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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

"Did Bush Steal the 2004 Election?: How 350,000 Votes Disappeared in Ohio"

This is interesting. I should add that I checked the Rolling Stone web site and searched the web for this story, but couldn't find anything more than what is in this report:

[Updated] Exclusive: Bobby Kennedy Jr. to Question 2004 Presidential Election in Major Rolling Stone Feature Article! Tells Brad Blog: A damning and detailed feature article, written by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., for Rolling Stone and documenting evidence of the theft of the 2004 Presidential Election is set to hit newstands this Friday, The Brad Blog can now confirm. The online version of the article will be posted tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

The article -- headlined on the cover as "Did Bush Steal the 2004 Election?: How 350,000 Votes Disappeared in Ohio" -- has been several months in development and will contend that a concerted effort was undertaken by high-level Republican officials to steal the Election in Ohio -- and thus the country -- in 2004!

Kennedy told The Brad Blog this morning that "the best evidence says the Republicans succeeded" in their plan. He writes in the 10-page long article, and confirmed to us today, that evidence shows Ohio Sec. of State J. Kenneth Blackwell was "certainly in on" the scheme, and there are indications that the effort went all the way up to the White House. ... Sources have told The Brad Blog that Kennedy "does not hold back..." ...here's a few quotes from the article...

U.S. Congressman from Ohio, Rep. Dennis Kucinich: "The secretary of state is supposed to administer elections – not throw them."

Pollster Lou Harris of the Harris Poll -- described in the piece as "the father of modern day political polling" -- says: "Ohio was as dirty an election as America has ever seen."

Despite Harris' comments, which may be amongst the most explosive in the article, Kerry himself brings up the rear...

John Kerry: "Can I draw a conclusion that they played tough games and clearly had intent to reduce the level of our vote? Yes, absolutely. Can I tell you to a certainty that it made the difference in the election? I can't. There's no way for me to do that. If I could have done that, then obviously I would have found some legal recourse."...

From a political perspective, and with an eye focused on the elections this fall, is this a smart move?

Update: Full article posted at Rolling Stone. Those who have followed this, anything new here?

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