Did Bush steal the election again?

suffragettecity's picture

I've read a couple of articles on CommonDreams.org that indicate that he may well have done just that. One is an article by Greg Palast showing that the numbers indicate a Kerry victory, while the other is a piece by Thom Hartmann alleging that the computers used to count the votes may have been compromised.

Greg Palast's article: http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1104-36.htm
Thom Hartmann's article: http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1106-30.htm

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TeeAhr1's picture

Were you watching for it?

I was. Exit polls from several key states (and yes, Ohio was one of them) showed Kerry comfortably ahead, maybe not decisively so, but definately up. And lo, it came to pass thusly: Bush took almost all of them. Now, you may ask how that works out, how so many exit polls from more than one network could have been so far off. But let's ask a different question here. Was it a coincidence that every single one of those contested states had shiny new Diebold voting machines?

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suffragettecity's picture

Coincidence?

I don't think so, because people were questioning the security of those machines and the wisdom of using them long before the election.
Not only that, but Bush stole the election in 2000, and polls showed him to be fairly unpopular, so with very Republican State Secretary in Ohio and his brother as governor of Florida, what would there be to stop him from stealing the election again? If anything, it would be even easier this time.

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morbid intentions 666's picture

THEY SHOULD CHECK THE NAMES

I'LL BET THERE'S FAKE NAMES ON IT LIK DONALD DUCK, MICKEY MOUSE

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Dan84's picture

I don't know...

It's a toughie. I was watching Rick Mercer's show on Monday (a Canadian satirist who's hilarious), and he had a great line. To memory: "Florida came out as decisively Bush this time, and there was no doubt about the new, untested computer voting machines that leave no paper trail and were picked up by Bush's brother."

I mean, I do wonder, but I think Bush just might have edged ahead this time fair and square. If there was more serious doubt, then wouldn't Kerry have gotten out the lawyers? I mean, there was tons of talk before the election about the massive legal teams assembled by each party.

Just my thoughts,

Daniel