||[Nov. 7th, 2004|06:47 pm]
So apparently the election could have been hacked. There seems to be something wrong, with the exit polls disagreeing strongly with the "actual" vote counts, but only in places where a certain vote machine was used. (Incidentally, a vote machine made by a company whose CEO has publically expressed a desire to help Bush win the election.)
one of my friends mentioned getting someone to do a full investigation of the elections, maybe the UN. I pointed out that we've already proven that we don't give a damn what the UN says. This sucks in all sorts of ways possible
What did you expect?
If the election was fucked up back when he only had his father's connections, imagine what he can do with new pres. connections?
Actually, the exit polls were way off in many states (Including California), only some of which used the Diebold machines. Pretty much every state except for a few Kerry strongholds in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest had this issue. What it comes down to is the fact that Kerry support was heavily urban, and the Urban exit polls reported in earlier (As urban voters tend to vote earlier in the day, usually before work) and the pollsters didn't adjust by demographics. Another reason (Well, in the south) is that many people blame the Exit pollsters for some of the Florida fiasco (It's believed that early calls of Florida for Gore, before polls closed in the Panhandle, depressed turnout in that heavily-Republican region, as turnout was abnormally low). This is also the reaosn why it looked like Kerry was in the early lead in many states he lost (Urban Precincts report in quicker than Rural ones)
Probably the biggest reason for the Democrat vote/ Kerry Vote dichotomy in the south is that 'Yellow-dog' Democrats and Reagan Democrats followed Zell Miller and backed Bush over Kerry (Not unbelievable, same thing happened to Dukakis in '88). This was due to National Security issues (Not the Gay Marriage ammendments, which do not appear to actually have affected either Bush or Kerry, the 11 states which had them had almost identical results as 2000, even Oregon, which backed the ammendent and Kerry).
Michigan and California also backed the amendments and Kerry. (California's was a few years back, though.)
The exit polls released after the actual closing of the polls were much more accurate.
i gree with bush had to have cheated. he roly suck!!!
Bush's :when it was directed towards the following: un-cut forests, the environment, Europe, the poor, welfare-moms, gays, an acceptance of global warming, the genocide in the Sudan and Liberia, mercury spewed into the air from coal-fired, electricity plants, the murder and chaos in Haiti and, dare I say it, now in Iraq, energy efficiency in cars, trucks and SUVs, and sustaining Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and affordable health care for all Americans.
there got be some fishy taht won.
...and? What are we supposed to do about it?
2004-11-08 07:14 am (UTC)
Map of Voting Methods
I'm waiting for someone to find a map of all the voting methods so we can verify county by county which ones were used against the average votes and differences from exit polls. I saw such a map awhile back, but seem to have lost my links to it.