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AmyCrat Donating Member (721 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 12:13 AM
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From and the Boston Globe - dismissed?
After one e-mailer erroneously suggested that Kerry's brother, Cameron, was compiling reports of voting problems, Cameron Kerry's e-mail inbox was inundated with hundreds of messages, received at the pace of several per minute through yesterday. He sent out a stock response saying ''we are not ignoring" the reports, asking that they be forwarded to the Democratic National Committee instead of his e-mail address at his Boston law firm.

Though Corrigan said all allegations will be investigated by the Democratic legal team, he added that it has become clear that 2004 was no repeat of 2000. That year, an abbreviated Florida recount resulted in a 537-vote margin of victory for Bush, and many Democrats believe a full and impartial recount would have handed the election to Democrat Al Gore.

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A bit discouraging.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 12:15 AM
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1. Not worries about it. Watergate was just hijinks until it finally
cracked wide open.

Fight the fraud; fund the recount!
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Ducks In A Row Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 12:34 AM
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2. He gets all these emails and shrugs it off.
how could someone do that? how could election fraud not get a response from someone?

I don't understand. guess giving up runs in the family
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WhoWantsToBeOccupied Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 12:41 AM
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3. Leaving GOP a face-saving way out?
(I have posted elsewhere, but it may answer your question.)

Assume for the moment that the Reps did steal the election.

Assume also that they fear they may be exposed, tarnishing the party's image, ruining careers, and possibly landing people in prison.

The ringleader could tell the GOP lackey running Ohio's election to throw Ohio to Kerry, possibly after reaching a behind-the-scenes agreement not to expose the fraud.

Remember, nothing is yet official in Ohio. And as Ohio goes, so goes the presidency (unless Florida flips first).

If we apply sufficient pressure, Ohio may "stumble upon" more glitches or votes that election officials had hid in a mattress somewhere. The more crap we uncover, the riskier it becomes for the GOP to grab Ohio.

If Kerry had come out accusing the GOP of fraud, he would have left them no face-saving way out of their self-created mess. This might be why they appear interested in learning everything we have uncovered but seem to avoid saying anything in public.

Not sure I believe my own speculation, but it might be a clever strategy. It could also potentially explain the absurd silence of the media and Democratic leadership. Perhaps the media's trying to help both sides broker a peaceful agreement rather than provoke Civil War II. This would also potentially explain why we can't get the raw exit poll data.

Any agreement would likely include other provisions, possibly including avoiding pursuit of the Valerie Pflame matter and other ugly potential scandals. It might also involve an agreement to avoid looking retrospectively at past elections in which, many of us have argued, the Reps may have stolen many more elections, such as those in Georgia 2002. I hope Kerry would not give the Reps a free pass on such things, but letting them off (at least partially) would kind of be like pardoning Nixon. I'm simply speculating about what might happen. Everything above is pure speculation.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 12:41 AM
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4. That "stock reply" didn't suggest he was "shrugging it off"
There's a copy of it somewhere on the board. He wasn't shrugging, just suggesting that the evidence was better sent to the DNC. Makes sense that they'd be better able to coordinate. And I imagine he doesn't need to be email bombed.

In no way did the email response make it sound like he was giving up.

(and these snarky comments everywhere are REALLY starting to get on my nerves)

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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 12:51 AM
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5. Your right LittleClarkie
I got one and he isn't shrugging it off.
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