READER COMMENTS ON
"NEW CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO ELECTION IMPROPRIETIES IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 3/21/2007 @ 10:14 pm PT...
We'll have to keep a close eye on the litigation if it happens.
Bennett's country club cronies may have already assured him that they'll arrange for one of their lodge or fraternity brothers to be the judge in his case, and crooked judges always look for technicalities so that they can dismiss even iron-clad cases. It isn't just elections officials who may be corrupt.
On the other hand, things are unravelling so quickly, that Bennett made be ordered to take the fall quietly, so as not to implicate higher-ups.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 3/22/2007 @ 12:09 am PT...
See, this is the sort of thing I'm talking about:
Appeals court reverses conviction for GOP official in New Hampshire phone-jamming case
CONCORD, N.H. --- A federal appeals court on Wednesday reversed the conviction and sentence of a former Republican National Committee official accused in a phone-jamming plot on Election Day 2002.
James Tobin, the former regional chairman of President Bush's re-election campaign, was convicted in 2005 of helping to arrange more than 800 hang-up calls that jammed get-out-the-vote phone lines set up by the state Democratic Party and the Manchester firefighters' union for about an hour. Republican John Sununu defeated then-Gov. Jeanne Shaheen for the Senate that day.
Tobin was sentenced to 10 months in prison on charges of telephone harassment.
But the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled that the statute under which Tobin was convicted "is not a close fit" for what Tobin did and questioned whether the government showed that Tobin intended to harass. A Justice Department spokesman said prosecutors were reviewing the decision, and did not say if they planned to appeal.
There's more to the article, but that's the jist of it.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 3/22/2007 @ 6:09 am PT...
Mark S #2
Another US Atty could be in trouble in that area for prosecuting republicans. That is a no-no because it does not give the president pleasure.
Chief Judge Boudin, who wrote the opinion, was appointed by Bush I.
Judge Torruella who also joined the opinion, was appointed by Reagan.
The other judge who voted for the decision, Lynch, was the first female on the court and was appointed by Clinton.
The case is not over. Tobin asked for complete acquittal, arguing that the statute was not valid. The court refused to acquit completely, and instead remanded for a new trial.
The other individuals had already pled guilty.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 3/22/2007 @ 7:33 am PT...
What is the status of the King Lincoln Bronzeville Neighborhood Association et. al. v. J. Kenneth Blackwell lawsuit????
On September 7, 2006 U.S. District Judge Algernon L. Marbley issued an order to all 88 Ohio Board of Elections to protect the 2004 Presidential election ballots as evidence in the King Lincoln Bronzeville Neighborhood Association et. al. v. J. Kenneth Blackwell lawsuit.
Plaintiffs in the King Lincoln case contend that Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell violated the civil rights of various inner city African American voters during his administration of the 2004 presidential election. The ballots are needed in order for the plaintiffs to establish their claim that there was an ongoing pattern and practice of targeting and disenfranchising African American voters.
Blackwell had made clear his intent to rid himself of the 2004 election evidence. Federal law says ballots must be preserved 22 months after a presidential election, which would have allowed the Board of Elections to shredded all on September 2, 2006 as Blackwell had already ordered.
Will the 2004 Presidential election ballots ever be fairly recounted????
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 3/22/2007 @ 10:04 am PT...
To Michael Dean, Comment #4,
Apparantly depositions are still being taken.
This is a link to one dated today:
"11. In Butler County, a Board of Elections employee volunteered the information that “the punch cards have always worked well for us,” and “the tabulators have always worked well in the past,” but that on the morning of Election Day, November 2, 2004, a technician from ES&S (Election Systems & Software) came to the Board of Elections office and “reprogrammed all of our tabulators.” It is my understanding that the technician, whose name I hope to ascertain, was uninvited. The employee stated that there were six tabulators (four were utilized, and two were on standby). Photocopies of ballots made by an intern revealed, in one precinct (Monroe City 4CA), 52 consecutive ballots for Bush near the top of the stack, and 212 consecutive ballots for Bush near the middle of the stack."
Errrrg...those rotten criminal bastards need to pay. PMITA Prison is too generous.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
John R Brakey
said on 3/22/2007 @ 11:09 am PT...
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Part 1 of Video Series is a Powerful letter by Tucson Democratic Attorney Bill Risner to County Manager Chuck Huckleberry on what's been going on with elections in Pima County. The video is set to a powerful song 'MY VOTE DON'T MATTER ANYMORE' written and performed by VICTORIA PARKS. For over 2 years we have been investigating the Pima County Election Department and we don't like what we're have found. Someone in the department has illegally been printing of election results from the mail in early ballots up to 8 days before the election. This has been going on since the primary of 2004. We know how the GEMS/Diebold system could be easily hacked using Microsoft Access through a backdoor without a password. A lawsuit filed shortly after the letter was sent is the basis of this video.
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COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 3/22/2007 @ 11:37 am PT...
Why don't they also launch an investigation into the false FBI lockdown in Warren County? And Jean Schmidt's 51%-49% "moisture" victory over Iraq War vet Hackett?????????????
BUT ESPECIALLY THAT FALSE FBI LOCKDOWN, WHICH THE FBI DENIED!!!!!!!!!
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 3/22/2007 @ 11:40 am PT...
County Emergency Services Director Frank Young said last week that in a face-to-face meeting with an FBI agent, he was warned that Warren County, outside Cincinnati, faced a “terrorist threat.” County Commissioners President Pat South amplified, insisting to us at Countdown that her jurisdiction had received a series of memos from Homeland Security about the threat. “These memos were sent out statewide, not just to Warren County, and they included a lot of planning tools and resources to use for election day security.
“In a face to face meeting between the FBI and our director of Emergency Services,” Ms. South continued, “we were informed that on a scale from 1 to 10, the tri-state area of Southwest Ohio was ranked at a high 8 to a low 9 in terms of security risk. Warren County in particular, was rated at 10.”
But the Bureau says it issued no such warning.
“The FBI did not notify anyone in Warren County of any specific terrorist threat to Warren County before Election Day,” FBI spokesman Michael Brooks told Enquirer reporters Erica Solvig and Dan Horn.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 3/22/2007 @ 11:41 am PT...
DO THEY THINK WE FORGOT THIS SHIT?????????????
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 4/6/2007 @ 8:09 pm PT...
Naysayers still maintain that the Ohio exit poll did not indicate fraud. But they ignored the massive documented evidence of uncounted and switched votes, voter disenfranchisement and the fact that two election workers were convicted of rigging the recount. They criticized the 12:22am Ohio exit poll (1963 respondents) which Kerry won by 52-48%, yet believe the 2:06pm Final (2020 respondents) in which demographic category vote shares changed in favor of Bush to match the miscounted recorded vote. But this was just like the final NEP in which vote shares were changed to match a miscounted national vote. If original weights were used, it would have been necessary to inflate the Bush vote shares to implausible levels.
How can they explain these Ohio exit poll anomalies?
Of the 14% who were first-time voters, 55% were for Kerry. Are we to believe that he won just 47% of the other 86%? Of the 21% who decided in the month prior to the election, 62% voted for Kerry. Are we to believe that he won just 45% of the other 79%? Were there any Ohio pre-election polls which showed Bush leading by 10% at the end of September?
Democratic/ Republican weights changed from 38/35 to 35/40, a 7.9% shift. With the original 38/35 weights, Bush needed 17% of Democrats to match the recorded vote, as opposed to his 8% at 12:22am.
Liberal/Conservative weights changed from 21/34 to 19/21, a 9.5% shift. With the original weights, Bush needed 23% of Liberals to match the recorded vote, as opposed to his 13% at 12:22am.
Voted for Senate:
Democratic/Republican weights changed from 43/57 to 36/64, a 16.3% shift. With the original weights, Bush needed 14% of those who voted for the Democratic candidate, as opposed to his 7% at 12:22am.