It has been said that: "A people get the leaders that they
deserve", but do we really deserve this?
Tomorrow the Bush Regime Will Steal the Election
Posted November 1, 2004 thepeoplesvoice.org
By: the editor
Well Americans if you think we are going to choose a new
president tomorrow you are sadly mistaken. The republicans have been busily
stealing millions of democratic registration forms over the past four years and
rigging the entire election process. Tomorrow the Bush regime will steal the
election in front of the world and there is not one damn thing we can do to stop
Reports are already coming in across the country of efforts to confuse,
intimidate, and discourage democratic voters from going to the polls. Ion Sancho,
the supervisor of elections in Leon County in Florida, told the Washington Post,
"In my 16 years as an election administrator I've never seen anything like
this." In Florida thousands of students have learned that not only was
their party registration switched to Republican but their home address was
changed without their knowledge. This means that when they show up to vote at
their local precinct their names won't appear on the voting rolls.
In Pittsburgh, fliers were handed out on what looked like county letterhead that
claimed voting had been extended an extra day, "due to immense voter
turnout expected on Tuesday." The fliers said Republicans should vote on
Tuesday and Democrats should vote on Wednesday.
In Wisconsin fliers purportedly from the a group calling itself the
"Milwaukee Black Voters League", told voters, "If you've already
voted in any election this year, you can't vote in the presidential election. If
you violate any of these laws, you can get ten years in prison and your children
will get taken away from you."
In Georgia's Atkinson County, the Republicans challenged the voting eligibility
of 78 percent of the county's registered Latino voters based solely on
In South Carolina, a letter purportedly from the NAACP warned voters they can
not vote if they have outstanding parking tickets or have failed to pay child
support. Meanwhile in Ohio, Republicans will be challenging the eligibility of
voters at the polls tomorrow, based on a law dating back to the Jim Crow era
that was originally aimed at disenfranchising black voters.
According to Elliot Mincberg of the People for the
American Way Foundation reports are that an organization that has been funded by
the Republican National Committee to conduct voter registration, in both Nevada
and Oregon has collected and destroyed untold thousands of democratic
The Ohio Secretary of State republican, Ken Blackwell,
just decided that thousands of democratic voter registrations that were
streaming into the county offices around the state, brought in by groups like
America Coming Together, would be rejected. They came in on paper that was less
than 80 pound weight -- a thick paper similar to a wedding invitation. Although
there is an ancient election rule dating back to a time when county officials
used index card boxes to sort and store registrations, today the actual
registration information is stored on computers and the old wooden index card
boxes are no longer used.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Bush administration lawyers are at this
moment attempting to overturn decades of legal precedence by claiming that under
the Help America Vote Act which was passed after the 2000 election, only
Attorney General John Ashcroft -- and not the voters - has a right to ask
federal courts to enforce voting rights. Veteran voting rights lawyers say this
would overturn decades of legal precedent and could eliminate any legal
challenge to Tuesday's election. According to the paper, since the civil rights
era of the 1960s, individuals have gone to federal court to enforce their right
to vote, often with the support of groups such as the NAACP, the AFL-CIO, the
League of Women Voters.
The Neocon election rigging juggernaut lurches forward unstoppable. Three Republican dominated corporations
control over 80% of the vote count in the United States: Sequoia Voting Systems
Inc; Electronic Systems & Software Inc. (ES&S);
and Diebold" Inc. As this transition has taken place a
pattern of election upsets which overwhelmingly favors Republican
candidates is obvious. The Neocons have
determined that elections can be manipulated easily with the new touch screen
voting systems and when accompanied by a media pounding of lies the public will
accept the rigged election results as fact. The greatest advantage of the new
touch screen voting scam is the removal of a paper trail and the blockage of
access to the inner workings of the software.
When a voter
touches the screen to select a candidate there is no confirmation that the
machine has actually registered the correct selection. In the old punch-card and
fill-in-the-circle paper systems, voters could see their choice marked on the
ballot. In the event of any question a record of the vote existed
and a recount was possible. Since the new electronic systems leave no paper
trail there can be no recount and the results must be accepted as fact.
Attempts to examine the code used by the machines in Florida were blocked in the
courts by the GOP citing, "proprietary/trade secrecy" protections under
a law, which made it impossible for the DNC to ascertain how the machines
It would be admirable if the American people could resist this rigged
presidential election as they did the scam of 2000. Of course the ‘Supreme Court five’
will uphold the "proprietary/trade secrecy"
and the bogus election results
will be ruled as
legitimate. This election fraud has been so well planned that it probably
won’t make it into the courts. With the help of the media, the Neocons will
deliver the deathblow to democracy at the touch screen voting terminals.