On Nader the spoiler (a story promoted in all media - even "public" radio & TV): From the 2000 election, we know that: |
Most, if not all, of the above can be confirmed from primary sources at blackboxvoting.com and gregpalast.com (including some great video on the latter site - interviewing the people who engineered the election theft). If Nader's 1% went to Gore, wouldn't more ballot boxes have disappeared? wouldn't more memory cards have malfunctioned? Also, it should be alarming as hell to anyone in the sciences that the FL election was decided by a margin smaller than the state's admitted margin of error. This fact was very underreported. But, it is my belief that the close margin of "victory" was intentional. Otherwise, exit polls would have shown such major discrepancies that nobody would have believed a Bush victory. My point is that the "Nader is a spoiler" story is another lie in the headlines. It reinforces the lie that the election was in any way legitimate. It is a shill story to keep a third party or people's candidate as far away from the Oval Office as possible, just like the "Dean anger problem", or the incredible, invisible Dennis Kucinich.
- Blacks were deliberately disenfranchised by removing verification requirements on "felon lists" requiring only first name & last name (in any combination - "clarence thomas=thomas clarence") and race to match. (An easy target in FL where I believe the ratio of black to white felons is ?5:1? maybe a little lower. Texas lists were used in FL too.
- Colored voters described intimidation by state police.
- Ballot boxes were reported missing, but reappered later.
- An incident was caught whereby a Diebold election systems machine removed 16,000 votes from Gore in one county. The problem in this case was corrected, but was that the only time it happened? [think on this - there is a major logical flaw in these machines if a memory card can subtract votes. How do you pull a lever and subtract a vote?]
- Does the US Constitution give the US Supreme Court any jurisdiction over state elections? (They ordered the recount stopped, after FL Supremes ordered it to be done. This is a case of FL law, not federal law.)