Report on Election Fraud Rallies in San Francisco
Firsthand accountof Rallies at KGO and Senator Boxer's Office Monday, November 29, 2004 in San Francisco urging media coverage of the important problems with the 2004 Presidential Election and Boxer's support in standing up for the voters and democracy.
Sunday evening, I bicycled to a nearby house, to join 18 people making banners and signs in anticipation of today's rallies. Eight of us carpooled to San Francisco, delighted to see a large group of protesters, with signs already assembled before KGO, well before the scheduled begin of the 11:00 AM rally. Many joined us to help carry our incredibly long banners, and carry our many home-made signs. Over a hundred very creative, articulate, informed people gathered on the sidewalk in front of KGO, not far from another Television Station, and we were glad to see the television cameras rolling. People had come from the East Bay, Marin, San Jose, as well as San Francisco.
Our main points were emblazoned across the signs that were carried and the stories that our speakers told- in brief soundbites-
"We want a paper trail on electronic voting machines, and a standardized voting method throughout the US. We support the recount and ask for complete investigations into alleged tampering with the 2004 election results."
"Voting rights are NON-PARTISAN and every American wants to and deserves to have their vote counted."
"Some countries aren't lucky enough to have a constitution, but we are. We intend to assure that our constitutionally protected right to vote is guaranteed."
"We reject anyone who would deny American citizens the right to have their votes counted."
"Those who would deny us a paper trail on electronic voting machines undermine the constitution and America."
"Elections that cannot be fairly and accurately audited are undemocratic and fundamentally un-American."
"Anyone who disagrees with the concept of fair and accountable elections truly must hate America."
Speakers who had been organizing for months in Ohio, Florida, the South spoke of their experiences, witnessing the long lines, the ordeals that people went through trying to exercise their right to vote. It was rather heartbreaking to hear that the US did not meet international fair election standards. The disparity between the exit polls and the voter results were noted. There was also singing, chanting before the speakers, and when the press conference was fully underway some idiots across the street began singing very loudly, disruptively and using a blowhorn. At that point, I went across the street to shut-up the guy with the blow horn. He was a La Rouche organizer and extremely unreasonable, apparently they have been disrupting, or trying to disrupt the rallies drawing attention to the "stolen election." So I missed some of the speeches, in order that the press and others could hear them. Aside from the La Rouche group, which we finally did quiet with a promise of three minutes at our microphone- to get them to stop their awful, loud singing; there was much co-operation and solidarity amongst the many groups that were brought together, by what we recognized as a vital common interest. If elections are rigged, there is no accountability and democracy is a sham.
At noon, we marched/paraded together to Senator Boxer's office where we rallied, sang, chanted once again, and more speakers were heard while a delegation met with Senator Boxer's staff.
We also urged everyone to show great support for Senator Boxer and let her know that this is a critical issue, for our country and the world. We wanted her to support the GAO investigation, but more than that, we wanted her to be the Senator to sign on to any Congressional demand for investigation into the disenfranchisement of voters that they felt merited attention. I believe the most powerful segment of "Farenheit 9-11" was where the Congress stood up for their constituents right to vote and Gore asked each of them if they had the support of a Senator and dismissed them when they failed to show Senatorial support. We wanted Boxer to be the Senator that would sign on and not allow the disinfranchisement, intimidation, dismissal of a large number of people's votes. We urged everyone to come back to San Francisco next Monday, to urge Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's Office to carry our message to Congress and enlist her support for voter's rights. We hope people across the country will pressure their legislators, as well.
(Details- Monday, December 6th 12:00 Noon, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
450 Golden Gate Ave., Burton Fed. Bldg. San Francisco, CA 94102)
We were encouraged by one another and the large number of groups we represented. I had hoped to speak at the open mike at the end of the formal speakers, singers and program, but had to catch my ride back to Palo Alto.
As the publisher of the very popular Deception Dollar, I wanted to ask for some help in the design, financing, and distribution of a special Election Deception Dollar http://www.deceptiondollar.com/Temp.htm that we are working on. It seems the bigger the issue, the harder it is to get it into the mainstream press, and clever fliers help us to bypass the press and reach lots of people directly. There is a wealth of information on the internet, but people often don't know how to find it.
I urge everyone to check out http://www.reignoferror.com which was the primary organizer for the series of rallies for voter's rights.
I am including here, for the benefit of those who want to know more on this issue, a copy of news items included in a press kit presented to the media this morning at 11:00 am in a demonstration at KGO TV, 900 Front St. San Francisco.
The demonstration is to protest the corporate newsmedia blackout on widespread reports of felony election fraud and voter suppression.
Following the KGO demonstration, we will march to the office of Sen. Barbara Boxer, at 1700 Montgomery St. San Francisco.
Delegates among us will urge Sen. Boxer to publicly recounts in Ohio and other states, the GAO electoral investigation, and ultimately,
to stand with members of the House of Representatives in challenging the Electoral College votes resulting from this mockery of an election.
We Do Not Concede.
A News Media Reader on the Stolen Election
"The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which all other rights are protected.
To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery..." Thomas Paine
"He who casts the vote decides nothing. He who counts the vote decides everything." Stalin
"How We Lost The Vote - How To Get It Back" by Lynn Landes
This critical survey of electronic voting reports: "There is no federal agency that has regulatory authority over the elections industry. There are no restrictions on who can own or operate a voting systems company. There are no mandatory federal standards for voting technology, and no federal certification of that technology. Meanwhile, the states are relying on guidelines and a certification process that are essentially controlled by the industry. The free-market is in control of our elections and the result is that the process has been privatized and our votes are up for grabs."
How the Grinch Stole the White House . . . Again
Online Journal, November 20, 2004
A wide-ranging overview of red-flag voting machine abnormalities and voter suppression reports from Florida, Ohio, and across the nation, election recounts and lawsuits, and background on blackbox corporate lineage, HAVA legislation, and voting machine hacking vulnerabilities.
Footprints of Electoral Fraud: The November 2 Exit Poll Scam
by Michael Keefer
Reveals collusion between National Election Pool and TV networks in late-night falsifying of original exit poll numbers to cover up the late, sudden, and statistically impossible "red shift" surge of tallied votes that reversed Kerry's lead and swung the election to Bush.
Statistical Studies Indicating Vote Fraud
The Freeman study found voting tallies deviating from exit polls in Bush's favor across 11 states, with most pronounced "red shift" in battleground states without paper audit trails
Jonathan Simon examined exit poll anomalies defying probability across all states, noting that in 12 swing states the average shift to Bush was 5%, twice the rate of exit poll disparity in noncritical states.
The Dopp study of Florida vote patterns found the Bush vote skewed an average +128% above the statistically expected count and the Kerry vote depressed -21% throughout the state among counties using optical scan voting machines.
link to uscountvotes.org
Other researchers quickly addressed the Florida optical scan data, with provocative results such as:
An excellent site with multiple graphs and detailed, hyperlinked incident reports from 13 states is:
None Dare Call It Voter Suppression and Fraud
Bob Fitrakis, Nov. 7, 2004
Reporting from Ohio, detailing how Republican election officials suppressed untold thousands of urban Democratic votes, through contrived voting machine shortages, provisional ballot challenges, switching of poll locations, late mailing and rejection of absentee ballots, and other systematic violations of the Voting Rights Act.
Home of the election fraud whistleblower organization, currently filing the largest FOIA request in history to audit the logs and tapes of 3000 voting precincts. See the Breaking News section for a listing of current BBV investigations, including the Volusia County FL raid that caught election officials destroying original voter tapes and substituting forgeries.
How to Hack the Vote: the Short Version
Chuck Herrin, CISSP, CISA, MCSE, CEH
Computer security expert demonstrates how ridiculously easy it is to hack the vote on a Diebold central tabulator. Herrin provides downloadable Diebold GEMS software and a step-by-step screenshot tutorial showing how anyone with a Windows computer and elemental knowledge of a simple spreadsheet can redo the numbers for an entire county in one undetectable maneuver.
The Sole Exception to the TV News Election Blackout
Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, has been on this story from the beginning. Roll back in his online blog Countdown to get the full history since Nov. 2.
How to Do Your Own Elections Investigation
The website verifiedvoting.org provides a powerful tool for researching voting technologies and procedures in effect in every precinct in the U.S. Click on a state or a county and find out what kinds of voting machines and tabulators are used there, whether early, absentee or other special voting procedures are available, and whether a verifiable audit trail is required. Story hint: Sequoia Systems.
Votergate 2004: We Don't Need Paper to Prove Fraud
by Sheldon Drobny, CPA, auditor, venture capitalist and co-founder of Air America Radio
As an auditor experienced in uncovering complex financial corruption, Drobny says "statisticians can show with great credibility the probability of manipulation within the computer programs used for counting the ballots. They do this kind of work all the time to uncover fraud based upon computer manipulation in commercial and corporate activities. And these types of expert analyses are admissible in a court of law." Drobny proposes a large-scale, rapid and well-funded auditing campaign to demonstrate the fraud behind the 2004 election.
Best Resource Collections on the Fraudulent Election
Extensive collections of electoral data analyses, recount and litigation updates, news and commentary online and in print:
http://www.linkcrusader.com/ (scroll down to "Best Evidence", "Commentaries," and daily feeds)
address: PO Box 60511, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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