Votescam - your vote doesn't count

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Pinto, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. Pinto macrumors newbie

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  2. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    Looks like the "easy way" of high-tech stuff will still jump up and bite your butt.

    Our little precinct off in the middle of Southwest Nowhere still uses the old-fashoned paper ballots; just mark an "X". Dunno how long that will continue...

    It's amazing how people can mess up and invalidate a ballot. One example is marking the box for a party's slate of candidates, and then marking the box for a candidate from another party. Or, marking two boxes in one race.

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  3. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    if only election stealing piqued interest like blowjobs do...
     
  4. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    zim, part of the problem is that a stolen election is of interest only to the losers, who hope to come out ahead in the next vote-stealing effort.

    Reminds me of "Landslide Lyndon" and his 87-vote margin of victory in the 1952 Senate race in Texas. One of his supporters, laughing about all the cemetary voters, commented that opponent Coke Stevenson's people "...were stealing votes, too; they just got scared and quit first."

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  5. Pinto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why so much disinterest?

    Are people over there happy to be living in a pretend Democracy?

    Look at the debate generated by gun ownership, why is that a more important issue than being lied and cheated to by the people who are supposed to be representing your ideals?
     
  6. coolsoldier macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the wrong issues form the political debate in most of the country, primarily because politicians are the ones shaping the political debate. To get elected, they have to find "hotbed" issues that they can get a majority of the population to both care and agree on. Unfortunately, on the issues that really matter there are too many different positions for any one of them to ever get a majority.
     
  7. K4NN4B15 macrumors member

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    Too many different opinions on..... voterscam?
     

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