Update 1.15.08: They need another $5,000 to move forward with the NH recount. Donate at Granny Warriors chip-in site.
This is something I didn’t want to have to make a post about, but I’ve found too much evidence to completely ignore or say that voter fraud isn’t or couldn’t be taking place.
According to a post this evening on the Ron Paul Forums, vote fraud occurred in Sutton, New Hampshire:
Sutton with 100% reporting reported 0 votes for paul but poster in Sutton posted:
My mom, aunt, and dad all voted for RP today in my hometown, My mom and aunt both work passing out ballots, and checking them off. I just looked at the politico map and it says their town has ZERO votes for Ron. Now i know that there isn’t corruption on voting in that little town, so where they reported it must be. What do I do, anyone know???
From Black Box Voting.com:
PDATE JAN 9 9am PST: TOWN OF SUTTON CONFIRMS RON PAUL TOTALS WERE 31, NOT ZERO.
I just got off the phone with Jennifer Call, Town Clerk for Sutton. She confirmed that the Ron Paul totals in Sutton were actually 31, and said that they were “left off the tally sheet” and it was human error.
This is not an acceptable answer, especially because one of the most common forms of fraud in a hand count system is to alter or omit results on the reporting sheet. Hand count is lovely, transparent. They then fill out another reconciliation sheet, often in front of witnesses, and it looks fine. Then they provide a summary or media sheet with the incorrect results.
A Web site here: http://www.wheresthepaper.org has more on fraud techniques with hand counted paper ballots. You’ll have to dig for it — or Google, and the excellent research on this is Theresa Hommel from the state of New York.
Another blogger reported this discrepancy:
In a straw poll conducted in Strafford County, New Hampshire on Aug 18th, Ron Paul won in a landslide with 73% (208 votes).
Last night in the NH primaries, he came in fourth with 11% (96 votes) in Strafford County.
I have a hard time believing that Ron Paul supporters are that fickle (changing their vote to a different candidate), or that they wouldn’t show up for the primaries but that they got people out to the straw poll. Or was the straw poll somehow stacked by Paul supporters? I doubt it. Whatever the deal is, it doesn’t add up.
The bottom line is that there seems to be something fishy going on with the New Hampshire results. I can basically understand 10% in Iowa, but only 7.5% in NH? The “live free or die state”? They’re all about freedom and they love Dr. Paul there.
This whole thing needs to be examined very carefully. Here’s the town by town numbers in NH, although the columns aren’t matched up properly right now.
Brad Blog is questioning the democratic side of the NH primary, noting the pre-election polls were “wildly different” than the final results announced for Clinton and Obama.
Those Diebold op-scan machines are the exact same ones that were hacked in the HBO documentary, Hacking Democracy. See the previous report, as I recommend, which also includes a video of that hack, and footage of the guy who runs LHS Associates.
That said, the the pre-election pollster’s numbers (NOTE: that’s not Exit Polls, but Pre-Election Polls!) were dead-on, for the most part, on the Republican side, as well as on the Democratic side. Except in the do-or-die (for Hillary) Clinton v. Obama race. I’m watching MSNBC right now, and they all seem to agree that the results, for the moment, defy explanation.
Exit polls had Obama with a victory over Hillary.
Here CNN mentions the possibility of Voter Fraud Causing the high Hillary numbers:
Paul Joseph Watson reported earlier today about the hackability of New Hampshire’s LHS/Diebold vote counting machines:
LHS is owned by John Silvestro, who has been at the center of a long-running public dispute in trying to deflect accusations made by hacker Harri Hursti that the machines can easily be rigged. . .In this You Tube video, Silvestro constantly interrupts Hursti’s testimony in front of the New Hampshire legislature.
Princeton University Exposes Diebold Flaws