Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Frigged In The Rigging: What's Wrong With American Democracy

May I direct your attention to two powerful new reports, starting with Larisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane at Raw Story:

Republican IT consultant subpoenaed in case alleging tampering with 2004 election
A high-level Republican consultant has been subpoenaed in a case regarding alleged tampering with the 2004 election.

Michael L. Connell was served with a subpoena in Ohio on Sept. 22 in a case alleging that vote-tampering during the 2004 presidential election resulted in civil rights violations. Connell, president of GovTech Solutions and New Media Communications, is a website designer and IT professional who created a website for Ohio’s secretary of state that presented the results of the 2004 election in real time as they were tabulated.

At the time, Ohio’s Secretary of State, Kenneth J. Blackwell, was also chairman of Bush-Cheney 2004 reelection effort in Ohio.
I love this bit:
Connell is refusing to testify or to produce documents relating to the system used in the 2004 and 2006 elections, lawyers say. His motion to quash the subpoena asserts that the request for documents is burdensome because the information sought should be “readily ascertainable through public records request” – but also, paradoxically, because “it seeks confidential, trade secrets, and/or proprietary information” that “have independent economic value” and “are not known to the public, or even to non-designated personnel within or working for Mr. Connell’s business.”
The unbridled hypocrisy reminds me of something...

Please read the rest of the piece from Larisa and Muriel. Please also read the following, from Mark Crispin Miller:

Here, in this shattering new interview, Stephen Spoonamore goes into harrowing detail about the Bush regime's election fraud, past, present and--if we don't spread the word right now--to come. Since he's the only whistle-blower out there who knows the perps themselves, and how they operate, we have to send this new piece far and wide.

Here Spoon tells us that McBush's team--i.e., Karl Rove and his henchpersons-- have their plan in place to steal this next election: by 51.2% of the popular vote, and three electoral votes.

He also talks about the major role played by the Christianist far right in the electronic rigging of the vote.

And he defines our electronic voting system as a major threat to US national security, calling for it to be junked ASAP, in favor of hand-counted paper ballots.

Since Spoon is a Republican and erstwhile McCain supporter, as well as a noted specialist in nosing out computer fraud, his testimony is essential--not only for its expertise, but, no less, for the impact that his views will surely have on those Republicans who have been loath to see what Bush & Co. has done to our election system.

That whole story's just about to break. In fact, tomorrow there will be a number of articles appearing, on a recent breakthrough in the lawsuit that Spoon's testimony has enabled, and on other aspects of that all-important case.
Miller quotes and links to a piece posted at Velvet Revolution last week.
9/26/08: New Spoonamore Interview - E-voting Machines are a National Security Threat

Last week, VR interviewed GOP Cyber security expert Stephen Spoonamore about the upcoming election and his testimony in the new Ohio litigation to take depositions of Karl Rove and others.

The video is posted in full below with ten short clips for You Tube viewing. This interview is so important and explosive that we urge everyone to watch it. Spoonamore says that the GOP wanted e-voting to steal elections but now foreign governments will be hacking and the winner will be determined by the best hackers. He says that if the GOP wins the hacking competition, McCain will win 51.2 percent with three electoral votes over Obama, and it will be a stolen election.

Spoon makes valid points about the people who have been implicated in much of the election thefts such as, “they are religious extremists.” He names those who know about stolen elections and he insists that the only way to protect this election is with paper ballots, hand counted. Check out this extraordinary interview here.
It’s a network, people.
Electronic voting machines are a national security threat.
The genie is out of the bottle….
Fifty ways to steal an election.
Mike Connell: Bush IT Guru
The Rapp Family: Ohio election cover-up.
Evangelicals and voting machines.
Paper ballots please.
McCain/Palin will win by theft.
People should doubt the vote, it’s being stolen.
Watch for that 51.2%. Watch for those three electoral votes. It'll be an "accountability moment" for the evil GOP and the bogus GWOT, and a "mandate" for McCain to drive us even further down the road to hell ... if it happens.

I understand that if it doesn't happen, if Obama wins, we'll go down that same road anyway, maybe at a different speed, definitely with a different driver.

So for me this is not about McBama/O'Cain.

It's about who actually controls our electoral system ... Is it the GOP? Or the Christianists? Or some foreign intelligence service?

I guess we'll find out in a few weeks.

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