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Gore Vidal Et Al To Obama: Do Not Concede!
Updated at 3:28 AM
Gore Vidal et al to Obama: Do Not Concede!
Submitted by davidswanson on Sat, 2008-11-01 17:06. Elections
An Open Letter to Senator Obama and the Democratic Leadership:
On Election Night, DO NOT CONCEDE!
“Eight years is too much” is how Barack Obama explained why we must win the coming election and begin to restore America. But, even if we receive the most votes, will we win the election?
DO NOT CONCEDE!
Both of the last two elections were conceded by the Democratic presidential candidate. The 2004 election was handed to George Bush while votes were still being counted in closely-fought Ohio.
Which went to Pres. Bush.
While the 2000 election was contested to the Supreme Court, it too was ultimately conceded to Bush “for the good of the country.”
Well yes, Gore tried to steal it.
Numerous politicians, investigators and authors, including Robert Kennedy, Jr., agree the 2004 election was stolen, not only in Ohio but in several other battleground states.
And yet to this date there has been no concrete proof tendered, and none of these claims have ever been substantiated.
Tactics included purging of legitimate voters and the use of nefarious voting software--but when even these actions did not yield the required numbers, Republican election officials simply changed the vote tallies in several states, all without a peep from the Democratic Party.
And you know this...how?
DO NOT CONCEDE!
In the time since the last general election the public has learned much about these scandals, which have led some states to reject electronic touchscreen voting (and which caused the infamous Diebold voting machines corporation to hide behind a new corporate name,) yet the Democratic Party seems to have learned nothing.