Teresa Heinz Kerry Still Protesting The Election
Long after all but the leftist lunatic fringe has admitted that President Bush won the 2004 election Teresa Heinz Kerry is still engaging in conspiracy theory.
Heinz Kerry is openly skeptical about results from November’s election, particularly in sections of the country where optical scanners were used to record votes.
“Two brothers own 80 percent of the machines used in the United States,” Heinz Kerry said. She identified both as “hard-right” Republicans. She argued that it is “very easy to hack into the mother machines.”
“We in the United States are not a banana republic,” added Heinz Kerry. She argued that Democrats should insist on “accountability and transparency” in how votes are tabulated.
“I fear for ‘06,” she said. “I don’t trust it the way it is right now.”
Clearly there are some areas where our election process could be improved (eliminating long wait lines, eliminating third-party registrations, etc.) but this insistence by some on the left to try and blame their election loss on some sort of widespread, top-down conspiracy is just plain ludicrous. Sadly I think many of them see claims like this as a tactic. Maybe they believe that if they make small mentions of the idea often enough the public will begin to find the claims credible in the absence of any decisive evidence.
It’d really be healthier for their political cause if they realized that the problem isn’t fraud-based but message-based. They’re losing elections because the majority of voters simply don’t like what Democrats stand for right now.