Black Box Voting began to compare the special printouts given in the FOIA request with the signed polling tapes from election night. Lo and behold, some were missing. By this time, Black Box Voting investigator Andy Stephenson had joined the group at Volusia County. Some polling place tapes didn't match. In fact, in one location, precinct 215, an African-American precinct, the votes were off by hundreds, in favor of George W. Bush and other Republicans. |
Hmm. Which was right? The polling tape Volusia gave to Black Box Voting, specially printed on Nov. 15, without signatures, or the ones with signatures, printed on Nov. 2, with up to 8 signatures per tape?
Well, then it became even more interesting. A Volusia employee boxed up some items from an office containing Lana Hires' desk, which appeared to contain -- you guessed it -- polling place tapes. The employee took them to the back of the building and disappeared. Then, Ellen B., a voting integrity advocate from Broward County, Florida, and Susan, from Volusia, decided now would be a good time to go through the trash at the elections office. Lo and behold, they found all kinds of memos and some polling place tapes, fresh from Volusia elections office.
Journalistic vacuity of corporate media exposed
A commenter adds: For those readers who still believe that the corporate media can be reformed, please note the deafening silence in the papers and on TV about 2004's increasingly conspicuous sElection fraud. This account from Bev Harris has the elements of a Hollywood thriller: crime, complicity, cover-up, all of it out in the open for anyone to see. In other words, it's a GREAT STORY. You think people wouldn't tune in to this stuff? We're talkin' big ratings. Yet, as noted by another poster to pdx indy, all the corporate media has done so far is make fun of the independent investigators who've been digging and publishing and trying to get the word out. They're pissed -- Bev's a grandma from Cascadia, and she's putting the nation's reporters to shame. Go, Bev!
And that's the truth the corporate media really doesn't want to talk about: The people, using the internet, are making the corporate media irrelevant. The "Be The Media" movement has been growing fast over the past few years, and with this story -- the 2004 sElection Theft -- the people have pulled into the lead. The role of an independent, watchdog press is now being filled by ordinary folks, and of course we're doing a better job -- there's more of us than them. We are a swarm of mosquitos: numerous, agile, and capable of delivering a thousand painful stings. The corporate media is old, sluggish, and irrelevant. They've got one foot in the grave and are about to step in with the other. Good riddance.
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