From catherines post-
Results Skewed Nationwide In Favor of Republicans by 4 percent, 3 million votes
A major undercount of Democratic votes and an overcount of Republican votes in U.S. House and Senate races across the country is indicated by an analysis of national exit polling data, by the Election Defense Alliance (EDA), a national election integrity organization.
These findings have led EDA to issue an urgent call for further investigation into the 2006 election results and a moratorium on deployment of all electronic election equipment.
"We see evidence of pervasive fraud, but apparently calibrated to political conditions existing before recent developments shifted the political landscape," said attorney Jonathan Simon, co-founder of Election Defense Alliance, "so 'the fix' turned out not to be sufficient for the actual circumstances." Explained Simon, "When you set out to rig an election, you want to do just enough to win. The greater the shift from expectations, (from exit polling, pre-election polling, demographics) the greater the risk of exposure--of provoking investigation. What was plenty to win on October 1 fell short on November 7.
On the Bradblog- http://www.bradblog.com/?p=3708
-"Diebold Fumbles Attempt to Stop HBO Airing of 'Hacking Democracy'!" - He points out how politically partisan the Diebold company is and illustrates how easily the Republicans can access and reprogram these machines. Here's a sample of the disingenuosity of the Diebold company confirms their lies about their party affiliations and the credibility of a state governor. These people will do whatever it takes to guarantee the fixing of American elections.
Not only did the California Secretary of State's own technical advisory board at UC Berkley write that "Harri Hursti's attack does work" and that it was "definitely real" in their report [PDF] on the hack, but they also found "more serious vulnerabilities…that go well beyond what Mr. Hursti demonstrated, and yet require no more access to the voting system than he had. These vulnerabilities are consequences of bugs–16 in all."
We would later learn that the invitation to which Diebold refers, from the CA SoS "inviting" Hursti to try his hack out in California, was drafted by a Diebold employee and disinformation operative by the name of Rob Pelletier, and sent to Hursi on CA SoS stationery!
.....it also makes a sad attempt at playing the partisan card, which Diebold has been trying to deny for years! Note this graf…
"Hacking Democracy" is directed by the directors of "VoterGate" and contains much of the same material. "VoterGate" was produced with special thanks to Susan Sarandon and The Streisand Foundation.
Hacking Democracy was an HBO special broadcast on Nov 2nd- http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/hackingdemocracy/
-Election Defense Alliance issued the following statement-
As in 2004, the exit polling data and the reported election results don't add up. "But this time there is an objective yardstick in the methodology which establishes the validity of the Exit Poll and challenges the accuracy of the election returns," said Jonathan Simon, co-founder of Election Defense Alliance. The Exit Poll findings are detailed in a paper published today on the EDA website.
The 2006 Edison-Mitofsky Exit Poll was commissioned by a consortium of major news organizations. Its conclusions were based on the responses of a very large sample, of over ten thousand voters nationwide*, and posted at 7:07 p.m. Election Night, on the CNN website. That Exit Poll showed Democratic House candidates had out-polled Republicans by 55.0 percent to 43.5 percent -- an 11.5 percent margin in the total vote for the U.S. House, sometimes referred to as the "generic" vote.
By contrast, the election results showed Democratic House candidates won 52.7 percent of the vote to 45.1 percent for Republican candidates, producing a 7.6 percent margin in the total vote for the U.S. Houseï¿½"3.9 percent less than the Edison-Mitofsky poll. This discrepancy, far beyond the poll's +/- 1 percent margin of error, has less than a one in 10,000 likelihood of occurring by chance.
Until something is done to change the political process in America, all votes can be wasted votes if these machines are counting the ballots. Congratulations people for turning out in greater #'s than even the Republicans could speculate on. Even they didn't fully grasp the outrage at their policies. Even they couldn't risk making it too obvious that they are manipulating elections.
All we can hope for now is that Bush's reforms to the way government does business now, doesn't handcuff their rights to impeach this bastard rogue president we've been saddled with.
I think impeachment is still secretly on the Dems table. Lets put it to a vote, a referrendum by the people, of the people, for the people. If the Dems won't act, then demand a referrendum. Power to the people- let them speak for America and the world, since the press won't.
Give freedom of speech to the people, not guaranteed exclusively to the corporate press