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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:35 PM
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New docs suggest broader conspiracy in phone-jamming case
Dems Allege Broad Conspiracy among New Hampshire GOP
By Paul Kiel - August 10, 2006, 2:45 PM

As part of their ongoing law suit against the New Hampshire Republicans regarding the jamming of Democratic phone banks on Election Day, 2002, the Democrats alleged a "deliberate cover up" by the GOP in a filing earlier this week http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/docs/nh-doc-movement/?... . Notes from FBI interviews indicate that that a number of senior officials with the New Hampshire Republican State Committee (NHRSC) knew of the jamming and consciously covered it up, they say.

The FBI's 2003 interview with NHRSC Executive Director Chuck McGee is especially revealing in this regard (we've posted it herehttp://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/docs/mcgee-interview/?resultp... ). McGee, who has said he originally hatched the plan to jam Democrat's phones, told the FBI that he'd discussed the jamming before Election Day with the NHRSC's Chair, the Vice Chair, Finance Director, and four other senior level Republican staffers in the state. McGee pled guilty for his role in the jamming and has already served his time.

McGee said that the Party's Chairman John Dowd gave him the go-ahead the night before the election (Dowd, for his part, admitted to The New Hampshire Union Leader that McGee told him of the plan, but said he did not authorize it); that the Vice Chair gave him the number of the Manchester Professional Firefighters Union, one of the jamming's targets; and that the Financial Director, who signed the check to pay for the jamming, disclosed to the FEC that the money was for "GOTV" (Get Out the Vote efforts) when she knew what it was really for (she corroborated this in her interview with the FBI).

http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001315.php
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/docs/nh-doc-movement/?...
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benddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:04 PM
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1. New republican motto
If you can't win it fair...CHEAT
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Iwasthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:09 PM
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2. Yep
If you can't cheat you don't belong on the Bush team
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:11 PM
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3. K & R
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chaumont58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:22 PM
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4. If repukes can't win at the ballot box, they steal the ballot box
After all, they are doing God's work. The end justifies the means.
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