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And So The Lawsuits Are Blooming…

The first of many qui tam (fraud) legal suits has been officially filed against a major electronic voting machine manufacturer. Florida attorney Mike Papantonio, co-host with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on the Air America show “Ring of Fire,” described some of the details of the suit on Mike Malloy’s radio show.

Papatonio claims to have assembled a “dream team of lawyers” that will go after the well-known Republican operatives that are running the sham voting machine companies. Perhaps his best quote was: “When you hear the details, when you hear the caliber of the fraud . . . it’ll make Americans feel like they’re living in a damn banana republic, a Third World country. I’ve never heard such outrageous facts.”

Indeed. That’s how I felt when I first listened to the late Athan Gibbs describe the trail of money from voting machine companies that led back to conservative right-wing families and the software in the hands of a few people – in one case, the notorious Urosevich brothers. That’s why I blew the whistle on this fraud in a Free Press cover story called

“Diebold, electronic voting, and the vast right wing conspiracy.”

The disgusting details were also outlined in an article by me for MotherJones.com.

Diebold’s Political Machine

I’m indebted to Bev Harris for her expertise and guidance. Often maligned, Harris is the godmother of the movement, who fights to expose the evils of “black box voting.”

The reality we face is that a small group of Republican operatives, loyal to the former CIA Director and his son, George the Lessor, have hijacked our election process and we are, in fact, a banana republic. We have no transparency in our election process. We have privatized it to partisan, for-profit corporations who don’t make that much money off of selling electronic voting machines, but make a fortune off selling election results.

3 replies
  1. coyote
    coyote says:

    There is a plethora of vote tampering evidence coming from independent investigators and statisticians across the country. If our representatives do not recognize this insidious plague on our democracy then our country has no choice but to protest non-violently till it is fixed. One way or another WE need to get ready.

    to send a letter to your reps requesting the end of electronic voting and the use of paper ballots before this November…..

    go to

  2. working hard for bob
    working hard for bob says:

    That just goes to show you that one person can change the lives of millions. That one person is you, thank you Dr. Bob, we know none of this could have, would have happened if it were not for you. You began the fight, our tears were seen around the country.

    On behalf of every African American in the nation, because it happened to us, we thank you.

  3. dael4
    dael4 says:

    Please forward to everyone you know who is concerned about American democracy and about the very survival of our planet (see http://www.freepress.org/columns/display/3/2006/1396).

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    “It is a civic issue of profound importance!” – Mark Crispin Miller
    Without fair and honest elections, there is no functioning democracy!

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