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The Theft of American Elections is a Media Issue

The loss of our right to vote (or have it counted) is a media issue which is
why you are all getting this email. I've talked a lot about the effects of
media ownership consolidation on the destruction of democracy by permitting a
few corporations to fail to report the essential information we need to be a
self-governing people. Not only does the main stream media refuse to
investigate and report on the impossible discrepancies between the 'official'
and the exit polls, but they are actively complicit in this fraud. ABC,
CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox and the AP own the exit polls and have defied John Conyers'
request for the raw data, keeping that data secreted from even qualified
independent researchers.

We are all trying to take optimism from the lead democrats have in the polls
going into the election. Keep in mind that they had these leads in 2002,
when the Republicans got themselves total control, and they had even greater
promise going into the 2004 elections. If you are still not convinced of the
massive fraud that is going on, you can look at my 'cliff notes' version about
the theft, which I wrote thinking people might read a few pages as opposed
to an entire book _http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/16/2006/1865_
(http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/16/2006/1865) .

Exit polls have historically been seen as the gold standard of reliability
and are still considered as such everywhere in the world, except here. How is
it that exit polls were relied on for a half century in this country and then
suddenly they were wrong in 2000, and again in 2002 and again in 2004?
Steven Freeman, author of Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen? Exit
Election Fraud, and the Official Count,
_http://www.electionintegrity.org/book_ (http://www.electionintegrity.org/book)
had analyzed the exit polls of
the swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida in 2004 and concluded that
the odds of the exit polls being as far off as they were are 250 million to
one! And still the media utterly failed to question the evidence before its

It is precisely because the exit polls are so reliable in proving the actual
vote that for the first time in a half century, there will be no exit polls
this year. The media consortium which owns the exit polls is actively
suppressing the evidence we need to maintain our democracy: in this case
about how we've lost the ability to elect or evict our government. Without
exit polls, it will be exceedingly difficult to have the evidence
establishing the theft. Just like electronic voting, not a trace of evidence
should be
left to expose the greatest theft of this country's history.

How to fight back?

Firstly, we need the most massive turnout -- some people think if it's high
enough we can overcome the level of the theft. Others think it will at least
make it more difficult for the Republicans to explain how they somehow won
again, even though Americans have never returned, and never would return, such
an unpopular, incompetent and corrupt crew to office.

Secondly, we need independent exit polling. Independent exit polls have
been used successfully to prevent fraud. See for inspiration, Thom Hartmann's
How to Take Back a Stolen Election,
(http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1129-26.htm) , in which he
describes how the elections in post Soviet countries -- where, like here, there
was evidence the regime in power was planning to steal the elections and where,
like here, the main stream media was either controlled by, beholden to, or
owned by supporters of the regime in power -- were saved from the intended
theft by the use of independent exit polls. If the Ukrainians can do it, why
not us?

Now we have independent exit polls. Steve Freeman has teamed up with Ken
Warren of The Warren Poll and created exit polls you can do this year,
_instructions for doing your own exit poll_
(http://electionintegrity.org/Do_Your_Own_Exit_Poll.pdf) (also annexed here as
an attachment along with the Sample
Questionnaire you'll need).

It would be great if as many of you who can, try to do your own exit polls
this year or if you're already committed this year, then next year and/or
2008. Sign on now at _www.electionintegrity.org_
(http://www.electionintegrity.org/) and be sure to click on "amateur
pollsters" in the signup form. Don't
wait till later to sign up- we have to build our forces for 2007 and 2008 now
and this way we can stay in touch and keep you informed.

The Vote Count Projection Project _http://electionintegrity.org/vcpp.shtml_
(http://electionintegrity.org/vcpp.shtml) will be developing a nationally
coordinated exit polling project for 2008. If you do exit polling this year
pursuant to the instructions provided here, your input from this year's
experience will be greatly appreciated.

Developing independent exit polls on a national basis is a huge undertaking,
but what choice do any of us have. It is nothing less than our ability to
exist as a free democracy that is at stake. It is after all, our duty:

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are
worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all
attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy
ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of
treasure and
blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an
everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is,
if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle,
or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men." -
Samuel Adams


andi novick

Northeast Citizens for Responsible Media
_www.re-media.org_ (http://www.re-media.org/)
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