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berniew1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:33 AM
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20. Difference is concerted effort by Repub activists but not by Dems
Dyer only did what other Repubs in Florida had been doing for years, including U.S. Senator elect Martinez(Rep) who hired the same firm as Dyer. But activists pursued an indictment of Dyer and this hasn't been done for Martinez and other Repubs in Florida who did the same thing. Hired a firm to carry out an automated absentee ballot campaign to get as many ABs as possible from voters who might not vote otherwise. But the votes are real votes and no fraud, just a matter of whether the methods of collecting them meet state law. Someone was paid to collect them.

In Blackwell's case, the problems and illegalities were much more serious and clearly swung an election. Its clear that he violated many laws along the way, and clearly used his public office in a partisan manner to affect the results of the election. But there doesn't seem to have been any concerted effort by Dems to do anything about it.
Of course there is the matter that the judges in Ohio are Repub and many benefited by Blackwell's actions in the elections to gain their position. (and there is an indictment related to illegal actions in the judge races). But of the Chamber of Commerce, not the judges or Blackwell.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top why isn't Blackwell in trouble yet? Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer KaliTracy  Mar-11-05 02:35 PM   #0 
  - Maybe the repubs opened a jar of worms they didn't want opened here  nytemare   Mar-11-05 03:19 PM   #1 
  - I agree - Bring it on!  kcass1954   Mar-11-05 03:32 PM   #2 
  - You said it!  nytemare   Mar-11-05 04:19 PM   #5 
  - all sorts of things happened in Ohio, which Blackwell just shrugged off  KaliTracy   Mar-11-05 04:13 PM   #3 
     - Thank you, I will check out that link this weekend!  nytemare   Mar-11-05 04:18 PM   #4 
        - I hope you get a chance -- I've given it to several people who thought I  KaliTracy   Mar-11-05 05:09 PM   #6 
           - Much appreciated!  nytemare   Mar-11-05 06:22 PM   #10 
  - what Dyer just said on the local news  denese   Mar-11-05 05:14 PM   #7 
  - Yep, Martinez and Hood are in it up to their ears  DoYouEverWonder   Mar-12-05 03:31 PM   #11 
  - The payment was the friggin' stamp  sandnsea   Mar-11-05 05:35 PM   #8 
  - This is quite an interesting passage from the article...  KaliTracy   Mar-11-05 05:43 PM   #9 
  - We need to make it interesting  DoYouEverWonder   Mar-12-05 03:32 PM   #12 
     - I agree. So we need coverage. Blast all media outlets in Florida (and  KaliTracy   Mar-12-05 03:36 PM   #14 
  - But the majority of Hispanics voted for Kerry  berniew1   Mar-13-05 03:55 PM   #21 
     - but, but, but the MSM say hispanics voted for * because of that religon  KaliTracy   Mar-13-05 10:59 PM   #23 
        - The MSM has said a lot of things as of late.  Wilms   Mar-13-05 11:21 PM   #24 
        - Depends on which ones; article is partially correct  berniew1   Mar-14-05 12:25 AM   #25 
  - The judges in Ohio are Repub and benefited by Blackwell's actions.  berniew1   Mar-12-05 03:34 PM   #13 
  - Moyers?  KaliTracy   Mar-12-05 03:37 PM   #15 
     - 60 Minutes?  DoYouEverWonder   Mar-12-05 03:50 PM   #16 
     - lol -- just remember to send it to them by Snail Mail -- they don't take  KaliTracy   Mar-12-05 04:15 PM   #17 
     - Yes, he's one  berniew1   Mar-13-05 04:01 PM   #22 
  - Blackwell is not in trouble yet because...  KerryOn   Mar-12-05 07:12 PM   #18 
  - Someone needs to convince a prosecutor in OH that he has committed a crime  Freddie Stubbs   Mar-13-05 03:41 AM   #19 
  - Difference is concerted effort by Repub activists but not by Dems  berniew1   Mar-13-05 10:33 AM   #20 

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