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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 12:52 PM
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Republican IT consultant subpoenaed in case alleging tampering with 2004 election (X) post
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Source: raw story

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

Michael S. 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 Ohios secretary of state that presented the results of the 2004 election in real time as they were tabulated.

At the time, Ohios Secretary of State, Kenneth J. Blackwell, was also chairman of Bush-Cheney 2004 reelection effort in Ohio.

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. Connells business.





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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 08:38 PM
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1. have independent economic value........now thats funny.
In other words...."If the Dems win it will cost me a shitload in Lawyer fees."
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 10:30 AM
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2. Some comments on Larisa's article:
"created a website for Ohios secretary of state that presented the results of the 2004 election in real time as they were tabulated"

TRUE. But, Blackwell did not report the results "in real time as they were tabulated" for over an hour as the tally neared completion. There was a big gap in the updating near midnight, and when the Ohio SoS office finally posted the updated numbers, the election was reversed by the reported results.

So, it is true that the website was crerated to do this. It is not the case that it was done that way, unless a gap in reporting for over an hour is "real time".

TRUE. Connell is refusing to testify.
ALSO unreported, he is claiming Spoonamore is a competitor!

So, at the end of the day, what do we have? Larisa says it best, "raised eyebrows."

WOW. Raised eyebrows!! At least Larisa stuck to the facts in reporting speculations and hypothetical scenarios others have hyper-hyped.

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