Fraud - Connect The Dots
guess the administration wasn't serious about civil and voting rights
after all. Following last week's ballyhoo about filing civil rights litigation
to correct voting problems which arose during the Florida election brouhaha,
the Bush Department of Justice has -- not surprisingly -- decided that
there was no significant problem after all.
the DOJ -- which is supposed to be apolitical -- felt it necessary to
announce that the minor problems which did occur did not affect the election.
is classic Talibush. An issue arises. They announce plans to address the
issue. They then quietly back off and claim victory.
guess none of the attorneys in the DOJ's civil rights division can figure
out how to find Greg Palast's articles on the internet. Why isn't the
DOJ investigating the improper "scrubbing" of 50,000 voters
from the Florida voter rolls?
it be because the Ashcroft DOJ has HIRED ONE OF THE GUYS WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE PURGE?! The Washington Post reported in March about the DOJ's
civil rights division:
concern over the changes has spread among advocacy groups and Democrats.
On Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.)
sent a letter to Ashcroft, asking questions about how the division is
stated repeatedly at your confirmation hearing that it is an Attorney
General's duty to enforce the law as written, regardless of his or her
personal beliefs,' Leahy wrote. But the 'considerable changes in the
upper echelons of the Department's career ranks raise concerns about
the reasons for the changes and their effect on the Department's important
addition to the meetings with defendants' attorneys and the Mississippi
redistricting case, career lawyers, congressional sources and civil
rights groups have taken issue with the hiring of two conservative operatives
as career lawyers and the reassignment of two top career officials in
the Employment Litigation Section.
the two political operatives hired, one is a former employee of the
Voting Integrity Project, which ran the disputed purging of Florida
voter rolls of alleged felons during the 2000 election, and the other
is a former senior counsel for the Center for Equal Opportunity, an
organization that has been sharply critical of preferential affirmative
action policies. They will be part of a voting-rights task force Ashcroft
announced last year, to be headed by a political appointee."
How many dots do people need before they start filling in the picture
about the election?
review the bidding.
secretary of state is Bush's campaign manager, and its governor is his
secretary of state hires a company to eliminate all "felons"
from the voter rolls. The company hired to do the job recommends cross-checking
the names to insure accuracy, but the secretary refuses.
than 50,000 people are removed from the rolls. The vast majority of
those removals are improper. The vast majority of those removed are
black and Democratic.
poor black and Democratic areas of Florida have older, less reliable
voting machines. And there are over 11,000 complaints of people being
turned away and not allowed to vote.
operatives in several counties illegally "correct" hundreds
of Republican requests for absentee ballots.
secretary/campaign manager announces that Bush "wins" Florida
by 500 votes.
Civil Rights Commission finds evidence of significant rights violations.
full recount of all legal votes in Florida finds that Gore was, in fact,
the winner -- without even getting to the issues of butterfly ballots,
scrubbed voter rolls, late absentee votes, etc.
Bush DOJ announces lawsuits against three Florida counties to "correct"
problems so they won't happen again. There is no mention of the "scrubbed"
of the officials in the Civil Rights division of the DOJ is one of the
people responsible for the "scrubbing" of the Florida voter
week later, the same DOJ official who trumpeted the lawsuits quietly
announces that there weren't any problems after all and that Bush was
the rightful winner.
secretary of state is running for a seat in a closely divided Congress.
The (putative) president's brother faces a tough reelection contest.
A voting scandal involving that brother and secretary of state would
presumably hurt their election chances.
can anyone look at this and not be sickened by the Bushinistas?