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Google News Beta ^ | 10-28-02 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 10/28/2002 4:49:44 PM PST by backhoe

Here's today's latest tabulation:

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For a current tabulation, go here & enter "vote fraud" in the search box:

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Google News is a very useful source for all kinds of information from news sites.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pledge; votefraud
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1 posted on 10/28/2002 4:49:44 PM PST by backhoe
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To: *Vote Fraud
2 posted on 10/28/2002 5:09:25 PM PST by Free the USA
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To: Free the USA
Thanks for indexing; here's the banner:

Vote fraud:

To find all articles tagged or indexed using Vote fraud, click below:
  click here >>> Vote fraud <<< click here  
(To view all FR Bump Lists, click here)

3 posted on 10/28/2002 5:33:20 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe


A resource for conservatives who want a Republican majority in the Senate

4 posted on 10/28/2002 6:12:56 PM PST by ffrancone
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To: sparkydragon
FYI, since I have had so little luck bringing the old dinosaur out of retirement to retrieve the Philly and Chicago stories I'd hoped to get for you.
5 posted on 10/28/2002 6:20:26 PM PST by reformed_democrat
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To: backhoe
6 posted on 10/28/2002 8:36:07 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: ffrancone
Thanks for looking, and I love that clip you posted... vote fraud denigriates and devalues everyone's vote- right, left, or center. It ought to be a prime issue for everybody.
7 posted on 10/29/2002 1:48:37 AM PST by backhoe
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To: LiteKeeper
Thanks for the bump... at least these stories are getting out before the elections, unlike how it was in the past.
8 posted on 10/29/2002 3:32:22 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
The Bible of vote fraud:
9 posted on 10/29/2002 3:33:35 AM PST by ovrtaxt
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To: ovrtaxt
Appreciate the link... I've sent this, and piles of articles about vote fraud, to the usual suspects in 'netland... mayhap the voting public will wake up to how they are being robbed.
10 posted on 10/29/2002 3:37:51 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Does anybody have a plan to do something about it? I don't have a clue where to begin.
11 posted on 10/29/2002 3:53:22 AM PST by ovrtaxt
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To: ovrtaxt
Actually, I've heard things- call 'em rumors- that there are both official ( from Washington ) and grassroots efforts to keep these elections cleaner than they were in the past.

If you will look back through these ( start with the last entry ):

DUBOB 9-- even *more* tales from the Dark Underbelly of the Beast.....

I have some links about poll watching, election judges, etc.

12 posted on 10/29/2002 4:07:05 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Thanks for the reminder, link and all of the work that you do.
13 posted on 10/29/2002 4:22:57 AM PST by PGalt
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To: backhoe
please keep up the great work

..... and please give me a ping on any new vote fraud stories you happen across


14 posted on 10/29/2002 5:33:12 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: PGalt
Thanks for looking.
15 posted on 10/29/2002 6:13:01 AM PST by backhoe
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To: Elle Bee
Be sure to check back here; I plan on adding what pops up before the election, and even after. People really need to see how their honest vote is corrupted by these shenannigans.
16 posted on 10/29/2002 6:21:28 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Morning ^
17 posted on 10/30/2002 4:21:05 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
and a good one it is down here in the Keys


18 posted on 10/30/2002 4:25:11 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: backhoe; All
election day





19 posted on 11/07/2002 2:56:23 AM PST by Mia T
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To: backhoe
Cover Story 12/11/00
U.S. News and World Report
Lies and statistics
Team Gore is still using fuzzy math to heist the election
By Michael Barone
As the Supreme Court ponders the Florida case, Al Gore continues to try
to hijack the election by barring the counting of legitimately cast
military ballots and manufacturing illegitimate votes out of dimpled
chads. It is important to keep in mind, as the Supreme Court mulls its
decision, that the Gore strategy is disingenuous at best, unscrupulous
at worst.
Start with the Illinois case referred to by Gore lawyer David Boies and
cited with approval by the Florida Supreme Court. Boies used it to
support the proposition that courts have required dimpled chads to be
counted as votes, and he introduced an affidavit from an Illinois lawyer
in that case saying that the dimpled chad was allowed. But that was not
true: In that case no dimpled chads were counted. The Illinois lawyer
has since withdrawn his affidavit. Ordinarily, a lawyer who has relied
on an affidavit he learns is false is obliged to confess the error to
the court.
The false affidavit and the misleading citation of Illinois law are
important, because Boies used the Illinois case to persuade the Broward
County canvassers to reverse their original decision and undertake their
hand count. It was a travesty. The two Democratic canvassers changed
the rules midcount, so that they could count dimpled chads as votes.
They counted dimpled ballots for Gore when the voter punched clean holes
for other Democratic candidates, on the theory that the voter must have
intended to vote a straight Democratic ticket. But they refrained from
counting similar dimpled chads for Bush. Eventually they counted some
1,500 votes, mostly dimpled chads, with a
567-vote net gain for Gore. This was a much higher gain for Gore than
the 188-vote net gain in Palm Beach County, where canvassers counted
dimpled chads for president only where there were dimples for other
Manufactured votes. That a dimpled chad is not a clearly intended vote
is obvious to most ordinary citizens. And, despite Gore-campaign
assertions, it turns out that dimpled chads have almost never been
counted as votes in the United States, with the exception (an
embarrassing one for George W.
Bush) of 14 counties in Texas and a special election in Massachusetts
where there was only one race and the ballots were damaged by water.
Counting dimpled chads is nothing more than manufacturing votes.
Then there are the Gore campaign assertions that thousands of ballots
have never been counted. This is simply false. All Florida ballots
have been counted and recounted by machine. The Gore team focuses only
on the 10,750 "uncounted" ballots that did not register a vote for
president in Miami-Dade County. But there is nothing remarkable about
that number. It was 1.6 percent of all ballots cast, less than the
percentage for all of Florida (2.9 percent) or for the 32 states and
Washington, D.C., where comparable statistics are available (1.9
percent). The Gore lawyers' claim that these ballots are somehow
peculiar and require hand counting is without basis. You might as well
hand count undercounted ballots in all Florida counties.
Then there is the Gore-team assertion that a complete hand count of
Miami-Dade would produce another 600 votes for Gore. This is based on
the fact that a partial hand count of 135 precincts produced a 157-vote
net gain for Gore. But those precincts were not typical of the county.
They are heavily black and Jewish precincts that voted 76 percent for
Gore. In the rest of Miami-Dade, Bush led with 52 percent of the
two-party vote. If you extrapolate from the proportion of new votes
added by the hand count to the Bush and Gore totals, you wind up giving
Bush a net gain of 461 votes in the precincts that were not hand
counted, for a 304-vote Bush gain countywide. That's just an estimate,
but it's nothing like the bonanza Gore's lawyers have been projecting.
Gore and Joe Lieberman are said to be convinced that more Floridians
went in and voted for them on Election Day or through absentee ballots.
It may be true that a plurality of those heading into the polls intended
to vote for them. But it is also plain from the numbers now in that
more legitimate votes were cast for Bush. If you ignore the votes added
to the Gore total by dimpled chad, the counts show Bush more than 1,000
votes ahead. A Gore presidency is still possible. But it would be a
dimpled-chad presidency.
Cool the rhetoric, many are urging. Say nothing that would make the
next president seem illegitimate.
But the truth cries out to be told. When one side in an election
dispute bases its case on pettifoggery and untruths, when it embarks on
a strategy that can succeed only by manufacturing votes out of dimpled
chads, when it argues in court that every dimpled chad no matter how
minimal must be counted as a vote, it should not be surprised when
people notice and object. "The campaign goes on,"
Gore Campaign Manager Bill Daley said on election night. So it does.
And it turns out to tell us more than the first part of the campaign did
about what kind of president Al Gore would have been&endash;or will be.

Algore's Risky Recount Scheme: Musings

by Mia T, 11-24-00

Basically, the Gore-Daley scheme was this: (1) Manufacture spurious evidence of "error" in original machine count that would require a recount, (2) demand a MANUAL recount, (3) tamper Cook-County style with the ballots and the law to produce those "errors" (4) cure those "errors" with newly-created Gore votes. Some details:

False/Illegal predicates for hand recounting:
  • spurious statistical evidence of "error" in original machine count
    • The sample precincts selected for the machine recount to demonstrate putative county "error" in original machine count were neither random nor representative of county, but rather disproportionately pro-Gore. This is precisely the reason the actual (as opposed to the extrapolated) recount numbers are proving insufficient to flip the election to Gore without ex-post-facto relaxing of both the definition of "vote" and the law.
    • Palm Beach County's first (machine) recount, which netted Gore 750 votes (900 Gore, 150 Bush), indicates Cook-County-type Fraud that was accomplished by selectively punching "empty" or "protest" ballots before the recount.
      • Statewide, 2% of the voters deliberately chose NOT to select a presidential candidate. 2% of 45,000 Palm Beach ballots is 900, statistically equal to the 950 "votes" changed into 750 Gore votes, and 150 Bush votes during the recount.
      • Palm Beach FL had an error rate in favor of Gore more than 120 TIMES greater than any other county (NB: This has NOTHING WHATEVER to do with the butterfly ballot.)
      • It is statistically impossible (odds of over 149 million to 1) to have ONE county out of 67 change its recount votes by over 900 votes if it is counting untainted, unaltered ballots, while the other 64 counties (using legal methods) change their recounts by less than 30 votes either way!
      • In a statistically valid recount, half of the errors would favor Bush, and half favor Gore. (from The Robert A. Cook, PE analysis)
Pregnant chads and illegitimacy:
  • Illinois precedent cited by Gore/Boies/Florida Supreme Court cabal in fact disallowed indented, fully attached chads, viz., allowed for consideration only those chads "not completely dislodged," notwithstanding Boies' lies to the contrary.
Fallen chads and circular reasoning:
  • The chads littering the counting rooms, prima facie evidence of altered ballots, can only be the chads putatively punily punched by the voter, so Gore's circular reasoning goes...


After Gore statisticians determine Gore vote pickup insufficient to overtake Bush, Broward Dems Lower Standard to Give Gore more votes


Gore Keeps Picking Up Broward Votes

Associated Press Writer


PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) -- Republicans accused the Broward County canvassing board of bowing to political pressure Sunday after the board reversed a decision to disqualify ballots with dimple or one corner chads.

The board had been throwing out any ballots that did not have two corners poked out of the chad -- the tiny pieces of paper in a punch-card ballot.

''The Gore campaign now wants to lower the bar because it needs more votes,'' said Ed Pozzuoli, chairman of the county's Republican Party.

Pozzuoli said it was unfair for the board to change the rules in the middle of the recount. With 351 of the county's 609 precincts counted by Sunday evening, Gore had gained 90 votes over the official tallies sent to the secretary of state on Tuesday. It remained uncertain if any of the manually recounted votes would be added to the official totals.

''Any semblance of a standard of fairness in the hand-counting process in Broward County has been abandoned,'' said Bush campaign spokesman Ray Sullivan. ''Instead, they're going to get a subjective reading of the votes by a majority Democratic board.''

U.S. Rep. Peter Deutsch, D-Fla., whose district includes Broward, defended the canvassing board's decision to include the dimpled ballots, and he dismissed the Republican allegation the board bowed to pressure.

''They're also saying that people are eating chads in the room,'' Deutsch said. ''They're saying a lot of things that aren't going on. What's clear is the canvassing board under Florida statute is there to decide the intent of the voter.''

Since the start of the hand counting of the 588,000 ballots, the counters have set aside questionable ballots in an envelope just in case they needed to be reviewed.

The board said Sunday it would consider the ballots with dimple, pregnant chads or otherwise questionable chads after its appellate attorney, Andrew J. Meyers, said the two-corner standard would not hold up in court.

Last week, Broward County attorney Ed Dion had argued the two-corner chad rule was legal. Since then, judges in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade made separate rulings that canvassing boards should look to see if a voter's intent could be determined, even with a questionable chad.

Republicans alleged political pressure led to the change, but Dion -- a Republican -- flatly denied the charge.

''My only job is to represent the canvassing board. This is an evolving situation,'' Dion said. ''What we believed to be accurate legal advice on Monday is now changed.''

Democrats applauded the board's change of heart.

''These chad marks didn't get on the ballot by osmosis,'' said Democratic attorney Charles Lichtman, who added the voter's choice was obvious on many of the ballots that have thus far been thrown out. ''The only way they could have occurred is with a stylus in a voting booth.''

Secretary of State Katherine Harris has said she won't accept any manual recount totals, but the Florida Supreme Court ruled Friday that she cannot certify election results until it holds a hearing Monday.




"Back in Chi' in the old days, we count the votes, and we keep counting them again and again until we get what we want."--Key Largo: Johnny Rocco - Chicago mobster, explaining his rise to power, boasting about fixing elections back in Chicago



COROLLARY: Do Democrat Precincts Prefer Punch Card Over More Accurate Optical Scan Ballots PRECISELY to Enable This Type of Election Theft?

"Our strength is not in the ballot but in the counting...As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it?"

--Boss Tweed, November 1871



Why the Manual Recount is Unconstitutional:
Due Process, Equal Protection and Carol Roberts
"Explicit statistical evidence of massive ballot tampering in Palm Beach, Fl"

20 posted on 11/07/2002 3:11:15 AM PST by Mia T
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