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From ATSNN: Kerry Joins Lawsuit in Ohio

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posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 12:14 AM
I think this is news if fairly breaking.
Kerry's campaign this week joined the suit filed by Green and Libertarian party candidates seeking a recount of the vote in Delaware County. A judge in that county issued a restraining order blocking that request, but the order expired Thursday. A hearing is set in federal court in Columbus on Friday on the recount request.

"The Kerry-Edwards campaign felt it had to intervene," said Daniel Hoffheimer, a Cincinnati lawyer who represents the campaign in Ohio. "We did not want a recount to go forward if it only was 87 (of Ohio's 88) counties."

The two minor parties also have asked for a statewide recount, but a judge ruled that cannot begin until Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell certifies the vote, likely on Monday. The parties say they have raised the $113,600 fee the state requires to conduct the recount.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

The Kerry Campaign is joining a lawsuit filed by Badnarik and Cobb to get the Ohio votes recounted. They're contending that they know Bush won the election and only want all the votes to get counted, as in all politics, I'm sure there's more to it beneath the surface.

Also from this article is this little nugget of info:

In another development, Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., sent a letter to Blackwell asking for his assistance in a House Judiciary Committee Democratic staff investigation of "election irregularities." That probe would be in addition to one sought by the Government Accountability Office.

Complaints received by congressional Democrats include disparities in vote totals for Democrats on the same ballot; too few voting machines in urban, Democrat-leaning precincts; and organized campaigns directing voters to the wrong polling place.

I'm not so sure we're through with Ohio yet.

ATSNN link

posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 06:15 PM

this is just trying to stir up trouble, and i dont like it. itll end up the same way as florida, just theyll do the recount and bush will still win. itll get press now, though, that theyre on it.

posted on Dec, 6 2004 @ 09:55 PM
I think someone needs to tell John Kerry he's a LOSER!

Damn, when's this guy going to stop?!

Added: Plus, where's he been for the last month?

[edit on 6/12/04 by Intelearthling]

posted on Dec, 6 2004 @ 10:44 PM

Originally posted by Intelearthling
I think someone needs to tell John Kerry he's a LOSER!

Damn, when's this guy going to stop?!

Deny ignorance. Deny apathy.

In the 2004 election, democracy and the US electorate were losers.

Ohio was promised to the Bush administration by CEO of voting machine manufacturer Diebold Systems. A small conflict of interest, perhaps?

There are more than 30,000 irregularities officially reported in the process of the 2004 election. All counties concerned have been approached in the biggest FOI action in history.

"Someone" needs to tell young Americans that view this in a partisan way that they are losers barracking for criminals and cheering on the death of democracy.

[edit on 6-12-2004 by MaskedAvatar]

posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 04:33 PM

Originally posted by Amorymeltzer
itll get press now, though, that theyre on it.

id just like to point out that i was right. nobody had heard of this. three people referenced it today having just heard about it.

posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 08:37 AM
BushCo's minions stole Ohio, no two ways about it.

Here's another article on Kerry joining this action & many more:

Ohio GOP election officials ducking subpoenas as Kerry enters stolen vote fray
by Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman
December 28, 2004

COLUMBUS -- Ohio Republican election officials thumbed their noses at a subpoena Monday, December 27, as Republican Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell refused to appear at a deposition in an election challenge lawsuit filed at the Ohio Supreme Court. Meanwhile John Kerry is reported to have filed a federal legal action aimed at preserving crucial recount evidence, which has been under GOP assault throughout the state.

Richard Congianese, Ohio Assistant Attorney General, is seeking a court order to protect Blackwell from testifying under oath about how the election was run. Blackwell, who administered Ohio's November 2 balloting, served as co-chair of the Bush-Cheney campaign.

James R. Dicks, Miami County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, also filed a motion to block subpoenas in ten key Ohio counties. Other local election officials slated to be deposed, such as in Claremont County, have also refused to answer attorney questions.

President George Bush, Vice-President Richard Cheney and White House Political Advisor Karl Rove received notice that they will be deposed Tuesday and Wednesday, December 28 and 29. The trios Ohio attorney, Kurt Tunnell, so far claims his clients have not been properly served. Under Ohio law, the Republican-dominated Ohio Supreme Court is responsible for serving the three with subpoenas.

Meanwhile, the Election Protection legal team has collected new statements under oath describing more voting and vote-counting problems on November 2.

posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 03:08 PM
I would like to point out that whether the Ohio election is valid or not, the timing of Kerry jumping into this frey is politically opportune. IF Kerry had jumped in sooner he would not have been able to sustain media hype and attention until the day of President Bush being sworn in. As it is he should be able to create sufficient media momentum to color the ceremonies coverage and thus plant a fortutious doubt in the minds of the voters when they see their second term president signed in. Politically this was the right time to jump in and bring Ohio to the forefront. It has been carefully calculated. This would also explain the major medias silence on the issue in that they were waiting for the best time to begin pushing the issue to best way popular opinion.

posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 03:29 PM


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