Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) January 4, 2008
On this week's Voice of the Voters, the Ohio Election Justice Campaign (OEJC) called for a Day of Silence this Sunday, January 6th, 2008, http://www.voiceofthevoters.org , WNJC 1360 AM.
This day marks the peaceful legislative challenge to the re-election of George W. Bush on January 6th, 2005. Our silence stands in solidarity with voters around the world whose voices have been extinguished through violence, fear-mongering, and election fraud.
Three years ago, on January 6th, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) led the challenge to the certification of Ohio's votes in the 2004 presidential election. This was the first time in U.S. history that an entire state's electoral college votes were challenged.
If the challenge had been successful, Bush would have lost the electoral college votes he needed to clinch the election.
Joining Boxer and Jones in the challenge, known as the "Boxer Rebellion," were 30 representatives, including Kucinich (D-OH), Conyers (D-MI), McKinney (D-GA), and civil rights leader John Robert Lewis (D-GA).
The following senators failed to support the challenge and voted "yes" to accepting Ohio's votes as votes for Bush: Biden (D-DE), Clinton (D-NY), Feingold (D-WI), Lieberman (D-CN), and Obama (D-IL).
Twenty-five senators were absent and did not vote, including McCain (R-AZ) and Feinstein (D-CA).
132 members of the House of Representatives were absent and did not vote; Pelosi (D-CA), Kaptur (D-OH), and Strickland (D-OH) voted to accept Ohio's votes.
An initiative of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Boxer Rebellion was based on widespread electoral problems in Ohio, including the fake level-ten homeland security alert in suburban Warren County, Ohio, called on election day, 2004, http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/11/05/loc_warrenvote05.html .
Planned in advance, the fake alert included dogs sniffing for bombs while children of election officials transported ballots from the precincts to the Warren County Board of Elections (BOE) for secret tabulation. Warren County, one of the last counties in Ohio to report, went overwhelming for Bush.
Acts of intimidation were also used in Kenya prior to its 2002 presidential election; rumors of an uprising near Mombasa caused voters to flee from their province of voter registration.
During Kenya's Dec. 27, 2007 presidential election, which resulted in allegations of election fraud and large-scale violence, observers were turned away from tabulation centers in the Central province, whose results proved decisive, http://allafrica.com/stories/200801030632.html .
During tabulation of the 2006 vote, the Franklin County Board of Elections, Matt Damschroder, Director, attempted to barricade the BOE in Columbus, Ohio by lining the street in front with snow plows. Photos attached.
For information or to donate: http://www.electiondefensealliance.org/OEJC .
More Ohio election justice videos: http://www.vocabvideo.com .
Background info: "Ohio Holds Funeral on Anniversary of 2004 Elections," http://www.prnewsnow.com/TextNews/168067.html ; "Lobbyists Hack Your Elections: The OEJC Calls for Voting Systems Recall, Return, and Refund," http://www.prnewsnow.com/Public_Release/Legal%20And%20Law/170544.html .