I’ve said a few times that I see the Republicans often using a sophisticated trick, where they accuse their opponents of doing something that they are actually doing themselves. It’s called “inoculation.” It masks their own activities, and makes the opponent look silly if they come back with an accusation of the Republicans doing the same thing they’re accusing the opponent of. Like Bush accusing Gore of being willing to say or do anything to win, or Bush accusing Gore of being a liar.
They’ve become such smokescreen specialists, because they’re usually trying to do things that they know the voters don’t want. So sometimes to understand what the Republicans are up to you need to listen to what they’re accusing the Democrats of being up to. (I said it’s sophisticated, but maybe I meant it takes a lot of words to explain it.)
The Republicans have been making lots of accusations of voter fraud, and it’s building up. Right now Drudge has no fewer than 5 voter fraud stories posted. Meanwhile, in Dallas the voting machines are acting funny. (Eschaton again.) Remember, these are machines that do not generate paper which can be checked against the totals! These are voting machines from one of the companies in the story I wrote about a ways back, about how right-wingers are quietly buying up all the voting machine companies.