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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:22 PM
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Behind closed doors are Repubs saying "At least we've got our electronic voting
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 01:24 PM by zonkers
machines going for us" with a sly wink.
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:26 PM
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1. I fear this may be true
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april Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:29 PM
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2. if we loose this time
I will register are a Repub and vote Dem
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:29 PM
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3. Peter King quoted in Harpers: "... we'll take care of the counting."
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 01:30 PM by Moochy
In the summer of 2003, Representative Peter King (R., N.Y.) was interviewed by Alexandra Pelosi at a barbecue on the White House lawn for her HBO documentary Diary of a Political Tourist. It's already over. The election's over. We won, King exulted more than a year before the election. When asked by Pelosithe daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosihow he knew that Bush would win, he answered, It's all over but the counting. And we'll take care of the counting.

King, who is well known in Washington for his eccentric utterances, says he was kidding, that he has known Pelosi for years, that she is a clown, and that her project was a spoof. Still, he said it. And laughter, despite the counsel of Kenneth Blackwell's press flack, seems an inappropriate response to the prospect of a stolen electionas does the advice that we get over it. The point of the Conyers report, and of this report as well, is not to send Bush packing and put Kerry in his place. The Framers could no more conceive of electoral fraud on such a scale than they could picture Fox News Channel or the Pentagon; and so we have no constitutional recourse, should it be proven, finally, that the wrong guy won. The point of our revisiting the last election, rather, is to see exactly what the damage was so that the people can demand appropriate reforms. Those who say we should move on from that suspicious race and work instead on bigger issueslike electoral reformare urging the impossible; for there has never been a great reform that was not driven by some major scandal.

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, Thomas Jefferson said, it expects what never was and never will be.

from http://www.harpers.org/ExcerptNoneDare.html
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:33 PM
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4. Well you sold me ...
I'll stay home and won't vote.
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:40 PM
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6. No silly
Vote and make sure it's *HARDER* for them to steal.

As a tangent, has anyone seen those AARP ads?

"Dontvote.com" ? until you know where your candidate stands on the issues. Still seems kinda odd.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:33 PM
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5. How nice of you to attempt to demoralize us.
Really, it's just what we've needed.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:13 PM
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7. There are at least 50 ways they will try and steal the vote. Don't get
tunnel vision. Remember the people in Ohio who didn't have enough machines?

All we can do is show up at the polls IN NUMBERS TOO BIG TO IGNORE! And that means get the vote out. And don't hand any excuses (my vote will not count)over to those apathetic 35% who never bother to vote. Get them out to vote early and be in contact with them often. Rent a car for the day and drive people to the polls.
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