Yesterday it was uncovered that Ohio's top election official owned stock in Diebold during the 2004 election. Today we find out some Ohio election officials have been indicted for for skirting the rules to avoid a recount:
After the 2004 presidential election, Cuyahoga County election workers secretly skirted rules designed to make sure all votes were counted correctly, a special prosecutor charges.
While there is no evidence of vote fraud, the prosecutor said their efforts were aimed at avoiding an expensive - and very public - hand recount of all votes cast. Three top county elections officials have been indicted, and Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter says more indictments are possible.
Michael Vu, executive director of the Cuyahoga County elections board, said workers followed procedures that had been in place for 23 years. He said board employees had no objection to doing an exhaustive hand count if needed, meaning they had no motive to break the law.
Internet bloggers have cried foul since 2004 about election results in Ohio, one of the key states in deciding the election. They have been tracking Baxter's investigation with online posts about the indictments.
Since November 2004, there have been so many stories like this coming out that it is hard to keep track of them all. It is also hard to believe that Bush did actually carry this state. True when the state's top election official promises to deliver Ohio to Bush and was also his campaign manager then something is wrong. When the head of the company that makes the voting machines promises to help deliver the election to Ohio then something is wrong. Wake up people - SOMETHING IS WRONG.