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According to sources over the past week, Ken Blackwell, Republican Secretary of State for Ohio in 2004, may have helped to steal the 2004 election by using weak server security to allow a “man-in-the-middle” attack on the vote data in transit. The server in question was also the host server for private Bush Administration email accounts. The Raw Story blog provides a good synopsis of this information. The Miami Herald also provides additional insight.
Blackwell, apparently, hired a security expert that ran a company called GovTech Solutions. The owner, Mike Connell, is a longtime Bush employee (since the 1980s). Connell seems to be at the center of the “perfect storm”. He designed the Ohio server infrastructure which allegedly uses a man-in-the-middle attack and allegedly moved the servers in the middle of the night election night from Ohio to Tennessee. He also designed and hosted the now infamous swift boat veterans for truth and represented a host of Republican interests with his other company New Media. All of this highlights the case for fraud in Ohio by Blackwell and Connell. But does it also mean Bush was involved? Not necessarily. But, Connell was a longtime employee of the Bush family and he also appears to be at the center of some of Karl Rove’s election dirty tricks in 2000 and 2004.
In addition, this movie provides some truly shocking evidence that the election was stolen…not the run of the mill stuff either…hard evidence! Some of which confirms what the Raw Story and Miami Herald are saying.
The real question now is, how safe is Ohio in 2008? Will a repeat of election fraud happen? The Times thinks not.
Let’s hope they are right.
It’s almost here: Election Day. And it could be one of the most important days of our lives. Never has it been more important to vote. However, it is equally important that your friends, neighbors, and work peers also vote. Do all you can to ensure that everyone votes.
In the balance, this election could decide how we handle the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression, whether we endorse or reject universal health care, lower taxes for 95% of Americans, curb excessive deregulation, and whether we vote for a change or more of the same. John McCain, as a matter of record, has voted 95% of the time with George Bush and his disastrous policies. Senator Barack Obama, however unlikely a contender he was two years ago, has proven over a long and bitter primary and general election campaign trial, that he is the voice of change and reason at a time when our country really really needs it. And after eight years of George Bush our country needs help – both domestically and in our foreign policy. We need to repair our damaged reputation around the world and there is no longer room for cowboy diplomacy.
Foreign policy is not a game of one-upmanship. It takes intelligent, eloquent, and reasoned thought to steer our great country through perilous waters. After eight years of Republican rule (mostly with Republican control of the House and Senate) it is time to change course and steer our boat in a more sane direction. It is time to bring our troops home with dignity and honor from Iraq. It is also time to address corporate greed at our expense. Enough with the greedy lobbyists and Republican congressmen that inappropriately benefit from them. Enough with the Republican politics of division and hatred. Enough with the dirty tricks Republicans favor. Suffice to say, we are tired of hearing lame accusations that Senator Obama is an Arab or that he is “palling around with terrorists”. All of these are lame and – to be blunt – disgusting accusations with absolutely no foundation whatsoever.
Senator Barack Obama is the one chance this country has during a very tough time both economically and militarily. We are involved in two wars, and only one candidate will bring the troops home before we bankrupt our country. Only one candidate understands that people are hurting here at home and need our support. Only one candidate understands that the time to change our ways is now – not tomorrow or next week or next year.
So, on this Tuesday, please vote for change. The future of our country depends on your vote. Please make it a good one.