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Thu Oct 20, 2016, 02:02 AM

Hugh Hewitt brought up Norm Coleman and Dino Rossi

And talked about the elections they lost as if those were not legitimate.

I wasn't familiar with those two so I looked them up:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_gubernatorial_election,_2004
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Minnesota,_2008

Both elections were contested and had a lot of contentious fighting over ballots. In both cases, ballots that had been 'lost' (Washington, 2004) or rejected (Minnesota, 2008) made the difference in the results. Neither election was illegitimate - though they might have been if those ballots had not been rediscovered or not found to be acceptable.

If this is what the Republicans consider to be 'rigged' elections, then the Democratic Party needs to be on alert. Allowing ballots to be lost as in Washington state - when absentee ballots were rejected because the signatures on the applications for them had not been scanned into the system for comparison - or not included in a recount of a close election because of questionable rejections is voter suppression.

The part the Republicans don't like about those two elections is that once all legitimate ballots were counted, the Democrats won. If the suppression of hundreds of absentee ballots in each state had been allowed, the Republicans would have won.

Every eligible voter should be allowed to vote and every ballot cast should be counted. Otherwise our elections are not legitimate!

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Reply Hugh Hewitt brought up Norm Coleman and Dino Rossi (Original post)
csziggy Oct 2016 OP
Foggyhill Oct 2016 #1
gopiscrap Oct 2016 #2
csziggy Oct 2016 #3
oldtime dfl_er Oct 2016 #4
Wounded Bear Oct 2016 #5
MFM008 Oct 2016 #6
pinboy3niner Oct 2016 #7
csziggy Oct 2016 #8

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 02:12 AM

1. "Rigged" for them is when minorities or dems vote

The so called voting scandals in Indiana
Tells you that the only ones doing the
Rigging is them
Basically Trump is all about projection

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 02:14 AM

2. Hey I was on the Rossi-Gregoire recount

and Gregoire won fair and square BTW Rossi is a fucking asshole douche bag

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 02:19 AM

3. Yes, in both cases the Democrats won

In the Rossi-Gregoire recount, it was finding the ballots that had been rejected that changed the winner.

That's the point - in both of those elections, 'screw-ups' that caused ballots to be rejected could have caused a different result than the actual vote count. The Democratic Party needs to be sure that nothing like those cases happens anywhere in the country this year.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 02:22 AM

4. Me too

Rossi was a nasty piece of work.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 02:22 AM

5. Was living in CA at the time...

looked like they actually corrected some shenanigans with the ballots.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 03:55 AM

6. Yeah I think Rossi ran 2 or 3

Times. One time it did flip almost overnight.
He was a creep. Reminded me of Daryl Issa.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 04:04 AM

7. I love The Supremes!

Wait...what? well, that's very different. ...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 12:11 PM

8. They are more enjoyable than what we've been listening to!

And they had a song appropriate for this election year:

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