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Open Letter To The Largest Law Firm In The World

AN OPEN LETTER to the largest law firm in the world -- on the eve of the biggest election of our lifetimes


Gentleman:

The world's largest 'law firm' just might have to contend with the largest ever effort to rig, fix, hack, manipulate, suppress and ultimately steal an election. You've got quite a challenge on your hands but you should know that there are millions and millions of people pulling for you; and also counting on you to be as vigilant, savvy and aggressive as you possibly can be within the confines of the law.

Best regards,

Kyle F. Hence
Velvet Revolution
Boynton Beach, FL
October 21, 2008

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October 21, 2008, 7:10 AM
The Richardson Report: How to Rig an Election, the 2008 Edition

As the Republicans target ACORN and try to boot registered voters off the rolls across the U.S., new information surfaces about the 2004 election. Also: Signs greed is dying.

By John H. Richardson

The Republicans Couldn't Steal the Election Again, Right? Right?

It could get ugly at the polls this November. Although experts agree that voter fraud is not a problem these days -- for what it's worth, the Justice Department convicts an average of eight people a year -- Republicans have been using the specter of voter fraud to ramp up their century-long campaign to suppress the votes of minorities, the young and the poor.

In Michigan, they tried to block the votes of people who had lost their homes to foreclosure. In Montana, they challenged some six thousand voters for filing change-of-address forms. According to The New York Times, nine states have broken the law by using Social Security data to purge registration lists. CBS found voter purges under way in 19 states. In Ohio, Republicans are fighting a bitter legal battle to challenge 660,000 new voters. There's a new voter ID law in Indiana. Pima County, Arizona now requires birth certificates at the polls.

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--- a recent Zogby poll found that 32 percent of Americans were "not at all" confident that Bush won the 2004 election "fair and square." Those Americans include Conyers and Brunner and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who wrote this article arguing that Republicans won the election by stealing or suppressing 350,000 votes in Ohio.

More recently, the left-wing corners of the Internet have been buzzing with two recent depositions in a long-running lawsuit against J. Kenneth Blackwell, the former Ohio Secretary State. The first is from a researcher named Richard Hayes Phillips who says he examined 126,000 ballots and 127 poll books and found "much evidence of ballot alternation, ballot substitution, ballot box stuffing, ballot destruction, vote switching, tabulator rigging and old-fashioned vote voter suppression.

See the entire article at www.esquire.com for more key points to understand Election 2008.

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