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SMARTCARDS GO MISSING IN TENNESSEE; CONTROL ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (Drudge)
drudge ^ | 10/3/06 | Drudge

Posted on 11/03/2006 7:03:58 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0

Edited on 11/03/2006 7:24:58 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

12 SMARTCARDS GO MISSING IN TENNESSEE; CONTROL ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES
Fri Nov 03 2006 10:09:31 ET

Political insiders have expressed alarm after 12 voter smartcards have gone missing from one Shelby County, TN early vote location!

The cards are used to activate electronic voting machine.

The location at the center of the controversy is Bishop Byrne High School on E. Shelby Drive in Memphis.

The polling place started out with 25 cards. By Wednesday, 11 were missing, says an eyewitness.

The location was given 5 more smartcards on Thursday.

And another card went missing!

As of Friday morning, a total of 12 smartcards had gone missing, out of the 30 give to the location.

Someone possessing a smartcard could use 'off the shelf equipment' [equipment that reprograms the card] and alter it to be used multiple times, and cast multiple votes.

One concerned insider explains: "Shelby County Board of Elections has been notified. They said is was 'not a big deal' because, they said, the cards are deactivated. But the reality is, you can buy the equipment at computer stores to reactivate them. It's on the Internet how to reactivate the cards!"

Meanwhile, The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is reviewing reports by the Shelby County Election Commission that two people voted twice during early voting in Memphis.

Dist. Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons said he's referred the cases to the TBI for investigation along with other matters he declined to discuss.

Poll watchers are expected to turn out Tuesday to observe voting in Tennessee's heated U.S. Senate race between Chattanooga Republican Bob Corker and Memphis Democrat Harold Ford Jr.

Developing...


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1 posted on 11/03/2006 7:03:59 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

They're getting trounced and they know it!


2 posted on 11/03/2006 7:04:53 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (All your Diebolds are belong to us)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

It's probably just the dead voting early.


3 posted on 11/03/2006 7:05:04 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

the dems are layign the basis for getting the election thrown out - only if they lose, of course.


4 posted on 11/03/2006 7:05:35 AM PST by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

This will be the reason the Dems will claim Ford Jr. lost. I mean besides the obvious reason of racism. /s


5 posted on 11/03/2006 7:05:43 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

"Rove, you magnificent bastard!!!"


6 posted on 11/03/2006 7:06:38 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

This is just what I would expect. Do ya think the Dems are behind it. Geez, they are a sorry lot.


7 posted on 11/03/2006 7:07:22 AM PST by dforest (be careful you don't become what you hate the most)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Wow...and the fun begins. Here in PA we are going to an electronic system this election...oh boy, can't wait to hear of the disinfranchised on Tuesday. Hope Drudge puts up more quickly...


8 posted on 11/03/2006 7:07:22 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Not good!! Whomever has those cards can electronically stuff the ballot box.

The smart card is like a credit card that the voter inserts into the Diebold voting machine and it enables the voter to cast the vote. The vote is then tabulated electronically in the machine itsel.

So whomever has the cards, can cast as many votes as they have cards!

9 posted on 11/03/2006 7:07:43 AM PST by CWW
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To: CWW

I am assuming that they can change the codes.


10 posted on 11/03/2006 7:08:45 AM PST by Perdogg (Democratic Party - The political wing of Al Qaida)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

That headline will prove to be the most hype-to-reality ratio in the history of his site. There's no software on those cards. It's basically an electronic version of a key that allows you to use the voting machine. And even so, it's no good until you enable it via yet another machine. They'll turn up in somebody's trunk or closet by the end of the day.


11 posted on 11/03/2006 7:09:05 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

This is the beginnning of the Democrat Election Cheating...it happens every Election.

lawyers are now fighting the Millitary vote again Just like Al Gores Scumbag lawyers did when Gore tried to steal the election.

Democrats are Vote cheaters and always have been, the ratio of Cheating is 95% democrat every time

and then They start the lying about it.

soon the Unions will begin their attacks.


12 posted on 11/03/2006 7:09:07 AM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: The Raven

ping


13 posted on 11/03/2006 7:09:25 AM PST by kayak (Praying for MozartLover's son, Jemian's son, all our military, and our President every day!)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
These kinds of stories actually scare me quite of bit. The peaceful tranfer of power is absolutely essential to the continuation of our country.

These things should not be thrown about lightly. Just because some cards are missing doesn't mean something bad is happening. It is irresponsible and harmful to our nation to lightly toss allegations of voter irregularity. If people lose confidence in our electoral process, our nation is over.

14 posted on 11/03/2006 7:11:32 AM PST by Pete
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

John Fund was on Ingraham yesterday talking about voting fraud. We remember the past 2 elections when the Dems
claimed voting machines were rigged, or Diebold has GOP
connections, etc. He said don't be too surprised to have
many races "undecided" for awhile. Absentee ballots (in
some cases not counted till days after the elections)
might mean we may not know the winner right away in a close
election.

And then there's the fine policy of dead people voting--see recent story. In NYC 4 out of 5 of these dead voters
voted for Democrats. Picture: moonbats (especially union
people) scanning the paper to see obituaries, and they find out in what precincts these people lived. Show up at
polling place which doesn't ask for ID: "Address?"
"123 Main Street."..."Name?"..."(Recently deceased)..."
"Here you go."

There's been talk btw that most military people vote
absentee (overseas etc.) and the Kerry scandal happened
too late to affect this...though I'm also hearing some
kind of e-voting, like by email, is going on so maybe
it could help push the military vote our way after all...


15 posted on 11/03/2006 7:12:22 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: jiggyboy
And even so, it's no good until you enable it via yet another machine.

Oh, and once the card is enabled it's good for 15 minutes, for one vote.

16 posted on 11/03/2006 7:12:40 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Sandy Burgler has escaped??????


17 posted on 11/03/2006 7:12:51 AM PST by nhoward14
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To: jiggyboy

UPDATE:

SMARTCARDS GO MISSING IN TENNESSEE; CONTROL ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES
Fri Nov 03 2006 10:09:31 ET

Political insiders have expressed alarm after 12 voter smartcards have gone missing from one Shelby County, TN early vote location!

The cards are used to activate electronic voting machine.

The location at the center of the controversy is Bishop Byrne High School on E. Shelby Drive in Memphis.

The polling place started out with 25 cards. By Wednesday, 11 were missing, says an eyewitness. The location was given 5 more smartcards on Thursday. And another card went missing! As of Friday morning, a total of 12 smartcards had gone missing, out of the 30 give to the location.

Someone possessing a smartcard could use 'off the shelf equipment' [equipment that reprograms the card] and alter it to be used multiple times, and cast multiple votes. One concerned insider explains: "Shelby County Board of Elections has been notified. They said is was 'not a big deal' because, they said, the cards are deactivated. But the reality is, you can buy the equipment at computer stores to reactivate them. It's on the Internet how to reactivate the cards!"

Meanwhile, The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is reviewing reports by the Shelby County Election Commission that two people voted twice during early voting in Memphis.

Dist. Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons said he's referred the cases to the TBI for investigation along with other matters he declined to discuss.

Poll watchers are expected to turn out Tuesday to observe voting in Tennessee's heated U.S. Senate race between Chattanooga Republican Bob Corker and Memphis Democrat Harold Ford Jr.

Developing...


18 posted on 11/03/2006 7:13:32 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: LtKerst

>>Democrats are Vote cheaters and always have been,

See "4 out of 5 Dead Voters Vote Democrat" (recent story)

Expect lots of lawsuits from Dim candidates who lose in
a narrow race


19 posted on 11/03/2006 7:13:38 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Dems in Memphis have to make these claims to try and offset the scrutiny about the dead vote that plagued some of Ford's relatives not too long ago. Having family members in the Funeral Home business may have paid off for this family for quite some time.


20 posted on 11/03/2006 7:13:56 AM PST by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: LtKerst

What will SCREW the Democrats is that this time, Reports of Democrat Vote Fraud will not be ignored, because thier moonbat base made allegations of a "Stolen Election" thier basis for hating Bush.

I said YEARS ago that this was NOT healthy for Democrats, because Vote fraud is a HUGE Democrat Institution!


21 posted on 11/03/2006 7:15:28 AM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: CWW

"Not good!! Whomever has those cards can electronically stuff the ballot box.
The smart card is like a credit card that the voter inserts into the Diebold voting machine and it enables the voter to cast the vote. The vote is then tabulated electronically in the machine itsel.

So whomever has the cards, can cast as many votes as they have cards!"

I'm not familar w these type of voting machines. Maybe they'll give some of the cards to ACORN members who will vote in place of some of these folks:

Tennessee Tribune Publishes Non-Voting Names
NewsChannel5.com ^ | 11/02/06 | NewsChannel5.com

Posted on 11/02/2006 4:19:16 PM PST by dfwddr

A number of metro area people were not too happy Thursday evening after discovering their names and addresses printed in a local paper.

The Tennessee Tribune published hundreds of names and addresses of people who did not vote in the August primary, the last election.

Silas Allen, 65, said it came as a shock. He had no idea his name was printed in the weekly paper that focuses on issues in the African-American community. He wasn't too pleased.

(Excerpt) Read more at newschannel5.com ...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1731113/posts


22 posted on 11/03/2006 7:15:57 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops and their CIC)
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To: jiggyboy

I realize this quote from the article is written like something out of the Globe or National Enquirer, but can you comment as to it's validity:

"Someone possessing a smartcard could use 'off the shelf equipment' [equipment that reprograms the card] and alter it to be used multiple times, and cast multiple votes. One concerned insider explains: "Shelby County Board of Elections has been notified. They said is was 'not a big deal' because, they said, the cards are deactivated. But the reality is, you can buy the equipment at computer stores to reactivate them. It's on the Internet how to reactivate the cards!""


23 posted on 11/03/2006 7:16:04 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: mainepatsfan
I mean besides the obvious reason of racism. /s

racism? What's the matter...don't they like white folks in Tennessee?

24 posted on 11/03/2006 7:16:11 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: CWW

Don't the cards have to be "activated?"

When I go to my electronic voting precinct, I check in with photo id and voter card. Then the poll worker takes a smart card, puts it in a little machine, activating it, and then I can vote with it.

After I've cast my vote, I discard the smart card in a bin, and I'm supposing they are recycled for the next group of voters.

I don't know the technology, but it looks to me like they have to insert it in that machine before I can vote with it.


25 posted on 11/03/2006 7:17:55 AM PST by dawn53
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Who would benefit from destroying the election? Democrats. Ford was losing big.


26 posted on 11/03/2006 7:20:02 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Had to be here in Memphis. Probably can be found at the Ford Funeral home.


27 posted on 11/03/2006 7:20:14 AM PST by Sybeck1 (November 7th is all about Justice Stevens' seat!)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

So good, let's bring voter fraud to the forefront of national attention and do all we can stamp it out.

Show up in person at polls with valid state photo ID, purple fingers, the works.

Who's with me? Dems? Huh?


28 posted on 11/03/2006 7:20:44 AM PST by Uncledave
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

29 posted on 11/03/2006 7:21:07 AM PST by TheBigB (Do you think "Lady in the Water" is in Ted Kennedy's NetFlix queue?)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

If they are so smart why did they get lost? /s


30 posted on 11/03/2006 7:21:18 AM PST by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: truthluva
Shelby County: "Overwhelmingly Democratic, Memphis-based 9th District The first black mayor of Shelby County, DEMOCRAT Mayor A C Wharton:

"Ford said through his aides that he has met with Herenton and County Mayor A C Wharton many times and both support his campaign."

31 posted on 11/03/2006 7:21:36 AM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

That's a heavily black district in Whitehaven, if anyone's interested.


32 posted on 11/03/2006 7:22:06 AM PST by Sybeck1 (November 7th is all about Justice Stevens' seat!)
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To: CWW

Seems to me they can recode the machines to prevent this now that they know the cards are missing.


33 posted on 11/03/2006 7:22:27 AM PST by tioga (Jon Carry is a pompous fool.)
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To: camle

...or the other way around!!


34 posted on 11/03/2006 7:22:35 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Where in Tennessee?


35 posted on 11/03/2006 7:22:48 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Welcome To Tennessee.....The Nicarauga of the South.


36 posted on 11/03/2006 7:23:11 AM PST by colonel mosby
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To: Perdogg
I am assuming that they can change the codes.

I hope you're right. If they have early voting, though, it could be a disaster there already. Man, I hope not. Tampering would allow Ford, who's losing big, to win in a landslide.

37 posted on 11/03/2006 7:23:54 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

We're going to need a Constitutional Amendment to stop this.


38 posted on 11/03/2006 7:23:57 AM PST by Crawdad (Is this thing on?)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Have been voting on an electronic machine here in NJ for years. Never a problem that couldn't be immediately resolved.


39 posted on 11/03/2006 7:25:34 AM PST by OldFriend (JOHN F. KERRY, BETRAYING OUR TROOPS AGAIN)
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To: indylindy

well,it did happen in Shelby County. They also had 2 people vote twice in early voting!


40 posted on 11/03/2006 7:25:45 AM PST by Jen from Tn.
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Memphis!!!! The Ford political machine at work I expect.


41 posted on 11/03/2006 7:25:50 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: concerned about politics
Who would benefit from destroying the election? Democrats. Ford was losing big.

November 8 headlines:

"Ford last minute get out the vote campaign has him as the winner by 3 times the population of the state of Tennessee".

42 posted on 11/03/2006 7:25:57 AM PST by EGPWS (Lord help me be the conservative liberals fear I am.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Here we go again.

Dems pulling this crap so if elections don't go their way, they can fire up the army of lawyers and pull recounts throwing out republican votes till their candidates win.

I know this. I live in Washington state.


43 posted on 11/03/2006 7:26:17 AM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: jiggyboy
Oh, and once the card is enabled it's good for 15 minutes, for one vote.

Are you sure or are you guessing?

44 posted on 11/03/2006 7:27:11 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: mainepatsfan
Jeffrey Toobin, that odious revolting dissembler is on TV this morning suggesting that the cure for the 2000 election may be worse than the original problems.

There is no low too low for the dems.

There was NOTHING wrong with the 2000 election other than the dems trying to disenfranchise the military vote in FL. Nothing to do with the machines.

And the count went against Gore/LIEberman so they brought up false charges that were disproven.

45 posted on 11/03/2006 7:28:19 AM PST by OldFriend (JOHN F. KERRY, BETRAYING OUR TROOPS AGAIN)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

I don't put much stock in that story at face value. I don't believe the last sentence at all.

In the same sense, you can buy equipment "off the internet" to re-record the magnetic stripe on your credit card to somebody else's number, but how do you pick a valid "somebody else's number"?

I still say they turn up before the election anyway.


46 posted on 11/03/2006 7:28:28 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Seattle Conservative

"Not good!! Whomever has those cards can electronically stuff the ballot box."

I really don't know if they can stuff the ballot box. I believe the cards must first be coded by the election official after the voter shows ID. Then the voter uses the coded card to open the voting machine to make the voting screen come up. I could be wrong, but those who stole the cards would not really be able to use them since they are not coded. Anyone know for sure??


47 posted on 11/03/2006 7:29:21 AM PST by seekthetruth
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To: colonel mosby
"Welcome To Tennessee.....The Nicarauga of the South."

At least Jimmah Carter won't have to travel as far to support the leadership.


48 posted on 11/03/2006 7:29:23 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
Head of Shelby County election board:

Gregory M. Duckett

Shelby County Election Commission Chairman, Gregory Duckett is Senior Vice President and Corporate Counsel with Baptist Memorial Health Care System. He is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of all legal matters affecting the organization. Additionally, he is responsible for Risk Management and Corporate Compliance.

Prior to joining the Baptist Memorial Health Care System in January of 1992, Mr. Duckett served as Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Memphis under former Mayor Dick Hackett.

Mr. Duckett served as Director of Memphis Housing and Community Development from 1988 to 1991. He was state counsel to United States Senator Albert Gore, Jr., from 1985 to 1987.

Mr. Duckett was selected to serve on the Clinton-Gore transition team, evaluating approximately 40 agencies as part of Housing and Urban Development and working on personnel issues.

49 posted on 11/03/2006 7:29:31 AM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: concerned about politics

I'm a poll watcher,I'm a poll watcher.Sung to the tune of I'm A Girl Watcher.


50 posted on 11/03/2006 7:29:55 AM PST by Jen from Tn.
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