Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Fix?

* Was there some computer program that was to switch votes to Mitt Romney on election day?  Salon has an interesting article about how possible election stealing was prevented.


On Election Night, viewers watched in shock as Karl Rove refused to accept the call, confirmed by Fox News analysts, that Ohio had gone to Obama.

A release claiming to be from hacker collective Anonymous alleges there was more behind Rove’s freak-out than first met the eye. The group says that it foiled Rove’s attempt to steal the election in Florida, Virginia and Ohio by using the GOP’s ORCA system.

Two weeks prior to Election Night, a typical Anonymous video was released warning Rove against rigging the election. “We want you to know that we are watching you, waiting for you to make this mistake of thinking you can rig this election to your favor,” Anonymous’ ubiquitous Guy Fawkes character warned....

Was there a plan to "fix" the election and was it prevented? Read the rest of Salon and decide.

> Was the move to de-fund Planned Parenthood in Ohio supported by Gov. John Kasich?
An article in the Dispatch suggests that Kasich has his fingerprints on the legislation. The Republican-controlled state legislature takes orders from Kasich. Those of us that remember SB 5 and his cheerleading for it, have no doubt about it. The Republicans don't move without an okay from Kasich.

John Kasich has never supported women making their own decisions about anything. At a campaign event in September, he told people at a rally that his wife, and the wives of other politicians were home doing the laundry (see Taylor Marsh 9/12/12).  Ohio women should NOT look to John Kasich or the Republican Party to stand up and work for them. Women helped win Ohio for President Obama and stood up for their own rights. We should not surrender to John Kasich and the pre-historic Ohio GOP. They are not interested in what women think. Kasich and the GOP believe that women are second class citizens and do not support equal pay for equal work. (Kasich pays the women in his cabinet less than their male counterparts.)

While Kasich and the Ohio GOP work to de-fund Planned Parenthood which provides needed care for over 100,000 Ohio women, we need to remind ourselves that Republicans haven't learned anything out of their recent election loss. Kasich and the GOP continue their war on women.