Tracking election irregularities: what exactly happened on November 2?
I sent an email (and posted) a while ago about a supposed 93,000 votes in Ohio materializing from somewhere, but the morning after I sent the email the story was debunked. It seems that some Ohio county put the wrong number of total voters on their website, which a little bit of the corporate news (and some bloggers) picked up on.
Meanwhile, despite the media impressions that everything went real smoothly, there are still many unresolved stories, and rather shocking stories of voting machines counting backwards (in Florida, of course) and another story about a county in Ohio that suddenly locked down its ballot counting facilities, barring the media and official ballot observers, citing 'homeland security' concerns.
There are a lot of concerns about the integrity of our electoral system out there. This is not the same thing as saying that "Bush didn't win." Rather, many people are concerned that the system at all levels--and races all over the country, including ballot initiatives--may not be 100% accurate. This is really a huge story that has to be dissected, not just out of suspicion of fraud, but simply to understand if the present system even works right or not.
I have put together a web page that has a lot of these election stories. The page also has links to websites like BlackBoxVoting.org, an organization that is conducting Freedom of Information Act requests all over the country to find out exactly what happened on Nov. 2. Some of the websites have political agendas, yet all should provide information that people need to see about our system.
The page is located at http://wiki.hongpong.com/index.php/Tracking_election_irregularities
The page can be edited by the public so if any of you find stories about voting irregularities, weird stuff or investigations of fraud, you could easily add a link onto the page. To explain this a little better, I have added a type of technology called a 'wiki' to my website that allows people to collaborate and interlink easily written webpages. That may not make a lot of sense but go check it out.
If you want to leave any comments about the page or what's on it, go to this link and click the '+' button to type something in.
Thanks for checkin this out and please let me know what you think!
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