09 Sep Election Catastrophe In The Making!
September 9, 2004
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The outrage has gotten more outrageous.
The Bush Administration and the State Department, after being pressured by 13 leftist congressmen, have invited members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to observe the upcoming presidential election.
This will bring unaccountable, unelected, international meddlers into our country to monitor our electoral process, in an effort to frame America as some tin-pot dictatorship that can’t fairly manage its own elections.
The State Department has told APC that these foreign monitors, to be stationed at America’s polling stations this November, can be identified by the armbands they’ll be wearing that say “OSCE.”
Is this what America’s come to? Foreign monitors hovering over our free and fair elections?
But it’s much worst than that.
APC has discovered that the president of the OSCE election monitoring arm is none other than Florida Representative and disgraced federal judge, Alcee Hastings. He was elected President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on July 9 of this year.
This raises the obvious potential for corruption, political shenanigans, and electoral catastrophe!
In 1988, The U.S. House of Representatives voted almost unanimously (413-3) to approve 17 articles of impeachment amounting to “high crimes and misdemeanors” against Hastings, who at the time was a federal judge. While sitting on the federal bench, an FBI bribery sting caught Hastings conspiring to obtain a $150,000 bribe in exchange for granting leniency to a pair of convicted racketeers. The Senate convicted Hastings of perjury and conspiracy to take a bribe. He is one of only a handful of judges ever to be impeached in the history of the U.S.
And Hastings is by no means an innocent bystander in the upcoming presidential election. Hastings is a House Democrat who represents Broward County, Florida — ground zero of the Election 2000 re-count fiasco. On June 14 of this year, the disgraced former judge declared to the Associated Press: “Any way we cut it, these people [the Bush Administration] are going to try and steal this election.”
Still petulant and resentful over the 2000 recount in Florida, Hastings recently vowed: “Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties will again be ground zero this November.” Now Hastings, as leader of the OSCE election monitors, is in position to exact revenge for the 2000 election that he claims was stolen.
And impeachment isn’t all that’s marring Alcee Hastings’ checkered background. The disgraced former judge is also currently being investigated by the Florida Elections Commission and the Federal Election Commission for various charges of impropriety.
This is the man entrusted with leading a so-called unbiased team of foreign election monitors? A man who’s being investigated for his OWN electoral shenanigans?
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel had this to say about Alcee: “Personal and political paybacks are the first order of business for Hastings.” That’s because Hastings put his girlfriend, a disgraced former lawyer who was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court for “multiple offenses,” on the public payroll as his “office liaison and staff assistant.” According to the Sentinel, Hastings owed her “more than $500,000 in legal fees for representing him during his 1983 bribery trial and his 1989 impeachment hearings before Congress.” Hastings continues to employ her to this day.
Not only has the State Department invited a team of unaccountable, foreign bureaucrats to meddle in our free elections, but these meddlers are headed by one of the most corrupt individuals in the U.S. Congress — Alcee Hastings.
There is no way the OSCE can be unbiased observers!
ALL STATES — but Florida in particular — are in danger of having their electoral proceedings corrupted by Hastings and the OSCE.
There is a political agenda at work here. The OSCE is not an unbiased team of observers. If the vote in Florida or many other states is as close as predicted, you can bet that Alcee Hastings and his army of foreign monitors will do everything in their power to affect the outcome to their liking.
WE MUST STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING!
** Action to Take **
1. The U.S. State Department has informed us that the each individual state will ultimately decide whether or not to allow foreign election monitors to hover over their voters at the polls in November. THAT MEANS EVERYONE MUST CONTACT THEIR STATE’S SECRETARY! A simple, comprehensive list of all the Secretaries of State, for each state and territory in the U.S., complete with contact information can be found at: http://www.nass.org/sos/2004roster.html
Take 10 seconds, go to this site, find your state, and CALL, FAX, AND E-MAIL your Secretary of State and DEMAND that OSCE election monitors NOT BE ALLOWED to invade your state’s polling stations this November!!! Don’t allow your state to treat America’s free and fair elections like those of a third-world dictatorship! Don’t allow the ever-corrupt Alcee Hastings and his band of foreign meddlers to hover over you at the polls! The integrity of our electoral process is at stake!
2. Contact the White House and DEMAND that President Bush rescind his invitation to the OSCE and disallow ANY foreign monitoring of America’s 2004 presidential election. President Bush WILL NOT reverse his decision unless THOUSANDS of Americans rise in protest against the OSCE monitors. White House Switchboard: (202) 456-1414. Comment Line: (202) 456-1111. President Bush’s e-mail: [email protected]
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