Ohio recount

Activists from multiple Democratic and Green Party groups gathered on the steps of the Capitol Sunday to demand a ballot recount in Ohio.

Bill Kelsey said, “The purpose of our demonstration is to support the efforts in Ohio, to get the Ohio vote recounted. We feel that there’s gross fraud in this election, and we need to get a true counting of what happened out there.

Congressional hearings on Ohio vote

Startling new revelations about Ohio’s presidential vote have been uncovered as Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee join Rev. Jesse Jackson in Columbus, the state capital, on Monday, Dec. 13, to hold a rare field hearing into election malfeasance and manipulation in the 2004 vote.  The Congressional delegation will include Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, and others.

While there’s certainly mucho fishy business in the Ohio vote counts and elsewhere,  too many activists believe establishment Democrats will support them if they can demonstrate vote fraud. Ain’t gonna happen. As with Gore in 2000 and Kerry in 2004 who conceded quickly and did not contest the elections, that’s what will happen here too. The Democratic establishment is part of the problem and will not seriously question the system – something which would imperil their position in it. And provable voter fraud would shake the system mightily.

So, don’t expect anything from them. Unless of course, the streets become filled with protestors. Then they will listen, and act.