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The truth of Plato’s world is that parallel lines never meet. If two lines are equally distant at any two points (you get to pick them) then the lines never intersect. We don’t live in a world of idealizations, however. Here we have finite lifetimes and finite points of view. The truth of our world is that parallel lines meet at the horizon.
In 1960 the Democrats conducted electoral theft on a national scale. It’s recognized today, and more importantly, it was recognized then but swept away, that their particular thefts in Chicago and along the Rio Grande changed the election’s outcome. It would be foolish to assume those were the only places they did it.