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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 09:18 AM
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Election theft Makes "top ten" stories ignored by media in 2005


News: Silenced
By: Camille T. Taiara
11/30/2005




3. Another year of distorted election coverage
Last year Project Censored foretold the potential for electoral wrongdoing in the 2004 presidential campaign: The "sale of electoral politics" made No. 6 in the list of 2003-04's most underreported stories. The mainstream media had largely ignored the evidence that electronic voting machines were susceptible to tampering, as well as political alliances between the machines' manufacturers and the Republican Party.
Then came Nov. 2, 2004. Bush prevailed by 3 million votes - despite exit polls that clearly projected Kerry winning by a margin of 5 million.
"Exit polls are highly accurate," Steve Freeman, professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Organizational Dynamics, and Temple University statistician Josh Mitteldorf wrote in In These Times. "They remove most of the sources of potential polling error by identifying actual voters and asking them immediately afterward who they had voted for."
The eight-million-vote discrepancy was well beyond the poll's recognized, less-than-1-percent margin of error. And when Freeman and Mitteldorf analyzed the data collected by the two companies that conducted the polls, they found concrete evidence of potential fraud in the official count.
"Only in precincts that used old-fashioned, hand-counted paper ballots did the official count and the exit polls fall within the normal sampling margin of error," they wrote.
Inconsistencies were so much more marked in African American communities as to renew calls for racial equity in our voting system

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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 09:31 AM
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1. Thanks. I will add this to my 3500 + file of news articles.
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 09:48 AM
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2. Hang on to them articles, because the
people we pay to protect us from these types of crimes may need them when they start the investigation. :sarcasm:
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