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  •  It's just a hyper-partisan rumor that has been (3+ / 0-)
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    floating around for years.  The logic of "he partly owned a voting machine company, therefore he cheated!"  that the hyperpartisans want to believe.  To me it's akin to the right winger's conspiracy theories about ACORN.

    27, NE-2 (resident), IL-9 (part-timer), SD-AL (raised); SSP and DKE lurker since 2007

    by JDJase on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 01:23:10 PM PST

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    •  Sounds like Diebold (2+ / 0-)
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      when their CEO shot off his mouth about favoring Bush in 2004 and doing what he could (such as fundraising) to help him, and that soon became a conspiracy theory about the voting machines being rigged that is probably still believed by many.

      I have qualms about paperless voting machines, and think that was a dumb thing for Diebold's head to say publicly, but I am not aware of any evidence that supports any Diebold meddling with the actual votes.

      37, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

      by Mike in MD on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 01:31:45 PM PST

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      •  That's because there is no evidence (1+ / 0-)
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        This was one of the stupidest most easily disproved conspiracy theories - the whole "Bush stole Ohio" that was given credence by luminaries like Robert Kennedy Jr. and Harpers Magazine but fortunately not Kos or Josh Marshall or some of the more fact based progressives around at the time.

        •  weren't there 31 dem congresscritters that voted (0+ / 0-)

          not to count the Ohio votes? If I recall, it was most of the black caucus plus a few white liberals (Markey and Filner off the top of my head)

          RRH expat (known as AquarianLeft). Also known as freepcrusher on leip atlas forum

          by demographicarmageddon on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 07:38:48 PM PST

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