not know several things:
1) The criteria, methodology for polling, especially of close elections
2) That the election machines are producing correct tally, knowing that
they can be manipulated or corrupted
3) That absent exit polls for races, which have been historically 99.5 or
more accurate in the past, we are to blindly trust the tallies from the
Until we have citizen oversight of hand counted paper ballots in the
precinct on election day, we can have NO confidence that any election is
If that is the case, Obama should have had a larger majority in 2008, but
that was not reflected in the outcome of those elected to Congress. He
would have been able to push through legislation, rather than fight the
battles that he had to endure.
We need publicly financed elections, a responsive media, and ballot
integrity to push the a progressive agenda forward. If we as progressives
JUST concentrate on those three things, *everything else* will fall into
We can do this. Hammer your Illinois and US Congressional Reps with phone
calls telling them to support the Fair Elections Now Act. Put a reminder on
your phone with their phone numbers. Put them on speed dial. Call them.
And like a shampoo bottle instructions, rinse and repeat. Every Day.
We have gotten through worse--like Bush and Cheney.
On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 9:10 AM, Gary Kleppe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Quoting Jeff and Julie Greenslade <email@example.com>:
> Delaware and New York had special elections too...so three newly
>> elected people will be there for lame duck.
> Make that two. In New York, the incumbent won.
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