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  •  I'm not into genteel (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm into people who take evidence into account when making arguments, and after months and months of "Oh, it doesn't matter!  They're going to steal the results anyway, especially in Ohio!", I think some apologies are in order.

    And after that, we'll get to the "Bob Casey can't win!" folks.

    •  Are you sure (0+ / 0-)

      that's what you heard people saying?

      I'm no fan of Diebold and have devoutly thanked my lucky stars on many occasions that I don't have to deal with those effing machines.  Whether it's because of hacking, or just plain bad design, or whatever - the rate at which they fail to accurately record and report votes is simply unacceptable.

      But I for one have certainly never said "Oh, it doesn't matter, they're going to steal the results anyway", or anything like it.  Quite the contrary.  I think people should fight like hell to get those effing machines out of our polling places and to put a workable, working system (such as vote-by-mail) in their place.

      What pisses me off is people who stick their heads in the sand until the day of the election, refusing to engage in the issue of voter-suppression-by-machine (or other mechanisms) -- and then on the day of the election are having kittens about voting irregularities.  It's a little late by then to be getting their undies in a twist over it, don't you think?

      Anyway.  I haven't noticed anyone around here saying "Don't bother to vote because the vote's stolen anyway".  Maybe you read different diaries than I do.

      Laugh-a while you can, monkey-boy! - Lord John Whorfin

      by Mehitabel9 on Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 03:13:11 PM PST

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