First I want to thank MSNBC’s Keith Olberman and the rest of the team for speaking up on the issue of election fraud. The government supplied numbers snakes are in your house, so I understand how difficult it is to stand up for the truth. But we must all stand up for the truth, like Edward R. Murrow did in London with the bombs going off around him. Stand and report the truth. Maybe now we can have an adult conversation for the need to invalidate the last election results or get an accurate count.
“NEW YORK— With news this morning that the computerized balloting in North Carolina is so thoroughly messed up that all state-wide voting may be thrown out and a second election day scheduled, the story continues.
Tonight (11/10/04) on 'Countdown,' we'll examine the N.C. mess (which would not include a second presidential vote), new fuzzy math in Nevada, allegations against the Democrats in Pennsylvania, Ralph Nader's news conference, and the other voting developments as they occur. A Stanford computer expert will address the vulnerability of the Optical Scanning system (and answer the question: which is easier to hack, electronic voting or exit polls?), and Newsweek's Jonathan Alter will join me to report on the reporting.”
More deeply, I am grateful to the independent media folks especially, as I'm sure Olberman is, for keeping this subject front and center so that, despite the reports of extra killing in Iraq to keep the media busy, the problem of an inaccurate election must be solved.
For verification, try this if you haven’t already. Do a web search on "Stolen election" in a news search engine. The results are not what they were reported to be, and the red states and the blue states are not as different as this analysis of lies are reporting.
I lived in NYC from '72-'98 and will always love New York. I've lived in AZ for 5 years now as a self-defined refugee from the Giuliani administration. Arizona and other red states did not vote the way we have been led to believe. Because we don't know who won is what's troubling me. Remember election night? The news announced Bush won over Kerry in Arizona before they could call the numbers off the voting machines, let alone the last voter voted.
Add to that the early voting numbers, which were large, and the only way they could have predicted the win for Bush is to use pre-supplied numbers. It stinks to high heaven, maybe beyond. Time to shine the light of truth.
I want to assure my brothers and sisters in the “blue” states that we in the “red” states did not vote for that man in the ways the media originally reported. They are trying the old divide and conquer because they think we are stupid. They’ve given us false data to think on.
We’re suppose to believe that the people re-elected the man on whose watch 9/11 occurred. It affected us too. I’ve had many conversations and the majority of folks out here are not stupid. It’s a myth. The will of the American people is crying for great, positive change that moves us in the direction of world peace and prosperity for all. We want a clean environment. Money is not more important than health. Check out Einstein’s MESSAGE FOR POSTERITY. We have enough to take care of all. It’s the fear based system that is broken and requires immediate attention. We are truly on the wrong path.
To the blue states and the world please know that this election, based on results, does not reflect the will of the American people. Too many “mistakes” were made in favor of the president for us to pretend not to know what was tried here. Karl Rowe was a bit too confident in the results the night before the election.
Please encourage the DNC, RNC, League of Women Voters and other elected and appointed officials, groups, spiritual gatherings and folks to speak up on this bogus election.
GIVEN NEW EVIDENCE PRESENTED CONCERNING ELECTION PROBLEMS, DEMAND EVERY VOTE BE ACCOUNTED FOR - OR INVALIDATE THAT ELECTION.
We can count a dollar down to the penny, but we can't count votes?????
Here’s a few things I found about what folks are doing, or should do, about this election fraud.
1. SEND A MESSAGE – SPEND LESS
“The Grand Refusal Is Launched!
CITIZENS FOR LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT
Pittsburgh, PA: November 7, 2004
CONTACT: Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D. and Lori Price,
Citizens For Legitimate Government is calling for the Grand Refusal to begin!! Stage one: Do not consume at normal levels; consume less. Do not purchase any entertainment. Do not buy any surplus goods or other major purchases. Only do what you have to do to survive. And, get others involved. Help get Citizens For Legitimate Government's Grand Refusal Coalition in motion. Help build the Grand Refusal! Stand by for stage 2. Once we reach critical mass, we will launch stage 2. “
Vote Fraud - Exit Polls Vs Actuals
2. Kerry May have won this election From No Stolen Elections!
“To: Urgent Response Network - Sisters and Brothers,
While hundreds of thousands of votes in Ohio have yet to be counted and reports of voter disenfranchisement throughout the country - particularly among minority, immigrant, young, and low-income Americans - continue to pour-in and questions are left to be answered about the massive gap between early polling data and the final total in Florida - a state where half of the voting populous used touch-screen machines that leave no paper trail, John Kerry just conceded the presidential election.
KERRY MAY HAVE CONCEDED THIS ELECTION, BUT WE WILL NEVER CONCEDE OUR RIGHT TO A FAIR AND JUST DEMOCRATIC PROCESS! “
3. "If Another Election Is Stolen, Let's Boycott Major US Media"
From The Baltimore Chronicle.com
“Even though foreign and military policies of Bush and Kerry are disturbingly similar, a survey of 35 countries shows 30 want Kerry to replace Bush in the White House, and by large margins. This news was received with shock, awe and derision by US celebrity media pundits, who--if they mentioned the poll at all--said its respondents were obviously "ignorant." Characteristically, this poll was totally ignored by TV news.
"Why was it ignored?" you might ask. The answer is that issues as defined, analyzed and disseminated by US corporate media are different than those discussed elsewhere. A strong case can be made, in fact, that, for more than two decades, these media outlets have been intent on tilting our framework for news understanding to the political right. When was the last time you saw academics have a free and open discussion on TV? Thirty years? It's been at least that long since "liberals" (we put the word in quotes to denote its dictionary meaning, because it has become so maligned in public discourse that it no longer connotes that meaning) had significant presence on television and prominence in major newspaper OpEd pages.”
4. From the Berkley Daily Planet.com - Another Stolen Election: By JAMES K. SAYRE
“The exit polls that showed a sweeping victory for Sen. Kerry on Nov. 2 were right. Unfortunately, the 2004 presidential election was cleanly stolen by Bush & Co. How, you say? With the help of Diebold, ES&S, Sequoia and SAIC, four interlocked secretive right-wing electronic voting machine manufacturers. We have entrusted the most important election task, that of actually counting and tabulating the vote totals to extremist organizations with secret proprietary vote-counting computer software with no auditable paper trail for hand recounts. How very convenient, how very clean, how very slick and with all the evidence of election rigging is buried deep on their computer hard drives.
Sen. Kerry won a landslide victory by between two million and five million votes. The pre-election public opinion polls pointed to a large and growing Kerry election day majority and the election day exit polls also indicated a Kerry victory. Unfortunately, theocratic extremely right-wing computer election machine manufacturing corporations were in charge of “counting” the votes of millions and millions of Americans. Some how, a few million Kerry votes didn’t get counted and a few million bogus Bush votes showed up in the final election tallies and voila, a Bush “victory.”
Democracy in 21st century America has been kidnapped and destroyed by extreme right-wing control of the new secret computerized electronic vote counting systems. Verifiable hand-counted paper ballots are the only way to restore legitimate elections in America. “
5. From The Wilderness.com reports The Triumph of the Bush Machines -
“But there is one overriding fact that has been left out most of the ridiculous post-election punditry that renders all other analyses completely irrelevant. It is also the reason why the smiles on the faces of Bush crime family members are so bright, as they watched the returns on election night.
Air America Radio's Mike Malloy gave the most succinct and passionate explanation in his Wednesday, November 3, 2004, program [my links included-LC]:
"The American vote count is controlled by three major corporate players, Diebold, ESS, Sequoia, and a fourth, SAIC, Science Applications International. All four are hard-wired into the Bush power structure, the Bush crime family.
"They have been given millions of dollars by the Bush regime to complete a sweeping computerization of voting machines that were just used in the 2004 election. The technology involved had a trial run during the 2002 mid-term elections. Georgia had Diebold machines in every precinct. As a result, a popular Democratic governor and senator were both unseated in what the media called an "amazing" 16 percent swing.
"Diebold's Walden O'Dell, a top Bush fundraiser, publicly committed himself to delivering his home state Ohio's votes to Bush. At Diebold, the election division is run by Bob Urosevich. Bob's brother, Todd, is a top executive at "rival" ES&S. The brothers were originally staked by Howard Ahmanson, a member of the Council For National Policy, a right-wing steering group stacked with Bush true believers. Ahmanson is also one of the bagmen behind the extremist Christian Reconstruction Movement, which advocates the theocratic takeover of American democracy.
"The four companies are interconnected; they are not four "competitors". Ahmanson has large stakes in ES&S, whose former CEO was Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska. When Hagel ran for office, his own company counted the votes, and his victory was considered "an amazing upset". Hagel still has a million dollar stake in ES&S.
"Sequoia is the corporate parent of a private equity firm, Madison Dearborn, which is partner in the Carlyle Group. (Also see here.)”
6. Never Say Die-bold: So You Don’t Think the Bush Campaign Stole This Election? Think Again -by guest writer Jackson Thoreau
If you’re looking for one word to sum up the way the Bush-Cheney campaign stole another election Tuesday besides obvious ones like “cheated,” try this one: Diebold.
An election judge where I voted Tuesday in a heavily Democratic precinct in Maryland knows what that means and wasn’t adverse to sharing his opinion of the Republican-owned company. As I was about to vote with the electronic system, I asked this judge if they had a way to check people’s votes through a paper backup.
The official said no, and then in a low voice so no one else would hear, added, “And that really makes us nervous, with Diebold as the owner of that system.”
Goodbye, hanging chads. Hello, computer fraud that leaves no trace, no chads hanging.
Diebold Inc. of North Canton, Ohio, supplied scores of machines and counted millions of votes Tuesday, while reportedly discarding many votes for Democrat John Kerry, according to British investigative reporter Gregory Palast. Walden O’Dell, chief executive of Diebold and a top fundraiser for the Bush campaign, wrote in a fund-raising letter last year that he was “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year.”
That he did.
When I was in high school back in the 1960’s we had a typing drill we use to do.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR COUNTRY.
Or the politically correct way of saying it
NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD PEOPLE TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR COUNTRY AND WORLD.