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 Post subject: Florida & Georgia
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:57 pm 
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So there's a least a legitimate possibility that voter suppression and perhaps outright ballot tampering could have changed or eliminated enough votes to make the difference in both Florida and Georgia. (NOTE: Georgia, USA, not the Easter European country).

So what happens now? Wild spec welcomed.

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 Post subject: Re: Florida & Georgia
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:06 pm 
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With the Justice Department run by a career criminal who's nailed his pants to the Republican mast? Not much unless the recounts come out in favor of the Democrats; it's not like the state or Federal authorities will say boo for at least two more years.

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 Post subject: Re: Florida & Georgia
 Post Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:52 pm 
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If the Republicans hold the governorships in those two states? Bugger all will happen. Their state legislatures are still Republican-controlled. They'll keep them gerrymandered during the next redistricting in 2020 and the next chance the Democrats will get will be in 2030.

The only chance of that shifting is if there's a successful Supreme Court challenge to gerrymandering, but come on, we're looking at Roberts as the closest thing to a swing vote on the court, and RBG may be on her last legs.

At least Florida gave ex-felons the right to vote back.

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With the Justice Department run by a career criminal who's nailed his pants to the Republican mast?


Since his appointment is most likely illegal, his Republican pants will be sued off.

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 Post subject: Re: Florida & Georgia
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:47 am 
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One can hope for the same pattern as the last Austrian presidental election. Rightwing candidate is ahead in the election day count, leftwing candidate is closely ahead in the final count. Rightwingers complain that their victory was stolen, the supreme court finds, that there was enough sloppiness going on to require a redoing of the election. At the second go, the leftwing candidate won by a comfortable margin.

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 Post subject: Re: Florida & Georgia
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:37 am 
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I don't think America does re-dos --at least I've never heard of one. It would be pretty unprecedented.

However, there's a real possibility Georgia could go to a run-off. Anyone's guess what happens then...

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 Post subject: Re: Florida & Georgia
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I think Trump has floated the idea of a redo, for some Senate seat, that has flipped blue, when more votes were counted. Not that there is any evidence that he knows about US electoral laws and customs though.

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 Post subject: Re: Florida & Georgia
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:27 pm 
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He is, as usual, talking out of his arse.

It's apparently common for votes to skew blue later in the count because liberals live in cities, and it takes longer to count the ballots in cities because there's more of them. That's not cheating, there's no nefarious plot, it's simple geography plus the constraints of space-time.

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 Post subject: Re: Florida & Georgia
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:49 pm 
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Yeah but everyone knows Space-Time is fake news and has a notorious liberal bias.

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