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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-02-05 07:22 AM
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76. Since you "don't do conspiracies anymore," how do you explain Ohio?
Ohio exit polls indicated a majority voted for Kerry, yet Bush won. Of course, there's no way to really tell because the precincts Bush won were tabulated electronically. Neat trick, huh?


A Corrupted Election

Despite what you may have heard, the exit polls were right


By Steve Freeman and Josh Mitteldorf
In These Times

Recall the Election Day exit polls that suggested John Kerry had won a convincing victory? The media readily dismissed those polls and little has been heard about them since.

Many Americans, however, were suspicious. Although President Bush prevailed by 3 million votes in the official, tallied vote count, exit polls had projected a margin of victory of 5 million votes for Kerry. This unexplained 8 million vote discrepancy between the election night exit polls and the official count should raise a Chinese May Day of red flags.

The U.S. voting system is more vulnerable to manipulation than most Americans realize. Technologies such as electronic voting machines provide no confirmation that votes are counted as cast, and highly partisan election officials have the power to suppress votes and otherwise distort the count.

Exit polls are highly accurate. They remove most of the sources of potential polling error by identifying actual voters and asking them immediately afterward who they had voted for.

The reliability of exit polls is so generally accepted that the Bush administration helped pay for them during recent elections in Georgia, Belarus and Ukraine. Testifying before the House Committee on International Relations Dec. 7, John Tefft, deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, explained that the Bush administration funded exit polls because they were one of the "ways that would help to expose large-scale fraud." Tefft pointed to the discrepancy between exit polls and the official vote count to argue that the Nov. 22 Ukraine election was stolen.

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http://www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/1970 /

Certainly no conspiracy involved there, right?
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