posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 07:20 AM
Originally posted by Qwas
Well I live in South Georgia and I don't agree. I don't have any facts to back me up but I really don't believe that has happened. You might be
right but I can't find any local papers to prove your point.
Georgia has always been a very Democratic voting state but learned through Bill Clinton that democrats are not for the people, and especially poor
people, like they state. Bill Clinton was from the south (Arkansas) but did nothing to uphold the Democrat's party lines. So the South lost faith in
the Democrats. It's as simple as that.
Well, I live in Southern California and I DO agree. I think there are plenty of people who are, for lack of a better word, stupid. Stupid enough to be
duped into believing election day is on some other day than the first Tuesday of November. I didn't know until I heard it on the news the first year
I was allowed to vote. I happened to be 18 that year but some people who were voting for the first time were 21.
No, I think many people don't watch or listen to the news. Now while I've often thought that if there is an age restriction on voting, there should
be an IQ restriction for voting (or at least you have to pass some kind of test on the election) that would invalidate millions of people's votes. I
guess it's fascism... but I mean look around. Look at what we're duped into accepting already. The "Patriot" Act? Gimme a break! What's patriotic
about taking a red marker to the Bill of Rights?
Further, I think the mob mentality goes a long way. If someone drops you a pamphlet that says "don't forget to vote on Wednesday" and then someone
comes to your door asking who you're voting for on Wednesday, and then your neighbor tells you "Boy, come Wednesday Bush is gonna be GONE!" then,
if one is spacey enough, they may just be duped.
However! Even if people were duped into thinking they need to vote on Wednesday, I don't think it could be called "fraud". No one actually did
anything to the actual votes. Sure it's fighting dirty but when it boils down to it, those people COULD have voted on the right day but didn't.
I don't think any sore loser could make a legal claim that the election was rigged without any evidence, but I don't think that telling people to
vote on the wrong day could be considered fraud.
Remember that we are all lead by the media. If the mainstream doesn't cover it, it didn't happen. If this story got more coverage, I'm sure that
the complaint would have gone further up the legal chain of command. There would be public outcry, wouldn't there? Take Terri Schiavo...