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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 01:27 PM
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57. presidents do not create laws
Like it or not, HAVA was bipartisan legislation passed by huge margins in both houses of Congress, not an executive order or even one of Bush's legislative priorities.

As I've pointed out, the two commissioners can't "regulate ES&S," because they don't have a quorum. So it doesn't really matter whether I trust them or not. It also doesn't really matter that they are "Bush appointees," per se, for reasons I also pointed out, as did Wilms. (They are, in fact, the Republican commissioners -- unlike the Democratic commissioners who were "Bush appointees" -- but apparently that distinction is somehow too subtle for your purposes.)

As far as I can tell, Teresa LePore is even less "from the Election Center" than Donetta Davidson is. But, hey, whatever.

Do you believe Obama only won by 51%? really? for a second?

Oh, FFS. In the official popular vote figures, Obama won by about 7.3%: 52.9% to 45.6%. It would hardly have taken you any more time to get this right than to get it wrong.

Anyway, this is tiring. whatever you want is fine with me.

Evidently not, because what I would like is for you to care enough about what you write to do some basic fact-checking. More generally, I want people who talk about election integrity issues to convey that they do everything they can to get the facts right, so that their advocacy is as informed and as credible as possible.
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