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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-05 02:38 PM
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Conyers' Blog: Let's Not Forget Ohio
Edited on Tue May-31-05 02:40 PM by Wilms


Let's Not Forget Ohio

Blogged by JC on 05.30.05 @ 10:21 PM ET

With all of the focus on the Smoking Gun Downing Street Memo in the blogosphere and elsewhere, I am glad that many have not forgotten the tragedy of the recent presidential elections and all of the irregularities and corruption in Ohio.

Today, Thom Hartmann interviewed British MP George Galloway -- of recent anti-war note as a result of his testimony before the Senate -- and he offered a vocal reminder that all is not well with the electoral system in the U.S. The full interview is picked up by OpEdNews.com.

Last week, we learned that the courageous Sherole Eaton was essentially fired. Though no reason was given, most suspect that the firing was orchestrated as a result of her willingness to blow the whistle on Triad's suspicious involvement in the Ohio recount. This has led me write a protest letter to the now notorious Ohio Secretary of State, J. Kenneth Blackwell. Our old friend Bob Fitrakis at the Free Press has the story, as does the Bradblog. BTW, Triad never even bothered to respond to my inquiries regarding their suspicious and possibly illegal involvement in the Ohio election and the recount.

We also learned about the growing scandal in the Ohio GOP, whereby the State Party used its influence to have State pension funds acquire "rare coins" from a GOP fundraiser in Toledo. That is not a typo or a joke -- and now millions of dollars in hard earned pension funds are missing. The Toledo Blade has the story.

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http://www.conyersblog.us/archives/00000114.htm
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-05 04:01 PM
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1. Thanks, Wilms!
I :loveya: John Conyers!
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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-05 04:07 PM
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2. Good post-- thank you for bringing it to our attention! n/t
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-05 04:32 PM
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3. got your back jc

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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-05 05:08 PM
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4. All of us need to stand with Congressman John Conyers!
The only "one" that sincerely stands for "we the people of these United States." He's a true sheep amongst the wolves.

P.S. Pension funds used to acquire rare coins is another scandal stacked skywards, yet to hit any TV airwaves. How sad. How truly sad.
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-05 05:42 PM
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5. See this quote from Conyers:
"If any state was due for a change at the top, its Ohio. We need a Democratic sweep in 2006, not only to throw out the corrupt and incompetent GOP office holders that have gotten the state into this mess, but to get an honest and trustworthy Secretary of State to run the 2008 election. "

But how? With rigged DREs and tabluators?
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-05 09:03 PM
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7. I like that. n/t
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-05 06:23 PM
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6. RECOMMENDED
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-05 12:43 AM
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8. KICK.NT
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-05 01:17 AM
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9. Kick for Mr.Conyers a "class act"
If he says don't forget Ohio, I won't forget Ohio. :kick:
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zann725 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-05 01:23 AM
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10. I'm not forgetting either...that Prez. Kerry indeed won...
...no matter what the revised "exit polls" say.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-05 01:52 PM
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-05 02:22 PM
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13. The vote is riggable.
Not wanting to get wrapped up in Exit Pol Pie Fights is a reasonable, very reasonable, position.

But the vote is still riggable.

Kerry ran a really bad campaign. Fine.

But the vote is still riggable.
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-05 02:38 PM
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14. OK, but the voting machines and the tabulators
can still be hacked.
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abbiehoff Donating Member (356 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-05 03:46 PM
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15. Exit polls are hardly the only evidence of election fraud.
If you honestly believe that the Republicans who own the companies that manufacture and program the voting machines and the tabulation machines would not take advantage of the opportunity to steal the election, you are naive in the extreme. Where politics is concerned, opportunity and action are practically the same thing.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-05 05:25 AM
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11. kick n/t
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Catamount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-05 03:50 PM
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16. We will never forget Ohio!
Thank you for your post!
Conyers keeps amazing me!

Wasn't his forum on the "Liberal Press fantastic?
There was so much hope and potential in that room!

I hope you've all signed his petition on the Downing St. Memo?

:kick:
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Twist_U_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-05 04:15 PM
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17. Wheres all of your back-up JC ?
Dean,Kerry,Clinton the list goes on..... this scene is getting old..Until we take this to the streets and to the doors of the people that are SUPPOSED to be representing us,we will continue to just log on and read a blog here and there.

Honorable John you name the place and date and I`ll be there,with 10 friends that feel the same as I do.....

We are ready to play tackle football.
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-05 05:15 PM
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18. JC is truly the
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-02-05 10:25 AM
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19. Don't forget Ohio..........kick.nt
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