AP will not speak about their business relationships with media outlets. They will not name those outlets. They claim "client confidentiality" on this matter. Why?
I believe the answer is obvious. AP, the giant wire service, doesn't want people to know how much influence they have on what media outlets report.
AP doesn't want the public to know how much of the news, everywhere, comes from AP. And media outlets don't want their own customers to know how much of what they report is really flat-out or recycled AP material.
This powerful AP influence certainly would extend to election-night reporting.
Knowing how the National Election Pool basically works, I see no other entity who could have played that information-provider role for all the networks, TV stations, radio stations, websites, and newspapers in California... and in the country, on this past election night, with respect to Prop 37.
With millions of votes outstanding and uncounted, I conclude it was AP who provided the data to the networks, who then made the early calls against Prop 37 and sank it.
After I wrote the original article yesterday, which exposed the big lie about Prop 37 early projections, I received many emails.
Most of the emailers stated they were glad to get the information. A few people questioned my report. They said, "Well, a hundred percent of voting precincts have already sent their vote-counts to the Secretary of State of California."
Wrong. A hundred percent of precincts have sent PARTIAL vote-counts to the Secretary of State.
A few people said, "Well, the counties in California, who are in charge of counting all votes in their districts, have several weeks to wrap up the count. That happens in every election. Nothing new there."
I know that. My attack is leveled at the early call against Prop 37 given to the media, on election night, when so many votes were still uncounted, when there was no way to know the final outcome.
A few people said, "Well, of the votes that remain to be counted in California, about two-thirds would have to go YES ON 37 to swing 37 over into victory. That won't happen."
Let's leave that question to the actual vote-count. But we're not only talking about the odds of getting a victory through counting the rest of the votes. With these horrendous early projections, we're looking at a symptom of huge fraud here. The smoke in front of the fire:
Who can guarantee that the votes already tallied in California were done faithfully and honestly? Who can guarantee that the voting machines were accurately recording votes?
Given AP's replies to me, and their policy of secrecy about their media clients, who wants to trust that news giant?
Concerning machine vote-fraud, wake up and smell the coffee. See Bev Harris' work at blackboxvoting.org and also Victoria Collier's important articles on this subject. Read up on the 2000 Bush-Gore fiasco and the 2004 Bush-Kerry voting nightmare (especially in Ohio).
Many people have emailed me to ask, "What can we do now?" First of all, the YES ON 37 people have to forget about their concession of defeat. They need to get busy and look into vote fraud.
They have to come back to the playing field.
To return to the football analogy, if you're in the middle of the game and somebody suddenly posts the final score on the scoreboard, do you hang your head and walk off and accept the loss? Is that what you do?
Do you bow down to the system, because you're afraid that, if you object, people will label you "sour grapes" and crazy? Or do you become more relentless?
YES ON 37 needs to demand to look at the voting machines, the software used in the vote-count. YES ON 37 needs to probe, with all they have, into what AP did on election night. And that's just for starters. Bring on the lawyers. Make some real waves. Shake people up.
Think about this as well. Why was Prop 37 launched in California? Why not Arkansas or Louisiana?
Because it's well-known that California, historically and presently, is the core of the natural health movement in America.
CA is where it really took hold and spread. CA is where everybody and his brother want gluten-free bicycles and organic streetlamps and raw unpasteurized sunglasses and GMO-free underwear.
The sentiment for Prop 37 was overwhelming a couple of months ago. Then, boom. Everything went the other way. It wasn't just the NO ON 37 ads. It wasn't just the massive spending by the NO ON 37 forces.
The real specter of vote fraud is here, whether you like it or not.
If, indeed, AP made the early reports or projections or suggestions or advices of defeat for 37 to media outlets, let's see their data and their models of interpretation. Did they do exit polls? I've never heard of AP conducting exit polls.
If as AP claims, they don't do projections, are we supposed to believe they sent out nothing more than raw-vote counts to a few thousand media outlets in California, and each and every one of those outlets decided, on their own, through their own analysis, that Prop 37 was a lost cause early on election night?
Don't believe that for a second. These local TV stations and newspapers aren't independent enough to do that kind of projecting on their own. They were taking advice from somewhere. They were all falling into line. They were merely mouthpieces for someone's projection.
This should trouble you. It should trouble you greatly. Unless you're so enamored of projections and computer modeling and data interpretation and honest and honorable vote machines that you're sure everything is just fine and dandy.
Early dismissive projections on election night are part and parcel of the Big Con. They are wands waved that put people to sleep and elections to bed.
So, no, Virginia. No. Everything is not okay.
*** Jon Rappoport -- The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com