READER COMMENTS ON
"'Daily Voting News' For November 16, 2006"
(5 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 11/16/2006 @ 5:13 pm PT...
As appealing as that may seem, it is always best to look to the voters intent. But, if you don't have a complete vote and you simply can't tell what the majority wanted, then you're stuck. I guess the Constitutional provision assumes the majority of the entire electorate will simply gain another seat in cases of a tie or electoral confusion.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 11/16/2006 @ 11:22 pm PT...
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 11/16/2006 @ 11:29 pm PT...
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COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 11/16/2006 @ 11:54 pm PT...
I just happened to turn on C-SPAN 2 and there is a rebroadcast of something very interesting that happened today. Senators Kennedy, Leahey, and Schumer are grilling Wan J. Kim, Assistant Attorney General for civil rights.
They haven't mention voting machines, but are getting very serious about voting rights problems in this election and previous ones concerning phony brochures falsely identifying Republicans as Democrats. Other abuses such as phone calls telling minorities to vote on the wrong day, the civil rights division's purging of experienced staff in favor of politically partisan personnel ect... And the senators were raising the specter of criminal prosecution for such disenfranchising actions. Schumer even brought up the fact that some of these things seem to be happening to one political party.
Of course, this wasn't important enough to reach our television screens via the "news", but if this is a preview of things to come, I'm impressed!
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 11/17/2006 @ 9:52 pm PT...
Sometimes one has to connect the dots.
I saw this news blurb in October: Karl Rove visited Ohio in the weeks before the November 7th elections, but reportedly didn't meet with any Republican candidates or anyone in the Ohio Republican Party machinery. So, who did Rove see in Ohio?
Aaaah, I just wonder if he dropped in at Diebold's headquarters in Ohio? To make sure that the vote-fixing was all going according to plan? In fact, following this news story about Rove's mysterious Ohio visit, he came out and proclaimed that he was certain that the Republicans would retain control of both houses of Congress. Why?
Rove said he'd seen the numbers, he'd done the math, victory was in the bag for the Republicans. Hmmm, I just wonder if he was referring to the numbers and math he might have seen at Diebold headquarters on his visit to Ohio?
The incoming Democratic Party leadership of both chambers of Congress have a smorgasbord of Republican scandals from which to select.
All the executives at all the companies that supply electronic voting machines should be subpoenaed and required to testify under oath before Democratic Party-controlled House and Senate investigative committees.
Democrats won the November 7th elections in a landslide, but with Rove and certain Republican-owned companies "fixing" the vote, the winning margin by Democrats was much smaller than it actually was.
This contested Florida election is just one instance where an anomaly occurred that broke for the Republican and against the Democrat.
No wonder Rove was so smugly confident in Republicans retaining control of both houses of Congress. Luckily enough concerned, patriotic American citizens voted, thus throwing a monkey wrench into his carefully laid, evil plans.
We can never, ever let down our guard again. Republicans like Karl Rove have stabbed Uncle Sam in the back once too often. The Republicans have betrayed the trust of our democracy.