The fact is, this election will likely boil on down to Florida again, assuming Kerry gets every state Gore won in 2000 including close states like Wisconsin and Iowa. (Bush will take Ohio and Missouri I believe)
It doesn't take a rocket scientist either to see this may very well be another dirty election like the theft of 2000's. House Resolution 3295, a.k.a the Help America Vote (For Me) Act, says the following:
"To establish a program to provide funds to States to replace punch card voting systems, to establish the Election Assistance Commission to assist in the administration of Federal elections and to otherwise provide assistance with the administration of certain Federal election laws and programs, to establish minimum election administration standards for States and units of local government with responsibility for the administration of Federal elections, and for other
$4 billion went into this proposal, which Bush signed on October 29th, 2002. Why wouldn't he?
Back in 2000, Katherine Harris clarly was the guilty, bias conscience, who was responsible for allowing DataBase Technologies, a company known for organizing spreadsheets, to compose a list of convicts so their voting rights would be disabled. According to Greg Palast of BBC America, the greatest mind behind the scandal and the producer of "Bush's Family Fortunes", discovered the spreadsheet, and it included 93,000 Floridians alone, 54% of which were African-American, and which 93% of them would have voted for Gore. On top of that, approximately 95% of these "convicts" only had misdemeanor charges, which minor charges such as this do not justify disabling ones voting right. Voter disenfranchisement was a partisan game played in Florida, and that stole the election for Bush.
Then, of course, we know about how the biased Supreme Court refused to acknowledge those results and favored Bush's inauguration immediately.
This will be Florida all over again. Luckily, this time we know of the consequences and what those like Katherine Harris intend to do. Michael Moore will be down there with cameras monitoring the election office. Unforunately, machines fault so easily, as some trial runs have already proven, and we'll have to be intensely vigilant in this crucial time of Diebold.
Another partisan game is in the works, my friends. And the best way we can make justice of this is demand the counts to be taken to the streets, not to the cubicles.
"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20