Sunday, September 21, 2003
This should make you feel good about the upcoming election....
posted by lazarus |
Here's the breakdown: Wally O'Dell is the head of Diebold, one of three companies that sells vote counting software and hardware. He just had a fundraiser for Bush at his home, and pledged to deliver Ohio to Bush. Is that a conflict of interest?
Bob Urosevich is the head of the election division of Diebold. His brother, Todd Urosevich, runs ES&S, the company they founded together, which is another of the three companies running our elections. But that's not really conflict of interest, is it?
Oh, no. To get that, you have to consider Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska. Chuck was CEO of ES&S just before he ran for office, and still owns a good chunk of it. ES&S was in charge of vote counting for that election. Now that's a conflict of interest. It could also explain why he covered it up.
To add fun to this scenario, they're all friends with, and in the Uroseviches' case, were financed by, one Howard Ahmanson.
Who is Ahmanson, one might ask? Ever hear of the Christian Reconstructionist movement? Here's a nice little article about this guy. Christian reconstructionists are those lovely people who "believe conservative Christians should take "dominion" over American society. Under their version of "biblical law," the death penalty would be required for over a dozen categories of offenders, including adulterers, homosexuals, witches, incorrigible children and those who spread "false" religions. They regard the teaching of evolution as part of a "war against Genesis."" Sound like just the folks we want running our elections, don't they?
This editorial lays it out nicely. No tinfoil hat or mass conspiracy necessary. Just a few guys with a lot of money who really, really want to take over this nation. And it's working.
Remember how the elections in Georgia were so surprising? How Republicans pulled off an amazing upset? They only pulled off those upsets in districts with the electronic voting machines made by Diebold. But that's just a coincidence.
Oh, and remember exit polling? That went away, right? Ever wonder why? The exit polls were remarkably accurate. Then, suddenly, they weren't. What changed?
The only change was the voting machines. And suddenly the polls weren't accurate anymore. Remarkable coincidence, don't you think?