Stealing the 2004 Election

usaI just read a very interesting Rolling Stone article from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Here's an excerpt.

Nearly half of the 6 million American voters living abroad never received their ballots -- or received them too late to vote -- after the Pentagon unaccountably shut down a state-of-the-art Web site used to file overseas registrations. A consulting firm called Sproul & Associates, which was hired by the Republican National Committee to register voters in six battleground states, was discovered shredding Democratic registrations. In New Mexico, which was decided by 5,988 votes, malfunctioning machines mysteriously failed to properly register a presidential vote on more than 20,000 ballots. Nationwide, according to the federal commission charged with implementing election reforms, as many as 1 million ballots were spoiled by faulty voting equipment -- roughly one for every 100 cast.

The reports were especially disturbing in Ohio, the critical battleground state that clinched Bush's victory in the electoral college. Officials there purged tens of thousands of eligible voters from the rolls, neglected to process registration cards generated by Democratic voter drives, shortchanged Democratic precincts when they allocated voting machines and illegally derailed a recount that could have given Kerry the presidency. A precinct in an evangelical church in Miami County recorded an impossibly high turnout of ninety-eight percent, while a polling place in inner-city Cleveland recorded an equally impossible turnout of only seven percent. In Warren County, GOP election officials even invented a nonexistent terrorist threat to bar the media from monitoring the official vote count.

It's a compelling argument and well supported by trustworthy citations. The 350,000 voters in Ohio alone who were prevented from casting ballots or having their votes counted would have put John Kerry in the White House.

My prediction from that day was wrong, but maybe it was right? I had the Electoral College votes going to Kerry by a whisker. Little did I know Dubya and his Republican cronies were gonna steal the sucker. I hate the bastard.

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Don't most of us already know this? I find it ironic that this report with the most recent research and a very concise analysis of the voting fraud that put Bush in the White House in 2004 was written by a man whose family lineage is full of cover- up and conspiracy. Nonetheless, this is an important and frightening report. I believe this is just the tip of the iceberg; the article continues with a total of 74 linked references, three charts and a plea from the author(s) for a detailed investigation.

June 2, 2006 @ 1:08 PM

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