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News :: Politics
"Black Box T Party" held in Easthampton
28 Nov 2004
Then, demonstrators dumped mock blackbox voting machines into the Nashawannuck Pond in remembrance of the historic Boston Tea party.
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On Saturday, November 27th, Citizens For A Recount and others staged a "Black Box T Party" at Nashawannuck Park in Easthampton across from Riverside Industries on Cottage Street. At the appointed hour, demonstrators gathered at the intersection for some visibility, holding signs with messages like "Demand Fair Elections!", "Count Every Vote!", and the infamous Stalin quote: "It's not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes". A good number of motorists passing by honked in support of the action, while others appeared mystified, perhaps due to their lack of reference to the issue. The mainstrem media has a lockdown on coverage of massive voting irregularities across the nation.

After the vigil, some two dozen Western Massachusetts protesters moved over to the deck on the far-side of the pond and held a short discussion of recent news from Ohio and other states where voting irregularities have prompted nation-wide calls for recounts of Election 2004. An informational leaflet was passed around listing some of the many websites (see below) reporting on voter disenfranchisement, vote suppression and evidence of fraud. These websites, like Indymedia, are reporting what the corporate media refuses to report: democracy in the United States is not as advertised.

Then, demonstrators dumped mock blackbox voting machines into the Nashawannuck Pond in remembrance of the historic Boston Tea party. Of course, the action was entirely symbolic and the boxes had strings attached to them so they could be pulled back (much like the real electronic voting machines seemingly had "strings attached"!).

This was part of a nationwide protest against fraudulent voting practices and in support of a recount of the votes in Ohio and other swing states.

for more info see:

http://www.blackboxvoting.org
http://www.votersunite.org
http://www.freepress.org
http://www.votecobb.org

For more information about Citizens For A Recount and an upcoming "Impeach Bush" meet-up, contact Mary Wentworth at
mlwentworth (at) comcast.net or call 256-6005.
See also:
http://wmass.indymedia.org/newswire/display/3986/index.php

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Re: "Black Box T Party" held in Easthampton
03 Dec 2004
Inane and lazy. They dumped the boxes into the wrong body of water. They should have dumped them into Ft. Point Channel.
Stalin never made that statement
12 Apr 2006
Of the infamous Stalin quote: "It's not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes".

Stalin never made that statement. There is no historic record of it. In addition it doesn't fit his thinking and style. He just was not stupid enough to say it. He just would not have told fellow party members that their votes were not being properly counted if in fact he was rigging the counts.