Saturday, May 15, 2004

The Great Blackout of 2000 / 2004

I've seen Greg Palast pitch all these ideas before, but the dude's got mad skillz, so pay up - pay up! He makes a convincing case that yelling and screaming by ordinary citizens can make a huge difference. He uses the Diebold turnover in California as an example. Which reminds me, I need to check on my local vote-stealing scam!

Palast uses the term 'Blackout' to describe the 89,000+ votes of blacks Floridians that were not counted, for one corrupt reason or another, during the 2000 election. He thinks it's going to happen again in 2004. You'll remember that the person running elections in Florida was Republican Katherine Harris, Jeb Bush's buddy. Most black Floridian voters in the 2000 presidential election voted for Al Gore - by something crazy like 98% to 2%. So, essentially, removing a black vote from the vote rolls was as good as removing a vote for Al Gore.

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