October 27, 2007

Citizens Mourn Anniversary of Ohio's "Death of Democracy", Columbus, Ohio, Friday, November 2nd

Columbus Ohio, November 2, 2007

The Citizen's action group, Ohio Election Justice Campaign, announces three events for general public participation for Friday, November 2nd. In recognition of the third anniversary of the defrauding of the 2004 general election in Ohio, representing the defeat of democratic elections in the state, the OEJC restores public attention to the continuing plight of election problems, even under the Democratic administration. Given the facts - that two members of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (Maiden and Dreamer) were convicted for rigging the 2004 recount, and as yet have not been imprisoned for offenses. There is evidence that the same behavior was perpetrated in 2004 on a statewide and systematic basis in many Ohio counties, and many of those same counties destroyed their 2004 federally protected election records. In Ohio, 56 of the 88 counties turned over partial or no ballots to the Secretary of State when ordered to do so by a US District Court Judge under the threat of a fourth degree felony and contempt of court charges. These are the people's records, and there are now over 1.5 million 2004 ballots forever gone. The Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner, now has in her possession the remaining evidence of the largest crime in world history (look at the effect worldwide of this non president)... the theft of the US Presidential Election. There are over 2,200 boxes of election records in her possession. Also in these records is the evidence that the Ohio Supreme Court races in 2004 were rigged in Delaware County. Those record exist in full. The stickered ballots where votes were stickered over and changed in Clermont County are in the custody of the SOS. Why will the Secretary of State not inventory or collect the signature books and poll books that still exist? Brunner was informed that Clermont County destroyed the signature and poll books in July 2007, yet nothing was done. Why will they not investigate those records... Members of the OEJC have let both the Ohio Secretary of State, and Ohio Attorney General know of many of the crimes for which those records are the physical evidence. Yet nothing is being done. Why? The only response we get is that they must get ready for 2008.

The OEJC draws public attention to the lack of political courage to prosecute the crimes of massive, organized election fraud against the people's will in Ohio. These crimes extend out to harm the entire nation, and the world. We ask for the return of the rule of law. Democracy died in Ohio on November 2, 2004. Can we resurrect it?

The following events are scheduled to take place in Columbus, Ohio on November 2nd, 2007:

November 2nd, Friday at 11:30 a.m. will begin with a Eulogy and New Orleans-style funeral procession for the ‘Death of Democracy” starting at the Ohio Statehouse. The funeral procession will start at the McKinley statue on High Street at noon, and will proceed to the Franklin County Board of Elections, the Ohio Secretary of State, and the Ohio Attorney General. Jazz band players will lead the parade, and the public is welcome to join peacefully in the procession.

From 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 Weisheimer Rd., Clintonville, please attend the Memorial Service for Democracy. Come share your feelings and stories of disenfranchisement during and after the events of 11/2 2004, the date of the Ohio general election sanctioned by the Bush-Cheney campaign re-election chairman, Secretary of State Blackwell.

From 7:00 p.m. till midnight at the Victorian's Midnight Cafe on Fifth and Neil, (go North on High, west on Fifth), citizens are invited to participate in dialogue to identify and frame the most significant issues for action for 2008. Music and speakers are promised for the event.

Contact Information:

Ohio Election Justice Campaign
Paddy Shaffer (614) 761-0621 paddy@columbus.rr.com
Marj Creech (740) 739-1390 risenregan@earthlink.net

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