READER COMMENTS ON
"'Daily Voting News' For July 07, 2006"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 7/7/2006 @ 8:09 pm PT...
John, we won't leave the rest of the world alone until NED and all related groups are gone
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 7/7/2006 @ 9:35 pm PT...
How DARE San Diego charge a dollar a ballot to recount, or is it COUNT?!
Citizens should mob the place & scream bloody murder..if the county had run a decent & clean election in the 1st place, that's their JOB, they wouldn't NEED a recount/count!
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 7/7/2006 @ 9:42 pm PT...
I'm not sure whether you're kidding or serious on this one point, but it's a COUNT we're looking for here, NOT a RECOUNT. The votes haven't yet been counted by any legal method, so there's no question of a recount. Not yet, anyway.
As for the rest of your comment, I couldn't have said it better myself. Look at all the taxes we pay. Can't we at least get an honest ELECTION for all that money?
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 7/8/2006 @ 5:05 am PT...
You get it WP and Charlene.
If we liken an election to a criminal trial, because both are as serious as death, then we can analyze the situation with some gravity.
If there is a chain of custody violation in a trial and the judge ignores it, the appellate court will reverse and order a new trial.
What the appellate court is actually ordering is the first legal trial, not a second legal trial. We only get one legal trial, which is the same as one fair trial.
Likewise there is only one first legal count. One first fair count. Even if there are three illegal or unfair counts, still, there is only one first fair count.
And that is what we want in CA-50 ... the first fair and legal count.
Since the machines cannot do that now that the chain of custody has been violated, and Haas has ignored it, we want a first fair count, which must be a hand count. The first hand count.
Catherine Crier's show is a perfect place to discuss and explain how important chain of custody is. And especially so in CA-50 when the rules were updated specially for the machines used there, and specifically for that election.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 7/8/2006 @ 5:25 am PT...
Probably the most absolutely hilarious talking point fostered by Diebold, or perhaps fostered by the GOP directly, is this:
Yes, the electronic election machines are insecure, however, it takes a bad person to misuse the machines and commit fraud, and that is a felony. We do not believe that such people exist.
Yes, that hilarious statement was made by a Diebold warlord.
The fact of the matter is that election felonies are being directed from the White House itself:
The fourth man indicted in a New Hampshire phone-jamming scheme --- in which Republican operatives jammed the phone lines of Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts in a 2002 Senate race --- will argue at trial that the Bush Administration and the national Republican Party gave their approval to the plan, according to a motion filed by his attorney Thursday.
(link here, bold added).
The election fraud reality is so blatant in America today that it is hard for honest people to believe. That is what the crooks are counting on ... the disbelief of the people.
But the people show in the polls that they think this republican dictatorship is a ship of liars. And they want that ship to sink during the November storm.
Hand counts are the only safe harbor for America ... and if the republican dictatorship gets its way, even that harbor is going to be sold to Dubai/UAE.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 7/9/2006 @ 8:08 am PT...
Ken Melhman, himself said on the daily show when asked how things have sunk to such a low, "Greed and cynicsm." Couldn't believe he told the truth. Maybe the sickos are getting sick of themselves. Keith Olberman needs to cover this story. They are backed into a corner in San Diego. Changing the election laws...changing the cost of a COUNT...sleepovers. Hey Keith!3d3e1