The Republican stole the elections in 2000 and 2004. They did it via proprietary computer-voting machines; voter caging targeting low-income neighborhoods and minority neighborhoods and even troops serving overseas; denying legitimate Black voters the vote in Florida to the tune of some 20,000, far and away enough to have put Al Gore into the White House; jamming Democratic phone centers; robo-calling Democrats with statements that if they vote, they'd be violating all sorts of laws or instructing them to go to the wrong place on election day; and by controlling the U.S. Supreme Court with partisan, unethical so-called justices. There were other means used, but those are the ones that stand out in my memory (I'm working from memory here).
Now, the Republicans are claiming constantly that the Democrats are trying to steal the election via flooding registration roles with fake voters. The Republicans are targeting ACORN in particular. ACORN though has made clear that it has flagged suspected registrations submitted, which flagging is required by law. Also, ACORN cannot legally not turn in suspicious registrations, such as those made in the name of Mickey Mouse. They must turn in all registration forms by law. ACORN isn't without errors. They don't claim they are.
What's really going on here? Well, let me tell you. This is Karl Rove. He's attacking the Democrats strength. The Democrats have a huge legit complaint against the Republicans for election fraud. Also, the Democrats have been far outpacing the Republicans in voter registrations. It's the first point though that bothers Karl Rove the most. That's why he spread the word to go after the Democrats by alleging fraud (since the Republicans committed clear and huge fraud) and concerning actual elections.
Rove is trying to take the subject off the Republican neocon lies about 9/11, lies to take the U.S. to war against Iraq, lies about the costs of the war and occupation, lies about Iran (they never supplied all the proof they promised did they), lies about domestic spying, lies about extraordinary renditions, lies about the CIA black sites, lies about the economy; lies about torture....need I go on?
I don't doubt that there are Democrats who will cheat. I don't doubt that there are people who have messed up at ACORN. I don't buy that there are anywhere near the numbers the Republican excitement would suggest.
No, this is Karl Rove misinformation and misdirection and his attempt to change the subject from the Republicans cheating on a huge scale such that George W. Bush was not legally elected in 2000 or 2004.
The people get what they deserve in the aggregate though, now and in the hereafter when those two times are viewed together. Those who lived high here while being unethical will have to make up for it in the hereafter. The Universe is controlled by a mind that is just beyond the comprehension of human kind. Karl is going to find that out the hard way.
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