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« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2009, 07:05:55 pm »
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That isn't too crazy of a prediction. If the Bradley effect had been really strong, and Acorn hadn't gotten in the way, that is a very possible map.

ACORN didn't "get in the way" of what?  Registering useless Daffy Duck registrations that would require a ridiculously orchestrated effort to cast a single vote with?

Don't underestimate me just because I am young. Our country needs to look towards it's youth. Your era had their chance, and they blew it. Now it's our turn. We have to fix the problems your generation made as well as make the must needed improvements.

Do realize who you're talking to.

First of all, I'm only 4 years older than you are.

And my comment had nothing to do with your age, but rather the absurdity of your claim.

Well, then please explain your comment, "Do realize who you're talking to?" It is not "Crazy" to think that Acorn rigs elections. They register dead people. Odd enough, those dead people are almost always Democrats.

There's a huge difference between registration fraud and election fraud.
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« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2009, 07:14:53 pm »
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Look at the Florida 2000 results. If target voting hadn't happened there, who knows? Al Gore could have been president.

OK, but you make target registration sound like an anomaly (or even a fraudulent activity) instead of what it is, which is what reputable parties and organizations do in every election...
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« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2009, 12:40:19 am »
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Yes....this is all pretty pointless. I mean...sh**t... if NM went for McCain, then Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Oregon and Pennsylvania would have gone to the GOP, too.
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« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2009, 05:18:32 pm »
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Now here's a really crazy prediction from October 23, 2008:

Criteria:

Thursday, October 23, 2008
Electoral College: McCain 278, Obama 260

1. Averaging out the state by state polls.
2. Correcting rampant oversampling of Democrats
3. Factoring in which states the candidates are campaigning in.
4. Including an increased Black turnout.
5. An energized youth vote/an apathetic youth vote.
6. Voter fraud.
7. Throwing in a modest Bradley Effect...


Apparently this fellow couldn't believe that the Democrats could make real gains between 2004 and 2008, and failed to account for the fast-growing Latino vote.

Garbage in... garbage out.

He just grossly underestimated the amount of voter fraud, that's all. Wink

Most electoral fraud is the culpability of administrators of elections -- ballot-box stuffing, tampering with voting machines and tabulations, destruction of ballot applications, making voting unusually difficult for those who likely vote "wrong", intimidation of voters... 
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« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2009, 05:26:43 pm »
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Now here's a really crazy prediction from October 23, 2008:

Criteria:

Thursday, October 23, 2008
Electoral College: McCain 278, Obama 260

1. Averaging out the state by state polls.
2. Correcting rampant oversampling of Democrats
3. Factoring in which states the candidates are campaigning in.
4. Including an increased Black turnout.
5. An energized youth vote/an apathetic youth vote.
6. Voter fraud.
7. Throwing in a modest Bradley Effect...


Apparently this fellow couldn't believe that the Democrats could make real gains between 2004 and 2008, and failed to account for the fast-growing Latino vote.

Garbage in... garbage out.

He just grossly underestimated the amount of voter fraud, that's all. Wink

Most electoral fraud is the culpability of administrators of elections -- ballot-box stuffing, tampering with voting machines and tabulations, destruction of ballot applications, making voting unusually difficult for those who likely vote "wrong", intimidation of voters... 

I don't think Ernest was serious.
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