Powerful Government Accounting Office report
confirms key 2004 stolen election findings
By Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman
Oct 28, 2005, 15:06
(freepress.org)—As a legal noose appears to be tightening around the Bush/Cheney/Rove inner circle, a shocking government report
shows the floor under the legitimacy of their alleged election to the White House is crumbling.
The latest critical confirmation of key indicators that the election of 2004 was stolen comes in an extremely powerful, penetrating report
from the General Accounting Office that has gotten virtually no mainstream media coverage.
The government's lead investigative agency is known for its general incorruptibility and its thorough, in-depth analyses. Its concurrence
with assertions widely dismissed as "conspiracy theories" adds crucial new weight to the case that Team Bush has no legitimate
business being in the White House.
Nearly a year ago, senior Judiciary Committee Democrat John Conyers (D-MI) asked the GAO to investigate electronic voting machines
as they were used during the November 2, 2004, presidential election. The request came amidst widespread complaints in Ohio and
elsewhere that often shocking irregularities defined their performance.
According to CNN, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee received "more than 57,000 complaints" following Bush's alleged re-election.
Many such concerns were memorialized under oath in a series of sworn statements and affidavits in public hearings and investigations
conducted in Ohio by the Free Press and other election protection organizations.
The nonpartisan GAO report has now found that, "some of [the] concerns about electronic voting machines have been realized and have
caused problems with recent elections, resulting in the loss and miscount of votes."
The United States is the only major democracy that allows private partisan corporations to secretly count and tabulate the votes with
proprietary non-transparent software. Rev. Jesse Jackson, among others, has asserted that "public elections must not be conducted on
privately-owned machines." The CEO of one of the most crucial suppliers of electronic voting machines, Warren O'Dell of Diebold,
pledged before the 2004 campaign to deliver Ohio and thus the presidency to George W. Bush.
Bush's official margin of victory in Ohio was just 118,775 votes out of more than 5.6 million cast. Election protection advocates argue that
O'Dell's statement still stands as a clear sign of an effort, apparently successful, to steal the White House.
Among other things, the GAO confirms that:
Mind blowing...there are still people telling the truth, regardless.
GAO is a trip. It's one institution that has not yet been trashed.
If they can survive * and say this, they're bullet proof!
yeah, i thought it was important
but the posts has sat here for about a week without comment, wasn't sure if it was news afterall.
It's astonishing, really...
About a year after the 2000 elections, a bunch of VERY legitimate studies on Florida (Harvard, U.S. Civil Rights Commision, House of Reps Committee Staff report, etc.) came out. There was virtually no pickup - in the press, in government, nowhere...
It is certainly "News" in the real world. Not sure where we are living these days...