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From: Neal Blaikie (
Date: Sat Feb 10 2001 - 21:29:58 MST

Michael Lorrey wrote:

> Ah, well, this goes hand in hand with Democratic ballot stuffing, which
> would imply not that Bush won dishonestly, but that he won despite the
> systemic dishonesty of Democrats.
> I also saw a TV interview of the guy who invented the voting machines
> used in Florida. He said the most frequent cause of dimpled chads was
> the punching of multiple ballots at the same time, stacked on top of
> each other, that the machines can punch up to 5 ballots at the same
> time.... no wonder there were so many Democratic dimpled chads.

Are you a republican or a libertarian? This seems like an awfully partisan
position if the latter. I prefer to think that both sides were corrupt, but
in different ways. It's one of the reasons I almost always vote third party
when I can find a candidate I like. As for Bush winning dishonestly, it's
pretty obvious to anyone willing to look at the evidence clearly that his
"victory" was a manufactured coup, but then, I wouldn't want Gore either
(for different reasons). I could provided links if you're interested.

As for those ballots, my brother lives in Palm Beach County and is one of
the people whose ballot was thrown out. He is an intelligent, capable
person who has been voting in the same location for many years. He told me
that he noticed a problem with the ballot right away, but when he tried to
get another one, was told by one of the workers "too bad." This is probably
just some poor schlub of a volunteer being lazy, but is symptomatic of a
much larger problem.

As far as I'm concerned, we don't have a president.

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