Thursday, October 11, 2012

They May Steal The Election - Again



The following article from the forum, "Democratic Underground," at http://www.democraticunderground.com (where we indulge in daily rants under the nom de guerre, "joycejnr), is a frightening one, and one that regular readers of Criminalize Conservatism will relate to previous posts - the possibility that our voting machines are hacked, and that Romney will be ensconced in the White House no matter who the country really votes for.

Besides the judicial coup de etat of 2000, a report so eloquently by Vincent Bugliosi that is summarized here --> http://www.thedubyareport.com/betrayal.html, the election of 2004 was riddled with voting machine "errors" that probably swung the election to Bush, despite exit polls showing that the heartily despised Dubya didn't have the votes to win. (http://truth-out.org/news/item/2319:new-court-filing-reveals-how-the-2004-ohio-presidential-election-was-hacked AND http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0828-08.htm AND http://electiondefensealliance.org/2008_Exit_Poll_Discrepancies.

In the last post at commondreams.org, the operative phrase is, "What all this means is that, as in 2004, the Democratic candidate performed much better in exit polls than in the official vote count, and the difference was especially large in critical swing states."

(By the way, Bugliosi was quoted in the 2000 article, stating, "'No technical crime was committed by the five conservative Justices,' he continue(d) that that is 'only because no Congress ever dreamed of enacting a statute making it a crime to steal a presidential election.' He (went) on to argue that while not guilty of treason in the strict sense defined in the Constitution -- the only crime defined there, by the way -- there is little difference between giving aid and comfort to an enemy in time of war, and doing grave and unjustifiable damage to the nation 'which the Justices surely did by stealing the office of the presidency for the candidate of their choice.'")

So, for those who say it Can't Happen again, the article from the Democratic Underground:


"Florida Election software Flips Vote: Losers Certified as Winners"

"Election officials always say 'human error' is to blame, not computers. But Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher refuses to be silent about her concerns for elections including the upcoming presidential election. Bucher said: 'You know the first thing that they tell you is you’re going to scare the voters,' Bucher said. 'Well you know what… we’re scared too.' 

"Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher is scared because her office discovered, and then proved, that a software error flipped vote totals between candidates, assigning losing candidate's the vote totals of the winning candidate. See http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/10/09/cbs4-investigates-palm-beach-countys-2012-ballot-debacle/ .

"Winners of at least two local races from March had previously been announced and certified, but had to be reversed because of the software problem.

"Bucher is concerned that many problems will not be detected by the required audits, and that the presidential election could be affected.

“'The company didn’t own up to it real quickly and neither did the state. And we had to prove that it was a software error and we did so.'

"Bucher said its time to hold Florida accountable– the State of Florida tests and certifies the voting machines for the state. Florida is one of just a handful of states that opted out of the federal program that certifies voting machines… deciding to do it on its own. Bucher said she is not confident in the system and would love to change the system she uses. She also said that the pickings are slim when it comes to finding a better choice.

“'What we’re finding out, is that there are problems with almost every system in the United States,' said Bucher.'"


As we've stated here, over and over, it seems strange that the Conservatives have been so blatantly honest about their aims this year, everything from the notion that they will reverse Roe v. Wade to the acceptance of slavery as a biblical mandate.  (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/jon-hubbard-arkansas-slavery_n_1954902.html)

"State Rep. Jon Hubbard (R-Jonesboro) told the Jonesboro Sun on Tuesday that he continues to believe the viewpoints he expressed in a 2010 book that slavery was a 'blessing' for blacks, TalkBusiness.net reports. In the book, Hubbard argued that blacks received a better quality of life as slaves in the U.S. than they did in Africa, and that African-Americans would not be in the U.S. were it not for slavery. Hubbard's comments -- first reported by the Arkansas Times on Friday -- led to a series of revelations about fellow Arkansas Republicans, including Rep. Loy Mauch (R-Bismarck) writing a series of letters to the editor defending slavery and legislative candidate Charlie Fuqua writing in a 2012 book that he wanted to deport all Muslimsand establish the death penalty for rebellious children."

It Can't Happen Here?  For those who have been saying that our claim that Conservatives have always had the goal of plunging our country back to the medieval feudal society that they crave so much is fantasy, that the Republican Party's role as a front group for the largest criminal conspiracy in history is imaginary - think again.  And then you will see the rationale, the need for criminalizing Conservatism.
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