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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:22 AM

OPINION: Your Vote Got Counted. Here’s Why

OPINION: Your Vote Got Counted. Here’s Why
by Sheila Parks
http://www.ontheissuesmagazine.com/hot_topics/article/60


Yes, my side won. So, the argument could be made that I was wrong when it comes to election fraud. The real story is more complicated. I believe that my side – your side, the women’s side – won in part because voting rights activists were vigilant. They kept Americans watching, to make sure to document irregularities at the polls.

As the result of a fair election, women now have a far better opportunity to lead and influence. More glass ceilings were shattered, although we still await total demolition. We also won due to a heavy turnout from diligent voters. At one polling place in Boston, many were still standing in line to vote at 9:30 PM. Women voted in large numbers, as did African Americans, Latinas, LGBTQs and youth. They voted for our side – for their side – and thanks to voting rights activists their votes were counted.

Here are some ways in which activism worked:...........

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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:55 AM

1. She's correct, too.

As has been documented many times, voter fraud is rare. Attempts at voter suppression have been not very effective due purely to voter intestinal fortitude. Kudos to them for that.

Good read.

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