GOP Steals Elections...

Last updated  05/22/2016   

In July of 2011, posted election maps of then Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell's 2004 voting operation. Blackwell, also a highly partisan Republican operative, had been working with Karl Rove to disenfranchise 300,000 mostly Democratic Party voters. But Blackwell's electronic reporting operation was also designed by a highly partisan Republican tech firm GovTech and linked directly to servers at the premier Republican tech company SmarTech in Chattanoga, Tennessee.        (More)       

Princeton University Reveals How the GOP Steals Election
Princeton points out that computer specialists are skeptical of Direct Recording Machines (DRE), essentially general purpose machines running specialized election software. The biggest flaw, according to Princeton, is that DREs are dependent upon the "correct and secure operation of complex software programs" In the real word, that simply does not happen. Ominously, DRE failures most likely go undetected.
Main Findings The main findings of our study are:
  1. Malicious software running on a single voting machine can steal votes with little if any risk of detection. The malicious software can modify all of the records, audit logs, and counters kept by the voting machine, so that even careful forensic examination of these records will find nothing amiss. We have constructed demonstration software that carries out this vote-stealing attack.
  2. Anyone who has physical access to a voting machine, or to a memory card that will later be inserted into a machine, can install said malicious software using a simple method that takes as little as one minute. In practice, poll workers and others often have unsupervised access to the machines.        (More)       


GOP Steals Wisconsin State Senate


Of the six Senate recall races today, Republicans won three; Democrats won two. And the Waukesha County clerk stole the remaining one for Republicans. Democrats needed three to flip the state Senate majority.

Actually, I have no way of knowing what that county clerk did, but she does have a history of irregularities in earlier elections, bad enough that the Wisconsin Democratic Party chair is already calling foul, even before all votes are counted.        (More)   

The American Spectator : A Full Nelson on Voting Rights

In Florida Democrats have reacted to these measured steps in much the same way Dracula reacted to sunlight. Reading or listening to Democratic leading lights one would have to conclude that Jim Crow is back in town. In a press release from Florida Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, running for re-election this year, we read this: "The right to vote is, and always has been, at the foundation of our democracy. But this fundamental right is under serious attack right now, in Florida and more than a dozen other states. Many believe a handful of super-rich conservative activists are behind an orchestrated effort to keep millions of seniors, younger voters, and minorities from casting ballots next year."        (More)       


"If You Want To Win An Election, Just Control The Voting Machines"


You'd think in an open democracy that the government - answerable to all its citizens rather than a handful of corporate officers and stockholders - would program, repair, and control the voting machines. You'd think the computers that handle our cherished ballots would be open and their software and programming available for public scrutiny. You'd think there would be a paper trail of the vote, which could be followed and audited if a there was evidence of voting fraud or if exit polls disagreed with computerized vote counts.

You'd be wrong.         (More)       


Which Corporation Owns Your Vote?


But in the November 2002 election, when some Florida voters pressed the touch-screen "button" for Bush's Democratic opponent, votes were instead recorded for Bush. "Misaligned" touch-screen voting machines were blamed for the computer-driven vote-theft, and when a losing candidate in Palm Beach sued to inspect the software of Florida's computerized voting machines, a local judge denied the petition, citing the privacy rights of the corporation that wrote the programs.        (More)   


Republicans Make the US Elections Voting Machines


Unfettered by any disclosure regulations about ownership or political affiliations, just a few companies create and control almost all the voting machines in the U.S.

Election Systems & Software, the firm whose machines were involved in the 2002 flubbed Florida primary election — and the company that now makes the voting machines for most of America — is a private company that does not like to tell the public who owns it. But at least one major shareholder is Michael R. McCarthy, who runs the McCarthy Group. The McCarthy Group has been a primary owner of Election Systems & Software, including its predecessor, American Information Systems for more than a decade. Michael R. McCarthy is the current campaign Treasurer for Republican senator Chuck Hagel. [See Hagel and McCarthy Documents] Prior to his election, Republican Senator Hagel was president of McCarthy & Company. In fact, he was first elected while his own company was making the vote-counting machines!         (More)       


Voting Machines - A High Tech Ambush


"I'm mad as hell!" says Charlie Matulka.  

It looks like a high-tech ambush. But Matulka isn't going down without a fight. The feisty construction worker is running for Nebraska's U.S. Senate seat against incumbent Republican Senator Chuck Hagel.� Matulka's "war chest" is less than $5000. But campaign financing isn't his biggest concern. Who owns the voting machines and how easily they can be rigged or "malfunction" is what's got him all riled up. He's calling press conferences... demanding to be heard.�

That might be difficult. Omaha's largest newspaper is part of the only company in Nebraska certified to count votes on election day. And Chuck Hagel has been an intrinsic part of that company for a long time.        (More)       


GOP Panic Sets In

For the first century, it was a covert war. On January 20, 1981 (Guess what happened on that day? Hint: "Ronnie") it became completely and unabashedly overt. On 17 September 2011, the sleeping giant of the American Left was awakened from a long and troubled slumber. Cantor and his gang shouldn't even dream about putting an end to what is now happening. This revolution is unstoppable. The line it is drawn; the curse it is cast. The good folks whom at this very hour are occupying Wall Street are bearing witness for all the world to behold, what 30 years of deregulation - and the resulting economic plunder - have done to the working people of this once-great nation. The American people have had it up to here and they're taking long-overdue action. The old world is rapidly fading. Please get out of the new one if you can't lend a hand.        (More)       


As if the people of Wisconsin haven’t been punished enough by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican controlled legislature, the GOP has unveiled a plan to keep voters from acquiring the required voter identification cards and a plan that would confuse and deter voters from going to the polls.

When Republicans passed the clearly un-American Voter ID law, they disenfranchised senior citizens, minorities, and the poor as they planned to do all along in an attempt to kill the Democratic voting base. But voter identification laws are no longer good enough for the Wisconsin GOP. Governor Scott ‘Der Fuhrer’ Walker and the Wisconsin Reichstag (legislature) have decided to prevent voters from getting IDs in Democratic districts by closing as many as 16 DMV offices, all while expanding the hours of DMV offices in Republican districts. This move makes it significantly more difficult to get the required ID, therefore keeping the people who need them most, from voting.        (More)       


The GOP’s War On The 99% Is A Battle That They Are Destined To Lose

The idea of Republicans supporting income inequality out of loyalty to the wealthy and their corporations was not initiated by President Obama or the Occupy Movement per se, but now that it is acknowledged by more Americans, Republicans are naturally blaming the left. Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis) proffered Republicans’ latest canard that President Obama and Democrats are guilty of inciting class warfare using “divisive rhetoric” and “the politics of division” by “impugning the motives of Republicans, setting up straw men and scapegoats, and engaging in intellectually lazy arguments instead of working with us on common-sense reforms,” and it may play well to the Heritage Foundation, neo-conservatives, and the Republican base, but to the American people, it is more Republican sophistry.        (More)