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ANNOUNCEMENT: A hotline has been established for Florida voters to call with any questions, problems, etc. with the voting in yesterday's election. The number is 1-800-579-8871. If you know of anyone in Florida who has encountered any such voting problems, please pass this number along to them as soon as possible.

100,000 MORE VOTERS DISENFRANCHISED. HAND COUNT SUGGESTED.

"There were also a surprising percentage of ballots in some counties that did not reflect a vote for president--more than 100,000 statewide, even while they voted in the lower races. In Duval County, where Jacksonville is located, more than 9 percent of the ballots had no presidential vote. "I don't have an answer," said Dick Carlberg, assistant Duval election supervisor. "That seems awfully high--9 percent without a vote." One reason for the no-vote ballots could be the failure of voters to push a complete hole through the computer punch-card ballots. The only way to determine whether a voter indeed voted but failed to make a sufficient hole is through the laborious procedure of having the ballots recounted by hand by a bipartisan committee to determine the voter's intent." --WP, 11/9/00

POLICE INTIMIDATION OF BLACK PANHANDLE VOTERS ALLEGED.

According to Bob Poe, Chairman for the Florida Democratic Party, reported irregularities...also include, he said, lesser known reports of possible voter intimidation in certain African-American precincts and possibly thousands of lost votes due to a possible computer glitch. “There are a lot of questions here, there are a lot of angry Floridians,” Democratic National Committee spokeswoman Jenny Backus said today. “People are talking about taking away somebody’s constitutional right to vote, there are thousands, literally thousands of reports of irregularities.” Jesse Jackson said he got calls on Election Day complaining that blacks had difficulty voting in Florida and other southern states. Jackson said some voters were told there were no more ballots, or that polls were closed. “What we need is not just a recount by hand, but also a thorough investigation, ” Jackson said. Poe told ABCNEWS.com Democrats had received reports of intimidation of voters in the largely African-American precincts of Wakulla County on the Florida panhandle. Reports suggest “highway patrol troopers were stationed outside of those precincts with lights flashing and ticketing people,” he said. “It was bizarre, it was like going back into the early 1900s,” he said. “Even in a tiny town like Wakulla and those African-American precincts, that could account for the 2,000 [Gore votes] right there,” he said." --ABC NEWS, 11/8/00

PAT'S #S "A STATISTICAL IMPROBABILITY."

"Buchanan's vote total in Palm Beach County seemed like a statistical improbability. Consider these numbers: He received 10 times as many votes in the county as there are registered Reform Party voters. He received only 16,962 votes statewide, according to unofficial totals, but 3,407, or about one-fifth of that total, from this one county, and many of those votes from precincts that are dominated by elderly Democratic voters, such as the Century Village retirement community. By contrast, according to the Miami Herald, Buchanan received only 561 votes in all of the Miami metropolitan area.Buchanan's vote wasn't the only surprise. The Socialist candidate received 302 votes, 17 times more than the county's number of registered Socialist voters." --WP, 11/9/00

19,000 MOSTLY GORE BALLOTS TOSSED OUT BY PALM BEACH ELECTION OFFICIALS ON ELECTION NIGHT...PALM BEACH RESIDENTS PETITIONING FOR NEW ELECTION...RESIDENTS FILE LAWSUITS...BUSH LEAD NOW UNDER 1,000...PINELLAS COUNTY ORDERS RECOUNT OF RECOUNT

26,000 GORE VOTES LOST IN VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA.

"A Florida Democratic Party official has raised a concern that thousands of votes for Gore may have been omitted from the Democrat’s vote total because of a computer error in Volusia County. The problem was due to a faulty computer disk that contained results from a particular precinct, but county officials have not yet said specifically what the trouble was. According to Bob Poe, state chairman for the Florida Democratic Party, Democrats had received reports of an instance in which a preliminary voting count this morning for Gore in Volusia County, reported by Florida election officials, actually decreased by about 10,000 over time [between 2 and 2:15 a.m.], before climbing again.... A Volusia county court judge said today there is nothing to indicate Volusia’s unofficial vote count is flawed or that appropriate procedures were not followed. The county’s Canvassing Board will meet today to discuss the matter and the judge directed that three members representing the Democratic and Republican parties be present. State election officials could not be reached for comment. Judge Michael McDermott also ordered Volusia’s election office secured and all ballots were locked in the office vault." --ABC NEWS

"Another possible balloting quirk was in Volusia Country, where James E. Harris, an obscure Socialist candidate, polled 9,888 votes out of his statewide total of 10,471. State Democratic Party officials raised concerns that a computer error may have caused the outsized ballot for Harris in Volusia County, south of Daytona Beach on Florida's East Coast. In other counties, Harris received 0, 1, or 2 votes." --CBS NEWS

"The Volusia County elections office was locked and put under guard Wednesday until the county’s canvassing board can meet to recount ballots. One of the reasons given for the lockdown was an incident early Wednesday morning in which an elections office was spotted leaving with two bags. The employee later was stopped and searched by deputies who suspected the bags might contain ballots. Deputies turned up only personal items and a single blank sample ballot but said it was one of the reasons why the elections office is locked down this morning. There was crime scene tape around the office and several deputies were posted outside. In addition, officials with the Republican Party - some of whom would not identify themselves - were outside the elections office Wednesday morning trying to find out what was happening with the recount." --ORLANDO SENTINEL

"A judge ordered the special protection while officials figure out what happened to 16,000 votes. This all began around 11 o'clock Tuesday night when election officials noticed that Democratic Presidential candidate Al Gore lost 16,000 votes that had previously appeared on the computer screen. County leaders say they isolated the problem to a faulty computer disk in precinct 216 in DeLand. Now, Volusia County's unofficial tally gives Gore 97,063 and Bush 82,214 votes. County spokesman Dave Byron believes that tally is correct. He says the canvassing board went back and manually counted the votes of the precinct in question.." --ISF

Questions. If the above reports are correct, Gore lost 16,000 votes around 11 p.m. and an additional 10,000 votes around 2 a.m. Have both loses been accounted for, made up, and verified.? Does the tally of 179,000+ total votes cast in Volusia County jibe with the various statistical comparisons that could be made? Do the actual ballots jibe with the figures? Have the officials and workers been vetted with respect to their activities? Have the glitches in the numbers been explained to and accepted by computer systems experts? Have the Dem observers understood and accepted the explanations? Are further investigations needed? --Politex, 11/9/00

LAWSUITS FILED RE PALM BEACH COUNTY BALLOT MESS

CNN: PALM BEACH RESIDENTS PETITIONING FOR NEW ELECTION

this just in...AP..."Lawyers for the Democratic Party say a two-page ballot listing presidential candidates on different lines is illegal under state law and they may ask for a revote in Palm Beach County. The ballots would have to be challenged in court. As of late Wednesday afternoon, no lawsuit had been filed.... Florida law specifies that voters mark an X in the blank space to the right of the name of the candidate they want to vote for. On the Palm Beach County presidential ballot, six candidates were listed on one page facing a listing of four candidates on another page. Buchanan's name was listed first on the right page, opposite and between Bush and Gore's names. Although Gore's name was listed second on the first page, voters had to punch the third whole in a middle column to cast a ballot for Gore. Lawyer Jeff Liggio, a lawyer for county Democrats, called the ballot ``illegal.'' ``Right means right, doesn't it? The state law says right, it doesn't mean left,'' said Liggio, one of several lawyers representing the Democratic Party.... A former head of the Federal Elections Commission said if state law says all candidates must be listed vertically on a page and the voting marks must the made to the right, the county election is moot. "If that's the way it is worded it would, in fact be an ineffective ballot,'' said Washington D.C. lawyer Kenneth Gross, an election law specialist."

SOMETHING'S ROTTEN IN FLORIDA

On your left is a graph showing Florida votes for Pat Buchanan in yesterday's election. Listed by county, the longest blue line is a total of the votes from Palm Beach County. Although this version is not very clear, a larger version may be seen HERE. Not only is Buchanan's vote total in Palm Beach County his highest county vote, but it is 350% higher than the next hightest vote total for Buchanan in any Florida county. Buchanan is reported to have gotten nearly 3500 votes in Palm Beach County, while his next highest county vote is in Pinnellas County at 1000. Yet, Palm Beach County is not Buchanan country. In fact, it's just the opposite, one report has it filled with elderly Jewish Democrats, another, with jet-setters and blacks, with the black precincts furnishing Pat's votes. Take your pick, but none of these groups are Pat voters. Buchanan, a Christian conservative, has been accused by members of the mainstream press of making racist comments in the past. How can this contradiction be explained?

The only explanation offered thus far is that the layout of the county's confusing ballot led voters to punch the hole in their ballot next to Buchanan's name, thinking they were voting for Gore. Later realizing what had happened, many Palm Beach County voters became very angry, feeling they were duped.. (See a photo of the ballot below.) Creating such ballot confusion is, of course, an old political trick. In fact, some e-mailers claim that a similar ballot problem came up in North Carolina during the tough primary battle between Bush and McCain earlier in the year. Perhaps Bush political guru Karl Rove recalls earlier examples than that of such ballot manipulations, having even presented, according to newspaper reports, lectures on the subject to GOP party members some years ago. Right now, Bush is leading in Florida by under 1800 votes. As you can see on the graph, the Buchanan discrepency in Palm Beach County is around 2500 votes. it's difficult to believe that any of the votes are honestly Buchanan's. Perhaps a new vote should be taken in Palm Beach County. Given the nature of Florida politics, it's not surprising to learn that there is precedent for doing just that.

Jeb Bush, the Republican candidate's brother who also happens to be the Governor of Florida, sees things differently, In a CNN interview this afternoon he suggested that those voters in Palm Beach County who are feeling duped should have challenged the format of the ballot in advance of the election. In the presence of Florida Attorney-General Butterworth, he asserted that Florida law demands that the ballot be publicized in advance, and that would have been the time for the voters to complain. However, he said the voters have the right to complain if they want to, and let "the process" decide. In a later CNN interview, Gore's campaign guru Bob Daley agreed that voters in Palm Beach County did have the right to "take action if they feel their rights have been violated." Daley reported that he and former Secretary of State Warren Christopher were on their way to Florida to observe such actions. --Politex, 11/8/00

 


ABC: DEMS COMPLAIN OF MISINFORMATION, IRREGULARITIES, POSSIBLE TAMPERING.

SS: PAT BUCHANAN GETS HUNDREDS OF JEWISH VOTES IN DEMOCRAT PALM BEACH PRECINCTS.

As to Palm Beach's confusing ballot: I did the math: in Palm Beach (as per CNN) Buchanan received 3,407 of 431,836 votes. However, in the state of Florida it was Buchanan 17,372 of 5,955,919 If Buchanan got the same percentage in Palm Beach as statewide, he should have gotten 1260 votes! And Palm Beach is Gore country, so it doesn't make any sense that Buchanan would do extra well there. Gore and the DNC need to demand a run-off, particularly in Palm Beach. We're talking at least 2127 votes in Palm Beach, alone. --Bush Watcher

Something similar to this happened during the primary fight between Bush and McCain in North Carolina. --Politex

Congressman Robert Wexler who represents the Dade County/Palm Beach area was interviewed on CNN this morning and he said he witnessed total voter confusion at the polls yesterday in southern Florida. He said that there were voters in his area who weren't sure where to vote or if they selected the right hole on the ballot. He thinks 3,000 or so votes could have been affected just in his area. ......Warren Christopher is heading down to Florida for the Gore camp to oversee this mess. You have to wonder what happened with those ballot boxes that were lost for a while in Southern Florida. They were found by a police officer.--Bush Watcher


PHOTO: SOME PUNCHED OUT A BUCHANAN VOTE WHEN THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE SELECTING A GORE VOTE BECAUSE THE BUCHANAN SLOT IS DIRECTLY BELOW THE BUSH SLOT.

6:45 a.m. ET summary: No winner in presidential race, with Florida still too close to call. Bush leads in Florida by 1,200. Official Florida results to be released Wednesday, automatic recount required by law. Gore leads national popular vote. Republicans hold House. Senate 50-50 split possible."--Orvetti

PRESIDENTIAL POPULAR VOTE: Al Gore (Democrat) 48,133,915 (48%); George W. Bush (Republican) 47,918,308 (48%); Ralph Nader (Green) 2,638,204

WP: 2 CLOSE 2 CALL !

NYT: "SEND LAWYERS, GUNS, AND MONEY..."

CNN: HEY, WAKE UP ! GORE WINNING POPULAR VOTE !

ABC: GORE REFUSES TO CONCEDE ! FLORIDA IRREGULARITIES?

"They just reported on CBS (Gloria Borger and Dan Rather) that the Democratic Party is sending 150 lawyers down to Florida immediately to investigate all of the complaints and may challenge the election in Florida. There were many reports of voters having problems, etc. A big mess to say the least. Dad Rather has really been fired up all night. He has been just going on and on.....He is riled up." --Bush Watcher, Wednesday morning

"I am from Fl South Palm Beach (Gore Country) and I went to bed not knowing the result and I woke up not knowing the result. But I see that it is still too close to call, but it looks like Gore won the popular vote nationwide (Orvetti.com). If True no mandate for Bush! Please note there have been questions on local NPR about the ballot in Palm Beach ballot, that the ballot was misleading and that it was very easy to vote for Buchanan instead of Gore by mistake. I am not kidding. I don't know how that has been resolved. I do know that I put the stylus next to (DEM) all the way down the ballot. My wife said she felt it was misleading as well and looked twice before punching." --Bush Watcher, Wednesday morning

"4:55 a.m.: GORE LEADS POPULAR VOTE BY 244,000 Gore 47,657,266, Bush 47,413,882 Rep. James Rogan (R-CA) Loses House Seat
4:47 a.m.: Gore 47,176,353, Bush 47,121,669
4:42 a.m.: IT'S OFFICIAL: NO WINNER TONIGHT Both Campaigns To Wait On Required Florida Recount
4:39 a.m. GORE LEADS POPULAR VOTE Gore 47,145,119, Bush 47,094,565
4:37 a.m.: BUSH LEADS FLORIDA BY 224 VOTES GORE LEADS NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE BY 60,000 BUSH CANCELS ALL EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE
4:28 a.m.: Popular Vote: Bush 46,905,643, Gore 46,886,528 Brokaw: Gore Popular Vote Win Probable NBC's Jonathan Alter: Gore Will Be President
" --Orvetti

THE SHOCKING MISSOURI VOTER FRAUD.

Big voter turnout creates trouble.

By LEE HILL KAVANAUGH - The Kansas City Star
Date: 11/08/00 01:24

Heavy voter turnouts in Missouri meant long lines and angry voters, causing a clamor as attorneys, judges and officials from both major parties argued over election procedures and voting practices.

Kansas City saw some problems, but troubles were most serious in St. Louis, where they could prompt a challenge to the state's U.S. Senate election.

In contrast to the travail in Missouri, things went fairly smoothly on the Kansas side of the line. Despite a heavy turnout in Johnson County, advance voting and an early turnout Tuesday kept lines manageable, in some places even downright short.

The problems in St. Louis began to build around 10 a.m. Voters whose registration was not on record at their polling places had to travel to the election board's downtown office, where several hundred people waited up to three hours just to confirm their registration.

Some voters decided three hours were enough and left. Others called the Missouri Democratic Party, complaining that regular voters were being told they were not registered to vote. Apparently longtime voters were not included in the registration books unless they had voted in recent elections, according to Missouri Secretary of State Rebecca Cook.

Attorneys for the state Democratic party presented a petition to St. Louis Circuit Judge Evelyn M. Baker and were granted an emergency order to keep the polls open for three extra hours, until 10 p.m.

Baker made the ruling because the Board of Election Commissioners "failed to live up to its duty to the voters of the city."

That touched off legal maneuvers and wrangling.

Lawyers for presidential candidate George W. Bush challenged the order, arguing that the case should appear before a federal judge because it involved a federal election.

At a Republican rally outside the Marriott West Hotel near St. Louis, U.S. Sen. Kit Bond said he was outraged by the extension of polling times in the city.

"I'm here to tell you that I've seen this fraud before. This election is too important to allow the Democratic machine in the city of St. Louis to steal," Bond shouted as he pounded the podium. "We are not going to stand for it."

Roy Temple, executive director of the Missouri Democratic Party, acknowledged that keeping the polls open late would probably favor the Democrats.

After he heard about the order, Vice President Al Gore called St. Louis radio station KMOX to stump for more votes after the judge ordered the polls kept open past 7 p.m. News anchor Bob Hamilton asked Gore about Republican allegations that the Democrats attempted to steal the election; St. Louis traditionally votes Democratic.

Gore denied any attempt to steal votes. He said that a judge -- not the Democrats -- had made the decision to keep the polls open and that everyone who wants to vote should have that opportunity.

The station did not broadcast the interview immediately. KMOX has a policy of not running interviews with candidates when the polls are open so as not to unfairly influence elections, Hamilton said.

At the same time Gore was talking to the radio station, Republican lawyers, who had lost their challenge to the federal court, appealed to the Missouri Court of Appeals. This time they won, and the polls were closed immediately about 7:45 p.m.

Voters who were lined up at polling places at the normal closing time were permitted to vote. A handful of voters still lined up inside some polling places at 10:30 p.m.

About 10 p.m., police asked voters who were outside the election board office at the normal poll closing time to leave, and they dispersed without trouble.

Charles Young, 44, was the last voter at the election board office, casting his ballot about five hours after he was initially told there was no record of his having registered to vote.

"They said they sent me some papers to sign, but I didn't get them," he said.

Kevin Coan, the Republican director of elections for the St. Louis election board, said election procedures were no different from any other time. Coan said he knew of no one whose right to vote had been denied.

Coan acknowledged that election judges at 29 polling places walked out at 7 p.m., leaving ballots and boxes unattended. Police were later dispatched to the 29 locations to secure the ballots and boxes.

Coan said much of the confusion might have rested with people who did not register in time to vote, yet showed up expecting to be able to cast a ballot.

The explanation did not sit well with Ann Wagner, chairwoman of the Missouri Republican Party, who called it the most "scandal-ridden election" in state history.

When asked whether that meant Republicans would go to court if Ashcroft lost, Wagner replied: "We'll have to wait until after the dust settles, but there are many, many irregularities beyond the issue of letting the polls stay open, and we're not going to stand for it."

For example, she said she had received reports of more than 21 ballot boxes left unattended and of unregistered voters being allowed to vote in St. Louis.

Analysts said the disputed poll closing times could be fodder for more legal action.

"This is an absolute mess, and if these major races stay close and it affects the outcome, it'll be lawsuits all over," said Rick Hardy, a political scientist at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Kansas City also experienced problems.

Although the lines in many of the area's polling places ran smoothly, waits of 45 minutes to two hours were reported at several locations.

As in St. Louis, Kansas City election board officials were sued by the Gore/Lieberman 2000 Committee to keep the polls open later, but Jackson County Circuit Judge Edith Messina denied the request.

Lawyer Ed Rucker filed his action on behalf of the Gore ticket and a frustrated voter, whom Rucker identified as Allison Bergman of Kansas City. Bergman spent more than 90 minutes waiting to vote at the Second Presbyterian Church on 55th Street.

"After an hour and a half, she was bored and tired," Rucker said Tuesday night. "This was just a mess."

He said at least 150 voters were standing in line at 1 p.m. when he visited the site.

Rucker's argument was that state law required polling sites to have enough voting equipment to enable voters to conveniently cast ballots.

"We knew voters who literally had to leave the polling places to go run to other business after standing in line for more than two hours," Rucker said.

At the church, two-hour waits caused more than 60 frustrated voters to sign a petition asking the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners to use "common sense" at the polling place.

Jackson County Executive Kathryn Shields called for a nonpartisan commission to look into streamlining the voting process.

"Democrats or Republicans isn't the issue," Shields said. "We want to make it easy for people to vote."

Jackson County provides half the funds for the Kansas City election board -- more than $500,000, Shields said.

Among the problems Shields said she saw were a shortage of election judges, which created long lines of waiting voters.

The biggest problem at that polling place -- and at others around the city -- was the alphabetized voter books used by judges.

The two-hour line was for voters whose last names began with the letters A through L, which are in one book. Voters whose last names started with M through Z waited only about 10 minutes.

It has long been a problem in Kansas City, but one the Kansas City election board has done nothing to solve, Shields said.

"The A through L people were telling me that every major election, they have this problem," Shields said. "The books might have half the alphabet, but nowhere near half the voters...and there's no contingency plan."

Shields suggested that in future elections the alphabet be divided into fourths, not half.

At Oakwood Manor Elementary School in Gladstone, voters could pick up their ballot, read the sample ballot and then decide how to vote from a stack of brochures advising them.

The brochures were the Christian Coalition's voters guide.

When voter Dane Dingerson complained to the election poll supervisor, Sara Manichia, she told him: "God wants Bush to win."

Dingerson was outraged.

"I couldn't believe she said that to me as I was voting," he said. "When I became angry, she told me there was nothing wrong with her informing the voters the right way to vote."

Manichia said she has been a polling supervisor for 13 years. "Yes, I told him that God wants Bush to win. I'm proud of my beliefs, and I love the gospel, and God hates abortion....He wants Bush to win."

Clay County election officials said they would investigate. Electioneering is against the law within 25 feet of a voting precinct.

In Kansas there were relatively few problems other than some long lines early at some polling places. Election officials credit advance voting.

"We didn't have as large a group as we thought we'd have after people got off work," said Val Brownrigg, who has worked several Johnson County elections. "We had a huge number of advance voters. It was a big turnout, with the advance voters."

 

The Star's Matt Stearns, DeAnn Smith, Judy Thomas, Kevin Murphy, Steve Kraske, James Hart, Jim Sullinger, Kate Beem, Andy Nelson, Tom Perrin, Benita Y. Williams and Matt Schofield and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 


From: Brasscheck Subject: Dade County, FL's LONG history of election fraud
Date: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 6:20 AM

Published on 11/06/2000 in THE MIAMI HERALD

"CORRUPTION AND ELECTION FRAUD RAMPANT IN DADE"

[NEWSMAKINGNEWS: If anyone has this complete Miami Herald article email it to me and will post.]

By most accounts, Florida will be a key player in tomorrow's  presidential election. So tight is the race expected to be that the state's electoral vote could swing the decision. It won't be the first time. That came back in 1876."

For the whole story go to: http://www.herald.com Archive - Search "election fraud"

The story costs $1.95. Sorry. I'm not giving my credit card number to a computer system run by  a newspaper. That would be like leaving the selection of the president of the United States  up to the integrity of the electoral process in  Dade County Florida...oops!

Bizarrely, searches for "election fraud+miami"  on the Internet come up with nothing. Yet the reporters who broke the huge Miami election fraud story just a few years ago won the Pulitzer for it  last year.

The fraud hinged on absentee ballots...

Who wants to bet this "obscure" angle to the story  never goes national?

Cue music: "Theme from the Twighlight Zone"

Visit http://www.brasscheck.com/stadium for a complete education on how election fraud works using San Francisco's infamous 49er stadium election paid for by Eddie "he made me bribe him" DeBartolo, owner of the 49ers.