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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:36 PM
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12. Blackwell tried to stop exit polls in Ohio on election day this year...
... but a court stopped him.


Yes, they will try to stop exit polls. However, the people who make their money off polling will not take this attack lying down. There is big money to be made from polls and surveys, not just in elections. This is also a political science which means that academic institutions are going to get involved, and when you deal with professional integrity issues the debate can get really heated. Not to mention the freedom of the press issues that get raised. There is also the matter of economics. As soon as they buy or muzzle one media outlet, another is going to spring up to take its audience/advertisers.

I think the long term fix which the Bush-Cheney-Rove-Scalia Neo-Conservatives envision is in the judiciary, where a flock of Puritan-Nazis will render the Constition null and void. They just have to keep their man in office long enough to stack courts. That is why they are so sloppy about their election theft and why they dont really care if they get caught after the fact. W. can pardon them all....and the Pickering clones will be on the courts forever.
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