Ohio AG getting "massive evidence of fraud" in '04 race

From Cliff Arnebeck:


On Tuesday counsel in King Lincoln v Blackwell announced that we are formally referring the massive evidence of fraud in the 2004 Presidential election to the appropriate officials within the office of Attorney General Marc Dann.

An excellent report on this was broadcast on public radio stations
all over the state of Ohio. The hyperlink is: here

Best regards,



Rep. Bill Passcrell wants hearings on McClellan bombshell!

Rep. Pascrell wants hearing on McClellan bombshell!

Rep. Pascrell wants hearing on McClellan bombshell!

• IT WORKS!• IT WORKS!Capital Games — 21 November 2007 — by Herb Jackson — The President’s premeditated plot to defraud America of the truth about weapons of mass destruction is no longer questionable. It is the absolute truth according to too many former administration insiders. — REPRESENTATIVE BILL PASCRELL CALLED FOR HEARINGS TODAY INTO REVELATIONS IN AN UPCOMING BOOK BY FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SCOTT McCLELLAN.
— [Editor’s Note: Call Bill Pascrell’s office, state your support for him & say you want him to support Dennis Kucinich’s bill 799 to impeach Cheney! PHONE 973.523.5152 or click Toll-Free Numbers] —
In excerpts that were widely reported today, McClellan says the reason he told the press — and the nation — that the White House was not involved in leaking CIA agent Valerie Plame’s name was because he’d been told that by “five of the highest-ranking officials in the administration,” including President Bush and Vice President Cheney. Pascrell has frequently criticized the Republican-run Congress for not carrying out its duty to be a check on the power of the executive branch, and called today for hearings on the issue. Here’s his statement: “Scott McClellan’s admission that President Bush and the administration’s highest-ranking advisors directly provided him with false information to mislead America is a disturbing violation of the public trust. — Click Bill’s pic to read it all —

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Dirty tricks to steal CA's vote–CAUGHT ON CAMERA!!

This tactic has the name of NATHAN SPROUL all over it. (For details,
see Fooled Again, pp. 157-66.



Dear William,

We’ve caught the dirty tricksters on video.

As you know, California Counts — a cabal of right-wing political
operatives linked to Rudy Giuliani — is working hard to steal the
White House (again) in 2008. They want to fool California voters into
changing the rules so Giuliani — or some other regressive Republican
presidential nominee — can rob at least 20 Electoral College votes
from California next November.

When Steven Attewell, an eagle-eyed member of the blog Daily Kos,
alerted me that California Counts petition-gatherers at UC Santa
Barbara were gathering signatures to help “children with cancer,” I
headed out to investigate.

And, sure enough, when I looked carefully at what they wanted me to
sign, I noticed that “children with cancer” was just a sneaky tactic
to get people to sign the so-called “Electoral College Reform
Initiative” — what we call the dirty trick initiative.

Now, Secretary of State Debra Bowen is considering whether to open an
investigation — if enough of us come forward with stories like what
I saw at UCSB.

Click here to watch my YouTube video of the sneaky petitioners trying to
trick college students. If you’ve seen a signature gatherer using
sneaky tactics to obtain signatures for the Dirty Trick Initiative,
please let us know and we will pass on the information to Secretary

It’s against the law to obscure or misrepresent petitions. Saying
“I’m helping children with cancer” to get people to sign a petition
about changing the Electoral College is just plain wrong — and it
might be illegal.

As Secretary Bowen’s office told the Daily Nexus, the UCSB newspaper,
they will open an investigation into the “California Counts” campaign
if enough people come forward with information about wrongdoing:

“Secretary Bowen takes allegations of elections fraud seriously,”
[Bowen Press Secretary Kate] Folmar wrote. “She encourages anyone who
has witnessed a violation of the California Elections Code to contact
the Secretary of State’s Fraud Investigations Unit. Potential
violations brought to the fraud unit’s attention are thoroughly
investigated and referred for prosecution when there is sufficient
evidence of wrongdoing.”

The Courage Campaign is in touch with the Secretary of State’s Fraud
Investigations Unit and will be passing on my video to aid in any
potential investigation.

Send this YouTube to your friends and tell them to keep their eyes peeled
for dirty tricksters when they go holiday shopping this weekend. If
you encounter a petitioner trying to trick you with a line about
“children with cancer,” then click here to report when and where you
saw the dirty tricksters:

Let’s put these California Counts signature gatherers on notice and
collect evidence for the Secretary of State to launch a formal

Thanks for taking the time to help us kill this dirty trick. Again.

Erik Love
Courage Campaign

P.S.: Keep up to date with all of the latest information about the
dirty tricks initiative at:


[Asst. US Attorney WILL NOT testify

Judge Cancels Vitter Testimony in ‘DC Madam’ Case

‘Mr. Sibley, frankly, is taken aback by this latest injustice.’ –Jeane Palfrey, commenting to Citizens for Legitimate Government

By Lori Price

21 Nov 2007

From Montgomery Blair Sibley, Jeane Palfrey’s attorney:

At 4:22 p.m. this afternoon, US District Judge Gladys Kessler entered an order which canceled the hearing she had previously set for Wednesday, November 28, 2007, on whether the injunction prohibiting Jeane’s suit against a former escort should be dissolved. Earlier this week Jeane had served a subpoena on Senator David Vitter (R-LA) for that hearing and demanded the appearance of AUSA William Cowden to testify upon the allegations he made under oath last March in order to obtain the temporary restraining order from Judge Kessler. By canceling this hearing, those witnesses will not now be cross examined under oath anytime soon.

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McClellan nails Bush, and the Times ignores it

Andy Ostroy: What is Happening to the NY Times? Not One Single Word About McClellen’s Bush Bombshell


"Pepper spray used more liberally on kids"

This doesn’t sound all that liberal to me…


Pepper spray used more liberally on kids, according to testimony

Texas Youth Commission, during court hearing, denies increased use is troublesome.

By Mike Ward
Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Incarcerated teenagers in the Texas Youth Commission system are
getting pepper-sprayed by guards when they refuse to follow routine
orders and while on suicide watch, not just when they pose a threat,
a Travis County court was told Monday.

The testimony by national corrections expert Steve Martin, who based
his account on a review of Youth Commission records, provided the
first public detail about what critics say is an escalation in the
use of chemical restraints inside state-run youth lockups.

After hearing more than two hours of testimony, state District Judge
Gisela Triana ordered Youth Commission officials and attorneys for
two youth advocacy groups, which sued the agency in September, to
reach agreement by Wednesday on a policy for when to use the spray,
something they have been unable to do for weeks.

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Voters blocked by Indiana ID law

Steve Rosenfeld documents how actual (would-be) voters have been disfranchised in Indiana.

BushCo’s SCOTUS will hear oral arguments on this Jim Crow legislation on Jan. 9.


The Most Important Election Case Since Bush v. Gore?

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet
Posted on November 20, 2007

New voter ID card-related barriers stopped legitimate voters earlier this
month in Indiana, where the Supreme Court is reviewing the constitutionality
of its voter ID law.

Ray Wardell, a 78-year-old Korean War veteran, could not get a new state
voter ID card after his wallet was stolen because Indiana’s Bureau of Motor
Vehicles (BMV) would not accept his Medicare card — even though the BMV
accepted that photo ID instead of his birth certificate a year before.
Wardell ended up voting with a provisional ballot, but that will not be
counted unless the disabled veteran appears before county election officials
with further identification.

Mike Westervelt, a Purdue University student and city editor of the campus
newspaper, was told by BMV employees they would not accept his New Jersey
driver’s license as one of three necessary documents to get an Indiana voter
ID card — even though the Secretary of State’s website listed out-of-state
licenses as acceptable. Westervelt said — and voting rights lawyers
affirmed — that the section of Indiana law cited by BMV to deny a voter ID
card contained no prohibitions on out-of-state licenses. He too voted
provisionally, and is trying to resolve issues with his county election
board before his vote is counted.

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Two lawsuits filed against ES&S


A number of landmark, breaking e-voting related
stories — most notably two different lawsuits
now filed against ES&S in California, and a BRAD
BLOG exclusive on Diebold’s Florida “problem”
now revealing itself in Connecticut as well —
lead off a busy news day today, following on the
heels of yesterday’s Sibel Edmonds exclusive with legendary 70’s
whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg declaring her story
to be “more explosive than the Pentagon Papers.”

More on that, as well, below, along with a number
of additional headlines from Guest Blogger Jon
Ponder whose been feeding the beast as we
continue to be on the road for another several
weeks… — Brad

San Francisco Files Lawsuit Against ES&S for
Fraud, False Claims, Breach of Contract
Damages and Penalties to ‘World’s Largest’ Voting
Systems Provider ‘Could Reach into Millions of
New Case Follows Yesterday’s $15 Million Suit Against ES&S by CA SoS Bowen…

“San Francisco’s experience with ES&S raises
extremely troubling questions, not simply about
the integrity of this company’s technology, but
about the integrity of this company itself,” San
Francisco’s City Attorney Dennis Herrera said
today in announcing his new lawsuit against
Elections Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S)…


Voting Machine Company Allegedly Violated Law by
Deploying Uncertified Touch-Screen Machines in
Several CA Counties and Lying About It in Public

“ES&S ignored the law over and over and over
again, and it got caught,” said Bowen in a press
release just issued this evening. “California law
is very clear on this issue. I am not going to
stand on the sidelines and watch a voting system
vendor come into this state, ignore the laws, and
make millions of dollars from California’s
taxpayers in the process.”…



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Why the dogs?

Police with Dogs: Vaccinating Kids in Maryland
by Barbara Loe Fisher

“In Germany, they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.” – Martin Niemueller

I watched them bundled up against the cold winter air on Saturday, November 17, 2007, with their children and the letter from the State of Maryland threatening them with imprisonment or fines of $50 a day for failing to show proof their children had gotten a chickenpox or hepatitis B shot. Confused, angry or scared but mostly resigned, they were working mothers and fathers trudging toward the courthouse to face the Judge ordering them to get vaccinated or go to jail. Patrolling the scene was a SWAT team of policemen with dogs.

There were a few vaccine safety and informed consent advocates who showed up to witness what happened at the Prince George’s County Courthouse, among them Washington D.C. Attorney Jim Moody and autism activist Kelli Ann Davis, of SAFEMINDS and Charles Frohman, representing the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) as well as several Moms with children who developed autism after vaccination.

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