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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:19 PM
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Blackwell. Need his ass oughta there. Help
I suggest having a lawyer working on the recount to seek an injunction forcing Blackwell to recuse himself because of a conflict of interest.

Now. I need as hard evidence we can get to make the case for a conflict of interest.

Kick this topic regularly.
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rockedthevoteinMA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:22 PM
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1. can someone find out why *
made stops in OH and FL the day of the election on AF1? I heard/read somewhere they weren't campaign stops. Wish we could find out why he chose to do this - maybe it would help.
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IAMREALITY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:25 PM
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2. I searched google for hours yesterday
Trying to find the same info. I hope someone actually has some good info on this.

I also was trying to search for an article I head read the day before the election from a journalist/reporter that had run into Karl Rove before he boarded AF1, that said Karl was acting all hurried and excited as if he just got some amazing news from Ohio. I'm dyin to re-read that article for context. What kind of news did he get to make him so excited?

Anyone remember this article?
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rockedthevoteinMA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:37 PM
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5. that's another guy that needs to be locked up.
That is frightening - I just watched Bush's Brain - and I don't understand why Karl isn't locked up for life. I don't know if I read that article though
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bluetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:55 PM
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6. it was obviously the crack that was making Karl feverish
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jhgatiss Donating Member (369 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 01:00 PM
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8. From the media I remember....
I don't think Bush stopped in FL on election day... It was just Ohio. He voted in Crawford during the morning and they stopped in Columbus on the way back to DC. (It makes my skin crawl when that man even enters my state let alone my city.) Anyways - the official line was that he was here to thank his supporters and volunteers. I think they went down to B-C headquarters in the Brewery District area. Bush even made a GOTV phone call. There was a quote from it, "Yes, this is really him." *sigh* I wish he would have called me.... :-)

I had read somewhere that he met with Blackwell on Election Day too. Not sure if that's true or not or just speculation....
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 11:48 PM
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52. Nice catch. If the Chimp met Blackwell on election day that would be
something for AAR to discuss with him. Ask him what he talked about, etc.



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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-04 08:13 PM
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70. Kick
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masshole1979 Donating Member (172 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:26 PM
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3. what more evidence do you need...
...than the fact that he co-chaired *'s campaign in Ohio?

Apparently some Dem. state senators were calling for his resignation before the election because of alleged misconduct--that could be a good place to start. Then there was the famous "card stock" issue.

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/10/29/141...
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rockedthevoteinMA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:28 PM
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4. maybe get in touch with the state reps/senators? n/t
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Action Jackson Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:58 PM
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7. all Secy of State and election officials need to be nonpartisan
It is just mind blowing that our country allows the Blackwell's and Harris' to even exist. We need to make all officals overseeing the election nonpartisan. Why is this a partisan position? WHY, WHY, WHY, WHY??????????????????????? There is no excuse for this. ITs sad and pathetic. We need to make this one of our causes along with fixing the electronic voting machines.
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jhgatiss Donating Member (369 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 01:02 PM
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9. Agreed....
Almost as bad as being chair of Bush's campaign here in Ohio... Blackwell took a public stand in favor of the gay-hating homophobic Issue 1 here in Ohio. It strikes me as the highest conflict of interest that the man who is validating petitions and counting the votes should be taking positions on any of these issues.
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 11:42 PM
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51. Amy Goodman of NPR interviewed some state reps who were
not pleased with Blackwell. Damn I wish I could remember when that was.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 11:54 PM
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53. Is this the interview you're thinking of?
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 12:11 PM
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62. That's it . Thanks seemslikeadream.
Edited on Wed Nov-17-04 12:11 PM by Carl Brennan
Look's like the Dem Party is already filing an injunction. Whooppee!!
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TennisGuy2004 Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-04 12:55 AM
Response to Reply #51
72. If you visit NPR's website...
you can probably get a transcript. They're very affordable.
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 02:18 PM
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12. Thanks. Do we have Blackwell linked to any of the voting machine
companies?

I know I'm reaching here, but that's OK. Maybe do some google searching. If he's one of the Bushboy's we can assume he isn't doing all this for nothing.

We need a more vested interest. If we find one we need to contact the Press, Oberman, etc. and give him the info.

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evolvenow Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 01:37 PM
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10. detailed article
http://www.clevescene.com/issues/2004-11-10/news/featur...

Better Dead Than Red
The story Ken Blackwell didn't want you to read.
BY DENISE GROLLMUS, KEVIN HOFFMAN, CHRIS MAAG AND REBECCA MEISER

In the months leading up to last week's national election, Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell did all he could to suppress the vote and ensure chaos. At one point, he even decreed that registrations must be submitted on 80-pound paper, lest Ohio be accused of having poor taste in pulp products. Blackwell even got a federal judge to ban the media from the polls.
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evolvenow Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 01:39 PM
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11. "The possibility of a close election with punch cards as the states prima
http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/NewsArticle.cfm?i...

http://www.gregpalast.com/detail.cfm?artid=393&row=0


Kerry Won Ohio: Just Count the Ballots at the Back of the Bus

Most voters in Ohio chose Kerry. Here's how the votes vanished.

By Greg Palast
In These Times
Friday, November 12, 2004

This February, Ken Blackwell, Ohio's Secretary of State, told his State Senate President, "The possibility of a close election with punch cards as the states primary voting device invites a Florida-like calamity." Blackwell, co-chair of Bush-Cheney reelection campaign, wasn't warning his fellow Republican of disaster, but boasting of an opportunity to bring in Ohio for Team Bush no matter what the voters wanted. And most voters in Ohio wanted JFK, not GWB. But their choice won't count because their votes won't be counted.
The ballots that add up to a majority for John Kerry in Ohio
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 02:23 PM
Response to Reply #11
13. Welcome and thanks.
I want to focus on Blackwell in this thread. It looks like the recusal has been done "informally" by the Green Party already.
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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 03:19 PM
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14. That's easy
Now. I need as hard evidence we can get to make the case for a conflict of interest.

He was Bush's campaign head in Ohio. That's plenty reason enough. Judges have to recuse themselves on the basis of conflict of interest on faaaaaaaaaar less than that. Given all the known shaninigans in Ohio (nevermind the ones we don't know or the ones we suspect), he has no business having any say in how the votes are counted or which ones "count".

We should all write and DEMAND that he recuse himself immediately.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 03:22 PM
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15. done
called his office and left a voice mail stating that he should recuse himself because he was Chair of the Bush reelection committee.
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 03:59 PM
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17. Good. Here's a link in the Ohio Forum:
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 11:11 PM
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47. If they didn't insist that Scalia recuse himself from hearing Cheney's
Energy task force case before the Supreme Court, after he spent the weekend before going duck hunting with the VP, then I'm sure they won't mind the myriad of conflict of interest issues Secretary Katherine Cruella de Blackwell has doing his job stealing and suppressing votes in Ohio. I wrote him a letter anyway, asking him to recuse himself!! It could happen. I also forwarded a copy to all of my representatives in the Senate.
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Pooka Fey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 03:58 PM
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16. E-mailed Blackwell and asked him to recuse himself
I also e-mailed the DNC and asked them to contribute funds to the recount.
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:03 PM
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18. A Class Action lawsuit: Blackwell depriving
Edited on Tue Nov-16-04 04:04 PM by Carl Brennan
the plaintiffs the right to vote by failing to recuse himself.

Can he be sued as an individual?

Just some thoughts. Please critique. I've got a thick skin.
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truehawk Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:08 PM
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19. I believe we can have him prosecuted.
For violations of the Voting Rights Act or the equal protection clause of the Constitution.

Or he can recuse himself.

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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:15 PM
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20. That's what I want a brainstorming session. Thanks
We need to hammer this guy from all sides.
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rockedthevoteinMA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:16 PM
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21. can't you do all three? n/t
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:37 PM
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27. If he's sued as an individual that
Edited on Tue Nov-16-04 04:40 PM by Carl Brennan
puts his property at risk. Which would require an investigation into his assets, which may lead to stock options in Diebold, or some other BFEE business.

I'll admit the last part is a stretch, but what the heck. :smoke:
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:20 PM
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23. Try Stan Chesley a lawyer in Ohio, he is the class action lawsuit king
He lives in Cincinnati and has held several big fund raisers for Clinton & Kerry at his home.

His wife Susan Dlott is the judge who Blackwell was up against just days before the election.

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/10/30/loc_elexavo...

Election protests thwarted


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal judges reject Republican challenges

By Dan Horn and Jim Siegel
Enquirer staff writers


Ohio Republicans lost their bid Friday to challenge the legitimacy of 23,000 newly registered voters before Election Day.

But now, the fight shifts to challenges that could be lodged in polling precincts on Election Day.



As for the pre-election protests, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld a lower court's ban on the Republican challenges, effectively ending the GOP's attempt to review voter registrations that party officials claim may be fraudulent.


Hours after the appeals court ruling, U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott in Cincinnati ordered the cancellation of all such hearings across the state. "We're going to have consistency," Dlott said. "I intend to have uniformity in the state of Ohio."


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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 05:01 PM
Response to Reply #23
30. Excellent!! Thanks. I still can't find his address. This guy is
a real asskicker, which is exactly what we need now.

I'd like to get him an e-mail, call or fax.
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 05:19 PM
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31. I've got his phone and address. Need his e-mail address.
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 05:27 PM
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33. Try this
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:04 PM
Response to Reply #33
37. I'm on it. For some reason I keep getting a "Page not found"
notice when I try to send a comment to him. That is a great website though.

I'd like somebody else to try to send a test through. Then I can tell whether its my computer/link, etc. or a bigger problem.

Thanks
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:18 PM
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22. Important: easy to send recusal request letter. Please send en masse
It would be better if you put it in your own words, but here is a letter.


Letter to Blackwell:
PLEASE CONTACT BLACKWELL NOW AND SAY SOMETHING LIKE: " In order for their to be no doubt in people's minds that the election was counted in a fair way, it would be best if you, as Chair of the Bush Campaign in Ohio, recused yourself from being the tie breaker in disputes between Republic and Democratic counters of Provisional Ballots. Someone non-partisan should take this role instead.

If you do not recuse yourself I want you to know that I and the whole world will be watching the Ohio count and if it seems that people were disenfranchised because of your bias, the results of this election will not seem settled or fair which will cause distress in this country and the whole world. As a result I implore you not to disenfranchise voters based on technicalities!"


BLACKWELL'S CONTACT INFO: J. Kenneth Blackwell 180 E. Broad St., 16th Floor Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 466-2585 and ask to be transferred to where you can make comment on elections
Email: blackwell@sos.state.oh.us <mailto: blackwell@sos.state.oh.us >
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rockedthevoteinMA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:21 PM
Response to Reply #22
24. done n/t
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:34 PM
Response to Reply #22
25. Spread this letter far and wide. A call and a letter or e-mail is best.
Let's fight these bastards!!!
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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:36 PM
Response to Reply #25
26. What about a petition as well?
Maybe we should get a petition going, too. List all the reasons we can come up with why he should recuse himself besides the obvious one of him being the head Bush 'ho in Ohio... the vote suppression, 10 hour lines, his post-election provisional ballot ruling, the paper weight stupid ruling, throwing out new registrations, the hearings, etc.

Hit the bastard with everything!

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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:43 PM
Response to Reply #26
28. If petitions work. I just don't know if they do and if we have enough
time for that.

But it couldn't hurt to try.

I'll check out petitions online
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 01:54 AM
Response to Reply #22
58. Done
Thanks for the email address.

:kick: :kick:
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 08:44 PM
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67. Thanks.
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:53 PM
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29. Stage a protest at his home.
Edited on Tue Nov-16-04 05:03 PM by Carl Brennan
Make this guy here the people!!
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:11 PM
Response to Reply #29
39. The local media likes these kinds of events to put in between
their commercials.
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Pithy Cherub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 05:20 PM
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32. Actually, you have to apply a lot of pressure
for him to recuse himself. The evidence of, as Bev says, 'Katherine Balckwell' actions before and after the election will be important. He had to backdown from the stance he took on paper weight/quality for those who were turning their ballots in by mail.

Next citizens of Ohio can make the biggest impact by requesting his recusal to mirror Jeb's in Florida. Getting Ohio Kerry republican voters to also call for it would be helpful. And simultaneously getting the Ohio media to pick it up in all the major media markets would be helpful. Then the rest of the country can weigh in in the interest of fairness and having every vote count and count every vote!
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 05:29 PM
Response to Reply #32
34. This is a civil rights issue
African Americans are who Blackwell has consistently sought to disenfranchise.
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Pithy Cherub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 05:47 PM
Response to Reply #34
35. Agreem yes, it is. Even with the deplorable violations
of Civil Rights you have to collect/discover the evidence first. This character is an obstruction of the will of the people and needs to recuse himself so that the appropriate individuals can investigate all of the issues.
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GettysbergII Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 05:48 PM
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36. Jeff Fisher tried calling Blackwell to ask hime to recluse himself
And apparently Blackwell's secretary hung up on him twice. He gave me a call about 5pm cst. He wants to make sure Blackwell gets the message so he suggested going to his website where he has Blackwell's number posted and giving Blackwell a call whenever you don't have anything better to do. Here's his website: http://www.jefffisherforcongress.com /

By the way he sounded in good spirits, says his sticking to his guns all the way and will regularly update his website to stay in touch.
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:07 PM
Response to Reply #36
38. I started a topic on Fisher. Interesting how our approaches to this
coincide. I want to get the lawyer mentioned above, Stan Chesley, to involved if possible.

We gotta get Blackwell out of there.
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rockedthevoteinMA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 09:59 PM
Response to Reply #38
45. did you see the Ohio Dem party has filed a lawsuit against
him as far as the counting of provisionals go? They filed it today
http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/docs/Schering/inte...
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life_long_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 10:45 PM
Response to Reply #45
46. Thanks for posting that link.
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 12:20 AM
Response to Reply #45
54. Whoa, what a coincidence I sent the suggestion for an injunction to the
Green Party people today. Cool!!!
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 12:46 AM
Response to Reply #36
55. HOT DAMN!! Fisher may have the goods on Blackwell.
Fisher did say that he had hard evidence of election fraud.

You know Blackwell is squirming now, trying to figure out whether to stick it out hope Massa Bush can save his sorry ass, or fold now and fade into the woodwork.

:tinfoilhat:
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GettysbergII Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 01:09 AM
Response to Reply #55
56. Yes, Fisher claims to have hard evidence....
.....And that he's given it to the FBI and has otherwise made public all but one name.
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 01:14 AM
Response to Reply #56
57. there is alot of skepticism about him now. He reminds me a little
of Vreeland. If he has hard evidence then you can be sure the Bushboys are not being kind to him. They can fuck with people in so many ways you can't imagine. It is hard to tell what's going on.
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:12 PM
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40. Anybody know how to do an asset search of Blackwell?
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:30 PM
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41. Blackwell's board of directors rap sheet
Just look at all the shit he's doing. Wonder if he got in with Diebold and or ES&S via his BOD with Public Technology Inc.

http://www.kenblackwell.com/bio.asp


Mr. Blackwell's public service includes terms as Mayor of Cincinnati, an undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, and Treasurer of the State of Ohio. He is currently a vice president of the National Association of Secretaries of State, a member of the board of directors of the Campaign Finance Institute in Washington, D.C., a member of the Advisory Panel of the Federal Elections Commission, and a member of the board of directors of the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs (Ashland University). He is president of the National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council, a member of the Harvard Policy Group on Network-Enabled Services and Government, and a member of the Advisory Board of The Princeton Review.

In March 2002, he was recognized as one of the top 25 government leaders in information technology by Government Technology magazine, and he later delivered the keynote address at Governing magazines national conference on Managing Technology. Over 20 years ago, he began his work in using technology to help government fulfill its mission and commitment to citizens as a member of the board of directors of Public Technology, Inc., located in Washington, D.C. He currently serves on the board of directors of the International City Management Association/Retirement Corporation.

A certified government finance manager, Mr. Blackwell is on the board of directors of the National Taxpayers Union, and was formerly a domestic policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. He has served as the vice chairman of the Working Group on Soft Dollars and Commission Recapture for the U.S. Department of Labor's Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (E.R.I.S.A.). He was a delegate to the National Summit on Retirement Savings in both 1998 and 2002. He served on the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform, and in 1998, he co-edited a book with Jack Kemp, entitled, IRS v. The People: Time for Real Tax Reform.

Mr. Blackwell has also served on the boards of directors of Physicians for Human Rights, the International Republican Institute and the Congressional Human Rights Foundation. He was a scholar-in-residence at the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. As United States Representative to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, he led the U.S. delegation to all four of the preparatory meetings for the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of directors of the American Council of Young Political Leaders and the National Council of the United Nations Association of the USA. He presently serves on the Board of Governors of the International League for Human Rights and the National Council of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.


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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 07:43 PM
Response to Reply #41
42. Judge Nathaniel Jones may be able to bring pressure on Blackwell
1700 PNC Center • 201 East Fifth Street • Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 362-8772 Fax (513) 362-8773

Judge Nathaniel R. Jones (ret.)
jones-n@blankrome.com



Judge Jones and Blackwell are both from Cincinnati. What Blackwell is doing is antiethical to the civil rights movement.

I was at a Kids Voting Southwest Ohio charity function that both Blackwell and Judge Jones spoke at and Judge Jones blew us away with a tales of voting in other countries.

Here is his resume:

Practice Concentration
Judge Jones concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation and dispute resolution.


Professional Background
Blank Rome LLP

2002 - Present

Senior Partner, Commercial Litigation Practice Group

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

1979 – 2002

U. S. Circuit Judge

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

1969 - 1979

General Counsel

National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Commission)

1967 - 1968

Assistant General Counsel

Northern District of Ohio at Cleveland

1960 - 1967

Assistant United States Attorney

Appointed by Attorney General Robert Kennedy

Fair Employment Practices Commission, City of Youngstown, Ohio

1956 – 1959

Executive Director


Admitted To Practice
Ohio, 1957


Educational Background
Youngstown State University, A.B., 1951

Youngstown State University Law School, LL.B., 1956 (JD)


Professional Organizations







Professional Organizations (continued)















































Professional Organizations (continued)
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Co-Chair Board of Directors – A project underway to build a National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio by the year 2004

Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc., Diversity Advisory Board Member

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Executive Committee Member

KnowledgeWorks Foundation, Board of Trustees Member

Cincinnati Bar Association/Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, Co-Chairman of Round Table – the aim of which is to broaden the involvement of minorities in the legal profession

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, Board of Trustees Member

Truman Scholarship Foundation, Board Member

South Africa Legal Services and Legal Education Project (SALSLEP), Board of Trustees Member

Advisory Committee of the Urban Morgan International Human Rights Institute, Member

National Conference on Community & Justice/National Conference of Christians & Jews, Trustee

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Sixth Circuit Judicial Council, Lifetime Member

Potter Stewart Inn of Court, Master

American Bar Association, Member

ABA Africa Law Initiative Council, Chair

Judicial Clerkship Initiative, Chair, 1999 – 2000

Council on Racial and Ethnic Justice, Special Advisor Chair, 1994-1997

Criminal Section, Co-Chairman, 1971 – 1973

The American Bar Association Law School Accreditation Committee

Commission on Opportunities for Minorities in the Profession, Member

American Arbitration Association, Member

National Bar Association, Member

NBA Civil Rights Section, Chairman, 1976

Federal Bar Association, Member

Ohio State Bar Association, Member

Cincinnati Bar Association, Member

CBA Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, Member

Mahoning County Bar Association, Member

Houston Law Club, Member

Indiana University, Board of Visitors, Member

Metropolitan Club, Covington, Kentucky, Board of Trustees Member; Founding Director

Alpha Delta Boulĕ, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Member, Former President

Buckeye Lodge, I.B.P.O.E., Member

Gothic Lodge #22, Member

King Solomon Consistory #20, Member

33rd Degree United Supreme Council, Mason

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Member

“Who’s Who in America”

“Who’s Who in Black America”

Committee on Codes of Conduct of the Judicial Conference of the United States, Former Member

Committee on International Judicial Relations, Judicial Conference of the United States, Former Member

Death Penalty Task Force, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Former Coordinator

“Children, The Law and Repression in South Africa,” Washington, DC, Conference, Chair, 1989

Task Force on Administration of Military Justice, Department of Defense, Co-Chairman, 1972 - 1973

The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Trustee, 1975 - 1979

Task Force on Veterans’ Benefits, Former Member

The Section of Legal Education, Standards of Review Committee, Former Member

Constitutional Rights Committee, Co-Chairman, 1969 – 1979

Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Board of Visitors, Former Member

Case Western Reserve University, School of Law in Cleveland, Back Bencher Society, Member; Board of Visitors, Former Member


Honorary Degrees
Youngstown State University, 1970

Syracuse University, 1972

University of Akron School of Law, 1988

Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, 1990

Lesley College, 1991

William Mitchell College of Law, 1993

Nova University, 1993

College of Mount St. Joseph, 1995

University of Cincinnati, 1996

University of the District of Columbia, 1996

The City University of New York, School of Law at Queens College, 1997

Hebrew Union College, 1997

Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, 1998

Xavier University, 2000

Roger Williams University School of Law, 2001

Northeastern University School of Law, 2001


Honors and Awards














Honors and Awards

(continued)
Equal Justice Award, National Bar Association, 1978

The Peace of the City Award, Jewish Community Relations Council, 1994

Frederick Douglass Award, National Association of Black Journalists

The Thomas More Medallion, Thomas More College, 1995

A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) Award, 1996

Haywood Burns Chair in Civil Rights, CUNY School of Law, 1996-1997

“Great Living Cincinnatians,” Chamber of Commerce, 1997

Lions Award, Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, 1997

Ben C. Green Visiting Scholar, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1997-1998

Visiting Professor of Law, Cleveland State University, 1998

Bishop William A. Hughes Award, Thomas More College, 1998

Millennium International Volunteer Award, United States Department of State, 2000

Distinguished Service Citation, National Conference for Community and Justice, 2000

Lincoln Award, Northern Kentucky University, 2001

Human Relations Award, American Jewish Committee, 2002

Professionalism Award for the Sixth Circuit, American Inns of Court, 2002

Thurgood Marshall Award, National Bar Association Judicial Council, 2002

Hall of Fame Inductee, National Bar Association, 2002

Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award, A.E.A.O.N.M.S, 2002

Gridiron Award, Kids Voting, 2003

Caring Award, Visiting Nurse Association, 2003

“Fifty Most Influential Blacks in Cincinnati in the Last Half Century, Radio Station WCIN and The Fifth Third Bank, 2003

Ohio Bar Medal Award, Ohio State Bar Association, 2003


On February 20, 2003, the United States Congress passed H.J.Res.2, officially naming the Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Youngstown, Ohio.


Publications

























Publications

(continued)
“Yearning to Breathe Free,” a report of the South African treason trial

“Strategies for Completing the Job of School Desegregation,” 19 Howard L.J. 82 (1975)

“Is ‘Brown’ Obsolete?,” 3 Integrated Educ. (1976)

“School and Divergent Perspectives: Changing Civil Rights Through Law – Can It Be Done?,” American Sociological Association (1977)

“Metropolitan Desegregation: Where Are the Courts Heading?,” Urban Rev. (1978)

“Equal Protection Clause,” Sw. L. Rev. Symposium (1979)

“Brown – 25 Years After Brown”, Crisis Magazine (1979)

“The Desegregation of Urban Schools 30 Years After Brown, Univ. Colo. L. Rev. 515 (1984)

“The 1964 Civil Rights Act, Twenty Years and Beyond,” Suffolk Univ. L. Rev. 613 (1984)

“The Justification For Race-Conscious Remedies,” Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 71 (1986)

“Federal Powers As Used To Protect Minority Rights,” Brigham Young University L. Rev. 815 (1987)

“Remarks on the Bicentennial of The U.S. Constitution,”

The Harvard Blackletter Journal 12 (1988)

“Why Be A Minority Professor Of Law,” St. Louis Univ. Public L. Rev. 431 (1991)

“Milliken v. Bradley: Brown’s Troubled Journey North,” Fordham L. Rev. 49 (1992)

“The Bill of Rights – Then and Now – An Ever Present Challenge,” Ohio Northern Univ. L. Rev. 499 (1992)

Keynote Address, NBLSA Midwest Region, 2nd Annual Midwest Recruitment and Retention Conference: Focus on Retention – Strategies That Work, Northern Illinois Univ. L. Rev. 262 (1992)

Whither Goest Judicial Nominations, Brown or Plessy? Advice and Consent Revisited,” Southern Methodist University School of Law 735 (1992)

America's Counterrevolution -- Unlearned Lessons,” Cleveland State L. Rev. 205 (1993)

For Black Males and American Society The Unbalanced Scales of Justice: A Costly Disconnect, Capital L. Rev. Vol. 23 No. 1 (1994)

The Harlan Dissent: The Road Not Taken An American Tragedy,” 12 Georgia State Univ. L. Rev., 951 (1996)

The Sisyphean Impact on Houstonian Jurisprudence, University of Cincinnati Law Rev., Vol 69, No. 2 (Winter 2001)



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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 11:28 PM
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49. Thanks. I have this feeling that Blackwell is linked financially to
Edited on Tue Nov-16-04 11:39 PM by Carl Brennan
Diebold and it may be through Public Technology Inc. If we can find a link then that sounds the alarm of corruption on a differant scale than what we now have. If you look at all of the positions that Blackwell has held and then at what he is doing now, you know it was all smoke and mirrors. He is a rotten son-of-bitch for sure and money is his master.
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sadinred Donating Member (529 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 08:24 PM
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43. kick n/t
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jasmineblue Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 09:26 PM
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44. Kick!
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 11:20 PM
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48. Why not have Randi call him on the air?
She'd kick his butt
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 11:38 PM
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50. Goood idea. I want to sweat this bastid in as many ways as possible.
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 11:28 AM
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60. Done. I sent her a message.
Let's see what happens.
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lucabrasi Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:08 AM
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59. ACLU?
Have you contacted the ACLU? They have lawyers you know...
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Doohickie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 11:57 AM
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61. If they couldn't get Katherine Harris, Blackwell is golden
and can cite the 2000 precedent.
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 01:34 PM
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63. OK. I want to file Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for Blackwell
I understand that this is just for the Fed Government.

Any help here like suggestions, information, etc. would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Verve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 01:41 PM
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64. Please email Blackwell to RECUSE himself! Here's his email:
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:00 PM
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65. Homeland security money goes a long way in Ohio, West Virginia
While most of that funding is earmarked specifically for preparedness against terrorist attacks, officials find they can stretch their money to acquire resources that also provide other benefits.

...

In fiscal 2003-04, the Division of Threat Preparedness distributed $383,755 to the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, with offices in Calhoun, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt and Wood counties, and $144,745 to area hospitals.

http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/story/1114202004_ne...
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 05:34 PM
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66. Great. I may have a connection between a company that does
the Homeland Security work in state and local governments called Thinkstream and Blackwell's company PTI. PTI is a non-profit and has vast reach.
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rockedthevoteinMA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 11:22 AM
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68. I know it's a far stretch -
Edited on Thu Nov-18-04 11:43 AM by rockedthevoteinMA
but I'm in the middle of the book "Worse than Watergate" by John Dean. Do you think we should contact him? Maybe he'd get involved? Seeing as he has so much experience dealing with corruption in gov.
http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dean /
can't find an email, but this is his page at findlaw.
edit: spelling
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 11:39 AM
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69. It's worth a shot. I'm still waiting for info on the FOIA
Thanks for the help
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-04 12:47 AM
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71. Blackwell linked to Accenture!!
Charlie Black, from all reports a long-time Bush confidant, heads up Accenture's lobbying arm. Burson-Marsteller is the PR firm for Accenture. Guess who teamed up with Burson-Marteller for an 18-month, $15.3 million voter education campaign- Ohio Sec of State Ken Blackwell. http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/news/voting_machines.h ... Ken Blackwell mentions Accenture on his website http://www.kenblackwell.com/accomplishments.asp?formmod ...

And here's yet another Burson-Marsteller link to Accenture. Burson-Marsteller's old chairman, James Murphy, is now head of Global Managing Director of Marketing and Communications for Accenture. http://www.accenture.com/xd/xd.asp?it=enweb&xd=aboutus% ... I don't know if he fits in, but it's a connection, so I'm throwing it in for discussion.

And in that same vein, here's some more info found on Charlie Black. http://www.rmpn.org/weblog/archives/permalink/002083.cf ...
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