Will They Repeat it in 2005?
Or Will They Look at the Facts and Stand Up for their Country and their Constituents?
By Brad Friedman on 1/5/2005, 10:27am PT  

Democratic Senators -

Need a reminder of the shame you've carried for four long years? Here's a video reminder.

We tried to overlook and forgive that shame in the hopes of national unity and healing. Of course, the fact that so many of us were not wise enough to pay close enough attention to your failings at the time didn't hurt either. (And that the media didn't bother to help us is no small mark of shame for them as well!)

But that was then and this is now, and this time, we won't overlook or forgive.

You very well may win or lose your next election based on what you do tomorrow. We'll leave it to you to decide what actions may lead to which election result. We hope you use your judgement wisely.

Do your job. Support your constituents, your country, "The Rule of Law" and the U.S. Constitution.

Several heroes on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee staff have been working all night (and for the last two months for that matter) doing your work for you. To make it all easy for you to understand while you were out enjoying your holidays, and a full two months of unwinding after a hectic campaign season.

The results of their work on your behalf, and on behalf of the citizens of the United States can be seen here.

There's even an "Executive Summary", so you won't have to interrupt your meetings with lobbyists and lunches with campaign donors for too terribly long in order to comb through the full 102 pages of hard evidence, data and proof that American Voters were disenfranchised and our recent election was flawed beyond any question of a doubt.

Republican Senators -

You have been given the same package of undeniable evidence that the election system in the world's most important democracy has failed it's promise.

Read it. Or at least the "Executive Summary", since we know you're at least as busy as those Democratic Senators.

But when you read it, ask yourself (as an Emailer suggested to us this morning) that what you are reading was written after the announcement that George W. Bush was the one who LOST the state of Ohio, and the evidence you are reading concerned the failures of the electoral system in Ohio.

Do you suppose if Bush was announced as the loser in Ohio that you might feel any different about the information that has been prepared for you?

We understand politics and political necessity. We hope that you, both Democratic and Republican members of the U.S. Senate, understand that politics is a two-way street. And that it is us, the people, who will ultimately determine your ultimate fate. One way or the other.

Choose wisely.