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on January 3, 2012
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While the fiasco of the 2000 presidential election is widely known (see, for example, Jeffrey Toobin's "Too Close to Call"), much less is known about the 2004 presidential election. This report gives the facts that lead us also to question the outcome of the 2004 election. Unless the public understands what happened in Ohio in 2004 and demands change of election practices, it is likely that a future close election will also suffer from plagued results. Nothing currently appears that would prevent it from happening this year, 2012.
--John L. Hodge, author
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2007
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I love the Editorial Review book description 'The material in this report should be used as a guidebook to "fixing" our federal elections.'
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2014
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too techy
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2006
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As with his always-learned, always JUDICIOUS "sponsorship," or whatever the REPUB. "Americans$$," allowed him to term it, of the explosive DOWNING STREET MEMO(S) hearings of June, 2005, Congressman Conyers has done it again, with this telling and factually-based book, telling just a part of the story, of yet again, the FAS$CISTS$, ie the REPUB. "Americans$$$," under this "King" George The Second, with his Utterly SERVANTILE, Election-THIEVING CRIMINAL, as Ohio's only ALLEGED 'Secretary of State," IE his being the Co-CAMPAIGN HEAD for OHIO, of the BUSH-CHENEY Campaign.

(*****-And what IF JOHN F. KERRY, had won Ohio, or any OTHER State's "Votes," and "Election," under such Criminally UNETHICAL Circumstances?! The REPUB. "Americans$$" in the White House and Congress$$$, would be calling for Kerry';s head, if not his Public CRUCIFIXION, much like they REFUSED to "PATRIOTICALLY, and Decently," Back up DULY-ELECTED President CLINTON in his AIRSTRIKES and MASSIVE CRUISE Missile Strikes against Bin Laden's Camps in Afghanistan, AND his Chemical Weapon PRECURSOR Material Factor in Al Shifa, Sudan. INSTEAD these Repub. "Americans$$" would only cry out., "No Wars for MONICA," and "Hand over the semen-stained BLUE DRESS"?! 9 or MORE of the Repub. "Americans$" on the Repub. "Impeachement" teams, in seanate and congress, were SERIAL WIFE-CHEATERS, themselves!) Well Done, congressman Cponyers, Sir, a TRUE American Patriot, in utter CONTRAST to the FAS$CISTS, such as KARL ROVE, GW BUS$H, and Ohio Secretary of State, Ken, toally, ANTI-"Black"WELL!!

They, GW and Karl ROVE also MET with BLACKWELL< right on that TUESDAY, Nov. 2nd, "Election" Day Morning in COLUMBUS, OHIO, to Further FINALIZE their Plans to STEAL OHIO. That CRIMINAL MEETING, alone, merits impeachment hearings, though SO VERY MUCH more, lawless WIRETAPPING of tens of MILLIONS of Americans(when AL QUEDA, long since, years ago, STOPPED Using the internet and even cell phones in their important communications, they only USE COURIERS, according to our OWN Intel. Services), the AGGRESSIVE WARS$ in IRAQ, and Iran to follow, for their OIL RESERVES$$, the Pre-9/11/2001 DEALINGS$ with, and Bribings$ of the TALIBAN LEADERSHIP, in AFGHANISTAN, for the CENTRAL ASIAN Gas/Oil Pipelines$, this TRAITOROUS$, as well, as Outgoing Clinton OfficialS, many of them TRIED TO WARN all of the incoming "Elected"(after 12/12/2000 UNSIGNED "Ruling," by the CRIMINAL US Supreme, "Court," ah-hem) BUS$H ADMINISTRATION,m that the AL QUEDA THREAT would be their greatest THREAT and Concern, throughout the Bush Presidency, this "way back"(but a blink of the eye, to "God," though, Folks!) in Dec. 2000-January 2001!!

Add to this GW Bus$h's seeing the August 6th, 2001 FULLY Documented CIA, etcetera, Dire Warning and "Memo"{though it was much MORE involved than THAT, as were the INTEL. Agency warnings in Summer-fall of 2001, from over 20 Allied and other Nations, of an IMMINENT AL QUEDA Attack on US Soil, so much so that at the july, 2001 Genoa G-8 Economic talks, the ENTIRE AREA of the talks and of genoa, Italy, was RINGED with anti-aircraft MISSILES, and GW had to Sleep off shore in a Battleship or aircraft carrier, John ASHCROFT stops flying Commercial AIRLINES in June-July 2001, onwards, but has his FBI warn NO ONE, in the nation's aviation system?!), etcetera, etcetera, etcetera, and you can see why, ... well, we need a U.S. "GOVERMENT-IN-EXILE" to start, against this Twice, "elected" Bunch, folks, like it or don't.

Again, well done, Congressman CONYERS, SIR!! Leftist and PROUDLY, PROGRESSIVELY-PATRIOT, "Ex" Marine(who took my pledge to Uphold the US CONSTITUTION, above ALL ELSE!!) herein, God Bless Yee, good Lad!!

And to OHIO's "Secretary of State," and perhaps, to be Criminally "Elected," as well, as "Governor" of Ohio, Mr. J. Kenneth, ANTI-"BLACK"-Well, Sir, ... May The Good Lord, Blessed Jesus, i.e., JOSHUA, I.E., The Christ of Human History, I.E.,the PRINCE, ... of PEACE, have mercy on your LOST SOUL, Sir.
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24 of 59 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2005
Format: Paperback
The cover layout is almost identical to the 9/11 commission report. This could deceive purchasers into believing that this report is equally well-funded, thorough, balanced, and bi-partisan. The two are not in the same league.

The body of the document does a reasonable job of presenting facts, analysis, and references. The introduction by Gore Vidal however has the sound of a party pundit.

The book is organized into dozens of sections each focusing on some disconcerting situation. It does not present a pretty picture of American elections.

There is a lost opportunity here. Each of those situations could have generated ideas for fairer rules and ways to conduct better elections. Instead, each subsection wraps-up by demonizing some particular group of people. Predictably, those people and organizations are ones that Conyers would have considered foes even before the election was held.

The conclusions are unfortunately heavily weighted toward "undoing the election" rather than providing a useful blueprint for the future.

While there is plenty of useful source material and cause for concern, the book is one-sided and focuses more on delegitimizing the previous election rather getting things to work right on a go-forward basis.

I hope some bright think tank picks-up the ball. The future needs to have clear audit trails, short voter lines, clear voter disqualification rules, observers, better turnouts, and simple voting machines.

What the future does not need is more exit polls (treated in the book as if they were an independent recount), more attorneys (over 10,000 on each side), more court challenges (this undermines elections), or more 527 organizations.
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7 of 162 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2005
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Ya want to know What Went Wrong In Ohio? The Dems LOST...Like the song goes, "..paranoia will destroy ya.."
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2 of 120 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2006
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Clinton 1996, 49% of vote - winner

Bush 2004, 51% of vote - loser

Right...
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3 of 160 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2006
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The only thing that went wrong in Ohio is that it gave the idiot Dems another thing to WHINE ABOUT!! Which we Republicans are pleanty tired of!! Mrs. Miller, please don't quit your day job!! The book really needs help.
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