Thursday, November 11, 2004

More Enough Said


Saturday, November 06, 2004

Enough Said


Thursday, November 04, 2004

Greg Palast: Ohio's spoiled and provisional ballots would have given Kerry the election

Tom Paine

Not unlike the distribution of other services in many large cities, the best voting equipment often goes to more affluent precincts, where there are more Republican voters, while the worst equipment, most prone to breakdown and error, go to poorer neighborhoods, often African-American, who tend to vote Democratic. It is no surprise, then, that there is a higher "spoilage" rate of ballots in those underprivileged precincts than in others, and unless a candidate demands that they be counted, as in Florida 2000, those ballots are simply discarded with no attempt to discern the intent of the voter.

Read Greg Palast's report on the Ohio and New Mexico elections for unsurprising information about the 2004 presidential election theft, where, if the "spoiled" and provisional ballots were counted, the overall results would match the exit polls that gave Kerry the election.

The Democratic Party is letting the theft go unchallenged because they believe they ultimately could not win the battle to get all the Ohio votes counted, and in the meantime would take a beating from the major media corporations. A lot of people feel the Democratic leadership have rolled over too easily, considering the anticipated catastrophic losses this country faces under another four or more years of iron fist control by the radicals now running the Republican Party.


Hmmmm . . . . . . . . .


Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Radicalism Unleashed


Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Independent election coverage links

The Nation
With the networks, the cable news stations, radio outlets, newspapers and magazines and, of course, the internet, this election will be the most widely reported electoral contest in US history. So, where are some good places to find independent reporting on [today's] events?
You guessed it, click here.


Monday, November 01, 2004

Stolen election deja vu

Steve B. Cobble elaborates on tactics that together could steal a second presidential election for George W. Bush. Add to this list "Information manipulation by major media" and see a formidable array of weapons that have the ability to sink the last vestiges of our 200 yr-old experiment with democracy.

  • Striking eligible voters off the rolls

  • Intimidation

  • Abuse of ID cards

  • Time-honored, low-tech cheating

  • Not allowing provisional ballots

  • Manipulating absentee ballots

  • Blocking recounts

  • Abusing the court system

  • Street heat

  • Black box voting

  • Manipulating terror reports, to cancel or postpone elections

See also The Nation's How They Could Steal the Election This Time.