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borealowl Donating Member (48 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-15-05 01:44 PM
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41. I mean...who can read this?
The point is that twice in US history (as far as I know...?) exit polls election night showed one candidate ahead well into the evening, but suddenly the election reversed itself. In one case, Gore, who indisputably won the national vote, was well ahead in Florida; in the other, Kerry was well ahead both nationally and in the swing states.

In both cases, George Bush, not known for the high ethics of his previous campaigns, "won" in the end.

In both cases, thousands of voting problems, all tending in one direction and all probably deliberate (in 2004, throwing out Democratic registrations; votes flipped from Kerry to Bush; long lines in Democratic districts, etc.; in 2000, faux felon scam; Palm Beach ballots, optical scan machine feature which rejects double voted ballots turned off in black precincts, etc.) are the other side of the equation.

If you just had the exit poll discrepancy but not the voting problems, okay. If you just had the voting problems but not the exit poll discrepancy, okay. What you've got, however, is a set-up just like the Ukraine, and if you want to see how our media handled that, it shows they've got the vocabulary.

These endless discussions of the slight possibility that there was something wrong with the exit polls, adding up to the SECOND Bush victory defying the models, the polls - they just amount to behaving the way the GOP wants us to behave, instead of taking to the streets the "activists" talk about peer-reviewed papers which nobody ever sees. That's what happened in 2000 too - endless chitchat about chads, and little about the real problem - theft.

Of course, it doesn't help that Gore and Kerry conceded! That marginalizes their supporters, to put it mildly...
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