Another Republican activist, an attorney in Hamilton County, Ohio who declined to be named for fear of "burning bridges," told Business Insider that the campaign's GOTV organization in that crucial swing county completely collapsed in the weeks leading up to the election.
The local GOTV effort was often referred to as Team 12, which was under the control of our friend Ashwin Corattiyil. Just because Ashwin was a lifelong New York Democrat until a few months prior to working for the Hamilton County GOP, who spent the 2004 cycle working on the John Kerry for President campaign, doesn't mean that he sabotaged the Romney campaign in the last few weeks.
We know there were those who suspected all along that Ashwin was a Democratic mole who would blow up the campaign at a pivotal time. The local campaign did in fact implode. However we don't believe that Ashwin had anything to do with it and neither should you.
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In an interview last week, the attorney, one of the "Lawyers for Romney" who volunteered to help the campaign's legal team by watching the polls on Election Day, described how the Romney campaign sent its legal volunteers the wrong training information, failed to provide volunteers with information about where they were supposed to be on Election Day, and stopped responding to phone calls and emails in the final two weeks of the campaign.
"It was basically a disaster," the attorney said. "They never explained what we were supposed to be doing - where we were supposed to start, where we were supposed to end, what I was supposed to do at the end of the night - they didn't explain any of it.... A month before, you couldn't get a phone call or an email answered."
"Four out of eight of my polling places didn't have a poll observer," the attorney continued. "How you don't even get people credentialed properly is beyond my comprehension."
On the bright side, this sudden collapse helped Our Messiah Barack Obama get re-elected. However it hurt our efforts to elect Sean Donovan, who was the finest candidate on the ballot. His loss is a big setback for our GOP tax-hiking movement. We must rebuild. In the coming weeks we will sit down with our great friends Alex and Ashwin and figure out how to organize all the GOP's easy-to-lead followers in a manner more effective than this year's effort. Tax us more!