Investigate the Vote Petition

It seems that there is a growing acknowledgement that there were some serious voting irregularities in key swing states in the 2004 U.S. Presidential election. The following from a recent e-mail from MoveOn.org, who have started a petition to demand that Congress investigate these allgeations:

We’re all hearing the stories and wondering what’s true and what isn’t. But at least two cases of serious problems are accepted beyond doubt:

  • In Broward County, Florida, electronic voting machines counted backwards: as more people voted, the official vote count went down.[source]

  • In one Columbus, Ohio suburb, election officials have acknowledged that electronic voting machines credited Bush with winning 4,258 votes, even though only 638 people voted there. [source]

Also according to MoveOn.org, six (Democratic, of course!) members of Congress have called on the General Accounting Office to:

“..immediately undertake an investigation of the efficacy of voting machines and new technologies used in the 2004 election, how election officials responded to difficulties they encountered, and what we can do in the future to improve our election systems and administration. [source PDF]”

Curiouser and curiouser! And let’s not forget that Richard “Tricky Dicky” Nixon, threatened with impeachment as a result of the Watergate scandal, resigned less than two years after winning a landslide election victory.

So, go sign the petititon: Call me a hopeless optimist, but perhaps there’s still a slim hope for regime change in the United States before 2008…

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