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SuperPACs and "Wasted Money"

americathebeautiful Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:27 AM
The presidential election in the United States of America for 2012 went completely by way of - VENEZUELA. The massive voter fraud is incomprehensible. Machines in every state were so rigged that when one voted for Mitt Romney it would default over to obama's name. And that's not even mentioning the massive amount of "carting ILLEGALS and NURSING HOME INVALIDS and STREET THUGS" to the polls by democrats and they placed in every one of their hands DEMOCRAT PLACARDS. Aw come on folks.......why is there such a distaste and an avoidance to get to the bottom of this. We now have obama's reign of terror in place!
wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:20 AM
And here it comes...

Of course Republicans were going to cry "massive voter fraud" if they lost. You can't comprehend that there are enough people out there that don't think the way you do to sway a national election because your echo-chamber world of like-minded people makes it seem like theirs is the only valid viewpoint. Look around. It clearly isn't. Others in this country have goals and interests that may not correspond with conservative ideology, and it shows up at the polls. Demographic shifts alone should have indicated that Republicans couldn't continue to live on the white, working-class vote alone. But that never resonated with the establishment consultants before it was too late.

Oh yeah, but it must be voter fraud, though...
Always Learning Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:58 AM
It's time for a paper trail on electronic voting machines. Why hasn't there been one required yet?
americathebeautiful Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 8:36 AM
Exactly Always, I told my husband on Wednesday following the election that we MUST demand a complete paper vote over and every single person who voted MUST be validated as an American citizen and then VERIFY whom the actually voted for.

I am completely convinced if such an action would occur, we would absolutely have in place President Mitt Romney.
wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:22 AM
And there is a paper trail on many electronic voting machines now. We used to have federal laws that made that difficult, if not impossible, but many states have moved toward printing out what amounts to a paper receipt right next to the console for each pick, so you can see that it's getting your votes right. That's what I had this time when I voted in Missouri. It was cool to be able to see my picks get printed out right beside the machine. It made me feel a bit more secure about the process.
Much digital ink and wind is being expended today on the interwebs and cable TV lamenting the ineffectiveness of outside spending from conservative-aligned groups in electing Republican candidates. Indeed, some of the largest groups spent incredible amounts of money to what looks to be little effect. Many Republican candidates who had large SuperPACs behind them lost, and in what looked to be winnable races. This wasn't just Mitt Romney - it was down the ballot with candidates like Josh Mandel, Scott Brown, Tommy Thompson and George Allen.

The Washington Post's headline is "Spending by independent groups had little...