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There's been several stories floating around about electionic voting machine sin the States being rigged before the US Election to give Bush a head start but I've been largely regarding these more as an emerging urban myth than anything viable. Largely because no one has come up with any firm proof.

Until now.

The story behind THIS LINK tells of a county in Ohio which had 638 voters turn out and cast votes. The Official Declaration gave Kerry 260 votes and Bush 4,258. They have looked at the machine in question and don't know what when wrong.

Hmm...... any guesses??

Well I guess I can now start feeling smug with myself in the knowledge I was right about how Bush would win a second term. Not as many Americans are as stupid as some people are claiming - out of the 59,054087 who voted for Bush I wonder how many of them ACTUALLY EXISTED!

(More Voting Machine Contoversy)

Thanks to gmskarka_feed  for the links!

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iamnikchick
Nov. 6th, 2004 03:59 pm (UTC)
Not just Ohio, they're looking at "voting irregularities" in Florida as well (in which thousands of registered Democrats apparently cast "votes" for George Bush).

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/1106-30.htm
angusabranson
Nov. 7th, 2004 01:21 am (UTC)
Thanks. I've posted this as a new entry so more people can catch it.
ua_meruti
Nov. 6th, 2004 04:58 pm (UTC)
This makes me wonder something. Not necessarily whether Bush should be in the White House after all (and therefore perhaps the majority of Americans are not as daft as we feared), but how much our own elections are screwed up and rigged. Should Toh-nee really be in No.10 or should it in fact have been erm.. thingie, the little Tory that reminded everyone of the Mekon.
Hmm... perhaps we shouldn't look too closely at that after all.
angusabranson
Nov. 7th, 2004 01:20 am (UTC)
I really don't think the UK is suffering from the same problem. For starters we count every vote manually before calling the results and the Tories couldn't get into power at present anyway.
Labour quite rightly won the last General Electiion and will (unless the LibDems can produce a drastic shake-up) win the next one. The Conservatives are just too weak and out-dated to mount any serious challenge and the LibDems are growing stronger and stronger but are not there just yet to wrestle control.
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