Star Member Cyrano (7,833 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
Are the Democrats doing enough to prevent another stolen election?
The 2000 election was stolen in Florida with the help of the Supreme Court.
The 2004 election was stolen in Ohio.
The voting machines that many of us use are owned by Republican-oriented corporations. (And since the program coding is proprietary, no one is allowed to see it.)
Many states have and are in the process of passing voting laws to exclude the poor, the elderly, students and ex-felons, most of who tend to vote Democratic.
The Justice Dept. is currently “looking into” some of the newly passed voting laws. And there are judges here and there who are shooting down such laws. But it’s not enough.
The Democratic Party was totally silent in 2000 and 2004. And I don’t hear them making much noise today.
Someone once said, “It’s not those who cast the votes. It’s those who count the votes.”
The Democratic Party should be declaring all out “war” against another stolen election. And there’s less than nine months left.libtodeath (85 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
3. Don`t forget
1980 stolen as well.
President Carter despite rayguns secret conspiring with Iran was neck and neck as of the morning of election day and suddenly out of nowhere he lost in a landslide.
TPTB have had a long range plan that has been carried out since then.
They are hell bent to destroy what this country was founded on to enrich themselves.
They didn`t expect occupy to rise from the populace and now with it and the craziest bunch one can imagine running against President Obama their plans have a monkey wrench thrown in them.
I am almost afraid what they might do to steal this one too and if they are able to I hope you will see a real revolution against the plutocracy.Star Member BumRushDaShow (6,746 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
4. But then there was enough turnout and monitoring in 2006 & 2008
where it didn't happen, despite DUers who swore it would. And unfortunately, 2010 was a classic case of GOTV failure in the off-Prez election season.
I expect the issues are going to be very localized - county by county, especially where there are close races in congressional districts (now redrawn) and state legislatures. The efforts need to come from the state parties...DCKit (15,328 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
6. While I'm totally on-board with your concerns...
I also don't believe the (R) PTB want to win the WH in 2012. That said, those of us with a vote that counts (being in DC, mine doesn't), need to get out there and make sure it's too damn hard to steal it this time around.
We need much larger (D)-Progressive representation in Congress if we expect to see anything change by 2016.Brettongarcia (65 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
14. Note Bush I and Jeb Bush, having conference with Obama, a few months ago; SUBJECT NOT ANNOUNCED
If I was a democratic president, I think I'd call the governor of Florida to my office, before the next election. Since Florida was so prominent in a recent election-fixing controversy.
The famous "hanging chads" incident. Where democrats barely lost the election, in a state overwhelmingly contolled, by Repubs.
Hope Obama read the riot act to Jeb and his daddy.
In the meantime? Our voting machines, that do not issue receipts are unacceptable!There you have the liberal meme: If we lose it's because the Republicans stole the election. If we win it's because the Democrat was so far ahead that the Republicans couldn't steal it. And liberals/Democrats are too stupid to know how to get an ID that they need for check cashing, opening up a savings or checking account and a host of other things.Star Member spanone (62,356 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
22. here in tennessee the rethugs got the house and senate and governor...voter i.d. instigated
the rethugs waste no time in ensuring their tenure in office once they get there
They screech about the voting machines but complain about voter ID.