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Waging Peace

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Linda LeTendre fights for a peaceful world.

Last exit (poll) before toll plaza

Lately people have been asking me what do we do if McCain wins – inferring another fraudulent presidential election such as the ones in 2000 and 2004 with the electronic voting machines.

I was asked, “What should we do?” on Wednesday night by a friend. On Thursday, while speaking privately with a work colleague about a mutual client, she asked the same question out of the blue and in hushed tones .

At church on Sunday morning, I was yet again asked the same thing by a woman who was almost in tears. And that's just this past week - I'm not counting the previous months.

I'm not sure why they are asking me, of all people, but my answer has been the same each time: “We need to take to the streets by the thousands and thousands and thousands.”

We need to do do like they did in Mexico, when millions were out in the streets for a month. Like they did in the Ukraine in 2004, when hundreds of thousands were out in the streets for three solid days and nights. We need to demand justice and a fair election – even if we have to do the whole thing over again with handwritten paper ballots.

Saturday's Daily Gazette had an editorial from the Post-Courier in Charleston, S.C. - “Don't believe everything you see in the polls.” It talked about the 10-point lead Kerry had in 13 key “swing” states in the 2004 presidential election and the exit poll trends that also pointed to his win. When the “real votes” were counted, the piece goes on to say, Kerry allegedly lost by 3 million votes. It finally ends with, “Polls don't determine election outcomes. Voters do.”

I wish.

What the article fails to mention is that with the combination of today's statistical theory and computers, those polls are pretty darned accurate. Chalk this up to yet another failure of the mainstream media to do its job.

Exit polls are the most accurate way of detecting election fraud. In fact, according to my fellow peace witness, Dr. Daniel Hurwitz – professor of mathematics at Skidmore College - if the exit polls are more than 1 percent different from the outcome of the election, “something fishy” is going on. The 1 percent rule is what international election protection organizations (like the ones that send in Jimmy Carter as an observer) use to judge whether or not fraud is taking place.

In our last two presidential elections, the difference was between 5 percent and 6 percent in the swing and contested states.

I would invite you to do a search on for Stephen Spoonamore. Here's a link to get you started: Mr. Spoonamore is a life ong Republican and cybersecurity expert who has been a “voice crying in the wilderness” about electronic voting machines. He details how the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen and how they are about to be stolen again. He says that it is more important to him that he live in a democracy than that his candidate gets elected (Wow, there's a welcome bit of moral coherency).

If you've been following offstream media (meaning not mainstream media), you know that already there have been problems with electronic voting machines in West Virginia – people vote Democrat and the vote switches to Republican. Guess which political party controls those machines in that state?
The rumor is that the Christian Right (I prefer the Christian Wrong myself) has enlisted cyberexperts to electronically steal the election in furtherance of getting Roe vs. Wade overturned.

And let me ask why (since the mainstream media is not) our military has recently deployed troops to major American cities for “crowd control”? Was Blackwater already booked?

I would also invite you to go to and view the documentary “Free For All” about voting abuses and outright fraud in America. Watch it with a friend because it will scare the living bejesus out of you.

If voters determined the outcome of elections, Bush would not have been elected either in 2000 or 2004. In fact ,he was not elected in either of those years. The truth is the United States of America has had at least two political coups by way of fraudulent elections.

Oh yes, and that fraudulent 2004 election in the Ukraine? The Bush administration asked that the election be investigated for fraud. What tipped them off? The exit polls.

On Tuesday night, I hope I am out in the streets celebrating with a bottle of champagne and not screaming with a raised fist.

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November 4, 2008
2:50 p.m.

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Oh, pulleaze...

We all know that pre-election polls are primarily conducted for the benefit of the media and heavily weighted toward the Democratic voter... especially this year where everyone believes that the Democratic turnout will exceed the Republican turnout by a factor of 3 to 2.

There is a huge human factor in play during this election: how a voter responds to an exit poll conducted in ear-shot of bystanders will not necessarily be indicative of how they actually voted. There has been much speculation that people publicly supported Obama because they were afraid of being classified as a racist, but would actually pull the lever for McCain when push came to shove. Look at what happened to Joe The Plumber for asking a simply, legitimate question.

I agree with you on one thing: that if John McCain wins, people will take to the streets, rioting and screaming bloody murder -- because the Democrats are so freakin' arrogant, it's inconceivable they could lose.

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