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ohio poll workers convicted
ohio poll workers convictedfrom la times: Two election workers were convicted Wednesday of rigging a recount of the 2004 presidential election to avoid a more thorough review in Ohio’s most populous county… Ohio gave President Bush the electoral votes he needed to defeat Democratic Sen. John F. Kerry in the close election and hold on to the White House in 2004.

israel ‘may have’ violated cluster bomb agreement
from daily kos: As with other promises Israeli governments have made to the U.S., in return for billions of economic and military aid each year, such as promises regarding settlement activity in the occupied west bank and the use of F-16 helicopters Israel has felt free to disregard agreements regarding the use of cluster bombs sold to it by the U.S.

the ‘wipe israel off the map’ hoax
the 'wipe israel off the map' hoaxfrom paul joseph watson: …The Guardian’s Jonathan Steele cites four different translations, from professors to the BBC to the New York Times and even pro-Israel news outlets, in none of those translations is the word “map” used. The closest translation to what the Iranian President actually said is, “The regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time,” or a narrow relative thereof. In no version is the word “map” used or a context of mass genocide or hostile military action even hinted at.

poppy bush complains of media ‘hostility’
poppy bush complains of media 'hostility'from reuters: President George W. Bush’s father accused the news media of “personal animosity” toward his son and said he found the criticism so unrelenting he sometimes talked back to his television set.

“It’s one thing to have an adversarial … relationship — hard-hitting journalism — it’s another when the journalists’ rhetoric goes beyond skepticism and goes over the line into overt, unrelenting hostility and personal animosity,” former President George Bush said.

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  1. OHIO 2004: 6.15% Kerry-Bush vote-switch found in probability study

    How Kerry Votes Were Switched to Bush Votes
    http://jqjacobs.net/politics/ohio.html

    “In a sample of 166,953 votes (1/34th of the Ohio vote),
    the Kerry-Bush margin changes 6.15% when the population
    is sorted by outcomes of wrong-precinct voting.

    “The 6.15% vote-switch differential is seen when the large
    sample is sorted by probability a Kerry wrong-precinct
    vote counts for Bush. When the same large voter sample is
    sorted by the probability Kerry cross-votes count for
    third-party candidates, Kerry votes are instead equal in both subsets.”

    A second, separate and larger sample confirms the pattern.

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