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  •  And the machines were RIGGED!!! (0+ / 0-)

    I voted in Duval Count in a heavily Democratic precinct.  

    When I proudly cast my vote for Al Gore using the stylus provided with the voting device to punch out my vote on the punch card ballot, it felt funny.  When I voted in all the other races, I felt the stylus go cleanly through the card.  I didn't have that same feeling.  So much so that I went back to the presidential and banged the stylun to make sure my vote would be recorded.  I did not inspect the card to macke sure the "chad" was punched out.

    When the problems started to be reported that evening, I realized that the machine I voted on was RIGGED!!!.  If I had thought about it a little more when I was voting I should have realized what was happening right then and I would have raised hell.  I would have called the FBI, the local, state and national Democratic Committees and whoever else I could think of.  

    Yeah, hindsight is 20/20.

    It's obvious in hindsight that the hole in the grid behind the punch out for Al Gore was blocked in some fashion.  Somebody with access and knowledge of the process had done this.  They had probly done this before!

    How many other machines had been similarly rigged, A LOT!  

    Who could have done this?  Obviously someone in the Supervisor of Elections Office.

    Could the Supervisors Office be this corrupt?  YOU BETCHA!!!  This is stinking Duval County.

    The whole of Florida's election systems had been rigged to give bush* a percentage point or two win and the the whole thing would have been just swept under the rug with no one the wiser.  Although the will of the people was perverted, the corruption was exposed and hopefully there is enough awareness that voters will recognize these scams in the future if they are used again.

    The most important lesson is that it is not who gets to vote, it's who gets to count the votes.

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    by Josiah Bartlett on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 05:38:30 AM PDT

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    •  Media so busy laughing at the poetry of dangling c (0+ / 0-)

      dangling chads that they missed the story.  

      Thanks for posting...

      The butterfly ballot...  OK, so the Dem CC did it, but tell me more... who printed it?  Did it arrive the day before the election so they had to go with it. She was a pretty easy scapegoat.

      So busy laughing about hanging chads... they just let it go.

      An how about Lieberman? Was he advising Gore?

      While it's a bit late, this still needs an investigation.

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        I screwed up with a careless uprate so I'm a "No Rate" pariah. When I give a comment "+1 n/t", please consider that a recommend. (That's my workaround to participate here). DK haiku, one complete thought in a title field. Roar louder!

        by Josiah Bartlett on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 04:21:54 AM PDT

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