Nationwide Voting Errors Tallied, More than 30,000 Complaints Lodged

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t r u t h o u t – Nationwide Voting Errors Tallied, More than 30,000 Complaints Lodged

The events of the last month in the United States and the Ukraine are a study in electoral duality. In the Ukraine, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to protest that nation’s questionable election, and today, the Ukraine Parliament brought down the government in a no-confidence vote over the election. Here in America, over 30,000 reports of electoral irregularities, combined with deeply disturbing reports of the ease with which electronic vote tallies can be tampered with, have led to little more than silence from the mainstream media and the national political establishment. When the greatest democracy in the history of the world is shamed by a former territory of the Soviet Union over the basic issue of the vote, something is indeed out of joint. – wrp

This is very interesting…Why aren’t we taking it to the streets? Why didn’t we in 2000? Because we have become a nation of complacent people. We don’t care, apparently.

UC Berkeley Research Team Sounds ‘Smoke Alarm’ for Florida E-Vote Count

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UC Berkeley Research Team Sounds ‘Smoke Alarm’ for Florida E-Vote Count

Today the University of California’s Berkeley Quantitative Methods Research Team released a statistical study – the sole method available to monitor the accuracy of e- voting – reporting irregularities associated with electronic voting machines may have awarded 130,000-260,000 or more excess votes to President George W. Bush in Florida in the 2004 presidential election. The study shows an unexplained discrepancy between votes for President Bush in counties where electronic voting machines were used versus counties using traditional voting methods – what the team says can be deemed a “smoke alarm.” Discrepancies this large or larger rarely arise by chance – the probability is less than 0.1 percent. The research team formally disclosed results of the study at a press conference today at the UC Berkeley Survey Research Center, where they called on Florida voting officials to investigate.

This is interesting….I hope something comes of it. The news does not look good. Condi Rice is now Secretary of State…Health insurance is going to go down the tubes. We’re fucked.