Tuesday, January 18, 2005

This is incredible

On election night I stayed up until almost 5 in the morning waiting for some kind of resolution on the situations. I was very confused because the networks and poll authorities would not confirm Ohio for Bush. Even though the results in Wisconsin were much closer than Ohio and they hadn't hesitated to confirm it for Kerry. Now all the bleeding heart Democrats are whining that people were disenfranchised in Ohio or that people in democratic areas had to wait 10 and 11 hours to vote or some other nonsense.

Today Captain Ed looks at the possibility that voter fraud threw Wisconsin for Kerry. Now I don't want to be the Republican version of the bleeding heart protestors. But there is significantly more evidence suggesting foul play in Cheesehead country than anything the democrats have been able to insinuate.
But here's where the Silence Of The Cheese gets ... well, stickier. According to state records, 83,000 people executed a same-day registration for Milwuakee County, which is more than 20% of all voting-age residents in the county. Now, Wisconsinites may procrastinate a bit, but in order to believe that number, you'd have to expect that 20% of the county had moved or became newly eligible within the past two years (after the previous national cycle). Not only that, but the state now reports that 10,000 of those registrations cannot be verified, a whopping 12% of all same-day registrations and almost the entire margin of victory for Kerry for the entire state.

Two more interesting statistics show up as well. In 2000, the US Census Bureau showed that Milwaukee County had 425,990 residents 18 years of age and older (incorrect -- see below), yet the 2000 election had 433,537 voters casting ballots. In order for that to be correct, the census had to miss 2% of Milwaukee's 18+ population -- and no felons had to live in Milwaukee County, nor any resident aliens, illegal aliens, or any other adult ineligible to vote. And that's just 2000. In 2004, again, the voters increased by 11% on top of what was already a 102% turnout for the previous presidential election.
Now if there is a reasonable explination for all of this I will promise not to follow the democratic example of protesting until my dying day. I will post the explination and then move on. But in the meantime read the whole post and follow those links.