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Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:55 PM

 

I'm Suggesting Karl Rove should be in PRISON for Election Theft and MURDER

Sources:
The Raw Story, September 29, 2008
Title: “Republican IT consultant subpoenaed in case alleging tampering with 2004 election”
Authors: Larisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane

The Brad Blog, December 22, 2008
Title: “OH Election Fraud Attorney Reacts to the Death of Mike Connell“
Author: Brad Friedman

Democracy Now! December 22, 2008
Title: “Republican IT Specialist Dies in Plane Crash”
Interviewee: Mark Crispin Miller



Karl Rove’s chief IT consultant, Mike Connell—who was facing subpoena in connection with 2004 Presidential election fraud in Ohio—mysteriously died in a private plane crash in 2008. Connell was allegedly the central figure in a longstanding plot to electronically flip votes to Republicans.

In July 2008, Connell was named as a key witness in the case known as King Lincoln Bronzeville Neighborhood Association v. Blackwell, which was filed against Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth J. Blackwell on August 31, 2006 by Columbus attorneys Clifford Arnebeck and Robert Fitrakis. It initially charged Blackwell with racially discriminatory practices—including the selective purging of voters from the election rolls and the unequal allocation of voting machines to various districts—and asked for measures to be taken to prevent similar problems during the November 2006 election.

On October 9, 2006, an amended complaint added charges of various forms of ballot rigging as also having the effect of “depriving the plaintiffs of their voting rights, including the right to have their votes successfully cast without intimidation, dilution, cancellation or reversal by voting machine or ballot tampering.”

Despite Connell’s efforts to quash his subpoena to testify, he was ordered to appear for a two-hour, closed-door deposition on November 3, 2008, just eighteen hours before the 2008 national election. Though Connell had expressed willingness to testify, he was reticent after receiving threats from Rove.

Arnebeck presents evidence that Karl Rove threatened Connell, cautioning that if Connell didn’t “take the fall” for election fraud in Ohio, Connell would face prosecution for supposed lobby law violations. After this threat, Arnebeck sent letters to the Department of Justice, as well as messages to high-ranking members of the department, seeking protection for Connell and his family from attempts to intimidate. Despite Connell’s elite status as a top-rung Republican consultant for years, whose firm New Media Communications provided IT services for the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign, the US Chamber of Commerce, the Republican National Committee, and many Republican candidates and campaigns, witness protection requests went unheeded.

Connell was an experienced pilot. His plane had been recently serviced. He had been in the nation’s capital on still-unknown business before his single engine plane crashed December 22, 2008 on the way home, just three miles short of the runway in Akron, Ohio. The cause of the crash remains unknown.


http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/12-mysterious-death-of-mike-connell%E2%80%94karl-roves-election-thief/


Instead of prison, Karl Rove is on our public airwaves fighting for Romney, creating reality as he states:



The aide(Karl Rove) said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ... "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."

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Reply I'm Suggesting Karl Rove should be in PRISON for Election Theft and MURDER (Original post)
Ghost of Huey Long Jul 2012 OP
msongs Jul 2012 #1
oldhippydude Jul 2012 #2
hack89 Jul 2012 #3
rhett o rick Jul 2012 #10
hack89 Jul 2012 #13
rhett o rick Jul 2012 #14
tritsofme Jul 2012 #4
just1voice Jul 2012 #8
proud2BlibKansan Jul 2012 #9
rhett o rick Jul 2012 #12
cthulu2016 Jul 2012 #5
just1voice Jul 2012 #6
Octafish Jul 2012 #7
freshwest Jul 2012 #17
Octafish Jul 2012 #19
freshwest Jul 2012 #20
jimlup Jul 2012 #11
Scuba Jul 2012 #15
chknltl Jul 2012 #16
90-percent Jul 2012 #18

Response to Ghost of Huey Long (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 02:07 PM

1. the democratic party cares not about these issues nt

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Response to Ghost of Huey Long (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 02:13 PM

2. unfortunatly....

statute of limitations prob ly get him off election activity... murder is another matter, this will never go mainstream... however i sympathize Turd Blossom is a psychopath

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Response to hack89 (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:29 PM

10. They damaged their neutrality when they called those that wanted an investigation, "Conspiracy

Theorists."

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:51 PM

13. The NTSB does not use that phrase.

that is an editorial (but correct) comment from website discussing the NTSB.

Care to discuss the actual NTSB investigation?

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Response to hack89 (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:57 PM

14. Sorry, I jumped to a conclusion. It was a quote in the link you provided. nm

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Response to Ghost of Huey Long (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 02:40 PM

4. This is just as silly as Dan Burton shooting pumpkins to prove the Clintons killed Vince Foster

The guy is obviously a prick, but a murderer? Conspiracy garbage.

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Response to tritsofme (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:01 PM

8. Yes, a traitor and a murderer. Where were you from 2000 to 2008?

 

WMD conspiracy to commit war, torture camps, outing CIA agents, lying to Congress, wiretapping Americans, issuing fake terror alerts for political gain: all of these acts directly conspired against Americans and many of the acts resulted in the deaths of 100,000s of people.

It's too bad some people still choose to bully others with "conspiracy garbage" insults when it disregards the worst acts of treason ever committed by an American presidential administration.

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Response to tritsofme (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:06 PM

9. Do you know how many CIA agents died after Plame was outed?

That's murder in my book.

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Response to tritsofme (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:37 PM

12. Why are you so certain he is not capable of murder? Do you think Machiavelli would balk at

murder? I truly believe there are people like Rove that can rationalize and justify murder.

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Response to Ghost of Huey Long (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 02:42 PM

5. Is Rove responsible for all unexplained events, or just this one?

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Response to Ghost of Huey Long (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 02:53 PM

6. Then there's outing a CIA team, WMD conspiracy, torture camps, fake terror alerts

 

There's so much evidence against the entire Bush administration that's it's a crime not to prosecute them. The really sad fact is that this is NOT a democracy, it's an aristocracy wherein a few people are above the law.

It would restore most American's faith in America if even just a few of the criminals were prosecuted because it would clearly let everyone know that no one is above the law, the law that is supposed make America different than other countries.

But we're not different, we sold out and are dominated by corporations, bribery, cronyism, propaganda and greed.

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Response to Ghost of Huey Long (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 02:58 PM

7. Mike Connell never got on the Corporate McPravda radar. Thanks for remembering, Ghost of Huey Long!

The Suspicious, Disturbing Death of Election Rigger Michael Connell

by By Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman
December 20, 2008

EXCERPT...

Ohio Republican Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell hired Connell in 2004 to create a real-time computer data compilation for counting Ohio’s votes. Under Connell's supervision, Ohio’s presidential vote count was transmitted to private, partisan computer servers owned by SmartTech housed in the basement of the Old Pioneer Bank building in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Connell’s company, New Media Communications worked closely with SmartTech in building Republican and right-wing websites that were hosted on SmartTech servers. Among Connell’s clients were the Republican National Committee, Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and gwb43.com, that housed at one point Karl Rove's missing emails. Rove's email files have since mysteriously disappeared despite repeated court-sanctioned attempts to review them.

In 2001, Michael Connell’s GovTech Solutions, LLC was selected to reorganize the Capitol Hill IT network, the only private-sector company to gain permission from HIR to place its server behind the firewall, he bragged.

At 12:20 am on the night of the 2004 election exit polls and initial vote counts showed John Kerry the clear winner of Ohio's presidential campaign. The Buckeye State's 20 electoral votes would have given Kerry the presidency.

But from then until around 2am, the flow of information mysteriously ceased. After that, the vote count shifted dramatically to George W. Bush, ultimately giving him a second term. In the end there was a 6.7 percent diversion---in Bush's favor---between highly professional, nationally funded exit polls and the final official vote count as tabulated by Blackwell and Connell.

Until his death Connell remained the IT supervisor for six Congressional committees. But on the day before the 2008 election, Connell was deposed by attorneys Cliff Arnebeck and Bob Fitrakis about his actions during the 2004 vote count, and his continued involvement in IT operations for the GOP, including his access to Rove's e-mail files and the circumstances behind their disappearance.

CONTINUED...

http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2008/3320

More than a few DUers were up on the story:

http://sync.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x4694564

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Response to Octafish (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 04:55 PM

17. Didn't a former head of the CIA end up in a river? The world of the rich and dangerous is too weird!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 11:26 PM

19. The late William Colby went canoeing without a paddle or his life jacket...

...or finishing his dinner.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=102&topic_id=656831&mesg_id=657781

The guy ran the PHOENIX Program in Vietnam. He also headed the CIA when the "Family Jewels" fell out. His replacement, Poppy Bush, did a nice job of putting out the Congressional fires started by Frank Church and Otis Pike -- the last time the Agency has really been pilloried publicly by anyone in authority.


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Response to Octafish (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:26 AM

20. Yes, I remember the Church Committee. The years between Nixon being pardoned and the Carter years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Committee#The_Ford_administration_and_the_Church_Committee

Wiliam Colby and the GOP cast of characters are mentioned at the link. Dammit, but we've lost a lot of ground.

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Response to Ghost of Huey Long (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:33 PM

11. Similar in some odd details to Senator Wellstone's chrase...

Which I've never accepted as a happy coincidence for the Karl Rove team.

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Response to Ghost of Huey Long (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 04:14 PM

15. We're going to do a little spot check here...

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Response to Scuba (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 04:50 PM

16. right on! nt

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Response to Ghost of Huey Long (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 04:58 PM

18. Larisa Alexandrovna

She hasn't been on dU for a while. Wonder what shes up to and hope shes OK. She was a good writer/reporter/investigator.

Plus I think her name is just cool.

-90% Jimmy

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