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Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:26 AM

Will 9 GOP Governors Electronically Flip Romney Into the White House?

http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/17529-will-9-gop-governors-electronically-flip-romney-into-the-white-house

Nine Republican governors have the power to put Mitt Romney in the White House, even if Barack Obama wins the popular vote.

With their secretaries of state, they control the electronic vote count in nine key swing states: Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Arizona, and New Mexico. Wisconsin elections are under the control of the state's Government Accountability Board, appointed by the governor.

In tandem with the GOP's massive nation-wide disenfranchisement campaign, they could---in the dead of election night---flip their states' electronic votes to Romney and give him a victory in the Electoral College.

Thankfully, resistance has arisen to the disenfranchisement strategy, which seems designed to deny millions of suspected Democrats the right to vote. The intent to demand photo ID for voting could result in some ten million Americans being disenfranchised, according to the Brennan Center at New York University. Other methods are being used to strip voter rolls---as in Ohio, where 1.1 million citizens have been purged from registration lists since 2009. This "New Jim Crow"---personified by groups like True the Vote (New York Times Article)---could deny the ballot to a substantial percentage of the electorate in key swing states.

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Reply Will 9 GOP Governors Electronically Flip Romney Into the White House? (Original post)
annabanana Sep 2012 OP
liberal N proud Sep 2012 #1
nebenaube Sep 2012 #2
Proud Liberal Dem Sep 2012 #9
Gin Sep 2012 #3
begin_within Sep 2012 #4
annabanana Sep 2012 #7
justiceischeap Sep 2012 #5
tk2kewl Sep 2012 #6
tularetom Sep 2012 #8
Proud Liberal Dem Sep 2012 #10
R. Daneel Olivaw Sep 2012 #11
Brother Buzz Sep 2012 #12
AndyTiedye Sep 2012 #13
HopeHoops Sep 2012 #14

Response to annabanana (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:27 AM

1. That is my fear!

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:27 AM

2. In Wisconsin...

 

You can bank on it.

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Response to nebenaube (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:39 AM

9. Does that lady in Wakuesha County (who found all those vote on her laptop) still got a job there?

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:29 AM

3. My fear also.....no physical recounts...just run a report

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:29 AM

4. Isn't that what happened in Ohio in 2004?

 

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Response to begin_within (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:37 AM

7. Yep.. Dead of night.. one county results. . .n/t

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:30 AM

5. If the margin is large enough, there's no way they could get away with "flipping a switch"

for RMoney to win the vote. So, make sure on Nov. 6th that you make certain not only that you voted but your friends, family, neighbors, etc. vote. I mean in Wisconsin, he's up by double-digits. Flipping the switch, if that lead holds, would look like California flipping the switch for RMoney.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:30 AM

6. "we'll take care of the counting"

 

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:37 AM

8. The way the polls are shaping up nobody would believe it

I don't think these republican governors would have the cojones to try to pull something like this. It might be possible if Romney had turned out to be even a marginally credible presidential candidate but by November it will be patently obvious that there is no chance in the world of him coming anywhere near victory.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:43 AM

10. That is essentially my "fallback" as well

if the state polls aren't realistically close by November, particularly if we're talking about likely voters, then I don't know how they'd be able to pull off such a heist. 2000 and 2004 were VERY close elections and ultimately came down to single states (BTW I'm not discounting theft/suppression/disenfranchisement in those races). President Obama appears to be doing well enough in several states (like in 2008) that such a last minute massive shift in Romney's favor in several states would just be too jarring for most people to accept IMHO.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:47 AM

11. If the Governors try it then it is treason.

 

There's only one answer for such high crimes.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:49 AM

12. Looking back, anything's possible

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 12:57 PM

13. Pretty Obvious That is the Plan

Rmoney isn't even trying to appeal to swing voters. He continues to pander exclusively to the hard right.

He is not trying to appeal to the voters, he is trying to appeal to the teabaggers who will count the votes. Even his "gaffes" have been designed to appeal to them.

They intend to steal the election. What they did in Florida in 2000, and in Florida and Ohio in 2004, they intend to do in 2012 in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and as many of the 27 states that they control as they can.

It will take a landslide to stop them.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 01:08 PM

14. Justice Stevens sent a strong signal yesterday that he's going to put an injunction in place in PA.

 

Both sides are free to offer input on what the injunction should include tomorrow, but he's made it pretty clear there will be one.

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