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Bush Asks Judge to Toss Ohio Election Suit
Associated Press ^ | Monday, January 03, 2005 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS

Posted on 01/03/2005 4:51:43 PM PST by West Coast Conservative

COLUMBUS, Ohio - President Bush's re-election campaign asked the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court on Monday to throw out a challenge of the election in this swing state, saying the case resembles "a poorly drafted script for a late night conspiracy-theory movie."

The court filing was made as the Rev. Jesse Jackson held a rally before hundreds of people in Columbus to support the challenge and urge the U.S. Senate to debate Ohio's results on Thursday when Congress is in joint session for the official tally of the electoral votes.

Thirty-seven Ohio voters who filed the challenge are asking Chief Justice Thomas Moyer to set aside the election results. Some of the voters are suspicious of Bush's victory over Sen. John Kerry, while others say hours-long waits in heavily black neighborhoods caused voters to leave in frustration without casting a ballot.

"In 2000, if Al Gore had just held on and fought to the bitter end, he would have been president," said Mark Lomax, a black Columbus musician challenging the vote. "I kind of have the same feeling now — whether or not you like John Kerry, that's not the issue. It's just that your vote counts."

Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell said there's no reason to prolong the election.

"Jesse Jackson can complain, grandstand, whine, stamp his feet all he wants," said Blackwell spokesman Carlo LoParo. "It's not going to change the results of Ohio's election or how voters cast their ballots on Nov. 2."

The Bush campaign echoed those sentiments in the filing, saying the challenge falls "far short of a legitimate election contest."

It is not known when the chief justice might rule on the challenge.

Bob Fitrakis, one of the lawyers who filed the challenge, said that if Moyer's decision comes after the tally by Congress, it likely wouldn't have any effect on the outcome of the presidential election. But any ruling favorable to the challengers — regardless of when — would bolster their efforts to improve voting law, he said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: bush; election2004; kerry; ohio; soreloserman
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1 posted on 01/03/2005 4:51:51 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative
saying the case resembles "a poorly drafted script for a late night conspiracy-theory movie."

LOL

2 posted on 01/03/2005 4:54:09 PM PST by prairiebreeze (The MSM becomes more marginalized and less significant by the minute.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
"In 2000, if Al Gore had just held on and fought to the bitter end, he would have been president," said Mark Lomax, a black Columbus musician challenging the vote. "I kind of have the same feeling now — whether or not you like John Kerry, that's not the issue. It's just that your vote counts."

Keep dreaming, loser! And if voters left in frustration, whose fault is it that their votes didn't count? How can your vote count when you DIDN'T vote? Duh!!!

3 posted on 01/03/2005 4:54:10 PM PST by Sister_T (Democrats AND The Partisan Press are the REAL enemies to freedom in the world!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
"Jesse Jackson can complain, grandstand, whine, stamp his feet all he wants," said Blackwell spokesman Carlo LoParo. "It's not going to change the results of Ohio's election or how voters cast their ballots on Nov. 2."

I am REALLY liking Kenneth Blackwell! I sure hope he runs for Governor here in Ohio! I'll work on his campaign if he does!!!

4 posted on 01/03/2005 4:55:09 PM PST by Sister_T (Democrats AND The Partisan Press are the REAL enemies to freedom in the world!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

"Kenneth Blackwell!"

Yeah; he gets my support, dammit!


5 posted on 01/03/2005 5:03:15 PM PST by 7.62 x 51mm (• veni • vidi • vino • visa • "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: West Coast Conservative; cyborg; mhking; PJ-Comix; arasina; fortunecookie; dighton; ...
the case resembles "a poorly drafted script for
a late night conspiracy-theory movie."

LOLOL
6 posted on 01/03/2005 5:05:31 PM PST by Petronski (I'm not *always* cranky.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

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and is an illegal US Senator per
US Constitution 14th Amendment Section 3

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7 posted on 01/03/2005 5:06:42 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (US Senate AND Main Stream Right Wing Media READ US Constitution 14th Amendment Section 3)
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To: Sister_T

I thought I would always remember the particulars of election 2000, but wasn't it something like Dec. 19th when all the recounting stopped? I could Google it, but I'm lazy tonite.

My point being, Al Gore fought his Soreloserman little butt off to become president.


8 posted on 01/03/2005 5:07:57 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: Sister_T

I thought I would always remember the particulars of election 2000, but wasn't it something like Dec. 19th when all the recounting stopped? I could Google it, but I'm lazy tonite.

My point being, Al Gore fought his Soreloserman little butt off to become president.


9 posted on 01/03/2005 5:08:12 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: Theresawithanh

Awratz, double posted! So sorry! Not only lazy, but kinda dumb, too! ;p


10 posted on 01/03/2005 5:09:02 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: Sister_T

http://www.kenblackwell.com/index.asp


11 posted on 01/03/2005 5:12:21 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("Irish blood, English heart, is what I'm made of. There's no-one on earth I'm afraid of.")
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To: West Coast Conservative

Of course, the DUmmies are convinced this standard filing means that Bush is "scared"


12 posted on 01/03/2005 5:16:00 PM PST by DaisyCutter
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To: DaisyCutter
I'm "scared", also.

Though, it's probably a result of discovering that there are actually people this stupid roaming the earth.

Leave it to Jesse "Action" Jackson to rope in the suckers.

-good times, G.J.P.(Jr.)

13 posted on 01/03/2005 5:18:57 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("Irish blood, English heart, is what I'm made of. There's no-one on earth I'm afraid of.")
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To: Theresawithanh
Yes, Al Gore fought to the highest court in the land and was defeated there, as well.

Unless the writer is talking about armed rebellion, there was not any other venue in which Gore could lose...

Sheer delusion.
14 posted on 01/03/2005 5:19:13 PM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: DaisyCutter

There's nothing to be scared about; this is simply a desire to make it very clear that this was clean all the way, and the loonies are just - well, loonies.


15 posted on 01/03/2005 5:20:11 PM PST by livius
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To: bill1952
What about a staring contest?
16 posted on 01/03/2005 5:20:59 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("Irish blood, English heart, is what I'm made of. There's no-one on earth I'm afraid of.")
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To: West Coast Conservative

It looks like the pubbies did not pay the extortion money, so the lawsuit went ahead...oh, no, that is only with Jesse's corporate strong-arm tactics...

Can anyone tell me what the name of Reverend Jackson's church is? Does he have one? Why is he never there?
What seminary did he attend?


17 posted on 01/03/2005 5:21:29 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: West Coast Conservative
President Bush's re-election campaign asked the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court on Monday to throw out a challenge of the election in this swing state, saying the case resembles "a poorly drafted script for a late night conspiracy-theory movie

Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell said there's no reason to prolong the election. "Jesse Jackson can complain, grandstand, whine, stamp his feet all he wants," said Blackwell spokesman Carlo LoParo. "It's not going to change the results of Ohio's election or how voters cast their ballots on Nov. 2."

ROFL! It's too bad Hollywood is so Leftist. They could make millions putting this onscreen as the comedy it is.

18 posted on 01/03/2005 5:26:56 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Nation of Islam.


19 posted on 01/03/2005 5:27:33 PM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: Theresawithanh

Something like that. If the stoooopid jackasses would have followed FL election law he might have pulled it off but I doubt it. But since when has ANY dumocrat ever followed rule or law?


20 posted on 01/03/2005 5:27:47 PM PST by crz
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To: LachlanMinnesota

"Can anyone tell me what the name of Reverend Jackson's church is? Does he have one? Why is he never there? What seminary did he attend? "

Jeez you are picky. Can't a con man call himself "Reverend"? We had one call himself "President" for 8 years. What is this world coming to anyway?


21 posted on 01/03/2005 5:28:14 PM PST by RtWngr (Being tolerant of the intolerant is pretty stupid actually.)
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To: bill1952

Agreed...
Where I come from, that's called "talkin' trash"...


22 posted on 01/03/2005 5:28:15 PM PST by yer gonna put yer eye out (Get'in a PhD in my jammies...make voter fraud a FELONY)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I'm not familiar with Ohio law. If the judge determines a lawsuit to be frivolous, does the plaintiff have to pay legal fees for both sides?


23 posted on 01/03/2005 5:29:07 PM PST by Dilbert56
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To: Sister_T

If Blackwell runs I'll contribute to the campaign, and I'm in WA.


24 posted on 01/03/2005 5:29:26 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: West Coast Conservative
The court filing was made as the Rev. Jesse Jackson held a rally before hundreds of people in Columbus...

The numbers seem to be dwindling.

25 posted on 01/03/2005 5:29:48 PM PST by marvlus
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To: Dilbert56

No.


26 posted on 01/03/2005 5:31:00 PM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: RtWngr

Sorry, must pastors I know worked hard to get where they are, and gave up a lot to do it, and they devote their time to their flock!


27 posted on 01/03/2005 5:34:05 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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It be the Church of Lining the Pockets of Me and Mine Forever - halleluia bruthuh!


28 posted on 01/03/2005 5:37:02 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: marvlus

Somebody at the DUmpster who went said the ballroom held I believe 800 people and there were about 50 empty seats. That's way better than the last little gathering Jesse had.


29 posted on 01/03/2005 5:39:29 PM PST by penowa
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To: LachlanMinnesota
Reverend is a term meaning he was ordained by some religious organization.
My brother is one and was ordained by a local group of churches.I don`t know if there is any legal aspects to it and I don`t mean to diminish the title for those that admirably carry on the duties of a shepherd in a local church but it really doesn`t mean a lot in some respects.
I have known one pastor that refused to be ordained because he felt it was an inappropriate term of elevation.Each to their own.
Someone can be ordained and called Reverend and never have a thing to do with church such as Rev.Barry Lynn(I think that is his name)who is prominent for filing suits against any religious activity that is on public ground.
30 posted on 01/03/2005 5:40:47 PM PST by carlr
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To: marvlus
Bunny's Rally Rule:  When a liberal reporter writes about a liberal rally, always divide the reported turnout by 5.  If the rally is conservative; multiply by 4.
31 posted on 01/03/2005 5:44:26 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (“I know a great deal about the Middle East because I’ve been raising Arabian horses" Patrick Swazey)
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To: LachlanMinnesota
Can anyone tell me what the name of Reverend Jackson's church is?..................I guess it's the same one that the Reverend Al Sharpton belongs to!
32 posted on 01/03/2005 5:48:29 PM PST by Bush gal in LA
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To: carlr

Who pays him?


33 posted on 01/03/2005 5:51:05 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: West Coast Conservative

SHUT THE F**K UP, JESSE!!!


There, I feel better;)


34 posted on 01/03/2005 5:52:39 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Litigation proceeds? Extortion/Settlement proceeds?


35 posted on 01/03/2005 5:53:27 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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36 posted on 01/03/2005 5:54:44 PM PST by newzjunkey (Demand Mexico Turnover Fugitive Murderers: http://www.escapingjustice.com)
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"Litigation proceeds?Extortion/Settlement proceeds?"

All of the above plus private donations.
I don`t know if currently true but at one time the DNC funded many of his activities.If that had been Republican the bloodletting over it would be unbelievable.
Someone more knowledgeable on the DNC connection could shed more light on it.

37 posted on 01/03/2005 6:09:48 PM PST by carlr
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To: Theresawithanh
That's OK. It's how I got MY start, and look where I am today!!

Hey, WAIT A MINUTE, now ...

38 posted on 01/03/2005 6:11:26 PM PST by willgolfforfood
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To: West Coast Conservative
O-HI-O

Jesse Jackson and Move-On's comin'
We're finally on our own
This winter I hear the drummin'
Dems dead in O-hi-o.

39 posted on 01/03/2005 6:56:52 PM PST by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (The heart of the wise man inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. - Eccl. 10:2)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

He devotes his time to his flock of $$$$.


40 posted on 01/03/2005 7:24:22 PM PST by RtWngr (Being tolerant of the intolerant is pretty stupid actually.)
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To: DaisyCutter
Of course, the DUmmies are convinced this standard filing means that Bush is "scared"

Well, if it makes them happy to believe that he's scared, who are we to stop them?

Oh, and BTW, Kerry is so BRAVE for refusing to come out in the open by himself in a lawsuit and using the greens and libertarians as cover. Yes siree, reaaaal brave he he he.

41 posted on 01/03/2005 7:25:01 PM PST by gop_gene
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To: Theresawithanh

Dec. 12


42 posted on 01/03/2005 8:41:03 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Always Right

T'anks! I knew it was over a month that Soreloserman kept it going.


43 posted on 01/03/2005 8:44:05 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

"In 2000, if Al Gore had just held on and fought to the bitter end, he would have been president," said Mark Lomax, a black Columbus musician challenging the vote. "I kind of have the same feeling now — whether or not you like John Kerry, that's not the issue. It's just that your vote counts."

Note to Mark: Not true. Many news organizations (Knight-Ridder, USA Today, CNN) investigated this, and in each instance Bush would still have won Florida. My suggestion: get the facts; and continue to question the vote in Ohio. Because it will continue to makes Democrats look dumb and dumber...if possible.


44 posted on 01/03/2005 8:44:51 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - there are countless observable hints that God exists)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Rev. Jesse Jackson held a rally before hundreds of people in Columbus to support the challenge

Can't that ignoramus Jacka$$ do something helpful for this country for once in his worthless existence?!?!? He's a reverend like my toe cheese is reverend!

45 posted on 01/03/2005 8:57:50 PM PST by MarineBrat (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools!)
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To: Sister_T
And if voters left in frustration, whose fault is it that their votes didn't count?

One of my jobs in Cayuhoga County was to make sure that voters in line stayed there at poll closing. The Dems would do the same in any precinct where they found that to be an advantage. The voters that "left in frustration" in Ohio were the same that "were intimidated" by seeing a police car in Florida in 2000. They were objects of lawsuits rather than real people with real complaints.

46 posted on 01/03/2005 9:17:41 PM PST by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

Thank you!!


47 posted on 01/07/2005 8:46:37 AM PST by Sister_T (Democrats AND The Partisan Press are the REAL enemies to freedom in the world!)
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To: Sister_T
You're welcome!

-good times, G.J.P.(Jr.)

48 posted on 01/07/2005 1:44:26 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham (The New York Times: "All the news that's fit to stint.")
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To: Bush gal in LA; cyborg; MeekOneGOP; bad company; radiohead; Neets; Psycho_Bunny; King Prout; ...
JESSE JACKSON'S CHURCH FOR REDEEMED SINNERS:

Operation TUSH P.U.S.H.

-good Thames, G.J.P.(Jr.)

49 posted on 01/07/2005 1:57:43 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham (The New York Times: "All the news that's fit to stint.")
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham
Worldwide Church of Gimme
50 posted on 01/07/2005 2:28:12 PM PST by unspun (unspun.info | Did U work your precinct, churchmembers, etc. for good votes?)
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