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The Clinton-Gore way of counting: Joseph Farah says Democrats' method doesn't add up (repost)
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Monday, November 20, 2000 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 11/12/2001 12:14:10 AM PST by JohnHuang2

WND Exclusive Commentary
The Clinton-Gore way of counting


© 2000 WorldNetDaily.com

    "Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything."
    --Josef Stalin

In justifying recounts of recounts of recounts in Palm Beach County, the Clinton-Gore Democratic machine explained that they just wanted to ensure "that all votes were counted."

"It just wouldn't be fair," the lawyers and spinmeisters explained, "to deny some people their constitutional right to participate in the election process."

But that was then. That was a friendly county -- with lots of Democratic votes. That was a county that, statistical science indicates, would continue to deliver a higher percentage of votes to Al Gore than to the opposition on each successive recount.

Notice how the rules changed, again, when it came time to count the absentee ballots from overseas?

In some counties, half or nearly all of the ballots were rejected, many of them military ballots that didn't have postmarks on coordinated challenges by Democrats. In Orange County, for example, 117 of 147 overseas ballots were rejected on such grounds.

"The party of the man who wants to be the next commander-in-chief is trying to throw out the votes of the men and women he will be commanding,'' charged Jim Post, a Republican lawyer in Duval County, where 107 ballots were rejected.

"We had a lot of ballots with no postmarks so we had to declare them invalid,'' said Dick Carlberg, assistant elections supervisor in Duval County.

None of this was an accident or coincidence. It was part of a deliberate strategy to deny overseas servicemen a say in who will be the next commander in chief. Earlier last week, Mark Herron, a Tallahassee lawyer helping shepherd Democratic presidential election lawsuits through the local courts, sent a five-page letter to Democratic attorneys throughout Florida giving them tips on how to lodge protests against overseas ballots.

Such protests must be lodged before the ballot is taken out of the envelope. The letter, given to the Associated Press by a Republican source, focused on protesting military ballots, which are assumed to be heavily in favor of Bush, and included a section on military postmarks.

Republicans circulated a letter dated Friday from Navy Capt. E.M DuCom, deputy director of the military postal service, who said military mail is required to be postmarked. But he added, "There are instances when time constraints do not allow for proper postmarking/cancellation of the mail. The last flight may be departing the ship and the mail has to get on it.''

Ed Gillespie, a Republican strategist working for Bush in Florida, said 110 of 113 write-in ballots, mostly from military forces, were invalidated by officials in Miami-Dade County. He said more than half were thrown out because they had no witness or witness address listed but "the form doesn't indicate that a witness is necessary.''

Counties had until noon Saturday to report their results to Secretary of State Katherine Harris, who will not be able to certify the election until after the Florida Supreme Court meets today to hear arguments about ongoing hand recounts in South Florida.

But the latest battle was over the overseas ballots.

"There are more attorneys than there are ballots,'' said Bob Edwards, chairman of the Republican Executive Committee for Walton County, where five votes were tossed out, including those of four people who had already voted absentee.

These actions by the Clinton-Gore Democratic Party political machine in Florida illustrate the ends-justify-the-means philosophy that we've witnessed in this White House for eight long years. It's time for a fresh start. It's time for a house-cleaning. It's time to sweep out the liars and cheaters and crybabies once and for all.

I think it is poignant, indeed, that the U.S. servicemen, who have been abused and taken advantage of by this administration more than any other group, will get the last laugh by casting what could be the deciding votes against Al Gore. They'll get their way despite the cheating and lying and rule-changing in midstream.

Do I think things will be much better under George W. Bush? Not on your life. But, I will say, it's hard to imagine how they could be any worse.

For Education And Discussion Only. Not For Commercial Use.



TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: floridarecount

1 posted on 11/12/2001 12:14:10 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JeanS; AuntB; nunya bidness; GrandmaC; Washington_minuteman; tex-oma; buffyt; Grampa Dave...
ping.....
2 posted on 11/12/2001 12:14:59 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Oops, this was actually published a year ago, I think.
3 posted on 11/12/2001 12:20:13 AM PST by Gordian Blade
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To: Gordian Blade
Yeah, it's a repost, but quite apropos, IMHO.
4 posted on 11/12/2001 12:21:24 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
If you recall BEFORE election night Drudge bragged how he would release VNS Poll data BEFORE the networks did.
Sure enough, before the 2nd time zone in FL closed he "announced" Gore won.
Then Fox, according to O'Reilly, was the 1st network to "announce" Gore won before the FL polls had closed.
On election night I was at a friends house while she was on the State of FL election return site,
it showed Bush ahead while Fox and everyone else said Gore won.
I wonder how many Bush votes were lost by the 2nd time zone due to Drudge, Fox etc.
5 posted on 11/12/2001 12:34:05 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
How true, and all the nets announced the polls (in Fl) had closed at 7 PM ET, forgetting that the Florida panhandle -- a Bush stronghold -- is on central time. Polls there remain open till 8 PM. That costs Bush 10k votes alone.
6 posted on 11/12/2001 12:45:03 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Oops - you were making the same point..should have read your whole post before commenting.
7 posted on 11/12/2001 12:46:09 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
None of this was an accident or coincidence. It was part of a deliberate strategy to deny overseas servicemen a say in who will be the next commander in chief.

I still find this fact horrific. This effort of the the filthy democrats, especially on al gore's part, should have been enough RIGHT THERE to stop the vote counting. I find it beyond appalling that the man who would be the Commander in Chief was so willing to have the votes from those willing to LAY DOWN THEIR LIVES for our country discounted. It still makes me sick to think this happened. How do these people even hold their heads up?

Seems to me the democrats tried to CHEAT at every turn and cannot BELIEVE that they still lost. I wonder what they are cooking up for the next election? One thing is for sure-the firm out of Texas that was busy calling democrat ONLY folks in Palm Beach, some two thousand of them, and calling them, mind you, BEFORE the polls had EVEN CLOSED, telling them that "they had better call their precincts and elected officials, that there was a possibility that their votes DID NOT COUNT or were COUNTED incorrectly tells me that there was a PLAN in the works to cause discontent if the votes were coming out too close for al gore's possible victory.

This firm, a firm hired by the DNC, was immediately sold and relocated in India. I really think this is a story that NEVER made the news like it should have. IT goes to the heart of an attempt to corrupt an election.

8 posted on 11/12/2001 4:19:27 AM PST by Republic
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To: JohnHuang2
A good Freeper NEVER forgets a good article.
9 posted on 11/12/2001 5:19:45 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Republic
Imagine if Gore were CiC right now; I think we should email this article to every military person we know.
10 posted on 11/12/2001 5:20:29 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Imagine if Gore were CiC right now

OH MY GOSH...............I can't even fathom it-we would be up in arms!

11 posted on 11/12/2001 5:36:44 AM PST by Republic
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To: JohnHuang2
Thanks for the ping, JH2! This bears "reposting." ;o)
12 posted on 11/12/2001 9:01:25 AM PST by dixiechick2000
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To: JohnHuang2
Thanks, 'King'.

I don't care how many times it's been posted.

A good read.

13 posted on 11/12/2001 9:24:16 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: JohnHuang2
Thanks John.
14 posted on 11/12/2001 10:04:47 AM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: JohnHuang2
bump!
15 posted on 11/12/2001 11:54:53 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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