Friday, March 26, 2010

Election Conspiracy Theory Confirmed?

The government projects more conspiracy theories than any other single entity.

Of course their conspiracy theories are the "good conspiracy theories" not the bad conspiracy theories the media talks about when citizens of the United States suspect a criminal conspiracy.

In federal courts, one of the most popular charges is a conspiracy theory, that is, a charge that the conspirators did thus and such.

About one anniversary ago the Department of Justice advanced a conspiracy theory that voting machines had been rigged by conspirators to throw an election:
[The conspirators] together with other persons known and unknown, being persons employed by and associated with the Clay County Board of Elections, an enterprise, which engaged in, and the activities of which affected interstate commerce, knowingly willfully, and unlawfully agreed and conspired to violate [various federal criminal laws] It was part of the conspiracy that each defendant agreed that a conspirator would commit at least two acts of racketeering activity in the conduct of the affairs of the enterprise.

The Defendant ... instructed other election officers on how to ... change votes at the voting machines in furtherance of the scheme to elect their “slate” of candidates.
(The Indictment, PDF, emphasis added). Voting machine conspiracy theories are said to be the worst kind of paranoia the conspiracy theorists ever think up.

That is what the main stream media says anyway.

Well, the jury must be conspiracy nutters too, because they convicted 8 of the election officials:
A jury convicted a former judge and seven others on Thursday of scheming to buy votes for several local offices in an eastern Kentucky county.

The jury in U.S. District Court in Frankfort deliberated for nine hours over two days before convicting all eight people in a federal racketeering conspiracy. Those convicted on Thursday included former Circuit Judge R. Cletus Maricle and former school Superintendent Douglas C. Adams.
(Lexington Kentucky Herald Leader, emphasis added). Wow, what is this nation coming to when conspiracy theories are a part of our legal system?

What is next, Alice In Wonderland becoming a judge?

There is a long history of electronic voting machine fraud allegations in the United States, but since we all know these are conspiracy theories, no one ever pays attention to the allegations of computer experts and others the main stream media call nut jobs.

They even allege that gerrymandering is a conspiracy to commit election wrongs just because some election districts snake their way across some states, going through as many as 25 counties in some cases.

Did you hear the one where a neoCon far right winger won hands down in Teddy Kennedy's district he had held for many decades, even with all the sympathy for his efforts on health care and his death?

Health care won but in effect he didn't because a liberal ran against the conservative?

I guess that the DOJ lawyers just have too much time on their hands now that war crimes are no longer against the law?


  1. Dredd,

    I notice that page 5 of the indictment says:

    The Defendant ... instructed other election officers on how to ... change votes at the voting machines in furtherance of the scheme
    to elect their “slate” of candidates

    Don't the feds know this is a conspiracy theory or that the main stream media has forbidden this type of discourse?

    TABOO on you Mr. prosecutor for spreading conspiracy theories ... and shame on the defense lawyers for not pointing that out to the jury!

  2. The trouble with election fraud accusations, especially of the electronic variety, is that they are highly technical, and thus hard to prove and easily susceptable to counter charges whenever the vote count doesn't match expectations.

    What we need is a truly non-partisan federal election commission that actually implements (as opposed to merely oversees) national elections in a uniform manner. Of course that'll never actually happen, since neither party believes the other wouldn't somehow find a way to infiltrate such a commission as well.

    I honestly believe that our best hope now is for the whole experiment to crash spectacularly, in the hope that we will then come to our senses and rebuild something better on common ground. Not that that's likely to happen of course... Too many of the elite have a vested interest in riding this thing out to the bitter end.

  3. disaffected,

    "they are highly technical" ...

    Well, like a Justice of the Supremes once said about porn, "I really don't know how to put it into words (technicality), but I know it when I see it".

    Can you explain the latest election to me, Ted Kennedy's zone?

    Like Paul Wellstone, well loved, an icon ... his health care work now having passed to the pen of the president ... but a Sarah Palin type neoCon kicked ass in an election in that liberal district?

    Wellstone's wife won for heaven sake.

    Do you get my drift?

    Did you know that the head of the San Diego County Republican party (Strider ... a last thread on an election blog I was excommunicated from), Secretary of the Republican Party for California, is one of the most notorious hackers?

    That his brother (Aaron of Firelight) is a big lawyer in Washington, D.C. rubbing elbows with MOMCOM favorites, and that both of them somehow got citizenship when they were moved from foreign nations to the U.S. in 2003? All his fellow hackers at Fairlight were prosecuted for credit card crimes?

    How many paper ballots were counted in Massachusetts and how many precincts only had electronic records ... no paper trail?

    Shall I bore you with details, or you already aware of what they have planned for our next big elections?

    Lay down the guns Sarah, pick up the electronic voting machines baby.

    flip baby flip ...

  4. I'm with you baby, it's just that elections hinge on a monumental amount of detailed data which is easily manipulated to benefit either side. What's worse, the appearance of manipulation is easy to make and hard to disprove (once again, by either side), and in the end, any appearance of election fraud is nearly as bad (or good, depending on your point of view) as the real thing in the eyes of the public, since they're not privy to the actual details.

    In other words, when its comes to closely contested elections, obfuscation, accusation, and, if need be, litigation is the best strategy. And we already know which side has been the most willing to use, and therefore benefits the most, from such tactics. Gore/Bush 2000 would seem to bear that out, although that now seems light years ago in terms of sophistication. Its guerrilla warfare at its most basic; cast doubt on your opponent's legitimacy right where it starts - at the ballot box. That's the 'birther' movement's whole strategy in a nutshell.

  5. Census data is incredibly complicated, compared to elections, yet they do it.

    It is far easier to detect election corruption than some other forms of corruption.

    Scientific exit poll data, which the media propaganda elements have tried to taint, is the foundation for such inquiries.