GOP Election Irregularities Confirmed
(Alert for 5/10/04)
Summary: No results have been provided regarding
presidential elector and national and alternate national
delegate GOP offices, and the ballots were seen being removed
by party employees from the convention premises Saturday
night. Republicans ought to take action.
Concern from Candidates & Citizens
2. One Notable
3. Take Action!
4. Original Warning
by Accountability Utah
1. Increased Concern from Candidates & Citizens
First off, there was a marked
improvement and sense of awareness from candidates and
citizens who recognized the shared responsibility of ensuring
election integrity. Several members of Accountability Utah
were approached for additional advice and insight on
effectively monitoring the process.
2. One Notable Exception...
Various independent poll
watchers have confirmed that Saturday’s GOP state convention
elections appeared to be clean… with one notable exception. No
results have been provided regarding presidential elector and
national and alternate national delegate offices, and the
ballots were seen being removed by party employees from the
convention premises Saturday night.
Concerned citizens have
attempted to make contact with the State Republican Party
regarding this irregularity, and have received no response.
Can this process have integrity when independent and
adversarial observation and verification has been denied?
Joe Cannon, whose disregard for
fair and impartial processes was demonstrated again by his
conduct before the convention on Saturday, should be held
accountable for his unacceptable failure to properly count the
ballots. It certainly appears that Joe Cannon brings the same
level of competence to the business of the Republican Party
that he exercised during his tenure at the now-defunct Geneva
3. Take Action!
If you are a member of the
Republican Party, you owe it to yourself to give Mr. Cannon
and his appointed executive, Chris Bleak, a call at (801)
email them. Ask them how they plan to correct this
appalling circumvention of election integrity.
Please e-mail any interactions
you have with them to
email@example.com, so that we may more
completely expose this matter.
4. Original Warning by Accountability Utah
Below is the original warning we
sent out to GOP delegates and other citizens before Saturday's
of Ballot Tampering in Tomorrow's GOP Convention
The following message was compiled by Mr. Daniel
Newby, citizen of Salt Lake County and volunteer with
Several days ago, I was
approached by persons who claim to have seen numerous voter
ballots that have been pre-punched to favor certain
candidates in tomorrow's Republican Party State Convention.
I have no way of verifying
whether or not this information is correct and I cannot
reveal more information without jeopardizing my word to keep
my sources confidential (they cite fear of retribution). I
have no desire to perpetuate inaccurate information, but, in
the end, I felt that this information was potentially too
important to keep to myself.
My recommendation to my
Republican friends is this: If you care about election
integrity tomorrow, you must ensure that the entire process
is secure and verifiable.
I have witnessed election
irregularities and what I believe to have been fraud
perpetrated in previous Republican Party elections. In my
opinion, if a ballot box or group of ballots disappear from
public or poll watcher view for any length of time,
you can discount the election results entirely. Ballot box
monitoring includes common sense things like ensuring all
ballot boxes are empty before voting begins, ensuring that
all ballot boxes are identified, accounted for, and watched
by at least two sets of honest eyes at all times, and
ensuring that dishonest idiots are not going through garbage
cans (like they did in the 2000 state convention) to dig up,
and misuse, the unused ballots of people who leave early.
In addition, if ballot
counters are not monitored from start to finish in a very
controlled environment, you can also disregard the election
results. This includes common sense things such as ensuring
that the counting room is secure before ballots are
introduced, ensuring that handbags, coats, and other
paraphernalia are all searched and kept far from the
counting area, and that all ballot counters are meticulous
and careful in their duties.
Final Note: It is
Accountability Utah's hope that citizens of all parties and
persuasions will be ever watchful and vigilant so that
citizens can feel confident that their votes and voice are
always respected and treated with utmost integrity. Learn
.... End of Original Warning
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