11. Thank you for this info -- particularly that about Ion Sancho
I have been here since 2001 and I am very familiar with the 2000 election. I followed that campaign for 2 - 3 hours daily starting when the campaign itself got underway. When the matter finally ended, I was surprised to hear myself thinking, I have learned so much about stealing an election, I believe I could steal one myself should I be so inclined! I also watched closely the same irregularities popping up on election night in Tennessee, and followed to its conclusion the DOJ's investigation of those "irregularities."
I think that and what happened in 2004 -- Ohio and 25 percent of that vote being dropped -- has convinced me Republicans have no shame. They are determined to win this and they don't care how they do it.
I do believe we are all smarter as a result of how we have been played in the past; what I don't know is whether or not the Republicans have some new plays. In short, I am totally paranoid about what is going to happen in that latter regard. I do honestly believe that President Obama will prevail if the literal election is allowed to unfold with the true voter intent of all participants; what I remain insecure about is that I believe the Republicans absolutely will not allow that to happen. I sincerely hope I am wrong.