Evidence of fraud in the 2000 Florida
The outcome of the 2000 U.S. Presidential
election was reduced to the outcome of a very close vote count in the state
of Florida - within hundreds of votes - between Republican George W. Bush
and Democrat Al Gore.
Election fraud in seven Florida counties
may have provided more than 1,400 fraudulent votes
for Democrat presidential candidate Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential election,
reducing George Bush's vote lead to a mere 300 votes after the second machine
count. Furthermore, this fraud eliminates the possibility of any accurate
The Fraud Factor
is a numerical measure of the likelihood and amount of election fraud that
was committed by specific Florida counties in the 2000 presidential election
between George Bush, Al Gore, and other candidates.
The Fraud Factor
is defined as how many times more "new
found votes" Al Gore received than expected in the second machine count,
relative to his original vote count, than George Bush received relative
to his original vote count. The Fraud Factor
is used to compute the number of unexpected, or fraudulent, "new found
votes" that Al Gore received in the second machine count.
Put another way, the Fraud
Factor reflects how many times more "new found votes" Al
Gore received than expected in the second vote count, relative to how many
votes George Bush received in the second count and how many votes both
candidates received in the first count.
Thus, a Fraud
Factor of 15 indicates that Al Gore received 15 times more
"new found votes" than he should have received based on how many "new found
votes" George Bush received, and based on the original distribution of
votes between Bush and Gore after the first machine count.
When examining the table below, note
how many original votes Al Gore received relative to George Bush's votes
in the first machine count, and then make the same comparison for Gore's
"new found votes" versus Bush's "new found votes". The discrepancy is obvious.
This is not simply the result of loose
chads reflecting actual votes randomly falling off or being removed during
the handling and manual recounting of ballots. This must be due to one
or more fraud sources
including ballot tampering
||First Machine Count1
||Second Machine Count
||"New Found Votes"1
of vote count data: Associated Press web site.
Fraud Factor definition needs to be adjusted to take
into account negative numbers,
i.e., where Gore gained
votes and Bush lost votes,
or vice versa, or both lost
of the discrepancy for Nassau County is
An explanation of the discrepancy for
Nassau County is as follows:
In Nassau County, the board was accused
of violating Florida law by adding votes from earlier tabulations that
had been rejected by the board as illegal.
However, the facts as reported are as follows:
On election night, all the votes were
counted, but during the machine recount, 218 ballots were accidentally
separated from the rest, and not counted. As a result, Bush received
124 fewer votes and Gore received 73 fewer votes than on election night.
After the recount, the Nassau County Board
supervisor discovered her mistake, and tried to correct it. Because
the Supreme Court of Florida had held the date open for final certification
until Sunday at 5:00 p.m., the Division of Elections informed the supervisor
that she could revise the count to make it accurate.
The Board (2 Democrats and 1 Republican)
voted unanimously to certify the original election night count - which
included the 218 ballots - rather than the machine recount total (which
mistakenly omitted those ballots).