It has not stopped since the election of 2000, the cry that every vote must count. Al Gore and the Democratic party in 2000 cherry picked certain precincts in Florida to try to win the presidency. When the recount would prove not to be going their way, they came up with the idea of the hanging chad, and finally on non-punched ballots determine the intent of the voter on what was called the dimpled ballot. This final attempt was what the Supreme Court put a stop to, and sided with George Bush and the Republican Party, and awarded the election to Bush. Throughout this entire recount the chant was "every vote must count," and that people were turned away and not allowed to vote. In the eight years since that election there has not been any confirmed cases where large groups of people were turned away from voting. Sure some people who were not registered, or who could not prove who they were, could not vote. This only makes sense since you want only eligible voters actually voting. This election caused major new Democrat sponsored legislation for voting law changes. In 2004 Sen. Kerry had sent a contingent of lawyers to Ohio to contest the election. When the numbers there were quite obvious that a recount would not be successful, he called off the wolves and conceded.
Here we are in 2008, and the election has not occurred yet, and we have 12 states investigating voter fraud. A college journalist group in Ohio found one address that had 13 people registered and none of these people were actual residences of the state of Ohio and, had no intention of living there. The Secretary of State of Indiana indicated that he had a 105% registration of eligible voters for the election. What are the dead voting now?
We've all heard of ACORN the voter rights and registration group, who registered Mickey Mouse in Florida, and is the chief target of fraud investigations in those 12 states. Well this group has now launched video ads and lawsuits, in many states, claiming voter intimidation and suppression by the Republican party.
Have we so polarized ourselves politically that we can no longer even trust our voting system? Will we have a repeat of 2000? I certainly hope not. Remember election day is November 4, exercise your right vote. Vote early and often, your vote will count.
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