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.