March 17, 2007
The Long Road to Democracy – Optical Scanners Stole 2004!!!
By Michael Collins

Weekly Comment: by guest David L Griscomb, PhD
Sleuthing Stolen Election 2004:
John Brakey and the “Hack and Stack”
Presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),
San Francisco, Feb 2007

Updated February 2007 from Version Originally Published in OpEdNews:

By David L. Griscom, Ph.D.

PowerPoint Presentation at AAAS
AAAS Program on “Sleuthing Stolen Election 2004

In the wee hours of 3 November 2004, the day after Election Day, the CNN.com website showed an updated exit poll which had Kerry leading Bush nationally by 2.6%. But soon thereafter the vote counting equipment reported Bush ahead of Kerry by almost the mirror image: 2.8%. Simon & Baiman

Never before had the U.S. national exit polls been so wrong or WERE they?

On 11 November 2004, David Cobb and Michael Badnarik, the Green and Libertarian candidates for president, announced their intentions to file a formal demand for a recount of the ballots cast for president in the pivotal state of Ohio. This recount (conducted by Ohio SOS Kenneth Blackwell!) was officially terminated on 31 December 2005 after a recount of about 3% of the vote, which found 734 additional votes for Kerry and 449 additional votes for Bush.
Flash forward to 10 March 2006 the Associated Press told us that “[T]he third highest ranking employee at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has been indicted on charges of mishandling ballots during the 2004 presidential election recount.”

And flash once more to 24 January 2007: Two election workers in Ohio’s most populous county were convicted of illegally rigging the 2004 presidential election recount, allegedly so they could avoid a more thorough review of the votes.
So, what was the big deal about failing to randomly select precincts for recounting?
The answer lies in John Brakey’s “Hack and Stack.”

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