in this video, even Texas officials spoke of problems with the voting machines; some blamed "voter error"; some blamed those old machines; I blame the vote flipping chip installers, who always work behind the scenes, but get paid to get that nasty job done...
This won't be a long article because it has just two key points:
1. 280,000 votes would be pretty easy to flip. We have seen it before in Ohio in 2000 and in 2004, when John Diebold was both chairman of the Bush campaign and owner of the company that made the voting machines.
2. This letter is really comprised of some suggestions to Beto to not abandon the brilliant campaign you started. No doubt, you are aware of mistakes that could have changed the outcome, and maybe foremost among them you might find the obsession in your campaign of endlessly and relentlessly trying to raise more and more money.
But it seems to me, now, that the big picture dictates that you raise questions in Federal Court of vote flipping, voting machine malfunctions, and all kinds of behind the scenes manipulation clarified after a full investigation.
I do not mean by the Secretary of State of Texas, the kind of thing that has been going on since 2000 and the kinds of things that are described so eloquently in the video on YouTube for free, called UNCOUNTED: THE NEW MATH OF AMERICAN ELECTIONS.
Take 80 minutes so you know what I speak of, please: .youtube.com/watch?v=pisBdNLmo-A
Just please don't abandon the people who love you and love what you have accomplished; they are all over America and all over the world. America still needs you so very much.
No matter what anyone else says, you should have won, and the angry people who supported you and who for the moment perhaps didn't prevail tonight are now even angrier. Even a thousand miles away, here in Santa Fe, people are expressing total disbelief about these so-called "election results."
Bill Miller, an Austin-based political consultant had this to say tonight:
"Everyone is taken aback by the closeness of this election. Anyone who follows politics knows this is an
"This race helped generate massive early turnout in Texas, as 4.8 million Texas voters -- who make up 39.86 percent of the registered voters in Texas's 30 largest counties -- headed to the polls before Election Day."
Beto, what you said deserves to last for a very long time in people's memories:
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