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  •  Question, did Cuccinelli's voter purge maybe play (5+ / 0-)

    a role in how narrow McAuliffe's victory was?  If so, how big of a role did it play?

    Funny Stuff at

    by poopdogcomedy on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 03:49:29 PM PST

    •  Unlikely to play a large role. (0+ / 0-)

      Virginia election officials purging almost 40,000 voters

      The purge comes a few months after the board said it would use several databases to find voters who were now ineligible to vote, either because they had been convicted of a felony or moved out of state. But after the board sent an initial list of voters who would be purged to local election administrators, those administrators found what they said were hundreds of voters who shouldn’t be removed.
      If they were at all competent about this, the people purged were unlikely to vote at all.

      Even if you assume that they were particularly nefarious, and that many people who were purged were proper and active voters, there should be some news reports of people being turned away, or a large increase in provisional ballots.  We're not seeing that.

      Compare and contrast to this or this.

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      "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

      There are no Christians in foxholes.

      by Odysseus on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 05:24:54 PM PST

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