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After many years of political disappointment, more progressives, liberals and conservatives -- and certainly moderates and independents -- know in their hearts that voting for Democrats or Republicans is a waste.
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Those who would dismiss out of hand our allegations of election fraud are fond of claiming that there is not a "shred of evidence"; to substantiate our charges. To the contrary, there are millions of shreds of evidence in Ohio. In at least 56 of 88 counties, ballots and other elections records were shredded or otherwise destroyed.
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Using such a standard key doesn’t provide much security, but it does allow Diebold to assert that their design uses a lock and key.
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...using the Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine or others like it
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Students uploaded viruses able to spread to other machines
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Sources within the U.S. Intelligence Community provided information on the financing -- via foreign funding sources, covert intelligence networks, and illegal pseudo-banking routes -- of programmers, election officials, and others to ensure that Bush and Cheney captured Ohio's critical 20 electoral votes.
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This is unsurprising considering the Cynthia McKinney has been the leader among the threee Congresscritters who have expressed doubts about the official 9/11 myth.
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Basically, Diebold included a "back door" in its software, allowing anyone to change or modify the software.
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The machines control the vote. BushCo. controls the machines. Repeat this over and over.
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States move to enact new restrictions
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DIEBOLD ELECTRONIC MACHINES MALFUNCTION, VOTE FOR OTHER CANDIDATE
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by Michael Parenti - The two-party monopoly threatens to become an even worseone-party tyranny
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The Noe Factor
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Abracadabra: Three million votes vanish
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Kennedy may complain about vote fraud. However, he is not likely to admit the entire system, Democrat and Republican, is but a one party system essentially representing the same corporate plutocratic financial interests.
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by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. ...what is most anomalous about the irregularities in 2004 was their decidedly partisan bent: Almost without exception they hurt John Kerry and benefited George Bush.
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...for the elite in firm control of the "dumb election system" in America, the internet is for now irrelevant, although certainly a minor thorn in its side. It’s a well established fact global elites hand-pick presidents, as Clinton was introduced "to world leaders at their annual Bilderberg gathering in Germany in 1991..."
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That the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 were stolen has become an article of faith for millions of mainstream Americans. But there has been barely a whiff of coverage in the major media about any problems with the electronic voting machines that made those thefts possible...
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Critics say hole created for upgrades could be exploited by someone with nefarious plans
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In George Bush's Washington, there's no shame in staging a fake protest to undermine a democratic election...
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The records show that Bush campaign operative James Tobin, who recently was convicted in the case, made two dozen calls to the White House within a three-day period around Election Day 2002 — as the phone jamming operation was finalized, carried out and then abruptly shut down.
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The state's top elections official said Monday he accidentally invested in a company that makes voting machines. Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell...said he discovered the shares for Diebold Inc. while preparing a required filing for the Ohio Ethics Commission.
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The fact that electronic voting machines don't work may finally be sinking into a segment of the mainstream media. The fact that e-voting machines can, have been, and will be used to steal elections, continues to go unreported.
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Diebold's Toilet Paper Democracy -- a Photographic Essay
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It's easier to rig an electronic voting machine than a Las Vegas slot machine...
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In case you don't know, the ballots from the 2004 Presidential Election in Ohio have never actually been counted. Or even recounted.
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The man who stole the 2004 election for George W. Bush -- Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell -- has posted a picture of himself addressing the white supremacist ultra-right Council for National Policy (CNP). He then pulled the picture and tried to hide his participation in the meeting by removing mention of it from his website...
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Writer after writer keeps talking about how we are just going to march into the polls come November and vote the monsters out. If only that were true.
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The process by which our votes are cast and counted is controlled by private corporations to an extent that threatens the foundations of democracy.
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While life goes on during the Bush2 nightmare, so does the research on what really happened here in 2004 to give George W. Bush a second term.
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Can there again be any doubt whatsoever that White House terror alerts and Al-Qaeda videotapes are 100% artificially manufactured and released at the most politically expedient times?
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Audit Shows Electronic Voting in Disarray, Thousands of Re-boots, Re-Calibrations Required Throughout Election
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IrDA Protocol Can "Totally Compromise System" Without Detection, Warns Federal Voting Standards Website
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Upsets and unusual outcomes
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Whistleblowing Computer Programmer Seeking to Challenge GOP Congressman Charged With Asking Him to Create Vote-Rigging Software!
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Diebold Inc., one of America's largest voting machine companies, likes to claim that there's never been any substantial problem with their touch-screen machines in any election in America. You may not be surprised to hear that claim is patently untrue.
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Election is a tool often used to foment competition and violence among different groups (political, ethnic and religious) within the same people. Political capitalism uses money, military power, and disinformation to determine the results of elections. Through money votes could be bought, through military power people could be terrorized to vote for a certain group, and through fraud and misinformation the votes of "free" people could be easily prejudiced towards a specific direction.
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Ohio's GOP-controlled legislature has passed a repressive new law that will gut free elections here and is already surfacing elsewhere around the US. The bill will help end free elections and continue the process of installing the GOP as America's permanent ruling party.
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Mark Crispin Miller talks about how the right stole the 2004 presidential election -- and how they'll do it again unless we stop them.
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... this was proof positive that our democracy is and has been, as we have all feared, truly at the mercy of unscrupulous vendors who are producing electronic voting machines that can change election results without detection.
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Despite the scandals, the indictments, the mounting death count in Iraq, and the ever-deepening unpopularity of Bush and his minions, the Faction's tools for "manufacturing consent"...are greased and ready, unchallenged by the clueless, spineless Democrats and the dollar-dazzled media. So look for more "astonishing upsets" and poll-confounding "surprises" in the coming national elections, as brute power rapes reality once again.
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The analysis is based on the most accurate statistical method yet devised for determining whether exit poll error, random variations, or vote count manipulation cause the discrepancies between exit polls and official vote tallies.
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The same band of fascists who have taken over the Republican Party also control the Democratic Party through the monstrous Democratic Leadership Council. A fact that many have yet to face up to. But come November, millions will dutifully cast votes on rigged equipment and the powers that be will pretend to count them, knowing full well the outcome beforehand.
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Every President in memory had to meet with David Rockefeller for approval before running for office or getting the nomination. Their party affiliation meant and means nothing. These men choose "who will wear the suit this time" for every election. They NEVER lose.
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The Dots Connect Between Abramoff, Ohio 2004 Election Smokescreen and Ney's Former Staffer Revealed to be on Diebold's Payroll While Working for White House Law Firm - All the While as HAVA -- America's "Election Reform" Bill -- is Used for Political Payoff in the Bargain...
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What are e-voting machines and central tabulators that pass the voting results over electronic networks from the internet to phone lines? No more than data easily spied on and tapped into. The Franklin County Board of Elections, for example, tells us that it was a “transmission error” in Gahanna Ward 1B, where 638 people cast votes and Bush, the Wonder Boy, received 4258 votes. It’s not magic, nor is it an accident or an act of God.
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More and more evidence continues to accumulate that Voter registration fraud was responsible for a great deal if not the total Bush vote margin in the 2004 Presidential election.
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Top level Republican operatives with ties to the White House, Senate Majority Leader William Frist and the Republican National Committee (RNC) not only engaged in the suppression of poor and minority voters in the 2004 Ohio presidential election' but they spun the election irregularities into a story linking blacks to cocaine and voter fraud. Bush allies in Ohio are now using this myth of voter fraud to pass a repressive "election reform" bill.
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President Bush has announced four nominees for the Federal Election Commission, moving to keep the policing of campaign abuses firmly in the hands of party wheel horses.
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...demonstrating against election fraud.
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How can we have a republic, and be represented, if our votes and voice are not tallied?
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What's a Few Broken, Ignored Federal Election Laws Between Friends? (Especially When It May Even Help On That Little Matter of White House Treason?)
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A hack like this could have easily swung Florida, and the 2004 election.
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Class Action Suit Alleges Fraud, Insider Trading, Manipulation of Stock Prices, Concealment of Known Flaws in Voting Machines and Company Structural Problems
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The chief executive officer of electronic voting company Diebold who once famously declared that he would "deliver" Ohio for President Bush has resigned effective immediately...
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The Justice Department has barred staff attorneys from offering recommendations in major Voting Rights Act cases, marking a significant change in the procedures meant to insulate such decisions from politics...
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HB3's most publicized provision will require positive identification before casting a vote. But it also opens voter registration activists to partisan prosecution, exempts electronic voting machines from public scrutiny, quintuples the cost of citizen-requested statewide recounts and makes it illegal to challenge a presidential vote count or, indeed, any federal election result in Ohio. When added to the recently passed HB1, which allows campaign financing to be dominated by the wealthy and by corporations, and along with a Rovian wish list of GOP attacks on the ballot box, democracy in Ohio could be all but over.
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...a whistleblower from electronic voting heavyweight Diebold Election Systems Inc. raised grave concerns about the company’s electronic voting technology and of electronic voting in general, bemoaning an electoral system the insider feels has been compromised by corporate privatization.
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The threat of recall would make sitting leaders responsive to the people more often than the current four-year election cycle, and would allow disastrous and unpopular leaders like Bush to be replaced posthaste.
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Voting Company Apparently Just Kidding About Pulling Out of State! Former Diebold Rep, Now on NC Election Advisory Board Certifies Diebold, Despite Apparent Failure to Comply with State Law Requiring Source Code Escrow!
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Diebold would rather lose all of its voting machine business in North Carolina than open its source code to state election officials as required by law...
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Privatized voting is a perfect example of how the undermining of government regulatory mechanisms leads to one-party rule and further deregulation, in a self-perpetuating cycle. We see the same thing with the highly-consolidated corporate media. Neither is a “conspiracy” required in order for the various corporate entities to act in concert. Combination is in their best interests, and successful corporations are all about finding and pursuing their own best interests, as single-mindedly as sharks.
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Use of e-voting machines has resulted in two elections with improbable results in Ohio, with potentially catastrophic outcomes for American democracy – especially if they are ignored.
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With so much going on, few have noticed the extraordinary outcome of last Tuesday's election in Ohio where the crooked state that brung you -- by hook and by crook -- a second term for George W. Bush may have turned in results so staggeringly impossible, that perhaps even the Mainstream Corporate Media (if only in Ohio?!) will have no choice but to look into it.
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While debate still rages over Ohio's stolen presidential election of 2004, the impossible outcomes of key 2005 referendum issues may have put an electronic nail through American democracy.
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Did you know....
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...Noe has long been known as northwest Ohio's "Mr. Republican." He has also been at the heart of speculation on how huge numbers of votes in the Toledo area may have wrongly found their way into the Bush column, helping the GOP again take the presidency in 2004.
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REPORT: "Loss and Miscount of Votes in Recent Elections"!
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While U.S. law allows this Venezuelan man to control the secret counting of Americans’ votes, the U.S. State Department doesn’t consider him fit to enter the country, even temporarily.
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If some of its key publications are any indicator, much of the American left seems unable to face the reality that the election of 2004 was stolen. So in all likelihood, unless something radical is done, 2008 will be too.
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No matter how honest and forthright you or I may be, history has proven one inescapable truth about the human condition. Given motive and opportunity, many people will choose to take whatever short cut is available, to achieve their objectives. Translation, they will cheat.
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ACVR's Jim Dyke Moonlights to Push Bush Supreme Court Nominee:"Honesty and Integrity" in the Bush-Era Now at it's Bushiest Level of All Time!
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There is no mystery about what ails the American voting system. There is no guarantee that eligible voters will be able to vote and voters have no guarantee that their votes will be counted. Instead of addressing the obvious problems, politicians have instead decided to create new problems and disenfranchise more people than they have already. The Commission on Election Reform has given them the out that will do terrible harm.
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In the 2000 presidential election we had Katherine Harris. In 2004 it was Kenneth Blackwell. And now a new horror show is about to play out in the troubled landscape of America’s dysfunctional democracy – yet another top state election official who also happens to be openly cheerleading for one side in a race for high office
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Corruption, Incompetence and Infighting Pummell the Company Name and Stock
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