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Dems create fake candidates, using the Tea Party name, to deceive Michigan voters.

http://www.freep.com/article/20100824/OPINION01/8240323/1322/Time-to-get-to-the-bottom-of-the-Tea-Party-scam

What we know so far casts real doubt on the sincerity of this Tea Party exercise. The principals behind it have been exposed as Democrats with union ties. They were all put on the ballot in very competitive districts where votes for them would hurt Republican hopefuls. And last week, a Democratic operative in Oakland County was accused of fraudulently notarizing affidavits for a dozen of the candidates on the ballot. That in itself is a crime worth prosecuting.

What do you think about creating fake candidates (some too young to even run) in order to trick voters away from voting republican by splitting the votes? Do you think it's a valid way to win? Or a dirty trick used by people who know they can't win on the issues?

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SavageJane

Asked by SavageJane at 11:54 AM on Aug. 24, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • SavageJane

    Comment by SavageJane (original poster) at 11:55 AM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • What do you expect? Dems love voter fraud! :-)
    HistoryMamaX3

    Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 11:55 AM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Why would it split republican votes?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:56 AM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • So you agree it's a valid tactic?
    SavageJane

    Comment by SavageJane (original poster) at 11:57 AM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Obviously that's dirty.

    However, if people would RESEARCH who the heck they are voting for, this wouldn't be a problem.
    DusterMommy

    Answer by DusterMommy at 11:59 AM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Really sweet-a-kins? For as much as you prowl around on here, you'd think you would have an idea about how the system works.

    The tea party is a big divide for the republicans, many who think they are right or wrong. The tea party stemmed from the Republican party and felt that the party was moving in the wrong direction. The tea party movement is literally tearing the republican party apart in its ideals- the people are going to follow where they feel their ideals are being met. The hope is that they can work together or create a new identity in order to do as a party is supposed to do- speak for the people.

    Therefore, it can be used to divide the conservative votes in half... a huge fear since the beginning of the movement and something that I'm not at all surprised the Democrat party is using. They'd be stupid not to, particularly since their numbers are falling so dramatically.
    HistoryMamaX3

    Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 12:01 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I agree it is a valid tactic- it is always a war-zone during election times... people want to WIN. No matter what side of the aisle you find yourself, you want to see your ideals and your plans implemented. This is life for people and they'll do what ever they can in order to get it achieved.

    Find a weak spot and use it to your advantage. :-) Mostly because these people really do believe what they are working for... even if we don't.

    The Republicans better get their acts together, because it should be a sure thing considering the poll numbers as of late- but it may not happen if the votes do not add up.

    HistoryMamaX3

    Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 12:05 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I think it stinks of desperation and makes the people committing this fraud look pathetic.  If they think they have nothing to worry about and that their plans are righteous, why the need to cheat? 

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:08 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Really I'm not surprised. What I am surprised is that it's no longer a secret.
    momentofpeace

    Answer by momentofpeace at 12:17 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • However, if people would RESEARCH who the heck they are voting for, this wouldn't be a problem


    The tactic is lousy, but ^ is totally correct.


     Laziness and idiocy abounds, in the voting process.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:26 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

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