WARNING: WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO INVESTIGATE MAY MAKE YOU A LITTLE WELL CYNICAL, LIKE ME...
U.S. Commission on Civil
Rights Hearing Allegations of Voting Irregularities in Florida
Public Hearing Florida
William's Archives appointees and mission
Black History Month Keynote Speaker, Mary Frances Berry, Discusses "Civil Rights In America" February 9, 1999
Friday, April 14, 2000The Chairwoman, Mary Frances Berry, a longtime Democratic supporter and contributor to Mrs. Clinton's campaign, was the driving
force behind the premature release of this report. The Commission's actions today indicate it is acting as part and parcel
of the Democratic Party.
HOPE C-SPAN OFFERS TRANSCRIPT AS I WATCHED I SAW THE SPIN EARLY ON BY BERRY IN THE KIND OF
PARAPHRASING TECHNIQUES SHE USED. HERE'S WHAT SHE SAID DURING PRESS CONFERENCE, IN PART.
Berry's spin during live press
conference following hearing on Allegations of Voting Irregularities in Florida... everybody should have known there was going
to be a larger than normal voter turnout... because there were reports required... so accomodations should have been made...
if someone knew of these large turnouts, and didn't get extra people, machines, help... and people were then not permitted
to vote... that would be discrimination on basis of whatever law permits depending on who people were who were not able to
vote... sec. of state should have known larger turnout and did they make provisions... says everyone knew there would be a
heavy turnout... the glitch was what do you do about it... yes, no dispute about the report, it was done, everybody knew about
Have you ever attempted to receive a document from the local or state government agencies responsible for issuing
such reports? It takes months, Ms. Berry, not days, months! Berry is living in the world of privilege - she can with maybe
a click of her fingers, get public documents, or else, but to expect that everybody in the election circle absolutely knew
the kind of high voter turnout that would occur November 7, 2000 is ludicrous!
In addition, why do we have voter registration
prior to an election if it's a violation of one's civil rights to verify by a listing that an individual is legally registered
in that particular area?
Berry didn't ask any of these poll workers whether they thought that potentially these people
who came in that day of the election were ACTUALLY LEGALLY REGISTERED TO VOTE, or what the process for verifying was completed?
fact, reports have now shown that hundreds of illegal voters were permitted to cast a vote in Florida. Those hundreds of illegal
votes remain as valid votes, because of the actions of these poll workers in allowing unverified voters to cast a ballot in
some cases, without any signed affadavit! those poll workers should be PROSECUTED. Legal votes are voided when such illegal
votes stand. That's a violation of civil rights!
Voter Fraud a Risk This Election
The risk of electronic vote fraud in this year's
presidential election is real. It is more than a risk: it is a certainty. It has occurred here in Florida, repeatedly. And
Florida's electoral votes may tip this election to Gore or Bush.
... Still available in print is a book by
and Ken Collier entitled "Votescam: The Stealing of America
Recounted therein, among other true tales, are the efforts
of the Collier brothers to alert then Dade County (Florida) State Attorney Janet Reno to computer vote fraud here....
Voter Fraud a Risk This Election Monday, Nov. 6, 2000
Just as interesting is this item heard firsthand on the December 14, 2000 MSNBC broadcast of HARDBALL
with Chris Matthews.
"...In California, we use these machines, these votomatics," said Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-California)...
"we count only hanging chads, no dimple chads. We need to institute reforms... a standard for how to count ballots... can
get a pile up of chads, you have to ... there's a mis(take) know to tell somebody about it; the rubber gets hard under these
machines... I know, I've used them."
Well, duh, if these problems (known to you as a SENATOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA WHO TAKES AN OATH TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION) have been acceptable to you in California (DURING YOUR TENURE AS A SENATOR)
for the past how many years, when your candidates have won BY NOT COUNTING EVERY SINGLE VOTE, Ms. Feinstein, why aren't these
problems acceptable now, when your candidates have lost?
A C-HAD BIT HYPOCRITICAL, WOULDN'T YOU THINK?
UNPRECEDENTED FLORIDA SUPREME COURT DECISION REVERSING LOVABLE JUDGE SAULS.
BUT SOMEBODY WILL NOW BE LOOKING AT ALL FLORIDA COUNTIES FOR ALL LEGAL VOTES TO BE COUNTED
INCLUDING? UNDERVOTES AND N0-VOTES (OVERVOTES)
No, unbelievably, unbelievably, the ruling by the Florida Supreme Court ordered only the "undervotes" to be reviewed
to determine a count of all legally cast votes.
Board discovers that over-votes could present a problem
Chapman, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Sunday, December 10, 2000
the Martin County canvassing board hunted for under-votes during its aborted partial recount Saturday, it hit upon
a predicament: It was finding over-votes where the intent of the voter was obvious, but the Florida Supreme Court had directed
it to look only at under-votes...
Board discovers that over-votes could present a problem
"What we're trying to do is just get the undervotes counted," Ben Chao on the O'Reilly Factor with John Gibson, December
And that's the problem constitutionally.
"There is no statutory precedent for just a partial recount,"
says Laura Ingraham on the O'Reilly Factor with John Gibson, December 9, 2000.
And that's the problem the Florida Supremes
have and did not address in their ruling of Dec. 8, 2000.
Therein is the massive constitutional problem the country
is faced with due to the separation of some Florida ballots for review, while IGNORING other pools of Florida ballots which
may contain legally-cast votes!
What's a legal vote anyway, we've wondered, cause if illegal votes are counted, somebody should contest that. But wait, the
con-test period in Florida is long gone by state deadline, so if somebody wanted to check, too bad. Clever, to create doubt and confusion during a , protest period, focusing attention only on the "over-votes," which are known to be by law disqualified.
(See Burden of Proof transcripts for a very revealing chronological order of things). Note that nobody during the Burden of Proof gab sessions ever mentioned any details about a telemarketing
firm hired to call registered Democrats the eve of the Election.
AFTER VOTING, CHECK YOUR BALLOT CARD TO BE SURE YOUR VOTING SELECTIONS ARE CLEARLY AND CLEANLY PUNCHED AND THERE ARE NO CHIPS
LEFT HANGING ON THE BACK OF THE CARD.
"The vote difference was not due to machine error," LePore said, defending her machines. "It was voters not punching
the cards properly. I want to make that clear."
Then she sided with Roberts, and the county took its first step to
a full recount.
palm Beach Post seriesHow Al Gore lost the presidency
PBPOST SERIES EFFECTIVELY BOLSTERS WHAT WE'VE BEEN POSING TO YOU FOLLOW THE TRAIL OF
TREACHERY ONLY HERE AT TRUTH ON-LINE
When enough "hanging-chads" aren't found to put Gore-in-Cheat over the top in
Palm Beach County, go to another county and find helpful hands to separate overvotes from undervotes.
Beach County officials knew of these tendencies for hanging chads in the "newer" DATAPUNCH machines in 1996.
And obviously, somebody, not any of us, (Sen. Feinstein, admittedly) knew about the overall situation from such reports as this:
The older punch card systems (both votomatic and datavote) use prescored cards that make
them easier for voters to punch. However, there have been a large number of problems with these systems. The bits of paper
that are removed when a card is punched, called chad, often do not become completely detached from their cards when prescored
cards are used. These "hanging chad" can unintentionally work their way back into place, thus blocking holes. Or, when severed
from their cards as ballots are handled, they may work their way into holes punched in other ballots....
HOWEVER, BE AWARE OF THIS IN THE REPORT
Newer punch card systems use cards that are not prescored. Instead they generally take advantage of special spring-loaded
styluses that allow voters to punch unscored cards with ease.http://www.aceproject.org/main/english/em/emf02/default.htm
LET'S SEE WHETHER WE WILL EVER BE GIVEN THE FACTS CONCERNING
EXACTLY WHAT TYPE OF CARDS WERE USED FOR WHICH MACHINES IN WHICH PRECINCTS. WHAT KIND OF STYLUS PRODUCED FEWER PROBLEMS ETC
LePore: Ballot 'probably not wisest thing'
By George Bennett,
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
December 16, 2000
...But LePore, in her first interview since the Nov. 7 election, said voters still should have been able
to mark their ballots properly. And she rejected the idea that confusion over the county's two-page ballot design might have
cost Al Gore the presidency.
LePore's argument for voter responsibility also extended to the "dimpled," "pregnant"
and "hanging" chads that were a central part of the recount drama in Palm Beach County and throughout Florida...
refusing to second-guess her initial support of the countywide recount, LePore voiced concerns about the validity of the results.
doubted, for instance, that a second recount of the same ballots would produce the same figures.
"Any time you interject
humans into a process, the objectivity goes out. Plus (there is) human error," LePore said.
"You have to rely on the
tabulating machines," LePore said. "The machines will not pick up voter error, and that's basically what was being looked
for in the manual recount."
LePore's definition of voter error includes partially punched ballots.
that voter error, because the voter is instructed to clean the back of the card," LePore said. "Just because a chad is dimpled
or pregnant or whatever you want to call it does not mean the voter intended to punch that out. The voter may have made a
mistake and decided to go on."
She also dismissed the theory that "chad build-up" -- an accumulation of punched out
ballot pieces filling up a voting machine -- might have made it difficult for some voters to punch their ballots thoroughly.
was totally unfounded," said LePore, who said her staffer, Enos, had filled a machine with chads and still had no difficulty
punching a ballot....
LePore: Ballot 'probably not wisest thing'December 16, 2000
Monday, December 11, 2000, in the Miami Herald Legal vote definition ignites debate
Approximately 180,000 overvotes and undervotes statewide!
Though not surprisingly,
the numbers keep changing as we have warned from day one. The media reports usually contain the phrasing "some" 180,000 or
"some" 65,000, or "some" 45,000, or "some" 900. They never report actual verified by election officials numbers. Why not?
Cause they never ask the kind of questions Truth On-Line would ask.
Compare the chart of undervote/overvote tallies
per Florida county with chart of undervotes. What adds up and what doesn't add up will give you a clue as to how we are going
about showing you the Trail of Treachery.
There are about 65,000 undervotes? No, the number keeps changing.
Most Florida counties went for guess who, Bush!!! This is fun, huh? And more and more suspicious looking. I counted
only 16 Florida counties that went for Gore. That means that 51 counties went to Bush. Very suspicious. More counties went
to Bush in Florida. What could that possibly mean?
In counties that favored Bush, there were 25,699 undervotes. In counties that voted for Gore, there were 17,733 undervotes. Found at http://www.cnn.com/2000/ALLPOLITICS/stories/12/09/president.election/index.html
Well you all can do the statistical
analysis based on the factor of more counties 51 went for Bush than for Gore 16.
Miami Herald: Court-Ordered Recount Could Backfire on GoreSunday, Dec. 10, 2000
But beware when evaluating numbers that we have said all along nobody has yet reported accurately
what the actual official numbers are. Only Katherine Harris likely has those, and it is her duty to ensure a valid, uniform,
accurate, election in the state of Florida!
She's been trumped twice by the Florida Supreme Court, which actions are
now under review by the Supreme Court of the United States.
"Until the Supreme Court of the United States intervened
by a 5-4 vote, the more than 40,000 statewide "undervotes" in the presidential election were being hand-counted under the
orders of a 4-3 majority of the Florida Supreme Court."
Nightmare Could Continue for WeeksNewsMax.com Wires Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000
See how few pinpoint any exact numbers of undervotes. But there's more.
Could Continue for Weeks
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000
Why were the Bush people so concerned to stop the
There have been numerous analyses of what a recount would produce. The most publicized, the precinct-by-precinct
analysis of Stephen Doig for The Miami Herald of the 185,000 uncounted votes, showed Gore winning by more than 23,000
votes. But it is useless for any but Democratic polemical purposes. It included both "undervotes" (votes which for one reason
or another registered no choice for president on the machines) and "overvotes" (when people cast two or more votes for president).
strongly suggests more people in Florida wanted to vote for Gore than for Bush. The question is did they do so in a legal
manner? And this is where real disagreements begin.
According to Jacob Weisberg of Slate, about two-thirds of the uncounted
votes were "overvotes." Overvotes can't be counted, and won't be. According to Weisberg, these represented some two-thirds
of the 185,000 uncounted ballots. That leaves some 60,000 undervotes, of which many (including all those in Palm Beach, Volusia
and Broward counties) have already been added to the state tally by the court's decision. Then you must focus on the remaining
undervotes, which may or may not contain a legally valid vote for president.
Nightmare Could Continue for Weeks NewsMax Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000