Kerry Won...
November 4, 2004 11:41 AM   Subscribe

Kerry Won... Greg Palast presents information on how votes were "spoiled," and thus never counted, in states like Ohio and New Mexico, resulting in Bush's re-election. Unfortunately, he concludes by saying that there will probably be nothing done about it.
posted by valerie (15 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: when the dude has facts, call me. until then, I'll pass.

Delete me once, fool on me. Delete me twice -- um -- guh -- won't get deleted again?
posted by papercake at 11:48 AM on November 4, 2004

LOL papercake. I was just gonna post something about it and you trumped me.
posted by dobbs at 11:49 AM on November 4, 2004

Double Soon To Be Deleted Post.
posted by mosch at 11:50 AM on November 4, 2004

American votes are that picky? Dear god.

In the UK our ballot slips are all printed and we simply put a big pencil cross in the box we want.

It goes off and gets counted - and ALL the votes are counted by about 3am - five hours after the polls close. Now, I know you have a larger country, but how does it take you so long to count up slips of paper?

there is no justification for spoiled papers other than those deliberately spoiled by the voter.
posted by twine42 at 11:50 AM on November 4, 2004

This shouldn't be deleted. The votes still haven't been counted.

It's important.
posted by amberglow at 11:50 AM on November 4, 2004

His assumption that only Democrats mess up votes seems a bit suspect no?
posted by zeoslap at 11:51 AM on November 4, 2004

Bummer, its an article that should be discussed.

If not all the votes are counted that should be counted then that is electoral fraud and another election's been stolen.

How in the holy hell is this not news?
posted by fenriq at 11:51 AM on November 4, 2004

amberglow, you are just becoming increasingly pathetic. Get over it.
posted by Seth at 11:51 AM on November 4, 2004

Americans: your voting system sucks donkey cock. You all know this. Posting to Metafilter ain't gonna help. GET OFF YOUR ASSES AND DO SOMETHING.
posted by dobbs at 11:53 AM on November 4, 2004

Seth, every vote should be counted otherwise the election is a fraud, again. Why do you hate the Democratic process so much?
posted by fenriq at 11:55 AM on November 4, 2004

All votes should, indeed, be counted--that respect is due to each individual voter. But Kerry didn't win in the preliminary results, and he's not going to win in the final results.

Greg Palast isn't helping, frankly. Instead of agitating about what has already happened, he should be thinking about the future. In my opinion.
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:56 AM on November 4, 2004

Palast was onto something in Florida in 2000. Here, not so much. And I'm cynical enough to think he probably knows that.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 11:57 AM on November 4, 2004

To the DrasticMattMobile!
posted by Krrrlson at 11:57 AM on November 4, 2004

God. The guy I voted for got beat. Now I have two options:
(1) whine about it and try to make excuses; or
(2) accept the fact that I got beat, and work for a better guy next time (hopefully a DLC type or a Scoop Jackson type, as if we didn't need that point made yet again).

Some people can't accept that they lost. I guess they feel that it is a personal rejection. That is sad. But denying the reality of the situation won't get anywhere. Kerry lost. All the bitching in the world won't change that. It just lowers one's credibility.
posted by Seth at 11:58 AM on November 4, 2004

./fuck *
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:59 AM on November 4, 2004

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