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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:48 AM
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BBV: An open letter to Senator Kerry..
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 11:00 AM by TruthIsAll
Dear Senator Kerry:

Although I was not originally a supporter, I want to congratulate you on your performance in the primaries.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the nation to reverse the horrific policies of the Bush Administration. We cannot afford to lose. Yes, all the issues are on our side. We know that Bush and Co is the most corrupt administration in history. But it is not the purpose of this letter to discuss all these issues, except for one which has not yet been debated. And this is the one issue which must not be ignored.

What happened to Al Gore in 2000 will surely happen to you in 2004 on a much larger scale unless action is taken now.

A massive fraud is clearly being hatched to deny you and the American people the Presidency. I say this with 100% certainty. The proof is in the action (and inaction) of corrupt election officials throughout the land. They refuse to implement safeguards that our votes will be counted fairly; in fact, recounts will no longer be an option. The votes will be lost forever in Cyberspace. There will be no record, unlike those hanging chads or illegal absentee ballots or mysterious double-punched ballots or crooked butterfly ballots which cost Al Gore the election along with massive voter disenfranchisement.

No, Senator, we have not gotten over it. And this time it will be even worse.

You are already ahead in the polls. Bush, through Karl Rove, that master of deception, will try every trick, tell every lie and destroy your character in every way possible in order to bring you down. They would like to win the election through character assassination, but they know that the odds are heavily against them.

If all else fails, they will utilize their weapon of last resort: the touch-screen voting machines. The strategy is already in place. HAVA was nothing more than a classic dupe of the American people and a tech-challenged Congress to replace broken chads and double-punched ballots with an even more insidious vote transfer from the Democrats to Republicans in Cyberspace. Diebold is getting ready to take a big byte out of the votes. They will take as many votes as they need to win the key states. Check out Volusia County in Florida 2000. Over sixteen thousand Gore votes were magically dropped from his total, giving the Republican media at MSNBC (Jack Welch) and Bushs cousin (John Ellis) at FOX an opening to call it for Bush.

Supposedly rational election officials are now telling us with a straight face (see Glenda Hood in Florida) that the technology to produce voter-verified paper ballots DOES NOT EVEN EXIST YET. This is a LIE. And in those other jurisdictions where election officials recognize that the technology does exist, they are forced to claim that it is too costly to implement a printer interface. They all end their arguments by saying that the touch-screens are failure-proof, anyway and a printed record is not necessary; after all, they are computers, and computers never fail, right? This is an arrogant position, a major lie, which flies in the face of many studies (Johns Hopkins Univ, etc.).

The fact is that in those precincts where Diebold and other Republican manufacturers have installed their machines, they have invariably won elections they were expected to lose. Just ask Max Cleland about Georgia 2002.

I am sure you are well aware of all this. You have already spoken out on the peril. So have Kucinich and Dean. This is just a reminder. Bring it up every time on your stump speech or during debates. Now it is in your responsibility as the standard bearer to educate the public on this issue.

There is nothing more important than our vote. If we get the paper trail, you win; if not, you may very well lose those key states you must carry: FL, MO, TN, CA, PA, etc.

You will surely get more than enough votes to defeat Bush. But will they be counted?

Truth Is All


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fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:57 AM
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1. Good Letter,
just a thought, Diebolds's majority of business is in the ATM machine market. Every machine Diebold makes (except voting boxs) has a paper reciept dispensed. How in the good name of the U.S. constitution can anyone republican come out and say paper trails are not needed?? They make me so sick, I want to mame them.
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Pobeka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:08 AM
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2. Thank you TIA. n/t
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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:55 AM
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3. I love how they claim a printer interface as being "to costly"
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 12:03 PM by OneTwentyoFive
Hells fucking bells,you can run out to a CompUSA today and buy an E-Machine for about $400-500 that will print out any GD thing you want--Even all those thousands of names scrubbed from Florida voting lists. That ENTIRE computer is only $400,and their talking about the printer interface for their machines being to costly??--SOAB!! Bullshit it is..

Kerry and other Dems need to really pound on this. Thanks and kudo's to Bev Harris or this whole issue might be dead. No matter what your base you can't win anything with rigged voting machines.

David
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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:28 PM
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4. I know what you mean.
We could run Jesus Christ and we would still lose. They make it look close so it is not unbelieveable.(usually, not in Georgia) But you know what ? They are scared as shit. They know that people are in bad shape right now and they cannot allow the real votes to be counted. 3 million people will vote against this POS.( If they are legally counted)

http://www.blackboxvoting.com

and

http:///www.blackboxvoting.org

These fuckers are playing for real. Time to get serious.
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