August 13, 2005, Peter Phillips Election Fraud Continues in the US New Data Shows Widespread Vote Manipulations in 2004
May 29, 2005, Doug Smith and Raheem Salman, Associated Press Election Chief Wants to Ditch Touch-Screen Polls Miami-Dade County's elections chief has strongly recommended that its ATM-style voting devices be ditched for optical scan ones that use paper ballots
May 28, 2005, Free Press Staff Bob Fitrakis on tour with book exposing Ohio election fraud The national launch of the new book by Bob Fitrakis, DID GEORGE W. BUSH STEAL AMERICA’S 2004 ELECTION? ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS, begins on June 15, 2005.
April 14, 2005, Robert C. Koehler The Silent Scream of Numbers The 2004 election was stolen — will someone please tell the media?
April 1, 2005, Stephen Dyer, Akron OH Beacon Journal Analysis Points to Election 'Corruption' Group Says Chance of Exit Polls Being So Wrong in '04 Vote is One-in-959,000
March 10, 2005, Thom Hartmann Teresa Heinz Kerry - Hacking the "Mother Machine"? "Two brothers own 80 percent of the [voting] machines used in the United States," Teresa Heinz Kerry told a group of Seattle guests
February 15, 2005, Steve Freeman and Josh Mitteldorf A Corrupted Election: Despite what you may have heard, the exit polls were right Although President Bush prevailed by 3 million votes in the official, tallied vote count, exit polls had projected a margin of victory of 5 million votes for Kerry.
February 3, 2005, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman Ohio Attorney-General's attack on election protection attorneys draws mountain of documentation on state's stolen election, inc Court filings in Ohio get interesting.
February 1, 2005, Mitchell Rofsky 15 Things You Don’t Know About the Exit Polls and Why Everything the Democrats Are Being Told Is Wrong
January 31, 2005, USCountVotes.org Prominent Statisticians Refute 'Explanation' of 2004 U.S. Exit Poll Discrepancies in New Edison/Mitofsky Report and Urge Invest According to analysis by the group of senior statisticians, the new data just released by the exit-pollsters shows that the possibility that the overall vote count was substantially corrupted must be taken seriously.
January 21, 2005, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr Our Voting System Needs A New Constitutional Foundation Americans and many in this body will find it shocking and hard to believe, but we have these problems because Americans don't have the right to vote in their Constitution!
January 12, 2005, Steven Hill and Rob Richie Success for Instant Runoff Voting in San Francisco IRV encourages coalition-building among candidates. Because winners may need to attract the second or third rankings from the supporters of other candidates, we saw less mudsling and more coalition-building and issue-based campaigning
January 11, 2005, John Nichols, The Nation An Election Reform Movement
January 11, 2005, Danny Schechter, MediaChannel.org Covering Elections There, Miscovering Them Here "The mainstream media slept, scoffed and scorned us. But from Ohio, Florida, New Mexico and elsewhere, there emerged an irrefutable portrait of yet another stolen election."
January 11, 2005, John Nichols, The Nation An Election Reform Movement "I think we've finally got a movement going for election reform in this country," Cobb said.
January 8, 2005, Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman, Free Press Together, We Moved Three Mountains On January 6, we forced an angry Republican-dominated Congress into an unprecedented confrontation with the Truth about Ohio's stolen election, about dubious vote counts nationwide, and ultimately about an electoral process worthy of zero public trust.
January 8, 2005, Mark Weisbrot, Knight Ridder Newspapers Ohio Election Problems Highlight Urgent Need for Reform Why should anyone who cares about democracy just let these things go? Many Americans don't know this, but according to the best information available, George W. Bush lost the vote in Florida and therefore should not have become president the first time.
January 8, 2005, Editorial, Denver Post New Standards for Elections Necessary A few members of Congress challenged Ohio's electoral vote, a rare and mostly symbolic gesture that underscores the need for election reforms.
January 7, 2005, Melissa Harris Lacewell, Newsday It's one tentative step toward fairer elections What does it mean to live in a democracy? The citizens of the Ukraine, Afghanistan and Iraq are asking and answering that question at great cost.
January 7, 2005, Melissa Harris Lacewell, Newsday It's One Tentative Step Toward Fairer Elections As senators such as Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois consider possible presidential bids, they will have to decide if they will be cowed by the Republicans or if they will follow Boxer's courageous example
January 7, 2005, John Nichols, The Nation Keep Objecting The real work begins now. The brief debate over certification of the Ohio results cannot be the end of the process. Democrats and, yes, responsible Republicans need to continue to feel the heat if election reform is to be a reality.
January 6, 2005, Alan Fram Dems To Force Debate on Ohio Results WASHINGTON -- A small group of Democrats agreed Thursday to force House and Senate debates on Election Day problems in Ohio before letting Congress certify President Bush's win over Sen. John Kerry in November.
January 6, 2005, CNN House Democrats to challenge Ohio electoral votes California's Boxer to join in objection in Senate; Kerry won't
January 6, 2005, Steve Freeman, SF Chronicle Keeping Our Democracy Alive: Did Voters Really Count in US Election? In three national elections over the past 13 months, the official count was sharply at odds with an independent national exit poll. As in the former Soviet republics of Georgia and Ukraine, U.S. exit polls projected a clear victory for the challenger.
January 6, 2005, Alan Fram Dems To Force Debate on Ohio Results Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., signed a challenge mounted by House Democrats to Ohio's 20 electoral votes
January 6, 2005, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr Our Voting System Needs A New Constitutional Foundation As we try to spread democracy to Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, it might be wise, first, to look in the mirror; to take a serious look at our own house; and to analyze our own democracy.
January 6, 2005, Steve Freeman, San Francisco Chronicle Keeping Our Democracy Alive As in the former Soviet republics of Georgia and Ukraine, U.S. exit polls projected a clear victory for the challenger. John Kerry was projected to win the national popular vote by a 2 percent to 3 percent margin and was ahead in nearly every closely con
January 6, 2005, John Nichols, The Nation Dems Should Object Today Procedures in Ohio were so flawed they created circumstances where citizens were disenfranchised and, second, that legitimate questions about the problems with the OH election had not been resolved when the state's electoral votes were cast for Bush.
January 6, 2005, Steve Freeman, San Francisco Chronicle Keeping Our Democracy Alive As in the former Soviet republics of Georgia and Ukraine, U.S. exit polls projected a clear victory for the challenger. John Kerry was projected to win the national popular vote by a 2 percent to 3 percent margin
January 5, 2005, Editorial, Capital Times, Madison WI Don't Certify Ohio Results an objection could be just what is needed to get this Congress, and this country, talking about the steps that must be taken to ensure that American elections provide a true representation of the people's will.
January 5, 2005, Bruce F. Cole Final Notice to Senate Democrats only 35% of registered voters had full confidence that their votes would be counted properly. That leaves around 100 million people who had only partial, little, or no confidence in America's election process.
January 4, 2005, John Byrne Ohio Republican Secretary of State brags about delivering Ohio for Bush in gubernatorial fundraising Kenneth Blackwell boasts of helping "deliver" Ohio for President Bush.
January 4, 2005, Julie Carr Smyth End Challenge to Bush's Win, Bush/Cheney Lawyers Urge Ohio High Court Lawyers for the Bush campaign asked Ohio's high court Monday to throw out a legal challenge to the president's re-election, even as protesters accelerated accusations of widespread mistakes and manipulation.
January 4, 2005, Jesse Jackson Senators Should Object to Ohio Vote The grounds for the objections are clear: The irregularities in the Ohio vote and vote count are widespread and blatant. If the Ohio election were held in the Ukraine, it would not have been certified by the international community.
January 4, 2005, Juan Gonzalez, NY Daily News Recount Countdown Congress will close the books on the bitterly fought November presidential election this Thursday, when the House and Senate meet in a joint session to officially ratify George W. Bush's Electoral College victory.
January 4, 2005, John Bonifaz We Must Choose to Fight. Count Every Vote. On December 13, 2004, in the state capitol of Ohio, we witnessed a crime – a crime against democracy, a crime against the right to vote, a crime against our Constitution.
January 4, 2005, Thom Hartmann Dialing In For Democracy - Now Is Critical "If they can have fair elections in Kiev," Taylor told me, "why not in Cleveland?"
January 4, 2005, Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman Ten Preliminary Reasons Why the Bush Vote Does Not Compute, and Why Congress Must Investigate Rather Than Certify the Electoral Ohio’s certified presidential vote (and quite likely those of at least Florida and New Mexico) is simply not credible. George W. Bush’s ‘victory’ appears to have resulted from multiple frauds – a GOP ‘do-everything’ strategy to win the state that swung t
January 3, 2005, Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman, Free Press Ten Preliminary Reasons Why the Bush Vote Does Not Compute, and Why Congress Must Investigate Rather Than Certify the Electoral Ohio’s certified presidential vote (and quite likely those of at least Florida and New Mexico) is simply not credible. George W. Bush’s ‘victory’ appears to have resulted from multiple frauds – a GOP ‘do-everything’ strategy to win the state that swung t
January 3, 2005, Thom Hartmann Dialing In For Democracy - Now Is Critical "If they can have fair elections in Kiev," Taylor told me, "why not in Cleveland?"
December 30, 2004, William Rivers Pitt Conyers to Object to Ohio Electors, Requests Senate Allies Conyers commits to contest Ohio results on 1/6; Seeks at least one courageous Senator
December 29, 2004, Mark Halvorson and Kirk Lund, Minneapolis Star Tribune We May Never Know What Happened in the Ohio Vote A number of Ohio counties have refused to perform full recounts when sample precinct hand recounts and machine recounts didn't match.
December 28, 2004, Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman, Columbus Free Press Ohio GOP Election Officials Ducking Subpoenas as Kerry Enters Stolen Vote Fray Ohio Republican Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell refused to appear at a deposition on Monday, December 27.
December 28, 2004, Ron P. Baiman, Ph.D., Institute of Government and Public Affairs The 2004 Presidential Election: Who Won The Popular Vote? An Examination of the Comparative Validity of Exit Poll and Vote Count Data
December 27, 2004, William Rivers Pitt Kerry Files Motion to Protect Ohio Vote Evidence
December 27, 2004, Andrew Welsh-Huggins Ohio Official Refuses Interview Over Vote COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell has requested a protective order to prevent him from being interviewed as part of an unusual court challenge of the presidential vote.
December 26, 2004, Reuters Exit Polls: Liberal Yushchenko Wins Ukraine Election Exit polls in the re-run of Ukraine's presidential election Sunday said liberal challenger Viktor Yushchenko had beaten Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich by a wide margin.
December 23, 2004, John Byrne, RAW STORY Editor New video suggests voting firm Triad sought to thwart recount of paper ballots Ohio county boards of elections and Triad agreed to thwart an objective tally of ballots for re-counts. Procedures designed to re-report original count and/or make the re-count match the original count instead of objectively recounting from scratch.
December 23, 2004, Rebecca Cook, Associated Press Final Washington state recount results: Gregoire by 130 After recounts, Washington's Democratic candidate for Governor is declared winner. Republicans say it's not over.
December 22, 2004, Seth Sutel, AP Business Writer Michigan Congressman Seeks Exit Poll Data The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee has asked The Associated Press and five broadcast networks to turn over raw exit poll data collected on Election Day. . .
December 22, 2004, Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman, The Free Press Ohio Electoral Fight Becomes 'Biggest Deal Since Selma' as GOP Stonewalls Ohio elections officials subpoenaed; Blackwell refuses to testify under oath; claims lawsuits are harassement.
December 22, 2004, Associated Press Leading Democrat Asking for Exit Poll Data Rep. Conyers asks Mitofsky International and Edison Media Research to share exit poll data
December 22, 2004, Gary Beckwith TV Networks Officially Refuse to Release Exit Poll Raw Data; Mainstream media finally displays true colors Now we know why we don't see stories about election irregularities on the evening news. Their refusal to release the exit polls shows us categorically that there is a concerted effort to prevent the information from getting out.
December 21, 2004, Tim Grieve, Salon.com Investigating Ohio Rep. John Conyers isn't ready to declare the election stolen, but he'll continue to dig into the droves of complaints - and fight to fix the broken U.S. election system.
December 20, 2004, David Laber Congressman Calls for Investigation of Election in Hocking County Follow up on Sharole Eaton's affidavit, Conyers requests FBI to investigate
December 20, 2004, Anna Badkhen U.S. Poured Millions into Ukraine, But State Dept. Denies Trying to Influence Vote U.S. Taxpayers provided $57.8 million to Ukraine democracy activists
December 18, 2004, Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman Ohio vote count battles escalate amidst new evidence of potential criminal activity The 2004 election is by no means over
December 18, 2004, Joseph Lopisi Electors across US break traditional pro forma ritual to use electoral college to protest election Electoral College members cast provisional ballots and demand investigation of 2004 vote.
December 17, 2004, Clint Boulton Diebold to Settle with California A California court has approved a $2.6 million settlement between Diebold and the State of California and Alameda County. Courtesy BlackBoxVoting.org
December 16, 2004, Lawsuit in Ohio against Triad systems (maker of 41 Ohio states' tabulating machines) The lawyers for Green presidential candidate David Cobb and Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik, along with Kerry-Edwards 2004 have added election tampering to a civil suit filed against the state of Ohio
December 16, 2004, Andrew Welsh-Huggins Ohio Justice Throws Out Election Challenge COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Supreme Court's chief justice on Thursday threw out a challenge to the state's presidential election results.
December 16, 2004, Alex Babcock Feeney implicated in vote fraud Congressman sought to alter totals, testimony in Ohio case says (Feeney's hometown paper gives some ink to this story)
December 15, 2004, William Rivers Pitt Proof of Ohio Election Fraud Exposed Triad Systems representatives apparently up to no good with Ohio punch card tabulators.
December 15, 2004, Michael Powell and Peter Slevin Several Factors Contributed to 'Lost' Voters in Ohio Tanya Thivener's is a tale of two voting precincts in Franklin County. In her city neighborhood, which is vastly Democratic and majority black, the 38-year-old mortgage broker found a line snaking out of the precinct door.
December 15, 2004, Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman American Democracy Hangs by a Thread in Ohio As the whole world watches, American democracy may be hanging by a thread in Ohio.
December 15, 2004, Keith Olbermann Conyers "prepared" to contest Ohio Electoral Vote Prepared to do so on January 6th; No senator(s) approached yet.
December 13, 2004, Dan De Carbonel Protesters want recount in Ohio 200 Oregonians gather at Capitol, express election woes
December 13, 2004, Kim Zetter More Questions for Florida Wired Magazine's article about Clinton Curtis
December 13, 2004, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) Opening Statements of Rep. Conyers at 12/13 hearing in Columbus, Ohio What is the Republican power structure in this state trying to hide?
December 13, 2004, Richard Hayes Phillips Ohio Recount Affidavit A University of Oregon PhD offers his statistical analysis of the Ohio vote and indications of vote rigging
December 13, 2004, Fintan Dunne House Judiciary Ohio Forum Hears of Recount Fraud Plans Features audio from the Dec 13 hearings in Columbus Ohio with Rep. Conyers
December 13, 2004, John Byrne, RAW STORY Editor Witness says voting company tampered with machines after vote and tried to plant false information into Ohio recount David Cobb, the unsuccessful Green Party presidential candidate, aired startling allegations at the Democratic House Judiciary Committee’s Columbus hearings Monday. . .
December 13, 2004, Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman, The Free Press Startling New Revelations Highlight Rare Congressional Hearings on Ohio Vote Startling new revelations about Ohio's presidential vote have been uncovered as Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee join Rev. Jesse Jackson in Columbus
December 11, 2004, Geoff Bush Campaign Co-Chair Orders Ohio Election Records Locked Down to Stop Public Scrutiny Ohio Election Investigation Thwarted by Surprise Blackwell Order
December 11, 2004, Geov Parrish, Working for Change Winning in the Streets: What We Can Learn from Massive Demonstrations in the Ukraine In the Ukraine, they respond to rigged elections well.
December 11, 2004, Editor, Eugene Register Guard Election reform needed: U.S. system would fail certification elsewhere A Register-Guard Editorial
December 11, 2004, Lynn Landes, ecotalk.org Voting Rights Groups 'Block' Talk of Machine-Free Elections
December 10, 2004, Erin Miller Board awaits state followup Joe McGinnis, a former employee of ES&S was on the main computer in Auglaize County over the weekend of 10/16. The main computer is used to create the ballot and compile election results. His access goes against policy.
December 10, 2004, Daniel J. Hofheimer The Official Kerry-Edwards Position on How to Handle the Ohio Recount, Sent to the Individual Boards of Election in the State Kerry appoints attorney for Ohio recount. and sends request letters to Directors and Deputy directors of all 88 Ohio counties
December 8, 2004, William Rivers Pitt From Selma to Ohio: A Report from the Conyers Hearing Representatives Jackson, Nadler, Scott, Watt, Neas spoke in the Rayburn House Office Building.
December 8, 2004, John Conyer (D Mich) et. al. VIDEO: Conyers Hearing C-SPAN coverage, realplayer
December 7, 2004, Author Name Background on Bob Urosevich, creator of the software architecture used in US voting machines from Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia
December 6, 2004, Wayne Madsen Texas to Florida: White House-linked clandestine operation paid for "vote switching" software This is highly controversial, but appears deserving of further investigation.
December 5, 2004, A record of the OVERVOTES in the Cuyahoga county (Greater Cleveland, Ohio) Many precincts record voter turnout well over 100% far beyond actual registered voters
December 5, 2004, James Drew, Toledo Blade Rally Demands Speedy Ohio Recount Blackwell Urged to Certify Official Votes
December 5, 2004, Alan Waldman, Missoula Independent, MT Does not compute - Watchdogs want to know: Did every vote count? Talk radio and the Internet are abuzz with suggestions that John Kerry was elected president on Nov. 2. . .
December 1, 2004, Julian Borger in Washington for the Guardian, UK Voters to challenge US election George Bush's victory in the US presidential election will be challenged in Ohio's supreme court today, when a group of Democratic voters will allege widespread fraud.
December 1, 2004, Harvey Wasserman & Bob Fitrakis Will the Democrats Now Stand and Fight? In Ohio 2004, it's the People Versus the Party of Hate & Terror and the Party of Duck and Run. . .
November 30, 2004, Rev. Jesse Jackson Something's Fishy in Ohio Ohio is as bad or worse than the Ukraine. Democracy should not be for export only.
November 30, 2004, Juan Gonzalez Ohio Tally Fit for Ukraine It has been a month now and we still don't have a clear count of the votes for our own presidential race from the state of Ohio.
November 29, 2004, Thom Hartmann How To Take Back A Stolen Election Analysis of structures and organizations helping to demand election integrity in the Ukraine and what we can learn from them.
November 26, 2004, Margie Burns Did Bush Lose the Election? As things stand right now, it seems unlikely that Mr. Bush won the election.
November 23, 2004, Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman How a Republican election supervisor manipulated the 2004 central Ohio vote, in black and white
November 22, 2004, Marjorie Cohn Litigating the Election
November 22, 2004, Jeff Cohen Media and the Election
November 22, 2004, Marjorie Cohn Litigating the Election
November 22, 2004, BBC Ukraine Gripped by Poll Turmoil Exit polls earlier suggested that Mr Yushchenko had been on course for victory with a lead of at least six percentage points.
November 19, 2004, Ian Hoffman Study Finds Florida 'Ghost' E-Votes "Something went awry with the voting in Florida."
November 18, 2004, Thom Hartmann 'Stinking Evidence' of Possible Election Fraud Found in Florida
November 18, 2004, Alan Waldman Was it Hacked? Type a brief description here
November 18, 2004, Ritt Goldstein U.S. Election: Democracy in Question
November 17, 2004, Alastair Thompson Complete US Exit Poll Data Confirms Net Suspicions Type a brief description here
November 16, 2004, Alan Gilbert Corrupt Before a Vote was Cast The right to vote is the most important democratic right. It mandates control over government by the people as opposed to tyranny.
November 15, 2004, Colin Shea I Smell A Rat It has that distinctive and all-too-familiar odor of the species Republicanus floridius. We got a nasty bite from this pest four years ago and never quite recovered.
November 14, 2004, Greg Palast, In These Times The Ballots at the Back of the Bus Most voters in Ohio chose Kerry; here’s how the votes vanished.
November 14, 2004, Reginald Fields, Cleveland Plain Dealer Ohio Voters tell of Election Day Troubles at Hearing Tales of waiting more than five hours to vote, voter intimidation, under-trained polling-station workers and too few or broken voting machines. . .
November 14, 2004, Antonia Zerbisias, Toronto Star Web Abuzz With Vote-Rigging Tales My inbox is engorged with some of their emails claiming that the election was hijacked.
November 7, 2004, Bob Fitrakis None dare call it voter suppression and fraud Evidence is mounting that the 2004 presidential election was stolen in Ohio.
November 4, 2004, Greg Palast Kerry Won Most voters in Ohio thought they were voting for Kerry. CNN's exit poll showed Kerry beating Bush among Ohio women by 53 percent to 47 percent. Kerry also defeated Bush among Ohio's male voters 51 percent to 49 percent. Unless a third gender voted in Oh
October 18, 2004, Gary Younge, Guardian/UK Any Means Necessary In the 60s, Police Dogs and Billy Clubs Kept Black Americans from the Polls. Today's Methods are More Refined
April 27, 2004, Lynn Landes - EcoTalk.org Two Voting Companies & Two Brothers Will Count 80% of U.S. Election - Using BOTH Scanners & Touchscreens Voters can run, but they can't hide from these guys. Meet the Urosevich brothers, Bob and Todd.
September 23, 2002, Lynn Landes Election Night Projections - Cover For Vote Rigging Since 1964? Voter News Service (VNS) is a top-secret private consortium owned by ABC News, The Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NBC News.