Here is a good example of a certain way of thinking.
E-mail: “Rich Lowry’s attempt to characterize those crying foul over Ohio’s well-documented electoral anomalies falls utterly flat. Lowry’s poo-pooing of the fraud and voter suppression that occurred in the Buckeye State fails to address any of the most salient questions. Why were the exit polls in Ohio (as well as Florida) wildly inaccurate in places where votes were recorded electronically, with no verifiable paper trail? Why were these discrepancies found *only* in such places and nowhere else? Why are U.S. elections being adjudicated by Republican-supporting business entities (such as Diebold) using proprietary software that citizens aren’t allowed to examine or audit? Why in 21st-century America should anyone of any race or political stripe be forced to wait in line for upwards of 12 hours? And why were the vast majority of these logistical cockups borne by poor African-American Democrats — the working people least likely to have the time to spare for such shenanigans?
Despite the glib aspersions Lowry casts upon electoral ‘conspiracy theorists,’ the answers to the above questions all point to one clear answer: the 2004 presidential election was stolen, using burglar tools that include rigged electronic ballot tabulation systems (see blackboxvoting.org for details) and systemic voter suppression (e.g. the inexplicably long lines at the polls in Ohio and Florida). Given the many questions that Bush-boosters like Lowry seem bent on either ignoring, suppressing, or ridiculing until long after His Fraudulency Dubya is safely re-inaugurated, I think it’s the ‘coincidence theorists’ who must be seen as crazy.”