There is a Plan (Part 2)
How should elections be conducted?
For about the first 200 years of USA history, paper ballots were cast by the voters in each precinct. The ballots were kept all day in a ballot box in full view of the judges and any poll watchers from various factions that were permitted into the polling place. If the ballot box was taken out of the view of the judges, then the entire voting would have to be done over – because the presumption was that if someone wanted to take the ballots out of public view, then they wanted to cheat (a perfectly logical and unavoidable assumption).
At closing time, the ballots were dumped out onto the table, and several teams of scrutinizers or counters would start tabulating the ballots in full public view, with representatives of all factions welcome to watch at close range. One member of the two-person team would call out the vote while the other member marked it down on the official tally sheet. The first member would double-check to see if the second team member had marked it down correctly. And then they would proceed to the next contest on that ballot. All the while, citizens were able to watch at close range to make sure that the particular team they were watching was getting it right.
At the end of the counting, the poll judges would add up the results from each team of scrutinizers, and then post the final results for that precinct in public view where it would remain on the wall for 3 days or so.
The official tally sheets, signed under oath as true and correct by the scrutinizers and all the judges at each precinct, would then be taken downtown to the county Board of Elections headquarters, where all the precincts would then be added up for the final election results for the entire county.
For example, in Hamilton County (Cincinnati), Ohio, something like 970 neighborhood polling places (precincts) sent their signed tally sheets to the Board of Elections in downtown Cincinnati. The members of the Hamilton County Board of Elections could then certify the results as true based on the sworn testimony of thousands of neighborhood voters/scrutinizers from all factions (Democratic, Republican, Independent, and perhaps other parties). Each scrutinizer is testifying to what he or she saw with his/her own eyes.
Elections conducted in this way were as verifiable as could be reasonably expected and people had high confidence in the accuracy of the tabulated results. It is true that if a precinct had only Democratic or Republican judges and no witnesses from an opposing faction, then that individual precinct could be tampered. That is nothing compared to what we have now: entire Presidential elections able to be switched in the blink of an eye by 30 operatives at National Election Pool (NEP) inform an office in New York City. What’s the NEP? Read on.
In 1973, sinister forces saw their chance to take elections out of the hands of the people, and put the outcomes of elections in their own hands. County after county was encouraged by the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to delegate the election process to one of a few mega-corporations.
By 1988, the current state of affairs was consolidated – 99% of the ballots were “counted” in secret by about four mega-corporations. The heads of the Boards of Elections in each county would now “certify” results presented by one of these mega-corporations on blind faith. Whatever the mega-computer company told the Board of Elections were the results, they certified.
While this may seem at first glance unbelievable to most Americans, there is a simple test anyone can perform. Unless you live in the right half of New Hampshire, or one of those very small counties out west, — call your Board of Election Supervisor, or you County Commissioners, and ask them what is the process for citizens to double-check the actual ballots on Election Day in order to make sure that the computers are not deliberately or unintentionally mis-programmed.
Two quotes from experts are in order here to demonstrate how absurd the election system had become in the USA by 1988. The first is quoted from “Votescam: The Stealing of America”, by the late Kenneth and James Collier. I quote the following with the specific permission of Jim Collier, granted to me in 1993:
The chapter begins by quoting the first words spoken by President-elect George Bush (the elder) in his Nov. 8, 1988 victory speech in Houston, Texas.
“We can now speak the most majestic words a democracy can offer: The people have spoken . . . ”
It was not “the People” of the United States who did ‘the speaking’ on that election day, although most of them believed it was, and still believe it. In fact, the People did not speak at all. The voices most of us really heard that day were the voices of computers strong, loud, authoritative and unquestioned in their electronic finality . . .
The computers that spoke in November 1988 held in their inner workings small boxes that contained secret codes that only the sellers of the computers could read. The programs, or “source codes,” were regarded as “trade secrets.” The sellers of the vote-counting software zealously guarded their programs from the public, from election officials, from everyone on the dubious grounds that competitors could steal their ideas if the source codes were open to inspection . . .
You may ask: What “ideas” does it require to count something as simple as ballots? Can the “ideas” be much more complex than, let’s say, a supermarket computerized cash register or an automatic bank teller machine?
The computer voting machines do not have to do anything complicated at all; they simply must be able to register votes for the correct candidate or party or proposal, tabulate them, count them up, and deliver arithmetically correct additions . . .
People with no formal training, even children, used to do it all the time. So why can’t the public know what those secret source codes instruct the computers to do?
It only makes common sense that every gear, every mechanism, every nook and cranny of every part of the voting process ought to be in the sunlight, wide open to public view. How else can the public be reasonably assured that they are participating in an unrigged election where their vote actually means something? Yet one of the most mysterious, low-profile, covert, shadowy, and questionable mechanisms of American democracy is the American vote count . . .
Computers in voting machines are effectively immune from checking and rechecking. If they are fixed, you cannot know it, and you cannot be sure at all of an honest tally.
If you understand the above-quoted paragraphs, you understand the problem.
We could go on to include book-length documentation from seemingly innumerable sources to back up what the Colliers wrote above but for now let’s include just one more salient quote; this time from computer expert Dr. David Dill of Stanford University on modern day, secretly counted, computerized elections:
“Why am I always being asked to prove these systems aren’t secure? The burden of proof ought to be on the vendor. You ask about the hardware. ‘Secret.’ The software? ‘Secret.’ What’s the cryptography? ‘Can’t tell you because that’ll compromise the secrecy of the machines.’… Federal testing procedures? ‘Secret’! Results of the tests? ‘Secret’! Basically we are required to have blind faith.”
—Dr. David L. Dill
Professor, Computer Science
(cited in How They Could Steal the Election this Time by Ronnie Dugger)
Even if things weren’t as tightly controlled and sinister as I’m about to reveal, all these secretly counted, computerized elections would be completely illegal because they are in violation of at least TWO standing US Supreme Court decisions.
The US Supreme Court has at least twice ruled that secretly counted elections were illegal. In Reynolds vs. Sims (1964) and US vs. Mosley (1915), the Court ruled that our right to vote consists of two parts: a) the right to cast a ballot; b) the right to know that our vote was counted accurately. In computerized elections counted in secret by secret computer programs, we still have a right to cast our ballot; but we have no way of knowing if our votes are being counted accurately.
Thus, all the Presidential Elections, all the US Senate races, 99% of the US Congressional races, and almost all local races that have been run since 1988 are illegal and technically not binding on the population. In a court of law, we would say that once the ballots are taken out of public sight before they are counted, the chain of custody has been destroyed.
As Communist tyrant Joseph Stalin aptly stated:
“Those who cast the votes decide nothing; those who count the vote decide everything.”
And, yes, the Communist Party in Russia held elections under Stalin – but the Communist Party exclusively “counted” the votes.
No American should have to be told twice that elections counted in secret are un-American.
But the problem runs so much deeper than a few private companies wanting to get hired by as many local counties as possible to process the elections.
Here is a slightly over-simplified summary of the situation. What situation? The “situation” of the conscious, sinister Computer Vote-Fraud Crime Syndicate; the one which is “counting” all of our key elections in secret!
Who Are the Computerized-Vote-Fraud Players?
The following four groups are perpetrating a vote fraud conspiracy upon America.
1. ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and AP wire service. This is the “Big Media” combine which helps run the Computer Vote-fraud Crime Syndicate, and which prevents the population as a whole from realizing what’s happening on each election night. (The New York Times wire service, the Washington Post wire service, and Reuters are in on the conspiracy of silence. All other Big Daily newspapers in the USA take their national and international news from these big wire services. If a reporter at a big daily, or a local TV affiliate of one of the major networks, learns about some of this blockbuster information, and starts reporting it, he will be given a choice: accept other reporting assignments, or, get transferred to the sports department, or, get fired.)
2. National Election Pool. What’s National Election Pool (NEP)? That’s a corporation in New York City. And who owns this corporation? Why, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX and AP wire. This is the company which does all of the “exit polls” on Election Day and controls the count that is published on election night at the national networks, at their local affiliates, and in the Big Daily papers. While the New York Times wire service and the Washington Post wire service are not owners of NEP, they have fully participated in the cover-up for decades. That’s why 99% of you reading this chapter have never heard of NEP. You can read the Wikipedia entry on NEP here:
National Election Pool had been called “Voter News Service (VNS)” before 2003, when its name was changed to National Election Pool because the stench was getting too great after the 2000 “election.” This is a periodic tactic of the Ruling Elite behind the Computer Vote-fraud Crime Syndicate; change the name of the offending company, while leaving everything else the same and continuing with the same anti-American treasonous program.
3. Diebold, Election Systems & Software (ES & S), Sequoia, and Hart InterCivic These are the mega-corporations which have been hired by the vast majority of counties in the USA. Hamilton County, where I live, is hiring Hart InterCivic in the year of 2012; Butler County, right above Hamilton County in Ohio is hiring ES & S to process the county election in secret. These companies are completely out of reach of any oversight by the voters and the public. It is this item which caused me to say that my explanation here is slightly over-simplified. These companies are always buying and selling each other, and using smaller front companies in some areas. When Diebold’s CEO made an incautious statement about helping W. Bush get elected in 2004, a small company called Triad popped up in Ohio to take over some of the counties. In 2010 to 2012, there are shenanigans going on about ES &S buying Diebold, and so on.
This claim – that 99 % of our counties are in the clutches of basically four mega-computer-elections-corporations – is so “unbelievable” at first glance, that I’m going to include a few paragraphs from veteran reporter Ronnie Dugger’s 2004 article in The Nation magazine, in an article titled “How They Could Steal the Election This Time:”
On November 2 millions of Americans will cast their votes for President in computerized voting systems that can be rigged by corporate . . . insiders. . . . The potential for fraud and error is daunting. About 61 million of the votes in November, more than half the total, will be counted in the computers of one company, the privately held Election Systems and Software (ES&S) of Omaha, Nebraska.
Altogether, nearly 100 million votes will be counted in computers provided and programmed by ES&S and three other private corporations: British-owned Sequoia Voting Systems of Oakland, California, whose touch-screen voting equipment was rejected as insecure against fraud by New York City in the 1990s; . . . Diebold Election Systems of McKinney, Texas, whose machines malfunctioned this year in a California election; and Hart InterCivic of Austin . . .
The four major election corporations count votes with voting-system source codes. These are kept strictly secret by contract with the local jurisdictions and states using the machines. . . . David Stutsman, an Indiana [election] lawyer . . . puts it well: “The secrecy of the ballot has been turned into the secrecy of the vote count.”
Dugger’s entire article is linked on the home page at www.votefraud.org
The sin of the local election officials, both Republicans and Democrats, is that they have stepped aside and illegally and unconstitutionally delegated the processing of our elections to the four major corporations named above in Dugger’s article.
4. THE RNC and the DNC. The Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee encourage all of their local county operatives to delegate the local county elections to the large private corporations which use secret computer source code and process the elections in secret. The RNC and the DNC effectively participate in the conspiracy of silence against the American people regarding this theft of the 2nd part of our right to vote, by pretending everything is A-OK. The RNC and DNC have been key players in engineering the current, unacceptable election travesty from the beginning back in the early 1970s. (The Republicans and/or Democrats control every county Board of Elections in the USA.)
Presidential Elections “counted” in secret on secretly programmed computers since 1988 have brought us: 3 terms of Bushes; 2 terms of Clintons; and one term of Obama.
To summarize, the key players in the Computer Vote-Fraud Crime Syndicate are the following mega-corporations:
· AP WIRE
· National Election Pool (NEP)
· Republican National Committee
· Democratic National Committee
· ES &S
· Hart InterCivic
Mechanics of Vote Fraud in America
Here’s how vote fraud in America works:
1. PHONY PUBLIC OPINION POLLS and BLATANTLY BIASED TV COVERAGE. For MONTHS AND MONTHS before a Presidential election, the Major TV Networks issue endless public opinion polls, provided by the FEW polling companies they pay, such as Zogby, Gallup, and their own in-house polling operations.
NO ONE, and I mean, NO ONE in the major media at any level ever questions who does these polls, and how they are done. I believe they are deliberately falsified whenever so desired to manipulate public opinion, rather than to reflect it. The case of the Jail for Judges Amendment contest in South Dakota in 2006, proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that these large “Big Media Approved” polling operations falsify and withhold information from customers when ordered to do so. But that’s a story too long to go into here.
Why are these Big-Media generated public opinion polls treated as if they are infallible? As if they have been wafted down from heaven by angels? What if the Big Five TV Networks are actually run by the same faction, and only pretend to be in competition to fool the public? (I believe this last question strikes at the truth.)
For instance, in 2000, ALL FIVE Big TV networks touted daily polls that indicated the contest was a dead heat between W. Bush and Al Gore, 49% to 49%, and so on; day after day after day after day.
Never included in the polling questions were Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan, or Green Party candidate Ralph Nader. These two articulate advocates, whose careers and life work were supported by millions of people – were excluded from all these daily Big Media polls. This tactic – enforced uniformly by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and FOX – gave the impression to the public that the only candidates that had a chance were the lackluster Bush and Gore. (If you’re getting the impression that I believe the Big Five TV Networks coordinate their news everyday – you are correct. They coordinate what to cover, what to censor, and from what angle to cover each news item. On many secondary issues, FOX is allowed to take the opposite view of MSNBC or CNN in order to keep the public bickering over what are usually non-essential and trivial points.
Also in the 2000 Presidential race, the RNC and the DNC, in conjunction with the smiling approval of the Big Five TV Networks later made up rules to exclude Patrick Buchanan and Ralph Nader from the debates – even though it was inclusion in such debates that catapulted Jesse Ventura to prominence in the race for Minnesota Governor in 1998. Pat Buchanan commented that he was being kept on the sidelines in the heavyweight fight for which he had trained all his life. Ralph Nader crashed the debate premises in protest, and was arrested. This “public opinion poll” tactic is the way the Big Five TV Networks, in unison, prepare the American public for the “winner” of each major party nomination, and ultimately of the next Presidential election.
These same Big Five TV Networks, in conjunction with their progression of “public opinion polls”, assault the public with blatantly biased coverage of political races.
In the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primaries, Barack Obama was treated as an unquestioned front runner from day one, while the Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate from 2004, Sen. John Edwards, was virtually censored from the news.
In 2012, Big Network TV coverage got even more absurd in the GOP Presidential primaries. Mitt Romney was treated as the “inevitable” front runner from the beginning, even when he was losing contests. The tenor of reporters on all major networks was, “How’s Romney going to win this thing?”
At the same time, Congressman Ron Paul was treated as an intruder who did not belong in the race at all. Paul’s supporters were treated as virtual nut-cases who might be dangerous to the country. Paul was attracting large crowds despite the all-out assault against him by the five Big TV Networks and big talk show hosts like Hannity and Limbaugh. Paul would attract crowds 10 to 100 times larger than all the other GOP candidates put together – and all Big Five TV networks would fail to report this in perspective.
In late March, 2012, “front runner” Mitt Romney rented a stadium in Michigan that held 30,000 people – and attracted a crowd of 1200; this with an all-out effort by much of the state GOP and after months of shameless promotion by the Big Five TV Networks. In April, 2012, after months of being attacked and censored by the Big Media, Ron Paul attracted 3,000 in North Dakota, 5,000 in LA, and 7,500 people at Berkley, California. The Big Five TV Networks CENSORED all of these gigantic outpourings of support for Ron Paul – it might give the public the idea that he was the real front runner, which was NOT the narrative the errand boys for the big-money boys at the Big Five TV Networks were supposed to be communicating.
This blatantly biased coverage by the Big Five TV Corporations amounts to “in kind” donations to the campaigns that benefit. Billions of dollars of “Big Media” publicity have gone in 2008 and 2012 to treat McCain, Romney, and Obama as very serious political personages, while simultaneously Ron Paul has been ignored, censored, ridiculed, and sometimes vilified. (The same happened to Pat Buchanan in 1992, 1996, and 2000.
“Phase one“ is the issue of endless “public opinion” polls to manipulate and form public opinion, and to provide blatantly biased coverage, which amounts to psychological warfare against the American people.
2. PHONY EXIT POLLS. All exit polls reported by the Big Five TV networks are conducted by National Election Pool (NEP). As stated above, NEP is jointly owned by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, and AP wire.
So, all of the pretended “competition” between the major TV Networks to call the “winners and losers” on election night – has been a total hoax. The networks have always been getting the exact same “exit poll” information at the exact same time – from the exact same corporation, which these media giants JOINTLY own.
This is explained thoroughly in my article, “A House Without Doors”, published by Chronicles Magazine in November, 1996. This article also explains how NEP (then Voter News Service, or VNS) falsifies exit polls and election results on election night. Since the Iowa Caucus was counted in the open, our Citizens for a Fair Vote Count election team was able to catch Voter News Service in the act of stealing 13% of Pat Buchanan’s vote in the 1996 Iowa Caucus Presidential caucus. All the Big Media owners of VNS stonewalled – and it was only in January 2012 that for the first time a major media outlet, the Des Moines Register, carried a story which finally admitted that many doubted the assertion that Bob Dole had really defeated Buchanan in the 1996 Iowa Caucus. The article, A House Without Doors, can be found here:
We have closely monitored and documented three highly questionable exit polls since 1979. One happened in northern Kentucky in the 1990s. We got there about 5 PM with HUNDREDS of people standing in line waiting to vote. But (then) VNS (Voter News Service) had already left to call in their results.
The second exit poll (actually an entrance poll) we ran into was in Dubuque, Iowa on the night of the Iowa caucus, February 12, 1996. VNS (now NEP) had hired three college students who interviewed about 30 people and called in their results 6:50 PM; ten minutes before the Caucus began, and as 95% of the 2000 participants were arriving to the local Caucus at Hempstead High School that night!
The third fraudulent exit poll we found was at Manchester High School in Manchester, New Hampshire on February 20, 1996. We were present for this one all day. The lady hired by Voter News Service (now NEP) candidly told us that the exit pollsters arrive at 10 AM, missing the morning rush hour for voting. They stop their exit polling at 5 PM, and begin calling in their results, thus missing the evening rush hour for voting. We filmed the lady calling in her results to New York City at a pay phone – with literally HUNDREDS of voters walking past her between 5 and 7 PM. This lady also told us that only 1 out of 15 voters will take time to talk to the exit pollster. People are busy, have to get to work, have to drop off or pick up their children, etc. etc. etc.
So where is the scientific basis for such exit polls, purportedly able to help call races to the percentage point? Answer: there is no scientific basis for these exit polls. They are essentially a hoax, and cannot possibly do the job the Big TV Networks have claimed they do for the last 35 years or so.
In the book, Votescam: The Stealing of America, the Colliers devoted chapter 15, Piece of the Puzzle, to the subject of exit polls.
To recap, “phase one” is the months of endless, dubiously conducted public opinion polls“, and prolonged, weighted Big Media “news” coverage.
Phase two is the election day “exit polls” conducted by NEP for all Big Five TV Networks (who pretend to be in competition, when they are not) – which exit polls have one purpose: to prepare the public for the computer results to be announced a few hours later.
3. EASILY RIGGED COMPUTER RESULTS. The local county, with the full encouragement, and perhaps under the pressure of, the RNC and the DNC, turns over its entire election process to one of these sinister mega-corporations, just as occurs in my own Hamilton County, Ohio which has turned the handling of its election process over to Hart InterCivic in 2010 and 2012.
These mega-corporations now install their proprietary (secret) software onto the local computers, and send their “experts” to help run the local county election. None of the local computer people in that county can read what the program is instructing the computers to do, and certainly the local County Commissioners and Board of Elections Supervisors can’t read the secret computer programs. Corrupt courts all over the USA have repeatedly and consistently ruled that no one is allowed to look at the big companies’ “proprietary software.”
See the reports done by Roy Saltman for the Department of Commerce in 1988, found here:
. . . and see the study, “Voting: What Is, What Could Be” by Caltech and MIT, published under their Voting Technology Project in July, 2001; among other revelations, this studied stated that 6 million of the 100 million votes cast on computers in the 2000 Presidential election – were NOT counted for one reason or another. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
. . . and see the sworn testimony, submitted to the Common Pleas Court of Judge Richard Niehaus of Hamilton County, Ohio by Computer Scientist Robert Strunk of Xavier University in Hamilton County, Ohio in 1985. This expert testimony was given under the authority of a court order issued by Judge Richard Niehaus which authorized experts designated by plaintiffs (our Citizens for a Fair Vote Count supporters) to “observe all phases of the election process” and report back to the court. Attorney James Condit Sr. litigated this public interest lawsuit from 1981 to 1985, and ultimately obtained a favorable court ruling against the Board of Elections in Cincinnati in 1985. Computer Expert Robert Strunk gave some of the most devastating testimony ever to appear anywhere in his report to Judge Niehaus’s court. Strunk stated that the Hamilton County Board of Elections was accepting the election results “on blind faith.” This Strunk testimony inspired key parts of Dr. Philip O’Halloran’s excellent Relevance Magazine article, found at votefraud.org (Pandora’s Black Box: Did It Really Count Your Vote?), especially the sections regarding easily accessed modems in computerized voting machines.
The Strunk testimony can be found here:
Two years later, in 1987, the Court of Appeals disgracefully ruled that a county judge did not have any jurisdiction over the county election computer system. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
4. LOCAL RESULTS ARE SECRETLY CHANGED. Listen up! This is what happens next: The mega-election-computer company, since they completely control the software, can then monitor how the elections are going via cell phone, satellite, or other sophisticated technologies, and then change the election results during the election day and/or on election evening – without the knowledge of local people sitting a few feet from the actual local election computers in each county.
This remote access was demonstrated by Dr. Philip O’Halloran in his interviews with some of these mega-computer-election companies in “Pandora’s Black Box: Did It Really Count Your Vote?” found here:
The prefatory remark by Dr. O’Halloran to his 16 page classic is worth quoting here:
[Editor’s Note: When we began researching the integrity of the election process, we wanted to believe that the talk of “votescam” was just overblown hype. However, we have since discovered that the computer voting system in this country is a veritable can of worms, so open to tampering that if there is no organized election fraud going on, the criminals are falling down on the job.]
Thank you, Dr. O’Halloran.
This remote access to county election computers on election night was also demonstrated by the incredible eye-witness report of intrepid reporter, Christopher Bollyn, in his 2004 visit to the computer center in Cook County, Illinois. His report in the form of a short article, “How a Private Company Counts Our Votes on Election Night” can be found here:
Free-lance investigative reporter Christopher Bollyn provided an eye-witness report in Cook County, Illinois on election night 2004. He observed the AP Wire reporter reading a novel while her computer was hooked up to the mainframe election computer providing the Associated Press (AP) with real time access to the computer count. See “How a Private Company Counts Our Votes on Election Night” linked on the home page of www.votefraud.org.
The five big TV Networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX) and AP have for decades been neck-deep in secret computer counts and fraudulent “election night projection” competition. For that story read A House without Doors by this writer, originally appearing in Chronicles magazine in November, 1996, also linked at www.votefraud.org)
The HBO documentary, Hacking Democracy, focuses on the excellent work of Bev Harris, who founded www.blackboxvoting.org. Her entire book, Black Box Voting, is online at this web site. The only comment I feel I must offer about this book is that there is a part of Hacking Democracy where the viewer new to this subject might get the impression that the “Bush Family” or the “Republicans” control the electronic voting machines, and used them against John Kerry in 2004. As can be seen from the perspective of 2012 and beyond, it should be clear that the explanation found in this chapter gives the correct explanation: that the National Democratic and Republican Committees are largely two masks for the same Ruling Elite power coalition. The RNC and the DNC have become “two wings on the same bird of prey” to use Pat Buchanan’s phrase, or constitute a completely spoiled system to use the phraseology of Ralph Nader.
Two other internet resources worth mentioning specifically here are www.TheLandesReport.com/VotingSecurity.htm where you can find the excellent work of independent reporter Lynn Landes, and www.bradblog.org where you can find a blizzard of updates on the computer vote-fraud issue from week to week.
Don’t forget to look into the original full-length book, “Votescam: The Stealing of America”, by James and Kenneth Collier, 1992 and the more recent, “Hacked! High-Tech Election Theft in America,” by Vickie Karp.
The reader might also want to check out the link about vote manipulation in my congressional race against John Boehner in 2010 in the 8th District of Ohio. The link is found near the top of the home page at www.votefraud.org. The screen shots which author and investigator John Weiskittel captured on that election night show that all evening I was running in second place to Speaker of the House John Boehner, defeating the Democrat and the Libertarian.
With 100% of the precincts reporting, at about 12:30 AM EST on Wednesday morning, Boehner was credited with about 140,000 votes by the computers. I received 36,202 as the Constitution Party candidate. The democrat was credited a few over 29,000 votes, and the Libertarian candidate with a little over 4,000 votes. These percentages were run throughout that election night on the websites of two major networks and their local affiliates, as well as on the on live TV reports on CNN, NBC, and MSNBC (as scrolls across the bottom of the screen), as well as on local TV affiliates in Cincinnati, Ohio and Dayton, Ohio, where Boehner’s district is located.
Thousands of people who knew my family saw this on local television. Former Democratic State Senator Terry Tranter, a friend of my Father’s (both of whom are lawyers), saw the local coverage and called my Dad this next morning to congratulate him, stating that he didn’t know how I did it. (Probably the term “Constitution Party” next to my name helped mightily to “do it”, in a year when average voters were thoroughly disgusted and probably were eager to cast protest votes where possible.)
Then, Presto!, at 12:50 AM EST – 20 minutes later, 33,000 votes were subtracted from my totals, and added to the totals of the democrat. Now I was in last place, and the Democrat in second place, just as those running the computers in New York City wanted you to believe. Even the next morning, the Cincinnati Enquirer carried my final totals as 36,202 votes. The crass change had been made when someone in Cincinnati or New York City noticed that the original results were “unacceptable.” You can see the screen shots at the link mentioned above.
But, you might be thinking, who cares about such a trivial matter as how many votes a third party candidate got against John Boehner? “Besides, Condit, either way you lost.”
Yes, but maybe this development on the same night will be of more interest:
On that same November election night of 2010, the GOP – and Tea Party backed – candidate, Sharron Angle, was defeating the Democratic candidate, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, in the race for Nevada US Senator.
Angle looked like a wholesome woman in her forties, and Reid looked like a walking corpse, but the normal rules of television appearance, we are supposed to believe, don’t apply when the Ruling Elite is trying to preserve one of their key puppets and henchmen in power.
Angle was ahead by 5% when – mirabile dictu (wonderful to tell!) – the computers in the two main Nevada cities, Las Vegas and Reno, broke down about 10 PM PST. When the computers came back up — Reid was “winning” by 5% — and he went on to “win!” Aren’t secret computer counts great? This has happened hundreds and hundreds of times in local, state, and even Presidential contests in the last several decades. Here is one related story to the computer breakdown in Nevada in the Senate Race of 2010:
There is no chance to get rid of the domestic enemies who are increasingly “elected” to Congress, and who are sometimes since 1988 “elected” to the White House, until we get rid of easily rigged election computers, and restore honest, openly counted elections, at the neighborhood precinct level, once again.
A myriad of other sources and articles are at www.votefraud.org, especially down the right hand side column on the home page.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Wesberry v. Sanders in 1964 that:
“No right is more precious in a free country than that of having a voice in the election of those who make the laws under which, as good citizens, we must live. Other rights, even the most basic, are illusory if the right to vote is undermined.” (emphasis added)
Furthermore, in U.S v Mosley (1915) and Reynolds v Sims (1964), with two decisions still standing, the US Supreme Court ruled that the right to vote includes not only the right to cast a ballot, but also the right to KNOW that your vote has been counted honestly. In 99% of the USA, we have lost the second part of our right to vote.
Millions of our fellow Americans have fought and bled and died to ensure our right, and the right of our children and grandchildren, to determine our future and our destiny through an open, honest election process.
We dare not let a group of venal opportunists and would-be tyrants spit on that sacrifice in this, our day.
Here’s What We Need to Do
The millions of Americans in the USA who are already upset need to face the reality that the Precinct Strategy is the only peaceful and constitutional way to take back our nation. The 5 million or so who have already indicated their desire to set things right, need to do two things:
· Deluge the Democratic and Republican parties in every county and every community
· Run for precinct
All counties are controlled by the Democratic and Republican parties, so we have no choice. Once the current crop of opportunists and de facto traitors are ousted from the party leaderships at the county level, then the easily rigged computer can be thrown out, and honest voting can be restored as described herein. The new county party leaders can then endorse new candidates for Congress, replace the state and national leaders in each major party, and bring in an honest delegate and national convention system for the Presidential races.
The sincere “Tea Party” types, once pointed in the right direction, can take over the Republican Party structure. The sincere “Occupy Wall Street“ types, once pointed in the right direction, can take over the Democratic Party.
Once In The Arena, How Do We Tell The Good Guys From The Bad Guys?
Once the battle for the party structures begins, how would the sincere citizen know who to trust?
a) The leaders we would want to elect to local party leadership positions would openly expose the easily rigged election computers, and promise to install honest elections with paper ballots, counted immediately in the open at each neighborhood precinct when the polls closed each election night. The leaders for the current Ruling Elite would not be allowed to even mention this issue, let alone advocate the banning of computers and machines from the voting process.
b) The leaders we would want to elect to local party leadership positions would be advocating the ending of the current Federal Reserve System, and demanding the implementation of honest money. The current party leaders in both the Democratic and Republican parties are fronting for the Ruling Elite organized around the Federal Reserve Board, Goldman Sachs, etc. Many of the local leaders may not realize this – but that’s who they are fronting for. The current crop of local party leaders, in either major party, would never be allowed to advocate the monetary principles which Dean Malone is explaining in this book. (The most charitable thing that can be said about the Federal Reserve Board and the central banking principals largely enjoying power since 1694 in the Bank of England – is that this system is at least 100 years out of date. The principles of the “Wealth Pump” must now replace this outdated system which is stunting and warping the natural growth and development of mankind.
Explanatory note: The honest money movement has been made popular by Congressman Ron Paul in his Presidential runs of 2008 and 2012. Ron Paul follows Austrian Economics. Many of those advocating “honest money” are currently followers of Austrian economics. While it is true that gold and silver maintain a value even when paper currencies collapse, societies with millions of people must, practically speaking, must use paper money backed by real goods and real services at all times. Gold and silver are only two of those goods. The “Wealth Pump” addresses scientifically how much money should be in circulation at any given time, i.e., money to equal the goods and services available as closely as is possible. As far as I know, Austrian Economics does not address this question in any coherent way. Please read this book carefully, and think on these things.
That’s how we will know the “sheep” from the “goats” as we start to implement the Precinct Strategy across the counties:
· Who will support honest voting?
· Who will advocate an end the Federal Reserve system, to be replaced by an honest money system?
What is being advocated in this book and in this section is a set of proposals that treats our fellow citizens like adults – not like little kids. We must reject being treated like children and told to merely “write” public officials, attend rallies, and beg those holding public positions as if we are children and they are superior beings who must be knelt before. We must act like adults and become the party leaders, and become the congressmen, and become the Senators.
And Then — What Will Happen Next?
And then, when millions of normal Americans enter the precinct system what will happen?
Unfortunately, we will not be welcomed with open arms. The current party leaders will NOT say, “Glad to see you’re implementing the civics lessons and principles you were taught in grade school! Welcome aboard!” No, the current party leaders do not say that, and will not say that.
In 1990, with 700 activists in Cincinnati, Ohio we succeeded in taking over the Republican Party of Hamilton County, Ohio. The local Republican Party leaders failed to follow the rules in calling the local county convention. We followed the rules to call that convention (10% of the signatures of the elected precinct executives) once their deadline had passed. However, the case was rushed to the US Supreme Court of Ohio, who stated that (paraphrase), “Even though the law and facts are on the side of the Platform Republicans (note: that was us), we award the control of Republican Party Headquarters in Hamilton County, Ohio to the incumbent executive committee (note: that was the old guard).”
Crass, inexcusable cheating – backed by the local police power, who may have been sincerely confused as to which side they should have been on.
Thankfully, the supporters of the Ron Paul Presidential campaign have proven in 2008 and 2012 – right up to the minute as this is written, how crass and dishonest the sitting Republican Party leaders are across the entire country.
In the Iowa Presidential Caucus of 2012, the Iowa state GOP was forced to change the winner two weeks after they had announced Romney on the night of the Caucus. That happened because an honest, local, first-time activist, Edward True, teamed up with Watch The Vote 2012. That story can be found at www.WatchTheVote2012.com.
In Maine, the GOP leaders ignored numerous counties and caucuses on their Caucus day, in order to announce the “chosen” front runner, Mitt Romney, as the “winner.” A few months later, when the smoke cleared, Ron Paul had won 100% of Maine’s delegates. Even Ron Paul complained in public about the way Maine was manipulated by the GOP state leaders, as did his loyal spokesman, Doug Wead, on MSNBC and other national TV channels.
One more example among numerous that could be cited, and are cited on various websites and YouTube videos:
At the Arizona 2012 Presidential Caucus state Convention, the votes were being “counted” on computers. As the evening got under way, Ron Paul was winning 11 of the 13 delegates in play at that point. An incredible 6 of the 7 computers in the convention hall broke down! The Arizona GOP state leaders impounded the machines and ballots and said they would have to be “counted” on Monday – two days after the Saturday convention. And guess what? On Monday, the computers told us that Romney, the GOP establishment’s chosen front runner, had “won” all of the delegates for Arizona.
This is what has happened, and is happening when normal citizens enter the arena in the precinct system.
Why is the one non-negotiable with these Democratic and Republican party leaders that they have to be able to count the vote in secret – away from our eyes? When you see examples like what the state GOP of Arizona did to Ron Paul in the State Convention of 2012 – the tactics are so obvious and so crass. Once you know how the “evil election magician” does his tricks, – once you know where to look – it’s all too obvious why they want the secret counts, out of public sight. These GOP and Democratic Party leaders are more dangerous to mankind than bank robbers and thieves (and, to be clear, I’m totally against bank robbers and thieves)! The GOP and Democratic Party leaders who perpetrate these tactics – are warping and stealing our future.
In 1996 and 2000, the exact same tactics were being used by the GOP political thugs against Pat Buchanan. The really devoted members of the Buchanan Brigade realized this, but the internet was so much in its infancy that it was hard spread the message.
Buchanan was cheated in the Iowa Caucus – something even mentioned as feasible by the Des Moines Register, finally in January of 2012. Buchanan was arguably defrauded in the 1995 Iowa Straw Poll, and the attorney General of the state of Michigan illegally threw him off the Michigan ballot a few days from the Presidential election of November, 2000. (Something similar was done to Pat Robertson and his supporters by Republicans in Michigan in 1988.)
In 1996, Buchanan won the early caucuses and hand-counted primaries in Alaska, Louisiana, probably Iowa (where Sen. Robert Dole was announced the winner) and New Hampshire. Then came the computer-counted states and Super Tuesday. The lackluster Dole “won” all those big states that were counted on secret computer programs by “landslides.”
There is now a greater outrage as of 1996 through 2012. ALL of the primary states are counted in secret by easily-rigged computer programs. Yes, the billions of dollars in free publicity to Dole in 1996 and Romney in 2012 undoubtedly had its effect on the casually observing public – along with the brutal suppression of publicity about Buchanan in 1996 and Paul in 2012 – but wouldn’t you like to know what the real count was in all those computer “counted” primary states where no one amongst the public, the local press, or the candidates is allowed to see any ballots until 21 days or so after the contest?
What Can We Do if They Won`t Back Down?
Those of us fighting for honest caucuses, conventions and elections are going to have alert the Sheriffs and police in advance of these events. We need to ask them to be there to ensure an honest count.
We need to publicize in the local press and community what has happened in the past, and ask as many leaders in the community to be there as possible. We need to determine in advance what the procedures are, and do whatever we can to inform ourselves and our fellow activists what the rules are, and how to stand up for our rights. The whole country is at stake.
An American Story – The Battle for Athens
There is an important movie from Kraft Family Theater (available on Hallmark’s website for about $19.95), called “The American Story.” This movie is based on the real life story of what happened in Athens, Tennessee in 1946.
The below quote is a slightly reworded email I received in the year 2000:
The Battle of Athens, Tennessee
As recently as 1946, American citizens were forced to take up arms as a last resort against corrupt government officials. An account is published in Guns & Ammo October 1995, pp. 50-51
On August 1-2, 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force as a last resort to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest open elections. For years they had asked for state or federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud (forged ballots, secret ballot counts and intimidation by armed sheriff’s deputies) by the local political boss. They got no help.
This time, battle-hardened GIs had just returned to their communities from World War II. Having fought to free other countries, they weren’t about to allow crooked politicians to defraud them of justice in their own county.
These Americans had a choice. Their state’s Constitution – Article 1, Section 26 – recorded their right to keep and bear arms for the common defense. Few “gun control” laws had been enacted.
These Americans were residents of McMinn County, which is located between Chattanooga and Knoxville in Eastern Tennessee. The two main towns were Athens and Etowah. McMinn County residents for a long time had been forced to tolerate bribe-taking by politicians and/or the sheriff to overlook illicit whiskey-making and gambling. And they had put up with voting fraud by both Democrats and Republicans.
The wealthy Cantrell family of Etowah backed Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1932 election, hoping New Deal programs would revive the local economy and help Democrats to replace Republicans in the county government. So it proved.
Paul Cantrell was elected sheriff in the 1936, 1938 and 1940 elections, but by slim margins. The sheriff was the key county official. Cantrell was elected to the state senate in 1942 and 1944; his chief deputy, Pat Mansfield, was elected sheriff. In 1946 Paul Cantrell again sought the Sheriff’s office.
At the end of 1945, some 3,000 battle-hardened veterans returned to McMinn County; the GIs held Cantrell politically responsible for Mansfield’s doings. Early in 1946, some newly returned ex-GIs decided to challenge Cantrell politically by offering an all-ex-GI, non-partisan ticket.
They promised a fraud-free election, stating in ads and speeches that there would be an honest ballot count and reform of county government.
At a rally, a GI speaker said, “The principles that we fought for in this past war do not exist in McMinn County. We fought for democracy because we believe in democracy but not the form we live under in this county.” (Daily Post-Athenian, 17 June 1946, p.1 ).
At the end of July 1946, 159 McMinn County GIs petitioned the FBI to send election monitors. There was no response. The Department of Justice had not responded to McMinn County residents’ complaints of election fraud in 1940, 1942 and 1944.
From Ballots to Bullets
The primary election was held on August 1. To intimidate voters, Mansfield brought in some 200 armed “deputies.”
At about 3 p.m., Tom Gillespie, an African- American voter was told by a sheriff’s deputy that he could not vote. Despite being beaten, Gillespie persisted. The enraged deputy shot him. The gunshot drew a crowd. Rumors spread that Gillespie had been shot in the back; he later recovered (C. Stephen Byrum, The Battle of Athens, Paidia Productions, Chattanooga, TN, 1987; pp. 155-57).
Other deputies detained ex-GI poll-watchers in a polling place. A crowd gathered.
Sheriff Mansfield told his deputies to disperse the crowd. When the two ex-GIs smashed a big window and escaped, the crowd surged forward. The deputies, with guns drawn, formed a tight half-circle around the front of the polling place. One deputy, his gun raised high . . . shouted: “If you sons of bitches cross this street I’ll kill you!” (The Battle of Athens, Byrum, p.165).
Mansfield took the ballot boxes to the jail for counting. The deputies seemed to “fear immediate attack by the people who had just liberated Europe and the South Pacific from two of the most powerful war machines in human history.” (The Battle of Athens, Byrum, pp. 168-69).
Short of firearms and ammunition, the GIs scoured the county to find them.
By borrowing keys to the National Guard and State Guard armories, they got three M-1 rifles, five 45 semi-automatic pistols, and 24 British Enfield rifles. The armories were nearly empty after the war’s end. By 8 p.m. a group of GIs and “local boys” headed for the jail but left the back door unguarded to give the jail’s defenders (the would-be election crooks) an easy way out.
Three GIs alerting passersby to danger were fired on from the jail. Two GIs were wounded. Other GIs returned fire.
Firing subsided after 30 minutes; ammunition ran low and night had fallen.
Thick brick walls shielded those inside the jail. Absent radios, the GIs’ rifle fire was uncoordinated. “From the hillside gun fire rose and fell in disorganized cascades. More than anything else, people were simply shooting at the jail.” (The Battle of Athens, Byrum, p.189).
Several who ventured into the street in front of the jail were wounded. One man inside the jail was badly hurt (he eventually recovered). Most sheriff’s deputies wanted to hunker down and await rescue. Governor McCord mobilized the State Guard, perhaps to scare the GIs into withdrawing. The State Guard never went to Athens. McCord may have feared that Guard units filled with ex-GIs might not fire on other ex-GIs.
At about 2 a.m. on August 2, the GIs forced the issue. Men from Meigs County threw dynamite sticks and damaged the jail’s porch. The panicked deputies surrendered. GIs quickly secured the building. Paul Cantrell faded into the night, having almost been shot by a GI who knew him, but whose .45 pistol had jammed. Mansfield’s deputies were kept overnight in jail for their own safety. Calm soon returned. The GIs posted guards. The rifles borrowed from the armory were cleaned and returned before sunup.
The Aftermath: Restoring Democracy
In five precincts free of vote fraud, the GI candidate for sheriff, Knox Henry, won 1,168 votes to Cantrell’s 789. Other GI candidates won by similar margins.
The GI’s did not hate Cantrell. They only wanted honest government.
On August 2, a town meeting set up a three-man governing committee. The regular police having fled, six men were chosen to police Etowah. “Individual citizens were called upon to form patrols or guard groups, often led by a GI … To their credit, however, there is not a single mention of an abuse of power on their behalf” (The Battle of Athens, Byrum, p. 220).
Once the GI candidates’ victory had been certified, they cleaned up county Government; the jail was fixed, newly elected officials accepted a $5,000 pay limit and Mansfield supporters who resigned were replaced. The general election on November 5 passed quietly. McMinn County residents, having restored the rule of law, returned to their daily lives.
Defeated Sheriff Pat Mansfield moved back to Georgia. Paul Cantrell set up an auto dealership in Etowah.”
Almost everyone who knew Cantrell in the years after the ‘Battle’ agree that he was not bitter about what had happened” (The Battle of Athens, Byrum pp. 232-33; see also New York Times, 9 August 1946, p. 8).
The 79th Congress adjourned on August 2, 1946, when the Battle of Athens ended. However, Representative John Jennings Jr. from Tennessee decried McMinn County’s sorry situation under Cantrell and Mansfield and the Justice Department’s repeated failures to help the McMinn County residents.
Jennings was delighted that “…at long last, decency and honesty, liberty and law have returned to the fine county of McMinn … ” (Congressional Record, House; U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1946; Appendix, Volume 92, Part 13, p. A4870). THE LESSONS OF ATHENS
Bullet indents from the battle that night in 1946 are still visible the Athens Jail House.
Those people who took up arms in Athens, Tennessee wanted honest elections. This is after all a cornerstone of our constitutional order. They had repeatedly tried to get federal or state election monitors and had used armed force so as to minimize harm to the law-breakers, showing little malice to the defeated law-breakers. They restored lawful government.
The Battle of Athens clearly shows how Americans can and should lawfully use armed force when all else has failed.
There is a summary of the Battle of Athens in the Jews For the Preservation of Firearms (JFPO) publication, Firearms Sentinel, in January 1995.
As President John F Kennedy once said:
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Julian P. Boyd in 1787 said:
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
With the Battle of Athens in 1946, and those two Presidential quotes cited, let the record show:
1. We are doing everything possible to solve our nation’s grave problems the peaceful and constitutional way. And we have been doing that for over three decades.
2. Once the local party leaders are changed by the Precinct Strategy, honest election can be restored, and the candidates for Congress can be changed, after which the Congress can be changed.
3. At that point, honest money, i.e., the Wealth Pump as advocated by Dean Malone in “Economic Cures They Don’t Want You to Know about” –can be implemented, to the great benefit of the American people, and mankind as a whole.
Everyone into the Battle
The inventor of the board game “Scruples”, Henry Makow, has also been a political commentator in recent years. In one of his posts he said (paraphrase):
“Do something! Do whatever you can. They can’t handle hundreds of thousands of people coming at them, all doing positive and constructive actions.”
Everyone into the battle!
Jim Condit Jr.
(This chapter is included in the new book, “Economic Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About”, by Dean Malone.)
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