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Tommymac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:41 PM
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DU this campaign!!!! Hackett within 5 Points; Election in 5 Days!!!
I just recieved this email from my local Dem organizer - Hackett is within 5 points - in 'most Republican' district in Ohio! This one will be won on the ground The election is in 5 DAYS!

They need ground troops - may be offering gas money and a place to stay if we can get there - contact them at http://www.hackettforcongress.com or PM me for number I have.

<snip>
Sent : Thursday, July 28, 2005 10:22 AM
Subject : POLITICAL HAPPENINGS - OHIO, PROGRESSIVE BEERS, INDY VOTER,

i apologize for cross posting

There is a lot going on in the next 2 weeks that
people can get involved with

and make a difference

1. OHIO this weekend for PAUL HACKET
2. PROGRESSIVE BEERS, Friday July 29 @ CHURCH BREW
WORKS
3. JUSTICE for JANITORS Thursday July 28 8:30 pm
4. INDYVOTER.ORG CONVENTION IN PITTSBURGH NEXT WEEKEND
5. Carp All Night

1. OHIO this weekend for PAUL HACKET
I just got a call from the DNC and talked to the
people at Paul HAcket's campaign. This is the Most
republican congressional district in Ohio. The race
is with in 5 points and this will be won on the
ground. If anyone is interested in going to help
anytime between now and Tue (election day) they will
send you money for gas and give you housing.
You can contact xxxxx for more info or xxxxxx

http://www.hackettforcongress.com /


Also, he just today recieved this endorsement from VETPAC

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=50847
To: National, State and Metro desks

Contact: Fred Allingham, 530 751-6795; Web: http://www.hackettforcongress.com

CINCINNATI, July 26 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Veterans Alliance for Security and Democracy Political Action Committee announced its support for the Congressional campaign of Paul Hackett, the Democratic candidate in the August 2, 2005 special election in Ohios second congressional district. Hackett, a former U.S. Marine Corps major who served in the Iraq war would, if elected, become the first Iraq war veteran to serve in Congress.

We support Paul for his intelligence, courage and commitment to public service. Said Fred Allingham, VETPAC field director. Despite his disagreement with the Iraq war, he volunteered for activation from the Marine Corps reserve and served a dangerous tour in Iraq. Major Hackett felt that his duty as a professional demanded that he share the burden and the risks of service with his Marine Corps brethren.

Allingham also cited Hacketts reputation for independence and his commitment to his family and community. We need more veterans in Congress who understand the sacrifices being made by our troops in Iraq and will fully fund veterans health care and other benefits that they and all veterans have earned by their service. Paul will honor the American values for which he fought and serve the interests of his community. He will not simply be another clone in Tom DeLay's army.

http://www.usnewswire.com /


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TrueAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:45 PM
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1. Dayton Daily News endorses HACKETT
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 03:47 PM by TrueAmerican
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Tommymac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:49 PM
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2. Cool!
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centristo Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:24 PM
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12. same for the Cincinnati Post
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:59 PM
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3. MSNBC has been giving him a lot of coverage.
Just heard that he will be on Hardball tonight too, FYI.
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Tommymac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:02 PM
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4. Is tweety here this week?
I may have to break my MSM moratorium to see this one...
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:50 PM
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29. Must see tv!
He can hold his own against tweety!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:13 PM
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25. Oh good!
I hope dembloggers gets this or Crooks and Liars. I've become such a groupie. ;)
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:03 PM
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5. are the election fraud people mobilizing also?
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Tommymac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:12 PM
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7. I am not sure...
But I know they need to be there...anyone working on that should probably contact them to see if they are. I am travelling and don't have the contact numbers I have handy.
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Halliburton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:10 PM
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34. they don't have diebold in that district
so I think Hackett is safe.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:47 PM
Response to Reply #34
37. wrong
it is the most republican district in the state, a dem has not come close to winning this district in over twenty years--usually losing by over 2-1. So, Hackett is not safe. It will take lots of hard work for him to win.
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:11 PM
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38. interesting - they'll want to offer plenty of opportunities for their
repub base to vote - do we know what machines are used in that district?
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Trevelyan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 07:38 AM
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50. Good New Picture of Conyers - They have been discussing this election
on http://www.conyersblog.us /

Alot of good info, including the fact that the NeoCons may not have access to the usual voting fraud techniques.

Conyers has a new article on Coin gate and massive corruption in Ohio politics.
**************

Linda D. Lalley said. "Rather, the suit alleges that Ohio has a long history of serious problems with the way elections are conducted, spanning many administrations and violating fundamental Constitutional rights of Ohioans who are eligible to vote."

The remedy sought is to bring about meaningful reform to Ohio's election process. The suit does not seek a monetary award for any of the plaintiffs.

By filing now, the plaintiffs agree that there is a good chance of reaching a resolution in time to see reforms put in place before the 2006 election. Most of the problems identified in the suit are also outlined in the League's 10-point reform plan."

http://www.lwvohio.org /

Part of this precedent includes using the recent jurisdiction in Arcate, CA and the state of California: If the vote is not verifiable, it is deemed unconstitutional and the people have the right and duty to reject it with absolution.

Also in the referendum, Diebold Election Systems have been rejected for all of their fraudulent activity and having machines that produce 10% error rate is illegal. Machines of this nature out of force, are not acceptable to any voter. This should trumpeted all through Ohio, so the SOS has no chance to backout and must recuse himself immediately or face time in jail.

Its time the people throw these hacks out of office, and demand justice in all jurisdictions including their own!
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:04 PM
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6. Done! They say they're getting a bunch of calls from DU already. n/t
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:14 PM
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26. Good!
This is a big election for this area. It would be too obvious I think if Hackett didn't win.
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Pilotguy Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:16 PM
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8. I tried to...
...contribute $50 to Hackett's campaign twice today through Actblue.com. My contribution did not go through either time. Just got an error message each time. Those folks better get their act together ASAP.
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Tommymac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:21 PM
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9. Keep trying. I had no problem.
And they need bodies on the ground too, if anyone can't contribute but can get to Cincy area in the next few days. Or phone bank support...there is a thread here asking for that too...

Welcome to DU!
:hi:
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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:23 PM
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11. thanks pilotguy ~ theres a link on the ohio forum
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 04:23 PM by faithnotgreed
just look for the hackett thread and its posted there

thank you for your support and for being here

edit: to get pilotguys name correct
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:25 PM
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13. I just called his office directly and did it over the phone.
Nice chance to chat with the staff for a few minutes and I let them know I was from the DU.
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Tommymac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:54 PM
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20. Cool!
They sent me a personalized email thanking me for contributing the other day when I contacted them on their site - I was shocked it was not a form letter!

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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:36 PM
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16. I didn't have a problem either. n/t
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:11 PM
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22. Snail mail works, so does the phone. Keep trying, this is important. nt
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:22 PM
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10. Oh I wish I had the freedom to fly to Ohio and pitch in.
Good luck!!!
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:27 PM
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14. Can't be There, But I Just Gave $20
prompted by your plea.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:34 PM
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15. Nominated.
I contributed on-line.
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Tommymac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:46 PM
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17. Thank you!
:hug:

We Will make a difference! This guy is a fighter - it's the least we can do to try and help him succeed.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:46 PM
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18. I can't be there to help but I can scrounge up a few bucks to help him!!
:headbang:
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:51 PM
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19. I contributed. I hope he wins. This is something positive we all can do.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:07 PM
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21. A little kick for this thread, I found another one & donated...
:kick:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:12 PM
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23. Sending serious positive vibrations your way--money will follow
tomorrow.

Let's do this, DU!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:13 PM
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24. He is doing so well
I hope he wins. I really do. He's my kind of democrat.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:16 PM
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27. What Method Of Voting Has Been Implemented?
Is it on an electronic voting screen or what?
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julialnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:16 PM
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28. found this too
I found this at another blog:

And a little reminder about OH CD-2...

You guys all remember the Warren County Ohio LOCKDOWN of the BoE on November 2nd 2004? How about a little refresher...
http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00000917.htm

Guess what? Warren County is IN OH CD-2!!!!!

YIKES!!!!

Lookie here:
http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/elections/maps/congress0...

Somebody QUICK! Alert Das Heimat Ministry! The FBI! Your MOM! The Cincinatti Inquirer (who broke the story)!!!
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:05 PM
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32. Mostly ES&S or Triad punchcards, Clermont has ES&S optiscan...
email Rich Gillette Bureau chief: Butler and Warren counties 513-755-4145 rgillette@enquirer.com to inquire about what the Enquirer plans to do regarding Warren County.
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 08:45 PM
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49. Mostly ES&S or Triad punchcards, Clermont has ES&S optiscan...
Warren County is the one to watch, need independent observers
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:53 PM
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30. Is there anyway to donate online? Mail is toooo slow
the election is TUES! 8/02
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:00 PM
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31. Yes...
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 07:01 PM by I Have A Dream
You can get information on this link to another post:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Halliburton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:08 PM
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33. Schmidt's ground troops are practically non-existent
She is desperately trying to recruit ground forces for her campaign. Meanwhile, Hackett has a ton of volunteers with plenty on the way, so Hackett should have a major get-out-the-vote operation. Meanwhile, Schmidt has people in her own party telling people to stay home and not vote for her.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 02:05 AM
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42. Seriously?
Wow. People in their own party telling them not to vote for their own canidate? Go Hackett!!!
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:15 PM
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35. someone in the know......is hackett feeling the support all over u.s.
yet. let us know if he starts seeing that people all over are supporting him, outside of his area. i think this is excellent and another example how we can take repugs down.

this one is close though. we should have started a little sooner. anyway, a good exercise for us all
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Tommymac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:45 PM
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36. Sam just said Paul Hackett will be on Majority Report tonite!
Cool!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 02:05 AM
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43. You mean Friday night?
Edited on Fri Jul-29-05 02:06 AM by FreedomAngel82
Do you know what hour? If I miss it of course AAR Place has archives. :)
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Tommymac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:17 PM
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39. Kick for the Night Shift
:kick:
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 01:38 AM
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40. I've been a bit stingy this year with campaign donations. but this one
would send a powerful message.

http://www.hackettforcongress.com/
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 01:43 AM
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41. Kick for the Bush's middle finger idiots.
And yes, if that's what you're most interested in tonight, you're an idiot.
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Timshel Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 02:48 AM
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44. Please give me info!
If someone can help me get there, I can go - I can take off until next Tuesday, please let me know what I can do. Don't have a car - but if I can get there I will hit the ground running. Please send me an e-mail at angelastacey1976@yahoo.com . Tried to do the PM thing and it's not working. I will get there if I can. Please let me know what I can do. Possible I might have a ride, but not confirmed....just let me knoe things I can do with or without a ride....................
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 03:31 AM
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45. Just made a donation to Hackett...
Go Paul! :patriot:

PS: I am feeling in my bones that he is going to win.... :hug:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 04:01 AM
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46. Tommymac: WHO IS WATCHING THE VOTING?
I just saw Hackett on "Hardball" -- he was great. This guy can win IF THE VOTES ARE COUNTED.

Have you seem Mark Crispin Miller's article in Harper's this month? Seriously, read it. And then, call the campaign. They need a plan.

There are progressive election reform activists in OHIO. Has anyone contacted them?


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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:42 AM
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47. a caller to C-SPAN's Washington Journal brought up his candidacy this AM
Edited on Fri Jul-29-05 10:42 AM by Bozita
She spoke slowly and clearly.
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 11:07 AM
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48. Just made a donation...
Go Hackett !!! :patriot:
:woohoo:
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Trevelyan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 07:43 AM
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51. Kick - Let Everyone know about this one!!!
More information on http://www.conyersblog.us /

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
League of Women voters sue state of Ohio, SOS Blackwell, AG Jim Petro, executive branch

"In a complaint being filed today in federal court in Toledo, the League of Women Voters of Ohio joined the League of Women Voters of Toledo-Lucas County and a dozen individual plaintiffs in suing the governor and the secretary of state for 30 years of dysfunctional election administration. Represented by a team of attorneys led by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the League is claiming a pattern of failed election management, chronic under-funding of county boards of elections and inadequate training for poll workers.

"We simply concluded that a lawsuit is the most effective means of bringing about reform to Ohio's voting process," Co-President Carol Gibson said. "Election problems have surfaced continually, and the legislature has failed to take comprehensive action with its recent election-reform bill, HB 3. We felt that the courts presented us with a last resort for addressing the shortfalls of our election system."

The suit was filed against the office of the secretary of state and governor, not the individuals holding the offices at this time. "The suit does not allege fraud," Co-President Linda D. Lalley said. "Rather, the suit alleges that Ohio has a long history of serious problems with the way elections are conducted, spanning many administrations and violating fundamental Constitutional rights of Ohioans who are eligible to vote."

The remedy sought is to bring about meaningful reform to Ohio's election process. The suit does not seek a monetary award for any of the plaintiffs.

By filing now, the plaintiffs agree that there is a good chance of reaching a resolution in time to see reforms put in place before the 2006 election. Most of the problems identified in the suit are also outlined in the League's 10-point reform plan."

FOR ANDY AND FAIR VERIFIABLE BALLOTS, PLEASE GET INVOLVED IF YOU CAN!!

:kick: :dem: :kick:
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nickshepDEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 10:47 AM
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52. If your in Ohio and have some spare time... GET YOUR ASS DOWN TO OH-2
Edited on Sat Jul-30-05 10:48 AM by nickshepDEM
Hackett needs you.
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