The more I read, the more I am convinced that the whole thing was a sham. In short, the article states that the exit polls were accurate in all the states except for the the key swing states that Bush needed to win. Odd. Huh?
It's becoming more obvious to me that if you wanted to conduct a bloodless coup by a military junta, the way you would want to do it is to rig the electoral process. If everyone is convinced that you've been re-elected, then there's no need to conduct a messy and no doubt bloody coup against those who really won. And that's exactly what the Republicans have done/are doing. With the 'liberal media' so eager to declare a clear winner quickly despite their protests that they would be fair and accurate this time, any questions about the electoral process are going to be ignored by the mainstream media. In the interests of 'healing the divide.' Or some bullshit.
My friend Clint thinks that Americans failed, in a sense, that we knowingly chose the wrong choice. I don't think so. I think we were cheated. I think that yes, lots of people did vote for Bush, but if there was any failure, it was a failure by the DNC to be paranoid enough to expect the worst possible scenario as a possibility. The Republicans are fighting dirty. It's time that the DNC either take them to task, or start fighting dirty themselves.