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Underreported election fraud news stories - 11- 2 to present. 106 articles
Edited on Mon Dec-06-04 08:10 AM by tommcintyre
Selected From: Independent Media TV

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December 03, 2004
Voter Suppression: Stealing Votes in Ohio Urban Areas - Independent Media TV - Article - 2004-12-03
IMTV - Remember how people were voting until after Midnight in Ohio?
''The Free Press on Election Day posted a disturbing story, later confirmed by the Columbus Dispatch. The Free Press reported that Franklin County Board of Elections Director Matt Damschroder deliberately withheld voting machines from predominantly black Democratic wards in Columbus, and dispersed some of the machines to affluent suburbs in Franklin County.''
''All 36 of the wards at the bottom of the list of voters per voting machine were won by Kerry, and they include most of his strongholds.''

A Verifiable-Voting Insurgency - Roanoke Times, The - Article - 2004-12-02
''On Nov. 14, I came across a compelling paper by University of Pennsylvania Professor Steven Freeman, titled 'The Unexplained Exit Poll Discrepancy.' After comparing exit polls, which had Kerry in the lead, with the announced results for Bush in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, Freedman, a statistician, calculated that the odds against such an accidental discrepancy in all three states together are 250 million to 1.''
''Exit polls generally match official voting counts and have been used around the world as a way to verify voter accuracy and guard against vote tampering. Even Dick Morris, a Republican consultant and Fox News regular, said in an article for The Hill, 'Exit polls are almost never wrong. ... cannot be wrong across the board as they were on election night. I suspect foul play.' ''

Tentative summary of other provisional results - Ohio Voter Suppression Blog - Other - Link - 2004-12-02
IMTV - I have no idea how accurate this information is, but...
Difference: Kerry+17,977

David Cobb: Greens Had Good Reason to Ask for This Recount - Star Tribune, Minneapolis - Article - 2004-12-02
''Something went seriously wrong in Ohio on Election Day.''
''Regardless of whether a recount changes the outcome of the election, we must protect the right to vote and the right for all votes to be counted. Either every vote is sacred, or democracy is a sham.''

December 02, 2004
Miami Herald hand recount of 3 Florida counties indicates signficant Kerry gain - Independent Media TV - Article - 2004-12-02
''What I see is a possible gain of 1243 votes for Kerry from three small counties in which only 23627 ballots were cast. That represents about 0.3% of the ballots cast for Bush and Kerry statewide. If Kerry gained votes at the same rate statewide, he picks up nearly 400,000 votes and wins Florida.''


Democracy in Action: U.S., Ukraine - Independent Media TV - Article - 2004-12-02
''Hundreds of accounts of irregularities and downright suspicious goings-on can be read on websites such as www.votewatch.us and blackboxvoting.org. Missing ballots, intimidation, discarded undervotes, switched polling places, and seemingly philo-Republican electronic voting machines incapable of offering a paper trail. These hardly sound like activities associated with a free and fair election.''

''Despite the evidence, the mainstream media has largely ignored the story or reported it as a theory put forth by Kerry supporters who cant accept Bushs victory. Peter Jennings had a paternal look of amusement on his face when he referred to 'those conspiracy theorists.' What responsible journalist would simply discount such mounting evidence as a conspiracy theory without thoroughly investigating first? Is demanding transparency and integrity in our elections asking for too much?''

'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for Nov. 30 - MSNBC - Article - 2004-11-30
More on allegations of fraud in Ohio with Jesse Jackson on 'Countdown' with Keith Olbermann.

Nearly a month later, Ohio vote fight goes on - Associated Press - Article - 2004-11-30
''Nearly a month after John Kerry conceded Ohio to President Bush, complaints and challenges about the balloting are mounting as activists including the Rev. Jesse Jackson demand closer scrutiny to ensure the votes are being counted on the up-and-up.''

Reported Voting Errors Tallied Nationwide - Boston Globe, The - Article - 2004-12-01
''More than 4,000 votes vanished without a trace into a computer's overloaded memory in one North Carolina county, and about a hundred paper ballots were thrown out by mistake in another. In Texas, a county needed help from a laboratory in Canada to unlock the memory of a touch-screen machine and unearth five dozen votes.''

''In other places, machine undercounting or overcounting of votes was a problem. Several thousand votes were mistakenly double-counted in North Carolina, Ohio, Nebraska, and Washington state. Some votes in other areas were at first credited to the wrong candidates, with one Indiana county, by some quirk, misallocating several hundred votes for Democrats to Libertarians. In Florida, some machines temporarily indicated votes intended for challenger John F. Kerry were for President Bush, and vice versa.''

AND more...

'Lowdown tricks' sap poll-watcher's faith in fair U.S. voting - Oregonian, The - Article - 2004-11-23
''But when Tina returned in 2000 to live in America, she was concerned about allegations of election tampering. A patriotic American, Tina had trouble believing widespread voter fraud could occur in this country. But after acting as a nonpartisan observer Nov. 2 this time around at a precinct in Florida, she says she's lost faith in the system. In nine hours Tina says she saw 'lowdown tricks' that have made her feel 'disgusted, angry -- and yes, energized.' That's why she wants her story told.''


December 01, 2004
Something's fishy in Ohio - Chicago Sun Times - Article - 2004-11-30
''In the Ukraine, citizens are in the streets protesting what they charge is a fixed election. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell expresses this nation's concern about apparent voting irregularities. The media give the dispute around-the-clock coverage. But in the United States, massive and systemic voter irregularities go unreported and unnoticed.''

Voters to challenge US election - Guardian, The - Article - 2004-12-01
''George Bush's victory in the US presidential election will be challenged in Ohio's supreme court today, when a group of Democratic voters will allege widespread fraud.''

Errors in exit polls still a puzzle to many - Philadelphia Inquirer - Article - 2004-11-24
John Allen Paulos is a professor of mathematics at Temple University.

''Why did the exit polls on Election Day in the battleground states differ so starkly from the final tallies in those states? As my crosstown colleague, Steven Freeman of the University of Pennsylvania, has demonstrated in his paper, 'The Unexplained Exit Poll Discrepancy,' the pattern is unmistakable. In Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida, the differences between Bush's final tallies and his earlier exit poll percentages were, respectively, 6.7 percent, 6.5 percent, and 4.9 percent.''

Strong indications of major electronic glitches or fraud in Ohio - Independent Media TV - Article - 2004-12-01
''In analyzing the still-unofficial results, the totals reveal that C. Ellen Connally, an African-American Democratic candidate from Cleveland running for Ohio Chief Justice, received more than votes than Kerry in many counties. For example in Butler County, Connally received 5347 more votes than Kerry. The list of the counties where Connally actually outpolled Kerry include Auglaize, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Darke, Highland, Mercer, Miami, Putnam, Shelby, Van Wert, and Warren.''

Ohio tally fit for Ukraine - New York Daily News - Article - 2004-11-30
IMTV - Many more examples of potential fraud in Ohio.

How To Take Back A Stolen Election - Common Dreams - Article - 2004-11-29
'' 'Never again!' says the slogan in an email I received from an activist friend. 'Never again will we allow a stolen election in the USA!' ''

''Now is the time to begin.''

Warren County, Oh: Most Successful Voter Registration Drive in American History? - Independent Media TV - Article - 2004-12-01
''Warren County, a traditional Republican stronghold northeast of Cincinnati, came to national attention on election night. While the nation awaited returns from Ohio, the state that would decide the election, county officials locked down the administrative building and prohibited all independent observers from watching the vote count.''


November 30, 2004
Rev. Jesse Jackson Joins Critics Of Ohio Vote - NBC - Article - 2004-11-28
''The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday that the Ohio Supreme Court should consider setting aside Bush's win in Ohio and that Congress should investigate how Ohioans voted.''


November 29, 2004
Olbermann's Re-Countdown - New York Observer - Article - 2004-11-29
''Mr. Olbermanns fixation on the vote-count story was stoked again on Monday evening, when the Ohio Democratic Party announced that it would join with the Green and Libertarian parties in pursuing a recount in the state of Ohio, offering the remote possibility of a reversal in the outcome of the 2004 Presidential election. At 7:12 p.m. that day, Mr. Olbermann e-mailed to say, 'I think it kinda just went mainstream.' ''

Fundamental flaws put our voting system at risk - Newsweek - Article - 2004-11-24
''The notion that the 2004 presidential election ran 'smoothly' is a myth. In fact, the system is flawed, and significant barriers to the ballot box remain, especially for minorities and the poor.''

''Particularly in urban districts with too few voting stations, lines were up to 10 hours long. These excessive bottlenecks disenfranchised untold thousands who could not afford to wait that long and had to return to their jobs or children before reaching the voting booth.''

Feds to investigate voting irregularies - Associated Press - Article - 2004-11-26
''Congress' investigative agency, responding to complaints from around the country, has begun to look into the Nov. 2 vote count, including the handling of provisional ballots and malfunctions of voting machines.''

''The presidential results won't change, but the studies could lead to changes.''

More voting questions raised - Columbus Dispatch - Article - 2004-11-25
''Several new voting concerns surfaced yesterday as lawyers combed totals from the Nov. 2 presidential election.''

Voter suppression efforts mired election - The Amsterdam News - Other - Article - 2004-11-27
''Blacks faced the expected right-to-vote hurdles during the 2004 presidential election.''

''Reports from across the country found that those attempting to cast votes at Black and Latino area polling sites on Election Day, Nov. 2, faced misleading phone calls, threats that they could face arrest while trying to cast a ballot, proof of identity demands, and attempts to have their votes disqualified.''

Recount in Ohio - Baltimore Sun, The - Article - 2004-11-26

Integrity of America's voting system is in danger - Register-Guard - Oregon - Article - 2004-11-23
''Their touchscreen voting machines came from Election Systems & Software and Sequoia Voting Systems, which along with Diebold sells the majority of electronic voting systems. The CEOs of Diebold and ES&S are brothers.''


November 28, 2004
Review finds Fla. counties voted for Bush - Associated Press - Article - 2004-11-28
IMTV - Amazingly, while this entire article is devoted to shooting down the possibility of vote fraud. A careful examination of the numbers reveals potential vote fraud. More bias news coverage from our so-called 'Free' press.

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November 24, 2004
This Election is Not Over - Op Ed News - Article - 2004-11-20
IMTV - I wish the author had links and sources for his calculations, but he is sharing some interesting information.

''Let's pull it together. Right now, it's 286-252 in favor of Bush. Ohio has not even begun to count the provisional ballots. There are 155,000 or so. Ohio has a history of provisional ballots, based on state law. In 2000, 90% of the ballots counted, and of those I understand that 90% were for Gore. Applying that standard to the 155,000 would give Kerry 125,550 additional votes, and Bush 13,950. That would narrow the margin from 132,000 (the 136,000 figure includes the now-infamous Gahanna 4,000 vote error in Franklin County ) down to about 24,600. Originally, this was why Kerry conceded; he just couldn't get it done on the provisional ballots alone.''

AND MORE...

Judge Denies Demand for Ohio Recount - Associated Press - Article - 2004-11-23
IMTV - This is the same tactic the Republicans used in Florida 2000. Stall the recount, and then enforce the certification date.

''A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request by third-party presidential candidates who wanted to force a recount of Ohio ballots even before the official count was finished.''

''Judge James G. Carr in Toledo ruled that the candidates have a right under Ohio law to a recount, but said it can wait. The judge wrote that he saw no reason to interfere with the final stages of Ohio's electoral process. Officials have said the results will be certified by Dec. 6.''

GAO to investigate election complaints - CNN - Article - 2004-11-24
IMTV - It's not 'several' it's thousands.

''The U.S. Government Accountability Office plans to investigate complaints of several systemic problems with this month's elections, a group of Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday.''

Election questions build toward recount - Vermont Guardian - Article - 2004-11-23
''Charges of voting irregularities during the U.S. presidential election continue to snowball. As pressure builds for a recount in Ohio, the voting rights group Election Verification Project claims that the record use of electronic voting machines led to hundreds of anomalies that demonstrate the need for higher standards. Meanwhile, the Internet buzzes with charges that the mainstream media is attempting to suppress the story.''

Florida Blamed for Flawed Voter Database - Associated Press - Article - 2004-11-23
IMTV - The audit found that they were NOT trying to disenfranchise voters? BULLSHIT.

When they handed the list out to the counties, they TOLD the counties that they were NOT POSITIVE that EVERYONE on the list felon, and that they were to those on the list from the voter rolls, unless they could prove that they were not felons.

This was all done despite the fact that Jeb Bush was personally warnted that they were warned that it was NOT ACCURATE, and they 'should pull the plug' on the list.

November 23, 2004
U.S. Election: Democracy in Question - Inter Press Service News Agency - Article - 2004-11-18
''John Zogby, president of the polling firm Zogby International, told IPS he has been calling it 'the Armageddon election' for about a year. Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader believes the Republican Party was able to 'steal it before election day.' ''


November 22, 2004
Study finds Fla. 'ghost' e-votes - Oakland Tribune - Article - 2004-11-19
IMTV - Another version of the story about the U of C Berkeley Study.

Ohio Presidential Results to be Challenged - Common Dreams - Article - 2004-11-20
''Ohios 2004 presidential vote will be challenged as soon as next week in the state Supreme Court, a coalition of public-interest lawyers announced Friday.''

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November 19, 2004
Researchers: Florida Vote Fishy - Wired.Com - Article - 2004-11-18
''Electronic voting machines in Florida may have awarded George W. Bush up to 260,000 more votes than he should have received, according to statistical analysis conducted by University of California, Berkeley graduate students and a professor, who released a study on Thursday.''

''The researchers likened their report to a beeping smoke alarm and called on Florida officials to examine the data and the voting systems in counties that used touch-screen voting machines to provide an explanation for the anomalies. The researchers examined the same numbers and variables in Ohio, but found no discrepancies there.''

University researchers challenge Bush win in Florida - Computer World - Article - 2004-11-18
'''Something went awry with electronic voting in Florida,' says the lead researcher''

Voting Machines and Change in Support for Bush in the 2004 Florida Elections - University of California at Berkeley - Link - 2004-11-18
''Study released Thursday indicates the probability is that electronic voting machines may have awarded 130,000 - 260,000 or more in excess votes to Bush in Florida''

'Stinking Evidence' of Possible Election Fraud Found in Florida - Common Dreams - Article - 2004-11-18
''There was something odd about the poll tapes.''

Exit Polls and Voter Fraud: A User-Friendly Explanation - Op Ed News - Article - 2004-11-18
IMTV - Important information.

Was it Hacked? - Orlando Weekly - Article - 2004-11-18
''Despite mainstream media attempts to kill the story, talk radio and the Internet are abuzz with suggestions that John Kerry was elected president on Nov. 2 but Republican election officials made it difficult for millions of Democrats to vote while employees of four secretive, GOP-bankrolled corporations rigged electronic voting machines and then hacked central tabulating computers to steal the election for George W. Bush.''

Democrats take up fight over ballots - Cleveland Plain Dealer - Article - 2004-11-18
''Cincinnati - Seeming to brush aside John Kerry's concession speech, the Ohio Democratic Party has launched a federal court fight over nearly 155,000 provisional ballots by contending a proper accounting of those votes might decide who really won.''

Voting Trends of the 29 Democratic Florida Counties in Question - Independent Media TV - Picture - 2004-11-19

Source: State of Florida

This graph is in relation to these 29 Counties reported on by Keith Olbermann of MSNBC.

''Baker County, Florida, on the Georgia border for instance. 69 percent of voter registered Democrats. 24 percent Republicans. Yet President Bush got 7,738. And Senator Kerry, just 2,180. In Holmes County, in the panhandle, seven Democrats for every two Republicans in the district. Bush beat Kerry 6,410 to 1,810. In Dixie County, 77.5 percent registered Democrats, Bush 4,433, Kerry 1,959. Lafayette County, 83 percent Democratic, Bush, 2,460. Kerry, 845. In Liberty County, Bristol, Florida, 88 percent of registered voters there are Democrat. 8 percent Republican. Bush, 1,927. Kerry, 1,070.''

''Five examples in 29 counties with decided Democratic margins that suddenly voted overwhelmingly for Mr. Bush. In Florida counties where optical scanning of paper ballots was not used, no such violent swings were reported. Counties with heavy Democratic registration voted Democratic, counties with heavy Republican registration voted Republican.''

Call To Action: IMTV Needs 1984, 1988 Florida Election Results By County - Independent Media TV - Article - 2004-11-19
IMTV - We are currently investigating trends of the 29 counties that spiked in support for Bush in 2000 and 2004 using the Electronic Optical Scanners made by Diebold, ES & S, and Sequoia.

We need help finding election results for Florida by county from 1984 and 1988. This will help to futher investigate this situation.

If you find this information, preferrably from a reliable source, please send it to editor@independent-media.tv


November 18, 2004
Oh Brother, Ohio, and O'Reilly - MSNBC - Article - 2004-11-16
IMTV - Nader and failed Florida congressional candidate Jeff Fisher possibly working to get a recound in Florida?

Vote Recount to Settle Doubts? - Wired.Com - Article - 2004-11-17
''A vote recount in New Hampshire on Thursday could shed light on anomalies with election results in that state, voting activists say. And if the recount finds problems with voting machines there, it could open the way for recounts in other states, such as Florida.''

''A vote recount in New Hampshire on Thursday could shed light on anomalies with election results in that state, voting activists say. And if the recount finds problems with voting machines there, it could open the way for recounts in other states, such as Florida.''
VOTE FRAUD: Volusia County on lockdown - Black Box Voting.org - Other - Article - 2004-11-16

Media accused of ignoring election irregularities - Boston Globe, The - Article - 2004-11-17
''Two weeks after Election Day, explosive allegations about a media coverup are percolating.''

''There's the widely circulated e-mail about a CBS producer who complained that a news industry "lock-down" has prevented journalists from investigating voting problems that cropped up on Nov 2. There's the rumor that MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, who has devoted serious air time to discussing Election Day irregularities, was fired for broaching the topic. There's the assertion by Bev Harris, executive director of Black Box Voting Inc., that she had received calls from network employees saying they had been told to lay off the sensitive subject of voting fraud.''

Ohio Finds Possible Double Votes, Counts - Associated Press - Article - 2004-11-18
''Election officials in one Ohio county found that about 2,600 ballots were double-counted, and two other counties have discovered possible cases of people voting twice in the presidential election.''

Voting results' accuracy questioned; democracy demands that we do so - Madison Capitol Times - Article - 2004-11-16
''Was the 2004 presidential election stolen? Possibly.''

''Will it be overturned? Probably not.''


November 17, 2004
Lingering Suspicions of Election Fraud - UPI - Article - 2004-11-15
''To start, voting analyses of selected Florida and Ohio precincts conducted by the University of Pennsylvania's Steven Freeman and independent investigator Faun Otter have revealed surprisingly high percentages for Bush. Those skeptical about the results further suggest spoiled ballots and provisional votes, which may have a disproportionate impact on the results in the areas with high concentrations of minority voters, could have made the difference.''

Columbus, Ohio voters waited hours as election officials held back 68 machines - Free Press.Org - Article - 2004-11-16
''One telling piece of evidence was entered into the record at the Saturday, November 13 public hearing on election irregularities and voter suppression held by nonpartisan voter rights organizations. Cliff Arnebeck, a Common Cause attorney, introduced into the record the Franklin County Board of Elections spreadsheet detailing the allocation of e-voting computer machines for the 2004 election. The Board of Elections own document records that, while voters waited in lines ranging from 2-7 hours at polling places, 68 electronic voting machines remained in storage and were never used on Election Day.''

The Perfect Election Day Crime - Tom Paine - Article - 2004-11-12
''In Ohio,questions persist about intentional or accidental voting mishaps. Which voting problem cost Kerry the most votes may never be known. Kerry's fate aside, Air America's Steven Rosenfeld's investigation found the inadequate supply of polling machines in Ohio shows a system badly in need of reform.''

November 16, 2004
Computer Glitch Changes Election Result - Associated Press - Article - 2004-11-12
''A hand recount of ballots cast using optical scanning technology gave a Democrat enough extra votes to bump a Republican from victory in a county commissioner's race.''

Media ignoring election fraud - South Florida Sun Sentinel - Article - 2004-11-15

GOP Wants News Organizations to Abandon Exit Polls - TV Week - Article - 2004-11-05
''After early exit polls in Tuesday's election inaccurately suggested that Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry would trounce President Bush, Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie is recommending that major news organizations pull the plug on the prognostications.''

'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for Nov. 12 - MSNBC - Article - 2004-11-12
IMTV - Partial transcript from his 11/12/2004 show. More on the vote fraud.

'Hardball with Chris Matthews' for Nov. 12 - MSNBC - Article - 2004-11-12
IMTV - Chris Matthews discusses part of the voting controversies in Ohio and Florida.

Fla. Panel Approves 2004 Election Results - Associated Press - Article - 2004-11-14
''Unlike four years ago, when scores of television satellite trucks and hundreds of reporters camped outside the Capitol, the state canvassing board quietly certified the results of the Nov. 2 general election, in which President Bush captured the state's 27 electoral votes by a comfortable margin.''
November 15, 2004
3rd-Party Leaders Demand Recount in Ohio - Associated Press - Article - 2004-11-13
''Two third-party candidates for president say they plan to seek a recount of Ohio votes.''
''Libertarian Michael Badnarik and Green Party candidate David Cobb said they want to ensure that all legitimate votes are counted properly.''

Ohio voters tell of Election Day troubles at hearing - Cleveland Plain Dealer - Article - 2004-11-14
''Tales of waiting more than five hours to vote, voter intimidation, under-trained polling-station workers and too few or broken voting machines largely in urban or heavily minority areas were retold Saturday at a public hearing organized by voter-rights groups.''

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November 12, 2004
Ohio The recount of 2004 - MSNBC - Article - 2004-11-11
''This afternoon, I spoke with Blair Bobier, the attorney/spokesman for David Cobb, the Green Party's 2004 candidate for President. Bobier confirms that the press release floating on the net is legitimate. The Green Party is combining forces with the Libertarian Party to seek a statewide election recount in Ohio.''
''Unlike Florida in 2000, Ohio's recount rules are straightforward and specific. Once the Ohio vote is certified, which I'm told could happen as early as next week, the Green/Libertarian group will have five days to file a formal application for statewide recount. In addition, the group must then deposit $10 for every precinct to be recounted.''

Suspicions stir belief that presidential election was hijacked - Vermont Guardian - Article - 2004-11-11
''There is as yet no solid proof that such a cyber-attack occurred on Nov. 2. But suspicions are mounting that the U.S. presidential election results were manipulated to some extent. Voting analyses of selected precincts in Florida and Ohio have found surprisingly high percentages for Bush, and critics say that spoiled ballots and provisional votes, both disproportionally affecting minorities, made the difference in at least two states.''

Kerry campaign scrutinizes Ohio - Cleveland Plain Dealer - Article - 2004-11-11
''Lawyers with John Kerry's presidential campaign are gathering information from Ohio election boards about uncounted ballots and other unresolved issues from last week's election.''
''Attorneys say they are not trying to challenge the election but are only carrying out Kerry's promise to make sure that all the votes in Ohio are counted. They describe this effort, which began this week, as a 'fact-finding mission.' ''

Ohio Still Counting Provisional Ballots - Associated Press - Article - 2004-11-10

Kucinich: A Note On The Presidential Election in Ohio - Common Dreams - Article - 2004-11-10

The Unexplained Exit Poll Discrepancy - Buzz Flash.Com - Article - 2004-11-11
''BuzzFlash was forwarded a copy of a new research paper (271k PDF) on the exit polls from the 2004 election.''
''The odds of those exit poll statistical anomalies occurring by chance are 250,000,000 to one.''

2004 U.S. Election controversies and irregularities - Wikipedia - Article - 2004-11-07
IMTV - Very interesting, especially the graphs of information regarding the differences between the exit polls and the actual results.
Glitch Gave Democratic Votes to Libertarian Candidate in Indiana County - Indianapolis Star - Article - 2004-11-11
''Election equipment counted straight-party votes for Democratic candidates as Libertarian votes, an error that could affect election outcomes in as many as nine counties, the Richmond Palladium-Item reported today.''

Settlement in electronic voting lawsuit - San Francisco Chronicle - Article - 2004-11-11
''Attorney General Bill Lockyer announced a $2.6 million settlement Wednesday with Texas-based Diebold Elections Systems, seeking to end a lawsuit that alleged the company made false claims about one of its electronic voting systems.''

IMTV Looking for Florida Election Results for 1996 By County - Independent Media TV - Article - 2004-11-11
IMTV - Help Us do the research. We are doing an analysis of the Florida Democratic counties that voted overwhelmingly for Bush. We need to get 1996, 2000 election data by county. We also need to find out when these counties went to optical scanners.
This is what we have so far:
Election 2004
Election 2000
From Florida's own website 2004 Election Information by County
If you find the results, preferrably from a reputable source send them to editor@independent-media.tv

November 11, 2004
'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for Nov. 8 - MSNBC - Article - 2004-11-08
IMTV - MUST READ! - Keith Olbermann reports on large voter irregularities in Ohio and Florida.
''Baker County, Florida, on the Georgia border for instance. 69 percent of voter registered Democrats. 24 percent Republicans. Yet President Bush got 7,738. And Senator Kerry, just 2,180. In Holmes County, in the panhandle, seven Democrats for every two Republicans in the district. Bush beat Kerry 6,410 to 1,810. In Dixie County, 77.5 percent registered Democrats, Bush 4,433, Kerry 1,959. Lafayette County, 83 percent Democratic, Bush, 2,460. Kerry, 845. In Liberty County, Bristol, Florida, 88 percent of registered voters there are Democrat. 8 percent Republican. Bush, 1,927. Kerry, 1,070.''
''Five examples in 29 counties with decided Democratic margins that suddenly voted overwhelmingly for Mr. Bush. In Florida counties where optical scanning of paper ballots was not used, no such violent swings were reported. Counties with heavy Democratic registration voted Democratic, counties with heavy Republican registration voted Republican. And then theres one wild card to add to the Florida mixture. While the state voted for Mr. Bush and 29 Democratic counties became Republican strongholds, one extremely liberal state ballot proposition passed overwhelmingly.''

Recounts and Retractions - MSNBC - Article - 2004-11-11
''John Kerry or no John Kerry, there could still be recounts in Ohio and New Hampshire - courtesy of the two candidates who got far more grief than votes during the presidential campaign.''
''David Cobb of the Green Party told a California radio station late yesterday afternoon that he is 'quite likely to be demanding a recount in Ohio,' with a final decision to be reached and announced during the day.''

Nader Raises Questions on Electronic Voting - NPR - National Public Radio - Audio - 2004-11-10
''All Things Considered, November 10, 2004 Independent candidate Ralph Nader petitions for a recount of presidential ballots in New Hampshire, charging that touch-screen voting machines may have misfired on Election Day. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.''

Election Coverage: Do-over in North Carolina - MSNBC - Article - 2004-11-10
''With news this morning that the computerized balloting in North Carolina is so thoroughly messed up that all state-wide voting may be thrown out and a second election day scheduled, the story continues.''
''Tonight on 'Countdown,' we'll examine the N.C. mess (which would not include a second presidential vote), new fuzzy math in Nevada, allegations against the Democrats in Pennsylvania, Ralph Nader's news conference, and the other voting developments as they occur. A Stanford computer expert will address the vulnerability of the Optical Scanning system (and answer the question: which is easier to hack, electronic voting or exit polls?), and Newsweek's Jonathan Alter will join me to report on the reporting.''

Evoting Firm Gives Machines for Free to Swing State Nevada - Buzz Flash.Com - Article - 2004-11-08
''In August of 2004 Sequoia wanted to get its software into the Reno area (Washoe County Board of Commissioners). How much do you think it costs to license their software for voting purposes? $30,000 a year, plus an annual adjustment for increased costs and inflation EXCEPT THAT THE FIRST FOUR YEARS ARE FREE. Thats right, free. See page 743 (PDF). Sequoia wanted to get their software into swing states like Nevada so badly, they gave away the first $120,000 in licensing fees for four years to get the counties to sign on. Nevadas population is 90% urban, consisting mainly of Clark County (Las Vegas) and Reno (Washoe County). Nevada also previously received around $15 million in federal grants(IMTV - I.e. Bush Administration?) to defray the anticipated $17 million cost of the voting machines themselves.''

November 10, 2004
A Tale of Two Brothers: EVoting in the USA - Other - Article - 2004-11-08
IMTV - An important possible inaccuracy in this article. I believe Republican Senator from Nebraska Chuck Hagel used to own 35% of ES & S, and he did not disclose this investment, he has since come forward with this information, and I believe he has long since sold his interest in the company.
''The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers.''

Bush Vote Tallies Statistically Stunning, Border on Unbelievable - Consortium News - Article - 2004-11-09
''While its extraordinary for a candidate to get a vote total that exceeds his partys registration in any voting jurisdiction because of non-voters Bush racked up more votes than registered Republicans in 47 out of 67 counties in Florida. In 15 of those counties, his vote total more than doubled the number of registered Republicans and in four counties, Bush more than tripled the number.''
''By comparison, in 2000, Bushs Florida total represented about 85 percent of the total number of registered Republicans, about 2.9 million votes compared with 3.4 million registered Republicans.''

Ohio Is Set to Reckon With Outstanding Ballots - Los Angeles Times - Article - 2004-11-09
''Ohio election officials said Monday that they would begin this week the final count of 155,428 provisional ballots and an unknown number of overseas absentee ballots that were cast in the presidential election.''

10,000 More Votes Than Voters in Nebraska - NBC - Article - 2004-11-07
''Sarpy County election officials are trying to figure out how they ended up with more votes than voters in the general election. As many as 10,000 extra votes have been tallied and candidates are still waiting for corrected totals.''

Did Bush fix the elections? - Pravda - Article - 2004-11-09
''In Florida, 13 counties reported more votes than voters, these accounting for 39.4% of the vote. In Ohio, at the Gahana 1 Precinct, Bush received 6,253 votes, Kerry 1,916 votes, and the others, 23. This totals 8,192 votes, which is strange, since only 4,346 people voted.''
''In Chaves County, New Mexico, which has an enormous Hispanic, African American and Native American population (who traditionally vote Democrat), Bush won by 68% to 31%. ?''

Secrecy Cloaked During Election Campaign - Inter Press Service News Agency - Article - 2004-11-09
'' 'It's always a fight to find out what the government doesn't want us to know. It's a fight we're once again losing ... (President Bush) has clamped a lid on public access ... It's not just historians and journalists he wants locked out; it's Congress ... and it's you, the public, and your representatives.' ''
''These are the words of Bill Moyers, one of the U.S.' most respected broadcast journalists. Moyers was press secretary to President Lyndon B Johnson when Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in 1966. That law established the principle that the public should have broad access to government records.''

November 09, 2004
Locking Down The Vote Count in Ohio - MSNBC - Article - 2004-11-07
IMTV - This article by Keith Olbermann of MSNBC's Countdown examines the counting of provisional, and absentee ballots that is currently going on in Ohio, and some vote fraud.

Broward County, FL Machines Count Backward - Palm Beach Post - Article - 2004-11-05
''Officials found the software used in Broward can handle only 32,000 votes per precinct. After that, the system starts counting backward.''
''Why a voting system would be designed to count backward was a mystery to Broward County Mayor Ilene Lieberman. She was on the phone late Wednesday with Omaha-based Elections Systems and Software.''

An Examination of the Florida Elections - Other - Article - 2004-11-08
IMTV - Some very interesting information.

60 Minutes: Counting the E-Vote - CBS - Video - 2004-10-31
60 Minutes examines the problems with E-Voting.

While I admire that they reported on this, what is abhorrent is that this information was out there over a year ago, and it should have been a top story over a year ago. If the media had done it's job back then, the machines would have had a paper trail, and there would be confidence in the results.

House Dems Seek Election Inquiry - Wired.Com - Article - 2004-11-05
''Three congressmen sent a letter to the General Accountability Office on Friday requesting an investigation into irregularities with voting machines used in Tuesday's elections.''
''The congressmen, Democratic members of the House of Representatives from Florida, New York and Michigan, cited a number of incidents that came to light in the days after the election. One was a glitch in Ohio that caused a memory card reader made by Danaher Controls to give George W. Bush 3,893 more votes than he should have received. Another was a problem with memory cards in North Carolina that caused machines made by UniLect to lose 4,500 votes cast on e-voting machines. The votes were lost when the number of votes cast on the machines exceeded the capacity of the memory cards.''

Comparing '04 Blue, Red States to Free, Slave States During Civil War - Independent Media Center - Picture - 2004-11-08
IMTV - Very interesting.

The Kids Are Alright - Michael Moore - Article - 2004-11-07
IMTV - Contrary to all the news reports. young adults (18-29) had record turnout.
November 08, 2004
Evidence Mounts That The Vote May Have Been Hacked - Common Dreams - Article - 2004-11-06
''The State of Florida, for example, publishes a county-by-county record of votes cast and people registered to vote by party affiliation. Net denizen Kathy Dopp compiled the official state information into a table, available at http://ustogether.org/Florida_Election.htm, and noticed something startling.''

Repost: Millions Blocked from Voting in U.S. Election - Reuters - Article - 2004-09-22
''Millions of U.S. citizens, including a disproportionate number of black voters, will be blocked from voting in the Nov. 2 presidential election because of legal barriers, faulty procedures or dirty tricks, according to civil rights and legal experts.''

Questionable Tactics by GOP - Boston Globe, The - Article - 2004-11-06
''President Bush's margin of victory in Ohio may have spared the country the anguish of postelection lawsuits, but unaddressed claims of minority voter intimidation cast a shadow over this election just as rumors of Florida voter disenfranchisement did in 2000. Even if the results are undisputed, what is at issue is the integrity of the process.''
''The most publicized accusations came out of Ohio on the eve of the election.''

Former Employee of Voting Machines Was On Ohio County Election Computer - Evening Ledger, The - Ohio - Article - 2004-11-07
''In a letter dated Oct. 21, Ken Nuss, former deputy director of the Auglaize County Board of Elections, claimed that Joe McGinnis, a former employee of Election Systems and Software (ES&S), the company that provides the voting system in Auglaize County, was on the main computer that is used to create the ballot and compile election results, which would go against election protocol. Nuss claimed in the letter that McGinnis was allowed to use the computer the weekend of Oct. 16.''

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November 05, 2004
Exit Polls Right, Tallies Wrong? - AlterNet.Org - Article - 2004-11-05
''The rallying cry of the emerging 'honest vote' movement must become: Get Corporations Out of Our Vote!''

Computer error gave Bush a big boost at an Ohio polling station - Agence France Presse - Article - 2004-11-05
IMTV - This in an of itself is not huge deal, as it's only 3800 votes, but if this is found to have happened in other places, it is big.
''A computer error involving a voting machine cartridge reportedly handed President George W. Bush an extra 3,893 votes in one precinct in the key state of Ohio.''

November 04, 2004
Exit Poll's Don't Match Actual Results - Blue Lemur - Other - Article - 2004-11-03
''Exit Poll's Don't Match Actual Results, EVoting States Show Greater Discrepancy''

Exit polls prove problematic to UW experts - The Daily of The University of Washington - Other - Article - 2004-11-03
''According to Jones, exit polls have historically been more accurate than they are turning out to be in this election.''
''Several UW faculty members who stayed up late last night to watch Election Day 2004 coverage were caught by surprise by the dichotomy between the results of election exit polls and actual election results as reported by the major news networks.''

Exit Poll Numbers at 7:28pm EST on Nov. 2nd - Slate Magazine on MSN - Article - 2004-11-02
7:28pm EST - ''It's a tight squeeze: In the national exit poll, Kerry leads Bush 51-48. In Wisconsin he's up by three, and in Ohio and Florida he leads by one.''

Television networks proceed cautiously with rebuilt exit polling system - Associated Press - Article - 2004-11-03
''Burned by their blown calls in the 2000 election, television networks were determined not to make the same mistake again Wednesday and left President Bush on the brink of victory -- but not quite there.''
''Meanwhile, there were concerns among television executives about early exit polls that indicated John Kerry would do much better than he appeared to be faring as actual vote counts came in.''

November 02, 2004
Wary Colorado prepares for no confidence vote - Guardian, The - Article - 2004-11-01
''A rash of problems over election rules has left Coloradans unsure whether their votes tomorrow will count.''

Palm Beach Dj Vu? - Nation, The - Article - 2004-11-01


Blocking-and Rocking-the Black Vote - Nation, The - Article - 2004-11-01


World election monitors face obstacles at U.S. polls - Los Angeles Times - Article - 2004-11-01
'' If they can get in the door, election observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will be keeping an outsider's eye on the U.S. voting process Tuesday.''

US journalist punched, arrested by officer outside Florida voting office - Agence France Presse - Article - 2004-11-01
''A sheriff's deputy tackled, punched and arrested a US journalist for taking pictures of people waiting in line to cast early ballots in West Palm Beach, local media reported.''

2 Judges Bar Party Challengers at Polls - Associated Press - Article - 2004-11-01
''Two federal judges Monday barred Republican Party representatives from challenging the eligibility of voters at polling places on Election Day.''

An Election Spoiled Rotten - Greg Palast - Article - 2004-11-01
''It's not even Election Day yet, and the Kerry-Edwards campaign is already down by a almost a million votes. That's because, in important states like Ohio, Florida and New Mexico, voter names have been systematically removed from the rolls and absentee ballots have been overlookedoverwhelmingly in minority areas, like Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, where Hispanic voters have a 500 percent greater chance of their vote being 'spoiled.' Investigative journalist Greg Palast reports on the trashing of the election.''

Outside View: Courting disaster - UPI - Article - 2004-11-02
''Four years ago, five justices of the United States Supreme Court stopped the recount in Florida after a mere 36 days and made George W. Bush president.''
''This time, it won't be so easy.''

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donhakman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 08:03 AM
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1. If a tree falls in the forest
it makes no sound...
in American media.
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 10:22 AM
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2. Did you see the list of complaints in Florida?
And people around here call me a conspiracy theorist. Just because over 5,000 "glitches" were documented doesn't mean there is anything wrong with our voting system. The exit polls have been wrong for years and we democrats just can't accept we didn't win. Accept B**sh as your savior and you too can help rig the election in 2008.

For those without a sense of humor, this is a tongue and cheek way of saying I can't believe people are NOT rioting in the streets over this stolen election.

Sigh, we Americans are truly conditioned to acquiesce to authority figures. Except for you guys right here, you DUers, who wont give up the fight no matter how they ignore and ridicule you. I admire you all. Don't give up the Ship!!!!
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 04:06 PM
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3. Remember Kiev? WE MUST ACT NOW, OR LOSE IT FOR GOOD!
"Talk is cheap!" EVERYONE MUST ACT!
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 11:10 PM
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4. kick
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RaulVB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:48 AM
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5. Kick
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 10:45 AM
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6. UPDATE: 12/06 - 5 MORE ARTICLES
Edited on Tue Dec-07-04 10:46 AM by tommcintyre
http://www.independentmediasource.com/election_art_1128...

December 06, 2004
15 House Judiciary Committee Members: 34 Questions for Ohio's Kenneth Blackwell - U.S. Government - Link - 2004-12-05
''We are sure you agree with us that regardless of the outcome of the election''


New Ohio Vote Tallies Question Legitimacy of Election - New York Daily News - Article - 2004-12-03
''Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez of the New York Daily News investigates vote totals in Cleveland to reveal how possibly thousands of votes meant for John Kerry somehow ended up in the tallies of the two independent candidates.''


Dead voters on rolls, other glitches found in 6 key states - Chicago Tribune - Article - 2004-12-04
''...review of voter data there and in five other key states--Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan and Minnesota--found widespread flaws in the integrity of voter rolls...''


Repost: Elections Firm Has Ties to Florida County Elections Supervisors - St. Petersburg Times - Article - 2001-07-12
''The county elections supervisor's husband worked for and consults for ES&S, a maker of voting equipment that the county may buy.''


Votergate: More details emerge - Online Journal - Article - 2004-12-01
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 12:00 PM
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7. It's a conspiracy of silence n/t
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 05:37 PM
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8. Yes it is my friend, and just maybe, together we will change that

http://www.independentmediasource.com/voteintegrity.htm
Watch for "new and improved" version coming tonight.

WE HAVE A RIGHT TO A FREE MEDIA, ITS IN THE CONSTITUTION!

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RaulVB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 05:38 PM
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9. Kick
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-04 09:51 PM
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10. 12/07 UPDATE: 2 more articles
Edited on Wed Dec-08-04 09:51 PM by tommcintyre
December 07, 2004
Democrats launch investigation of voting problems in Ohio - Associated Press - Article - 2004-12-06
''Outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe said the party will spend "whatever it takes" to study complaints from Ohio voters that included uncounted votes, long lines, shortages of ballots, understaffed polling stations and voting machine errors.''

Sworn Affidavit: Programmer Created Vote Rigging Program for Florida Congressman - Blue Lemur, The - Article - 2004-12-06
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-04 09:07 AM
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11. 12/11 Update: 6 more articles, plus a couple more Blasters
Sorry I haven't posted these daily since the seventh, but I've been busy on the blasters - see below:

December 11, 2004
Doubts Persist About Ohio Election Results - Associated Press - Article - 2004-12-10
''As the Electoral College prepares to certify President Bush's re-election on Monday, concerns persist about the integrity of the nation's voting system particularly in Ohio, where details continue to emerge of technology failures, voter confusion and overcrowded polling stations in minority and poor neighborhoods.''


December 10, 2004 Return to Calendar

Silencing the vote - Baltimore Sun, The - Article - 2004-12-09
''To those of us who doubt President Bush won the election in the United States, the key differences between here and Ukraine are the methods of fraud and the passivity of the news media.''

''The most conservative estimate would be 37 percent of the millions of Democrats who voted, or 18 million Americans. When the independents are added, the total is 30.3 million Americans who do not trust the legitimacy of our own presidential election.''

Click here for -->The Original Exit Polls


Former US Congressman Jailed - ONN - Ohio News Now - Other - Article - 2004-12-09
''A former US congressmen went from the halls of congress to the halls of justice and was jailed in Columbus after attempting to deliver a letter about voting irregularities to Secretary of State Ken Blackwell.''


December 09, 2004 Return to Calendar

Professor says vote numbers don't add up - Madison Capitol Times - Article - 2004-12-08
''Surely there must be some logical explanation.''
''That's the first thing Steven Freeman thought the night of Nov. 2, after exit polls showing that John Kerry would win most of the key battleground states turned out to be wrong, and George W. Bush ended up being re-elected by nearly 3.5 million votes.''

''But after several days, it became obvious that no one in the mainstream media was investigating the bizarre discrepancy, says Freeman, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. So he decided to conduct his own investigation.''

Greg Palast on the 'Apartheid Ballot Counting System in America' - Democracy Now - Article - 2004-12-08
''As Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell certified President Bush's reelection on Monday, we hear an address by investigative reporter Greg Palast about the disenfranchisement of black votes in the Nov. 2nd election.''

Click HERE to listen to the audio of the show.

Candidates Officially Request Ohio Recount - Associated Press - Article - 2004-12-08
''With support from John Kerry's campaign, two third-party candidates for president officially asked on Tuesday for a recount in Ohio, the state that put President Bush over the top in November.''

'' 'There is a possibility that George W. Bush did not win Ohio. If that is the case, it would be a crime against democracy for George Bush to be sworn into office,' he said.''

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