Thom Hartmann, speaking on his radio show this afternoon, shared a message from the hacker group “Anonymous” to GOP operative Karl Rove, which said that they knew the Republican “ORCA” get-out-the-vote computer system was actually designed and intended to “rig” the election in Romney’s favor, and that they were watching American Crossroads servers for any unusual activity.
You can view the video here.
Hartmann stopped short of supporting Anonymous’s claim, saying that it is incumbent upon them to release proof that what they say is true, but he did ask the question of whether Rove’s behavior on Fox News on election night was directly related to the expectation that Ohio would be going into Romney’s column, despite the fact that all the credible polls indicated it would break for Obama.
Two days after election day Anonymous (apparently) released the following:
Wonkette makes the following observation:
If Anonymous hacked ORCA and caused it to explode miserably on Election Day, how could Anonymous ever prove that ORCA was actually a vote-thieving program? If they hacked in, couldn’t they have planted code to make it look like Rove was gonna fraud the election? (Not that we believe for a second that Rove wasn’t trying to fraud the election, we are just saying, it seems like “logic.”)
There’s not enough evidence available yet to render judgement on Anonymous’s claim, but given the electoral shenanigans of Republicans in Florida 2000 and Ohio 2004, it is a story that is definitely worth following.