Focus Said to be on Ohio and Florida...
By Brad Friedman on 6/21/2005, 10:53pm PT  

This release came via Email too late this evening to verify the details, but as it syncs with information we'd received last week from highly placed sources concerning this report --- which we were told at the time was "due within days" --- we believe the following information is good...


Washington - The Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute will present DNC Chairman Howard Dean their report on the conduct of the 2004 presidential election in Ohio.

Copies of the report will be available at the press conference tomorrow and at

DNC Chairman Howard Dean
DNC Voting Rights Institute Chair Donna Brazile
Julie Andreef, Ohio regional field director and practicing attorney focusing on election law
Cornell Belcher, president of Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies
Walter Mebane, Jr., Professor of Government at Cornell University
Dan Wallach, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rice University.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005; 11:00 a.m.

DNC Headquarters, 430 South Capitol St., SE, Washington, DC
Wasserman Family Conference Room

Various sources have referred to this report as "explosive" and/or "will knock your socks off" and that the focus of the report is to be on Ohio and Florida. However, we'll wait until we see it to determine if our socks are indeed to be knocked or exploded off.

Either way, we thought you'd appreciate the heads-up.