You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #15: Of course pad in non-swing states [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
trudyco Donating Member (975 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 01:19 PM
Response to Original message
15. Of course pad in non-swing states
They could pad in any non-swing state with evoting/no paper trail. If they had to shift votes in swing states they probably figured it was no more dangerous to lightly pad in non-swing states. If they were going to get caught it would be in the closely watched swing states where they had to pad more anyway to make sure they swung to Bush. Once you're committed you might as well go all the way.

In the non-swing they could have padded by the evoting/no paper trail but also I think maybe the tabulators slightly padded. It was interesting that in the 2.6 Dixiecrat counties in Florida Shrub got extra phantom votes. I bet that little blip is programmed into the tabulator. SOmething, that if looked at, could plausibly be called a minor software bug. Not many votes padded, but 10 votes in every precinct plus higher spoilage rates/voter suppresion in Dem counties would add up significantly.

I think they really wanted to tell the lie that the country was swinging Red. Everywhere. Remember how upset people were that Gore won the popular vote but lost the electoral? They were hoping that B*sh Man date would squash protests from the opposition. It would also add credence to the vote flipping they did in the Senate and Congressional seats.

I'm still wondering how complicit the media/AP and Mitkofsky were in this. Who was Rove wired up to on election night?

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC