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Or he didn't know that somebody was going to step in to stop the thing he thought was going to happen?

So, is it true? Did Anonymous really save the election from Republican operatives embedded in Diebold?
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on December 24, 2012 at 1:17 PM · Report this
Nelson Bradley 2
Hope it's true and they can wave some of Rove's dirty laundry for all to see.
Posted by Nelson Bradley on December 24, 2012 at 1:46 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 3
Whatever it was, it's something the Democrats wouldn't have considered challenging in the spirit of bipartisanship.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on December 24, 2012 at 1:57 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 5
I just never get tired of Rove's humiliation. Or reliving election night. It was such a relief. It still is.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on December 24, 2012 at 2:15 PM · Report this
Rove didn't have a clue. His bit was more like Don Ameche's rant at the end of "Trading Places" -- "Get those people back in here! Turn those machines back on! Turn those machines back on!"
Posted by Toe Tag on December 24, 2012 at 2:39 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 7
Republicans are no more competent at fixing elections than they are at winning wars. Or foreign policy in general. Or the economy.

But they think they are.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on December 24, 2012 at 2:47 PM · Report this
I know there's absolutely no evidence that Anonymous's story might be true.

But oh God, oh God, oh God, how I hope it all happened exactly as Anonymous described it!
Posted by Pope Buck I on December 24, 2012 at 3:20 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 9
The proper quote is "If wishes were horses we'd all be eating steak."
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on December 24, 2012 at 3:36 PM · Report this
You're not paranoid, you're suspicious. the definition of paranoid is, the feeling that people don't like you, when in fact they don't, when the polite thing to do is to shut up about it.
Posted by zarnivad on December 24, 2012 at 4:25 PM · Report this
Sandiai 11
In 2004 the state of Ohio configured it's election process so that in case of a system failure the votes would be sent to a mirror site run by SmarTech in Chattanooga Tennessee for backup. Turns out, there were "system failures" caused by deliberate bottlenecking of data, shortly before midnight on election night and the tabulations were routed to the SmarTech system and when they came back the results were flipped for Bush. SmarTech ran a middle site that had the ability to alter the data.

Similar "system failures" happened again this election at the same time as in 2004 (probably about the time the vote tabulations start turning in favor of Obama). Anonymous claims the transmission of data to the Tennnesse server was blocked so the vote totals could not be altered, instead there was only a delay in what-was-to-become the accurate tabulations.

Karl Rove's behavior late on election night certainly fits with Anonymous's claim. He seemed irrationally and stubbornly confident that the busy districts that were bottlenecking were going to come out in favor of Romney, despite the polling data. I must say, although I didn't understand his stubborn refusal to face facts at the time, I was nonetheless pleased at seeing him squirm.…
Posted by Sandiai on December 24, 2012 at 5:13 PM · Report this
sperifera 13
@12 - Hey maroon, why don't you stamp your feet since no one is answering your question (because no one the FUCK CARES about it) that you're posting all over Slog to no avail.
Posted by sperifera on December 25, 2012 at 1:34 PM · Report this
Sandiai 14
@12 Source? Every source says it. Do you have different information? Pray tell, what is YOUR source.

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Cleveland Plain Dealer:…

100's more, just Google "Crapo Bishop."
Posted by Sandiai on December 25, 2012 at 2:33 PM · Report this

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