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  • rabbitiz rabbitiz Dec 2, 2004 6:58 AM Flag

    Poor Jesse Jackson

    He can't get it right either! He should follow Dan Rather to the exit.... Read
    and weep liberals... Please followe them
    to the exit!!!!!!!


    PAY ATTENTION TO THE LAST PARAGRAPH!!!


    Jesse Jackson Column Draws Heat from Ohio Sec. of State's Office

    By Joe Strupp

    Published: December 01, 2004 6:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK A syndicated newspaper column by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, which slammed Ohio's handling of the recent presidential election, is being accused of "blatant inaccuracies" by the Ohio Secretary of State's office.

    Carlo Lo Paro, press secretary for Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, claims that Jackson's column, distributed earlier this week through Tribune Media Services, contains numerous inaccuracies that hint at improper behavior by Blackwell's office.

    "We expect someone writing an op-ed and a syndicate distributing that op-ed would fact-check information and have a responsibility to the facts," Lo Paro told E&P Wednesday. "We believe someone can have a different point of view, but offer truthful information."

    Lo Paro said Blackwell had not yet decided if he would formally respond to the column, but he said the secretary of state had written his own op-ed, the second in less than a week, which will be made available to daily newspapers on Thursday. The first, distributed on Thanksgiving, was printed in The Cincinnati Enquirer and The Washington Times.

    John Twohey, Tribune Media vice president of editorial and operations, said the syndicate had not received any negative reaction to the column, or any complaints from Blackwell's office. "If they have specific reservations about the column, I would be eager to talk to them," he said.

    A spokesman at Jackson's office declined immediate comment.

    The column in question was distributed by Tribune Media on Nov. 29, according to the syndicate's Web site.

    Jackson took issue with Ohio's handling of the recent presidential race. The column contends that Blackwell, who has also worked for the Bush campaign, either made mistakes or overtly sought to help Bush.

    "The vote in Ohio decided the presidential race, but it was marred by intolerable, often partisan, irregularities and discrepancies," wrote Jackson, who has spent several days in Ohio seeking attention for an investigation into the vote there. "U.S. citizens have as much reason as those in Kiev to be concerned that the fix was in."

    Jackson's column then went on to cite several specific allegations of either improper actions or poor oversight by Blackwell's office. Those include several that Lo Paro contends are false.

    Lo Paro challenged Jackson's assertion that the head of the Diebold Co. had helped sway the Ohio vote Bush's way through his company's electronic voting machines. "Ohio does not use Diebold electronic machines," he said.

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    • >>PAY ATTENTION TO THE LAST PARAGRAPH!!!<<

      the last paragraph was:

      >>Lo Paro challenged Jackson's assertion that the head of the Diebold Co. had helped sway the Ohio vote Bush's way through his company's electronic voting machines. "Ohio does not use Diebold electronic machines," he said.<<

      it seems there are a couple bush-bashers who would rather NOT pay attention to it.

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      • CONCORD - Recounts independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader requested in 11 voting precincts continued to show few changes from original results.

        Ballot counters finished work in 10 of the 11 precincts Monday and were due to finish the last, Salem, before noon Tuesday.

        "It looks like a pretty accurate count here in New Hampshire," said Michael Richardson, Nader's representative.

        Nader campaign officials have said the recount could expand to other precincts, or even other states, based on the results. But no candidate's tallies have changed enough to affect overall percentages so far.

        Richardson and state election officials said the vote gains were largely due to typical counting-machine errors. They included voters circling an oval, instead of filling it in, to choose a candidate.

        The largest gain for a presidential candidate has been nearly 25 votes, but gains of 10 votes or fewer have been more common. When one major-party candidate gained, the other also tended to gain.

        "There doesn't seem to be any error due to fraud based on what we're seeing here today," Richardson said.

        Nader's campaign must decide whether to order more recounts Tuesday.

        Nader requested the re-count after an analysis by Michigan programmer Ida Briggs revealed wide differences in voting patterns between the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. About three quarters of the discrepancies came in precincts using Diebold Inc.'s AccuVote optical scanning machines, she said. That prompted the call for a re-count to check the devices' accuracy.

        Briggs' analysis highlighted locations where Sen. John Kerry's support was much lower than former Vice President Al Gore's in 2000. Gore lost Litchfield by 8 percentage points, but Kerry lost by 15. In one Manchester ward, Gore won by 8 points, but the candidates were even this year, Briggs said. Kerry carried the state, but Gore didn't.

        "It could just be the way it is," she added.

        Election officials have said they haven't found significant errors by AccuVote machines in past recounts.

        Statewide, Kerry defeated President Bush 50 percent to 49 percent while Nader got less than 1 percent from the state's roughly 300 precincts. The Nader campaign didn't expect to change the outcome.

        The re-count began with a one-day session Nov. 18, but went slower than expected. It has cost Nader at least $14,000.

      • >>PAY ATTENTION TO THE LAST PARAGRAPH!!!<<

        >the last paragraph was:

        >>Lo Paro challenged Jackson's assertion that the head of the Diebold Co. had helped sway the Ohio vote Bush's way through his company's electronic voting machines. "Ohio does not use Diebold electronic machines," he said.<<

        >it seems there are a couple bush-bashers who would rather NOT pay attention to it.

        Facts mean nothing to those blinded by their inability to attain their goal. The Democrat's blindness has turned into a pathology.

        When was the last time a Democrat won > 51% of the vote?

        Clinton never saw 50%.

        Carter won with 50.1% (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._presidential_election,_1976) , I'd call that a squeaker.

        Kennedy won thanks to Mayor Daley's machine.

        I guess we would have to go back to Roosevelt, before even I was born.

        They are desperate.

 
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