READER COMMENTS ON
"'Daily Voting News' For October 29, 2006"
(7 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
Charles In Vermont
said on 10/29/2006 @ 7:43 pm PT...
This looks suspiciously like the repubs turning election fraud back in America's face. It is so cynical to try and turn the election fraud into a leftist plot!
Imagine that dispite their best efforts at fraud the repubs lose. They simply claim that it was Chavez's fault. This is perfect. The investigation is starting BEFORE the election, but will not end until AFTER the election. We will only be able to speculate about how the outcome of the election influenced the outcome of the investigation.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 10/29/2006 @ 7:57 pm PT...
The only reason they're investigating Smarmatic is because venezuela has been public in their disdain for the current government. If Venezuela were alligned with the Republican's AND manipulating votes, they would'nt be investigating.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 10/30/2006 @ 2:36 am PT...
I'm still laughing. The thought of the election being stolen from the people who are trying to steal the election! That's great. Especially if it's being done by their old friend, Hugo Chavez.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 10/30/2006 @ 5:46 am PT...
And we've known this for how many years? I remember posting about it on a bulletin board sometime last year at least.
Charles in Vermont re: #1 - That's what I was thinking. This is Karl Rove's number one talent - re-framing. And you can bet enough media outlets will pick up on it to make the hard core rightwingers and a certain percentage of the general public believe it.
Anybody have a rough estimate of what percentage of the machines being used in this election are Smartmatic? Just curious.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 10/30/2006 @ 6:34 am PT...
Orweillian stunt designed to explain election fraud AND justify invasion of Venezuela – all in one swoop.
SORRY – KARL – TOO FUCKING OBVIOUS!
U.S. digs for vote-machine links to Hugo Chávez
BY ALFONSO CHARDY
In the debate about the reliability of electronic voting technology, the South Florida parent company of one of the nation's leading suppliers of touch-screen voting machines is drawing special scrutiny from the U.S. government.
Federal officials are investigating whether Smartmatic, owner of Oakland, Calif.-based Sequoia Voting Systems, is secretly controlled by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, according to two people familiar with the probe.
The GOP has employed a firm called Penn, Schoen, & Berland to skew exit poll results in the past in order to achieve their own political ends. Watch out for this firm’s exit poll results in this years elections. They are on Rove’s payroll:
Electoral Fraud Is the First Step on the Road to Tyranny
Former Pollster Pleads Guilty to Fabricating Results
Tracy Costin, the former owner of polling company DataUSA Inc., entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for fabricating the results of polls the company conduct on behalf of, among others, President Bush in 2004.
The term "Orwellian" usually refers to one or more of the following:
Manipulation of language for political ends. Most significantly by introducing to words meanings in opposition to their denotative meanings.
Invasion by the state of personal privacy, whether physically or by means of surveillance.
The total control of daily life by the state, as in a "Big Brother" society.
Active encouragement by the state of "doublethink," whereby the population must learn to embrace inconsistent concepts without dissent.
The denial or rewriting of past events.
"ACCUSE OTHERS OF DOING WHAT YOURSELF ARE DOING"
"As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing."
"See in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."
GEORGE w. BUSH
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, THE TRUTH IS THE GREATEST ENEMY OF THE STATE."
-- Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda, 1933-1945
Here's a great comparison of Goebbels to Bush:
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 10/30/2006 @ 8:35 am PT...
What's the word on exit polling this election?
I hope that they will be out in force.
And I hope that people actually pay attention to them.
Has anyone tried to educate people on this?
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
Send $$$ to BRADBLOG - to STOP the FRAUD - oldturk
said on 10/30/2006 @ 7:06 pm PT...
Good links David on the Sequoia,.. Smartmatic,.. Hugo Chavez Rethug smokescreen,.. enjoyed the read,.. nice details.
The bu$$h crime family in general and $$hrub,.. cheney,.. rove,.. USAID,.. and IRI have had their dirty/grimy/filthy fingers meddling in the Venezuelan elections with the specific agenda to get their mitts on Venezuelan petroleum resources.
These paranoid criminals have been tampering with the democratic election process to unseat Hugo Chavez. The efforts and diligence of the bu$$h crime family to toss/fix their elections has caused concern that the Venezuelan government or Hugo Chavez may return the favor and meddle in the American election process.
The findings of this investigation will likely lead no where,.. the bu$$h crime family is 10X more unethical,.. corrupt,.. and underhanded than Hugo Chavez could hope or dream of ever being. If they were not so guilty they would not be so paranoid that Chavez would meddle in or sabotage our elections.