If you've been following the news on the U.S. indymedia network this week, you know that a free and fair election was not held on Tuesday. In Ohio, Florida, and elsewhere Republicans attempted to throw out voter registrations on claimed legal technicalities or toss people off the voter rolls for alleged crimes. In precincts populated by the money-poor or people of color, long lines resulted from too few voting machines, and the machines broke down. In areas with electronic voting machines, voters reported "malfunctions" that switched their choices from Democrat to Republican. Most tellingly, exit polling varied -- often wildly -- from the final "official" counts, often most in Bush's favor in those areas with electronic voting machines installed by private companies with Republican ties. On CNN, exit polls were changed to match. |
Greg Palast and Thom Hartmann are both pointing out that this election was stolen, and they've got the cred to back it up. The OpEdNews and New Zealand's Scoop also dug right inm but don't expect to see anything in U.S. corporate media, of course. But you don't have take anyone's word for it: Check the numbers yourself.
The Myth of VotingThe whole political party system - the Democrats and the Republicans - is no doubt one in the same. The whole voting process is a deceptive ploy, a very effective way to give us the illusion that there is democracy in america and that people have the power. People often become irate when they hear that someone does not use their democratic right to vote, but in light of the last two elections, what difference did it make?
PARTIAL LIST OF REPORTS OF VOTING IRREGULARITIES:
New Orleans, LA; St. Petersburg, FL; Toledo, OH; Columbus, OH; Beloit, WI; and Milwuakee, WI. Other reported voting problems posted to IMCs include Felton, CA; Nashville, TN; Michigan and Ohio; Portland, OR; Boston, MA; Pittsburgh, PA; Florida and Pennsylvania; St. Louis, MO; Tulsa, OK; Manhattan, NY; Urbana, IL; Brooklyn, NY; and elsewhere
related: [ The Ghost Votes in the Machine: Voting Snafus Across the Nation | 2004 COLLECTED VOTE FRAUD STORIES | Stop Being Paranoid Portland - The Voters Have Spoken! | Ban Machine Voting ]