No Paper Trail Left Behind: The
Theft of the 2004 Presidential Election
by Dennis Loo, Ph.D
from the book
by Peter Phillips and Project
Seven Stories Press, 2006, paper
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
Alice laughed: "There's no use trying,
"she said; "one can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the
Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour
a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible
things before breakfast."
In order to believe that George Bush won
the November 2, 2004 presidential election, you must also believe
all of the following extremely improbable or outright impossible
1. A big turnout and a highly energized
and motivated electorate favored the GOP instead of the Democrats
for the first time in history.
2. Even though first-time voters, lapsed
voters (people who didn't vote in 2000), and undecideds went for
John Kerry by big margins, and Bush lost people who voted for
him in the cliffhanger 2000 election, Bush still received a 3.5
million vote surplus nationally.
3. The fact that Bush far exceeded the
85 percent of registered Florida Republicans' votes that he got
in 2000, receiving in 2004 more than 100 percent of the registered
Republican votes in 47 out of 67 Florida counties, 200 percent
of registered Republicans in 15 counties, and over 300 percent
of registered Republicans in 4 counties merely shows Floridians'
enthusiasm for Bush. Somehow he managed to do this despite the
fact that his share of the cross-over votes by registered Democrats
in Florida did not increase over 2000 and he lost ground among
registered Independents, dropping 15 points.
4. Florida's reporting of more presidential
votes (7.59 million) than the actual number of people who voted
(7.35 million), a surplus of 237,522 votes, does not indicate
5. The fact that a number of predominately
Republican Ohio precincts recorded more votes than there were
registered voters while many heavily Democratic strongholds reported
less than 10 percent participation rates does not indicate a rigged
6. Bush won re-election despite approval
ratings below 50 percent - the first time in history this has
happened. Truman has been cited as having also done this, but
Truman's polling numbers were trailing so much behind his challenger,
Thomas Dewey, pollsters stopped surveying two months before the
1948 elections, thus missing the late surge of support for Truman.
Unlike Truman, Bush's support was clearly eroding on the eve of
7. Harris' last-minute polling indicating
a Kerry victory was wrong (even though Harris was exactly on the
mark in their 2000 election final poll).
8. The "challenger rule"-an
incumbent's final results won't be better than his final polling-was
9. On election day the early-day voters
picked up by early exit polls (showing Kerry with a wide lead)
were heavily Democratic instead of the traditional pattern of
early voters being heavily Republican.
10. Bush "won" Ohio by 51-48
percent, but this was not matched by the court-supervised hand
count of the 147,400 absentee and provisional ballots in which
Kerry received 54.46 percent of the vote.
11. Florida computer programmer Clinton
Curtis (a life-long registered Republican) must be lying when
he said in a sworn affidavit that his employers at Yang Enterprises,
Inc. (YET) and Tom Feeney (general counsel and lobbyist for YET,
GOP state legislator and Jeb Bush's 1994 running mate for Florida
Lt. Governor) asked him in 2000 to create a computer program to
undetectably alter vote totals. Curtis, under the initial impression
that he was creating this software in order to forestall possible
fraud, handed over the program to his employer Mrs. Li Woan Yang,
and was told: "You don't understand, in order to get the
contract we have to hide the manipulation in the source code.
This program is needed to control the vote in south Florida."
12. Diebold CEO Walden O'Dell's declaration
in a August 14, 2003 letter to GOP fundraisers that he was "committed
to helping Ohio to deliver its electoral votes to the president
next year" and the fact that Diebold is one of the three
major suppliers of the electronic voting machines in Ohio and
nationally, didn't result in any fraud by Diebold.
13. There was no fraud in Cuyahoga County,
Ohio where the number of recorded votes was more than 93,000 larger
than the number of registered voters and where they admitted counting
the votes in secret before bringing them out in public to count.
14. CNN reported at 9 p.m. EST on election
evening that Kerry was leading by 3 points in the national exit
polls based on well over 13,000 respondents. Several hours later
at 1:36 a.m. CNN reported that the exit polls, now based on a
few hundred more-13,531 respondents were showing Bush leading
by 2 points, a 5-point swing. In other words, a swing of 5 percentage
points from a tiny increase in the number of respondents somehow
occurred despite it being mathematically impossible."
15. Exit polls in the November 2004 Ukrainian
presidential elections, paid for in part by the Bush Administration,
were right, but exit polls in the U.S., where exit polling was
invented, were very wrong.
16. The National Election Pool's exit
polls'3 were so far off that since their inception twenty years
ago, they have never been this wrong, more wrong than statistical
probability indicates is possible.
17. In every single instance where exit
polls were wrong the discrepancy favored Bush, never Kerry, even
though statistical probability tells us that any survey errors
should show up in both directions. Half a century of polling and
centuries of mathematics must be wrong.
18. It must be merely a stunning coincidence
that exit polls were wrong only in precincts where there was no
paper ballot to check against the electronic totals and right
everywhere there was a paper trail.