Good grief, what is next? Democrats insisting pink elephants came and stoled votes for Al Gore? Allegations of Republican fairies that spoiled ballots for Al Gore? When will this end? I get so tired of hearing people trot out these allegations, which are serious and possibly libelous, and clothing them in the garb of voter franchise. Anyway, let's begin, shall we?
Here is an opinion given by a dissenter on the board that concluded, amazingly, without having data on race by vote cast, that blacks were rejected at a higher rate than whites. It quite neatly deals with this report and shows it to be the pile of crap that it is, but don't expect your news source to bother digging further than the most sensationalistic thing they can find. Essentially, this allegation is based on the fact that there appears at first blush and with no confidence level to be a correlation between counties that are majority black and high spoilage rates. What should be obvious to anyone but the brain-dead, though, is that those same counties have democratic canvassing boards, and so can't possibly be in on some collusion. In other words, if there is massive disenfranchisement, it is Democrats disenfranchising Democrats, which is stupid.
Anyway, the highest rate of spoilage, oddly enough, was an optical scanning system. Seems it was just idiots at the ballots, really, suggesting, once again, that the real correlation is between illiteracy and voting Democrat.
I realise it is entirely too much to expect Democrats to act non-partisanly in this case, but come on, packing a commission with Democrats and then releasing a report that is so riddled with obvious errors and specious correlations, and proceeding to villify the governor (has no control over canvassing boards), and the secretary of state (ditto) for mistakes FRIGGIN DEMOCRATS MADE is the utmost in political lying. And you jackasses have the gaul to insist that the Supreme Court acted partizanly. At no point was Gore *EVER* in the lead. A *full* recount shows him as having lost, still. Yet, people still continue as if this thing can't be resolved and Bush stole the election, when the truth is that Democrats have *NEVER* missed a chance to cast an aspersion on the legitimacy of Bush as president and Al Gore *DID* try to steal the election.
All that being said, the only reform I really support is a muzzle law on the news agencies making it illegal to report the outcome of an election until *ALL* precincts in *ALL* states have closed. No other reform is really necessary.
I'm not doing this again; last time no one believed it.