Ken Blackwell

Open Thread - 'What went wrong in Ohio?' 2004 Edition

Last week, attorneys filed a new brief in the King Lincoln Bronzeville v. Blackwell case alleging adverse effect on their clients' civil rights by the official conduct of the 2004 presidential election, in Ohio.

The 259 page filing (3.5 megabyte PDF @ Moritz Election Law) includes several items of interest to ePluribus Media researchers whose membership are expressly recognized after reporting the first evidence placing Ohio's vote count in the networks of the Republican IT service provider, SMARTech Corp, during 2004 and 2006 elections. 

Election Watchdog Group Offers $20,000 Reward

Reward: Calls On All Computer Scientists, IT Specialists And Hackers To Monitor 2010 Election Tabulators For Illegal Manipulations

Ilene Proctor PR
(310) 858-6643

Washington, DC -- Today, the election watchdog group ProtectOurElections.org announced a $20,000 reward for any computer scientist, IT specialist or hacker who can provide definitive evidence that vote tabulation results in the 2010 midterm elections were manipulated in such a way that the results changed the legitimate winner running for federal office. The information must result in an arrest and conviction. The announcement is posted on the ProtectOurElections.org website and includes a reward poster.

Watchdog Groups Call on California Secretary of State Candidate Damon Dunn To Reject Money Of Karl Rove and American Crossroads

Californians Do Not Want Another Ken Blackwell Or Katherine Harris

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of watchdog organizations called AmericanCrossroadsWatch.org, yesterday released a new ad calling on California Secretary of State candidate Damon Dunn to reject the support of Karl Rove and his group, American Crossroads. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpPrPuK0TNI Dunn was handpicked by Rove to run against Debra Bowen in what looks like an attempt to place a clone of Florida SOS Katherine Harris and Ohio SOS Ken Blackwell in the California SOS position.

 

AmericanCrossroadsWatch.org is calling on Dunn to publicly reject Rove's dirty money and dirty tricks. The text of the ad is below.

Ohio Cyber Security Expert Says 2004 KingPin Attack Benefited Bush - Discussion

Ohio News Bureau's John Michael Spinnelli reports on yesterday's filing of a motion to expedite the testimony of Mike Connell before Ohio's vote next week.

Former Ohio SOS Blackwell Asked to Testify on Voter Suppression

OhioNews Bureau

ONB COLUMBUS: Former two-term Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth J. Blackwell, who made headlines in 2004 for serving as state co-chair of the Bush/Cheney campaign and who many defenders of democracy and voting activists believe was complicit in throwing Ohio to President Bush, was sent a letter Tuesday asking him to appear before the US House Committee on Judiciary to provide testimony on “Voter Suppression.”

Cuyahoga Commissioners Ask Ohio SOS for $20M to Replace Flawed Vote Machines

ePluribus Media OhioNews Bureau

ONB COLUMBUS: When earlier pioneers floated downstream on the Niagara River, they saw the billowing streams of rising mists from the monstrous falls that lay ahead of them. For the boatmen who failed to heed the message of the mists, their future was indeed bleak. For the smart ones who understood the peril below the mists, they had time to portage around the death-defying falls.

Ohio Judge Strikes Down Republican Campaign Finance Bill, Wrong Bill Signed

ePluribus Media OhioNews Bureau

ONB COLUMBUS: An Ohio common pleas court judge struck down a Republican-pushed campaign finance bill Thursday because the wrong version of the legislation was signed by former Gov. Bob Taft and then filed with the secretary of State, making it the law of the land.

The controversial campaign finance bill was rammed through a lame-duck session of the legislature in 2006 by the GOP, which at the time enjoyed veto-proof margins in both chambers of the legislature and had a Republican governor willing to sign the bill.