The Stolen Elections of 2000, 2004 (and almost 2008)
Ballot Box Thievery
Everyone knows about the hotly contested presidential election of 2000; weeks dragged by with no official winner before the Supreme Court forced Florida to stop counting ballots and essentially handed the election to George W. Bush. Many called that a stolen election but...
2004, it turned out, was an even more blatant election theft than in 2000. The exit polls were predicting a huge victory for Kerry. But, by late that night, somehow Bush had taken a decisive lead and Kerry conceded on the day after. There is no evidence of vote theft or errors on a large scale, the New York Times informed us. The Washington Post called any talk of vote fraud conspiracy theories.
[ Jesse Ventura's Take ]
Electronic voting machines are especially corrupt; they don't provide a receipt when you are done voting. Would you go to an ATM that didn't provide you with a receipt? Well, that's the same thing with electronic voting machines. There's no way to be sure that your vote was counted for the candidate that you actually voted for. I believe that we should all still use paper ballots. If the ballot is incorrectly marked it should simply be thrown out, end of case. Look at it this way: how long have you taken multiple choice tests in your life? Since first grade? If you're not capable of filling out a paper ballot perhaps you aren't intelligent enough to be voting in the first place.