FLORIDA ELECTION FRAUD WAS WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHTgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Gore 2004 : One Thread
A recent article from The Guardian ("Inquiry into new claims of poll abuses in Florida." Saturday February 17, 2001) brings to light the Republican conspiracy to rig the Florida results. Here are several excerpts:
"The scale of the errors, and their skewed effect on black, overwhelmingly Democratic voters, cost Al Gore thousands of votes in Florida...Moreover the Florida state government, where Mr Bush's brother Jeb is governor, did nothing to correct the errors, and may have encouraged them...
"The civil rights commission was due to question ChoicePoint executives yesterday about their role. One commissioner, Christopher Edley, said: 'There is a lot of public concern that the contractor who was selected to do this is a firm that seems to have ties to the Republican party'...
"Under a 19th-century Florida law, convicted felons are barred from voting for life. DBT was hired, in part, to comb through computerised records around the country to identify former felons registered to vote in Florida. After wrongly identifying 8,000 Florida voters with Texas misdemeanour records as felons, it supplied a revised list of 57,770 "possible felons" to Florida's secretary of state, Katherine Harris."
Also on this site, a view of Bush from the European perspective.
THE URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/bush/story/0,7369,439226,00.html
-- Karen Windemere (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 26, 2001
We are tired of your trying to make W look bad.
-- Tex Cowboy (email@example.com), February 27, 2001.
We will never stop.We will nver get over it!!!The truth will come out!Bush and his cronnies have STOLEN the election.The man is a THIEF!!!!!!
-- morning (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 2001.
No effort is required to make W look bad. He accomplishes that quite clearly every time he opens is stupid mouth.
-- Karl Schneider (email@example.com), March 12, 2001.
*We* don't have to try "to make W look bad". He does that every time he opens his mouth or appears before a camera.
Just like his "supporters" (collective IQ hovering around room temperature).
(An air-conditioned room.)
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 15, 2001.
George W Bush praised "C" students in his address to Yale graduates the other day. Whatever happened to striving for excellence? No Tex Cowboby, George W Bush doesn't need help looking bad. Sorry part is that he his making the country look bad!
-- Steve from Kansas (email@example.com), May 27, 2001.
I thought I smell a hypocrite. Poor baby is "so tired" of us trying to make W look bad. Well reap what you sowed you evil demonic freak! Don't forget that your ilk sniffed around Bill Clinton's crotch and moved Heaven & Earth to make him look bad. So why should you get off any easier you lazy bum?
Isn't it high time that we liberals started taking up arms to defend our nation from the election-stealing fascist GOP bastards who weakened our nation and make September 11 possible.
Even now these opportunistic goose-steppers are taking advantage of our shock to ram through their partisan agenda.
It's time to stop asking questions and time to start shooting!
Take America back from the fascist GOP! There aren't the real Americans. They are thieves whose arrogant verbal attacks mean nothing because they have no honor or integrity.
They want war? Let's give it to them!
-- The Avenger (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 15, 2001.
You're right, Karen. I did some more research and came up with some great material from the BBC. I highly recommend that you read "Silence Of The Lambs: The Election Story Never Told" by Greg Palast.
It begins like this:
"Here's how the president of the United States was elected: In the months leading up to the November balloting, Florida Governor Jeb Bush and his Secretary of State, Katherine Harris, ordered local elections supervisors to purge 64,000 voters from voter lists on the grounds that they were felons who were not entitled to vote in Florida. As it turns out, these voters weren't felons, or at least, only a very few were. However, the voters on this "scrub list" were, notably, African-American (about 54 percent), while most of the others wrongly barred from voting were white and Hispanic Democrats.
"Beginning in November, this extraordinary news ran, as it should, on Page 1 of the country's leading paper. Unfortunately, it was in the wrong country: Britain. In the United States, it ran on page zero — that is, the story was not covered on the news pages. The theft of the presidential race in Florida also was given big television network coverage. But again, it was on the wrong continent: on BBC television, London." (For the full article go to: http://www.mediachannel.org/views/whistleblower/palast.shtml.)
Palast really digs deep in "What really happened in Florida? 16/2/01" You can see his interview on the BBC's Newsnight or read it at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/events/newsnight/newsid_1174000/1174115.stm.
Apparently if you want to know the truth about the Florida election, you have to go outside the US to find it!
-- Carl Deutsch (email@example.com), March 06, 2001.
I went there and recomment all go there it is shocking to realize how dishonest the Bush-Republican machine is and how sold out is our "free"press ,so called.
Let us all support the United Defenders of Liberty drive!!!! May the Great Spirit of this land bless you!!!!
-- American Citizen (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 13, 2001.
You must read the new STATUS REPORT ON PROBE OF ELECTION PRACTICES IN FLORIDA DURING THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION prepared by the U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS at:
It begins like this:
"The Commission has undertaken a formal investigation into allegations by Floridians of voting irregularities arising out of the November 7, 2000 Presidential election. The Commission has held two fact-finding hearings in Florida to examine whether eligible voters faced avoidable barriers that undermined their ability to cast ballots and have their ballots counted in this closely contested election. The probe is intended to uncover, for example, who made the critical decisions regarding resource allocations for Election Day activities, why were these decisions made and what specific impact these decisions had on distinct communities...Voter disenfranchisement appears to be at the heart of the issue. It is not a question of a recount or even an accurate count, but more pointedly the issue is those whose exclusion from the right to vote amounted to a "'No Count.'"
The report will be updated, so keep checking the site.
-- William Curry (email@example.com), March 13, 2001.
On Friday, April 6, 2001, Reuters carried this story: Study Finds Racial Gap in Fla. Ballot Invalidations WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An analysis of Florida's majority black voting precincts found that residents were four times more likely to have their 2000 presidential election ballots disqualified than voters in majority white precincts, USA Today reported Friday. The newspaper said the racial disparity between the precincts was found in an overall review of Florida's votes by USA Today, The Miami Herald and Knight Ridder Corp. It said the study found that black voters were disproportionately affected by antiquated voting equipment, poorly-trained poll workers and confusion at polling places. For the complete article go to: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010406/pl/election_race_dc_1.htm
-- Allison Granier (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 09, 2001.