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131. Michael Moore's Email?
I have not seen Michael Moore's email. Is it posted in this thread? If so, please give the post#. If not, can you post it please?

Below is what I received from moveon today (is this the email you are referring to from them? I truly did not understand this note. Not like them to abandon the mission so quickly either):

Dear MoveOn member,

We'll admit to being heartbroken by the outcome of yesterday's election. It's a dark day.

But this afternoon, we received this email:

Subject: Running for Congress


In light of what happened yesterday, my friend and I have decided to get personally involved. He wants to run for Congress in 2006, and I'm his campaign manager at this point. Do you know of a good information source for how we handle the legalities of forming a campaign, opening bank accounts, registering with the FEC, etc?


We have suffered a defeat, but we are not defeated.

And our heartache does not diminish our pride in what you've done. We're proud about Wisconsin, where MoveOn volunteers turned out over 27,000 voters and Kerry won by only 11,813 votes. And New Hampshire, a former Bush state where we turned out 9,820 of the people on our list and Kerry won by 9,171 votes. Other groups were working with us in both states, but it's clear volunteers were at least partly responsible for the margin of victory.

We're proud about Ken Salazar, the newest Senator from Colorado, whose campaign was fueled by the donations of thousands of MoveOn members. We're proud that before he conceded this morning, John Kerry called to thank all of you for what we did to help his campaign.

Most of all, we are so proud of all of you, the MoveOn members who worked so hard and gave so much to take back America.

Yesterday, over 70,000 of us worked from before 5am Eastern to 8pm Pacific, getting voters to the polls. At 4:50am in Florida, we heard from our lead organizers that hundreds of precinct leaders had checked in and were on their way to the polls. In Columbus, with three hours to go, we sent out a final message saying "It's not too late! Help volunteer." Within minutes, two dozen people came running up the stairs in the rain, wanting to know, "What can we do? Put us to work!" One volunteer whose car broke down ran home, grabbed her bike, and biked from house to house in the thunderstorm, knocking on doors and reminding people to vote.

That you put so much into this effort makes the loss more painful in some ways. But the fact that so many of us were involved offers true hope for the future of democracy. In the campaign to defeat George Bush, you have proven that real Americans can have a voice in American politics. In the months and years to come, that revelation will change everything.

Although George Bush won by 3% nationally, we must remember that 55.4 million Americans stood with you and with John Kerry. You are certainly not alone. And a healthy environment, a strong and fair economy, good schools, domestic safety and the end of the war in Iraq are goals we all share -- red states and blue states alike.

Our journey toward a progressive America has always been bigger than George Bush. The current leg is just beginning -- we're still learning how to build a citizen-based politics together. But it's a journey our nation has been on for a long time. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "The arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice."

Today, we'll take a breath. Tomorrow, we'll keep moving toward the America we know is possible.

--Adam, Ben, Carrie, Diane, Eli, Hannah, James, Joan, Justin, Laura, Lee, Marika, Mat, Meighan, Micayla, Nepunnee, Noah H., Noah W., Paul, Peter, Rosalyn, Wes, the team at We Also Walk Dogs, the team at Fenton Communications, and all 500 members of the Leave No Voter Behind staff.
November 3rd, 2004
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  -Mark Crispin Miller: "First of all, this election was definitely rigged" Bush_Eats_Beef  Nov-04-04 01:27 PM   #0 
  - it does seem hard to believe  central scrutinizer   Nov-04-04 01:29 PM   #1 
  - We didn't. This election was stolen in the machines.  aquart   Nov-04-04 01:31 PM   #2 
  - We need to question it.  LiberalAndProud   Nov-04-04 01:43 PM   #21 
  - early ballots simply not counted  radiofreesrini   Nov-04-04 04:38 PM   #74 
  - So why the fuck did Kerry concede?  Sterling   Nov-04-04 05:27 PM   #84 
     - I would love to know that.  brainshrub   Nov-04-04 05:36 PM   #85 
     - My thoughts right along...  moosedog   Nov-04-04 07:19 PM   #100 
     - oops, self delete  Carolina   Nov-04-04 08:30 PM   #106 
     - I think he conceded  Carolina   Nov-04-04 08:31 PM   #107 
     - Hmm - that is interesting. But it would mean he put party over country  vidali   Nov-04-04 11:34 PM   #119 
     - The 1% rich party?  nolabels   Nov-05-04 03:18 AM   #138 
     - no I don't mean he put party over country  Carolina   Nov-05-04 06:54 AM   #140 
     - i agree -  demjomr313   Nov-05-04 07:25 AM   #141 
        - Well, if he didn't want the job  WildClarySage   Nov-05-04 12:24 PM   #152 
     - I don't understand it either.  anotheryellowdog   Nov-05-04 03:10 AM   #137 
        - Of course Kerry knew that.  Zhade   Nov-06-04 12:56 PM   #161 
  - that's my belief, as well  American liberal   Nov-04-04 08:00 PM   #104 
     - NPR  KCS72000   Nov-05-04 11:22 AM   #149 
  - Excellent analogy. nt  vidali   Nov-04-04 01:32 PM   #4 
  - Well, there is corroboration here.  bushbash   Nov-04-04 01:37 PM   #10 
  - I can't find it..........  springhill   Nov-04-04 03:59 PM   #59 
     - Series of articles  michaelwb   Nov-04-04 04:14 PM   #63 
     - Same here  brainshrub   Nov-04-04 05:08 PM   #78 
  - Mark Crispin Miller is a bright man  SpikeTrees   Nov-04-04 01:31 PM   #3 
  - But they did in Franklin County...  chimpy the poopthrower   Nov-04-04 01:36 PM   #6 
  - The gay initiative did it inOhio but everywhere the EV's were  ladjf   Nov-04-04 01:36 PM   #7 
  - I agree. They would have been more likely to stay home had that not been..  UCLA Dem   Nov-04-04 02:26 PM   #34 
  - He understands quite well the problems in Ohio  vidali   Nov-04-04 01:37 PM   #9 
  - you can still fix an election with paper ballots..  qcsoapbox   Nov-04-04 01:39 PM   #14 
  - True. Paperless electronic machines aren't the ONLY way to steal votes...  chimpy the poopthrower   Nov-04-04 01:43 PM   #22 
  - it's not just the voting machines  lazarus   Nov-04-04 01:40 PM   #16 
  - Yes, errors in the card reader  SpikeTrees   Nov-04-04 01:42 PM   #19 
  - There were other dirty tricks  Dancing_Dave   Nov-04-04 01:45 PM   #23 
  - What can we do about  zidzi   Nov-04-04 03:43 PM   #53 
     - Here is the plan it is just the core a little rough but a start  Vincardog   Nov-04-04 04:08 PM   #62 
        - DUH????? Did you just see what you WROTE???  loudsue   Nov-04-04 06:30 PM   #96 
  - I believe 7 counties in Ohio use electronic voting.  Zorra   Nov-04-04 07:06 PM   #98 
  - Without the slightest doubt! Keep on hammering the bastards.  ladjf   Nov-04-04 01:35 PM   #5 
  - The GOP stealing the election "just didn't register" with Kerry? OMG.  highplainsdem   Nov-04-04 01:37 PM   #8 
  - What I get from the article is that the premise sounded too "tinfoil hat"  Bush_Eats_Beef   Nov-04-04 01:40 PM   #15 
  - uh, what about kerry and BCCI, Iran Contra  GreenArrow   Nov-04-04 03:12 PM   #43 
  - I'm speaking strictly within the context of the article...  Bush_Eats_Beef   Nov-04-04 03:19 PM   #45 
     - no, the article, as written, makes sense  GreenArrow   Nov-04-04 03:49 PM   #54 
     - That could be it, easily.  Bush_Eats_Beef   Nov-04-04 05:16 PM   #82 
        - Or JK had heard this story before and knew a lot more he was willing to  wrate   Nov-04-04 05:57 PM   #90 
           - Could Iowa hold the key to "hope" to open pandoras box?  shuffnew   Nov-05-04 01:55 PM   #154 
     - We can always try to ask  zidzi   Nov-04-04 03:49 PM   #55 
        - I just asked him to come post here  Stephanie   Nov-04-04 03:57 PM   #57 
           - Thank you, Stephanie!  zidzi   Nov-04-04 04:00 PM   #60 
           - Thanks Stephanie  Bush_Eats_Beef   Nov-04-04 05:12 PM   #79 
  - That makes sense. I introduced the BBV people to Move On  Sterling   Nov-04-04 05:45 PM   #87 
  - Democratic Kerry Operative "Pete, NYC" just posted this in a thread.  KoKo01   Nov-04-04 02:53 PM   #38 
  - Why?  JohnyCanuck   Nov-04-04 03:03 PM   #42 
  - Kerry can't be caught tinfoiling  Tangledog   Nov-04-04 03:33 PM   #49 
     - Kerry is an honorable and honest guy....  MedusaSaur   Nov-04-04 04:03 PM   #61 
     - I think Kerry's been down the tinfoil hat road before  Geek_Girl   Nov-04-04 05:13 PM   #80 
     - I think Gore was the same way. They are honest folks and expect others  KoKo01   Nov-04-04 08:02 PM   #105 
     - The really big problem here  Eloriel   Nov-04-04 08:51 PM   #108 
     - What would be "tinfoil"  CAcyclist   Nov-04-04 10:38 PM   #113 
     - Come on "BIg Red Flag" over Lake Erie....  shuffnew   Nov-05-04 03:05 AM   #136 
  - Think of it this way.  K-W   Nov-04-04 05:21 PM   #83 
  - how come the "liberal" media doesn't pick up on this? n/t  Gut Check   Nov-04-04 01:38 PM   #11 
  - It picks up on it, put after a day or so puts it back on the shelf  Bush_Eats_Beef   Nov-04-04 01:52 PM   #28 
  - Fascinating. I sure thought it was odd that all those black people were  janeaustin   Nov-04-04 01:38 PM   #12 
  - Like in 2000  michaelwb   Nov-04-04 04:19 PM   #66 
  - well then.  sui generis   Nov-04-04 01:38 PM   #13 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-04-04 01:40 PM   #17 
  - Aren't you in the wrong forum? (trying to be polite, though you weren't)  highplainsdem   Nov-04-04 01:48 PM   #25 
  - Maybe I am in the wrong forum  Monist   Nov-04-04 01:53 PM   #29 
     - You have your thoughts on this and  zidzi   Nov-04-04 03:53 PM   #56 
     - "whine, cry, celebrate victimhood"  sui generis   Nov-04-04 04:25 PM   #68 
     - if we don't examine what has happened  ballcap1776   Nov-05-04 10:51 AM   #145 
     - I agree  blurp   Nov-04-04 04:31 PM   #70 
     - Bullshit  Kipepeo   Nov-05-04 11:29 AM   #151 
     - Your dismissing the electronic voting issue as tin-foil hat proves you  ElementaryPenguin   Nov-04-04 05:56 PM   #89 
     - Yep, wrong forum  Is It Fascism Yet   Nov-05-04 02:25 AM   #134 
  - ummm  SpikeTrees   Nov-04-04 01:48 PM   #26 
  - Thank you  Monist   Nov-04-04 01:54 PM   #30 
     - Starting when? n/t  Eloriel   Nov-04-04 08:59 PM   #110 
  - A "better message"?  trotsky   Nov-04-04 01:56 PM   #31 
     - And you know what, people believe this, and will  Angrillori   Nov-04-04 04:44 PM   #76 
  - I've felt this since the returns started coming in.  Borgnine   Nov-04-04 01:42 PM   #18 
  - Me too.  skryabushka   Nov-04-04 02:51 PM   #37 
     - ME TOO! Exit polls and other polls were showing Kerry much  barb1622000   Nov-04-04 03:37 PM   #51 
  - And what's truly baffling about this is...  punpirate   Nov-04-04 01:43 PM   #20 
  - We need to launch a letter-writing campaign. Ensure the integrity of  LiberalAndProud   Nov-04-04 01:46 PM   #24 
  - oh yeah write letters  T Bone   Nov-05-04 12:19 AM   #126 
  - Quite BLAMING THE MACHINE  byronm   Nov-04-04 01:49 PM   #27 
  - Our election system IS broken.  Caliphoto   Nov-04-04 02:46 PM   #36 
  - Oh, i don't disagree with you at all..  byronm   Nov-04-04 04:54 PM   #77 
  - They kept the hearings secret and only activists or folks here on DU  KoKo01   Nov-04-04 02:58 PM   #41 
  - Agree-- any suggestions  spooked911   Nov-04-04 10:29 PM   #112 
  - As soon as someone raises doubt  rniel   Nov-04-04 01:57 PM   #32 
  - Bev Harris is trying to get that evidence. See  highplainsdem   Nov-04-04 02:04 PM   #33 
  - I'm with you.  yardwork   Nov-04-04 02:42 PM   #35 
  - Did you see the nationwide map of all the e-voting machines  ModerateGal   Nov-04-04 02:53 PM   #39 
  - Tx Early Voting - Nationwide Map?  shuffnew   Nov-05-04 02:17 AM   #132 
  - Part of the issue, maybe?  tej   Nov-04-04 02:57 PM   #40 
  - There is No doubt  brettdale   Nov-04-04 03:14 PM   #44 
  - Miller will be on AAR's "Morning Sedition" tomorrow  Bush_Eats_Beef   Nov-04-04 03:23 PM   #46 
     - Are you going to listen?  zidzi   Nov-04-04 03:57 PM   #58 
        - I will try to catch it and post, but if I miss it...  Bush_Eats_Beef   Nov-04-04 05:14 PM   #81 
        - You can always listen later to the mp3  vidali   Nov-04-04 11:45 PM   #121 
  - Make believe campaign (W) for a make believe election  robbedvoter   Nov-04-04 03:24 PM   #47 
  - It's no coincidence  nebula   Nov-04-04 03:27 PM   #48 
  - the election was stolen, I firmly believe this. I am SO angry, so  barb1622000   Nov-04-04 03:35 PM   #50 
  - Thank you, Mark Crispin Miller!  zidzi   Nov-04-04 03:40 PM   #52 
  - Could someone take a sec to define  progressivehere   Nov-04-04 04:17 PM   #65 
  - You put one on to ward off dangerous alien death rays  Stephanie   Nov-04-04 04:22 PM   #67 
     - I lost mine  AZCat   Nov-04-04 04:35 PM   #73 
  - The rest of the US  CAcyclist   Nov-04-04 11:05 PM   #117 
  - Update, please: Uncounted votes in FL, OH?  MedusaSaur   Nov-04-04 04:15 PM   #64 
  - 2004 e-voting US map  ModerateGal   Nov-04-04 04:27 PM   #69 
  - A Patriot Act  Amy6627   Nov-04-04 04:32 PM   #71 
  - A good start: Donate to so they can proceed  moonbeams   Nov-04-04 06:19 PM   #92 
  - Correction!  GregD   Nov-04-04 10:39 PM   #114 
     - thx for the website address correction  moonbeams   Nov-04-04 11:26 PM   #118 
        - There is nothing we can DO!  Amy6627   Nov-05-04 03:17 PM   #159 
  - Nicely said.  Laelth   Nov-04-04 07:16 PM   #99 
  - So hwo the F do we get through to the only  Stew225   Nov-04-04 04:32 PM   #72 
  - Thank you Stephanie  progressivehere   Nov-04-04 04:42 PM   #75 
  - The results don't pass the smell test, that's for sure.  forradalom   Nov-04-04 05:39 PM   #86 
  - The land of the my  Ardee   Nov-04-04 05:53 PM   #88 
  - I am certain that at least OH and FL were stolen from Kerry. You need  wrate   Nov-04-04 06:28 PM   #95 
  - We need to have a paper trail for EVERY vote!  V Lee   Nov-04-04 06:18 PM   #91 
  - vote rigging is a form of (electronic) assassination  ngant17   Nov-04-04 06:24 PM   #93 
  - Welcome to DU and  zidzi   Nov-04-04 07:21 PM   #101 
  - why oh why is NO ONE screaming to rescind the non-taxable status  crozet4clark   Nov-04-04 06:24 PM   #94 
  - The IRS is too busy going after the NAACP. nt  Patiod   Nov-05-04 02:24 PM   #156 
  - From now on  montana_hazeleyes   Nov-04-04 06:31 PM   #97 
  - Word!  zidzi   Nov-04-04 07:22 PM   #102 
  - We have a way out  stupidgit   Nov-04-04 07:53 PM   #103 
  - The vote-stealing situation on the ground should be in all our minds.  bigmonkey   Nov-04-04 08:59 PM   #109 
  - the implications of Republican electronic warfare  teryang   Nov-04-04 09:56 PM   #111 
  - That is the most astounding feature of this whole millenium. So far.  vidali   Nov-04-04 11:40 PM   #120 
  - What's wrong with the Democrats? Why didn't they fight these machines  Kimber Scott   Nov-04-04 10:58 PM   #115 
  - Can someone give me a working link to this article?  XanthaS   Nov-04-04 11:05 PM   #116 
  - First of all, Crispin is an idiot  Nederland   Nov-05-04 12:00 AM   #122 
  - #of Right-Wing Christians?  shuffnew   Nov-05-04 02:33 AM   #135 
  - The exit polls were crap  Nederland   Nov-05-04 11:13 AM   #147 
  - Those figures are even higher than I remembered.  Cat Atomic   Nov-05-04 10:58 AM   #146 
     - Born Again % Count of 44% (not correct)  shuffnew   Nov-05-04 01:50 PM   #153 
  - There is something that can be done  PATRICK   Nov-05-04 12:03 AM   #123 
  - Yes, "Stolen Election 2004"!!! Kerry-Edwards HELP!  shuffnew   Nov-05-04 12:04 AM   #124 
  - They stole this election again!  PROGRESSIVE1   Nov-05-04 12:07 AM   #125 
  - If even 1/4 of us doubt this election,  justgamma   Nov-05-04 12:19 AM   #127 
  - MCM I love ya!  Qst4Q   Nov-05-04 12:23 AM   #128 
  - I know you're probably not going to like what I think but....  dragndust   Nov-05-04 12:55 AM   #129 
  - well said  teryang   Nov-05-04 05:26 AM   #139 
  - michael  merliecurlie   Nov-05-04 01:59 AM   #130 
  - Michael Moore's Email?  shuffnew   Nov-05-04 02:10 AM   #131 
  - 322, Mark  grasswire   Nov-05-04 02:20 AM   #133 
  - What does that mean?  Stephanie   Nov-05-04 07:29 AM   #142 
     - 322  Minstrel Boy   Nov-05-04 08:14 AM   #144 
     - it's the secret sign of Bonesmen  grasswire   Nov-05-04 11:22 AM   #148 
     - It's Skull and Bones code.  grasswire   Nov-05-04 11:24 AM   #150 
     - 322 is the S&B Lodge Number  shuffnew   Nov-05-04 02:12 PM   #155 
        - More on S&B & Lodge 322  shuffnew   Nov-05-04 02:27 PM   #157 
     - S&B Lodge 322 - Bush Presidential Speech 2004 & Hitlers Speech 1933  shuffnew   Nov-05-04 03:08 PM   #158 
  - Kerry's wife ,hire the best investigators ?  NicRic   Nov-05-04 08:13 AM   #143 
  - kick (nt)  Skinner   Nov-05-04 03:41 PM   #160 

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