Recipe for a Cooked Election
by Greg Palast Oct. 19, 2006
A nasty little secret of American democracy is that, in every national election, ballots cast are simply thrown in the garbage. Most are called “spoiled,” supposedly unreadable, damaged, invalid. They just don’t get counted. This “spoilage” has occurred for decades, but it reached unprecedented heights in the last two presidential elections. In the 2004 election, for example, more than three million ballots were never counted.
Date: Oct 19, 2006 3:39 PM
Tell the DNC To WAKE UP And Immediately Seek An Injunction To Reverse The Purge Of Democratic Voters In Ohio
You had to know this was coming. The further they fall in the polls the more massive
the voter fraud and preemptive vote suppression the other side will attempt. The
key word here is "attempt". We're not supposed to let them get away
with it without a fight. That fight must start NOW!
Reports are breaking that the pathologically partisan Ohio secretary of state has
been secretly using the master database of voters to systematically purge hundreds
of thousands of likely Democratic voters from the registered rolls. Their latest
version of an old scam is to put a discriminatory burden on voters in heavily Democratic
precincts to meet a special hurdle of verification of their address, a guilty until
proven innocent routine. And they have been doing this without any public notice
that such a massive operation was underway, and timed in such a way that voters
would have no recourse to re-register.