[Homestead] How the vote could be stolen - article
Lisa K.V. Perry
lisakvperry at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 09:13:03 EST 2008
This is an article by Greg Palast that outlines several ways the vote could
be stolen. Mr. Palast is a former professor at Indiana University where he
taught economics and statistics.
> *It's November 5 and the nation is in shock.** Media blame it on the
> "Bradley effect": Americans supposedly turned into Klansmen inside the
> voting booth, and Barack Obama turned up with 6 million votes less than
> calculated from the exit polls.
> Florida came in for McCain and so did Indiana. Colorado, despite the
> Democrats' Rocky Mountain high after the Denver convention, stayed
> surprisingly Red. New Mexico, a state where Anglos are a minority, went
> McCain by 300 votes, as did Virginia.*
> That's the nightmare. Here's the cold reality.
*The Ugly Secret*
> Here's an ugly little secret about American democracy: We don't count
> all the votes. In 2004, based on the data from the US Elections Assistance
> Commission, 3,006,080 votes were not counted: "spoiled," unreadable and
> blank ballots; "provisional" ballots rejected; mail-in ballots disqualified.
> This Tuesday, it will be worse. Much worse.
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