GOP-er on stolen elections

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Given the partisan nature of elections and the spectrum of election-legitimacy beliefs, from it was stolen to it looks fishy to it doesn't matter what happened, it's about perceived legitimacy, it's crucial to talk about the background of a particular critic as well as their position on the spectrum.

As such, Brad's review of a columnist's take on the '04 election begins with a short bio: "Paul Craig Roberts, formerly of the Wall Street Journal and National Review, as well Ronald Reagan's one-time Assistant Sec. of the U.S. Treasury..." so we can safely assume that his critical analysis of the election contains no element of wish fulfillment.

After noting that the chances of exit polls being wrong in five states are one in a million and that Florida recently kicked Diebold out for their easily tamperable machines, Roberts warns:

"If electronic voting machines programmed by private Republican firms remain in our future, dissent will become pointless unless it boils over into revolution. Power-mad Republicans need to consider the result when democracy loses its legitimacy and only the rich have anything to lose."

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