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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-05 03:23 PM
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A Brief History of Computerized Election Fraud in America (Truthout)
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A lot you already know, but interesting to see the history laid out like this.

A Brief History of Computerized Election Fraud in America
By Victoria Collier
t r u t h o u t | Perspective

Saturday 25 October 2003

�Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty� --Thomas Jefferson

In the 2000 election, George W. Bush stole the presidency by combining various forms of vote fraud, not all of which could be concealed from the American public. The month-long battle in Dade County ended with open slaughter of the democratic process, and the occupation of the country by a regime of what may be accurately described as corporate fascists.

That�s the bad news.

The good news is, the 2000 election also marked a turning point in American consciousness. Or, I might venture to say, an awakening.

Before W�s coup, most Americans were, for lack of a better metaphor, asleep at the wheel. This metaphor works just fine, because our electoral process is the wheel that guides our nation, the mechanism that allows us to control the engines of power, and to turn our country in a new direction if, for instance, we�re nearing the edge of a cliff.

Nothing is more important to an American citizen than the right to cast a ballot.

But modern Americans have been abandoning the voting booth in droves. Over the past fifty years, less than half of all eligible voters went to the polls, sometimes less than 25%. However, far more astounding is that those who voted rarely bothered to wonder if their vote was counted accurately.

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