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  •  That doesn't make much sense. (3+ / 0-)
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    Kay Observer2, SeaTurtle, G2geek

    You're afraid of losing an election legitimately, but not afraid of democracy being undermined?  The only way that would make sense would be if you don't believe any of the things already reported are actually happening.  If the goal is four more years for Barack Obama, we can't keep pretending that people we know constantly break the rules are going to play by them, or that the Election Fairy will protect us from them.  

    This is exactly what I'm talking about - pretend everything is okay, then just collapse into shocked helplessness when Republicans ignore the law.  I'm confident we have the votes to win a legitimate process, and will keep working to achieve even better, but that's not necessarily enough.  Anyone who acts threatened by acknowledging that is part of the problem I'm talking about, and not really taking responsibility for anything.

    Voter suppression is treason.

    by Troubadour on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 05:20:00 PM PDT

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    •  statsone message was horribly misread (2+ / 0-)
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      HudsonValleyMark, Troubadour

      I assume the strawman mis-characterizations of his comment were of course not intentional.

    •  what s/he is saying is that if you rank-order... (1+ / 0-)
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      Troubadour

      .... the various things that could cause us a loss on 06 November, the most probable is simply that the enemy gets more of their troops to the voting booth than we do.  

      That's a reasonable enough opinion as far as it goes.

      But it doesn't go far enough in terms of preparing for other things, such as vote suppression and election fraud, that also have high enough probabilities to be worried about.

      "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

      by G2geek on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 10:39:08 PM PDT

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