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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:57 PM

11. Big thumbs down! Here's why...

From Thom Hartman in 2003:

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The respected Washington, DC publication The Hill (www.thehill.com/news/012903/hagel.aspx) has confirmed that former conservative radio talk-show host and now Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel was the head of, and continues to own part interest in, the company that owns the company that installed, programmed, and largely ran the voting machines that were used by most of the citizens of Nebraska.

Back when Hagel first ran there for the U.S. Senate in 1996, his company's computer-controlled voting machines showed he'd won stunning upsets in both the primaries and the general election. The Washington Post (1/13/1997) said Hagel's "Senate victory against an incumbent Democratic governor was the major Republican upset in the November election." According to Bev Harris of www.blackboxvoting.org, Hagel won virtually every demographic group, including many largely Black communities that had never before voted Republican. Hagel was the first Republican in 24 years to win a Senate seat in Nebraska.

Six years later Hagel ran again, this time against Democrat Charlie Matulka in 2002, and won in a landslide. As his hagel.senate.gov website says, Hagel "was re-elected to his second term in the United States Senate on November 5, 2002 with 83% of the vote. That represents the biggest political victory in the history of Nebraska."

What Hagel's website fails to disclose is that about 80 percent of those votes were counted by computer-controlled voting machines put in place by the company affiliated with Hagel. Built by that company. Programmed by that company.

"This is a big story, bigger than Watergate ever was," said Hagel's Democratic opponent in the 2002 Senate race, Charlie Matulka (www.lancastercountydemocrats.org/matulka.htm). "They say Hagel shocked the world, but he didn't shock me."
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http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0131-01.htm

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Diebold's Political Machine | Mother Jones
www.motherjones.com/politics/2004/03/diebolds-political-machine
Mar 5, 2004 In 1992, investment banker Chuck Hagel, president of McCarthy & Co, ... That vote is still angrily disputed by Hagel's Democratic opponent, ...

Voting Machines - A High Tech Ambush
www.dissidentvoice.org/Articles/Landes_Ambush.htm
Oct 29, 2002 According to his press office, in 1995 Chuck Hagel resigned as CEO of American Information Systems (AIS), the voting machine company that ...

Chuck Hagel - SourceWatch
www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Chuck_Hagel
Jump to Failure to disclose involvement with electronic voting firm‎: For the first ten weeks of 1996, Hagel served ... a voting machine company which later ...

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The guy is a major crook and election fraudster, and associated with one of the most evil, anti-democratic corporations--or rather cabal of corporations--ever to assault this country.

"Traitor" is not too strong a word for him. He started the whole e-voting, 'TRADE SECRET' code, election theft disaster of the last decade in this country. We are in continuing peril because of it. He should be in jail!

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