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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 01:35 AM
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16. The exit polls are merely one indicator and set of studies in a mountain
of evidence that points overwhelmingly to a wrong outcome in 2004. This evidence begins with the deliberate creation of a NON-TRANSPARENT election system, run on "TRADE SECRET," PROPRIETARY programming code, controlled by Bushite corporations (mainly Diebold and ES&S) during the 2002-2004 period--a coup that was engineered by the biggest crooks in Congress, Tom Delay and Bob Ney (and abetted by Bilderberg 'Democrat' Christopher Dodd), with the so-called "Help America Vote Act" (HAVA). In a very short time, this $4 billion electronic voting boondoggle greatly corrupted the voting systems in almost every state. That was its intent. These legislators and their corporate partners COULD HAVE created a transparent, verifiable election system. It is not difficult to do. They did just the opposite--they fought off even the most basic transparency features, such as a paper trail, and permitted election systems to be privatized and SECRETIZED in every way, while drenching them with money, and failing to fund or require proper regulation. (For instance, they permitted secret industry "testing" of the machines!) Election officials who resisted were bullied with draconian deadlines into purchasing insecure, unreliable and extremely hackable electronic voting systems, or face penalties.

This is the CONTEXT in which Kerry won the exit polls. The exit polls are the only verification tool we had in highly non-transparent conditions, and they showed a Kerry win. The corporate news monopolies then shut down the reporting system late on election day and DOCTORED their exit poll data--in impossible ways--to make it FIT the results of Diebold's and ES&S's secret vote tabulation formulae. When they were caught, by alert bloggers and experts who took screen shots of the real exit poll numbers before they were taken down, the pollster--one pollster hired by the news monopoly consortium--then started backfilling, and dissembling, and making things up to justify what they had done.

The CONTEXT of these dastardly deeds also includes the war on Iraq. The Bush junta and the war profiteering corporate news monopolies lied about THAT, TOO! With nearly 60% of the American people against that war from the beginning, and with people flocking to the Democratic Party in 2004 to oust Bush--the Dems had a blowout success in new voter registration in 2004, nearly 60/40--there is no way they could have kept their boy, Bush, in the White House, and protected their war profits, war crimes and tax breaks WITHOUT fixing the election.

People come at this election fraud issue from the wrong direction. They presume the innocence of a government that has proven itself, time and again, to be a criminal enterprise, and they presume honesty by a corporate news establishment that has proven itself, time and again, to be a propaganda arm of the government!

You cannot and must not presume innocent by those in power when it comes to vote counting--let alone SECRET voting counting. These jokers must have been laughing all the way to Baghdad, knowing what they had cooked up here at home: TRADE SECRET VOTE COUNTING--by their bud, Wally O'Dell, at Diebold--a Bush/Cheney campaign chair and major fundraiser, who promised in writing to "deliver Ohio's electoral votes to Bush/Cheney in 2004", and by ES&S, a spinoff of Diebold (similar computer architecture) initially funded by rightwing billionaire Howard Ahmanson, who also gave one million dollars to the extremist 'christian' Chalcedon Foundation (which touts the death penalty for homosexuals, among other things).

What a coup! Can anybody doubt what all this secrecy was FOR?

And....AND...Kerry won the real exit polls (before they doctored them to suppress strong evidence of the Kerry win).

The exit poll scam does not exist in isolation. It is not some pristine, theoretical mathematical problem. The polls said one thing; they changed them to say something else--that which would protect war profits, and gas gouging, and torture, and unjust war, and tax cuts for the super-rich.

And then--perhaps their foulest deed of all--for extra insurance, they picked on the poorest and the darkest skinned among us, the black voters of Ohio, for special treatment on election day: old black grandmothers standing in the rain for ten hours to vote; black felons who had served their time and won back their right to vote, called by the Texas Rangers and told they would return to jail if they showed up at the polling place; the black, the poor and the young deprived of precincts, lied to, purged, unfairly challenged, all over Ohio--by the most corrupt Republican establishment in the country (and that's saying something); and, in Florida, black voters who had names SIMILAR to convicted felons purged by the tens of the thousands from the voting rolls, and tens of thousands of absentee ballots 'diseappeared' in the mail in Democratic areas.

The Bushites spat on Martin Luther King's grave. They destroyed our finest achievement as a people, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. They dismantled them before our very eyes. I favor the theory that they did it for spite--out of sheer ugliness--but an alternative theory (and maybe both are true) is that Kerry's victory was much bigger than expected--a landslide victory, perhaps as much as by 8 million votes--and the voting machines could not handle it without exposing the rig to plain view (or because they had to be pre-programmed to certain percentages). So they had to engage in blatant, illegal vote suppression, and, of course, picked on the weakest and the poorest, as they always do.

CONTEXT, my friends. CONTEXT. Think about Katrina. Would people who would leave thousands of poor blacks to rot and die in a natural disaster be capable of such scumbag scheming as is evident in the passage of the "Help America Vote Act" by the Anthrax Congress, the FALSIFICATION of the only verification tool we had, the exit polls, and the dreadful, insulting, demeaning, Nazi treatment of black voters in the 2004 election?

Gee, I don't know. On the other hand, we could go on playing games about voting results that have been deliberately rendered non-transparent, and exit polls that were falsified to fit those non-transparent results, and never come to any conclusions at all.

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