"As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it?"
William Marcy Tweed
(1823-1878) American politician, "Boss Tweed" was convicted for stealing millions of dollars from New York City, died in jail. Tweed was head of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York.
Harper's Weekly, Thomas Nast, 1870
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This HAS to be mounted on the wall of a corporate executive of Diebold, somewhere... When the people are defrauded, only principles in supporting individual rights will save society.
 -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    Just a good Democrat by todays standards.
     -- warren, olathe ks     
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    Ah yes, this brings up memories of Cook Co, Illinois and Duval Co.,Texas. In Duval County the votes always seemed to be counted last, interesting. If you can find one , read "A Texan Looks at Lyndon", by J. Evets Haley. Amazon probably has one available.
     -- jim kilpatrick, austin, tx     
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    Obviously the republicans learn well and have taken up the reins..
     -- RobertSRQ     
    It is not Republicans or Democrats who control these voting machines, but those to whom each are indebted -- the Council on Foreign Relations. They pick the candidates and fix the debates, caucuses, primaries, and elections. It is just like the magic trick where the magician asks you to pick a card, and you pick the exact card he wanted you to pick. Fixing ballot boxes has been going on for ages -- way before electronic voting machines -- this is just more of the same.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    If this is what you think of your friends and neighbors in your precinct I feel sorry for y'all. You probably think your precinct is fine and upstanding and honest but it is those "others over there" across town or state that are the fraudsters. While we must be forever vigilant we should not be forever paranoid.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
    I wouldn't trust my neighbors with my wallet. Why would I trust them with my vote? What we have today are people who put party above country, party above morality, party above anything and everything. It is a craven lust for pure power to control everyone around them for a few and a vapid, empty minded fanaticism for other herd like people. Those are the "friends" and neighbors I don't trust. If I sound cynical, it's because I am; and I am because my eyes are open. Some choose to be ignorant, others don't.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    Boss Tweed and all others before and after him and made of Tweed's same mold are examples of the soulless despots of the world that would sell your unalienable rights for their narcissistic need for power and greed.
     -- Mary - MI     
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    Robert, it is said of Republicans; It takes a good Republican to implement a failed Democrat policy. What most Amerikan's do about the vote count is say: "give me more bread and circus". Ken, very well said.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    It is not to hard to see across the pond from where the socialist despots originate. What a simple thing as to allow a democratic process to be over run by socialistic agendas pushing labor unions as the plow in the field of our Republic.
    " Judge of the Nations spare us yet, Lest we forget-lest we forget." Rudyard Kipling.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    Déjà vu - The 19th Century low-life Democrats manipulations are now absorbed into the 21st Century Democrat vile and disgusting Swamp!
     -- Mary, MI     
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    What a hot mess the 2020 elections are going to be!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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