Thursday, November 04, 2004

The election was rigged. Just ask the Loony Left.

NYU professor Mark Crispin Miller has no doubt the election was rigged:

First of all, this election was definitely rigged. I have no doubt about it. It's a statistical impossibility that Bush got 8 million more votes than he got last time. In 2000, he got 15 million votes from right-wing Christians, and there are approximately 19 million of them in the country. They were eager to get the other 4 million. That was pretty much Karl Rove's strategy to get Bush elected.

But given Bush's low popularity ratings and the enormous number of new voters -- who skewed Democratic -- there is no way in the world that Bush got 8 million more votes this time. I think it had a lot to do with the electronic voting machines. Those machines are completely untrustworthy, and that's why the Republicans use them. Then there's the fact that the immediate claim of Ohio was not contested by the news media -- when Andrew Card came out and claimed the state, not only were the votes in Ohio not counted, they weren't even all cast...

Read it all in Salon. Or if you don't want to sit through Salon's ad, read 90% of the article at the Democratic Underground, where you'll notice the commenters taking it all very seriously.

(Hat tip to NoLeftTurns, the Ashbrook Center blog.)