Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Election Rigging Phone-Jamming Records Point to White House

You gotta read this one... (Via Rich)

Phone Records in Court Show People in Election Phone Jamming Called White House.

A GOP scheme that jammed phone lines to keep state Democrats from being encouraged to vote in a 2002 senate election in a New Hampshire.

The phone-jamming operation has led to three federal convictions and a pending indictment. Prosecutors have not raised questions in court about the White House conversations but records of the calls were available to them as criminal court exhibits.

The records show that Republican 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 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 it was "preposterous" to suggest the calls involved phone jamming.

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