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Wed May 29, 2019, 03:20 PM

IT ISN'T JUST DONALD TRUMP. THE BUSH CAMPAIGN PLOTTED TO REJECT ELECTION RESULTS IN 2000

https://theintercept.com/2016/10/21/it-isnt-just-donald-trump-the-bush-campaign-plotted-to-reject-election-results-in-2000/


IT ISN’T JUST DONALD TRUMP. THE BUSH CAMPAIGN PLOTTED TO REJECT ELECTION RESULTS IN 2000

So what if Gore wins such crucial battleground states as Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania and thus captures the magic 270 electoral votes while Bush wins the overall nationwide popular vote?

“The one thing we don’t do is roll over,” says a Bush aide. “We fight.”

How? The core of the emerging Bush strategy assumes a popular uprising, stoked by the Bushies themselves, of course.

In league with the campaign – which is preparing talking points about the Electoral College’s essential unfairness – a massive talk-radio operation would be encouraged. “We’d have ads, too,” says a Bush aide, “and I think you can count on the media to fuel the thing big-time. Even papers that supported Gore might turn against him because the will of the people will have been thwarted.”

Local business leaders will be urged to lobby their customers, the clergy will be asked to speak up for the popular will and Team Bush will enlist as many Democrats as possible to scream as loud as they can. “You think ‘Democrats for Democracy’ would be a catchy term for them?” asks a Bush adviser.

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Reply IT ISN'T JUST DONALD TRUMP. THE BUSH CAMPAIGN PLOTTED TO REJECT ELECTION RESULTS IN 2000 (Original post)
MythosMaster May 2019 OP
Grasswire2 May 2019 #1
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Response to MythosMaster (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 03:25 PM

1. and cheated in 2004 nt

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Response to MythosMaster (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 03:25 PM

2. Right, they've been screwing up election results for many years.

Remember Rove? Atwater?

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Response to MythosMaster (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 03:27 PM

3. Matt Schlapp

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #3)

Wed May 29, 2019, 03:36 PM

4. Just one of many.

 

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Response to MythosMaster (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 05:41 PM

5. "If you can't beat 'em, cheat 'em" "Any means necessary"

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