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Sun Oct 14, 2012, 06:41 PM

Will the GOP Steal America's 2012 Election

Will Ohio's H.I.G.-Owned E-Voting Machines Give Romney the White House?
October 12, 2012 at 10:14:18
By Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman

Electronic voting machines owned by Mitt Romney's business buddies and set to count the votes in Cincinnati could decide the 2012 election.

The narrative is already being hyped by the corporate media. As Kelly O'Donnell reported for NBC's Today Show on Monday, October 8, Ohio's Hamilton County is "ground zero" for deciding who holds the White House come January, 2013.

O'Donnell pointed out that no candidate has won the White House without carrying Ohio since John Kennedy did it in 1960. No Republican has EVER won the White House without Ohio's electoral votes.

As we document in the e-book WILL THE GOP STEAL AMERICA'S 2012 ELECTION ( www.freepress.org ) George W. Bush got a second term in 2004 thanks to the manipulation of the electronic vote count by Ohio's then-Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell. Blackwell served as the co-chair of the state's committee to re-elect Bush/Cheney while simultaneously administering the election.

The widespread use of electronic voting machines from ES&S, and of Diebold software maintained by Triad, allowed Blackwell to electronically flip a 4% Kerry lead to a 2% Bush victory in the dead of election night. ES&S, Diebold and Triad were all owned or operated by Republican partisans. The shift of more than 300,000 votes after 12:20 am election night was a virtual statistical impossibility. It was engineered by Michael Connell, an IT specialist long affiliated with the Bush Family. Blackwell gave Connell's Ohio-based GovTech the contract to count Ohio's votes, which was done on servers housed in the Old Pioneer Bank Building in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Thus the Ohio vote tally was done on servers that also carried the e-mail for Karl Rove and the national Republican Party. Connell died in a mysterious plane crash in December, 2008, after being subpoenaed in the King-Lincoln-Bronzeville federal lawsuit focused on how the 2004 election was decided (disclosure: we were attorney and plaintiff in that suit).

Diebold's founder, Walden O'Dell, had vowed to deliver Ohio's electoral votes---and thus the presidency---to his friend George W. Bush. That it was done in part on electronic voting machines and software O'Dell happened to own (Diebold has since changed hands twice) remains a cautionary red flag for those who believe merely winning the popular vote will give Barack Obama a second term.

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Dalai_1 Oct 2012 OP
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #1
defacto7 Oct 2012 #7
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #9
Zoeisright Oct 2012 #12
Dalai_1 Oct 2012 #2
orpupilofnature57 Oct 2012 #3
Dalai_1 Oct 2012 #4
defacto7 Oct 2012 #5
Window Oct 2012 #11
tblue Oct 2012 #6
defacto7 Oct 2012 #8
AverageJoe90 Oct 2012 #10
TomClash Oct 2012 #13

Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 06:55 PM

1. They'll certainly try. Statistics are not on their side with this one - not at all.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:12 PM

7. If the results are too far from

perceived expectation, they won't be able to pull it off without being caught. It's those close races that are dangerous. These people have to be brought to justice and that justice must be severe.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:17 PM

9. I'm still waiting for the US to turn over the shrub/Cheney clan to da Hague.

 

Wake me up when THAT happens.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:37 PM

12. No shit.

The cheating was egregious in 2000 and 2004, but the sheeple just accepted it.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 06:58 PM

2. Those I follow on Twitter

have been tweeting all day about this article...

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 06:59 PM

3. It's the receipt of Democracy, you'd think we could count on it .

Voting security should be up there with the terrorist threat .

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Response to orpupilofnature57 (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:00 PM

4. Absolutely!

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Response to orpupilofnature57 (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:09 PM

5. hear, hear!

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Response to orpupilofnature57 (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:36 PM

11. Amen!

n/t

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:12 PM

6. We all know about it. It's not a secret so

how come there's no recourse or remedy? How the hell can that be? I gotta believe the JoD and the Ohio Dems are doing something and, if they are, is that a secret? We the people should be confident that our voting is fairly and honestly counted. Isn't that a basic right?

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Response to tblue (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:16 PM

8. I would say it's a basic right.

Why haven't they gone after these guys? They are. But the process is longer than the race now, and there could be ample propaganda to fly back on our side in the process. I'm sure they know that if they win, they have nothing to worry about. If they loose... well, I hope that's another story.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:20 PM

10. They can steal a really close election, as they did in 2004. But otherwise.....

But the truth is, though, you've got many demoralized Republicans who still aren't likely to vote and Democratic turnout efforts have been absolutely enormous this year, even overshadowing those of '08(and let's not forget the Latino vote, either).

And we still have leads in the majority of swing states. Romney absolutely must clinch at least three of these states: OH, VA, NC, & FL, if he wants a real shot at winning. And right now, according to most reliable polls, our guy Obama still leads in all but N.C. at this point.

If we come even close to '08, and there's a very good chance we will, they'll just have to settle for just chopping off some of Obama's lead and hope that this'll give them a better chance in 2016.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:46 PM

13. You bet

I think Fitzrakis is right. It is the final solution.

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