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UnitedVoters Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 01:17 PM
Response to Reply #90
92. OTOH...
I did NOT bring the MN Auditing Conference up in this thread, Wilms did. Just as he brought up a lot of other stuff that didn't belong in this thread, like Demodonkey's family.

"Stupid" is actually a mild word for what I thought of that conference in Minnesota. It was anything but transparent, revealed to many supporters of the sponsoring organizations, including me, only AFTER it was over.

Yes, once I learned of the Conference I DID voice my concerns to the sponsoring orgs by e-mail and received from one organization no answer at all and from another one I got what I considered to be an inane and patronizing answer. I will not go into this further right now except to say I have made the choice to vote with my pocketbook and send my financial support for election reform elsewhere in the future.

DU is not a coalition. This board was once sort of heading that way (or it helped in the development of other true coalitions) but disruptors took over and I find that a sad loss. Now the term Free-For-All is more like it.

At sixty-three days out from an election with SO much at stake as this one has, this is not the time to talk about audits ANYWHERE except in terms of post-election strategy which no one is discussing. Our focus should be on what if anything we can do to protect this election NOW, otherwise I guess a lot of us are going to work for our candidate and hope against hope that we don't see another 2000 or 2004.

This leading nowhere "thang" you describe is exactly the problem. There are a handful of people on here who make post after post after post of the same old same old that leads nowhere. They apparently have time to do this, and as such they have disrupted the once-productive nature of this forum. This constant going round and round that Wilms and a few others gets people into in the name of "discussion" is a waste of bandwidth. Between that and the constant blah-blah for hand-counted paper ballots all the time, there goes the forum.

Anyway I probably should have dropped out of this exchange at least three posts ago and I would like to rest it at this. I DON'T have time for this (why I rarely post, and only joined DU after lurking for many years) and I see it is going to do no good at this time and probably never.

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