"Comrades, I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how. But what is extraordinarily important is this: who will count the votes, and how."
Josef Stalin
(1879-1953) Communist leader of the USSR
'Memoirs of Stalin's Former Secretary' by Boris Bazhanov (1900-1982) a Soviet Union Politburo secretary who served as Stalin's personal secretary
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Wow. Sounds like Florida all over again.
 -- anonymous     
    Very similar to " "He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation."
     -- Mary - MI     
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    I am not quite sure how to rate this; 5 stars plus for accuracy of the statement or, a thumbs down for the direct and completed application in Amerika (probably a thumbs down for morality's sake). anonymous, not just Florida but, places like where 108% of the electorate voted for your socialist candidate last election without 1 vote going to his opposition (knowing there was at least 1 politically active Mormon in that area - and no looking into the matter afterwards) With voting machines in place (the politically active counting the vote in a foreign socialist nation) and the system otherwise rigged where needed, Amerika's electoral outcome is and will be hereafter an already known (pre-programed) event by the elite puppeteers.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    If he ever bothered to count them.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    The quote blatantly spoken by a true tyrant. Mikes comment brings to mind William Wordsworth, " The Happy Warrior ".
    "Who, with a natural instinct to discern What knowledge can perform, is diligent to learn; Abides by his resolve, and stops not there, But makes his moral being his primary care. Tis he whose law is reason: who depends Upon that law as on the best of friends." As also James Russell Lowell, For the benefit of instilling hope, " The Present Crisis " Careless seems the great Avenger; history's page but record One death-grapple in the darkness ' twist old systems and the Word; Truth upon the scaffold , Wrong forever on the throne,- Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the shadow keeping watch above his own. Slow of faith how weak an arm may turn the iron helm of fate, But the soul is still oracular ; amid the market's din, List the omnious stern whisper from the Delphic cave within,- " They enslave their children's children who make compromise with sin. "
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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    Just look at the sham of a presidential election in Ohio in 2012 -- it was a key swing state with results that were very obviously skewed in untraditional voting patterns. There are other irregularities. Time after time the socialists have been caught stuffing the ballot box. Distrust anyone who promotes the idea that voting does not need to be as accountable as using a credit card with a fully auditable paper trail. Electronic voting without a paper trail is the easiest to counterfeit.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    This describes our current election.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    2020 Counts are nothing but absolutely criminal.

     -- Mary, MI     
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    I never imagined in my wildest dreams that we would witness voter fraud on such a scale as now in 2020.  This is truly right out of Stalin's playbook.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Voting appears ineffectual. The voters favor someone who justify their practices, and when everyone is a criminal the biggest criminal gets the votes. Under the present circumstances ideas, forwardness are all lost because these denote abiding by laws and rules to which the conventional individual has little interest.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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