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9. Ken Blackwell Outsources Ohio Election Results to GOP Internet Operatives, Again
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SOS Blackwell also neglected to inform that he outsourced Election Night hosting services to the provider of Internet operations for the Republican National Committee, SMARTech Corp. It's clear that most of the IP address space allocated to Smartechcorp, if it has a domain name, is operated by the RNC or its functionaries and allies.

Is there significance to the fact that, on Tuesday night, will correspond to the IP address that lies between Karl Rove's and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)? Just one arrangement of odd bedfellows in that example click the link to IP Block for other familiar examples such as Becki Donatelli-client,, or Ken Mehlman's They're all hot items right now with each aimed capture the reader's vote.

Attempting to surf to will redirect the visitor to . Following Election Results links leads to (not the Election Night Dashboard at time of writing). On Tuesday, Nov. 7, databases of name servers should be refreshed to enable websurfers to clicking '' to arrive at . ... Ken, it's harder to make stuff disappear on the internets, not as easy as disappearing $10,000 Diebold lobbyist checks...>

Ken Blackwell outsourced the design of the Election Night Project to Mike Connell who is a GOP operative and the principal of New Media Communications and GovTech Solutions. Their association may go back as far as the George H. W. Bush era. Connell's long-established association in the online political, campaign and fundraising arenas, in addition to his technological expertise, made him a shoe-in for government and non-government services where pay-to-play is the standard..

On April 7, 2000, Blackwell certified the woman-owned (Connell's wife, Heather), small business that Mike Connell spunoff of New Media Communications in order to provide government contracting service a 'non-partisan' face. When Blackwell stamped 'approval' on that incorporation, he'd previously approved the merger of DCI Group and NewMedia Communications.

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  -So SMARTECH, company that hosts (owned by RNC), ALSO hosted the OHIO ELECTION RETURNS??? jackstraw45  Mar-21-07 04:45 PM   #0 
  - Ka-powee!! republicon rot to the core.  SpiralHawk   Mar-21-07 04:46 PM   #1 
  - WAS THE FIX IN before this? Kerry-Bush vote-switch found in probability study  L. Coyote   Mar-28-07 12:19 PM   #142 
  - Links?!?  MagickMuffin   Mar-21-07 04:46 PM   #2 
  - Some other sites hosted by SmartTech  threadkillaz   Mar-22-07 04:27 PM   #134 
  - There are only just so many coincidences...  Greyskye   Mar-21-07 04:47 PM   #3 
  - Whoa there!. . . . . . That's very interesting....  annabanana   Mar-21-07 04:48 PM   #4 
  - The OHIO server could not handle election night traffic. Cronyism at work.  L. Coyote   Mar-21-07 08:21 PM   #49 
     - Why on earth would the SoS have a server that didn't have the capacity ...  Botany   Mar-22-07 02:35 PM   #124 
     - Wouldn't it matter if it's the RNC that's involved?  WinkyDink   Mar-22-07 03:37 PM   #132 
  - Linky?  tandot   Mar-21-07 04:50 PM   #5 
  - Keep peeling that stinky onion..  SoCalDem   Mar-21-07 04:50 PM   #6 
  - Fancy that!  TerdlowSmedley   Mar-21-07 04:51 PM   #7 
  - UPDATED with links....nt  jackstraw45   Mar-21-07 04:54 PM   #8 
  - Ken Blackwell Outsources Ohio Election Results to GOP Internet Operatives, Again  BadgerKid   Mar-21-07 04:56 PM   #9 
  - They had the contract to handle all RNC stuff  blogslut   Mar-21-07 04:58 PM   #10 
  - RNC payments (over the counter) to Smartech by election cycle:  jackstraw45   Mar-21-07 05:01 PM   #11 
  - And Rove's boy, Scott Jennings, had his assistant on that gwb43  Skidmore   Mar-21-07 05:07 PM   #12 
  - Some relevant stuff at SourceWatch  starroute   Mar-21-07 05:08 PM   #13 
  - Jeff Averbeck is head of Smartech and Airnet, $ to/from RNC, Corker  mcg   Mar-22-07 07:52 AM   #87 
  - Un-friggen'-believable.  Old and In the Way   Mar-21-07 05:10 PM   #14 
  - Wow, this puts a fresh emphasis on this photo, does it not?  seafan   Mar-21-07 05:18 PM   #15 
  - Kick and Rec n/t  emulatorloo   Mar-21-07 05:20 PM   #16 
  - You are, I can see the connection now.  Old and In the Way   Mar-21-07 05:27 PM   #18 
  - This may account for Rove's "math". Direct links to the WH  mod mom   Mar-21-07 08:57 PM   #62 
  - and this quote, for 2006  Morgana LaFey   Mar-21-07 05:40 PM   #22 
  - excellent catch  librechik   Mar-22-07 12:36 PM   #117 
     - I think every DUer needs to have that particular quote handy  Morgana LaFey   Mar-22-07 06:42 PM   #135 
  - Son of a bitch my blood boils every freak'n time I see that hog pic  lonestarnot   Mar-21-07 07:29 PM   #37 
  - BIngo  malaise   Mar-22-07 05:24 AM   #80 
  - my my indeed!!  helderheid   Mar-22-07 09:23 AM   #93 
  - The story that goes with the photo  ProSense   Mar-22-07 10:09 AM   #97 
     - Great compilation, thanks. Gotta keep documenting everything.  seafan   Mar-22-07 10:44 AM   #102 
  - Now that's interesting  CabalPowered   Mar-21-07 05:25 PM   #17 
  - I always said, if they ever started investigating, it would be a 24/7 job  Terri S   Mar-21-07 05:29 PM   #19 
  -'s "Hall of Shame"  SoCalDem   Mar-21-07 05:30 PM   #20 
  - Wow!  Janice325   Mar-21-07 05:32 PM   #21 
  - I hope you are sending this info to Leahy, Schumer and Conyers  Beaverhausen   Mar-21-07 05:42 PM   #23 
  - I think we ALL need to send it and CALL about it....  jackstraw45   Mar-21-07 06:11 PM   #24 
  - And Olbermann!  Alizaryn   Mar-21-07 09:24 PM   #71 
  - BOOM!  redacted   Mar-21-07 06:18 PM   #25 
  - Company called AIRNET shares Smartech offices/phone number  jackstraw45   Mar-21-07 06:27 PM   #26 
  - Airnet Hosts GOP Internet Sites in 2004  Emit   Mar-21-07 06:34 PM   #29 
  - Kick.  bobthedrummer   Mar-26-07 06:55 PM   #140 
  - Check out their website  merh   Mar-21-07 07:44 PM   #40 
  - Well, of course.  Patsy Stone   Mar-21-07 06:30 PM   #27 
  - Jesus Christ. The evidence is OUT THERE. Waiting...  tom_paine   Mar-21-07 06:32 PM   #28 
  - Democrats Need To Offer To Host Ohio's Official Returns in 2008...  Blackhatjack   Mar-21-07 06:39 PM   #30 
  - Just a detail regarding nameservers...  dotcosm   Mar-21-07 06:43 PM   #31 
  - But consecutive IP addresses...  FatDave   Mar-22-07 11:56 AM   #109 
  - EPISODEFORTYNINE - down the street from Smartech - provided ELECTION RESULTS to RNC  jackstraw45   Mar-21-07 06:52 PM   #32 
  - Still hosted by smartech  passy   Mar-22-07 05:12 AM   #78 
     - And linked to Donatelli group  passy   Mar-22-07 05:21 AM   #79 
  - question from a nontechnical person  renate   Mar-21-07 06:59 PM   #33 
  - They didn't steal enough votes in 2006  eridani   Mar-21-07 08:59 PM   #64 
  - IMO, they switched X amount of votes but needed X+ votes to actually win. We won by wider margin  cryingshame   Mar-22-07 07:42 AM   #84 
  - See post # 22 .... Karl misunderestimated how many votes to "switch"  loudsue   Mar-22-07 11:26 AM   #106 
  - That is some great work y'all.  MGKrebs   Mar-21-07 07:02 PM   #34 
  - (taken from another thread) Smartech hosts  jackstraw45   Mar-21-07 07:11 PM   #35 
  - SURPRISE: Bush-Cheney Campaign PAID Smartech (AIRNET ) $$$$$  jackstraw45   Mar-21-07 07:27 PM   #36 
  - Funny how these threads never seem to make it onto the freeper sites  Atman   Mar-21-07 07:32 PM   #38 
  - Unfortunately it never makes a diff to some at DU, either. They prefer the powerstructure  blm   Mar-22-07 09:21 AM   #92 
  - -> take a DEEP breath and check this out  jackstraw45   Mar-21-07 07:43 PM   #39 
  - Holy sheeeeeettttt  merh   Mar-21-07 07:49 PM   #42 
  - Looks like a list of sites managed by Smartech - some interesting ones  jackstraw45   Mar-21-07 07:54 PM   #44 
  - It IS the RNC -- it's their bunker headquarters. Look at all those  loudsue   Mar-22-07 11:35 AM   #107 
     - If one can wrap themselves into the mindset of the NO QUALMS........  nolabels   Mar-22-07 03:31 PM   #129 
  - The hits just keep on comin'  Patsy Stone   Mar-21-07 08:37 PM   #55 
     - but do the folks that need to act on this see it for what it is?  merh   Mar-21-07 09:07 PM   #67 
        - Well that depends  Patsy Stone   Mar-21-07 09:11 PM   #68 
  - Jeez a lotta info to pass on to Conyers and KO and Jon  GreenPartyVoter   Mar-21-07 07:50 PM   #43 
  - Don't forget Bill Maher....he's starting to understand better what's been  loudsue   Mar-22-07 12:02 PM   #111 
  - What are these?  Patsy Stone   Mar-21-07 08:28 PM   #50 
  - lookup,, IndyMedia  mcg   Mar-22-07 07:25 AM   #83 
  - This is why Dems must create law requiring hand-counted pen and paper ballots,  seafan   Mar-21-07 07:44 PM   #41 
  - YES!!  helderheid   Mar-22-07 11:13 AM   #105 
  - My jaw...  reprehensor   Mar-21-07 08:00 PM   #45 
  - Oh my goodness... followed some links check this out  btmlndfrmr   Mar-21-07 08:01 PM   #46 
  - I don't understand these threads. Could it be that Pukes all use  BuyingThyme   Mar-21-07 08:05 PM   #47 
  - Cronyism. Not much more as yet shown.  L. Coyote   Mar-21-07 08:34 PM   #52 
     - GovTech received authorization from the GSA  btmlndfrmr   Mar-21-07 08:39 PM   #56 
        - OHIO is not a fed agency, so did Blackwell let this to bidders?? n/t  L. Coyote   Mar-21-07 08:48 PM   #58 
        - On April 7, 2000, Blackwell certified the woman-owned (Connell's wife), small business  btmlndfrmr   Mar-21-07 08:54 PM   #60 
        - Here is a link to State of Ohio website & the contract with GovTech  recoveringdittohed   Mar-22-07 07:01 AM   #81 
  - Rove and top aide Susan Ralston on election night:  bleever   Mar-21-07 08:20 PM   #48 
  - Hardly the pizza place...  Patsy Stone   Mar-21-07 08:34 PM   #53 
     - Whaaaaaaa???  bleever   Mar-21-07 09:14 PM   #69 
     - This explains a bit more  Patsy Stone   Mar-21-07 09:41 PM   #72 
        - Hansel's regrettal.  bleever   Mar-21-07 09:55 PM   #73 
     - It's the $64,000.00 question isn't it?  btmlndfrmr   Mar-21-07 09:19 PM   #70 
  - My head has just officially exploded  SharonRB   Mar-21-07 08:30 PM   #51 
  - It's enough to make you vomit.  Patsy Stone   Mar-21-07 08:34 PM   #54 
  - So what does this mean?  Marie26   Mar-21-07 08:45 PM   #57 
  - It questions whether or not, due to party loyalty  Patsy Stone   Mar-21-07 08:53 PM   #59 
     - It's corporate outsourcing of gov. functions  Marie26   Mar-21-07 08:58 PM   #63 
        - If they were doing any WH business on a private server  Patsy Stone   Mar-21-07 10:27 PM   #74 
           - No doubt. nt  Marie26   Mar-21-07 10:56 PM   #75 
  - And the plot thickens...  Cobalt Violet   Mar-21-07 08:55 PM   #61 
  - k&r for the truth  yardwork   Mar-21-07 09:06 PM   #65 
  - PLEASE ALSO JOIN ME IN CONTACTING OH AG MARC DANN:  mod mom   Mar-21-07 09:06 PM   #66 
  - I think a couple of these companies named are the same ones that Carol  grannylib   Mar-21-07 11:05 PM   #76 
  - I have a vague recollection of that, but nothing specific yet. There's this though  donkeyotay   Mar-22-07 01:35 PM   #120 
  - Am I right in remembering Blackwell had direct access to the tabulator?  And the Oscar goes   Mar-22-07 12:23 AM   #77 
  - Is Kerry still working behind the scenes to contest Ohio?  Bluebear   Mar-22-07 07:02 AM   #82 
  - If the scene was about ten miles in front of him, then maybe. n/t  Darkhawk32   Mar-22-07 07:52 AM   #86 
  - Blackwell wasn't kidding when he said he'd deliver Ohio for Bush, eh?  Roland99   Mar-22-07 07:50 AM   #85 
  - Swit Boat Liars connection  passy   Mar-22-07 08:54 AM   #88 
  - Rapublicons abandoned avoiding even the appearance of impropriety long ago.  glitch   Mar-22-07 08:59 AM   #89 
  - See the episode 49 connection (also on the server) & 2004,2006 elections plans  The Count   Mar-22-07 09:03 AM   #90 
  - Bastards are toast.  CrazyOrangeCat   Mar-22-07 09:12 AM   #91 
  - Yeah, esp. with that LIBERAL MEDIA blasting this from every street corner.  Roland99   Mar-22-07 09:47 AM   #94 
     - If they won't, at last, broadcast some real news, some truth . . .  CrazyOrangeCat   Mar-22-07 10:11 AM   #98 
        - I sure hope you're right. eom  stubtoe   Mar-22-07 10:31 AM   #101 
  - Why is anyone surprised?  TheGoldenRule   Mar-22-07 10:06 AM   #95 
  - That's EXACTLY why election threads should NOT be sent to the basement  loudsue   Mar-22-07 12:20 PM   #112 
  - The Sec. of State's office has it's own servers  Botany   Mar-22-07 10:09 AM   #96 
  - If John Edwards had known this......  Gloria   Mar-22-07 10:15 AM   #99 
  - I GUARANTEE you that Smartech and Airnet have zeroed those servers...  paparush   Mar-22-07 10:25 AM   #100 
  - That's what I'm afraid of, paparush. We TRIED to get investigations  loudsue   Mar-22-07 12:30 PM   #114 
     - Agreed loudsue. But isn't proof of mere access by the Smartech sysads enough,  redacted   Mar-22-07 03:35 PM   #131 
  - god how I love  Left Brain   Mar-22-07 10:51 AM   #103 
  - it's political . . . so what? . . . aren't elections political? . . . (sarcasm) . . . n/t  OneBlueSky   Mar-22-07 10:56 AM   #104 
  - I called Leahy and Conyers about this yesterday.  vickiss   Mar-22-07 11:43 AM   #108 
  - You need to call back & link this thread to one of their aides.  loudsue   Mar-22-07 12:34 PM   #116 
  - Thank you!  bleever   Mar-22-07 12:46 PM   #118 
  - DOES IT SUPRISE ME? NO  benld74   Mar-22-07 12:00 PM   #110 
  - So --- ultra-smelly.  byronius   Mar-22-07 12:22 PM   #113 
  - this has to see the light of day - the possibilities are ENORMOUS  IWantAChange   Mar-22-07 12:32 PM   #115 
  - GREAT post, Jackstraw!!!  loudsue   Mar-22-07 01:05 PM   #119 
  - Tobacco suit fine dropped from 130mill to 10 bill: Sharon Ubanks resigned  caligirl   Mar-22-07 01:36 PM   #121 
  - Puts into perspective Tom DeLay's 1/6/05 comment on the House floor  Botany   Mar-22-07 02:27 PM   #123 
  - I'm sure he said it with a smirk. What an asshole.  loudsue   Mar-22-07 02:55 PM   #125 
     - I was on 11/2/04 to 11/3/04 to 3:30 AM  Botany   Mar-22-07 03:01 PM   #126 
        - This is insane. We live in a banana republic...nt  jackstraw45   Mar-23-07 10:47 AM   #137 
  - What about all the comments that if there was something wrong why weren't their any charges filed?  glitch   Mar-22-07 03:03 PM   #127 
  - Looking back on the Ohio lockdown  nomatrix   Mar-22-07 03:21 PM   #128 
  - Has anyone sent this thread to the congresscritters??  loudsue   Mar-22-07 03:34 PM   #130 
  - Some of them know a lot more than we do-the staffers too.  bobthedrummer   Mar-27-07 09:48 AM   #141 
  - Call your senators & rep... send this link to people in the media...  redqueen   Mar-22-07 03:41 PM   #133 
  - The meaning of TRESPASSERS-W, if you're interested.  crispini   Mar-22-07 11:15 PM   #136 
  - Did I ever tell you that you are my Fav?  Botany   Mar-24-07 11:56 AM   #138 
  - Susan Bonzon Ralston should testify under oath along with Karl Rove  bobthedrummer   Mar-25-07 08:25 PM   #139 

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