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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:49 PM
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For those who think the Wisconsin election was
too close to be real:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_close_election_res...

It's an interesting bunch of data in the table there.

Close elections are not that uncommon. Even this close.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:50 PM
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1. As I said in another thread: More proof that EVERY VOTE MATTERS!
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:52 PM
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5. Precisely. Those who don't vote don't make a difference.
That's the bottom line. In any election, every vote matters. In close elections, every vote is crucial.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:51 PM
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2. just amazed
in light of all that's gone on... I do know that there are still a lot of conservatives, but...
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:56 PM
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9. DU is an insular environment. It doesn't reflect the overall
population at all, and isn't intended to. This country is far more evenly-divided politically than most people imagine. It's a fine line that wins elections. There are no landslides any more.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:52 PM
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3. Not to close to be real, just interesting that such controversial elections
end up in a tie...the chances must be astronomical that 1.5 million people show up to vote...and the almost split the vote down the middle. Shows that EVERY VOTE COUNTS.

EVERY VOTE.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:54 PM
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8. The US is very evenly divided, politically. Every vote DOES
count. It's a lesson we should all keep in mind as 2012 approaches.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:57 PM
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10. YES.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 02:58 PM by Rex
This event is now branded into my mind/brain as...EVERY SINGLE VOTE.

EVERY LAST ONE.
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SDuderstadt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:00 PM
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11. How "must the chances be astronomical"?
How about some math?
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:52 PM
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4. Can you imagine being that one guy who forgot to vote
if your candidate lost by one vote?
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:52 PM
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6. Too close to be real, man.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:53 PM
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7. Now, that's a MEAN girl.
Uff da!
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:35 PM
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12. Missed my district last year...
Altschuler, a newbie, challenged Tim Bishop in NY1 and it took weeks of recounts and legal tangles to declare Bishop the winner by a couple of hundred votes.

Bishop had NEVER had a problem fending off challengers before, but the teabaggers were highly motivated.

(So, to the purists: Don't even THINK of not voting any time soon to "teach someone a lesson" or because "my vote has to be earned"-- anyone who does that is simply an ignorant tool of teabaggery)

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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:42 PM
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13. Yup. Those who don't vote, for whatever reason, should keep
their silence about politics. They don't matter. Not one bit.
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