Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Sarandon Wants Monitoring for U.S. Elections

Susan Sarandon wants the U.S. presidential elections to be monitored by outside interests. The “Bull Durham” star says that the 2004 vote was so fraudulent that we need international oversight — like troubled third-world countries do.

“I believe our next election should be monitored by international entities, just like it happened in Haiti and Iraq,” Sarandon told Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, according to our translator. “The last one was an embarrassment. Everybody knew there was fraud, but nothing was done about it. In some states there were more votes than people able to vote.” ...(more)

I totally agree with her on this. Something needs to be done and soon. Our elections system is broken. Here's a bit of the latest election news.

TPM Muckraker: OH Official Chose Diebold Machines, Owned Diebold Stock

Bradblog:

Based in Ohio, Diebold's E-Voting Systems Only One Said by Blackwell to 'Meet Federal and State Standards' (Which They Don't). 41 of 88 Counties in Ohio Added New Diebold Systems Last Year

According to a late report from AP tonight, Ohio's Sec. of State (and Co-Chair of the Bush/Cheney '04 Re-Election Committee) J. Kenneth Blackwell, "accidentally invested" in Diebold last year. ...(more)

And finally, finally there is outrage on the Right About the voting machine co, Sequoia Voting Systems', ties to Hugo Chavez. They never gave a rat's ass about voting machines when Diebold's (now ex) CEO was promising to deliver Bush the vote in Ohio, nor did they mind that the largest electronic voting machine maker, ES&S, had Sen Chuck Hagel as its chair until 1995, and reportedly still has financial ties to the company, but now that Sequoia E-Vote Systems were just found to be 'Hackable' in PA, now they are starting to get worried because of the parent company's ties to Chavez?

Pathetic partisan hacks aside, it's nevertheless good news that they are finally taking notice.

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AP: Group Claims 2004 Election Was Flawed
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Wash Post: Election Hackers ♥ Diebold
More Evidence of a Stolen Election
Evidence of Ohio 2004 Vote Miscount
Again, Al Gore Won in 2000
Ohio Rep. Bob Ney, Abramoff, and Election Fraud
Counting on Diebold
NYT: The Business of Voting
Fla Ch2 News Video: Voting Machines Hacked?
Powerful Government Accountability Office report confirms key 2004 stolen election findings
Did you know? 20 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA

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