In 2010, I published an investigative feature called Cybergate. In it, I presented compelling circumstantial evidence that the 2004 election in Ohio, which put George W. Bush into the White House, not John Kerry, had been stolen by electronically flipping the vote count in the middle of the night via a server centre in Chatanooga, Tennessee. If that sounds like science-fiction, that was my reaction when I set out on a journey of discovery into the dark world of electronic voter fraud. Nothing has changed since then, in terms of oversight or control. And as this excellent article, c0-authored by Bob Fitrakis, one of the experts I interviewed, shows the upcoming election is once again ripe for fraud. More states than ever use easily hackable, Diebold electronic voting machines.  Nine swing states have Republican governors, with the power and the means to flip votes. Karl Rove, the Svengali behind the theft of the 2004 election, has once again emerged from the shadows to establish the American Crossroads organisation. There is no certainty that this will happen. But all the conditions that led to the theft of the 2004 election are in place. Watch this space.

About sworrall

Writer with @Natgeo; author of The Poet and The Murderer; and the forthcoming Starcrossed: A Romeo And Juliet Story in Hitler's Paris (2022)

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  • Susan McWethy

    I just stumbled upon this book–I wish I’d seen it sooner. Never mind. It’s a fabulous synopsis of what very likely happened to the 2004 election.

    What I’d like to know is whether you’ve uncovered further or new evidence that Connell’s plane was sabotaged, or that Ohio’s votes were indeed electronically transported out of state on election night. I remember that moment very well. I was in Atlanta at a huge event with hundreds of people waiting to learn that Kerry had won, as per exit polls. Near midnight we were all told to go home–the results wouldn’t be available until later. I’ve never found any plausible “official” explanation for the delay.

    Living in Georgia, I’ve been all too aware of the e-voting scandals. Now that the paperless Diebold system is being replaced with the Dominion QR-code system, we’re in for another ride.

    Thanks for your hard work on this issue.

  • sworrall Post author

    Thanks Susan – I am glad you enjoyed Cybergate. I have not found out anything further than what is contained in the book. But I think the case I propose there is pretty compelling. All best, Simon