Truthfully, I don't know if this is real or not, and am not sure what to make of it. I just now found it on an ABC.com message board, and thought I would publish it with this disclaimer.
"This morning Representative Conyers, Representative Maxine Waters, California, and 4-5 members of the House gathered at Ohio City Hall Council chamber to hear testimony on the 2004 election. (If the Television cameras and reporters don't throw away the footage.. we're finally going to get the coverage this deserves.)
Speaker after speaker documented intentional disenfranchisement throughout the state in heavilyDemocratic districts. With approximately five million voters in Ohio, 20% were disenfranchised in Ohio, overwhelmingly likely Kerry voters. Then came compelling stories about the illegal lockdown of precincts and election records after the election and machine tampering caught red-handed and on videotape. Statisticians testified about exit polls that were way off in all the battleground states...all in Bush's favor. All these miscalculations, machine errors, disenfranchisements added up to more votes for Bush.
And Clint Curtis, a computer programmer who signed an affidavit (under penalty of perjury) that he was hired by a Republican official in Florida to develop software for computerized voting machines that could fix an election without detection. His testimony electrified the room.
Conyers and the other representatives thanked the speakers as it was recognized they were here at great personal and political risk to themselves, challenging a malignancy in our democratic system. Everyone was aware that there was a solemnity to the proceedings, and that "We are all in this together."
The recount which has begun in eight counties already reports election officials refusing to cooperate legal requests to view individual ballots and voting records, along with other violations. The rules are clear...and being violated.
The Republican machine believes they will win by running out the clock. ... delay the process with planned obstacle course of challenges and appeals, so the recount will continue into January and past inauguration day. HOWEVER, there is a solid core of determined congressional representatives, legal experts, witnesses and victims. Evidence is mounting. Public awareness is growing. Media attention is increasing. This is not going away.
WE NEED AT LEAST ONE US Senator to join the members of the House in objecting to the acceptance of the Electoral College vote by the joint session of Congress that will convene on January 6.
One Senator and one House member to object and interrupt the process in order to force the joint session to disband and hold a debate in each House on the legitimacy of the election.
The Ohio delegation should not be given authority to vote while there is still a recount to determine who the legitimate electors are. Since, Ohio's electoral votes are enough to determine the winner of the Presidential election, the final results must wait until the completion of the recount.
Senators to contact : Kerry (obviously), Kennedy, Boxer, Feinstein, Leahy, Chafee, Snowe, Collins, Jeffords, Shumer, Clinton, Bayh, Byrd, Carper, Dodd, Obama, Feingold, Harkin, Inouye, Levin, Lincoln, Mikulski, Murray, Rockefeller, Sarbanes, Wyden.
Please let Senator Reid, 202-224-3542, 775-882-7343 or reid.senate.gov/email_form.cfm and Gibbons 202-225-6155, 775-686-5760 or http://wwwc.house.gov/gibbons/contact_feedback.asp knowthat we want them to stand up for Democracy and Contest The Vote!Please sign now, and pass this on. http://www.contestthevote.org/ "
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