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AtLiberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 10:51 AM
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The Crisis Papers: In 2006, Voting Fraud is the Keystone Issue
In 2006, Voting Fraud is the Keystone Issue

Ernest Partridge, Co-Editor
The Crisis Papers
January 3, 2006


The significance of the election fraud issue can not be overstated. The fate of our republic turns on how this issue is dealt with and resolved in the coming year.

On the one hand, the Bush Administration, the Republican party and the Republican Congress, with the continuing connivance of the corporate media and the persistent indifference of the Democratic party, may successfully resist public demands for electoral reform, and consequently the existing system of unverifiable voting and secret software will remain in place. If so, then the Republicans will surely retain control of the Congress, regardless of the will of the American people.

On the other hand, if, at last, it becomes irrefutably clear to a large portion of the general public that the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections were stolen, along with key congressional races in 2002, and if indictments follow and a fair election ensues, then public outrage will result in the Democratic control of at least one, and more likely, both houses of Congress. Still worse will then be in store for those who stole our elections and our democracy, as the congressional Democrats gain the power of subpoena and the threats of perjury and contempt of Congress. The likely outcome will be the disintegration of the Republican conspiracy, and the relegation of that party to minority status for the next generation.

The ballot is the heart of democracy. If one party owns the ballot box, it owns the government, for that party is no longer answerable to the will of the people; it rules without the consent of the governed. Thus it is no wonder that the Bush regime and the GOP want to keep this issue off the public agenda. We cant allow them to succeed. Its as simple as that.

http://www.crisispapers.org/essays6p/keystone.htm
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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 11:03 AM
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1. This is such a great article, but why o WHY does he call it VOTING fraud??
Edited on Tue Jan-03-06 11:05 AM by demodonkey
The problem is not the VOTERS. That is what the 'thugs WANT everyone to think -- and SAY.

Come on people, take control of this issue and start right NOW to call it what it is: ELECTION FRAUD, and problems with our ELECTIONS -- not our voters.
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Stevepol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 03:29 PM
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3. I appreciate the point, but isn't it a little too precise to expect
everybody to pick up on? If we get the spirit right and we get enough voices raised in protest, eventually I think we'll get the words right. This guy is such a powerful voice.

Anyway, good point.
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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 10:53 PM
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6. Not precise at all. Plain fact. It is ELECTION FRAUD, not the voters.
Calling it Voting Fraud or Voter Fraud plays right into the hands of the GOP who then go on to say that the Dems register their cats and dogs and dead people, and 8 of the 9/11 hijackers were registered to vote in the USA, and 23% of Philadephia is fraudulently registered. I was just yesterday on a conservative talk show as a guest to talk about HAVA and machines, and THIS was my intro by the host.

We MUST learn to frame our issues the way the neocons do.

Otherwise it is still a great article.
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 03:24 PM
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2. kick-n-recommended..nt
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corkhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 04:38 PM
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4. I always look forward to reading his essays
I think his suggestions at the bottom are right on the mark.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 07:59 PM
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5. It WAS the keystone
We are chipping away at it. It now has some serious fractures and when it falls, the whole republican house will fall.

That is the key. Use it to bring down the culture of corruption. We need everybody to start asking questions.

EVERYBODY

You don't have to know the answers, just the questions.

Question Authority!
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