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Was the 2004 Election Stolen?
Rolling Stone ^ | June 11, 2006 | BY ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.

Posted on 06/11/2006 6:50:07 AM PDT by Military family member

Republicans prevented more than 350,000 voters in Ohio from casting ballots or having their votes counted -- enough to have put John Kerry in the White House.

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 ...


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KEYWORDS: bush; conspiracy; douchebag; giveusabreak; kennedyidiot; kerry; looney; meninwhitecoats; notthisagain; nutcase; ohio; puhlease; smokingthebong; tinfoilhat
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This one will drive you nuts. Talk about rewriting history. Now the GOP has stolen two elections!
1 posted on 06/11/2006 6:50:10 AM PDT by Military family member
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To: Military family member

2 posted on 06/11/2006 6:52:33 AM PDT by JRios1968 (There's 3 kinds of people in this world...those who know math and those who don't.)
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To: Military family member

Hard to believe a guy who sounds more like Audrey Hepburn than a man.


3 posted on 06/11/2006 6:52:57 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Military family member
Was the 2004 Election Stolen?

Almost!

4 posted on 06/11/2006 6:53:41 AM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut (metal god ... visit The Ponderosa .... www.vandelay.com ... DEATH BEFORE DHIMMITUDE)
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To: JRios1968

Already debunked, even by the Left.
Another Kennedy dweeb who hits the bottle to hard.

This thing was falling apart even before it reached publication.
It's for the moonbat believers.

Serves no other purpose.


5 posted on 06/11/2006 6:53:56 AM PDT by romanesq (.)
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To: brivette

That's another thing that struck me about the article...the author


6 posted on 06/11/2006 6:54:04 AM PDT by Military family member (GO Colts!!)
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To: JRios1968

Is that Dick Gauthier?!


7 posted on 06/11/2006 6:54:08 AM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut (metal god ... visit The Ponderosa .... www.vandelay.com ... DEATH BEFORE DHIMMITUDE)
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To: Military family member
Was the 1960 Election Stolen?
By Jonh F. Kennedy
8 posted on 06/11/2006 6:54:47 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Military family member
"Was the 2004 Election Stolen?"

Almost, but Gore and a team of seasoned trial lawyers couldn't pull it off.

9 posted on 06/11/2006 6:54:47 AM PDT by meyer (A vote for amnesty is a vote against America.)
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To: Mr. Buzzcut

Rolling Stone? Weren't they once a respected music magazine?
Now just a laughed at left wing propaganda rag.


10 posted on 06/11/2006 6:54:50 AM PDT by roostercogburn
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To: Military family member

ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR who?


11 posted on 06/11/2006 6:54:56 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: Military family member

Why do theses people always live in the past?


12 posted on 06/11/2006 6:55:04 AM PDT by Fawn (BUILD A LONG TALL WALL)
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To: Military family member

I don't know who said this first, but for somebody named Kennedy to be complaining of stolen elections is the definition of chutzpah.


13 posted on 06/11/2006 6:55:06 AM PDT by white trash redneck (Everything I needed to know about Islam I learned on 9-11-01.)
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To: Military family member

hey, hey, that's ok...as long as these 'wierdo's in tinfoil hats' live in the dream world they've conjured for themselves they are of little import....


14 posted on 06/11/2006 6:55:44 AM PDT by Nightrider
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To: JRios1968

Prevent the aggravation, skip Kennedy's mad rantings, and read the rebuttal, which was out before Rolling Stone's ink was dry.

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2006/06/03/kennedy/


15 posted on 06/11/2006 6:56:00 AM PDT by YaYa123
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To: Military family member

The Kennedy gene pool has sure been watered down to the point of brain damage.


16 posted on 06/11/2006 6:56:33 AM PDT by badpacifist (The media has our troops surrounded. Someone must break through enemy lines.)
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To: Military family member

Repost.


17 posted on 06/11/2006 6:56:34 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Military family member; Jim Robinson
Do we really need to give this crap free exposure?
We have known for years what the mentally challenged substance abusers think of the last two elections.

Do we really need to give them additional free publicity and exposure while they beat their dead horse?

I don't think so. This stuff belongs in DU, where the kool aid drinkers can find it if they need to read it again.

18 posted on 06/11/2006 6:56:43 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: Military family member

Gee, Robbie, did ya'll finish counting the 2000 votes yet?

Maybe we need another recount!

Wasn't it your relative, John, who 'stole' the election from Nixon????


19 posted on 06/11/2006 6:57:14 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Military family member
Was the 2004 Election Stolen?
Rolling Stone ^ | June 11, 2006 | BY ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.

"Careful now, Junior...they may ask how your uncle won his election."

20 posted on 06/11/2006 6:57:37 AM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: roostercogburn

Rolling Stone is respected by the young and stupid. It hasn't changed in my lifetime.


21 posted on 06/11/2006 6:57:54 AM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: Military family member

They have to believe that...otherwise they would have to see that enough people just don't want what they have to offer.

Hey, Dims! They're just not that into you!


22 posted on 06/11/2006 6:58:47 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Military family member
I believe that the democrats assume that many absentee voters are military and will vote GOP in large numbers. However, the national party and affiliates such as ACORN put as great emphasis on locals obtaining absentee ballots because it facilitates fraud.

No one who witnessed the Florida State show trials on television and saw the democrat lawyers hired guns challenging every un-dotted "i" and un-crossed "t" on a military absentee ballots during election 2000 could credibly believe that the national democrat party will take any decisive action to assure every American (military member) stationed away from home gets the chance to vote.

In fact, whatever hurdles democrats can inflict on the (absentee) military vote, they will.

If absentee ballot votes were spoiled, lost, and defrauded, it means Bush's' victory margin was smaller than it really should have been.
23 posted on 06/11/2006 6:58:48 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Military family member
Oh, for crying out freakin' loud.

Are they still on this?

Hey, Dems, despite all of your valiant efforts, you just weren't clever enough to steal the 2000 and the 2004 elections.

Get over it, already.

24 posted on 06/11/2006 6:58:56 AM PDT by Allegra (Mookie Sadr's Next!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Bwaahaahahaaaa! Good one!


25 posted on 06/11/2006 6:59:09 AM PDT by Solamente (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out...)
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To: Mr. Buzzcut
We'll have to photoshop it and change the haircut and add the toothy smile; but, it could be!!
26 posted on 06/11/2006 6:59:20 AM PDT by LiberationIT
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To: roostercogburn
Rolling Stone? Weren't they once a respected music magazine?

Speaking as a musician: No. ;)

27 posted on 06/11/2006 6:59:50 AM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut (metal god ... visit The Ponderosa .... www.vandelay.com ... DEATH BEFORE DHIMMITUDE)
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To: Military family member

Doomed, Doomed, doomed I tell you... If the Republicans keep stealing elections soon we will all be republicans...

Hahhahahaha

The Rats really need to get over themselves..


28 posted on 06/11/2006 7:00:15 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (I am pissed off at the President cause he hasn't cured cancer yet.)
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To: LiberationIT

I dunnooo ... looks like Gauthier when he was on "Get Smart"! :)


29 posted on 06/11/2006 7:00:56 AM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut (metal god ... visit The Ponderosa .... www.vandelay.com ... DEATH BEFORE DHIMMITUDE)
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To: Military family member
Kennedy's know ALL about stealing elections.

He is just pissed that the mob was not involved in this one.

30 posted on 06/11/2006 7:01:12 AM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: Military family member

I've always believed that the Democrats made this an issue to cover their own massive vote fraud efforts. I remember an early Drudge headline from election day 2000 about allegations of large-scale Democrat vote fraud in Broward and Dade counties, Florida, and other locations. Of course, this was all quickly forgotten when the Dem attempts to overturn the results started less than 24 hours later. What really steamed the Dem leadership was that their well-orchestrated vote fraud campaigns didn't work in 2000, and also in 2004.


31 posted on 06/11/2006 7:01:14 AM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: sauropod

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32 posted on 06/11/2006 7:02:07 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Military family member

An article that will appeal to the tinfoil hat, space aliens are living among us and Walt Disney is in a freezer at Disneyland crowd.


33 posted on 06/11/2006 7:02:16 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir wölle bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Military family member
Republicans prevented more than 350,000 voters in Ohio from casting ballots or having their votes counted

O.K. Just how does "evil" Republicans prevent 350,000 people from voting???

How does this asshat know the 350,000 people would have voted for Kerry.

STFU, already.

34 posted on 06/11/2006 7:02:41 AM PDT by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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What I remember from an instructor somewhere in the past who taught about propaganda:

Lie. The bigger the lie, the more likely it is to be believed.

Keep repeating the lie. The bigger it is, and the more often it's repeated, the more likely it is to be believed.

Keep on lie. Get outrageous with the lie. Outrageous lies cover up other lies, and create the likelihood that the first lies will be believed.


35 posted on 06/11/2006 7:02:46 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: Military family member

ROTFLMAO


36 posted on 06/11/2006 7:03:25 AM PDT by freekitty
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To: Judith Anne

"What I remember from an instructor somewhere in the past who taught about propaganda:

Lie. The bigger the lie, the more likely it is to be believed.

Keep repeating the lie. The bigger it is, and the more often it's repeated, the more likely it is to be believed.

Keep on lie. Get outrageous with the lie. Outrageous lies cover up other lies, and create the likelihood that the first lies will be believed."

Correct! It's called "The Big Lie" and was perfected by Stalin and Hitler. The Dems adopted it from them.


37 posted on 06/11/2006 7:04:30 AM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: Military family member

These people are never going to stop with this BS until another Dummycrap is put into the Whitehouse.


38 posted on 06/11/2006 7:05:48 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (In a world where Carpenters come back from the dead, ALL things are possible.)
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To: Military family member

While I oppose stealing elections, I sometimes with the Republicans were this competent. Unfortunately, the folks who have U.S. Patents on election stealing machinery, plus patents on all the improvements are...(drum roll)...Democrats!


39 posted on 06/11/2006 7:07:07 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Military family member

Fine. We stole it. We're not giving it back.


40 posted on 06/11/2006 7:07:12 AM PDT by gotribe (It's not a religion.)
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To: Mr. Buzzcut

I don't think so. I think this guy is from the 40's or 50's. Gauthier was more 60's.


41 posted on 06/11/2006 7:08:21 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: bmwcyle
ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR who?

Robert F Kennedy Jr:

Brother of Joseph P Kennedy III who was the driver of a Jeep that overturned,paralyzing (for life) a young woman who was a passenger.

Brother of David Kennedy,who died of a heroin OD in a Palm Beach hotel room.

Brother of Michael Kennedy who,at the time of his accidental death (the result of breathtaking stupidity on his part),was under active,intense investigation by police for statutory rape and molestation.

Brother of Rory Kennedy,who married an IRA terrorist.

Cousin of Michael Skakil who just couldn't resist the temptation to thrust the shaft of his father's golf club into the neck of a young girl living nearby.

42 posted on 06/11/2006 7:08:32 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: meyer
Good morning.
"but Gore and a team of seasoned trial lawyers couldn't pull it off."

You would need to change the name to kerry, but the reality would be the same.

Or, you could leave the name but change the year and the rest of the sentence would still be correct. They tried to steal both elections and failed.

This is the cause of the insane hatred that is burning up the Left.

Michael Frazier
43 posted on 06/11/2006 7:09:33 AM PDT by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: Military family member

The reason they want to keep the focus on Ohio (Democrats (kerry) lost by ? 175000 ?) is because of the states that were stolen - by them. My intimate knowledge is of Wisconsin (Kerry one by about TWELVE THOUSAND). It was on the news last week, they finished purging the Milwaukee voter registration rolls of dead and moved etc. They had ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND bad voting records.

Never forget Philadelphia where there were more votes than living residents

and here was a report in Colorado.


44 posted on 06/11/2006 7:10:34 AM PDT by sgtyork (Prove to us that you can enforce the borders first.)
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To: Military family member

Look who is back on drugs again.


45 posted on 06/11/2006 7:12:51 AM PDT by bilhosty
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To: Popman
O.K. Just how does "evil" Republicans prevent 350,000 people from voting???

The GOP used the Rove Mind Control Device, or the RMCD. It only works on democrats by broadcasting subliminal waves that keep repeating on election day, "It's still Monday, it's still Monday....."

46 posted on 06/11/2006 7:14:19 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Military family member

The IRONY of this articles premise based on the author is unbearable.


47 posted on 06/11/2006 7:14:28 AM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: YaYa123

is there anyway to get that article wiothout paying salon? I can't seem to join for free as adverstised..


48 posted on 06/11/2006 7:14:37 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Military family member

I think it was stolen in a few midwestern states but not the way the democrats want to talk about.


http://www.nationalreview.com/battleground/2004/battleground200411040640.asp

"Craziest thing I've ever seen," said one poll watcher. "They had 100 tables and just five poll watchers trying to monitor them. Every table had a pile of empty ballots. If the machine rejected a ballot, the workers would just take a fresh ballot, fill it in the way they thought the voter wanted (Detroit voted heavily for Kerry), and then put THAT ballot through the machine." The poll watcher also reported unsigned ballots being counted in the machines, a violation of absentee procedures.


49 posted on 06/11/2006 7:18:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Military family member

Yep - revisionist history.

When I went to vote in the primary here in Arkansas a few weeks back - my name was on the roll, but the lady in front of me and the man behind me did not appear on the roll - both were wanting a Republican ballot, and both are REGULAR voters (have voted in every election in the last 20 years +) and have not moved in many years.

I found that highly suspicious - but not unusual in a state that the voter rolls are kept and maintained by a hard core democrat.

But this article is one of the biggest pieces of trash reporting I have EVERY seen.

Anyone check out the references in the article ---- amazing pattern to them.... check for yourself.


50 posted on 06/11/2006 7:18:49 AM PDT by TheBattman (Islam (and liberalism)- the cult of a Cancer on Society)
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