VWB: Voting While Black

Greg Palast has more on the theft of the 2004 election over on his site.

This is a fact: On November 2, 2004, in the State of Ohio, 239,127 votes for President of the United States were dumped, rejected, blocked, lost and left to rot uncounted.

And not just anyone’s vote. Dive into the electoral dumpster and these “spoiled” votes have a very dark color indeed.

In another life, I taught statistics. And these statistics stank: the raw data tells us that if you are a Black voter, the chance of you losing your vote to technical errors in voting machinery is 900% higher than if you were a white voter.

Any guesses as to whom those African-Americans chose for president on those junked ballots? Check Ohio’s racial demographics, do the numbers, and there it is: Kerry won Ohio. And that, too, is a fact. A fact that could not get reported in the USA.

Pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? If you’re black, your vote has an incredibly high chance of not being counted. Why? Because black people vote for Democrats almost 90% of the time. Black people are very predictable when it comes to voting and, conversely, Republicans are very predictable when it comes to fraud. They go after the weak and minorities are in a weak position because they’re, well, minorities.

Of course, that should not be taken to imply that the Democrats are any better. In fact, the most baffling part of these allegations is how strongly opposed to any additional investigations the Democrats are; despite the fact that they’ve clearly suffered the most. Kinda makes you wonder… What if the two major parties got together and decided to “trade off” and split their time in power evenly between the two? Sounds pretty dastardly, right? Like a bad movie. But if you know anything about the history of party politics in the USA, it’s not such a stretch. The Republicans and Democrats instantly become best friends when it comes to excluding third parties. They’ve found something they can agree on: Real competition sucks!

Well, it’s impossible to know if the allegations are true at this point; hell, all the voter disenfranchisement might not’ve even been necessary. Maybe people really were stupid enough to vote Bush in again… but I doubt it.


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