Posts filed under ‘gaming the voting’
Imagine that there’s a political party with some, um……, let’s say previous “expertise” in gaming the voting procedures and electronic machines, that is they’ve developed ways of making strange things happen between the entry poll and the final voting results.
Now further imagine that someone in said party realizes that by setting up such a game in the primary of another party, the party of the first part (sorry, couldn’t resist that one) could manipulate the competition into voting in an unexpected straw dog that come real election time would be vulnerable to any number of dirty tricks. Perhaps they would do this in two different primary elections with two very different prospects to thereby create a small group of targets for later work and divide up votes that could go to, ummmm……..
……oh, let’s just say a much more worthy option.
Meanwhile, back in the trenches……
Now, imagine just for this exercise, a black guy and a white woman.
Imagination not working? O.K., try these ones.
I’m just saying, Ms. Clinton or Mr. Obama might have the “honor” to be the first Democratic presidential candidate to have hoisted up on the big ballot by members of the Republican party.
This isn’t really such a new idea, as long ago I tried to drum up votes for one J. Danforth (Danny Boy) Quayle, Quayl, whatever that Hoosier village idiot’s name was. I was sure that if he somehow got on the ballot, even Republicans wouldn’t stoop so low as to vote for some
goy, er… some guy who, if elected, would have required the government to purchase a short yellow version of Air Force One, if you get my drift.
Son_of_a_bitch if “W” didn’t prove me wrong!
Oh, what to do? Well, for starts……..