From Anonymous:

I was thrilled to see someone write about the Ney-HAVA connection. We need a journalist to pick up this story. Here is my synopsis of the events:

The real story behind Abramoff is that it is not simply about “influencepeddling.” It is in fact influence peddling to affect election outcomes.

In the equation of Abramoff Money Laundering the following holds true:

Input = Abramoff money
Output = Election fraud

Follow the story below from the first small potatoes case to the final mother-of-all-election-fraud cases in US history:

*Small potatoes: *The first players in the Abramoff drama to be sent to jail were former New Hampshire GOP Chair Chuck McGee and his boss former Bush New England Campaign Manager Jim Tobin. In 2002 the NH GOP paid $15,600 to a firm that jammed the NH Dem get-out-the-vote phone lines.

Days before the payment was made, the NH GOP accepted 3 payments of $5000 each from the following sources: 1) Abramoff client the Mississippi Choctow Tribe 2) Abramoff client the California Aqua Tigua Caliente Tribe 3) Tom Delay’s ARMPAC.

Input: Abramoff money –> Output: Election fraud

*Mother-of-all-election-fraud: *In 2002 House Administration Chair Congressman Bob Ney of Ohio was a prime sponsor of the (sic) “Help America Vote Act” (HAVA). In fact, HAVA was actually written in Bob Ney’s office. HAVA, under the guise of resolving the 2000 election fraud issues, was actually written to promote the distribution of computerized voting systems across the nation. The bill was designed to send $3.8 billion taxpayer dollars straight into the pockets of corporations like Diebold, whose voting equipment has now been unequivacolly proven to provide an open door to election rigging. Diebold, one of the prime lobbyists for HAVA, was at the time a client of Greenberg Traurig, Abramoff’s firm.

I have compiled plenty of information on this issue, which I am ready to provide in order to get this story out. I have access to eye witnesses and players who were physically present and participating in Bob Ney’s office when HAVA was written. As sexy as congressional scandal is, it pales in comparison to the real story behind the Abramoff affair: the theft of our democracy.

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  • This info needs to get to Black box voting and the brad blog.Both great sites for this.I hope you can hook them up with your info Thanks LAS

  • This was written by me and not Ilene. It was sent out in an email by me to a list serve, and now seems to be surfing the blogosphere under Ilene’s name. Pretty weird.

  • Let’s hear more about this. I want some links or confirmation. This is juicy stuff! Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    There are certainly strong proof and indications that Greenberg Traurig is linked to Diebold, and documents to show it.

    And Abramoff did deal with them. But how do you know there is concrete links between the two?

    Before getting involved in anything, I would like to see concrete links of the ties that bind meaning where the money goes, to whom, and how Thomas Noe “rigged” Ohio. That’s the only kind of proof that’s good in court.

    I don’t mean to dismiss anything, but we need real documents to be able to handle this in court. I can always supply it to everyone including Brad, Larisa, Josh Marshall if you have full documents.

  • Proof? You mean like a check stub on Diebold stationery showing a payment of $12,500 on 6/16/04 to Greenburg Traurig?


  • lumberjack, that connects Greenburg to Diebold. I’ve seen that already. I want Abramoff connected directly to this.

  • I guess I misunderstand Waltcat, Diebold hired Abramoff’s firm which in turn bribed Ney. The first connection is made by the BBV scan, and the second is made by the Abramoff indictment.

    Regarding the phone jamming, the linkages seem manifest.

  • I think what everyone is getting at, is proof like this:

    Documents show Bob Ney lobbied for Diebold for a long time

    Everyone already knows they are connected to Greenberg. What people are interested in, is the whole money trail and how that money got from point A to point B in relationship to Jack Abramoff.

    All of the check stubs, the money pads, and how Thomas Noe factors in to show that they rigged it and no one has yet to show anything. Its moot until the documents are out in which case it becomes a record for the court.

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