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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:07 AM
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Kerry Won
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Greg Palast

November 04, 2004

Bush won Ohio by 136,483 votes. Typically in the United States, about 3 percent of votes cast are
voided—known as “spoilage” in election jargon—because the ballots cast are inconclusive. Palast’s
investigation suggests that if Ohio’s discarded ballots were counted, Kerry would have won the state. Today
the Cleveland Plain Dealer suggests the same —reporting there are a total of 247,672 votes not counted in
Ohio, if you add the 92,672 discarded votes plus the 155,000 provisional ballots.

Greg Palast, contributing editor to Harper's magazine, investigated the manipulation of the vote for BBC
Television's Newsnight. The documentary, "Bush Family Fortunes," based on his New York Times bestseller,
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, has been released this month on DVD .

Kerry won. Here's the facts.

I know you don't want to hear it. You can't face one more hung chad. But I don't have a choice. As a journalist
examining that messy sausage called American democracy, it's my job to tell you who got the most votes in
the deciding states. Tuesday, in Ohio and New Mexico, it was John Kerry.

Most voters in Ohio thought they were voting for Kerry. CNN's exit poll showed Kerry beating Bush among
Ohio women by 53 percent to 47 percent. Kerry also defeated Bush among Ohio's male voters 51 percent to
49 percent. Unless a third gender voted in Ohio, Kerry took the state.

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