December 23, 2004

Important Action Memo from We Do Not Concede

Sheri Myers, Outreach

We Do Not Concede

December 22, 2004

Revolution: That's what Rev. Jackson says about the upcoming Ohio 1/03 and
the DC 1/06 Voters Rights Rallies. "We must keep the drums beating!"

Perhaps you feel that contesting the election is a lost cause. Please
remember that at certain critical points in every struggle for human rights,
all did seem lost, before the tide turned.
Why did it turn? Because some
people refused to give up.

We can be brave together. Come, join the citizens of this country who do
not concede the election to George Bush. We need your support. We need
you to show up, and stand with us.

Reverend Jackson has called for a massive rally in Columbus, Ohio on January
3. This rally kicks off the most important week in our nation's history.
Go to our website: to stay abreast of all the latest
develoments. If you live in the midwest, come. If you can hold an affinity
rally in your state, do.

On Wednesday, 1/05/05, at 4:00 a,m, the 30+ Contestants against the
certification of the Ohio Electors will board a bus for D.C. They will
speak from their hearts on the steps of the Capitol, before visiting the
offices of Senators, who, we all hope, will oppose the certification of the
Bush presidency on 1/06.

Read their petition, look at their evidence:

This is our last, best hope. Help us deliver these valiant Ohioans to DC.
Help us pay their way. We need $10,000 to cover the costs of transport,
hotels, and meals. This is URGENT!

Go immediately to and contribute. Do not wait.
These funds are needed now.

For a Voter Fraud kit of the horrific Voter Suppression in Columbus on
11/02, go to and donate. Toss in some
extra $$ to help raise $$ for our hip hop CD: We Do Not Concede. To
download footage now, visit

Please don't let Santa Claus stomp out the work we are trying to do. Your
patriotic elves are toiling away at their keyboards, and on their phones in
the wee hours, doing everything they can to salvage this fraudulent


The "We Do Not Concede" Team

Los Angeles Area: Voter Fraud presentation
Tuesday 12/28 at the Unitarian Church in Santa Monica,
7:00. 18th and Arizona. See it and be changed.

If you can assist us with the Contestors Trip to DC on the ground, in
either Columbus or DC, contact, ASAP, or



December 22, 2004

Zack Kaldveer, Communications Director, We Do Not Concede: 510-938-2664
Rev. Bill Moss, Original Plaintiff in Ohio, Founder of Center for Freedom
and Democracy: 614-252-0470 or 614-257-0728
Butch Wing, Director, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Silicon Valley: 510-701-8955


An emerging coalition of civil rights, pro-democracy groups, and
disenfranchised voters challenge US election's legitimacy. Unprecedented
Constitutional confrontation continues to escalate

View just released video footage here:

A 25-minute video was made available to the press and public today that
exposes the widespread civil rights abuses and voter disenfranchisement
suffered by the African American community in Franklin County Ohio on
Election Day. The footage was released by "We Do Not Concede"
(, a nonprofit grassroots organization created to unite
and mobilize citizens whose voting right were suppressed, denied, or simply
not counted.

"We hope this footage will serve as a wake up call to all Americans that the
fundamental principles upon which our country was founded like 'democracy'
and 'equal rights' are being systematically dismantled by a small group of
Republicans who are concerned with keeping power, not preserving liberty,"
said Zack Kaldveer, Communications Director, We Do Not Concede. "In America
every vote must be accurately counted and equally valued, and that's not
what happened on November 2nd. We the people most definitely do not

The video provides a first hand glimpse of an emerging civil rights scandal
of historic proportions that will culminate in a "Mr. Smith Goes to
Washington" bus trip organized by We Do Not Concede, consisting of voters
who are contesting the Ohio electorate, led by Rev. Bill Moss of Columbus
Ohio. The buses will travel from Columbus to Washington DC on Jan 5 through
the 6th. Rev. Jesse Jackson has pronounced Ohio's vote fraud fiasco "the
biggest deal since Selma" and has called for a national rally at "the scene
of he crime" in Columbus January 3rd.

"For the second Presidential election in a row African-American voters have
been subjugated to the role of second class citizens through efforts by
Republicans to suppress, intimidate, and disenfranchise our vote," said Rev.
Bill Moss, original Contestant of Ohio Electors and founder of the Center
for Freedom and Justice. "Whether its Katherine Harris or Kenneth Blackwell,
the purpose is the same: do everything in their power to ensure George W.
Bush becomes President. If they are willing and able to thwart democracy and
abuse the civil rights of American voters right in the face of the press and
public, what else are they capable of? I am contesting this election because
tyranny, particularly in the guise of democracy, is our civic duty to

The footage details what transpired in heavily leaning Democratic precincts
throughout Franklin County on Election Day, including unexplained voting
machine shortages, organized campaigns directing voters to the wrong polling
places, malfunctioning voter tabulation equipment, election worker confusion
and incompetence, and a host of other problems. However, as detailed in an
official affidavit by Richard Hayes Phillips, a geomorphology Ph.D. from
University of Oregon, the extent of voter disenfranchisement was systematic
and widespread in African American precincts throughout the state.

Dr. Phillips sworn testimony (
read in part:

"It is my professional opinion that John Kerry's margins of victory were
wrongly reduced by 22,000 votes in Cleveland, by 17,000 votes in Columbus,
and by as many as 7,000 votes in Toledo. It is my further professional
opinion that John Kerry's margins of defeat in Warren, Butler, and Clermont
Counties were inflated by as many as 37,000 votes in the aggregate, and in
Miami County by as many as 6,000 votes. There are still 92,672 uncounted
regular ballots that, based upon the analysis set forth of the election
results from Dayton and Cincinnati, may be expected to break for John Kerry
by an overwhelming margin. And there are still 14,441 uncounted provisional

Kenneth Blackwell, Ohio's Secretary of State, as was the case of Katherine
Harris, Florida's Secretary of State in 2000, simultaneously served as Bush'
s campaign Co-Chair, raising serious conflict of interest issues. These
concerns were only compounded by the fact that in each case, both Blackwell
and Harris were accused of making decisions that seemingly twisted voting
regulations to benefit the election of George W. Bush, and both stymied
recount and investigation efforts seeking to determine the true will of the

"We must not succumb to tyranny and rationalize that imperfection in voting
irregularities and suppression tactics are reasonable expectations. They are
not," said Butch Wing, Director, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Silicon Valley.
"Too many world-changing events have hinged on one vote for us to be
cavalier when thousands are systematically disenfranchised. This system of
50 separate and unequal state elections must give way to the fulfillment of
the American promise, which requires an amendment to the Constitutional
affirming the individual right to vote, federally protected, and an even
playing field for all Americans."

Sworn testimonies submitted to Rep. John Conyers "voter forums"
investigating the tens of thousands of complaints regarding the legitimacy
of the election have brought to light mountains of evidence that point in
one direction: Bush's "victory" in Ohio is highly dubious, and therefore so
too is his electoral college total and the established view that he should
continue to serve as President. In fact, lawsuits filed by Ohio voters,
Common Cause, the Alliance for Democracy, the ACLU, the Green Party, and the
Libertarians have already protested the official results of Election Day.

Among the findings uncovered by Rep. Conyers investigation are (see detailed
statistical analyses of Ohio anomalies at

Fewer voting machines were available in low-income precincts, creating lines
of up to 10 hours, people never received their absentee ballots, polling
places were moved at the last minute, voters were sent to the wrong polling
places, and many were illegally removed from voter lists and had to fill out
provisional (that weren't counted) ballots.

Only four of the 77 precincts that were extremely crowded on Election Day
due to voting machines being subtracted were Republican. While some voters
waited in long lines to cast a ballot, the Franklin County elections board
left 39 voting machines unused on Election Day.

South Concord managed a 98.5% turnout heavily tilted toward Bush; but a
Cleveland precinct that was heavily tilted toward Kerry managed just a 7.1%
In Miami County 19,000 votes came in after all precincts had voted, with a
2:1 margin for Bush.

Exit polls, specifically in Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio were all wrong
and outside of the margin of error. Statisticians say there is a
180-million-to-one chance for this sequence of exit polling disparities to
have occurred.

Election officials in Warren County alerted staff on the Thursday before the
election that there would be a Homeland Security alert on Election Day - and
then took the ballots to a warehouse for a secret count which resulted in a
14,000 vote increase for Bush from his 2000 total.

Dr. Norman Robbins of Cleveland testified that over 10,000 voters in
Cuyahoga County alone were disenfranchised by various means, and that nearly
all were "youth, poor and minorities." In one Cleveland ward, he said, 51%
of the provisional votes cast were thrown in the trash, virtually all of
them from African-Americans.

Votes seem to have been added to Bush's total, or in many cases, taken away
from Kerry and added to the totals of other Democratic candidates further
down the ballot. C. Ellen Connally, an African-American candidate for Ohio
Chief Justice, who was little known and outspent in the southern part of the
state, received hundreds of thousands of more votes than Kerry.

Another major national demonstration will take place in Washington DC on
January 6, as Congress ratifies the Electoral College.

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