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Gore Lawyers Seek Illegal Absentee Votes

Monday, 13 November 2000 12:00 AM

Recalls Ron Brenhouse, a successful stock analyst, fund manager and investor:

"I own an apartment in Boca Raton, spend several months a year there, and am eligible to vote there as an absentee. This year, I applied for an absentee ballot, but did not receive one, and was therefore unable to vote," he wrote in Frontpage Magazine.

"On November 9th and 10th, I got calls from two different lawyers identifying themselves as being part of the ‘Gore effort.’ They told me that I could still vote from abroad. I told them that it was my impression that one could not vote from anywhere after Nov. 7, 2000. They said that the law only deals with the foreign postmark which can be adjusted backward in full compliance with U.S. law, as the U.S. has no foreign jurisdiction over postmarks."

Incredibly, one of the lawyers, a Mr. Cohen, asked him if would fly to Havana, bring his ballot and cast it from there. He told Brenhouse he would pick up the tab for the trip. He also asked if Brenhouse had ever flown on a private corporate jet, which led him to believe that Cohen was willing to spend big bucks merely to get his vote.

Brenhouse said that one of the two lawyers asked if any of his friends or family might also have unused absentee ballots.

"I got the impression that the two lawyers might have known each other, because their phraseology was quite similar in at least one place in their dialogs."

At one point, Brenhouse said, Cohen got very pushy and accusative, because he would not give him an answer. "He kept saying that this was a very close election and that I had a responsibility to vote.

"In neither phone call was anything suggested to me that I know for sure to be illegal. But, in any case, I feel that their method of securing additional votes goes beyond political mischief. If, in fact, it is illegal and widespread, it is a very serious demonstration of just how corrupt the political system can be."

Brenhouse asked that if anyone else from Florida received similar proposals, to let him know some or all of the details by sending him an e-mail at LateAbsenteeBallot@yahoo.com.

"Please specify if you wish me to keep your information confidential from anyone else," he said.

"Also if any lawyer or anyone else knows anything in particular about the Florida or U.S. law on the dating of absentee ballots please send me that information at LateAbsenteeBallot@yahoo.com."

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Recalls Ron Brenhouse, a successful stock analyst, fund manager and investor: I own an apartment in Boca Raton, spend several months a year there, and am eligible to vote there as an absentee. This year, I applied for an absentee ballot, but did not receive one, and was...
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