Liberal Group Seeks Support for Challenge of Bush Electors
July 7, 2008
(CNSNews.com) - The Committee to ReDefeat the President, a federal political action committee also known as ReDefeatBush.com, is organizing several protest rallies this week, before Members of Congress gather in a joint session on Thursday to count the electoral votes from the November 2004 election.
ReDefeatBush promises to examine the "illegitimate election" of President Bush; and it says it will offer a "declaration of intent to reclaim our republic." Among other things, the group insists that Ohio's 20 electoral votes were won by John Kerry.
"We expect the electoral votes of four states to be challenged and for the House to have to decide this election," the ReDefeatBush website says.
In addition to rallies scheduled in Boston on Monday and in San Francisco on Tuesday, ReDefeatBush is urging protesters to gather in Washington on Thursday, just as Congress meets to formally count the electoral votes.
"We want an honest and transparent vote for president, but if we can't have that then we want to see Congress reject electoral votes sent from Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Indiana and any other states in which massive fraud and vote suppression inflated George W. Bush's totals and diminished John Kerry's," the ReDefeatBush website says.
The group says the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been invited to Thursday's Capitol Hill rally and is expected to attend. Confirmed attendees include Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, and Rep. Peter Deutsch (D-Fla.), whose term is just ending.
ReDefeatBush is urging like-minded people to show up for its various rallies and also to contribute money -- "to enable us to conduct a successful challenge to Bush's reinauguration."
The group also is planning what it bills as the "world's first counter-inaugural ball" on Jan. 20. That event will mark the "relaunch" of ReDefeatBush, which promises to unveil a "bold new name and aggressive new mission," the website says.
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