Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Lucy pulls the football from the DUmmies, again

One of the conspiracy theories the DUmmies hold dear is the idea that Pres. Bush stole the 2000 and 2004 elections, so you can imagine their joy when finally someone is convicted for playing games with the votes in Ohio in 2004. Only, from this thread, things don't quite go as planned...

orleans (1000+ posts) Wed Jan-24-07 05:17 PM
Original message
Verdict Is In: Two Ohio Workers Found Guilty Of Rigging Vote Recount In 2004
well well well....

FINALLY! GUILTY! (but we already knew that)

yesterday: "CLEVELAND (AP) -- A jury on Tuesday started to decide whether three election workers in the state's most populous county illegally rigged what was supposed to be a random sample recount in the 2004 presidential election to avoid a time-consuming hand count of all votes.

"CLEVELAND - Two election workers in the state's most populous county were convicted Wednesday of illegally rigging the 2004 presidential election recount so they could avoid a more thorough review of the votes."

i can't help it--i'm on the verge of tears

Botany (1000+ posts) Wed Jan-24-07 05:18 PM
Response to Original message
3. When do you think the media is going to cover this?

TechBear_Seattle (1000+ posts) Wed Jan-24-07 05:24 PM
Response to Reply #3
6. When God kisses Satan's tail
Sorry for the graphic image but "When Hell freezes over" would be far sooner than I expect.

The media and every single politician has a vested interest in covering this up very fast and very deep. It will never see the light of day in any mainstream media outlet.

flying_wahini (335 posts) Wed Jan-24-07 05:20 PM
Response to Original message
4. it makes me want to vomit, how these people have ruined us all

90-percent (1000+ posts) Wed Jan-24-07 05:26 PM
Response to Reply #5
8. We have Keith Olbermann
Edited on Wed Jan-24-07 05:28 PM by 90-percent
Of anybody in MSM, Keith has the highest probability of mentioning this ACT OF TREASON AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE on his show.

In the name of our Founding Fathers, I hope Keith features it tonight!

-85% jimmy

Then, oops, who let this in?

BurtWorm (1000+ posts) Wed Jan-24-07 05:26 PM
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7. Their count favored Kerry by 17 votes.
From the article:

Special prosecutor Kevin Baxter, who was brought in from Erie County to handle the case, did not claim the workers' actions affected the outcome of the election - Kerry gained 17 votes and Bush lost six in the county's recount.

Ohio law states that during a recount each county is supposed to randomly count at least 3 percent of its ballots by hand and by machine. If there are not discrepancies in those counts, the rest of the votes can be recounted by machine. A full hand-count is ordered if two random samples result in differences.

This case doesn't support the larger one that Ohio was rigged for Bush. It only supports the case that Ohio, at least in Cayahuga County, was fishy.



Anonymous said...

OHIO 2004: 6.15% Kerry-Bush vote-switch found in
probability study

How Kerry Votes Were Switched to Bush Votes

"In a sample of 166,953 votes (1/34th of the Ohio vote),
the Kerry-Bush margin changes 6.15% when the population
is sorted by outcomes of wrong-precinct voting.

"The 6.15% vote-switch differential is seen when the large
sample is sorted by probability a Kerry wrong-precinct
vote counts for Bush. When the same large voter sample is
sorted by the probability Kerry cross-votes count for
third-party candidates, Kerry votes are instead equal in
both subsets."

Anonymous said...

Just out on Democratic Underground:

OHIO: Cuyahoga Co. Elections Director Resigns

Bob Bennett, chairman of the county Elections Board and head of the state Republican Party, said the board negotiated the departure with Vu.