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Karl Rove created American Crossroads to continue his 40-year history of unfairly manipulating elections on behalf of oligarchs. He joined with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a cabal of corporate barons, and other CEOs that want Big Business to control our elections and our government. Rove’s group plans to amass more than $50 million from companies making secret donations, and spend that money to influence elections and buy candidates who will act on behalf of those companies and their deregulatory policies. These same polices brought us Enron, the collapse of Wall Street banks, Bernie Maddoff, Jack Abramoff, the Gulf oil spill, the recent coal mining disasters, and the corporate controlled Supreme Court.
We are fighting back on behalf of the 87 percent of Americans who do not want corporations to buy politicians and control our government. We are here to tell Karl Rove to keep his dirty politics and dirty money out of our elections. We are here to tell candidates to reject everything about Rove and American Crossroads. We are here to expose this corporate oligarchy of elite insiders who act with little or no regard for constitutional protections.
We need your help!
Crossposted from Occupy For Accountability
Two weeks ago we published a letter we received at our whistleblower Post Office Box from a shadowy group of cyber sleuths called “The Protectors.” In short, the letter stated that the group installed a firewall on servers that were going to be used by Karl Rove to manipulate election results. Moreover, the letter stated that the group also caused the catastrophic failure of Team Romney’s ORCA get out the vote project.
Crossposted from Occupy For Accountability
Last month, we offered a million dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who rigged a federal election on November 6th. We urged computer experts to contact us with information about any election manipulation of the tabulation results.
We Received A Letter
On November 12th, we received a letter from “The Protectors,” apparently a group of white hat cyber sleuths, mentioning our reward and stating that two months ago, they began monitoring the “digital traffic of one Karl Rove, a disrespecter of the Rule of Law, knowing that he claimed to be Kingmaker while grifting vast wealth from barons who gladly handed him gold to anoint another King while looking the other way.”
“The Protectors” said that they had identified the digital structure of Rove’s operation and of ORCA, a Republican get out the vote software application. After finding open “doors” in the systems, they created a “password protected firewall” called “The Great Oz,” and installed it on servers that Rove planned to use on election night to re-route and change election results “from three states.”
Today, we offered a million dollar reward for hard information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone using corrupt or fraudulent means to rig a 2012 federal election so the real winner loses. The information must result in a correction of the fraudulent election and must be new information not previously reported.
There has been a great deal of nefarious activity in the run up to this election mostly by partisans on the Republican side of the aisle. Karl Rove is receiving a great deal of scrutiny for raising hundreds of millions from GOP billionaires to defeat President Obama.
So we want cyber sleuths and whistleblowers of all stripes to keep an eye out for things that normally stay hidden, such as manipulation of the tabulation results. We have a tip line 1-888-VOTETIP or send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Crossroads and Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) double fundraising goal.
WASHINGTON – Today, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS announced that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour will join Karl Rove in helping the groups raise funds through 2012. Governor Barbour, who previously served as chairman of the Republican National Committee and the Republican Governors Association, will serve in a volunteer capacity with the organization.
The two groups also announced they would more than double their previous combined fundraising goal for 2012. The two groups had previously announced a collective fundraising goal of $120 million by the end of 2012, with $20 million to come in this year. A week ago, the groups announced they had already exceeded this year’s goal, raising more than $24.5 million to date.
-Origianlly blogged by Hillbilly on HillbillyReport.Org
August 17, 2011- Just in case you don't know, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS are conservative groups funded by billionaires and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a Conservative organization that spends millions of dollars with their attack ads, attacking progressive candidates. Senator Mitch McConnell's ties are deep with the above listed entities and we're going to prove it.
Senator Mitch McConnell's ties with American Crossroads, Crossroads GPS and the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce are deep and they are linked to at least one man and that man is Steven Law:
Press Release: Advocacy Group Releases Hard-Hitting Video Calling on NY Congressional Candidate Jane Corwin to Reject Karl Rove'
IRS Investigates Rove's Donors
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmericanCrossroadsWatch.org, an advocacy group dedicated to exposing the campaign finance activities of Karl Rove's American Crossroads group, just released a hard-hitting video calling on Jane Corwin, who is running in the special election in NY-26, to reject the $650,000 that Rove's group is using to support her campaign. The video comes days after the IRS announced that it is targeting donors to 501c4 groups, such as Rove's Crossroads GPS, for failing to report donations and pay a 35% gift tax on such donations. This was reported last Thursday by the New York Times.
Applauds IRS Initiative to Enforce Gift Tax of Fraudulent Non-Profits
Announcement Comes Months After Campaign Accountability Watch Sends Letter on Issue to AG Holder
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Campaign Accountability Watch (CAW), a watchdog at the forefront in the battle against secret campaign contributions, today applauded the IRS for announcing it will seek payment of a gift tax of 35% for donations made to non-profit organizations involved in electoral campaigns. CAW called it a good "first step" to reigning in these organizations.
CAW sent a letter on October 25, 2010 to Attorney General Holder seeking a special prosecutor for the misuse of non-profit organizations to hide the source of electoral donations.