Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Drudge: Philly poll watchers found 2000 votes on machines before balloting opened

Oh, that Drudge. He's SCREAMING that there's possible vote fraud ALREADY in Philadelphia:

Before voting even began in Philadelphia -- poll watchers found nearly 2000 votes already planted on machines scattered throughout the city... One incident occurred at the SALVATION ARMY, 2601 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, Pa: Ward 37, division 8... pollwatchers uncovered 4 machines with planted votes; one with over 200 and one with nearly 500... A second location, 1901 W. Girard Ave., Berean Institute, Philadelphia, Pa, had 300+ votes already on 2 machines at start of day... INCIDENT: 292 votes on machine at start of day; WARD/DIVISION: 7/7: ADDRESS: 122 W. Erie Ave., Roberto Clemente School, Philadelphia, Pa.; INCIDENT: 456 votes on machine at start of day; WARD/DIVISION: 12/3; ADDRESS: 5657 Chew Ave., storefront, Philadelphia, Pa... A gun was purposely made visible to scare poll watchers at Ward 30, division 11, at 905 S. 20th St., Grand Court. Police were called and surrounded the location... Developing...

What did you think Bruce Springstein was dropping off there? Concert tickets?


Voter fraud (via Powerlineblog)

Poll workers on the lookout for problems

Liars, liars. ... (Talking Points Memo)

Update (10:33 a.m.) - Fox News reports Pa. GOP wants machines impounded, files complaint (no link yet).

Update (11:28 a.m.) - Fox News and CNN report that the local DA say the votes are actually counts of lifetime ballots on the machine, like a speedometer, I suppose. Gotta run. I'm going to miss my ride to downtown Columbus, Ohio. ...