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Let's turn to the other side of the aisle joining me now as Lanny Davis fox contributor Paul.
Special counsel to President Clinton and you heard our last discussion thank you so much for coming on the show first of all.
And tell me what do you make of these long lines that we're seeing already.
When it hasn't even officially begun yet.
Well I think isn't first thought I respect the congresswoman viewpoint greatly I happen to disagree with -- that she's a great advocate for governor Romney should be glad to have her.
And she has said something quite true this enthusiasm.
And I hope a high voter turnout benefits America whoever wins in these long lines to indicate a likelihood of -- high -- Do you worry about propriety go long we have these kind of long lines and you hear about rules being changed in the last minute -- you.
A comedy -- are generally crowd -- do you worry about later.
Either side challenging it and you know does that undermine the whole system when -- when -- squabbling about who won the election afterwards.
Well it's a nice problem to have that we have too many people voting in there will be as the congresswoman points had challenges in handling.
Hordes of people who show up polls.
But we have to be patient we have to trust and if there are glitches as the congresswoman said I don't believe.
You could -- extrapolation of this fraud or anything more than just ordinary election glitches.
You know glitches have occurred and mistakes and polling have occurred -- back since the founding of our Republican.
But I will say that only an eight in.
2000 that was in the 18100.
Did we have small glitches amounting to about 600 votes determine who is the president -- so.
I'm just hoping we avoid that kind of a nightmare but it's certainly possible because there's a lot of conditional balloting for example in the state of Ohio.
If there's a ballot that anybody challenges that ballot as being.
Not on historically.
That ballots put aside into a pile called provisional votes rate in a close election we -- have I hope it's not hanging chads.
Believe they have several days to -- -- Ohio as -- expected to be is a pivotal state.
Am and we look at -- race across the nation that is so incredibly close I mean when you look at the national polls it is basically a dead heat.
And and then you introduce this lack of -- paper trail is another issue that we're seeing a lot of states of Virginia and Pennsylvania they're using touch screens.
So there is no paper trail whatsoever in some cases I'm in New Jersey now because of the storm.
The governor has said it's -- email out about the people can download and fill out and then -- -- backed.
That seems like it's right -- you know hackers or anyone to sort of go in and and monkey with the system I mean are you concerned an election that's so close that we have these kind of new or if not questionable tactic.
Well for as well there's never been evidence.
Massive fraud that changed in election result.
You can you can.
Accuse people of intentionally misrepresenting.
But there's never been evidence that that is cause an election result there are.
Lots of instances going back to the founding of our republic.
Mistakes and difficulties and counting ballots.
And we had that in 2000 we might have in 2012 well.
I don't -- -- my problem whether it's intentional -- -- -- -- -- -- eight I didn't agree with you the majority you know of the things that we're talking about today it would certainly be a mistake it would still impact the -- So here's the thing nothing is perfect democracy is a messy business.
And in perfection is inherent in democracy but you know what it's better than -- -- OK there will be mistakes on that it is a president -- won reelection -- before you don't.
How to get -- I I called the exact prediction Tovia Harry having an effect -- you 81 electoral votes you carry Ohio.
To Georgia and 57 so that's a pretty narrow band but I would say this.
If I were choosing which side to -- -- -- -- completely neutral.
If I were looking at every single major poll that shows a tied or ahead in the battleground states which is the Barack Obama's position.
My position we have people saying we have the momentum I've had to be on the Obama we got Jeff thanks a -- I'm certain that money apparently we're.