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  •  Well, they purged about 40,000 votes. (3+ / 0-)
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    It's been reported that Herring is losing by 216 votes. Given this, I would say the purge very well could have affected Herring's chances. I have to think that they found some way to purge more Dems than Repugs, otherwise, why bother? The Repugs know that the "voter fraud" accusations are drummed up BS.

    "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

    by rubyr on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 08:17:45 AM PST

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    •  I agree with your assessment. The GOP must have (1+ / 0-)
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      figured the risk of purging a few of their own supporters was far out-weighed by the probability that they would delete many more of their opponents' votes than their own.  

      With the final tallies being much closer than expected, I believe that the voter purge was successful, even if they only managed to take away enough votes to defeat Herring--they'll just make sure to purge even more Dem votes before the next elections.  The GOP never rests, whether they win or lose.

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