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NEVER in U.S. presidential politics have massive crowds shown up to endorse an incumbent!

15 million new voters were registered in one of the most massive get out the vote drives ever, through the citizen efforts of grassroots organizing and exemplified the beauty and need to continue towards participatory democracy. A large majority were planning to try to have their votes recorded for Kerry/Edwards. Amazingly with all the widespread disgust and discontent, Bush/Cheney added almost 10 million votes from the 2000 debacle, 49mil to 59mil while the Democrats only increased 2mil from 53(Gore/Nadar) to 55. Here are some reports and analysis that point toward proving what the Media reported cannot stand up to an audit, verification, certification of a fair, free honest and legitimate election. This scripting, trickle-down reality control makes a mockery of citizens time and efforts to ensure the process respects the sanctity of the vote.
ENOUGH! Time for Cuffs
ENOUGH! Time for Cuffs
For instance many are becoming aware of the differnce between exit polls and actual results. These signals occured chiefly in battle ground states. Bob Woodward was concerned about the discrepancy and mentioned this, and then suddenly they were played off as unreliable but no admittance that these were what was used to call the states the networks projected as "over", "decided".

~~~Faun Otter: Vote fraud - Exit polls Vs Actuals
 http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00072.htm

Kerry Won Ohio & Florida*

Here are 2 threads from bloggers who started analysis of this in real-time, including a capture of the PRE!corrected screen from CNN, plus facts and figures from others to support and share data and evidence.


 http://www.dailykos.com/story/2004/11/3/53438/6175
AND,
 http://www.rense.com/general59/steI.HTM

The Ultimate Felony Against Democracy: Privatizing Our Vote
by Thom Hartmann
 http://www.opednews.com/hartmann_110504_felony.htm

It's wonderful they rescued that small black child who fell in the well, but I hope this Mr. Blackwell from Ohio does not fare well under the scrutiny that will be comng his way.
Blatant attempts at creating an environment to disrupt the chance for a fair tally did not move forward from improving on and learning from Florida2000.

-barring the media
-stalling the attempts to have machines with paper trails
-making it difficult and messing with registration, weight of the paper used etc
-intimidation with vote challengers
-chicanery with provisional ballots, which were not counted and disprportionately used
-and what happened or is going on with absentee ballots
-few machines in black districts causing long lines

more background and documentation at the Nov3 log at...
 http://www.nomorefakenews.com

more Ohio incidents with sites that back it up listed following

~~~democrats win when Cuyahoga county goes democratic by 100,000 or more
the reported totals show a lead of over 200,000 and this DOES not include the provisionals, absentees and remarkably near 100,000 undervotes which mean no hole was punched for president! AS REPOrTED HeRE:

 http://www.smirkingchimp.com/article.php?sid=18539&mode=nested&order=0

~~~late in the night the neworks announced Bush leading by 100,000 with Cuyahoga about to come in, and was reported Kerry lead there by 190,000 and ten minutes later when recorded the Bush lead inexplicably went up by 30,000.

~~~in Lucas county David Cobb was reported with 4600, the leader , I believe this has now been changed

~~~in Gahanna around Columbus 25,000 negative votes were recorded and lost forever.

~~~Coincidently it was around Columbus was where the few counties who used machines with no paper trails Kerry's lead was only 9%, when it was over 33% in the Cleveland area- a much smaller percentage around the turf of the republican controlled state government.

~ELection suppression?
 http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00047.htm

Kerry can win OHIO
 http://www.opednews.com/swanson_110404_ohio.htm

WAS THE OHIO ELECTION FAIR AND HONEST?
 http://www.accuracy.org

Ohio's version of the butterfly ballot?
 http://www.opednews.com/thoreau_110404_diebold.htm

Outrages percentage changes from expected vote totals in Florida counties with optical scanners
 http://www.blackboxvoting.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=285

this site is helpful
 http://www.independentmediasource.com

AND BE AWARE OF THIS LARGEST FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACTION IN U.S. HISTORY TO REQUEST AN AUDIT TRAIL RECORDS FROM OVER 3,000 COUNTIES AND PRECINTS TO SEE IF OUR VOTES WERE COUNTED AND THAT OUR RIGHTS , DEMOCRACY AND LIVELIHOODS AND CONSEQUENTLY THE RIGHT , INALENABLE RIGHT TO FREE FAIR SACRED COVENANT TO SELF DETERMNATION OF OUR OWN FUTURE, WAS TAMPERED WITH.
SEE
 http://WWW.BLACKBOXVOTING.org

to put so much effort into ensuring that there IS a truth majority that went by the book to have our clarion call heard for nation transformation, a new direction and fresh start for the Next America, rendered futile and meaningless by Putsch/Chicanery, rigging, power mongering, extreme authoritarian tactics which exhibit no care for and obligation to the People and our general welfare.


Let's act for the better, November all month is the time to secure the vote info and tally, votes are still being counted - the record of these is the barometer the People believe reflect their interests, concerns, goals and aspirations. These elections need to be challenged, they are not certified till the end of the month.

we should refuse to participate in any more suspect elections and should have possibly had a people's referendum to cancel this one, as fraud was expected because no effort was made since Florida to cleanse this corruption racket.

its not a conspiracy to ask for transparency
See also:
 http://www.rense.com/general59/trep.htm
 http://www.makethemaccountable.com

homepage: homepage: http://WWW.OLDAMERICANCENTURY.ORG

mumia had some good words tonight 05.Nov.2004 19:59

from death row

mumia abu jamal is still practicing the art of journalism and teaching, even though he is serving time on death row and is subject to pennsylvania's death system at any time.

today on kboo i heard him describe the election. in a nutshell, he said kerry would not have mattered. bush won (if that is to be believed, and apparently it is) and america has asked for more. mumia said, and i also believe, "we will surely get it."

re the election:

today i read an article on cnn about a voting machine/computer in ohio that gave bush 4000 votes he did not receive! this is one machine!!

 http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/11/05/voting.problems.ap/index.html

text in case it disappears 05.Nov.2004 20:08

from death row

here is the text of the ap/cnn article.

by the way:

136,000 (near about bush's stated margin of victory in ohio and its 20-something electoral votes) divided by 3,893 (the number of votes this one machine gave bush erroneously) is about 34 (the number of machines in the state of ohio that would need to 'malfunction' in order to give the presidency to bush).

whaaaaaaaaatttt???!!!

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Glitch gave Bush extra votes in Ohio

 http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/11/05/voting.problems.ap/index.html

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An error with an electronic voting system gave President Bush 3,893 extra votes in suburban Columbus, elections officials said.

Franklin County's unofficial results had Bush receiving 4,258 votes to Democrat John Kerry's 260 votes in a precinct in Gahanna. Records show only 638 voters cast ballots in that precinct.

Bush actually received 365 votes in the precinct, Matthew Damschroder, director of the Franklin County Board of Elections, told The Columbus Dispatch.

State and county election officials did not immediately respond to requests by The Associated Press for more details about the voting system and its vendor, and whether the error, if repeated elsewhere in Ohio, could have affected the outcome.

Bush won the state by more than 136,000 votes, according to unofficial results, and Kerry conceded the election on Wednesday after acknowledging that 155,000 provisional ballots yet to be counted in Ohio would not change the result. (Full Ohio results)

The Secretary of State's Office said Friday it could not revise Bush's total until the county reported the error.

The Ohio glitch is among a handful of computer troubles that have emerged since Tuesday's elections. (Touchscreen voting troubles reported)

In one North Carolina county, more than 4,500 votes were lost because officials mistakenly believed a computer that stored ballots electronically could hold more data than it did. And in San Francisco, a malfunction with custom voting software could delay efforts to declare the winners of four races for county supervisor.

In the Ohio precinct in question, the votes are recorded onto a cartridge. On one of the three machines at that precinct, a malfunction occurred in the recording process, Damschroder said. He could not explain how the malfunction occurred.

Damschroder said people who had seen poll results on the election board's Web site called to point out the discrepancy. The error would have been discovered when the official count for the election is performed later this month, he said.

The reader also recorded zero votes in a county commissioner race on the machine.

Workers checked the cartridge against memory banks in the voting machine and each showed that 115 people voted for Bush on that machine. With the other machines, the total for Bush in the precinct added up to 365 votes.

Meanwhile, in San Francisco, a glitch occurred with software designed for the city's new "ranked-choice voting," in which voters list their top three choices for municipal offices. If no candidate gets a majority of first-place votes outright, voters' second and third-place preferences are then distributed among candidates who weren't eliminated in the first round. (E-vote goes smoothly, but experts skeptical)

When the San Francisco Department of Elections tried a test run on Wednesday of the program that does the redistribution, some of the votes didn't get counted and skewed the results, director John Arntz said.

"All the information is there," Arntz said. "It's just not arriving the way it was supposed to."

A technician from the Omaha, Neb. company that designed the software, Election Systems & Software Inc., was working to diagnose and fix the problem.

Copyright 2004 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.



Find this article at:
 http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/11/05/voting.problems.ap/index.html

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additional links 05.Nov.2004 20:18

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"Full Ohio results"
 http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/pages/results/states/OH/P/00/index.html

"Touchscreen voting troubles reported"
 http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/11/03/electronic.voting.ap/index.html

"E-vote goes smoothly, but experts skeptical" [Interestingly, this link does not go to an article, but misleads you back to the cnn.com front page. I wonder what might go missing here:

 http://www.cnn.com/

Touchscreen voting troubles reported 05.Nov.2004 20:21

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Touchscreen voting troubles reported

 http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/11/03/electronic.voting.ap/index.html

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) -- Voters nationwide reported some 1,100 problems with electronic voting machines on Tuesday, including trouble choosing their intended candidates.

The e-voting glitches reported to the Election Protection Coalition, an umbrella group of volunteer poll monitors that set up a telephone hotline, included malfunctions blamed on everything from power outages to incompetent poll workers.

But there were also several dozen voters in six states -- particularly Democrats in Florida -- who said the wrong candidates appeared on their touchscreen machine's checkout screen, the coalition said.

In many cases, voters said they intended to select John Kerry but when the computer asked them to verify the choice it showed them instead opting for President Bush, the group said.

Ralph G. Neas, president of People for the American Way Foundation, which helped form the coalition, called the summary screen problem "troubling but anecdotal."

He and other voting rights advocates said the disproportionate number of Democrats reporting such problems was probably due to higher awareness of voter protection coalitions.

"Overall, the problems of outright voter intimidation and suppression have not been as great as in the past," Neas said.

But the reports did highlight computer scientists' concerns about touchscreens, which they say are prone to tampering and unreliable unless they produce paper records for recounts.

Roberta Harvey, 57, of Clearwater, Florida, said she had tried at least a half dozen times to select Kerry-Edwards when she voted Tuesday at Northwood Presbyterian Church.

After 10 minutes trying to change her selection, the Pinellas County resident said she called a poll worker and got a wet-wipe napkin to clean the touch screen as well as a pencil so she could use its eraser-end instead of her finger. Harvey said it took about 10 attempts to select Kerry before and a summary screen confirmed her intended selection.

Election officials in several Florida counties where voters complained about such problems did not return calls Tuesday night.

A spokesoman for the company that makes the touchscreen machines used in Pinellas, Palm Beach and two other Florida counties, Alfie Charles of Sequoia Voting Systems Inc., said the machines' monitors may need to be recalibrated periodically.

The most likely reason the summary screen showed wrong candidates was because voters pushed the wrong part of the touch screen in the first place, Charles said.

He said poll workers are trained to perform the recalibration whenever a voter says the touchscreen isn't sensitive enough.

"Voters will vote quickly and they'll notice that they made an error when they get to the review screen. The review screen is doing exactly what it needs to do -- notifying voters what selections are about to be recorded," Charles said. "On a paper ballot, you don't get a second chance to make sure you voted for whom you intended, and it's a strong point in favor of these machines."

The Election Protection Coalition received a total of 32 reports of touch-screen voters who selected one candidate only to have another show up on the summary screen, Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a coalition member.

David Dill, a Stanford University computer scientist whose Verified Voting Foundation also belongs to the coalition, said he wouldn't "prejudge and say the election is going smoothly just because we have a small number of incident reports out of the total population.

"It's not going to be until the dust clears probably tomorrow that we have even an approximate idea of what happened," Dill added.

Copyright 2004 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

ohio results 05.Nov.2004 20:25

(re)poster

(who knows how this will appear on the site. i hope it is legible.)

STATUS CANDIDATE VOTE VOTE % EV
Bush 2,796,147 51% 20

Kerry 2,659,664 49% 0

Badnarik 14,331 0% 0

Peroutka 11,614 0% 0

100% precincts reporting - Updated 12:02 p.m. ET
Presidential results by state:


Electoral Vote Scorecard