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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:12 PM
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Write a letter to SacBee supporting Shelley and clean elections
There is a concerted campaign to get rid of California's secretary of state, and now the paper in the state capital has called for him to resign.

Shelley's real sin is that he decertified Diebold in California and called them the crooks that they are.


In a bitter irony, the last couple of paragraphs in that very article spelled out the stakes of losing him:

The 2006 june primary looms. It will involve all statewide officeholders and so will be even more complicated than the presidential balloting was in November. To prepare, many county elections officials, Sacramento's among them, must purchase and test new voting equipment and train poll workers on those new systems. Registrars are working furiously also to comply with federal election accessibility rules by a Jan. 1, 2006, deadline.

In addition, the state is required to have a statewide fraud resistant voter registration list in place by next year, a difficult technological feat. Achieving all of this will require leadership. Shelley is in no position to provide it. The sooner he cleans out his desk, the better off the state will be.

The rest of the editorial:

http://www.sacbee.com/content/opinion/story/12152933p-1...


Link to letters to the editor of Sacramento Bee:


http://www.sacbee.com/static/live/opinion/letters_form ....



My letter to SacBee


Given the behavior of GOP secretaries of state in Florida and Ohio, who purged legitimate voters, under-equipped minority neighborhoods, forced provisional ballots on primarily black voters, and bought GOP built rig-able voting machines, do we really want to get rid of Kevin Shelley and let Arnold appoint his replacement? All of these were well documented in John Conyers House Judiciary Committee's report on election irregularities in Ohio. Whatever Shelley's sins may be, that would be like replacing a pickpocket with Jeffrey Dahmer. I want my vote to count and be counted. Punish Shelley in any other way you see fit, but forcing him to resign will punish all of us by effectively ending fair elections in California.
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intensitymedia Donating Member (101 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:26 PM
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1. Call Shelley's office 916 653 6774 AND SUPPORT HIM
This guy is being hunted down by a pack of right wing dogs, playing a game that's as dirty as they know how, with full media cooperation - a front page story on yesterday's LA Times smeared Shelley but when you dug down and looked more closely at the allegations, it's all a lot of political smoke with no substance. Allegations that he misused $47 million in HAVA funds are ridiculous - he PROTECTED California voters against Diebold, and who else has had the guts to do that?

So California SOS Kevin Shelley needs CALLS OF SUPPORT to hang in there and resist all attempts to intimidate him out of office.

Shelley's office: 916 653 6774

I just called the number above and a courteous receptionist was happy to take my detailed messsage - yes, I made it as explicit as I could, that Shelley's courage in standing up to Diebold and "calling them the crooks they are" is the reason for his persecution, adding that this is the most important political issue facing Americans today after the manipulation and theft of the presidential election.

Only Kevin Shelley stood up and did the right thing.

He deserves to hear from everyone who is in agreement with this.

Anyway, big kick to this thread, and let's make a difference in California - time to give that big punk bully groper Schwarzeneggar a major punch in the nose. Politically, of course. He's behind it all.

peace - but never give up the struggle -

Che
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:56 PM
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2. good idea
I'll do it.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:59 PM
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3. did it
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:03 PM
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4. Call Gloria Romero, the Dem state senator who called for Shelley to Resign

Here are her Sacremento and LA offices. Tell her clean elections are more important than Shelley's third rate patronage scam.

(916) 445-1418
Fax (916) 445-0485

(323) 881-0100
Fax (323) 881-0101
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:31 PM
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5. KICK! This is VERY IMPORTANT and VERY URGENT!
The poster is right on. Keep this kicked! We MUST do something about this!

Also write to Shelley expressing support.

And to the LA Times.
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berniew1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:11 PM
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6. Send him & Media documentation of widespread vote machine fraud in 2004 el
election. Including in Calfornia.

http://www.flcv.com/ussumall.html

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