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Hacker Allegedly Leaks Part of Florida’s Voter Database
http://gizmodo.com/5817715/hacker-allegedly-leaks-part-of-floridas-voter-database ^

Posted on 07/04/2011 6:31:52 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear

This is a doozy, even as it's still unverified. According to Anonymous, hacker @Abhaxas just leaked a lengthy text file revealing part of Florida's voter database. Included are voter statistics, candidates, and electoral race data.

In the release, Abhaxas writes:

So, this is a little ironic. Here is inside details of florida voting systems. Now.. who still believes voting isn't rigged? If the United States Government can't even keep their ballot systems secure, why trust them at all? FAIL!


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012electionfraud; acorn; anarcy; elections; florida; floriduh; foodforbombs; hacking; howtostealanelection; soros; supersecretsource; technology
Abhaxas Dumps Details of the Internal Florida Voting Database Online
The AntiSec movement mayhem continues as the latest document dump is targeting the Democrats of Orange Country.

While Abhaxas was busy dumping parts of the Florida voting database, it seems that Anonymous was busy with a leak of their own. In a tweet, AnonymousIRC comments, “Honestly, we don’t even care if it’s authentic. We are inside your networks.”

The data, which was posted to Pastebin, appears to be details of the Orange Country member list as well as a “Precinct Committeeperson Handbook”. Anonymous comments in the release, “Greetings Orange County Dem’s, you can thank Roberta Bailey for allowing us access to this information. Lulz, thanks for your members list. :) ”

The leak is also a part of “OpOrlando” which began late last month after members of the “Food Not Bombs” activist group were detained for feeding the homeless.

Have a tip? Want to contact the author? You can do so by sending a PM via the forums or via e-mail at drew@zeropaid.com.


1 posted on 07/04/2011 6:31:59 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear

“voter statistics, candidates, and electoral race data. “

Sounds like publicly available information.


2 posted on 07/04/2011 6:34:15 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

It’s the info that you would build a redistricting map out of...stat’s to prove ward-by-ward...how Democrats or Republicans vote. The value? As long as social security numbers aren’t in the system....I think it’s mostly worthless data except for politicians.


3 posted on 07/04/2011 6:37:09 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: driftdiver
I don't believe so... I think that campaigns ususally have to pay to access this information for the county boards.

It is not publicly available to just look up how individuals voted. That is why we have a secret ballot.
4 posted on 07/04/2011 6:37:39 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: driftdiver

“Sounds like publicly available information.”

Agree. Now if they have a database showing how each voter voted in the primaries and November, then there is a problem, a big problem. But a database like that would not surprise me a bit, given our electronic voting machines.


5 posted on 07/04/2011 6:37:49 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: pepsionice

It’s a goldmine to political campaigns... and it show how easily the vote can be hacked.


6 posted on 07/04/2011 6:39:04 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Great...people in Florida show pass out the list and check to see if each voter is a “live resident”..........doing the work the bosses don’t want people to do


7 posted on 07/04/2011 6:39:40 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Minus_The_Bear; All
Actually, IN MOST STATES, all those lists do is give the following:
1.) Name, 2.) Address and 3.) What Primary the person voted in.
These lists are PUBLIC RECORD, and any candidate's campaign can obtain the lists but they have to be paid for by the campaign. So really, all this did was make this information available, for free to anyone who would be interested. Nothing to lose sleep over.
8 posted on 07/04/2011 6:47:17 AM PDT by no dems (When I learn that a person, regardless of who they are, is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Good golly, it looks like the hackers are out in force I see.


9 posted on 07/04/2011 6:49:19 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

10 posted on 07/04/2011 6:59:48 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: driftdiver

It is publicly available information and is essential to political party operations. The inclusion of materials unique to the Democratic party suggests that a Democratic party voting database was accessed, not the Florida Secretary of State’s database.


11 posted on 07/04/2011 7:03:20 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Minus_The_Bear

This is exactly why the state has no business with any of our SSN info. The SSN is for tax purposes and none other. Medical providers have no business DEMANDing your or my SSN. State license or county offices have NO BUSINESS with our SSN.

REFUSE.


12 posted on 07/04/2011 7:04:58 AM PDT by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
It is not publicly available to just look up how individuals voted. That is why we have a secret ballot.

Had to laugh. You just contradicted yourself.

There is no way to know HOW someone voted - because of the secret ballot.

This info is available if you apply for it. You have to go to each Registrar's office and you can get it. It costs a few buck.

I think the valuable thing here is that this is the whole state compiled into one location. That is REAL knowledge.

Our Republican Town Committee has this list. We got it from the Registrar.

13 posted on 07/04/2011 7:09:46 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr

Trying reading for comprehension.


14 posted on 07/04/2011 7:13:35 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: raybbr
Did your Republican Town Committee pay for the list or did they just get it for free?

Voter info is not public. You can't just google somebody's voter history. Don't be dense.
15 posted on 07/04/2011 7:16:54 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear
It is not publicly available to just look up how individuals voted. That is why we have a secret ballot.

Okay, I get it now. My apologies.

The ambiguous part is "not publicly available". It implies that it is privately available.

If you'd said, "It is not publicly available possible to just look up how individuals voted. That is why we have a secret ballot" it would have been much clearer.

BTW, my comprehension is fine if the composition is clear.

16 posted on 07/04/2011 7:17:29 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Did your Republican Town Committee pay for the list or did they just get it for free?

In my previous post: This info is available if you apply for it. You have to go to each Registrar's office and you can get it. It costs a few buck.

Voter info is not public. You can't just google somebody's voter history. Don't be dense.

Sheesh, talk about reading comprehension...

17 posted on 07/04/2011 7:24:42 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

“The leak is also a part of “OpOrlando” which began late last month after members of the “Food Not Bombs” activist group were detained for feeding the homeless. “
Is it only me to whom this sounds odd? Detained for feeding the homeless?


18 posted on 07/04/2011 7:25:32 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

You can’t be serious.


19 posted on 07/04/2011 7:26:10 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Why a hacker would “hack” into the system is beyond me. For 20 bucks I go twice a year to the county courthouse and purchase a disk with all the information listed. Put it into a database program and, I and my friends, use the data to help get people elected. The information includes name, address (both residence and mailing), whether or not they voted in primary and/or general going back 5 cycles. Other information like precinct number, congressional district number ... lots of stuff is right there, and readily available to anyone who wants it.


20 posted on 07/04/2011 7:26:15 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I didn’t see where it indicated the information included individual voting habits.


21 posted on 07/04/2011 7:34:28 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

Because that’s not what happened.


22 posted on 07/04/2011 7:37:04 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: driftdiver

http://www.sboe.state.nc.us/VoterLookup.aspx

Where I used to live, you can just put in the name and county of anyone and get their address and their voting record (though not who they voted for, but when they voted). Looks like public records to me.


23 posted on 07/04/2011 8:01:30 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I will never trust any ballots other than paper ballots, no all electronic voting. In my area, we mark a paper ballot and a scanner counts it. The paper ballots are retained in case a recount is necessary and then they can be re-scanned or hand counted. We have absentee ballots and I hope the voter is checked before getting one.

As far as voter rolls, I guess these are held in an electronic data base and the precincts get a print out to mark or check in the voters. I can only hope the data base is secure and not accessible to misuse.

Of course, we all can agree voter ID is a necessity as is proof of citizenship when registering for the data base.


24 posted on 07/04/2011 8:36:05 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: Minus_The_Bear

How does it show the vote can be hacked?


25 posted on 07/04/2011 8:50:42 AM PDT by SideoutFred (B.O. Stinks...it really does)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Go back to the mechanical machines.Have the totals verified by all party poll watchers.Deliver the totals by hand to the board of elections for tabulation. If the chain of custody is secure it only becomes a matter of arithmetic.Hackers become totally irrelevant.And building modern mechanical machines will create business opportunities and jobs.


26 posted on 07/04/2011 8:59:11 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Go back to the mechanical machines.Have the totals verified by all party poll watchers.Deliver the totals by hand to the board of elections for tabulation. If the chain of custody is secure it only becomes a matter of arithmetic.Hackers become totally irrelevant.And building modern mechanical machines will create business opportunities and jobs.


27 posted on 07/04/2011 9:02:12 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: wiggen
Is it only me to whom this sounds odd? Detained for feeding the homeless?

Distributing food without required permits, probably from a van without health-dept mandated hand-washing facility, etc, etc. Lots of ways for city bureaucrats to shut you down.

I'm going to guess that some complaints were made by the businesses around the feeding station, who didn't want homeless people congregating and repelling their customers.

28 posted on 07/04/2011 9:07:24 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: RobinOfKingston
Why a hacker would “hack” into the system is beyond me.

I would say it helps to add to the cause for Gov't controlling the internet. Once you build up support that our entire voting system is subject to hacking, either factual or not through the media it helps to breed the control mentality.

Throw in all the other hacking, and you see a pattern.

29 posted on 07/04/2011 9:12:23 AM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: PapaBear3625

Its really a matter of the government wanting to feed the people themselves i think. More votes that way. They can make up any excuse they want to stop people from performing charitable functions but that’s really what it comes down to.


30 posted on 07/04/2011 9:45:54 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Minus_The_Bear. The perp writes:
"Here is inside details of florida voting systems. Now.. who still believes voting isn't rigged? If the United States Government can't even keep their ballot systems secure, why trust them at all? FAIL!"

31 posted on 07/04/2011 9:52:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Florida is ‘suspect’ already.


32 posted on 07/04/2011 10:03:34 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: driftdiver

Not sure how this is a problem with FL gov’t security... Like you said, it’s information that is available publicly - although you probably wouldn’t be aware of that unless you’ve worked for a political party, or on campaigns.


33 posted on 07/04/2011 10:14:46 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: Minus_The_Bear

One CANNOT see who voted for whom on these information roles. You only see the party they are registered to and whether or not they’ve voted in recent elections...

Also, paying for a CD with the info. on it isn’t the same as it being private information — it’s like a photo-copying charge on documents.


34 posted on 07/04/2011 10:18:22 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: BobL

NO, the information does NOT include who voted for whom...


35 posted on 07/04/2011 10:19:20 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: LibertyRocks

It sure as heck better not.

But from what I can tell, what they did mention is public information - not necessary easy to get in a nice form, but public information nonetheless.


36 posted on 07/04/2011 10:24:38 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

bump


37 posted on 07/04/2011 10:31:48 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: Minus_The_Bear

“Honestly, we don’t even care if it’s authentic. We are inside your networks.”

Fake but accurate was the Rat mantra in 2004 as well.


38 posted on 07/04/2011 10:39:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Democrats don’t even have to steal the vote in Floriduh this time. They can cut their campaign expenditures, let the GOP sweep Floriduh and then claim that because the Republicans won by such a large margin that it HAD to be fraudulent.

You are talking about the barking moonbat party that still believes GW Bush stole two elections.


39 posted on 07/04/2011 10:42:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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To: Palter
Once you build up support that our entire voting system is subject to hacking, either factual or not through the media it helps to breed the control mentality.

Clear evidence is there to show that Rats stuff ballots in numerous elections yet they only say that there is fraud in the vote whenever they LOSE. With NO evidence to back up their claims.

40 posted on 07/04/2011 10:45:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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To: wiggen
Food for Bombs is a radical Communist group that has been illegally registering homeless people everywhere for the Dem party .
These so called homeless people end up registered in numerous locations .

They are a very dangerous group and financed by Billionaire Soros crowd.

41 posted on 07/04/2011 12:03:14 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: PapaBear3625
Read my earlier post about this Communist group that uses their food drive scam as a cover to registered people numerous times to steal elections for Dems and use these signatures on numerosu far left state ballot drives needing signatures !
42 posted on 07/04/2011 12:08:13 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: SunkenCiv

This particular story may be a little ham handed, but we really do, as a nation, have to eliminate voter fraud.

The enemy has no qualms about lying, cheating, and stealing to win because they would never win if they operated fair.


43 posted on 07/04/2011 12:22:51 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Just wait till they allow voting on line!


44 posted on 07/04/2011 8:41:43 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Minus_The_Bear

You won’t find how they voted. You will just find that they voted. It’s really useful in Local Races. “Inactive” voters are likely to stay that way. Of course the “Inactive” voters status is ripe for the pickings for voter fraud.


45 posted on 07/05/2011 10:14:42 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: RetroSexual

>C. “Abhaxas” also seems to have a lot of trouble with grammar and punctuation. Not the hallmark of a talented programmer.

Depends on if they’re PHP programmers...
;)


46 posted on 07/05/2011 5:15:39 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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