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creeksneakers2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-11-08 08:31 AM
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59. Wonder why anybody would be against verifying elections?
One downside is that the media will pick up on the story and Hillary will be suspected of fixing the election. If there is a question about whether Hillary did something wrong or not some Hillary haters will jump to conclusions. "She must have done it because she's so evil." The right wing has already picked up on the idea that Hillary might have fixed the election. If the audit finds the final tally was in order, many of the same people who accused her at first will just come up with another excuse to make it look like she did it. When has proof of innocence ever stopped Clinton critics?

Its kind of having a cop arrest you with no evidence. Suppose the cop said to you, "We don't have any evidence but in the interest of justice wouldn't a trial be a good idea? What would it hurt?" The same line of reasoning has been used against Hillary countless times. "Doesn't the public have a right to know? What are you trying to hide?" Once the media circus begins, additional questions and charges start floating around and soon the original question is lost in a blur of other incriminating questions. In the minds of many, questions equal guilt.

An audit will unfairly harm Hillary in upcoming primaries.

Another reason against the audit is that it will increase public perception that lefties on the net are all kooks if the audit fails to show problems. Mass opinions coming from this new medium will be even more ignored. Politicians will want to distance themselves even more.

The integrity of elections matters more to me than Hillary getting the nomination. If there were stronger reasons to doubt the New Hampshire vote I'd be all for an audit. The original exit poll results were very close to the final tally. The chance that the election was hacked is remote. It doesn't seem worth an audit to me.

And by the way, I don't believe in 2004 vote fraud either, so its not just that I want to defend my candidate.
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