New Fear For OHIO... Not Election Fraud, but Tic Tac Fruit.
Group calls for meeting with Ohio Attorney General
and Ohio Secretary of State. Will the SOS desire for Foreign Trade Missions allow for needed elections work?
By Paddy Shaffer
Director, Artists Creating Justice
Founder, The Ohio Election Justice Campaign
September 4, 2007
Now here is a little ditty from the Thursday August 30, 2007 Columbus Dispatch in an article by James Nash, about Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann and his investigation into "Tic Tac Fruit". Yes you read that right, "Tic Tac Fruit". Others are hoping that the theft of the 2004 election can take center stage in Ohio investigations. Tic Tac Fruit is a gambling machine, like pinball, but you need some skill and you can win money. There are concerns that the game can be rigged, like a voting machine. Is it a game of chance, or a game of skill? Shall we look at voting with those same questions? Well according to the current article, and one of several days ago, it seems to be a big threat to Ohioans. Storeowners don't sound so sure that we are to be scared. According to Talmadge Long, the owner of "Lucky You" a Jeffersonville parlor, he was unsure of his next move, as Marc Dann wants to shut down all these machines in Ohio. Talmadge said, " I'm just a businessman, I don't know what the hell they want me to do."
The quote from Marc Dann in a written statement is,
"We will fight this battle with every necessary resource".
From this article, and a past one I have learned that the Attorney Generals Office has sent out 700 certified letters on this issue, and has the police visiting game parlors. Heck, on Wednesday, August 29th investigators went to game parlors in Jeffersonville, Tiffin and Calcutta. Hour’s later Dann's office filed court motions seeking orders to close the businesses for allegedly violating the Consumer Sales Practices Act, which prohibits deceptive marketing.
Marc Dann has called on the public to help report gambling machines to his office through anew toll-free phone number, 1-877-AG4-OHIO (1-877-244-6446), or a new Web site, www.ag4ohio.gov .
Wow, he wants the public to help!
That is just what a group of citizens is trying to do, but this is on another issue, in The Ohio Election Justice Campaign.
Theft of the US Presidency should be of a higher priority than Tic Tac Fruit. Activists, Journalists, Filmmakers, and people who want to observer a meeting where the beginning of the justice process for Ohio’s Election Theft will begin. Many have joined with Paddy Shaffer, asking to meet for 3 hours with Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, and Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner. They have now waited 3 weeks and 2 days, and those offices have not yet scheduled the requested meeting. Why the wait?
Another Columbus Dispatch article dated Sunday, September 2, 2007 by Mark Niquette reports on the new desires of Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner. It says, “Besides her ideas for mail-in voting, Brunner brought up the potential for her office to oversee the state library and even the possibility of going on foreign trade missions.” Will she have time, one must wonder. When many of the 88 Ohio Boards of Elections need investigated, and many of those will need replace, which will also effect political party leaders in some counties, as they tend to run the party and the Board of Elections, it seems Jennifer will be so busy that this is not the time to add to her job duties. Even Kevin DeWine, son of Mike DeWine, former Republican US Ohio Senator had an opinion. Kevin was quoted as saying, “Until such time that she can stand on the Statehouse steps and tell us that the election system in Ohio is without fault, then she shouldn’t be focused on these other activities and issues.” Many of us can agree with that.