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Drudge Hypes His Online Poll (Predicts Romney Wins in AL and MS)
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Posted on 03/13/2012 2:42:46 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative

5 PM ET: NETWORK EXITS SHOW ALABAMA TIGHT; ROMNEY TAKES MISSISSIPPI... DEVELOPING

DRUDGE POLLS HAVE CORRECTLY PREDICTED EVERY RACE

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I am so sick of Drudge and his Romney alliance, I can't stand it anymore. Drudge is going to single handedly help Obama get re-elected by his constant propping up and covering for Romney, and his constant tearing down of Santorum and Newt. Is Drudge's empire ever collapses journalism will have lost just another MSM drive by hack.
1 posted on 03/13/2012 2:42:51 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative
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To: Windy City Conservative

Back in the Clinton years, there were a number of Lefties that thought Clinton was an ass. I thought, here are some people that I can agree with.

Then Clinton left office, and all of a sudden they became the voices of the far Left Democrats.

I’m not saying Drudge has gone that far, but he’s not the guy I thought he was in the 1990s.’

Maher, some of the CNBC, CNN, and MSNBC nitwits come to mind. Wow what a bunch of blithering idiots some of these folks turned out to be.


2 posted on 03/13/2012 2:49:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Both states are delegate apportioned which means even if mittens wins one or both he does not bag all the delegates, but I am sure that is the template the MSM will use
frankly i am close to the point i no longer give a damn.
I am assuming historically Obama gets re-elected and then as a Freeper said yesterday...its on the barricades either figguratively or literally. Because I doubt if four years from now we may even have a Republic left.
freegards
Lex


3 posted on 03/13/2012 2:49:57 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Windy City Conservative

Duck Frudge.


4 posted on 03/13/2012 2:51:38 PM PDT by stevestras
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To: Windy City Conservative
I am so sick of Drudge and his Romney alliance, I can't stand it anymore. . . . . .

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I have never felt that Drudge was pushing anybody. I really think that Drudge is probably the most objective site on the web. I really didn't know he was a Romney supporter.

Just because someone is a supporter of someone different than you doesn't make them Mainstream Media or even bad. There are a lot of good people who support Newt Gingrich and Romney. Perhaps they are misguided by your standards but perhaps they think me misguided by their standards. I don't fault people for believing different things than me but I do hope that when I talk to them I can let them in on their error.

I'm not sure any candidate will ever be able to beat the Obama/MSM alliance but I think that Newt is the least likely to win. He will be the best debater, employ the best logic and be able to show great accomplishments. The problem is that the MSM hate him so much that they will deliver salvo after salvo at him and make him look like an idiot. I fully suspect that either Romney or Santorum will be the nominee, I think that either of them could potentially beat Obama but it won't be a cakewalk for either of them. I hope they can raise a billion dollars, it will take all that and more.

5 posted on 03/13/2012 2:56:07 PM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Rest assured they’ll be counting votes in MS well into the evening. No way can they call it for Romney based on exit polls. What happened; did Massachusetts residents suddenly relocate to MS over the past few years? Makes no sense. Drudge is trying to create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Drudge has become just another arm of the Romney campaign. It’s embarrasing.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 2:56:14 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Windy City Conservative

If Romney wins both of these states, this thing is over...


7 posted on 03/13/2012 2:56:59 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: JAKraig

You obviously haven’t read many Drudge headlines over the past few months. Romney is treated with kid gloves, while minor incidences that occur either on the campaign or many years ago are all dug up and plastered as the top headline on Drudge. Drudge is to Mitt what Axelrod is to Obama.


8 posted on 03/13/2012 2:58:22 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Some of the delegates are apportioned to the top two winners in a district only, so the third place guy gets nothing.

If Romney wins MS, it would mean Rasmussen was right and PPP was wrong.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/ms/mississippi_republican_presidential_primary-2163.html

Rasmussen had Alabama much tighter with Romney behind, which could explain why Drudge isn’t boasting about who is in the lead in that one.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/al/alabama_republican_presidential_primary-1775.html


9 posted on 03/13/2012 2:59:43 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Windy City Conservative

If true. I’m feeling very ill right now.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 3:01:04 PM PDT by vortigern
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To: tcrlaf

If Romney wins (which I HIGHLY doubt after living in Mississippi for 5 years and knowing that Mississippians HATE Yankees), Gingrich hopefully will drop out and endorse Santorum. Otherwise, a brokered convention will result in a Romney win. If Gingrich drops out after Mississippi, Santorum will win Texas.


11 posted on 03/13/2012 3:01:04 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: JAKraig

“I have never felt that Drudge was pushing anybody. I really think that Drudge is probably the most objective site on the web. I really didn’t know he was a Romney supporter.”

You must not have tuned in the day he had more than a dozen anti-Newt hit pieces on his page.

And not a one about lovely Mitt.


12 posted on 03/13/2012 3:01:12 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: Windy City Conservative

Drudge is just a blogger that post stuff he is interested in, he owes no one anything.


13 posted on 03/13/2012 3:01:36 PM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: Windy City Conservative
It's not just the polls. It's also the pictures Drudge puts at the top of his site whenever there's a primary election. He shows Romney as a nice guy, a winner, with a charming wife, etc., etc., and he shows little pictures down the page showing the other guys as mean, stupid, or snarky, and their wives as mean, too.

Here's the current Romney picture, just in time for late voters:


14 posted on 03/13/2012 3:02:33 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Windy City Conservative; Pravious; JAKraig
You obviously haven’t read many Drudge headlines over the past few months. Romney is treated with kid gloves, while minor incidences that occur either on the campaign or many years ago are all dug up and plastered as the top headline on Drudge. Drudge is to Mitt what Axelrod is to Obama.

JAK is another "i'mnotamormonbut" who defends mormonism on the religion threads. Of course that includes defending the Drudge/Romney alliance.

15 posted on 03/13/2012 3:04:05 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Praise Jesus! I have been redeemed from the "restoration" of mormonism!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

16 posted on 03/13/2012 3:04:28 PM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: tcrlaf
If Romney wins both of these states,...

Say hello to 4 more years.

17 posted on 03/13/2012 3:05:03 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: struggle
If Gingrich drops out after Mississippi, Santorum will win Texas.

Texas will be won by whomever the Hispanics decide. Eric Holder has seen to that.

18 posted on 03/13/2012 3:09:31 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: struggle

I have sincere doubts that a brokered convention will give the conservatives a candidate they would want.

More likely, they will get a moderate. If not Romney, then Jeb Bush or someone one else approved by the Republican elite.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 3:09:37 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: svcw

He owes no one anything and his conservative readers owe him nothing in return. Drudge has a huge readership and like it or not he influences the outcome of elections as much as the MSM does. Unfortunately, he seems he has way more influence in getting Republicans to elect RINOs than getting Reagan Democrats.


20 posted on 03/13/2012 3:10:32 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yeah, it turns out a lot of people were just following the latest craze - like hula hoops or pet rocks.


21 posted on 03/13/2012 3:11:42 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: struggle

If Gingrich drops out after Mississippi, Santorum will win Texas.
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If Rick had enough sense to back off ala and Miss- we wouldn’t be having this discussion. Romney would lose- and Newt and Rick live to fight another day.


22 posted on 03/13/2012 3:12:19 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: TomGuy

I saw a lady who is a Kentucky Delegate post on American Spectator that she will vote Mitch McConnell for the nomination at a brokered convention. This is what the country is up against. Ignorant Democrat voters and completely in the tank Republican influence peddlers with no principles, just a desire to belong to a very powerful club.


23 posted on 03/13/2012 3:12:50 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Pravious

The only negative Romney headline I can remember Drudge having up this year at all is one mentioning his gaffe about the “very poor,” but WITHIN THE HEADLINE he included the “but” explaining “what Romney really meant.” Drudge is using the Obama campaign media strategy. He simply doesn’t report on Romney at all, lets him vote “present,” except when it’s time for a big orchestrated fanfare like today.

If this is all the news you read, you’d barely have any idea Romney was running a campaign. He just seems to suddenly show up out of nowhere on the day of an election to win big against two guys who have spent a couple weeks fumbling, bumbling and embarrassing themselves with gaffes, dark revelations from their past, and very bad photos.


24 posted on 03/13/2012 3:14:16 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Windy City Conservative

If Romney wins one or two of these states the whole thing is basically over.

It won’t be because Romney is so great, it will be because the people believe he has the momentum to beat Obozo.

I think any one of them could beat Obama. But, it ain’t up to me only.


25 posted on 03/13/2012 3:14:59 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Windy City Conservative

I don’t know what has happened to Drudge. He doesn’t even post many derogatory articles about Soetoro anymore. I used to go there several times a day, now barely ever. His site has become boring.


26 posted on 03/13/2012 3:17:01 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

If you don’t get more than 50% you don’t win. Romney can’t pull anywhere near that.


27 posted on 03/13/2012 3:17:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Windy City Conservative

Matt Drudge outed as gay by David Brock and Alec Baldwin, denies it but admits he goes to gay bars:

http://gawker.com/5200009/drudge-i-do-not-love-sex-with-men

Ann Coulter Named Honorary Chair Of GOProud, Republican gay group:

http://www.mediaite.com/online/ann-coulter-named-honorary-chair-of-goproud/

Romney Personally Issued Marriage Licenses to 189 Same-Sex Couples:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2827004/posts


28 posted on 03/13/2012 3:18:06 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: JAKraig

Well ever since I read that Breitbart said he felt Drudge was in the tank for o b ama in 2008, that sort of did it for me.


29 posted on 03/13/2012 3:18:12 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

30 posted on 03/13/2012 3:18:45 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: struggle

“If Gingrich drops out after Mississippi, Santorum will win Texas.”

Gingrich has said several times he’s in it all the way to Tampa.


31 posted on 03/13/2012 3:18:52 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Windy City Conservative

I couldn’t help noticing that Ron Paul has a considerably higher percentage than either Gingrich or Santorum. Conservatives have not been voting in this poll. I can’t remember the last time Paul came in second in the primary (exept Virginia because he was 1 of 2 on the ballot.)


32 posted on 03/13/2012 3:19:19 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Windy City Conservative

Most homosexuals are for Willard. Why would Drudge be any different?


33 posted on 03/13/2012 3:20:47 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Windy City Conservative
Newt is the man I would most like to become President.

However--I will support ANYONE who is the Republican nominee. The situation is that desperate. The stakes are that high.

Also, Dick Morris makes sense when he says that the Republicans MUST choose their nominee long before their convention in September in order to have enough time to defeat the Democrat Party Machine.

And ALL Americans of decency and good will must rally around him and get him elected.

Romney is definitely NOT my first choice. But considering the stakes--if he is the Republican nominee--I will work very hard to get him elected.

The future of my children and grandchildren is at stake. The future of the United States is at stake. The future of the American Dream is at stake. ALL that we value and hold dear is at stake.

Note tagline.

34 posted on 03/13/2012 3:23:28 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("When even casual sex requires a state welfare program, you're pretty much done for." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: Windy City Conservative

I think Drudge is all-in for Romney because Romney is less risky than Santorum and Gingrich. Drudge wants to beat Obama by the most percentage points.


35 posted on 03/13/2012 3:24:45 PM PDT by library user
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To: JediJones

Drudge is the pioneer, that settled into the land of the internet first but still lives in a tent instead of building himself a log cabin. It takes very little ability to operate his site. You just have to spend time browsing stories and link to them. Every now and then you might get an exclusive story from a boyfriend at an MSM network (i.e. Gingrich’s ex-wife, Monica Lewinsky, Satan and Santorum). Someday, Drudge will become obsolete.


36 posted on 03/13/2012 3:25:09 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Windy City Conservative
What happened; did Massachusetts residents suddenly relocate to MS over the past few years?

I think it's an open primary. In which case all the democRATS and blacks will be voting for romney.

37 posted on 03/13/2012 3:27:00 PM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Can you stand four more years of Obama? In four years lets see how you think?


38 posted on 03/13/2012 3:27:25 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: JAKraig

Well said, sir! Or ma’am. Thank you for some common sense.

And as for Obama, he is so far from being unbeatable, it’d ridiculous. I can very easily see him getting his narrow arse handed to him this November. And by a wide margin.


39 posted on 03/13/2012 3:27:28 PM PDT by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Has either Gov. Romney or Mr. Drudge ever been to Alabama or Mississippi? If so, how can they predict a Romney win over Newt?


40 posted on 03/13/2012 3:27:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Windy City Conservative
I haven't gone to Drudge since Bloody Thursday. He is a pig.

Aren't two of Mitts operatives now working for Drudge? The elites are trying to cram Mitt down our throats. I will have the great pleasure of writing in Sarah's name in Nov.

Never again will I vote for Statists. Mitt is a total fraud.

41 posted on 03/13/2012 3:28:42 PM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: Savage Beast

“Also, Dick Morris makes sense when he says that the Republicans MUST choose their nominee long before their convention in September in order to have enough time to defeat the Democrat Party Machine.”

You sure that it’s not the Democrat Party Machine that needs enough time to defeat the Republican Nominee? The sooner they can pick the target, freeze it, and defeat it, the better off Barack and Co. will be. Too bad most Republican voters won’t realize this until after Romney is nominated. “Mitt Romney, you have to nominate him, in order to find out what’s in him”?


42 posted on 03/13/2012 3:28:43 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: WVNan

Both MS and AL are open. HI is closed. Bummer.


43 posted on 03/13/2012 3:32:28 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: tcrlaf

tcrlaf wrote:
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If Romney wins both of these states, this thing is over...
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And while so many in the Santorum and Gingrich camps on Free Republic are so damn consumed with throwing grenades at each other, I’ve been trying to warn folks that Romney is polling surprisingly strong in Alabama and Mississippi and could sneak up and win one or both of these Deep South primaries tonight. I’d then get told I don’t know what I’m talking about as the in-fighting continues. Well, reality may rear it’s ugly head tonight and if Romney does win any of the Deep South states, then it’s game over because he’ll finally have a case that he can win in any part of the country and will become the inevitable nominee.


44 posted on 03/13/2012 3:34:13 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Windy City Conservative

I’m surprised he’s giving out the network exit results. I thought a few years ago it was agreed that no one would talk about exit poll results (as far as winners and losers) until the polls closed.


45 posted on 03/13/2012 3:43:03 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Drudge has no rules. For all we know he is making the entire thing up, to influence people in the final hours of voting. Drudge is out of control; there is no journalistic integrity remaining. Much of the “conservative” media has become just like the MSM when it comes to attempting to dictate outcomes.


46 posted on 03/13/2012 3:44:57 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: TomGuy

I do not get this convention crap, whoever walks into the convention with the biggest number will win. Tell me when it did not happen.


47 posted on 03/13/2012 3:45:18 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Windy City Conservative

Looks like Newt is ensuring that Romney will win by splitting the Conservative vote.


48 posted on 03/13/2012 3:45:47 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Windy City Conservative
Drudge is trying to create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Drudge has become just another arm of the Romney campaign. It’s embarrasing.

Maybe you simply don't understand exit polls? Drudge is simply posting what pretty much every network already has. They ALL already know these 5PM results because the data is shared among them from the same source. The difference is the networks won't generally talk about them - instead they use them to make projections and to show why a candidate won or lost after the fact. Would you prefer going back to the days we were kept in the dark about information the establishment media already has?

49 posted on 03/13/2012 3:47:17 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Savage Beast

I don’t think so. As long as we hold a filabuster in the Senate, we can contain Obama until 2014, retake the House in 2014 (and the Senate too), and win the Presidency in 2016 with a much deeper slate.
Romney will NOT repeal Obamacare, build the Keystone XL pipeline, stop the hemorrhaging at the DOD, or do anything substantive to stop the out of control spending.


50 posted on 03/13/2012 3:48:35 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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