Thursday, June 14, 2007

I knew it!

As a country girl, I know my rural brethren are far wiser than smug urban/suburbanites think. Conservative, yes, but stupid, no.

So, I'm thrilled to see Michael Collins' report on stats that disprove the urban myth that rural America boosted George W. Bush over the top in 2004.

Bush had 2 million fewer votes from the paper-ballot rural sector in 2004 than 2000. The city turnout -- where votes were counted almost entirely on electronic black boxes and where Democratic precincts were shorted, even after RNC "caging" of minority voters -- rose 66% in 2004 and uncharacteristically increased support for Bush from 26% in 2000 to 39% in 2004.

Anyone who keeps a file on election or vote fraud will want to download this report.

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