Some folks worry about stolen elections, made easier to do because of our electronic voting machines.  Getting an election protection bill out of committee took 5 years from the date the first bill by Rep Holt was filed in 2002.  But then Bev Harris of became the force that killed the 2007 Rep. Holt Bill HR 811 that would have for the first time required audits of procedures and count in Federal elections – of course she had help from the left’s righteous paper only folks like Ellen Theisen, Brad Friedman (love you both but you were wrong to kill audits), Democracy for New Hampshire and others because HR 811 was seen as not only regulating elections, it “mandated” computerized voting systems, and enforced “concealed vote counting”, and of course concealed vote counting violates our voting rights, paper trail be damn along with audits of election procedures and software programs and paper trail recounts.  Well Bev wrote a book, and Bush invited her to the White House, all of which made me wonder why Bush appreciated so much those that stopped audited elections.

Well now we have our answer as to why Bush and Rove loved Bev so much. From and we learn:

“A new filing in the King Lincoln Bronzeville v. Blackwell case includes a copy of the Ohio Secretary of State election production system configuration that was in use in Ohio’s 2004 presidential election when there was a sudden and unexpected shift in votes for George W. Bush,” according to Bob Fitrakis,

Cliff Arnebeck, the lead attorney in the King Lincoln case, exchanged emails with IT security expert Stephen Spoonamore. He asked Spoonamore whether or not SmarTech had the capability to “input data” and thus alter the results of Ohio’s 2004 election. His response sent a chill up my spine.

“Yes. They would have had data input capacities. The system might have been set up to log which source generated the data but probably did not,” Spoonamore said. In case that seems a bit too technical and “big deal” for you, consider what he was saying. SmarTech, a private company, had the ability in the 2004 election to add or subtract votes without anyone knowing they did so.

SmarTech was part of three computer companies brought in to manage the elections process for Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, a Republican. The other two were Triad and GovTech Solutions. All three companies have extensive ties to the Republican party and Republican causes.

In fact, GovTech was run by Mike Connell, who was a fiercely religious conservative who got involved in politics to push a right-wing social agenda. He was Karl Rove’s IT go-to guy, and was alleged to be the IT brains behind the series of stolen elections between 2000 and 2004.

Connell was outed as the one who stole the 2004 election by Spoonamore, who, despite being a conservative Republican himself, came forward to blow the whistle on the stolen election scandal. Connell gave a deposition on the matter, but stonewalled.”

There is much more there and I recommend everyone read the article.

Of course our don’t look back President Obama will never allow the Justice Department to enter the case.  But at least Obama is a Democrat and not a Republican. /s