Kerry Preparing Grounds to Unconcede
Election Challenge likely on Jan 6th
BreakForNews.com, 24th Dec, 2004 23:00ET
by Fintan Dunne, Editor EXCLUSIVE
If you haven't been following John Kerry closely, get ready to hear of
surprising developments. The vote-defrauded, potential
has just indicated through his lawyer that the validity of George
reelection is no longer a given.
On 23 December, 2004 Kerry's lawyer confirmed to MSNBC's 'Countdown'
John Kerry will be seeking (likely on Monday 27 Dec.) to expedite court
proceedings and secure evidence in an ongoing recount suit by the Green
Libertarian parties. That might sound like just another "count every
exercise by the Kerry campaign, were it not for two important details.
Kerry's court filing will conjoin him to existing allegations that
Systems, a Republican-linked supplier of voting machines to around half
Ohio counties --"orchestrated" a covert campaign to thwart a legitimate
recount in Ohio. If the allegation proves well founded, it could
the Ohio recount and eventually even hand the presidency to John Kerry.
Which probably explains the second critical detail: a quiet, on the
bombshell statement to 'Countdown' by Daniel Hoffheimer, the Cincinnati
lawyer representing the Kerry campaign in Ohio.
Previously, the Kerry Campaign's intent in Ohio seemed to be merely an
exercise of American civic spiritedness.
Two weeks ago, when Kerry wrote to Ohio's 88 county boards of election
asking to visually inspect some ballots, Donald McTigue, the lawyer
the recount for the Kerry campaign said: "We're trying to increase the
transparency of the election process."
In early December, when the Kerry Campaign joined a suit by Green and
Libertarian party candidates seeking a recount in Delaware County,
Hoffheimer said Kerry wasn't disputing President Bush's victory in
aim was to make sure any recount was "done accurately and completely,"
Now MSNBC 'Countdown' reports the same Hoffheimer, in comments on their
imminent filing in the Ohio recount, concluding their call for a
recount with this caveat:
"...Only then can the integrity of the entire electoral process and the
election of Bush/Cheney warrant the public trust."
That's the first time the Kerry Campaign has impugned the legitimacy of
RECOUNT CHEAT SHEETS
It's a signal move, likely driven by emerging evidence of suspicious
activity by representatives of Triad Systems during the recount in
Evidence which has led a senior Democrat, ranking House Judiciary
member, John Conyers Jr. to accuse Brett A. Rapp, the boss of Triad
of orchestrating a criminal conspiracy to pervert the outcome of the
The allegations first surfaced before an extraordinary Ohio hearing
by Conyers on behalf of Democratic Minority members of the House
Committee. An affidavit filed by Sherole Eaton, Hocking County deputy
director of elections, stated that a Triad representative had told her
to post a 'cheat sheet' on the wall so the ...count would come out
and we wouldn't have to do a full hand recount of the county."
That account has been corroborated by other officials and by extracts
video documentary in which a Triad technician admits that the company
possession of computer "backup" copies of the official election data.
SIGNAL, THEN MANEUVER
If the recount was fraudulent, does that have implications for the
of the first count in Ohio? The Kerry campaign knows full well that it
That's why their latest statement questions the "integrity" of the
electoral process. And the election of Bush/Cheney.
For Kerry, a fraudulent recount in Ohio could be an open door into to
Oval Office. Already, John Conyers is confident that a few U.S.
will join House members on January 6 to question the November 2
Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reported that in a conference call with
journalists Jesse Jackson said that Kerry had conceded the presidential
election "much too soon. Before all the facts were in."
But don't expect Kerry to quickly rush to a microphone in order to
unconcede. He doesn't have to. His unconcession will take effect by
If the Ohio recount is shown fraudulent, the domino effect could carry
through that door without claiming victory or even unconceding.
Simply by allowing Bush's claim on the Office of President to fall
by fraudulent piece. Nudging the dominoes to topple in the right way.
Thus leaving Kerry, poised to step into office over the Bush debris.