posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 09:29 AM
Mr Greg "i'm not allowed write in the US" Palast on the subject of american dis-enfranchisement AGAIN
It seems the ever tolerant and inclusive attidudes prevail in the US:
(taken from article)
"Corn says, "Palast wrongly assumes that an overwhelming majority of these ballots contain votes for Kerry." Now why would I think such a thing?
Maybe because the precinct-by-precinct analysis of "spoiled" votes (those which machines can't count) by Professor Mark Salling of Cleveland State
University, the unchallengeable expert on Ohio voting demographics, concludes that "spoiled" punch cards in Ohio cities come "overwhelmingly" from
The Republican Secretary of State of Ohio does not disagree, by the way; he intends to fix the Jim Crow vote-counting problem in Ohio Š sometime after
the next inaugural ball.
The second group of uncounted ballots, "provisionals," were also generated substantially in African-American areas, the direct result of a
Republican program to hunt down, challenge and suppress the votes cast in black-majority precincts.
What happened in Ohio is one-fiftieth of a nationwide phenomenon: the non-count of African-American votes, about a million of them marked as
unreadable in a typical presidential race. (See, Palast, "Vanishing Votes," The Nation, March 17, 2004.)"