Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Interesting Question, Indeed...

Poll Madness: McCain Takes Lead Even As Democrats Out-Register Republicans?

That's a very good question. I have a bad feeling about this. Considering how the Republican vote suppression machine is in full swing, and the fact that many ballots will be cast on machines with unverifiable counts, I wonder if polls are being skewed to give the impression that the race is closer than it actually is, so that tricked election results that favor the Republican ticket will look plausible after all. Add to this the Palin pick, which had the sole purpose of re-energizing the evangelical base, and a number of ballot initiatives, like the Colorado Personhood Amendment, designed simply to draw reluctant evangelical voters to the polls, and you have the making of something very suspicious.

Call me a conspiracy theorist, if you like, but Republicans are not to be trusted. After all, caging and other voter suppression efforts have already been successfully employed by Republicans in the latest two presidential elections.

I don't know of any country in which an election rules are set by a Secretary of State who is also the chairmain of the sitting president's re-election campaign (Ohio 2004) or one where an incomplete vote count can be certified by a partisan Secretary of State, in a state governed by the candidate's brother (Florida 2000).

What mistifies me is that Democrats seem to be willing accomplices in what could very well be another announced "altered" election.

This just in.

Tonight's CBS Evening News opened with the insufferable (and hardly non-partisan) Katie Couric saying that momentum in the presidential race appears to have shifted to John McCain, based on latest polls. I'm telling you, something's afoul.

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