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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:21 PM
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Why all of the reports about the stealing of votes now?
the reporters and anyone else also freepers that are posting here are trying everything they can to decrease the vote... These people have had six years to discuss and research this but they wait until now ... some more of the bushit I say. They also know that independents and some repubs are voting democratic this time. Don't you people who are getting nervous realize that they are ......

D-E-S-P-E-R-A-T-E :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared:

THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT US TO BE, DON'T BELIEVE THE MSM THEY ARE HELPING

BUSH AND COMPANY, AT LEAST SOME OF THEM!
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lcordero2 Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:24 PM
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1. it's more complicated than that
all of these reports are being done so that the elections can be postponed indefinitely
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:30 PM
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4. Exactly!
These guys are not on our side. We have had six years to study stolen elections and not much of a peep about it in the news. All of this election fraud with electronic machines now is just a joke! Oh well I will go to the BOE and vote on paper next week. Peace, Kim
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:30 PM
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5. That's rubbishy fear mongering.
There is no provision for any such thing at the national level. The Constitution clearly leaves this in States' hands.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:02 PM
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13. I posited this theory on another thread the other day...
What if this close to the election the decider comes up and says we have too many unsecure voting machines to hold a fair election, so we are suspending elections until further notice.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:55 PM
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18. more likely scenario: elite turning on Bush
Although they like him in principle, pragmatically, he and his crew are dangerous fuck ups more likely to incite a revolution here than quietly line the pockets of the rich like they are supposed to.
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Red Zelda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:29 PM
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2. Now that it looks like WE can win big
...suddenly the MSM is yelling about vote fraud.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:29 PM
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3. rethug reverse psychology isn't going to work here..........
'WE'LL' vote, then if THEY attempt to steal IT, 'WE'LL' revolt!!!!
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:31 PM
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6. they want people not to vote
They figure by saying that the votes won't be counted properly that people will figure "why bother to vote if the machines's are rigged and my vote will not count?".

I've run into more than one person that has said this to me and I've advised them to vote permanent absentee if they are concerned.

It is another tactic of those desperate to hang-on to what they never had to begin with - that is We The People!

:kick:

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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:38 PM
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9. Exactly, this is somemore of their schemes ...
and they use the media to help.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:58 PM
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10. Exactly. It serves the GOP cause to keep people apathetic and not voting.
Don't fall for it. VOTE! GET OUT THE VOTE.

And remember some Ohioans lost their vote because of too few machines. If you have to vote machine..do. In numbers too big to ignore they cannot steal the vote.
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dchill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:33 PM
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7. They are softening us up...
for the blow that will hit us on November 7th - when Republicans miraculously retain their hold on the House and the Senate. Then they can say that the "misguided" idea that votes would be manipulated, switched or stolen kept "secular" voters away from the polls, while the "faithful evangelical" voting block would never believe such an obvious conspiracy theory, and turned out in droves to vote for their "values."

Or, perhaps, they're actually going to be "all over" this story and demand accountability - from the Democrats who rigged the election.

Yeah, I'm a cynical, pessimistic conspiracy theorist. And proud of it!


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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:59 PM
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11. It is a wedge between centrists and left wingers..this speculation on
diebold.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:35 PM
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8. here's my take...
News about the inaccuracy of computerized voting, lends credibility to the fiasco heading our way, so that when the shit hits the fan...it will be expected maybe even accepted...and, as Ohio taught us..the courts will be useless..because if you can't 'prove' theft...I can't wait until this election is over and we know where we are....
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:00 PM
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12. I think they just want to depress the 35% of Americans who never bother
to vote. To keep them home. Really - apathy and that 35% are what lost the Gore and Kerry elections. Apathy is the enemy. Ignore the pot stirrers.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:52 PM
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17. Gore and Kerry did not lose....n/t
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:16 PM
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19. Gore did not loose. Kerry? It is all speculation. Certainly GOP vote suppression
was effective. As to diebold..we don't know. We just don't have the smoking goods on that.

But if more than half that 35% who didn't bother to vote..vote...then numbers of Dem votes will be too big to ignore.

I suggest that this is getting airplay now..because it suits the GOP. The theory that votes are massively stolen by diebold machine annoys centrists. Not believing in diebold annoys some leftists. It is pot stirring to keep as many home as possible.

Exit polls were off in many places last election, including many districts that had no diebold machines whatsoever.

You can bet that all the possible GOP voters will be marched or bussed out to vote on election day. I suggest we not give up on voting...or spread that fear/speculation if it will create apathy. Cause apathy is the real enemy. 35% not voting in past elections is not very funny. At that rate Bush & the GOP could win with just 40 % of the vote.

GOP base is around 30%. Leftist base is about 20%. About 40% of the voters are moderates. So we on the left & moderates have to talk about stuff that will move us closer to each other.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:34 PM
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20. It is NOT speculation
unless of course you get your news from the television. Did you read the Conyers Report?
http://www.house.gov/judiciary_democrats/ohiostatusrept...
do you visit computerized voting websites such this:
http://www.congressweb.com/cweb4/index.cfm?orgcode=VTUS...
Do you visit the election forum here? http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I have no beef with your opinion on what this sudden interest by cable media concerning computerized voting is all about, but please, do not insult my intelligence with spittle from your television set.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:18 PM
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21. It isn't from my TV. The initial reports said exit polls were off in places
with no diebold machines too. I think the exit polls were ridiculously off. The reluctant responder theory was put forward a few months after the election. I'm closer to believing that than that diebold stole votes in a massive way.

I believe in all sorts of voter suppression. There is much evidence of that..but not very much evidence, if any, of diebold vote switching by computer. So I just don't speculate as far as you do.

It isn't a done deal. Don't forget the other 49 ways votes are being suppressed. Making it hard for the poor, the apathetic and Democrats to vote I'm sure will be going on all over the country.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:29 PM
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22. it's not speculation...it's reading
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 09:34 PM by stillcool47
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

and... central tabulating devices counting paper ballots are also vulnerable. Exit polls have been correctly calling elections for years, prior to the last election. I'm sure you've read the statistical analysis. Exit polls were used to determine fraud in the Ukraine election, and are used primarily in under-developed countries to uncover fraud.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:52 PM
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23. I know. I think the exit polls were off. Reluctant responders or liars...
they were off. And exit polls being "off" follows Rove as far back as Texas apparently. We just don't know. All we have is speculation on that particular issues.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:08 PM
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14. If "they" wanted a bunch of "moderate" Dems to win in 2006 and give a bipartisan...
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 05:09 PM by Junkdrawer
bipartisan face to the government just before a big Iran push, what a better time to air out the computerized voting issue and then calm everyone's fears with a big Dem "win".

Bush's Repug shock troops have already done their damage - and bills to reverse the damage will either die because "moderates" won't support them or Bush will veto them.

All indications are that this will be the year for Dems to win, but for little to change as a result. I wish I felt differently.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:31 PM
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15. That's what I was thinking, what has been done about vote stealing
...since November 2004? Apparently very little.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:58 PM
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16. Make that...
...since November 2002.

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