At Green Night Out on July 9, Josh Mitteldorf explained to the gathered diners that "computerized election theft has become the norm in the U.S." Philadelphia Greens and their friends had gathered for an evening of feasting, fun and politics. Greens are interested in computerized election theft, and they are running a candidate, Richard Antipuna, for Philadelphia City Commissioner.
Perhaps you wondered why Barbara Capozzi did not demand a recount in the Democratic Primary for City Council District 1, when touch-screen polls showed that she lost the election by a mere 72 votes. The simple answer is that no one can do recounts (or any other kind of audit) on the kind of computerized voting machines used in Philadelphia. Was this election stolen? Barbara Capozzi will never know.
Mitteldorf, a senior editor at OpEdNews, discussed three historical elections which were successfully stolen by computer companies. His first example was the 2002 election of governor and senator in Georgia, which was stolen by the Republicans. Mitteldorf's second example was the 2002 election of governor in Alabama, which was also stolen by the Republicans.
Finally, Mitteldorf discussed the 2004 presidential election in Ohio, where Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell was also George W. Bush's campaign manager. You probably remember that this election was also stolen by the Republicans, but Mitteldorf added new details of the computer swap that was used to change the vote count. He also discussed a murder that was necessary to cover it up. Incidentally, this election was contested by the Green Party of Ohio (no word from the Democrats).
"Wholesale election theft in the U.S. is now institutionalized and systematic," concluded Mitteldorf, "and it always favors the Republicans."
The national Green Party Platform says, "Electronic voting machines must include a verifiable paper trail that allows every voter to verify that his or her vote was recorded and counted accurately, coupled with random audits based on the paper trail." This is not the case in Philadelphia.
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