Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Thanks to hornrimsylvia for posting this link on a diary by dark 1p at Daily Kos: Countinghouse Blues Too many votes: "Sarpy County election officials are trying to figure out how they ended up with more votes than voters in the general election. As many as 10,000 extra votes have been tallied and candidates are still waiting for corrected totals."
Here's the link to the Kos diary: Olbermann comes through. And here's a link to a better-late-than-never post by the great Kos himself: Voter Reform. Kos says, "The votes are still being counted in Ohio. If the provisional ballots narrow the gap to a point where fraud could've cost us the election, the Democrats and Kerry will fight. Fraud did not cost us 120,000 votes. However, if that narrows to 30-40,000 votes, then that changes things significantly." I agree. But I hope he isn't counting on our party to deliver true voter reform. That's a task for the people.
I hope Atrios posts something about this soon, as well.
Chicagoprogressive from the same Olbermann thread on Kos has posted a link about a strange occurrence in Florida: "Several hundred ballots in Seminole County, Fla., mysteriously got wet and were rejected by voting machines Tuesday." Here's the link: Wet Ballots Found, Rejected By Voting Machines
Here's a link to Amy Goodman & Democracy Now's interview with Bev Harris of Black Box Voting.org: The E-Vote Factor: Kerry Conceded But Did He Really Lose?: Bev Harris - "Well, you know, the concern I have is, we have got to go after this from all fronts. I haven't seen any reference to it in the media. I have also been told from sources that I have inside the media that are fairly high up that particularly in TV, there's been -- there is now a lockdown on this story." Methinks we can't blame this "lockdown" entirely on the Bush Administration.
Here's a link to a first hand account written by a lawyer who was "there" in Ohio: Ohio Whitewash: "Touch screen voting machines in Youngstown OH were registering "George W. Bush" when people pressed "John F. Kerry" ALL DAY LONG. This was reported immediately after the polls opened, and reported over and over again throughout the day, and yet the bogus machines were inexplicably kept in use THROUGHOUT THE DAY." Thanks to Michael Hawkins at Spontaneous Arising for providing the link.
Here's a link to Find Law News; a list of "lawsuits, investigations, and proceedings regarding ballot issues arising in so-called battleground states."
Steal Your Election: A website "documenting what could be the highest crime in the history of our country."
More great links can be found at The Randi Rhodes Message Board. Hats off to Ms. Rhodes, the best that Air America has to offer (I love Al, too...but Randi captivated me from day one...as I noted in my review of the first broadcast).