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  •  The admin. won't be under the same pressure to (8+ / 0-)

    "keep looking forward" on prosecution issues after this election as they were before.
    Besides, this is a "forward looking" issue. We need to secure the vote going forward.

    The suggestion that the Dems are winning this time because they cheated better than the losers is pretty close to being H-R-able.

    The justice dept. and judiciary, as far as prosecution goes, should be non-partisan in their efforts.

    The legislative efforts should be to secure the vote in a way that is fair to all sides. It should be done for the benefit of the American citizen.

    We should also figure out some ways to ensure a higher turnout percentage, and, of course, we need a constitutional amendment or whatever it takes to overturn citizens united and get the big money out of the election process.

    The only thing that makes this partisan is that the gop has been undertaking systematic efforts to cheat for some time now.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 07:13:39 AM PDT

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    •  There's some snark in my post, but some truth (8+ / 0-)

      as well.  Illinois politics, with reminders from Blago just a couple of years ago, have cheaters as well.  With Blago, however, the Department of Justice was on the ball and they were willing to prosecute the case through to the conclusion.  Down in Alabama with Don Siegelman, otoh, even with Democrats in charge of the DOJ in Washington, Republican appointees in Alabama continued the persecution and ultimately the DOJ in Washington backed them up on it, essentially saying what's done is done, IIRC.

      I never suggested that the Democrats are winning because they are cheating better than the Republicans.  I did state the winners might be cheating better than the losers, but all one has to do is look at 2010, look at the Diebold fiascos, look at Ohio's elections where there have been plenty of allegations of political machinations that helped the Republicans get such a stranglehold on power there (as well as Florida, a state with a Democratic registration advantage, but an overwhelming Republican advantage in the legislature and the governorship and no signs that's going to change any time soon).

      There's an excellent series of articles in the Atlantic magazine this month about the electoral process in America (I have the dead tree subscription, so no link).  I do hope the Obama administration and DOJ stop only looking forward and they decide to prosecute some of the cases that occurred before President Obama's term, as well as some of the cases that continue to be brought to our attention here on DKos.  I want free, open, fair and legitimate elections here in America as well.

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