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Ohio Voter Suppression Videos
Text from Free Speech Zone Concerning Videos
Video Footage of African American voter suppression in Ohio
(Video links are at bottom [as well as at the top]. Please read this first)
The Free Speech Zone is honored to have been asked to help spread this important story to the world. Along with We Do Not Concede" and Greens For Kerry.
This video footage is a must see for everyone who feels a concern regarding the gross injustices that took place in African American precincts in Ohio on election day. We have done the civil rights movement in this country already. Heck we have had to do it a few times. Yet, if you feel that everyone is indeed equal, then you are not paying attention. Through deceitful manipulation of information and equiptment, the citizens of Ohio were often turned away from voting booths. This footage, which is in 2 parts, is a documentaion of what took place on Nov 2nd. It is only a small part of the larger story.
A press release was sent out today to the press and public this morning.
The video footage provides a first hand glimpse of what transpired in Franklin County on Election Day, only in heavily leaning Democratic precincts, including unexplained voting machine shortages, organized campaigns directing voters to the wrong polling places, malfunctioning voter tabulation equipment, election worker confusion and incompetence, and a host of other problems. However, as detailed in an official affidavit by Richard Hayes Phillips, a geomorphology Ph.D. from University of Oregon, the extent of voter disenfranchisement was systematic and widespread in African American precincts throughout the state. Dr. Phillips sworn testimony read:
"For the second Presidential election in a row African American voters have been subjugated to second class citizens through systematic efforts by Republicans to suppress, intimidate, and disenfranchise our vote," said Rev. Bill Moss, the original Plaintiff in Ohio, and founder of the Center for Freedom and Justice. "Whether its Katherine Harris or Kenneth Blackwell, the purpose is the same: do everything in their power to ensure George W. Bush becomes President. If those in power are willing and able to thwart democracy and abuse the civil rights of American voters, right in the face of the press and public, what won’t they do? I am contesting this election because tyranny, particularly in the guise of democracy, is our civic duty to fight."
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Here is how you can help:
• Watch the video and e-mail everyone you know
• E-mail or call the main stream news media outlets and demand that they cover this story. (Contact information below)
• If you have a web page please download the footage and post it on your site. I want as many viewing locations as I can get. Links back to http://www.thefreespeechzone.net are greatlt appreciated.
• If you have such knowledge I need someone to convert this to a non-windows only format such as quicktime. A lower res. version would also be helpful.
Once you have seen this please let the world know!
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