Skip to comments.Was the 2004 Election Stolen? (by RFKjr)
Posted on 06/01/2006 12:06:42 PM PDT by finnman69
Like many Americans, I spent the evening of the 2004 election watching the returns on television and wondering how the exit polls, which predicted an overwhelming victory for John Kerry, had gotten it so wrong. By midnight, the official tallies showed a decisive lead for George Bush -- and the next day, lacking enough legal evidence to contest the results, Kerry conceded. Republicans derided anyone who expressed doubts about Bush's victory as nut cases in ''tinfoil hats,'' while the national media, with few exceptions, did little to question the validity of the election. The Washington Post immediately dismissed allegations of fraud as ''conspiracy theories,''(1) and The New York Times declared that ''there is no evidence of vote theft or errors on a large scale.''(2)
But despite the media blackout, indications continued to emerge that something deeply troubling had taken place in 2004. Nearly half of the 6 million American voters living abroad(3) never received their ballots -- or received them too late to vote(4) -- after the Pentagon unaccountably shut down a state-of-the-art Web site used to file overseas registrations.(5) A consulting firm called Sproul & Associates, which was hired by the Republican National Committee to register voters in six battleground states,(6) was discovered shredding Democratic registrations.(7) In New Mexico, which was decided by 5,988 votes,(8) malfunctioning machines mysteriously failed to properly register a presidential vote on more than 20,000 ballots.(9) Nationwide, according to the federal commission charged with implementing election reforms, as many as 1 million ballots were spoiled by faulty voting equipment -- roughly one for every 100 cast.(10)
(Excerpt) Read more at rollingstone.com ...
He estimates 174,000 were not able to vote due to long lines. No. 174,000 (a highly inflated number to be sure) potential voters did not vote. End of story. If voters did not wait in line to vote or vote by mail, that's their fault.
72,000 not registered to vote due to registration errors. Again, the reponsibility falls on the voter to confirm they are correctly registered.
30,000 voters purged for not voting in previous elections. If you have not voted in more than two elections, you should verify yourself you are registered to vote.
10,000 voters discarded for standing in the wrong line. Too stupid to be allowed to vote.
5,000 turned away by GOP challengers. If they were turned away, they were not registered or valid voters.
So out of that big dramatic and inflated 357,000 potential voters that leaves 66,000 votes 'lost by 'faulty' voting machines. Even if I was generous and assumed there were some problems with voting machines, I would be the majority of this was due to idiot voters.
Kennedy says 357,000 votes
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEE Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzz Not this Sh@#! Again.
When have the Kennedy's been right on anything in the last forty years?
A Kennedy would know a lot about stealing elections.
A better question would be, Was the 1960 Election Stolen? (by JFK)
LOL. Not this BS again.
They just can't get over it can they?
No mention by Teddy of the absentee military ballots that Kerry tried to get tossed.
No. But the 1992 and 1996 elections were.
And so were the 1948, 1960, 1964, and 1976 elections.
And here in the Peoples Republic of Wisconsin, we had a few THOUSAND cases of voter fraud.........fortunately they were all in Kerry's favor to it didn't count.
Dims like Kennedy are really frustrated when they cheat to throw an election and they still can't win.
whatever the bad guy accuses you of, he himself is doing, generally.
Does the article mention who ran the voting in these suspect districts? Was it all Republicans? I doubt it.
... and this little piggy cried 'weee, weee, weee' all the way home.
.....must be a slow day at Rolling Stone
MY GOD WHY ARE THE DEMOCRATS CONTANTLY LIVING IN THE PAST???? Vietnam, 2000 election stolen, 2004 election stolen! No wonder they can't win a presidential election! LOL
RFK Jr. stole the election?
Dear JRK Junior:
Pleas call the WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE.
What horse manure!
Long lines didn't stop either myself or my husband from voting that day. Long lines didn't stop the several people who stood in those lines to vote! And I'm in a BLUE county, Montgomery!
This is just more of the same garbage from Demoshills, mad because their man didn't win. End of discussion!
Something to ponder between bong hits.
In Arizona there were long lines that took three or four hours to get through. There was even food brought in. People really wanted to vote and stayed in those lines. So, long lines are a sorry excuse. Especially when people will stand longer to wait for tickets to an event.
Wishful thinking and reality often don't match. Cope.
Possession is 9/10ths of the law.
Psychologists/Psychiatrists call that "Projection"..........
"I spent the evening of the 2004 election watching the returns on television and wondering how the exit polls, which predicted an overwhelming victory for John Kerry, had gotten it so wrong"
I see, so the networks F up and call it for Kerry, prematurely. They are wrong, therefore Bush stole the election. On what planet are we living?
Shut up and take an Ambien, RFK!
Since he knows that the JFK election was bought in West Virginia and stolen in Chicago Kennedy thinks all politicians are dishonest. Just like all politicians don't get into drunk driving accidents, like the majoroty of the Kennedy's, they are not all involved in voter fraud like the Kennedy family.
The news "blackout" was probably brought on by the MSM not wanting their exit polling methods to come under too much scrutiny.
Just a thought.
Liberals cannot cope with reality, therefore they imagineer to change it............You cannot fake reality and get away with it for long.........
Michael Moore, of the Leni Riefenstahl School of Motion Picture Making............
What will be the next dropped shoe? Maybe some foreign leaders will mysteriously remember clandestine meetings that they had with Kerry, offering their support? Maybe the Beacon Hill fire hydrant will mysteriously reappear in its original position? Maybe the tanning lotion and Botox producers will revise their formulas to make them less noticeable? Maybe his daughter will start wearing a bra? Maybe he'll get his hunting license by mail this time?
Coincidences are strange, aren't they?
What kind of BS is this? (I assume Kennedy isn't counting the military in this number). Americans "living abroad" shouldn't be voting here. They've abandoned the country, so why should they have a say in how it's governed? Jerks.
It's common knowledge that Bush and Rove used the flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz to pick up Democrat voters and take them far away from the polling place.
Does anyone doubt that should the GOP win again in 2008, the Democrats will claim that the election was stolen?
I mean, c'mon, there seems to be a pattern developing here.
Why the focus on one state? They announced MONTHS before voting day that "Florida was the key state last time; Ohio will be the key state this time" and it was, and is, and still is. Odd.
Why not focus on six other states Kerry lost? Or won, for that matter.
"And so were the 1948, 1960, 1964, and 1976 elections."
I loved Barry Goldwater's politics as much as anybody, but it's hard to see how one could call the 1964 election "stolen." We lost that one fair and square.
Are you thinking the polling methods were designed to skew the results in Kerry's favor so Bush voters in Western states would be discouraged from coming out to the polls?
I tuned in late to the 2004 elections and didn't hear the dire exit poll predictions, but the first thing I did see was that all of the 12(?) gay rights votes were going badly for the gay supporters.
As soon as I saw that, I knew it was going to go well for Republicans. If the Democrats had truly won the elections, they would have won the gay rights votes as well. The Democrats lost both fair and square.
Ah yes, that paragon of journalistic integrity, "Rolling Stone." If I'm not mistaken, this is the same magazine that artfully touched up Gore's trousers in the zipper area.
It's a slow day at Rolling Stone every day. The people running that place have to duct tape their bongs to their walkers to keep from losing them.
If most of these voters are democrat voters, and every allegation is true,. all it shows is that more democrat voters can't follow simple directions, or have the patience to wait on a line.
Sound like at least one Dim is preparing an excuse for their upcoming losses in 06.
I just wish Quayle would have been quick witted enough to respond "and neither is Michael Dukakis." Having said that, Quayle was a lot sharper than the press made him out to be. Can you imagine what the MSM would have done to that dim bulb John Edwards if he was a Republican?
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