August 11, 2005
Fighting Conyers Fest
By Ms. Forward
Mark Crispin Miller's article in the latest issue of Harper's is a must-read for anyone who wants a contextualized summation of the vote fraud (and lesser crimes) in last fall's presidential election. That is a category that ought to include everyone, but sadly does not even include the people who print and broadcast most of the news in this country.
It does not include many Democrats, either, even though the overwhelming majority of the well organized voting problems worked against their candidate. One brave exception is Michigan Congressman John Conyers, whose investigation in Ohio is the backbone of Miller's article. Calling Conyers' report a "veritable arsenal of 'smoking guns'," Miller goes on to write, "Yet its findings may be less extraordinary than the fact that no one in this country seems to care about them."
There is where you are wrong, Mr. Miller. Congressman Conyers is one of the keynote speakers at this year's Fighting Bob Fest, where the theme is “The Vote At Risk: 40 Years After the Voting Rights Act,” and where several thousand people who care very much about such things will gather in Baraboo.
But since Miller's article so deftly documents the willful, painstaking, sustained campaign to disenfranchise voters whose interests are most counter to those of the corporate overlords who own and operate our government, Ms. Forward forgives him.
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