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  •  How, after 12 years, can you claim this is (6+ / 0-)

    un-fucking-believable??????????

    This has been going on for more than a decade now.  And you think it's unbelievable????

    It's the new normal.  This is the state of Red State-vs-Blue State politics, as it currently exists.

    They cheat, and we say GOTV....aka run faster on the hamster wheel.

    I know it goes against the grain of everything that Democrats stand for, for some obscure reason, but until we divert some of our efforts from GOTV to Get Into The Face of Republican State Level Elections Officials...this will continue unabated.

    Yeah....I'm saying that some confrontation may be necessary.  As unpleasant and unlike us as that is.  Why?  Because it is not unlike them.

    The DOJ isn't going to fix this.  And the state level legislatures, which are largely GOP controlled, sure as hell aren't going to fix this.  They have created it.

    So what does that leave?????

    Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 03:50:24 PM PST

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    •  Name and Shame (1+ / 0-)
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      Find out who is behind things, who is responsible, and put their names and pictures everywhre on the internet

      www.tapestryofbronze.com

      by chloris creator on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 05:56:53 PM PST

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      •  Name and Shame and take them to Court. (2+ / 0-)
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        If Obama does win despite the cheating, we must NOT FORGET THIS.  We need to get an organized response going, to research voter suppression this election, publicize it, and bring suit for violation of civil rights wherever possible.  We have lawyers among us, we are able to raise money; we need to take these crooks to court.

        We also need to insist that the Justice Department investigate and prosecute violations of civil rights in Florida in 2000.  The CIvil Rights COmmission investigated and forwarded their report to DOJ.  But of course by then it was Bush's DOJ, and nothing was done.  But there's no statute of limitation on violation of civil rights -- because by it's nature that kind of crime tends to be ignored or hidden by those in power.

        I know Obama wants to "look forward, not back."  But this is one of the things we have to pressure him about, continually, in this term.  Because it's now clear that if electoral fraud and voter suppression are not rigorously responded to with the full force of the law, then they will happen more and more frequently, in more and more blatant ways.

        I don't think we're going to lose to the fraudsters this time.  I don't think.  But I'm not resting easy.  ANd I never want this to happen again.

        --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

        by Fiona West on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 06:50:04 PM PST

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