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"The people who cast the votes don't decide an election; the people who COUNT the votes do." -- Joseph Stalin

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Another Republican Effort to Steal Election



AGAIN!

OBAMA DEMANDS SPECIAL PROSECUTOR BE APPOINTED

Justice Dept., RNC, Bush, McCain
Conspiracy to Steal the 2008 Presidential Election


Greg Palast has written that the 2004 election was stolen from John Kerry by an extremely well organized and illegal voter suppression campaign originating in the Bush White House. The state in focus here was Ohio. In 2006, US Attorneys were instructed in many swing states to issue indictments on voter registration fraud. US Attorneys who failed to issue indictments were subsequently fired, an illegal act that subsequently cost Attorney General Gonzales his job. The issue of condemning such organizations as ACORN for engaging in voter registration fraud is itself part of a pattern and practice of fraud, voter suppression fraud.

Thankfully, the Obama campaign just filed a request with AG Mukasey to get the special prosecutor to investigate the pattern.

Updated | 8:45 p.m. Seeking to portray law enforcement investigations into reports of fraudulent voter registrations in several states as an extension of the controversial firings of United States attorneys, the Obama campaign on Friday called for a review by a special prosecutor.

Bob Bauer, general counsel for the Obama campaign, sent a letter to Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey and Special Prosecutor Nora R. Dannehy, who is investigating the attorney firings, requesting that Ms. Dannehy also look into the whether F.B.I. investigations of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn, were politically motivated.

In a conference call with reporters on Friday, Mr. Bauer suggested that there was “an unholy alliance of law enforcement and the ugliest form of partisan politics.”

There is ample reason for us to be concerned about Republican involvement and we believe this ought to be included in the special prosecutor’s mandate,” Mr. Bauer said.

Mr. Bauer spoke to reporters after the McCain campaign manager Rick Davis stepped up his attacks on Acorn on Friday, saying that reports of fraudulent voter registrations cast a “cloud of suspicion,” over the election.

In his letter, Mr. Bauer wrote:

I request that Special Prosecutor Dannehy’s inquiry include a review of any involvement by Justice Department and White House officials in supporting the McCain-Palin campaign and the Republican National Committee (“RNC”)’s systematic development and dissemination of unsupported, spurious allegations of vote fraud. It is highly likely that the very sort of politically motivated conduct identified in the Department’s investigation to date, necessitating the appointment of a Special Prosecutor, is repeating itself, and for the same reason: unwarranted and politically motivated intervention in the upcoming election. An investigation must be entrusted to government officials who do not have an improper political motivation or a conflict of interest, either in fact or appearance.

LEGAL SCHOLAR JONATHAN TURLEY, PROFESSOR OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ANALYZES THE SITUATION
(at 5:40 of the tape)



DON'T LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN!



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