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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:11 PM
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An Open Letter to Gov. Taft & Sec. of State Kenneth J. Blackwell

An open letter to Gov. Robert Taft and Sec. of State J. Kenneth Blackwell
by Harvey Wasserman, et. al.
September 8, 2006

Dear Governor Taft and Secretary of State Blackwell,

We the undersigned Ohio citizens and voters hereby request of you that all ballots and other relevant and related materials from the 2004 election in our state be gathered, indexed, and permanently preserved in a centralized state-run and state-protected facility, such as the Ohio Library, where the materials can be protected and made available to scholars, students and the general public in an orderly, reliable fashion for the foreseeable future.

We welcome the federal court order issued today protecting these materials. This order acknowledges the unique and precious nature of the rights represented by these ballots, which all American citizens treasure.

The logical next step is to establish a permanent archive for these materials.

We note that the state of Florida, as ordered by Governor Jeb Bush and Secretary of State Glenda Hood, has carefully preserved the ballots and related materials from the 2000 election there in a monitored, carefully maintained state facility in Tallahassee.

We believe the state of Ohio can do no less.

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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:47 PM
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1. Was there ever a lawsuit in Ohio? Here in Anchorage....
The Alaska Democratic Party sued the Division of Elections (Loren Leman) who is Alaska's equivalent to Ohio's Ken Blackwell.

**** Just two days before the Republican-led State Division of Elections was due to show up in front of a Jury in an Anchorage Court -- they caved in and stated that they would provide the proprietary data which DIEBOLD itself had asked them to release months before. ****

This Republican CREEP was terrified of showing up in front of a Jury!!! ---->

In Alaska's case, we use Diebold Accurate machines .. and we now have touch screens available for elderly or disabled voters.

What professionals such as those with Black box Voting have told us.. in almost all elections, it's common for approximately 20 or so corrections to be made to the data system after election for one reason or another.

In the 2004 election here ------->>>> TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY THREE (293) MANUAL ENTRIES WERE MADE TO THE SYSTEM !!!!!

..."Manual entries usually happen when a ballot is too crumpled to scan or is marked in blood, crayon or in an unusual manner. A small number of manual entries is normal. In an election about your size, approximately 20 or so manual entries would be common. Having 293 manual entries for the General Election is completely off the charts, while the 17 manual entries that were made for the Primary is within the normal range.

Here, the lawsuit is very much alive and well and eventually we hope to know exactly what it is that they did.

Did the Ohio Democratic Party (or anyone else there) ever file a lawsuit?

for the info!

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