George Will confirms Nixon's Vietnam treason
The new release of extended versions of Nixon's papers now confirms this long-standing belief, usually dismissed as a "conspiracy theory" by Republican conservatives. Now it has been substantiated by none other than right-wing columnist George Will.
Thursday, July 21, 2011(14 comments)
New court filing reveals how the 2004 Ohio presidential election was hacked
"A "man in the middle" is a deliberate computer hacking setup,which allows a 3rd party to sit in between computer transmissions and illegally alter the data.Spoonamore claims that he confronted then SoS Blackwell at a secretary of state IT conference in Boston where he was giving a seminar in data security."Blackwell freaked and refused to speak to me when I confronted him about it long before I met you," he wrote to Arnebeck
Thursday, March 19, 2015(4 comments)
Caldeira comes clean on chemtrails
Noted climate scientist Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institute for Science at Stanford has finally popped the question. In an article entitled "One Known Way to Cool the Earth" on the February 16, 2015 USA Today opinion page, Caldeira writes: "There is basically only one way known to cool the Earth rapidly." He explains the method ""is to reflect more of the sun's warming rays back to space." What will it take to do this?
Thursday, March 24, 2011(5 comments)
Ohio Republicans pass new Jim Crow law disenfranchising 900,000 voters
Since Ohio is one of the nation's most important swing states, and no Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio, both Senate Bill 5 and House Bill 159 are the obvious opening shots in the Republican presidential campaign.The Repubs are astute students of numbers and demographics. They understand that they can't beat Barack Obama in 2012 unless they cheat by restricting voting rights.
Friday, December 30, 2011(52 comments)
Has America's stolen election process finally hit prime time?
A flood of articles about these realities-including coverage in the NY Times-seems to indicate the theft of our elections has finally taken a leap into the mainstream of the American mind. Whether that leads to concrete reforms before another presidential election is stolen remains to be seen. But after more than a decade of ignorance and contempt, it's about time something gets done to restore a semblance of democracy
Why Al Franken should NOT be riding private planes
Death by air crash now seems to be the favored means of ridding the Rovian right of troublesome characters. [Michael Connell] now joins such critical players as Paul Wellstone, Mel Carnahan, Ron Brown, Mickey Leland, John Tower, John F. Kennedy, Jr., and many more critical public figures who have died in small plane crashes at questionable moments.
Friday, November 18, 2016(59 comments)
Did the GOP Strip & Flip the 2016 Selection?
familiar signs that the election was stripped and flipped. These indicators include the realities of pre- and post-election polling; the massive stripping of primarily black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters from computer generated registration rolls
Ohio Secretary of State confirms 2004 election could have been stolen
Brunner is calling for widespread changes to the way Ohio casts and counts its ballots.Her announcement follows moves by CA SoS Bowen to disqualify electronic voting machines in the nation's biggest state.In tandem,these 2 reports add a critical state-based dimension to the growing mountain of evidence that the US electoral system is rife with insecurities.Brennan Center,GAO,Conyers & others have[come]to the same conclusion.
Saturday, June 17, 2017(7 comments)
It Doesn't Take a Russian to Hack an American Election
Attorney-General Jeff Sessions has confirmed the Russians hacked into as many as 39 state data bases, and did all they could to affect the electronic vote count that put Donald Trump in the White House. But Americans could have done it much easier. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach set in motion a Jim Crow/Crosscheck purge of hundreds of thousands of mostly black, Hispanic and Asian-Amrican citizens prior to the election
Sunday, April 3, 2016(18 comments)
Is the 2016 Election Already Being Stripped & Flipped?
"Flipping" is related to electronic voting machines, on which the vast majority of Americans will vote this fall. Nearly all these machines were bought with money from the 2002 Help America Vote Act, which came after the theft of the 2000 presidential election. Virtually all these machines are 10 years old or more, and can easily be hacked.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015(1 comments)
U.S. Elections: Worst among established democracies
Over 1400 international election experts gathered data last year and pronounced the United States last in election integrity among long-standing democracies. On a 100-point scale, the U.S. received an integrity rating of 69.3 percent -- one notch ahead of the narco-drug state Colombia at 69.1 percent and just behind the nearly-narco-drug state of Mexico at 69.8 percent, neither country with a long-standing democracy.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008(1 comments)
Last US House seat filled on grave of stolen 2004 election
The conference underscored the fact that the legacy of J. Kenneth Blackwell and 2004's stolen vote continues to permeate Ohio's electoral process. But the Kilroy outcome and the conference that accompanied it underscored the change that has come to the Buckeye State, and that is likely to push even further toward secure, reliable elections.
Friday, September 25, 2009(4 comments)
Diebold and the Electronic Vote: The Rig is Up
ES&S purchase of Diebold's voting machine operation is merely the tip of a toxic iceberg.Voiding the merger will do nothing to solve the REAL problem,which is an electronic-based system of voter registration & ballot counting that is potentially controlled by private corporations &contractors whose agenda is to make large profits & protect the system that guarantees them.
Thursday, November 19, 2015(2 comments)
Scytl has all the tools it needs for election fraud
Internet voting makes election theft much easier for those with the means. A company named Scytl is at the forefront. Ballot tampering is a part of election rigging. Scytl is an expert. Voter suppression is another critical component. Scytl has an app for that.
Monday, January 18, 2010(1 comments)
Will Diebold steal Ted Kennedy's seat -" and the Senate?
What will matter in Massachusetts is how thoroughly election-protection advocates are able to scrutinize voter certification, access and ballot security.Billions of dollars---and much more--are riding on the outcome of this election. Those who believe it cannot or would not be stolen are simply in denial.
Monday, January 22, 2018(2 comments)
Are the Supremes About to Give Trump a Second Term?
The nine "Justices" have just heard oral arguments in an Ohio voter registration case. If their decision goes with Secretary of State Jon Husted, it would mean Republicans like him throughout the United States will be able to scrub from the voter rolls millions of citizens merely because they are suspected of wishing to vote Democrat.
Monday, July 25, 2011(1 comments)
New Court Filing Reveals How the 2004 Ohio Presidential Election Was Hacked
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.)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015(1 comments)
Why the Drug War Has Been a Forty-Year Lynching
The Drug War has been a 40 year lynching"-- "the corporate/GOP response to the peace C& civil rights movements.
It's used the Drug Enforcement Admin & other policing operations as a high-tech Ku Klux Klan, meant to gut America's communities of youth & color.
It has never been about suppressing drugs. Now that it's winding down, the focus on suppressing minority votes will shift even stronger to electronic election theft
How the GOP bought, rigged, stole and lynched the 2014 election
First in a series Since the Bush-Cheney-Rove theft of the 2000 election in Florida, the right of millions of American citizens to vote and have that vote counted has been under constant assault. In 2014, that systematic disenfranchisement may well have delivered the US Senate to the Republican Party. If nothing significant is done about it by 2016, we can expect the GOP to take the White House and much more.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
After Ohio's recount rigging convictions in Cuyahoga, is Coshocton County next?
Repub County Prosecutor Batchelor is stonewalling efforts to investigate well-documented charges in Coshocton County, OH.Testimony and eyewitness reports document similar activity in several Ohio counties regarding the illegal rigging of the '04 recount.Kettler:"My purpose in pursuing this to the bloody end is accountability,reform and the people who perpetrated these misdeeds are still running our elections. Unacceptable!"
Friday, March 7, 2008
Ohio's Primary and Election Reform - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The improvements in Franklin County's election can be attributed to the
relentless efforts of the election protection movement and new policies
drafted by SoS Brunner's office.Controversial Franklin County Board of Elections Dir. Matt Damschroder was forced out by Brunner two days before the primary. Damschroder openly defied Brunner's
directives,particularly one mandating that voters be allowed to vote on paper.
Thursday, February 20, 2014(1 comments)
The Elephant In The Room
A 10-page memo from the ODNR outlines their PR strategy to promote fracking in Ohio public land. The memo accuses "environmental-activists" of an "attempt to create public panic" on fracking risks. If reporting the facts from environmental scientists and health officials induces panic on the dangers of radioactivity and fracking -- consider it done!
Why the right wing hates and wants to smash ACORN
The level of the current right wing frenzy against the Association of Communities Organizing for Reform Now (ACORN) can only be understood within the dynamics of President Barack Obama's 2008 election and John Kerry's "official" loss in 2004.
Thursday, October 30, 2014(6 comments)
Twelve Ways Jim Crow is Winning in 2014 and Future Elections
Jim Crow is already the big winner in this year's election. The corporate elite uses him to to gouge the planet and dominate the rest of us. So the voting rights of millions of student, elderly, black, Hispanic and other citizens are being lynched. Which may now decide control of the US Senate, many state legislatures...and the White House in 2016.
Monday, November 23, 2015(1 comments)
Official Vote Tally on Ohio's Pot Issue Deemed "Statistically Impossible"
The "stolen election" controversy over this month's officially defeated Ohio pot legalization referendum has gone to a new level. "The results are not only impossible but unfathomable," stated Ron Baiman, Assistant Professor of Graduate Business Administration at Benedictine University, where he teaches economics and statistics. The
Corporate union busters draw first blood in Ohio
It's widely believed Kasich will next assault Ohio's pubic school system, whose funding mechanisms have been repeatedly ruled unconstitutional by state courts. Kasich is a cheerleader for private charter schools. The GOP is expected to push a voucher program that would use taxpayer money to subsidize private schools for the rich.
Monday, May 15, 2017(14 comments)
Global Hackers & the Russians Have Made Hand-Counted Paper Ballots an Issue of Urgent National Security
We have no evidence at this point that the Russians, or global hackers, hacked our electronic voting machines to put Donald Trump in the White House. But we are 100% certain our electronic voting machines have been hacked by many many others, and could be in the future by virtually anybody with entry-level computing capabilities. As the New York Times and others have reported, cyberattacks have now become an integral part
Monday, February 21, 2011(2 comments)
Fighting the 5 fascisms in Wisconsin & Ohio
The entire economic crisis now gripping the United States can be directly traced to the military budget, which exceeds the sum of what's being spent by all other nations combined.But the purpose of that deployment is to undermine national security, not to protect it. A frightened, impoverished, insecure nation is one dependent on its fascist elite.
An open memo to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted re: 12th District special congressional election
Secretary of State Jon Husted: Ohio has a long and unfortunate history of election irregularities. In recent years millions of Ohio citizens have been purged from the voter rolls. Large numbers of electronic voting machines have yielded dubious results that indicate manipulation and hacking. In light of this, a number of serious issues have arisen surrounding this year's special election in the 12th Congressional District.
Thursday, April 28, 2016(3 comments)
Is Hillary Stealing the Nomination? Will Bernie Birth a Long-Term Movement?
If international election standards were applied to the 2016 primaries, eight states -- Georgia, Massachusetts, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Ohio, New York, Tennessee -- would be investigated for suspected fraudulent election results, because the actual vote deviates so greatly from the exit polls. Also, the exit polls indicated that Sanders won in Illinois, Massachusetts and Missouri.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007(3 comments)
Are Rove's missing e-mails the smoking guns of the stolen 2004 election?
But there remains another avenue by which the real outcome of Ohio 2004 could be discovered. Longstanding federal law protected Ohio's ballots and other election documentation prior to September 3, 2006. Blackwell gave clear orders that these crucial records were to be destroyed on that date. (A)n exhaustive recount could show who really did win the presidential election of 2004.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Was Ohio's Marijuana Vote Stolen? TV Screen Shots Show Massive Number of Votes Flipping
Why is the system here rigged? It starts with the fact that Jon Husted, a right-wing Republican and future gubernatorial hopeful, ran this election while visibly and actively campaigning against Issue 3 and threatening its proponents. This merits a thorough investigation of the Buckeye State's plans for the 2016 presidential election. The state does not need a repeat of the 2004 voting debacle.
Monday, March 26, 2007(2 comments)
New Ohio evidence exposes apparently illegal 2004 recount activity by Hocking Co. GOP Election Director
The aggressive nature of Brunner's complaints against the Cuyahoga BOE indicate Ohio's Secretary of State seems set on guaranteeing that what has happened in Ohio's recent elections will not happen again in '08.Given the mountain of evidence surrounding the chaos that has recently defined the electoral process in Cleveland,these hearings promise to be explosive-especially with the surfacing of a memo in yet another Ohio county
Monday, April 23, 2007(1 comments)
The GOP's cyber election hit squad
The highest ranks of the Republican Party's political wing, including White House counselor Karl Rove, a handful of the party's most tech-savvy computer gurus and the former Republican Ohio Secretary of State, created, owned and operated the vote-counting system that reported George W. Bush's re-election to the presidency.Public vote counts on private, partisan servers&secret proprietary software have no place in a democracy.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Trump's Big Lie About 3 Million "Alien Voters" Cuts Far Deeper Than You Think
When it comes to undermining democracy in the US, Trump is once again proving that the best defense is a total attack.
by claiming so many non-citizens voted more than once, Trump re-loads America's Jim Crow lynch laws against Black people voting. Based on these assertions, we can expect more and more aggressive attacks by the administration against the rights of non-whites and non-millionaires to a fair and honest ballot.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017(2 comments)
Trump Is Our Imperial Vulture Come Home to Roost -- We Must Repent
Are we, as modern Americans, now being called to pay for the blood drawn and the pain imposed by our imperial armies? And for all the wealth and comfort and dignity unjustly stolen from innocent peoples around the world? As we squirm and mourn and march and organize, we might keep in mind the image of Donald Trump as imperial payback.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Will GOP Swing State Governors Strip & Flip Donald Trump Into the White House?
As the Democratic Convention opens in Philadelphia, there's just one one clear message that matters from the Republicans: Donald Trump will be within 10 points of Hillary Clinton in the fall election. Thus, unless the Democrats do something about the issue of election protection, it will be within the power of key GOP swing state governors to give Donald Trump the presidency.
Bye Bye to Cleveland GOP Election Chair Bob "Ballots for Bush" Bennett
Meanwhile, new evidence is emerging that Karl Rove and the GOP had real-time computer access to both the actual vote numbers in Ohio as well as the exit polling data that would have allowed them to direct how many votes they needed from the suspect Ohio southwestern Republican counties that gave Bush his official margin of victory in the 2004 election. Stay tuned.
Saturday, October 22, 2016(4 comments)
Trump's Racist "Rigged Election" Attack Is as Old as America
If we're to have meaningful elections in the future, they must be conducted on paper ballots that are held at their precincts in transparent containers that do not move. Those ballots must be counted in public, by hand. Voter registration should be open automatically to all citizens, with registration rolls open to the public and easily monitored.
The Globalization of Electronic Election Theft
The recent trend to privatizing vote counts, with corporations claiming "proprietary rights" to keep their hardware and software covert, has added a new dimension to an old tradition. The recent "e-victories" in the US and France have significantly tipped to the right the global balance among the major powers. So while Ohio and California conduct their studies of electronic voting, the whole world will be watching.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015(1 comments)
Corporate Pot Goes Down in Ohio
Official vote counts in Ohio indicate a major defeat for the nation's first corporate-sponsored marijuana legalization referendum.
But it's complicated.
And the ultimate issue is far from settled, as cannabis supporters are looking to 2016 to finally make pot legal here.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Part II- Squire v. Geer:Facts the Magistrate left out are even more shocking than the ones he included
The facts the Magistrate ignored in the court record are the most damning toward touchscreen voting machines.Much of this reaches the legal standard for criminal election or vote tampering.An uncertified system that was incapable of being audited produced unexpected election results. And the Board of Elections officials responsible for ensuring free, fair and unbiased elections failed to safeguard the peoples votes.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
50 ways to reform Ohio elections
EDITORIAL: The Columbus Free Press and freepress.org editorial board endorses the following reforms to ensure safe, secure and democratic elections in Ohio in 2008 and beyond.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Sausage making and electronic voting machines
While the Magistrate found by clear and convincing evidence that there were election "irregularities,"he failed to order a new election in part because electronic voting creates a classic Catch-22.Because of the non-transparency of the computer black boxes we vote on,you can never really prove with "clear and convincing evidence" who won.That now seems to be the case for Carol Squire-and for the majority of counties in Ohio 04
Friday, May 18, 2007
Will Al Gore face his inconvenient truths about our stolen elections?
When will Gore muster the courage of former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker in denouncing the role of voting machine proprietors and techno "insiders" in corrupting the voting process? Most of all, we need to hear how Al Gore and the Democratic Party plan to guarantee it never happens again. And then we need to see them actually act on it.
Thursday, August 2, 2007(1 comments)
The criminal cover-up of Ohio's stolen 2004 election sinks to the fraudulent, the absurd, the pathetic
America has been robbed of its history here.The public has a right to know the true outcome of the 2004 election,and to have its laws about preservation of critical records honored.Under evidence laws, the destruction of material that serves as evidence in a lawsuit is presumed to be fraudulent action by the destroyer.[This contempt of the law] seems yet another obvious confirmation that it was, in fact, stolen.
Bob & Harvey's 3-Step "Ohio Plan" for fair and reliable voting and vote counts
These three simple,practical steps could revolutionize our democratic process and restore control of our government to the people.Which is precisely why we expect the mainstream media,voting machine manufacturers and major parties to heap scorn on them.We have not addressed the problem of money in politics,proportional voting, or the corporate media's undemocratic domination of the campaign process.We must start somewhere.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007(2 comments)
Shock, awe and Antioch: The Bush administration's attack on progressive education
Mysteries still surround Antioch's rapid and poorly explained closing.The role of a Thurmond/Moon-connected PR firm and three trustees tied to the U.S. military and security industrial complexes must be heavily scrutinized. Antioch alumni should be ashamed to allow their college to die until they get to the bottom of this spooky mystery.
Wednesday, November 8, 2006
STOP Blackwell, what's that sign: Everyone look what's going down
But the reaction of the GOP has been to decimate the exit polls. This year, for the first time, exit poll results will not be published, or made accessible to the general media. Instead, exit poll data will be held in locked vaults. Access by the media will be strictly limited. There will be no publication of the exit polls until they are "adjusted" to match the official vote counts.
Sunday, March 9, 2008(1 comments)
Did Republicans give Hillary her victory in Ohio?
This fall it is virtually certain that OH will once again play a key role in choosing the next president.Except for JFK in 1960,no candidate has won the presidency without carrying the Buckeye State since the 1840s.This spring,the Buckeye State has also played a critical part in the race for the Democratic nomination. And it would appear that Ohio Repubs and independents who generally vote R were key in handling the state to H
Friday, May 2, 2008(5 comments)
Did the US Supreme Court just elect John McCain?
Thus the GOP hope that millions of Americans will be voting on hackable computers this November, and that millions more may be eliminated from the rolls altogether, seems very close to fruition. Whether this will swing the election to John McCain remains to be seen. But this Supreme Court decision allowing the demand for photo ID makes it much more likely.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Columbus Dispatch endorses untested hackable computer voting machines
The Columbus Dispatch is out to make Ohio safe for easily hacked and illegally manipulated computer voting machines.Using the disgusting tactics pioneered by the tobacco, nuclear and Big Oil companies,the Dispatch has endorsed a position where compromised vendors who work for the secretive voting machine manufacturers are unbiased and independent academics who come to informed, factually-based opinions, are biased.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Why doesn't the GOP want Ohio's voting machines tested?
in attempting to carry out her promise to test Ohio's electronic
voting machines,Brunner has followed through on public demands that
the ability of OH's electronic machines to deliver a fair and
reliable vote count be proven.Apparently,the Ohio GOP is not anxious to have a state study add to
such conclusions.At a Monday hearing, State Sen Stivers(R-Columbus) attempted to table her request before she was allowed to speak...
Thursday, June 14, 2007
The Lethal Media Silence on Kent State
The 1970 killings by National Guardsmen of four students during a peaceful anti-war demonstration at Kent State University have now been shown to be cold-blooded, premeditated official murder. But the definitive proof of this monumental historic reality is not, apparently, worthy of significant analysis or comment in today's mainstream media.
Sunday, July 6, 2008(7 comments)
Three key ways YOU can help protect the 2008 election
1) BEFORE THE ELECTION:REGISTER PEOPLE TO VOTE,CONFIRM THEIR REGISTRATIONS, AND HELP THEM GET PHOTO ID.2)ON ELECTION DAY:BE A POLL WORKER.3) AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE: BE A VOTE COUNT OBSERVER.
We cannot guarantee success. But we have already seen what can happen when elections are stolen. And we doubt the nation can survive it happening again.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Ohio's spreading stolen 2004 election scandal claims another victim
Hired in 2003 with the support of the Democratic Party,Vu was in charge of administering the electoral process in Ohio's biggest county.Centered in Cleveland,Cuyahoga County regularly gives huge majorities to Democratic candidates,and was expected to help put Kerry into the White House in 2004.But as chaos ensued on election day,long lines,malfunctioning machines,suspiciously low turnouts in inner city precincts,lost ballots &
The power of a social movement can beat the GOP double chickenhawks
Election protection remains the wellspring from which all future social movements will flow.So far,we have won the preservation of the ballots from both Florida 2000 and Ohio 2004.In New Mexico and Maryland, a Democratic and a Republican governor respectively are calling for a return to paper ballots.In Ohio and throughout the US,citizen lawsuits are forcing concessions on voter ID, ballot access & critical democratic issues..
Sunday, December 3, 2006
The Pryce of Democracy in Ohio's 15th Congressional District
There is still indication that a truly random recount along with other revelations uncovered by the Free Press team could result in a Kilroy victory.To her credit,Kilroy has refused to concede. There is ample indication that she was, in fact, the rightful winner. Let's hope she searches out every possible avenue and makes absolutely certain every vote is properly counted before a final verdict is reached in this crucial race.
Thursday, April 5, 2007(1 comments)
Two Big Victories Boost Ohio's Election Protection Movement
In a victory for election protection activists, Ohio's powerful GOP Chair Bob Bennett will be forced to face a public hearing on his removal as Chair of the Cuyahoga Board of Elections. And in a second triumph,Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has agreed, as part of a legal settlement,to take possession of the ballots and other key documents from the disputed 2004 election that gave George W. Bush a second term...
Wednesday, November 8, 2006(1 comments)
A Monumental Victory for the Election Protection Movement
A return to paper ballots is the bottom line.The color-coded, multi-shaped Swiss sequencing ballots would work perfectly fine here in the U.S.,and would save the nation billions of dollars,as well as the hard uncertainty that surrounds our electoral process.But however we cut it, there has been a sea change in the election process.As Americans,we have too long taken for granted the right to vote and have our votes counted...
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Missing Votes in Ohio Call Races Into Question
While Democratic Party supporters celebrate their success in Ohio,where their statewide candidates won four out of five executive offices and they now control both the U.S. House and Senate, they are ignoring massive and verifiable irregularities in the 2006 election. Similar irregularities including missing votes, undervotes and overvotes may come back to haunt the Democrats in the 2008 general election.