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Statement Of Congressman John Conyers, Jr. Forum On “preserving Democracy: What Went Wrong In Ohio”

December 8, 2004
Judiciary Democratic Forum

The one question I am asked more than any other about the voting irregularities in Ohio is whether John Kerry was a the true winner of the election. My answer is that I do not know. In this country, we gather facts before we reach conclusions, and we ask questions before we get the answers.

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The Conyers Hearing

December 08, 2004
William Rivers Pitt
Go There

On Thursday 02 December, Democratic Representative John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan, ranking Minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell outlining a long series of voting irregularities in Ohio during the Presidential election last month. The factual data in that letter, combined with information that has since been brought to light, is the subject of the hearing Conyers and fellow Judiciary Democrats are holding on Wednesday 08 December. TO's William Rivers Pitt is there to cover the event, and will be reporting here throughout the day.

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Voting-Rights Advocates Cite Election Problems

December 7, 2004
LA Times
Nick Anderson

WASHINGTON — While President Bush secured his reelection with a 119,000-vote victory in Ohio, voting rights advocates today dwelled on a statistic they claimed told another story: the more than 414,000 calls that were made to national hotlines established to monitor complaints and compile eyewitness observations about the Nov. 2 vote.

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The Ohio Recount: Reluctant Officials and Few Rules

December 8th, 2004
Ann Harrison

Thousands of protesting Ukrainians successfully forced their Supreme Court to order a new presidential run-off election and are still agitating for anti-fraud legislation. But their counterparts in the U.S. - which holds itself up as a model of Democracy - are plunging into a tough fight to recount and dispute the election in Ohio which handed President Bush twenty decisive electoral votes.

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Franklin County Elections Board Targeted Heavily Democratic Precincts

Dec. 07, 2004
Tim Lohrentz

The Franklin County, Ohio, Board of Elections practiced widespread voter suppression in the allocation of voting machines on November 2, 2004. In an analysis of official Franklin County data on voting machines per precinct, precincts where machines were added or subtracted from 2000 to 2004, and the party affiliations of the registered voters, Democratic precincts were nearly twice as likely as Republican precincts to have voting machines subtracted from 2000 to 2004. Please see the full text here: download PDF (29.6 kibibytes)

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