Friday, December 03, 2004

It's worth a second look

I know there's been somewhat of a backlash against blogging about election irregularities in some areas of the blogosphere.

I don't care. I think there's more than enough evidence, maybe not proof, that something weird happened. And it's damn shameful to be silent or apathetic about it.

Juan Gonzalez brings up still another irregularity in Ohio on Democracy Now.
We learned, for example, that an additional 93,000 voters had gone to the polls yet machines had registered no preference of theirs for President. Only a manual recount can tell us for sure what happened to those 93,000 ballots.

Then, red-faced election officials in Franklin County admitted a computer error on Election Night had tallied 4,258 votes for Bush in a precinct where only 638 people voted. That correction alone will drop Bush's margin by 3,620.

And now Daily News reporter Larry Cohler-Esses and I have uncovered some more unusual vote totals, this time in black neighborhoods of Cleveland. Those results are from the precinct-by-precinct tallies released by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, where Cleveland is located.
Three instances cited here. The vote margin: 139,000. Okay, it's not like Florida in 2000 but there again the whole thing slipped by us. I think it's worth a second look.