Friday, November 05, 2004

The Stolen Election of 2004

Computer Glitch Gives Bush 3893 Extra Votes
Here we see the evolution of the spin from the stolen election. On Wednesday the news was full of puff pieces about how wonderful the electronic voting machines worked. Then, as more and more hard facts emerged the spin changed to how only sore losers dared suggest there were problems with the electronic voting systems. Now, as even more problems surface, the spin changes again to drudgingly admitting that there were indeed problems, but really, they were minor, and no one error would really affect the outcome.

Except that we are not talking about just one or two "errors" but hundreds that we know about, implying thousands more that we do not, and a clear statistical indication in the actuals versus exit polls which shows a clear skewing of the vote towards Bush in those states using paperless/audit less electronic voting machines.

The bottom line is that the errors do not need to demonstrably change the outcome. The errors already discredit the entire election.

A Stolen Nation
It's only three days since the election and already evidence of vote fraud is coming in faster than anyone can keep track of. There are specific cases such as counties with more votes than voters, one county that produced a negative total number of votes, obvious and heavy-handed voter suppression, and ballots simply discarded without being counted.
Kerry Won. Here's The Facts - By Greg Palast
I know you don't want to hear it. You can't face one more hung chad. But I don't have a choice. As a journalist examining that messy sausage called American democracy, it's my job to tell you who got the most votes in the deciding states. Tuesday, in Ohio and New Mexico, it was John Kerry.
Flashback: Diebold CEO in Ohio 'Committed to Delivering Election to Bush'

Too Many Voting Irregularities To Be Coincidence
Right now there is no hard proof, but the circumstantial evidence is a mile high. Looking at all of these ’irregularities’ it’s hard to imagine how one could conclude that this election was clean.
Group Finds Voting Irregularities in South
A national voting rights group said Friday it documented hundreds of voting irregularities affecting poor and minority voters in seven Southern states - from long lines and faulty equipment to deliberate voter intimidation.
Votergate - The Documentary
Votergate is the investigative documentary feature film uncovering the truth about new computer voting systems, which allow a few powerful corporations to record our votes in secret. But Votergate is not just a warning. The film strongly concludes that elections are harder to defraud when voters turn out in big numbers.
Black Box Voting
Black Box Voting has taken the position that fraud took place in the 2004 election through electronic voting machines. We base this on hard evidence, documents obtained in public records requests, inside information, and other data indicative of manipulation of electronic voting systems. What we do not know is the specific scope of the fraud. We are working now to compile the proof, based not on soft evidence -- red flags, exit polls -- but core documents obtained by Black Box Voting in the most massive Freedom of Information action in history.
Did Kerry Concede Too Soon?
Despite the comments of Kerry’s running mate, Senator John Edwards, that every vote should be counted, Kerry’s concession makes that promise unlikely.
American Dictators.


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