Something's rotten in the state of Denmark

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Triad up to no good

This was sent to us:

The minority leader for the House Judiciary Committee, John Conyers had a Monday hearing in Columbus Ohio on the Ohio voting irregularities which turned "explosive". Hocking County deputy director of elections, Sherole Eaton, states in her affidavit that a representative of Triad Governmental Systems, the Ohio firm that created and maintains the vote-counting software in dozens of Ohio counties, made several adjustments to the Hocking County tabulator last Friday, in advance of the state's recount, which is taking place this week. (Conyers is now asking FBI and County prosecutor to investigate.) Programmer Clint Curtis testified that he designed a program to hack the vote in Florida for Congressman Feeney. There was also evidence of major Republican vote suppression of urban, Democrat areas.

In a related development, Kerry lawyer, McTigue has unexpectedly sent Ohio counties a request for 11 ways to conduct the recount in Ohio that would increase transparancy and help ensure every vote is counted. However, Keith Olbermann of MSNBC-- the only mainstream commentator who has been taking the allegations of vote fraud in Ohio and elsewhere seriously--said that if Kerry really meant business he would have his own investigation and be more vocal. Furthermore, in another article several county officials claimed they did not have the money for Kerry's requests or were otherwise non-committal.