Trying To Maintain Rationality

Thursday, March 02, 2006

"Did 308,000 Cancelled Ohio Voter Registrations Put Bush Back In The White House?"

In the seemingly endless discovery of recent GOP election fraud, some bits of info stand out a little more than others. This one's definitely got my attention:

Did 308,000 cancelled Ohio voter registrations put Bush back in the White House?

by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

February 28, 2006

While life goes on during the Bush2 nightmare, so does the research on what really happened here in 2004 to give George W. Bush a second term. Pundits throughout the state and nation---many of them alleged Democrats---continue to tell those of us who question Bush's second coming that we should "get over it," that the election is old news.

But things get curiouser and curiouser.

In our 2005 compendium HOW THE GOP STOLE OHIO'S 2004 ELECTION & IS RIGGING 2008 (, we list more than a hundred different ways the Republican Party denied the democratic process in the Buckeye State. For a book of documents to be published September 11 by the New Press entitled WHAT HAPPENED IN OHIO?, we are continuing to dig.

It turns out, we missed more than a few of the dirty tricks Karl Rove, Ken Blackwell and their GOP used to get themselves four more years. In an election won with death by a thousand cuts, some that are still hidden go very deep. Over the next few weeks we will list them as they are verified.

One of them has just surfaced to the staggering tune of 175,000 purged voters in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), the traditional stronghold of the Ohio Democratic Party. An additional 10,000 that registered to vote there for the 2004 election were lost due to "clerical error."
[emphasis courtesy moi]

As we reported more than a year ago, some 133,000 voters were purged from the registration rolls in Hamilton County (Cincinnati) and Lucas County (Toledo) between 2000 and 2004. The 105,000 from Cincinnati and 28,000 from Toledo exceeded Bush's official alleged margin of victory---just under 119,000 votes out of some 5.6 million the Republican Secretary of State. J. Kenneth Blackwell, deemed worth counting.


Stay tuned, folks.

In the meantime, read Mark Crispin Miller's "Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election & Why They'll Steal the Next One Too (Unless We Stop Them)" to see the astoundingly comprehensive manners in which the GOP screwed with the electoral process, just to ensure a Bush victory. Astounding.


  • From what I've read/heard concerning this is that the Repugs are doing everything to keep a Voter Registration Drive from getting off the ground.

    Trying to keep that Red State Red. may be to young wipper-snapper you...but do you remember when being "red" was a bad thing?

    By Blogger Grandpa Eddie, at Sunday, March 05, 2006 3:04:00 PM  

  • Hey - I was born in '68... I remember how them durned Commies were always identified by "redness." Funny how things change.

    By Blogger EconAtheist, at Sunday, March 12, 2006 7:04:00 PM  

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