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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 08:03 PM
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35. Busby does not have the authority to concede our democracy!
Edited on Thu Jun-08-06 08:07 PM by emlev
Dear Francine Busby:

Barbara Boxer decided not to join members of the Congressional Black Caucus in challenging the 2000 slate of presidential electors from Florida. On January 6, 2005, right before she joined Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones to challenge Ohio's slate of electors from the 2004 race, she stated that her decision four years previously had been wrong. She said Al Gore had asked her not to challenge the Florida electors. By 1/6/05 she had realized that it wasn't about Al Gore. It was about Democracy.

The need to challenge the premature announcement of your opponent's supposed victory is not about Francine Busby. It is not about CA-50. It is not even just about California. It's about our Democracy. It's everybody's business.

You prematurely conceded this race. The votes have not been counted. The machines were not secure. The machines cannot be trusted. By standing by your concession, you will be conceding our Democracy. You have no right to do that. Our Democracy belongs to all of us and WE DO NOT CONCEDE!

We are fighting for our Democracy. Your race is the new battleground. Will you stand up for Democratic values? Will you demand a full vote count and an investigation of irregularities? My deep hope is that you will.

Sincerely,

Emily Levy

Note: I served as Project Coordinator for Richard Hayes Phillips, Ph.D. in his precinct-level investigation of the 2004 presidential election in Ohio. I would be happy to help you in any way I can.

(edited to reflect what I actually sent)
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