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?
Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 11:55 AM on Aug. 24, 2010
Why would it split republican votes?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:56 AM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by DusterMommy at 11:59 AM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 12:01 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
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?
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:08 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
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.
Answer by Sisteract at 12:26 PM on Aug. 24, 2010