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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 08:12 AM
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20. The usual RW response is that:
"The designer of that ballot (Theresa LaPore) is a DEMOCRAT!". Not really; she registered as a Democrat because that was the only way to get elected. Shortly after the "election", she switched over to Reptilican.

A personal note: Before I finally retired, I took quite a few courses at my Union's training school, almost all of them being quite technical (shipboard electronics and automation related). Frequently during the week, there would be multiple-choice tests. They were machine graded, and distributed right after coffee break. Most of them were answered on 25 question forms. There was NEVER a problem with those. But occasionally, there would be 100 question tests. And there, the answer form was pretty much like those notorious "Butterfly Ballots" ... ie: the visual clues frequently led to columnar misalignment. That meant that only if you put down the wrong answer, did you have a chance of "getting it right" ... ie: 25 answers at a clip were automatically WRONG. Oh, the HOWLS of outrage!! Some of those guys were chief engineers of large oceangoing freighters, and quite unaccustomed to nursing their losses in sullen silence.

Were those "Butterfly Votes" legitimate? Yes, in the sense that there is no practical remedy. But save all this stuff in long time memory. For the most part, we're dealing with unprincipled opportunists. Without principles, they won't hold up long against real adversity. Hang in there; we'll prevail DESPITE the fucking DLC!

pnorman

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