Teresa Heinz: Bush Win Suspicious
Newsmax | March 7, 2005
Embittered first-lady wannabe Teresa Heinz is questioning whether President Bush's re-election victory last November was legitimate, saying that many of the country's voting machines could have been "hacked."
"Two brothers own 80 percent of the machines used in the United States," Heinz told a lunch for Seattle Rep. Adam Smith on Saturday, referring to the brothers as "hard right" Republicans.
She argued that it is "very easy to hack into the mother machines," in quotes picked up by the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
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"We in the United States are not a banana republic," added the Mozambican-born billionairess.
Heinz urged Democrats to insist on "accountability and transparency" in how votes are counted, and said the integrity of future elections hangs in the balance.
"I think we should focus on '06: If '06 doesn't work out, '08 will be impossible," she told the Democratic group, adding: "I fear for '06. I don't trust it the way it is right now."