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|The Republican Party essentially owns voting machines in the USA. This is not bad news for Democrats; it is a devastating blow to democracy. Votes are not stolen from a political party ---- they can only be taken away from their rightful owners, the American people. These cavalier attitudes and the fact that elected officials generally act with total disregard of the public will suggest that holding public office is now a matter up to one ruling party. This week, approval ratings for Bush plummeted to 34 percent; Cheney's fell to 18 percent. They wantonly proceed with a materialistic and militaristic agenda knowing there will be no election-day repercussions. Normally, Democrats would be feeling giddy with such low ratings for the sitting presidency before a midterm election, but don't be surprised when Republicans maintain a marginal victory ---- into perpetuity.|
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