The Conyers Hearings on Ohio Vote Fraud
Wednesday December 8, 2004
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By William Rivers Pitt
Wednesday 08 December 2004
Michigan Congressman John Conyers, the leading Democrat on the House
Judiciary Committee, conducted a hearing into voting irregularities in Ohio.
The house GOP leadership refused to sanction or recognize the hearing.
The following is from an interview at the Conyers hearing with Cliff Arnebeck,
Chair of Common Cause Ohio and attorney with The Alliance for Democracy.
WP: What did you think of the hearing today?
CA: The best part about it was that it happened. If you look at who was here,
you had leaders from the generally white political reform movement and
leaders from the black civil rights movement. This is a powerful coalition.
Normally, what has happened is the blacks have fought their civil rights
struggle, with their numbers being the predominant part of it.
Whites have been fighting for political reform, and talk about it
as affecting everyone, but don't have the black roots participating.
Reverend Jackson said you look foolish talking about your civil rights
being abused. We are going to be there with you.