Well, let’s see. With trillions of dollars up for grabs, someone might want to seize power, but they’d get caught, right? With the "news" media and the Dept. of "Justice" concentrating on voter fraud, there’s really just no way that anyone could get away with stealing an election, is there?
Well, you would think so, wouldn’t you? Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. This may explain why enough members of Congress decided to ignore the overwhelming will of the voters by rushing through a banker bailout bill while letting millions of American families get thrown out in the streets. For more on that, see If I were a Terrorist
So what? Our government representatives have been ignoring us for a while, and that doesn’t mean they aren’t worried about getting voted out, does it? They could just be counting on the "news" media to endorse them for re-election even though they have just sat by in Congress while the Bush regime pillaged our country or helped with the pillaging. No, certainly, the "news" media wouldn’t just tell everyone to send the same crowd back to Congress, would it?
For some fine examples of the great advice from those in the "news" media, see The Tampa Tribune – Return Incumbents to U.S. House and The St. Petersburg Times – For House of Representatives (Send the Incumbents Back) Notice that both of these articles do not mention any election contest by John Russell.
Well, so the "news" media is the lapdog for those in power, but that’s typical right? Didn’t our Founders want a free press so that it could tell us to just trust those in power and keep electing them no matter how badly they screwed things up? Anyway, the "news" media would tell us if someone produced evidence that an election had been stolen. It certainly told us about those articles of impeachment didn’t it. Oh, that’s right, it didn’t.
Still, if someone produced evidence showing that the votes had not been counted accurately and that an election may have been stolen, the "news’ media would certainly cover that right. Yes, it did for a very short while. See the following articles:
The St. Petersburg Times – Challenge Cuts Short Brown-Waite’s Celebration published January 6, 2007. It’s also available at this link in case it disappears like the following articles from the Tampa Tribune did.
Notice that this article includes comments by Karen Thurman, the Chair of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP), showing that the FDP helped with the Sarasota election contest, but that it had not helped with the other challenges.
It shows that Thurman was aware of the election contest brought by John Russell, and she said the other challenges, "will raise interest in the issue of whether these machines can accurately count." However, this article curiously fails to mention the other challengers, Clint Curtis and Frank Gonzalez. Rather than helping with the contests where evidence was being obtained showing that the votes were not counted accurately, the FDP failed to help and refused to even inform its members of them!
In February of 2007, John Russell and I talked with Thurman in person and asked if the FDP would help with our contests. Thurman repeated the Democratic Party mantra that talk of election fraud would scare voters away. We replied that if the results are rigged, why does it matter how many voters show up at the polls? Then, Thurman admitted to us that they were afraid that contributors would not contribute if they knew that elections were fixed!!!!!
The Tampa Tribune – Russell Contests Brown-Waite’s Election Victory published January 5, 2007 http://www.tbo.com/pasco/MGBYTGHYJWE.html It was there until it disappeared, but thanks to Adobe Acrobat and fair use, you can see it here.
The Tampa Tribune - 3 Democrats Contest Wins by Incumbents published January 12, 2007 http://www.tbo.com/news/metro/MGBNU750UWE.html Once again, this article disappeared, but you can see it here. It is also available on Zogby’s web site - 3 Democrats Contest Wins by Incumbents
Notice that this Tribune article includes comments by Lance DeHaven-Smith, a political scientist from Florida State University, who says that the controversy over voting machines has "created an unwillingness to accept certain outcomes." The article ends with another comment by DeHaven-Smith who says, "you can’t prove an election was stolen. But you also can’t prove that it wasn’t." Perhaps if the "journalists" had explained to DeHaven-Smith that affidavits had been gathered from voters showing how they voted and that it contradicted the official vote "counts," then he may have had a different opinion, but of course, then it may not have been published.
Also, notice that this article includes quotes showing that Ben Wilcox, the Director of Common Cause for Florida, was aware of these contests and that he is quoted in a way which attacks the credibility of them. Curiously, Ben Wilcox also spoke at the election reform rally in Tallahassee in March of 2007 along with John Russell, Clint Curtis, Reggie Mitchell, the attorney for PFAW in the Sarasota election contest, and me. However, Common Cause never once told its members about the election contests by John Russell, Clint Curtis, or Frank Gonzalez, and amazingly, neither did PFAW or Move On in spite of repeated requests to do so!!!
After these articles were published in early January of 2007, the "news" media cartel also went into blackout mode on these election contests. Once again, instead of informing the public, the "news" treated evidence showing that elections in America have been stolen just like it has treated all news about secret vote counting being unconstitutional, it blacked out the truth to keep the sheeple in the dark! That’s right, secret vote counting is unconstitutional! See, Virginia’s Elections Are UNCONSTITUTIONAL?!?!So, where is some of the evidence showing that votes were stolen? Here is the evidence showing that the official vote "count" which on page 9 claims that only 35 votes were cast for John Russell in the Congressional election in Pasco County precinct 151 is wrong. Here are the affidavits obtained from the voters who voted in that precinct according to the poll register.
These affidavits show that John Russell received at least 40 votes and possibly 41 votes if the provisional ballot was counted. This shows that at least 14% of the votes cast for John Russell in precinct 151 were not counted for him. For more on this see page 2.
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