Are there ANY Iowa Republican precinct, district or county chairpersons who will tell us what the "Kansas Firm" is?!?!? Does ANYONE know a chairperson who will tell us the phone number they were instructed to call on caucus night to report voting in their precinct, district or county? Or the URL of the "password protected" website that they logged onto to report vote totals?
The Des Moines Register's Jennifer Jacobs reported the next day that "about 50 call takers from a Kansas firm that RPI (read then executive director, Chad Olsen) hired to collect the votes on caucus night" were overseen by about a dozen Iowa republicans at the "undisclosed, secure" location that Republican Party of Iowa HAD to move to (because of alleged threat by Occupy the Caucus) - Johnny's Italian Steakhouse and the Radison Hotel on the south side of Des Moines.
Bev Harris of Black Box Voting describes the "Kansas Firm" as a "middleman" - a bottleneck that all the results have to go thru before they are presented to the public. The possiblility for ELECTION fraud is obvious. And given the fact that the "official" results are not certified until two weeks later, there is plenty of time to Photoshop the Form E's to make them conform to what the votes were changed to in this "Black Box"/Middleman that IS the so called "Kansas Firm."
We have asked EVERY Republican office holder in Iowa who, what, and where is the Kansas Firm. The silence is deafening, the stonewalling, thick. Even the new Executive Director of RPI, Steve Bierfieldt, who is presented as a Ron and Rand Paul/Campaign for Liberty supporter, has not answered as he promised us he would. We had an Open Letter to the Caucus Review Committee published as a guest editorial in the Cedar Rapids Gazette. . .no response.
Why are we posting this on a "left leaning" site like Bleeding Heartland? Because the "First in the Nation Iowa Caucus" is just as important to Iowa Democrats as it is to Iowa Republicans, and given its role of winnowing down the field of nominees - removing from the other 49 States any choice that might be better than the ones the Establishment and its media (basically ALL of it) foist on US, it MUST be honest and transparent.