Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Hope and Dreams Presumed Dead
Okay, snichols is coming out of the closet: snichols doesn't want to get any more emails telling her why not to slit her wrists or leave the country or how we need to stop whining and organize. She is not through whining. Not by a long shot. In fact, she'll go so far as to say, don't read snicholsblog anymore if you don't want to hear whining. snichols feels like someone whose loved one is presumed dead and everyone else has given them up for missing except her.

But wait, there's more!
At the risk of being branded a paranoid, non fact-based, black helicopter conspiracy theorist for the rest of her days, she's going to say it, unambiguously: snichols doesn't think George W. Bush won this election.

snichols suspects foul play on a massive scale. snichols points to an MSNBC story last night which showed thousands of more people voting in key Florida precincts than were registered in those precincts. snichols points to emerging and growing scores of stories out of Ohio and Iowa of people pushing the Kerry button and seeing it come up Bush.

Let's fight: but for 2004, not 2008
What is it with you people? For months in a run up to this election we hear about voter fraud, voter suppression, voter intimidation, and easy chance of hacking into Diebold machines without paper trails. Then Bush appears to get hundreds of thousands of votes more than Kerry and we say, "oh. he won. he must've done it fair and square, it wasn't close."

Well, would you make it close if you were going to steal an election? snichols wouldn't. if snichols were doing the stealing, she'd steal it but good.

So what now?
Okay, snichols, you convinced me. The election was stolen. But how do we prove it and isn't it too late because Kerry conceded? snichols admits. It looks bad. Damn bad. But let's get some backlash going here. Find out: who is looking into this? Who is doing what? What can we do? Who can we call? snichols knows there are people who haven't given up and she is joining them. In church last week, a woman whispered to snichols that there was a rumor in her community that Kerry's victory was still coming, but on "CP time." snichols is too much of a scaredy white liberal to spell out what that means if you don't know, but it gives snichols hope. And you?


Michael Leahy said...

Remember, Nixon didn't finish his second term. And vote rigging is a far more serious charge than tapping phones. If there's a case, it should be pursued.

Anonymous said...

Several things going on that I know of.

1. 6 Congreessmen have demanded an investigation. Conyers, Nadler, Wexler, Scott, Watt and Holt have sent a 2nd letter to the GAO detailing various instances of election problems that warrant follow-up.

2. The DNC is still looking into the situation. As a lawyer who volunteered for the DNC effort and went to Detroit for Election Day, this is important to me. A message from Cam Kerry that was forwarded to me by various people:

> I am grateful to the many people who have contacted me to express their
deep concern about questions of miscounting, fraud, vote suppression, and other problems on election day, especially in Florida and Ohio. Their concern reflects how much people care about the outcome of this election.
> I want to you to know we are not ignoring it. Election protection lawyers are still on the job in Ohio and Florida and in DC making sure all the
votes are counted accurately. I have been conferring with lawyers involved and
have made them aware of the information and concerns people have given me.

Even if the facts don't provide a basis to change the outcome, the information will inform the continuing effort to protect the integrity of
our elections.
> If you have specific factual information about voting problems that could be helpful to the lawyers doing their job, please send it to vri@dnc.org rather than to me.
> The election protection effort has been important to me personally, and I
am proud of the 17,000 lawyers around the country who helped. It's obvious that we have a way to go still, but their efforts helped make a
> Their work goes on.

Anonymous said...

I am SO glad to hear you saying this. I have been saying it for days, and people around me are getting tired of hearing me. I am convinced that the election was stolen by tampering with electronic voting machines, and I agree that we need to do something about it NOW, not just work to improve the process for 2008. By 2008, Bush and his cronies will have done more damage than we can possibly imagine.

So keep whining, snichols, and let's figure out what concrete steps we can take to overturn this election, preferably before the Electoral College meets in December!