Monday, November 07, 2005

Election Fraud

My boss just told me about this:

"The latest critical confirmation of key indicators that the election of 2004 was stolen comes in an extremely powerful, penetrating report from the Government Accountability Office that has gotten virtually no mainstream media coverage."

You can read the whole article here:

http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2005/1529

It also has a link at the end to the actual GAO report.

God. Searching Lexis Nexis I can barely find any mention of this. What the hell is wrong with journalism today? What is wrong with our country that we can't impeach/overthrow these crooks?

And what is wrong with me that I sit here numbly staring at the screen feeling blindsided?

14 Comments:

Blogger pack of 2 said...

I didn't even read your article but know that the election was stolen.
There bullshit voting machines that were manipulated with no way to track how people actually voted...no paper trail...PLEEEZZZE!

Aren't you soooo glad that GW Bush brought morality back to the white house....give me a BREAK!!!

Shelly

4:34 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

How about we just do away totally with the puppet position of president, the idea that a 'king' or single person should have that much weigth is outdated. I say we ditch the Prez totally and have a parlimentary type federation that is more balanced than our representative ripoff goverment that we must live with now. Those clowns do not 'represent' me. They are out for themselves, give me an android. Where is Valis when he is needed?? (must read P.K. Dick, to get that one)

11:20 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Sorry, have to PS:
Sitting behind the screen feeling blindsided is so true, we have alot of information overload, which actually works in the favor of the nuts running the insane asylum .... it keeps us numb and dumb. What needs to happen is an Internet revolution, that is why the EU wants its stake in the internet, they know that Kingdoms will fall if enough of us WAKE UP to the Madness they are feeding us daily.
Find the places in your life that might be contributing to the madness and STOP. I choose Walmart as my number one enemy. I think they are going to rule the earth one day and it scares the B'Jesus outta me. LOL

11:25 PM  
Blogger ticharu said...

Pack of 2 & Scott said it all better than I can say it!

4:12 AM  
Blogger Salt Water said...

The answer is "We are dumb". People do not know much. They do not think much. And, they make their dicisions based on bodily gasses and emotional swings. Campaign adds and commercials ought not to work, but they do. Facts are no match for pretty hair, big breasts and a song. If we do get past these, then the "Whore-bag" factor kicks in. We have George because we are wretches and we are proving it daily.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Kyahgirl said...

I'm sorry for your disillusionment Kate. Its awful. I don't even know how you can stand living in the US sometimes. This administration is outrageous.
hugs,
Laura

1:07 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Thanks guys. What bothers me the most is how this has gotten so little press coverage.

I've been ranting about corporate censorship of the press for years, teaching it in my classes. But to have no real coverage of something this important is so blatant, so crazy, it just floored me.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

On the upside, I had fun Monday night gossiping and laughing about local politics with my pals. I voted in my local town and county elections this morning, and it was nice to see my neighbors out voting. We still have the old fashioned pull lever voting machines in Upstate NY, at least for now. I think soon they'll be gone. I voted "yes" on a proposition to give more funding to our local library. That made me feel good.

I know it's not much, but it helps me feel a little saner to believe that at least on the local level, my vote has some meaning... I hope.

5:02 PM  
Blogger As always... Rachael said...

They are very talented in getting people focused on side issues (moral type shit) so that they won't ask questions about the real stuff. Bush stole both elections. Well, not him personally, of course! I don't see bush as hte "mastermind" type.

11:45 PM  
Blogger ticharu said...

Even staging a war in Iraq is a distraction from more important issues like how are we going to survive climate change and peak oil? How are we going to feed 6 billion people? How are we going to avoid a religious war? What sort of future if any will our children have?
The news doesn't cover this stuff because it would bum people out, so it's all sports and weather and fluff. And not weather like here's a list of the weather disasters around the world. No, it's just the local forcast and how great it is that it's still warm in November!
Sorry for ranting!

6:13 AM  
Blogger Wayne Simpson said...

It's amazing how hatred for a man can cause so much lying and deceit to try to make people believe how bad, how stupid GW Bush is. Someone can write something on the internet and if it fits your preset beliefs, it is true.

You didn't hear that
Bush's grades were better than Kerry's. Or if you heard it, you didn't believe it because it didnt fit your thoughts. Give me a break!!!!

12:51 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Wayne, this isn't from "just some guy on the internet", this is a report from the Government Accountability Office, a well respected government agency that conducted a lengthy investigative study of the 2004 election process. You can read the actual report here:

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05956.pdf

As for Bush's grades in college I could care less.

What I do care about is this country and democracy and what the founding fathers were trying to create here that has been totally destroyed by Bush and his pals.

As for not "hearing" the other side of the story, that's a problem we are all facing as this country becomes more divided. I suggest you take your own advice and read some of the evidence for yourself.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Wayne Simpson said...

I have never talked to someone who is so anti-government. Were you this way when Clinton was president?

Have you read all 108 pages of the report? I just did. It is telling about ways of making future elections better. It gives information about voting equipment, possible problems with them. It tells about how each state is responsible for its own election. Please tell me where it shows that the Republicans stole the election.

I am not Republican, nor am I Democrat. I am a conservative. I try to vote for any group that is for less government, because the federal government cannot do anything well except waste tax money. It always has been that way, alweays will be.

I know I can never change your way of thinking, but to say that this GAO paper shows theft of an election seems to be proof you listen to what someone says about something and not reading for yourself. Even one of your comments from "Pack of 2" says they didn't read the article but they know the election was stolen. Sorry, but the fact that Kerry didn't win doesn't mean the election was rigged. It means that the people in the 50 states thought Bush was better than Kerry. You may not like it, but it is true.

Read both sides of issues, not just the one you want to believe. I read and listen to both sides, and make a decision. My wife votes Democrat even if the one running is a scumbag. She does not listen to anything.

Good luck to you. And God bless.

Wayne

8:59 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I did, in fact, read the report. That's why I posted it. The specific part of the report that upset me was titled:

"Significant Concerns Have Been Raised about the Security and
Reliability of Electronic Voting
Systems"

I think if you reread this section carefully, you will see that the flaws in the system were easily exploitable, could have had a significant impact on the outcome of the election and are, by their very nature, difficult to track or to prove.

Since Bush's buddy at Deibold promised him Ohio, I think the results are pretty clear.

As for my opinion of Clinton, I was not a fan. But Bush sure makes him look good to me in retrospect.

After all, Clinton did not alienate our allies, start a war with no clear objectives or exit strategy based on faulty information, hold political prisoners indefinatly in a dentention center where there are serious human rights concerns, sign a bill (USA Patriot Act) that limits our civil rights, appoint a hostile UN ambassador, choose a vice president who publically advocated CIA use of torture, wreck the economy, or fail to adequately deal with one of the biggest natural disasters in our history.

Clinton may have cheated on his wife, but as far as I'm concerned, that doesn't make him a "scumbag". That's between him and Hillary and it's not my concern or my business.

The things I have listed above make Bush incompetent at the very least, and a traitor at worst. He has undermined out position in the world arena and damaged our reputation, our longstanding friendships with other nations, and our national security. I believe he should be impeached.

Obviously you and I have very different opinions about what's going on right now. I doubt either of us will change our minds, so good luck to you too. Sadly, we will all be paying the price for what Bush has done to this country for a long, long time.

11:04 AM  

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