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 From the USCountVotes.org page:

National Election Data Archive Project

Thursday, 31 March 2005

We remain concerned that massive electoral mistabulation may have occurred in 2004. Crucially, we also believe that the U.S. electoral system is vulnerable to massive vote embezzlement in the future.

On May 15th, our National Election Data Archive Project released a  new scientific paper   that shows what patterns of exit poll discrepancies are produced by various Bush and Kerry voter exit poll response rates and vote shifts from Kerry to Bush.

We emphasize that our objective is to ensure that, if election fraud occurred, it never does again in the future. 

This paper follows our earlier  scientific paper released on March 31st,   and executive summary report on the 2004 election exit poll discrepancies. 

More than 27,000 reports of irregularities in the 2004 election were submitted to the independent "Election Incident Reporting System"; thousands more were reported to other organizations.

Unprecedented discrepancies between exit poll results and final tallies in several key states occurred that still have never been explained.  It has only recently been officially confirmed (by the exit pollsters themselves) that on election night the final set of exit polls showed John Kerry defeating George Bush by 3% of the popular vote and a clear majority of 316 electoral votes.  Our statisticians analyzed Edison/Mitofsky’s own explanation of their exit poll discrepancies, and found serious flaws in their argument.  Exit polls have been used for years to detect corruption of official vote tallies – most recently in Ukraine. 

A General Accounting Office (GAO) investigation is already underway into the security and accuracy of voting technologies, the distribution and allocation of voting machines, and counting of provisional ballots.  The FBI, the Department of Justice and the Congressional Research Service have also been officially asked to  investigate various aspects of the 2004 election.

We believe that the new National Election Data Archive Project can apply statistical techniques to identify the best places to focus the investigation. 

We have formed a volunteer scientific research project to create and analyze – for the first time ever – a database containing precinct-level election results for the entire United States.

This rich mine of data will be made publicly available and analyzed by our project’s affiliated mathematicians, pollsters and statisticians, as well as by an independent peer-review board. Our goal is to use this data to develop and test techniques to reliably detect precinct-level vote counting errors worthy of conventional investigation.  We will start with an in-depth statistical analysis of the 2004 election.

By the national election in November 2006, for the first time in American history, it could be possible for candidates to be reliably warned of indications of machine or human-caused vote count errors in time to challenge the results.  With a sound scientific approach and methodology, it may be possible for our project staff to develop statistical evidence in support of legal filings and serve as expert witnesses for candidates, regardless of party affiliation.

Please help us now to defend the integrity of the American ballot.

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One Response to “USCountVotes.org – Please get involved with this organization!”

  1. Dan Weintraub Says:

    There is a great Star Trek episode from the late 1960s entitled “Specter of the Gun”. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty and Chekhov are compelled to fight Wyatt Earp and his gang in a showdown at the O.K. Corral. Curious aliens have, of course, orchestrated the battle: some kind of a moral psychodrama. Anyway, in this episode Mr. Spock develops a “knock-out” gas from ingredients found in Doc Holiday’s office. The protagonists logically figure that if they can render the Earp Gang unconscious, then they won’t have to fight them at the O.K. Corral. (And as we know, the Earp’s defeat the Clanton’s at the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. And as Mr. Spock so aptly points out, “history cannot be changed.”)

    All are certain that the gas will work; but just to be sure, Scotty volunteers to be the test subject for the agent. Spock, for one, is spellbound, when the potion fails to work. “Fascinating” he quips. Spock goes on to explain the enormity of this paradox. “The potion” he explains, “must work. By all laws we know, it simply cannot fail. And yet it has failed”. Spock goes on to theorize that a massive manipulation of the crew’s brain patterns must be occurring. He also explains that this knowledge, if used correctly, can save the crew from certain demise at the O.K Corral.

    I am reminded of this episode every time I ponder our current political situation. I find the paradox of the American people and our relationship to the Bush Presidency utterly astounding.

    We accept as real that the people of the United States elect the President and the members of Congress, and yet volumes of credible evidence clearly points to the contrary: Election fraud—including vote tampering, electronic machine software hacking, voter intimidation, voter disenfranchisement—exists on a massive scale. Even with these stark realities staring us in the face, we continue to blither on about the importance of the upcoming midterm elections and the different close Congressional races as if we, the people, are actually electing these officials. But we are not electing these officials. The fix is in. Our supposed democratic elections are an illusion, a specter. The elections are unreal, because the votes we cast do not, in fact, exist.

    We accept as real our President’s stated belief in the sanctity of democracy and freedom. And yet somehow we ignore the reality of his actions: elimination of Habeas Corpus rights through his signing into law the Military Commissions Act of 2006; NSA wire-tapping programs and use by the military of illegally-obtained information on American citizens; sealing from public scrutiny presidential files—such as those of Ronald Reagan detailing his plans for Martial Law through Rex 84 and like covert operations; belief in the absolute legality of ALL Presidential acts during times of war—including the issuance of 750 presidential signing statements describing how he, the President, is not bound by the Constitution or by Congressional action; over-stepping the bounds of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 so that the U.S. military can legally enforce military rule during a declared State of Emergency. We go about our daily business as if we live in a free society, and yet in reality we do not. In reality the Bush Administration has systematically created a chief executive whose authority is not checked.

    Like Mr. Spock, I am fascinated by the vastness of the paradox at hand. The illusion is that we live in The USA, that bastion of liberty. The reality is that we live in the USA, a country whose leaders act with the same contempt for their population’s sovereignty as do Russia’s and China’s.

    I forgot to tell you that Mr. Chekhov dies about half way through the episode: Morgan Earp shoots him through the heart. Of course, we know now that the bullets were not real. But because Chekhov believed that the bullets were real, he died. In preparing the crew for the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Mr. Spock informs his comrades that the only way to survive is to have no doubt in the falsity of the illusion. To have even a modicum of belief that the bullets from Wyatt Earp’s revolvers are real would mean certain death.

    I submit that we Americans must proceed with the same clarity. To have any doubt in the falseness of the Bush reality means the certain death of any hope for a free future.

    Dan Weintraub

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