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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:54 PM
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Question to Senator re: post-election problems (2nd post; K & R, please!)
I'm re-posting this for the night crowd...think it's kind of important and the board moves fast in the daytime.

note: for the record, the following took place in a low-key, courteous manner on both sides.

I called the local office of my Dem Senator to ask what the plan was if (when!) there were enough election results contested that the election was stolen AGAIN.

ME: "What are we going to do? Are we going to fight it, or are the Dems just going to roll over again and say; 'Well, we'll wait for 2008...'?"

I cited the problems that have been occuring in Ohio, MD and Florida, mentioning that in some places there had been difficulties with provisional ballots and in Florida, the machines were actually flipping the votes.
"What are we going to do? How are we going to handle this? What's the plan?"

....crickets chirping.....

Nice lady on the phone: "Uh....."

ME: "Sounds like you haven't been asked about this before."

NLOP: "N-no...I'm not sure this is something we'd handle on a local level...

ME: "So I should call his DC office? I have the number..."

anyway, a lot of back and forthing, and it seems that if there is any kind of backup plan, nobody knows about it.

The best I could get was the sound of a rapidly clicking keyboard in the background and the assurance that:
"This will certainly generate some discussion!"
:wow: :banghead: :argh:


Is it too late to start lighting fires under the guys that are NOT up for re-election?
Because I really want some assurance from the Democratic side of the aisle that all this effort that I see being put forth on their behalf isn't going to be just pissed away. :grr:

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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:04 PM
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1. got the same sort of non answer from the dem party headquarters, and
unfortunately, even from debra bowen. (although I find it hard to believe that she would concede).
There really aren't very many Conyers and Boxers.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:14 PM
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2. This one's mighty important. Good that you put the question to the
caller. That question needs to be asked a LOT, so those who clearly haven't given it much thought will finally be moved to do so.

If they think we don't care, THEY WON'T, EITHER!!!
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:50 PM
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3. I WAS the caller.
I got to thinking...
What's going to happen IF...

I see a lot of frustration here, a lot of calls about 'take to the streets.'
I'm sorry to be a wet blanket, but that will accomplish....?
Especially now, since Bush has gutted Posse Comitatus and can order out the National Guard...and who was that crazy-ass high ranking general who wanted to try out a certain sonic weapon on the AMERICAN public a few months ago...'just to make sure it's not torture'?

I feel that these are legitimate questions.

DO WE HAVE BACKUP?
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wiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:16 AM
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4. Good work!
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