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Stealing the vote in Ohio

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Interesting article by Stephen Rosenfeld, which begins:

An election whistleblower who is a Republican, a nationally known data security and computer architecture expert, and an Ohio resident has filed a sworn affidavit in federal court that describes how Republican Party consultants in 2004 built an electronic vote counting network in Ohio that could have stolen votes to re-elect the president.

The whistleblower, Stephen Spoonamore, who has run or held senior technology positions in six technology companies, and whose clients have included MasterCard, American Express, NBC-GE, and federal agencies including the State Department and the Navy, said Mike Connell, a longtime Republican Party computer networking contractor, “agrees that the electronic voting systems in the US are not secure” and told Spoonamore in 2007 “that he (Connell) is afraid some of the more ruthless partisans of the GOP may have exploited systems he in part worked on for this purpose.”

“Mr. Connell builds front end applications, user interfaces and web sites,” Spoonamore said in his September 17, 2008 affidavit. “Knowing his team and their skills I find it unlikely they would be the vote thieves directly. I believe however he knows who is doing that work, and has likely turned a blind eye to this activity. Mr. Connell is a devout Catholic. He has admitted to me that in his zeal to ‘save the unborn’ he may have helped others who have compromised elections. He was clearly uncomfortable when I asked directly about Ohio 2004.”

The affidavit, which goes onto describe how a statewide computer network and vote-counting system in part built by Connell’s firms in 2004 could have been used to steal votes to re-elect George W. Bush in 2004’s final battleground state. It was filed in a federal voting rights suit brought in 2006 that in part sought to preserve ballots from the 2004 presidential election.

After a federal judge ordered those records be preserved, …

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Written by Leisureguy

20 September 2008 at 10:05 am

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  1. This adds a whole other disturbing layer to RFK Jr’s previous analysis of how the GOP stole the 2004 election, particularly in Ohio. If one wasn’t thoroughly convinced by that remarkably well-sourced review, the confirmed existence of the specific methodology by which votes were stolen on election day has to make those without their thumbs jammed knuckle-deep into their ears strongly question the veracity of the last election. Plus, this is in addition to all the pre-election vote caging and deliberately erroneous mailings — each of which I’ve personally received this time around as well.

    Pat

    20 September 2008 at 10:49 am


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