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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:42 AM
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HOW TO BEAT A FIXED ELECTION....
http://www.americanpolitics.com/20040512Partridge.html

HOW TO BEAT A FIXED ELECTION
By Ernest Partridge
Co-Editor, The Crisis Papers

May 11, 2004 -- SAN FRANCISCO (crisispapers.org/apj.us) -- It's an old story: Satan picks up the phone and calls St. Peter to challenge Heaven to a baseball game."Of course, we'll play," says Peter. "But have you forgotten? We have all the great baseball players."

"That may be so," replied Satan, "but we have all the umpires!"

John Kerry and his Democratic party face a similar problem: They may have the votes, but the other side has the machines that record and count the votes. How can the Democrats win?

A win over the Bushevik regime is not impossible, but it will be difficult and it will require considerable persistence and initiative.

Here are a few suggestions. No doubt, many who read this article will have still better ideas. Send them to us, (crisispapers@comcast.net ) and we may follow this up with a compendium of the best of those proposals.

On its face, the evolving American electoral system is absurd and wide open to corruption and fraud. In Florida in 2000, the task of determining voter eligibility was turned over to a private corporation with ties to the Republican party. The resulting purge of legally eligible voters unquestionably cost Al Gore the state and, as it turned out, the Presidential election. As Greg Palast reports, the ironically named "Help American Vote Act" (HAVA) is poised to extend the scourge of voter purging to other states.

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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:13 AM
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1. It's NOT about how you vote...
It's about WHO COUNTS YOUR VOTE. :kick:
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Greedy Oil Puritan Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:19 AM
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2. Well now...
Too many private corporations and too much local autonomy on federal electoral issues are destroying the U.S. electoral process.

It's sickening.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:46 AM
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3. Hi Greedy Oil Puritan!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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