Did George W. Bush steal America's 2004 election?
by Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman

The following text is the Introduction to the 767 page: Did George W. Bush Steal
America's 2004 Election? Essential Documents. You can buy the book here.

This volume of documents is meant to provide you, the reader, with evidence
necessary to make up your own mind.

Few debates have aroused more polarized ire. But too often the argument has
proceeded without documentation. This volume of crucial source materials, from
Ohio and elsewhere, is meant to correct that problem.

Amidst a bitterly contested vote count that resulted in unprecedented action by the
Congress of the United States, here are some news accounts that followed this
election, which was among the most bitterly contested in all US history:

• Despite repeated pre-election calls from officials across the nation and the world,
Ohio's Republican Secretary of State, who also served as Ohio's co-chair for the
Bush-Cheney campaign, refused to allow non-partisan international and United Nations
observers the access they requested to monitor the Ohio vote. While such access is
routinely demanded by the U.S. government in third world nations, it was banned in
the American heartland.

• A post-election headline from the Akron Beacon Journal cites a critical report by
twelve prominent social scientists and statisticians, reporting: "Analysis Points to
Election ‘Corruption': Group Says Chance of Exit Polls Being So Wrong in '04
Vote is One-in-959,000."

• Citing "Ohio's Odd Numbers," investigative reporter Christopher Hitchens, a
Bush supporter, says in Vanity Fair: "Given what happened in that key state on
Election Day 2004, both democracy and common sense cry out for a court-ordered
inspection of its new voting machines."

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