Anomalies in US Presidential Elections 2004

Now that the 2004 Presidential Elections are over and Bush has won, there are a lot of interesting facts, rumors, analysis and the like. In this article, we link to reports of anomalies reported in various parts of the USA.We have a separate article on other aspects of the elections, if you have the time to check it.Common Dreamsshows that optically scanned votes have a strange anomoly in Florida: the Touchscreen counties roughly matched up to party registration numbers, but optically scanned paper ballot counties showed strangeness like one county where 69.3% registered Democrat, butonly 28% of them voted for Kerry. Palm Beach County, Florida logged 88,000 more votes than there were voters.Machines in LaPorte, Michigan discounted 50,000 voters.In Columbus, Ohio voting machines gave Bush an extra 4,000 votes. In Broward County, Florida voting machines were counting backwards. Lastly, precincts in New Mexico gave provisional ballots that will never be counted to as many as 10% of all their voters.Several people noticed that CNN changed their exit polls at around 1 pm to match the reported results. For example, check screen shots show CNN changed exit poll data, and why CNN change the Exit polls for Ohio? Even as late as December 10, 2004, Associated Press was carrying news that doubts persist over election results. Although this does not seem to change the election results, it makes contended states, such as Ohio, much narrower than previously thought. Well known politicians such as Democrat congressman John Conyers and Rev. Jesse Jackson are calling for investigations.Associated Press also reports that recounts in Ohio, the tie-breaker in 2004, resembles Florida in 2000. I would not go as far as to say this is outright fraud or conpiracy, but an explanation is lacking and is needed.For a heated discussion, check this Slashdot article, where I copied much of the above links.