Chuck Hagel and voting machines --- the plot thickens
February 5, 2003 1:14 PM   Subscribe

The Chuck Hagel voting machine ownership story gets even scarier. In today's Best of the Blogs, Jerry Bowles reveals more bizarre details about the Chuck Hagel/voting machine story, including the fact that the majority ownership stake in the voting machine company that counted Senator Hagel's upset victory in 1996 (and his reelection in 2002) is held by a man long associated with the radical organization Christian Reconstruction, which believes in overturning democracy and replacing it with a Christian theocracy. This is really weird and frightening stuff, if it checks out.
posted by mitsu (11 comments total)
Double Post?
posted by matteo at 1:24 PM on February 5, 2003

I'd call this a 'followup'
posted by RobbieFal at 1:26 PM on February 5, 2003

Yeah, I'd seen the link in the earlier post about Hagel in another context, but when I saw this new stuff about Christian Reconstruction, etc., it shocked me even more than the original story. It seemed unique enough to warrant a separate thread.
posted by mitsu at 1:29 PM on February 5, 2003

Try the permanent link.
posted by mcwetboy at 1:32 PM on February 5, 2003

(That is, the implications of what Bowles' summarizes on his site go way beyond Nebraska, since ES&S, the company in question, is the largest voting machine company in the world).
posted by mitsu at 1:33 PM on February 5, 2003

posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 1:34 PM on February 5, 2003

Oh, there's the permanent link --- I didn't see it on his main page, I should have looked in his archives.
posted by mitsu at 1:44 PM on February 5, 2003

Another page of interesting links to source material on this.
posted by mitsu at 1:57 PM on February 5, 2003

" Reason Magazine November 1988 "Getting Cozy with Theocrats" by Walter Olson...Christian Reconstructionism...Among Reconstructionism's highlights, the article cited support for laws "mandating the death penalty for homosexuals and drunkards." The Rev. Rushdoony fired off a letter to the editor complaining that the article had got his followers' views all wrong: They didn't intend to put drunkards to death. Ah, yes, accuracy does count. In a world run by Rushdoony followers, sots would escape capital punishment--which would make them happy exceptions indeed. Those who would face execution include not only gays but a very long list of others: blasphemers, heretics, apostate Christians, people who cursed or struck their parents, females guilty of 'unchastity before marriage,' 'incorrigible' juvenile delinquents, adulterers, and (probably) telephone psychics. And that's to say nothing of murderers and......"

No comment.......

Well, OK - this puts Hitler to shame. The Spanish Inquisition ("We have three weapons, and our weapons are three....") got a fantastic body count merely from the "heretic" charge...about 60%? can't you jack it up a little? We're looking for depopulation, folks...can't you do 91%?
posted by troutfishing at 8:28 PM on February 5, 2003

Wasn't it Stalin who said it is who counts the votes that matters? Good to see our "Christian" fundamentalists are hard at work assisting with the destruction of democracy. Couldn't let their Islamic counterparts have all the fun imposing death sentences upon all who disagree with them.

How soon can we get these machines installed in Florida?

Tell me again which political party is representing these bozos? Oh! I see now! As Instapundit would say they must then be "objectively pro-theocracy."
posted by nofundy at 5:25 AM on February 6, 2003

If anyone reading this is interested in more material on recent election fraud in the US, there is quite of material on this post
posted by troutfishing at 6:27 AM on February 6, 2003

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