Free Press uncovers evidence of ballot tampering in Warren County, Ohio
By Bob Fitrakis
Journal Guest Writer
Apr 21, 2006, 00:56
After locking out all media observers and declaring a Level
10 Homeland Security Alert, the Republican-dominated Warren County, Ohio,
reported the vote tally in the wee hours of the morning on November 3, 2004 --
and gave George W. Bush a surprising 14,000-vote boost. Two election workers
told the Free Press that the ballots had been diverted to an unauthorized
warehouse where they had been possibly stuffed. That is, punched for Bush only.
Maps were supplied to the Free Press showing the locations of the warehouse and
the Board of Elections.
Warren County officials refused to allow the Columbus
Institute for Contemporary Journalism to handle the ballots, but they did allow
us to photograph a few. Richard Hayes Phillips, Ph.D., has analyzed the ballots
for the Free Press and concluded that there is evidence of fraud in Warren
County. The ballots as photographed with Dr. Phillips' commentary below each
ballot are included here for the first time.
The Free Press predicted early on that the ballots would be
found punched only for Bush in Warren County. The Moss v. Bush lawsuit pointed
to Warren, Butler and Clermont Counties as the three counties that provided
more than Bush's entire margin in the Buckeye State: Bush won Ohio by 118,000,
and 132,000 votes were supplied in these three southwestern Republican
Now, for the first time, the Free Press is releasing images
of the obvious election fraud in Warren County. The Free Press will continue
its ongoing investigation in Ohio despite stonewalling by Republican state
officials. See the images by clicking on the link below.
View the actual ballots. (6.48MB -- PDF)
Richard Hayes Phillips commentary (88KB -- PDF)
Fitrakis is the co-editor of "Did George W. Bush Steal America's 2004
Election?" with Harvey Wasserman (www.freepress.org).
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