GORE CAMP DEMANDS FBI INQUIRY INTO MIAMI VOTE 'CORRUPTION'!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
The FBI is being asked to investigate how thousands of mainly 'black and jewish' supporters of Al Gore were given ballot papers that had allegedly already been marked for Bush... MORE... A senior Democrat official in Miami, who has hired a team of 20 investigators to carry out an inquiry: 'Until now in Florida, we have been arguing foul-ups, human error and stupidity. But this is deliberate corruption to spoil votes for Gore and that must be a matter for the FBI'... MORE...
-- I guess we now know why Bush was so quick to stop the hand count (firstname.lastname@example.org.Bushwackers), November 12, 2000
MONDAY NOVEMBER 13 2000 Gore camp demands FBI inquiry FROM DANIEL MCGRORY IN MIAMI THE FBI is being asked to investigate how thousands of mainly black supporters of Al Gore were given ballot papers that had allegedly already been marked for rival candidates.
Yesterday Democrat officials were examining claims that up to 17,000 ballot papers in the Miami area had been tampered with in what they described as Borganised corruptionB. Lawyers from across the United States descended on Miami and were busy taking statements from those complaining that they had been cheated or intimidated out of voting for Mr Gore.
A senior Democrat official in Miami, who has hired a team of 20 investigators to carry out an inquiry, told The Times: BUntil now in Florida, we have been arguing foul-ups, human error and stupidity. But this is deliberate corruption to spoil votes for Gore and that must be a matter for the FBI.
BWe donBt want to be seen as playing the race card here, but the areas where this happened are in poorer precincts, which are predominantly black areas that would be expected to vote almost unanimously for Vice-President Gore. We are not accusing the Republican Party or any other ethnic groups for being behind this. All we are saying is the vote was corrupted. There are just too many double-punched papers.B
Jewish leaders in staunch Democrat areas of the city claimed that they, too, had evidence of voting slips being marked before they reached polling stations in areas populated by retired Jewish couples. At a rally in a Miami synagogue, Lisa Versaci, Florida director of People for the American Way, said: BThere can be no innocent explanation for a pre-punched ballot sheet.B
Republican leaders in Miami dismissed the allegations as Bdirty-trick claimsB. A spokesman said: BA spoiled ballot is not uncommon. There is no dark plot here.B
-- just de facts (email@example.com), November 12, 2000.
I knew it, those corrupt bastard Republicans tampered with the ballots!
Anybody remember on election night when the news was saying that several boxes of ballots were missing, and then they showed up a few hours late?
Those are the ones that were double punched! They took all the ones that had voted for Gore and punched thenm for Bush so they would be disqualified.
FUCKING CROOKED BASTARDS!
-- cheaters never win (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 12, 2000.
Hawk (or someone trying to impersonate Hawk),
Do we have to send you to CPR's remedial reading comprehension class? These people claim that their ballots were pre-marked for Bush. After reading this you seem to think that the article is saying that the ballots were marked after the poll closed. Read the article again.
-- sally sue (email@example.com), November 12, 2000.
cin, I am perfectly aware of what the story says. I am saying that the Repugs in fact tried both tactics, corrupting separate bunches of ballots both before and after voters had used them.
They won't get away with it! We have a special room reserved for the Shrub and his brother Jeb... in the Gray Bar Motel. Then we're going to fry them!!
-- billy bob (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 12, 2000.