Let's pre-empt Bush/Cheney's "upset victory" in November!

Brent Budowsky: Common Sense Against Corrupting the Next Election: If Thomas Paine Were Here, Part 2
Submitted by BuzzFlash on Tue, 09/19/2006 – 5:29am. Guest Contribution

Let’s begin today a national letter writing campaign sending hundreds of thousands of letters to every newspaper in America, calling for front page coverage of the dangers of another Constitutional crisis from another questionable election, and editorial campaigns to prevent this travesty while there is still time.

Amazingly, incredibly, unbelievably, six years after the Florida recount of 2000 America could well be facing a historic and profound election decided weeks after the vote, by courts counting votes, after voters finish voting.

This is unconscionable. The following words came not from some conspiracy theorist, but from Paul DeGregorio, the Chairman of the federal Election Assistance Commission: “We could see that control of Congress is going to be decided by races in recount situations that might not be determined for several weeks” (Page 1, Washington Post, September 17).

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  1. Scott

    September 19, 2006 at 9:17 pm

    How is the press and the public going to react to this? Since there are not going to be any exit polls we won’t have that info to go on, but we will have polls done almost right up to the election. I can’t wait to see how they are going to explain someone being down 8-10 points a few days before the election and suddenly “pulling” out a win.

  2. Anonymous

    September 20, 2006 at 2:44 am

    Here we go again. Another automatic assumption that the Republicans MUST lose in order for the elections to be valid. That’s not how it works, folks. In case you haven’t noticed, the incumbent Democrats aren’t thought of too highly, either. And the polls have been tightening the last few weeks. Wait and see. You can’t predict the outcome. Neither can I.

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