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DNC Releases results of Ohio Pres. Election Investigation
Democratic National Committee ^ | 06/22/2005 | DNC

Posted on 06/22/2005 9:04:20 AM PDT by jhouston

After the 2004 election, there were widespread reports of serious voting problems in Ohio. The Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute made a commitment to investigate these reports and ascertain exactly what happened on November 2 in Ohio.

An exhaustive five-month investigation by the VRI's research and investigative team identified grave problems in the administration of Ohio's voting system. More than 1 in 4 voters in Ohio faced problems at the polls, including illegal requests for identification, long lines, poorly trained election officials, and more. There were also dramatic disparities in voting conditions among different races; African Americans waited nearly three times as long on average as whites to vote.

Most important, the VRI's comprehensive investigation resulted in concrete recommendations that will help protect every American's right to vote and to have that vote counted. These recommendations cover voting equipment, training for poll workers, uniform standards, and much more.

Get the facts about exactly what happened in Ohio in 2004, and learn how Democrats are fighting to protect our rights.

(Excerpt) Read more at democrats.org ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: demfraud; ohioelectiondnc; stolenelection; whiners
Driving the DUmmies nuts because they found no fraud. Interesting in that the 8 hour long lines are now down to 3 hours.
1 posted on 06/22/2005 9:04:21 AM PDT by jhouston
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To: jhouston

Sore loser ping!


2 posted on 06/22/2005 9:05:56 AM PDT by Jenya (Terrorism. Bush gets it.)
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To: jhouston

"I just need $10 to prove election fraud."


3 posted on 06/22/2005 9:06:40 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (I think I'll have the Orange Glazed Chicken Entree today - Here at CLUB GITMO!)
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To: jhouston

I bet the MSM gives this fantasy WAY too much coverage - as usual.


4 posted on 06/22/2005 9:08:04 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: jhouston


HAHAHAHHAHA! The irony, upon, ironies...is as I understand it...these were largely democrat controlled voting districts.

What a bunch of nutjobs!

Meanwhile in Washington...Democrats make fabricate several hundred votes to put in their parties candidate for governor.


5 posted on 06/22/2005 9:08:10 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent green is people!")
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To: jhouston

I'll bet that their recommendations didn't have anything like making sure that the people were actually citizens or who they said they were or legally able to vote. I'll also bet that it had no recommendation that the voter rolls be purged of all deceased voters.


6 posted on 06/22/2005 9:08:11 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: jhouston
These guys are thorough!!! I wonder what they found in Washington?

What? Well surely they went to Washington! Didn't they? Didn't they?

7 posted on 06/22/2005 9:08:21 AM PDT by AmishDude (Once you go black hat, you never go back.)
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To: jhouston

Expect anything from the radical left. Especially between now and 2008.


8 posted on 06/22/2005 9:08:22 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: jhouston
"African Americans waited nearly three times as long on average as whites to vote."

Remarks like this are idiotic.
Could it be that A-A's wait longer because they live in cities and/or precincts that are terribly mis-managed?

If so, is it because of racism? Or because of entitlement programs that put incompetents in responsible positions?

9 posted on 06/22/2005 9:08:30 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: jhouston
Five months to "find" what they were claiming the day after the election.

Who`d have thunk.

10 posted on 06/22/2005 9:08:43 AM PDT by carlr (The dems slogan "even though we support our nations enemies,don`t question our patriotism")
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To: jhouston

In other words...they couldn't really find anything wrong so they put together a partisan, feel good, mushy, PC worded report to delude themselves into thinking highly of the nothing that they acomplished.


11 posted on 06/22/2005 9:08:44 AM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: jhouston

In other words...they couldn't really find anything wrong so they put together a partisan, feel good, mushy, PC worded report to delude themselves into thinking highly of the nothing that they accomplished.


12 posted on 06/22/2005 9:08:51 AM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: jhouston

Why haven't the Republicans issued, to wide press coverage, a precis of all the fraud, intimidation, and rule breaking that occurred on the Dem. side during the last election?

MoveOn and the rest will continue to cheat, lie, and steal elections until they are publically called to task.


13 posted on 06/22/2005 9:09:42 AM PDT by wvobiwan (Liberal Slogan: "News maganizes don't kill people, Muslims do." - Ann Coulter)
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To: jhouston

Too bad that black Democrats are too illiterate and disorganized to run a decent election in the ghetto precincts. Do they want white Republicans to come run those boxes for them? I think not...


14 posted on 06/22/2005 9:10:09 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Kerretarded

This is just stupid. I live in Ohio. No long lines in my area and IT WAS RAINING! I actually heard from two people as I was doing some post-voting shopping that they left their lines because it was raining.

It took me exactly 20 minutes to vote.


15 posted on 06/22/2005 9:10:16 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (I think I'll have the Orange Glazed Chicken Entree today - Here at CLUB GITMO!)
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To: jhouston

On election night, I logged on to www.screwtherats.com, (super secret Rove website) and switched all the Larouche votes to Bush.....


16 posted on 06/22/2005 9:10:31 AM PDT by Pondman88
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To: jhouston

Of course, they fail to tell the reader most of these "occurences" happened in counties were election boards are totally controlled by DEMOCRATS.

Funny how they blame Republicans for a lack of competence among Democrat officials.


17 posted on 06/22/2005 9:10:46 AM PDT by Guillermo (The last competent French General lies in Napoleon's Tomb.)
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To: jhouston

Is Keith Olbermann still on? If he is, I'll bet he goes balls-to-the-wall on this. At least I hope so.


18 posted on 06/22/2005 9:11:19 AM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: jhouston

Many of the recommendations from the download are aimed at disallowing voter identification such as photo ID, etc. Imagine that!! The rats don't want to have people identify themselves.


19 posted on 06/22/2005 9:11:47 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Jeff Head

Car bombs, hellish hot weather, beheadings, torture, and threats of retaliation from jihadis didn't seem to faze the Iraqi voters.

Compare that to what these demorat babies are whining about.


20 posted on 06/22/2005 9:11:47 AM PDT by boofus
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To: wvobiwan

Mehlman must have heard you.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1428183/posts


21 posted on 06/22/2005 9:15:23 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (I think I'll have the Orange Glazed Chicken Entree today - Here at CLUB GITMO!)
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To: jhouston
Did they analyze the problem sites by which party was in control of the election machinery? In Florida the real problems were in voting districts that were totally dominated by the Democrats running the system. In Washington there was the same problem. The Democrats kept counting until they won. My guess is that the problem areas in this report were in areas where the Democrats dominated the election commissions which were responsible for the proper running of the polls in those areas.
22 posted on 06/22/2005 9:15:26 AM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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To: rhombus
The DSM needs all their attention right now. And when that dies down, it's back to the Gitmo atrocities.

Right after the Dems lose more seats in 2006 and Iraq elects its first President... impeachment will drown out ALL other news coverage.

23 posted on 06/22/2005 9:16:55 AM PDT by johnny7 (How often does a '47 Rodham require servicing?)
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To: boofus
Exactly...thats because the voting Iraqis now know what freedom and liberty are really all about and the cost it requires to attain and then maintain them.

Many of these people don;t want that type of liberty in the US...they just want power and control and themselves would become horrific tyrants f they thought for a moment they could get away with it.

24 posted on 06/22/2005 9:17:11 AM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Jeff Head

LINK to the Republican responce.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1428183/posts


25 posted on 06/22/2005 9:20:43 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: jhouston

we need a post of that picture -- "Oh no, not this ____ again."


26 posted on 06/22/2005 9:24:49 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: jhouston
"The Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute made a commitment to investigate these reports and ascertain exactly what happened on November 2 in Ohio."

Ascertain exacrly what happend???? Ya lost, ya frikkin' buncha whining weenies!!

Oh, and I noticed that they didn't mention how many dead Democrats voted...

;o)
27 posted on 06/22/2005 9:27:08 AM PDT by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: jhouston
Here are my favorite parts (from the list of DNC recommendations):

States should not adopt requirements that voters should show identification at the polls, beyond those already required by Federal law (requiring that identification be shown only by first time voters who did not show identification when registering.

State Attorneys general and local authorities should vigorously enforce, to the full extent permissible by state law, a voter's right to vote without showing identification.
28 posted on 06/22/2005 9:29:33 AM PDT by atomicweeder
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To: jhouston

from the executive summary:
http://a9.g.akamai.net/7/9/8082/v001/www.democrats.org/pdfs/ohvrireport/section02.pdf

"The purpose of this investigation was not to challenge or question the results of the election in any way."


29 posted on 06/22/2005 9:31:20 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: jhouston

I had to wait in line a really long time, in the rain, and I had to show ID. Everyone in line with me was white, and so were all the poll workers. I don't live in one of the "battleground" states, so I guess it doesn't matter.


30 posted on 06/22/2005 9:31:22 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: jhouston
Have yet to hear from Dems to investigate Washington State's elections with two recounts where additional votes have been recovered.
There's a Governor sitting up there getting seated after losing the election and a recount.
A second recount with discoveries of more uncounted votes catapulted her into the State House.
31 posted on 06/22/2005 9:31:46 AM PDT by hermgem
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To: Jeff Head

So, When does this "Crack Team" start investigating in Washington? </Sarc>


32 posted on 06/22/2005 9:33:15 AM PDT by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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To: finnman69
"The purpose of this investigation was not to challenge or question the results of the election in any way."

"...just to try and undermine public confidence in our elections and the winner of the 2004 presidential election, since we can't figure out a way to win elections fair and square ourselves..."

33 posted on 06/22/2005 9:35:32 AM PDT by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
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To: DelphiUser
So, When does this "Crack Team" start investigating in Washington?

As soon as the put down the crack pipe that was driving force behind this "investigation."

34 posted on 06/22/2005 9:36:14 AM PDT by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
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To: jhouston
...illegal requests for identification...

Illegal requests? If the law prohibits that, then the law is an ass.

Sometimes all I can say is wow. But at other times--like now--the only thing I can say is "that's f***ing insane."

35 posted on 06/22/2005 9:38:30 AM PDT by Petronski (Be alert! The world needs more lerts.)
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To: jhouston
No fraud. Just long voting lines. And after what we saw in Iraq in January, long voting lines are problematic, how exactly? Perhaps the Democrats and their DU Dummy amen chorus can explain for us how that changes the 2004 election results.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
36 posted on 06/22/2005 9:42:00 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: jhouston
DUmmies are not happy about this:

While there is no reliable evidence of actual fraud in the use of these machines in Ohio in 2004, our expert advises that DRE (touchscreen) machines are not sufficiently safeguarded against fraud and are less usable for the broad population of voters than earlier simpler technologies; and that existing standards and practices for certification are insufficient to ensure the security requirements of DRE (touchscreen)

I. The statistical study of precinct-level data does not suggest the occurrence of widespread fraud that systematically misallocated votes from Kerry to Bush.

• The tendency to vote for Kerry in 2004 was the same as the tendency to vote for the Democratic candidate for governor in 2002 (Hagan). That the pattern of voting for Kerry is so similar to the pattern of voting for the Democratic candidate for governor in 2002 is, in the opinion of the team’s political science experts, strong evidence against the claim that widespread fraud systematically misallocated votes from Kerry to Bush.

• Kerry’s support across precincts also increased with the support for Eric Fingerhut, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, and decreased with the support for Issue 1 (ballot initiative opposing same-sex marriage) and increased with the proportion of African American votes. Again this is the pattern that would be expected and is not consistent with claims of widespread fraud that misallocated votes from Kerry to Bush.

37 posted on 06/22/2005 9:42:32 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Homer1

Tried can't seem to post the picture..I guess it has to be in some sort of specific format.


38 posted on 06/22/2005 9:45:25 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent green is people!")
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To: jhouston

It took 8 hours counting the bus trip from New York to Philadelphia to Ohio. Voting at every stop! What a long day!


39 posted on 06/22/2005 10:17:53 AM PDT by herb22
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To: jhouston

It was a ruse to damage Blackwell .. it didn't work.


40 posted on 06/22/2005 10:18:31 AM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: jhouston
It seems that most of there evidence is based on studying 2 counties.

Franklin
and
Cuyahoga County (Cleveland and surrounding
areas)

I bet those 2 counties have democratic vote tendencies.
41 posted on 06/22/2005 10:36:05 AM PDT by PureTrouble
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To: PureTrouble

You are correct!

Both counties went for Kerry.

Cleveland is a VERY blue area.


42 posted on 06/22/2005 10:51:47 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (I think I'll have the Orange Glazed Chicken Entree today - Here at CLUB GITMO!)
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To: jhouston

43 posted on 06/22/2005 10:53:41 AM PDT by petercooper (Put Mark Levin on the Supreme Court.)
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To: Jeff Head
In other words...they couldn't really find anything wrong so they put together a partisan, feel good, mushy, PC worded report to delude themselves into thinking highly of the nothing that they acomplished.

Actually, they just photocopied and issued Mary Frances Berry's report on the 2000 Florida election.

She didn't find anything either, but that never stopped her from screaming that she did.

44 posted on 06/22/2005 10:57:01 AM PDT by Howlin
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