I said a few days ago that I would supply a list of some of the more interesting oddities from the U.S. 2004 election. Well, here they are:
A nice review of the whole fraud issue.
A fascinating study of North Carolina oddities, which has received far less attention than I think it deserves.
A formal list of queries on abnormalities in Ohio.
Most recently, a sworn affidavit from a computer programmer claiming he was hired to write vote rigging software for a Florida Republican.
And, finally, a skeptical opinion from a leading progressive magazine, which at least takes the claims somewhat seriously rather than just ignoring or mocking them as many media reports have done.
I'm still 50/50 on vote fraud, keeping an open mind. I think it is certainly worth looking into, and the evidence so far is at least suggestive of some fishy things going on. Whether it will all amount to large-scale fraud that changed election outcomes remains to be seen, but that's just the point: it remains to be seen. Shouldn't every American citizen want to see this whole thing investigated more thoroughly?