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By Bob Wilson, Illinois Ballot Integrity Project and Election Defense Alliance  Posted by Joan Brunwasser (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   No comments
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Naperville IL, August 3, 2006. The Illinois Ballot Integrity Project and the Election Defense Alliance will co-sponsor an appearance of Mark Crispin Miller, author of Fooled Again, How the Right Stole the 2004 Election & Why They'll Steal the Next One Too. Miller will speak during the TAKE BACK THE VOTE RALLY which will take place from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 19th at the IBEW (Local 701) HALL in Warrenville - 28600 Bella Vista Parkway - Warrenville, IL, 60555. Admission to the event is FREE. Miller's remarks will be followed by a question and answer period and a book-signing session.

In addition to Miller's appearance, a Panel Discussion about the Coming Trainwreck in November will feature Bob Fitrakis of The Free Press, Bob Koehler from Tribune Media Services and members of the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project who will present views on voting irregularities in DuPage County and incontrovertible evidence of vote fraud in Ohio in the 2004 presidential election. The program will also feature a showing of the video, "Help America Vote . . . On Paper," a production of EON, the Ecological Options Network, and Mainstreet Moms,

Doors will open at 1:00 pm and a bourse featuring booths and representatives from sponsoring organizations will give attendees the opportunity to talk with people fighting for fair, honest and transparent elections - find out what's happening in DuPage county and all around Illinois - how our elections have been hijacked by private corporations and political operatives - and what you can do about it!

Tickets for reserved seating are available for a donation of $10 per person which will go towards travel and other expenses for Panel Members and Speakers. Tickets can be obtained by mail from IBIP by sending a #10 SASE and payment to 635 Chicago Ave - Suite 127, Evanston, IL 60202. Checks should be made payable to the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project. For more info:

Dr. Miller will be speaking on the importance of reclaiming elections for the American people. In Fooled Again, Miller argues that it wasn't "moral values" that swung the 2004 presidential election, but theft - and that it's a harbinger of elections to come. Miller says that the pattern of anomalies, improper procedures and blatant violations of the law in state after state constitute the new Republican electoral strategy and that we can expect to see it employed in 2006 and 2008 if concerned citizens don't take action to prevent it from happening.

Mark Crispin Miller is a professor of media studies at New York University and a well-known author and speaker. His writings on film, television, propaganda, advertising and the culture industries have appeared in numerous journals and newspapers, including The Nation and the New York Times. He is the author of The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder (2001) and Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order (2004). A frequent commentator on TV, radio and the Internet, Miller has appeared on Frontline, The PBS Newshour, The O'Reilly Factor, Washington Journal and Bill Moyers' The Public Mind and many other television shows. He is a regular commentator on Air America, appeared often on "Morning Sedition" and "The Al Franken Show." He lives in New York City with his wife, Amy Smiley, their two sons and special cat.

Bob Fitrakis is a Political Science Professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences department at Columbus State Community College. He earned a J.D. from the Ohio State Univeristy Mortitz College of Law in 2002 and his Ph.D is in Political Science from Wayne State University in Detroit. He is the author of five Fitrakis Files books: Spooks, Nukes & Nazis, Free Byrd & Other Cries for Justice, A Schoolhouse Divided, The Brothers Voinovich and the Ohiogate Scandal and Star Wars, Weather Mods and Full Spectrum Dominance. Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman co-wrote DId George W. Bush Steal America's 2004 Election? Essential Documents (with Steve Rosenfeld) and How the GOP Stole America's 2004 Election & Is Rigging 2008, George W. Bush vs. The SuperPower of Peace in 2003 and Imprison Bush in 2004-2005. Dr. Fitrakis is a frequent speaker on political, labor and social policy issues at national academic and political conferences. For more about Bob Fitrakis:

Robert Koehler, an award-winning, Chicago-based journalist, is an editor at Tribune Media Services and nationally syndicated writer. His column "Common Wonders" is available at Read Brad Friedman interviewing Bob Koehler

The Illinois Ballot Integrity Project is incorporated as a not-for-profit, non-partisan civic organization, dedicated to the correction of election system deficiencies and ensuring fair, accurate, and completely transparent elections. IBIP believes that fundamental to election integrity is the inscribing of all votes (whether by hand or by machine) on durable paper ballots which are easily handled and verified by the individual voter. IBIP meets regularly at 7:00 pm on the second Wednesday of the month at Goose Island Brew Pub, 1800 N Clybourn in Chicago. More information:

The Election Defense Alliance is a project of the International Humanities Center ( a 501(c)(3) IRS exempt organization. EDA's mission is to help build and coordinate a comprehensive, cohesive national strategy for the election integrity movement, in order to regain public control of the voting process in the United States, and to insure that the process is honest, transparent, secure, verifiable, and worthy of public trust. More information:
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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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