Thursday, October 23, 2008

McCain will "win" the election.

I hate to say it, but McCain is going to "win" the election. At least, if you can call stealing the election winning. I hope I'm wrong, but I fear I am not. The following video gives details of how the election in 2004 was stolen as well as evidence that it is happening again. For example, early voters in West Virginia are reporting that their votes cast for Obama showed up on the computer screens as votes cast for McCain. Also included is a report of photographic evidence that in 2004, in 18 precincts in Ohio, approximately 200,000 ballots for Kerry were doctored to show votes for Bush. These ballots, despite a court order to the contrary, were later destroyed. Sarah Palin and others belittle such findings as "backward finger-pointing." Many people, particularly those who were happy with the end result (republicans) as well as those who don't want to believe such things are possible, are quick to say we should get over it and move on. As I see it, if there is definite proof, and it sounds like there is, that illegal activity took place, the responsible parties should be in prison and steps should be taken to guarantee this never happens again. Here is Mark Crispin Miller on Democracy Now! detailing some of the techniques the Republican Party is using to ensure a McCain "victory." Transcript here.



What can we do? I don't know, but maybe if you're going to be voting somewhere where they will be using computerized voting machines, you could bring a video camera with you and take some footage of the screen while you vote. Any other ideas?

6 comments:

DCup said...

I really worry about vote stealing. I hope that there is such a huge turnout for Obama that will make it hard to steal the election.

Hope - it's all I've got.

Matty Boy said...

The Republicans are imploding right now. I understand being worried, given what we saw in 2000 and 2004, but it really looks different this time.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I agree with matty boy but there are still many twinges of fear. If it happens, I think the American people are not going to put up with it this time. Let's hope we can let out a giant collective breath next week.

Ed said...

I think the biggest difference this time is that it appears Obama will win in a landslide. The republicans will need to steal an awful lot of votes in order to win. Hopefully, they can't steal enough.

Kenny said...

I dont think mc cain is going to win this time!

Ed said...

I hope you're right, Kenny!