Saturday, January 08, 2005

Preserving Democracy: What Went Wrong in Ohio - Status Report of the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff

Nationwide there were tens of thousands of complaints of voter irregularities. When examined in key states, these irregularities almost always broke for Bush. Without massive intentional efforts to determine the outcome (fraud), such an overall break would be statistically impossible.

Download and read this very important document about problems in Ohio to understand how the 2004 burial of Democracy was pulled off in that state, and keep in mind, this report only covers one key state, Ohio.

Preserving Democracy: What Went Wrong in Ohio
Status Report of the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff


This report is the record of the only government investigation into organized voter suppression in Ohio, despite numerous citizen complaints to election officials and local and federal law enforcement agencies. The report is backed by the results of hearings on location, expert testimony, and sworn affidavits of election volunteers and disenfranchised voters. Despite what some congressmen claimed today, testimony is evidence.

"With regards to our factual finding, in brief, we find that there were massive and unprecedented voter irregularities and anomalies in Ohio. In many cases these irregularities were caused by intentional misconduct and illegal behavior, much of it involving Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell, the co-chair of the Bush-Cheney campaign in Ohio."