California Supreme Court forces disclosure of part of 4-step money laundering scheme linked to Koch Brothers; more on election corruption...Outside right wing groups used sophisticated 4-step process to launder $11 million to defeat tax increase initiative and pass union-limiting measure. Originating "nonprofit" is Americans for Job Security, which is pretty clearly linked to Americans for Prosperity and Koch money.
Only 47 funders have provided 80% of the money for the 11 propositions on the California ballot. Total raised is $372 million, and the Mungers, Molly and Charley, have put in $71 million.
--on Jeopardy last night, I saw 3 commercials in a row with the same message: "I voted for Obama in '08, won't do it this year". The first was from an unidentified dark nonprofit, the second from Rove's American Crossroads, and the third was a Romney campaign spot--all 3 nearly identical in message
--Brad Friedman is covering the breaking news on election problems at Bradblog, including a video from a Pennsylvania voter whose touch scrren machine would not accept a vote for Obama and a detailed explanation on the computer code that was installed in Ohio last week
--Steve Horn at DeSmogblog details astroturf opposition to local measure to block fracking in Mansfield, Ohio
--your humble host reveals failed efforts to get an interview with a representative of The Catholic Association, a murky outfit that deploys extreme pro-life women to promote the policies of the Catholic bishops. They recently promoted a voter guide that is balatantly pro-Republican; if this group is funded by the bishops, their tax-exempt status might be challenged
--Arizona GOP senate candidate Jeff Flake accused of paying for robocalls to Dems with intentionally inaccurate polling place info
--Arizona's recent abortion law is on the rocks at Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco
--Greeks protest and hold general strike to oppose more austerity