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claudiajean Donating Member (338 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-04 02:21 AM
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35. I think that whoever has the best election lawyers will win...
Edited on Sat Oct-23-04 02:23 AM by claudiajean
...and that truly seems to be shaping up to be Kerry. The American Trial Lawyers Association (of which I'm also a member) has a massive program put together to have qualified attorneys trained by election law experts on the ground in every state, with especially strong presence in swing states. (I know, because I'm one of the trainers.)

The race is boiling down to a strong echo of 2000: the race will come down to a few swing states with tight races.

We'll see a repeat of what happened in Florida (I mean the litigation, not necessarily the outcome), but on a much more sophisticated level. Voter intent ballots will be challenged, voter supression campaigns will be challenged, every possible kind of election malfeasance and misfeasance will be scrutinized. It will all come down to which side can keep the most of their side's questionable ballots in the count.

And I think that will be the Democrats, with the aid of the trial lawyers.

(edited for spelling. must. sleep. now.)
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  -My 100th Post : Ask me anything about Election Administration claudiajean  Oct-23-04 12:38 AM   #0 
  - How are absentee ballots handled?  crispini   Oct-23-04 12:49 AM   #1 
  - It does vary, depending upon the state...  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 01:13 AM   #4 
     - Wow! Thanks! Very thorough answer.  crispini   Oct-23-04 01:27 AM   #8 
        - Yes, all states that register by party have...  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 01:33 AM   #11 
  - Another.  crispini   Oct-23-04 12:55 AM   #2 
  - You probably have a good election office with good people.  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 01:21 AM   #6 
  - Touchscreen voting is like video poker  Randypiper   Oct-23-04 12:55 AM   #3 
  - Yes, there are many similarities between electronic voting machines...  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 01:26 AM   #7 
     - hey, we could get the Nevada gaming comission to certify  crispini   Oct-23-04 01:32 AM   #10 
        - Actually, using some of their software experts is a...  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 01:43 AM   #14 
  - Where'd you go? There's more!  crispini   Oct-23-04 01:14 AM   #5 
  - I didn't go far. :) The ballot design is done by...  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 01:31 AM   #9 
     - Thanks again! This is fun!  crispini   Oct-23-04 01:37 AM   #12 
        - I'm having fun, too! :) n/t  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 01:44 AM   #15 
        - And I agree, I like color in the bubble optical scan ballots.  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 01:45 AM   #16 
  - So, how about the tabulations?  crispini   Oct-23-04 01:40 AM   #13 
  - What county are you in? Bexar, perchance?  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 01:46 AM   #17 
  - Nope, Dallas.  crispini   Oct-23-04 01:49 AM   #18 
     - My Dad's side of my family is all in Bexar and Comal Cos.  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 01:54 AM   #21 
        - Oh, cool, I LOVE San Antonio  crispini   Oct-23-04 02:01 AM   #25 
           - I love SA too! And the hill country is really special in the spring. n/t  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 02:03 AM   #26 
              - With the Blue Bonnets in Bloom  God_bush_n_cheney   Oct-23-04 10:51 AM   #41 
  - It sounds like you are in a Diebold County...  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 01:53 AM   #20 
     - Our touchscreens (used only for Early Voting)  crispini   Oct-23-04 01:57 AM   #22 
     - Nope. ES&S and Diebold are rivals...  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 02:07 AM   #28 
        - Is it true that ES&S, Diebold and Sequoia have troubling tries  OutsourceBush   Oct-23-04 02:25 AM   #36 
           - Yes. I'll post a longer answer in the morning. n/t  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 02:28 AM   #38 
     - I just voted this afternoon in Hays County  Longhorn   Oct-23-04 02:40 PM   #44 
  - What do you think of the idea  Carla in Ca   Oct-23-04 01:53 AM   #19 
  - That would be illegal here... YMMV.  crispini   Oct-23-04 01:58 AM   #23 
  - I think that's an excellent idea...  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 02:00 AM   #24 
     - I mean for each voter to record their votes in the booth.  Carla in Ca   Oct-23-04 02:12 AM   #31 
     - I don't think recording votes will fly.....  RedEagle   Oct-23-04 02:10 PM   #43 
  - who do you think will win on Nov 2?  Skittles   Oct-23-04 02:04 AM   #27 
  - Joke question or serious? :)  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 02:08 AM   #29 
     - serious  Skittles   Oct-23-04 02:12 AM   #32 
        - I think that whoever has the best election lawyers will win...  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 02:21 AM   #35 
           - I think Kerry has the benefit of hindsight from the Gore experience  Skittles   Oct-23-04 02:29 AM   #39 
  - What are your thoughts on EV?  crispini   Oct-23-04 02:10 AM   #30 
  - I LOVE EV! (early voting, for those lurking along at home...)  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 02:27 AM   #37 
  - OK, I'm going to bed now, but will answer any more questions in...  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 02:15 AM   #33 
  - night night! :) n/t  crispini   Oct-23-04 02:16 AM   #34 
  - cj, I guess I have a question  JohnGideon   Oct-23-04 10:40 AM   #40 
  - R Doug Lewis a God?  God_bush_n_cheney   Oct-23-04 10:53 AM   #42 
     - R. Doug Lewis?  Karenina   Oct-23-04 03:20 PM   #45 
     - Yes, R. Doug Lewis is a god.  claudiajean   Oct-23-04 07:38 PM   #46 
  - Hello ClaudiaJean  footinmouth   Oct-23-04 08:22 PM   #47 
  - I don't know if the counties report to the state...  crispini   Oct-23-04 09:24 PM   #48 
  - About the centralized tabulation computers....  AntiFascist   Oct-23-04 10:18 PM   #49 
  - Nice idea but probably not  RedEagle   Oct-24-04 11:06 PM   #50 
  - Hello, busy weekend with activism..will be answering the new posts soon!  claudiajean   Oct-25-04 01:23 AM   #51 
     - Kick n/t  claudiajean   Oct-26-04 12:51 AM   #52 
     - Information too good to lose- Kick! N/M  RedEagle   Oct-26-04 10:44 AM   #53 
     - ClaudiaJean Could you respond to post #49, Thanks  spokane   Oct-26-04 11:17 AM   #54 
 

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