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andee's world: Was it an Honest Election?

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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Was it an Honest Election?

MoveOn.org writes,

"Questions are swirling around whether the election was conducted honestly or not. We need to know -- was it or wasn't it?

"If people were wrongly prevented from voting, or if legitimate votes were mis-counted or not counted at all, we need to know so the wrongdoers can be held accountable, and so we can prevent this from happening again.

"Members of Congress are demanding an investigation to answer this question. The decision on whether or not there will be an investigation could come as soon as Monday. Join us in supporting the call for one now, at:

http://www.moveon.org/investigatethevote/

"We're all hearing the stories and wondering what's true and what isn't. But at least two cases of serious problems are accepted beyond doubt:


In Broward County, Florida, electronic voting machines counted backwards: as more people voted, the official vote count went down. [1]


In one Columbus, Ohio suburb, election officials have acknowledged that electronic voting machines credited Bush with winning 4,258 votes, even though only 638 people voted there. [2]


"These are just cases where we know something went wrong. There were also lots of reports of people being denied ballots on Election Day. So far, these reports remain anecdotal, but they must be compiled and examined. And the Internet is abuzz with theories about why the official counts were so different from the exit polls."



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If you care about our democracy, then you will want answers. If the voting process itself is corrupt, then what are we left with?

Please sign the petition and invite your friends to sign, as well. Congress needs to know that hundreds of thousands of Americans are serious about protecting the integrity of the vote.

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