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Blackwell’s Letter from Franklin County Jail

All along, J. Kenneth Blackwell has been engaging in criminal activity.

He’s responsible for the purging of over 300,000 voters in Ohio between the 2000 and 2004 election, telling voters they were registered on the wrong paper weight, not counting votes cast in the wrong precinct after he had the precincts switched, and stealing the election in Ohio.

He could always count on the Bush boys to bail him out. But now what? He’s caught dead to rights with an unlawful interest in a public contract.

Remember, Blackwell bragged about negotiating the “best in the nation” deal with Diebold. It wasn’t hard, since Wally O’Dell was one of the president’s Pioneer and Ranger team members.

So, let’s get this straight. Bush’s co-chair of his Ohio “re-election” campaign was responsible for counting all the votes with half of the counties in Ohio using GEMS software from Diebold in their central tabulators. Blackwell also brought in new Diebold touchscreen voting machines in 41 counties for the notorious 2005 election where the results for election reform issues 2 and 3 looked reversed from what was predicted in the polls.

Now we know that the multimillionaire Blackwell who invested in rightwing and religious radio stations also had shares in Diebold stock. But, as always, he didn’t know. Nor did he know that he disenfranchised over 300,000 voters. Nor did he know that his purges eliminated 25% of the voters in the African American-dominated city of Cleveland. Nor did he know that he was being a hypocrite by comparing himself to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi.

All we can hope is that some prosecutor sees fit the put Blackwell where he belongs — like Franklin County Prosectuor Ron O’Brien — in the county jail. Then, and only then, does Blackwell have a chance at redemption. He could write a letter from the Franklin County Jail. And he only need utter five words: I’m sorry Martin, I’m guilty.

2 replies
  1. kickass_in_columbus
    kickass_in_columbus says:

    Yes, we must tie together Blackwell, the Bushes, O’Dell, O’Brien and the whole criminal cabal that has made elections such a travesty in Ohio (and nationwide). Bob is great at this, with his knowledge of the facts and his willingness to call a spade a spade.

    Somebody told me that, as an investigative reporter, Bob has won a lot of awards and has never had to retract any statements. Thank goodness somebody has the guts to stand up and be counted!

  2. takebackthehouse
    takebackthehouse says:

    I usually vote for Dems, and will do so down-ticket, but Bob is the only person who can root out this culture of corruption in Ohio. The statewide Dems are too closely allied to the GOP fraud machine, and did nothing to stop the fraud when they had a chance.

    Fraudbuster Bob spoke out when the votes were stolen in November 2004. He organized the public hearings to document the fraud. He has written well and often about what went wrong and what we must do to fix it. A lot of interesting info is on his campaign site at http://www.bobforohio.com

    Come on people, how often do we get a chance to vote for a guy whose politics and track record we can actually believe in?

    Let’s get Bob’s petitions signed, get him on the ballot, and then watch Blackwell and the other fraud-makers crap in their pants.

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