The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Saturday, August 20, 2005

Holy hanging chads, Batman!

I hope you haven't had enough Republican election fraud stories. If you have, too bad-- they just keep flowing in. You might want to check out this month's issue of Harper's for a story on the trouble with Ohio. I haven't read it yet, but I will soon.

"Enron by the Sea" shows strange electoral anomalies- a 4 percent shift- odds of such a discrepancy occurring by chance alone are less than 7/100 [sic] of 1%, statistics reveal.

San Diego Democratic mayoral candidate, Donna Frye, may have been robbed of her mayoral seat in the July 26 local election as citizens' audit parallel election vote shows shift of 4 percent, Raw Story has learned.

Frye, who served three years as a council woman in San Diego, California, previously ran as a write-in candidate in November 2004, but was deprived of San Diego's top seat due to the city's Registrar of Voters, Sally McPherson, blocking the count of 5,547 ballots on which voters had written Frye's name, yet failed to also fill in bubbles. The disputed ballots would have given Frye a victory by 3,439 votes.

It might just be that the information age has its downsides.