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  •  I'm not into genteel (1+ / 0-)
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    dmsilev

    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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