This is truly outrageous. Our "liberal" media missed the story, but luckily, on the other side of the planet, Michael Collins of the "Scoop" Independent Media in New Zealand points out to us why the Democratic party and citizens alike must keep a very close eye on the upcoming elections:
It appears the US media overlooked one of the great political stories of the year. In what is becoming something of a pattern, here's a brief chronology:
On June 6, 2006 Republican Brian Bilbray allegedly slightly outpolled Democrat Francine Busby in the special election for California's 50th Congressional District, despite Busby's lead in the polls going into the election. There were immediate cries of foul following the election due to major irregularities, including electronic voting machines sent out to the homes and cars of volunteers for up to 12 days prior to the election, and irregular election results like huge mega-precincts of absentee ballots where turnout was thousands of percent more than registered voters.
So there you have it. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the United House of Representatives, called "the peoples' House," now has the authority to nullify elections simply by swearing in candidates and claiming federal privilege based on one narrow section of the Constitution, while completing ignoring the others, including the one stating that members of the House shall be elected every two years "by the People," and not selected in Washington DC. [emphasis added] Once again, the country is faced with a Bush v. Gore style selection manufactured in Washington DC, and if only the people did not know which party benefited and which party was hurt by the selection, the country would be unanimous in denouncing this power grab....read on
Will Judge Yuri Hoffman carry on the emerging tradition of silence, or will he take us back to the courage and integrity shown by Judge John Sirica, a Republican appointee, who made history by demanding the truth from the Watergate burglars?"