Why won't the media cover the GAO report?

Media Ignore Mounting Evidence of Widespread Vote Fraud and Election Manipulation
Wednesday, November 16, 2005

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green Party leaders urged the mainstream media to cover evidence, including a report from the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), which found that electronic voting machines can be manipulated without detection, along with other evidence of election fraud and obstruction.

“Why won’t the media cover the GAO report?”, asked Gwen Wages, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States. “Just as major newspapers and broadcast media ignored indications that intelligence of Iraqi WMDs and collusion between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda had been cooked before the U.S. invaded Iraq, they’re now ignoring the destruction of American democracy.”

After Election Day, 2004, Green presidential candidate David Cobb led efforts to investigate widespread reports of vote obstruction and manipulation by Republican and Democratic officials in Ohio and New Mexico, especially targeted at African American and young voters. Unlike 2000, the major U.S. media dismissed evidence compiled in 2004 by the Cobb campaign and revealed during hearings led by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) that Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell and other Republican election officials used various means to fix the election’s outcome.

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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.

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Fwd: RE: 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.

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Fwd: What's happening TODAY in Lucas County—a Democratic stronghold

Article published Tuesday, November 8, 2005
Lucas County voting begins Election Day with problems at the polls

* The Blade Voters Guide *

Voting so far on new touch-screen machines has not been quite as seamless as local board of elections officials had hoped.

Lucas County Board of Elections director Jill Kelly said some voters left the precincts this morning without voting because the machines were not up and running. She urged people who had problems to return and cast their ballots.

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Alito's the one

Bush Picks Alito for Supreme Court
By RON FOURNIER, AP Political Writer

President Bush, stung by the rejection of his first choice, will nominate conservative judge Samuel Alito to replace moderate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in a bid to reshape the Supreme Court and mollify his political base, officials said Monday.

The choice was likely to spark a political brawl. Unlike the nomination of Harriet Miers, which was derailed by Bush’s conservative allies, Alito faces opposition from liberal Democrats.

Bush planned to announce the nomination at 8 a.m. EST. Wasting no time, the White House arranged for Alito to go to the Capitol after the announcement.

The schedule called for Senate Majority Leader Bill First to greet him and accompany the nominee to the Capitol Rotunda to go to the coffin of the late civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.

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Support our troops, who DON'T support this president!

The Myth of The Pro-War, Pro-Bush Military Shattered in New Poll

TIM WHITMIRE News Observer (North Carolina) October 29, 2005

The shocking results from a new poll show that support among the military for President George W. Bush and his catastrophic failure in Iraq is nearly the same as the civilian population. According to the Associated Press, pollster Hunter Bacot said, “We see that those most involved in the Iraq situation, the military, are not so different from the general public after all and share the same concerns about Iraq. Conventional wisdom might suggest that the military would be more supportive of Bush in Iraq, but that simply isn’t the case if you look at the numbers.” Let’s see if the press covers this huge development.

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Bush's Senate lets poor people freeze

Bid for More Home Heating Aid Fails in Senate
Associated Press
Thursday, October 27, 2005; A02

The Senate decided yesterday the money was not there for a substantial spending boost for the federal home heating program, deflecting arguments that soaring energy prices could force the poor to choose between heat and food this winter.

Senators voted 54 to 43 in favor of a proposal to boost the fiscal 2006 budget for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program from $2.2 billion to $5.1 billion. A 60-vote majority was needed to approve new spending not coupled with equivalent spending cuts.

Northern senators who pushed for increased spending for the program, led by Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), argued that low-income families would be particularly hurt by the surge in fuel costs.

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GAO report confirms Bush/Cheney vote theft in '04

Election 2004
Powerful Government Accounting Office report confirms key 2004 stolen election findings
by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman
October 26, 2005

As a legal noose appears to be tightening around the Bush/Cheney/Rove inner circle, a shocking government report shows the floor under the legitimacy of their alleged election to the White House is crumbling.

The latest critical confirmation of key indicators that the election of 2004 was stolen comes in an extremely powerful, penetrating report from the General Accounting Office that has gotten virtually no mainstream media coverage.

The government’s lead investigative agency is known for its general incorruptibility and its through, in-depth analyses. Its concurrence with assertions widely dismissed as “conspiracy theories” adds crucial new weight to the case that Team Bush has no legitimate business being in the White House.

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Noe indicted in Bush/Cheney '04 money-laundering scheme!

Oh, My Ohio: Noe Indicted in Bush/Cheney ’04 Money-Laundering Scheme!
Dirty, Dirty, Little Ohio Begins to Come Apart at the Seams…
Along with the rest of the disgraced Republican Party…

Just in from the Toledo-Blade. One of the top GOP moneymen for Bush/Cheney in Ohio, and for Republicans nationwide, joins the ignominious ranks in the ever-swelling Republican “Culture of Corruption”.

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