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  CAMPAIGN, ELECTION & THE 2004 VOTE FRAUD

"Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything."
-- Joseph Stalin

"I am committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president."
-- Walden O'Dell, CEO of Diebold, which makes most of the voting machines (electronic ballot and paper-ballot counters) for Ohio (and over half of the USA), in 2003

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GO TO LIST OF FRAUD EVIDENCE LINKS ON THIS PAGE


 • Added 01.08.2005
REPUBLICANS DECRY ELECTION CHALLENGES...EXCEPT THEIR OWN, OF COURSE
Tom Delay on Democrats trying to get to the bottom of Ohio election fraud: "It is a crime against the dignity of American democracy" guided by "spite, obstructionism and conspiracy theories." GOP gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi on losing recount in Washinton state: "It is clear this election is a mess. The only remedy is a revote. It will help us cleanse the process."


 • Added 11.24.2004
STATISTICAL ANALYSES SHOWS HOW ELECTRONIC VOTING BENEFITED BUSH
"Electronic voting raised President Bush's advantage from the tiny edge he held in 2000 to a clearer margin of victory in 2004. The impact of e-voting was not uniform, (it) was proportional to the Democratic support in (each) county."
Download the report in PDF format (Berkeley.edu)

MATHEMATICALLY IMPOSSIBLE SWINGS TOWARDS BUSH ON ELECTION NIGHT
In one disputed county, the total number of respondents at 9 p.m. was well over 13,000 and at 1:36 a.m. it had risen less than 3 percent - to 13,531. Given the small increase in respondents, the county's 5 percent swing to Bush is mathematically impossible.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Orlando Weekly)


 • Added 11.15.2004
2004 BUSH STATES & 1860 SLAVE STATES: ONE AND THE SAME
These two maps pretty much say it all.
Inform yourself with the full story here (ThePatriotFacts)


 • Added 11.15.2004
JOHN KERRY'S BROTHER SAYS THE DNC IS NOT IGNORING ELECTION FRAUD
Cam Kerry: "Election protection lawyers are still on the job in Ohio and Florida and in DC making sure all the votes are counted accurately..."
Inform yourself with the full story here (ThePatriotFacts)


 • Added 11.14.2004
INVESTIGATION SHOWS HOW REPUBLICANS 'WON' OHIO BY DECLARING MINORITY BALLOTS 'SPOILED'
The vast majority of ballots that went uncounted were from predominantly black districts. Add them up and you have a different outcome to the presidential race.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Greg Palast)


 • Added 11.11.2004
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE ELECTION FRAUD
Urge your representative in the House to join Representatives Conyers, Scott, Nadler, Watt, Wexler and Holt in calling on the Government Accountability Office to immediately undertake an investigation of the efficacy of electronic voting machines.
Follow this link to a ready-made form letter (Act for Change)
Download PDF of Representative's letter (House of Representatives)
Download PDF of followup letter (House of Representatives)


 • Added 11.11.2004
ELECTION INCIDENT REPORTING CENTER ALLOWS YOU TO TRACK VOTER COMPLAINTS YOURSELF
21,556 reported incidents so far. Obviously not all of them are fraud-related. But this is the place to see how bad the problem really is.
Inform yourself with the full story here (VoteProtect.org)


 • Added 11.11.2004
A CALL TO ARMS ON VOTE FRAUD INVESTIGATION
This article on the site of a statistical sampling company (so they know how exit polls work and can smell fraud) lays the groundwork for what need to happen if we ever want to see an investigation into the differences between the exit polls and the election results.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Zogby International)


 • Added 11.11.2004
HOW EASY WAS IT TO HACK DIEBOLD'S VOTING SOFTWARE?
Clicking on a link on the Diebold site, a voting activist discovered that she could enter the company's vote database using Microsoft Access and change votes in a Texas election without leaving a trace.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Wired)


 • Added 11.11.2004
WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST DEIBOLD FOR SELLING INSECURE VOTING MACHINES
California's attorney general and critics of electronic voting are suing over the company's shoddy balloting equipment that exposed California elections to hackers and software bugs.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Wired)


 • Added 11.09.2004
ANATOMY OF A CRUSHING POLITICAL DEFEAT
Arianna Huffington's dead-on analysis of how Kerry and the Dems shot themselves in the foot.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AlterNet)


 • Added 11.09.2004
IN-DEPTH EXPOSÉ ON DIEBOLD AND ES&S
The two Republican-loyal companies that make most of the voting machines and vote-counting machines in the country have a history of political cronyism and covering up problems with their programs.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Mother Jones)


 • Added 11.06.2004
EVIDENCE OF MASSIVE VOTE FRAUD BEGINS TO EMERGE
Discovered errors that resulted in incorrect votes all favor Bush. Many of them were on Diebold or ES&S machines, two companies that have contributed heavily to the Bush campaign.

1) FLORIDA: Dozens of counties where Democrats significantly outnumber Republicans saw 200% to 712% increase in Republican votes, 40% to 80% decrease in Democrat votes. See this chart and this graph (created from official state vote results and registration record), taking note counties like Calhoun, Dixie, Franklin, Hamilton, Liberty.

OR Read an analysis of these numbers and how easy it is to hack the counting computers OR Watch a video showing how it's done

2) FLORIDA: In at least 12 counties, votes for president outnumbered total voters. Visit this site which is tracking stories from around the country, complete with data charts (skip the confusing graphs, just read the stories and links)

3) FLORIDA: Political science grad students observers report widespread election fraud, disenfranchisement (ThePatriotFacts)

4) Palm Beach Co., FL: 88,000 more presidential votes than voters (Washington Dispatch)

5) Gahanna, OH: 4,258 e-votes for Bush from only 638 voters (CNN)

6) Warren, OH: Ballots counted without observers, behind closed doors. Officials cite fear of "terrorism" (Cincinnati Enquirer)

7) Parma, OH: 94% turnout, but 40% don't vote for president (County records chart - big file)

8) NORTH CAROLINA: 4,530 e-votes permanently lost (Charlotte Observer)

9) Sharon, PA: 51,818 ballots cast but only 47,768 recorded for president (The Vindicator)

10) Graph shows exit-polling inaccurate only in e-voting areas

11) Details of Freedom of Information requests for computer vote-count records (BlackBoxVoting.org)

12) House members demand GAO investigation (Wired)

13) Analysis of how "spoiled" ballots helped sway the election (Greg Palast)

14) Terrific wrap-up, simple but in-depth analysis of all the evidence thus far (The Free Press)


 • Added 11.05.2004  • EXPOSÉ
COINCIDENCE? REPUBLICAN REP WHO WON UNLIKELY LANDSLIDES USED TO HEAD MAJOR E-VOTING COMPANY
Nebraska Republican Chuck Hagel headed ES&S (supplier of half the voting machines in the US) before going into politics and winning by unheard-of margins on ES&S machines with no paper trail (the only kind used in Nebraska).
Inform yourself with the full story here (CommonDreams)
   •More Hagel investigation here (The Hill)


 • Added 11.01.2004
IS THE FIX IN?
Who gets to vote with Florida's missing 58,000 absentee ballots (which officials can't void or keep track of) and the 76,000 that have been resent? What are Republican plans for the secret list of 1,886 black voters leaked from Bush campaign HQ in FL?
1) 58,000 absentee ballots "missing" in Florida (AP)
2) 76,000 absentee ballots being resent (Knight-Ridder)
3) The list: "The only possible reason why they would keep such a thing is to challenge voters on election day." (BBC/Greg Palast)
4) "My fear is that this outdated provision in Florida may not be properly applied and [will] prevent legal voters from voting." (Institute for Public Accuracy)


 • Added 10.15.2004
WAS BUSH FED TALKING POINTS DURING THE DEBATES?
During the first and third presidential debates, the exact same unusual shape can clearly be seen under George W. Bush's jacket. It's clearly not a wrinkle as the White House claims (the exact same wrinkle on two nights in two separate jackets?), but what is it?
See the photos here (ThePatriotFacts.org)


 • Added 10.14.2004
FACT-CHECK EXPOSES BUSH DEBATE & ADVERTISEMENT LIES
Bush inherited an economy "already in recession"? Wrong. 41 million seniors "now have access to lower cost prescriptions"? Wrong. 2 million jobs created? Wrong.
Inform yourself with the full story here (FactCheck.org)


 • Added 10.14.2004
DEMAND PAPER BALLOTS: ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES CRASH IN FLORIDA TRIAL RUN
A pre-election test on Tuesday had to be postponed in "hanging chad" Palm Beach County when the computer that tabulates votes cast on touch-screen terminals -- like those on which nearly one in three U.S. voters will cast ballots on Election Day -- crashed and lost all its data. "Basically, these things work in the secretary of state's office," said a testing engineer. "Outside of that, no one knows."
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Added 10.14.2004
REPUBLICANS CAUGHT ALTERING 1,500 VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS
Florida law enforcement is investigating 1,500 voter registration forms received by the Leon County elections office that apparently were altered to register local students as Republicans. "The overwhelming majority of them had not selected the Republican Party as the party they wanted to be registered in," County elections supervisor Ion Sancho said.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Added 10.06.2004
BREAKDOWN AND FACT-CHECK OF CHENEY FLIP-FLOPS & FLAT-OUT LIES FROM V.P. DEBATE
The Vice President on Monday invented brand new excuses for going to war in Iraq and has been caught in several lies, not the least of which are his claim to have never said there was an Iraq-Al Qaeda link and his assertion that he'd never met John Edwards before that night.
1) Inform yourself with the full story here (Newsweek)
2) Quote-by-quote comparison to undisputed facts (Progressive Trail)
3) 10 questions for Dick Cheney (The Nation)


 • Added 09.29.2004
BUSH'S HOMETOWN PAPER RIPS HIM A NEW ONE, ENDORSES KERRY
"Few Americans would have voted for George W. Bush four years ago if he had promised that, as President, he would...Empty the Social Security trust fund by $507 billion to help offset fiscal irresponsibility and at the same time slash Social Security benefits....Cut Medicare by 17 percent and reduce veterans' benefits and military pay....Eliminate overtime pay for millions of Americans and raise oil prices by 50 percent.... (there's a dozen more)
Inform yourself with the full story here (The Lone Star Iconoclast)


 • Added 09.26.2004
PENTAGON BLOCKING U.S. CITIZENS & SOLDIERS ABROAD FROM REGISTERING TO VOTE
Siting sudden concerns about hackers, the Pentagon has begun restricting international access to the official Web site intended to help overseas absentee voters cast ballots.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Internation Herald-Tribune)


 • Added 09.02.2004
CHENEY'S GAY MARRIAGE STATEMENT TIMED TO BURY GOP PLATFORM ANNOUNCEMENT
Whle the press was falling all over itself to cover the VP's statement that "people out to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to," guess what the RNC was announcing that same day? The official party platform supporting a constiutional ammendment banning gay marriage. Guess where there's no mention of this agenda at all? On the GOP web site.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Added 08.30.2004
MAJOR SECURITY FLAW IN ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES - VOTE ONLY W/ PAPER BALLOT
Activist group has found that results from voting equipment made by Diebold -- which makes about half the electronic counters and touch-screen voting machines in the country -- can be manipulated just by entering a 2-digit code in a hidden location.
Inform yourself with the full story here (BlackBoxVoting)


 • Added 08.25.2004
BUSH CRONY CAUGHT IN BED WITH DISCREDITED 'SWIFT BOAT' GROUP
Top lawyer for Bush's re-election campaign resigneds after disclosing he provided legal advice to the group accusing John Kerry of lying about his Vietnam War record.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Reuters)


 • Added 08.23.2004  • DEVELOPING STORY
PHOTO SHOWS BUSH WEARING MEDALS HE DIDN'T EARN
Individual vet's investigation uncovers picture of George W. Bush wearing two medals, at least one of which he couldn't possibly have earned.
Inform yourself with the full story here (DailyKOS)
...and here


 • Added 08.21.2004  • Opinion
DISABLED VET RESPONDS TO RIGHT-WING ATTACK ON 'UNPATRIOTIC WIMPS'
"While some at home were being 'patriotic' and proudly waving the American flag with self-righteousness and vociferously supporting that un-mitigated disaster, as is being done today with Iraq, I and thousands of other Americans were getting shot to hell and back, as is happening in Iraq today."
Inform yourself with the full story here (Intervention)


 • Added 08.21.2004
BUSH'S 'SWIFT-BOAT' ATTACK DOGS ROYALLY DEBUNKED
The only other officer present on the day of the attack for which John Kerry won a medal gives a detailed account of events and blasts the Republican attack dogs: "It's gotten harder and harder for those of us who were there to listen to accounts we know to be untrue, especially when they come from people who were not there."
1) Inform yourself with the full story here (Chicago Tribune)
2) Vet breaks silence to counter smear campaign (Chicago Tribune)
3) Lead critic's own military records prove him a liar (Washington Post)


 • Added 08.23.2004  • ANALYSIS
BUSH ATTACKS ON KERRY FOLLOW SAME PATTERN AS 2000 ATTACKS ON McCAIN
Bush in a tight race? Check. Republican supporters launching unsubstantiated attacks on opponent's hitherto universally praised military record? Check. Bush distancing himself only vaguely and only after refusing to do so until the damage is done? Check...
Inform yourself with the full story here (SF Chronicle)


 • Added 08.21.2004
BUSH CAMP REFUSES TO STOP AIRING AD IN VIOLATION OF OLYMPIC BYLAWS
Campaign spot features Iraqi, Afghan athletes who object to their images being used to promote Bush policies. And anything relating to the Olympics legally belong to the International Olympic Committee.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Added 08.06.2004
CONSERVATIVE COLUMNIST: 'BUSH'S REELECTION DEPENDS ENTIRELY ON WILLFUL IGNORANCE'
In his analysis of books exposing Bush corruption, syndicated former Bush supporter Charley Reese also praises James Bovard's The Bush Betrayal, and its "tactic to quote Bush or Bush's step-and-fetchers and then simply point out the great gap between what Bush and his people say and what the facts are."
Inform yourself with the full story here (Charley Reese)


 • Added 08.06.2004  • Op-Ed
BUSH LACKS LEGIT JUSTIFICATION FOR 'POSTPONING' ELECTION
"Homeland" attacks? Elections went forward during the Civil War. Biological attacks? Ditto the influenza attack of 1918, which sickened 25% of the US pop. Spain's election "disrupted" by terrorism? Hardly. The turnout was huge.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Kansas City Star)


 • Added 08.06.2004
McCAIN DEMANDS BUSH CONDEMN MISLEADING KERRY ATTACK ADS
"It was the same kind of deal that was pulled on me," senator says, noting the ads are "dishonest and dishonorable." But the White House refuses to distance itself from group of Vietnam vets who claim to have served with John Kerry (but did not) and call him a liar.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)
   • Anti-Kerry vet backs off, made a 'terrible mistake' (Boston Globe)

MORE: Co-writer of new anti-Kerry book, has a shocking history of racism and extremism, calling Muslims "ragheads" and "boy-bumpers," disparaging Kerry's Jewish grand-parentage, calling Hillary Clinton a "lesbo," and worse.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Media Matters)


 • Added 08.06.2004
COMPUTER CRASHES WIPE OUT FLORIDA VOTING RECORDS
Detailed records from Miami-Dade County's first widespread use of touchscreen voting machines have been wiped out in TWO software crashes. So much for computerized voting being safe.
Inform yourself with the full story here (CNN)


 • Added 7.10.2004
ADMINISTRATION PRESSURING PAKISTAN TO ARREST 'HIGH VALUE' TERRORISTS IN TIME TO UPSTAGE DEM. CONVENTION
Pakistani official confirms that his government has "been told at every level that apprehension or killing of HVTs before [the] election is [an] absolute must." What's more, Bush administration officials have told their Pakistani counterparts "it would be best if the arrest or killing of [any] HVT were announced [just before] the Democratic National Convention."
Inform yourself with the full story here (The New Republic)


 • Added 07.09.2004
25 BUSH FLIP-FLOPS
Bush has changed his positions on wanting to capture Osama bin Laden, creation of the 9/11 commission, gay marriage, abortion, nation building, raiding social security funds, patient's rights, North Korea, free trade, campaign finance and a dozen more subjects. Report includes dates, links to news stories and direct quotes.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Center for American Progress)


 • Added 07.04.2004
BUSH CRONY SECRETLY BANKROLLING NADER CAMPAIGN, FEC TO INVESTIGATE
In an attempt to undermine the Democractic candidate, billionaire Bush contributor Richard Egan (on Bush's 2000 transition team and his ambassador to Ireland) is helping bankroll left-wing independent Ralph Nader's campaign, possibly in violation of election law.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Boston Globe)
   • Richard Egan profile (WhiteHouseForSale.org)

MORE One in 10 doners is major GOP contributor. Hefty "bundled" contributions are a form Nader has criticized in the past. VP candidate Peter Camejo says Nader should return the money.
Inform yourself with the full story here (SF Chronicle)


 • Added 06.16.2004
'AN ASTONISHING ABUSE OF RELIGION':
BUSH-CHENEY '04 CAUGHT USING CHURCHES FOR CAMPAIGN

Re-election officials sent secret email to 1600 churches asking for volunteers to "serve as a coordinator in your place of worship." Includes text of the email (and the return address).
Inform yourself with the full story here (Interfaith Alliance)
   • Bush asked Vatican to help sway voters (NY Times/SF Chronicle)


 • Added 06.02.2004
TWO REPUBLICAN COMPANIES NOW CONTROL MOST U.S. VOTE COUNTING
Diebold and ES&S will count (using BOTH computerized ballot scanners and touchscreen machines) about 80% of all votes cast in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
Inform yourself with the full story here (EcoTalk)
   • Exposé on Bush links & flawed computer code (Newsweek)
   • In-depth analysis of electronic voting, etc. (Rebecca Mercuri, Ph.D.)
   • Activist site exposing electronic voting pitfalls (VerifiedVoting.org)
   • More details here (Yes Magazine)
   • Links to dozens more stories (EcoTalk)


 • Added 06.01.2004
BUSH TRIES TO HIDE PLANS FOR HUGE DOMESTIC CUTS
The cuts are politically sensitive, targeting popular programs that Bush has been touting on the campaign trail. The Education Department; a nutrition program for women, infants and children; Head Start; and home ownership, job-training, medical research and science programs all face cuts in 2006.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)
   • Veterans Affairs (-$900 million), Education (-$1.5 billion)... (CNN)


 • Added 05.28.2004
RELIGIOUS RIGHT PLAN TO CONTROL THE GOVERNMENT
An annotated story w/ links to facts and sources

Sound crazy? This fully-documented article details how a political religious movement called Dominionism gained control of the Republican Party, helped elect far-right members of Congress, then took over the White House with George W. Bush, and is now trying to seal America's conversion to theocracy by taking over the judiciary.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Yurica Report)


MORE TO COME...


 • Archive
POT CALLING THE KERRY BLACK...
A few examples of Bush's 'waffling'

• Bush is against campaign finance reform; then he's for it.
• Bush is against a Homeland Security Department; then he's for it.
• Bush is against a 9/11 commission; then he's for it.
• Bush is against an Iraq WMD investigation; then he's for it.
• Bush is against nation building; then he's for it.
• Bush is against deficits; then he's for them.
• Bush is for free trade; then he's for tariffs on steel; then he's against them again.
• Bush is against the U.S. taking a role in the Israeli Palestinian conflict; then he pushes for a "road map" and a Palestinian State.
• Bush is for states right to decide on gay marriage, then he is for changing the constitution.
• Bush first says he'll provide money for first responders (fire, police, emergency), then he doesn't.
• Bush first says that 'help is on the way' to the military ... then he cuts benefits
• Bush-"The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. Bush-"I don't know where he is. I have no idea and I really don't care."
• Bush claims to be in favor of the environment and then secretly starts drilling on Padre Island.
• Bush talks about helping education and increases mandates while cutting funding.
• Bush first says the U.S. won't negotiate with North Korea. Now he will
• Bush goes to Bob Jones University. Then say's he shouldn't have.
• Bush said he would demand a U.N. Security Council vote on whether to sanction military action against Iraq. Later Bush announced he would not call for a vote.
• Bush said the "mission accomplished" banner was put up by the sailors. Bush later admits it was his advance team.
• Bush was for fingerprinting and photographing Mexicans who enter the U.S. Bush after meeting with Pres. Fox, now he's against it.



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