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Peter Tatchell writes on The Independent's blogs today:

Will next week's US presidential vote be free and fair? Based on the conduct of the last election, possibly not. The 2004 election was marred by vote-fixing that would disgrace a banana republic. Four years later, few new safeguards have been implemented to prevent a re-run of the voter exclusion and ballot tampering of 2004.

This is the conclusion of Robert F Kennedy Jr, civil rights lawyer and nephew of JFK. In one of the most important pieces of investigative journalism in recent years, published in Rolling Stone magazine in 2006, he revealed how voting irregularities in 2004 were enough to steal the presidency for the Republicans. You can read his meticulous 14,000-word expose here. It is essential reading for everyone who cares about the fate of US democracy. Read more.

Question: Do you worry for the integrity of the election?

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kwsapphire wrote:
Oct. 27th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
I am very worried about the fairness of the election, in fact I am pretty sure it will NOT be a fair election. I know several people who have voted early and said their vote was switched, I've been hearing about a lot of that on news podcasts as well. Oddly enough, all the reports are of votes switching from Obama to someone else, and so far there have been no reports of votes for McCain switching to anyone else. I'm extremely worried about our election!!
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