Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Did Bush win the 2004 U.S. Elections?

Check out a few articles about the 2004 U.S. Elections and ask yourself "Did George Jr. ever get elected president of the U.S.?" and see if your conclusions are the same as mine. In addition, if you want to see a video, check out Greg Palast and RFK Jr at:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3954858769441262005 There is a lot of material out there on the internet and I'm sure if you look you can find additional information that confirms the fact that George W. Bush was never elected.

"Knowledge is the antidote to fear." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The more you know, the less you understand." (Lao-tsu)
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.- Confucius, 551-479 B.C.*******
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Was It Theft?
2004 ballots not preserved - Result of presidential vote cannot be verified: http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070812/NEWS01/708120449/-1/rss Despite a federal judge's order to preserve all ballots from the 2004 presidential election - in which Ohio provided President Bush's margin of victory - boards of elections in 56 of Ohio's 88 counties lost, shredded or dumped nearly 1.6 million ballots and election records.
Are Rove's missing e-mails the smoking guns of the stolen 2004 election? By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman, April 25, 2007: http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2007/2562 The major media has come to focus on a large batch of electronic communications which have disappeared from the server of the Republican National Committee, and from White House advisor Rove's computers. The attention stems from the controversial firing of eight federal prosecutors by Attorney-General Alberto Gonzales.
The Stolen Election of 2004 by Michael Parenti:
http://www.commondreams.org/views07/0302-21.htm The 2004 presidential contest between Democratic challenger Senator John Kerry and the Republican incumbent, President Bush Jr., amounted to another stolen election. This has been well documented by such investigators as Rep. John Conyers, Mark Crispin Miller, Bob Fitrakis, Harvey Wasserman, Bev Harris, and others.
What Really Happened - The 2004 US Elections: The Mother of all Vote Frauds: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/2004votefraud.html The Government Accounting Office has confirmed what the blogs reported and the mainstream media media dismissed as "conspiracy theory". The electronic voting machines were wide open to fraud, and fraud likely occured in Ohio, Iowa, Nevada, and New Mexico, among other states.
Was the 2004 Election Fixed? By Paul Craig Roberts: http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts01192006.html A number of counties in various states have decided to return to paper ballots that can be verified and recounted. But now that Republicans have learned that they can use the electronic machines to control election outcomes, the disenfranchisement of Democrats is likely to be a permanent feature of American "democracy."
Rolling Stone - Was the 2004 Election Stolen? by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/10432334/was_the_2004_election_stolen 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.
2004 U.S. Election — Stolen by Diana Lee: http://uniorb.com/RCHECK/Rusfraud.htm The majority of Americans aren’t even aware of the stolen election of November 2, in which George Bush claimed victory over John Kerry. The blackout of mainstream news seems to be part of a cover-up scheme orchestrated by the news corporations throughout America. Instead, the alternative news and Internet bloggers have carried the heavy burden of spreading the word.
US Election 2004 Results Listed by Average IQ - Mindfully.org note: http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2004/US-Election-IQ2004.htm Mindfully.org note: We placed this information here for the purpose of informing Americans what the rest of the world thinks of them, and because the US media refuses to fulfill its civic responsibility by doing so.
The 2004 U.S. Election Was Stolen: http://www.ratical.org/ratville/2004election.html Lots of other articles about the election. Worth checking out.
2004 Election Investigation: Research and Commentary on the 2004 US Presidential Election (Steve Freeman): http://www.appliedresearch.us/sf/epdiscrep.htm Lots of research, good articles. The 2004 Ohio Presidential Election: Cuyahoga County Analysis - How Kerry Votes Were Switched to Bush Votes by James Q. Jacobs: http://jqjacobs.net/politics/ohio.html Simply put, Ohio votes were NOT counted as cast. Many votes were miscounted, and Kerry votes were counted for Bush. Numerous questions have been raised about the fairness of the 2004 Presidential election in the United States of America (US). In this article I focus on one election issue, punch card cross-voting—how votes cast one way were counted other than as intended, as a vote for a different candidate or option.
2004 United States election voting controversies, Ohio:
http://www.answers.com/topic/2004-united-states-election-voting-controversies-ohio During the 2004 U.S. presidential election, there were allegations of problems with the election process in Ohio, including missing and uncounted votes; machine malfunctions; machine shortages; machine mis-voting; and anomalous statistical discrepancies in vote tabulations, such as more votes than voters.
Kerry Won in '04 by Greg Palast: http://www.gregpalast.com/cranks-and-kooks-kerry-won-in-04-hear-one-of-them-larry-david-tell-you-the-stone-cold-evidence-that-yep-george-bush-stole-it-in-2004-again/ In Ohio, there were 153,237 ballots simply thrown away, more than the Bush “victory” margin. In New Mexico the uncounted vote was fives times the Bush alleged victory margin of 5,988. In Iowa, Bush’s triumph of 13,498 was overwhelmed by 36,811 votes rejected. In all, over three million votes were cast but never counted in the 2004 presidential election.
Why Kerry Conceded (Though He Had Most of the Votes) by Greg Palast: http://www.gregpalast.com/why-kerry-concededrnthough-he-had-the-most-votes/ Kerry did not concede because he did not have the votes. He conceded because he could not get them counted.
The GOP's cyber election hit squad - Did the most powerful Republicans in America have the computer capacity, software skills and electronic infrastructure in place on Election Night 2004 to tamper with the Ohio results to ensure George W. Bush's re-election? The answer appears to be yes. http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2007/2553 On Election Night 2004, the Republican Party not only controlled the vote-counting process in Ohio, the final presidential swing state, through a secretary of state who was a co-chair of the Bush campaign, but it also controlled the technology that allowed the tally of the vote in Ohio's 88 counties to be reported to the media and voters.

Info about Election

United States Presidential Election, 2004: Background, Nominations, General election: campaign, Election results, Vote splitting concerns, Battleground states, Election controversy, and New during this campaign: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._presidential_election,_2004
Election Result Maps: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/ Maps and cartograms of the 2004 US presidential election results.
U.S. Department of State - Elections 2004 http://fpc.state.gov/c9752.htm
The Political Blogosphere and the 2004 U.S. Election: http://www.blogpulse.com/papers/2005/AdamicGlanceBlogWWW.pdf The 2004 U.S. Presidential Election was the first Presidential Election in the United States in which. blogging played an important role.
Voter Turnout: http://elections.gmu.edu/voter_turnout.htm Be aware that these data are based on government data sources that are continually revised and updated.
U.S. Presidential Election 2004 Humor: http://humor.about.com/od/election2000/US_Presidential_Election_2004_Humor.htm Satire, parody, and spoofs, plus campaign toys and time killers, starring George W. Bush, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton and the usual bunch of idiot-- uh, patriots.
Another Rigged Election? The Elephant in the Voting Booth by Maureen Farrell: http://www.buzzflash.com/farrell/04/11/far04038.html On election night, Peter Jennings looked measurably surprised when he learned that President Bush had provided a tape of himself, sitting in the White House, commenting on his impending victory. It was an unprecedented move. No sitting president had ever addressed the nation while polls were still open. It was just not done. But there was George, exuding confidence, offering an election day reminder of our leader's legitimacy.
Ohio Secretary of State confirms 2004 election could have been stolen
by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman
December 14, 2007
Ohio's Secretary of State announced this morning that a $1.9 million official study shows that "critical security failures" are embedded throughout the voting systems in the state that decided the 2004 election. Those failures, she says, "could impact the integrity of elections in the Buckeye State." They have rendered Ohio's vote counts "vulnerable" to manipulation and theft by "fairly simple techniques."
Indeed, she says, "the tools needed to compromise an accurate vote count could be as simple as tampering with the paper audit trail connector or using a magnet and a personal digital assistant." In other words, Ohio's top election official has finally confirmed that the 2004 election could have been easily stolen.

Republican IT consultant subpoenaed in case alleging tampering with 2004 electionLarisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane
Published: Monday September 29, 2008
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Republican_IT_consultant_subpoenaed_in_case_0929.html COLUMBUS -- A high-level Republican consultant has been subpoenaed in a case regarding alleged tampering with the 2004 election.Michael L. Connell was served with a subpoena in Ohio on Sept. 22 in a case alleging that vote-tampering during the 2004 presidential election resulted in civil rights violations. Connell, president of GovTech Solutions and New Media Communications, is a website designer and IT professional who created a website for Ohio’s secretary of state that presented the results of the 2004 election in real time as they were tabulated. At the time, Ohio’s Secretary of State, Kenneth J. Blackwell, was also chairman of Bush-Cheney 2004 reelection effort in Ohio.Connell is refusing to testify or to produce documents relating to the system used in the 2004 and 2006 elections, lawyers say. His motion to quash the subpoena asserts that the request for documents is burdensome because the information sought should be “readily ascertainable through public records request” – but also, paradoxically, because “it seeks confidential, trade secrets, and/or proprietary information” that “have independent economic value” and “are not known to the public, or even to non-designated personnel within or working for Mr. Connell’s business.” According to sources close to the office of Clifford Arnebeck, one of the Ohio attorneys who brought the case, Arnebeck intends to ask the court to compel Connell to testify. An emergency conference with the judge, originally scheduled for Monday, is to be rescheduled.
King Lincoln Bronzeville Neighborhood Association v. Blackwell
The case, known as King Lincoln Bronzeville Neighborhood Association v. Blackwell, was filed against Kenneth J. Blackwell on Aug. 31, 2006 by Columbus attorneys Clifford Arnebeck, Robert Fitrakis and others. It initially charged Blackwell with racially discriminatory practices -- including the selective purging of voters from the election rolls and the unequal allocation of voting machines to various districts -- and asked for measures to be taken to prevent similar problems during the November 2006 election. On Oct. 9, 2006, an amended complaint added charges of various forms of ballot-rigging as also having the effect of "depriving the Plaintiffs of their voting rights, including the right to have their votes successfully cast without intimidation, dilution, cancellation or reversal by voting machine or ballot tampering." A motion to dismiss the case as moot was filed following the November 2006 election, but it was instead stayed to allow for settlement discussions. The case took on fresh momentum earlier this year when Arnebeck announced in July that he was filing to "lift the stay in the case [and] proceed with targeted discovery in order to help protect the integrity of the 2008 election." The new filing was inspired in part by the coming forward as a whistleblower of GOP IT security expert Stephen Spoonamore, who said he was prepared to testify to the plausibility of electronic vote-rigging having been carried out in 2004. Arnebeck’s hope was that in the course of the discovery procedure it would be possible to subpoena Michael Connell, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, and others to obtain additional information and improve the focus of the case. The stay was lifted Sept. 19, 2008 by an order from Magistrate Judge Terrence P. Kemp of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and a subpoena was served to Connell on the following Monday, Sept. 22. [Read entire article at: http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Republican_IT_consultant_subpoenaed_in_case_0929.html]

Mike Connell was warned not to fly before plane crash
By Wayne MadsenOnline Journal, Contributing Writer, Dec 22, 2008
(WMR) -- WMR has learned from knowledgeable sources in Ohio that Republican Party computer networking guru Mike Connell was warned not to fly in anonymous warnings conveyed to principals in the ongoing federal civil lawsuit of King Lincoln Bronzeville Neighborhood Association v. Blackwell, stemming from GOP-engineered vote fraud in the 2004 Ohio presidential election, as well as a potential Ohio racketeer-influenced criminal organization (RICO) criminal proceeding against former Bush White House aide Karl Rove and Blackwell, in the conspiracy to illegally steer Ohio’s 20 electoral votes to the Bush column in 2004.
Connell’s Piper Saratoga single-engine plane crashed during the evening of December 19 in Uniontown, Ohio, as it was preparing to land at Akron-Canton airport. There were no other passengers and Connell was killed in the crash. Connell had flown to College Park, Maryland, the previous day. Connell, who lived in Akron with his wife Heather and four children, often flew to Washington for activities related to his IT businesses.
Connell’s name surfaced as a key player in Rove’s election fraud conspiracy after this year’s July 17 Columbus news conference hosted by Cliff Arnebeck, the Ohio attorney who has been representing plaintiffs in the federal civil suit against former Republican Secretay of State J. Kenneth Blackwell. On the phone at the conference was John McCain campaign adviser and computer security specialist Stephen Spoonamore who identified Connell as a key player, as well as potential trial witness, in the GOP’s conspiracy to flip Ohio votes in the 2004 election.
Spoonamore and Connell had reportedly worked together on foreign elections in programs sponsored by the International Republican Institute (ISI) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Both had traveled abroad together on special election projects to ensure “fair voting” procedures.
For the first time, WMR has learned that the GOP vote flipping conspiracy was in place earlier than the November 2004 general election and was used to deny votes to Democratic candidates John Edwards and Dennis Kucinich in the March 2, 2004, Democratic primary. John Kerry won the primary with 52 percent of the vote to 34 percent for Edwards and 9 percent for Kucinich.
After Connell was identified as a potential witness in the civil case against Blackwell and a possible criminal Ohio RICO case against Rove, Blackwell, and perhaps others, the plaintiff attorneys received a tip from a high-level source in the McCain presidential campaign that Rove had issued a threat against Connell. Connell had worked for the 2008 McCain presidential campaign on the development of its web pages.
WMR has learned from our Ohio sources that five threats against Connell were conveyed to the election fraud plaintiff attorneys with the last tip being “Connell is in danger.” One of the threats reportedly made by Rove to Connell was that Connell could forget about a pardon from President George W. Bush if he did not “take the fall” in the event criminal charges were brought and that his wife Heather, who was used as a majority stockholder for one of Connell’s web design companies, GovTech Solutions, would be prosecuted for illegal lobbying. Connell’s other company is New Media Communications, Inc.
We have also learned that one additional tip was relayed to Connell’s wife and it was to the effect that Connell “was in danger and he should not fly his plane.”
Connell’s firms received contracts to place its servers behind the House of Representatives firewall courtesy of then-House Administration Committee Chairman Bob Ney (R-OH), later jailed for his role in the Jack Abramoff lobbying-influence peddling scandal. Connell also designed and ran the web sites for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee. WMR has learned that through effective GOP control of these web sites, the Bush White House was able to monitor all committee e-mails and documents, including planning documents for House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings against Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
We have also learned that Connell’s IT firm did classified web site development work for the CIA.
Based on the threats against Connell, the federal judge hearing the civil suit King Lincoln v. Blackwell, conveyed to Connell that the court would protect him if he came forward. On October 17, 2008, Connell’s attorneys attempted to quash an October 8, 2008, plaintiff subpoena for his court appearance. On October 31, U.S. Judge Solomon Oliver denied the motion to quash the subpoena and ordered Connell’s deposition to proceed on November 3, the day before Election Day. WMR has learned that on Friday, October 31, Connell was nervous and “beet red” during the hearing to quash the subpoena. On Monday, November 3, Connell was composed and it is believed that his top shelf law firm had been selected by Rove to represent Connell for the deposition. Rove’s intent was to ensure that there would be no deposition from Connell before the November 4 election.
WMR has also learned that Connell was prepared to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about the election fraud in Ohio and other states but that the offer of testimony was not acted upon senior staffers for House Judiciary Committee Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). A source in Columbus told us that some of Conyers’ senior staffers on his committee and in is office are not to be trusted on issues related to election fraud.
In addition, Rove and the Bush White House attempted to forestall testimony by election officials in Mahoning County and Youngstown, Ohio, on election fraud in 2004 by promising to have former Rep. James Traficant (D-OH), who is currently imprisoned after being convicted of corruption, released early in return for their silence. Traficant is not scheduled for release from federal prison until Sept, 2, 2009.
George Bush aide dies in plane crashMystery surrounds the death of a Republican pollster, recently compelled to give evidence about alleged election fraud in the 2004 election in Ohio, after he was killed in a plane crash.
By Toby Harnden in Washington 21 Dec 2008
Top internet strategist Michael Connell, 45, was the only person in his single-engine private plane that crashed three miles short of the Akron-Canton airport on Friday night as he prepared to land after flying from College Park, Maryland, close to Washington.
He had worked on Mr Bush's two presidential campaigns, advised John McCain this year and was also linked to allegedly missing White House emails in the 2006 controversy over a string of firings of US attorneys.
The death of the married father of four immediately triggered conspiracy theories amid speculation that he had been about to reveal embarrassing details of the complicity of senior members of the Bush administration in fixing an election and destroying incriminating emails.
In a blog posting entitled "One of my sources died in a plane crash last night...", Larisa Alexandrovna of The Raw Story revealed that Mr Connell had been talking to her about the Ohio case alleging that vote-tampering during the 2004 presidential election resulted in civil rights violations.
"Mike was getting ready to talk. He was frightened... I am not saying that this was a hit nor am I resigned to this being simply an accident either. I am no expert on aviation and cannot provide an opinion on the matter. What I am saying, however, is that given the context, this event needs to be examined carefully."
A house was damaged in the 6pm crash in freezing conditions but no one apart from the pilot was killed or injured.
"He suffered massive traumatic injuries over his entire body," said Harry Campbell, the local coroner's chief investigator. "His death was instantaneous."
Mr Connell was president of GovTech Solutions and New Media Communications. A web designer, he had created a website for Ohio's secretary of state that presented the results of the 2004 election in real time as they were released.
He had refused to testify or to hand over documents relating to the systems he had created for the 2004 and 2006 elections but was compelled to do so by subpoena in October and appeared in court in Cleveland, Ohio – the state which gave President George W Bush victory in 2004 – to give a deposition the day before Barack Obama won the presidential election.
A lawyer bringing the voter fraud case described Mr Connell as "a high IQ Forrest Gump" because he had been at the scene of so many "crimes" involving Republicans and the Bush administration.
Mr Connel's company website states that he "has served as internet consultant to scores of prominent senators, governors and members of Congress, as well as the Republican National Committee and five Republican National Conventions".
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