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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:19 PM
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Ohio voters tell of Election Day troubles at hearing
Sunday, November 14, 2004
Reginald Fields
Plain Dealer Bureau
Columbus

Tales of waiting more than five hours to vote, voter intimidation, under-trained polling-station workers and too few or broken voting machines largely in urban or heavily minority areas were retold Saturday at a public hearing organized by voter-rights groups.

For three hours, burdened voters, one after another, offered sworn testimony about Election Day voter suppression and irregularities that they believe are threatening democracy.

The hearing, sponsored by the Election Protection Coalition, was to collect testimony of voting troubles that might be used to seek legislative changes to Ohio's election process.

The organizers chose Ohio because it was a swing state in the presidential election as well as the site of numerous claims of election fraud and voter disenfranchisement

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http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/ba...


Go to LBN for an eyewitness account from DUer kk897. It should be nominated for front page.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:29 PM
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1. Same eyewitness report by this stellar new DUers in this thread
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:13 PM
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2. Excellent! I didn't know about this - thanks for posting. :)
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:36 PM
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3. Doesn't this warrant a re-vote?
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:40 PM
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4. I KNOW!!!! WHAT GIVES?
It is ILLEGAL to suppress voters!!!!!! Says so right in the HAVA and Ohio laws. For God's sake, if this ISN'T suppression, I'll eat it.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:01 PM
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5. Federal Election Tampering
Remember there's that problem with the denial from the FBI and Homeland Security about the terrorist threat level. Someone was sending memos about an elevated threat but apparently it wasn't Tom Ridge. And who sent that guy if it wasn't the FBI.
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