One might even say a thumpin’ victory…
A monumental victory for the election protection movement
by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman
November 8, 2006
That the well-oiled, well-funded Rove/Bush theft machine lost control of the US House with the Senate as close as it is says just one thing: somebody was watching. In 2006, that would be thousands of volunteer grassroots activists who left no stone unturned to expose rigged voting machines, Jim Crow registration roadblocks, trashed provisional ballots, manipulated absentee voting processes, and much more.
A nationwide movement has been born to apply the lessons of the stolen elections of 2000, 2002 and 2004. In the lead-up to 2006, activists and independent experts scrutinized voting machines and electoral processes as never before. Mainstream media reports from the New York Times to CNN’s Lou Dobbs to hundreds of radio talk shows finally paid attention to “glitches” and “problems” and “long lines” and “disputes” that just an election cycle ago were dismissed as “business as usual” or the stuff of conspiracy theory.
At least six major reports have now warned of the hackability of electronic voting machines. More than 90% of the American public has expressed concern about the sanctity of the US electoral system. At least two state governors have called for electronic voting machines to be discarded in favor of a return to paper ballots.