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Point_n_click Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:04 PM
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Republican plan for Day after Election (crying fraud)
While we have yet to see the Republican October surprise, it has been an open secret for months that they plan to loudly cry fraud and claim that the Democrats stole the 2006 elections by hacking the electronic voting machines.

This explains a couple of things that have come to the forefront recently.

Surely you've noticed the increased attention given to the lacking security of electronic voting in the corporate media lately. This is no coincidence, it is all part of the plan.

Second, and certainly much more subtle, is the recent arrival of Diebold source codes in the hands of a Democrat in Maryland where a very close election for governor is taking place. The republican governor is among those who within the last several months has begun making noise about the unsecure electronic voting machines, which he helped bring into the state.

Have no doubt, when this election goes very heavily against republicans as the polls seem to be indicating, the corporate shills and every other operative and official will be screaming as loudly and for as long as they can, hoping to force the over-turn of the results. Why else would Bush be saying with smug confidence they'll retain control of both houses? The fix is in, but not the way many of us think.

The deeper plan beneath this is to paint the Democrats as extreme anti-democracy criminals by pinning the tail of massive election fraud on our party symbol.

Sure, this may seem a little tin-foil hattish on the surface (which is why they'll do it), but their record of lies, and crime, and election rigging shows that they'll do anything for power, even letting it appear to slip away temporarily.

Let's hope we win, and let's hope they don't get away with crying foul.

Point_n_click




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Kikosexy2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:08 PM
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1. Demand recounts...
all around...report malfunctions and improprieties and other sordid ongoings on election day...record all with camera phones, cam-corders...take exit polls....counter attack...NO MORE STOLEN ELECTIONS FROM REPIGS!!
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Tiggeroshii Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:10 PM
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2. If they overturn the results, then wouldn't they have to recount the
results using non electronic voting machines? And wouldn't a recoutn or even a re vote with non electronic voting devices simply solidify the Democrats' victory?

Unless, of course, they really did steal it. I think any contesting of the kinds of elections we have right now would be a very good thing for America, and the democracy that should control it.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:28 PM
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3. They were ready with their bag of tricks in 2000, too
In Jeffrey Toobin's book "Too Close to Call," the Republicans had their talking points all lined up, and all the talk radio personalities primed in case Bush won the popular vote and Gore took the electoral vote (the precise opposite of what eventually happened). They were set to file suits in courts all over the country, backed by the popular windbags all over the airwaves, to denigrate a Gore presidency and to question his legitimacy at every step and every turn.

Needless to say, those plans were junked as soon as Bush was awarded the presidency by the Supreme Court, and we were treated to all sorts of talk of "mandates" and "the voice of the people" which was redoubled after the 2002 mid-term and the 2004 general elections. If we fail to turn these crooks out of office this time, they will be unstoppable. There will be no reasoning, no appeal to bipartisanship, and the last two years of the Bush administration will make the first six years look like a warm-up session.

So get out and vote, mofos!
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:35 PM
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4. And now they own the Supreme Court even more so
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:44 PM
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5. Geeze didn't you hear? They are going to tie the results
up in court if the Dems WIN?

Maybe have the SCOTUS decide..again!
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:57 PM
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6. Two scenerios: the tie it up in court til January then Hasturt swears em in
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 06:59 PM by McCamy Taylor
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:06 PM
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9. Excellent article, McC.. thx..
I hope our side is preparing to meet them toe to toe..

Must be why Bush just hijacked Posse Commitas...Fear people will take to the streets.

I hope his own Secret Service or the FBI arrest the whole puerile bunch.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:59 PM
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7. Then there is the toss the results out cause of E vote fraud, do a 2nd
election. GOP always does better in special elections because of the smaller voter turnout:

http://www.grandtheftelectionohio.com/060601.htm
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SouthernBelle82 Donating Member (879 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:02 PM
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8. Oh I agree
It's very strange all the electronic voting. Don't forget that BradBlog reported a Bush appointee has now said the machine's can get rigged. Is it timing or is he sincere in that? I really don't know. But it's definitley worth keeping an eye on. Remember in the Wsahington state race for governor they did the same thing. They cried and moaned and whined that the democrats were trying to steal the election but yet you mention Ohio and not a peep about it. Has anybody heard anything on any of the rightwing station's? (Especially any of the more unknown hosts)
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:03 PM
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10. Maybe
But I seriously doubt it.

I have a feeling it will be us claiming the elections were stolen.

It has been only the Underground Dems who have been raising the e-voting fraud issue. It will be us who continue to raise the issue until just about everyone is satisfied that our votes are counted as cast.

But let us say your scenario is in the cards.... Dems win the 60 seats we should win and the Publicans scream for an examination of the e-voting systems. I say 'bring it on.' We have been asking for just such an occurrence. We want everyone asking for an examination of the e-voting systems.

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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:42 PM
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11. Scalia, suddenly popping his head up and in the news..
is a foreboding omen. Either way, there is going to be a theft.

you can bet your pumpkins.. on that!
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