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Posted by: borg on November 22, 1999 at 14:29:29:

In Reply to: What's all this about Collectivism? posted by Quincunx on November 22, 1999 at 10:23:01:

Democracy? Where is it?

"The United States government has no elections office and does not attempt to administer congressional elections. The
responsibility for the administration of elections and certification of winners in the United States national election rests
with a consortium of private entities, including 111,000 members of the national League of Women Voters. The formal
structure of election administration in the United States is not capable of providing the major TV networks with timely
results of the presidential and congressional elections. In the case of counting actual ballots on national election night,
public officials have abdicated responsibility of aggregation of election night vote totals to a private organization,
News Election Service of New York (NES). NES is a wholly-owned subsidiary joint-venture of national television
networks ABC, CBS and NBC and the press wire-services AP and UPI. This private organization performs without a
contract: without supervision by public officials. It makes decisions concerning its duties according to its own
criteria. The question and accountability of News Election Service has not arisen in the nation's press because the
responsibility NES now has in counting the nation's votes was assumed gradually over a lengthy period without
ever being evaluated as an item on the public agenda. (Underlined for emphasis. Ed.)

See the Vote Scam details.

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