More Evidence The
Vote Was Rigged
From Wayne Nash
I don't want rain on the parade but I am getting quite a few emails from
various sources citing possible irregularities with the voting process. So,
I did a little research myself on the net to see what I could find. As a
political scientist I could not resist.
Regardless of the veracity of any claim to possible irregularities I
suggest that this question of legitimacy of the process needs to be
addressed if everyone casting their vote is to feel that their vote is
being properly counted. No one can feel disenfranchised in a real
democracy. Otherwise, you end up with a dictatorship and not a democracy at
Unless BOTH sides feel the system is verifiable then you may end up with a
banana republic 'democracy'. This is not question of who won the election.
It is a matter of much greater importance; the legitimacy of the democratic
Here are a couple of sites which address the issue:
On this last web site I found this interesting bit of information:
"Various people sent me mail saying that it is awfully fishy that the exit
polls and final results were substantially different in some places. I hope
someone will follow this up and actually do a careful analysis. Does anyone
know of a Website containing all the exit poll data? If we go to
computerized voting without a paper trail and the machines can be set up to
cheat, that is the end of our democracy. Switching 5 votes per machine is
probably all it would take to throw an election and nobody would ever see
it unless someone compares the computer totals and exit polls. I am still
very concerned about the remark of Walden O'Dell a Republican fund raiser
and CEO of Diebold, which makes voting machines saying he would deliver
Ohio for President Bush. Someone (not me) should look into this carefully.
The major newspapers actually recounted all the votes in Florida last time.
Maybe this year's project should be looking at the exit polls. If there are
descrepancies between the exit polls and the final results in touch-screen
counties but not in paper-ballot counties, that would be a signal. At the
very least it could be a good masters thesis for a political science
student. The Open voting consortium is a group addressing the subject of
Could there be a possible problem here? Let's see...
* In states where there were paper ballots the results exactly matched the
* In states where there were only electronic 'touch-screen' paperless
voting machines Bush showed an inexplicable 5-8 point or more difference
from the polls, contradicting otherwise accurate exit polls.
* The software used in these voting machines is so sophisticated that you
can't even check out the programming because it disappears leaving nothing
to verify, no source code, no nothing.
Below are 3 articles explaining how these E-voting programs work. The man
who published these articles is apparently an expert on this E-voting
subject and a computer scientist.
Another site takes the subject seriously...
* SoCalDem has done a statistical analysis... ...on several swing states,
and EVERY STATE that has EVoting but no paper trails has an unexplained
advantage for Bush of around +5% when comparing exit polls to actual
* In EVERY STATE that has paper audit trails on their EVoting, the exit
poll results match the actual results reported within the margin of error.
* Analysis of the polling data vs actual data and voting systems supports
the hypothesis that evoting may be to blame in the discrepancies.
* The media was a bit taken aback that the results didn't match the exit
polls AT ALL. Most of the commentators were scratching their head in
disbelief at the results. The media has gracefully claimed they "just got
Kerry leads Female voters by 7%, Bush leads male voters by 7%. Male vs.
Female voter turnout is 47% M, 53% F. That means Kerry statistically has a
7% edge in exit polling in Wisconsin.
Actual results however show Bush ahead by 1%, an unexplained difference of
Kerry leads in the exit polls by a clear margin, but is still behind in the
reported results. This state is even closer.
Actual is just 1% favor of Bush. Exit polls show Kerry with a wider margin.
Women favored Kerry by 8% here out of 52% of total voters. Men favored Bush
by just 6% out of 48% of total voters. Actual reported results don't match
exit polling AT ALL in Nevada.
According to the programmer cited above here is how easy it is to "make
We need COUNTERS - (B) = Bush; (K) = Kerry; (V) = Vote; (T) =Tally
1. If V = B, add 1 to B
2. If T = 8, add 1 to B; Clear T; Skip 3
3. If V = K, add 1 to K; Add 1 to T
This extremely simple bit of programming would shift 12% of the vote from
Kerry to Bush, it would defy exit polls, and it would make it look like
Bush had a huge popular win.
Shock And Awe In America
By Hugh Joseph
You should have seen the long faces at the market and in the streets, even
at the bank. Looked like everyone had lost a dear, loved one. Everyone was
in mourning. This must have been what it looked like when Kennedy was shot.
People in deep shock, moving zombie-like through the familiar, but
un-noticed routine of their lives, their minds sunken in incredulity,
uncomprehending how the Barbarians relentlessly dismantling America, could
have been "voted" back in for another 4 years. Another 4 years of lies,
murder, mayhem and madness? Ugh!
In a recent essay, I spoke of the futility of the election process.
Many persons e-mailed me in response to that post, accepting my premise.
However, most were still committed to voting for Kerry, intent on seeing
that Bush never got reelected. Trouble is, the majority of those people
were thinking that the GOP was depending on the voting process to get their
man back in the White House. The nation failed to rid itself of the greater
part of its domestic enemies because of its childish faith in a broken
system and its unwillingness to see what was directly in front of it. Will
we have elections in 2008? What will the people do then to ensure that they
are not fraudulent? Between now and then, will we have demanded
accountability and prosecuted everyone involved in the on-going destruction
of this nation? Will we have a full-blown police state, or will we have
salvaged our nation and restored it to its former status, and better?
It is a known fact that the GOP did not win the 2000 elections. Thus the
President these last 4 years should have been Al Gore. What road would our
nation be on now had Gore occupied the White House? At any rate, as a
nation, we failed to address the problem of the Florida elections and thus
allowed someone who lost to be selected by corrupt justices to be
President. Next came 9/11, a fortuitous "Pearl Harbor" event that allowed
the Bush cabal to catapult the nation in the direction desired--unlimited
international conflicts without end for the seizure of resources, and to
redefine the geopolitics of the planet. Most Americans were happy hating
Bin Laden and sending their sons and daughters off to kill innocent
Muslims. Even as the body bags and the lies piled up, Americans did not
seem to waver in their determination to line up like hapless lemmings
behind the man, Bush. Now comes 2005. "Another 4 years". Unfortunately,
although some are ecstatic about that little GOP ditty, "another 4 years"
will certainly prove to be a curse on both the US and the rest of the
In a sense, those who felt certain that Kerry would win are to be excused
for their naivete. After all, which other President in history has
stimulated such an abundance of books, calendars, stand-up comic routines,
films, DVDs, CDs, talk shows, bumper stickers and other paraphernalia that
captured the witlessness of the resident of the White House? Even while the
economy seemed to be going South, the revenue from anti-Bush bumper
stickers should have been enough to pay down the budget deficit. He was a
good stimulus for the economy, stupid! At any rate, the screw-ups of this
Administration, their lies, crimes and cover-ups were thoroughly documented
and put out there on the internet and in the mainstream media, for all to
see. There was enough information to convince everyone that this
Administration had to go. They were convinced that he was going.
Surely this nightmarish scenario had to end. We watched as hundreds of
thousands of us got laid off, as our jobs went overseas while we trained
our foreign replacements. Our CEOs reaped huge bonuses as we stood in the
unemployment lines. The tax-cuts the rich received went to stimulate jobs,
but not here at home. Our communities were failing. The only hope for our
youth was to join the Armed Forces and sign up to murder innocent people in
exotic countries so they could go to college, or one day buy a home where
they could quietly die from DU poisoning. The American Dream could only be
purchased with Muslim blood. We didn't flinch at that. We stood at
attention and saluted as the body bags arrived. "We have to fight those
terr'ists, you know".
We were even prepared to give up all our freedoms and agree to communally
spit on the Constitution, while wrapping ourselves in the flag and yellow
ribbons, just so we could do shock and awe unto others so they couldn't do
shock and awe unto us. Are we totally nuts? Who in his right mind would
want 4 more years of this? How much more are we prepared to give up for
lies, the destruction of our once proud Republic and the embroiling of the
entire planet in unremitting bloodshed? No other President has had more
demonstrations against him both at home and abroad. No one is more
universally hated and despised. Yet, here he is...bigger and bolder than
ever. 4 more years of shock and awe on the planet.
How foolish to think that having stolen the elections in 2002, that the
perps would contentedly allow themselves to be kicked out in 2004? Think
about it, folks. If you were able to stage a successful coup that gave you
total control over the most powerful military and financial apparatus in
History, and your control over the nation's legal apparatus meant that you
were safe from any kind of prosecution, why would you want to give it up?
Some years ago, I had to sue someone in Small Claims Court, for the return
of a deposit on a rental. If I had not done that, this rascal would have
made off with almost $2,000. He countersued. I won. Obviously, this
individual was prepared to take the risk of being sued and countersuing, a
small, low-cost inconvenience, in order to gain $2000. What would the Bush
Administration we willing to pay, or do, to preserve the multibillion
dollar gravy train set up as a result of its policies over the past 4
years, most notably the launching of the phony War on Terror? And when the
cost of subverting the election process (by forcing the States to spend
millions on fraud-friendly voting systems), can be passed on to "we the
people", why should they worry?
Imagine mandating only paperless balloting, when the nation's best computer
engineering minds have told us that such a system is untrustworthy. Imaging
the fact that the companies providing the machines are in the hands of men
sworn to "reelecting" the incumbent. Imagine that some of these men have
criminal backgrounds, some of whom are blackmailable. Is it reasonable to
think that the system would not be exploited to ensure the appearance that
the incumbent was reelected? (For the best analysis on this, please visit
http://www.invisibleballots.com and order their video "Invisible Ballots".)
It is clear to me that if we could put ourselves in the shoes of the
Administration, we would see that the Elections was just another little
nuisance event that had to be "handled". We the people were not really
going to be allowed to determine who got to sleep in the White House.
November 2 wasn't going to be Judgment Day. We could naively choose to
believe otherwise to our shame and peril. However, what was at stake was
infinitely too enormous to allow the people to decide by voting. Elections
'04 was just another item on a long list of things to be "handled" in such
a way as to ensure the uninterrupted continuity of the agenda. We may
speculate about the way this matter was handled, but when we understand the
enormity of what was at stake, we can easily see that the powers that be
had no other choice but to do whatever it took to remain in control. For
one simple thing, too many crimes in high places have been and are being
exposed. The only way to avoid prosecution is to remain in power. Watch for
an aggressive move to shut down any investigation into the Executive crimes
of the last 4 years.
Another piece of tell-tale evidence is the sickening attempts by the
newsfakers of CNN and Fox, and the talk show punditocracy, to spin the
so-called GOP "victory". There was no victory. There was merely another
coup. On the night of the election, one such presstitute made the comment
that a Bush win would mean that "morality trumped the issues". I was
shocked and in awe at the remorseless arrogance of these people. What
morality? You mean the fact that Bush claims to be anti-gay marriage and
anti-abortion? Since when was morality selective?
I recall a Chris Rock routine in which he made fun of Big Pharma TV
commercials. "They're bound to get you with one of those symptoms", he
quipped. 'Do you go to bed at night and wake up in the morning?' Huh?
That's me. I've got those symptoms. I need that medication!" Some voted for
Bush, believing that he is anti-gay and anti-abortion. However, the point
is that whether Bush is anti-gay marriage, or anti-abortion makes no
difference. Homosexuality will not go away and neither will abortion. Talk
is cheap and it gets votes. In 2000, one foolish woman told me she was
going to vote for Bush because he went to Church! Yikes! At any rate, this
press whore, ever ready to uphold the Fox tradition of reporting
narrow-minded opinion as hot news, told us that "morality had trumped the
issues". Thus the critical issues facing the nation were not important to
the majority of people. But was that true? Quick, can anyone point out the
morality of uttering 237 lies (per Sen. Henry Waxman. See
false witness against our Muslim neighbors and launching Shock and Awe on
defeated and defenseless nations, murdering hundreds of thousands of
innocent women and children? I get it: Its immoral to kill the child when
he's in the womb, but it is perfectly moral to kill both mother and child
once he's born. Glad you cleared that up for me. If this is the morality of
the Immoral Majority that voted for Bush, the world is headed towards a
very bleak future indeed.
Next morning, flipping channels for some election coverage to confirm what
I already suspected when I went to sleep the night before, another Fox
presstitute, opining the News, declared that the fact that Merck stock was
"taking off" on the GOP win meant that "Republicans obviously did not
support cheap drugs from Canada". What? I quickly switched off the infernal
thing as if stung by a viper. Amazing! What Republicans don't support
cheaper drugs from Canada? The poor, fixed-income Republican widows who are
watching their vital medications escalate in cost every week and who would
love to get them even at the price they paid for them last week? Or did
that prattling head mean those fat cat Republicans who are busy ripping off
the nation, exporting jobs overseas and turning the country into the newest
member of Third World Developing Countries? She didn't specify. Funny how
these same Republicans support the flooding of the country with the
cheapest goods manufactured in China, (even the American flags so instantly
available right after 9/11, that adorned every car and home), but not lower
priced medications from Canada for needy people. For anyone still watching
Fox, my sympathies. May your brains R.I.P.
Quo vadis, America? My guess is that 9/11 was not just a "Pearl Harbor" for
the warmongers. It also signalled the dawning of a new age of truth. We
live in a world of duality. With the big lie of 9/11 came the truth, side
by side. That truth has been spreading like wildfire from person to person,
via the internet, via books, CDs, DVDs, cinema, what have you. Over the
past three years, millions of people have been inoculated with the serum of
truth. This Administration has been so in-your-face, so arrogant, so
blatantly corrupt, that they have managed to expose things that would have
remained hidden for decades to come. We must be grateful for that. Many
sleepers have been awakened to the dangerous excesses of the Bush
Administration. They will not sit idly by just waiting for the curse of the
last 4 years to repeat. Many will certainly pack up and leave. Others are
going to recognize that America would have no foreign enemies if she did
not have the domestic enemies that she does. Many of these people are going
to become active patriots. My guess is that the actions of the Bush
Administration have unintentionally created a turned-on population. It is
clear now why the Patriot Act was conceived. Patriots are definitely not
Look for more synthetic terror strikes to generate more fear and to keep
the lemmings in line. And as General Franks has certified, the Constitution
will be history and the US will become another Banana Republic. But take
heart, America and the world. Everything is temporary. The illegal and
ill-conceived American Empire, one anathema to the very Constitution of the
US, and all that it was conceived to serve and accomplish, will
self-destruct in a fraction of the time it took to create it. It will go
the way of Rome and all the other hubristic imperial endeavors of old.
Undoubtedly, it is an evil empire in the truest sense of the term, one
based on greed, deception and hatred, supported by mass-murder and
repression, its leaders drunken on a lethal mix of privilege,
unaccountability, pride and arrogance. However, and most importantly,
truth, its most deadly enemy, has already begun to attack the Empire's very
marrow like the deadliest of auto-immune diseases, and is slowly but
inexorably eating away at it. It may achieve its blighted goals in the
short term, with great endeavor and bloodshed, but it will not survive its
success. That is certain. Adolph Hitler taught us that.
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