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  •  I know that's the company line (4+ / 0-)

    But it's almost impossible to demonstrate or quantify whether that "system" actually "won" a single state that wouldn't have gone Obama regardless.  

    It keeps campaign professionals employed, and I know the Obama campaign spent a lot of money on it, so a lot of people are "invested" in the idea that it made a difference.  But the human candidates still have to "win over" the voters to actually win elections.  Humans have to be motivated by something more than technology to wait in long lines to vote.  

    •  The technology led them to the voters they (4+ / 0-)

      needed to make contact with. Then the hard work began, making contact after contact to make sure those people voted. At the same time, the Repukes were using TV and mailers. I don't live in a swing state, so there were fewer ads, but the technology (dvr) allowed me to avoid them.

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