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  •  i'm no fan of hagel (7+ / 0-)

    but you really don't want to go black box voting. to be polite, there are credibility issues.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 10:55:31 AM PST

    •  That may be so but (2+ / 0-)
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      Loge, Laurence Lewis

      I am not happy that a huge chunk of this diary was devoted to stirring up old, unproven accusations that were mostly promoted by unreliable election conspiracy theorists like Rob Kall of OpEdNews or by professional alarmists like Bev Harris. If OpEdNews says there are "unproven" allegations of "vote tampering," it probably didn't happen. I'll tell you why Hagel invested in an election systems company: with the new elections laws, he knew they would become cash cows. I don't approve of his concealing his interests, but I'm fairly sure that's all there was. Our secretary of state at the time, Ken Blackwell, did the same thing, refusing to release his tax returns when he ran for Ohio governor in 2006. We knew he had money in Diebold, which turned out to be the company that best fit the guidelines he laid down for the system that counties were required to buy. To steal elections? Probably not. No machines has stolen an Ohio election yet. He was most likely looking to make yet another killing. Interesting how a guy who spent his entire adult life as a public servant on a state level, who barely reached a top salary of $100,000 turned out to be a multi-multi-multi millionaire, isn't it?

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 01:08:36 PM PST

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