Tuesday, January 24, 2006
The Vote Counters . . . Stealing Democracy One Vote at a Time . . .
"Those who cast the votes decide nothing.Those who count the votes decide everything."
—Communist Tyrant and mass murderer Josef Stalin (attributed)
So who's been counting votes in America's national elections over the past 6 years? The American people had better open their eyes and start asking that question and asking it loudly.
The "hanging chad" nightmare in Florida in 2000 demonstrated to the world that the United States is not the bastion of fair and honest elections it's claimed to be for so long.
There have been many (Click Here) documented voting anomolies in national elections since that 2000 Florida theft.
What's amazing, I say amazing because it's so goddamn obvious and the absolutely worthless mainstream media seems oblivious to it, is that in nearly every documented case of voting irregularities that I've read about over the past 6 years, the outcome invariably ends up benefitting the Republican candidate!!
Coincidence the fascist Rethuglicans crow!! Democrat Sour grapes they bleat!! Sore Loserman they screech!!!
BULL FUCKING SHIT!!!!! I say.
In 2003 you had the CEO of Diebold systems -- a company whose electronic voting machines were counting approximately 30% of votes in national elections by 2004 -- sending a fund-raising letter to Repugs stating that he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year." Of course we all know now that George W. Bush won Ohio by a very slim margin amidst numerous allegations of voter disenfranchisement and voting irregularities -- all once again benefitting the Republican candidate (Bushit). And also, once again, the Ohio Secretary of State and Elections Supervisor, Kenneth Blackwell, like his Stepford counterpart Katherine Harris in Florida in 2000, pulled double duty as the chair of the Ohio Bush/Cheney re-election campaign. Will wonders never cease??
So -- at this point this latest story about the state of Alaska trying to keep the results of the 2004 election hidden is no surprise. Reported discrepancies have triggered a request from the Alaskan Democrats to have an independent review of those results. The state of Alaska is refusing on the grounds that Diebold is making the BULLSHIT claim that their proprietary software code will be compromised if they allow anyone to see those results. So in other words, because the election machine manufacturer is making some horseshit claim about it's software code being possibly stolen, the American people have no right to verify the accuracy of their own elections!!! Can we say BANANA REPUBLIC??? How fucking bat-shit insane is that proposition??
Anyhow -- read the article and tell me these pricks don't have something to hide.