section is excellent. - posted in 08
PDA Launches BlogTalk Radio -
One Nation Protecting the Vote
9-27-12 - Pundit Sarah Silberman on Voter
Suppression - an old topic for cuke's Engaged Buddhism/Current Events
Clean Version -
failed attempt to bleep
DC bright idea -
Rather than fight this evil plot, how about turning it into a way to increase
the vote. Have each state be required (with federal funding) to issue every
person eligible to vote a card with photo, fingerprint, iris image, etc (backed
up on Internet for easy access if it's lost).
Other things to consider -
voting - which would have solved the Florida 2000 problem.
Make voting mandatory like in Australia
(with a None of the Above option)?
Election day a holiday
Seven things that can go wrong on election day - a pretty good job of
summarizing the American voting mess by mainstream media - Time/CNN10-25-05 - Obama or McCain? Cuke.com presents both sides - you decide
10-17-08 - Thanks to Shunryu
Suzuki disciple Ron Browning for sending the latest on Election Fraud.
Block the Vote by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. & Greg Palast in the
current issue (#1064) of Rolling Stone.
revelations go far beyond the sum of questionably purged voters recently
reported by the New York Times.
- the party's elite commandos of bare-knuckle politics," report Kennedy
and Palast, under the cover of fighting fraudulent voting, are
"systematically disenfranchising Democrats."
level a deadly serious charge:
"If Democrats are to
win the 2008 election, they must not simply beat McCain at the polls -
they must beat him by a margin that exceeds the level of GOP vote
Kennedy and Palast are releasing, simultaneously with the Rolling Stone
investigative report what they call, the vote-theft 'antidote': a 24-page
full-color comic book, Steal Back Your Vote, which can be downloaded or
obtained in print from their non-partisan website,
For updates and video
reports, go to
Why the GOP Is Nuts About ACORN
ACORN home page
Here's the CBS report on registration purging
ways the McCain/Palin GOP is now stealing the Ohio vote
These reports filed in the
department of the
BBC-TV: "Set up to steal it again."
Is 2008 already fixed? - Greg Palast
"A lot of Europeans wonder: Why are Americans so crazy, they
keep reelecting this guy?” Well the answer is, we don’t! They keep
stealing these elections! And they stole it in 2000, they stole it in
2004, and they’re all set up to steal it again!" - Robert F.
Kennedy Jr. on BBC Television Newsnight
Read about ACORN which
registers voters and the phony voter fraud case against them so their
registrations can be thrown out. Here's a
follow up on how the media is
buying into it.
10-09-08 - New York
States’ Actions to Block Voters Appear Illegal (and
they're talking swing states)
10-03-08 - Some links to articles
on election fraud
Bush Legacy on Voting Rights
10-01-08 - the conspiracy worth your time - election
fraud. Tonight's CBS evening news covers this under-reported
subject that most Democrats have been shying away from even though it is
costing them elections, like for instance the last two presidential
elections. Take a
New Study Details Massive Voter Roll Purges Underway in At Least 19 States
Brennan Center for Justice
Report on Voter Purges (released today).
Look at past links in the
cuke election fraud section.
Greg Palast on voter suppression
Listen to the report on the Air America Radio's Thom Hartmann
National Popular Vote - States join forces
against electoral college: A piecemeal approach may be the only way to
kill the anachronistic institution - Los Angeles Times Editorial.-
from last June but appropriate for this election day. Thanks to MK - dc
1-13-08 - More on
THE CONSPIRACY WORTH PAYING ATTENTION TO:
Here's an article on
Alternet on the possibility of tampering in the New Hampshire election,
one of a number of concerned articles and posts I've seen recently. How
Ohio machines still flawed - NYTimes.
And check out
this Alternet report
on what one Congressman is trying to do about this nationwide problem.
These links will go in the Election Fraud section of
I know it will upset Buddhists for Rigged Elections but I can't
help that. - DC
on thumbnail to enlarge
5-31-07 - Much more juicy light shed recently on the
real conspiracy to rig US elections.
from Talking Points Memo:
GOP Voter Fraud
Bigwig Complained to White House about Canned
U.S. Attorney By Paul Kiel - May
By Paul Kiel - May 31, 2007, 10:16 AM
The gang's all here.
The Los Angeles Times
looks into why Thomas Heffelfinger, the former U.S. attorney for
Minnesota, was targeted for removal and finds circumstantial evidence that
Heffelfinger might have made himself a marked man by raising objection to
the implementation of a voter ID law in the state.
About the above from today's Mike's blog roundup in
Crooks and Liars: You're gonna need a shower after you read
this sordid tale of the Republican party's ongoing anti-American dirt
baggery. It's been pretty clear for weeks that vote
caging is at the heart of the whole
US Attorney scandal.
Now read Greg Palast
on Monica Googling and vote caging.
Enjoy. That should be enough for today's evidence that there is a full on
conspiracy to permanently rig our elections for these looters and scoundrels. -
Rigged Elections continued - Election
Fraud (millions) vs. Voter Fraud
(24 or so) - the key and mainly disregarded story
behind the firing of the attorneys by Gonzales - or so it seems.
most worth bringing to light. Conspiracies do happen. People are
prosecuted all over our country every day for conspiracy. I suggest we
don't dismiss the Republican or Roovian election stealing or voter
suppression conspiracy theory too quickly. By claiming that people are
trying to vote illegally they push through state laws making it harder to
vote thus reducing minority and Democratic votes. They've turned the
justice department into a machine to further this scheme and this is the
principal reason for the prosecutor firings (and to stop them from going
after corrupt Republicans). That's what I hear. Look at it. Do your own
research. Think of the consequences of not exposing and stopping it if it
is really happening. - DC
Email communication between DC and Taigen Dan
Leighton on voter fraud and election suppression.
Truthout dot org - William Rivers Pitt on
Really Told Us
There can be little
doubt, after yesterday, that Alberto Gonzales was elevated to his position
by Bush to affect a political takeover of the Justice Department. The
muscular legal arm of federal power became just another tool to establish
Karl Rove's dream of a permanent Republican majority in government by
disrupting the vote and by obscuring GOP corruption.
LA Times -
Low-key office launches high-profile inquiry into Rove
Excerpt: All administrations are political, but this White House has
systematically brought electoral concerns to Cabinet agencies in a way
unseen previously. For example, Rove and his top aides met each year with
presidential appointees throughout the government, using PowerPoint
presentations to review polling data and describe high-priority
congressional and other campaigns around the country.
World Socialist Web Site
Gonzalez before the Senate Judiciary Committee: The Bush clique on life
Excerpt: Even more
seriously, there is evidence that the Bush White House sought to instigate
bogus prosecutions of “vote fraud” before both the 2004 and 2006
elections, to intimidate opponents and depress the Democratic vote. Chief
White House political aide Karl Rove was said to be preparing an even more
ambitious campaign to influence the result of the 2008 presidential
election, and wanted to get compliant prosecutors in place. Hence the
dismissals in key battleground states like New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada,
Washington, Michigan and Arkansas (as well as in northern and southern
California). Thanks to Eric Arnow for this.
interviewed on Scoup. Also, check out
Greg Palast dot com
where there's lots on election fraud vs voter fraud which is being used to
steal elections. Palast's book Armed Madhouse comes out in
paperback on the 24th of this month and has a new chapter on all this
called The Scheme to Swipe 2008. Read
Fire Gonzales from his website which talks about how he's just
carrying out Rove's plan to suppress democratic votes.
Thom Hartmann is totally onto the centrality of
election fraud and voter suppression in the Gonzales firings. Keep up with
him on Air America Radio, as well
as Hartman's page
on Common Dreams dot org, and his own home page -
Thom Hartmann dot com.
between DC and
Taigen Dan Leighton
on voter fraud and election suppression.
DC to Taigen: I think the William Rivers Pitt
article on Gonzales is important. Thom Hartmann has been emphasizing that
the attorney firings are about the Republican voter suppression scheme to
reduce the number of poor and minority voters by creating the impression
that there is a lot of "voter fraud" like people voting twice. The justice
dept found 24 cases he said and ignored cases where tens of thousands were
denied the right to vote through "election fraud." Election suppression is
definitely a Republican strategy. Bobby Kennedy Jr in rolling stone and
Greg Palast and Thom Hartmann have claimed that millions of votes
were suppressed in 2004. He said that many Republicans want Gonzo out so
that this will go away and not be exposed because, he said, once a public
official is fired, the investigations tend to stop. They're saying he was
incompetent, not criminal. He also said that the Albuquerque Journal is
the only paper really into this. Hartmann says that Gonzales said he
couldn't fire the attorney in New Mexico unless the president wrote off on
it (I guess in an email) and this shows it goes to the top. Chris Mathews
and other MSM pundits are saying there's no story here. What are they
looking at? Who are they talking to? They never go very far from the
stenographers for the White House. Anyway, I think that writings and info on this should be collected.
I'd like to beef up my vote fraud section of Current Events with links to
stuff on this.
Taigen responds: YES YES YES YES YES
The Gonzales prosecutor firing is completely about the
theft of the 2008 election.
By making Gonzales the fall guy and trashing him
personally they are diverting attention from the real issue.
Gonzales was just taking orders from Bush and Rove, who
would be totally ensconced in Guantanamo if the American so-called
"Justice system" wasn't itself a complete criminal fraud.
Greg Palast is totally THE MAN on this. He was on
Democracy Now this morning (look it up), and I heard him in person
Saturday at the great Global Exchange Green Festival here in Chicago
(packed) with Amy Goodman and Jim Hightower speaking after him.
Palast said Saturday the 2008 election has already been
stolen by Rove's caging votes of minorities, already arranged, unless
these machinations are undone somehow. [Spread the word; engage the
outrage.] The new selected prosecutors are there to accomplish this. The
fired prosecutors would not go along (even though they were Bush appointed
Palast's new expanded edition of his book Armed Madhouse
in paperback has info on this. He has info on how 3 million votes of
minorities etc. were stolen in 2004.
This includes full data on how the GOP in 2004 voided the
votes of virtually all black soldiers sent to Iraq!!! This via sending "do
not forward" mailings to black servicemen at their home US bases after
they were shipped out, and when the letters were returned, they were used
to void the votes sent from Iraq by these soldiers.
Palast has all the documentation on this stuff, including
much of the "lost" Rove e-mails.
Peace and Love,
Rigged Elections - earlier posts on
Current Events about election fraud and voter suppression.