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  •  Kontorovich doesn't know simple history (6+ / 0-)
    But if the word “election” comes to mean casting votes over a period of months, it will elide the difference between elections and polls.
    Like it did in 1804:
    Since fall travel to the polls often proved difficult over primitive roads, the election season was extended from Friday, Nov. 2 to Wednesday, Dec. 5.
    Now, let's all denigrate Jefferson's election as being really a pseudopoll lasting more than a month!

    Oh, Politico. You silly thing.

    "Homeless veteran" should be an oxymoron.
    "Please know that I accept you and yours with no need for explanation of [any] kind." -Translator

    by iampunha on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 04:39:12 AM PST

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    •  1804 Election Fraud by Thos Jefferson (2+ / 0-)
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      in that one month election season, a farmer landowner could have been falsely influenced by his neighbor's claim, or one of those hot head newspapers pasted to the side of the country store, what horrors!  Surely the Founding Fathers never intended this!  Oh, wait, Jefferson was a Founding Father.  Drat.

      "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of the United States of America -9.75 -6.87

      by Uncle Moji on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 08:16:56 AM PST

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      •  Not Newspapers, Broadsheets n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

        by dconrad on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 03:42:45 PM PST

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      •  The more interesting fraud around then, to me, (0+ / 0-)

        is by people pretending to be women and black people in New Jersey so they could stuff the ballot box. Fascinating stuff.

        "Homeless veteran" should be an oxymoron.
        "Please know that I accept you and yours with no need for explanation of [any] kind." -Translator

        by iampunha on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 06:12:16 PM PST

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      •  Election Fraud (0+ / 0-)

        I wonder how it works when a person owns property in two states.  Sure, they need to proclaim only one as a primary residence, but it seems there's a much greater opportunity for voter fraud in that instance - voting by absentee in one state and going to the ballot box in another.

        "The French have no word for entrepreneur!" G. W. Bush

        by bbuudd on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 10:27:12 AM PST

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