House Judiciary Ohio Forum David Cobb tells Conyers Forum of
Hears of Recount Fraud Plans
Preparations for a Fraudulent Recount
By Fintan Dunne, Editorhttp://www.BreakForNews.com
13 December 2004 : 1pmETThe House Judiciary Cmte., meeting in Columbus, Ohio to investigate presidential election vote irregularities in the state, has heard evidence that preparations to conduct a fraudulent recount are underway statewide.
In early testimony, chairman of the forum, Rep. John Conyers heard from Green party presidential candidate, David Cobb that employees of punch card vendor, Triad Governmental Systems, Inc. (Triad GSI) are attempting to orchestrate a fraudulent recount of the 3 percent of precincts likely to be included in the first phase of the recount process.
Cobb cited one case detailed by an --as yet anonymous-- informant, that a Triad GSI employee had advised election staff to inconspicuously note a prepared recount result, then report this data irrespective of the actual recount.
"This is going on, all over the state," Cobb told the hearing.AUDIO OF COBB RECOUNT FRAUD CHARGES: (mp3)http://www.kathymcmahon.utvinternet.com/mrn/audio/InsideTrackNews041213_3pm.mp3
The forum also heard evidence that over the weekend, Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, directed election staff to interrupt a public inspection of minority precincts in Greene County, and remove election poll books from two certified volunteers for the Ohio Recount team who were checking them.
Joan Quinn, a retired attorney said she was hand-copying voter discrepancies from precinct voting books when officials in direct contact with Mr. Blackwells' office were instructed to "lock down" the records.
Eve Robertson, a retired election official from California corroborated that account and gave testimony that her interrupted inspection was showing that minority students --who seemed to have voted overwhelmingly for John Kerry-- comprised the bulk of the provisional votes.
John Bonifaz requested Rep. Conyers to formally object to any declaration of a winner of the electoral college vote on January 6th, 2005 --if a recount was still underway or a different set of electors had been nominated for Ohio.
Rep. John Conyers vowed that this was not the last such meeting. He said Judiciary Cmte. staffers would in coming days be meeting with witnesses and accepting depositions.
The hearing is continuing.FULL REPORT CONTINUES:http://www.BreakForNews.com/articles/OhioForumDec13Report1.htm
Fintan Dunne, Editorhttp://www.BreakForNews.com
13 Dec. 2005 @ 1pmET