This ran in yesterday’s Miami Herald–both in print and on-line. Since that paper has, until now, largely shied away from The Issue, we should be much encouraged by the appearance of this piece (even if it was cast as a local story).
Lowery was amazing.
’04 count still sparks debate
WMBM’s anniversary celebration turned political when a controversial author and prominent members of the African-American community voiced their views on election fraud, ethics and civil rights.
BY ANA RIBEIRO
Sitting beside two officials of the Miami-Dade Elections Department, political analyst and author Mark Crispin Miller accused the George W. Bush administration of stealing the 2004 elections.
”We’ve had a lot of unfair elections,” Miller said Thursday during a community forum hosted by New Birth Baptist Church for the 11th anniversary of radio station WMBM-AM 1490. A combination of unreliable touch-screen machines and religious fanaticism contributed to vote theft on an ever-larger scale, Miller said.
Candidates think their opponents are evil and that their ”theft” of the election is, therefore, justified, Miller said, speaking on a live broadcast of the forum.