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Great irony in the prediction that terrorists would try to influence
US elections. Turns out they have tried--GOP operatives essaying to
subvert the election, that is.
I am worried that newscasters are starting to make the statement
that for the good of the nation democrats should concede. We need to
combat this idea! Here is a quick little note for media!
Watch your spin! This race is not over! For the
good of the nation, Democrats must count each and every vote.
Is it possible to publicize this idea?!! Thanks.
You warned us about the theft of the election, and you were right. If
we indeed come under a dictatorship, your web site becomes ever more
Subject: They are doing it again. (Kerry can't give up.)
The CEO of Diebold promised Ohio for Bush. Four more years of the networks
and reporters allowing our kids to die. Four more years of no one ever
being able to question the Bush administration. NO one will be allowed
anywhere near the White House or Bush without a loyalty oath.
Kelly Ogle and the rest will not ask questions. They will not challenge
this administration, and a lot more kids will die.
Censorship will reign and they will say it is God's will that the USA
take over the world by force and no Bushes will fight.
The networks are in on the take. They are complicit. No one will speak
for the rest of us. How can we save the kids?
America, the land of the free, is history. The thought police and the
moralists are in control and the media is like jelly.
I am afraid there will never be a free election, ever again. Choice
will be gone. I am afraid I can't handle four more years.
Let their children die for Halliburton and Carlisle. We won't have a
court system left. 1984 is here, 20 years late.
I am supposed to go to work today. I hope I can because I can't sit
home and be tortured by a press that will let this happen a second time.
I haven't been this depressed in decades, but I will have to force myself
out of it.
So much for Zogby, they will never have credibility again.
Subject: it all comes down to stealing
No one is ever going to convince me that the exit polls were wrong.
In 2000, 49 out of 50 were correct. The only one "wrong" was
Florida. Not really...exit poll is when you tell the 'pollster' who
got your vote. At least who you THINK got your vote.
Now, we have Florida--which again had exit polls going for Kerry--and
Ohio, whose own Diebold exec promised to deliver the vote, not to mention
the 35,000 Democratic voters dumped from the rolls.
These creeps put the Nixon dirty tricks team to shame--the creeps of
Watergate were amateur hour compared to bush's bandits.
Subject: BuzzFlash...Help us fight what they're trying to do
For the whole evening none of the battleground states that Kerry was
doing well in were reported...especially Ohio. Florida was kept under
a gag order until they had their way with the electorate. Meanwhile,
Bush racks up slam dunk after slam dunk in his states. What's the effect?
Such a crushing blow, we all give up. Right?
You've got to help us fight them.
Subject: How could all the exit polls be wrong...
....in the states Bush won so handily? What are the odds of that happening?
I just don't believe that Bush could have been handed the mandate he's
received, even so far. Are we living in a country gone mad, or is there
something more evil afoot?
well i just do not get it..................how can they declare florida
for bush while there are one million absentee votes uncounted?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: They fixed another one
a fix is actually very simple and quick, so here it is (Democratic
The assertion by pundits/Bushies that exit polling was 'way off',
and thus, exit polls, which showed an easy Kerry victory in both Ohio
and Florida, were incorrectly skewed and did not represent the electorate,
is completely bogus.
This is disproved in minutes by simply noting the entire rest of the
suite of exit polls conducted by AP and distributed to the news media.
Notice, if you will, that states with a narrow or wide Bush margin
of victory NOT called Ohio or Florida, project perfectly. Missouri
leans to Bush in exit polls, and leaned to him in the vote. Tennessee
likewise was favorable to Bush in exit polls, and it showed in the
final results with a clear Bush margin of victory. Pick a state, any
state, there is not one single exit poll off by more than a few percentage
points in any semi-competitive race. Not one.
Except 2. Ohio and Florida, the latter of which has already been "awarded"
to Bush, and the former, which appears to nearly be a lock for him
as he is up 3 percentage points with 80 percent of the electorate
tallied. George Bush's win in each of these 2 states is nowhere near
what exit polls suggest. In Ohio, Kerry had a small but noticeable
lead with both male and female voters, a rare thing for him as males
have tended to favor Bush in this election by a small margin. Likewise,
independent voters clearly broke for Kerry, by a 21 percent margin,
60-39. This is not anywhere near the result we are seeing now, and
along with Florida, whom I will get to in a moment, it is a clear
and blatant sign of voter fraud. I don't use that dangerous of "F"
words lightly, but I must call a wolf a wolf and a sheep a sheep,
and this whole setup stinks like Karl Rove after he's ran 15 feet.
Florida, as opposed to simply trending for Mr. Bush, has already been
"awarded" to him by the media, who all glibly fail to mention
the fact that the exit polling yet again does not match up with the
result. Did I mention a moment ago that this and Ohio are the only
examples of the exit polling not matching up? I'm pretty sure I did...
According to the final tally (which some claim isn't final due to
absentee, but I digress) George Bush has received a whopping 340,000
more votes than John Kerry, running away to a 52-47 victory and grabbing
all 27 of Florida's electoral votes in the process. However, there
is this matter of the exit polls, which I believe I have mentioned
a few times in this article: While Mr. Kerry had 6 percent less support
from his party than Mr. Bush did, he scored among woman yet again
(54 percent of Florida's electorate) by a 52-48 margin, small but
important, while losing men (46 percent of the electorate) 47-52,
essentially the same margin. Independents, however, broke heavily
for John Kerry, favoring him a staggering 60-38 over Mr. Bush. At
the very least, this would suggest a very close race, and certainly
not the lopsided blowout it turned out to be.
As Joe Pesci once said, "Something is fishy in Florida."
Ohio too, Joe. Ohio too.
I'm a pissed off American, and I approved this message...
I heard from a Bush operative in DC that they had the OBL tape for 11
days before its release. Can you investigate it?
Subject: Deja Vu 2000
The mainstream television media did it again. They vowed they wouldn't
and they did it again. It's almost as though they have their own agenda.
With the exception of St. CNN, the rest turned their backs on democracy
and saw fit to announce their foregone conclusions when:
--all the votes have not been counted: record numbers of citizens who
were fearful of the no paper trail electronic voting machines opted
to vote absentee
--unprecedented numbers of voting suppression tactics have been documented:
I personally called 100 Florida citizens today to get out the vote for
Kerry and at least ten said they were told they were not registered
when they went to vote. They were not informed of their right to a provisional
ballot in the instance of registration "mix ups."
Was there no lesson learned from 2000, or was this crooked spinning
an attempt to garner the public's complicity in the crime?
Thanks for listening to my rant.
Patriot for a Democratic United States
Subject: Nice Try
I loved your hearty coverage of the year's events. I feel I owe BuzzFlash
so much. I need to go back to my family now and live with the miserable
fact that this country is largely inhabited by fearful, dimwitted fools.
How tragic are our times.
Is there a silver lining in all of this? I guess it must be aroused
focus on the wolves running the hen house. Please continue your great
service. DO NOT LET UP.
Las Vegas, NV
Subject: The Romans had better armor than our troops.
I watched the 60 minutes documentary on the lack of armor for our troops.
The Romans had better armor than our troops.
Subject: Please report this switcheroo
Exit polls...are usually off a bit, but not WAY OFF. Until 3 hrs ago,
CNN showed exit polls of about 52-48 for Kerry -- women were 53-47 for
Kerry and men were 51-49 for Kerry.
Then, an Orwellian/Rovian hand changed the results to: 52-48 Bush (male)
and 50-50 (female).
The number of respondents did not change. The numbers were cooked late
at night to jive with the fraudulent "results."
This diarist caught the switcheroo as well, and has a link to CNN's
new numbers. People, don't go weak on us now. Kerry will concede if
Kerry will fight if we fight.
The exit polls just changed. What the hell?
Wed Nov 3rd, 2004 at 05:22:51 GMT
The Ohio exit polls on CNN (here)
just changed in the last half hour. I don't get that at all. Wasn't
exit poll data done a while earlier this
evening? It used to show about 52-48 for Kerry -- women were 53-47
for Kerry and men
were 51-49 for Kerry. Now -- just now -- it changed to 52-48 Bush
(male) and 50-50 (female).
I don't understand their methodology. What happened between 12:45
and 1:20 AM to change the exit poll data?
Diaries :: eyelessgame's diary ::
Subject: AZ Elections
My husband, an attorney, was a poll watcher in the Latino district.
People were showing up tonight in the wrong precinct. They had received
letters telling them to show up there. A suit was filed this PM against
the GOP. People were getting phone calls telling them to vote tomorrow.
The calls were traced back to the GOP headquarters.
I guess that's why the GOP pulled out over three weeks ago....they
weren't worried. I'm sure there will be media to back this up at some
Just thought you might want to know.
Subject: Can't describe the turnout, Poll Worker report
I'm beat. Can't elaborate, but here in South Carolina, Greenville
County, the folks who made it to the desk to show I.D. to vote had waited
two and a half hours, then got a card to wait another half to three
quarters to use a machine. This district was very recently divided into
THREE polling places. Later,
Subject: Keep hope alive
I want to thank Michael Moore, MoveOn.org, BuzzFlash, and all of those
who gave us hope! But I feel sad. I sent money that I really couldn't
afford, I stood on corners with a Kerry/Edwards sign, I went door to
door passing out literature, and I encouraged others to register.
I'm HURT and DISSAPPOINTED. Kerry promised that he would make sure
that all votes would be counted. What happened to that?
All in all, I guess that it was closer than Karl Rove thought before
Howard Dean declared that it was possible for a Democrat to really take
on Bush/Cheney, but I had hoped that Kerry would stick it out a bit
longer. He owes it to those people who voted in Ohio and whose votes
haven't been counted.
BUT, I survived Reagan and the injustices of growing up with the racism
of the south. I will survive this, but I feel bad for those who will
continue to die in the Middle East in this unjust war. I feel bad for
our children who will grow up under the new Supreme Court justices that
Dubya will appoint. I feel for our seniors who will continue to decide
on heat versus medicine.....I just feel bad and I have a bad feeling
about what's going to happen in the next few months.
However in the words of Jesse Jackson: Keep hope alive!
Subject: When Cheney resigns/dies, I bet Bush appoints his brother
Vice President and that Congress goes along with it!!!
P.S. Help!! I am drowning in anger.
Subject: FW: Bin Laden strategy "revealed"
The problem is that no journalist to the left of W has ever anticipated
last night's entirely predictable debacle (voting tallies overwhelmingly
favoring the Rs in areas where exit polls overwhelmingly favored the
Ds), but you can bet your life that Rove and Bush have.
Rove and Cheney urgently need to cement American public opinion at this
point so they can get on with the remaking of America. We know how they
will attempt to do it.
What's astonishing is that the left--which should have been talking
about resistance for the past year--has been caught up in its own fantasy
of Never land. The window of opportunity will close very, very rapidly
from this point forward.
Oh, and as for the lawsuits? Aren't Bush appointees who are sitting
in high places already throwing them out? Where would they wind up?
The Supreme Court?
Not to be overly dramatic, but Never land is a Michael Jackson fantasy,
and our democracy no longer exists. This is now the realm of real politik.
With this election, (sic) we have become a fascist state.
We need to begin talking about resistance before such talk is deemed
illegal and we are added to the numbers of the "disappeared."
There is no more time to waste.
Subject: How you win in the US of A
According to Christian Coalition executive director Ralph Reed, it is
"...just good strategy. It's like guerilla warfare.... It's better
to move quietly, with stealth, under cover of night... It comes down
to whether you want to be the British Army in the Revolutionary War,
or the Viet Cong."
At a Religious Right conference in Denver last year, participants were
instructed in tactics that include:
- Hide your affiliation and true agenda
- Use the gay issue to raise funds for the cause
- Always cover your tracks; always use local front men - a wacko if
- Appeal to people's fears of society and change
- Appeal to Americans' worst impulses
- Remember that "tension will provide the winning edge for candidates"
- Lie, if necessary
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Is there any way the Blue States Can Secede From the Union?
Am in "mourning" for my country and for the world.
Subject: Re: [911truthalliance] Exit polls and actual results..
Another coup d'etat. I hope that people build toward a revolution,
before Bush kills all of us. -- Lori
I do not believe there is an "us" nationally anymore. For
four years, thousands of us have taken responsibility for the Supreme
Court "selection" and fought for the country as a whole, as
we wondered about the common sense of those who supported a man who
refused to investigate a mass homicide that gave him the pretext to
become the tough "war president," to disregard the health
of scores of first responders and citizens at Ground Zero, to put false
security over common sense and righteousness, and to refuse to consent
to his murderous racism. Common sense has fallen before our civil liberty
guarantees, before proper verifiable voting systems, before an executive
who testified secretly as to his pre 9-11 failures in a hearing the
substance of which cannot be disclosed, whose entire administration
is one of greed and war profiteering and secrecy befitting a king over
When he was "selected," we were all innocent. But now we are
no longer obligated to reach out to them, we no longer have to serve
as their scapegoats, the "straw men" standing in their way
and justifying their refusal to see clearly what he represents. We no
longer will be providing them "cover" as a handy enemy. These
people want fascism. For those who actually voted for him yesterday,
their action and intent is clear:
They bought him, they own him.
His lies are now their lies. His greed is their greed. His crimes are
their crimes. His murders are now their murders. They are not ours.
At least we have that liberation.
Our consciences are clear, and I am awed by the vigor I have seen on
the part of all those who fought this fight.
I can't seem to get on the blog for John Kerry at this time, and I wanted
to pass on an idea. If it make sense at all, you may be able to pass
it on for me.
We all know about Diebold and the CEO that pledged to win Ohio for Bush.
Just think how easy it would be to program these machines to automatically
give a vote for Bush every tenth, fifteenth, or twentieth time that
Kerry's name is punched. Of course I am assuming that there are a lot
of Diebold machines in the state.
If there is any sense to this and anything looks fishy, a judge could
have all the machines put "off limits" except for Kerry inspectors
and a Diebold rep. It should be easy to run a program to look for this
type of cheating.
We have heard that some patches were put on some of the machines when
they were in storage and that they were never certified again.
Maybe I am getting paranoid, but I don't trust these Republicans at
Anyway, if this makes sense, then pass it on.
Subject: Dear Mr. Kerry
GIVE US AN EXPLANATION.
Millions of us gave our time, our hearts, our passion, our money, to
help you take back this country, as you promised you would.
Hundreds of thousands HAVE DIED at the hands of the Bush cartel, those
same hands into which you have now placed our Fate. You've done this
without counting the votes that thousands stood in line for HOURS to
place for YOU.
We believed in YOU.
You have betrayed the world, sir.
WHAT IS YOUR EXPLANATION?
How will you live with yourself when the draft is instituted, when thousands
more of our troops are slaughtered, and when millions around the world
will continue to suffer at the bloody hands of George W. Bush?
WE DESERVE AN EXPLANATION FOR THIS PREMATURE CONCESSION.
Give it to us, you owe it to us.
Then, please go away.
A devastated BuzzFlash reader for over four years
Subject: Kerry concedes
I backed Clark for a reason. I backed Kerry later. Now, I think Kerry
should have listened to Edwards and not concede.
A BuzzFlash Reader
we do not believe bush won! we think those voting machines with
no paper trail were rigged! the head of die bold even said he would
deliver ohio for bush! we also think those machines were rigged in florida.
there is no paper trail! just the way the republicans wanted it!!!!!!
randi, liz and renee
By golly, I'm getting really tired of voting against the Bushes! Have
Americans lost their sense of democracy? I guess we are going to get
a whole lot of come to Jesus now.
The Republicans may have reaped the whirlwind and have a mandate of
the majority, but, beware, a greater calamity awaits us. With four or
more years of war, more deaths and maiming of American soldiers, mounting
Iraqi civilians deaths, more concentrated erosion of our civil rights,
a looming national deficit with fiscal irresponsibility, a woman's right
of choice in serious jeopardy, a defunct EPA, the indifferent plundering
of our national resources and national parks, the maniacal conservative
take-over of the Supreme Court, no wall of separation between church
and state and most of all, the dictatorship of George W. Bush, we, Democrats,
are in serious danger of extinction.
I will never, ever give up to this kind of Republican government. I
will keep fighting till I take my last breath and they come to take
me away. Oh, God help us!
Subject: Ohio, Diebold Head's intention, the Blackbox
Thought you might be interested in this quick sampling re: voting machines/intentions
in Ohio. I have to wonder if there may be a sleeper story here. Since
the Kerry people have their ears closer to the ground, they would have
a sense of the possibility of any hanky-panky.
Head of Diebold Committed to Delivering Ohio to Bush:
To Win the Contract, Diebold Offers State a Carrot
Political Machine (Excerpt from Mother Jones, March 2004 article)
The rush to embrace computerized voting,
of course, began with Florida. But, in fact, one of the Sunshine State's
election-day disasters was the direct result of a malfunctioning computerized
voting system; a system built by Diebold. The massive screw up in
Volusia County was all but lost in all the furor over hanging chads
and butterfly ballots in South Florida. In part that's because county
election officials avoided a total disaster by quickly conducting
a hand recount of the more than 184,000 paper ballots used to feed
the computerized system. But the huge computer miscount led several
networks to incorrectly call the race for Bush.
The first signs that the Diebold-made system in Volusia County was
malfunctioning came early on election night, when the central ballot-counting
computer showed a Socialist Party candidate receiving more than 9,000
votes and Vice President Al Gore getting minus 19,000. Another 4,000
votes poured into the plus column for Bush that didn't belong there.
Taken together, the massive swing seemed to indicate that Bush, not
Gore, had won Florida and thus the White House. Election officials
restarted the machine, and expressed confidence in the eventual results,
which showed Gore beating Bush by 97,063 votes to 82,214. After the
recount, Gore picked up 250 votes, while Bush picked up 154. But the
erroneous numbers had already been sent to the media.
Harris has posted a series of internal Diebold memos relating to the
Volusia County miscount on her web site, blackboxvoting.com. One memo
from Lana Hires of Global Election Systems, now part of Diebold, complains,
"I need some answers! Our department is being audited by the
County. I have been waiting for someone to give me an explanation
as to why Precinct 216 gave Al Gore a minus 16,022 [votes] when it
was uploaded." Another, from Talbot Ireland, Senior VP of Research
and Development for Diebold, refers to key "replacement"
votes in Volusia County as "unauthorized."
Subject: Are you ready
5% difference in vote totals and exit polls where touch screen (no paper
Any way you look at it, something isn't right.
Subject: Suspicious results. CNN Exit poll data vs. reported off
by 6% in Ohio. Why?
The CNN Ohio Exit Poll data on the CNN web site was later changed. Why?
In Florida, same exit poll vs. reported results problem!
The attached screen shot shows a reported lead in the top table for
George W. Bush of 51% to 49%. Yet the Exit polls shown in the bottom
pie charts show Kerry winning Males by 51% vs. 49% and Females 53% vs.
47%. (Combined Males and Females is Kerry 52% to Bush 48%.)
That is a 4% difference between the exit polls and the reported results.!
Was there some other gender exiting the polls?
Were the exit polls wrong, or are the reported results wrong?
Only in the case of Florida and Ohio were the exit polls dramatically
different from the reported result, according to what I have read on
If this is documented to be true, then fraud will have been proven.
Here is a screen shot of the CNN page before it was changed.
Please note the time stamp of 1:05 AM. Shortly after that CNN changed
the page. Why?
Something does not add up.
[BuzzFlash Note: We posted Tony's earlier e-mail to us re Ohio as a
news analysis. You can see the screen
Subject: post-election sorrow
My first vote was cast for FDR, for his fourth term, yesterday I cast
my vote for Kerry and Edwards.
This morning I am more than sad, I am terrified by the thought of another
four years of the incompetent government we have in Washington and the
loss of Tom Daschle is truly that, a great loss to the people of his
state and this country.
I try to understand what the Republicans see in GWB. Don't they know
that we are truly in danger, that our democracy is hanging by a thread?
I suppose the SBAJFK are singing and dancing in the streets.
1.Why switch from Afghanistan, where bin Laden was probably hiding,
to Iraq? All there was there was a corrupt regime that was coming to
an end through sanctions.
2. Why not send enough troops do the job and why not properly prepare
and protect them? I follow a site called "Faces of the Fallen"
and I count the number of young men and women killed because of outmoded
tanks and humvees. When you see someone killed while driving a tank
because a bomb explodes you have to wonder about the safety of the vehicle.
3. Why not plan for the war---top notch equipment and proper facilities
plus an exit strategy?
4. Why no guards at the weapon sites? Where are those weapons NOW?
5. What was Bush wearing on his back during the debates and on the
campaign trail? (a poorly tailored suit ROFLOL)
6. Why was his behavior so strange at all 3 debates?
7. Why has the CIA document on 9/11 not been released?
8. Why has he been so fiscally irresponsible? Where are all the millions
meant for reconstruction of Iraq?
9. Prison torture at Abu Ghraib and all our other prisons around the
world? Shouldn't he be facing a trial for war crimes and misdemeanors,
or is that just for popular Democratic presidents who misbehave?
I guess you can ask all the other questions, as yet unanswered.
Now, what are we going to do to try to save our country from a Fascist
regime? I am too old for anything but fighting with words on the computer,
but you people out there who have talents to offer your country, get
to work on the next election. Or do something. Is our Freedom worth
celebrating? Or are we just going to say it was nice while we had it.
A tired octogenarian.
Red Bank, NJ
Subject: Maureen Farrell - Forgot something in previous article
Okay... The corporate media's exit polling has stated most people who
actually voted for Bush did so on moral grounds. MORAL GROUNDS? Never
mind the illegal war, all the people he has ordered to their death,
the environment, the economy and the record number of lost jobs, etc,
etc. The religious right should have read her article, "endtrails
guide...", but now she needs to add something... Revelation 13:5
Revelation 13:5 was quoted by the religious right as proof positive
Bill Clinton would get a second term and was the anti-christ. However,
no mention, as of yet, from those same right-leaning Christians that,
"And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and
blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two
months." In regards to George Bush lying our way into war, invoking
the name of God for death and destruction (and of course the only connection
they could make with a second Clinton term), that to continue forty
and two months is pretty darn close to a United States President's term
of 48 months.
He has been given the power to continue. Whether by Diebold, or Kool-Aide
drinking Stepford Christians, he is probably here to stay.
In my opinion, it is time for your web site to concentrate on the impeachment
of George Bush. To concentrate on the crimes that are impeachable. We
already know about George Bush and what he stands for, and it is now
time to hold him accountable for the crimes he has committed. I have
been a Democrat my entire life, but if I don't see Democrats strenuously
trying to have him brought up on impeachment charges, I will never vote
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Word of comfort from our uncle
I forward to you a word of comfort from a favorite uncle, to his nephew,
upon the Bush & co. tenancy:
It is great that Bush won. Why? This way, the Republicans cannot
the impending debacle in Iraq on the Democrats.
Subject: the fringe 57 million
Without the votes from overseas counted, which in Ohio Republican parlance
became termed "military votes," we must concede. I am going
to stay with the 57 million fringe and not waiver. What a tragedy of
ignorance and how long we must wait for the light. But this is the way,
let them fall. Allow them their failure. Our job now is to watch it
happen. How can the election of Bush make the invasion of Iraq work?
How can it change the opinion of
the rest of the world to Bush? It would change their anti-Bushism to
anti-Americanism except for two sweet facts: The glorious 57 million
fringe Americans who did not support Bush went to the polls and the
95 percent of the world which is not America is well enough informed
by better press than we have to recognize fact one.
Wassenaar, the Netherlands
Subject: What was said?
Look at what Card said- "Kerry called the White House"-
I'll believe that Kerry conceded when I hear it from him alone. I
hope that he doesn't go through the miserable charade that Gore did
four years ago. There are too many people in Ohio whose vote needs to
be counted. There are too many people in Florida like my mother- blown
out of a home by a hurricane, and not able to register to vote in time
to send this chuckle head home to Kennebunkport. There are the folks
in states across the union who were scared to vote because the goons
were recording license plates.
Kerry has to fight for us yet. Rehnquist is going to die, and Clarence
freakin' Thomas is going to be named Chief Justice, and we'll all be
screwed for a generation.
The Republicans are never going to allow another election to be counted
correctly, and the media is too fat and happy to bother to tell us that
something wrong is going on around our heads.
We need someone to stand up to these goons, and stand for America.
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