Saturday, July 19, 2008

2008 - an election just waiting to be stolen

By Libby

My posting has been light because I'm a little burned out this week, but I hope you've been following Newshoggers in my absence, where my guys have been flagging the stories that matter. One on particular you should read is about an ex-McCain advisor who has come forward with some credible evidence that the 2002 election in Georgia was stolen by the Republicans. Cernig has the link but here's the money quote.
Stephen Spoonamore is the founder and until recently the CEO of Cybrinth LLC, an information technology policy and security firm that serves Fortune 100 companies. At a little noticed press conference in Columbus, Ohio Thursday, he discussed his investigation of a computer patch that was applied to Diebold Election Systems voting machines in Georgia right before that state's November 2002 election.

... Spoonamore received the Diebold patch from a whistleblower close to the office of Cathy Cox, Georgia’s then-Secretary of State. In discussions with RAW STORY, the whistleblower -- who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation -- said that he became suspicious of Diebold's actions in Georgia for two reasons. The first red flag went up when the computer patch was installed in person by Diebold CEO Bob Urosevich, who flew in from Texas and applied it in just two counties, DeKalb and Fulton, both Democratic strongholds. The source states that Cox was not privy to these changes until after the election and that she became particularly concerned over the patch being installed in just those two counties.
It's useful to remember that the results of the major contests at that time came in opposite to what the polling was showing right up to election day and Republicans won.
The lesson here is obvious. I've been warning about Diebold stealing this election for months now but no one listens to me. People who were lulled into complacency because we barely eked out a majority in 06 would do well to remember that Diebolds are still in wide use and the company is still owned by GOP friendly operatives.

We know Rove is a long term planner. What better way to get away with stealing 08 than by allowing that tiny and ineffective majority to be elected in 06? I thought at the time there were several races that were a lot closer than they should have been, but winning the majority took the steam out of the verified vote movement. Think about it.

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Blogger PghPa said...

Hi Libby,

I attended a film screening last night at Netroots that brings this whole scandal to light. It is called Stealing America:Vote By Vote.
The national release of this film is August 1st. I give it a big thumbs up!
Their site is
A couple other sites you may want to check out are:
They are also suggesting some poll monitoring ideas as well as ideas for getting rid of this rigged equipment before its too late.

Roche (PghPa)

4:52:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Thank the Goddess some people are still trying to do something about it. I'll check out the sites. Thanks.

5:14:00 PM  

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