David Cobb tells Conyers Forum of Preparations for a Fraudulent Recount
By Fintan Dunne, Editor
13 December 2004 : 1pmET http://www.kathymcmahon.utvinternet.com/mrn/audio/InsideTrackNews041213.mp3
The House Judiciary Cmte., meeting in Columbus, Ohio to investigate presidential election vote irregularities in the state, has heard evidence that preparations to conduct a fraudulent recount are underway statewide.
In early testimony, chairman of the forum, Rep. John
Conyers heard from Green party presidential
candidate, David Cobb that employees of punch card
vendor, Triad Governmental Systems, Inc. (Triad GSI)
are attempting to orchestrate a fraudulent recount of
the 3 percent of precincts likely to be included in the first
phase of the recount process.
Cobb cited one case detailed by an --as yet
anonymous-- informant, that a Triad GSI employee had
advised election staff to inconspicuously note a prepared recount result, then report this data irrespective of the actual recount.
"This is going on, all over the state," Cobb told
The forum also heard evidence that over the weekend,
Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, directed
election staff to interrupt a public inspection of
minority precincts in Greene County, and remove
election poll books from two certified volunteers for
the Ohio Recount team who were checking them.
Joan Quinn, a retired attorney said she was
hand-copying voter discrepancies from precinct voting
books when officials in direct contact with Mr.
Blackwells' office were instructed to "lock down" the
Eve Robertson, a retired election official from
California corroborated that account and gave testimony that her interrupted inspection was showing that minority
students --who seemed to have voted overwhelmingly
for John Kerry-- comprised the bulk of the provisional
John Bonifaz requested Rep. Conyers to formally
object to any declaration of a winner of the electoral
college vote on January 6th, 2005 --if a recount was
still underway or a different set of electors had
been nominated for Ohio.
Rep. John Conyers vowed that this was not the last
such meeting. He said Judiciary Cmte. staffers would
in coming days be meeting with witnesses and accepting
The hearing is continuing.
Fintan Dunne, Editor
13 Dec. 2005 @ 1pmET