

I thought that you might find the following articles interesting:

1999 War Games Foresaw Problems in Iraq

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government conducted a series of secret war games in 1999 that anticipated an invasion of Iraq would require 400,000 troops, and even then chaos might ensue.
“The conventional wisdom is the U.S. mistake in Iraq was not enough troops,” said Thomas Blanton, the archive’s director. “But the Desert Crossing war game in 1999 suggests we would have ended up with a failed state even with 400,000 troops on the ground.”
The war games looked at “worst case” and “most likely” scenarios after a war that removed then-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from power. Some are similar to what actually occurred after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003


November 5, 2006

Harrassing Phone Calls?

Filed under: 2006 Campaigns,Eric Massa,New York State — theruralpatriot @ 11:38 pm

I received an inquiry today asking if I had received any automated telephone calls, sometimes 10 or 15 in a row, that claimed to be representing the Eric Massa for Congress Campaign. I was told that these calls are NOT from the Massa Campaign.

It appears that these calls are designed to annoy potential Massa voters so that they would stay home on election day. Apparently calls such as these are happening across this district in addition to happening in a number of tight races across the country.

I have not received any of these calls. If you receive any and have caller ID service, please make a note of the telephone number. If you have a recording of one on your answering machine, please do not erase it. Post a message here with the details, and I will make sure that the information is relayed to the proper person.

Thank you for your help in this matter. This is at the very least unethical, if not illegal, and it goes a step beyond negative advertising.

[UPDATE: 11/6/06, 1:00 pm. I’ve just talked with someone who informed me that there are reports that some residents in Allegany County have received these calls. Some of them have been called at 2:00 in the morning. Please let us know if you have received this type of call.]

Recent News on the Kuhl/Massa Race

Filed under: 2006 Campaigns,Eric Massa,New York State,Randy Kuhl — theruralpatriot @ 12:54 pm

Hat tip to The Fighting 29th for sourcing the following recent articles on the Kuhl/Massa Congressional race:

THE CHOICE IS YOURS From Steuben County’s The Courier
Spitzer backs Massa in Canandaigua From the Finger Lakes Times
It’s a sprint to the wire for Kuhl, Massa; From the Olean Times Herald

The Fighting 29th is also reporting that President Bill Clinton will be in Rochester on Monday “to rally the faithful” and although Massa’s Monroe County schedule is not yet posted for tomorrow, we can probably safely assume that he’ll be showing up at the event.


Big Pharma and the Republicans

None of this will probably surprise you, but with the election two days away it’s important to review.

Drug companies use part of their profits to make sure that the very best people are elected to the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. To them, the very best people are Republicans.

Through September 2006 drug companies had given $8.7 million to political campaigns. If both Democrats and Republicans were equally good, those funds would be distributed evenly between the two parties. Democrats and Republicans are not equally good-Republicans are better. That’s why 69% of drug company contributions have gone to Republican candidates. (In fairness it must be noted that although Pfizer sent 67% of its contributions to Republicans before October, its most recent disclosures show that it has had some sort of epiphany and during October gave only 41% of its contributions to Republicans and 59% to Democrats. There is no logical explanation for this change of heart.)


Working Families Party Support for Eric Massa’s Campaign

Filed under: 2006 Campaigns,Eric Massa,New York State,Working Families Party — theruralpatriot @ 10:19 am

The Working Families Party is sponsoring the following items on behalf of Mr. Massa’s campaign:

Senator John Edwards phone call on behalf of Eric Massa.

Mailing #1 – Subject: Jobs

Mailing #2 – Subject: Health Care

Mailing #3 – Subject: Lower Taxes for Working Class Families

If you have not received a phone call or the mailings, click the links and check them out.

Weekly News Roundup – 11/5/06

Filed under: Weekly News Roundup — theruralpatriot @ 9:48 am

In case you may have missed any of these articles. Covering mainly Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties, but WNY regional, state, and national topics of interest are also added.


Seneca official disparages lawsuit by political opponent as ‘frivolous’
A Seneca Nation official Tuesday described Robert W. Jones’ lawsuit against the Senecas as an election-year stunt, insisting the nation is not facing a harmful lien as Jones claims.

Dispatchers respond to save 911
OLEAN — Mayor David Carucci hopes the city can save some money by having the county’s emergency dispatch center in Little Valley handle 911 calls from the city of Olean.


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