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Misspelled Cuban-American Cargo Plane Lands in Florida Lake
By Brad Friedman on 12/5/2004 12:44pm PT  


(Details at Blue Lemur)

NOTE FROM BRAD: Postings have been light here over the weekend as I've been working on some important stories hopefully to come here soon. Thanks for your patience, and please check back...

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Calls to 'Investigate, Coordinate, Litigate, Re-Count, Recuse'
By Brad Friedman on 12/4/2004 5:20pm PT  

"I would like to welcome you to the Ukraine," said Susan Truitt of the Citizens Alliance for Secure Elections. AP wire story here.

[ed. note: The photo above is from AP who's catalog of photos from the event is damn slim for the moment. If anyone has links to a page with more photos from the event, please email me the link! Thanks!]

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An Actual Election Results Analysis from a Major American Newspaper!
Wonders never cease.
By Brad Friedman on 12/4/2004 1:16pm PT  

The Chicago Tribune has published today a provocative, and well-researched article about a number of Election 2004 concerns. All without a single mention of the word "blog", "leftwing" or "conspiracy theory"!

A detailed analysis by the Tribune of voter rolls in a number of states has revealed several notable concerns. (NOTE TO NY TIMES, BOSTON GLOBE and NEWSWEEK: An "analysis" is what investigative reporters sometimes do prior to announcing there is nothing worth investigating. NOTE TO BRAD BLOG READERS: Click on any of those links to find out how you can help encourage those outlets to do their job!)

Among the concerns revealed by the Tribune report published today:

  • FLORIDA: 64,889 dead people remained on the voters rolls on Election Day despite being listed in a database of Social Security Administration death claims.
  • MICHIGAN: 50,051 dead people remained on the voters rolls on Election Day.
  • NEW MEXICO: 5,000 dead people remained on the voter rolls on Election Day. The presidential election there was decided by 6,000 votes.
  • IOWA: 4,900 dead people were on Iowa's voter rolls on Election Day. Bush won Iowa by 10,000 votes.
  • More than 181,000 dead people in total were listed on the voter rolls in the six swing states of Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and New Mexico.
  • Thousands more voters were registered to vote in two different places, which could have allowed them to cast more than one ballot.
  • OHIO: More than 90,000 ballots were discarded for including no valid choice for President either because no candidate was chosen, the counting machine failed to register their choice or they voted mistakenly for more than one candidate. Bush's "official" margin of victory in Ohio now stands at 119,000 after provisional and overseas ballots have been added to Election Night numbers which originally showed a margin of 136,000 votes.
  • The FBI has confirmed they are investigating the complaints made by Florida congressional candidate Jeff Fisher (partially discussed in this previous BRAD BLOG article) concerning vote-rigging in the state of Florida and elsewhere.
  • The BRAD BLOG congratulates the Chicago Tribune's Geoff Dougherty, Sarah Frank and the other "Tribune staff reporters" who contributed to this investigative analysis of America's democratic voting system. All are to be commended for doing the job for which they are paid, and for which so many in this country and the world desperately rely upon to provide a check and balance to those in the unchecked and corrupt corridors of power.

    (Thanks Fin for the tip!)

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    BRAD BLOG Reporting Included in Update to Ohio Sec. of State!
    Also...Exit Poller Mitofsky Asked to Testify, Release 'Raw Data'
    By Brad Friedman on 12/3/2004 2:14pm PT  

    A follow-up with updated information on our several previous reports...

    A supplement to the letter sent to Ohio Sec. of State J. Kenneth Blackwell by House Judiciary Committee Dems concerning numerous voting irregularities in Ohio was obtained earlier today by The BRAD BLOG. The supplement, which includes an invitation for Blackwell to appear at next week's just-announced committee hearings, has now been posted within the past hour at the House Judiciary Committee Democrats website. We will excerpt details below.

    As well, a request has been filed with Warren Mitofsky, head of the news consortium that conducted the Exit Polling on Election Day, to release the "raw data" from that controversial polling. Details follow below on that as well.

    Additional information has been provided to Blackwell in a supplemental letter, which also requests explanation for the incidents described. The first item is based on information reported exclusively by BRAD BLOG last Wednesday evening in our report about the judge in Delaware County, OH who had issued a "temporary restraining order" to stop the Green/Libertarian sponsored recount from happening in that county.

    Our investigation revealed that the Delaware County Board of Elections website was still publicizing an outdated edict from Blackwell concerning the paper-weight requirements of voter registration forms in Ohio despite the rulings reversal over a month prior to Election Day.

    After drawing negative publicity about Blackwell's arcane ruling which mandated that voter registration forms must be submitted only on "white, uncoated paper of not less than 80-pound text weight", the ruling was then lifted on Sept. 29th.

    Yet, as we reported Wednesday, the Delaware County Board of Elections website still features the following text, as of this posting, on the front page of the site a full two months since the ruling was lifted, and over a month since Election Day itself:

    Due to the new paper weight restrictions set forth by the Secretary of State, we can no longer accept a copy of the Voter Registration form. Please call us at 740-833-2080 and we will be happy to send one to you. Thank You for your cooperation.

    Here is a screenshot taken last night from the page...

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    Hearings to Begin Next Wednesday! This Round Focusing on Ohio!
    *** A BRAD BLOG EXCLUSIVE! ***
    By Brad Friedman on 12/3/2004 11:56am PT  

    As reported exclusively last night on The BRAD BLOG, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Democrats have minutes ago officially issued a press release announcing public hearings will be held on the Hill next week in regards to Voting Irregularities in Ohio.

    Witness to testify (detailed below) include the three names mentioned in our report last evening, along with many other notable players in this saga.

    The full text of the "Press Advisory" is at the bottom of this item.

    As well, The BRAD BLOG can further report that Judiciary Committee staffers are working on additional investigation concerning matters in Ohio and other states. Details will be forthcoming, including additional supplemental material added to the thorough 15-page letter sent yesterday to Ohio Sec. of State J. Kenneth Blackwell requesting explanations for the many troubling reports of voting irregularities and tabulation in the Buckeye State. (See this previous BRAD BLOG article for detailed excerpts of that original letter.)

    PRESS ADVISORY

    Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
    Fourteenth District, Michigan
    Ranking Member, Committee on the Judiciary
    Dean, Congressional Black Caucus

    ------------FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    December 3, 2004
    CONTACT: Dena Graziano (202) 226-6888

    CONYERS AND OTHER CONGRESSMEN TO HOLD FORUM ON VOTING IRREGULARITIES IN OHIO

    Rep. John Conyers, Jr. and other Representatives will be holding the first congressional forum on election irregularities in Ohio, the pivotal state in the presidential election. The forum will include leading advocates, election experts and investigators who have reviewed the myriad of election day and recount problems in Ohio, as well as numerous individuals who experienced problems and outright disenfranchisement on election day. Among other things, the forum, which is open to the public, will concentrate on many of the issues raised in letters from Ranking Member Conyers and other Members to Kenneth Blackwell (http://www.house.gov/jud.../ohblackwellltr12204.pdf).

    WHAT:
    "Preserving Democracy - What went wrong in Ohio?"

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, December 8th @ 10:00am

    WHERE:
    2237 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

    WHO:
    Rep. John Conyers, Jr.
    Rep. Melvin Watt
    Rep. Robert Scott
    Rev. Jesse Jackson, Founder Rainbow Push Coalition
    Kenneth Blackwell, Ohio Secretary of State (invited)
    Ralph Neas, President, People For the American Way
    Jon Greenbaum, Director, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights Under Law
    Ellie Smeal, Executive Director, The Feminist Majority
    Warren Mitofsky, Mitofsky International, Coordinator of National Exit Poll (invited)
    Prof. Robert Fitrakis, Editor, The Free Press
    Cliff Arnebeck, Arnebeck Associates
    John Bonifaz, General Counsel, National Voting Institute
    Steve Rosenfeld, Producer, Air America Radio
    Shawnta Walcott, Communications Director, Zogby International
    ##JUD-108-12/3/04##

    DEVELOPING...

    PDF of "Press Advisory" now posted at Judiciary Committee Dems website here.

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    New Allegations and Explanations Demanded!
    By Brad Friedman on 12/3/2004 11:38am PT  

    As reported exclusively here last night, a stunning, thorough and well sourced letter was sent yesterday by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Democrats demanding explanations from Ohio Sec. of State J. Kenneth Blackwell concerning numerous voting irregularities, mistabulation errors, voting-machine malfunctions, misallocations and reported voter suppression.

    The detailed 15-page letter can be read here in PDF format.

    We will be breaking more news momentarily about the Judiciary Committee's investigation and public hearings to be held next week as mentioned last night, along with additional news about that continuing investigation.

    In the meantime, several new allegations were included in the 15-page letter to Blackwell, who also served as Co-Chair in Ohio for the Bush/Cheney 2004 Re-Elect Committee.

    Many of the allegations to which the committee is seeking explanation from Blackwell have previously been discussed on the BRAD BLOG, though the letter adds some new details to several of them, all thoroughly sourced and footnoted in the original letter.

    Here are some of the extended excerpts from the letter which shed additional and new light to some of the most troubling or noteworthy new pieces in the developing Ohio puzzle...

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    ** A BRAD BLOG EXCLUSIVE! **
    By Brad Friedman on 12/2/2004 7:02pm PT  

    A source inside the House Judiciary Committee has informed The BRAD BLOG that Democratic members of the committee will be announcing public hearings in Washington to begin next Wednesday on Voting Irregularities in Election 2004.

    Scheduling is currently under way and the hearings are "99% certain" according to the source, who hopes the official announcement will be made tomorrow.

    The hearings will be held by the Democratic members only at this time since all Republican members of the committee have refused to take part in the investigation so far.

    The House Democrats hope to hear testimony from a number of witnesses concerning the thousands of reported cases of mistabulated votes, voter suppression and other concerns about electronic voting on Nov. 2nd.

    Witnesses being scheduled to testify include Attny. Cliff Arnebeck, who is leading a group of attorneys filing litigation in Ohio to have the election results set aside, Bill Fitrakis, reporter and editor of the Columbus Free Press whose continuing detailed reports cataloging voter suppression and other related matters on the ground in Ohio have set the standard for what real investigative journalism looks like, and possibly Jesse Jackson who has been outspoken of late on all of these matters.

    As well, the House Judiciary committee Democrats have today sent a detailed letter [PDF] to Ohio Sec. of State (and Co-Chair of Ohio's Bush/Cheney Re-Elect Committee), J. Kenneth Blackwell, requesting his assistance in responding to some 15 pages of documented allegations and concerns that the committee has compiled to date in regards to Ohio's election.

    VERY LATE UPDATE: If you get the chance, read that PDF letter to Blackwell! It's loaded with terrific investigative information and tough questions for the Ohio Sec. of State/Co-Chair Bush-Cheney Re-Elect Committee. Will try to pull out some specifics in a fresh post tomorrow. But read it if you haven't yet! And pass it on!

    UPDATE 12/3/04: The Judiciary Committee Hearings are now CONFIRMED and have been announced in a "Press Advisory. See this update for details! Also, for detailed excerpts from the 15-page PDF letter to Blackwell, see this update!

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    2,000 Word Article on Voter Irregularities Fails to Add Anything New.
    But succeeds in telling readers there's nothing worth noting here.
    By Brad Friedman on 12/2/2004 3:28pm PT  

    Despite a graphic that would appear to represent many troubling concerns, The Boston Globe yesterday in a 2,000 word report succeeded in adding virtually nothing to the story of Voting Irregularities in Election 2004.

    Brian C. Mooney's story which looked an awful lot like "reporting" at first blush, was, in actuality, just "repeating" of everything that most of us following this story already know. In fact, I don't believe they added anything to the story which hasn't already been reported here over the last four weeks.

    They did, however, make certain to follow the previous lead of their corporate-owners, The New York Times in assuring readers that --- though there have been thousands and thousands of reported incidents, and tens of thousands of mistabulated votes already discovered --- there is nothing at all worth investigating.

    And investigation is precisely what The Boston Globe chose not to do. (Unless one considers reading The BRAD BLOG to be "investigation").

    Please feel free to ombud@globe.com?BCC=TheB....com&Subject=Please INVESTIGATE Voter Irregularity, Mistabulation and Fraud NOW!">click here to politely let The Globe know what you think of their lack of investigation into this matter. Include name, address and phone if you wish to have your messages considered for publication. (Only name will be used for publication).

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    Funds Needed to Cover Cost!
    Deadline Today!
    By Brad Friedman on 12/2/2004 2:15pm PT  

    With 2.8 million votes cast in Washington state, a margin of 42 votes (yes, 42!) separates Democratic candidate Christine Gregoire from her Republican opponent.

    She is calling for a manual recount of all ballots in the state for accuracy. The previous machine recount changed the margin from 261 to 42, but, accorrding to a MoveOn.org statement, irregularities such as "counties that can't explain where they found additional votes, precincts with more votes recorded than there are registered voters, and voters who were inexplicably purged from the rolls" has prompted the candidate to seek a manual recount of all ballots.

    Funds for this recount are needed by today to guarantee the recount occurs! DONATE HERE!

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    By Brad Friedman on 12/2/2004 1:22pm PT  

    In a stunning flip-flop from their pre-election rhetoric, the Bush Administration appears to have begun a new appeasement policy for Taliban rebels in Afghanistan.

    The BBC is reporting the U.S. amabassador to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, has announced in a recent Kabul press conference that Taliban fighters who give up their arms and pledge their allegiance would be allowed to go free:

    It is not clear on what legal basis Mr Khalilzad, in his role as a representative of a foreign country, made his offer to the Taleban.
    ...
    "There's no need to fight, to stay in the mountains," he said. "Afghanistan has entered a new stage."

    Taleban fighters should pledge allegiance to the government of President Hamid Karzai.

    "In return, they will not be punished," Mr Khalilzad promised.

    The "wildly successful" war in Afghanistan, where 18,000 U.S. troops are still stationed, began well over three years ago.

    Neither Mullah Omar, the head of the Taliban regime at the time of the U.S.-lead invasion, nor Osama bin Laden, the purported target of that attack have been either captured or killed as of this posting.

    Appeaser George W. Bush, who once claimed that we would capture bin Laden "dead or alive", has more recently stated that he is "truly...not that concerned about him".

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    Checking in on those 'God-Loving' Wingnuts
    By Brad Friedman on 12/2/2004 12:38pm PT  

    Friend and occasional guest-blogger here, Jaime, had this to say in regards to yesterday's item on the banning of the United Church of Christ's 30-second spot by NBC and CBS because it's message of tolerance and anti-bigotry was simply "too controversial"...especially, as the CBS press-release points out, in light of their need to kowtow to the ominous totalitarian fear tactics of an Executive Branch Gone Wild.

    Jaime give us a quick look at how the wingnuts over at FreeRepublic.com are displaying their "Christian Values":

    My past time, aside from punching myself in the neck is visiting Freeperland and seeing where those mouthbreahers stand on issues such as these.

    "They're liberals masquerading as Christians."

    "The left is out trying to promote Jesus in a way to fit there agenda....Pretty sick."

    "...spitting in God's face outright by claiming this 'new Christianity' in the 'real' spirit of Christ. ie. Peace, love, tolerance..."

    "Godless Left"

    ---Jesus Christ(tm) is a registered Trademark of the Republican Party. Any rebroadcast or retransmission of His name without the express written consent of the Republican Party is subject to copyright infringement penalties up to and including eternity in hell, or West Memphis Arkansas.

    By the way, the good folks at Act For Change are submitting a petition to NBC and CBS asking them to air this anti-bigotry ad. Click here to sign their petition.

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    By Brad Friedman on 12/2/2004 12:06pm PT  

    Think they wouldn't do it? Think again.

    Bush/Cheney's 2004 Northeast Regional Campaign Director is indicted:

    In 2002, six phone lines run by the Democrats and the Manchester firefighters union were tied up for 1 1/2 hours by 800 computer-generated hang-up calls. Federal prosecutors said [James] Tobin and other Republicans had hired a company to make the calls to disrupt the organizations' get-out-the-vote efforts.

    Tobin was charged with conspiracy to commit telephone harassment and aiding and abetting. He could get up to five years in prison.
    ...
    Among the races affected by the jamming was the Senate contest between Democratic Gov. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Rep. John E. Sununu. Sununu won by about 20,000 votes.
    ...
    "I think it's unfortunate the Justice Department delayed, for whatever reasons that it did, until after the election," state Democratic chairwoman Kathy Sullivan said
    ...
    Over the summer, Chuck McGee, former executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and admitted paying $15,600 to a Virginia telemarketing company that hired another business to make the calls. A GOP consultant with the telemarketing company also pleaded guilty. The two men are awaiting sentencing.

    Please note that Josh Marshall reported way back in October on Tobin and his involvement in the 2002 campaign phone-jamming scandal.

    Which, Marshall pointed out back then, meant that the Bush/Cheney campaign knew full-well about Tobin's involvement in the scandal for at least three and a half months before he was forced to resign due to Democrat complaints about his position in the Bush/Cheney campaign.

    Still think they wouldn't do it? If they'd go to such lengths for a mid-term senate race, after all...Why would they have stopped attempting to fix elections in 2004, the fight of their lives?

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    But Loves the Use of Tax-Payer Money to Quote the Old Testament!
    (And Radical Prosecutor David A. Yost Seems to Hate Freedom Too!)
    By Brad Friedman on 12/1/2004 5:33pm PT  

    Following up on a report posted here last night concerning the activist Judge in Delaware County, OH who has issued a "temporary restraining order" against the Green/Libertarian Party's lawfully sought recount in Ohio, the BRAD BLOG has learned a few more EXCLUSIVE troubling details about the Republican operatives seeking to subvert the democratic process in the Buckeye State.

    The restraining order was issued quietly on Nov. 23rd "without contacting or seeking any input from the candidates or their attorneys." according to a statement issued yesterday on Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb's website.

    A continuing BRAD BLOG investigation has learned --- thanks to this posting at the extremist rightwing website FreeRepublic.com --- that the activist judge who issued this questionable order is Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge, W. Duncan Whitney (pictured at right). Judge Whitney is an elected Republican whose term will not expire until 2009.

    As previously reported, the lawful request by a presidential candidate (two in this case) for a recount in Ohio has been agreed to by Ohio Secretary of State and Co-Chair of Ohio's Bush/Cheney Re-Elect Committee, J. Kenneth Blackwell. Furthermore, as confirmed today by The Washington Post, the Kerry/Edwards campaign has joined "The Glibs" in filing court papers asking for "a full, fair and accurate recount" and for the restraining order to be immediately lifted.

    Judge Whitney, by his order, seems to be overriding the intentions of election laws as duly created by the Ohio State Legislature, prompting this blog to wonder what constitutional legal grounds Judge Whitney has used to declare his apparent "legislation from the bench".

    As this information has come in after the Delaware County Courthouse has closed for the evening, the BRAD BLOG has, as yet, been unable to discover that information.

    However, according to the FreeRepublic.com posting (copied from a now-expired Columbus Dispatch article) appointed Republican county prosecutor David A. Yost, a legal advisor for the Delware County board of elections (pictured at left), is quoted as indicating that re-counting the votes of American citizens in his Ohio county in order to ensure accuracy is simply too expensive...

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    Networks Censor the United Church of Christ!
    Welcome to Bush World!
    By Brad Friedman on 12/1/2004 3:10pm PT  

    I've got many items on the drawing board today concerning GRAND THEFT AMERICA, including many tips, news items, and other developments that I'm currently looking into. I hope to be back with more news on that shortly.

    For the moment though, this particular item is so chilling to me that I need to mention it here quickly.

    You may have seen this on other blogs today, but if you've ever had any questions about the chilling effect of this Administration and its FCC's latest, intrusive and increasingly-hardline stance on those who broadcast over our public airwaves, please have a look at this item!

    NBC and CBS have both refused to air a 30 second spot about tolerance and inclusion --- from the United Church of Christ, of all organizations! --- because it is "too controversial". Apparently, the response from CBS tells us, it is the oblique references to homosexuality that is the reason for the censorship. References, I might add, that are difficult to even notice without a prior heads-up that that's what the ad refers to in the first place!

    Most chilling, is this part of the statement by CBS, as quoted in a statement from the UCC, on why CBS is refusing to carry the commercial on either of Viacom-owned CBS or UPN [emphasis mine]...

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    Most Looked-Up Word
    (I'm still trying to define it, myself!)
    By Brad Friedman on 12/1/2004 1:45pm PT  

    From the BBC World News (via Raw Story):

    Merriam-Webster said "blog" headed the list of most looked-up terms on its site during the last twelve months.

    During 2004 blogs, or web logs, have become hugely popular and some have started to influence mainstream media.
    ...
    Merriam-Webster said "blog" was the word that people have asked to be defined or explained most often over the last 12 months.

    The word will now appear in the 2005 version of Merriam-Webster's printed dictionary.
    ...
    "Now we're getting words that derive from it such as 'blogosphere' and so on," he said.

    "But," he added, "it's a pretty recent thing and in the way that this happens these days it's got established very quickly."
    ...
    According to US research firm Pew Internet & American Life a blog is created every 5.8 seconds.

    Top 10 words of 2004 according to Merriam-Webster:

    1. blog
    2. incumbent
    3. electoral
    4. insurgent
    5. hurricane
    6. cicada
    7. peloton : noun (1951) : the main body of riders in a bicycle race
    8. partisan
    9. sovereignty
    10. defenestration

    Perhaps #10 there was looked up by folks wondering what ever came of democracy in America.

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