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Subject: Raw Exit Poll Data: Action to Get It Released to Public
29 Dec 2004
This is the first year there has been no real exit poll numbers released. We need to know
what those who were interviewed said when asked who they voted for.
Let's hit 'em from behind - if enough people do this, the networks (possibly except Fox, of course) will have to do something.

If we get a Senator to stand up against the electoral college vote on January 6, do you think it will be on the news or just C-SPAN?

Call. Make your presence known. Let's demand a real press, not just the corporate propaganda whoring they've become accustomed to do....

Subject: Raw Exit Poll Data: Action to Get It Released to Public and Rep. Conyers of Michigan, Voter Rights Advocate


Please spend ten minutes of your time and maybe four dollars or less on calling the following five phone numbers, the networks involved in
hiding the raw exit poll data. I did this myself. It's easy, especially if you care about democracy and a fair election. You can email too, but call for sure, and please send this to your email list-
the more people who call, the better.

Phone numbers to newsrooms or stations:

CBS (212)975-2161
FOX (310)571-2050
CNN (404) 827-1511, or station, to leave comment, 404 827-1500
ABC 212 456-7777 press 4 then leave comment
NBC 212 664-4444 (ask for national news desk).

Here's what I say, and you can say what you like, but make sure you mention "Release the Raw exit poll data from Nov. 2, 2004."

Script:

Hello, I am calling to ask the news department to release the raw exit poll data from the election on November 2, 2004. Every year our
country has had exit polls that have been released the same night as the election.

The people in the Ukraine knew what the exit polls said. We deserve to have as much democracy as the Ukraine, don't you think? Release the raw exit polls data, not the exit poll data mixed up with the voting record- just what the people said with no info on what the vote count was, like we have always had it until the 2004 election.

Please. Representative Conyers of Michigan should also be interviewed. He has asked that the raw exit poll data be released, but the networks said it wasn't ready. It was ready on November 2nd! What are you hiding?

For the sake of democracy, please, do this. The airwaves belong to the people and we should know what the results of these exit polls were.
This is America. We are supposed to have open elections and freedom of the press is for the people to know the truth.

(You can add this if you like) I am very upset that the network TV has not covered election anomalies in a respectful way. It's hardly covered
at all. For that reason, I am not going to watch TV news or buy the products that are advertised on the news until I hear on the internet that the raw exit poll data has been released. This is America where we
have the right to know what happened in our election. This is the first year there has been no real exit poll numbers released. We need to know
what those who were interviewed said when asked who they voted for. In the Ukraine, the winner of the exit poll was the one who won on
Sunday, but the so-called "real vote" was rigged. The exit polls have always been valid, so why are you so afraid to say who won the exit
polls on Nov. 2? If we can't trust the elections and the networks to cover them truthfully, we don't have a democracy anymore!

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