"We have found numerous, serious election irregularities in the Ohio presidential election, which resulted in a significant disenfranchisement of voters. Cumulatively, these irregularities, which affected hundreds of thousand of votes and voters in Ohio, raise grave doubts..." — Congressman John Conyers' Investigation into the 2004 Ohio Election.
- Democratic (particularly minority) precincts received significantly fewer voting machines per voter than Republican ones, leading to long lines and potentially thousands of democratic voters who left without voting.
- Blackwell and the Ohio Republican Party changed the way provisional ballots are distributed, skewing results in their favor by, once again, eliminating thousands of Democratic and minority voters.
- The Republican Party almost exclusively challenged the votes of minority voters, a violation of almost every federal election law written since Abraham Lincoln. Targeting one minority for extra scrutiny is a violation of federal law.
- Machine malfunctions, machine irregularities, votes for one candidate counting for an opposing candidate — these all plagued the 2004 Ohio election. They also went significantly in favor of the GOP and Bush and worked against Kerry and the Democrats. (The Conyers Report lays out several cases of precincts where votes were clearly manufactured and others where they were clearly deleted; again, to the benefit of the GOP.)
- Exit polls showed Kerry not only won Ohio, but won fairly convincingly. While that isn't proof, it's pretty damning, considering the rest of the world uses exit polling to determine if an election is fraudulent or not. In other words, if what happened in Ohio had happened in Afghanistan, we would invalidate that election as fraudulent. In the USA? We call that candidate the winner, without any real investigation into the discrepancy until after the fact.
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