An oddity about this election's outcome


Phyllis Gardner writes:This, from a friend, reflects my sentiments: I am suspicious that the Bushies have stolen another election. Apparently  both Ohio and Florida used the Diebold touch screen voting machines and both returned odd decisions for Bush. Seems that those are the two states where the exit polls were "wrong" (once again). Florida -- where 1 million new voters registered and the African American community was so motivated to make up for what happened in 2000 -- went for Bush by 200,000 votes? Ohio, which has lost a quarter million jobs since 2000 went for Bush? Odd that a secret software key to the Diebold vote counting software has been said to exist. Odd that the CEO of Diebold (headquartered in Ohio) reportedly told Bush he would "deliver the state." Odd that Kevin Shelley, the main official who was after Diebold to provide a paper trail and clean up their act, has been under a suspicious ethics attack since the beginning of the summer, effectively removing him from the fray. It's all just too odd, if you ask me. 

RH: There were hordes of lawyers watching for this kind of them as well as observers from the EU.  We await their report.

Phyllis Gardner charged possible fraud in the Bush victory, especially in Ohio. I commented that there were hordes of lawyers watching for this kind of them as well as observers from the EU.  Phyllis counters: Lawyers cannot see secret source code.  It is the perfect crime.

RH: It certainly is a challenge for Democratic lawyers and Congresspeople.  If there is anything to the charge, I assume they will bring it up in a loud voice. Istvan Simon writes:  I voted on a Diebold machine in Alameda county, California, and  we all know that Kerry won big in California.  So did many people in many counties all over the United States,  in which Kerry won. Further, this time President Bush won not only the Electoral votes, but the popular vote as well, and by a considerable margin.  It is odd to me that Phyllis Gardner cannot accept the plain truth that Bush just won, which Kerry himself accepted..

Istvan Simon commented.  "It is odd to me that Phyllis Gardner cannot accept the plain truth that Bush just won, which Kerry himself accepted."  Phyllis writes: Just call it a state of denial over something so horrifying.  I am now returning to a more rational state. 

RH: A swarm of lawyers were waiting to find some irregularity in voting. I am amazed that they have remained silent, most unlawyerlike behavior. Probably they too are in a state of denial.


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