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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:20 PM
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We really do live in a banana republic
In 1980, they manipulated voters by illegally colluding with an enemy government to embarrass a sitting president.
In 2000, they were willing to openly disenfranchise people who actually voted by invalidating their ballots.
In 2004, they quietly added votes electronically as needed
in 2011, they don't even bother to hide the fact, they just make up phantom votes to steal an election.

And you folks think that Obama (or any dem) is a safe bet to win any election?



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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:33 PM
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1. Choicepoint and the Supreme Court
New World Junta!
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:33 PM
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2. Or when all candidates work for the same puppetmasters.
Hey, elect whoever you want!

(from this list we provided you)
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:34 PM
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3. That was a whole city. If it were blue, I'd want them certified, too.
It was confirmed that the 14k was missing from #'s given to media Tuesday.
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:42 PM
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5. You can believe that the ratio of votes was 10:3 there if you want to
It probably comforts you to be so assured that our Democracy(tm) is so secure. Even when a hyperpartisan person has entire control/access to the votes of the town and is the only person who reports/counts them. Keep Shopping, Citizen!
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:43 PM
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6. Whatever. I have a fucking horse in this race. I'd LOOVE to find fraud.
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SolutionisSolidarity Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:46 PM
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7. This one is really, really sure everything must be on the up and up.
She's made the same post in every thread on this topic.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:48 PM
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8. If you are accusing me of trolling or doubting my commitment as a Dem or my state or this race
check my fucking post history here, ffs.

I fucking dare you. I have a horse in this race. I am *IN* Wisconsin. I have MARCHED in Madison.

Go away.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:55 PM
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9. .
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howaboutme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:37 PM
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4. Nice summary of the disenfranchising of a nation
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 07:37 PM by howaboutme
Democratic legislators had 4 years to put together legislation that would correct the "Help American Politicians be Elected Fraudulently Act" that used proprietary corporate black box voting machines without a paper receipt.

Instead the Ds didn't even touch it, just like they didn't touch Bush's impeachment. Correcting the voting machines was a political no-brainer. The people wanted it but the politicians didn't. That should tell you something. Where is the supposed opposition Party that is intended to correct abuses and hold others accountable? I'm convinced we need a third Party that will take the real issues and run with them unlike those who thrive on the status quo probably because they have a vested interest.

Question 2- Why wasn't Bush impeached? See above.
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Jack Sprat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:08 PM
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10. We surely do.
and our potassium levels are off the charts now.
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jschurchin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:27 PM
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11. Yep
Without question.
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