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AtLiberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-05 08:45 AM
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FP: Summary of Mark Crispin Miller's "None Dare Call It Stolen"
None dare call it stolen - Ohio, the election, and America's servile press

by Mark Crispin Miller, summarized by Mary Anne Saucier, Columbus, Ohio
July 24, 2005
The Free Press


While commentators, prompted by Republicans, claimed Bush won the 2004 election through the votes of a silent majority concerned with family values, Mark Crispin Miller writes that when voters were asked to state, in their own words the most important factor in their vote,only 14 percent named moral values. He details how the press (except for Keith Olbermann on MSNBC) ignored the strange details of the electionexcept, that is, to ridicule all efforts to discuss themIt was as if they were reporting from inside a forest fire without acknowledging the fire, except to keep insisting that there was no fire.

Then he lists the copious evidence pointing to a stolen election, easily available on the web or in paperback, from Michigan Representative John Conyers report, Preserving Democracy: What Went Wrong in Ohio. More than dirty tricks, it covers the run-up to the election, the election itself, and the post-election cover-up, listing specific violations of the U.S. and Ohio constitutions, the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1968, the National Voter Registration Act, and the Help America Vote Act.

The Conyers report details the disenfranchisement of Democrats through intentional misconduct and illegal behavior, much of it involving Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell, the co-chair of the Bush-Cheney campaign in Ohio.

* There was unequal placement of voting machines.

* County boards of elections were ordered to reject all Ohio voter-registration forms not printed on white, uncoated paper of not less than 80 lb. text weight.

* Access was limited to provisional ballots.

* Cagingwas used to challenge 35,000 individuals who did not sign for registered letters sent to new voters.

* There was restriction of media from covering the election and conducting exit polls.

* There was a prearranged FBI terrorist attack warning in Warren County which kept reporters from observing a post-election ballot-counting.

* There was restriction of foreign monitors from watching the opening of the polling places, the counting of the ballots, and, in some cases, the election itself.

* Numerous statistical anomalies all deducted votes from Kerry.

* In Cuyahoga and Franklin Counties, the arrows on the absentee ballots were not properly aligned with their respective punch holes, so that countless votes were miscast.

* In Mercer County, 4000 votes were mysteriously not in the final count.

* In Lucas County a polling place never opened because no one had the key.

* In Hamilton County, many absentee voters could not vote for Kerry because his name was not on the ballot.

* In Mahoning County 25 electronic machines changed Kerry votes to Bush.

* Dirty tricks told voters to go to false polling places; that Democrats were to vote on November 3; volunteers offered to take absentee ballots to the election office; voters were challenged to prove eligibility to vote. The Texas Strike Force (25 people registered at a Franklin County Holiday Inn, paid by the Republican Party) threatened targeted people from a pay phone, if they voted.

* Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell created rules for the Ohio recount (requested by the Green and Libertarian Parties) which would prevent countywide hand recounts by any means necessary. The end result was the Ohio vote was never properly recounted, as required by Ohio law.

* On December 13, 2004, it was reported by Deputy Director of Hocking County Elections Sherole Eaton, that a Triad GSI employee had changed the computer that operated the tabulating machine, and had advised election officials how to manipulate voting machinery to ensure that preliminary hand recount matched the machine count. This same Triad employee said he worked on machines in Lorain, Muskingum, Clark, Harrison, and Guernsey counties.

For the complete summary, click:

http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2005/13...
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-05 09:50 AM
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1. Great article -- everyone should go buy Harper's NOW.
Show both Harper's and MCM how much we support them for their willingness to keep the crime of the century from being buried in the "American Idle" trivia that passes for news on the corporate media these days (e.g., "Breaking News!!! It's summertime and it's hot outside.")

Here's the final paragraph of the MCM article:

"In this nation's epic struggle on behalf of freedom, reason and democracy, the press has unilaterally disarmed -- and therefore many good Americans, both liberal and conservative, have lost faith in the promise of self-government. That vast surrender is demoralizing, certainly, but if we face it, and endeavor to reverse it, it will not prove fatal. This democracy can survive a plot to highjack an election. What it cannot survive is our indifference to, or unawareness of, the evidence that such a plot has succeeded."
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 06:58 AM
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10. Absolutely
I will try to post and link it about too.
we may be at a point in time when folks have had enough and MORE of the Truth may be able to break out.

<http://capwiz.com/pdamerica/issues/bills/?bill=6979696 > you can write to support the Rush Holt bill HR550 here and the senate voter's rights bill here <https://ssl.capwiz.com/pdamerica/mail/gateway/s11226938... /> BTW
important but not enough.
We need investigations, prosecutions, IMPEACHMENT and punishment for the BushINc.'s crimes against US democracy!
treason and war crimes. I am also a distressed American :patriot:
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-05 12:52 PM
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2. Listen to Harper's Forum "What Went Wrong in Ohio" here:
I just found the MP3 of the "What Went Wrong in Ohio" forum at <http://www.harpers.org/WhatWentWrongInOhio.html > - it was held to direct attention to Crispen Miller's article and his book (to be released in October). MCM speaks second and Representative Conyers is third or fourth.

What Went Wrong in Ohio?

On July 21, 2005 Harper's Magazine hosted a forum on voter rights as they related to the 2004 federal election. The forum was held at the U.S. Capitol, and was moderated by Harper's Publisher Rick MacArthur. The panelists were John Conyers, Jr., Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Sherrod Brown, Eleanor Clift, and Mark Crispin Miller. Miller's piece None Dare Call it Stolen appears in the August 2005 issue of Harper's Magazine.
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 12:31 PM
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5. You pointed me to this link in another post, and it's must listening!
he talks about how what makes election theft so different now is the ability to move so many votes undetected with tabulators.
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Griffy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 01:34 AM
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3. anyone left on DU think election was fair? .. Kerry seems to have won..
but the paperless trail is hard to count! Seriously the election was a scam. I think the traitorgate will sink them.. its growing and strengthening, and when these people are out of power, we will get more answers!

answers on 911, on Iraq, on the energy task force (remeber that), on the elections and so on....

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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 10:17 AM
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4. Oh please
PLEASE be right. From your post to God's ears, as they say...

I'm hoping for the same scenario.

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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 01:17 PM
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8. I believe we HAVE been successful in continuing the discussion on the
issue of the stolen election. We need to keep up our work, but I don't think it will come to fruition until the Fitzgerald/Plame/Rove story is totally out and dealt with. Once the sheeple get the full truth of the mfers that have been occupying the WH, we will have our day to show our evidence to the American people.

I talk to people where ever I go. There is definitely doubt about the election, but few want to take the leap of faith in the system that we readily did. Our day is coming. For a long period I had serious doubts, but my optimism is back and history WLL be kind to us. :)
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 12:32 PM
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6. We still have to take care of election fraud or we will just get more of
the same.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 01:09 PM
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7. I went out and bought 5 copies to pass on. My only request to recipients
is to leave read copies in public places where they will be picked up and read.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 05:58 PM
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9. good idea - I'll join you. nt.
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 01:31 PM
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11. The GOP WILL be victorious in 2006 unless....PLEASE!!!!
<http://www.crisispapers.org/essays-p/certainwin.htm >

"The GOP can prevent their defeat, no matter what the voters have to say about it."
"The Democratic Party, the media, and the law are unwilling to do anything about it."
they even plan to get rid of Exit polls -they poo-poo them now- part of the plan.... PLEASE- what can we do- this writer does have some ideas... <http://www.crisispapers.org/essays-p/election-fraud.htm >
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 04:25 PM
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12. kick
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