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Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones rises to object

Thursday, Juanuary 6, 2005
House of Congress - Certification of the 2004 Election
Objection to Ohio Vote Count

Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ohio, Presents the Objection to Dick Cheney

Representative Bob Ney, Ohio: Mr. President, the certificate of the electoral vote of the well-known and great State of Ohio seems to be regular in form and authentic , and it appears therefrom that George W. Bush of the State of Texas received 20 votes for President and DICK Cheney from the from the State of Wyoming received 20 votes for Vice President.

DICK Cheney: For what purpose does the gentlewoman from Ohio rise?

Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ohio: Mr. Vice President, I seek to object to the electoral votes of the State of Ohio on the ground that they were not, under all of the known circumstances, regularly given and have a signed objection, and I do have a Senator.

DICK Cheney: Has the Senator signed the objection?

Jones: The Senator has signed the objection.

DICK Cheney: An objection presented in writing and signed by both a Representative and a Senator complies with the law, chapter 1 of title 3, United States Code.

The Clerk will report the objection.

Clerk: We, a Member of the House of Representatives and a United States Senator, object to the counting of the electoral votes of the State of Ohio on the ground that they were not, under all of the known circumstances, regularly given. Signed Stephanie Tubbs Jones, State of Ohio, Barbara Boxer, State of California.

DICK Cheney: The two Houses will withdraw from joint session. Each House will deliberate separately on the pending objection and report its decision back to the joint session.

The Senate will now retire to its Chamber.


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Blogger Neva Li said...

Try to accept the realities of life here. Bush won, as did many Conservative issues. It's what the people want and no amount of crying will change that.

Not even Madame Clinton supported the objection in the end because she knows darned well our President was legitimately elected yet again.

Not to mention that in cities such as Detroit, voter fraud and cheating was widespread - by the Democrats.

12:19 PM  
Blogger justice said...


Working for fair elections is not tantamount to crying, although there is much to cry about. Election fraud is wrong regardless of the perpetrator.

Try to accept the realities of life here. Millions of Americans understand that our election process has serious problems. The evidence is undeniable. If a major portion of the citizenry does not trust their ballots will be counted fairly and their right to vote will not be impeded, we have a constitutional crisis. This is the United States. Our elections must be beyond reproach.

If you had followed the events of Thursday, you would understand that the main point of the exercise was to highlight the egregious irregularities of Ohio, and by inference throughout the country. Since the Republicans refuse to debate the issue or even back the call for a paper trail of electronic voting machines, this was a rare opportunity to bring these concerns to light in a very public forum. Since you yourself believe fraud was rampant on November 2, you should be asking yourself why the Republicans keep running from this issue and why you don’t support it. Why isn’t everyone for fair and transparent elections?

Work with us on this. This is truly a non-partisan issue, unless you are willing to disregard ethics, believing that your side benefits most from these discrepancies.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The conservative commentator seems to forget that Bush was not legitimately elected in 2000. Now we are stuck with this neocon, faith-based simpleton elected by middle-America NASCAR fans. I doubt their thoughts are complex enough to make changing their minds possible. Let's face it, it took the horrible deaths of 3,000 people to give this spoiled, drunken frat boy a second term. From the beginning, the deep coffers of the Bush family and corrupt corporate America bought his political career. Without that support, this man would be selling Amway products to this day.

2:59 PM  

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