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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-08 10:51 PM
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52. Welcome to the ER
For 6 years now we've been exploring the machines vulnerabilities and capabilities. At first all we had was questions, and few that believed the machines would or could steal votes by the millions.

Then computer experts weighed in and told us that, yes, the machines could steal votes. And then we tied in the could with the idea of would Bushco steal votes? We've decided, yes, they would. They would and they could.

After the 2004 election many folks poured over all the available data. Most of us came to the conclusion that indeed they did steal millions of votes from not only Kerry but other dems as well.

Many here are firmly convinced that millions of votes were stolen, and have battled long and hard against many who have tried to convince us we were wrong. Well, back 4 years ago only about 20% of all DUers were convinced... now I'd say probably 90% are convinced. Not only DUers have been convinced, but many states have changed the laws concerning the voting machines, outlawing in some places some of the very machines that counted the 2004 votes. Thereby affirming our cause.

This forum has led the fight to regain a proper counting of our votes, and we've almost won. The reality is that the big money behind keeping the machines in place has beaten us for now. All in all it has been terribly frustrating for many, many DUers to see what has transpired.

Being that what has transpired, all we can do now is get ready for the flow of numbers which will come before and after this election. I see our next step as a step where we pour over the numbers once again and begin building a case that we can use to get our votes counted properly before the next round of elections.

You say: "Republicans like to misdirect the public so if they have us looking at the machines maybe we should be paying more attention to the other things they are doing". Respectfully, I'd say the reverse: that the republicans are misdirecting the public by doing other things to keep anybody else from looking closely at the machines.

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