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01-06-05  As I Said Earlier To Randi Rhodes on her show.

 We all need to do 3 things NOW!

1.  Contact every Senator and Representatives that did not support us by voting against certifying the electors, that we will not be supporting them in their next election. Including John Kerry.

2. Take back the Democratic party by supporting Howard Dean for Chair Of the DNC.

3. Force the hand count of our vote from the very start by Voting ONLY by absentee ballots. 

This will also stick it to the corporate media that wants the election neatly tied up in a 2 hour prime time windows ultimate reality show.

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11-28-04                                          Why Recount Ohio

 

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An Open Letter To:

 John Kerry, Hillary ClintonBarbara Boxer, Charles Schumer, Daniel Akaka, Max Baucus, Evan Bayth, Joseph Biden, Jeff Bingaman, Robert Byrd, Maria Cantwell, Thomas Carper, Kent Conrad, Jon Corzine, Christopher Dodd, Mark Dayton, Byron Dorgan, Richard Durbin, Russell Feingold, Dianne Feinstein, Tom Harkin, Daniel Inouye, James Jeffords, Tim Johnson, Edward Kennedy, Herb Kohl, Mary Landrieu, Frank Lautenberg, Patrick Leahy, Carl Levin, Joseph Lieberman, Blanche Lincoln, Barbara Mikulski, Patty Murray, Bill Neilson, Ben Neilson, Mark Pryor, Jack Reed, Harry Reid, John Rockefeller, Ken Salazar, Paul Sarbanes, Debbie Stabenow, Ron Widen And  All US Senators.

 

Please Join with John Conyers for Honest elections and contest the Ohio electors. The evidence is overwhelming that Fraud was used in Ohio and quite possible in many other states. Please take a moment to re-read the work below, By Pastor Niemoller

First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

If you do not speak out now you may never get the chance to speak out ever again. Democratic have lost seats at an alarming numbers in states that use these electronic voting. The Exit polls here in America Did not match the final vote, and no Senator has said anything. The difference is almost the same as the Ukraine and the world spoke out along with the US against the Fraud. Why not Here?

You cannot certify what you cannot verify.

You must speak up, before you to are silenced by these machines as well.

Editor And Founder Of FoundingFreedoms.com

William A. Peary

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12-28-04 Go to the link below and be read about what happened in Ohio. Than realize that what happened goes well beyond the realms of Ideology of Republican against Democrat but to outright Fraud... To theft of our country...To a down right act of Treason. Now is the time to Act, Call write fax your Senator and Congressmen. Stop This Fraud NOW!!! 

Call 1-202-224-3712 

108 Congress Senators contact information Click Here

http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2004/944 

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12-17-04   Woman who made accusations of Triad voting machine tampering comes forward

AFFIDAVIT
December 13, 2004
Sherole Eaton
Re: General Election 2004 - Hocking County, TriAd
Dell Computer about 14 years old - No tower

On Friday, December 10 2004, Michael from TriAd called in the AM to inform us that he would be in our office in the PM on the same day. I asked him why he was visiting us. He said, “to check out your tabulator, computer, and that the attorneys will be asking some tricky questions and he wanted to go over some of the questions they maybe ask.” He also added that there would be no charge for this service.

He arrived at about 12:30PM. I hung his coat up and it was very heavy. I made a comment about it being so heavy. He, Lisa Schwartze and I chatted for a few minutes. He proceeded to go to the room where our computer and tabulation machine is kept. I followed him into the room. I had my back to him when he turned the computer on. He stated that the computer was not coming up. I did see some commands at the lower left hand of the screen but no menu. He said that the battery in the computer was dead and that the stored information was gone. He said that he could put a patch on it and fix it. My main concern was - what if this happened when we were ready to do the recount. He proceeded to take the computer apart and call his offices to get information to input into our computer. Our computer is fourteen years old and as far as I know had always worked in the past. I asked him if the older computer, that is in the same room. could be used for the recount. I don’t remember exactly what he said but I did relay to him that the computer was old and a spare. At some point he asked if he could take the spare computer apart and I said “yes". He took both computers apart. I don’t remember seeing any tools and he asked Sue Wallace, Clerk, for a screwdriver. She got it for him. At this point I was frustrated about the computer not performing and feared that it wouldn’t work for the recount. I called Gerald Robinette, board chairman, to inform him regarding the computer problem and asked him if we could have Tri Ad come to our offices to run the program and tabulator for the recount. Gerald talked on the phone with Michael and Michael assured Gerald that he could fix our computer. He worked on the computer until about 3:00 PM and then asked me which precinct and the number of the precinct we were going to count. I told him, Good Hope 1 # 17. He went back into the tabulation room. Shortly after that he (illegible) stated that the computer was ready for the recount and told us not to turn the computer off so it would charge up.

Before Lisa ran the tests, Michael said to turn the computer off. Lisa said, ” I thought you said we weren’t supposed to turn it off.” He said turn it off and right back on and it should come up. It did come up and Lisa ran the tests. Michael gave us instructions on how to explain the rotarien, what the tests mean, etc. No advice on how to handle the attorneys but to have our Prosecuting Attorney at the recount to answer any of their legal questions. He said not to turn the computer off until after the recount.

He advised Lisa and I on how to post a “cheat sheet” on the wall so that only the board members and staff would know about it and and what the codes meant so the count would come out perfect and we wouldn’t have to do a full hand recount of the county. He left about 5:00 PM.

My faith in Tri Ad and the Xenia staff has been nothing but good. The realization that this company and staff would do anything to dishonor or disrupt the voting process is distressing to me and hard to believe. I’m being completely objective about the above statements and the reason I’m bringing this forward is to, hopefully, rule out any wrongdoing.

 Source: http://www.bluelemur.com/index.php?p=494

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12-08-04  

Recount requested in Ohio Wednesday, December 8, 2004 Posted: 8:41 AM EST (1341 GMT)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- With support from John Kerry's campaign, two third-party candidates for president officially asked on Tuesday for a recount in Ohio, the state that put President Bush over the top in November.

The requests, mailed to all 88 counties, were expected to arrive by Wednesday.

Generally, county election boards must agree to a recount, as long as the parties bringing the challenge pay for it. And the Green and Libertarian parties collected enough donations to cover the required $113,600, or $10 per precinct.

David Cobb, Green Party presidential candidate, said the election was full of irregularities, including uncounted provisional ballots.

"There is a possibility that George W. Bush did not win Ohio. If that is the case, it would be a crime against democracy for George Bush to be sworn into office," he said.

Cobb got 186 votes in Ohio. Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik received 14,695, or 0.26 percent of the overall total.

The request came a day after Ohio officially certified Bush as the winner of this battleground state by 118,775 votes. The president's unofficial election-night margin of 136,000 votes shrank slightly after provisional and absentee ballots were counted and errors corrected.

Bush won the presidency by taking Ohio's 20 electoral votes, bringing his total to 286 over Kerry's 252. Kerry conceded the morning after the election when presented with the state's results.

The Kerry campaign has said it supports the recount -- not because it believes the outcome will change, but because it wants to see a full and accurate accounting of the votes.

Recount advocates have cited numerous Election Day problems, from long lines, a shortage of voting machines in minority neighborhoods and suspicious vote totals for candidates in scattered precincts.

The Bush campaign has criticized the recount effort, saying it will not change anything. And some county officials have complained about the real cost, which Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell said is probably about $1.5 million.

The recount is "an exercise in futility and a ridiculous waste of county tax money," said Larry Long, executive director of the Ohio Association of County Commissioners. "Neither candidate has any chance of winning, so what's the point?"

The recount will probably not begin until next week because of a five-day waiting period to allow candidates time to arrange witnesses to the counting. Cobb, Badnarik and the Kerry camp gave permission for the recount to start before the five-day period. The Bush campaign did not waive the waiting period.

State law requires 3 percent of ballots to be counted by hand in each county, and then all ballots to be counted if the initial check turns up problems.

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12-07-04   DNC Chair McAuliffe and Voting Rights Institute Chair Donna Brazile Announce Comprehensive Investigative Study on Election Practices in Ohio

Washington, D.C. – Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Terry McAuliffe and Voting Rights Institute Chair Donna Brazile announced today that the DNC will conduct a comprehensive investigative study of key election practices and issues surrounding the 2004 general election in Ohio. The purpose of this study is not to contest the results of the election but to fulfill the Democratic Party's commitment to ensuring that every eligible voter can vote and that every vote cast, is counted. 

"A record number of Americans participated in the 2004 election, especially in Ohio. CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE STORY

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12-10-04  Updates to list below of speakers at House Judiciary Committee Meeting.

Dateline Washington DC John Conyers in a House Judiciary Committee Meeting heard testimony in regards to voting irregularities and voter fraud in Ohio on November 2 2004. Although the GOP was invited to attend not one Republican would attend.

Forum Participant List

Rep. John Conyers Opening Statement

  Update Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Opening Statement

Update Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones Opening Statement

Update Statement of Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Update Statement of Steve Rosenfeld, Senior Producer, Air America Radio

 Statement of Professor Robert Fitrakis, Editor, The Free Press

Update Statement of Hilary Shelton, Director, Washington Bureau, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Update Statement of Jon Greenbaum, Director, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

The following statement were submitted for the forum record:

Update Senator John Kerry's Statement on Election Reform

Statement of Judith A. Browne, Acting Co-Director, Advancement Project

Statement of Melanie L. Campbell, Executive Director and CEO,National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Inc.

Update Statement of Norman Robbins and Judy Gallo, Greater Cleveland Voter Registration Coalition

Update People for the American Way Foundation - Ohio Litigation and Advocacy Summary

Update Declaration of Intent Concerning Presidential Electors

If any of these links do not work Click Here.

Items that were brought out are:

  1. 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S.
        http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diebold
  2. There is no federal agency with regulatory authority or oversight of the U.S. voting machine industry.
        http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0916-04.htm
        http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html
  3. The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers.
        http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/private_company.html
        http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html
  4. The chairman and CEO of Diebold is a major Bush campaign organizer and donor who wrote in 2003 that he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."
        http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/28/sunday/main632436.shtml
        http://www.wishtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1647886
  5. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel used to be chairman of ES&S. He became Senator based on votes counted by ES&S machines.
        http://www.motherjones.com/commentary/columns/2004/03/03_200.html
        http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/031004Fitrakis/031004fitrakis.html
  6. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, long-connected with the Bush family, was recently caught lying about his ownership of ES&S by the Senate Ethics Committee.
        http://www.blackboxvoting.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=26
        http://www.hillnews.com/news/012903/hagel.aspx
        http://www.onlisareinsradar.com/archives/000896.php
  7. Senator Chuck Hagel was on a short list of George W. Bush's vice-presidential candidates.
        http://www.businessweek.com/2000/00_28/b3689130.htm
        http://theindependent.com/stories/052700/new_hagel27.html
  8. ES&S is the largest voting machine manufacturer in the U.S. and counts almost 60% of all U.S. votes.
        http://www.essvote.com/HTML/about/about.html
        http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html
  9. Diebold's new touch screen voting machines have no paper trail of any votes. In other words, there is no way to verify that the data coming out of the machine is the same as what was legitimately put in by voters.
        http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0225-05.htm
        http://www.itworld.com/Tech/2987/041020evotestates/pfindex.html
  10. Diebold also makes ATMs, checkout scanners, and ticket machines, all of which log each transaction and can generate a paper trail.
        http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0225-05.htm
        http://www.diebold.com/solutions/default.htm
  11. Diebold is based in Ohio.
        http://www.diebold.com/aboutus/ataglance/default.htm
  12. Diebold employed 5 convicted felons as senior managers and developers to help write the central compiler computer code that counted 50% of the votes in 30 states.
        http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,61640,00.html
        http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/301469.shtml
  13. Jeff Dean, Diebold's Senior Vice-President and senior programmer on Diebold's central compiler code, was convicted of 23 counts of felony theft in the first degree.
        http://www.chuckherrin.com/HackthevoteFAQ.htm#how
        http://www.blackboxvoting.org/bbv_chapter-8.pdf
  14. Diebold Senior Vice-President Jeff Dean was convicted of planting back doors in his software and using a "high degree of sophistication" to evade detection over a period of 2 years.
        http://www.chuckherrin.com/HackthevoteFAQ.htm#how
        http://www.blackboxvoting.org/bbv_chapter-8.pdf
  15. None of the international election observers were allowed in the polls in Ohio.
        http://www.globalexchange.org/update/press/2638.html
        http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/10/26/loc_elexoh.html
  16. California banned the use of Diebold machines because the security was so bad. Despite Diebold's claims that the audit logs could not be hacked, a chimpanzee was able to do it. (See the movie here.)
        http://wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,63298,00.html
        http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4874190
  17. 30% of all U.S. votes are carried out on unverifiable touch screen voting machines with no paper trail.
        http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/28/sunday/main632436.shtml
  18. All - not some - but all the voting machine errors detected and reported in Florida went in favor of Bush or Republican candidates.
        http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,65757,00.html
        http://www.yuricareport.com/ElectionAftermath04/ThreeResearchStudiesBushIsOut.htm
        http://www.rise4news.net/extravotes.html
        http://www.ilcaonline.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=950
        http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00227.htm
  19. The governor of the state of Florida, Jeb Bush, is the President's brother.
        http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/news/local/7628725.htm
        http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10544-2004Oct29.html
  20. Serious voting anomalies in Florida - again always favoring Bush - have been mathematically demonstrated and experts are recommending further investigation.
        http://www.yuricareport.com/ElectionAftermath04/ThreeResearchStudiesBushIsOut.htm
        http://www.computerworld.com/governmenttopics/government/policy/story/0,10801,97614,00.html
        http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/tens_of_thousands.html
        http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/1106-30.htm
        http://www.consortiumnews.com/2004/110904.html
        http://uscountvotes.org

More to come

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12-10-04   From WKYC Ohio News

Shared machines at adjoining precincts caused voter problems

POSTED: Friday, December 10, 2004 12:15:21 PM
UPDATED: Friday, December 10, 2004 12:16:09 PM

CLEVELAND -- It turns out that voters using the wrong machines in precincts at the same location apparently caused voting aberrations in scattered precincts in the Cleveland area.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer says its review showed aberrations including unusual vote spurts for third-party presidential candidates.

The paper says that apparently resulted from people in one precinct casting ballots just steps away at machines meant for another precinct. The rotating positions of candidate names on ballots meant people going to the adjoining precinct had their votes counted for another candidate.

The election board is investigating and says more poll worker training is needed.

Source: http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_fullstory.asp?id=27462 

 

12-02-04    Washington Post,  Wednesday, December 1, 2004; Page A08

 
Sen. John F. Kerry's presidential campaign asked an Ohio judge yesterday to allow it to join a legal fight there over whether election officials in one county may sit out the state's impending recount.
A pair of third-party presidential candidates, who said that reports of problems at the polls on Election Day are not being addressed, are forcing the Buckeye State to recount its entire presidential vote. But David A. Yost, a lawyer for Delaware County, just outside Columbus, won a temporary restraining order last week blocking any recount there. He told the Columbus Dispatch that a second count would be a poor use of county resources. President Bush won the mostly Republican area handily, unofficial results show.
Lawyers for the Kerry campaign asked to join Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik and the National Voting Rights Institute in the fight to force the county to participate in the recount. "If there's going to be a recount in Ohio, we don't want it to exclude Delaware County or any other county that might decide to follow Delaware County's lead," Kerry lawyer Dan Hoffheimer said. "It should be a full, fair and accurate recount."
Bush won the critical battleground state by approximately 136,000 votes, a victory that also won him a second term.
Cobb's lawyers filed papers yesterday asking a federal court to take over the case, which is scheduled for state court.
-- Brian Faler 

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12-02-04   Black Box Voting files Public Records lawsuit against Palm Beach County 

Full text of lawsuit

NOV 30 2004: Today's lawsuit was filed naming Theresa LePore as defendant, citing her for failure to comply with the Black Box Voting public records request of Nov. 2, 2004.

Black Box Voting filed the lawsuit this morning in Palm Beach County, served it per Florida law on LePore's attorney. Black Box Voting then made a surprise visit to the podium at the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections meeting held today in Orlando, where LePore was scheduled to make a speech on records retention.

We went in through the kitchen, using a reconassaince map provided by a colleague, led by Kathleen Wynne dressed as hired help. Black Box Voting investigator Kathleen Wynne, in black jeans and a white polo shirt had earlier traveled through the route to the back entrance to the supervisor's meeting, nodding to the waiters.

"Very nice, very nice," Wynne said authoritatively.

Wynne led Bev Harris and Andy Stephenson through the back way without raising so much as an eyebrow, since she looked like hotel staff.

Harris went onto the podium and introduced herself to the crowd. "I know I'm interrupting. This will only take a minute." She turned to LePore, "Since we can't get your attention any other way, I'm serving you with a courtesy copy of the lawsuit we served on your office this morning."

LePore glared, turned her back on Harris, and refused to take the lawsuit, so Harris set it on the table in front of LePore.

Stephenson stood up in front of the crowd of perhaps 200 Florida elections officials.

"This was a courtesy call on Ms. LePore for failing to produce public records," he said. "For any of you who have not complied, we have more of these coming."

Black Box Voting has identified 13 Florida counties who have earned litigation due to failure to comply with public records requests.

The elections officials erupted into deafening shouts, boos, gavel-pounding, and then Wynne stepped up smack dab in front of the crowd, took a sturdy stance and panned the crowd with her video camera.

"This is what democracy looks like," she said, as the officials scowled and shouted for the sergeant at arms.

Unfortunately, the sergeant at arms was nowhere to be found. (Perhaps imbibing in the Sequoia Voting Systems lounge, just down the hall? We may never know.)

Harris, Stephenson and Wynne made haste out the back door, but accidentally tripped a loud screeching alarm. The meeting broke up and people fanned out all over the place seeking to capture the rude individuals from Black Box Voting.

Black Box Voting went to the meeting because it was on the official schedule as a speech by LePore on retention of election records. LePore seems to have been retaining records too aggressively, by failing to provide public records to the public. Unfortunately, it seems that the agenda was changed, unbeknownst to Black Box Voting, and instead of a speech it was to be an event honoring LePore prior to her retirement (she was voted out of office by Palm Beach County residents), and congratulating her on surviving so many lawsuits.

LePore has one more lawsuit to go.

Volusia County lawsuit alleges irregularities in Nov. 2, 2004 election

Full text of lawsuit

Summary of allegations

a. The Supervisor of Elections has unreasonably delayed providing information.

b. The certification was based on inadequate and incomplete information regarding the election results.

6. Some or all of the information requested on Nov. 2, 2004 by Black Box Voting is still missing from 59 of the 179 voting precincts, including portions of or all of the voting machine tapes for those 59 precincts, which are a vital part of official paper record of the election results from those precincts.

7. Complete information on problems with the voting machines prior to and during the election has not been provided.

8. Complete information relating to memory card failures during the election has not yet been provided.

9. Only a partial list of the transmission logs from the Accu-Vote optical scan server has been provided. Despite repeated requests, the Elections office has refused to provide to the Volusia County Democratic party the official election results, now stating that those results will not be available until December 1, 2004.

10. The Elections office has provided incomplete data regarding Early Voting and Absentee ballots. The Supervisor of Elections, for example, reported that the total number of absentee ballots and Early voting ballots, combined equaled 89,999 votes, yet the published figures for those totals is 84,100 votes, leaving over 5,800 votes unaccounted for.

11. In addition to the pattern of delay in providing the requested information, the true election results are in doubt because of numerous violations of election law procedure and unanswered questions concerning the results.

12. The polls were opened early and closed late during Early Voting.

13. Many public records, including one signed results tape from a voting machine were found in the trash. Many of the requested records not furnished by the Elections office have been found in the trash. Results from the tapes found in the trash do not match the results of the copies of tapes furnished.

14. An email from Mark Earley, of Diebold Elections Systems, Inc., to the Elections office was provided which asked the recipient for an explanation of why Volusia County had more memory card failures than all of their other Florida customers combined, and then asked why the 17 memory card failures which the Elections office reported on November 3, increased to 25 before November 12, 2004.

15. The reported memory card failures were significant and troubling and included reporting zero votes after one week of voting, requesting permission to upload votes before the voting began, and messaging whether the card should be reformatted.

16. According to a statement by the Supervisor of Elections on November 17, 2004, the GEMS computer is not networked, and is "stand alone." The furnished computer logs show evidence of at least two attempts to remotely access the GEMS central tabulator, which is claimed to be secure. A computer screen shot printout on November 17, 2004 (found in the trash) shows that the GEMS computer at that time had two networked hard drives.

Source: http://www.blackboxvoting.org/#lawsuit2 

 

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