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Old 12-25-2007, 10:56 AM
 
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What do you guys think the most important prblems of the American elections are other than the obvious voting problem and Electoral College System?
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Old 12-25-2007, 11:52 AM
 
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What is the "obvious voting problem"? The biggest problem with elections is the media's control.
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:02 PM
 
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What is the "obvious voting problem"? The biggest problem with elections is the media's control.

i shouldnt of use the word obvious but i am refering to issue in 2004 of when there were concerns to how every1 was able to vote, whether votes were counted correctly and others.... this is just a general question that was asked at my college and my teacher raised this question
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Old 12-25-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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I would view the access to polls and the process of ensuring/validating that every vote is accurately counted. I have no problem with the Electoral College system.
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Old 12-25-2007, 01:48 PM
 
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the money it takes to just get the nomination

It is very frustrating to hear that a candidate will do quite well a few primary elections down the road, but "experts" doubting he can continue that long because of shortage of money.
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:33 PM
 
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srry for not keeping uo to pace b/c i havent had time but can someone expand on the media's control??
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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srry for not keeping uo to pace b/c i havent had time but can someone expand on the media's control??
Fox News excludes Ron Paul in New Hampshire
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:40 PM
 
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That Democrats vote

Honestly, the post above. Information about candidates is literally controlled by the media. If you don't think those people have opinions on who they want to win, you're nuts.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:16 PM
 
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Lightbulb The media the media and ..the media.

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What do you guys think the most important prblems of the American elections are other than the obvious voting problem and Electoral College System?

The media has consistently ..for as long as I can remember been biased. Attempting to forward certain candidates as shoe-ins.I pray that people will wake up before it is too late in this country.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: New York
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Default the public needs to wake up

Absolutely, you hit the nail squarely on the head. It is difficult to elect someone who is not being aggressively marketed by the media. Also the media with the greatest of ease can slander a candidate with lies and misrepresentations. Look at how the NY Times published a slander piece on Ron Paul this week.
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