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Subject: Ohio law: five citizens
per county have the right to call for a recount.
In Ohio, by law, five citizens per county have the right to call for
a recount (see below).
Ohio Democrats must be urged to request a count of "spoiled"
ballots, immediately. Both "under" and "over" votes
need to be counted.
Gore showed a net gain of 30,000 from over-votes, when the Florida spoiled
ballots were counted by a news consortium in 2001. (The over-votes were
from voters who selected Gore AND wrote his name on the same ballot.)
Citizens of Ohio. Please Petition for a Recount
Thu Nov 4th, 2004 at 13:11:16 PST
In Ohio, by law, five citizens per county, only five, have the right
to call for a recount. Randy Rhodes, on a screed all afternoon on
Wednesday, kept arguing that we, the citizens, are now the only check
and balance left. To play that out, citizens should fight this election
result. Our leaders won't (and as I said, I can understand why), so
why can't we? Why shouldn't we? It's our election, it's our democracy.
Email Ohio Dem Chair Dennis White: firstname.lastname@example.org
and ask the Ohio Dems to organize 5 citizens per county to call for
a recount. it is their legal right. and their duty to the disenfranchised.
Diaries :: BrooklynBoy's diary
Subject: Letter to The New York Times' Editors
Your article "Bush
Secured Victory in Florida by Veering From Beaten Path" (November
7, 2004), failed to point out what even a passing glance at the evidence
increasingly indicates: election fraud in the United States of America
on November 2nd.
Touch-screen voting machines in Florida counties produced results in
which the Kerry/Bush vote largely matched the ratio of registered Democrats
and Republicans .However, results from optically scanned paper ballots
-- fed into a central tabulator PC and vulnerable to hacking -- contained
In Baker County, Florida, with 12,887 registered voters (69% Democrat;
24% Republican) the vote was 2,180 for Kerry (22%) and 7,738 for Bush
In Dixie County, Florida, with 4,988 registered voters, (77% Democrat;
15% Republicans) 1,959 people voted for Kerry (31%) and 4,433 for Bush
The pattern repeats itself again and again -- but only in the counties
where optical scanners were used:
- Franklin County, 77% registered Democrats, went 58% for Bush.
- Holmes County, 73% registered Democrats, went 77% for Bush.
Yet in the touch-screen counties, high percentages of registered Democrats
generally equaled high percentages of votes for Kerry.
A breakdown of registered voters, votes cast and type of voting machine
(plus Florida's official tallies) can be found here: http://ustogether.org/Florida_Election.htm.
On CNBC's "Topic A With Tina Brown" several months ago, I
watched Bev Harris, the Seattle grandmother from http://www.blackboxvoting.org,
show Howard Dean, who was guest hosting, how to edit an election by
accessing the core database files on a "central tabulator"
PC (running on Windows) in under 90 seconds. The video of the program
is here: http://www.votergate.tv
Are these central tabulator PCs password protected? Are the modems on
the PCs secure? Who knows the phone number to the central tabulator?
How is the phone number distributed? How do election officials access
the database to report results? Where are the logs (all Windows PCs
keep a log of the computer's activity).
Is not the vital core of Democracy -- the vote count -- worthy of The
New York Times telling truth to power?
The questions multiply. Our leaders fiddle. And Rome is burning.
P.S. If the Times won't report on this subject, why continue
to publish? I can find my news in any number of other places (like
Keith Olbermann's column), but I want it from you.
P.P.S. To believe that Bush won the election, you must also believe:
1. The exit polls were wrong (According to yesterday's Madison Capital
Times, Bill Hawkes, a retired A.C. Nielsen Co. statistician thinks that
exit polls and vote totals were way out of whack. "I've spent my
whole life in marketing," he said. "The difference is clearly
beyond any sampling variability.")
2. John Zogby's 5pm election day calls for Kerry winning Ohio and Florida
were wrong (he was exactly right in his 2000 final poll).
3. Harris' last-minute polling for Kerry was wrong (he was exactly right
in his 2000 final poll).
4. Incumbent rule #1 was wrong (undecideds break for the challenger).
5. The 50% rule was wrong (an incumbent doesn't do better than his final
6. The approval rating rule was wrong (an incumbent with less than 50%
approval will most likely lose the election).
7. It was a coincidence that the exit polls were correct where there
was a paper trail and incorrect (+5% for Bush) where there was no paper
8. The surge in new young voters had no positive effect for Kerry.
9. Kerry did worse than Gore against an opponent who lost the support
of scores of Republican newspapers who were for Bush in 2000.
10. Voting machines made by companies supported by Republicans with
no paper trail and no software publication, which have been proven by
computer scientists to be vulnerable in scores of ways, were not tampered
with in this election.
Subject: Darke County, Ohio delivers Dark Results on Election Night
George W. Bush, Man of Steal, received 3000 new votes from Darke County,
Ohio. John Kerry received the exact same lame vote total in the Darkeland
as that King of Charisma, Al Gore. I thought the new voter favored
Kerry by 60+ % of the vote. In Darke County, Kerry received 0% of
the new voters, George W. 100.00%, garnering an extra 3000 freshly
minted supporters, not a bad heist given the size of the County. Another
note that is not being mentioned often enough: Gore did not campaign
in Ohio during the General Election, ceding it to Bush around Labor
Day. No Ohio radio/TV ad dollars from Gore. Kerry practically moved
into the state, visiting it countless times and pouring millions of
TV and Radio media points into the Buckeye State. Yet he falls behind
Gore. NO TV or radio in Darke County? He failed to persuade one person
in the county aside from the diehard Gore base, to vote for him. I
guess it was the disaster in Iraq and the death of the manufacturing
base in Ohio that carried the day for Bush.
Subject: Dems let us down again....
Two things about this election are paramount in my mind:
(1) We are told that Bush won more votes then any other presidential
candidate, but if all of the voting tallies are correct, Kerry won
the second highest total of votes cast in US history. Kerry ( with
the help of MoveOn.org, Michael Moore, BuzzFlash, etc.) ran an excellent
race.....a race that Howard Dean demonstrated that the Dems could
(2) The Democratic Party let its voters down!!! There was talk four
years ago that there was evidence of voter fraud. Bev Harris (of BlackboxVoting.org)
had warned us (the Dems) that thievery had definitely occurred in
2000. She showed Howard Dean how votes could be stolen electronically
on TV! But the Dems have gone back to lying down like sick puppies,
planning to "rethink itself." Kerry wouldn' even wait a
few days to make sure
all of Ohio's votes were counted.
We probably WON!!! But the folk that can investigate this and demand
that the media report it (Kerry, the Democratic Party, etc.) have
abandoned us again. It's not right!!!
Subject: More E-Voting Follies from Gang Bush
Bush carried a whopping 9% of the African American vote in 2000. The
national total for the Prince rose slightly in 2004 to 11% of the
Black Vote. The striking statistic is where that increase was concentrated.
You guessed it, The E-Voting States and Bush's home state of Texas.
The Bush Black vote in "E-Voting Nation":
Florida 13% (+6% from 2000)
Georgia 12% (+ 5% from 2000)
Indiana 8% (-5% from 2000)
Maryland 11% (+4 from 2000)
New Jersey 17% (up 6% from 2000 )
North Carolina 14% (up 5% from 2000)
South Carolina 15% (up 7% from 2000)
Va. 12% (down 2% from 2000)
Texas 16% (up 11% from 2000)
California 18% (up 7% from 2000)
Pa 16% (no data on 2000 swing)
KY 12% (no data provided on 2000 swing)
It was business as usual in the non E Voting states. Here is the
Bush % vote in those states where there is a significant African American
Alabama 6%, Arkansas 6%, Illinois 10%, La. 9%, Miss. 10%, Mich 10%,
NY 9%. These results are right in line with Bush's woeful performance
Subject: Twilight Zone cont'd.
These headlines from the recent news (talk about split personality
U.S. troops storm Fallujah in major assault
Fallujah siege won't kill many Iraqis (AP/Guardian)
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit
atrocities. -- Voltaire
What is it men cannot be made to believe! -- Thomas Jefferson
Subject: So, how many citizens are left in Fallujah?
This morning an NPR reporter with the troops said they believed most
were out. This afternoon they interviewed one of the commanders and
he said half. Half of over 300,000 is a lot of people.
He said the people not out are those who can't afford to leave. He
said people had been taking people out in vans, but they are charging
exorbitant prices. Who has money after nearly 2 years of war?
We will never know because we captured the hospital so they won't
be saying how many are injured or dead.
How many people are they going to let Bush kill, just to keep gays
Subject: Letter to the Editor - Media blames Bloggers
The Republican controlled news media is blaming bloggers for reporting
early that Kerry had won the election. As a blogger I find that amusing
because we got our information from pollsters like John Zogby of the
Zogby poll who announced the day before the election that Kerry was
going to win by a landslide. We also got our information from the
results of the exit polls that showed Kerry winning by a landslide.
Were bloggers like me wrong about what we reported? No - we weren't.
The real story now is that with electronic voting on voting machines
that are easily hacked, and in states like Ohio where the Secretary
of State who counts the votes was also the state chairman for the
Bush campaign, that the system is so riddled with fraud that we don't
know who really won the election. The real story is that in areas
voting machines that are easily tampered with, the supposed error
in the exit polls was far greater than in areas with paper ballots,
and the error was all in favor of Bush. But if you want the details
of those stories - you won't find that in the mainstream press. You
have to get online and read the blogs.
I'm Marc Perkel - And I approved this message!
San Francisco, CA
Subject: Mass Graves Deception
Rumsfeld expects few civilian deaths in Falluja. In other words, they'll
keep the number low by burying the civilians in mass graves, like
Saddam did. 11/9 (Reuters)
Actually... they aren't really finding mass graves in Iraq, except
for the ones filled with the soldiers we killed in the 'turkey shoot'
at the end of Desert Storm.
The so-called mass graves that were purported to contain thousands
are mostly empty although a few contain hundreds or dozens of bodies.
The speculation is that Iraqis themselves dug up and removed them.
It's also worth keeping in mind that Turkey has killed many more Kurds
than Hussein ever did but nobody is proposing to invade Turkey.
Subject: Military and Suicides
There is no link for this as yet, and may not ever be, but I heard
from someone who knows that there has been another huge spike in the
suicide rate of servicemen and it's at a crisis point. Military bases
are being given this Thurs. (Veterans Day) and an extra day - Friday
- off. The extra day is so top brass can visit the bases and talk
to the COs regarding the suicides. This is being done in noncombatant
areas as well as combat.
Subject: John Kerry for President - Report an Election Day Problem
I just looked on the Kerry web site and saw this page (below). It
can't hurt to make people aware of this site--especially since thousands
of people are wondering what the hell is going on in the Democratic
Party this week.
This afternoon I wrote David Talbot of Salon a letter saying that
surely their reticence on the story of election fraud was part of
some sort of strategy on their part while they compiled evidence for
a big report. Before I could even push the send button, we received
a mass mailing from him with the subject line "The Election is
Over. Let's Get Away" drumming up business for a cruise they
You are keeping a lot of people sane these days. Thank you.
Rove's computer probably has the total key. This has to be looked
Early exit polls quoted by media seemed to give Mr Kerry the edge,
but colleagues said Mr Rove indicated right away that they did not
tally with his information.
He used his own data to put Ohio and Florida in the Bush column
- bringing cheers from the president and his family when he went
into the Roosevelt Room and told them.
And when the TV networks gave either Ohio or Nevada to Mr Bush
but not both - which would have led him to be declared as the
winner - Mr Rove was one of the president's aides who got on the
phone to news chiefs to try to pressure them to change their minds.
Subject: Open Letter to CNN
I accessed CNN this morning, Nov 9, 2004, and was negatively amazed
at your news coverage. You were covering Fallujah in every detail
possible even though the bloggers real news believe (and makes sense
based on past experience) that that operation was timed to divert
attention [from] massive election fraud. Simple crunching of the
numbers in Ohio, Florida and other states shows statistical improbabilities
which you have not
investigated or reported on.
Further, Kerry has disappeared completely from the screen except
for one article on how he could be strong in the “Senate.” This
shows your foregone conclusion that any investigation of massive
vote fraud is not necessary AND your continuing regurgitation of
what the Bush administration wants us to hear constitutes the news.
It appears this is
also true of most newsprint, magazines and broadcast.
Thank god for my computer and the internet. Here, I can access root
witnessing and foreign news that raise these questions. They are
critical of much of what really went on during the election asking
pertinent questions and digging/investigating root causation of
the initial outcome.
While you feed us the pablum of the obvious, it is decidedly evident
that you have no use for the 1st amendment after all. All you are
doing is following the bloggers when they reach crescendo level.
At this time, the unique news gathering factions, to the average
reader, are bringing to light this massive-appearing voting fraud.
You should, instead, be at the forefront of these investigations.
To date, to my knowledge, only Keith Olbermann of MSNBC has begun
to broadcast the improbabilities that appear to be fraud and at
the least, needing serious explanation.
I feel that if any news has negativity toward Bush and the administration,
you not only don’t report it, you neglect it. Additionally, you
continue to be distracted by them. This causes great loss of credibility
to you by me. So why should I tune in or access CNN?
For 4 years, I have been watching this seemingly going on since
the advent of Bush’s selection. I am truly sick of it. Seeing the
status quo, seeing mostly prurient news and only talking points
(e.g. election process), I have come to the conclusion I no longer
need to include CNN and most of the mass media in my daily news
diet for informational needs. I can get ANY news I need from so
many other sources (though individually) that you are no longer
needed, considering the lack of what you are broadcasting.
I believe you will lose others who feel as I do. Unless you start
jumping on top of negative news investigation immediately (including
Bush, environment, lack of health care, etc.), you have lost not
only credibility, but also the “trust” you so proudly espouse.
Subject: Voting irregularities in Miami, Florida
On election day, I worked for Miami-Dade County as a poll worker
in my precinct 739. My daughter was also working with me that
day and she pointed out to me that on the register that contained
the information on voters of that precinct, it did not indicate
that my husband had already voted. My husband had voted exactly
a week earlier at the West Kendall Regional Library. We checked
on the updated list given to us the morning of the election that
showed the names of individuals that had already voted earlier.
My husband's name was not on it. I proceeded to ask the County
computer tech to check in his computer and he said that it didn't
show that my husband had voted. I questioned the on-site County
rep and she called the Elections Department about the discrepancy.
They had no satisfactory answer for me and didn't know what had
happened with his vote. A young voter that showed up to vote that
day, when signing the register also made a remark to my daughter
that he didn't understand why his parents, who had voted earlier,
were not being marked as having voted even though the register
had been updated. Where did those votes go? Were they included
in the total? How reliable are these machines?
At the end of the day, I remained in the precinct to observe the
tallying of the votes. Once the last machine was downloaded and
a printout was obtained, I noticed that the total number of votes
shown on the printout did not match the total number of voters
that had signed the registers. The difference was not 1 or 2 voters,
it was around 50. I suggested that we should recount the signatures
to compare them with the machine total but the gleeful County
computer tech, who remarked that he was happy because Bush had
gotten more votes in our precinct, said that as long as the discrepancy
was within 100 there was no need to double-check. I asked some
of the poll workers in charge of the registers if they were sure
about their signature count and they said that they had triple-checked
it. My immediate thought was that if the count from the machine
vs. the registers was not within 5 or less then imagine if every
precinct had a discrepancy of 50 or more votes? There are over
700 precincts in Miami-Dade County alone.
Please add our story to the list that you are investigating. We
need your help. We live in a State that is governed by the President's
brother, therefore, we are already fighting an uphill battle.
Thank you for all your efforts. You can contact me anytime.
Lottie M. Garcia
Perhaps you are aware of it, but someone in Ohio has found 30 precincts
in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland) with more votes than of registered
voters. Additionally, there are many precincts with implausibly
high (>90%) turnouts. The total of votes in question is at least
97,489 in Cuyahoga County alone. Available data apparently does
not break results down by precinct, so it is not clear who may have
benefited from all of these extra votes.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: statement attributed from Kerry's brother CAM about Democratic
I posted a note to you all last night that has been seen all over
message boards about Senator Kerry "unconceding" and to
contact Sen Kerry's brother Cam. I just read this note and the thread
on the Democratic Underground forums. Please go to the link and read
the other notes from DU members.
Statement from Cam Kerry
Dick Bell just forwarded me this message. This is authentic.
I am grateful to the many people who have contacted me to express
their deep concern about questions of miscounting, fraud, vote suppression,
and other problems on election day, especially in Florida and Ohio.
Their concern reflects how much people care about the outcome of this
I want to you to know we are not ignoring it. Election protection
lawyers are still on the job in Ohio and Florida and in DC making
sure all the votes are counted accurately. I have been conferring
with lawyers involved and have made them aware of the information
and concerns people have given me. Even if the facts don't provide
a basis to change the outcome, the information will inform the continuing
effort to protect the integrity of our elections.
If you have specific factual information about voting problems that
could be helpful to the lawyers doing their job, please send it to
email@example.com rather than to me.
The election protection effort has been important to me personally,
and I am proud of the 17,000 lawyers around the country who helped.
It's obvious that we have a way to go still, but their efforts helped
make a difference. Their work goes on.
Subject: Breakdown of Ohio Vote Fraud in Cuyahoga County
Precincts in the following small town suburbs surrounding the City
of Cleveland received over 100 - 150% turnout of registered voters
enrolled in their precinct.
Note: To demonstrate that the Bush/Rove/Blackwell/ Plan was to water
down the vote totals from heavily African American precincts in Cleveland
City proper, I will have to resort to playing the race game. I have
visited Cleveland and I like the city and its surrounding suburbs.
But they are the ones using the race card, not I.
Mayfield Village (white Mayor), Middleburg Heights (95% white), North
Olmstead (white Mayor), Bay Village (white mayor), Beachwood (White
mayor/City Council President), Bedford (white Mayor), Olmstead Falls
(white Mayor), Brooklyn Heights (97.3% white), Brook Park (white mayor),
Parma Heights (93.7% white), Chagrin Falls (white lady mayor), Rocky
River (national median income of 55,000 a year), Cuyahoga Heights
With Kerry receiving 95% of the African American vote in Cleveland,
the Vote Scammers jiggered up precincts in these white jurisdictions
with more voters participating than registered to vote. In the City
of Cleveland, turnout was averaging around 63% of those legible to
cast a vote.
Subject: One Million Dollar Reward re election tampering
There is a tremendous amount of talk about the possibility of massive
election fraud on the part of the Republicans via electronic voting
and some kinds of optical scanners. From what I've read there appears
to be substance to this and BlackBoxVoting.org has undertaken an investigation.
I hear the folks at Air America Radio are helping them raise money
in support of this.
If there was large scale voting fraud, as unpleasant and frightening
as it may seem, if we are to preserve our form of democracy, we must
find out. If there was not, we need to know that as well so the issue
can be put to rest.
One suggestion is to get some of the liberal organizations such as
Move On, True Majority, etc., involved. An element of this would be
to raise a minimum of $1 million which would be posted as a reward
for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individual(s)
engaged in electronic election fraud.
This approach was good enough to facilitate our capture of Saddam
so it should be good enough to try to get to the bottom of this issue.
It's a large enough sum of money that, if there are individuals at
Diebold, etc., who have evidence of tampering etc., it could motivate
them to come forward. And it's also large enough that, if no one comes
forward, we can be fairly confident there was little or no actual
What do you think?
Subject: Check out League of Pissed Off Voters
Click here: League of Pissed
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: MSNBC is covering voter fraud!
Hello, BuzzFlash and blackboxvoting.org folks!!!!
Keith Olbermann, MSNBC IS covering the story, both on air and on KO's
blog! He didn't get the "lock down" memo, and has the support
of his management. Stay close to this guy, he's scooping the mainstream
corporate media. (shame on them).
KO did 15 minutes on his show last night, 11/8 (8pm EST), and there's
more to come. Check out his blog posts here:
Subject: Foreign/Terrorist Interference in Election (as sent to major
Halt all official certifications of votes in all states. This isn't
a concern about Bush supporters. THIS IS EVIDENCE of possible FOREIGN
intelligence or TERRORIST or domestic criminal interference in a USA
national election. Many foreign groups have reason to hack. The evidence
is clear from http://www.blackboxvoting.org/dcforum/DCForumID4347/2.html
which shows in clear easy graphs that optiscan and only optiscan machines
were statistically impossibly different across states all other machines
fit to exit polls. This proves the optiscan tallies were wrong or
Other machines and methods of voting fit exit polls - only optiscan
Since all states used at least some bad machines and because programming
is the same for the same machine models, all states results are suspect
as shown in the following graphic depiction of machines used throughout
national graphic shows all states had at least some suspect machines.
says 75,000 of its machines other machines were out there which also
have shown evidence of problems which would be consistent since all
are programmed the same. Additionally Ustogether.org/election04/florida_vote_patt.htm
shows graphically in the first state studied (Florida) a clear pattern
of CONSISTENT vote count error in ONLY optiscan machines taking votes
from democrats in percentage amounts that would change the results
Optiscan machines are most vulnerable to outside hacking because
optiscan machines email through common modems all results to central
un protected windows pc tabulating machines. The votes themselves
are stored in unprotected Microsoft Access databases easily hacked
through the same modem. Additionally many of the computer numbers
and programming and database details were leaked prior to the election
making it easy for intelligence services to break into the tabulating
This isn't a concern about Bush supporters. THIS IS EVIDENCE of
possible FOREIGN intelligence or TERRORIST interference in a USA national
election. These machines are subject to hacking from international
and domestic persons including foreign intelligence services or terrorists
seeking to keep the USA/European/NATO alliance on edge with the reelection
of Bush, or a domestic person seeking to swing the election. A state
of national emergency with an emergency traceable revote needs to
be implemented because of a massive failed and voided vote.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: write for your rights!
To: BuzzFlash readers and other lovers of real values
In the interest of putting some bite back into mainstream journalism,
I urge fellow BuzzFlashers to write MSNBC and the NY Times, just as
I did yesterday (copies below). This is a very simple, but effective
way of voicing our outrage, as well as supporting our friends and fighting
My first email was to MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, commending him on his
pursuit of the voter fraud story. As far as I know, he’s the only mainstreamer
chasing the story. Let’s throw our support behind MSNBC now, as they
will surely come under fire from the wrathful GOP machine.
The second email was to the NY Times and writer Elisabeth Bumiller for
their shameful suppression of the “Bush Bulge” story. They decided to
run the story Nov. 8, almost a week AFTER the election.
You can send emails to the following NY Times staffers:
Olbermann’s email address is below. To ensure that MSNBC gets the point,
be sure to CC his superiors (also indicated below):
Here are copies of the emails I sent:
Dear Mr. Olbermann:
Finally! A mainstream media journalist with some credibility and
Kudos for having the testicular fortitude to bring the Ohio travesty
to light. In doing so, I'm sure you'll
uncover the truth -- i.e. it was vote rigging and corruption that
won Ohio, not "morals" and "values."
Keep this up, and I guarantee your ratings will soar. We "Blues"
are salivating for a TV journalist we can
Dear Ms. Bumiller and NY Times Editors,
Nearly a week after the election, the NY Times decides to run a
story questioning the infamous "Bush Bulge"?
All the news that's fit to print? Yeah, right ...
Your publication has absolutely no credibility anymore. At least
one Internet blogger, BuzzFlash.com, has cited your bulge story
with a "laugh out loud" recommendation. More hilarity
at your expense is sure to follow.
All hail the new, defanged New York Times!
Studio City, CA
A faithful BuzzFlash reader
Subject: Remember anthrax. Know why we never found the culprit?
Don't you remember that Tom Daschle was sent a huge amount of anthrax?
See how the Republicans went after him with millions of dollars poured
into a South Dakota race and many thugs harassing Native Americans
at the polls? If they couldn't kill Daschle outright, at least they
killed his career. We know why we never found out about anthrax. I
bet that is because the Republicans are the ones who used it on the
Democrats and tried, and succeeded, in killing some of them. I still
think they killed Paul Wellstone and Mel Carnahan and the people at
Enron and Arthur Anderson who were supposedly dead by "suicide."
a BuzzFlash reader
Subject: Election Fraud Prediction
One thing to stay tuned for is this: If the heat gets turned up too
high on the election scandal and people start getting too close to
the truth, watch for the sacrificial lamb. This will be a person (hacker)
or company of little consequence thrown to the media wolves to remove
suspicion from anyone of real importance who might be farther up the
ladder. It will be a person or persons who “acted on their own” and
did what they did because they thought it would be condoned and appreciated
by others or out of political zealousness. Their outing will serve
to blunt calls for more in-depth investigations, and pundits will
assure us that the illegal activity was not broad enough or on a large
enough scale to have affected the election outcome. Questions will
remain, of course, but they will be shoved back onto the Internet
for bloggers to hash out and debate among themselves. Bush’s win will
be redeemed in the eyes of a gullible public and the taint of scandal
removed, as far as the mainstream press is concerned.
Dear BuzzFlash readers,
I ask that you write all the major networks and congratulate them
on their victory for the presidency. I do believe that we should treat
the network media with as much disdain as they treat the truth in
this country. This is a copy of my letter to ABC:
I want to congratulate you on your election victory on Tuesday.
I think your guy, President Bush, could have run a more effective
campaign but I think you guys were superb. Maybe next time you could
get an even better front man.
I do anticipate that the next four years will be very profitable
for you guys and I will tell you that this is one liberal who doesn't
believe a word the "liberal" news tell him. Thank God
for the internet and keep up the good work. At the next conference
please ask your reporter to ask President Bush if he prays this
is the hard hitting journalistic questions that we have come to
expect from you guys. I've taken to watching a few minutes of news
with the mute button on to watch the scroll underneath because that's
the only news on television. How is Scot Peterson doing?
P.S. I have a suggestion how about a show with Mrs. Greenspan (Andrea
Mitchell), Gloria Vanderbilt's son (Anderson Cooper) and Ted Koppel's
little girl reporting on what's going on Main Street in the red
states. I know this all-star cast would be hard to assemble as they
are all on different stations.
P.S.S. If I was you guys I certainly wouldn't cover what really
happened in Florida and Ohio that night or the fact that my ten
dollars I take from my ATM machine is more protected than my vote
is. I wouldn't want anything to upset the Americans' little brains
and besides I would expect you to do the same fine work that you've
done to this point.
Disney can be easily substituted with Viacom, GE, Time Warner and
Rupert Murdoch's mouthpieces. If we do not let them know that we will
not stand for the crap that they shovel up as news there is no reason
for them to change. Let's keep the pressure on them. I also wrote
CBS that I was happy that Dan Rather gets to keep his job now that
they don't need a phony story.
Subject: Turn off the TV
I am sick but not surprised with what happened to our election. Many
of us were screaming about electronic voting having no verifiable
paper trail and how it could be used to steal the election. Well,
are. This must be our focus - to show the fraud and change the voting
system or democracy doesn't stand a chance. Many people are doing
research on the voting numbers, but I am curious about the Help America
Vote Act that Bush put in effect. What was the focus of that? Where
did the money go? Did it by any chance help buy these electronic voting
machines for certain counties that were going to be pivotal in deciding
the election? Anyone know?
After refusing to watch the returns on Tues. (too stressful), I turned
on the TV for the last time last Wed. morning to see if the nightmare
that I awoke to at 6 am was actually reality. Granted, I only had
channels with my rabbit ears, but I couldn't find the results until
I stopped on a Spanish station where I saw the results at the bottom
of the screen. Nightmare come true.
I have concluded that the media has not served me or America. They
aided and abetted a criminal to achieve the impossible. I have no
more use for TV. I may watch the last episodes of Bill Moyers NOW
before he retires, but even PBS was slanted with their biased journalists.
Moyers is one of the very few journalists
with integrity. I will miss him.
My suggestion as others have said is "TURN OFF THE TV."
The media in general failed to inform, and they helped slander a good
and decent man while covering for the idiot in chief. We should have
boycott. Maybe set a day and everyone who has cable cancel it. Can
you live without TV? Of course you can. I am so glad that I have not
seen any of the talking heads since that horrible day.
Thanks for all you do BuzzFlash. Contribution coming - next paycheck.
Peace and love and never give up.
San Marcos, TX
Subject: Let's Fight
This is a message I sent to Move On tonight:
I am a member of Move On since its inception during the Clinton
impeachment trials. I can't understand why, thus far, you've been
so silent about the electoral fraud perpetrated by the Bush Administration
during this 2004 election?
After you've helped so many Democrats to get out and support Kerry
and Democratic candidates and ideals, can you ignore the red flags
going up all over the country, but especially in Ohio and Florida,
that this election was fixed?
How can you ask us to move on, without first using this organization
to investigate all that went wrong in 2004?
In my opinion this election was stolen via electronic voting machines
with no paper trail; vote results on optical scan machines in Florida
(where paper ballots are available for recount) being sent off on
modem to a centralized voting collection center using a stand Microsoft
PC. Do you know how easy it is fix the final collection of vote
results on a PC? Just ask Bev Harris and watch how she did it in
90 seconds on the Paula Zahn show a few days before the election.
Kerry won this election except for fraud on the Bush people's part,
and there are too many of us out here who fought the fight, who
aren't ready to move on and blame the Democrats for their loss.
They didn't lose on their message; they had the election stolen
If you want me to continue to support Move On, then you'd better
put more effort into examining and verifying the questionable votes
in Ohio and Florida.
There are glaring errors all over the place, and, considering the
consequences of another four years of George W. Bush policies, we
are literally fighting for the life of our democracy and the health
of our planet
Jo Ann S.
Subject: What in the Hell do We Tell Our Troops . . .
I will be the first to say that I would make a terrible soldier. But
to send our soldiers as invaders and turn them into mass killers with
revenge? This is a sick and needless invasion of defenseless people
and proves that violence always begets violence and always will beget
violence. This is not new knowledge. The violence works for Bush.
What does Bush really want in Iraq? To kill everyone in Iraq! A killer
who lies to start a war doesn't care how many people die and his only
objective is to be the winner and conqueror . . . there will be no
fair play (there will never be fair play by someone like Bush and
his partners in crime whether it is attacking a defenseless country
or attacking our elections) . . . there will only be death to everyone
in Iraq and we can expect death here in the US because of Bush and
what he has done.
Where are the screaming voices of our Congress? Where are the responsible
Republicans or is their gene pool so damn thin and mutated by now,
that there are no longer any responsible Republicans who give a damn
about what is really Christian and right whether it be in Iraq, the
rest of the world or here at home? When do we impeach this imperial
leader and wipe the smirk off his face?
This is the most disgusting report yet.
From Information Clearing
House: I got my kills . . . I just love my job.
Where does one go today to find sane and caring people in Bush's world?
He is a war criminal and will surpass criminals of the past in world
history if he is allowed to keep going with his plan to kill and conquer
countries who are defenseless. More proof that we must take back this
election because of the fraud.
Subject: election rant
Widespread media chest thumping about the state of America's democracy
was exposed as the joke the rest of the world has always known it
to be ... a country as technologically advanced, as focused on freedoms
and individual rights as America purports to be, has made exercising
one's civic duty somewhat akin to theoretical physics. eVoting machines
that don't produce a paper trail? Hanging chads? Pregnant chads? The
systematic disenfranchisement of minority voters?
Yes, a record number of people turned out to vote, but for what?
Self important political operatives calling people with legitimate
questions about the flawed process of casting and counting ballots
"whiners" or "losers," while a pliant press proudly
trumpets party talking points in an endless game of who can repeat
the other party's sound bite the loudest ... every precinct playing
by its own ambiguous rules ...
George Bush was willed into office on the backs of blowhard media
punditry provided by conservative ideologues (Bob Novak, Tucker Carlson,
Joe Scarborough, Sean Hannity) and vacant talking heads (Chris Matthews,
Judy Woodruff) whose idea of balanced coverage is to play over and
over again the same right wing sound bites without challenge, or to
compare John Kerry's campaign flaws (long winded answers, a tendency
to come across as stiff, someone who enjoys the intricacies of complex
social and political issues) with Bush's criminal incompetence (record
breaking deficits, poor economic performance, misleading the nation
to war) as being somewhat on the same plain of relevance.
This is not a democracy, not anymore, it is a tight fisted republican
theocracy enforced by fear, ignorance, fraud and the subjugation of
corporate media. No democracy is perfect, but right now, America needs
to hang its head in shame.
Several troubling articles have appeared about the (mis)counting
of votes in Ohio, New Mexico and Florida. If they are
correct, Kerry and Edwards won the election.
The candidates said that they would make certain that every vote
was counted. The fifty million Americans who voted for them deserve
an honest count.
If the situation were reversed, Bush would not hesitate.
Kerry should rescind his concession and demand a full investigation.
Subject: Memo to the DNC
Karen Moore of Moore, OK., provided the same replies to the DNC questionnaire
that I did. I sent my hard earned savings to the DNC, registered voters,
and pounded the pavement for Kerry's campaign because
they assured me that they wouldn't give in until all votes were counted.
They let us down. Now I am wondering if Kerry and the DNC were in
on the fraud. Never again will I send a dime to the DNC or give them
my time. People, we are on our own!
P.S. BuzzFlash, I am sorry that I haven't sent funds to you lately.
I was concentrating on the Dems. I will continue to contribute and
purchase your wares because this is the site where I get my news each
Subject: Just wondering...
Hiya! Love your web site!
Could you please post information about...how critical the USA Dollar
Devaluation is to our economy!!!!!! The media has not informed the
public on the meaning of this critical financial knowledge. Mind control
to keep the public uninformed, ignorant of this serious catastrophe.
Subject: Contribute to BlackBoxVoting ORG
Hi BuzzFlash Readers,
Go to www.blackboxvoting.org and help Bev Harris out with a small
It doesn't have to be big. Randi Rhodes was having her listeners from
AAR contribute $1 - $5 bucks based on her listenership.
So again BuzzFlash readers, go to Bev Harris' web site, make sure
it is the ORG and not the COM, go to the upper right corner and PayPal
a small donation to her to get this VOTING FRAUD DISCLOSED and into
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