September 23, 2012
Don't count your chickens...they still have lots of tricks up their sleeves. Remember the "riots" in Florida in 2000 aimed at stopping the recount? It all seemed real if a bit bizarre. Turned out the Gucci-slippered ones leading the riot had flown in from Washington to create "a riot" staffed by lobbyists and congressional staffers. But it worked! It worked in part because they had five votes on the Supreme Court in the pocket. Those votes are still there. Big pockets.
Keep in mind that they are cornered and therefore dangerous. Even a cornered opossum will fight! Close your eyes and ask yourself, What can they do to steal this election? Share your thoughts.
Will they change results by hacking into the voting machines? Will they suppress enough voters to carry the swing states? One thing is certain in my view: They will not give up. So, as Obama said in Milwaukee, "Don't boo. Vote!"
That said, the polls look pretty good. But be careful of the polls as the election draws near.
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"Will they change results by hacking into the voting machines? Will they suppress enough voters to carry the swing states?"
All of the above. Exactly as was done last June 5th in the recall election. What to do about it? I don't have the answers but I do have an idea or two. The best way to overcome suppression is to get out and vote - every one of us and everybody we know who shares the progressive dream. As for shennanigans at the polls and after they close, one possibility that occurs is to import impartial election observers similar to how Former President Carter has monitored foreign elections. I have no idea how to go about implementing such a program, or even if it's possible in the current climate. Any ideas, anybody?
-Charles Kuehn | Fall Creek, WI | September 23, 2012
Something we could all do, and it is very simple. Insist on a paper ballot.
-Jeffrey P. Erbs | Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin | September 24, 2012