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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

When All Else Fails, Blame Technology

How far has the Internet come? It's pretty darn mainstream now when politicians are blaming the Web on their losses.

Sen. Joe Lieberman lost the Democratic nomination for a fourth term Tuesday in Connecticut. While voters probably elected his opponent due to Lieberman's support of the Iraq war, the Senator accused his challenger's supporters of hacking his campaign's web site.

According to the Associated Press, campaign manager Sean Smith accused Ned Lamont's supporters of breaking into the web site,

"They have totally attacked our website and e-mail system," he said.
"Voters cannot go to our website. They cannot access information," Smith said.
"It is a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise voters."

Lieberman's campaign said its web site began having problems Monday night and crashed for good at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Campaign officials have asked for a criminal investigation by state and federal authorities and has contacted the Connecticut attorney general's office.

Whatever happened to good old fashioned Chicago-style accusations and vote-rigging?


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