Votergate - The Movie
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Selection of articles from the U.S. press

Evidence mounts that the vote was hacked
Sorry, Your Vote Has Been: Lost, Hacked, Miscast, Recorded Twice
Should America Trust the Results of the Election?
Glitch found in Ohio counting
Ohio officials block public from observing vote count
Voting machines in Florida count backward
Bizarre Florida results, county by county
Black Box Voting declares fraud via electronic voting machines
Exit polls and actual results don't match: E-voting states show greater discrepancy
States using e-voting gave Bush mysterious 5% advantage
Did Kerry concede too soon?
Why Kerry really won, by Greg Palast, contributing editor to Harper's and the BBC,
and author of "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy"
Was the Ohio election honest and fair?

Exit polls right, tallies wrong?

Why the election was stolen,
by Mark Crispin Miller,
media critic, professor of communications at New York University,
and author, most recently, of "Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order."

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.

I would have to hear a much stronger argument for the authenticity, or I should say the veracity, of this popular vote for Bush before I'm willing to believe it. If someone can prove to me that it happened, that Bush somehow pulled 8 million magic votes out of a hat, OK, I'll accept it. I'm an independent, not a Democrat, and I'm not living in denial. And that's not even talking about Florida, which is about as Democratic a state as Guatemala used to be.

The news media is obliged to make the Republicans account for all these votes, and account for the way they were counted. Simply to embrace this result as definitive is irrational. But there is every reason to question it ... I find it beyond belief that the press in this formerly democratic country would not have made the integrity of the electoral system a front page, top-of-the-line story for the last three years.

I actually got invited to a Kerry fundraiser so I could talk to him about it. I raised the issue directly with him and with Teresa. Teresa was really indignant and really concerned, but Kerry just looked down at me -- he's about 9 feet tall -- and I could tell it just didn't register. It set off all his conspiracy-theory alarms and he just wasn't listening.

Talk to anyone from a real democracy -- from Canada or any European country or India. They are staggered to discover that 80 percent of our touch-screen electronic voting machines have no paper trail and are manufactured by companies owned by Bush Republicans. But there is very little sense of outrage here. Americans for a host of reasons have become alienated from the spirit of the Bill of Rights and that should not be tolerated.