27 October 2006

Election Problems

Greg Palast reports on a plague that has set in on the American election system. Funny how things have just gotten worse since Bush's grappling rise to power.
Recipe for a Cooked Election
by Greg Palast

A nasty little secret of American democracy is that, in every national election, ballots cast are simply thrown in the garbage. Most are called "spoiled," supposedly unreadable, damaged, invalid. They just don’t get counted. This “spoilage” has occurred for decades, but it reached unprecedented heights in the last two presidential elections. In the 2004 election, for example, more than three million ballots were never counted.

link: http://www.yesmagazine[...]

Uncounted ballots? What's going on? I thought this was America, the land of the free, the home of the brave! America: where good triumphs over evil, where corruption is limited to back alleyways and mafia boss offices. If the republicans win this November, there will be some serious questions to answer regarding any voting irregularities, which might become apparent.

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