"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?
Remember how the mainstream media called Florida for Gore in 2000 while the polls were still open in the panhandle counties (Central time zone). It's estimated that that cost Bush 10,000 votes...without that Gore wouldn't have been in a position to try to steal the Florida electoral votes in the 36-day nightmare that followed election day.