Representative John Conyers has announced that he’ll be filing an official Objection to the Ohio Electoral votes on January 6, 2005. We need to mobilize and get our Senators to support him. (article underneath senator information below)
Here’s the same list of historically-progressive Senators I cite in my report on the Ohio Situation from yesterday:
Note that Russ Feingold is the one senator that voted against the Patriot Act, so he’s got the guts to do this kind of thing, and I put him at the top of the list.
When the Senate offices reopen after January 2, 2005, you can call their offices directly:
Senator Russ Feingold, (202) 224-5323, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Tom Harkin, (202) 224-3254, email@example.com
Senator Jim Jeffords, (202) 224-5141, Vermont@jeffords.senate.gov
Senator Edward Kennedy, 202/224-4543, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Patrick Leahy, (202) 224-4242, email@example.com
Senator Barbara Boxer, (202) 224-3553, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Dick Durbin, (202) 224-2152, email@example.com
Conyers to Object to Ohio Electors, Requests Senate Allies
By William Rivers Pitt for Truthout.
Representative John Conyers, ranking minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, will object to the counting of the Ohio Electors from the 2004 Presidential election when Congress convenes to ratify those votes on January 6th. In a letter dispatched to every Senator, which will be officially published by his office shortly, Conyers declares that he will be joined in this by several other members of the House. Rep. Conyers is taking this dramatic step because he believes the allegations and evidence of election tampering and fraud render the current slate of Ohio Electors illegitimate.
“As you know,” writes Rep. Conyers in his letter, “on January 6, 2005, at 1:00 P.M, the electoral votes for the election of the president are to be opened and counted in a joint session of Congress. I and a number of House Members are planning to object to the counting of the Ohio votes, due to numerous unexplained irregularities in the Ohio presidential vote, many of which appear to violate both federal and state law.”
The letter goes on to ask the Senators who receive this letter to join Conyers in objecting to the Ohio Electors. “I am hoping that you will consider joining us in this important effort,” writes Conyers, “to debate and highlight the problems in Ohio which disenfranchised innumerable voters. I will shortly forward you a draft report itemizing and analyzing the many irregularities we have come across as part of our hearings and investigation into the Ohio presidential election.”