(Catch Greg Palast on Election Night on the new Mike Malloy Show on www.kphx.com )
Hereâ€™s how the 2006 mid-term election was stolen.
Note the past tense. And Iâ€™m not kidding.
- Theft #1: Registrations gone with the wind…
- Theft #2: Turned Away – the ID game…
- Theft #3: Votes Spoiled Rotten…
So Letâ€™s Add it Up
Two million legitimate voters will be turned away because of wrongly rejected or purged registrations.
Add another one million voters challenged and turned away for â€œimproper ID.â€
Then add yet another million for Democratic votes â€œspoiledâ€ by busted black boxes and by bad ballots.
And letâ€™s not forget to include the one million â€œprovisionalâ€ ballots which will never get counted. Based on the experience of 2004, we know that, overwhelmingly, minority voters are the ones shunted to these baloney ballots.
And thereâ€™s one more group of votes that wonâ€™t be counted: absentee ballots challenged and discarded. Elections Assistance Agency data tell us a half million of these absentee votes will go down the drain.
Driving this massive suppression of the vote are sophisticated challenge operations. And here I must note that the Democrats have no national challenge campaign. Thatâ€™s morally laudable; electorally suicidal.
Add it all up â€” all those Democratic-leaning votes rejected, barred and spoiled â€” and the Republican Party begins Election Day with a 4.5 million-vote thumb on the vote-tally scale.
READ the rest at Greg Palast
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