Diebold Strikes Again!
Is it ever going to be possible to have an election in this country where some idiot lefty doesn't believe that voting machines were hacked and the results tampered with?
Brad Friedman of Bradblog is a dope. While professional pollsters are suprised that the results were so different than predicted, they are quietly going about the business of determining where they went wrong. They are taking a scientific approach to the problem - something that Friedman has rejected in favor of hysteria and paranoia.
Not so our intrepid lefty dolt who is trying to make the case that the counting system used by New Hampshire was using machines manufactured by the evil Diebold Corporation and therefore are automatically suspect.
Diebold, you may recall, became infamous in Ohio during the 2004 election when some on the left tried to prove that the company helped Republicans steal the election. And now, apparently, the company has switched allegiances and is working for the Clintons and the Democrats:
I'm not sure why Obama would have conceded so soon, given the virtually inexplicable turn of events in New Hampshire tonight.Bradblog is no fly by night website. It is one of the top political blogs on the left. For any sane, rational person to jump to the conclusion that the vote was rigged based on absolutely no evidence whatsoever is astonishingly stupid except that evil Diebold is involved and that the pre-election polls were so wildly wrong.
What's going on here? Before proceeding, I recommend you read the third section of the post I just ran an hour or so ago, concerning the way the ballots are counted in New Hampshire, largely on Diebold optical-scan voting systems, wholly controlled and programmed by a very very bad company named LHS Associates.
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.
As for the latter, let's wait and see what the professionals come up with on why they missed the race so badly. As for the former, it is commentary like this that gives internet journalists and pundits a bad smell and denigrates the real investigative work of others.