Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the stolen 2004 election

Rolling Stone's June 1 edition features Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s comprehensive history of highly-partisan irregularities in the 2004 election, especially the vote-blocking, roll-purging, machine malfunctions and harassment that effectively allowed Ohio GOP hacks to hand their state to George W. Bush. Moreover, Kennedy charges that Republican officials across the nation fixed the vote to favor their party.

Election fraud is, at base, a non-partisan issue. Kennedy writes, "If the last two elections have taught us anything, it is this: The single greatest threat to our democracy is the insecurity of our voting system. If people lose faith that their votes are accurately and faithfully recorded, they will abandon the ballot box. Nothing less is at stake here than the entire idea of a government by the people."

Kennedy's article confirms what activists have been saying since the election, and follows the argument that AfD co-Chair Cliff Arnebeck made in election-contest litigation before the Ohio Supreme Court. You can read the story on the AfD website, which features additional info on the election, as well as a link to Rolling Stone's well-annotated on-line edition of Kennedy's story.

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