The problem with rigging an election is not, these days, technical. As this blog has shown in the past, and as Brad Friedman
has never tired of demonstrating, voting machines make all sorts of trickery possible. The problem is the polling. If the election results differ from the results predicted by pre-election polls (and exit polls), then the public will know that the game has been rigged.
There's one way to combat this problem: Mount a propaganda campaign designed to call the polls into question -- to suggest, in the public mind, that all of our polling organizations have conspired to make Barack Obama appear more popular than he actually is. In the preceding post, we noted some signs that just such a propaganda campaign is underway.
Let's quote a bit from this one, just to give you a flavor of what we're dealing with:
Not only will Mitt Romney win come November, I predict he will win by at least 5 percentage points (if not more) over Barack Hussein Obama.
Finally, here's another example.
The polls being conducted these days are over-sampling Democrats, and are over-sampling Democrats ala 2008, for one. Political pundit Dick Morris has stated that if the polls were honest, Romney has an actual nationwide lead over Obama.
Why would all of our major polling organizations injure their reps by offering deliberately dishonest results? Because -- in the words of the site at the other end of that last link -- "powerful interests" want it that way.
And they call me
a conspiracy theorist...
If you want an explanation as to why the GOP's favorite new meme is wrong, see here
. But the reality of the situation doesn't matter: This is a propaganda
campaign. The public mind is being prepped.