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Suspected fraud in BTP online convention voting

posted at Last Free Voice by ElfNinosMom

In the Boston Tea Party’s online convention, there is some very serious concern about fraudulent voting.

It appears that some people may be creating multiple accounts – one seems to have as many as 12 accounts from the same IP – so they can vote multiple times; it appears those votes were cast for “None of the Above”, causing a situation wherein the top candidate for the VP slot was tied with NOTA. The site has therefore been closed to registration at this time, and the suspicious votes have been disallowed.

Of course, there are undoubtedly some legitimate votes for NOTA, especially since members can vote for more than one candidate for each office.

However, there is concern that the party is losing out on legitimate members, by closing new member registration during the voting; and it appears that under the Bylaws, the party cannot close to new membership during the convention, though it has been done as an emergency measure since it is believed the site is under attack.

Unfortunately, a number of the new users are both attracted to the poll because something is happening here, and are apparently visiting parts of the site to indicate reflection on the candidates and issues. Thus, we are being screwed out of legitimate new members by the action of this vicious little spammer.

Voting will continue until 9 pm EDT tonight. At present, assumably after the suspected fraudulent votes have been disallowed, the results are as follows:

Presidential candidates: 37 votes cast so far

Charles Jay 68% (25 votes)

None of the Above 32% (12 votes)

Robert Milnes 14% (5 votes)

Vice Presidential candidates: 33 votes cast so far

Thomas L. Knapp 58% (19 votes)

Todd Andrew Barnett 30% (10 votes)

None of the Above 27% (9 votes)

Chris Bennett 18% (6 votes)

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  1. Mike Theodore Mike Theodore June 17, 2008

    Good luck mining and camping up there Robert! Hopefully you leave richer and happier than ever. We’ll be waiting for you.

  2. Jerry S. Jerry S. June 17, 2008

    I cannot believe it! The pain, the pain! Another bunch of boobs have rejected Bob and Teddy…

    It isn’t too late you can still send $4,300 TODAY. You will sleep better for doing it…

  3. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes June 17, 2008

    Fred Church Ortiz, the saying by old timers is “The best place to find gold is around where it was found before.” Gold was first found on the south fork of the American River in 1848. I was at the middle & north fork last time. So maybe the best place to find a LOT of progressive voters is where it was found before in 1912.

  4. Fred Church Ortiz Fred Church Ortiz June 17, 2008

    Milnes: maybe you should skip a few steps. I hear there’s already a rush for the gold around Highway 49. Don’t let them beat you to your score.

  5. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes June 17, 2008

    Jerry S., you wouldn’t be Jerry Seinfeld, would you! Well, everybody, I concede my defeat in BTP. & yes, time is short. However I am going to continue an independent campaign. I still need your support. I hope to get enough support to go to Oklahoma & try to get Indian voter registration and ballot petitioning. Then go to Chicago to try to get the Green nomination. Then on to CA to help my disabled friend get squared away & try what has worked before: camping & gold mining in the National Forest, to shake depression. From there I can still run an internet campaign. I had Starband ISP before. This time I’d like to try ATT/MagicJack with laptop. I still need a campaign manager & southern woman libertarian vp to complement the ticket. Tom & Tamara have declined. & I need a laptop! So go to & spread the word. Remember, Bob Milnes is no Teddy Roosevelt. & Bob Milnes is no Bob Dole. But Bob Milnes will do better than second place-with less! & Bob Milnes does not have E.D.! & Bob Milnes is still in to win!

  6. Jerry S. Jerry S. June 16, 2008

    It is time for the people to RISE UP and put Mr. Milnes over the TOP! Teddy DEMANDS it!

    Don’t be foolish and pass up this opportunity to place a GENIUS, a man of upmost integrity and a far superior gameplan for VICTORY at the top of your ticket! Only a FOOL would vote against the Milnes/Roosevelt plan.

    WAKE-UP people ! The time is short, MILNES in a LANDSLIDE is what we need! DO NOT miss your historical chance to effect mankind’s future destiny…

  7. Mike Theodore Mike Theodore June 16, 2008

    But as I asked on the blogs, can people now register anymore? I know they suspended it, but did they lift that? I don’t want to see registration shut down at this time, thus sealing the votes.

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