Colbert and RFK Jr. on the Stolen Election
Stephen Colbert opened his interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. by saying, "You have caused quite a stir sir." He is of course talking about RFK's article that appeared in 'Rolling Stone' several weeks ago claiming that the Republicans stole the 2004 election.
The interview focuses mostly on Ohio, where Kennedy states that official tallies do not match up to "voter intention." He crunches some numbers to support his claim, namely that 80,000 residents had their votes switched. Colbert interjects at this point that, "Maybe those 80,000 people were just like Kerry and they flip-flopped."
When Colbert asks how you can determine voter intention, RFK tells him, in short, that African American community vote tallies were inconsistent with the general consensus of the African American community to vote for Democrats over Republicans. When Colbert points out that Lincoln was a Republican, RFK quickly responds, "But the parties have switched since then."
RFK concludes, "We're over in Iraq fighting a war ... to create a democracy over there, but we should have democracy in Ohio and these other states as well."
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