If He Could He Would
Does anyone doubt that Karl Rove would do ANYTHING to win an election? Whisper campaigns about Ann Richards being a lesbian, push polls suggesting that John McCain fathered an illegitimate child, lying to the FBI about his office being bugged by the opposition and voter suppression drives are all hallmarks of a Rove run campaign. What in his moral character would suggest that we WOULDN’T tamper with election results if he could? Yeah, I can’t think of anything either, especially if he could get away with it without leaving a trace or having to involve many operatives in order to pull it off.
A new study released today by The Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, demonstrates just how easy it is to flip an election without leaving a trace. Like I’ve said many times before, that it could be done is just as important as whether or not it has been already. Without full confidence that our elections are free and fair, we don’t have a democracy. As long as Democrats in Congress refuse to engage on this issue, they remain a bigger part of the problem than those who would exploit vulnerabilities in the system. Karl Rove being a snake is expected, but Democrats are to blame for continuing to provide him the opportunity. I want to know that our elections are secure so I don’t have to rely on faith that Rove and his kind will play by the rules. That would require a level of self-delusion that I’m simply not capable of.