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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:13 PM
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60. variety provides mutual defense
Edited on Mon Dec-06-04 01:15 PM by PATRICK
Vote suppression, ruined registration and polling chaos, machines glitches and FINALLY tally adjustments on site and THEN GEMS manipulation to bump entire counties and states off the blue map. As one might expect, except in crucial states, by the time it got to GEMS the margin was too risky to bump significantly. But I believe certain states, maybe mostly paperless BBV, had to be guaranteed. Still Cheney jetted to Hawaii for a reason. They still might not have made this cumbersome fraud tree work since it is largely unpredictable at tangible ground level.

I think they overreached but they did so in 2002 with no blowback at all. I think they had to stretch the little fraud quite a bit to "win" in key states. The overkill factor. Underestimation lost them PA. They gave up on New Jersey which was an embarrassing setback considering the Dems has nearly abandoned that state to the Bush "surge"! Boy, did they stop talking about Jersey, sweeping it under the 911 NYC-Jersey rug that all the suckers fell for.

This is guesswork without proof, but it is very very plain that if this systematic fraud from grassroots on up is still the reality then any REAL investigative grand jury attack would bring the GOP down in toto, much less call the Bush victory into question. So why is any such effort beyond the pale? Because unlike the tobacco lawsuits it COSTS money and rocks the boat and it simply does not happen except on a token basis for those most isolated and stupid. That was another realization this year though it was the same in 2000. The visible parts look small and no one pays. the bigger changes thus get the benefit of the surrender and each fraud washes the other in that weird GOP way.

The GOP, like the disenfranchised Southern white Democrats of old have built a system of intimidation and fraud that practically weans all their lousy candidates up to prominence and raw power. This is why the quality is so low, because of moral degradation and criminality and why they have no system of trusting the voter except controlling the news and lots of money.

Watch those videos of young GOP poll intimidators. Those young weasels will be showing up as interns and future candidates or judges. Save those tapes and files. They weren't doing it for patriotic conviction!
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