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ikri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 04:51 AM
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50. Whilst I don't deny the fraud issues
It must be noted that the electoral strategies employed by the Democratic party in recent years has allowed this situation.

By focusing primarily on large states with giant electoral college voting blocks seems an economic and sound strategy at first glance it is this strategy that has allowed vote manipulation in a single state to determine the results of the last two presidential elections.

Ignoring the smaller states has allowed the Republicans to pick up these states with very little effort building an electoral college voting block that requires the votes from only one or two major states to tip them over the edge. States like Florida and Ohio for example.

In this situation vote manipulation doesn't need to be too widespread, it can be focused on a small number of high population areas. The manipulation doesn't even need to be active. It can be achieved by creating major bottlenecks in the vote queues making people stand for hours, last minute changes of voting venues, tie up the registration process in a huge amount of bureaucracy, etc. If that fails, then you can rely on ballot box stuffing techniques to ensure your victory, or manipulating the electronic voting machines/tabulators.

The manipulation does not require a huge conspiracy, it requires perhaps 10 well placed people in important states to achieve their aims.

A good campaign that tries to win all states would make fraud in one or two states irrelevant, no matter how large their voting block is.
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