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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 09:42 AM
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89. Another bi-partisan issue revolves around primaries
IF it's possible to tamper with results, does either party's voters really want someone other than The People selecting their various races' nominees during the primary?

In GA for example, there was a big primary fight between Bob Barr and John Linder for a newly-drawn Congressional district in 2002. While I'm not suggesting there was any vote tampering in this race (I honestly don't know one way or the other and I don't think Diebold machines were in use in that District), we do know that Barr had been uncharacteristically (for a Repug) outspoken about such things as the Patriot Act, and was seen by the administration as a pain in the neck (at best). We also know that this administration doesn't really "appreciate" disloyalty and has gone after disloyal Repugs in the past (think Jeffords, among others). IOW, plenty of "motivation" on their part.

On another subject, IF vote fraud happened in Georgia resulting in the first election of a Repug governor in 130 years, and the defeat of a well-thought-of war hero Senator, what about the Dems who didn't get defeated? Namely, the Secretary of State (who bought the machines in the first place), the Attorney General, and possibly the most curious of all, the Lt. Gov. It seems counterintuitive to me to elect a Repug Gov and re-elect a Dem Lt. Gov.

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