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Monday  11/15/2004

Petition: Peacefully Protest Crimes Against Democracy  11/15/2004 Petition Online 

Recount in Ohio a Sure Thing  11/15/2004 Truth Out 


Sunday  11/14/2004

Ohio Voters tell of Election Day Troubles at Hearing  11/14/2004 Common Dreams 

WE DO NOT CONCEDE COALITION  11/14/2004 donotconcede.com 

Did lawyer-observers on Election Day miss fraud incidents?  11/14/2004 Hartford Courant: "And by my presence, along with other Democratic lawyers, I lent an air of legitimacy to the voting process, which, by and large, seemed fair enough. But one thing troubled me: who was checking to make sure the data contained in the digital memory cards actually matched the voters’ intentions marked on the paper ballots?"

The Ballots at the Back of the Bus - Most voters in Ohio chose Kerry; here’s how the votes vanished.  11/14/2004 In These Times 

Ghosts of Florida  11/14/2004 Intelligence Squad: "Tom Grayman was in Jacksonville, Florida on Election Day 2004 and observed the administration of the vote in that heavily-African-American city. He has recently been interviewed on the topic of the 2004 election on Air America Radio’s "The Al Franken Show;" on "BET Nightly News;" and on NPR, Pacifica, commercial, and community radio stations in such markets as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tampa, Atlanta, Boston, St. Louis, and Washington, DC."

Investigate the Vote  11/14/2004 MoveOn 

MAKING VOTES COUNT - About Those Election Results  11/14/2004 NYT 

Dirty work at Philly polls  11/14/2004 OnLine Journal: "In Philadelphia, the Republican Party hired local people including down-and-out addicts as neighborhood poll watchers, paid the poll watchers to challenge their neighbors' voting, and sent visiting teams of burly enforcers in window-tinted vans in a mixed strategy of intimidation, pay and misinformation to suppress voting on November 2, according to a Brooklyn law student who worked as a poll monitor."

Recount Ohio  11/14/2004 recountohio.org 

Stolen Election  11/14/2004 Robbed 2004: this site tracks various efforts to fight the fraud.

Election Problems  11/14/2004 VotersUnite!: cited in the Conyers et al letter to the GAO as having 265 specific complaints. This is a growing list.


Saturday  11/13/2004

Fiasco in North Carolina  11/13/2004 AP 

Demos Election Newswire  11/13/2004 Demos USA: motherload list of election problems, but stops at Nov 3rd.

For some, Ohio still is not decided - Kerry voters demand investigation of count  11/13/2004 Enquirer, OH 

Donations for recount  11/13/2004 HelpAmericaRecount.org 

Presidential ballots to be recounted  11/13/2004 Nashua Telegraph 

How YOU Can Help Fight the Vote Fraud That Stole The 2004 Election  11/13/2004 OpEd News 

Green & Libertarian Presidential Candidates to Demand Ohio Recount  11/13/2004 Progress Reports 

Potential Evidence of Fraud in Palm Beach County?  11/13/2004 ReDefeat Bush 

Watchdogs demand vote accountability  11/13/2004 Seattl Post Intelligencer: "Harris, 53, and her organization were among the first wave of a spreading flood of election-activist groups nationwide that fear for the security of the voting process with the advent of computerized voting. Ellen Theisen, a software technical writer who works out of her home in Port Ludlow, co-founded VotersUnite!, another national watchdog group, in April. She did so after learning about direct recording electronic, or DRE, voting machines, which lack a voter-verified paper trail."

Amid Charges of Vote Suppression, Activists Look for Larger Fraud  11/13/2004 Znet 


Friday  11/12/2004

A Legitimate Recount Effort in Ohio  11/12/2004 Alternet: "Common Cause of Ohio and the Alliance for Democracy, a progressive coalition, Thursday announced they were launching a recount campaign for Ohio. Columbus, Ohio attorney Cliff Arnebeck, who represents both groups, said both the Green Party and Libertarian Party presidential candidates would seek a recount if the $110,000 filing fee could be raised. "Common Cause and the Alliance for Democracy are not partisan. The purpose of the recount is to verify the honesty of the process," Arnebeck said. "That is in the interest of anyone who would be declared the winner.""

Minnesotans kicked off voter registration lists asking why  11/12/2004 AP 

Recount changes one Franklin Co. race  11/12/2004 AP: "A computerized vote counting error in Franklin County, Indiana, provides a good example of the value of paper ballots. Had this counting error happened with an all-electronic voting system, the county would have had no independent audit trail to rely on once the vote-counting programming error was discovered."

$100,000 Reward for Evidence of Vote Fraud  11/12/2004 Buzzflash 

The Ohio Factor: Did Homeland Security and the FBI interfere With the Vote Count?  11/12/2004 Democracy Now 

Unofficial Audit of NC Election: Comprehensive Case for Fraud  11/12/2004 Democratic Underground 

The Public Hearings and Rally About Election Fraud in Columbus, OH this weekend, Sat. 11/13-Please pass widely!  11/12/2004 Free4 Press, OH 

Your Help Needed for Ohio Recount!  11/12/2004 Greens.org 

Kerry's Brother Vote Fraud Email NOT a Repug Hoax  11/12/2004 IndyMedia 

The Exit Poll Scandals  11/12/2004 Michigan News 

Amid Charges of Vote Suppression, Activists Look for Larger Fraud  11/12/2004 New Standard 

Vote Fraud Theories, Spread by Blogs, Are Quickly Buried  11/12/2004 NYT 

Answers to Boston Globe's Dismissal of Voter Fraud Story  11/12/2004 Redefeat Bush 

Compilation of Voter Fraud Reports by J.L. Durfee Reports on Election Tampering from Four States plus Multistate Problems  11/12/2004 RedefeatBush.com 

93,000 Extra Votes In Cuyahoga County - Outrage In Ohio  11/12/2004 Rise 4 News 

55,000 Coloradans Appear Twice Registered for Voting  11/12/2004 Rocky Mountain Collegian 

I Smell a Rat  11/12/2004 The Freezer Box 

The Perfect Election Day Crime  11/12/2004 Tom Paine: "Across Ohio’s minority-rich cities, there were fewer voting machines than during past elections, including March’s presidential primary. As the number of voters grew by as much as 50 percent in some precincts, according to pro-Kerry field organizers, the number of voting machines on Election Day shrank by a third. Precincts that usually had five machines only had three. The lack of voting machines was a disaster."

Major bugs found in Diebold vote systems  11/12/2004 UPI 

An I-Team 8 Investigation - Excerpts from Interviews with MicroVote Executives  11/12/2004 WISHTV 

Voters air Election Day complaints at hearing  11/12/2004 WKYC, OH 


Thursday  11/11/2004

ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY LAUNCHES OHIO HONEST ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN - CALLS FOR OHIO RECOUNT AND INVESTIGATION OF VOTING IRREGULARITIES  11/11/2004 Alliance for Democracy: "Today, AfD founder Ronnie Dugger and National Co-Chair Cliff Arnebeck launched the Ohio Honest Elections Campaign during their appearance on Air America Radio. They called for a recount of every vote for President in Ohio."

Kerry campaign lawyers checking Ohio vote  11/11/2004 AP: "Hoffheimer said the goal is to identify any voting problems and quell doubts about the legitimacy of the Ohio election being raised on the Internet. He said the Kerry campaign has compiled a list of more than 30 questions for local election officials. They are asking about the number of absentee and provisional ballots, any reports of equipment malfunctions on election night and any ballots that still listed third-party challenger Ralph Nader as a candidate."

Rule by Theft: Reconstructing the Crime  11/11/2004 Black Commentator: "Conyers is compelled to go through the motions of requesting help from the General Accounting Office, which is obligated to assist the Congress in carrying out its duties. However, the true engines of resistance to Bush’s crime accompli are the grassroots investigators, technicians and numbers crunchers busily in search of patterns of anomalies in the corrupted election returns – numbers that should not be there – and answers to how the tallies might have been engineered. These are the people who will craft the technical indictment against the Bush men. Bev Harris is at the center of the rebellion. On Monday she renewed her call for “lawyers, computer people, statisticians” and “funds to pay for copies of the evidence.” For non-specialists, Harris has other assignments."

Green Party has raised more than $70,000 towards $113,000 Ohio recount  11/11/2004 Blue Lemur 

Left Wing Claims Exit Polls Were Accurate, Bush Stole Election  11/11/2004 Christian News Service 

How They Tried to Suppress the Black Vote in South Carolina  11/11/2004 Counterpunch 

EFF E-voting  11/11/2004 Electronic Freedom Foundation 

Long Lines in Columbus  11/11/2004 Equal Vote 

Green and Libertarian Presidential Candidates to Demand Ohio Recount.  11/11/2004 Green Party 

MSNBC Vote Fraud Video (Must See) -- 11.11.04  11/11/2004 MSNBC 

Vote Theft Round 2: And so the sorting and discarding of Kerry votes begins  11/11/2004 OpEd News: "Are the provisional ballots in Ohio being thrown out? A new rule for counting provisional ballots in Cuyahoga County, Ohio was implemented on Tuesday, November 9 at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon, according to election observer Victoria Lovegren. The new ruling in Cuyahoga County mandates that provisional ballots in yellow packets must be 'Rejected' if there is no 'date of birth' on the packet. The Free Press obtained copies of the original 'Provisional Verification Procedure' from Cuyahoga County which stated 'Date of birth is not mandatory and should not reject a provisional ballot.' The original procedure required the voter's name, address and a signature that matched the signature in the county's database."

Kerry campaign scrutinizes Ohio  11/11/2004 Plain Dealer, OH 

Investigate Votergate  11/11/2004 SF Bay View: "What’s coming out about election suppression and fraud goes way past whether it’s too late to find enough votes to save Kerry. Post-mortems are important, but we have a genuine opportunity to reveal the Karl Rove vote suppression strategy. Fighting for fair elections is fundamental not just for the future, but for the present. Bush won no mandate."

They did it again, they stole another election by Junious Ricardo Stanton  11/11/2004 SF Bay View 

Activists demand election probe  11/11/2004 SF Examiner: "Citing uncounted provisional ballots, faulty voting systems and racially based voter suppression, about 60 people rallied outside the federal building Wednesday to call for an investigation into last week's presidential election. Organizers said similar demonstrations in other U.S. cities were taking place this week. Chanting "Count every vote, every vote counts," the demonstrators spoke out against what they called systematic voter suppression, specifically in low income and African-American-dominated precincts in swing states."

Rage Against the Machines - The Web wonders if electronic voting machines stole the election.  11/11/2004 Slate 

Who Counts in Ohio?  11/11/2004 Truth Out: "To make Kerry's odds even tougher, the man running the game - Secretary of State Ken Blackwell -also co-chairs the Ohio committee to re-elect George Bush. A former mayor of Cincinnati, Undersecretary of HUD, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Blackwell is one of the national GOP's most prominent African-American officials and a leading candidate to replace Bob Taft as Governor of Ohio. More to the point, he publicly spearheaded Republican efforts in the state to reduce the number of his fellow African-Americans whose votes would go to the Democrats In some cases, the courts over-ruled him, and - much to their credit - most black voters stood up to his harassing tactics. But Blackwell never stopped trying. As chief election officer, he decreed that voters, if challenged, could cast provisional ballots only at their correct precinct. Previously, they could vote anywhere in the county in which they were registered. When a lower court over-ruled him, he appealed the decision and got his restriction reinstated. This might, in part, explain why Ohio now has some 100,000 fewer provisional ballots than many Democrats expected."


Wednesday  11/10/2004

Growing Collection of Vote Fraud links: ATTN Global Media  11/10/2004 Axis of Logic 

Internet buzz on vote fraud is dismissed  11/10/2004 Boston Globe 

GOP Wants to End Exit Polls  11/10/2004 Buzzflash 

The Unexplained Exit Poll Discrepancy  11/10/2004 Buzzflash: by Dr. Stephen F. Freeman, University of Pennsylvania

VOTING MACHINES AND THE UNDERESTIMATE OF THE BUSH VOTE  11/10/2004 CalTech: "1. A series of claims have been made in recent days alleging that discrepancies between exit poll results and the presidential vote in certain states provides evidence of malfeasance in those states. These claims seem to be concentrated on states using electronic voting systems. 2. Exit polls predicted a significantly greater vote for Kerry nationwide than the official returns confirmed, but there is not any apparent systematic bias when we take this same analysis to the state level. 3. Analysis of deviations between the exit polls and the official returns show no particular patterns for states using electronic voting; nor does this analysis reveal any patterns for states using other forms of voting systems. 4. We conclude that there is no evidence, based on exit polls, that electronic voting machines were used to steal the 2004 election for President Bush."

Voter Intimidation in Tampa - Dispatches from the Gound  11/10/2004 Counterpunch: "Florida law requires Spanish-speaking poll workers in this precinct. There are two Latina women present, but I can't get their attention. Señora hunches me in the side and shakes her head at my efforts. When I say they will help us, she nearly spits her disgust. No, she says, they are the same ones who refused to help her before. "Ellas estan como los otros (waving at the whites seated at the table). No quieren los negros, (pointing to me) y los moreños (pointing to herself) a votar! They are like the others. They don't want blacks and browns voting.""

Kerry may have given up, but Internet backers have not  11/10/2004 Cox News 

BBV: Help America Audit -- 5 Things You Can Do Immediately  11/10/2004 Democratic Underground: "I was tipped off by a person very high up in TV that the news has been locked down tight, and there will be no TV coverage of the real problems with voting on Nov. 2. Even the journalists are pretty horrified. My source said they've also been forbidden to talk about it even on their own time, and he was calling from somewhere else. He was trying to figure out how to get the real news out on vote fraud. This is a person I've worked with off and on for nearly two years, and the voice was so somber it really bothered me. At any rate -- and perhaps, especially important due to the tipoff above, there are things you can do to take back America."

Unravelling the Mystery of the Cuyahoga County vote totals  11/10/2004 Democratic Underground 

Diebold, electronic voting and the vast right-wing conspiracy  11/10/2004 Free Press: published 2/04, very informative - "In the early 1980s, brothers Bob and Todd Urosevich founded ES&S’s originator, Data Mark. The brothers Urosevich obtained financing from the far-Right Ahmanson family in 1984, which purchased a 68% ownership stake, according to the Omaha World Herald. After brothers William and Robert Ahmanson infused Data Mark with new capital, the name was changed to American Information Systems (AIS). California newspapers have long documented the Ahmanson family’s ties to right-wing evangelical Christian and Republican circles. In 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported, “. . . primarily funded by evangelical Christians – particularly the wealthy Ahmanson family of Irvine – the [Discovery] institute’s $1-million annual program has produced 25 books, a stream of conferences and more than 100 fellowships for doctoral and postdoctoral research.” The chief philanthropists of the Discovery Institute, that pushes creationist science and education in California, are Howard and Roberta Ahmanson. According to Group Watch, in the 1980s Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr. was a member of the highly secretive far-Right Council for National Policy, an organization that included Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, Major General John K. Singlaub and other Iran-Contra scandal notables, as well as former Klan members like Richard Shoff. Ahmanson, heir to a savings and loan fortune, is little reported on in the mainstream U.S. press. But, English papers like The Independent are a bit more forthcoming on Ahmanson’s politics."

And so the sorting and discarding of Kerry votes begins  11/10/2004 Free Press, OH 

The League of Pissed Off Voters  11/10/2004 IndyVoter 

Countdown - Keith Olbermann  11/10/2004 MSNBC: "“There was litigation over pockets of voters,” he continued, on the subject of Ohio. “There was far more litigation than was indicated in the news programming.” He should know - he was on the clock and on the set working for CBS News throughout the campaign, and straight through to 6 AM in the hours after the vote. “So when you look at provisionals and absentees and then those pockets of votes, yeah, there probably is enough of a margin if things broke for Kerry that he could turn the state. Is it likely? No. But it is not impossible.”"

Votergate 2004; We Don't Need Paper to Prove Fraud, But We Do Need Money and Leadership, NOW.  11/10/2004 OpEd News: "As a former C.P.A and auditor, I have used statistical sampling throughout my career with great confidence. With electronic record keeping, it's easy to create a program to falsify the books. But there are ways to uncover that. Auditors have developed statistical ways to cut right through corruption in companies. You don't even need a paper trail. These statistical approaches can be used with almost 100% accuracy to uncover fraud. With the votergate 2004 it's a numbers game just like it is with corporate accounting, even easier. All you're talking about is one number-- total votes for each candidate."

Most provisional ballots rejected; voters often in wrong precinct  11/10/2004 Palm Beach Post, FL: "The vast majority of provisional ballots — voters' last chance to have their voices heard — were rejected, a review of the presidential election results from across the state found."

Better Dead Than Red - The story Ken Blackwell didn't want you to read.  11/10/2004 Scene 

Judge Rejects Suit Over Uncounted Absentee Ballots  11/10/2004 The Ledger, FL 

Investigate Electronic Voting Machines  11/10/2004 Working Assets: "All in all, more than 30,000 complaints have been gathered from across the country, and the Internet is heating up with rumors and innuendo that the results of the election were somehow tampered with. In the midst of such turmoil, it's crucial that an independent authoritative investigation be undertaken to sort this all out."


Tuesday  11/9/2004

Judge rejects ACLU suit over counting late absentees  11/9/2004 AP 

GRAND THEFT AMERICA: Fraud & Mistabulation > Election 2004  11/9/2004 Brad Blog 

Another Rigged Election? The Elephant in the Voting Booth  11/9/2004 Buzzflash: "Citing concerns about potential terrorism, Warren County officials locked down the county administration building on election night and blocked anyone from observing the vote count as the nation awaited Ohio's returns. County officials say they took the action Tuesday night for homeland security, although state elections officials said they didn't know of any other Ohio county that closed off its elections board. Media organizations protested, saying it violated the law and the public's rights. The Warren results, delayed for hours because of long lines that extended voting past the scheduled close of polls, were part of the last tallies that helped clinch President Bush's re-election." -- The Cincinnati Enquirer

Election Fraud - How You Can Help and What You Can Do  11/9/2004 Buzzflash 

Election stolen, group suspects - 60 meet at UW, plan next steps  11/9/2004 Capital Times, WI: "A problem, Manski said, is trying to coordinate national and local efforts. He said he would participate in a conference call today with a coordinating committee. A public meeting and hearing are being organized for Sunday in Columbus, Ohio."

2004 Election Feedback  11/9/2004 Democrats.org 

Voting Fraud in the 2004 Presidential Election  11/9/2004 IdeaMouth 

Wet Ballots Found, Rejected By Voting Machines  11/9/2004 Local 6, FL: "SANFORD, Fla. -- Several hundred ballots in Seminole County, Fla., mysteriously got wet and were rejected by voting machines Tuesday, according to Local 6 News."

'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for Nov. 9  11/9/2004 MSNBC: Scroll way down for this scam - "And number one, the “Florida Times-Union” newspaper of Jacksonville. Its editors apologized for having on the front page of last Tuesday‘s special election issue, printed a phone number that the paper said was for an emergency line for voting problems. It was in fact a sex talk service."

Electronic Voting Angst (Keith Olbermann)  11/9/2004 MSNBC: "Bev Harris, the Blackbox lady, was apparently quoted in a number of venues during the day Monday as having written “I was tipped off by a person very high up in TV that the news has been locked down tight, and there will be no TV coverage of the real problems with voting on Nov. 2… My source said they’ve also been forbidden to talk about it even on their own time.” I didn’t get the memo."

Worse Than 2000: Tuesday's Electoral Disaster By William Rivers Pitt  11/9/2004 Truth Out 

Countinghouse Blues Too many votes  11/9/2004 WOWT, NB: "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. Johnny Boykin lost his bid to be on the Papillion City Council. The difference between victory and defeat in the race was 127 votes. Boykin says, "When I went in to work the next day and saw that 3,342 people had shown up to vote in our war, I thought something's not right." He's right. There are not even 3,000 people registered to vote in his ward."


Monday  11/8/2004

ACLU Voting Rights  11/8/2004 ACLU 

Republican Election Theft Roundup  11/8/2004 BOP: "Folks, this is THE news story right now: the numbers don't add up, the voting machines were rigged, and they're trying to steal the presidency again. This story isn't in Big Media and word is, for whatever reason, the inside-the-beltway crowd won't touch it. So push it hard in the blogs, talk to your neighbors, email it to your grandma, and send it to your local media. Kerry's concession speech carries NO legal weight. Results aren't final until they are certified by the state election boards. Once Bush is coronated again, we're out of luck. We have a VERY SMALL WINDOW to make sure the votes count. And, no one else is doing it: it is up to us. Roll up your sleeves, and go forth to save American democracy."

An Examination of the Florida Elections  11/8/2004 Brandon Adams 

Sequoia Gives Away Electronic Voting Machines in Swing State Before November Election  11/8/2004 Buzzflash: "I’m a lawyer researching Sequoia Electronic Voting systems used in Washington state. They are also used in the swing state of Nevada (in all counties) thanks to federal grants."

Stolen Election. America Hijacked.  11/8/2004 Buzzflash 

Media Black Out on Vote Fraud Allegations  11/8/2004 Counterpunch 

CAMPAIGN TO GET KERRY TO UN-CONCEDE - please distribute  11/8/2004 EcoTalk: "Anyone who thinks that he should unconcede should give reasons why - whatever they noticed, particularly in Red Republican Governed States using electronic machines- and send them directly to Cameron KERRY, John Kerry's brother at his law firm at the address: CKerry@Mintz.com"

Election Forensics: What They Can -- and Can't -- Tell Us  11/8/2004 EFF 

Kerry's Concession Broke Promise That Every Vote Be Counted; Greens Warn of Democrat Surrender to Bush's 'Mandate'  11/8/2004 Green Party 

Text of Follow-up Letter from Reps. Conyers, Nadler, Wexler, Scott, Watt and Holt to GAO Comptroller Walker Requesting Investigation of Voting Machines and Technologies Used in 2004 Election  11/8/2004 House.gov 

A Media Blackout: Media Blacks Out Voting Problems  11/8/2004 ILCA AFL/CIO 

November 2nd: Voter Fraud and Homeland Security Terror Threat "Advisories" in Ohio and Florida  11/8/2004 MSNBC 


Sunday  11/7/2004

Citizens' Alliance for Secure Elections  11/7/2004 CASE Ohio 

Voter Registration Fraud Clearinghouse  11/7/2004 DKOSopedia 

None dare call it voter suppression and fraud  11/7/2004 Free Press: "The day after his concession, Kerry drew 3,893 votes closer to Bush when a computerized voting machine “glitch” was discovered in an Ohio precinct. A machine in ward 1B in the predominantly Republican Gahanna, Ohio, recorded 4,258 votes for George W. Bush when only 638 people cast votes at the New Life Church polling site. Buried on page A6 of the Columbus Dispatch, the story also reported that the voting machine recorded 0 votes in a race between Franklin County Commissioners Arlene Shoemaker and Paula Brooks. Franklin County Board of Elections Director Matt Damschroder told the Dispatch that the voting machine glitches were “why the results on election night are unofficial.” The right-wing New Life Church voting glitch is interesting. Free Press reporter Marley Greiner has been tracking Blackwell’s relationship with far right-wing religious forces like Biblical America and Christian dominionist groups that want to establish theocratic religious rule in America."

Voting Problems in Ohio Set Off an Alarm  11/7/2004 NYT: ""We dodged a bullet this time, but the problems remain," said Heather K. Gerken, who teaches election law at Harvard. "We have problems with the machines, problems with the patchwork of regulations covering everything from recounts to provisional ballots, and problems with self-interested party officials deciding which votes count.""

Electronic Ballots – Major Media Report Major Problems  11/7/2004 Want to Know: "Another notable Votescam criminal can now be found sitting on the bench of the highest court in the nation. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, while still a Federal Appeals Judge, single handedly destroyed what would have been an historic lawsuit filed against Justice Department lawyer Craig Donsanto, who had refused to prosecute the extensive vote fraud evidence brought to him by the Colliers. The evidence included videotape of the League of Women voters tampering with ballots in a close door vote "counting" session. The women were illegally punching holes in already cast ballots."


Saturday  11/6/2004

Did Republicans steal the Florida election by rigging optical-scan voting machines?  11/6/2004 Blue Bunny: "So, after wrestling with this issue for three days, I've concluded: The exit polls were actually wrong. The odd-looking Florida numbers are easily explained by the fact that many southern Democrats are Democrats in name only and increasingly vote for Republican candidates. What is not in doubt is the fact that the Republicans carried out a number of schemes to suppress voter turnout in traditional Democratic constituencies, particularly the African-American community. It is difficult to tell just how successful these despicable measures were, but the possibility remains that they determined the election's outcome. Once African-Americans vote, their votes may not be counted, due to high rates of ballot "spoilage" in low-income African-American election districts. In other words, the system itself suppresses the African-American vote."

Evidence Mounts That The Vote Was Hacked  11/6/2004 Common Dream: "According to congressional candidate Fisher, it makes far more sense that the exit polls were right - they weren't done on Diebold PCs - and that the vote itself was hacked. And not only for the presidential candidate - Jeff Fisher thinks this hit him and pretty much every other Democratic candidate for national office in the most-hacked swing states. So far, the only national "mainstream" media to come close to this story was Keith Olbermann on his show Friday night, November 5th, when he noted that it was curious that all the voting machine irregularities so far uncovered seem to favor Bush. In the meantime, the Washington Post and other media are now going through single-bullet-theory-like contortions to explain how the exit polls had failed."

Questionable Tactics by GOP  11/6/2004 Common Dream: by Anita F. Hill

Evidence of a Second Bush Coup? By Robert Parry  11/6/2004 Consortium News: "With questions lingering about discrepancies between the Nov. 2 exit polls and Bush's final tallies, some Democrats are wondering whether the intelligence community's cyber-war capabilities may have come home to roost."

Ohio Poll Worker on the Rigged Vote  11/6/2004 Dream Puppet 

The Open Voting Consortium  11/6/2004 Open Voting: "The Open Voting Consortium (OVC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development, maintenance, and delivery of open voting systems for use in public elections."

Like clinging chads, Kerry faithful hang on  11/6/2004 Plain Dealer,n OH: "One Web site includes a form letter for visitors to message Denny White, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, and urge him to request a statewide recount of the ballots."

Over 4000 early votes lost in Carteret County  11/6/2004 Sun Journal, NC 


Friday  11/5/2004

Exit Polls Right, Tallies Wrong?  11/5/2004 Alternet: "Congressman Rush Holt introduced a bill into Congress requiring a voter-verified paper ballot be produced by all electronic voting machines, and it's been co-sponsored by a majority of the members of the House of Representatives. The two-year battle fought by Dennis Hastert and Tom DeLay to keep it from coming to a vote, thus insuring that there will be no possible audit of the votes of about a third of the 2004 electorate, has fueled the flames of conspiracy theorists convinced Republican ideologues – now known to be willing to lie in television advertising – would extend their "ends justifies the means" morality to stealing the vote "for the better good of the country" they think single-party Republican rule will bring."

Group Finds Voting Irregularities in South  11/5/2004 AP 

Bev Harris: 'Fraud Took Place In The 2004 Election'  11/5/2004 Counterbias 

"First Protect Your Vote" - Lessons for Democrats on Fixing Elections from Chicago  11/5/2004 Counterpunch: "What was the Kerry campaign's response? Why; to concede the election, of course, despite their avowal to ensure that all the votes would be counted. This sure-lose strategy came on the heels of an abysmal failure on the part of the Kerry campaign, the Democratic Party and the Democratic Leadership Council to throw resources into voter registration and turnout projects, until Black leaders threw a series of fits in the closing weeks of the election and the party hacks relented -­ a day late and a dollar short."

House Judiciary Committee letter to GAO regarding voting machines  11/5/2004 Democratic Underground 

Florida Stories  11/5/2004 Election Protection 

Did Kerry Concede Too Soon?  11/5/2004 Free Press, Columbus, OH 

Grand Theft Election - Karl Rove's Turd Droppings All Over This One  11/5/2004 Global Research 

Silent Death of the TruVote System  11/5/2004 Global Research: ""TruVote allows voters to touch their candidates' names on a computer screen and receive receipts of their vote at the end of the process. They can then go to a Web site, punch in their voter validation number and make sure their vote was recorded." "

Outrage in Ohio: Angry residents storm State House in response to massive voter suppression and corruption  11/5/2004 IMC, Michigan 

Broward machines count backward  11/5/2004 Palm Beach Post: "Officials found the software used in Broward can handle only 32,000 votes per precinct. After that, the system starts counting backward."

Surprising Pattern of Florida's Election Results  11/5/2004 US Together: "Voters nationally voted along party lines by about 90%. We are in the midst of doing further studies of other states' election results and other measures of comparing counties for comparison." [not so in Florida…]

Palm Beach County Logs 88,000 More Votes Than Voters  11/5/2004 Washington Dispatch 

Should America Trust the Results of the Election?  11/5/2004 Washington Dispatch: "Members of the discussion forum, DemocraticUnderground.com dug in and have already found a clear error in the vote count within Ohio. In one voting precinct in Gahanna, Ohio, 4,258 voters supposedly cast an electronic ballot for George Bush while only 260 voted for John Kerry. While it is vaguely possible that over 94% of voters in the precinct supported George W. Bush, it is a hard number to believe considering that only 638 voters were counted at the polling center. The Columbus Dispatch has investigated the matter and the director of the board of elections within the county admitted that Bush only received 365 votes. He stated that a "glitch" occurred in the electronic voting machine during the vote tally. This glitch could have given nearly 4,000 fake votes to George Bush if it had not discovered. The Gahanna incident is just one confirmed mistake and was discovered by activists on the Internet."

House Dems Seek Election Inquiry  11/5/2004 Wired: "In their letter, representatives John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, Jerrold Nadler of New York and Robert Wexler of Florida asked the GAO to "immediately undertake an investigation of the efficacy of voting machines and new technologies used in the 2004 election, how election officials responded to difficulties they encountered and what we can do in the future to improve our election systems and administration." John Doty, spokesman for Nadler, said the congressmen emphasized that they were not seeking a nationwide recount and were not anticipating that an investigation would change the outcome of the election. "But we do want to make sure that where there are problems they're fixed so that it won't affect other elections in the future," Doty said. "We want to make sure that people can be confident in the system." "


Thursday  11/4/2004

Computer Scientists Cautious of E-Voting  11/4/2004 AP: "Computer scientists reserved judgment. Many acknowledged that the hardware performed well. But software errors may have changed results, they said. The vast majority of touch screens in the United States do not produce paper records. And that means, critics say, that the machines could alter or delete ballots without anyone noticing. "What has most concerned scientists are problems that are not observable, so the fact that no major problems were observed says nothing about the system," said David Jefferson, a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. "The fact that we had a relatively smooth election yesterday does not change at all the vulnerability these systems have to fraud or bugs." "

Vote Save Error #9  11/4/2004 Black Box Voting 

Democracy Spoiled  11/4/2004 Civil Rights Project, Harvard: cited by Greg Palast in today's article.

The Ultimate Felony Against Democracy  11/4/2004 Common Dreams 

Yes, the evidence of fraud is indisputable...but there is no accoutability  11/4/2004 Democratic Underground: "Analysis of Florida's 67 counties: Mysterious variance between Touchscreens and Optical-Scanners ...It is noteable that exit polling has worked for decades both here in the US and elsewhere, but since the widespread implementation of auditless electronic voting machines in 2000, the exit poll methodlogy has suddenly become flawed? No. Politics is a high-stakes game, and the history of voting manipulation is long and sometimes colorful. But today it can be done quietly from a remote keyboard, and essentially transparent without exit polling data or audit capability."

Greg Palast says Kerry won Ohio  11/4/2004 Democrats.com 

AFTERMATH IN MICHIGAN: Parties' voting-place monitors keep challenging each other  11/4/2004 Detroit Free Press 

VOTING SYSTEMS ORGS AND COMPANIES  11/4/2004 EcoTalk 

Election Protection Archives for 2004 Elections  11/4/2004 Election Protection: numerous intimidations and suppression of vote incidents.

Students Rally in Copley, Claim Bush ‘Stole’ Election  11/4/2004 Harvard Crimson 

Florida numbers vs 2000 - something is wrong  11/4/2004 KOS 

Computer glitch still baffles county clerk  11/4/2004 News Dispatch, IN 

Two voting companies & two brothers will count 80 percent of U.S. election using both scanners & touchscreens  11/4/2004 Online Journal: the family name is Serbian. Originally printed 4/04

"Now comes the Revolution"  11/4/2004 Rigorous Intuition 

First of all, this election was definitely rigged  11/4/2004 Salon: "Talk to anyone from a real democracy -- from Canada or any European country or India. They are staggered to discover that 80 percent of our touch-screen electronic voting machines have no paper trail and are manufactured by companies owned by Bush Republicans. But there is very little sense of outrage here. Americans for a host of reasons have become alienated from the spirit of the Bill of Rights and that should not be tolerated."

Diebold To Patent "+1" Operation  11/4/2004 Scoop: "Diebold, ChoicePoint and Sproul - in a new partnership between government and business involving unprecedented interagency cooperation between the RNC/PNAC, the Patent Office, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security - and funded in part by venture capital from Microsoft's capital-markets division - have announced plans to form a joint venture to leverage core software patents and other intellectual property for the purpose of maintaining America's strategic edge at providing "the best democracy money can buy.""

Ohio Whitewash  11/4/2004 SpectrumZ: " worked for 3 days, including Election Day, on the statewide voter protection hotline run by the Ohio Democratic Party in Columbus, Ohio. I am writing this because the media is inexplicably whitewashing what happened in Ohio, and Kerry's concession was likewise inexplicable. Hundreds of thousands of people were disenfranchised in Ohio."

Electronic-Voting Critics Scrutinizing U.S. Election  11/4/2004 Straight Talk 

Kerry Won  11/4/2004 Tom Paine: by Greg Palast - "Bush won Ohio by 136,483 votes. Typically in the United States, about 3 percent of votes cast are voided—known as “spoilage” in election jargon—because the ballots cast are inconclusive. Palast’s investigation suggests that if Ohio’s discarded ballots were counted, Kerry would have won the state. Today, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports there are a total of 247,672 votes not counted in Ohio, if you add the 92,672 discarded votes plus the 155,000 provisional ballots."

More than 4,500 North Carolina votes lost because of mistake in voting machine capacity  11/4/2004 USA Today: "More than 4,500 votes have been lost in one North Carolina county because officials believed a computer that stored ballots electronically could hold more data than it did. Scattered other problems may change results in races around the state. Officials said UniLect Corp., the maker of the county's electronic voting system, told them that each storage unit could handle 10,500 votes, but the limit was actually 3,005 votes."


Wednesday  11/3/2004

Supreme Disenfranchisement  11/3/2004 Alternet: "Indeed, in Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court wrote, "the individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote" in presidential elections (Bush, 531 U.S. at 104) Moreover, in Bush v. Gore, the court was emphatic that state legislatures have the power to bypass the popular vote and select presidential electors. "The State legislature's power to select the manner of appointing electors is plenary; it may, if it so chooses, select the electors itself." (Bush, 531 U.S. at 104) That's the nightmare scenario of 2004. As millions of Americans join the new democracy movement, the Supreme Court has given this opening to the Republican Party: if Tuesday's vote is disruptive enough – polls not closing on time, allegations of voter fraud, lawsuits, perhaps violence by frustrated voters – then legislatures in the disputed states can come in and appoint its own electors. The popular vote would not matter."

Possible evidence of voter fraud in Ohio  11/3/2004 America Blog 

My experience as an Election Judge in Baltimore County on November 2, 2004  11/3/2004 Avi Rubin: using Diebold voting machines.

Election 2004: "Sour Grapes" or Voter Fraud  11/3/2004 Buzzflash: "The unprecedented high turnout coupled with new registrations (that were overwhelmingly in favor of John Kerry) suggest that there was foul play at the voting booths. As a result, consumer investigator and activist Bev Harris (founder of Black Box Voting) "is conducting the largest Freedom of Information action in history. On election night, Black Box Voting blanketed the US with the first in a series of public records requests, to obtain internal computer logs and other documents from 3,000 individual counties and townships." ...The fact of the matter is (as every reasonable person who hasn't been hoodwinked by the pageantry of election night fraud realizes) that the election was stolen again in full view of the American public. The Republican owned voting machines prevailed over exit poll projections and the will of the American people."

Why Did CNN Change Their Exit Poll Data for Ohio After 1:00 AM?  11/3/2004 Buzzflash: with relevant screen shots from CNN

The Case For Fraud  11/3/2004 Counterbias: "Logic tells us that about half the exit polls would show "false positives" for the Republican side. But in the past two presidential elections, they have almost always (should I strike out the word "almost"?) delivered "false positives" for Democrats only. The simplest explanation: The Democratic "false positives" are not, in fact, false. The computerized tally is false."

The Ghost Votes in the Machine Voting Snafus Across the Nation  11/3/2004 Counterpunch: "A non-partisan coalition monitoring problems at polling sites has reported failures of electronic votig machines around the United States - some of which recorded touch screen votes for candidates voters had not selected. While errors were resolved in the cases brought to the attention of poll watchers, many voters remain uncertain whether their proper vote was cast in a bitterly contested election in which President George Bush has claimed victory. A number of people who thought they were voting for Kerry, when the screen came up it showed they were voting for Bush," said Cindy Cohn, legal director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) which is a member of the coalition. "We've seen it across several voting systems, not just one machine." ...As of November 3rd, members of the Election Protection Coalition received 4,459 reports of ballot problems, 2,867 calls about polling place irregularities, and 7,152 complaints regarding voter registration glitches. Another 1,074 people phoned in to say that they had witnessed voter intimidation. Unlike the voting problems that occurred during the 2000 elections, the voting problems reported during the 2004 election were spread across the entire country and aggravated the long lines voters endured at polling places. The group Common Cause also reported 50,000 calls reporting voting problems to its election hot-line, although not all the complaints were related to e-voting problems."

Election 2004: Shoplifting the Presidency?  11/3/2004 Democracy Now: with Greg Palast

Russian Observer Shocked by U.S. Election Procedures  11/3/2004 Moscow News 

Fixed - The Stealing Of Another Election  11/3/2004 Rense.com: "SoCalDem has done a statistical analysis on several swing states, and EVERY STATE that has EVoting but no paper trails has an unexplained advantage for Bush of around +5% when comparing exit polls to actual results. In EVERY STATE that has paper audit trails on their EVoting, the exit poll results match the actual results reported within the margin of error."

Florida numbers vs 2000 - something is wrong  11/3/2004 Stolen Election 2004 

Surprising Pattern in FL counties by voting machine type  11/3/2004 Stolen Election 2004: "There is a striking difference in patterns with a HUGE percent change that Republicans picked up in op-scan counties that is amazingly larger than in DRE counties."

Presidential Votes Miscast on e-Voting Machines Throughout The Country  11/3/2004 Technocrat 

Exit polls and ‘actual’ results don’t match; Evoting states show greater discrepancy  11/3/2004 The Blue Lemur: "In Florida, Bush led exit polling by CNN of more than 3 million voters by just 5355 votes. Yet he led by 326,000 in the end result. This morning, CNN changed their exit polling to favor Bush, saying that had overweighted African American voters."

The View From Jacksonville: Scoring the Fight for Florida  11/3/2004 Village Voice 


Tuesday  11/2/2004

Bloggers Screwed the Pooch on Exit Polls  11/2/2004 Capitol Hill Blue 

Is there inner-city election suppression in Franklin County, Ohio?  11/2/2004 Free Press 

Group tallies more than 1,100 e-voting glitches  11/2/2004 IDG 

Presidential Votes Miscast on E-Voting Machines Across the Country  11/2/2004 Kansas City InfoZine: "Voters from at least half a dozen states reported that touch-screen voting machines had incorrectly recorded their choices, including for president. Voters discovered the problems when checking the review screen at the end of the voting process. They found, to their surprise, that the machines indicated that they voted for one candidate when they had voted for another. When voters tried to correct the problem, the machine often made the same error several times. While in most cases the situation was reportedly resolved, many voters remain uneasy about whether the proper vote was ultimately cast. Meanwhile, voting experts are concerned that other voters are experiencing the problem, but failing to notice that the machine is indicating the wrong choice on the "summary" screen."

FOX's Hannity baselessly accused Dems of voter fraud  11/2/2004 Media Matters 

Phila. D.A.: No planted votes; machine counters misread  11/2/2004 Philadelphia Inquirer 

White House source tells mag they're confident on FL, OH  11/2/2004 The Raw Story: "In a telephone coversation, the reporter said, "political operations" was "very confident and completely dismissive of the early day numbers." Believing an unverified claim on the conservative Drudge Report, that the early exit polls were skewed in favor of women voters (who prefer Kerry by-and-large), the White House source told the Review they believe there was "skewing" of early exit polls."

Watchdogs Spot E-Vote Glitches  11/2/2004 Wired 


Monday  11/1/2004

AN ELECTION SPOILED ROTTEN  11/1/2004 Greg Palast: "John Kerry is down by several thousand votes in New Mexico, though not one ballot has yet been counted. He's also losing big time in Colorado and Ohio; and he's way down in Florida, though the votes won't be totaled until Tuesday night. Through a combination of sophisticated vote rustling—ethnic cleansing of voter rolls, absentee ballots gone AWOL, machines that "spoil" votes—John Kerry begins with a nationwide deficit that could easily exceed one million votes."

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