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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:14 AM
Original message
OUR PLEA TO THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 01:57 AM by Alizaryn
(continued from the IDEA thread)

If I heard the committee today correctly they attempted to communicate the absolute necessity for us to:

1.) Remain vocal and energetic
2.) Express our views regarding the situation in Ohio and the election system in general to the "other" members of the government who have chosen to ignore or dismiss the issue.
3.) Continue to gather FACTS regarding irregularities.
4.) Encourage the media to cover the facts of the situation, in hopes to at the very least embarrass those ignoring the issue to become involved.

What if.

Since the MSM is not covering the situation as strongly as they reasonably should be, my proposal is for "us" to compose a press release type synopsis of the irregularities, the response by our government (The Conyers Forum with refusals of the republican members to attend), the coverage or the Ukraine Election irregularities by MSM vs. their coverage of our irregularities.

We could then swamp the foreign press sources with this "press release" asking for help. I find it hard to fathom how our MSM and those republicans dismissing this issue could rationalize the world becoming our watchdog while they sleep.

This might just be what the committee meant when "mentioning" the possibility of embarrassing the sleeping majority party into action.


Ideas?



This is the letter we came up with so far.


Dear Friend,

This is awkward but we need to ask for your help. Many of us are frustrated and coming up short on getting the free press in our country to cover the travesty that is being called a fair election in our country (some wonder if they have been silenced). No, we are not from the Ukraine, the Ukraines election irregularities receive ample coverage here, we are citizens of the United States of America. The 2004 election was contaminated.

The situation we now find ourselves in is one where the Democratic Head of the Judiciary Committee has formed a group with other congressmen to objectively examine the irregularities the citizens of the nation have communicated to them. Representative Conyers is a brave man as are his colleagues. Today they held a forum Judiciary Democratic Forum Preserving Democracy - What Went Wrong in Ohio in Washington DC. Many statements were gathered regarding: Voter intimidation, Exit Polls vs. Actual Vote Numbers, (Same thing our administration had such a fit over in Ukraine), Citizens being disenfranchised through allocation of polling machines, Faulty election machines and areas where Election observers and the press were locked out from being able to view the counting due to claims, later proved untrue, that the FBI and Homeland Security had declared the area a high risk. These are a few of the statements, there are MANY more.

We are saddened to say that not one Republican committee member joined the process to listen to the peoples voices although Representative Conyers invited them.
We are saddened to say that not one Main Stream Media Station covered this forum, and thankful to CSPAN and Keith Olbermann of MSNBC for doing so.

The recount in Ohio will begin soon and many investigators feel that there is a real chance for the final total to show that the wrong man conceded. In addition, election fraud is suspected, and evidence for this fraud will be part of the litigation that is being filed in Ohio. The committee formed by Representative Conyers has promised to go to Ohio and hold hearings however, without the Republicans joining the effort the perceived legitimacy of the hearings will be weakened. Without the MAINSTREAM media covering it, ir will be difficult to force the Republicans to be accountable to this process. Then they (Republicans) and much of the public the will ignore the whole situation. This situation is dangerous, not only with respect to the integrity and validity to the results of this election, but also to all future elections in our country. OUR DEMOCRACY IS IN CRISIS... therefore our plea to your journalists.

We need your help to look at AND research the story and use your free press to speak for us while our press sleeps.
Further, we need your help to use your free press to ask why it is that this current administration in the United States can find the election process in the Ukraine abhorant, yet choses to ignore potentially widespread election irregularities in the United States.

We need your help if you can find it within yourselves to give. If you have any questions or need for information we will be glad to help.

Sincerely,

(A link to Rep Conyers Committee and a decent list of some irregularities) http://www.independentmediasource.com /
http://www.house.gov/judiciary_democrats/index.html

http://www.truthout.org/cblog.shtml



Vote Integrity Under Reported Articles
http://www.independentmediasource.com/election_art_1128 ...

113 articles (so far) with permanent links to the full article . It starts on 11-2, and ends ? (I update it nearly daily).

Voting Fraud Resource Center
http://www.independentmediasource.com/evotingfraud.htm
A lot here, but no time to update all the pages, since the email blasters you find on this site consume most of my time.

Pay particular attention to the:
Voting Fraud - Web sites page
http://www.independentmediasource.com/evotingfraud_webs ...


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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:18 AM
Response to Original message
1. Good thread name
Thank you again for starting this.
Like I already posted, some DUer already gathered a list of Canadian media contacts. Someone here must recall who that was.
Want to parse out the regions of the world?
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:21 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. Sounds like a plan, I'm in england now and ATTEMPTING not
to wander. (And thank you)
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peabody71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:33 AM
Response to Reply #1
41. We need an International contacts list.
Anyone have anything?
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SomthingsGotaGive Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:24 AM
Response to Reply #1
59. nominated for home page n/t
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SomthingsGotaGive Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:24 AM
Response to Reply #59
60. dupe
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 03:26 AM by SomthingsGotaGive
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Us vs Them Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:26 AM
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3. Also might suggest a formal press release in standard form
from an official organisation. Does DU count? Would they be willing to offer a press release writing competition? I'd sure like to join that contest.

Keep in mind all press releases need to have contact information of the media representative, both phone number and e-mail.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:34 AM
Response to Reply #3
5. Not a bad plan, as long as it does not loose the "help us"
feel..if that makes sense.
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Us vs Them Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:38 AM
Response to Reply #5
8. It makes total sense.
Democracy in danger, send help. However, how to accurately convey that in a media friendly press release style that won't be ignored is more difficult. Which is why I proposed the contest. If there's anything to get the creative juices flowing, it's a little healthy competition!
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:40 AM
Response to Reply #3
9. Conyers?
Should we ask Conyers?
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:46 AM
Response to Reply #9
12. Hummm
I'm too tired to think clearly. Would it be something the republicans could twist back to harm him if he signed it? Or just send it to him to see?
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Us vs Them Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:46 AM
Response to Reply #9
13. If he's willing to send a press release from the Judiciary Committee?
Sure, why not. Also Rainbow/Push might be worth a try.

Remember, the more credible the source, the more likely this will be picked up.
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:48 AM
Response to Reply #13
17. Good point.
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:32 AM
Response to Original message
4. FROM THE WEBMASTER OF independentmediasource.com:
First, thanks for the link. :)

Now, some best pages to use:

Vote Integrity Under Reported Articles
http://www.independentmediasource.com/election_art_1128...

113 articles (so far) with permanent links to the full article . It starts on 11-2, and ends ? (I update it nearly daily).

Voting Fraud Resource Center
http://www.independentmediasource.com/evotingfraud.htm
A lot here, but no time to update all the pages, since the email blasters you find on this site consume most of my time.

Pay particular attention to the:
Voting Fraud - Web sites page
http://www.independentmediasource.com/evotingfraud_webs...

Anytime I stumble accross a site that's covering the Election Fraud, I add it here.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:34 AM
Response to Reply #4
6. Great I'll edit and add them, Thank you!
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:36 AM
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7. New Zealand
I'm starting with New Zealand (need e-mail addresses)

Here's a list:

Newspapers and broadcast news media:

Newstalk ZB
Radio New Zealand International
TV One
TV3
ZM

Internet:

Kiwi News
My Town
Newsroom
Newzedge
NZ City
Nzoom
Scoop
Sports Web
Stuff
Xtra MSN
7am
Asiaco
Big News Network
EIN News
Moreover
Nabou
New Zealand Globe
New Zealand News
NewsTrove
One World
Topix


Need to go to sleep. So I'll try back tomorrow.


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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:44 AM
Response to Reply #7
10. Me too very shortly, Thanks for your work.
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proudbluestater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:57 AM
Response to Reply #7
47. Working on the emails for this!
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 03:00 AM by proudbluestater
I have most of your addresses, nobody else work on NZ, please!!

I'm starting with New Zealand (need e-mail addresses)

Here's a list:

Newspapers and broadcast news media:

Newstalk ZB brianb@radionetwork.co.nz

Radio New Zealand International Radio New Zealand International info@rnzi.com

TV One http://corporate.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz_detail/0,2406,111442-2... form to fill out/paste info in.

TV3 http://www.tv3.co.nz/corporate/faq.cfm feedback link on left of page

ZM http://www.zmonline.com/index.asp# link to email on left side of page

Internet:

Kiwi News editor@kiwinews.co.nz

My Town says it is now closed

Newsroom editor@ newsroom.co.nz.

Newzedge http://www.nzedge.com/contact/index.html link to form for pasting letter

NZ City info@nzcity.co.nz

Nzoom This looks to be the same as TV One

Scoop editor@scoop.co.nz

Sports Web cant find

Stuff http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/feedback feedback form

Xtra MSN news@xtramsn.co.nz

7am http://www.7am.com/about/contactus.htm form to fill out

Asiaco pr.asia @ inc.asiaco.com

Big News Network http://www.bignewsnetwork.com / feedback form bottom of page

EIN News cant find link for email

Moreover does not accept articles, press releases, or any other content per website

Nabou help@nabou.com for inquiries and comments

New Zealand Globe http://ntsql2.wn.com/feedback.asp form to complete

New Zealand News http://www.newzealandnews.net / contact form

NewsTrove http://newstrove.com/feedback.html (doesnt look like it accepts items, searches other news sites and posts what they have)

One World justice@oneworld.net .

Topix http://www.topix.net/bin/feedback?n=topstories/topstori...


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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:02 AM
Response to Reply #47
51. WOW Nice work!
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:12 AM
Response to Reply #7
57. rdmccur ProudBluestater has your New Zealand Emails !
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:41 PM
Response to Reply #57
84. Next day
Thanks. I haven't read the whole thread yet. Will see what do next.
Still up at 1 am huh?
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 01:17 AM
Response to Reply #7
177. New Zealand is already covering it
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained Circumstantial Evidence

Bigger Than Watergate!

The story you are about to read is in this writer's view the biggest political scandal in American history, if not global history. And it is being broken today here in New Zealand.

This story cuts to the bone the machinery of democracy in America today. Democracy is the only protection we have against despotic and arbitrary government, and this story is deeply disturbing.

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proudbluestater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:45 AM
Response to Original message
11. Excellent Letter!
I cannot send any email at the moment, but I can research media email addresses if that would help.

I'm quite sure Russia would be quite interested. They've already written once about our election in Pravda, believe it or not!
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:47 AM
Response to Reply #11
14. That would be great, I am working on England and Canada
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:47 AM
Response to Reply #11
15. Ukraine
How about the Ukraine?: Turnabout is fair play.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:49 AM
Response to Reply #15
18. LOL GREAT!!!
Thanks I needed that!
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:48 AM
Response to Reply #11
16. rdmccur was working on New Zealand
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EuroObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:16 AM
Response to Reply #11
70. Link to the original Pravda article
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FreeCajun Donating Member (167 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:13 PM
Response to Reply #70
99. Jesus!
"ethnic cleansing of voter rolls"!
"Ohio purchased e-voting machines from the Diebold Corporation, whose CEO Wally O'Dell is a Bush fundraiser, who promised "to help Ohio deliver its votes to the President". What a good professional he appears to have been."

WOW!
They sure didn't pull their punches!

Does someone have Jesse Jackson's email address? Send him this link!

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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:50 AM
Response to Original message
19. I'm willing to build (and host) a Foreign Media Blaster
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 01:55 AM by tommcintyre
You must supply the (examples below each point):

1) Letter(s)
http://www.independentmediasource.com/voteintegrity2_13...

2) Subject line(s)
http://www.independentmediasource.com/voteintegrity.htm

3) An "Email to Friend" letter:
http://www.independentmediasource.com/voteintegrity_ema...

and be willing to cull the list(s) of email contacts of non-deliverables and deliver them to me looking like this (in groups of no more than 98 em's - no spaces, the program here just added them.): (Someone just submitted a list of German links, and I have a list of other foreign em contacts I could dig up.)

votewatch@independentmediasource.com ;2020@abc.com ;thisweek@abc.com ;
nightline@abcnews.com ;48hours@cbsnews.com ;60m@cbsnews.com ;bpc@cbsnews
.com;
evening@cbsnews.com ;earlyshow@cbs.com ;efm@cbsnews.com ;ftn@cbsnews.com

;mkx@cbsnews.com ;pma@cbsnews.com ;rbc@cbsnews.com ;sundays@cbsnews.com ;grain@cbsnews.com ;aaron.brown@turner.com ;am@cnn.com ;360@cnn.com ;andre
a.koppel@turner.com ;bill.schneider@turner.com ;bruce.morton@turner.com
;candy.crowley@turner.com ;carol.lin@turner.com ;crossfire@cnn.com ;daryn.kagan@turner.com ;david.ensor@turner.com ;daybreak@cnn.com ;kurtzh@was
hpost.com;inthemoney@cnn.com ;crossfire@cnn.com ;jeanne.meserve@turner.
com;jeff.greenfield@cnn.com ;jim.walton@turner.com ;deirdre.walsh@turne
r.com;kelly.wallace@turner.com ;kyra.phillips@turner.com ;livefrom@cnn.
com;livetoday@cnn.com ;lou.dobbs@turner.com ;loudobbs@cnn.com ;miles.obr
ien@turner.com ;moneyline@cnn.com ;newsnight@cnn.com ;Paula.Zahn2@cnn.co
m;paula.zahn@turner.com ;tom.hannon@cnn.com ;wam@cnn.com ;wolf@cnn.com ;dennis.sullivan@msnbc.com ;hardball@msnbc.com ;countdown@msnbc.com ;abram
sreport@msnbc.com ;dshuster@msnbc.com ;norville@msnbc.com ;imus@msnbc.co
m;joe@msnbc.com ;jtrippi@msnbc.com ;Lesterholt@msnbc.com ;msnbcinvestiga
tes@msnbc.com ;feedback@msnbc.com ;rreagan@msnbc.com ;viewerservices@msn
bc.com;dateline@nbc.com ;mtp@nbc.com ;nightly@nbc.com ;today@nbc.com ;fee
dback@ap.org ;jloven@ap.org ;lmargasak@ap.org ;msilverman@ap.org ;npickle

r@ap.org ;rfournier@ap.org ;sjohnson@ap.org ;pr@ap.org ;thunt@ap.org ;trau
m@ap.org ;Editors@newsweek.com ;howardfineman@aol.com ;Letters@newsweek.
com;patricia.wilson.reuters.com@reuters.net ;todd.eastham@reuters.com ;
arshad.mohammed@reuters.com ;editor@reuters.com ;randall.mikkelsen@reuters.com ;steve.holland@reuters.com ;john.whitesides@reuters.com ;investi
gations_desk@upi.com ;politics_desk@upi.com ;letters@time.com ;greg.hitt@wsj.com ;jeanne.cummings@wsj.com ;dkeil@bloomberg.net ;wroberts@bloomberg.net ;ghall@bloomberg.net ; hprzybyla@bloomberg.net ;alan@alan.com ;ontherecord@foxnews.com ;MPossley@tribune.com

PM me if you are interested.
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:54 AM
Response to Reply #19
21. Forgive my ignorance
What is a Foreign Media Blaster?
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:59 AM
Response to Reply #21
24. It is nonviolent ;+}, it is a way to contact a lot of media quickly
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:06 AM
Original message
Does the 'Media Blaster'
automatically route information to multiple news media?
Looked at a couple of the examples and still not clear.
Anyway, this sounds like a very good way to do this.
Does anyone object to tommcintyre's idea? Otherwise let's do it.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:14 AM
Response to Original message
30. No objection at all, it looks great.
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Us vs Them Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:14 AM
Response to Original message
31. I like the idea, but
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 02:15 AM by Us vs Them
like I said, we really should think about putting this in terms media people are comfortable with. I think little will come from just e-mailing a letter. I like the idea, but does it have the maximum impact it deserves? Maybe we should hold off until we've perfected our pitch. Just my take on it.

(edit: typo)
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Us vs Them Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:17 AM
Response to Reply #31
32. We can't go 'blasting' the international media
whenever we feel like it, otherwise it will lose impact and they will simply ignore us, regardless of the issues addressed.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:24 AM
Response to Reply #31
36. why don't you redo the letter into a press release format and
we can take a look at it that way?
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Us vs Them Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:35 AM
Response to Reply #36
43. I could do, it you want.
But in appealing to the professionalism of the media, a great deal of the personalisation would be lost. Like for example, a good letter seeking to resonate with the emotions of our fellow man could start out "Dear Friends," but if you head a press release like that, you'd be likely to get a few strange looks. I'm just wondering what the best compromise would be, and at that, if a compromise would even be the best option. I still think we might need a separate venture, spearheaded by a reputable cause that is likely to draw notice from foreign news directors.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:46 AM
Response to Reply #43
45. Both professionalism and humanism (for lack of another word)
have their own unique power. I'm not sure which would be more appropriate or effective.. a professional submittion of facts or an innocent basic human plea. I initially felt the plea was the way to go, plus it allowed me to vent but I'm open to other opinions. If you are up to the press release form we could then compare them and get some opinions as to which the majority thought was more workable.

As for getting a name..names to join in, that would be great, I just do not know how to go about it. My knowledge in that avenue consists of sending out "thank you" and "opinions" to general email contacts. Time is of an essence at this point.
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Us vs Them Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:02 AM
Response to Reply #45
52. Thank you letters, angry letters, C-SPAN please cover this hearing letters
Im in the same boat, I know exactly what you mean, but I do agree completely with this cause, and felt that it deserved as much attention as we could give it.

I'm not even sure what the best option would be. I think we're all in the same boat, as, we've never tried to rescue a democracy before.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:07 AM
Response to Reply #52
54. Exactly..kinda scarey isn't it? Goodnight!
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 03:08 AM by Alizaryn
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EuroObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:35 AM
Response to Reply #45
67. I suggest both
A carefully-worded, but human, passionate, short covering letter, followed by more professionally-worded press release.

Supposedly hard-working media flk with deadlines to meet like to cut-and-paste these days ;)
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:33 AM
Response to Reply #31
75. A fax would be far more effective
you can buy media lists for about $600 - if someone had an internal fax modem they could send out a fax to international media rather easily. Just expensive.
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:24 AM
Response to Original message
37. Yes, you can send 98 emails with one click of your send button
<I suggest you go try one of the blasters right now, that will probably answer a lot of questions, and make it much clearer how it works.>
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:56 AM
Response to Reply #19
23. I am very interested but you are SOOO far over my head!
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:06 AM
Response to Reply #23
27. No problem, check out the church blaster I did for a Du'er last week
Ask the Unitarian Universalist Congregations:
to to volunteer for the recount in Ohio, to make a statement to the press concerning the vote in Ohio and other states which suffered significant voting irregularities, and to get involved with making every vote count.
http://www.independentmediasource.com/voteintegrity_UU_...

A relatively novice Duer supplied all the above info. I probably explained it better (I'm a little burnt out right now from updating the Nat Media blaster). So hold on, I'm going to go get the info I PM'd to them. Hopefully, it will be clearer. If not, ask me specific questions about what is still not clear.

I'll be right back.
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:18 AM
Response to Reply #27
33. Here's the PM I sent back explaining what was needed
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 02:20 AM by tommcintyre
<I suggest you go try one of the blasters right now, that will probably answer a lot of questions, and make it much clearer how it works.>

>Prep to build a new blaster:
>1)- The email addresses: Submit each of the sets of 98 like
>this (";" or "," delimited):
>
>senatewatch@independentmediasource.com ;senator@akaka.senate.gov ;etc


>No need to submit both ";" and "," sets - I can convert them
>easily - just make sure there are no spaces. Test each set
>easily by pasting edit: the groups one at a time into your email programs
>"To: field, and send a test message with the subject "Test -
>please delete" and no body message. No one seems to mind this,
>and if you have bad addys (or you didn't get all your commas
>or semicolons in, the msg won't even go).
>
>2)- The list of recipients: This is easy. Just create it the
>way you want in notepad, etc. and you can paste it into a PM
>to me (along with the delimited em addys and the two letters
>below of course). Here are a couple of examples (as you can
>see, I mostly just lifted them off the web):
>http://www.independentmediasource.com/nationalmedialist ...
>http://www.independentmediasource.com/senate_email_list ...
>
>--------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Sorry, you had more work, since the blaster doesn't already
>exist.
>
>Here is the remainder that is needed once the blaster is up
>and running:
>
>What I need from anyone that wants to use this tool is:
>
>1 - A letter to the receiver (UU Churches) and one (or more)
>subject headline(s).
>Examples:
>http://www.independentmediasource.com/voteintegrity.htm
>http://www.independentmediasource.com/senatevote.htm
>
>
>2 - A letter to "email to friends" motivating them to blast
>too ,and subject headline.
>Example:
>http://www.independentmediasource.com/voteintegrity_ema ...
>
>Suggestion: Make it easy on yourself. "Borrow" from other
>Blaster letters (or ones you find at DU, etc.) as long as they
>are customized to your audience and subject matter.
>
>------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>I will provide: The web page(s), and set it all up.
>

>One of the nice things about this is that I can quickly set up
>the page(s), like I did for the Senate blaster (it took me
>less then 24 hours), and I can run many simultaneously.
>
>I will keep the Blasters up indefinitely, as long as the
>message is either still relevant or updated to be relevant.
>
>Let me know about when you plan to have this ready so I can
>schedule the time to get it up and running.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:29 AM
Response to Reply #33
39. That explained a lot, thank you. I think we need another day at
least to gather emails and opinions. Maybe by the weekend?
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:58 AM
Response to Reply #39
48. Sure, just PM me when you are ready.
Right now, I'm finetuning the Nat Media Blaster.
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Us vs Them Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:59 AM
Response to Reply #48
49. Oh, I'd need help! This should be a democratic process
However, I did just type this bad boy up.

What a standard press release looks like.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:06 AM
Response to Reply #49
53. Very nice, I am heading to bed too. we can gather opinions and
look at things more clear headedly (what a word) tomorrow. Thanks!
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Griffy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:10 AM
Response to Reply #49
55. pressure the media for coverage...not the government n/t
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Us vs Them Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:12 AM
Response to Reply #55
56. Ah, good call.
And in turn the American media will pressure the Government.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:00 AM
Response to Reply #19
25. I know this sounds dumb but...How would we discover if a link
was dead before we submitted it to you?
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:31 AM
Response to Reply #25
40. It will come back to you marked "undeliverable".
"The only dumb question is the one you don't ask" - Malcom X

If you send out a group like I described above, and the address is bad, it will come back to you marked "undeliverable". (That's true with an individual em too of course.)
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dmac Donating Member (414 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:53 AM
Response to Original message
20. Excellent post, excellent idea!
Absolutely wonderful.

(fyi, typo 3rd sentence, "We am not from the Ukraine . . ."

Good luck with this!
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:55 AM
Response to Reply #20
22. oops, thank you
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Griffy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:04 AM
Response to Original message
26. great idea.. but...
this is an American issue, and I would love tons of internation coverage, but like in the Ukraine, we must do this ourselves! Perhaps we need a media stunt... something big and safe.... maybe as simple as thousands of us in orange in DC, and/or Columbus OH. Maybe someone has ideas?
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:06 AM
Response to Reply #26
28. I like the red hands. Paint 'em all red.
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:10 AM
Response to Reply #26
29. I think the idea is to embarrass
our own news media into doing something.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:18 AM
Response to Reply #29
34. That is what I heard said, between the lines today. BUT there
is no reason we could not do both. I love the red hands idea.
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:23 AM
Response to Original message
35. I like the idea of INFORMING the international media
But not waving an SOS flag!! I was thinking about this a lot today, that is, how the rest of the world must be viewing our situation and how we are handling it. It must be as weird, bizarre, amazing, frightening, to them as it is to us. The good side is, hopefully they will not hate us so much, now that they know we are being taken over by a dictatorship. I do hope they are running the stories about voter fraud and disenfranchisements, but maybe we could retain some dignity by letting it play out on its own for awhile longer while we work on it internally?
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:27 AM
Response to Reply #35
38. I would love to let it play out, but I heard a sense of urgency
today in a couple of the Congressmen, almost like they were trying to say HELP US. Wake up the media so the republicans will be forced to take notice.
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Red State Blues Donating Member (229 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:41 AM
Response to Reply #35
63. SOS is exactly what we need!
Screw dignity, we need help.
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peabody71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:34 AM
Response to Original message
42. Brilliant!
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:44 AM
Response to Original message
44. Break the contents up into sections with subheads and bullets
I.e.,

What happened: (the forum, its purpose and its genesis, including the list of problems that were discussed)

What went right: (including who was there and what they are doing, the coverage the event received and the fraud reporting that is being done)

What went wrong: (including who wasn't there and what they are not doing, lockdown by mainstream media on events and on actions being taken to remedy)

What is being done: (specific actions that are being taken and planned to remedy)

What needs to be done: (specific actions that citizens groups, representatives and the media can help to remedy)



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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:51 AM
Response to Reply #44
46. Carolab, good suggestion. I REALLY tired to keep it short and
to the point but..... Please feel free to play with it and repost it in the style you speak of. I'd like this to work for all of us, my ego is not at all involved. The more of us joining in, the better.
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:39 PM
Response to Reply #44
82. Sounds like you are restricting this to
the Conyer's hearings? Perhaps the scope should be wider than that.
The Conyer's hearing is not the only significant happening regarding this issue. Other thoughts?
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:01 AM
Response to Original message
50. British addresses so far
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EuroObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:59 AM
Response to Reply #50
68. Guardian emails
For the Guardian, also try:

editor@mediaguardian.co.uk
and Media.Guardian%GNL@guardian.co.uk

I got through using the former address a while ago with some points about the absence of a proper inquest into the possible murder of Dr. David Kelly (top British expert on WMD control); replies came from the latter address.

Media Guardan deals with issues of special interest to media insiders.

Hope this helps.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:11 PM
Response to Reply #68
103. It does! Thank you.
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WritersBlock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:20 AM
Response to Reply #50
73. UK Newspaper - Herald
Believe it or not, less than half an hour ago, I sent an e-mail to the news editor of the Glasgow Herald asking them to cover the hearings. The press release would have said it so much more eloquently.

Once a final press release is done, I will be glad to contact them again.
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 01:35 AM
Response to Reply #50
179. Guardian Has Been Covering It
I don't know how extensively, but I have seen several articles. Here's one.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/comment/story...
In Cleveland as in Kiev
by Jesse Jackson

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proudbluestater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:13 AM
Response to Original message
58. I'm starting on Australia now, they REALLY hate Shrub!
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 04:04 AM by proudbluestater
Here's a good way to locate media outlets:
This is on Yahoo:

http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Countries/Australia/News_... /

Go to Yahoo, type it in as shown above for each country/ type of media outlet. It shows you links to each outlet or personality.

Australia, what I have so far


TELEVISION


National Television Networks
ABC - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Government operated. comments@your.abc.net.au

National Nine Network Australia qtq_pub@ninenet.com.au ]
Commercially owned and operated (with several companies affiliated with the network).

SBS - Special Broadcasting Services
Government operated. comments@sbs.com.au .


Seven Network
Commercially owned and operated (with several companies affiliated with the network). http://www.seven.com.au/seven/contactus_040201_contacts... feedback form

Free TV Australia contact@freetvaust.com.au

Prime TV primetv@primetv.com.au

Southern Cross Broadcasting comment@scbnetwork.com.au
The Southern Cross stations reach 94% of the Australian market!

Newspapers -- Most probably have websites as well

The Australian Media@theaustralian.com.au, World@theaustralian.com.au

Daily Telegraph http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/haveyoursay.jsp?secti...

Herald Sun news@heraldsun.com.au

Sunday Times editorial@sundaytimes.newsltd.com.au

Sunday Morning Herald newsdesk@smh.com.au







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no safe haven Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 08:42 AM
Response to Reply #58
163. SBS would probably be the best bet
Although govt owned, it is very left wing and has a limited audience, but excellent.

ABC TV and radio, also govt owned but left-leaning. ABC TV news shows: 4 Corners, 7.30 Report, Lateline. ABC radio: AM, PM, World Today (Radio National).

Newspaper: Sydney Morning Herald, The Age owned by Fairfax, fairly decent coverage.

Most of the others Murdoch owned (nuff said).

You guys are fantastic.
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:08 AM
Response to Original message
61. Here's a bunch of foriegn media links, but the list has to be verified
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 04:20 AM by tommcintyre
since I have feeling the list is at least two years old. Also, obviously there are to many here to send to all. It is much better to limit your list to 100 to, say, 400 total (4 sets), since I believe most people would get overwhelmed with more. One solution is to put all the biggest from each country in the first group of 98. That way they will reach the most important ones even if they are only willing to send out to one group (click their email send button just once).

Source:
http://www.rumormillnews.com/MEDIA_EMAIL_ADDRESSES.htm

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veggiemama Donating Member (235 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:58 PM
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122. Thank for all the addys! Just sent out letter and links to the Irish
press. I hope someone, somewhere on this island publishes something!
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:32 AM
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62. Here's a "fresh" German list
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gingergreen Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 05:47 AM
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65. Contact in Germany
I am currently living in Regensburg, Germany. I speak a fair amount of German-- so let me know what you would like to post in a German paper and I can see what I can do.

Pretty much all of the papers are printed in German so a translation would be helpful.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:37 AM
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76. If you know of an investigative news TV program in Germany...
please find their web page and see if they have an online forum - please talk to those on the forums and alert the people about what's going on. Start a buzz with international bloggers. :) Thanks!
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 01:49 AM
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159. Thanks Ginger. I am going to go ahead and send some of the
letters out. If you want to copy it and pass it around in Germany it would be great.
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:47 PM
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85. Damn, tommcintyre
Looks like were loaded with media to send this to.
I think I'll see if I can help with the content, organization of this.
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EuroObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 05:42 AM
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64. Ho. From an international perspective,

I made an effort to separate the wheat from the chaff in the OSCE observers' preliminary findings. Not exactly what one would call a clean bill of health...

Hope this isnt a dupe and the html span formatting comes through... + apologies for length of post.


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ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND CO-OPERATION IN EUROPE ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION (EOM)

PRELIMINARY FINDINGS

Overview


The 2 November elections in the United States mostly met the commitments agreed to by the 55 OSCE participating States in the Copenhagen Document of 1990 ... However, a number of significant issues were brought to theattention of the EOM as set out below.


HAVA ... was ... a political compromise and left a number of questions to be addressed in its implementation. This in turn created new problems, such as varying interpretations of the rules on provisional balloting... It is to be hoped that future reforms will further enhance consistency regarding the following: voter registration criteria and procedures; rules for issuing, verifying and counting provisional ballots; voter identification requirements; absentee voting by eligible citizens living abroad.


The performance of state and county election officials mostly nominated by political parties ... the way in which election administrators are appointed may raise questions of possible conflict of interest, in particular when election officials run for office or act as campaign managers.


Allegations of electoral fraud and voter suppression, primarily among minorities, were widely reported and presented to the EOM in the pre-election period. The EOM is concerned that the widespread nature of these allegations may undermine confidence in the electoral process. A coherent approach to such issues is highly desirable, addressing both fraud prevention and ensuring full enfranchisement. Suffrage is best protected when both election administrators and voters themselves take responsibility for ensuring that voter lists are accurately and well-maintained.


OSCE observers were able to assess aspects of the preelection environment and were granted access to polling stations in a number of states, sometimes only in specific counties. However, in other states, access was not possible or was limited... Congress and individual states should consider introducing legal provisions allowing unimpeded access to all stages of the election process for international observers who have been invited to observe the elections by the US Government. Similar provisions should extend to domestic nonpartisan observers. This would further enhance transparency and bring state law fully in line with the United States international commitments.


Election day proceeded in an orderly and peaceful manner. There were, however, some concerns, for instance in relation to the use of provisional ballots and occasional problems with DRE (direct recording electronic) machines. Very long queues were reported in many areas, with polling stations lacking the capacity to ensure a reasonably prompt throughput of voters. Delays may have been exacerbated by the fact that election day voting took place during working hours. Significant delays at the polling station are likely to deter some voters from voting and may restrict the right to vote.


Background and electoral framework


The legal framework for elections comprised a number of federal acts providing minimum standards for the conduct of elections, individual states election laws and county regulations. Most aspects of the election, especially those relating to election day procedures, were governed by state law, with further significant variations occurring from one county to another within states. This high degree of decentralization fosters widely differing approaches to the conduct of elections across the country.


Pre-election Findings


There were allegations of voter fraud which focused mainly on the accuracy of the voter lists and the need to ensure that votes were only cast by those entitled to do so. These included references to voting by persons ineligible to cast a ballot, multiple voting and unlawful voting by ex-felons. Such concerns were addressed in part by the use of challenge procedures, which allowed party representatives, voters and poll workers to confront voters directly in the polling station and challenge their eligibility to vote. However, the EOM is concerned that even the prospect of such challenges might have the effect of deterring participation by legitimate voters. Allegations about voter disenfranchisement and so-called voter suppression were also widely aired. It was claimed that such practices included non-processing of voter registration applications, the improper removal of eligible voters from voter lists, harassment and intimidation of voters. While recognizing the seriousness of the above allegations, the EOM was not provided with first-hand evidence to substantiate them or to demonstrate that such practices were widespread or systematic.


Absentee and early voting was strongly encouraged by the major political parties, with considerable effect... The EOM noted that there are no uniform standards for processing absentee ballots. It was also aware that in some states absentee voters abroad were permitted to send their ballots by fax, having signed a secrecy waiver. While this practice makes it easier for voters abroad to cast their vote, voting by fax compromises the secrecy of the ballot.


In a number of states, citizens who have been convicted of any felony (a criminal offence more serious than a misdemeanor) are deprived of their voting rights, in some states for life. In this respect the restriction on the right to vote is not made proportionate to the seriousness of the criminal offence. In any event it is desirable that voter qualifications for federal elections are uniform. Otherwise, voters in different states do not enjoy equal suffrage.


One of HAVAs central objectives was the replacement of lever and punch card voting machines... Given that the current federal standards for election technology are not mandatory, there are no uniform certification procedures. This may account in part for the reported distrust of DREs, especially touch screen machines, a distrust compounded by the decertification of certain DREs in California. In the absence of uniform certification standards, safeguards which do not entirely depend on electronic data, would enhance public confidence in the DREs. The most obvious solution would be the prompt introduction of a paper audit trail, which appears to have been successfully implemented in certain areas. Consideration could also be given to enhancing the role of the national certification agency (the National Institute for Standards and Technology) and the EAC in this area.


Provisional ballots have been introduced nationwide except in those states with sameday voter registration or no voter registration at all. Under this procedure, voters who claim to be registered but whose names do not appear on the polling station voter lists are permitted to cast a provisional ballot. Such ballots are only counted if a voters eligibility is subsequently verified by the polling officials. While this innovation was intended to ensure enfranchisement of voters whose names were improperly omitted from the voter register, its introduction has created problems of its own. In particular, the statutory text is ambiguous as to whether the voter must cast the ballot in his/her allocated precinct for the provisional ballot to be counted. The statutory provisions have been litigated in a number of states and have been interpreted differently by different courts. It is highly desirable that this ambiguity is resolved in a consistent and timely manner. Additionally, deadlines for verification and counting of provisional ballots vary widely from state to state and have the potential to delay announcement of final results at the federal level.


Election Day Findings


Election day was characterized by very high turnout, resulting in long queues and pressure on poll workers at some polling stations. It seems likely that protracted waiting periods may have deterred or prevented some voters from participating in the election, particularly those who were working on 2 November and were not given time off by their employers.


Poll workers displayed varying levels of knowledge on correct procedures. It was not clear that poll workers had generally received sufficient training to perform their functions.


OSCE observers were granted access to polling stations in a number of states. Access was sometimes limited to specific counties or to specific polling stations within a particular county. In those places where access was granted, OSCE observers noted that the key elements of HAVA were being implemented. There were, however, a number of concerns. Specifically, there was considerable confusion and varying approaches from one state to another regarding the use of provisional ballots. The prompt release of an authoritative record of the number of provisional ballots cast would contribute to clarity in announcing results. Occasional faults and breakdowns of DRE machines sometimes resulted in delays for voters while election officials sought technical support or advice. Observers also noted that some voters, mostly but not exclusively the elderly, had difficulties with newer voting technologies, necessitating assistance by poll workers.


Some concerns were expressed by observers regarding the secrecy of the vote due to the positioning of the voting machines in polling stations. Political party observers were present in many polling stations, although domestic non-partisan observers often had no legal right to such access.


Annex I: Copenhagen Document (extracts) - Document of the Copenhagen Meeting of the Conference on the Human Dimension of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe, 29 June 1990


Key provisions on international election standards:


(6) The participating States declare that the will of the people, freely and fairly expressed through periodic and genuine elections, is the basis of the authority and legitimacy of all government. The participating States will accordingly respect the right of their citizens to take part in the governing of their country, either directly or through representatives freely chosen by them through fair electoral processes. They recognize their responsibility to defend and protect, in accordance with their laws, their international human rights obligations and their international commitments, the democratic order freely established through the will of the people against the activities of persons, groups or organizations that engage in or refuse to renounce terrorism or violence aimed at the overthrow of that order or of that of another participating State.

(7) To ensure that the will of the people serves as the basis of the authority of government, the participating States will

(7.3) - guarantee universal and equal suffrage to adult citizens;

(7.4) - ensure that votes are cast by secret ballot or by equivalent free voting procedure, and that they are counted and reported honestly with the official results made public;

(7.8) - provide that no legal or administrative obstacle stands in the way of unimpeded access to the media on a non-discriminatory basis for all political groupings and individuals wishing to participate in the electoral process;

(7.9) - ensure that candidates who obtain the necessary number of votes required by law are duly installed in office and are permitted to remain in office until their term expires or is otherwise brought to an end in a manner that is regulated by law in conformity with democratic parliamentary and constitutional procedures.


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g9udit Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:35 AM
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66. Here is BBC and Le Monde websites, and letter I sent to them

Great Idea !

If the World Wide media starts to cover it, that would put pressure on the lackeys in the American media to cover it, and if this picks up steam, the World media attention could legitimize and publicize the issue to an extent that we could ask the U.N. to look into the
U.S. Election ( Yes, I know that sounds very Pollyanna right now, but
6 months from now, who knows ? )

Below are the websites to email BBC and Le Monde.

I sent them both the latest Madsen story on the Curtis revelations,
but I don't think they'll pay any attention until they get hundreds
of emails on this issue.

You can send a message to the Le Monde Editors at the below site :
http://mondediplo.com/dev_contact.php3?var_id=685

And you can send a message to the BBC from the below location :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/2804227.stm

Below is the letter I sent to Le Monde.

The important thing is that the FOREIGN press hears from us
in GREAT numbers.

That's our best chance to break out of this media blackout.



Subject Evidence of Computer Fraud in U.S. Presidential Election
Dear Le Monde Editors,

The citizens of the World are counting on the foreign press to reveal the Truth of the extensive Computer Voting Fraud that occurred in the recent U.S. Presidential Election.

The extent of the fraud appears to be so large as to raise the very strong possibility that George Bush is not the legitimate President of the United States, but that the Crime of the Century was perpetrated on the American Public, with the help of an American media, that sees it's role as more of an American version of Pravda, than as an independent institution that is responsible for acting as a 'Check and Balance' force, by keeping the American public informed of what the Government is doing.

In this ever growing scandal, a new revelation has just been uncovered, as a Computer Programmer, who did work for a Republican Congressman in Florida, has signed a legal affidavit saying that Republican Tom Feeney paid him to design a 'Vote Switching' program that was used to steal the
Florida electoral votes for Mr. Bush.

This story can be found at the below website :

http://www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/120604Mads ...

The World needs to know the truth of what is going on in the United
States, if real Democracy is ever going to be restored in America.

We need Le Monde, the BBC, and other leading World Newspapers to
investigate these claims of fraud, and if they are found to have merit, to report them to the rest of the world.

The light of Democracy is going out in the United States, and we need Le Monde to help cast a light on the nefarious, and illegal,
subversion of the U.S. Election that the Bush administration has
perpetrated on both America, and the rest of the World.

Please help concerned American citizens by exposing the truth of this
World shattering scandal.


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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:54 PM
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97. Great letter!
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Pooka Fey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:25 PM
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100. Online Journal Link doesn't work. Nice letter though.
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 03:26 PM by Pooka Fey
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:01 AM
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69. Here's a good Canadian site for someone to pull the emails from
http://dawn.thot.net/media_emails_cda.html

(Again, you may want to be selective, and have a Canadian help you choose the most important contacts.)

Canadian Media Email Addresses
Letters to the Editor

NATIONAL
Globe and Mail
National Post
Financial Post


MARITIMES
Amherst Daily News/The Citizen
Cape Breton Post
Charlottetown Guardian
Coast, Halifax
Fredericton Daily Gleaner
Halifax Daily News
New Glasgow Evening News
Summerside Journal-Pioneer
Saint John Telegraph
St. Johns Telegram
Moncton Times and Transcript


QUEBEC
Granby La Voix de l'Est
La Presse, Montral
Le Journal de Montral
Le Journal de Qubec
Le Nouvelliste, Trois Rivires
Le Quotidien de Chicoutimi
LeSoleil Quebec City
Montreal Gazette
Sherbrooke Record
Sherbrooke Tribune


ONTARIO
Barrie Examiner
Belleville Intelligencer
Brantford Expositor
Brampton Guardian
(Brockville) Recorder & Times
Cambridge Times (bounces)
Chatham Daily News
(Cobourg) Northumberland Today (bounces)
(Colbourne) Northumberland Today (bounces)
(Collingwood) The Enterprise Bulletin
Cornwall Standard Freeholder
(Dundas) Ancaster News
Dundas Star News
Elliot Lake Standard
Globe and Mail
Guelph Mercury
Guelph Tribune
Hamilton News
Hamilton Spectator
Hanover Post
Kingston Whig-Standard
(Kirkland Lake) Northern Daily News
(Kitchener-Waterloo) Record Online
Lindsay Daily Post
London Free Press
Markdale Standard
Midland Free Press
National Post
Nepean This Week
New Hamburg Independent
Niagara Falls Review
North Bay Nugget
Orangeville Banner
Orillia Packet and Times
Owen Sound Sun Times
Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Sun
Pembroke Daily Observer
Peterborough Examiner
(Port Hope) Northumberland Today (bounces)
Sarnia Observer
(Sault Ste. Marie) Sault Star
(Sault Ste, Marie) Sault This Week
St. Catharines Standard (bounces)
Stoney Creek News
(Sudbury) Northern Life
Sudbury Star
(Thunder Bay) Chronicle-Journal
Timmins Daily Press Editorial: tdpnews@vianet.ca Toronto Free Press
(Toronto) Metro Today
Toronto Star
Toronto Sun (bounces)
Trenton Trentonian
(Waterdown) Flamborough Review
Waterloo Chronicle (bounces)
Welland Tribune
Windsor Star


MANITOBA
Brandon Sun
Portage La Prairie Daily Graphic
Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg Sun


SASKATCHEWAN
Moose Jaw Times-Herald
Prince Albert Daily Herald
Regina Leader-Post
Saskatoon Star-Phoenix


ALBERTA
Calgary Herald
Calgary Sun
Edmonton Journal
Edmonton Sun
Fort McMurray Today
Grande Prairie Herald-Tribune
Lethbridge Herald


BRITISH COLUMBIA
Alberni Valley Times
Cranbrook Daily Townsman
Kamloops Daily News
Kelowna Capital News
Nelson Daily News
Prince George Citizen
Vancouver Sun
Vancouver Province
Victoria Times-Colonist


TERRITORIES
Newsnorth, Iqaluit
Nunatsiaq News (English/Inuktitut/Nunavik/French)
Yukon News
Whitehorse Star
Yellowknifer
Kivalliq News (Inuktitut/English)
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:03 PM
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98. Any Canadians here???
Help with this?
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Us vs Them Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 10:31 AM
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71. CAN THIS THREAD RECIEVE MODERATOR ATTENTION, PLEASE?
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 10:32 AM by Us vs Them
It has been discussed above, the possibility of using Democratic Underground as a means by which to send an official press release or informal letter with the attempt to inform the international media of the depth of our situation, stateside.

Is this something that would be feasible, or do those who initially founded this website seek less of a distinct voice of opinion on this fray? I can understand the potential risks involved with speaking out publicly, however as a student of media, I can also think of no better time for any organisation to take a formal position against this situation.

We can go it alone, but when backed by a group, we are less likely to be ignored. Any letter or press release carrying the thoughts and feelings of 60,000+ members is an amazing proposition, and has the potential to gain attention, inform and educate, and possibly change the course of history in the process.

I look forward to a discussion on these matters, and I'm sure many else who have joined this thread do as well.
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:07 AM
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72. My letter to NPR's "Morning Edition" on their election theft story
While I agree that we need to continue to grow international media attention to our election theft, we also need to keep communicating with our own timid media whenever they stick their necks out and do an election theft story, as NPR's "Morning Edition" did this morning. And when they do, we need to both thank them AND point out any problems in their coverage. (Why did Common Cause give a forum for the MIT professor -- whose critique of Freeman's research has already been debunked -- so that NPR could use his "sound bites"? So here's my morning letter to NPR. I hope others will write them also.
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To Morning Edition:

Good to hear some coverage of the election theft on NPR this morning. Thank you for this overdue coverage. But I would like to see any documentation for the statement that the MIT professor made in your piece that electronic votes for Bush were switched by the machines for Kerry. There are over 37,000 reports of voting problems listed on the nonpartisan Election Incident Reporting System and I have seen NO REPORTS on that site which indicate that electronic voting machines erred for Kerry, anywhere, in any state. As we all know, if the voting machine "glitches" were a simple matter of machine error, we would expect that the errors would have favored Bush and Kerry about equally. Instead, ALL the reported errors on the EIRS site I have reviewed have favored Bush (by taking votes away from Kerry and assigning them to Bush or a third party candidate, or simply by erasing them entirely.)

If there have been such reports I have missed on EIRS, my guess is that they were filed weeks after the election when the Republicans began to see the massive election theft evidence mounting against them and felt compelled to file false reports of machine "glitches" favoring Kerry on the EIRS site. Fortunately, we can look at the dates when all EIRS reports were filed and interpret those late reports with caution.

Don't take my word for it. You can access the EIRS web-site yourself and review the complaints yourself. You can also read and review the affidavits that have been filed in Ohio which -- again -- report the multitude of problems that occurred in that ORANGE state, all of which favored Bush.

You should also be aware that the MIT professor's early critique of the U. of Pennsylvania's Dr. Freeman's analysis of voting irregularities (specifically the disconnect between the exit polls and the "reported" vote in several swing states, which Freeman stated would have occurred by chance with 250 million to one odds) has already been debunked because the MIT professor (and his Cal Tech colleagues) used the "adjusted" exit poll information instead of the raw exit poll information which was still available on the CNN site at 11:00 pm on election night, before the exit pollers' computer server "crashed" and they felt the need to "adjust" their results. And, as my letter to Morning Edition yesterday said, there is no excuse for the exit pollers still refusing to release their raw exit poll data to the American public -- no excuse whatsoever.

So thanks for finally putting a story on Morning Edition about this election theft. Unfortunately, it appears to be difficult for you and other MSM to report this story without continuing to be condescending about those of us who are convinced that this election was stolen. But, after all, the first American revolution was started by a "small but vocal" band of patriots who would no longer take injustice and tyranny quietly. Why should we be any different, despite the fact that we have television news (and their incessant coverage of meaningless basketbrawls and New York hawks without homes) to distract us? Some of us know what is important and, despite the monopoly on informed debate being wielded by the Republicans in Congress, we will not be silenced. To be silent is to be complicit and unpatriotic.

In closing, I would ask that NPR please keep looking at the primary sources in developing your future stories on this election theft and not simply take without critical review what (discredited) MIT professors and self-serving CYA Republican election officials have to say. There is evidence of fraud and election theft in many states -- at least six of which are now pursuing recounts. This is the most important story affecting our democracy in the past century and I pray that you will stay on top of it. And, as a longtime NPR supporter and fan, I would request that you bite your tongues when you feel the need (or receive the directive) to be dismissive of our genuine concerns.


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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:29 AM
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74. Participate in foreign forums on foreign investigative news programs
Good ones if you speak Dutch (you can even post English - Most Dutch understand English:

http://vpro.react.nl/programma/tegenlicht/forum

http://vpro.react.nl/programma/2004elections/forum

http://vpro.react.nl/
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 12:10 PM
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79. Just posted the c-span link on the above Dutch forums
Nu is er iets op C-Span over stemfraude in Ohio:
rtsp://cspanrm.fplive.net/cspan/project/c04/c04120804_c...

of

http://c-span.org/VideoArchives.asp?z1=&PopupMenu_Name=... ;

(House Forum on Ohio Election Voting Procedures
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Cmte., hosts a forum on the 2004 election vote in Ohio and possible irregularities in the vote itself and the subsequent counting of ballots. Many other Congressmen and interest group representatives take part in this event.
12/8/2004: WASHINGTON, DC: 3 hr.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:41 AM
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77. I just nominated this for the homepage
Kick!
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:06 PM
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88. Thank You!!!
I contacted Michael Rectenwald at Citizens for Legitimate Government
to see if he would like to help us in any way. He was the one who let loose on Scarboorough Country the other nite.
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demo dutch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 12:07 PM
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78. Here some additional media outlets in Europe
Don't mean to be critical, but I think it will be more effective if it's more in Press Release form and less wordy. Some of the media will realy only read it, if it's short and concise the WHAT, WHO, WHEN and WHERE concept. Your first paragraph should say it all. Something like this:

Many Americans are extremely frustrated with the lack of coverage by US main stream media of the 2004 Ohio Presidential Election Vote Recount. Has the US Free Press been silenced?

We need your help!
Here are the facts....(Then list the facts with bullet points and the links)


Some Media outlets in Europe:

Netherlands Main Newspapers:
nieuwsdienst@telegraaf.nl
redactie@volkskrant.nl

Netherlands TV/Radio Media
web@rnw.nl
publieksreacties@rtv.nos.nl

Netherlands Press Agency
perssupport@anp.nl

Reuters:
http://www.reuters.com/-helpSection.jhtml?p=contactUs

United Press:
newstips@upi.com

United Business Newswire:
info@prnewswire.co.uk
netherlands@prnewswire.eu.com
info@prnewswire.fr

Pressi.com (press information worldwide:
tiedotteet@pressi.com

DPA (German Press Agency)
info@hbg.dpa.de


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mirrera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 12:43 PM
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80. Agree! Professional Sound Bites more effective...n/t
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:40 PM
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83.  I AM OVERWHELMED! This simple idea has really grown.
Thank you all for the links you saved hours of work! I think this is the point we are at:

1.) We need to decide who this "letter" should come from.
...Would Democratic Underground wish to sponsor it?
...Should any public figures in the cause be asked to sponsor it?
...Should it just be signed with a group of names?

2.) We need to decide whether a letter, press release or both format would be best. Here is what I came up with after some sleep.
...A press release is more professional and easy to use for a journalist.
...A letter is a more personal plea for help.
...Both, could cover both bases.
...My personal thoughts are that what separates the 2 are the press release offers the journalist instant information and an instant story while a letter asks for the journalist IF WILLING TO HELP to look at the links and develop their own story. I was coming from this place when I originally wrote the letter.

3.) Should we use take advantage of the generous offer to use an "email blaster" or each individual send out different batches of the material.


Did I miss anything? Maybe we can use this for an outline?
Where do we go from here? Like I said, I'm overwhelmed.

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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:15 PM
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92. Came back in late this am
and still haven't had time to look at all the new posts.
I see we are saturated with media addresses now.
I sent a note to Michel Lectenwald to see if he's interested in helping with this effort.
On item 3) we don't want this to be a spam affair so we should definitely try to limit what is sent out.
On item 2) the answer depends on who your audience is so it would help if someone familiar with the target news media. This is a hard one.
Again item 1) answer depends on the audience, another hard one.

Sorry not very helpful
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:27 PM
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101. I am in the same boat and trying to stay somewhat directed,
Its overwhelming. I agree completely with the limit the spam affair warning. let me know if you hear anything from Michael.

I guess beginning to form an email list from all the info we have would be a start?
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demo dutch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:47 PM
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121. I agree that a letter is more personal, but it should be
be short and concise like a press release. The media gets millions of PR emails per day and so you just don't want to run the risk that they hit the delete button, if the first paragraph doesn't tickle their interest.

Anyhow, many press releases are not used but instead generate the interest of a journalist and they will do the investigation as a result.

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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:27 PM
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131. I'll work on shortening it. Thanks for the advice.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:24 PM
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81. I sent this to 2 investigative news TV programs in Holland
Eerst, het spijt me maar mijn Nederlands is niet zo goed)

Er is iets heel erg verkeerd over ons (de VS) verkiezingen. Alstublieft kijk
naar deze site:

http://votergate.tv

Er is een 30 minuute film over de stemmachines en stemfraude.

Ook kijk naar http://blackboxvoting.org

Ik weet niet waarom het is stemfraude in de Ukraine, maar niet in de VS

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard
php?az=show_topics&forum=203

Nu is er iets op C-Span over stemfraude in Ohio:
rtsp://cspanrm.fplive.net/cspan/project/c04/c04120804_c...

of

http://c-span.org/VideoArchives
asp?z1=&PopupMenu_Name=Politics/Elections&CatCodePairs=Issue,PE;


(House Forum on Ohio Election Voting Procedures
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Cmte., hosts
a forum on the 2004 election vote in Ohio and possible irregularities in the
vote itself and the subsequent counting of ballots. Many other Congressmen
and interest group representatives take part in this event.
12/8/2004: WASHINGTON, DC: 3 hr.

Dank U.

Met vriendelijke groeten,

(name and address)

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demo dutch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:38 PM
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119. Your Dutch is pretty good!
I posted addresses for the major papers in Holland but Media outlets
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:05 PM
Response to Reply #119
123. Dank je wel!
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 07:05 PM by helderheid
Mijn man is een Nederlander. :) It's been a few years since we lived there and I'm outta practice!!
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demo dutch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:09 PM
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124. Cool, I was born and educated there :)
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:30 PM
Response to Reply #124
134. Te gek!
;)
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 01:55 PM
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86. i think we should keep this on top n/t
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sunnystarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:05 PM
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87. Since President Carter has been involved with international
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 02:06 PM by sunnystarr
elections do you think there's any way he would join Jesse Jackson and Conyers? While I think it's great that the international press are notified, I'm also concerned that the majority of Americans know nothing. Wouldn't Carter put more legitimacy in this? Maybe he wouldn't be afraid to talk to the international press. Just a thought.

sigh ... edited again for word duplication lol
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:07 PM
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89. Excellent idea
How do we contact Carter?

I also think Cronkite might help.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:15 PM
Response to Reply #89
91. They are both great men. Time is of the essence how do we
proceed?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:18 PM
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93. i wish I knew
Anyone here know how to contact Cronkite and Carter?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:33 PM
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94. Thanks puddycat!
puddycat (429 posts) Thu Dec-09-04 07:31 PM
Response to Original message

1. try the Carter Center or Jimmy Carter Library


http://www.cartercenter.org/default.asp?bFlash=True

http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.org /


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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:36 PM
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95. Carter's email
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 02:38 PM by helderheid
From the Carter Center - I just heard from texpatriot2004 that Carter will be on Chris Matthews this Friday

carterweb@emory.edu
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:43 PM
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96. GOT CRONKITE?
E-mail Walter Cronkite at mail@cronkitecolumn.com
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:45 PM
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102. Thank you. I just sent this...
Dear President Carter,

On December 8, Rep. John Conyers hosted a congressional forum in which verifiable evidence of vote suppression and compelling indications of vote manipulation in Ohio were detailed by panels of witnesses. One witness who previously served as an international elections inspector recounted incidents in Ohio that would never have been permitted in El Salvadors elections. Yet we ignore these disturbing reports from within our own borders?

C-SPAN and several radio stations carried the forum live. Concurrently, mainstream media covered stories such as Basketbrawl, Martha Stewarts incarceration and Scott Petersons sentencing hearing. One day later, a search on CNN.com returns no hits regarding this forum and the only mention at MSNBC.com is on Keith Olbermanns blog. ABC.com has a short story, but the headline does not appear on their home page. I am baffled by the media silence and appalled by the republican absence in this critical moment in American democracy.

This may well be the least partisan yet most important issue facing our nation today. We cease to function as a representative republic when we cannot guarantee the will of the people has been upheld. I am writing to ask you to join the call for integrity in our election process. This is not about hoping the other candidate eventually loses, but rather Its critical that we investigate and understand any and every voting irregularity anywhere in our country, not because it would change the outcome of the election but because Americans have to believe that their votes are counted in our democracy. We should be working together to reform the system because it should be unacceptable to anyone, Democrat or Republican, that in the United States many people still dont have full confidence in the integrity of the voting process. I want every vote counted in this election, but I also want to make sure there are no questions or doubts in future elections. Thats not too much to ask in the worlds greatest democracy and model for free elections. (John F. Kerry)

Perhaps the media will cover this crucial issue if such a distinguished voice as yours is added to the appeal for transparent and unblemished elections.

Best Regards,...
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:47 PM
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104. EXCELLENT letter
Thank you!! I wish I were half as articulate!
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 05:08 PM
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106. Well you know what The Police say.
"Poets, priest and politicians. All have words to thank for their positions."

Thanks. ;)
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sunnystarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:19 PM
Response to Reply #89
126. Maybe through the Carter Center
http://www.cartercenter.org/doc1932.htm

carterweb@emory.edu

unless someone has a more direct way.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:40 PM
Response to Reply #126
127. Thank you! :)
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 05:04 PM
Response to Reply #87
105. RW radio before election said Carter was a traitor for questioning
our voting procedures.....maybe Glen Beck.....

host was trying to get listeners to start proceedings for treason
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 05:13 PM
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108. No SHIT!!!!
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 05:14 PM
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109. *rolling eyeballs*
If he wants a traitor, he doesn't have to go back any further than the current resident of the White House. Now there is a man who has failed to uphold his oath of office. Protect and defend the Constitution? Yeah right.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 04:06 AM
Response to Reply #87
183. Has Carter said anything about the US election?
Seems to me he did but my memory is vague
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november3rd Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:12 PM
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90. nice work
thanks.
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 05:09 PM
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107. Protest marches/rallies throughout the US this weekend!
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 05:16 PM
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110. Does anyone know what happened with the DANISH REPORTER who supposedly
interviewed Cliff Arnebeck and had correspondence with the New York Times? Also, it was said that he was having communication with OSCE. (sp?)
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 05:38 PM
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112. Good point, I think I have his email address.
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Left Brain Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 05:28 PM
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111. You guys are amazing!
This thread is amazing. DU has the finest groups of activists, bar none. You make it happen.

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EuroObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 05:51 PM
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113. So, a fair summary of this PRIMARY SOURCE could read
, with a kick, something along these lines. And full of quotes. I'm thinking that an appendix of such primary source documents, summarized, could be attached to the release. Another such would be the letter to Blackwell of Dec 2 (published Dec 4) from Rep. John Conyers, Jr. and the House Committee on the Judiciary with its 34 questions. Also transcripts from the (various) hearings and such hard numbers and especially graphs or whatever illustrations as may be accesible...

--
Summary of the preliminary findings of the Election Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) - ref. http://www.osce.org/documents/odihr/2004/11/3779_en.pdf - on the US Elections of 2 Nov 2004. Note that the Mission was terminated at the moment the polls closed - {this is correct, isn't it - no observation of the counting?}.

The EOM calls attention to "a number of significant issues" threatening the idea that "the will of the people, freely and fairly expressed through periodic and genuine elections, is the basis of the authority and legitimacy of all government."

In particular, the EOM observed the following during the pre-electoral period:

1. "Allegations about voter disenfranchisement and so-called voter suppression were ... widely aired. It was claimed that such practices included non-processing of voter registration applications, the improper removal of eligible voters from voter lists, harassment and intimidation of voters." However, "while recognizing the seriousness of the above allegations, the EOM was not provided with first-hand evidence to substantiate {or otherwise} them or to demonstrate that such practices were widespread or systematic."

2. There were "no uniform standards for processing absentee ballots."

3. In a number of states, citizens who have been convicted of any felony (a criminal offence more serious than a misdemeanor) suffer a "restriction on the right to vote {which} is not made proportionate to the seriousness of the criminal offence," while, in general, "voters in different states do not enjoy equal suffrage."

4. The regulations on provisional ballots are "ambiguous as to whether the voter must cast the ballot in his/her allocated precinct for the provisional ballot to be counted" and as such are open to abuse. In fact "deadlines for verification and counting of provisional ballots vary widely from state to state and have the potential to delay announcement of final results at the federal level."

5. Furthermore, "there are no uniform certification procedures."

And during the election itself:

1. "Long queues and pressure on poll workers at some polling stations ... deterred or prevented some voters from participating in the election." - {disenfranchisement or lack of universal suffrage}.

2. Some "poll workers {may not have} received sufficient training to perform their functions," and there were doubts about the "secrecy of the vote" in some precincts, since "political party observers were present in many polling stations, although domestic non-partisan observers often had no legal right to such access. "The EOM also noted in this context that "the way in which election administrators are appointed may raise questions of possible conflict of interest." - {possible intimidation and dirty tricks}.

3. The EOM observed "considerable confusion and varying approaches from one state to another regarding the use of provisional ballots." - {open to abuse}

4. There were "faults and breakdowns of DRE (direct recording electronic) machines" and many voters had "difficulties with newer voting technologies." - {must be investigated}

In general, the EOM:

1. Observed that "Allegations of electoral fraud and voter suppression, primarily among minorities, were widely reported and presented to the EOM in the pre-election period."

2. Recommends the "prompt introduction of a paper audit trail" in all precincts.

3. Regrets that EOM observers were permitted "in a number of states, sometimes only in specific counties," while "in other states, access was not possible or was limited... " {elipsis in the original}

4. Suggests the following concerns should be addressed:
- "provisional ballots"
- "problems with DRE (direct recording electronic) machines"
- "polling stations lacking the capacity to ensure a reasonably prompt throughput of voters"
- "voting {during} ... working hours"
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:14 PM
Response to Reply #113
114. This is an incredible document as a whole. Have you shared it
with Conyers' office or Jackson yet?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:28 PM
Response to Reply #114
115. kick
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EuroObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:31 PM
Response to Reply #114
116. Not I
I just ahared this here. Now you guys go ahead.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:34 PM
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117. It needs to be a separate thread also. I think many will be interested
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EuroObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:42 PM
Response to Reply #116
120. To be clear, please copy and spread
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:13 PM
Response to Reply #113
125. Add the analyses of exit poll vs vote tabulation
result summaries from studies (with citations) that have been done by Freeman, UC Berkeley, and any others with reputable authors.
(Invite specific citations know by other DUers here)

Also might add citation of testimony given by Dr Rubin on the quality of voting machines used.
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EuroObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 07:11 AM
Response to Reply #125
160. Redshift Analysis Image
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EuroObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 07:28 AM
Response to Reply #160
161. Generated from this data:
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GetTheRightVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:37 PM
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118. Yes, Yes, Yes, they what you to rally in the streets and shot it out
for all to hear, they need us to show that there is an terrible problem and the American public is deeply concerned with the election, the speakers at the hearings are concerned because more people did not show up at them, but I told them that you are all out here praying for their success, they are waiting for us to join them and make a very, very big serious noise for all to hear us and them even better then the day before, go and be a part of any rally you can be, any hearing you can be at, they need us, they really, really need us, we are the key to it all ............
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 08:44 PM
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128. kick
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 09:43 PM
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129. IMPORTANT: MORE BLASTER INFO
I see many people are posting letters in foreign languages (makes sense). I can set up separate sections (pages) for the different letters. The only drawback with this is people would wind up sending more emails to reach the same number of media then if all the letters were in one language (english). However, it would still be much more efficient then if someone was sending out emails individually. For example, you may group all french speaking media from: France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.

Finally, if it seems like a lot of work to set up a blaster, you are right. But keep in mind that once it is set up, it becomes a tool that can be "reloaded" with different letters (messages) as time passes. I hope the shrub is dethroned, but if not there will be many more times we may need to ask for foreign coverage (environment, war, etc.)

So keep your chin up, organize your work-teams here, and just do it. :)

Please PM me if you have any questions, and be sure to go use the National Media Blaster if you haven't already done so. It was just loaded with a new Conyers related letter(s) a few hours ago. So not only will you learn more about how the blaster works; you will also be telling our media to cover the Election Fraud.

take care...

Tom


http://www.independentmediasource.com/voteintegrity.htm
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 10:31 PM
Response to Reply #129
130. Is there anyway to set up the blaster so it does not have the
pass it on email option? I know I hate it when I get emails like that.

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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:27 PM
Response to Reply #130
132. Yes, But I highly recommend against it
It's easy to eliminate (I just remove the "button", and of course post no letter for it).

Here's part of a PM I just sent last night to someone that applies to this:

"What you would email to someone you knew personally, first informing them about "what's going on"; then asking them to come use the blaster, and then tell everyone they know too, etc. (This emailing of "friends" may actually wind up being the more important result of all this than the MSM contact part.)"

The reason I made this comment is that the more experienced I get in all this emailing/media stuff, the more I realize that our ultimate goal and challenge is to inform/educate, and hopefully prod to action the American public. "They" get away with all this because only 20% of the public are even aware there is a problem. The main reason I don't eliminate the blasters and focus exclusively on a resource center to help people send out personal, or chain emails is that the media adds much more credibility if they tell the same story. So both personal (to friends), and blasting are very valuable.

At this point, I am actually looking for ways to elevate the likelihood that people who come to my site to blast, also inform the people they know.

Lastly, I realize that some people will prefer not to send out the message to people they know, that's why it will always remain a secondary option.

After reading this, and discussing it with your team, you opt for no friend letter, I will gladly set it up that way for you.
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:29 PM
Response to Reply #130
133. How can I best help now?
I can see this has become a leviathan.
Got an e-mail from tommcintyre about this--I've been offline for awhile.

Ron
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:35 PM
Response to Reply #129
136. How about we get a media list and those of us who can
translate, do so. Send separate letters.
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:12 AM
Response to Reply #136
143. media lists
How do we parcel this media lists? Should restrict to
selective media based on some criteria (pl). What should those criteria be? I can think of one: willing to do investigative reporting on controversial issues. Might be good to have people familiar with media, if available. For instance for Canadian media,
someone who knows something about Canadian media, in particular.
Anyone from Canada on this thread btw?

I borrowed from another thread (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... )
this organizational hierarchy:

LOOKING FOR TEAM LEADS TO EXECUTE A REAL ACTION PLAN !!!

PLEASE POST IN UNDER THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

1. I WANT TO BE A VOLUNTEER ON THIS EFFORT OR BE A TEAM LEAD
2. KNOWN SPECIFIC MEDIA CONTACTS
3. KNOWN SPECIFIC AD AGENCY CONTACTS
4. FUNDING SOURCE IDEAS
5. MEDIA IDEAS - RADIO,TV,SYMPATHETIC CABLE,GRASS ROOTS,PRINT
6. CELEBRITY CONTACTS
7. COPY -- WHAT PRINT/VOICE/VIDEO TO DISTRIBUTE


I think it's a good idea to borrow from their experience with this.

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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:32 PM
Response to Original message
135. I really think a fax is best for a press release
and you can buy media lists (global) for around $600 - if someone has an internal fax modem and enough money to afford international faxes, that would be my suggestion. I can contribute to a media fund.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:39 PM
Response to Reply #135
137. google
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:40 PM
Response to Reply #135
138. I will contribute as well if
that is the way we decide to go
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 11:59 PM
Response to Reply #138
139. same here
this one looks good - provides a sample Excel list. I can provide a program for faxing but I don't have an internal fax modem. The program is capable of individually addressing everyone.

http://www.dr-411.com/products_media.asp?keywords=media...
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:01 AM
Response to Reply #139
140. before ordering
we should ask how many fax numbers are international and how current the database is.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:05 AM
Response to Reply #140
141. I'm a dork
I realized in the time I took to post that I could actually ask. So I did:

I'm very interested in your media list, particularly the international list. Can you tell me how many of the faxes are to international media and how up to date the list is?

Many thanks!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:06 AM
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142. auto reply - will keep y'all informed - lawyer database - good too?
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:16 AM
Response to Reply #135
144. I don't have $600 this week
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:20 AM
Response to Reply #144
145. Do you have 10?
60 of us could buy this at that rate.
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:24 AM
Response to Reply #145
146. I'll contribute $20
But we need something set up for contributions.
Who knows how to do that?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:25 AM
Response to Reply #145
147. If DU could sponsor this
and have an online donations page, we could get this in less than an hour. Will Pitt could write the press releases (pretty please??) and those who speak multiple languages could translate them!

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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:32 AM
Response to Reply #147
148. You could check with DU and see if they would be willing
I'd be happy to donate and Will Pitt would be a good one to get involved. I would still take the basic letter and email it in addition to the press release. I have a rational for that which I spoke to back a ways.

I don't think we can do too much!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:50 AM
Response to Reply #148
149. I like the multi-pronged approach
Good idea!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:51 AM
Response to Reply #149
150. got a message?
Got a message for Democratic Underground? Send us an email at mail@DemocraticUnderground.com.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:54 AM
Response to Reply #150
153. Go for it, unless you want to wait to speak with Will.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:51 AM
Response to Reply #149
151. Great! I'll go ahead with the letter concept then and you can follow
up the press release one?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:53 AM
Response to Reply #151
152. sounds good
Hopefully we can get William Rivers Pitt on board here. He is a terrific spokesperson!

Thanks for your help my friend!
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 01:06 AM
Response to Reply #151
154. Was thinking of of utilizing more than one
letter 'archetype' (e.g. one more restrained in it's content
and another with few limits-in other words more controversial).

Better to get something in the news even if it's not quite what you want than nothing at all. If William Pitt would help out he could help steer this in the best direction. My head is getting foggy (I'm tired).
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 01:15 AM
Response to Reply #154
155. Not a bad plan. I think this would be a good "group" form of communication
Something from DU. It might be better for me to just take the letter and email it out to some of the email addresses we have collected then concentrate on the Pitt one. Sound alright?
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 01:23 AM
Response to Reply #155
156. Go for it!
Need to take action soon I feel.
Check in tomorrow
Goodnite, Buenos noches, guten nocht
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 01:25 AM
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157. Sleep good
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 01:30 AM
Response to Reply #155
158. One thing more
Here's the Al Jazeera contact info
http://aljazeerah.info/Sections/contact_us.htm
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myschkin Donating Member (488 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 08:00 AM
Response to Original message
162. Germany, Austria, Swiss

Send your letter also to the german speaking press:

ausland@tages-anzeiger.ch, peter.hartmeier@tagesanzeiger.ch, rainer.stadler@nzz.ch, hansrudolf.kamer@nzz.ch, redaktion@nzz.ch, j.osterwalder@tagblatt.ch, azredaktion@azag.ch, redaktion@derbund.ch, ausland@derbund.ch, wir@sueddeutsche.de, redaktion@sueddeutsche.de, redaktion@sz-magazin.de, chefredaktion@derStandard.at, chefredaktion@diepresse.com, spectrum@diepresse.com, wienzeit@falter.at, woz@woz.ch, redaktion@dasmagazin.ch, andreas.strehle@dasmagazin.ch, simon.heusser@weltwoche.ch, redaktion@weltwoche.ch, DieZeit@zeit.de , redaktion@faz.de, pri@faz.net, aaw@fr-aktuell.de, redaktion@fr-aktuell.de, redaktion@welt.de, roger.koeppel@welt.de, redaktion@baz.ch, redaktion@profil.at, redaktion@facts.ch, sbarmettler@facts.ch

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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 01:27 PM
Response to Reply #162
168. Thank you myschkin!
I'm awake and bright-eyed now and will get working on Britian,NewZealand and Australia.
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:16 PM
Response to Reply #162
173. Myschkin, thanks for the addresses!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:00 AM
Response to Original message
164. Response from media list
I have emailed the main office to find out how many faxes are in the
international list. However, you cannot separately purchase just the
international list. You would have to purchase the complete database or just
the fax database.

Have a good day!

Sincerely,

Melissa H. Parker
Customer Support
www.dr-411.com
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EuroObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:23 AM
Response to Original message
165. David Corn of The Nation?
The was the editorial "A Stolen Election?" published 9 Nov in The Nation by their Washington editor and investigative journalist David Corn.

"Anyone who questioned the integrity of the nation's voting system--before the election or after--has had good reason to do so."
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 01:30 PM
Response to Reply #165
169. Thats a great letter! Thank you.
I'll change the links around, recheck them and add that one!
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:24 AM
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166. I'll be happy to help with this
I'm getting quite good at emailing. :)
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 01:26 PM
Response to Reply #166
167. Great. I have Australia, New Zealand and Britain I'm working on now.
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myschkin Donating Member (488 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 02:43 PM
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170. Fight against intellectual lazyness

Hi

I've read now your whole thread. :-b

I think a plea to the foreign newspapers would be a help. I send here informations to german speaking newspapers and magazines and it's like running against a wall. I don't know what's on there?

A problem is for sure the dependence from the press agencys... Who controls them? Karl Rove? It seems so...

Journals just get their informations from press agencys - a n d they have their correspondents in U.S. But they are just reading the big newspapers, I guess, looking CNN... So it's a devilish circle. I guess they are n o t in DU... ;-)

Another problem is the "intellectual lazyness" (Keith Olbermann) of journalist. There is somehow a conventional thinking (psychological phenomenon), you know: It's over... Bush won so clear. a.s.l. It's like lead which tears to the ground.

Journalists are normally very cynical and also opportunistic, they are not great characters, "fighters", with civil courage...

So I guess everything we can do is to i n f o r m them, over and over. But they just take it serious if it comes in an objective, serious style.

A plea is also another idea - which has a different effect.

Please EVERYBODY comes to our new forum, where we discuss these things. Let's work together!

I think we are all on the same ship... Let's start.

http://www.1-2-free-forums.com/mf/index.php?mforum=mtf (you have to sign in)

See you there

Myschkin
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 02:53 PM
Response to Reply #170
171. I hear you, thats why the basic "letter" format was the best choice
for me. Press releases are professional and convenient whereas letters are personal and would require them to develop their own story. All I can hope for is some take an interest or BEGIN to open their ears to what is out there.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 04:44 PM
Response to Original message
172. Fixed up the letter, repaired the links and sent some out to some
news sources in Britain, new Zealand and Australia. I signed it as myself and a group of Democratic Underground members, and gave them the link to DU for questions.
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:30 PM
Response to Reply #172
174. Great!
I can help e-mail. But I need the letter and a list to mail to.
Either that or the nation names and a list of possible target media.
I tried sending out an e-mail to a bundle of Canadian media once before and it didn't work. Any suggestions?
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:43 AM
Response to Reply #174
180. The final letter if you want to use any of it.
Edited on Sat Dec-11-04 03:43 AM by Alizaryn
Here's the final letter is you want to use any or all of it. Just put your name in at the bottom. with the email lists, the trick i think is to not leave a space between the different ones ex: jk@lll@aol.com ;kjlll@aol.com with a semicolon between them. worked alright for me

So far we have, Britain, newzealand, australia and germany. I've been getting the email addresses from this thread mostly.

Keep me posted!

Dear Friend,

This is awkward but we need to ask for your help. Many of us are frustrated and coming up short on getting the free press in our country to cover the travesty that is being called a fair election in our country (some wonder if they have been silenced). No, we are not from the Ukraine, the Ukraines election irregularities receive ample coverage here, we are citizens of the United States of America. The 2004 election was contaminated.

The situation we now find ourselves in is one where the Democratic Head of the Judiciary Committee has formed a group with other congressmen to objectively examine the irregularities the citizens of the nation have communicated to them. Representative Conyers is a brave man as are his colleagues. Today they held a forum Judiciary Democratic Forum Preserving Democracy - What Went Wrong in Ohio in Washington DC. Many statements were gathered regarding: Voter intimidation, Exit Polls vs. Actual Vote Numbers, (Same thing our administration had such a fit over in Ukraine), Citizens being disenfranchised through allocation of polling machines, Faulty election machines and areas where Election observers and the press were locked out from being able to view the counting due to claims, later proved untrue, that the FBI and Homeland Security had declared the area a high risk. These are a few of the statements, there are MANY more.

We are saddened to say that not one Republican committee member joined the process to listen to the peoples voices although Representative Conyers invited them.
We are saddened to say that not one Main Stream Media Station covered this forum, and thankful to CSPAN and Keith Olbermann of MSNBC for doing so.

The recount in Ohio will begin soon and many investigators feel that there is a real chance for the final total to show that the wrong man conceded. In addition, election fraud is suspected, and evidence for this fraud will be part of the litigation that is being filed in Ohio. The committee formed by Representative Conyers has promised to go to Ohio and hold hearings however, without the Republicans joining the effort the perceived legitimacy of the hearings will be weakened.

Without the MAINSTREAM media covering this issue as something other then a filler, it will be difficult to force the Republicans to be accountable to this process. This will continue to enable the Republicans in power and much of the public to ignore the whole situation. This situation is dangerous, not only with respect to the integrity and validity to the results of this election, but also to all future elections in our country. OUR DEMOCRACY IS IN CRISIS... therefore our plea to your journalists.

We need your help to look at and research the story and use your free press to speak for us while our press sleeps.
Further, we need your help to use your free press to ask why it is that this current administration in the United States can find the election process in the Ukraine abhorrent, yet chooses to ignore potentially widespread election irregularities in the United States.

We need your help if you can find it within yourselves to give. If you have any questions or need for information we will be glad to help.

Sincerely,
your name(Alizaryn) and many other members from Democratic Underground
your email@yahoo.com
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

(A link to Rep Conyers Committee and a decent list of some irregularities) http://www
http://www.house.gov/judiciary_democrats/index.html
http://www.truthout.org/cblog.shtml
http://www.votersunite.org/news.asp

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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:46 AM
Response to Reply #174
182. Amaryllis has listed some good addresses below if you
are interested.
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btyarbro Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:38 PM
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175. Amazing compendium
Great resources!

Thanks for all the conscientious work! :yourock:
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 12:33 AM
Response to Reply #175
176. kick!
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 01:28 AM
Response to Original message
178. Coverage in France and Germany

A friend sent this to me. I don't know if it's like in the US where the mainstream media is ignoring it, or if these are indy and alternative media.

Le Votergate is now a hotly debated topic in France:
http://www.teaser.fr/~lcolombet/empyree/dotclear/?2004 /...
http://votergate.xwiki.com/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome
http://questionscritiques.free.fr/edito/jfg/jenni/16110 ...
One discussion carries the tagline: "The most massive
election fraud in the history of the world"?:
http://notv.info/article.php3?id_article=248
http://forums.lemonde.fr/perl/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Boar ...
(This list is far from exhaustive.)

It is also receiving extensive treatment in German
speaking countries:
http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=p&ressort ...
http://www.feldpolitik.de/feldblog/item.php?i=236
This one asks: Is John Kerry the True President?:
http://www.ceiberweiber.at/2004/us-wahl3.htm
http://derstandard.at/?url=/?id=1849111%26sap=1
http://f23.parsimony.net/forum53379/messages/131480.htm
http://www.ceiberweiber.at/2004/us-wahl5.htm
(Again, this list is far from exhaustive.)
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:45 AM
Response to Reply #178
181. Thank you Amaryllis!
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myschkin Donating Member (488 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 06:50 AM
Response to Reply #178
184. hmpf

Hi, ceiberweiber.at is very alternative (website) - actually I got the info of election fraud there.

But "Der Standard" and "Die Presse" are big newspapers from Austria.

But, as you see, there are no real reports of this case in this papers - I hope that "Die Presse" will cover one time the fraud story because their weekend-magazine was very interested in my article.

I just made a search in Google-news and there are some very few stories about "Democrats want to recount Ohio".

But there are A LOT articles of the deaths at a heavy metal concert in Ohio...

For me it's still a scandal.
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