"I could think of no worse example for nations abroad, who for the first
time were trying to put free electoral procedures into effect, than that
of the United States wrangling over the results of our presidential
election, and even suggesting that the presidency itself could be stolen
by thievery at the ballot box."
by:
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
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You would think this man was talking about a recent election
 -- Trevor, Ponchatoula     
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    Sure is nice to have a clear election for a change!
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    Dems in Chicago and Duval County, Texas stole elections for years. " Landslide Lyndon" was elected by a margin of 87 votes after a recount. The slogan in Duval county,always the last precincts counted, was "tell us how many votes you need." Wonder how many votes were stolen by Acorn in this election.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    The American people should spend more time making sure the voting process is more accountable and transparent. It's not the voting that counts, it is the counting! Any state or county that uses electronic voting without paper trail CANNOT BE TRUSTED.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    E. you are four years late on this quote - the last two elections (2000 and 2004) were both stolen. Today America has been vindicated and now is a time for cooperation and a coming together not devision and hatred which has been the clarion call of the GOP - waffler did you mean "clean"
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Archer, I agree 100%
     -- RBESRQ     
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    We have been witnessing a classic example of projection from the left for years. Because they are so willing to cheat and intimidate their opposition, they believe everyone is likely to behave that way. If you think this election was any "cleaner" than any other, you are delusional. Thievery has a long tradition at the ballot box, from buying votes, to cartoon characters, to the undead, and felons voting.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    Yes, RBE SRQ clean also. Apparently Ken has never heard of Rove, dividing group against group, etcetera. If Ken does know that know that this election was clearer and cleaner than the two elections "won" by "landslide W" he must be smoking the same things as Mike from Norwalk.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    How can you trust paper ballots? It seems that they are the easiest to stuff. Do you not remember 2000? Every election we have endless evidence of the Dems cheating but aside from a few arrests the root of the problem never gets addressed. The motor voter legislation was just the beginning of the end of elections in this country. We now have cities like Indianapolis that end up with more people registered to vote than Indy has citizens. Acorn paid one guy in money and cigarettes to register 76 times. Daffy duck buggs bunny and the Dallas Cowboys vote any where they want to across the nation. The Democrats orchestrate massive dumping of registrations in precincts so as to make it impossible for the people to verify the legitimacy of the voters. In St. Louis busses were taken from precinct to precinct so a large no. of people could vote as many times as they could. A judge ordered the polls to stay open so it could continue. Right now a senate race in Minnesota is being stolen. Votes keep mysteriously showing up out of nowhere and all of them are for the Democrat. I fear that more laws are going to be changed now with Obama in power so as to make it so easy to cheat that the Dems will be almost impossible to get out of office. Freedom of speech is the first they are going to attack. When that goes the rest is going to be easy. They will get to do whatever they want.
     -- warren, olathe     
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    Waffler you are so full of it. The Dems are the ones that continually try to pit group against group. This has been the dirtiest and most corrupt election in my lifetime. It is only going to get worse. When misdeeds are rewarded they only become more prevalent.
     -- warren, olathe     
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    Let's get to work and fix America.

    Back to rule of law and our U.S. Constitution.

    Semper Fi.
     -- bruski, naples FL     
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    Overwhelming the corruption, 2016 Trumps wins the Election !!
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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    If the consensus of opinion is that no U.S. election is straight then is it time for independent monitoring?
     -- Mick, Manchester     
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    Wasn't it Josef Stalin who said ,"It doesn't matter how the voters vote, but who counts the votes."
     -- cal, Lewisville, Texas     
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    They tried but failed.....
     -- RBE, Florida     
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    In Thomas Jefferson's day, our nation did not possess an immense population of useful idiots and fellow travelers whose singular, psychotic ambition was to be instruments of the dissolution of our inestimable, irreplaceable Republic.

    The monomaniacal power mongers among us have been endeavoring, for decades, by all unholy means available to them, to render our electoral process a burlesque, a travesty.

    This election season, their designs have been thwarted, evidently.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    Thomas Jefferson would be calling the Democrats, "DEPLORABLES."
     -- Mary - MI     
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    Now that the Trumpeters have had their way with the ballot box - Hitlery's discontented malefactors are saying she actually got the popular vote. Jefferson gets more accurate as the years go on.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- DENNIS KOLB, WARRENTON      
     
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