Betreff: Elections Fraud Report from House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff
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Datum: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 17:51:02 -0800


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Dear friends,
First and foremost, I want to be clear that I support neither the Democratic nor Republican party. I am registered non-partisan. It is very clear to me that the problems we are facing have nothing to do with Republican vs. Democrat or Conservative vs. Liberal. Elections fraud an issue is of concern to anyone who cares about representative democracy. I am clear that these polarizations are to some degree contrived and enhanced by the power elite to divert our attention from where the real problem is, which is between the power elite and the rest of us. Too many within the power elite want to keep us subservient. Thankfully, there is also an increasing number of wonderful people even within the power elite who join us in wanting what is best for all people. They, too, are working behind the scenes to expose all that is happening.
It is critical to the survival of a healthy democracy that the electoral process be clean and fair. If you read our summaries at you will see that our current electoral system is in need of serious repair. Below is a summary of elections improprieties written by the Democratic Staff of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. Though this is a partisan report, it demonstrates well the deep problems which must be dealt with if our government is to truly represent the will of the people. You can download the entire report (over 100 pages) at the link at the bottom of the article.
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With best wishes,
Fred Burks for the team

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Preserving Democracy:
  What Went Wrong in Ohio
  Status Report of the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff

  Wednesday 05 January 2005

  Executive Summary

  Representative John Conyers, Jr., the Ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, asked the Democratic staff to conduct an investigation into irregularities reported in the Ohio presidential election and to prepare a Status Report concerning the same prior to the Joint Meeting of Congress scheduled for January 6, 2005, to receive and consider the votes of the electoral college for president. The following Report includes a brief chronology of the events; summarizes the relevant background law; provides detailed findings (including factual findings and legal analysis); and describes various recommendations for acting on this Report going forward.

  We have found numerous, serious election irregularities in the Ohio presidential election, which resulted in a significant disenfranchisement of voters. Cumulatively, these irregularities, which affected hundreds of thousand of votes and voters in Ohio, raise grave doubts regarding whether it can be said the Ohio electors selected on December 13, 2004, were chosen in a manner that conforms to Ohio law, let alone federal requirements and constitutional standards.

  This report, therefore, makes three recommendations: (1) consistent with the requirements of the United States Constitution concerning the counting of electoral votes by Congress and Federal law implementing these requirements, there are ample grounds for challenging the electors from the State of Ohio; (2) Congress should engage in further hearings into the widespread irregularities reported in Ohio; we believe the problems are serious enough to warrant the appointment of a joint select Committee of the House and Senate to investigate and report back to the Members; and (3) Congress needs to enact election reform to restore our people's trust in our democracy. These changes should include putting in place more specific federal protections for federal elections, particularly in the areas of audit capability for electronic voting machines and casting and counting of provisional ballots, as well as other needed changes to federal and state election laws.

  With regards to our factual finding, in brief, we find that there were massive and unprecedented voter irregularities and anomalies in Ohio. In many cases these irregularities were caused by 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.

  First, in the run up to election day, the following actions by Mr. Blackwell, the Republican Party and election officials disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of Ohio citizens, predominantly minority and Democratic voters:

  Second, on election day, there were numerous unexplained anomalies and irregularities involving hundreds of thousands of votes that have yet to be accounted for:

  Third, in the post-election period we learned of numerous irregularities in tallying provisional ballots and conducting and completing the recount that disenfanchised thousands of voters and call the entire recount procedure into question (as of this date the recount is still not complete):

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