INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER GREG PALAST ON THE UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION - Radioactivity06/22/04
Palast writes in the San Francisco Chronicle this past weekend: In the 2000 presidential election, 1.9 million Americans cast ballots that no one counted. "Spoiled votes" is the technical term. The pile of ballots left to rot has a distinctly dark hue: About 1 million of them -- half of the rejected ballots -- were cast by African Americans although black voters make up only 12 percent of the electorate." In this interview Palast discussed the reasons that there are more problems getting black votes counted. He also discussed the security of the voting system and why a well-run optical scan system with paper ballots is the fairest system of all.