Count the Paper Ballots in Texas
And maybe in Florida too.
I just don't believe it. When I went to vote in the primaries, I was excited to find a new voting system that records electronically and also prints a paper ballot. "We are really protected now," I thought. But what if it was just a ruse to give the semblance of propriety? After all, as noted in a previous hecate comment, Texas is the state that makes it the most difficult to register to vote. Why this other show of goodwill?
I didn't believe the polls here either the past few months. For Ted Cruz to win, he would have had to recruit new voters to his cause. He lost a demographic from the last election, that of the educated republican voter who is not right-wing religious and who dislikes Trump. How did he manage to replace those people?
I didn't see republicans out campaigning here. Did they do more than attack ads and signs? There were no signs up until about a month ago and suddenly overnight there were a million. It was clear that some super pac bought a million signs and spread them around late one night.
Also, it is likely that most of those who voted for Beto, voted straight ticket. There is too much variation in the vote count between candidates for me to believe they are accurate. And they got greedy in their cheating. Far too many assholes won. The dem running for congress in my district was progressive, held rallies everywhere, and the repug holding a Cruz sign near the early voting spot, was also holding up her sign. I don't even know what her opponent looks like. I don't know if he did anything other than signs.
These guys had a plan and carried it out. They didn't need to campaign. They didn't need to worry. It was all taken care of for them.
Even scientific discoveries start with a theory.