Actually, yes. The Republic of Vermont is attempting to declare its independence from the United States. And at least one right-winger wants to kick them out of the U.S. even if they didn't want to go - along with California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, and Delaware. Unfortunately, I don't think most right-wing red-staters will go along with this dissolution of the Union, mainly because without the New York, California, and Illinois economies, the red states would have an awful lot more trouble financing their military terrorism of Iraq. Besides, the U.S. is not at all neatly divided into red states and blue states: this map shows the degree of reddishness or bluishness or purpleness in each individual county in the U.S.
Second (or is that third?) . . . I want to talk more about the American election. "But why?" you ask. "It's already over! Even if we do prove the election was stolen, Bush will still never give it back now!" As a matter of fact, I quite agree that there's no way in hell John Kerry will ever take office now. But there are three other reasons that I believe it's absolutely essential to take this election apart piece by piece to the highest possible level.
1. The more fraud we can prove was involved, the angrier Democrats will get. The angrier Democrats get, the more they will organize to oppose Bush's evil plans. The only way Bush's evil plans CAN be stopped, short of the governments of other nations all declaring war on the U.S., is if the Democrats get angry enough to organize to oppose them for all the Democrats are worth. We NEED the Democrats MAD AS HELL.
2. Future elections are going to continue being stolen by Republicans until somebody exposes the fraud to enough media attention to get Democrats angry enough to actually press for fraud-proofing the process. And if you live in Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia or Wisconsin, your very own votes have probably already been tampered with, and you have personal reason to care about the links I will be providing in this entry about the voting fraud in your states.
3. I saw Bush quoted just before the election, and unfortunately I've so far been unable to track down the exact quote, but I saw him quoted saying that he couldn't guarantee anything about winning Ohio or the nation, but he did know one thing: he knew for sure that he was definitely going to win Florida. Now, this is an extraordinarily stupid thing to say if the reason you know it is that you have personally arranged or been informed of electoral fraud, but that's still entirely possible since there's abundant evidence that Bush is extraordinarily stupid. Now, if someone can just track down proof he was personally involved, we would have on our hands a brand new Watergate. And even Republican presidents can be impeached if they commit Watergate.
So, with all of the above three items in mind, here's a bunch more of the best links I've found on electoral fraud.
Idea Mouth: Voting Fraud in the 2004 Presidential Election lists suspicious voting numbers in Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It also provides the best graph I've yet seen on the the difference between exit polls and official vote tallies in counties with optical scanners versus counties with touchscreen voting.
The Rubber Bug: Florida Chart illustrates with bar graphs how suspiciously many more votes Bush got in many Florida counties than there were registered Republicans in those counties. Truth Out: Bush's 'Incredible' Vote Tallies and Common Dreams: Evidence Mounts That The Vote May Have Been Hacked cover much the same issue, but with words instead of graphs.
For an argument based on exit polls that the election was tampered with in Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, see Blue Lemur: Odds of Bush gaining by 4 percent in all exit polling states 1 in 50,000. Yes, you heard that right: there's a 1 in 50,000 chance that this election wasn't massively tampered with in numerous states, swaying the nationwide vote in Bush's favor by approximately 4%.
For a similar argument based on exit polls that the election was tampered with in Florida, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennnsylvannia and Wisconsin, see Scoop: Vote Fraud - Exit Polls Vs Actuals.
For suspicious election activities in Ohio, try Institute for Public Accuracy: Was the Ohio Election Honest and Fair? and ILCA Online: A Citizen's Report from Ohio and CounterPunch: Votes Aren't the Only Thing Missing in Ohio.
So, what can you do about it? If you're a U.S. citizen, you can call or write to urge the Kerry campaign to demand a full investigation. And whether you're a U.S. citizen or not, you can donate money or time to help BlackBoxVoting.org with their Freedom of Information Act requests.