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  •  Not at all consistent (1+ / 0-)
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    As I point out, mail in ballots are also subject to abuse, but they are willing to let 10 guilty ballots through there rather than risk tossing 1 legal voter.

    It's all about who is inconvenienced.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra En théorie, il n'y a aucune différence entre théorie et pratique, mais en pratique, il y a toujours une différence. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Mon Jun 11, 2012 at 02:54:19 PM PDT

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    •  I hadn't caught your point (1+ / 0-)
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      re mail-ins being accorded extra leniency.  Maybe we need to focus on getting OUR voters to request mail-in ballots.  I realize shorter-term residency would for challenges, but keeping those voters registered is tough already.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Mon Jun 11, 2012 at 03:01:45 PM PDT

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    •  I would say "disenfranchised." (2+ / 0-)
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      Those who forget the pasta are doomed to reheat it.

      by CarolinNJ on Mon Jun 11, 2012 at 03:06:33 PM PDT

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    •  In particular, in the 2000 debacle, (1+ / 0-)
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      former US Secretary of State James Baker was in particularly fine form when expressing outrage, outrage I tell you, that illegal military absentee ballots wouldn't be counted (lacking proper information or signatures on the envelopes), while FL SoS Katharine Harris was throwing legal voters off the rolls, along with police intimidation, the butterfly ballot, hanging chads, and the rest, and acting as W's FL campaign chair.

      And then it was SCOTUS who claimed that W's Equal Protection rights were being denied.

      Busting the Dog Whistle code.

      by Mokurai on Mon Jun 11, 2012 at 05:14:06 PM PDT

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