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Most people were shocked and disappointed to hear Kerry concede so quickly on the morning of November 3rd, especially in the wake of exit polls which indicated that Kerry would actually win the election. Activists had tried to protect the vote and monitor the elections in key swing states. There were soon numerous accounts from them indicating that massive actions had been taken to prevent voters from voting, to discard votes, extraordinary vote counts coming from suspect machines which gave Bush more votes than were physically, legally possible in multiple places.
The election was not lost, but stolen, and Kerry's concession was seen as a betrayal of the voter's will and the voter's rights to have their votes counted.
The mainstream Press utterly failed to report the systemic violations and irregularites that occurred. The network presidents of ABC, CBS and NBC cooly applauded their devotion to truth and denied anything beyond a few small glitches in their election coverage.
The outrage, demands for investigation of irregularities and recounts, were also ignored by the mainstream press with one notable exception- MSNBC's Keith Olbermann.
I received about 500 emails about the stolen election, plus a phone call from a woman who became "radicalized" by the event and was ready to go out in the streets, pass out flyers, whatever it takes to wake up the American people and rein in the criminals who stole the election- not once, but twice!
My hope is that the people of this country will begin to realize that something is seriously wrong with our media, and the government, and that it really is up to the citizen's of this country to hold officials accountable, and responsible for their actions- particularly the blatantly criminal ones.
Our way of reaching people, despite media censorship, was through art, flyers, film, books, comedy, public forums. To help the growing movement challenging the Stolen Election of 2004, we just created a special version of our popular Deception Dollar, an Election Deception Dollar, to draw people's attention to the websites which challenge the official 2004 Election story, and are mobilizing people to exercise control over a rogue government.
The new bills went to press on Friday, December 10, 2004. I cut a few by hand to pass out at the rally in San Francisco on Saturday and at Code Pink's Mad Voter's Pink Tea Party on Saturday night, and at the march and rally that took place in Sacramento, December 13th. We printed 560,000 Election Deception Dollars (with no financial assistance from any of the groups working on this issue). I shipped as many as I could before leaving for Canada for a family trip, and returned to help out at rallies and events. Despite having spent about $5000 to get these bills printed and getting very little back (monetarily), we have managed to distribute over 500,000 of them and the stock in my garage is running out. I am thinking of updating them and would appreciate any suggestions, especially from groups/activists working on this issue.
If you would like to help with distribution of our Election Deception Dollar, please contact email@example.com or phone 650-857-0927. (Carol Brouillet) You may also order them through www.deceptiondollar.com.
Billionaires for Bush
Black Box Voting - Bev Harris
Defenders of Democracy
(Defending Paper Ballots and Fair Elections)
Election Fraud 2004
Greg Palast (He chronicled the stealing of the 2000 election.)
Justice for Bush
League of Pissed Off Voters
National Ballot Integrity Project
No Stolen Elections!
November 2 Truth
Ohio Recount News
Open Voting Consortium
Reign of Error
Solar Bus- Election Justice Center
Stolen Election - Mark Elsis
The Free Press
The Randi Rhodes Show
U.S. Voter Integrity Project
Vote Fraud News
Votergate - (Important 30 Minute Video)
Want To Know
"You Stole My Vote" 51 Capital March
Petition for a Nationwide Revote
Excellent film by Guerrilla News Network tracing the life/elections of Cynthia McKinney (as well as her courage in questioning the official 9-11 story).
Stolen Election 2004
Real Media 56k stream (for dial-up):
Film strip of images from the video:
Votergate - (Important 30 Minute Video)
Electile Dysfunction, by Take Back the Media and People to People TV
Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election
a documentary about the battle for the Presidency in Florida and the Undermining of Democracy in America
Votescam James Collier Speaks on Organized Vote Fraud
Call it Democracy - A documentary film by Matt Kohn
MCNBC Vote Fraud Video, 11/11/2004
Got Democracy? - Vote Rigging 101:
The First National Teach-in, in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Election 2004- Truth For a Change
House Judiciary sub-committee forum on Ohio vote irregularities held in the city council chambers in Columbus, Ohio, on December 13, 2004 from 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM.
Featuring John Conyers, Maxine Waters, Bob Fitrakis, Jesse Jackson, David Cobb, Cliff Arnebeck, Ron Bowman, Ronnie Dugger, Greg Moore, and John Binifaz.
How the Gop Stole America's 2004 Election & Is Rigging 2008
by Bob Fitrakis, Harvey Wasserman
Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election & Why They'll Steal the Next One Too (Unless We Stop Them) by Mark Crispin Miller
Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen?
Exit Polls, Election Fraud, and the Official Count, by
Joel Bleifuss, Steve Freeman
Black Box Voting- Consumer Portection for Elections, by Bev Harris
Vote Scam: The Stealing of America, by James M. Collier and Kenneth F. Collier
True Lies, by Anthony Lappé and Stephen Marshall with additional reporting from Ian Inaba (Guerrilla News Network>
Billionaires for Bush!
Diebold Voting Machine Advertisements (Satire)
Block the Vote Heroes- Playing Cards
Power Point Presentation
Was the 2004 Election Stolen?
Republicans prevented more than 350,000 voters in Ohio from casting ballots or having their votes counted -- enough to have put John Kerry in the White House. BY ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR., published by Rolling Stone Magazine, June 1, 2006
Devastating hack proven, Jim March, December 13, 2005
The End of Democracy in Ohio?, By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman, December 12, 2005
A Conversation With Mark Crispin Miller, by Bob Cesca, December 12, 2005
Powerful Government Accounting Office report confirms key 2004 stolen election findings, by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman, October 26, 2005
Why can't the left face the Stolen Elections of 2004 & 2008?, by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman, October 18, 2005
A Deeper Look: Rebutting Shamos on e-Voting, May 2005, Crane, Keller, Dechert, Cherlin and Mertz
(The best serious argument for transparent, open source, voting machines... otherwise I would get rid of machines entirely and go for precinct paper ballots with open to the public counting procedures which can be verified at the most basic level, with verifiable raw data at the most immediate level- then anyone could help tally and verify the results in all elections.)
The Strange Death of American Democracy: Endgame in Ohio, by Michael Keefer, January 24, 2005
Texas to Florida: White House-linked clandestine operation paid for "vote switching" software, By Wayne Madsen, December 6, 2004
Will the Democrats Now Stand and Fight? by Harvey Wasserman and Bob Fitrakis, December 1, 2004
Copy of original affidavit by Clinton Curtis
Feds to Investigate Voting Irregularities, AP, November 26, 2004
Kerry clutches to hopes of recount victory White House calls on nation to 'come together', by Adam Stone, November 24, 2004,
Media largely ignored Berkeley study on Florida voting irregularities, bt SSM Media Matters, November 22, 2004
'Stinking Evidence' of Possible Election Fraud Found in Florida, by Thom Hartmann, November 18, 2004
Recount New Hampshire, by Russ Baker, November 17, 2004
Ohio hearings show massive GOP vote manipulation, but where the hell are the Democrats & John Kerry?, by Harvey Wasserman, November 17, 2004
Media accused of ignoring election irregularities, by Mark Jurkowitz, November 17, 2004
47 State Exit Poll Analysis Confirms Swing Anomaly, by Jonathan Simon, November 11, 2004
The Unexplained Exit Poll Disparity, by Steven F. Freeman, Phd., University of Pennsylvania, November 10, 2004
Odds of Bush gaining by 4 percent in all exit polling state 1 in 50,000; evoting/paper variance not found to be significant, by John Byrne, November 8, 2004
Evidence of Electoral Fraud in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election A Reader, by Michael Keefer, November 6, 2004
Election 2004: A Fragmented, Underfunded Election System
Continues to Frustrate Thousands of Voters, by Common Cause Press Release, November 4, 2004
Kerry Won..., by Greg Palast, November 4, 2004
Bigger Than Watergate, by C.D. Sludge, July 8, 2003Project Censored)- The Sale of Electoral Politics
Voting Machines Gone Wild!, by Mark Lewellen-Biddle, December 11, 2003
All the President's Votes?, Andrew Gumbel, October 13, 2003
What Went Wrong in Ohio
Status Report of the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff