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Bob Nichols: Voting Machines Count Backwards In OK

Published: Mon 29 Nov 2004 12:00 AM
Voting Machines Count Backwards In Okla
Rural Oklahoma Voting machines know how to count backwards
by Bob Nichols
- Posted On OKIMC.Org Saturday, Nov 27 2004, 3:13am
From: http://okimc.org/newswire.php?story_id=344
(Oklahoma City) November 18, 2004 - Rural Oklahoma Voting machines know how to count backwards.
That looks like what the secretly programmed machines did for Sen. Kerry in President Bush's easily won Presidential Election victory in Oklahoma.
All 77 counties use the Optech Eagle voting machines and Tabulator's made by ES, Sen Hagel's republican company.
The respectable, conservative "Tulsa World" newspaper reported Nov 3rd that Kerry was winning in 57 of the states's rural counties., with 70% of the vote counted. Turns out that the famous November 3rd report was probably not supposed to be printed.
It represented the counting when the tabulating was about 70% "complete," as they used to say in the old Soviet Unon.
The "official" State of Oklahoma Election Board vote totals released later show Kerry not winning; but, losing in all the state's 77 counties, including the 57 rural counties. Yea, somebody really messed up, big time, and published a partially completed and, I guess you would haver to call it, "fixed" vote.
A simple comparison of total votes for Kerry between the staid establishment mouthpiece, the "Tulsa World" newspaper and the so-called "official" final vote totals at the State Election Board show fewer votes for Kerry in 57 counties than the "Tulsa World" does.
Fifty-seven of the 57 counties clearly demonstrate that Sen Kerry lost 37,982 votes to the ES Optech Machines. During the same time period President Bush gained a whooping 393,825 votes.
Nice, slick, easy way to win an election. As a man once said "He stole it fair and square!"
In other words, Kerry lost votes already cast by voters. The voting machines counted backwards. What could be simpler than that?
Who programs these things, eh? Why, ES Corp., of course.
It turns out the every vote in the state, all 1.4 Million of them cast, were counted on the same type of flawed machine, programmed originally by the Hagel's ES company.
Whether they knew the difference or not is not known; but, spokesmen for the State Election Board would only say the Machines and Tabulators were fron Optech. They breathed not a word anout ES
Who really won? Well, nobody really knows! Most people in Oklahoma still think President Bush won his Presidential election. Wrong! Time for a re-count, this time by hand!
Not that Oklahoma's very few Electoral Votes make much difference in the grand scheme of things. Except, of course, fraud is suspected in Ohio, too. A recount is already guaranteed in Ohio. What will Oklahoma officials do?
"Film at 11." Fat chance!
People in the Great Flyover State of Oklahoma all know that the Professional Hairdo Anchors in the Oklahoma TV stations and the Radio Celebrities will not touch this with a 30 Foot Pole since their right wing owners keep them on a real short leash.
But, the money is good and the living is easy in Oklahoma, where "The Oklahoma Observer" says 20% of the people can't even read. This makes TV and radio even more important.
If these small state celebrities are reading this, and you know they are, then these parasites know the truth. I dare you, Kelley! Go for it! Get a life, dude! (Kelly Ogle is a local TV personality in Oklahoma City who specializes in "happy talk" transitions.)
Watch for more election 2004 reports here as I get to them. Please circulate and distribute IMC this report widely. You know that none of us can depend on the so-called dominant press to do so in the great state of Oklahoma or the USA anymore.
Meantime, I reminded of the Salsa ad for some company. When informed that somebody had bought Salsa from a company in New York City, an ole boy hollers off screen "Get a rope!"
By the way, what are YOU going to do about this situation?
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Copyright 2004, Bob Nichols. All rights reserved. Permission for reposting is allowed provided the complete text and attribution are kept intact. Bob Nichols is a Project Censored Award winner. He lives and works as a writer, political commentator and community organizer in Oklahoma City. Nichols encourages your comments at bobnichols@cox.net

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