posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 09:05 PM
no, i dont agree. They're protesting election fraud, which is rampant across the nation. This cannot be allowed.
I would imagine that there has been some level of electoral fraud in every election, but now people are really focussing on it because this one was
hotly contested. But there are some problems the "protestors" blindly ignore:
1. You'd have to show that the degree of fraud was enough to change the election result. This simply isn't borne out by any numbers I've seen. To
the extent there is any, its usually very limited due to some misguided and overzealous partisan.
2. You'd have to ignore that there can be fraud on both sides. Let's recall the huge number of apparently phony voter registrations in Ohio - this
by the Democrats.
3. How about doing something constructive, like fixing the mechanics of the voting system? Its not rocket science: institute a national, standardized
voting methodology. Make people register in person and prove residency, instead of letting party workers make up the lists.
I believe its precocious mis-direction to say the protests are about "vote fraud". Its really about some people refusing to accept the will of the
majority, believing in their ideological rightousness that only their opinions count. These are the real zealots.