Archive for November, 2008

The GOP Attack On Democracy Continues In Ohio

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on November 19th, 2008

by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman November 19, 2008 The Ohio Republican Party has escalated its attacks on democracy on two key fronts. It’s trying to steal a hotly contested Congressional seat. And it’s moving to restrict voting rights for coming elections. In the bitterly embattled House race in central Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, Republican […]

Election Protection In Ohio (And America) Isn’t Over

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on November 17th, 2008

by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman November 17, 2008 As the sun sets on Bush 2, it is clear that a very thin line of electoral protection preserved Barack Obama’s victory in Ohio—and the nation. And it’s no accident the vote count battle for a Columbus-area Congressional seat still rages. The GOP’s 2008 electoral strategy […]

The Kudzu Effect: The Voting-Industrial Complex Chokes Our Democracy

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on November 17th, 2008

The Kudzu Effect is named after a parasitic, rapidly growing vine that engulfs and suffocates the life beneath it. The life of a democracy is embodied by free, honest and verifiable elections. Computerized voting, promoted by an interlocking cabal of politicaloperatives and vendors is strangling American democracy. According to Election Data Services,almost 80% of all […]

Diebold, Electronic Voting And The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on November 7th, 2008

Bob Fitrakis February 24, 2004 The Governor of Ohio, Bob Taft, and other prominent state officials, commute to their downtown Columbus offices on Broad Street. This is the so-called “Golden Finger,” the safe route through the majority black inner-city near east side. The Broad Street BP station, just east of downtown, is the place where […]

by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman November 3, 2008 Barack Obama is heading to Election Day with a razor thin 6 point lead in the popular polls in Ohio, according to the usually reliable Columbus Dispatch poll. This means that the Buckeye state could again decide who enters the White House in January, despite the […]


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