Skip to comments.Did Republicans Steal the 2004 Election?
Posted on 06/01/2006 8:28:44 PM PDT by Torie
Did Republicans Steal the 2004 Election?
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. writes in Rolling Stone: "After carefully examining the evidence, I've become convinced that the president's party mounted a massive, coordinated campaign to subvert the will of the people in 2004. Across the country, Republican election officials and party stalwarts employed a wide range of illegal and unethical tactics to fix the election."
"A review of the available data reveals that in Ohio alone, at least 357,000 voters, the overwhelming majority of them Democratic, were prevented from casting ballots or did not have their votes counted in 2004 -- more than enough to shift the results of an election decided by 118,601 votes. (See Ohio's Missing Votes) In what may be the single most astounding fact from the election, one in every four Ohio citizens who registered to vote in 2004 showed up at the polls only to discover that they were not listed on the rolls, thanks to GOP efforts to stem the unprecedented flood of Democrats eager to cast ballots."
Without reading it all, the thesis seems to be that the exit polls were wrong, and particularly wrong in GOP strongholds. The "explanation" is that 375,000 in Ohio were illegally prevented from voting, most all Dems. The odd little thing is that in a state with a stagnant population, 900,000 more voters voted in Ohio in 2004 than did in 2000, with the Dems getting a majority of the increase. The Dems even got more votes in GOP strongholds than in 2000. I guess there is always more water in the well - always more. The cup runnuth over. An alternative explanation is that what happened is that the GOP got out the vote massively more in GOP areas than the Dems got, because there were more relatively indiffenent Pubbies to energize, and team Bush out their base in a frantic attempt to win the White House, in a state that both parties knew was the key swing state in the election.
I report, you decide.
With each generation, the Kennedy clan just seems to get keep getter dumber and dumber, and risks overshooting the mean. That is another possible hypothesis.
You might enjoy all this. Ohio Pubbies clearly will do anything to win.
I admit it. I stole the election. I have it buried in my back yard.
Did DemocRATS Steal the 1960 Election? John F. Kennedy
Lil' Bobby oughta go back to the drugs.
Democrats howl when their attempts to cheat don't pay off.
When you bus voters from precinct to precinct and even out of state then you don't have a right to cry because they got provisional ballots..
You wanna talk vote fraud?
Go to St. Louis.
Go to Milwaukee.
Go to Seattle.
(It's not as if RFK Jr. is an unbiased, objective reporter or anything, is it?)
Is Jimmy Hoffa there also? You might want to alert the FBI....
; ~ )
What we also tend to ignore is that people will report (in exit polls) what they believe that the pollster wants to hear.
I am convinced that many more African-Americans vote conservative than are willing to admit.
And there is no particular reason that elderly jews in Florida wouldn't vote for Pat Buchanan (given his staunch and unwavering support for Israel).
Another typical case of Liberal racism when it suits their purposes...
Now that absolutely DID happen!
No, I have it, and it's next to Hoffa!
I meant to add that I checked the CNN election site for 2004, and the exit poll showed women split evenly, and Bush carried men by 5%. That translates into the 2% margin Bush actually obtained. Curious. One oddity of the exit poll is that Bush got 16% of the black vote. What is up with that? Obviously the sample of black voters was too small, so that aspect is wrong. In fact, the whole exit poll was reverse engineered to reflect the actual result. That is why the final exit poll reflects the actual results. Karl Rove is a very clever man. Just ask Walter Cronkite. What was right, and reflects the real truth, were the early numbers of the exit poll that were reported during the course of the day, that Kennedy with his connections obtained, and has on his spread sheet.
"Lil' Bobby oughta go back to the drugs."
What do you mean "go back"? He obviously was on a good high when he agreed to claim authorship of the crock his assistant drafted for Rolling Stone.
To gin up the emotions of the base.
Because a Kennedy has written a piece that claims that the GOP deep sixed 375,000 votes in Ohio. Don't you find that interesing?
Yes but I hope we are better at it next time and they don't suspect.
If I had been able to vote, the margin would have been higher. Of course I ran into a barricade outside my polling place as I raced from the bar to vote at 2:45 A.M.
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