“Tampering with voting machines” could decide the election
Paul Joseph Watson
November 1, 2012
Actor Richard Belzer warns that if Mitt Romney wins the presidential election by a small margin of victory, “America will explode,” claiming that voter suppression and “tampering with voting machines” could decide the contest.
“If Romney wins by a very slim margin in states where there is voter suppression and tampering with voting machines then America will explode,” Belzer tweeted this morning.
The actor followed up by predicting that Obama will “win by a landslide” because of his position on “women’s health issues.”
Belzer, an actor and comedian, is best known for his role as Detective Munch in the NBC police drama series Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Belzer also makes frequent appearances on popular TV shows such as The Wire and 30 Rock.
The actor, who recently caused controversy by giving a Nazi salute during a live appearance on Fox News, is currently appearing with Christopher Walken on a cooking show for the comedy website Funny or Die.
Belzer’s claim that the country will explode in the event of a closely fought and disputed election is by no means without foundation.
As we documented last month, Twitter has been flooded with messages from Obama supporters threatening to riot and cause violence if Mitt Romney wins the election.
In the aftermath of the presidential debates, Obama voters took to the social networking website to promise mayhem and unrest if Obama loses.
Threats to riot included tweets such as, “Black people gonna riot harder than Rodney King if Obama loses!”, “If Romney becomes President watch it be a riot in L.A.,” and, “Obama wins, we party. Romney wins, we riot. EIther way shits gon get fucked up.”
The federal government has been preparing for riots in the aftermath of the election for the best part of the last six months. Back in July, the Department of Homeland Security put out an urgent solicitation for hundreds of items of “riot gear,” in preparation for expected unrest at next year’s presidential inauguration.
The threats to riot were accompanied by an even greater number of tweets threatening to assassinate Mitt Romney.
Numerous errors with electronic voting machines have become apparent over the last two weeks.
Early voters in Marion County who attempted to vote for Mitt Romney saw the electronic touch screen replace their choice with Barack Obama instead. Joan Stevens had to input her selection three times before it displayed correctly.
“You want to vote for who you want to vote for, and when you can’t it’s irritating,” Stevens told the Marion Star.
Voters in Guilford County, North Carolina experienced the same problem. Every time a vote for Romney was entered, the machine flipped it and counted it as a vote for Obama.