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  •  pubs own the state government. (7+ / 0-)

    They thought they'd get away with it and even if they got caught, they thought it would be swept under the rug by the pub secretary of state and atty general.  I'm actually surprised that didn't happen, to be honest.

    My late parishioner Bernie Apol who used to be the director of elections for the dept. of State in the Richard Austin years must be spinning in his grave that they even thought they'd get away with it.  I guess he trained the middle managers better than I thought.  

    A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

    by dougymi on Tue May 29, 2012 at 05:41:29 PM PDT

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    •  Even so, I can't imagine the (0+ / 0-)

      same (opposite) thing happening here (NYC).

      We also have sometimes-corrupt one-party rule, even though they're Democrats. But no one, Dem or Rep, gets their petitions just passed through unexamined. Petition inspection is a fine art here.

      Experts for the opposing candidate go over all petitions with a fine-tooth comb, and names get thrown off for ridiculous nonsense, like non-standard geographic abbreviations (writing "Ea" instead of "E" for "East, for example). You have to be trained to carry petitions here just so you won't collect too many invalid sigs, and even experienced collectors end up with some.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Wed May 30, 2012 at 05:40:06 AM PDT

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