5 November 2004

Hard to imagine how one could conclude that this election was clean

As President Bush boasts of his political capital, questions linger on whether this election was a clean one. Over a 1000 reports of electronic voting trouble and perhaps many more escaped detection, considering that there is no audit trail, no verification process of the validity of counting the vote.

In North Carolina, a voting computer irretrievably lost 4,500 votes. They simply vanished into the ether, and cannot be recovered, thus disenfranchising those voters. Did this happen in other places and not get noted? With no audit trail, there can be no recovery. That is a state that must be remedied ASAP.

And the large turnout was an increase over 2000 totals, but not that significant, in terms of percentage. Yet, while most reported no problems with lines and excessive waits in 2000, there were widespread accounts of excessive lines, and polling places that were kept open until the wee hours of the morning. Here's a discussion of Franklin County, Ohio voting. And here is another citizen report from Ohio:

Hundreds of thousands of people were disenfranchised in Ohio. People waited on line for as long as 10 hours. It appears to have only happened in Democratic-leaning precincts, principally (a) precincts where many African Americans lived, and (b) precincts near colleges.

I spoke to a young man who got on line at 11:30 am and voted at 7 pm. When he left at 7 pm, the line was about 150 voters longer than when he'd arrived, which meant those people were going to wait even longer. In fact they waited for as much as 10 hours, and their voting was concluded at about 3 am. The reason this occurred was that they had 1 voting station per 1000 voters, while the adjacent precinct had 1 voting station per 184. Both precincts were within the same county, and managed by the same county board of elections. The difference between them is that the privileged polling place was in a rural, solidly republican, area, while the one with long lines was in the college town of Gambier, OH.

Lines of 4 and 5 hours were the order of the day in many African-American neighborhoods.

Touch screen voting machines in Youngstown OH were registering "George W. Bush" when people pressed "John F. Kerry" ALL DAY LONG. This was reported immediately after the polls opened, and reported over and over again throughout the day, and yet the bogus machines were inexplicably kept in use THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

Countless other frauds occurred, such as postcards advising people of incorrect polling places, registered Democrats not receiving absentee ballots, duly registered young voters being forced to file provisional ballots even though their names and signatures appeared in the voting rolls, longtime active voting registered voters being told they weren't registered, bad faith challenges by Republican "challengers" in Democratic precincts, and on and on and on.

Here is a detailed chart on surprising Florida election results. I'm too tired to make sense of it now, or even if it is indicative of anything.

Again, I'm not concluding that the election was rigged. On the other hand, we cannot definitively say it was not, since there is no way to tell.

But some people say Kerry won….

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ELECTIONS CAN BE FAKED BUT EXIT POLLS CANT????

GIVE IT UP BUSH WON KERRY LOST. END OF STORY.
"Over a 1000 reports of electronic voting trouble and perhaps many more escaped detection, "

AND YOU ASSUME THAT ALL THESE TROUBLES WOULD BENEFIT BUSH???? ONLY IF GOD WAS BEHIND IT MAYBE.
"Hundreds of thousands of people were disenfranchised in Ohio. People waited on line for as long as 10 hours. It appears to have only happened in Democratic-leaning precincts, principally (a) precincts where many African Americans lived, and (b) precincts near colleges. "

WHO RAN THOSE ELECTIONS IN THOSE PRECONTCS????
COULD IT BE PERHAPS DEMOCRATS MAYBE THE WORKERS WERE AFRICAN-AMERICAN????
MAYBE THE DEM.S ARE DISENFRANCHISING THEIR WON VOTERS.....THIS ARGUMENT IS ONLY VALID IF YOU CAN PROVE THAT THE PEOPLE RUNNING THESE PRECINCTS WERE REPUBLICAN.
IT'S FUNNY TO WATCH THE LEFT AS THEY POINT FINGERS AND GRASP AT STRAWS. JUST LIKE KERRY DID DURING HIS CAMPEIGN...WHENEVER ANY LITTLE TIDBIT WAS MURMERED ABOUT BUSH HE WOULD GRAB IT AND RUN..ONLY TO EAT CROW LATER WHEN THE INFORMATION WAS PROVED FALSE. "WHY DID WE LOSE? HOW DID WE LOSE?" ITS NOT ALL ABOUT THE DEMS. ASK YOURSELF THIS AND MAYBE YOU WILL GET RAL ANSWERS

WHY DID THE REPUBLICANS WIN?
BECAUSE THEY SET FORTH THEIR VIEWS AND WHAT THEY STOOD FOR AND KERRY SIMPLY STATED LOOK AT MY WEB PAGE.
HOW DID THE REPUBLICANS WIN?
BECAUSE A MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE VOTED TO RE-ELECT GEORGE W. BUSH AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
KERRY STATED THAT "MILLIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS WERE DISENFRANCHISED IN FLORIDA IN 2000"

IT'S FUNNY THAT NOT ONE OF THESE DISENFRANCHISED VOTERS FROM 2000 HAVE EVER BEEN NAMED OR CAME FORWARD TO TESTIFY TO THE FACT. YOU WOULD THINK THAT WITH SO MANY PEOPLE BEING CHEATEDB THEIR WOULD HAVE BEEN RIOTS IN THE STREETS.
DEMOCRATS GRASPING AT STRAWS

With President Bush's convincing victory in the electoral college and his overwhelming majority win of the popular vote, that should have finally silenced the left's sour grapes over the 2000 election. You know, all that business about Bush stealing the election, and being "selected, not elected" and other such nonsense. But this year, with the Poodle conceding on November 3 and very few lawsuits filed, that should have erased all doubt, right?

Wrong. Believe it or not, the Bigfoot/UFO/Michael Moore wing of the Democratic Party has been buzzing on the Internet about how President Bush "stole" the election of 2004. With George Bush's victory so convincing, what possible leg could they have to stand on?

They're complaining that George Bush won some heavily Democratic counties in Florida. Do they have any proof of fraud? Nope. They're saying that there's no way a county with Democratic registrations as high as 70% could have gone to Bush. The only problem with that theory is that it has happened before. Ronald Reagan won that same support, as did Bush's father in 1988. So there's really no surprise there.

A few Congressional Democrats have written the General Accounting Office asking for an investigation. George Bush won the election fair and square, but just as in 2000, the left can't stand the result, so they'll question the process.

After all, no one in their right mind would vote for George W. Bush, would they?
MONDOMOJO1969 must have a lot of spittle on his monitor
Yeah when my drool bucket fills up, I have no choice but to let my "spittle" fly where it may. Fortunately I have my handy dandy squeegee to clear it off.

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