The voting irregularities in Florida and Ohio are known to all, even the mainstream media has mentioned the accusations from time to time, yet all Republicans and many Democrats are still unwilling to admit both the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen. More accusations are emerging, the Associated Press focuses on New Hampshire "A telephone firm was paid to make repeated hang-up phone calls to overwhelm the phone banks in New Hampshire and prevent them from getting Democratic voters to the polls on Election Day 2002, prosecutors allege. Republican John Sununu won a close race that day to be New Hampshire's newest senator." Charges were filed against the RNC in December of 2004 and since that time the Republican Party has paid more than $722,000 to a team of lawyers from the Washington D.C firm Williams and Connerly. The focus is on James Tobin, the 2004 Bush Campaign chairman for New England who is pleading innocent. Mr. Tobin is accused of conspiring to keep Democrats from voting in New Hampshire. I find it amazing that an event of this magnitude is not found on the pages of major newspapers and on television screens. Like in all previous cases Republican chaiman Ken Mehlman denies the slightest trace of impropriety, the former White House political director, reiterated a "zero-tolerance policy" for any GOP official caught trying to block legitimate votes."
"The position of the Republican National Committee is simple: We will not tolerate fraud; we will not tolerate intimidation; we will not tolerate suppression. No employee, associate or any person representing the Republican Party who engages in these kinds of acts will remain in that position," Mehlman wrote Monday to a group that studied voter suppression tactics. Accusations of foul play among Republicans are so numerous it is becoming difficult to keep track of all of them: 1) Karl Rove accused of leaking the name of a C.I.A. agent as vengeance for her husband telling the truth about the attempted sale of yellowcake uranium to Saddam Heussein operatives. 2) VP Richard Cheney accused of setting the nations energy policy behind closed doors with oil and coal industry execs, excluding environmental groups 3) Tom Delay accused of extortion and gerrymandering in Texas, 4) Ohio Governor Noe can't justify the disappearance of tens of thousands of dollars in the so-called "coin gate" scandal 5) J. Kenneth Blackwell, an African-American is accused of disenfranchising fellow African-Americans in his state of Ohio from voting. 5) Dennis Hastert is accused of accepting tens of thousands from Turkish operatives in exchange for his stating that Turks didn't commit genocide against Armenians. Sibel Edmonds the one person who might be able to confirm or deny this accusation has been given a gag order as well as losing her job. 6) Jack Abramoff is indicted of bank fraud and is accussing of swindling huges sums of money from a Native American tribe and now John Tobin is accused of preventing Democrats from voting in New Hampshire. These events would provoke cries of outrage from Republicans over generations past. Even during the Nixon administration there were quite a few Republicans who came forward and put the interests of the people ahead of those of the party. Where are the Republicans of strong moral fiber? The irony of this is that there are those across the country who say that they voted for the Republican candidates because of their high moral standards........and those people have got to be either kidding or profoundly stupid. These days the Grand Old Party has taken the nation back to the days of John D. Rockefeller when huge corporations ruled in the sole interest of making profits with no regard for the people. When will Americans wake up? ....maybe they are starting to now even though it may be too late: Dade County of Florida is now making it law that for all future elections there will be a paper trail. The state of California has given Diebold( the company that made all those traceless voting machines) the boot, forever. 23 states have insisted on voting machines WITH paper trails. Hope springs eternal.