Richard Hayes Phillips
by Richard Hayes Phillips
WITNESS TO A CRIME : A CITIZENS’ AUDIT OF AN AMERICAN ELECTION
by Richard Hayes Phillips
Download the file Shreds of Evidence to read a chapter excerpt from Witness to a Crime, detailing the illegal (and unprosecuted) destruction of the 2004 election ballots in 53 of 88 Ohio counties, in direct violation of federal law and of a court order issued by a federal district court judge.
The 2004 presidential election in Ohio, the state that decided the election, was rigged. Richard Hayes Phillips, Ph.D., began investigating the Ohio election when he received an unsolicited e-mail containing obviously erroneous election results from Cleveland. He quickly found that hundreds of votes in certain precincts had inexplicably shifted from John Kerry to other presidential candidates. This made him a witness to a crime, with a duty to investigate further and to present his findings publicly. The result is the book that you hold in your hands. It is an investigative report and eyewitness history, the document of record for what really happened in Ohio.
He began by analyzing election results at the precinct level. Assisted by a band of “spreadsheet angels” who compiled the data into tables and spreadsheets, Phillips wrote and submitted 21 papers to the Ohio Supreme Court as an expert witness in the Moss v. Bush lawsuit. He presented evidence of voter suppression, failure to count ballots cast, and alteration of the vote count sufficient to question the alleged victory of George W. Bush in Ohio.
He resumed his investigation as a cold case. He presented two new papers to the Election Assessment Hearing in Houston. He worked with Rolling Stone magazine on the landmark article by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., “Was the 2004 Election Stolen?” And he began submitting records requests to Boards of Elections in Ohio.
Assisted by teams of citizen volunteers equipped with digital cameras, Phillips amassed some 30,000 images of forensic evidence. Then he analyzed it all himself, examining 126,000 ballots, 127 poll books, and 141 voter signature books from 18
counties in Ohio. His preliminary findings, submitted to Federal Court in the King Lincoln v. Blackwell lawsuit, helped obtain a court order to protect the ballots from destruction. His ultimate findings are set forth in relentless detail in this book.
In the audited counties, three-fifths of the ballots punched for a liberal black woman for Chief Justice, and half of the ballots punched in favor of gay marriage, were also punched for Bush. Thousands of ballots in heavily Democratic precincts were pre-punched for third-party candidates. Voting machines were rigged, tabulators were rigged, ballot boxes were stuffed, ballots were altered, ballots were sorted according to candidate, and ballots were destroyed.
But don’t take his word for it. See for yourself. Included with this book is a CD with 1200 digital images of ballots, poll books, voter signature books, and other elections records, for all to see, and for none to deny. The evidence is in your hands.
To read numerous examples of election fraud methods Richard Hayes Phillips identified, download his declaration in the lawsuit KING LINCOLN BRONZEVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, et al. v. J. KENNETH BLACKWELL.
Richard Hayes Phillips holds a B.A. in politics from the State University of New York at Potsdam, an M.A. in geography and an M.A. in history from the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. in geomorphology from the University of Oregon. A former college professor, he has taught twelve different courses in geology, geography, and history. He has investigated the use of herbicides containing dioxin in New York, and groundwater hydrology at nuclear dump sites in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. He has written or co-authored more than a dozen geologic and hydrologic papers, in both English and Spanish, which he submitted to regulatory agencies. He has four times been recognized as an expert witness in state and federal proceedings, twice as a geologist, and twice as an election fraud investigator.
- voting rights
- public elections
- election laws
- how our votes are or are not being counted
- the people running our elections
- how to run real elections
- how to overcome challenges in taking back our elections
- the federal government's role in our elections
- the people making the decisions affecting our elections
- citizen election watchdog groups