It’s about time to remind you of what happened two years ago. The fact is that Diebold machines have been used for awhile now and they are not the only machines that can be hacked. Thom Hartmann presents evidence that George Bush was not elected president in 2004. The exit polls do not agree with the machine results. If it were true that the exit polls were very inaccurate, they would not be so skewed in one direction.
While all of this may or may not be evidence of vote tampering, it again brings the nation back to the question of why several states using electronic voting machines or scanners programmed by private, for-profit corporations and often connected to modems produced votes inconsistent with exit poll numbers.
Those exit poll results have been a problem for reporters ever since Election Day.
Election night, I’d been doing live election coverage for WDEV, one of the radio stations that carries my syndicated show, and, just after midnight, during the 12:20 a.m. Associated Press Radio News feed, I was startled to hear the reporter detail how Karen Hughes had earlier sat George W. Bush down to inform him that he’d lost the election. The exit polls were clear: Kerry was winning in a landslide. “Bush took the news stoically,” noted the AP report.
But then the computers reported something different. In several pivotal states.
Conservatives see a conspiracy here: They think the exit polls were rigged.
That was the talking point, anyhow. It wasn’t ordinary people like you and me who were saying this, unless they were repeating it out of ignorance. It was well-connected insiders who spread this story, people like Rush Limbaugh, who act as the administration’s disinformation ministers. People who are known to turn things around 180 degrees. People who fabricate and dissemble. People who will do anything to win. People who have no respect for America.
I can’t even imagine how people can know that they are being lied to constantly, and still trust those same people.