McGovern, born inwas pastor of the local Wesleyan Methodist Church there. But when I walked away from it, I had an enormous feeling of satisfaction that I had taken the thing off the ground and landed it without tearing the wings off. It was a difficult airplane to fly, physically, because in the early part of the war, they didn't have hydraulic controls.
Bush hereafter referred to as Bush Jr. Independent investigations in that state revealed serious irregularities directed mostly against ethnic minorities and low-income residents who usually voted heavily Democratic.
Some precincts required two photo IDs which many citizens do not have. The requirement under Florida law was only one photo ID. Passed just before the election, this law itself posed a special difficulty for low-income or elderly voters who did not have drivers licenses or other photo IDs.
Uncounted ballot boxes went missing or were found in unexplained places or were never collected from certain African-American precincts. At that point Gore was behind by only a few hundred or so votes in Florida and was gaining ground with each attempt at a recount.
Even though Bush Jr. Florida was not the only problem. Similar abuses and mistreatment of voters and votes occurred in other parts of the country. A study by computer scientists and social scientists estimated that four to six million votes were left uncounted in the election.
Bush amounted to another stolen election. Some million citizens voted inbut in the turnout climbed to at least million. Pre-election surveys indicated that among the record In addition, there were about two million progressives who had voted for Ralph Nader in who switched to Kerry in Yet the official tallies showed Bush Jr.
Meanwhile Kerry showed only eight million more votes than Gore received in To have achieved his remarkable tally, Bush would needed to have kept all his Nothing in the campaign and in the opinion polls suggest such a mass crossover. The numbers simply do not add up.
In key states like Ohio, the Democrats achieved immense success at registering new voters, outdoing the Republicans by as much as five to one. Moreover the Democratic party was unusually united around its candidate-—or certainly against the incumbent president. Sixty newspapers that had endorsed Bush in refused to do so in ; forty of them endorsed Kerry.
Yet strangely enough, the official tally gave Bush the election by two million votes. Sometimes absentee ballots were mailed out to voters just before election day, too late to be returned on time, or they were never mailed at all. Overseas ballots normally reliably distributed by the State Department were for some reason distributed by the Pentagon in Nearly half of the six million American voters living abroad--a noticeable number of whom formed anti-Bush organizations--never received their ballots or got them too late to vote.
Military personnel, usually more inclined toward supporting the president, encountered no such problems with their overseas ballots. A person familiar with my work, Rick Garves, sent me this account of his attempt to cast an overseas ballot: I filled out the forms to register to vote absentee since I live here in Sweden.
Of course I am not and never have been. I also never checked any boxes on the forms even remotely close to anything insinuating that I was in the military. I now wonder even more if that happened because of the Pentagon taking over the handling of the absentee voter registration and too, how many more overseas voters had the same problem?
Registration books in Democratic precincts were frequently out-of-date or incomplete. Voter Outreach of America, a company funded by the Republican National Committee, collected thousands of voter registration forms in Nevada, promising to turn them in to public officials, but then systematically destroyed the ones belonging to Democrats.
Democratic precincts--enjoying record turnouts--were deprived of sufficient numbers of polling stations and voting machines, and many of the machines they had kept breaking down. After waiting long hours many people went home without voting.
The noted political analyst and writer, Gregory Elich, sent me this account of his election day experience: I recall being surprised when I went to vote before work here in Ohio in Normally, at election time, I can go to the polling place before work, walk in and be in a voting booth in less than two minutes, even in a presidential election.
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