I've been saying for months that I expected Kerry to win the actual vote, but feared that Bush would win the reported vote. I'm not sure if I wrote that in my journal, but I've been talking about that for a while. As a software engineer, and one who spent a few years working on security systems, I know how easy it is to mess with computers, especially if you have physical access to them. On election night, as soon as I heard the reported vote totals from Florida were so different from the exit polls, I smelled a rat. And now many other people do too. Check this out:http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/index.php?id=284I had thought
that the obvious thing to do was to compare exit polls with reported vote totals county by county and see if the discrepancies matched up with voting technology. Well, people have done that work, and the results are mighty interesting.
Tomorrow morning I'm picking up the phone and calling the SF Chronicle, KQED radio, and anyone else I can think of and ask them to pursue this story. It is entirely possible to recount the optical scan ballots, and that could tip the Florida election to Kerry. It doesn't matter that Kerry conceded. And technically the election isn't over. We have at least until when states certify their elections, and probably until electors do the real voting for president. If you know how to use a phone, call your local news media and get them to investigate and report on this.