Fact-esque‘s eRobin has called eVoting “the story of the century so far”, and she’s probably right. Greg Palast, an American investigative journalist who works for the British newspaper, The Observer because US papers aren’t much interested in investigating anything any more, more-or-less single-handedly proved that the 2000 election was stolen from Gore and handed to Bush by Jeb and Katherine Harris.
A lot of us suspected that the 2004 election was stolen as well, this time in Ohio by Ken Blackwell, Ohio’s Sec of State and a GOP operative. Turns out we may have been right: the Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that Cuyahoga County prosecutors are charging that three county election workers “conspired to avoid a more thorough recount of ballots in the 2004 presidential election”. (Link via The Raw Story)
Baxter said testimony will show that the three workers secretly chose sample precincts for the December 2004 recount that did not have questionable results to ensure the tally from the sample matched a previous vote count. Sample precincts [are supposed] to be selected randomly before witnesses.
When the results matched, the workers were allowed to recount the rest of the county’s ballots by machine, avoiding a full hand recount that would have been more lengthy and expensive, he said.
“This was a very hush operation,” Baxter said.
Of course it was. Continue reading