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Mon May 3, 2021, 07:28 AM

It's not who votes - it's who counts the votes.

Did Stalin really say that?

Whomever, we are seeing that axiom being put into practice in Arizona at this time.

This is a very dangerous proposition for a democracy.

"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."
said in 1923; Boris Bazhanov The Memoirs of Stalin's Former Secretary

https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780191843730.001.0001/q-oro-ed5-00010383

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Reply It's not who votes - it's who counts the votes. (Original post)
kentuck May 3 OP
brooklynite May 3 #1
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kentuck May 3 #4
mitch96 May 3 #5

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:44 AM

1. we are NOT watching Arizona "count the votes"

This "audit" has no legal standing, and won't change anyone's minds.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:50 AM

2. It won't change your mind.

But it could have some impact on those that believe the election was stolen. This could be all the evidence they need to continue the charade. It is adding fuel to the already blazing fire.

Do you believe there is anything "illegal" in promoting a "recount" such as this? In what way could it be "illegal"?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:56 AM

3. "But it could have some impact on those that believe the election was stolen"

They already believe this so no opinions will be changed.

As for legality? These are no longer ballots, they are archival records. No less legal than the media count of Florida ballots after the 2000 election.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:02 AM

4. So their only value would be for propaganda purposes?

And propaganda cannot be illegal?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:10 AM

5. I remember that line in the movie "Gangs of New York"

Boss Tweed:
Remember the first rule of politics. The ballots don't make the results, the counters make the results. The counters. Keep counting!!!!
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