Copy/paste of original post by u/redditrisi at our reddit site.
It's almost as though Democrats want to complain about "hacking" of elections, but not end it.
The Presidential election of 2000 was hotly contested. HT: Captain Obvious. Gore had not even carried his home state. So, it came down to the electoral votes of Florida, where the younger brother of the Republican Presidential nominee was Governor and another Republican was Secretary of State.
Gore's campaign manager, Disgraceful Donna Brazile, may have advised Gore to concede too early, triggering all kinds of antics, including a Supreme Court decision that supposedly is not precedent.
Ultimately, Gore lost to Bush because of Ralph Nader./s Meanwhile, Donna got to be de facto head of the DNC and wrote a book about how Hillary had fooled Donna during the 2016 primary. But, you know all that.
The election of 2004 was somewhat more quietly questioned by Democrats: Supposedly, the head of an election software company, Diebold, had promised to deliver Ohio to Bush. https://www.democracynow.org/2003/9/2/headlines/voting_machine_head_promises_to_help_deliver_votes_for_bush; https://columbusfreepress.com/article/diebold-indicted-its-spectre-still-haunts-ohio-elections
Someone, not Republican, I'm guessing, leaked exit polls that supposedly showed Kerry as the likely winner. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2004/nov/04/marketingandpr.uselections2004 But, Kerry did not win. And why did Dem strategist Carville call his Republican strategist wife while she was in Cheney's office anyway? Was it about illegally flipping a state from Kerry to Bush? Looked to the Dem rank and file like two stolen Presidential elections. Fuck Nader for both, amirite?
Once Democrats got control of Congress in the blue wave of 2006, Rep. Henry Waxman headed an inquiry into the ease of rigging voting software. And, wonder of wonders, testimony before Congress was that, yes, voting software is indeed easy to rig. https://banderasnews.com/0510/nw-waxman.htm The televised hearings lent credence to Dem claims of stolen 2000 and 2004 elections.
So, did Waxman and his fellow Congressional Dems pass corrective legislation? No. But, did they at least bring a bill to a vote, forcing the Republican minority to go on record as opposing secure election software? Not that I know of.
Funnily enough, Democrats did not claim rigging of the Presidential election of 2008, but, surely, their memories of 2000 and 2004 were still fresh. I mean, the Dem rank and file is still cursing Nader. So, what corrective legislation did Democrats get passed after the blue tsunami of 2008? Also none.
Thanks to the red tsunami of 2010, Democrats get a pass for not passing corrective voting legislation before the 2012 Presidential (but not for 2009-2011).
OT (sort of): After deciding not to run in 2014, Waxman started left Congress and started his own "successful" lobbying firm in 2015. If you can't be king, it's good to be a US "public servant." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Waxman#Post-congressional_career)
How about corrective legislation after Democrat pols claimed intervention by their supposed arch-enemy, RUSSIA, in the 2016 Presidential campaign and election? Also none. https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1590443708679274496
Funnily enough, Democrats did not claim rigging of the 2020 Presidential election, any more than they had 2008 or 2012.
Again, it's almost as though Democrats want to complain about Republicans and/or foreign powers (or power adjacents) "hacking" elections, but have no desire for legislation that actually might reduce election rigging. Why might that be, if Democrat candidates are only ever victims of election rigging?