How Many Votes Were Stolen or Suppressed in 2006?
We May Never Know. Unless We Investigate
by BAR Managing Editor Bruce Dixon
"...roughly 3 million Democratic votes in November 2006 appear to have been cast but not counted, or shifted to the Republican column"
You'd barely know it from inside the opaque bubble that is corporate mainstream news, but millions of Americans, going into this November's election, feared that their votes, if they were allowed to cast them at all, might not be counted. The few media mentions of this widespread fear that Republican operatives might somehow hijack the midterm elections vanished utterly in the wake of substantial Democratic victories nationwide.
But a closer look at this November's elections indicates that if they weren't stolen it wasn't because nobody tried.
On election night 2006, attorney Jonathan Simon of Election Defense Alliance monitored the unadjusted National Election Pool data as it came online at CNN. Exit poll data has long been the standard worldwide for ascertaining the integrity of vote counts. But just as in 2004, this November's unadjusted exit poll data showed results very different from both the announced election returns and the "adjusted" poll data released the following day. The unadjusted polling indicates that Democrats nationwide may have won the election not by 7%, but by a whopping 11%. Thus roughly 3 million Democratic votes in November 2006 appear to have been cast but not counted, or shifted to the Republican column.