Voter News Service
Revision as of 05:03, 19 February 2018 by Marionumber1 (Mention Blackwell ideology switch)
News Election Services
In 1964, one year after the JFK assassination, an election reporting consortium called News Election Services (NES) was founded.
Voter Research and Surveys
Merger into VNS
Dissolution in 2002
Executive director: ..., Bill Headline, ...
Vote rigging suspicion
- Website for Votescam by Jim and Ken Collier
- Allegation by Leonard Gates that Cincinnati Bell and the FBI hacked county election mainframes
- Lynn Landes, "Why won't the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate electronic vote fraud? Is it because the DOJ and FBI have long been involved in it, themselves?" - discusses Craig Donsanto, head of the DOJ's Election Crimes division who also featured prominently in Votescam
- Leonard Gates deposition
- Cincinnati Post, "Election Wire-tap Alleged Cincinnati Bell Denies Charges", 1987/11
- Gregory Flannery, "The great forgotten Cincinnati wiretap scandal", 2013/06/03: "In 1979, he [Gates] testified, he was ordered to wiretap the Hamilton County Regional Computer Center, which handled vote tabulations. His handler at the phone company allegedly told Gates the wiretap was intended to manipulate election results. “They had the ability to actually alter what was being done with the votes. … He was very upset through some of the elections with a gentleman named Blackwell,” Gates testified. J. Kenneth Blackwell is a former member of Cincinnati Council, and 1979 was an election year for council." Interestingly, at that time, Blackwell was a left-leaning independent who became mayor of Cincinnati under the Charter Party, but he soon made an abrupt switch to hardcore conservative Republican in 1981. Then he himself would be involved with election rigging in the 2004 Ohio election.
- Lynn Landes speculation about VNS closing in 2002
- Victoria Collier explains in 2012 how Internet election reporting changed VNS's game