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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 03:46 PM
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36. Our election system IS broken.
It needs to be standardized.. NOT left to each county to run in their own fashion. Poorer counties don't put the resources where they need to be.. the election organizations are often run so sloppily, and unprofessionally, you'd die if you saw how cavalier they are with something as precious as our vote.

The election process should be funded EQUALLY by the federal and state governments. But.. if you look at our schools in the nation, you'll see the same type of disparity. ALL voting methods should be standardized.. AND companies that are partisan, should NOT be allowed to do election business with the government. A bi-partisan organization, under the government umbrella, should be put in place to ANALYZE and design our NEW voting structure. IT HAS TO BE STANDARDIZED. If Polk County is using punch cards, then EVERYONE uses punchcards. The media should be bound by new rules that disallow the "calling" of states, until all votes are counted. Sorry.. to the media, and the advertisers, but this election was an even BIGGER fucking fiasco! They were calling states at 4pm WEst coast time, with less than 1% of returns for that state.

ALSO, criminal penalties for screwing with an election need to be SEVERE and agressively investigated. The numerous fliers distributed to suppress the black vote, the "caging" attempts by the GOP in Florida and Ohio, should ALL be prosecuted. We need ELECTION LAW that matches the new democracy.

An investigation needs to be initiated immediately of DIEBOLD, and the other companies supplying those machines. Michael Moore? The new Michael Moore's of the world? Can you do a film about our fucked up election system??

I am convinced this election was stolen in technological ways, beyond the documented FILTHY tactics to discourage and disenfranchise voters. It'll be a hard fight, as the people who have waged war on on our election system NOW control everything.. it's a bitch but that's how that works. You steal, lie, cheat, and intimidate your way into office.. then YOU set all the rules.
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