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35. Busby does not have the authority to concede our democracy!
Edited on Thu Jun-08-06 07:07 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.


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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  -THIS IS **IT** FOLKS. garybeck  Jun-08-06 03:45 PM   #0 
  - Recommend!  fooj   Jun-08-06 03:49 PM   #1 
  - Kicked and recommended.  ThomCat   Jun-08-06 03:52 PM   #2 
  - Kicked hard!  marmar   Jun-08-06 03:52 PM   #3 
  - Kick!  documaker   Jun-08-06 03:54 PM   #4 
  - Done  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-08-06 03:55 PM   #5 
  - Anybody know the law on how to get a recount?  Peace Patriot   Jun-08-06 03:55 PM   #6 
  - And anyone knowledgeable, please clarify the situation regarding  Peace Patriot   Jun-08-06 04:04 PM   #14 
  - Natural recount law: You can't recount until you COUNT!  emlev   Jun-08-06 06:19 PM   #26 
  - This may be a smoking gun.  Catbird   Jun-08-06 03:55 PM   #7 
  - And it may not be....  althecat   Jun-08-06 04:54 PM   #19 
     - Good point. EOM  emlev   Jun-08-06 06:16 PM   #25 
  - Kick  Usrename   Jun-08-06 03:56 PM   #8 
  - Done!  Nimrod2005   Jun-08-06 03:57 PM   #9 
  - K and R n/t  pepperbear   Jun-08-06 03:57 PM   #10 
  - DONE!  Nightjock   Jun-08-06 03:57 PM   #11 
  - the line up and....  mikelgb   Jun-08-06 03:58 PM   #12 
  - made the call, answering machine. k&r.  robinlynne   Jun-08-06 03:58 PM   #13 
  - don't know why she conceded, but remember what Boxer did when  garybeck   Jun-08-06 04:05 PM   #15 
  - That was my question also. Maybe someone can explain?  Catrina   Jun-08-06 04:08 PM   #17 
  - Not all of those uncounted ballots are in Busby's district;  Liberty Belle   Jun-08-06 10:21 PM   #54 
  - Sent my email to Dobbs.  sinkingfeeling   Jun-08-06 04:07 PM   #16 
  - Kicked and nominated  sellitman   Jun-08-06 04:24 PM   #18 
  - My emails to Dobbs and to Busby:  Peace Patriot   Jun-08-06 05:06 PM   #20 
  - Kick  buddyhollysghost   Jun-08-06 05:13 PM   #21 
  - K&R- Hand counts NOW!!! Democracy NOW!!!  In Truth We Trust   Jun-08-06 05:16 PM   #22 
  - A stupid question here  Canuckistanian   Jun-08-06 05:36 PM   #23 
  - Not a stupid question...  BradBlog   Jun-08-06 06:43 PM   #30 
     - So, it's just up to the SoS?  Canuckistanian   Jun-08-06 06:50 PM   #31 
     - Would someone take on investigating this further?  emlev   Jun-08-06 11:57 PM   #60 
        - is on case you didn't know...but...  BradBlog   Jun-10-06 10:45 PM   #94 
  - I called Busby's office. I live in Carlsbad. I told them I want to  BigBearJohn   Jun-08-06 05:57 PM   #24 
  - Thanks so much, BigBearJohn  MelissaB   Jun-08-06 06:32 PM   #28 
     - So do you my dear!!!  BigBearJohn   Jun-08-06 08:45 PM   #46 
  - K&R(nt)  Kurovski   Jun-08-06 06:30 PM   #27 
  - Jonathan's request is getting highly circulated. I found nearly a dozen  mod mom   Jun-08-06 06:42 PM   #29 
  - the internet may be our last hope. n/t  garybeck   Jun-08-06 08:39 PM   #45 
  - My email to Dobbs  emlev   Jun-08-06 06:54 PM   #32 
  - Yep. This is it.  BeFree   Jun-08-06 06:56 PM   #33 
  - BE CAREFUL: REMEMBER BALLOT SECURITY  sean in iowa   Jun-08-06 07:02 PM   #34 
  - I don't think Judy Alter was the candidate  emlev   Jun-08-06 07:11 PM   #36 
     - I have the candidate wrong, yes.  sean in iowa   Jun-08-06 07:23 PM   #38 
  - Busby does not have the authority to concede our democracy!  emlev   Jun-08-06 07:03 PM   #35 
  - Emlev. I wholeheartedly agree with every word. count on me to back  robinlynne   Jun-08-06 08:53 PM   #49 
  - Well said, Emily. Someone needs to get face time with Busby.  Kip Humphrey   Jun-09-06 07:33 AM   #68 
     - Why recount before they count?  emlev   Jun-09-06 12:19 PM   #77 
        - I stand corrected!  Kip Humphrey   Jun-09-06 12:30 PM   #78 
  - Oakland supervisors just approved a "complete audit" of the Nov. Election  redacted   Jun-08-06 07:12 PM   #37 
  - Which November? 2006? And what's their def. of "audit?" EOM  emlev   Jun-08-06 11:55 PM   #59 
  - "Not One Line Of Software Between A Voter And A Valid Election"  understandinglife   Jun-08-06 07:23 PM   #39 
  - Been asking over and over what kind of machines they used  robbedvoter   Jun-08-06 07:24 PM   #40 
  - mostly opscans, some DREs, so...  garybeck   Jun-08-06 08:36 PM   #43 
  - Link  hpot   Jun-08-06 11:09 PM   #58 
     - Key word here: Diebold. I don't care what technology, they promissed  robbedvoter   Jun-09-06 10:53 AM   #73 
  - EXCELLENT SUGGESTION from Lynn Landes:  mod mom   Jun-08-06 07:34 PM   #41 
  - we can do even better than that  garybeck   Jun-08-06 08:38 PM   #44 
  - How to combine the strengths of the Landes and Curtis ideas?  emlev   Jun-09-06 12:06 AM   #61 
  - I voted for her and so did my roommate and my uncle  BigBearJohn   Jun-08-06 08:46 PM   #47 
  - I think that is a perfect idea!  robinlynne   Jun-08-06 08:50 PM   #48 
  - K & R n/t  Laurab   Jun-08-06 07:51 PM   #42 
  - K&R  sfexpat2000   Jun-08-06 09:32 PM   #50 
  - I have faith that the folks in California can  femrap   Jun-08-06 10:13 PM   #51 
  - Uh, don't they have VVPATs in CA and can't they be recounted too? nt  Bill Bored   Jun-08-06 10:18 PM   #52 
  - Bill, going by memory  FogerRox   Jun-08-06 10:52 PM   #57 
     - the 1% audit... can someone from CA chime in here?  garybeck   Jun-09-06 09:28 AM   #72 
  - kick!  Liberty Belle   Jun-08-06 10:20 PM   #53 
  - Kick n/t  bonito   Jun-08-06 10:25 PM   #55 
  - K&N!!!  AuntiBush   Jun-08-06 10:26 PM   #56 
  - FWIW, my letter to Lou  Hekate   Jun-09-06 01:36 AM   #62 
  - My second email to Busby (with thanks to GuvWurld)  emlev   Jun-09-06 02:10 AM   #63 
  - It Was Stolen, Again. nt  Dushegubkiy   Jun-09-06 03:09 AM   #64 
  - CALL for CA ACTION!  Kip Humphrey   Jun-09-06 07:48 AM   #69 
     - I hope the typo of Busby's name wasn't intentional...  calipendence   Jun-09-06 11:50 AM   #74 
  - 101  Dr_eldritch   Jun-09-06 04:22 AM   #65 
  - kickin' cause the truth HURTS!  undergroundpanther   Jun-09-06 04:28 AM   #66 
  - Election workers took voting machines HOME overnight???????  klook   Jun-09-06 06:34 AM   #67 
  - Kick for our future!  Kip Humphrey   Jun-09-06 08:24 AM   #70 
  - Copy of my message to Kerry  tbyg52   Jun-09-06 09:22 AM   #71 
  - this is huge  ooglymoogly   Jun-09-06 11:54 AM   #75 
  - *** THIS IS IT FOLKS, A THREAD WITH NO TITLE ***  TheBorealAvenger   Jun-09-06 11:55 AM   #76 
  - Just called - Precinct Reports are unavailable  hpot   Jun-09-06 12:43 PM   #79 
  - They told me to call back around 3:30 today  emlev   Jun-09-06 04:13 PM   #85 
  - Did you get to call back and get precinct reports?  emlev   Jun-09-06 11:55 PM   #87 
     - Summary Reports  hpot   Jun-10-06 03:34 PM   #93 
        - Welcome to DU--I need to talk to you  emlev   Jun-11-06 10:33 PM   #96 
  - UPDATE--> this letter is now on a webpage for convenience  garybeck   Jun-09-06 01:05 PM   #80 
  - Kick!  Downtown Hound   Jun-09-06 01:55 PM   #81 
  - Kicked and recommended. Left a message at Busby's HQ and  AndyA   Jun-09-06 02:02 PM   #82 
  - CA-50 is missing 3609 votes. WHERE ARE THEY?  dmsRoar   Jun-09-06 02:02 PM   #83 
  - i believe those are "undervotes," normally less than 1%  garybeck   Jun-09-06 02:12 PM   #84 
     - That's red flag #6 or 7. We're getting to Red Alert on a scale of 1 to 10.  Peace Patriot   Jun-10-06 01:48 AM   #88 
  - One hour of Brad on the radio re: Busby race, hear it here:  emlev   Jun-09-06 09:11 PM   #86 
     - Emlev, been to the SoS site lately? There is NO report on the SD Special  Peace Patriot   Jun-10-06 03:43 AM   #89 
        - Just tried SD Reg of Voters and got NOTHING--nothing at all on the  Peace Patriot   Jun-10-06 03:58 AM   #90 
        - Here's where I got what I just posted:  emlev   Jun-10-06 03:00 PM   #92 
        - I just went there again, and this is what I found:  emlev   Jun-10-06 02:58 PM   #91 
           - Current Results 6/11/06  hpot   Jun-11-06 01:22 PM   #95 

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