Investigative journalists online have been digging into the story of Mike Connell for two years. Connell's largely unknown role in elections and government technology infrastructure should be a top story of the year, yet major media have ignored it.
Last night, a small plane crashed and burned near Akron, Ohio, reportedly carrying only one person, Mike Connell.
Connell was close to Karl Rove, but Rove reportedly had threatened him of late. Connell's testimony re the Ohio 2004 election was being compelled in an Ohio court.
Ohio election attorney Cliff Arnebeck sent a letter to US Attorney General Mukasey, July 24, 2008:
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 ...
Who was Mike Connell? Who was he connected to? What did he have to do with the Ohio 2004 presidential election results? What about the US attorney firings? Find out in the independent media.
Free Press.org Are Rove's missing e-mails the smoking guns of the stolen 2004 election? by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman April 25, 2007 Free Press.org http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2007/2562
The GOP's cyber election hit squad by Steven Rosenfeld and Bob Fitrakis April 22, 2007 Free Press.org http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2007/2553 also http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042407A.shtml
ePluribus Media, a collaborative citizen journalist site, first uncovered the complex Mike Connell story. Ken Blackwell Outsources Ohio Election Results to GOP Internet Operatives, Again by luaptifer Tue Nov 07, 2006 ePluribus Media http://scoop.epluribusmedia.org/story/2006/11/7/115314/922
Ohio's election website still sent real-time results to GOP mirror server by intranets Thu Nov 09, 2006 ePluribus Media http://scoop.epluribusmedia.org/story/2006/11/9/61233/1283
The GOP, GeorgeWBush.com and the Line that Jumped the Congressional Firewall Mar 27, 2007 http://scoop.epluribusmedia.org/story/2007/3/26/22612/9031 Who is Michael L. Connell? Part I: The Atwater School of Politics Mar 28, 2007 http://scoop.epluribusmedia.org/story/2007/3/28/143050/889 Who is Michael L. Connell? Part II: Behind the firewall Apr 02, 2007 http://scoop.epluribusmedia.org/story/2007/4/2/6328/14926
Rove -ing emails: what else could go missing? by Todd Johnston and Luaptifer ePluribus Media Sun Apr 22, 2007 http://scoop.epluribusmedia.org/story/2007/4/22/33926/1773
BradBlog stories on Mike Connell 7/17/08: Ohio Attorney Files to Lift Stay on '04 Election Case, Cites Allegations, Evidence of Massive Fraud by a Number of GOP Operatives, http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6189 7/22/08: GOP Tech Guru Mike Connell 'High IQ Forrest Gump...At Scene of Every Single Crime' Say Ohio Attorneys, http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6206 7/24/08: Rove Threatened GOP IT Guru If He Does Not 'Take the Fall' for Election Fraud in Ohio, Says Attorney, http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6214 7/25/08: Cliff Arnebeck, OH Attorney, Interviewed Live on Peter B. Collins Show, http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6217 7/26/08: So Who Is Mike Connell? A Clip from 'Free For All' Gives You an Idea... , http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6220 9/29/08: STAY LIFTED IN '04 OHIO ELECTION FRAUD CASE, GOP 'TECH GURU' SUBPOENAED, http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6445 10/31/08: BREAKING: Federal Judge Compels GOP IT Guru Mike Connell To Give Deposition in Ohio '04 Election Case, http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6600 11/24/08: 'Document Hold' Served by OH Attorney to GA SoS in Advance of State's U.S. Senate Run-off Election, http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6696