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Citizens For Legitimate Government's Evidence of the 2004 Coup d'Etat, compiled by Lori Price and Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D.

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Was the 2004 Election Stolen? The Charts --Infographic by Kevin Hand

Story behind the 2004 lockdown --Even amid [phony] terror warnings, secret count was 'wrong move' 16 Mar 2008 In a key county in Southwest Ohio -- amid vague references to "homeland security" -- officials locked everyone else out of the board of elections as they counted punch-card ballots. President [sic] Bush emerged with more than 72 percent of the votes in Warren County, helping him narrowly win Ohio -- and a second term. To this day, the lockdown is cited as evidence of an election stolen from Sen. John Kerry and the Democrats. In a federal lawsuit and subsequent books, Richard Hayes Phillips, a scientist from Canton, N.Y., and Columbus attorneys Cliff Arnebeck and Robert J. Fitrakis, among others, documented what they described as abnormalities in the county’s punch-card ballot counts... They contend the anomalies indicate ballots were mishandled, miscounted or tampered with, and that the Warren County "lockdown" allowed this to happen undetected.

Ohio Elections Official Calls Machines Flawed 15 Dec 2007 All five voting systems used in Ohio, a state whose electoral votes narrowly swung two elections coup d'etats toward President [sic] Bush, have critical flaws that could undermine the integrity of the 2008 general election, a report commissioned by the state’s top elections official has found. The study released Friday found that 'voting' machines and central servers made by Elections Systems and Software; Premier Election Solutions, formerly Diebold; and Hart InterCivic; were easily corrupted.

Election Workers Plead No Contest In Recount-Rigging Case --Workers Rigged 2004 Presidential Recount in Ohio 05 Nov 2007 The case against two elections workers charged with rigging a recount during the 2004 presidential election coup in Cleveland was settled Monday. Prosecutors said Jacqueline Maiden and Kathleen Dreamer rigged the recount to avoid a more thorough hand-count.

'The election was rigged for Bush. The most glaring discrepancies almost always helped Bush and hurt Kerry... Seeing the election results from Cleveland made me a witness to a crime.' Something didn't add up 25 Oct 2007 Former professor Richard Hayes Phillips testified in two lawsuits related to the 2004 'election.' Among the allegations Phillips makes are that voting machines were unfairly withheld from minority, heavily Democratic, precints, leading to long lines and suppressing voter turnout; that in one county, a false Homeland Security alert was given as the reason to lock down the county administrative building and bar independent observers from watching the vote count; ...and that some voters in Democratic-leaning precincts were given ballots already punched for either Bush or a third-party candidate, leading some ballots to be double-punched and, therefore, disqualified.

In Violation of Federal Law, Ohio's 2004 Presidential Election Records Are Destroyed or Missing --In 56 of Ohio's 88 counties, ballots and election records from 2004 have been "accidentally" destroyed, despite a federal order to preserve them -- it was crucial evidence which would have revealed whether the election was stolen. By Steven Rosenfeld 30 Jul 2007 Two-thirds of Ohio counties have destroyed or lost their 2004 presidential ballots and related election records, according to letters from county election officials to the Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner. The lost records violate Ohio law, which states federal election records must be kept for 22 months after Election Day...

Election 2004: The Urban Legend 13 Jun 2007 By Michael Collins

U.S. media have lost the will to dig deep By Greg Palast 27 Apr 2007 In an e-mail uncovered and released by the House Judiciary Committee last month, Tim Griffin, once Karl Rove's right-hand man, gloated that "no [U.S.] national press picked up" a BBC Television story reporting that the Rove team had developed an elaborate scheme to challenge the votes of thousands of African Americans in the 2004 election... Most of the major U.S. newspapers and the vast majority of television news programs ignored the story even though it came at a critical moment just weeks before the election. According to Griffin (who has since been dispatched to Arkansas to replace one of the U.S. attorneys fired by the Justice Department), the mainstream media rejected the story because it was wrong.

Election workers sentenced for rigging '04 recount 14 Mar 2007 (OH) A judge suspicious of more corruption pressed two former election board workers to tell what they know and then sentenced them Tuesday to the maximum 18 months in prison for rigging the 2004 presidential election recount to make their job easier. "I can't help but feel there's more to this story," said Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter Corrigan, who allowed the women to remain free on bond pending appeal... "The defendants have never come clean," said Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter.

The 2004 Ohio Presidential Election: Cuyahoga County Analysis --How Kerry Votes Were Switched to Bush Votes By James Q. Jacobs 27 Jan 2007 In a sample of 166,953 votes, one of every 34 Ohio voters, the Kerry-Bush margin shifts 6.15% when the population is sorted by outcomes of wrong-precinct voting.

Elections chief in Ohio's largest county resigns after botched primary, mishandled recount 07 Feb 2007 The elections chief in Ohio's most populous county resigned Tuesday, ending a tenure that included the mishandled recount of President [sic] Bush's narrow 2004 'win' [loss] in Ohio that gave him a second term. Under executive director Michael Vu, Cuyahoga County had a botched primary last May and saw the convictions last month of two workers who rigged the presidential recount [!] so they could avoid a more thorough review of the ballots.

Ohio election workers convicted of rigging '04 presidential recount 24 Jan 2007 Two election workers were convicted Wednesday of rigging a recount of the 2004 presidential election to avoid a more thorough review in Ohio's most populous county. Ohio gave President [sic] Bush the electoral votes he needed to defeat Democratic Sen. John Kerry in the close 'election' [2nd GOP coup d'etat] and hold on to the White House in 2004.

Official states electronic voting system added votes never cast in 2004 Presidential election; audit log missing By Peter Peckarsky, Ron Baiman, and Robert Fitrakis 01 Nov 2006 An electronic vote counting system included votes never cast in the total vote count reported for the 2004 Presidential election according to an official directly in charge of conducting the election, the Republican Director of the Miami County (Ohio) Board of Elections. The audit log for the system is missing all information for the 2004 Presidential election. [Click here for full document.]

Rigged USA Elections Exposed Posted by Eric Stewart 16 Oct 2006 Clint Curtis (computer programmer) testimony on Rep. Tom Feeney's (R-FL) hiring his company (Yang Enterprises) to 'design a code to rig an election' and 'control the vote in South Florida.' (video)

Alaska Dems Battle State Over E-voting 16 Oct 2006 An examination of the e-voting database and its audit logs from the November 2004 general election in Alaska found that changes were made to thedatabase in the months after the votes were tallied, according to the state’s Democratic Party. The party contends that a study of the electronic voting database, which it obtained a copy of last month after a long battle with the state, revealed that the database had been accessed as recently as this July.

Alaska: 2004 Electronic Election Data Was Changed in 2006 By Kay Brown 05 Oct 2006 The Alaska Democratic Party today asked the Division of Elections to explain why changes were made in July of 2006 to the electronic database that contains the results of the 2004 General Election. A review of the audit trail of the GEMS database for the 2004 elections shows that modifications were made to the database on July 12 and July 13, 2006.

Clinton pins voting woes on Blackwell 17 Sep 2006 Former President Bill Clinton, in a brief stop Saturday in Cleveland, blamed Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell for Ohio's voting problems during the state's close 2004 presidential 'election' [coup d'etat]. Campaigning for Democrat Ted Strickland, Clinton referred to Blackwell, the state's chief election officer, as a "fellow whose main credential as a Republican is that he tried to disempower so many people."

The Stolen Election of 2004 --The numbers simply do not add up By Michael Parenti 13 Jul 2006 "To have achieved his remarkable 2004 tally, Bush would have needed to have kept all his 50.4 million from 2000, plus a majority of the new voters, plus a large share of the very liberal Nader defectors. Nothing in the campaign and in the opinion polls suggest such a mass crossover. The numbers simply do not add up."

Inquiry finds problems in 2004 election 08 Jun 2006 Many of the voting and counting mishaps of the bizarre 2000 general 'election' [coup d'etat] were not fixed four years later and brand new problems arose, including a rash of fraudulent voter registrations in some areas, congressional investigators say.

Was the 2004 Election Stolen? 01 Jun 2006 Republicans prevented more than 350,000 voters in Ohio from casting ballots or having their votes counted -- enough to have put John Kerry in the White House. By Robert F. Kennedy Jr. "Across the country, Republican election officials and party stalwarts employed a wide range of illegal and unethical tactics to fix the election. A review of the available data reveals that in Ohio alone, at least 357,000 voters, the overwhelming majority of them Democratic, were prevented from casting ballots or did not have their votes counted in 2004(12) -- more than enough to shift the results of an election decided by 118,601 votes."

Ohio election workers accused of fudging '04 recount --Prosecutor says Cuyahoga skirted rules 06 Apr 2006 After the 2004 presidential 'election,' Cuyahoga County election workers secretly skirted rules designed to make sure all votes were counted correctly, a special prosecutor charges... Three top county elections officials have been indicted, and Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter says more indictments are possible.

"They kept thousands in swing states from voting, and prevented thousands of ballots from being counted." Stop the Election Day cheating -- or it will spread further By Robert Steinback 15 Mar 2006 "Anyone who questions the reliability of the [2004] election is assumed to be a sour-grapes bad sport who has fallen into the thrall of aluminum-foil helmeted conspiracy theorists. And the media, ever tremulous about affirming their critics' allegations of liberal bias, would sooner remove a hot radiator cap than make a mission of investigating the anomalies. But the anomalies were real. Many have been documented. They kept thousands in swing states from voting, and prevented thousands of ballots from being counted."

Watchdog Group Questions 2004 Fla. Vote 23 Feb 2006 An examination of Palm Beach County's electronic voting machine records from the 2004 election found possible tampering and tens of thousands of malfunctions and errors, a watchdog group [BlackBoxVoting.org] said Thursday.

Battlefield Florida --A Chat with Lance deHaven-Smith --Al Gore really did beat George W. Bush in 2000. Six years on, this is still a problem? By Julian Pecquet (Florida State University, Research In Review) WeekFall/Winter 2005 "Turns out, those chads only distracted attention from much more grievous breakdowns during the 2000 election. At least that’s what longtime Florida political observer Lance deHaven-Smith believes. His most recent book, The Battle for Florida (University Press of Florida, 2005), looks at the twilight of democracy in Ancient Greece and draws disturbing parallels with the institutions in Florida and the nation during the 2000 election and up until today."

Vote Fraud 2004: How Ohio was "Delivered" to Bush (whatreallyhappened.com)

How American Elections Became a Criminal Enterprise By Michelle Mairesse (Part I)

It's official: Diebold election bugware can't be trusted --The company implies as much By Thomas C Greene 30 Nov 2005 "Diebold would rather lose all of its voting machine business in North Carolina than open its source code to state election officials as required by law, the Associated Press reports."

Ohio's Diebold Debacle: New machines call election results into question By Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman 24 Nov 2005 "Massive Election Day irregularities are emerging in reports from all over Ohio after the introduction of Diebold's electronic voting in nearly half of the Buckeye State’s counties. A recently released report by the non-partisan General Accountability Office warned of such problems with electronic voting machines."

The old reverso votefraud trick (xymphora.blogspot) 15 Nov 2005 "There were five ballot initiatives held in Ohio, four of which were to reform that state's obviously corrupt voting system... The poll numbers before the election showed that the reform would win comfortably, or, at the very least, that the issue was still open and dependent on undecided voters. In spite of this, all the election reform initiatives were defeated, with dramatic discrepancies from the pre-election poll results (the only non-election-related initiative passed matching the poll results almost exactly)... The only results that Rove cared about in the whole country are the ones where the results didn't match the polls, and the ones where the electorate provided the results that Rove wanted... Diebold computer voting machines were used in almost half the voting stations to (create) obtain the results."

Carter says Gore won 2000 election By John Byrne 22 Sep 2005 "Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter delivered a shocker at an American University panel in Washington Monday: RAW STORY has learned he told the crowd he was certain Al Gore won the 2000 presidential election. There is 'no doubt in my mind that Gore won the election,' the erstwhile President declared, saying the 2000 election process 'failed abysmally.'"

"Al Gore won the 2000 presidential election." What They Did Last Fall By Paul Krugman 19 Aug 2005 "In his recent book 'Steal This Vote' - a very judicious work, despite its title - Andrew Gumbel, a U.S. correspondent for the British newspaper The Independent, provides the best overview I've seen of the 2000 Florida vote. And he documents the simple truth: 'Al Gore won the 2000 presidential election.' ...Our current political leaders would suffer greatly if either house of Congress changed hands in 2006, or if the presidency changed hands in 2008. The lids would come off all the simmering scandals, from the selling of the Iraq war to profiteering by politically connected companies. The Republicans will be strongly tempted to make sure that they win those elections by any means necessary."

The 2004 US Elections: The Mother of all Vote Frauds "Those who cast the votes decide nothing, those who count the votes decide everything." --Joseph Stalin (What Really Happened) 2004

The stolen election of 2004: welcome back to hell By Larry Chin 6 Nov 2004 "Using a variety of criminal methods that they have perfected over the past four years, the George W. Bush-Dick Cheney-Karl Rove syndicate stole another election, and extended their illegal occupation of the White House. Experienced, informed and unblinking observers were not fooled by any aspect of this utterly predictable goose-step towards full dictatorship." [A must read]

No Paper Trail Left Behind: The Theft of the 2004 Presidential Election By Dennis Loo, Ph.D. (August 2005) "In order to believe that George Bush won the November 2, 2004 presidential election, you must also believe all of the following extremely improbable or outright impossible things... 15) Exit polls in the November 2004 Ukrainian presidential elections, paid for in part by the Bush administration, were right, but exit polls in the U.S., where exit polling was invented, were very wrong." [A must read]

Rectenwald (CLG News) at Scarborough on e-voting Fraud, Bush/Bin Laden and PNAC --page by Nico Haupt of globalfreepress.com "...Did you know that George Bush Sr. was sitting in a room with bin Laden's brother on the day that 9/11 happened?...And it was the Project For a New American Century that said we needed a new Pearl Harbor in order to mobilize their international agenda of a war in the Middle East... Once Diebold controls the election-and it‘s a Republican-owned corporation that promised the election for Bush from the outset, are we supposed to believe these results?.."

Diebold Source Code!!! --by ouranos (dailykos.com) "Dr. Avi Rubin is currently Professor of Computer Science at John Hopkins University. He 'accidentally' got his hands on a copy of the Diebold software program--Diebold's source code--which runs their e-voting machines. Dr. Rubin's students pored over 48,609 lines of code that make up this software. One line in particular stood out over all the rest: #defineDESKEY((des_KEY8F2654hd4" All commercial programs have provisions to be encrypted so as to protect them from having their contents read or changed by anyone not having the key... The line that staggered the Hopkin's team was that the method used to encrypt the Diebold machines was a method called Digital Encryption Standard (DES), a code that was broken in 1997 and is NO LONGER USED by anyone to secure programs. F2654hd4 was the key to the encryption. Moreover, because the KEY was IN the source code, all Diebold machines would respond to the same key. Unlock one, you have then ALL unlocked. I can't believe there is a person alive who wouldn't understand the reason this was allowed to happen. This wasn't a mistake by any stretch of the imagination."

Diebold rewarded for coup 2004: Diebold selected by Riyad Bank of Saudi Arabia to expand ATM network --Diebold, Incorporated, a global leader in election fraud ['providing integrated, self-service and security solutions'], has been selected by Riyad Bank to deploy 100 Diebold Opteva automated teller machines (ATMs) across the bank's network.
Diebold products: 1-800-999-3600, productinfo@diebold.com.

Diebold, Incorporated
5995 Mayfair Road
P.O. Box 3077
North Canton, Ohio USA 44720-8077

Phone number 1-330-490-3790

Fax number 1-330-490-3794

The Unexplained Exit Poll Discrepancy --by Steven F. Freeman, Ph.D. "As much as we can say in social science that something is impossible, it is impossible that the discrepancies between predicted and actual vote counts in the three critical battleground states [Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania] of the 2004 election could have been due to chance or random error... The likelihood of any two of these statistical anomalies occurring together is on the order of one-in-a-million. The odds against all three occurring together are 250 million to one. As much as we can say in social science that something is impossible, it is impossible that the discrepancies between predicted and actual vote counts in the three critical battleground states of the 2004 election could have been due to chance or random error."

47 State Exit Poll Analysis Confirms Swing Anomaly --by Jonathan Simon "In the 12 critical states (CO,FL,MI,MN,NE,NV,NH,NM,OH,PA,WI,IA) the average discrepancy was a 2.5% red shift (= total movement of 5.0%), nearly twice that in the safe states. This in spite of the fact that the average sample size in the critical states was nearly twice that in the noncritical states and should have produced significantly more accurate results."

Post-vote reform is sought --Registration: Election officials target groups paid to register. Election officials sorting through several thousand provisional votes said Monday that state lawmakers should consider reforms targeting groups whose registration activity cost some Nevadans their right to vote on Nov. 2. Voter Outreach of America, operated by Republican-based Sproul and Associates of Phoenix, was singled out for most of the criticism directed at such groups. Some of its former workers in Nevada and other battleground states alleged they were told to register only Republicans and to ignore pro-Kerry people. Some said that completed Democratic registration forms were thrown out or ripped up. The head of the company is Nathan Sproul - a former Christian Coalition activist and one-time executive director of the Arizona GOP.

Vancouver lawyer visiting U.S. cities to tell Americans how to emigrate --A Vancouver immigration lawyer is travelling to three U.S. Pacific Coast cities to tell Americans who can't face another four years of George Bush how to find the life they hoped for in Canada. "A lot of people are feeling disenfranchised after the last election," Kischer said. [And, after the previous 'election,' as well!]

Footprints of Electoral Fraud: The November 2 Exit Poll Scam --by Michael Keefer "...[H]ow do we know the fix was in? Because the exit poll data also included the total number of respondents. At 9:00 p.m. EST, this number was well over 13,000; by 1:36 a.m. EST on November 3 it had risen by less than 3 percent, to a final total of 13, 531 respondents-but with a corresponding swing of 5 percent from Kerry to Bush in voters’ reports of their choices. Given the increase in respondents, a swing of this size is a mathematical impossibility. The same pattern is evident in the exit polls of two key swing states, Ohio and Florida."

House Dems ask GAO to investigate voting machines [It has began] (post by lawnorder on dailykos.com)

Was It Hacked? --by Alan Waldman "Despite mainstream media attempts to kill the story, talk radio and the Internet are abuzz with suggestions that John Kerry was elected president on Nov. 2 - but Republican election officials made it difficult for millions of Democrats to vote while employees of four secretive, GOP-bankrolled corporations rigged electronic voting machines and then hacked central tabulating computers to steal the election for George W. Bush. The Bush administration's 'fix' of the 2000 election debacle (the Help America Vote Act) made crooked elections considerably easier, by foisting paperless electronic voting on states before the bugs had been worked out or meaningful safeguards could be installed."

How Kerry Won --by Brian Cady "Here's a 'cartogram', where each state's area is proportional to its population, and where reliable 2004 early exit polling, not corrupt ballot results, guides red-blue coloring." [A must see]

GOP moves to facilitate future Reichwing coups: Exit poll data will be delayed --On future election days, news organizations that pay for surveys of voters leaving polling places won't see results until late afternoon or early evening. The goal is to avoid a repeat of what happened this Election Day, when leaked information from exit polls was posted by Internet commentators known as bloggers about 1 p.m. [showing the truth: that Kerry was winning the election].

Democracy in Question --by Ritt Goldstein "John Zogby, president of the polling firm Zogby International, told IPS he has been calling it 'the Armageddon election' for about a year. Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader believes the Republican Party was able to 'steal it before election day.' Facts suggest something went very wrong on Nov. 2. Speculation focuses upon a number of questions -- purposeful miscounts, anomalies surrounding electronic voting (e-voting) machines, particularly the optical scan types; and numerous reports of voting 'irregularities' in heavily Democratic areas."

Another Stolen Election and the End of Formal American Democracy --by Anis Shivani "The result of this election was foregone. This is now a farcical, Third World type of situation, with a retarded dictator getting away with whatever he wants. Karl Rove must have told the President [sic] long ago, Relax, there’s nothing to worry about. The election is in our pocket. The fix was in when the country didn’t rise up with one voice against the theft of the 2000 election. The last nail in the coffin was the lack of surprise and protest at the utterly weird and incomprehensible 2002 election results, particularly in Southern states like Georgia. The liberal elite knows; everyone knows what’s happening; but no one can talk about it."

Complete US Exit Poll Data Confirms Net Suspicions ----by Scoop Co-Editor Alastair Thompson "Scoop.co.nz is delighted to be able today to publish a full set of 4pm exit poll data for the first time on the Internet since the US election... Figure 1: Graph showing the "red shift" between 2004 US General Election exit polls & the actual 2004 US Election results..."

Activists protest electronic voting --Opponents of the technology gather at the Capitol and question exit-poll data --About 200 protesters and curious onlookers stood at the steps of the state Capitol on Saturday, with protesters toting signs that read "the machine ate my vote" and "paper ballots protect democracy."

Academia Still Fixated on John Kerry [coup 2004] --As states certify final election returns, an academic debate over their accuracy is heating up. Internet buzz that perhaps the exit polls were correct and the actual returns might be flawed grew louder this week when sociology graduate students at the University of California at Berkeley went public with an analysis arguing that Florida results in counties using electronic ballots differed from historical voting patterns.

US Congress to investigate irregularities in November 2 vote --The Government Accountability Office, the investigating arm of the US Congress, will probe allegations of irregularities in the November 2 US presidential vote, lawmakers said.

GAO to Investigate Voting Irregularies --Congress' investigative agency, responding to complaints from around the country, has begun to look into the Nov. 2 vote count, including the handling of provisional ballots and malfunctions of voting machines. The Government Accountability Office usually begins investigations in response to specific requests from Congress, but the agency's head, Comptroller General David Walker, said the GAO acted on its own because of the many comments it received about ballot counting.

GAO Will Investigate 2004 Elections --Government Accountability Office to Conduct Investigation of 2004 Election Irregularities --posted by Murshed Zaheed (Washington, DC) "Reps. John Conyers, Jr., Jerrold Nadler, Robert Wexler, Robert Scott, and Rush Holt announced today that, in response to their November 5 and 8 letters to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the GAO has decided to move forward with an investigation of election irregularities in the 2004 election. The five Members issued the following statement..."
Here is the list of the GAO signatories: John Conyers (D-MI) Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) Robert Wexler (D-FL) Robert Scott (D-GA) Melvin Watt (D-NC) Rush Holt (D-NJ) Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) Louise Slaughter (D-NY) George Miller (D-CA) John Olver (D-MA) Bob Filner (D-CA) Gregory Meeks (D-NY) Barbara Lee (D-CA) Plus Jan Schakowsky (D-IL).

Republican Challenges Presidential Election Based On Exit Polls (Comments by Greg Palast) "Tuesday, November 23, 2004 --from The New York Times 'Citing the disturbing fact that official results diverged sharply from a range of surveys of voters at polling places, Lugar [Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R- hypocrite - Indiana] said, 'A concerted and forceful program of election-day fraud and abuse was enacted with either the leadership or cooperation of governmental authorities.' ...This reporter was unable to reach Senator Lugar regarding the inconsistency of official election results and exit polls in the USA; the intimidation of minority voters in Florida and Ohio; nor the failure to count two million ballots cast, half by African-American voters, in America's first post-democratic election held earlier this month."

The Honorable David M. Walker
Comptroller General of the United States

U.S. General Accountability Office

Dear Mr. Walker:
We write with an urgent request that the Government Accountability Office immediately undertake an investigation of the efficacy of voting machines and new technologies used in the 2004 election, how election officials responded to difficulties they encountered and what we can do in the future to improve our election systems and administration...

Sincerely,
John Conyers, Jr. Jerrold Nadler, Robert Wexler Members of Congress

House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution

"I was tipped off by a person very high up in TV that the news has been locked down tight, and there will be no TV coverage of the real problems with voting on Nov. 2. Even the journalists are pretty horrified. My source said they've also been forbidden to talk about it even on their own time, and he was calling from somewhere else. He was trying to figure out how to get the real news out on vote fraud. This is a person I've worked with off and on for nearly two years, and the voice was so somber it really bothered me." --Bev Harris, blackboxvoting.org

Nov. 7, 2004: Freedom of Information requests at http://www.blackboxvoting.org have unearthed two Ciber certification reports indicating that security and 'tamperability' was NOT TESTED and that several state elections directors, a secretary of state, and computer consultant Dr. Britain Williams signed off on the report anyway, certifying it.

Exit polls match results where paper ballots were used --An *amazing* set of graphs, indicating a near match of the exit polls to actual results in states where paper ballots were used. In states where electronic 'voting' was implemented, exit polling was off by a country mile.

House Dems Seek Election Inquiry --Three congressmen sent a letter to the General Accounting Office on Friday requesting an investigation into irregularities with voting machines used in Tuesday's elections. The congressmen, Democratic members of the House of Representatives from Florida, New York and Michigan, cited a number of incidents that came to light in the days after the 'election.' ...There were also problems with machines that counted absentee ballots in Florida. Software made by Election Systems & Software began subtracting votes when totals surpassed 32,000.

Evidence Mounts That The Vote Was Hacked --by Thom Hartmann --"[Florida counties] In Baker County, for example, with 12,887 registered voters, 69.3% of them Democrats and 24.3% of them Republicans, the vote was only 2,180 for Kerry and 7,738 for Bush, the opposite of what is seen everywhere else in the country where registered Democrats largely voted for Kerry. In Dixie County, with 4,988 registered voters, 77.5% of them Democrats and a mere 15% registered as Republicans, only 1,959 people voted for Kerry, but 4,433 voted for Bush. The pattern repeats over and over again - but only in the counties where optical scanners were used. Franklin County, 77.3% registered Democrats, went 58.5% for Bush. Holmes County, 72.7% registered Democrats, went 77.25% for Bush."

CLG Founder and Chair, Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D., appeared on: Radio Left at 5PM EST Nov. 5, 2004, to discuss Stolen Election 2004. At 6:00PM EST, Mike appeared on WRCT in Pittsburgh, 88.3 FM.

Kerry won. Here's the facts. (tompaine.com) Bush won Ohio by 136,483 votes. Typically in the United States, about 3 percent of votes cast are voided-known as "spoilage" in election jargon-because the ballots cast are inconclusive. Drawing on what happened in Florida and studies of elections past, Palast argues that if Ohio’s discarded ballots were counted, Kerry would have won the state. Today, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports there are a total of 247,672 votes not counted in Ohio, if you add the 92,672 discarded votes plus the 155,000 provisional ballots. So far there's no indication that Palast's hypothesis will be tested because only the provisional ballots are being counted. --by Greg Palast "Most voters in Ohio thought they were voting for Kerry. CNN's exit poll showed Kerry beating Bush among Ohio women by 53 percent to 47 percent. Kerry also defeated Bush among Ohio's male voters 51 percent to 49 percent. Unless a third gender voted in Ohio, Kerry took the state. So what's going on here? Answer: the exit polls are accurate. Pollsters ask, 'Who did you vote for?' Unfortunately, they don't ask the crucial, question, 'Was your vote counted?'"

Carteret 'loses' 4,530 votes --Forget the old adage. Every vote doesn’t count in Carteret County. After candidates and voters awaited Tuesday’s election results for more than five hours after polls closed, the County Board of Elections announced a major computer problem that wiped out 4,530 of the 7,537 early votes cast at the elections office, an error admitted by the system’s manufacturer. While the company told the county the unit used for early voting could store up to 10,500 votes, it could only handle 3,005. But there were 7,537 early votes cast Oct. 14-30.

Fixed - The Stealing of Another Election (Democraticunderground.com) --by EarlG --Kerry winning Exit Polls --"FRAUD LOOKS PROBABLE --SoCalDem has done a statistical analysis... ...on several swing states, and EVERY STATE that has EVoting but no paper trails has an unexplained advantage for Bush of around +5% when comparing exit polls to actual results. In EVERY STATE that has paper audit trails on their EVoting, the exit poll results match the actual results reported within the margin of error. So, we have MATCHING RESULTS for exit polls vs. voting with audits vs. A 5% unexplained advantage for Bush without audits."

Exit Poll Director Claims Exit Polling Was Accurate --The exit polling was correct, maintains Joe Lenski of Edison Media Research, which conducted Tuesday's exit poll with Mitofsky International for the National Election Pool, a consortium of the major television networks and the Associated Press. "No wrong projections [of winners] were made; the projections were spot on," he said. "The members used this data with sophistication and understanding of what data can and cannot be used for."

John Kerry: "I promise you, the day will come, when your work and your ballots will change the world." [Yes, even Kerry knows the election was stolen...]

John Edwards: 'Your cause will always be our cause.' [Contrast an American hero such as Edwards like that to the piece of Halliburton garbage, Dick Cheney.]

AP, NBC News: Senator Kerry has conceded the 'election' to Dictator Bush. [Editor's note: Thank you so much for all of your supportive emails. I am behind on correspondence, but I want to make a general statement of appreciation. --Lori Price]

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Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards, speaking for the Kerry/Edwards campaign, told a crowd of supporters in Boston that the Kerry/Edwards team would wait until all the votes are counted before deciding whether to concede the election or claim victory. Remarks by Senator John Edwards (D-NC) Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate --Boston, Massachusetts -- 2:28 A.M. EST, Wednesday, November 3, 2004 "John Kerry and I made a promise to the American people that in this election, every vote would count and every vote would be counted," Edwards said. "Tonight, we care keeping our word, and we will fight for every vote. You deserve no less."

CNN projects Kerry wins Michigan's 17 Electoral College votes.

MSNBC: Dictator Bush prepared to declare victory *without* concession call from Kerry, or final tallies received!!

Statement from the Kerry campaign: "The vote count in Ohio has not been completed. There are more than 250,000 remaining votes to be counted. We believe when they are, John Kerry will win Ohio."

CNN: Broken machines and a delay in opening absentee ballots will delay Iowa reporting its final count in the presidential election, state election officials said.

Through chicanery, lies, deception, polling intimidators (Brownshirts), Swift Boat Liars for Rove, Diebold, touch screen 'voting' machines, Kenneth Blackwell, Wally O'Dell, Therese LeGOPWhorePore, Dictator Bush now has 269 electoral votes, according to MSNBC. Why did exit polling indicate a Kerry victory? The same reason that exit polling indicated a Gore victory, in 2000: because Gore won. Another Bush coup d'etat is underway...

The Bush dictatorship is flaming the *second* coup d'etat, by whining that Florida's 'exit polling' does not 'match' the actual votes!! The Bush campaign is 'predicting' they will win Florida and Ohio.. why, what do they know that we don't?????? Some people have not even *voted* yet in Ohio.

Mega coup alert!! AP Will Be Sole Source of Vote Count --News organizations will be relying on The Associated Press for a quick and accurate [?!?] count of votes cast in Tuesday's elections, from top of the ticket races like president, Senate and governor, down through state legislature.

An Election Spoiled Rotten --It's not even Election Day yet, and the Kerry-Edwards campaign is already down by a almost a million votes. That's because, in important states like Ohio, Florida and New Mexico, voter names have been systematically removed from the rolls and absentee ballots have been overlooked-overwhelmingly in minority areas, like Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, where Hispanic voters have a 500 percent greater chance of their vote being "spoiled." Investigative journalist Greg Palast reports on the trashing of the election. "John Kerry is down by several thousand votes in New Mexico, though not one ballot has yet been counted. He's also losing big time in Colorado and Ohio; and he's way down in Florida, though the votes won't be totaled until Tuesday night. Through a combination of sophisticated vote rustling-ethnic cleansing of voter rolls, absentee ballots gone AWOL, machines that 'spoil' votes-John Kerry begins with a nationwide deficit that could easily exceed one million votes."

Arming the Left: Is the time now? --by Charles Southwell

Oil Down $2, Speculators Bet on Kerry Win -- Oil prices fell heavily on Monday, taking U.S. crude below $50 on speculation that a U.S. election win for Senator John Kerry could ease the geopolitical friction that helped fuel this year's record-breaking rally.

Kerry tops Bush in virtual vote --Democratic challenger John Kerry has won a landslide victory over Dictator George W. Bush in a global sample of the world's opinion on the race for the White House. More than 113,000 people from 119 countries made their choice at www.globalvote2004.org, handing Kerry a crushing win with 77 percent of the vote, a spokesman for the Web site said on Monday.

John Kerry Promises Young People The Truth, Talks Eminem At Campaign Stop (mtv.com) "Gideon Yago: ...Yago: Last time we talked, in March, you said that it's important to listen to hip-hop because it gives you a sense of what's going on in the street. Have you heard the new Eminem song that's been out? Kerry: You know, I heard Eminem on 'Saturday Night Live' last night. I heard the song that he did. I don't know if that's part of his new [album] or not. I liked it. But that's the only thing that I've heard in the last weeks. I'm on the trail. I'm campaigning every day."

Monster's [Rove's] Deadly Warning to 'Red' States --Bush bin Laden warned in his October Surprise video that he will be closely monitoring the state-by-state election returns in tomorrow's presidential race - and will spare any state that votes against pResident Bush from being attacked, according to a new analysis of his statement. [LOL, if it wasn't so pathetic. Karl Rove will say/do *anything* to steal the election for Dictator Bush, again.]

CLG's strategy in case of stolen elections: Part 1, The Ballot, The Bullet, and the Grand Refusal --by Michael Rectenwald, CLG Founder and Chair "...[A] postponed election, or the playing the fear factor for low voter turnout, are acts of terrorism in themselves. We are already being attacked. This warning is yet another in a series of attacks on our rights, on our democratic system, on our freedom, and on our self-determination." July 13, 2004

CLG's strategy in case of stolen elections: Part 2, The Revolution Will Be Webcast! --by Michael Rectenwald, CLG Founder and Chair "What are the TRIGGERS, what 'election' events will trigger the Grand Refusal? The following list is by no means exhaustive. The Bush regime may very well alter their approach to stealing the election this time. But, this is a list that will guide us... The Real Revolution was against the people and the Constitution and took place in 2000 and continues to this day." July 21, 2004

Pendulum swings to Kerry landslide --Forget all the too close to call analysis, Australian psephologist Malcolm Mackerras says the US election will be a Kerry-slide. "My key prediction was this: 'On Monday, December 20, 2004, the Electoral College will meet and 327 votes will be cast for John Kerry and 211 for George W. Bush.'"

Young Mobile Voters Pick Kerry Over Bush, 55% to 40%, Rock the Vote/Zogby Poll Reveals: National Text-Message Poll Breaks New Ground --Polling firm Zogby International and partner Rock the Vote found Massachusetts Senator John Kerry leading Dictator Bush 55% to 40% among 18-29 year-old likely voters in their first joint Rock the Vote Mobile political poll, conducted exclusively on mobile phones October 27 through 30, 2004.

Reichwing Media Prepping Us For Coup 2004: Another Wait Feared In Knowing the Winner --After four years of legislation, technology upgrades and other reforms aimed at avoiding a repeat of the 2000 coup ['hotly contested 2000 elections'], a growing number of government officials and voting experts are preparing for the unthinkable. Americans may not know who won the presidential race on Tuesday night. Again. ...Yesterday, in hotly contested Pennsylvania, Gov. Edward G. Rendell (D) agreed to a seven-day extension to settle a federal lawsuit in that state after initially resisting the idea. As a result, military ballots there may be received through Nov. 10. Republican officials are considering a new lawsuit to push back that extension further.

Bush Seeks Limit to Suits Over Voting Rights --Regime lawyers argue that only the Justice Department, not the voters, may sue to enforce provisions in the Help America Vote Act. Bush dictatorship lawyers argued in three closely contested states last week that only the Justice Department, and not voters themselves, may sue to enforce the voting rights set out in the Help America Vote Act, which was passed in the aftermath of the disputed 2000 election.

GOP Challenging Voter Registrations --Civil Rights Groups Accuse Republicans of Trying to Disenfranchise Minorities --Republicans yesterday continued to challenge the validity of tens of thousands of voter registrations in Ohio and other key states in the presidential election while a coalition of civil rights and labor groups sued the GOP, claiming the Republican efforts were aimed at removing eligible minority voters from the rolls. After initially saying he would not contest a Wednesday ruling halting the challenges, Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell (R) worked with other election officials [Rove made a phone call] who asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati to allow GOP challenges to 35,000 voters from mostly urban and minority areas to proceed before the election. Also yesterday, Republicans in Wisconsin attempted to challenge the registrations of 5,600 voters in Milwaukee but were turned down in a unanimous decision by the city's bipartisan election board. Join us in stopping the 2004 coup!! Contact: ChallengeWithHammers@legitgov.org. ***Sign up*** challengewithhammers-subscribe@lists.legitgov.org

Al-Jazeera Airs Videotape by Bin Laden --Osama bin Laden, reading a statement to the American people in a new videotape aired Friday, directly admitted for the first time that he ordered the Sept. 11 attacks and said "the best way to avoid another Manhattan'' was to stop threatening Muslims' security.

Al-Jazeera broadcasts new bin Laden tape --Neither Bush nor Kerry can protect U.S., he says --Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, in a videotape broadcast Friday on Al-Jazeera television, claims full responsibility for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States and warns Americans that "your security is not in the hands of Kerry or Bush or al-Qaida. Your security is in your own hands."

The GOP's Shameful Vote Strategy --by Harold Meyerson "With Election Day almost upon us, it's not clear whether President [sic] Bush is running a campaign or plotting a[nother] coup d'etat. By all accounts, Republicans are spending these last precious days devoting nearly as much energy to suppressing the Democratic vote as they are to mobilizing their own... Today's Republicans have elevated vote suppression from a dirty secret to a public norm."

E-vote vendors to submit software for safekeeping --But critics say the vendor move won't guarantee integrity of system --With less than a week to go before the presidential election and concerns still lingering about the integrity and security of the software used by tens of thousands of electronic voting machines, five voting machine makers agreed to submit their software to the National Software Reference Library (NSRL) for safekeeping, federal officials said yesterday.

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