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tandem5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 04:06 AM
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156. I don't think I disagree with any of the points you make...
of course with the exception of your first statement. I apologize if I wasn't completely clear on my point looking back at my original post I realize that I could have better articulated my argument.

I believe that when a group of individuals acts to commit fraud in an election that group acts to disenfranchise the entire electorate not just those whose candidate is directly harmed by such actions. Would you agree that an election that is fixed is, indeed, not an election at all?

Further an election that has been conducted fraudulently, and on a mass scale has been irreparably harmed. To demonstrate proof of fraud in order to catch those responsible and to protect our voting system from future harm is one thing, but to use methodology outside that of the electoral process to "correct" the fraud is quite another.

As you pointed out our country is a republic and are represented officials have been endowed with the authority to muddle their way through such a political crisis.

So my question is would the election process be restored if such a representative body set the precedent of choosing the candidate they deemed actually won?

I think the best way to protect our voting system is to acknowledge its fragility. Past elections can't be "fixed" and trying to do so runs contrary to the election process itself.
It is my hope that we work to expose election fraud and the parties responsible in order to ensure the integrity of elections to come.

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