Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Update to “Do Republicans Want Fair Elections? You be the Judge.”

Today the AP reported as follows:
Key figures in a phone-jamming scheme designed to keep New Hampshire Democrats from voting in 2002 had regular contact with the White House and Republican Party as the plan was unfolding, phone records introduced in criminal court show.

The records show that Bush campaign operative James Tobin, who recently was convicted in the case, made two dozen calls to the White House within a three-day period around Election Day 2002 — as the phone jamming operation was finalized, carried out and then abruptly shut down.

The national Republican Party, which paid millions in legal bills to defend Tobin, says the contacts involved routine election business and that it was "preposterous" to suggest the calls involved phone jamming.
Preposterous, sure. Untrue? Probably not.

You can read the entire AP article here .

By the way, as I indicated here Tobin’s supervisor in the Republican Nation Committee was a fellow named Terry Nelson. We can assume that he knew something about the anti-democratic plot because he was on the Government’s witness list, as you can see here. Terry Nelson is now a Senior Advisor on the John McCain campaign, and an unindicted co-conspirator of Tom DeLay's.

“… and tell ’em Big Mitch sent ya!”

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