Well, we are not really at odds. I earnestly want fair and transparent elections, so we are on the same side really. I am still in doubt about how many REALLY voted the pu$$ygr@bb3r into office…or was he installed by moneyed power?
Probably should not have used the word precinct as it is incorrect. I meant the EC district. If computerized voting so easily auditable then this would not have happened. Excerpted from a book I am writing or have written and am now publishing:
The election results delivered in 2004 after large- scale conversion to computerized voting are hardly a convincing case for computers over paper. In the presidential election of 2004, the discrepancies in exit polling to computer tallies were enormous. In New Mexico, which was decided by six thousand votes in the 2004 election, malfunctioning machines mysteriously failed to register properly a presidential vote on more than twenty thousand ballots. In Ohio, an electronic machine in the town of Gahanna recorded over four thousand votes for Bush and little over two hundred for Kerry. In that precinct, however, there were only eight hundred registered voters. Exit polling differences of this magnitude triggered Ukraine’s Orange Revolution in 2003 and 2004.
In America, complacency ruled the day, though. Common Dreams, the news and opinion website outlines some of the discrepancies in the 2004 election as follows:
The evidence is especially strong in Ohio. In January, a team of mathematicians from the National Election Data Archive, a nonpartisan watchdog group, compared the state’s exit polls against the certified vote count in each of the forty-nine precincts polled by Edison/Mitofsky. In twenty- two of those precincts — — nearly half of those polled — — they discovered results that differed widely from the official tally. Once again — — against all odds — — the widespread discrepancies were stacked massively in Bush’s favor: In only two of the suspect twenty- two precincts did the disparity benefit Kerry. The wildest discrepancy came from the precinct Mitofsky numbered ‘’27,’’ in order to protect the anonymity of those surveyed. According to the exit poll, Kerry should have received sixty- seven percent of the vote in this precinct. Yet the certified tally gave him only thirty- eight percent. The statistical odds against such a variance are just shy of one in 3 billion. Such results, according to the archive, provide ‘virtually irrefutable evidence of vote miscount.
I think the EC districts are currently too big along with the winner-take-all abomination, but that is because the House of Representatives has been frozen for a century. hmmm…why is that?
When in doubt I am inclined to return to the original designers of the nation for the answers and the fix.