Ohio is being governed by a convicted criminal, Governor Bob Taft, with Congressman Robert Ney, key GOP fundraiser Tom Noe, and others under criminal investigation. Meanwhile, George Bush and the far-right GOP juggernaut stole the 2004 election in Ohio, while the Democratic Party proved itself incapable of mounting significant resistance.
The Democrats' "investigation," entitled "Democracy at Risk: The 2004 Election in Ohio," could well have been produced by a high school class in elementary polling. It consists almost entirely of post-election phone interviews. It says nothing about the devastating discrepancies between exit polls and the highly improbable and virtually impossible vote total that gave George W. Bush a second term. It makes no case about precinct-by-precinct illegalities including unguarded ballots, election machine tampering, an unexplained bogus Homeland Security alert, the firing of whistle-blowing election board officials, and much more.
As my colleague Harvey Wasserman and I documented in our book, Did George W. Bush Steal America's 2004 Election?, any third-world election that was as rife with fraud and theft as was Ohio's this past November would have been declared invalid by international observers.
This year, the Ohio Green Party is running a slate of fraudbusting experts to help return the Ohio government to the people of Ohio. If elected, Gov. Bob Fitrakis, Lt. Gov. Anita Rios and Secretary of State Tim Kettler will stop the conflicts of interest, end the cronyism, and remove the sweetheart deals that have brought shame to our state's electoral and governance processes.
Please join us as we stand up and fight for clean government in Ohio.