The Staggeringly Impossible Results of Ohio's '05 Election
Is this the Election that will finally break the camel’s back?
With so much going on, few have noticed the extraordinary outcome of last Tuesday’s election in Ohio where the crooked state that brung you — by hook and by crook — a second term for George W. Bush may have turned in results so staggeringly impossible, that perhaps even the Mainstream Corporate Media (if only in Ohio?!) will have no choice but to look into it.
As usual, the Free Press’ heroic Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman are on the case. Their article on what happened on ballot issues 1 through 5 last week is A MUST READ for anybody who still gives the slightest damn about whatever democracy might be left in America. [Article included at source listed below.]
I’ll try to summarize here briefly. There were five initiatives on the ballot last week. Issue 1 was a controversial proposition for $2 billion in new state spending. The Christian Right was opposed (because some of the new funds might go to stem cell research), but otherwise, the Republican Governor Taft’s Administration (he recently plead guilty to several counts of corruption) was pushing it hard alongside progressives in the state.