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Pyperkub
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« on: July 25, 2008, 04:58:40 PM »

The site with the original piece of the story is getting hammered, but it alleges that Karl Rove is involved in covering up election misdeeds during the 2004 Ohio elections, and threatening a GOP IT operative with Valerie Plame-esque repercussions if he doesn't "take the fall" for election fraud in Ohio:

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Dear Attorney General Mukasey:

We have been confidentially informed by a source we believe to be credible that Karl Rove has threatened Michael Connell, a principal witness we have identified in our King Lincoln case in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, that if he does not agree to "take the fall" for election fraud in Ohio, his wife Heather will be prosecuted for supposed lobby law violations.This appears to be in response to our designation of Rove as the principal perpetrator in the Ohio Corrupt Practices Act/RICO claim...

Another site discussing it

From that excerpt, it appears as if Rove is *the* guy they are fingering for this.

Edit - not the prosecuting attorney, but a defense attorney which implies it's a bit less credible.   - Original:

Whether they can prove it will be interesting, as this is but one prosecuting attorney's claim, but making that claim to the United States Attorney General and making it publicmeans this guy is putting his career on the line regarding this.

This article has even more background

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008, 08:03:45 PM »

What "house of cards" is going to be brought down? Bush is about to leave office. The most that could happen is a few underlings will be indicted and might go to jail. Do you think future elections won't be manipulated in some other fashion?
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008, 09:15:46 PM »

Quote from: Moliere on July 25, 2008, 08:03:45 PM

What "house of cards" is going to be brought down? Bush is about to leave office. The most that could happen is a few underlings will be indicted and might go to jail. Do you think future elections won't be manipulated in some other fashion?

Plus, it's not like Republicans are the only ones who have ever manipulated an election (I'm looking at you, Chicago Democrats).
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2008, 02:53:40 AM »

If there is fraud in 2008 it won't be because Cuyahoga County hasn't spent enough money on election machines.


http://blog.cleveland.com/plaindealer/2008/06/election_cost_could_cripple_cu.html

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Incessant spending for new voting equipment by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is about to have an impact on the rest of the county.

If Board of Elections Director Jane Platten has her way, up to $13 million will be shelled out for new equipment for the November election. No matter what system is used, even if it is rented for less, Commissioner Tim Hagan said budget cuts and possible layoffs in other departments will be needed.

The election board has already spent at least $23.5 million since 2005 on voting machines. Of that, about $8 million was supplied by the county. The rest came from the federal government.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 08:40:43 AM »

The mainstream media will have to pick up this story before any house of cards is threatened.

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