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  •  Please forgive me (1+ / 0-)
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    pullbackthecurtain

    I'm generally skeptical when an "outrage diary", even from a front pager, comes out. Now, maybe I just don't want to believe VA is being stolen under our noses, but what I want to know is exactly how systematic this is .... are these a few incidents or is it on a grand Florida-level scale indicating an organized conspiracy to defraud?

    •  I voted in VA this morning (0+ / 0-)

      Fairly democratic area.  Voting machines were used.  Reasonably short wait time, no problem with the machine.  Triple checked my 'ballot submission' screen for errors.

      That being said, the ethnic fellow in front of me was told he would have to "speak to the manager" and was pointed off in another direction.  Not really sure what that was about but I made a note of it.

      Overall, my district looked pretty good.

      Blasphemy is a victimless crime.

      by pullbackthecurtain on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 12:08:48 PM PST

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    •  I Think Virginia's Going to Be Hard to Hack (0+ / 0-)

      The areas of Virginia which lean towards the Democratic Party are also tending to have more and more technically-minded/-connected people mixed in with that population. In addition, Virginians are becoming wise to scams and cons and are starting to double-check (with family and friends) things that don't seem right to them.

      Hey, I stayed up late last night to watch a movie after returning from the Redskins game. And I can guarantee that my daughter "crashed" my bedroom around 8:30AM this morning to rant about the "rescheduled election" hack, after she'd checked her GMU student email account. That's how quickly GMU students respond to deceptions.

      Another thing to consider is that Virginia polling stations are STRICTLY non-partisan. And I think that requirement extends up through the district level, at a minimum. This is Thomas Jefferson's state (as well as the home of George Mason, author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which formed the basis of the First Ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution ... you know: the "quaint" ones about the rights of The People). So if anyone gets caught around here violating Jeffersonian principles (Thank You, 3rd Cousin Tom), we native Virginians are more than happy to throw them to the wolves.

      When warned by my brother at B&W that the reactor's water release valve could fail if not augmented, 3MI retorted: BS! (3MI saved $70k; the world lost)

      by Robert de Loxley on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 01:16:25 PM PST

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