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Voting Irregularities in 2004

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  1. Resources for Those Who Believe the Election Results Were Invalid (Solarbus.org)
      Provides resources indicating irregularities or outright election fraud. 12-04

Materials
  1. Injunction Filed to Prevent Certification of the Ohio Electors (Supreme Court of Ohio)
      Provides a copy of the injunction. 12-04

Papers
  1. -12-19-04 Challenge of Election (Boston Independent Media Center)
      "Across the US electors in at least five states, for the first time in history, turned the heavily scripted and ritualized electoral college proceedings into a forum for political action. Frustrated by the relative inattention to wide spread real voting violations now numbering in the tens of thousands, Electors called for congressional investigation and legislative action."

      "Vermont electors, on the record and in front of TV cameras and a number of statewide media outlets, expressed their concerns for our democracy with '57,000 complaints already received by the Congressional Judiciary Committee, we call on Congress and especially our Vermont Congressional delegation to investigate.' They enumerated credible violations affecting hundreds of thousands of voters across the US, Elector Jeffrey Taylor reports."

      "Massachusetts Electors who introduced the motion said they will use this to lobby Congressional members to take action now such as objecting to the vote. The motion passed by acclimation called on Congress to: 'Act to commit Congress to investigate all voting complaints that might have any validity that they receive, Act to commit Congress to remedy any voting rights violations or electoral fraud verified by its own agents or through the courts, File in Congress and commit their resources to passage of systemic remedies.' ” 12-04

  2. -12-19-04 Legal Challenge of Ohio Vote Intensifies (FreePress.org - Fitrakis, Rosenfeld, and Wasserman)
      "The epic legal battle over Ohio's presidential vote count is back in the state Supreme Court, with an election challenge claiming George W. Bush was wrongly declared the winner on Nov. 2 and seeking a court-ordered reversal of that victory." 12-04

  3. -Editorial: Summary of Fraud Allegations, With Data (Alternet.org - Freeman) star
      "The question is whether the official count is an accurate reflection of ballots cast. In a system where campaign managers serve as election supervisors, where voting machines provide no assurance that votes are counted as cast, and where counts and "recounts" are conducted in secret, we must rely, unfortunately, on indirect evidence, such as exit polls, to ascertain the veracity of this official count as a measure of actual ballots cast." 1-05

  4. -Evidence of Fraud: Highlights (ElectionFraud.org - Drekmeier and Adams)
      Provides highlights of evidence of fraud in the 2004 presidential election. 12-04

  5. -Evidence of Fraud:10 Key Highlights (FreePress.org)
      Provides 10 key points of evidence of fraud in the 2004 presidential election. 12-04

  6. 11-15-04 Evidence Mounts That Vote Was Hacked (CommonDreams.org)
      "The State of Florida, for example, publishes a county-by-county record of votes cast and people registered to vote by party affiliation. Net denizen Kathy Dopp compiled the official state information into a table, available at http://ustogether.org/Florida_Election.htm, and noticed something startling."

      "While the heavily scrutinized touch-screen voting machines seemed to produce results in which the registered Democrat/Republican ratios matched the Kerry/Bush vote, and so did the optically-scanned paper ballots in the larger counties, in Florida's smaller counties the results from the optically scanned paper ballots - fed into a central tabulator PC and thus vulnerable to hacking - seem to have been reversed."

      "In Baker County, for example, with 12,887 registered voters, 69.3% of them Democrats and 24.3% of them Republicans, the vote was only 2,180 for Kerry and 7,738 for Bush, the opposite of what is seen everywhere else in the country where registered Democrats largely voted for Kerry."

      "In Dixie County, with 4,988 [sic] registered voters, 77.5% [sic] of them Democrats and a mere 15% [sic] registered as Republicans, only 1,959 people voted for Kerry, but 4,433 voted for Bush."

      "The pattern repeats over and over again - but only in the smaller counties where, it was probably assumed, the small voter numbers wouldn't be much noticed."

      "And, although elections officials didn't notice these anomalies, in aggregate they were enough to swing Florida from Kerry to Bush. If you simply go through the analysis of these counties and reverse the 'anomalous' numbers in those counties that appear to have been hacked, suddenly the Florida election results resemble the Florida exit poll results: Kerry won, and won big."

      Editor's Note: The number of registered voters in Dixie County, above, is incorrect. The Florida Elections Commission has posted the number of registered voters to be 7,495, making Republicans 19% of the registered voters and Democrats 81% of registered voters. According to CBS News, the number of votes for each candidate are correct. See "2004 Presidential Election Results and Party Affiliation by Florida County" on this Web page. 11-04

  7. 2004 Presidential Election Party Affiliation by Florida County (Florida Election Commission)
      Provides party affiliation by Florida county. Please note the party affiliation in Dixie County, for example, and compare those numbers with the results on voting. According to the Florida Elections Commission, 7,495 are registered Democrats and 1,454 are registered Republicans. The final vote was 1,959 for Kerry and 4,433 for Bush, the opposite of what one would expect. 10-04

  8. 2004 Presidential Election Results and Party Affiliation by Florida County (USTogether.org)
      "EXPECTED votes would normally vary from the ACTUAL votes due to increased voter turnout or other factors. What seems very odd in these numbers is that the increase in ACTUAL votes from EXPECTED votes has a striking pattern of being so much higher for REPs than that for DEMs in counties using optical scan voting machines." 10-04

  9. 2004 Presidential Election Results by Florida County (CBS News)
      Provides final results by Florida county. Please note the vote in Dixie County, for example, and compare that vote with party affiliation. According to the Florida Elections Commission, 7,495 are registered Democrats and 1,454 are registered Republicans. The final vote was 1,959 for Kerry and 4,433 for Bush, the opposite of what one would expect. 10-04

  10. Congressman Feeney Named in Election Fraud (SeminoleChronicle.com)
      "Republican Congressman Tom Feeney of Oviedo asked a computer programmer in September 2000, prior to that year's contested presidential vote in Florida, to write software that could alter vote totals on touch-screen voting machines, the programmer said."

      "Former computer programmer Clint Curtis made the claim Monday in sworn testimony to Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee investigating allegations of voter fraud in the 2004 presidential election involving touch-screen voting in Ohio."

      "The company also says Curtis' claims are based on a grudge he has with the company. O'Quinn said he's also being motivated by money."

      "The Justice Through Music Project, a nonprofit organization that engages young people about political issues, has offered $200,000 for proof of election fraud in 2004."

      "Curtis said he has not pursued that money, which has not been offered to him." 4-05

  11. Discrepancies in Ohio and Florida (MSNBC News - Olbermann)
      "Here’s an interesting little sidebar of our system of government confirmed recently by the crack Countdown research staff: no Presidential candidate’s concession speech is legally binding. The only determinants of the outcome of election are the reports of the state returns boards and the vote of the Electoral College." Olbermann then started reporting substantial discrepancies and oddities in the election results.

      "...the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that officials in Warren County, Ohio, had 'locked down' its administration building to prevent anybody from observing the vote count there."

      "The State of Ohio confirms that of all of its 88 Counties, Warren alone decided such Homeland Security measures were necessary. Even in Butler County, reports the Enquirer, the media and others were permitted to watch through a window as ballot-checkers performed their duties."

      "Nobody in Warren County seems to think they’ve done anything wrong. The newspaper quotes County Prosecutor Rachel Hurtzel as saying the Commissioners 'were within their rights' to lock the building down, because having photographers or reporters present could have interfered with the count."

      "You bet, Rachel."

      "Thus the majority of the media has yet to touch the other stories of Ohio (the amazing Bush Times Ten voting machine in Gahanna) or the sagas of Ohio South: huge margins for Bush in Florida counties in which registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans 2-1, places where the optical scanning of precinct totals seems to have turned results from perfect matches for the pro-Kerry exit poll data, to Bush sweeps." 11-04

  12. Editorial: U.S. Campaign in Kiev (Guardian Unlimited - Traynor)
      "Ukraine, traditionally passive in its politics, has been mobilised by the young democracy activists and will never be the same again."

      "But while the gains of the orange-bedecked 'chestnut revolution' are Ukraine's, the campaign is an American creation, a sophisticated and brilliantly conceived exercise in western branding and mass marketing that, in four countries in four years, has been used to try to salvage rigged elections and topple unsavoury regimes."

      "Funded and organised by the US government, deploying US consultancies, pollsters, diplomats, the two big American parties and US non-government organisations, the campaign was first used in Europe in Belgrade in 2000 to beat Slobodan Milosevic at the ballot box."

      "Richard Miles, the US ambassador in Belgrade, played a key role. And by last year, as US ambassador in Tbilisi, he repeated the trick in Georgia, coaching Mikhail Saakashvili in how to bring down Eduard Shevardnadze." 12-04

  13. Election Results in Southwestern Ohio (Phillips)
      "Three contiguous counties in southwestern Ohio, all traditionally Republican counties, gave unexpectedly large margins to George W. Bush over John F. Kerry on election night. All three counties experienced a huge increase in voter turnout. In all three counties, Bush received a higher percentage of the vote than he did in the 2000 election, and Kerry received a lower percentage of the vote than Al Gore did in 2000. This study analyzes how it happened."

      "These election results are not credible. Voter turnout was up substantially (8.27%), yet Kerry got 10% fewer votes than Gore. Exactly." 12-04

  14. Hacking the Vote (ChuckHerrin.com)
      Chuck Herrin, a computer security specialist, shows how easy it was to "hack" the vote in the 2004 election. 11-04

  15. Ohio Recount (MSNBC News)
      "Election boards all across Ohio have started counting "provisional ballots" in the presidential election. These are the ballots that were given to voters who believed they were registered but whose names didn't appear on the precinct list on election day."

      "There is another number that will eventually come into play in the Buckeye state... and that's the number of 'spoiled ballots.' The Green/Libertarian coalition, through recountohio.org, has already raised enough money to pay for a statewide recount."

      "However, there is one other number that has been the talk of the Net... and that's the number of 'tallies' that might have been hacked or changed by somebody who left some nefarious 'code' on the Windows systems tabulating the county by county vote." "But, given that 70% of Ohio used punch cards... most of the state does have a 'paper trail.' And the recount, when it happens, should settle these allegations once and for all." 11-04

  16. Ohio Recount Proceeds (CommonDreams.org)
      Describes the process for the electoral vote and why all votes must be counted. 12-04

  17. Report: Blackwell Locks Out Recounters (FairnessbyBeckerman.com)
      Beckerman has reported that Blackwell has locked out persons attempting to recount the Ohio vote. 12-04

  18. Voting Irregularities Summarized (VotesMustCount.com)
      Provides sources of information and summaries of voting irregularities for the 2004 presidential election. 8-05

Projects
  1. Ohio Recount Project (StolenElection2004.com)
      Provides opportunities to assist with recounting the vote in Ohio. 12-04

   
   


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