Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Expected a whistleblower, got... this, so far

The big argument about the strange gap between exit polls and election results - no, not in Ukraine, here - was that a conspiracy of that size would necessarily involve a number of people, and what are the odds that it could happen without a whistleblower stepping forward?

So now there appears... maybe... a whistleblower. Is he real? It's still early days on that (original BradBlog post was Dec 6th), but the story has broken and we will all just have to get our investigation piecemeal. Another blogger using blogspot as of today is Brad Friedman ( His own blogsite has been so inundated with hits since yesterday that he can't even get to it - so he's moved in with the rest of us :-) He provided a PDF of the whistleblower's Maryland affadavit, and it has been picked up by Blue Lemur and RawStory and a TV station in Texas, and can be viewed in all its seamy scariness here:

That whistleblower is Clinton Curtis, a software engineer from Florida, with a story about which someone may someday make a cinematic spy thriller. Staffers at the House Judiciary Committee are looking at this info even as the rest of us Google "Clinton Curtis" "Florida" and anything else to narrow the search. Go read and enjoy - either it's true, or it's nutty, or it's a red herring dragged across the trail of a bigger story... (woohoo, Advanced Paranoia 310 is just down the hall)... but any way you slice it, at the moment it's also entertaining.

Quote from the Brad Blog: "The programmer claims that he designed and built a "vote rigging" software program at the behest of then Florida Congressman, now U.S. Congressman, Republican Tom Feeney of Florida's 24th Congressional District."


Blogger Peter Wizenberg said...

I'm assuming the poster would not mind that I took the liberty of turning the cited URLs into live links.

I read the affidavit, and if true, it's damming, but of course it's unclear if it's outcome-determinative as far as any electoral results. It'll be interesting to see what happens if the mainstream media picks it up and runs with it.

December 8, 2004 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger mcd said...

And so the politics begins...

December 8, 2004 at 2:06 PM  

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