December 10, 2004

Democrats Must Take Ohio Vote Fraud All The Way To Washington

Keith Olbermann translates the exchange between Jesse Jackson and Ohio vote fraud committee chairman John Conyers:
"Jackson (translated): The Constitution says the states have to tally the votes of their citizens before they can send their electors to the Electoral College. If Ohio doesn't finish its recount before the College votes, or before the vote is unsealed before Congress on January 6th, shouldn't one of us raise a formal objection to those Ohio electors' votes?

Conyers (translated): After what I heard today, we ought to talk about it.
As Olbermann explains it, members of Congress are able to legally challenge the vote result, provided there is a written objection from one House member and one senator.
Once that objection is raised, the joint meeting of the two houses, convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify the winner of the presidential election, would be immediately discontinued. Then both Houses separate again and they vote by majority vote as to whether to accept the slate of electoral votes from that state.

What Jackson was asking Conyers was whether or not the Congressmen who were at the voting forum should consider invoking that challenge. The threat was raised in 2000, but Al Gore insisted no Democratic representative or senator should wield the cudgel.
Democrats on the Judiciary Committee who convened the forum need to have the courage to back up their words with such a written objection, forcing the US Government to give this vote fraud issue the attention it so desperately deserves.

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