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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:31 PM
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what's our M.O.T. in this election (Margin of Theft)
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How "big" must we win in order to beat the M.O.T.?

:evilgrin:

I've been wondering this since reading this Alternet story that states in the lead paragraph, "Progressive Democrats are saying, 'we need to... win BIG... to make sure the congressional elections are not stolen.'"

It bugs me that Dems have to "win big" in order to win at all. But, I'm game. I'm a believer in the fact that we DOUBLE-DIGIT leads and the "math" is on our side regardless of what math old KKKarl thinks he has.

But I'm just wondering... how big. If we get 60 percent of the popular vote in contested races? Will we need more? 75 percent maybe?

thoughts?
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  -what's our M.O.T. in this election (Margin of Theft) nashville_brook  Oct-31-06 01:31 PM   #0 
  - 8%, say researchers.  greeneyedboy   Oct-31-06 01:43 PM   #1 
  - and i thought i was being baaaad. damn. we actually have a MOT.  nashville_brook   Oct-31-06 02:08 PM   #3 
  - so, we need 58%... who's to say that won't change?  nashville_brook   Oct-31-06 02:39 PM   #6 
     - 54% = 8-point buffer. 58%=16-point buffer.  greeneyedboy   Oct-31-06 03:31 PM   #13 
  - I'd say 3%.  meldroc   Oct-31-06 01:44 PM   #2 
  - thank you for this and the Max Cleland example!  nashville_brook   Oct-31-06 02:11 PM   #4 
  - yikes, here's more!  nashville_brook   Oct-31-06 02:17 PM   #5 
  - conservative estimate is about 7%  leftofthedial   Oct-31-06 02:40 PM   #7 
  - okee... 17%... sheesh... am i the only one who  nashville_brook   Oct-31-06 03:03 PM   #9 
  - 0.001% is too much  leftofthedial   Oct-31-06 03:19 PM   #11 
     - thaaaaaaaaaat's what i'm talking about!  nashville_brook   Oct-31-06 03:28 PM   #12 
  - 17 seems a bit extreme. if we needed to win 57.5 - 42.5, we would have very few seats.  greeneyedboy   Oct-31-06 03:35 PM   #15 
     - we need to be ahead 15% to 20% in reality  leftofthedial   Nov-01-06 09:36 AM   #25 
  - theft is right!  shooga   Oct-31-06 02:44 PM   #8 
  - rock the felonious vote  nashville_brook   Oct-31-06 03:08 PM   #10 
  - It won't matter.. The machines can be calibrated to work with any turnout  SoCalDem   Oct-31-06 03:32 PM   #14 
  - please explain. do you think every single race can and will be stolen?  greeneyedboy   Oct-31-06 03:41 PM   #16 
     - That's why they specifically "target" a few states  SoCalDem   Oct-31-06 03:55 PM   #17 
     - and there aren't many places where they can get away with it this time.  greeneyedboy   Oct-31-06 03:57 PM   #18 
        - I have my fingers crossed...bigtime  SoCalDem   Oct-31-06 03:59 PM   #19 
        - Ohio and Florida are the ones to watch as usual  nashville_brook   Oct-31-06 04:42 PM   #21 
     - got a "just wonderin'" question for you...  nashville_brook   Oct-31-06 04:38 PM   #20 
        - i think of it this way  greeneyedboy   Oct-31-06 08:52 PM   #24 
           - 2000, 2002, 2004.... if not monolithic, then no response?  nashville_brook   Nov-01-06 10:21 AM   #26 
              - i am not on DU to argue with or discourage Democrats. are you?  greeneyedboy   Nov-01-06 01:38 PM   #27 
                 - there you go again -- either answer my questions or  nashville_brook   Nov-01-06 01:55 PM   #28 
                    - sure, if you will do me the courtesy of responding to mine.  greeneyedboy   Nov-01-06 02:39 PM   #29 
  - Kick....it would be good to know this, indeed......n/t  KoKo01   Oct-31-06 06:53 PM   #22 
     - lots of good info in this thread and crossposted in election reform n/t  nashville_brook   Oct-31-06 07:00 PM   #23 
 

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