Washington Spectator on the lawsuit that kept Rove from stealing it for Romney

Did an Election Day Lawsuit Stop Karl Rove’s Vote-Rigging Scheme in Ohio?
January 1, 2013 | by Lou Dubose

For 30 years, Karl Rove has won elections by a formula that depended on deceit and defamation. A whispering campaign that described Texas Governor Ann Richards as a closet lesbian; an announcement that two aides working for Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower would be indicted (before Justice Department lawyers made any announcement about indictments); rumors of John McCain’s illegitimate black child that circulated in South Carolina after McCain defeated George W. Bush in the 2000 New Hampshire primary; rumors about Cindy McCain’s drug habit; a national media campaign that turned John Kerry’s service in Vietnam into a liability.

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