Wreck of the Walker Fitzgerald

“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” is a song written, composed and performed by Canadian Gordon Lightfoot to commemorate the sinking of the bulk carrier SS Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. It was inspired by the Newsweek article on the event, “The Cruelest Month”, which appeared in the issue of November 24, 1975.[1] Lightfoot considers this song to be his finest work.Wiki

The captain wired in he had water comin’ in

and the good ship and crew was in peril.

And later that night when ‘is lights went outta sight

came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald was a tragedy. The wreck of the Walker Fitzgerald is the opposite.

More water comin in the ship of state in Wisconsin

Judge strikes down law giving Walker new powers in setting DPI rules
By Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel
Oct. 30, 2012

It was last November 16th, just as the wave of protest was waning in reaction to the Act 10 or the curtailing of collective bargaining, that Walker dropped another power grabbing volley in the form of the first awakenings of what would become Act 21.

The evolution of Act 21

The blatant threat to democracy was born with the passage AB 8 providing that rules regulating your vote, your safety, and your freedom could be changed, altered, and discarded with the stroke of Walker’s pen.

The authority of a state agency to promulgate rules interpreting the provisions of a statute enforced or administered by the agency and to implement or enforce any standard, requirement, or threshold as a term or condition of a license issued by the state agency; gubernatorial approval of proposed administrative rules; economic impact analyses of proposed rules and emergency rules; and venue in a declaratory judgment action seeking judicial review of the validity of an administrative rule and in an action in which the sole defendant is the state.

But that was not quite strong enough for Governor Walker. He issued an executive order to further clarify that he makes the rules.

November 2, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303

The new procedure will ensure that rules are able to be reviewed by the public, the Executive Branch, and the legislature.

Madison –Today Governor Walker signed Executive Order #50 to bring stability and accountability to Wisconsin’s regulatory process.The Governor’s Executive Order creates the Governor’s Office of Regulatory Compliance to help assure timely and proficient review of administrative rules. Under the regulatory procedure agencies must provide a scope statement with a detailed description of a proposed rule and the statutory authority for the rule. They must also detail all of the entities that may be affected by the rule.

So it was that Assembly Bill 8 which began it’s life in a 2011 January Special Session was signed into Act 21 by Walker in May.

Effects and Reaction

This was little more than legislative language giving the Governor full power to change the rules of the legislature, agencies, and well, just about anyone else, and he took full advantage of his power to skirt democracy and issue his kingly orders.

The self-imposed control of rules became the subject of the lawsuit of WEAC filed in June when they sought relief the from the law giving Walker power over DPI rules. WEAC Suite

This self-imposed control of the rules resulted in a sudden change in the language of the legislation know as the “concealed carry law”. After hearings and hours of debate it was decided to impose a four hour training course to carry a concealed weapon. With the stroke of Walker’s pen, it was negated and struck from the law.

The Government Accountability Board issued a rule deciding that a sticker applied to a Student ID would be adequate to use as a valid voter ID. With a stroke of Walker’s pen, it was negated and struck from the law.

As of Oct. 30 the portion of a law giving Gov. Scott Walker veto powers over rules written by the state schools superintendent was struck down by a Dane County Circuit Judge Amy Smith.

The sinking of the Walker Fitzgerald in the sea of justice

The overreach of the Wisconsin GOP Senate leader Scott Fitzgerald and Governor Scott Walker is being bashed by the waves of the justice and the courts and it is listing badly.

The Walker Fitzgerald began to take on water Sept. 14, when Judge Colas ruled that parts of Act 10, the law curtailing collective bargaining rights, were unconstitutional infringements on municipal and school district workers’ right of free speech, freedom of association and equal protection. Attorney General Van Hollen sought a stay to keep the provisions of the law active through an appeals process. The judge said, “No.” On Monday October 22 Judge Colas ruled that he won’t delay enforcement of his September ruling while the state appeals it.Judge declines to stay ruling

Now, the engine room of the ship is threatened with flooding with the Oct. 30 ruling that Act 21 violated the state constitution by giving Walker the power over the state Department of Public Instruction, which is headed by state schools Superintendent Tony Evers. Judge strikes down law

Rough seas ahead for Captain Walker

August 1st

The Reindfeisch trial was scheduled and Walker ducked out of delivering court ordered testimony when a plea bargain was struck.

Kelly Rindfleisch Trial Oct. 15 Countdown

The focus of Walker’s undoing has fallen under the radar in the midst of the Nov. 6 elections. Yet, he faces being called as a witness in future trials to begin two weeks after the presidential election.

Wink’s sentencing was moved to Nov. 21 by Judge Daniel Konkol at the request of Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf. Wink’s cooperation is needed in the case of Timothy Russell, another former county official, and also in a Waukesha County case, Landgraf said

Wolff said Wink was eager to complete her case. She has continued working with the Republican Party of Milwaukee County, Wolff said.

Darlene Wink Trial Nov. 21 Countdown
Timothy Russell Trial Dec. 3 Countdown

Time waits…


…for no man.

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SANDY Endorses Obama

The Most Powerful Endorsement in History!

The barrage of major newspaper endorsements are being published throughout the country as Obama and Romney complete the final week of campaigning before the Nov. 6 election.

“On Oct. 19, The Salt Lake Tribune endorsed Obama, joining with 80-plus other newspapers in their support of the president. According to Editor & Publisher, Romney’s endorsements stand at more than 110, but Obama is winning the circulation battle, with his combined endorsements topping 9 million in circulation as opposed to Romney’s 4.9 million.” Dessert News

SANDY Speaks

None of the 200 endorsements by the paper and ink press amount to a farthing in a whirlwind when compared to the message delivered by Superstorm Sandy as it wrecked its way on to the Eastern seaboard and then into the heart of the country. Sandy speaks through wind, surge, and flooding to the GOP priorities to reduce the debt and the size of the Federal Government. If you are one of the millions without power this morning, or waking up in a temporary shelter and awaiting attention from authorities to help, you may want to reevaluate your attitude, if you deny the importance of a strong Federal response to emergencies. Sandy has spoken. Just imagine the response to this multi-state emergency without a strong federal organizational response – if each state were working as an island and left without the central response of organization, communication, and rescue.

Wind the tape ahead

If Romney/Ryan were at the helm in the White House in such a future disaster, who knows what coordinated response would be in place? Today, is a great time to imagine the real consequences of GOP proposed cuts to the federal government and curtailing rescue organizations such as FEMA.

New Your Times Editorial

A Big Storm Requires Big Government
Disaster coordination is one of the most vital functions of “big government,” which is why Mitt Romney wants to eliminate it. At a Republican primary debate last year, Mr. Romney was asked whether emergency management was a function that should be returned to the states. He not only agreed, he went further.N.Y. Times Editorial

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SANDY Speaks "Liberty Threatened"

What force could halt a presidential campaign days before an election?
Something’s happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear

I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going round.

Lyrics of Buffalo Springfield, the springboard for the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina.

[Note: Turns out the photo IS a photoshop job of the Statue of Liberty and a supercell thunderstorm from 2004 taken by photographer Mike Hollingshead. I didn’t know this at the time of posting]

Jason Otts’s photo photo of the Statue of Liberty holding the lamp before the approaching storm looks like it must have been photo shopped. It appears ominous, auspicious or other worldly. The awful power of this Franken-super-tropical-Nor’easter-hurricane has stopped the presidential campaign in its tracks as bus tours and rally’s have been canceled.

The Campaign halts. We all, give pause

Shakespeare began his last play “The Tempest” with such a storm It is just such a storm that provides the backdrop for the words of “King Lear”:

Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!
You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout
Till you have drench’d our steeples, drown’d the cocks! 5
You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,
Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,
Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder,
Strike flat the thick rotundity o’ the world!
Crack nature’s moulds, all germens spill at once 10
That make ingrateful man!
Is a message meant for us in this?

Whether or not this is some sign from the heavens or not, the message cannot be missed. There are forces and powers that trivialize our political leanings, the ideals we cherish, and the emotional attachments we make to people and ideas. It is as though the divisive, negatively charged emotions and attacks have been lifted to the heavens to be blown and dropped down upon us. Not Romney, not Obama, not any Supreme Court ruling or Act of Congress can forestall the forces being unleashed across the eastern half of the United States. The momentum of all human campaigns has been held in place, perhaps just to remind us that our pursuits are little more than houses made of straw, sticks, or bricks so completely vulnerable to a higher power.

PROOF of FRAUD: "The ROMNEY tuning fork anomaly"

The Election Fraud Conspiracy is over – The Tuning Fork Anomaly

Before proceeding any further please read and understand the statement:


FACT: The computer systems called vote machines that count the vast majority of ballots in the U.S.A. are supplied by a few private corporations. These few corporate entities write the programming for these machines with no real oversight of any independent government agency, elected official. No one outside the secret sanctum of the corporation is allowed to see the programming code used to count your vote.

All of the networks and newsrooms have demonstrated their access to the cutting edge of technology when it comes to touch and point screens, digital mapping, and instantaneous capture of polling and voting trends. So, certainly someone on the staff is capable of creating a simple spread sheet analysis of actual vote totals.

MSNBC,CBS,NBC,FOX,ABC,AP, and other media outlets simply follow the simple instructions below:

Here is a simpletuning fork anamoly 2 set of instructions for media outlets to use in examining vote totals in the counties/states of their choosing in the United States of America:

1. Download the text files of all raw actual vote results by precinct from the Secretary of State’s Office.

2. Arrange them in precinct order.

3. Put in all of the candidate totals for each precinct.

4. Sort the data by total vote smallest on the top.

5. Add columns that show cumulative totals by candidate then compare them by candidate to establish trend lines.

The result should be a flat line. Trends should remain statistically constant throughout an election. What you will find – as the “tuning fork anomaly” at the right clearly shows – as the number of voters in a precinct gets larger, the numbers change dramatically!

The larger the precinct the bigger the bend

The spreadsheet pictured and nearly any other analysis that is run across the country will show, the larger the precinct, the numbers start to change dramatically. If percentages did not change from one precinct to the next, we would see a flat line, but what we are seeing is sloped lines. The “tuning fork anomaly” pictured in the graph pictured above are the totals of the Presidential primary, in Arizona. The “tuning fork” bends to Mitt Romney and downward for his opponents. Not statistically possible.

This impossible trend is not limited to Arizona

In every election contest, the trend lines dramatically crossed for no apparent reason. It was revealed that votes were being systemically bled off for Rick Santorum and Ron Paul and then being credited to Mitt Romney. A candidate for president of the United States stole votes in the primary election?

The statistical “tuning fork” model information and more details of GOP election theft in the past decade can be found at NSA Analyst Proves GOP is Stealing Elections

Another independent analysis of Romney Tuning Fork Anomaly

When election vote count fraud is committed, data anomalies are introduced.
These can be detected statistically. tuning fork 3This report describes the statistical analysis
used to detect election fraud. The results and conclusions are offered as a
springboard for further analysis and investigation.

Notice how the “tuning fork” not only bends, but crosses (Santorum blue line) in favor of Romney (green line) in the Wisconsin Primary Election. NOT POSSIBLE without ROMNEY FRAUD.

Republican Primary Election 2012 Results:Amazing Statistical Anomalies

Prediction – You are about to witness the revelation of a disaster

Never in American history have more people been more aware that computers called vote machines can be hacked and manipulated to flip votes.

The learning curve at play has bent slowly over the past decade, but the arc has continued to bend toward truth and transparency. 12 Days Till Disaster

Anonymous tells Karl Rove “Tuning Fork You”

Tax info? THE SECRET CANDIDATE Interviews?

For the first time in history a candidate with off shore secret money – and he’s getting away with it.


Mitt Romney is setting a dangerous precedent toward secrecy.

If Mitt Romney is elected on his own terms defined by refusing to reveal his long term tax returns and refusing to answer direct questions from the press, he will have succeeded in lowering by bar of transparency for all future candidates.

The established arrogance that exists in the corporate board room – where a CEO can choose who is allowed access to the inner sanctum, and what information will be released, may be the status quo for the business world, but it does not serve the purpose of transparency demanded for a democracy to function. The sharp shift toward secrecy demonstrated throughout Governor Romney’s campaign is a further bounce along the trend line set with the Citizen’s United Ruling that was a first step in making secret contributions to political candidates constitutional and legal. Romney is looking through his corporate glasses in his view of American Democracy and imposing a bend toward greater secrecy as exemplified in his refusal to reveal his tax returns, his off shore investments, and now, his refusal to give interviews to the press in the final days of the campaign.

Below is a quote from an article in “Vanity Fair” by By Nicholas Shaxson in which he points out the interesting, if not scandulous, instance of a presidential candidate in the United States, betting against the currency of the United States:

The media soon noticed Romney’s familiarity with foreign tax havens. A $3 million Swiss bank account appeared in the 2010 returns, then winked out of existence in 2011 after the trustee closed it, as if to remind us of George Romney’s warning that one or two tax returns can provide a misleading picture. Ed Kleinbard, a professor of tax law at the University of Southern California, says the Swiss account “has political but not tax-policy resonance,” since it—like many other Romney investments—constituted a bet against the U.S. dollar, an odd thing for a presidential candidate to do. The Obama campaign provided a helpful world map pointing to the tax havens Bermuda, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Islands, where Romney and his family have assets, each with the tagline “Value: not disclosed in tax returns.” (Reflected in the etch-a-sketch map above>Vanity Fair Article

Not committing to one to one interviews

The Romney campaign is not committing to granting any network interviews in the final two weeks of the campaign.

Kevin Madden walked to the back of Romney’s plane Tuesday afternoon on the flight from Palm Beach to Las Vegas to talk about the debate. A television correspondent noted that President Barack Obama is sitting down with Brian Williams and Jay Leno this week and wondered if the Republican nominee will give an interview to a network. Politico Report

Romney Family Money Outside the United States

1. IRELAND
Ann D. Romney Blind Trust held an interest in Goldman Sachs Liquid Reserves Fund and others VALUE: NOT KNOWN

2. BERMUDA
The Ann D. Romney Blind Trust held interest in Bermuda company
VALUE: NOT DISCLOSED IN TAX RETURNS

3. CAYMAN ISLANDS
Ann D. Romney Blind Trust held interests in numerous investment partnerships.
VALUE: NOT DISCLOSED IN TAX RETURNS

4. LUXEMBOURG
Romney Family Trust held interests in Bain Capital and other funds.
VALUE: NOT DISCLOSED IN TAX RETURNS

5. SWITZERLAND
Bank Account, held approximately $3 million.
VALUE: $3 MILLION

6. GERMANY
Romney Family Trust interests in German private equity company.
VALUE: NOT DISCLOSED IN TAX RETURNS

7. AUSTRALIA
Romney Family Trust held interests in a propery managment company.’
VALUE: NOT DISCLOSED IN TAX RETURNS

Source Mitt and Ann Romney Tax Returns 2010 and Romney Campaign Conference Call on Romney Tax Returns.

Big election about small things?

The “Big election” heading above is being used by Romney/Ryan on the campaign trail to enforce the idea that Obama is focused on minutia to hide his big failure. The move toward secrecy and managing a democratic system by the rules of the board room, is no small thing. It is a major shift toward plutocracy. The specific trail of secret, off shore investments in the column above are just so many “little things” that would place a real conflict of interest in the lap of the man sitting in the chair in the oval office. Romney’s policies promise to take the Citizen’s United ruling, that gave free reign to the wealthy to influence elections, and move the model of “corporations are people” into the oval office.

Hurricane HART threatens OHIO

Hurricane Hart predicted to make land fall in Ohio on Nov. 6. The center of the storm will pass over Hamilton County. The unusual inland hurricane is fueled at its center by an updraft of investments and circulating facts and charges that Mitt Romney’s campaign and family are operating at the center of the approaching storm.

Brace yourself. Severe Election Fraud Warnings are posted for the swing states. A high pressure system of close polling percentages are due to come in contact with a the low pressure of poor vigilance of the country’s vote machines to produce an onslaught of highly destructive winds that may leave ballots scattered from Florida to Ohio leaving a big question: WHO WON?

What?

Presidential Candidate holds interest in a voting machine company?


How many times in history has one of the candidates for president actually been connected to a company that owns the voting machines?

Published on Oct 25, 2012 by BenSwannRealityCheck

Ben Swann Reality Check explains why some are saying Mitt Romney has a conflict of interest when it comes to voting machines in Ohio and whether those machines can used to manipulate the vote:

Take a look at the road map

Not only do we have a satellite view of the approaching storm, but we have a detailed road map. It will get you all the way from your present location and trace the path directly to Ohio and Hamilton County.

Take a cyber drive from Karl Rove’s offices in Austin, Texas in his new wife’s name (Karen Johnson) at the Westgate building near the state capital and the governor’s mansion. Formal name: (no joke) “Infrastructure Solutions”. Enjoy the colors of the fall foliage as you travel to SmarTech in Chattanooga where Jeff Averback hosts servers such as Opsec. Take a pit stop before heading to Hart Intercivic where Romney and his son Tag have invested their money, just after dad’s decision to run for the office of President of the United States. Sounded like a pretty good investment I guess?

See Map HERE

Is all this just another Conspiracy Therory?

Not according to Harpers or Atlantic Magazines

Below is a quote from an Atlantic Magazine article

Think the Florida Recount Was Bad? Just Wait Until November 6

You think the hanging chads in Florida were bad in 2000? You think the patch of procedures, appeals, and standards of review was crazy? At least a human being was looking at those ballots. At least some of the rest of us were able to look at that human being looking at those ballots. At least there were ballots to be seen. In 2012, on the other hand, loose technology, lax industry oversight, political indifference, and partisan bigotry mean there is the potential for mischief — and by that I mean democracy-crushing voter fraud — on a scale that would make the high drama and low comedy of November 2000 seem mundane.

As recently as September 2011, a team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory hacked into one of Diebold’s old Accuvote touchscreen systems. Their report asserted that anyone with $26 in parts and an eighth-grade science education would be able to manipulate the outcome of an election. Atlantic article

Within that article is a quote from this months Harper Magazine running a cover story article by Victoria Collier:

How to Rig an Election

“This is a national security issue,” wrote the Argonne team leader, Roger Johnston, using the sort of language that would normally set off alarm bells in our security-obsessed culture. Yet his warning has gone unheeded, and the Accuvote-TSX, now manufactured by ES&S [Hagel’s old company], will be used in twenty states by more than 26 million voters in the 2012 general election.


Hurricane Hart is predicted to make landfall in Hamilton County, Ohio on Nov. 6.

The OHIO stage is set for election night STORM

For the first time in a decade the “legitimate” press is predicting disaster more than a week BEFORE the election

Brace yourself. Severe Election Fraud Warnings are posted for the swing states. A high pressure system of close polling percentages are due to come in contact with a the low pressure vigilance of the country’s vote tabulation to produce an onslaught of highly destructive winds that may leave ballots scattered from Florida to Ohio leaving a big question: WHO WON?

The early warning system provided by the major news sources completely missed alerting the citizenry in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004, but this time a warning has been sounded in two monthly magazine publications. That’s right. While the 24 hour cable news networks have there finger on the pulse of every shift and slide of every poll, and while MSNBC’s Chuck Todd is tweeting that, (9:38 AM – 21 Oct 12) “The voting machine conspiracies belong in same category as the Trump birther garbage.” and Chis Jansing is making jokes about “hanging chads” – they have been scoped by two monthly periodicals.
MSNBC Hanging Chads?

Chris Jansing Oct 22 Do you think we could have some “hanging chad” situations on election night?

Below is a quote from an Atlantic Magazine article

Think the Florida Recount Was Bad? Just Wait Until November 6

You think the hanging chads in Florida were bad in 2000? You think the patch of procedures, appeals, and standards of review was crazy? At least a human being was looking at those ballots. At least some of the rest of us were able to look at that human being looking at those ballots. At least there were ballots to be seen. In 2012, on the other hand, loose technology, lax industry oversight, political indifference, and partisan bigotry mean there is the potential for mischief — and by that I mean democracy-crushing voter fraud — on a scale that would make the high drama and low comedy of November 2000 seem mundane.

As recently as September 2011, a team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory hacked into one of Diebold’s old Accuvote touchscreen systems. Their report asserted that anyone with $26 in parts and an eighth-grade science education would be able to manipulate the outcome of an election. Atlantic article

Within that article is a quote from this months Harper Magazine running a cover story article by Victoria Collier:

How to Rig an Election

“This is a national security issue,” wrote the Argonne team leader, Roger Johnston, using the sort of language that would normally set off alarm bells in our security-obsessed culture. Yet his warning has gone unheeded, and the Accuvote-TSX, now manufactured by ES&S [Hagel’s old company], will be used in twenty states by more than 26 million voters in the 2012 general election.

Warning – Redux of Ohio 2004 NOW IN PLAY

The set up of Romney and Hart is “a repeat of the the infamous former CEO of Diebold Wally O’Dell, who raised money for Bush while his company supplied voting machines and election management software in the 2004 election.”Free press-Vote counting company tied to Romney

Let’s Play – What’s the Same and What’s Different


Romney family and friends will help tabulate the vote count in Cincinnati: Hart Intercivic holds maintenance contracts on their own machines
by Gerry Bello and Bob Fitrakis

Romney Family Teamed up with Scytl

They will be doing so through something called the Federal Overseas Voting Program or FVAP. FVAP is a program designed to allow military personnel and other overseas Americans to vote in their home districts seamlessly through electronically delivered absentee ballots.

Intercepting and changing these ballots, as well as voting electronically on behalf of service people that have no idea such a thing is happening, is something that Scytl is uniquely positioned to do because of their cellphone spyware sister company, CarrierIQ. These stolen votes, distributed throughout jurisdictions across the country, could become a critical component of any scheme to defraud the 2012 presidential election. By means of changing a relatively small number of votes, and laundering those stolen votes in the correct places, the net effect would be a near silent theft.

Election officials lie to cover the facts

The Columbus Dispatch reported on Sunday, October 21 that in Ohio, “The campaign of Republican Mitt Romney plans to station Election Day Task Force members to record the name of every voter who walks through the door and feed it to a ‘national command center’ database in Boston as part of an unprecedented high-tech get-out-the-vote effort.” Election software company Scytl

Since the Columbus Free Press broke the story of Tagg, Mitt, HIG Capital and your e-vote, there has been a bi-partisan effort on the internet to restore faith in system. There are Democrats who wish the Free Press would remain silent, fearing that exposure of these facts will demoralize their base and lead to low voter turn out. Pundits like Chuck Todd have used the phrase conspiracy theory and even gone so far as to say “The voting machine conspiracies belong in same category as the Trump birther garbage.” An industry shill, Michelle Shafer, who currently works as media director for Scytl and has worked for all but one of the major voting machine manufacturers, has replied via comment to our reportage and its derivatives with additional falsehoods and misrepresentations.


Bush won Ohio by 136,483 votes. In the United States, about 3 percent of votes cast are voided—known as “spoilage” in election jargon—because the ballots cast are inconclusive. Drawing on what happened in Florida and studies of elections past, if Ohio’s discarded ballots were counted, Kerry would have won the state. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported there were a total of 247,672 votes not counted in Ohio, if you add the 92,672 discarded votes plus the 155,000 provisional ballots. Tompaine Kerry Won

Bush’s connection in 2004 was to Michael Connell</strong
Complaints Filed

The filing also includes the revealing deposition of the late Michael Connell who served as the IT guru for the Bush family and Karl Rove. Connell ran the private IT firm GovTech that created the controversial system that transferred Ohio’s vote count late on election night 2004 to a partisan Republican server site in Chattanooga, Tennessee owned by SmarTech. That is when the vote shift happened, not predicted by the exit polls, that led to Bush’s unexpected victory.
Connell died a month and a half after giving this deposition in a suspicious small plane crash.

Mike Connell in his capacity as operations manager for GovTech had contracts with the Secretary of State for three different functions that we are aware of: 1) the web interface for the elections function of the Secretary of State’s office –particularly for election night presentations, 2) assisting the Secretary of State with preparing a request for proposals for the integration of real-time voter files for the entire state in the Secretary of State’s office, and 3) setting up a mirroring of the entire election function of the Ohio Secretary of State’s office at the offices of SmarTech and Chattan- nooga, Tennessee.

All of this activity took place in advance of the 2004 election. Connell indicated that Triad got the contract for the statewide voter database based upon its market share in providing this function with the various county boards of elections. Thus, the web interface and the statewide voter database would have been part of what was mirrored on the servers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. With respect to the design of the web site Connell indicated that he created an interface with the Oracle system so that queries and present ations of data could made in a way that would bypass the limitations of the Oracle database system, which he described as a “resource hog.”

When asked about security of the Ohio Secretary of State’s systems and data at SmarTech, Connell said that he had nothing to do with that. In order for SmarTech to function as the primary server during times when the Secretary of State’s servers failed, did it not have to have the capability to input data? 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.
Free Press Article

Petition: Department of Justice: Investigate Ohio Voting Machines owned by Tagg Romney

By Alea Bankston (Contact)

To be delivered to: Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General and President Barack Obama
Ensure that the election is not stolen and that the results are not tampered with or altered: Investigate voting machines owned by Tagg Romney.

According to an article on PoliticolNews.com, Mitt Romney’s son, Tagg, is a major investor in Hart InterCivic, the company that owns electronic voting machines that will be used in Ohio for this election.The article also alleges that these machines are easily hacked. Not to mention, it’s an obvious conflict of interest. Please sign this petition to get the Department of Justice to initiate an investigation into this issue before Election Day on November 6, 2012.
Link to Sign Petition HERE