A Special 2008 Subpoena For Blackwell From Conyers

By Paddy Shaffer
Director, The Ohio Election Justice Campaign 

February 1, 2008 

J. Kenneth BLACKWELL refuses to come and testify before the wonderful Congressman John Conyers and the House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.  It appears a subpoena may be needed.   

Updated information compliment of an article by Jon Craig from the Cincinnati Enquirer, some details on Blackwell and the possible subpoena are provided below this article. 

Why is it that Ken Blackwell is still walking the streets of this nation?  Why is it that the election officials, for which citizens have documented the alleged election crimes of 2004 (and more since then) are still running our elections?    How wonderful that a congressman from Michigan, (the state from up north... for you Buckeye fans) shines as a hero in addressing our Ohio problem, which became the nation and the worlds problem... more years of George W. Bush pretending to be the president, and his illegitimate appointments running the country. 

Since the FBI, CIA, Ohio's past and current Attorney General's, Petro and Dann, and our current Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, the county prosecutors, and the Ohio Highway Patrol can't look into the landfill sized crime documentation pile of our rotting, and stinky election nightmare scenario.  This bit of horrible theater is loaded with real people that should be locked up in jail.  We are needing a hero, thanks Congressman Conyers, it seems there are very few real men in Ohio, and most of the women leaders aren't doing much better. 


Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner now has in her possession, over 2200 boxes of the 2004 election records.  It should be more.  57 of Ohio's 88 counties destroyed or disposed of (or lost, or spilled coffee on, or shredded, or flooded, or had the Green Team pick up, etc) those election records.  The good news is... there still is enough evidence to prove the case that the Ohio 2004 election was stolen, and we the people have the evidence, and we can point to which precinct ballots need looked at.  For instance, Delaware County ballots show both the rigging of the US Presidential Election, and of the Ohio Supreme Court.  Janet Brenneman was Director of the Delaware County Board of Elections in 2004. 

To make sure that Ohio is ready for the 2008 election (of which we so often hear is the only thing the top election officials of the state can do), under the guidance of our new Democratic Leaders... Janet Brenneman is again the Director of the Delaware County Board of Elections.  How special.  Is this what being ready looks like?  And this is just one of many problem counties. It is 2008, another Presidential election year.  J. Kenneth Blackwell still walks the streets of this nation, and I hope Congressman John Conyers sends him a subpoena!  Michigan and Ohio... Will a Wolverine save the Buckeyes? ___________________________________________________________________ 

The link for the below article: http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/gov/

By Jon Craig 

Blackwell could be subpoenaed

Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has been asked to testify next Friday in Washington, D.C., by the House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

The topic: "Voter Suppression," according to this letter sent Tuesday to Blackwell, who now works for the Family Research Council, Buckeye Institute and other conservative policy groups.

The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., a Michigan Democrat, is investigating election irregularities, including long lines and challenges to voter registrations.

Blackwell, a Republican from Cincinnati, said he received the invitation, "however, my schedule will not permit me to attend the hearings."

Jonathan Godfrey, a Conyers spokesman, said Blackwell has not responded and could be subpoenaed if he doesn't appear voluntarily.

"I don't think it's unlikely," Godfrey said today of a subpoena.

But it would take a majority vote of committee members to issue a subpoena, probably delaying the day Blackwell would be asked to appear, according to Godfrey.

"As we look forward to the 2008 Presidential Election, the Committee seeks to explore policies that should be implemented to avoid future voting problems and ensure that every American can exercise their right to vote," Conyers and Subcommittee Chairman Jerrold Nadler wrote in their invitation to Blackwell.

Blackwell said, "For a better understanding of Ohio’s voting performance during the 2004 election, I recommend Chairmen Conyers and Nadler review the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2004 post-election analysis."

The Census Bureau found Ohio experienced record voter turnout among both African-American voters and those between the ages of 18 to 24, he said.

"In addition, voter registration rolls grew by one million new voters from the year before and voter turnout increased by one million more voters from the previous presidential election," Blackwell said.

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