What did happen was a huge Republican effort to suppress votes wherever they could. This effort has been detailed most extensively by Greg Palast, well-respected international investigative journalist. This suppression of the vote was large enough to affect the outcome in several states so as to make it appear OML won the Electoral College. I believe history will show he won neither the popular vote nor the Electoral College. (Link to the Greg Palast site appears to the right on this blog.)
Recently, the Democratic Governors Association sent an e-mail referencing this vote suppression activity on the part of the Republicans. This was good to see, for it means our leaders are beginning to wake up to the fact that this was not a legitimate vote.
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