Saturday, November 06, 2004

The Majority of Democrats Vote Bush?

Remember all those polls about how 90% of Republicans supported the president and 90% of Democrats supported Kerry. I guess they never called Florida. You see, in many counties, such as Calhoun County where registration was up to 82% Democrat vs. 11% Republican, President Bush got 65% of the vote. It seems to be a trend. In Baker County where Democratic registration was 69% to 24% for Republicans, Bush again won with 78% of the vote. This graph shows several such counties, all overwhelmingly Democratic in registration, that went to Bush by huge margins.

What is the common thread in this trend? From Common Dreams:
While the heavily scrutinized touch-screen voting machines seemed to produce results in which the registered Democrat/Republican ratios largely matched the Kerry/Bush vote, in Florida's counties using results from optically scanned paper ballots - fed into a central tabulator PC and thus vulnerable to hacking – the results seem to contain substantial anomalies.

In Baker County, for example, with 12,887 registered voters, 69.3% of them Democrats and 24.3% of them Republicans, the vote was only 2,180 for Kerry and 7,738 for Bush, the opposite of what is seen everywhere else in the country where registered Democrats largely voted for Kerry.
Let's see if Fischer does actually have evidence that the vote was hacked or if the FBI, like the major media, will just ignore this story.