McKinney Rails Against Electronic Voting

Kate Brumback, AP, August 15, 2006

Rep. Cynthia McKinney, in her first public appearance since losing her re-election bid last week, said Tuesday that the black community needs to oppose electronic voting machines, which she said are designed to steal elections.

McKinney also said the state of Georgia should not allow crossover voting among political parties in primary elections.

The fiery Democratic congresswoman who scuffled with a Capitol Hill police officer earlier this year and has accused the Bush administration of having advance knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks said she considers herself a “black political paramedic,” and the “black body politic is near comatose.”

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After the runoff, McKinney blamed her defeat on the media and problems with electronic voting machines.

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