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Karl Rove's Magic Data

posted in Home Jabber on November 07, 2004

My neighbors and I were discussing the quick concession of the democrats this term, and relaying stories of voter intimidation and general neocon terrorism at the polls. I just have such a hard time believing the electro-polling-results supplied by Diebold have anything to do with the actual popular vote, especially considering the exit polls showed Kerry with a clear victory -- and every paper-counted poll matched up with those statistics, but all electro-tabulated polls had this odd tendency to leap towards a Bush victory. (see Which is more credible: exit polls or Diebold?, More Evidence The Vote Was Rigged)

I just ran across this article on BBC praising the genius of Karl Rove with this little bit that caught my eye:

Early exit polls quoted by media seemed to give Mr Kerry the edge, but colleagues said Mr Rove indicated right away that they did not tally with his information.

He used his own data to put Ohio and Florida in the Bush column - bringing cheers from the president and his family when he went into the Roosevelt Room and told them.

And when the TV networks gave either Ohio or Nevada to Mr Bush but not both - which would have led him to be declared as the winner - Mr Rove was one of the president's aides who got on the phone to news chiefs to try to pressure them to change their minds.

I love how he "used his own data" and that made the Bush family cheer. Wtf? And apparently he called networks to coerce them to subscribe to his own data so the whole neocon mob could let out a cheer. Diebold, ho!

Another interesting link : The Declaration of Independence from the Neocon Empire (Tho I wish the fella would activate his hyperlinks. Pain in the ass to cut and paste every damn link on that page...)

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