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linazelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 12:53 PM
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133. My blurb...
If you are interested in knowing what the biggest threat to democracy is--I'd like to share a few thoughts.

Voting accountability in the United States is the greatest threat to our country and the Constitution. In 2000, the election was manipulated in Florida by hiring companies to purge voter rolls and rob citizens of the right to cast a ballot in the election. The use of electronic voting machines--a practice adopted by states with republican governors--were also used in Florida in 2000. It is documented that votes were stolen from Al Gore and given to Bush and other obscure candidates to give Bush the lead using these machines which are privately owned and that have software which can be tampered with remotely or otherwise.

In 2004, we held another election. Voter disenfranchisement was more widespread, and rampant. In key states where the election hinged, fewer voting machines were made available despite predictions of higher turnouts. After the elections, the "media" stated people did not show up when in reality they were made to wait excessively long amounts of time in order to vote. People should not have to choose between their job and family and election polls to cast a vote. That's what we pay taxes for--to make sure equipment and facilities are available so that citizens can vote.

Additionally, exit poll declarations for the 2004 election were the exact opposite of votes cast--in Bush's favor. (Funny how all the mistakes are in Bush's favor--the Supreme Court ruling, the errors in 2000 and 2004 all favor Bush. Is he a lucky guy or what?)

Election irregularities were reported nationwide via the internet and to legislators who compiled them. These irregularities were not given the light of day by the press while the public is fed trash about runaway brides, Scott Peterson, Michael Jackson and Paula Abdul.

As you can tell, the press and media run a close second as the greatest threat to democracy.
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