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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:46 PM
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Altenative rigged-vote theory
What if the Pubs have the Diebold machines ready to swing the vote massively over to the Dem side, something line 90%/10% for the left.

Good reason, in the right's mind, to start rounding us all up.
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ButterflyBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:51 PM
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1. That makes no sense whatsoever
Obvious errors in an election that completely discredit electronic voting mean that now every leftist can be rounded up and detained and no one will do anything about it?
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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:52 PM
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2. I think . . .
. . . far more likely is that the dems will win house and senate. Then, a few weeks or months after they are installed, there will be a sharp escalation in terror attacks, perhaps some in the US. The repervlicans will then blame the democrats for being week on terror, and a cowed and panicking population will want to vote in a reperv president, house and senate in '08. And God and Goddess, do I pray that I'm wrong. It's the main reason I think that impeachment and deep inquiries from the house are necessary, and should be started quickly.
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:58 PM
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4. There's not a lot the Dems can do from Congress . . .
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 02:59 PM by MrModerate
to refocus the so-called "war on terror" in a way that optimizes efforts to reduce terrorism. Systemically, the US and the West's resources are inappropriately deployed and it will require a lot more than control of one or two houses of Congress to turn the ship around.

I don't think Schimpanski and his chorus of toadies would realistically "facilitate" terrorist attacks to discredit Dems, since the failure would be laid at GWB's door primarily, thus damaging the Republics' 2008 chances.

The nightmare scenario of the original poster, while hugely unlikely, is more in keeping with the ham-handed bullying that characterizes this administration.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:53 PM
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3. Republican donors are in charge of the machines
it will be difficult to believe, and they will have to "set-up" quite a few poll-workers, what-not, to pin it on Dems. (and any Dems who would actually be involved in election fraud also belong in prison with the thousand or so Repubs who belong there.)

An investigation would ensue, and then what would we find?

Probably the real fraudsters.

I don't see it happening on any large scale, and actually we are already seeing some vote-switching benefiting the 'Publicans.

At any rate, wouldn't it all put the final nail in the coffin of machine voting?

Just some rambling thoughts worth 2 cents--maybe.
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