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Unity08’s First National Online Election: 33 Voters!

It’s history in the making: Unity08, the organization that declares it will run the first ever national secure online presidential nomination, has just finished holding its first national online election — participated in by a whopping 33 voters.

That’s right. 33 voters. Nicole has gotten more people than that to vote on how hot her MySpace Profile is.

The vote that drew so few for this “grassroots movement” was to nominate the top five “Nice” congressional politicians and the top five “Naughty” congressional politicians. Yep.

Lest the Unity08 people take down any trace of their first national online election in shame, let me share the results with you here. I’ve tabulated the following results myself. I may have counted incorrectly, but hey: I’m not claiming that I’m going to run the world’s first national secure presidential nomination in just one year.

RAW RESULTS

“Pat Crowley”
John McCain — Naughty
Newt Gingrich — Naughty, But Not Qualifying

“Individual”
John McCain — Naughty
Tom Tancredo — Naughty
Duncan Hunter — Naughty
Joseph Biden — Naughty

Russ Feingold — Nice
Barack Obama — Nice
Dennis Kucinich — Nice

“Luke007”
John McCain — Naughty

“Bigbear”
Newt Gingrich — Nice, But Not Qualifying
Dennis Kucinich — Naughty
Chris Dodd — Naughty
Hillary Clinton — Naughty
John McCain — Naughty
Sam Brownback — Naughty
Joseph Lieberman — Nice
Mark Pryor — Nice
Mike Huckabee — Nice, But Not Qualifying

“Wren”
Newt Gincrich — Nice, But Not Qualifying
John McCain — Naughty
Tom Tancredo — Nice

“Jamesmcook”
Dennis Kucinich — Nice
Russ Feingold — Nice
Barack Obama — Nice
John McCain — Naughty
Newt Gingrich — Naughty, But Not Qualifying
Joseph Lieberman — Naughty
Tom Tancredo — Naughty
Dick Lugar — Naughty

“Brandon Storey”
Dick Lugar — Nice
John McCain — Nice
Evan Bayh — Nice
Joseph Lieberman — Nice

“Mike 123”
Rob Andrews — Nice

“Opinionated Ed”
Russ Feingold — Nice
Lincoln Chafee — Nice
Steve Colbert — Nice, But Not Qualifying
Dennis Kucinich — Nice
John McCain — Naughty
Joseph Lieberman — Naughty
Hillary Clinton — Naughty

“Myurgil”
Cynthia McKinney — Naughty
Tom Foley — Naughty
John McCain — Nice

“TVsteve”
Chris Matthews — Naughty, But Not Qualifying

“Ayesha Haqqiqa”
Dennis Hastert — Naughty
Dennis Kucinich — Nice

“Smhiott”
Jim Demint — Nice

“Rniver”
Arlen Specter — Nice
Lincoln Chafee — Nice
John McCain — Nice
Norm Coleman — Nice
Susan Collins — Nice
Johnny Isakson — Nice
Gordon Smith — Nice
Olympia Snowe — Nice
Joe Biden — Nice
Ben Nelson — Nice
Joseph Lieberman — Nice
Colin Peterson — Nice
Max Baucus — Nice
Russ Feingold — Nice

“Bds14”
John McCain — Nice
Joseph Lieberman — Nice
George Voinovich — Nice
Tom Coburn — Nice
Jim Demint — Nice
Bill Thomas — Nice
Charles Rangel — Nice
John Kerry — Naughty
Cynthia McKinney — Naughty
William Jefferson — Naughty
Al Sharpton — Naughty, But Not Qualifying
Ted Stevens — Naughty

“Tony in Texas”
Tom DeLay — Naughty
Tom Foley — Naughty
Dennis Hastert — Naughty
John Murtha — Naughty
James Webb — Naughty

“Two Crows”
Emmanuel Cleaver — Nice

“DaveinPenn”
Vladimir Putin — Naughty, But Not Qualifying
Jon Stewart — Nice, But Not Qualifying
Mujammad Yunus — Nice, But Not Qualifying

“N or N”
Ron Paul — Nice
Tom Tancredo — Nice

“Louella2”
Joseph Lieberman — Nice

“Alex Fortwengler”
John Kerry — Naughty
Byron Dorgan — Naughty

“Jturner”
ACLU — Naughty, But Not Qualifying
OUR TROOPS — Nice, But Not Qualifying

“Djewell”
Nancy Pelosi — Naughty
Charles Schumer — Naughty
Barbara Boxer — Naughty
Joseph Lieberman — Nice
Tom Tancredo — Nice
John McCain — Nice

“Mlorenz”
John McCain — Nice
Joseph Lieberman — Nice
Condoleeza Rice — Nice, But Not Qualifying
William Jefferson — Naughty
Cynthia McKinney — Naughty
Al Sharpton — Naughty, But Not Qualifying

“Jcjlaw”
Barack Obama — Naughty

“Kittycago”
John Edwards — Nice, But Not Qualifying
Elizabeth Edwards — Nice, But Not Qualifying

“Btsweber”
Tom Coburn — Nice
Ted Stevens — Naughty

“Jflakne”
Tom Coburn — Nice
Ted Stevens — Naughty

“Jrrod”
Joseph Lieberman — Nice
Barack Obama — Nice
Hillary Clinton — Naughty
John McCain — Naughty
Bob Menendez — Naughty

“Nicklc”
Bill Nelson — Naughty

“Kittycago”
Bill Nelson — Nice

“John M. McGuire”
John McCain — Nice
Joseph Lieberman — Nice

“Brainout”
John Boehner — Naughty
Mark Kirk — Nice

VOTING STATISTICS

Number of voters: 33
Number of nominees: 49

Valid votes: 102
Invalid votes: 17
Total votes: 119

Mean votes per voter: 3.6
Maximum votes by a voter: 14
Minimum votes by a voter: 1

Number of women members of Congress nominated as Nice: 2
Number of women members of Congress nominated as Naughty: 4
Number of women members of Congress nominated as both Nice and Naughty: 0

Number of men members of Congress nominated as Nice: 27
Number of men members of Congress nominated as Naughty: 24
Number of men members of Congress nominated as both Nice and Naughty: 8


TABULATED RESULTS

First number refers to number of “naughty” votes and second number refers to number of “nice” votes:

Rob Andrews : 0 , 1
Max Baucus : 0 , 1
Evan Bayh : 0 , 1
Joseph Biden : 1 , 1
John Boehner : 1 , 0
Barbara Boxer : 1 , 0
Sam Brownback : 1 , 0
Lincoln Chafee : 0 , 2
Emmanuel Cleaver : 0 , 1
Hillary Clinton : 3 , 0
Tom Coburn : 0 , 3
Norm Coleman : 0 , 1
Susan Collins : 0 , 1
Tom Delay : 1 , 0
Jim Demint : 0 , 2
Chris Dodd : 1 , 0
Byron Dorgan : 1 , 0
Russ Feingold : 0 , 4
Tom Foley : 2 , 0
Newt Gingrich : 2 , 2
Dennis Hastert : 2 , 0
Duncan Hunter : 1 , 0
Johnny Isakson : 0 , 1
William Jefferson : 2 , 0
John Kerry : 2 , 0
Mark Kirk : 0 , 1
Dennis Kucinich : 1 , 4
Joseph Lieberman : 2 , 10
Dick Lugar : 1 , 1
John McCain : 8 , 6
Cynthia McKinney : 3 , 0
Bob Menendez : 1 , 0
John Murtha : 1 , 0
Bill Nelson : 1 , 0
Barack Obama : 1 , 3
Ron Paul : 0 , 1
Nancy Pelosi : 1 , 0
Colin Peterson : 0 , 1
Mark Pryor : 0 , 1
Charles Rangel : 0 , 1
Charles Schumer : 1 , 0
Gordon Smith : 0 , 1
Olympia Snowe : 0 , 1
Arlen Specter : 0 , 1
Ted Stevens : 3 , 0
Tom Tancredo : 2 , 3
Bill Thomas : 0 , 1
George Voinovich : 0 , 1
James Webb : 1 , 0

Summary of Results for Forwarding to Round of Final Voting:

Top 5 nice : Joseph Lieberman, John McCain, Russ Feingold, Dennis Kucinich, 3 others tied for 5th place

Top 5 naughty : John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Cynthia McKinney, Ted Stevens, 7 others tied for 5th place

Presumably they’re going to make a press release out of this, with one final politician named America’s Naughtiest Politician and one final politician named America’s Nicest Politician. I imagine there will be little Santa hats put on their pictures, ho ho ho.

Does Unity08 think it’s really a good idea to publicize the results when the “Nicest” pol got just 10 votes and the “Naughtiest” pol got just 8? If not, then perhaps Unity08 will have the propriety to shelve its entire project and at best do some long-term planning for, say, Unity12. If they really would have the gumption to publicize such results based on so few numbers, what kind of national nominating election can we expect?

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