Vapor voting Kentucky edition
UPDATE 2: Posted: 04/23/2009 5:12 am EDT Updated: 05/25/2011 1:10 pm EDT - KY Election Officials Arrested, Charged With 'Changing Votes at E-Voting Machines'
UPDATE: Hillibilly Report has a very different view. I will reserve judgment until I know more.
Did GOP Insiders Steal the Kentucky Governor's Race for Tea Partier Matt Bevin?
Lower down the ballot, many Democrats got tens of thousands more votes than Bevin.
We see, again, the nightmare scenario I've warned about for so many years: a U.S. election where all of the pre-election polls suggest Candidate X is set to win, but Candidate Y ends up winning by a huge margin instead and nobody even bothers to verify that the computer tabulated results accurately reflect the intent of the voters.
That's exactly what happened in Kentucky on Tuesday, where Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway was leading by a fair margin (about 3 to 5 points) in almost every pre-election poll in his race for Governor, but then ended up being announced as the loser to 'Tea Party' Republican candidate Matt Bevin by a landslide (almost 9 points) --- according to the state's 100% unverified computer tabulation systems.
This drives me nuts. We have known, at least, since 2002, that the voting machines are rigged. Yet, except for Rush Holt, Creigh Deeds, Howard Dean, and a few others, Democrats do nothing. And Netroots activists are as bad as the Versailles Democrats.
We have to do more than win in 2016, we need to win by a theft proof margin.