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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 01:28 PM
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7. You are preaching to the choir
The point of my post was to solicit any flaw in my hypothesis. If no one can point to a factual error in my reasoning, I will add this to the list of points I make, and pass it along to other activists.

In my seven years of activism on this issue, I have yet to see any evidence that fraud was INTENDED in the design. Sloppyness? Yes. Poor security? Absolutely. Greed winning out over prudence? Yep! CYA explanations and justifications? Everywhere. But actual evidence of fraud that will stand up in a court of law? Nope.

These are facts with which I can approach election officials and legislators. Approaching them with claims of conspiracies to throw elections gets me at best, a polite smile, and curt dismissal.

You offer one interpretation of the facts, I offer another. One gets me taken seriously and allowed access to the people who can change the system, the other gets me summarily dismissed.

This does NOT mean you are wrong, as your interpretation may be right. But if we are labeled as cranks, we can be ignored, and being ignored means nothing changes.

Your experience may vary, but this view has worked for me so far. I can prove the door to the vault is made of cardboard, that the combination is written on the back of the calendar in the lobby, and thus everyone can know it. I can't prove that these thing were done deliberately to facilitate a bank robbery. Wasting time on time on things that cannot be proven is simply a futile pursuit.

I stick to the facts I can prove.
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