Things that Happen in a Banana Republic
This is one of the scariest stories I ever read. If this is correct, we are officially living in a Banana Republic. Via my friend Steve Benen a post from Slashdot:
Netcraft is showing that an event happened in the Ohio 2004 election that is difficult to explain. The Secretary of State’s website, which handles election reporting, normally is directed to an Ohio-based IP address hosted by the Ohio Supercomputer Center. On Nov. 3 2004, Netcraft shows the website pointing out of state to a server owned by Smartech Corp. According to the American Registry on Internet Numbers, Smartech’s block of IP addresses 22.214.171.124 – 126.96.36.199 encompasses the entire range of addresses owned by the Republican National Committee. Smartech hosted the recently notorious gwb43.com domain used from the White House in apparent violation of the Presidential Records Act, from which thousands of White House emails vanished. Can anyone suggest a good explanations for this seemingly dubious election-eve transfer?