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Mark's new book, Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008, a collection 14 essays on Bush/Cheney's election fraud since (and including) 2000, is just out, from Ig Publishing.
He is also the author of Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform,
which is now out in paperback from Basic Books, with over 100 pages of new material.
He may be reached through his blog at markcrispinmiller.com. A movie based on his
off-Broadway show, A Patriot Act, is available on DCD at www.patriotnation.com.
Friday, November 9, 2012 Score One (at last!) for the Election Integrity Movement (3 comments)
This was the first Federal election in 10 years that did not bear fingerprints of massive electronic vote shift toward the Republicans. For those of us who have been trying to raise public alarm about election theft, there was the gratification of a glimmer of recognition - finally - in the mainstream press. It was not the public vindication for which we had hoped. But perhaps it was enough to make the fraudsters blink.
Thursday, November 1, 2012 Mark Crispin Miller Takes Issue with MoveOn "If Romney Wins..." Pitch and Why (1 comments)
When people know the truth about election fraud, if Romney "wins,"they won't collapse into despair and guilt,as if the Christianists,abetted by the Kochs and Adelsons,have once again out-voted us (which they have never done).If people know enough (at last) to question that dramatic
"win," they'll push hard for a real investigation when it matters most-after the election.That would be a triumph for American democracy itself.
Friday, July 22, 2011 New Details about How Bush Stole Ohio in '04 (4 comments)
Court discovery has revealed a contract between OH Sec of State Ken Blackwell and the late (assassinated) Mike Connell, revealing that Connell was hired to give the White House access to the computer that adds up the county vote totals for the state of Ohio. (The official Ohio SOS computer went down after midnight on election night, and was replaced by Connell's computer, with a White House link-in.)
Monday, May 23, 2011 Despite election fraud and vote suppression by the GOP, Big Labor plans to win elections (in their dreams) (6 comments)
What's really crazy here isn't the attempt to talk about election fraud:on the contrary.What's crazy here is a celebratory article about the unions' "smart" plans for the next election---without any mention of the GOP's ferocious and successful legislative push to block as many Dem votes as possible; and also with no mention of the well-established fact that the e-voting systems used throughout the state & every other state...
Monday, November 1, 2010 Scotland dumps e-voting for hand-counted paper ballots
Having gone through the "fiasco" of e-voting in 2007--the sort of mess that the Republicans and Democrats don't seem to mind at all--Scotland will go back to voting the old-fashioned way: hand-counted paper ballots. Although that method too (of course) enables fraud, the possibilities for election theft are infinitely greater with computerized systems, as we've seen in this faltering democracy time after time.
Monday, November 1, 2010 Cliff Arnebeck: Ohio Chamber reneges on commitment to produce names of contributors
After the hearing I was assured by Linda Woggon in the presence of Brad Smith that the she would send the information to me.I served subpoenas for the information when I did not receive anything.At 3:30 a delivery person arrived at my office with a motion to quash our subpoenas.The Chamber has returned to a policy of secrecy after 4 election cycles in which it published the names of its contributors to influence elections.
Saturday, October 30, 2010 ABC taps Andrew Breitbart for Election Night "analysis" (1 comments)
But it's not just Breitbart's lying per se that makes him totally unfit to speak on the results of this election (or any other). Rather, it the fundamental purpose of those lies: i.e., to disenfranchise as many citizens as possible, so as to help the GOP take power despite the will of the majority.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 "Likely Voter" samples over-represent the GOP (MUST-READ) (3 comments)
Everybody's breathlessly asserting that the Democrats are cooked, and that the Tea-Bag Party will take over Congress on Election Day. Thus the MSM and GOP apparently agree; and so we seem to hear it everywhere, and endlessly.Here Stephen Herrington points out that this scenario is based on a skewed reading of the polling numbers. Kudos, then, to Stephen Herrington for making this important point.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 The bogus National Exit Poll for 2008--and the NYTimes won't discuss it! (6 comments)
Here is Charnin's powerful analysis of "official" National Exit Poll results for the 2008 election.As he makes very clear, those numbers are preposterous. Charnin finds--and,it would seem, proves--that Obama did not win the last election by some 9 million votes, but by over 20 million votes. So the people's vote for "change" was not a mere "decisive victory," as the press repeatedly asserted but a landslide pure and simple.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 O'Donnell LOST in Delaware (3 comments)
It's all quite weird,of course.But what's far weirder is the total silence on such matters by both parties and the media.Somehow the doubtfulness of Brown's "win," and now O'Donnell's, hasn't raised the faintest question as to whether the Tea-Baggers really represent electoral majorities. And so the Standard Narrative we all keep hearing now --the Tea-Party's booming, the GOP is badly split, the Democrats are in big trouble
Friday, April 23, 2010 This bill will kill small farms, and wreck our food supply (9 comments)
The US Senate is expected to vote on a sweeping overhaul of the food safety laws very soon! As it is currently written, the bill, S. 510, will actually make our food less safe.Unless it is amended, the Food Safety Modernization Act will regulate our local food sources out of business. As written now, the legislation is a big gift to the industrial food producers, and a drastic blow against small farms.
Sunday, March 28, 2010 Whoopee! President appoints a pesticide lobbyist! (2 comments)
If that's the move Obama makes when he "end-runs GOP obstruction,"what's to cheer about (unless, as in this case,you're into pesticides)?So he's taking a page out of BushCo's book (as Bush, of course, made quite a few recess
appointments).If he does so in furtherance of policies that BushCo also would have pushed,forgive me if I don't burst into tears of joy.I welcome any further observations on these 15 new appointments.
Sunday, March 7, 2010 Critics of ES&S don't know the half of it (4 comments)
So let's get on the stick,and start demanding that the press,at least, address this issue at long last. (Obama and the Dems don't want to hear about it.)Otherwise,you can be sure that,in this next election, there will be many more far-rightist candidates installed through "upset victories" that bear no relation to the wishes of the actual electorate. (And maybe-who knows?Sarah Palin will find herself "elected" prez in 2012!)
Friday, February 26, 2010 NYTimes comes out against ES&S
The problem is that elections have been privatized,whether it's 1 company or 4,or 6,that runs the show--and "a show"is all it is,because that company & all its peers,deploy a wholly non-transparent,easily manipulated electronic system,which makes it quite impossible for anyone to tell if the results of our elections are legitimate or not.(Those companies are not honest brokers but intensely partisan right-wing Rep concerns.)
Saturday, January 30, 2010 Dr. Margaret Flowers arrested (again) for supporting universal Medicare (4 comments)
Yesterday, Dr. Margaret Flowers went to the White House to deliver her letter in response to President Obama's challenge in his State of the Union address that others come up with a better approach to health care reform than his own. She wanted to let him know about the grassroots movement for improved Medicare for All which would solve the health care crisis, save lives, and save money.
Friday, January 29, 2010 "Pilot errors and weather conditions" killed Mike Connell, says NTSB (1 comments)
Note the passing reference, in the piece below,to the questions raised about the crash by "left-leaning bloggers and Web sites."From that aside you'd never know that those who've raised such questions now include Connell's widow,Heather,as wellas cyber-expert Stephen Spoonamore--neither of whom "leans left" at all: on the contrary.Those interested should grab the Feb. Maxim which includes Worrall's article on Connell's death.
Thursday, January 14, 2010 Hawaii can't afford its next election
And so 600,000 US citizens will not be represented in the US Congress.Why isn't this a major story? This election that Hawaii can't afford is all the costlier because the state, like every other state (New York included), now uses computerized voting systems run by private companies. Those systems are huge budget-busters, far more expensive--and a whole lot less reliable-- than the traditional alternatives.
Thursday, January 14, 2010 An "independent" healthcare expert, bought and paid for by ObamaCo (1 comments)
If it was wrong when Armstrong Williams did it for Bush/Cheney, it isn't right when this guy does it for Obama/Biden--to the tune of over $780, 000.And that it's been indignantly, and hypocritically, deplored by propagandists on the right doesn't make it okay, either.If we observe our moral standards only when the Other Side offends them, then we offend them, too--or they're not really moral standards.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Kentucky's Elections "rigged for decades"
Federal prosecutors charge that Kentucky insiders have been manipulating Clay County elections for decades. Story by BradBlog, with comment by Mark Crispin Miller.
Monday, December 28, 2009 Let's get the Evans family out of hell
I don't have to tell you that this situation is horrific, and completely unacceptable. So please make every effort to protest what's happened, what is happening now--and what will happen if we don't all act: Westar plans to spray that property again. And no-one will do anything to stop it, unless we put the fear of God into these monsters.
Monday, November 30, 2009 On the climate change debate, who's gagging whom? (5 comments)
This is a propaganda masterpiece, which now has millions of Americans convinced that all those scientists have long been plotting actively to shut out rational dissent and "fudge the numbers."In fact,it's been the other way around--the (very powerful) deniers of global climate change deploying every means available, for years, to silence all discussion, and bury all the evidence,of global warming as a by-product of industriali
Friday, September 11, 2009 DoJ drops perjury case against Bradley Schlozman (3 comments)
So--having done likewise for Ted Stevens, and vote-rigger James Rubin, and certain other tainted Bush Republicans--Obama's DoJ has dropped the perjury charges against Bradley Schlozman, who lied to Congress re: his efforts to politicize.... the DoJ! He did such work, specifically, in furtherance of BushCo's vast campaign to fix US elections, and thereby keep itself in power despite the will of the electorate.
Thursday, August 20, 2009 Rove steps in it (3 comments)
First, read throughKarl Rove's stunningly cocky op-ed in the Wall Street Journal----then read this important exposé by Larisa Alexandrovna. It's important to all those of us who care about, like, justice, and the truth. That may not be enough to interest AG Holder, but it should push us to keep pushing him, and Obama, to pay attention.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Computer scientists hack e-voting machines (AGAIN) (3 comments)
How much evidence do we need that these machines are no damn good?
Well, here's some more. (Please send it out, as it will not be mentioned by the press.) And, although I repeat myself (yet one more time), please let me add that e-vote-counting machines--such as the op-scans used from coast to coast, and that will soon be used in New York State--are just as easy to manipulate as e-voting gadgets.
Saturday, June 27, 2009 House members cleaned up as market crashed (1 comments)
Why do I (re)tell this story here? Because both parties are corrupt--as the article below makes clear.For it wasn't only the extremist Brown-Waite who made a bundle off of bank stocks while the market crashed.As the blog below informs us,that surreptitious rip-off was a perfectly bipartisan affair.how can we expect the Dems(or most of them)to give a s**t about the dire state of our voting system,when it served to put them
Saturday, June 20, 2009 Obama won by MILLIONS MORE than we've been told (11 comments)
The "liberal media," in short, does not much care about, or for, democracy; and neither do the Democrats (or Pres. Obama). And so it's up to all the rest of us to face the facts about what really happened in the last election (and the ones before), or we will never, ever, get the change we voted for, and must keep fighting for.
Friday, June 19, 2009 The Outrageous Case of Paul Minor (1 comments)
This righteous article neglects to mention that it wasn't just the Bureau of Prisons that showed heinous "callousness" toward Minor,when he asked to be permitted to attend his wife's funeral.It was also--indeed, primarily--Eric Holder who said no, claiming,falsely,that his hands were tied,the BoP having ruled.Holder has the power to overrule that office,but pusillanimously chose not to do it (as he would certainly have done if
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Millions Wasted on Voter Registration in '08 (1 comments)
The panacea offered here,however-"an automated system,"with (presumably)all-electronic voter rolls--would certainly enable more such disenfranchisement,unless it were rigorously policed at every level(state &federal).In any case, all discussion of "waste" alone,with no attention paid to the deliberate tactics used to block the vote from coast to coast--in this last election just as in '00,'02,'04 & '06--is a waste of breath.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Pentagon denies the awful truth, gets BUSTED! (10 comments)
And so it is with Al Jazeera's video of the military's top chaplain in Afghanistan instructing US troops to "hunt people for Jesus" in that Muslim land.The Pentagon's spokesman quickly charged that that explosive moment "grossly misrepresent[ed] the truth,"as it was mostly "taken out of context."To which denial Al Jazeera, & American filmmaker Brian Hughes, who shot that film,have come out with a devastating answer,as Scahill
Thursday, April 30, 2009 Roberts Court Prepares to Gut Voting Rights Act (1 comments)
And as the party's claim of "outreach" was a ruse, so, of course, was that ostensible Republican decision to approve the Voting Rights Act--for, while they did formally approve it in the House, they did so in full confidence that Roberts and his men would fix the act eventually, and in a way that would protect the congressmen from any fall-out.
Monday, April 27, 2009 Fatwa issued by "Christian" chaplain (6 comments)
I just got word from Mikey Weinstein from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation that a "fatwah" has been issued against him - by a Christian minister.
Saturday, April 18, 2009 "The Political Prosecutions of Karl Rove" (4 comments)
Although McTiernan is a master of suspense &horror(he directed Predator & Die Hard),this film is certainly the scariest he's ever made,since its story is no fiction,& concerns a massive strike vs the rule of law,& democratic government,right here in the USA.This documentary lays it out as clear as day:Rove's careful orchestration of at least 600 partisan prosecutions by the DoJ,to give the GOP a big leg up on Election Day.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Say NO to FOX News, and Glenn Beck! (14 comments)
So read that piece--and sign, and forward, this petition from Media Matters, because this sort of fascistic rabble-rousing cannot be permitted to enjoy the comfortable support of parent companies like News Corp. and their advertisers.
Monday, April 13, 2009 Coverage on New York police attack protesting New School students
An NYPD spokesman, Paul J. Browne, denied pepper-spray or mace was used in the arrests, although, when later confronted with video evidence, he admitted that this had happened. Speaking of the unprovoked assault by one cop in attacking a protester, also caught on video, Brown told the media, "He pushed him and he fell down."
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Supreme Court's plan to gut the Voting Rights Act (2 comments)
The hideous irony is that the champions of both maneuvers--stripping Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act,& passing voter ID laws--are using the election of Barack Obama to justify their actions. After all,since America has elected a black president,why do we need a Voting Rights Act,anyway?And the advocates of voter ID legislations are contending, incredibly,that such laws actually increased the turnout on Election Day.
Monday, March 23, 2009 No Surprises Yet from Wall Street's President (4 comments)
We have to speak out forcefully against the mammoth crap-shoot that Obama and his men are playing with our money, and our future. Otherwise we'll all go down, because this country's rotten politics is killing us, even with Barack Obama, not his heinous predecessor, at the helm. So let's all face the fact that things are likely not to "change" at all, unless we force him to it.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 To "save" Coleman's seat, GOP eyes Bush v. Gore (1 comments)
Bush v Gore,despite its ludicrous assertion that it has no precedental value,did set a precedent,a fatal one at that-i.e.the precedent of SCOTUS arrogating to itself the grand prerogative of overriding the the electorate at will.Thus has that indefensible decision lain dormant, yet as dangerous as ever,like an unexploded mine,because no one has yet dared to make an issue of it.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Press Corps Defends Dick Cheney from Robert Gibbs (4 comments)
They are beneath contempt. And that's exactly where they've been for quite a while.
So let's be shocked, but not surprised, since this is how "the liberal media" has been performing since before the Gipper was in office.
Monday, March 16, 2009 Two cheers (or less) for a WashPost editorial (2 comments)
This week, under the leadership of Rep.Conyers,the House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on "the lessons of the 2008 election."Maybe that will help the Post,&other bastions of "the liberal media," to learn a little more about what really happened then,&what we need to do to stop it's ever happening again.if the Post et al. don't get it,we must pay attention, spread the word,&, finally,fight to make the necessary change.
Saturday, March 14, 2009 Peter B. Collins going off the air (1 comments)
We may have to get progressive talk shows put on the Endangered Species List,now that Obama has reinstated it.Otherwise there won't be any voices on the air except the voices of the right,whether "centrist"(corporate)or explicitly far-right (corporate).The economic crash is threatening to finish off those last few figures who have managed somehow to resist the oligopolistic tide that has by now all but submerged the US media.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 4-5 MILLION Voters Disenfranchised in 2008 (1 comments)
What this means is that (a) this president won by a landslide, not merely a "decisive" margin, and that (b) the GOP is, more than ever, a fringe party--and (c) a party that relies on every dirty trick and tactic in the book to "win" in our elections, so as to push their program on the rest of us despite the will of the electorate.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 Supreme Court takes its (first) shot at the Voting Rights Act
Bush & Co. may be gone, and few Americans may ever want them back; and the Republicans may be dispersed and howling in the wilderness; but if you think they're done, you'd better think again, because, as ever, they are hard at work subverting the electoral process in order to ensure themselves more "victories" on Election Days to come.
Friday, March 6, 2009 Demand the release of the JFK files! (6 comments)
As you may know,the CIA,FBI and other agencies continue to withhold a ton of documents relating to JFK's assassination. hey do this in clear defiance of a law requiring the release of all such papers by a date that is now years ago.Here, then, is yet one more case of overt lawlessness by employees of our own government.So PLEASE give this interview a listen,pass it on---and CONTACT CONGRESS to let those papers go!
Saturday, February 28, 2009 GOP prefers Palin in 2012 (and that's no joke) (3 comments)
The only way that this extremist party can "come back" is through vote suppression and election fraud--which were the means they used to seize power in the first place.And they are planning it right now,with voter ID laws rammed through in state after state, and SCOTUS getting set to gut the Voting Rights Act.If they don't get on top of this ASAP,Obama and his party will be very sorry in 2010,and even sorrier after that.
Friday, February 27, 2009 BushCo's complicit SEC (1 comments)
It turns out, first, that the SEC was alerted re: the thievery of Allen Standford over five years ago. And we've learned that BushCo had a "hotline" that enabled shady financiers to shut off SEC investigations.
Thursday, February 12, 2009 Sen. Feinstein Sneaks Attacks on Net Neutrality into Stimulus Bill (13 comments)
Net neutrality is now at risk, the senator having snuck this poison pill into the
Better raise your voices, if you don't want the Internet to be controlled by Comcast,
AT&T, Verizon and their giant ilk.
Apparently, Henry Waxman will support Feinstein's amendment, out of deference
to the MPAA and the Recording Association of America.
Tell him not to do it:
Saturday, January 31, 2009 Sarah Palin hires Mike Conell's partner (1 comments)
Now, Sarah Palin may be laughable--and unelectable.As we have seen,however,those who could not ever get elected can and do end up "elected" anyway,because of busy bees like Donatelli,Connell and a lot of other partisans,working under "wizards" like Karl Rove.So now's the moment for the Democrats to look at Donatelli, and at Connell's story, and Ohio 2004, and Florida 2000, and Alabama 2002, and George 2002, and so on
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 A Call for Truth re: NH Phone Jamming Scheme in 2002
Now that Karl Rove's finally heading for the hot-seat, let's urge Rep. Conyers, and his colleagues, to question Mr. Wizard carefully about his many unexpected "wins" since Florida 2000. (By now they certainly have solid grounds for asking Rove about his long collaboration with the late Mike Connell.)
Sunday, January 25, 2009 Interview with Larisa Alexandrovna of Raw Story (1 comments)
The tangled web of intrigue behind the Michael Connell story - his possible involvement in the 2004 Ohio election, his sudden death in a plane crash, and now the strange handling of the story by James Renner of the Cleveland Scene.
The Renner article link is included so you can read it for yourself.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Bush's Swan Song (4 comments)
Watch the whole performance, and you'll see that Bush's mind is totally fixated on the failure or success of his team's propaganda. Did it win the day, and dazzle the reporters, and jack up his ratings? Or did it fail because of this "mistake" or that unlucky "disappointment," making all "the critics" bark, and driving down his ratings even more? That's really all he's ever thought about
Sunday, January 11, 2009 The Supreme Court hopes to kill the Voting Rights Act (3 comments)
So if we really care about those rights of ours, we have to face the fact that this democracy is in the gravest danger still--supremely threatened not just by Bush/Cheney's party and their Court, but, no less, by the silence of the press, and of the Democrats, and of our President-elect. And so we have to break that silence now, or it will finish us at last, whichever party manages the show.
Thursday, January 8, 2009 Two cheers for the Dem efforts for election reform legislation (2 comments)
All such steps are necessary(I am one of many who have often called for them),& so we should support them--while making clear that they are not enough to make our system truly democratic.The system,as it's working now,is all wrong--by design. Since the passage of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) in 2002,our voting system has been snatched away from us, &placed behind a massive& ingenious double barrier that keeps us out of our
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 Good news! House overturns BushCo's most Nixonian order (7 comments)
Brushing aside a veto threat, the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to overturn a 2001 order by President George W. Bush that lets former presidents keep their papers secret indefinitely.Today, Congress took an important step toward restoring openness and transparency in government," House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman said.