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GuvWurld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 02:41 AM
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Lehto Launches Legal Challenge to San Diego Election (WDNC Blog)
http://wedonotconsent.blogspot.com/2006/07/lehto-launch...

Monday, July 31, 2006
Lehto Launches Legal Challenge to San Diego Election


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Lehto (who wrote the Foreword to my book) is the attorney who filed suit Monday on behalf of voters Barbara Gail Jacobson and Lillian Ritt, arguing that the June 6 election between Brian Bilbray and Francine Busby for California's 50th District Congressional seat "was an unconstitutional election, and therefore void and invalid." Plaintiffs seek relief in the form of a hand count that could potentially contribute to removing a now-sitting Congressmember who was sworn in before all votes were counted and prior to the election's certification. Read the 12 page case here (.pdf).

Lehto is merciless on San Diego Registrar Mikel Haas, notorious now for withholding documents relevant to public information requests and for providing three different, arbitrary, price quotes for the conduct of a hand count.
18. The actions of Defendant Haas, as Registrar of Voters, and Does 1-50 (unnamed defendants, county employees ~ Guv), constitute such reckless indifference and intent to obscure the chain of custody, and frustrate reconciliation of ballots and other accountability for election mistakes, as to constitute aiding and abetting fraud or attempts at fraud and aiding and abetting, in violation of California Election Code, section 18500.

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25. Defendants, Mikel Haas, and Does 1-50, deliberately concealed and frustrated the ability of the public to determine whether or not fraud occurred such that, in addition to the affirmative evidence of fraud pleaded herein and in verified statements filed herein, there has been such a radical departure from the expected chain of custody and compliance with recordkeeping requirements that the ability of the public to detect fraud has been radically frustrated or eliminated.

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GuvWurld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 10:04 AM
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GuvWurld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 11:00 AM
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2. This piece is now at OpEdNews.com
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 11:26 AM
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 12:16 PM
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4. A couple of salient quotes:
Lehto expects his case will be placed on a "rocket docket" for speedy trial within 45-60 days. "The key is that there is no basis for confidence," he said. "Haas cannot prove that Bilbray won the election, properly...There is not enough chain of custody to show that."

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Asked what voting system he would most trust, Lehto noted that optical scans could in theory be "reasonably accurate if you have the right checks and balances, and you have precinct counts." But he added, "If one of those checks or balances is missing, all bets are off."
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 10:51 PM
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5. K&R Excellent column, well written. Seel below for link to key trial docs


Go here ans see five searate links: www.electionfraudnews.com

Excellent column. !!!
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