Sunday, February 17, 2008

New York Post story nominated for "most ignored of 2008 award."

New York Post reporter Ginger Otis has been nominated for the prestigious Most Ignored Story of 2008 award, for her recent story, "Obama Robbed in New York." The story details how, in NYC, which happens to be Hillary Clinton's "home town," whoever counted the votes seemed not to notice that Mr. Obama had any.

From the article:

February 16, 2008 -- Barack Obama's primary-night results were strikingly under recorded in several congressional districts around the city - in some cases leaving him with zero votes when, in fact, he had pulled in hundreds, the Board of Elections said today
Unofficial primary results gave Obama no votes in nearly 80 districts, including Harlem's 94th and other historically black areas - but many of those initial tallies proved to be wildly off the mark, the Board of Elections confirmed.
Truth is, in some districts getting a recount, the senator from Illinois is even close to defeating Hillary Clinton...

In a predominantly black Brooklyn district for which Clinton was given credit for a 118-0 victory on Primary Night, the Board of Elections' latest figures indicate that she may not even come out the winner - Obama currently has 116 votes to her 118.

Since stories about possible electoral fraud are routinely ignored by the rest of the Media -- forgotten as if they'd never existed in the first place -- observers believe Ms. Otis's story has a fair shot at winning the award. "However," noted Brad Friedman, four-time past winner of the award, "it's early yet. We haven't even gotten to the general election, anything can happen." Indeed, Ms. Otis looks to be facing several other strong contenders. The story of 50,000 Los Angeles votes not counting has already been largely forgotten, and given the historic Democratic primaries and the omnipresence of school shootings, Britney Spears, and cleaver-murders, nobody seems to be paying much attention to stories about anything the current Administration or Congress are doing. But for now, Ms. Otis's story is an early favorite.

When asked for comment, Ms. Otis added: "What story?"


Paul said...

I'm amazed none of the regulars has yet commented. Possibly it's because it's a voter fraud case not prefaced with Bush-neocon-fascist-comspiracy-right wingRepublican or some such. I suppose the implications (inter-Party )are just too much for some to handle. Well, welcome to reality. It's called "Power." Raw and political. Neither party has a moral high ground. Especially when it comes to winning.

Tiffany said...

Well, I for one have been trying to decide what I think of this. I'll be honest, I'm a Clinton supporter, and I've been a bit dismayed at all the anti-Clinton coverage. But something like this gives me pause. "Human error" can only explain so much. I'd feel better about that explanation if some of the "errors" had happened to Clinton too. But as far as I know, they didn't.

It's reminding me too much of the Bush-neocon-fascist-conspiracy-right-wing-Republicans, and it's hard to stomach. Especially in light of that story about Clinton trying to go after the delegates Obama WON instead of just super delegates. That doesn't sound right to me.

Anonymous said...

It's no big deal. Stuff like this happens all the time, and I'm sure Hillary's lost some votes due to error too.

K.T. said...

"Human error" my foot. First she votes like Bush (for war, against citizens' right to declare bankruptcy, etc.), and now she campaigns like him, and might even be stealing elections like him.

Why haven't I commented before? Depressed, I guess. Maybe some Democrats are as corrupt as Republicans. If she wins the nomination, I won't be voting McCain, but I won't be voting for her, either.

Anonymous said...

I think what probably happened is those areas are very loyal to the Clintons. Bill Clinton has an office in Harlem, doesn't he? People might have done this without the Clintons even knowing about it. Don't blame them.