2008-11-03 How McCain Could Win
- when: 2008-11-03
- author: Greg Palast
- source: truthout
- topics: 2008 US presidential election electoral fraud
- link: http://www.truthout.org/110308A
- title: How McCain Could Win
- summary: An examination of recent voter purges and new voter "verification" practices enacted since 2004 paints a depressing scenario tomorrow for supporters of Obama and American democracy.
Here's an ugly little secret about American democracy: We don't count all the votes. In 2004, based on the data from the US Elections Assistance Commission, 3,006,080 votes were not counted: "spoiled," unreadable and blank ballots; "provisional" ballots rejected; mail-in ballots disqualified.
This Tuesday, it will be worse. Much worse.
This is depressing, and all-too-plausible... and the republicans will probably view it as entirely ethical, if things transpire as described. We'll know within two days if the nightmare is going to be real or not.