November 4th, 2004

aquatic, the life

Kerry won ?

my friend mark posted this on myspace and i really felt like a lot of you should read it, even though it's a wee bit long. just take a few minutes and tell your friends.

Kerry Won. . .
Greg Palast
November 04, 2004
(www.tompaine.com)


Bush won Ohio by 136,483 votes. Typically in the United States, about 3 percent of votes cast are voided—known as “spoilage” in election jargon—because the ballots cast are inconclusive. Drawing on what happened in Florida and studies of elections past, Palast argues that if Ohio’s discarded ballots were counted, Kerry would have won the state. Today, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports there are a total of 247,672 votes not counted in Ohio, if you add the 92,672 discarded votes plus the 155,000 provisional ballots. So far there's no indication that Palast's hypothesis will be tested because only the provisional ballots are being counted.Collapse )
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