October 16th, 2001


So, what were those results anyway?

Shortly after the last presidential election, a consortium of major media outlets joined together in hiring NORC, a nonpartisan data collection and research organization , to do a complete recount of all uncounted votes in Florida's Presidential race. Unlike previous vote counts, this count would deliver both a complete result (without the ~5% error rate for mechanized accounting) and with a strict methodology on how the votes were counted. This methodology, in fact, strictly prevented any contact by those interpreting the ballot results with the ballots themselves.

Well, after months of counting, NORC has completed their data-collection operations, and know, as best as could possibly be determined, the most accurate vote tally possible for the Florida elections. And the final vote tally is...

... not being disclosed. The media group responsible for the vote tally has been given the results of the vote tally, but has decided not to release that information to the public at this time due to the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. There is no schedule set to release this information to the public.

It is very doubtful that the release of this information would have any real effect on the outcome of the election, but the question must be raised - Why is the media intentionally keeping extremely significant historical information from the people?

If you believe that the press has a responsibility to report the facts to the people without bias, please spread this information around as widely as possible. I would also recommend emailing these media organizations, insisting on full disclosure of these findings.

We are citizens, not children, and the media shouldn't try to protect us from the truth. Bring on the news and let the chips fall where they may!