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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 07:05 AM
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Greg Palast & Jesse Jackson: JIM CROW RETURNS TO THE VOTING BOOTH


JIM CROW RETURNS TO THE VOTING BOOTH
DOES AMERICA HAVE APARTHEID VOTE-COUNTING SYSTEM?
Seattle Post-Intelligencer


by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Greg Palast
Wednesday Jan 26, 2005


The inaugural confetti has been swept away and with it, the last quarrel over who really won the presidential election.

But there is still unfinished business that can't be swept away. After taking his oath, the president called for a "concerted effort to promote democracy." The president should begin with the United States.

More than 133,000 votes remain uncounted in Ohio, more than George W. Bush's supposed margin of victory. In New Mexico, the uncounted vote totals at least three times the president's plurality -- and so on in other states.

>>>snip

The ballots left uncounted, and that will never be counted, are so-called spoiled or rejected ballots -- votes cast by citizens, but never tallied. This is the dark little secret of U.S. democracy: Nationwide, in our presidential elections, about 2 million votes are cast and never counted, most spoiled because they cannot be read by the tallying machines.

Much more here: http://www.gregpalast.com/
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roenyc Donating Member (824 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 07:16 AM
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1. its just all so unfair. nt
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tinanator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 09:05 AM
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2. Voting While Black
or brown or liberal.
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 10:28 AM
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3. Palast is not always helpful with some of his "conclusions"
I received his newsletter today (something that I did not sign up for) which included the essay that is the focus of this thread. Here is my reply to Greg: (I also tried to send it to RAINBOW/PUSH, but their "contact us" email address isn't working.)
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Dear Greg,

If you think " ... the last quarrel over who really won the presidential election ..." is over, you're not paying attention. There are dozens of groups still working to expose and uncover the election theft and the numbers of Americans who believe the election was stolen has increased 50% in the past six weeks. We will continue to work, despite your "stop quarreling" columns. If you don't think so, just hide and watch.

First you write a column ("OAF of Office") in which you insult the intelligence of the "majority" of Americans for voting for Bush (when they most assuredly did not), and now you write this. It's increasingly unclear to me just which side you are on. Please remove me from your mailing list.

Thank you. (me)
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Here is a related thread on Greg's "OAF of Office" essay that contains some of my criticisms (and others) about some of Greg's conclusions. We hurt ourselves if we "conclude" that the efforts to overthrow this election theft are over and if we insult the majority of Americans for their choices, particularly when their choices were ignored by the criminal cartel now in charge of this country. Peace.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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corbett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 06:50 PM
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4. JJ, Jr.'s A Good Man
Despite his father's peccadilloes, he's the real deal.
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GetTheRightVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 08:39 PM
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5. Yes, it does look like Jim is alive and well in the good old USA
:kick:
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RaulVB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 08:41 PM
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6. Sorry, this is a dupe (n/t)
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