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11/07/2004 Archived Entry: "We're Back!!!"

I'm back at my computer and blogging again (albeit lightly) in the wake of the best vacation I've ever had...and that's saying a great deal! Tomorrow I'll start ruminating about Romania and Hungary, both of which were incredible but today is still a period of recovery from having too much fun. For now, just a quick comment on the election results...

Or, rather, an addendum to Gordon P.'s excellent entry of yesterday entitled Did Diebold "deliver the vote" as promised? The following David Solnit article from Indymedia has been making the Internet rounds: "Massive Voter Suppression and Corruption ­ Democracy Failure" (November 3). Solnit offers a compelling analysis of how the election may have been deliberately manipulated and some public reaction to that possibility, Hundreds of angry Ohio residents marched through the streets of Columbus, Ohio's Capital, this evening and stormedthe Ohio State House, defying orders and arrest threats from Ohio State Troopers. "O-H-I-O, Suppressed democracy has got to go," they chanted. After troopers pushed and scuffled with people, nearly a hundred people took over the steps and entrance to the State's giant white column capital building and refused repeated orders to disperse or face arrest. The article continues at the URL embedded above.

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