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Karl Rove’s Electronic Voting Empire

I would love to be attending this presser, because I have been informed through the grapevine that some very illuminating facts are being presented in Washington, DC right now. I will update this post as soon as I have further information about this event and what is being said there. In the meantime, here are some key points to consider:

  • A recent study found evidence of electronic vote-flipping (PDF) for Mitt Romney in some 2012 primaries and in the 2008 results for John McCain. The charts are pretty compelling: it looks like someone has been fudging election returns.
  • While fears that Bain Capital will buy the election simply by owning a stake in the voting machine business may be unfounded, ballot counts on off-site servers are vulnerable to exploitation. It doesn’t matter well how the ballot is handled at the polling station in Ohio if you can switch the votes in Tennessee, as allegedly happened in the 2004 election.
  • Karl Rove, the most powerful person in Republican politics, has shady ties to Nathan Sproul, whose Strategic Allied Consulting was recently accused of electoral misconduct and voter registration fraud. Another of his associates, Ali Akbar of the National Bloggers Club, was allegedly overheard discussing election fraud tactics in Texas in December 2007. Rove was also linked to SmarTech, the company behind suspicious election returns for Ohio in 2004.

UPDATE: it appears that too many planes were late and the presser was reportedly canceled. I’ll update again as soon as there is any further information.

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