You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

DEMAND THAT CNN RE-CHECK THEIR FACTS on the Election Fraud Report [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
KaryninMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 11:47 AM
Original message
Advertisements [?]
I just watched their report- mostly about Ohio. They reported 400 marchers which seems to be way off base (especially after seeing their footage). Anyone know how many actually attended? Please clarify so we can respond en masse to their "incomplete" report.

Next, they claimed that ALL over the overvote reports in Ohio precincts have now been corrected. My understanding is that this is not true. Anyone who can confirm what is true regarding precincts reporting more votes then voters?

They also said that the Kerry campaign is not involved with the Ohio investigation (and played a clip of the Boston concession speech). . My understanding is that the Kerry campaign and attorneys are involved and are supporting the investigation. Did I miss something? I know they waffled about the amount of their involvement but the last thing I read said they were working with all parties on the recount efforts. Anyone have any other info?

Finally, they reported that "a few" members of Congress have asked the "General Accounting Office" to investigate some of the voter irregularities. First of all, it's not a few members of Congress- it's more like 8 or 10 members. Can someone clarify how many? Next, I think CNN should be reminded that their investigation demand (there were 2 actually) includes 57,000 reports of irregularities and problems. Might this not be a big enough number for CNN to report on? 100-200 ok- but 57,000? GEEEEZZZZ.

Also, the GAO is no longer called the General Accounting Office - CNN conveniently used an outdated, less important sounding title to spin this to downplay the impact of Tuesday's hearing. CNN needs to know that the General Accountability Office is a powerful, non-partisan agency that works as the congressional watchdog on behalf of the Congress and the American public. Their role is to evaluate complaints and issues that relate to federally funded programs (such as elections), audits federal expenditures, and issues legal opinions. When GAO reports its findings to Congress, it recommends actions. Please tell CNN that this is a MAJOR AGENCY and having them agree to a hearing and a major investigation is no small matter. (Perhaps we might suggest that they cover the hearing on Tuesday? Interview some of the Congress Persons involved?)

Please write to CNN and demand that they print the real story- not their version which truly does little to demonstrate the enormousnesses of this issue.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC