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OfflineSoulTech
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Why isn't Kerry involved with any of the voting recounts?
    #3374438 - 11/17/04 04:09 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Why isn't Kerry involved with ensuring voting integrity in any of the states that are reporting anomalies? Instead, third party candidates are doing the dirty work. In Ohio, Green Party candidate David Cobb and Libertarian Candidate Michael Badnarik have jointly raised enough money to have a recount conducted in december. Ralph Nader is funding a recount of precincts in New Hampshire that have shown anomalous results.

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/11/17/1525203
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Now three candidates in the 2004 presidential race are demanding recounts. And not one of them is John Kerry.

In New Hampshire, independent candidate Ralph Nader is asking for a recount to test the accuracy of optical scan vote-counting machines. The request covers 11 of the state's 126 precincts that use Diebold's Accuvote optical scanning machines to count paper ballots. Backers urged Nader to request a recount after a statistical analysis posted on the Internet appeared to show that some New Hampshire precincts using the machines gave President Bush up to 15 percent more votes than had been expected on the basis of exit polls and the 2000 presidential vote.

Meanwhile, the Green and Libertarian Parties announced they raised $150,000 over the past week, enough to file the required fee for a statewide recount of the vote in Ohio.

While they scrambled to raise the required $150,000 in time to file the recount request, Democratic candidate John Kerry has been sitting on over $50 million in unspent campaign funds. According to the Center for Public Integrity, Kerry could use that money to fund recount efforts.




Does this mean Kerry doesn't care? doesn't want his name dragged through the mud? would rather save his money for new cars? Why hasn't he shown any interest?

I would imagine ensuring voting integrity is a very high priority issue to anyone concerened with democracy, especially when you were a presidential candidate who only lost by a few votes.

The third party candidates have no shot at winning yet they are the ones out there inquiring into these issues. New Hampshire was won by Kerry but Nader is still concerened with said voting integrity, so it isn't about just overturning Bush's victory.


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Re: Why isn't Kerry involved with any of the voting recounts? [Re: SoulTech]
    #3374450 - 11/17/04 04:10 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I think it means he doesn't want to commit political suicide the way Al Gore did in 2000.


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Re: Why isn't Kerry involved with any of the voting recounts? [Re: SoulTech]
    #3374458 - 11/17/04 04:11 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

He's too busy swimming around in his Scrooge McDuck money bin.


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Re: Why isn't Kerry involved with any of the voting recounts? [Re: silversoul7]
    #3374461 - 11/17/04 04:12 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Why recount will bush already won?? They counted it the first time right nad bush won.


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Re: Why isn't Kerry involved with any of the voting recounts? [Re: michotim002]
    #3374472 - 11/17/04 04:13 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Paging KOTT....


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Re: Why isn't Kerry involved with any of the voting recounts? [Re: SoulTech]
    #3374485 - 11/17/04 04:16 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Because he was probably conscious of the fact that the election was basically a staged theatrical event.


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Re: Why isn't Kerry involved with any of the voting recounts? [Re: SoulTech]
    #3374516 - 11/17/04 04:23 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

The election numbers were purposely exaggerated but not in a way you might think.  In previous elections, voter turnout was at an all time low. To avert this trend, real-time election results were purposely exaggerated in the days leading up to election day (Nov 2) to show that it was a close race for both parties. This tactic did work and voter turn out was at an all time high in 04.
Bush did win by a landslide but it wasn't reported as such. I am full of crap and you didn't read it here!  :grin:














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Re: Why isn't Kerry involved with any of the voting recounts? [Re: usefulidiot]
    #3374547 - 11/17/04 04:27 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

If it was a staged theatrical event, wouldn't this be a great opportunity to expose it for the farce that it is, unless of course he was part of the plot.

As far as Kerry saving face, I agree that that probably has a lot to do with it. Correct me if I'm wrong but Gore stood to lose a lot more than Kerry being as he was out of a job if he didn't win the election. Kerry maintains his status as senator if he loses the presidential election.


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Re: Why isn't Kerry involved with any of the voting recounts? [Re: SoulTech]
    #3378555 - 11/18/04 11:03 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

SoulTech said:
... unless of course he was part of the plot...






Ding ding ding ding! :smile:


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Re: Why isn't Kerry involved with any of the voting recounts? [Re: SoulTech]
    #3378562 - 11/18/04 11:05 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Because Kerry knows it's futile, unlike many desperate people on this site.


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