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TO LEFT-WING JOURNALISTS: YES, IT CAN HAPPEN HERE

This article responds to the damaging attempts by left-wing journalists to deny the possibility of right-wing electronic vote tampering - or any e-vote tampering - particularly in the 2012 election.

In the past week, Chuck Todd at MSNBC News has Tweeted that concerns about electronic voting machines are "conspiracy theory that belong in the same category as the Trump birther garbage."

ThinkProgress, the left-wing advocacy and news site, posted an article with the same blanket "conspiracy theory" dismissal.

And finally, Steven Rosenfeld wrote a similar opinion piece - posted by Alternet (as "news" no less) and then picked up by Salon and Snopes - to further "debunk" concerns about stolen elections.  

What are these journalists railing against? A flood of recent stories warning of the potential for massive computerized election fraud in the 2012 elections. 

In particular, the breaking news of the Romney family's financial ties to voting machine company Hart Intercivic, exposed by the FreePress.org, is so alarming that it's been picked up by many online news sources, and even Forbes Magazine.

My 7000 word cover story in this month's Harper's Magazine, "How to Rig an Election" exposes the fundamental security flaws in our current voting system, including the right-wing partisan ownership of major voting machine companies. I also discuss many suspicious "surprise upset" elections that have helped tipped the balance of power in America toward the far-right. The piece has been positively reviewed in The Atlantic, Esquire, the Daily Kos and elsewhere. 

Radio interview requests are coming to me now from Canada to New Zealand. Why? Because the results of American elections, particularly in 2012, have life-or-death global implications, from war in the Middle East, to climate change negotiations. The whole world is watching with great concern, even as international election observers are being blocked from entering polls in Ohio and other states.

Meanwhile, Brad Friedman at the Brad Blog.org continues his 24/7 exposure of not just the insidious threat of computerized election fraud, but the GOP's ongoing attempts to disenfranchise millions of "likely Democratic voters" through voter suppression, polling place Photo ID restrictions, voter roll purges, and other dirty tricks. 

Combined with electronic control of the vote count, this kind of coordinated assault worked brilliantly on behalf of the George W. Bush campaign in Ohio in 2004 (as I described in Harper's), and could work this time for Mitt Romney, or any other Republican favored candidate and ballot issue. Hart Intercivic tabulates votes in key counties in Ohio, as well as some 12 other states.

This is why exposure of these activities and conflicts of interests is vital right now to dissuade criminal activity on November 6th by shining a long overdue spotlight into the darkness of our now-privatized voting system. We might very well prevent massive fraud in this election, while drafting more American voters into the non-partisan election integrity movement where they can take action.


That our privately-controlled electronic voting machines are prone to constant malfunction, and vulnerable to insider rigging and outsider hacking, is a national crisis, and no longer open to debate. The evidence is overwhelming and comes from a mountain of independent voter reports, academic and technical studies, government studies, whistleblower affidavits, ongoing lawsuits, and arrests and convictions of election officials - some who were sentenced last year to 156 years in federal prison for gaming elections, in part by secretly manipulating computerized voting machines!

Yet, despite this deluge of evidence, the most aggressive critics of election integrity investigators are not found in the right-wing corporate press, as you might expect. Instead, for many years, our enemies have lunged from the shadows of left-wing flagships.

Clearly nothing is different in this election cycle, when the stakes for American progressives could not be higher. 

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Is the Obama Campaign aware of Hart Intercivic and... by Noreen Heverin on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 5:11:40 PM
Noreen, this article might give you more info. cli... by Victoria Collier on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 3:49:39 AM
I read Todd's take about his "no conspiracy" theor... by William Simms, Jr. on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 6:54:41 PM
Todd wants to keep his job. Anyone on any TV cha... by Guitar Chris on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 7:44:42 PM
You mean Lewis Powell, right? Here's the memo: h... by Grant Petty on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 12:59:08 PM
That's the one!  Thanks, Grant.... by Guitar Chris on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:40:33 AM
It took a corridor full of young Republican thugs ... by Guitar Chris on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:41:14 AM
the 2000 recount. Sorry.... by Guitar Chris on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:51:49 AM
The major medias are owned by 5 corporations, whic... by Anne Sherwood on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:28:18 PM
They write opinions they are paid to write. Libera... by Ron Brassfield on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:49:45 AM
Where are the Democrats?  If votes are being ... by Josh Mitteldorf on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 9:30:58 PM
not surprised, that almost no one mentions that co... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 12:31:01 PM
... by Victoria Collier on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:23:28 PM
Here is one article exposing the fact that countin... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 7:41:21 PM
This is their well hidden achilles heel. A well ... by Guitar Chris on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:50:20 AM
The founder of and test pilot of e-vote stealing, ... by Dante DeNavarre on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:06:18 PM
quite simply the democrats ignore the election fra... by zon moy on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 9:17:48 AM
Sounds like Chuck Todd... by Guitar Chris on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:04:02 PM
Rosenberg's article reminds me of that scene in th... by Rob Kall on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 10:54:25 PM
Don't forget Brad Friedman and Bev Harris. &n... by Guitar Chris on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:57:59 AM
Carl Rove wrote, "Sometime after the co*k crows on... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 11:52:44 PM
it might be a good idea to confine the automatic e... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 11:59:45 PM
sounds like what I hear coming from Washington and... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 10:48:37 AM
Norquist and Rove, the unelected leaders of the el... by Anne Sherwood on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:31:31 PM
It warms my heart to see you "progressives" rehear... by agwscam on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 8:02:27 AM
The conservative media must really be filling your... by kappie on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 8:44:10 AM
It warms my heart to see Op-ed News support your F... by Dante DeNavarre on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 9:57:52 AM
Now what was this Watergate scandal all about agai... by Arend Rietkerk on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 10:45:31 AM
Not to burden you overmuch, but it would be great ... by Victoria Collier on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 11:23:24 AM
Start here http://tinyurl.com/am35vy5 and keep rea... by agwscam on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 4:55:43 PM
Wow, you've really proven something here, agwscam.... by Victoria Collier on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:21:16 PM
I'm not so impressed Victoria - I would cite your ... by manifesto 2000 on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:02:29 AM
Nothing like a photoshop JPEG that links to nothin... by Victoria Collier on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:26:50 PM
... the reason I'm not reporting on Democratic ele... by Victoria Collier on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:32:46 PM
Either he's a paid hack, feeding his children, or ... by Guitar Chris on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:08:40 PM
And is it worth it?... by Victoria Collier on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 8:54:37 PM
Nice one, Scam man! I see your fake JPEG also tell... by Victoria Collier on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 8:55:54 PM
Sharp as a marble bambi...sharp as a marble~... by agwscam on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 7:48:17 AM
is that the democrats do their best to suppress th... by zon moy on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 9:20:23 AM
My father and uncle were rigged out of a Democrati... by Victoria Collier on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:46:37 PM
I doubt very seriously if the Argon National Labs ... by Anne Sherwood on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:37:17 PM
proven reliable.   There is too much cod... by Guitar Chris on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 9:19:25 AM
There have been more Republican complaints of Demo... by John Sanchez Jr. on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:53:49 PM
I hope you are right, John!... by manifesto 2000 on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:07:26 AM
look here, and here.... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 6:31:41 AM
Sorry Charlie, you get your information from right... by Guitar Chris on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 9:08:00 AM
BRAVO!!  as the players get exposed, and with... by jacqueline janecke on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 9:40:50 AM
Thanks Jacqueline -- and thank YOU for all your wo... by Victoria Collier on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:22:21 PM
It isn't the votes that count.It is the counters t... by Arend Rietkerk on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 10:27:23 AM
and links, Victoria. Let us not forget the go... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 10:53:01 AM
as soon as Harper's appeared in my mail box. I hig... by intotheabyss on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:52:54 PM
I have been supporting and following http://www.bl... by Anne Sherwood on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:23:00 PM
iebold, one of the biggest makers of these devices... by Anne Sherwood on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:24:15 PM
Great response to the gatekeepers of the Left who ... by Rick Staggenborg, MD on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:41:21 PM
What I really do not understand is WHY articles co... by Anne Sherwood on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:45:37 PM
To continue using machines, the hardware and softw... by Dante DeNavarre on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 6:07:54 PM
You might want to read our book to get some histor... by Victoria Collier on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 6:21:09 PM
Anne - you make a very legitimate point about the ... by manifesto 2000 on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:28:28 AM
Join the election integrity movement, please, so w... by Victoria Collier on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:48:28 PM
VictoriaThe real and only solution is "verificatio... by mac Sperry on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:44:00 PM
America dodged the bullet nov. 6th.  &nb... by Guitar Chris on Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 at 12:55:14 PM