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So, the three Presidential debates are over and all the corporate media focus is on who won, who lost, and what the daily national poll numbers are.  This election will not be decided over which debater scored two out of three falls, and it won't be decided by who's ahead in national polling on November 5.  It will be won by whoever has the most electoral college votes on November 6 after the election polls are closed—and the Republicans have perfected the art of fixing votes in a way that will remain unquestioned by the corporate media and the Democratic Party.  

Who primarily continues to bang the drum loudly over this? Greg Palast, an American reporter exiled to the BBC and two British newspapers (although his reports also appear in The Nation, Rolling Stone and Harper's magazines), and Brad Friedman of  Besides them, you can count the TV and radio political show hosts talking about this on one hand, mainly when they have Greg or Brad as guests on the show.

Republican secretaries of state control the registered voter databases and/or the allotment of  custom-programmed voting machines in Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, and other states where Karl Rove, the Kochs and company need to disappear and otherwise wipe out or prevent Democratic votes.  Tagg Romney’s part ownership of a company that supplies voting machines for a county in Ohio is worrisome but I don’t see any legal authorities doing anything about it.  For an in-depth look at how an election can be stolen in nine easy steps, read Palast’s “Billionaires & Ballot Bandits”.

Mark my words, if Obama does lose, the corporate media will once again fall back on the lie they put out in 2000, 2004, and 2010: more Republicans and Independents voted than Democrats.  The fate of our country and the world rests on all Democrats not allowing this to happen again this year.  The only way to effect real political change in this country, with transparency and an open-air, exclusively paper ballot voting system, is to make sure Obama and the Democrats re-take the White House and Congress this year.  After that happens, we can hold their feet to the fire to try to force them to finally take the corruption out of U.S. politics. There are very few clean hands in all three branches of the federal government.  It’s time we either gave them lye soap or vote in a whole new group of hands.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Not True (1+ / 0-)
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    The Secretary of State in Nevada is a Dem same with Wisconsin and North Carolina

  •  Palast sure is banging the drum (0+ / 0-)
    In Colorado, the Republican secretary of state purged 19.4 percent of voters - that's one in five! In the book, she's the Purge'n General. Obama took Colorado in '08. He can kiss it goodbye.

    Greg Palast on How the GOP Is Planning to Steal the 2012 Election

    Funny thing is, the Republican SoS is a man. It turns out that statistic is from mid-2008. Palast used it then, too -- and then Obama won Colorado by 9 points.


    the Republicans have perfected the art of fixing votes in a way that will remain unquestioned by the corporate media and the Democratic Party.
    Well, no, I don't think they have. Did you intend to present supporting evidence?

    Election protection: there's an app for that! -- and a toll-free hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE
    Better Know Your Voting System with the Verifier!

    by HudsonValleyMark on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 01:47:55 PM PDT

  •  Worked on the recount (2+ / 0-)
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    phonegery, SeaTurtle

    here in OH in '04. Election fraud is real. Hope Dems have this eventuality covered, though I sort of doubt it.

    Don't ask me nothin' about nothin'. I just might tell ya the truth -- B. Dylan

    by ponderer on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 02:26:59 PM PDT

  •  Vote Flipping for Rmoney (0+ / 0-)
    A group of independent researchers caught a pattern of apparent vote flipping during the 2012 Republican primaries that consistently favored Mitt Romney. A form of election fraud, vote flipping occurs when votes are changed from one candidate to another or several others during electronic voting and vote tabulation.

    The group’s analysis is based on raw data from primary sources, local precincts, and state and county election records. The pattern of vote flipping raises serious doubts about the Romney victories in the 2012 Republican primaries in Wisconsin and the Ohio. Apparent vote flipping was demonstrated in the group’s paper for at least nine other 2012 Republican primaries as well.

    The findings showed a consistent pattern of increasing votes and vote percentages for Romney in the precinct vote tally. The pattern emerges when precinct vote tallies are presented by candidate based on the size of a county precinct.

    Wisconsin, for example, is represented in the graph below. Moving from the smallest to largest precincts, you can see Romney’s percent of the vote takes off and those of the others drop after about 7% of the votes are counted. Romney’s percentage of precinct votes goes up (the upward slope of the green line) while those of the three other candidates decline.

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