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New Book Exposes Evidence Connecting Electronic Voting with Election Fraud

HACKED! High Tech Election Theft in America
11 Experts Expose the Truth
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Edited by Abbe Waldman DeLozier and Vickie Karp

Austin, TX – Sept. 5, 2006 – Dedicated editors Abbe DeLozier and Vickie Karp break through the confusion surrounding the issue of electronic voting and stolen elections by compiling a weighty treatise, HACKED! High Tech Election Theft in America, featuring 11 recognized experts on how electronic voting has stolen our democracy. Among them: Bev Harris, Lynn Landes, Bob Fitrakis, Harvey Wasserman, Victoria Collier, Kathleen Wynne, Jeremiah Akin, and others. The contributors have been working on election reform issues for years.

DeLozier and Karp produce evidence and information leading to the conclusion that elections are being stolen in America. Every American will want to read this vital information so important to preserving our democracy.

The editors went to great lengths researching and compiling the most compelling documented evidence available on electronic vote fraud to illuminate this issue in its entirety for the public.

HACKED relays clear examples of the shocking problems with these machines, the conflicts of interest with ownership of voting equipment vendors, and details how American taxpayers were sold a bill of goods to pay for the very election systems the editors believe are stealing their votes. It also proposes a simple, inexpensive solution to the electronic voting crisis, and explains why it is so imperative that Americans start TODAY to reclaim their elections. The book includes action steps that citizens can take to do so.

“HACKED! is a stunning expose of stolen elections and election voting manipulation. It is shocking and alarming. The book by Abbe Waldman DeLozier and Vickie Karp is designed to wake up America. I am sure it will!” Helen Thomas, Hearst Newspapers Columnist and author of Watchdogs of Democracy?

HACKED! High Tech Election Theft in America is a key read to finally understanding what’s happened to your stolen votes, and how to get them back!

Publication Date: August 2006; PRICE:$15.00 /PAGES:248;Soft cover

ISBN#0-615-13255-3; Truth Enterprises Publishing

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Mounting evidence of fraud in Mexico

CEPR ADDS UP AVAILABLE RECOUNT DATA, FINDS SIGNIFICANT VOTE REDUCTION FOR CALDERON

Result Could Explain Electoral Authorities’ Reluctance to Release Recount Data

For Immediate Release: September 2, 2006

WASHINGTON – The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has found a significant loss of votes for PAN presidential candidate Felipe Calderón in a sample of recounted ballots.

Adding up the numbers for 1,706 ballot boxes (casillas) shows a loss of 1,362 votes for Felipe Calderón. Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the PBT shows a gain of 77 votes.

“This is inexplicably one-sided, with Calderón losing votes but López Obrador not losing any,” said CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot. “It is also a significant percentage of votes in an election this close.”

The 1,362 votes lost by Calderón represent 0.54 percent of his votes in these ballot boxes.

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Now that we know the fix is in….

Dennis Hastert’s summary interference in the Busby/Bilbray race should make it
clear, at last, that these Republicans will not allow their power to be modified in
any way by the US electorate (a/k/a “We the People”).

If the House’s party leadership wields such extraordinary power, why should we
bother with congressional elections in the first place? They take up lots of time
and cost an awful lot of money, and they perpetuate the cruel delusion that the
people in this country have the power to vote their representatives in and out
of office. It would be a whole lot cheaper and far more efficient if the Speaker of
the House would just decide (in consultation with the President, of course) who
ought to represent the citizens of every precinct in the nation.

Of course, I meant that as a bitter joke. But I’m afraid that I’m not kidding when
I say that Hastert’s action has made clear that there is probably no point in most
of what election reform activists–myself included–have been doing. We’ve
been demonstrating, testifying, litigating, lobbying and otherwise trying to play
the game according to the rules and in good faith. And when it looks as if we
might succeed, the ruling party finds itself a sympathetic judge to shout, “Game
over!” That’s what happened in 2000, and it’s what has happened with the case in
San Diego; and I take no pleasure in predicting that it will keep on happening
until the ruling party formally declares itself the US government.

All of us are shocked, and many of us feel discouraged by what Hastert did.
It is only right that we be shocked, but it’s a waste of time and energy to feel
discouraged. Discouragement suggests that you have not allowed yourself
to recognize the nature of the movement that has siezed our government. If
you’re discouraged, it’s because you have misread that movement–which
grows stronger from your sense of disappointment. Those who are now feeling
low should just snap out of it ASAP, and join the fight again, this time with no
illusions as to what we’re up against, and what’s at stake.

As for this next election, we should concentrate on getting out the word. Once
our fellow-citizens find out what’s going on, and also finally understand the enemy,
they will take up this struggle, which we, the people, will then win. There are
three tasks that we must carry out these next two months.

First, we must point out relentlessly and lucidly what really happened in 2004,
and what has happened since, and what is happening right now (in Mexico as
well as in this country). We must also build the national turn-out on Election Day,
by making clear that the decision to go out and vote will in itself be a strong protest
on behalf of our democracy. (The higher the turn-out, the harder it will be to justify
the movement’s coming “upset victory.”) And we must keep a lot of eyes on every
race at every level, from the registration process through the casting and the
counting (and discarding) of the ballots, and make a fearsome racket over every
impropriety. And then we have to scrutinize the numbers just as carefully, and
make an issue out of every last anomaly, refusing to allow the ruling party and
the press to spin the oddities away.

And this time, we must make our case with all the necessary forcefulness, and
finally take it to the streets–but not by marching to the White House, or
sitting in at statehouses across the nation. This time, we should take our protests
not, as ever, to the seats of government, and hope that we can get the media to
cover it. This time, we should demonstrate right on the very doorsteps, and
even in the hallways, of the media cartel itself, gathering en masse right at the
offices of all the major papers, and the TV networks, and the parent companies,
and stay right there until they do their civic duty, by covering, at last, the most
important story in this nation’s history.

From Ginny Ross:

I think this may be the first illegitimate child of Busby/Bilbray. Interesting that it is in a GOP primary. Perhaps Heller is the neocon chosen one? I was discussing this with Paul Lehto last night and a smart guess is this will be the pattern of GOP judicial activism this fall. Use the bogus jurisdictional argument that the Senate and House only may rule on their membership even when that very membership is subject of the case and neither candidate is a member of Congress! This logic would earn an F in first year civil procedure.We have left Orwell and moved on into Stephen King.http://electiondefensealliance.org/angledismissalLook for GOP House & Senate majorities to be locked in this fall. Even if we have money, lawyers, and evidence of blatant election fraud in hand, the neocon crime syndicate will step in with this strategy and cases will be dismissed before they are even heard. We must prepare now to defeat this perversion of justice.

Ginny Ross

Election Defense Alliance

What's at stake in California on Election Day

From Kat L’Estrange:

Mark — The Democrats control the state legislature of California and have
done so for years (I believe in 1995, the Assembly went Republican for two
years only). As a result, Californians often elect Republican governors
and secretaries of state. California is on RED ALERT because this is one
state the GOP would seriously love to control. Electronic voting machines
and continued voter suppression tactics, especially targeting Hispanics
this year and in ’08, should give all Californians concern that the GOP
will succeed. The political process in the state is seriously corrupt, and
as a result Californians are not being served well (California Dem Party
is worthless). Although under GOP control, the situation will only get
worse. Keep in mind that California has the largest public-employee
retirement fund in the nation (CalPERS), in addition to a very large
teachers’ pension fund, and the GOP would love to dismantle it, as Jeb
Bush did in Florida. Governor Arnold made an attempt last year, but
California unions fought back.

— Kat

Obrador is listening to us!

From Michael Collins:

I wrote the article “The Mexican People: Heroes of Democracy” in mid- August. It’s about the brave candidate Lopez-Obrador and his suporters who most likely won the presidential election. I was inspired and also humbled by the courage they showed in challenging the blatant attempts to steal the victory from them. The article summarizes major problems in the campaign that point clearly to a stolen election. Imagine my surprise when I saw this, the article, on Lopez Obrador’s home page, in its entirety.

Mexico matters for election reform and voting rights here in the US. If you read the article, you will see why

The entire article is reprinted on the site. It’s well worth sharing with others. Thanks, MC

Live Obrador – http://tinyurl.com/gnzt5″ target=”_blank”>PRD Web page: <be sure to vote in his survey. “NOI” imho;)

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“Scoop” articles (original publicaiton)
The Mexican People: Heroes of Democracy (English/Spanish)

Have a great weekend for democracy….

Pre-natal discipline

From Troy D.:

Mark,

If this story were not repeated in a number of places, I would have dismissed
it as a hoax. But there are clearly grounds for assessing this as a real proposal.

Here is what comes to mind: “First they came for the crippled and infirm, then the
Communists, then the Jews, then…..”

Here are all the relevant links, but just to whet your appetite, I have pasted in below
one of the stories — from The Guardian. The others take this out of the realm of Urban Legends…

Troy

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article1223182.ece

http://www.politics.co.uk/news/domestic-policy/children/children/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5301824.stm

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,329566213-110247,00.html

http://news.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=1289992006&format=print

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,,-6050605,00.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/newscomment.html

Mrs. Lieberman is NOT a lobbyist for Big Pharma

She does the cartel’s bidding in some other way.

MCM

In bed with Big Pharma
Hadassah Lieberman worked for a powerhouse lobbying firm. Were her clients’ special interests being served by her husband?
By Joe Conason

Sep. 01, 2006 | In a year when “lobbyist” may replace “liberal” as the dreaded L-word, the wise politician draws no attention to any connections with the corporate shills who infest Congress like a biblical plague. Any elected official whose spouse is paid to represent or advise an unpopular special interest should observe that simple caution even more carefully. Naive voters may not understand that this is simply how business is done in their corrupt capital these days — so it is best to say nothing and hope that nobody asks too many questions.

That was how Sen. Joe Lieberman’s campaign handled the potential problem of his wife, Hadassah, and her employment by Hill & Knowlton, the public relations and lobbying firm that has flacked for a gamut of gamy clients, from the tobacco lobby and the Kuwaiti government to Enron, at least until last weekend. When I wrote a column on the subject of her job in July, the Lieberman campaign didn’t respond, and Sen. Lieberman’s opponent, Ned Lamont, did not make an issue of it.

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When they claim "victory" again…

….we must be ready to say “NO!”

MCM

>Fears, Tears and Jeers: the Campaign Trail of the GOP
>
>With the November elections fast approaching, the Republican Party have
>opened up a number of fronts in their campaign assault to maintain control
>of Capitol Hill. For the last few months, a number of states have enacted
>new laws that are seen as leading efforts to disenfranchise typically
>Democratic voting blocks. Six Republican-controlled states, Indiana,
>Arizona, California, Missouri, and of course, our old friends in Ohio and
>Florida, have already passed various voter ID laws that will doubtless
>disenfranchise Democratic voters far more than others. Recently, a federal
>judge struck down a 2004 Florida law that restricted and punished
>activities of third party voter registration groups, a result that will be
>too little too late with respect to elections in November; appeals are
>guaranteed to hold this in court for sometime.
>
>Furthermore, the Republican House showed little regard for election law
>when Speaker Dennis Hastert swore in Brian Bilbray as the newest
>Republican member of Congress, despite the fact that the election had not
>even been certified at that point, given the ongoing dispute surrounding
>that contentious California election and its employment of uncertified
>Diebold voting machines. Fueling outrage, a judge has pronounced that
>Congress has jurisdictional priority rather than the State of California
>now that the swearing-in has taken place; no recourse in the election
>dispute can be provided by California courts. In other words, regardless
>of the outcome of an election, a swearing-in cermony effectively nullifies
>an election result and makes Congress’s pronouncement of House membership
>the final say in the matter. What have we learned from this exercise?
>There is yet another way to steal an election and who knows how many more
>are heretofore unknown.
>
>
>more here …
>