Whether or not it is a case of the “tin foil brigade” at work or not remains to be seen, but there is a groundswell happening, citing that Bush Co. fraudulently inflated Republican votes in Florida and Ohio. I have to admit that I was sceptical that Bush took Florida so early, and looking at CNN changing the exit polls to reflect a more pro-Republican result, as well as some mainstream reports of faulty voting machines in Ohio and a heck of a lot of reporting from individual voters on michaelmoore.com that Kerry votes went to Bush…
Greg Palast, one of my favourite commentators (and author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy), wrote this about the election:
I know you don’t want to hear it. You can’t face one more hung chad. But I don’t have a choice. As a journalist examining that messy sausage called American democracy, it’s my job to tell you who got the most votes in the deciding states. Tuesday, in Ohio and New Mexico, it was John Kerry.
Looks like we have some interesting times ahead, folks. Like I said, I am yet to make up my mind fully on this, but most of the commentators I respect are saying that it just doesn’t add up. I guess we’ll wait and see 🙂