For Those Who Long For Lever Machines

Update: Bloomberg Charges ‘Fraud’ in NYC Primary, But Believes ‘No Legal Issue at Stake’  <Brad Blog Summary>

So if we have all of that straight, the NYC Mayor’s office confirmed they believe there was “fraud” at work in the city’s Primary Election, but don’t believe there are any “legal issues at stake.” Interesting position…

How the anti-Election Integrity folks who control the front page at the Daily Kos will have to twist and contort themselves to cover this news is beyond us

Original Post:

DailyKos has an article indicating many precincts in NYC record 0 (zero) votes for Obama or Clinton <read>

New York has been delaying complying with the Help America Vote Act – yet now is subject to the close scrutiny that is not being applied to electronic voting – those lever machines were only reliable in the world of illusion.

a review by The New York Times of the unofficial results reported on primary night found about 80 election districts among the city’s 6,106 where Mr. Obama supposedly did not receive even one vote, including cases where he ran a respectable race in a nearby district… There were also some districts in which Clinton received zero votes.

This article is on DailyKos by Kos which has scrubbed articles on electronic voting irregularities and banned several bloggers including Brad Friedman. Why did they relent in this case? – They know it is not skulduggery:

It’s being currently chalked up to human error. And really, if you want to be devious and steal some precincts, you don’t do it by sticking a “0” in one of the candidate’s columns. That’s a tad bit obvious. And the problems are being caught and corrected, so no need to hyperventilate.

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