On June 10, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D., Ohio) introduced articles of impeachment against President Bush in the House of Representatives. Mr. Kucinich had previously tried to bring Vice President Cheney to trial for lying about why the U.S. was going to war in Iraq. The measure has been sent to the House Judiciary committee which will probably be its final resting place.
While many Bush opponents are pleased that the charges will become part of the Congressional Record, many also fear that taking up this issue, in a serious way, before the looming presidential election, will only benefit the Republicans and possibly create a voter backlash that could insure a Republican victory.
They are probably correct in their assessments. But there is a part of Mr. Kucinich's charges that are even more relevant to the coming election. One whole article of the 35 that were presented, is devoted to issues of the subversion and corruption of the electoral process, with many examples drawn from Mr. Kucinich's home state of Ohio. That artice is entitled, "Article XXIX.-CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965". The list of charges of deliberate disenfranchisement of African-American voters and interference with DOJ ( Dept. of Justice) officials who were pursuing lawsuits for violations of the voting rights of African-Americans and other minorities, should raise serious concerns among voters that the coming election will be "free and fair". Terms that the Bush administration constantly lectures other countries with.
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