“Mercury will change direction, turning retrograde (Rx), on election day, November 6th, 2012,” according to Virginia astrologer Raye Mathis.
The significance? “Mercury also changed direction on election day 2000,” recalls Mathis, a faculty member at Atlantic University. “In my client newsletter before the 2000 election I had suggested there could be a delay and we might not know who was elected President by the end of the night. I underestimated the effects that year.”
“Typical happenings during a Mercury Rx are computer crashes, travel delays, miscommunications of all kinds,” she explains. “Since election day is the day when the people of the United States communicate their wishes regarding their leader for the next 4 years, the potential will be there for a miscommunication of these wishes.”
Her conclusion: “In the 2012 election there could be a possible breakdown in communications, even recounts, or irregularities that might eventually have some court involvement (Mercury will be in Sagittarius, ruler of the courts).”
As above, so below? Could the results of this coming election be delayed by weeks or months of cacophonous litigation?
The answer is yes, in the view of some Pennsylvanians who have studied those electronic touch-screen voting contraptions.
Voters for Open & Transparent Elections in PA has been waging war for seven years against the “aging, unverifiable paperless voting machines” that the state uses–ostensibly to prevent a Florida-style hanging-chad debacle. Without a paper trail, however, there is no way to audit the outcome, i.e., to determine if your vote is accurately counted.
VotePA’s executive director, Marybeth Kuznik, calls Pennsylvania “The State of Denial” because of its obliviousness to computer problems ranging from “extremely high levels of undervotes (indicating a large number of voters are not having their votes counted), to faulty programming and ballot preparation, to outright loss of votes due to machines being set up improperly on Election Day.”
That’s all a result of mere negligence. Is there an opening for intentional cheating?
Yes again, according to The Western Center for Journalism. In 26 U.S. states, officials in 900 counties don’t even get to count the e-ballots. Voters touching the screen are redirected to a private corporate site controlled by SOE software,” and now SOE has been acquired by SYCTL, a company located in Barcelona, Spain, that will record, count and report their votes. Somehow we’ve both privatized and outsourced our election process.
Do you remember when “upon opening the system for use in the District of Columbia, the University of Michigan fight song ‘The Victors’ was suddenly heard after the casting of each ballot”? Yes, TWCJ says, that was a SCYTL system that “had been hacked by U of M computer teachers and students in response to a challenge by SCYTL that anyone who wished to do so, might try!”
Aaron Klein reports that a study by the Florida Department of State found that “SCYTL’s remote voting software . . . is vulnerable to attack from insiders. . . . could lead to (1) voters being unable to cast votes; (2) an election that does not accurately reflect the will of the voters; and (3) possible disclosure of confidential information, such as the votes cast by individual voters” and “may be subject to attacks that could compromise the integrity of the votes cast.”
As Josef Stalin remarked, “Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.”
Sounds like there’ll be plenty of work for those mercurial Sagittarian election lawyers–assuming, of course, that Hurricane Sandy doesn’t cut off the electricity to the polling places.