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  • Did Obama Steal The Election With Hagel’s Help?

    01/20/2013 11:33:16 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 38 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | January 16, 2013 | Kris Zane
    Chuck Hagel has been tapped by Obama for Secretary of Defense, which has resulted in a slew of push backs over his troubling record: criticism and lack of support for Israel; coddling of Hezbollah, Hamas, and Iran; and his almost immediate appointment after retiring as a senator to Deutsche Bank’s Americas Advisory Board, the mega bank that has been accused of funneling billions of dollars to Iran’s nuclear program. But the most troubling aspect of Chuck Hagel is the fact that he may have stolen both of his senatorial elections. In 1992, Hagel was CEO of Election Systems & Software,...
  • How I Hacked An Electronic Voting Machine

    11/20/2012 7:49:50 PM PST · by wannabegeek · 11 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | November 6, 2012 | Roger Johnston, Popular Science
    What do you need to rig an election? A basic knowledge of electronics and $30 worth of RadioShack gear, professional hacker Roger Johnston reveals. The good news: we can stop it.Roger Johnston is the head of the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory. Not long ago, he and his colleagues launched security attacks on electronic voting machines to demonstrate the startling ease with which one can steal votes. Even more startling: Versions of those machines will appear in polling places all over America on Tuesday. The touchscreen Diebold Accuvote-TSX will be used by more than 26 million voters in...
  • Voter Machine in Las Vegas Auto-Checking 0bama

    10/26/2012 11:56:11 AM PDT · by hamboy · 30 replies
    PolitiChicks.tv ^ | October 25, 2012 | PolitiChicks.tv
    PolitiChicks.tv has just received confirmation that a voter in Las Vegas tried voting for Governor Mitt Romney but the machine automatically checked “Obama” multiple times instead. Our source said: “Yesterday I went to an early voting site at Centennial Center in Las Vegas, NV. I went with my 19 year old son who was a first-time voter. I went to an open machine and inserted my card. When the selections came up, all of the candidate pairings were listed and I touched the box for Romney/Ryan. The checkmark appeared next to President Obama’s name. I touched the check mark removing...
  • Diebold voting machines can be hacked by remote control

    09/27/2011 9:11:14 AM PDT · by Clairity · 61 replies
    Salon ^ | Sept. 27, 2011 | Brad Friedman
    Exclusive: A laboratory shows how an e-voting machine used by a third of all voters can be easily manipulated It could be one of the most disturbing e-voting machine hacks to date. Voting machines used by as many as a quarter of American voters heading to the polls in 2012 can be hacked with just $10.50 in parts and an 8th grade science education, according to computer science and security experts at the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. The experts say the newly developed hack could change voting results while leaving absolutely no trace of the...
  • ATM repairman accused of loading fake money

    05/26/2011 8:00:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    SFGate ^ | 26 May 2011 | Henry K. Lee
    An employee of an ATM servicing company has been charged with swapping $200,000 in fake bills for real cash at machines in Daly City and San Francisco, a prosecutor said today. Samuel Kioskli, 64, of San Francisco was wanted on a warrant when he was arrested during a routine traffic stop in Phoenix on May 11, 10 months after the thefts, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Kioskli was an employee of Diebold, which services ATMs for Bank of America. On July 4, Kioskli went to six bank branches in San Francisco and one in Daly City and...
  • Can the Voting Machines Used in American Elections Be Trusted?

    04/05/2011 11:59:30 AM PDT · by pinochet · 52 replies
    I recently heard someone mention that it is possible for computer hackers to get access to the electronic voting machines, and tamper with the results. The only voting process that I trust, is one that involves a paper ballot, with the voter making a "X" mark on his paper ballot with a pen/pencil. That is how American democracy worked for 200 years. With paper ballots, you can count actual paper votes, during recounts. But under the electronic voting system, you cannot have credible recounts, because it is so easy to hack into the computer system.
  • The Left Still Isn't Over This Diebold Thing

    03/09/2010 9:27:34 AM PST · by Superstu321 · 4 replies · 60+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | March 9, 2010 | Stupac
    Man the Left is still really upset about Bush stealing all those elections I guess. So much so that a year after a democrat won the Presidency they’re still going after voting machine companies, and specifically the company formally known as Diebold. The whole monopoly busting thing is a great cover for the Justice Department to use though. Just when these two companies were about to go create a super voting machine that only elected Republicans they stepped in and saved the day. Democracy everywhere is saved by Eric Holder’s Justice Department.
  • Diebold layoffs follow down year

    02/03/2010 3:55:55 PM PST · by Gun142 · 2 replies · 440+ views
    CantonRep.com ^ | Feb 3, 2010 | Canton Repository Staff
    CantonRep.com staff report Posted Feb 03, 2010 @ 10:04 AM Last update Feb 03, 2010 @ 05:07 PM GREEN — Diebold has begun to layoff workers here to fight off conditions that have dropped the company’s net income. The company included the layoff announcement in its fourth quarter earnings report. The company said it plans to lay off 350 from its North American operations. About 250 of those cuts will come from its operations in Green, Canton and Jackson Township, according to spokesman Michael Jacobsen. For 2009, Diebold earned $41.6 million, or 62 cents per share, down 53 percent from...
  • Lib Radio Talk Shows already saying Mass. vote will be "rigged" by Diebold Machines.

    01/18/2010 12:51:00 PM PST · by Gillmeister · 31 replies · 1,296+ views
    1-18-10 | Gillmeister
    It's already started........tin foil hat brigade.
  • Democrats May Be Enjoying the Security of Voting Machine Fraud

    01/11/2010 3:55:47 PM PST · by buszero · 14 replies · 1,402+ views
    Obama Information ^ | January 11, 2009 | junebug
    John Charlton reported three weeks ago that, “… Obama made his first official move to corrupt and undermine the 2010 elections… The move consisted in the little noticed appointment of a technical adviser ,Edwin B. Smith, III, to the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).” Smith is known to have been the vice president of manufacturing, compliance, quality and certification at Sequoia Voting Systems, which is a company that makes voting machines, and it has been at the center of infamous voting irregularities in different elections across the country. Sequoia has secured the voting...
  • Pittsburgh 23 Washington 6

    11/03/2008 8:54:23 PM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies · 1,643+ views
    11.03.08 | Perdogg
    No biggie, Green Bay beat Washington in 2004 and GW won.
  • Princeton publishes how-to guide for hacking Sequoia e-voting machines

    10/28/2008 8:38:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies · 963+ views
    Engadget ^ | Oct 24th 2008 | Tim Stevens
    With Diebold admitting its own machines are utterly insecure, competitor Sequoia is now under the microscope and, after a little quality time with the company's machines, Princeton researchers have filed a 158 page report on the ease of replacing their ROMs and winning yourself an election. Okay, we know what you're thinking: "Hacking hardware isn't exactly easy when the computer is in a locked box." Amazingly, it is. A researcher was able to bypass the physical security mechanisms in 13 seconds, despite never having picked a lock before. Now you're thinking: "But you'd need to do that on hundreds of...
  • PLEASE HELP: I NEED TO RESPOND TO CHARGES ABOUT DIEBOLD MACHINES AND THE "THEFT OF OHIO" IN 2004

    10/14/2008 6:18:12 AM PDT · by MrChips · 50 replies · 1,183+ views
    Hi all. Please excuse the vanity. But we are having a mock election at school today, run by a liberal history teacher, and when I joked about prnting up extra ballots stamped with the words "APPROVED BY ACORN" he violently assaulted me with "In 2004 the head of Diebold (voting machines) said 'We can win Ohio for Bush'." I dismissed it, saying "well that does not make right what ACORN is doing now. But, he continued on his point. Of course, this is the same fellow, when I passed him in the hallway the morning after the vice-presidential debate and...
  • McCain supporter blows whistle on election stealing strategies (Dem Psychosis Alert)

    09/07/2008 6:16:33 AM PDT · by pabianice · 24 replies · 440+ views
    Sirota Blog ^ | 9/7/08 | Sirota
    In an a never-aired interview just uncovered by the election integrity advocacy group Velevet Revolution, lifelong Republican and data security expert Stephen Spoonamore openly accuses Diebold (now called Premier Election Systems) of propogating insecure electronic voting systems that he believes were knowingly used to "electronically steal" the 2004 election. According to Spoonamore, "the 2004 elections were electronically stolen. The hanging chad incident was just a distraction." The interview is wonkish in the extreme, but still worth checking out: I do not believe George Bush won. I believe Kerry won, and I'm a member of the GOP. But I want to...
  • "States throw out costly electronic voting machines"

    08/24/2008 5:29:09 PM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 64 replies · 236+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 19 August 2008 | Deborah Hastings
    "...vanishing votes, breakdowns, malfunctions and increasing evidence that the devices were vulnerable to hackers..."
  • Stealing America: Vote by Vote (barf alert)

    08/07/2008 2:14:49 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 14 replies · 163+ views
    Variety ^ | 7/31/08 | ROBERT KOEHLER
    Arguing that the current electronic voting systems across the U.S. are fundamentally flawed and, worse, being gamed for political gain, "Stealing America: Vote by Vote" functions as an organizing tool for people worked up about the important issue, but is hardly suitable as a commercial doc release. Pic's classroom-style presentation and wooden filmmaking can be ignored by eager activists, but will surely bore audiences in theaters (a limited rollout began Aug. 1). Homevid sales, though, look to enjoy a boomlet close to election season. Director-producer Dorothy Fadiman summons a large group of experts, observers and activists (and no less a...
  • Is The 2008 Election Already Being Stolen? (Leftist Paranoia, again!)

    04/20/2008 4:30:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 150+ views
    Jossip ^ | April 8, 2008 | David Hauslaib
    Like most members of the media, we here at Jossip firmly believe Barack Obama is going to win the Democratic primaries, and then usher in an era of change, unicorns, and free beer and candy for all Americans. Shockingly, some people do not share this belief. One of them is Mark Crispin Miller, a professor of media studies at NYU, and author of The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder, and Fooled Again to The Real Case for Electoral Reform. He is also the editor of an upcoming anthology on election fraud, Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the...
  • United Tech Offers $2.63B for Diebold

    03/02/2008 8:17:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies · 116+ views
    AP ^ | Sunday March 2, 9:28 pm ET | Stephen Singer
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- United Technologies Corp., continuing to broaden its security business and expand its presence in China, said Sunday it has made an offer to buy Diebold Inc. for $2.63 billion. United Technologies, parent company of jet engine-maker Pratt & Whitney, Otis elevator and Sikorsky Aircraft, said it made the unsolicited offer Friday after trying to negotiate a deal with Diebold for two years. Diebold, based in Canton, Ohio, makes ATMs, business security systems and voting machines. The $2.63 billion purchase price represents United Technologies' offer of $40 per outstanding share, about two-thirds higher than Diebold's closing stock...
  • Expatriate Democrats can cast ballots on the Internet

    01/23/2008 12:40:58 PM PST · by weegee · 24 replies · 147+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 21, 2008, 8:33AM | JESSICA BERNSTEIN-WAX
    MEXICO CITY — This year, for the first time, expatriate Democrats can cast their ballots on the Internet in a presidential primary for people living outside the United States. Democrats Abroad, an official branch of the party representing overseas voters, will hold its first global presidential preference primary from Feb. 5 to 12, with ex-pats selecting the candidate of their choice by Internet as well as fax, mail and in-person at polling places in more than 100 countries. Democrats Abroad is particularly proud of the online voting option — which provides a new alternative to the usual process of voting...
  • Americans Abroad Can Now Vote Online (Democrats)

    01/21/2008 5:48:25 AM PST · by RDTF · 26 replies · 123+ views
    myway ^ | Jan 21, 2008 | JESSICA BERNSTEIN-WAX
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - This year, for the first time, expatriate Democrats can cast their ballots on the Internet in a presidential primary for people living outside the United States. Democrats Abroad, an official branch of the party representing overseas voters, will hold its first global presidential preference primary from Feb. 5 to 12, with ex-pats selecting the candidate of their choice by Internet as well as fax, mail and in-person at polling places in more than 100 countries. Democrats Abroad is particularly proud of the online voting option - which provides a new alternative to the usual process of...
  • Diebold Again: Did Hillary Really Win New Hampshire?

    01/14/2008 6:34:25 PM PST · by Lorianne · 58 replies · 249+ views
    Baltimore Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2008 | Dave Lindorff
    Could someone have messed with the vote in New Hampshire? That is what some people are wondering, after looking closely at the totals in the votes for surprise Democratic primary victor Hillary Clinton, and for Barack Obama, who placed instead of winning as all the polls had predicted he would. And thanks to candidate Dennis Kucinich, we are likely to find out. Kucinich today filed a request, and a required $2000 fee, to order up a manual recount of the machine ballots cast in the state. Polls taken as late as the day before the Tuesday vote showed Obama up...
  • To Snow's Astonishment, Maher Suggests GOP Stole NH for Hillary

    Insisting he's “not a conspiracy theorist,” Bill Maher, on the Friday night season debut of his HBO show, suggested that because Republicans prefer to run against Hillary Clinton than Barack Obama they engineered her victory in New Hampshire's Democratic primary.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-10-08 ("Deibold wins again!")

    01/10/2008 5:42:29 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 75 replies · 118+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 10, 2008 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Whenever an election result doesn't go your way, BLAME DIEBOLD! Or in the case of New Hampshire, BLAME DEIBOLD as the DUmmie asserted in this misspelled THREAD titled, "Deibold wins again!" Blame Diebold when the EVIL Republicans win elections and also blame Diebold (or Deibold) when a Democrat you don't like wins an election. The bottom line here is to blame Diebold for ANY election result you don't like. So let us now watch the DUmmies blame Diebold for their New Hampshire electile dysfunction in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, blaming Diebold for an ingrown...
  • How to hack a Diebold voting machine [image]

    01/10/2008 1:06:00 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 62 replies · 90+ views
  • Diebold Favors Hillary, Hand Count For Obama-(STOLEN ELECTION!!-The Nutroots Ain't HAPPY!)

    01/09/2008 11:45:05 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 144 replies · 817+ views
    Presscue ^ | 1-09-08 | TCRLAF
    This is popping up ALL over the Leftist Blogosphere right now, showing a large discrepency between DIEBOLD vote counts, and those counted by hand in New Hampshire. "I used the Comma delimited database: NH municipalities hand count vs use Diebold machines from BlackBoxVoting.org to see if there was a deviation between the results from precincts which used hand counts and those which relied on Diebold machines. The results were astonishing. : Updated: 5:05 AM (EST) - Results tallied for 209 out of 236 of the municipalities. By Percentage Method Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Diebold Machines 53.23% 46.77% Hand Count 47.47%...
  • Paper Trails Don't Ensure Accurate E-Voting Totals, Group Charges

    09/14/2007 10:18:49 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 10 replies · 300+ views
    Information Week ^ | September 13, 2007 | K.C. Jones
    Paper trails aren't enough to ensure accurate vote counts, according to the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. ITIF said this week that paper trails increase costs and can actually reduce the chances a voters' choices are accurately counted. Congress is considering a "Voter Confidence and Increased Accountability Act of 2007," which would mandate "voter-verified" paper audit trails. The bill, H.R. 811, aims to increase the security and reliability of electronic voting. It is similar to legislation that several states could pass as well. ITIF plans to release a report next week, stating that paper audit trails have "serious limitations that...
  • Diebold voting machines vulnerable to virus attack

    08/03/2007 7:44:54 AM PDT · by upchuck · 18 replies · 431+ views
    PC World ^ | Aug 2, 2007 | Summer Lemon
    Diebold Election Systems Inc. voting machines are not secure enough to guarantee a trustworthy election, and an attacker with access to a single machine could disrupt or change the outcome of an election using viruses, according to a review of Diebold's source code. "The software contains serious design flaws that have led directly to specific vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit to affect election outcomes," read the University of California at Berkeley report, commissioned by the California Secretary of State as part of a two-month "top-to-bottom" review of electronic voting systems certified for use in California. The assessment of Diebold's source...
  • Man Sentenced For Bashing Voting Machine (Crazed Liberal Says He Was "Obligated to Destroy It")

    07/29/2007 12:47:40 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 20 replies · 826+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | July 26, 2007 | Debbie Garlicki
    An Allentown man who smashed an electronic voting machine because he didn't trust it and believed that election results could be altered was convicted Wednesday of summary offenses of disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. After a Lehigh County nonjury trial, Michael C. Young, who represented himself, was sentenced to 180 days of probation and was ordered to pay $2,910 for replacement of the touch-screen machine. Young, 43, of 375 Auburn St., admitted that he went to a polling place at the Good Shepherd Home at Sixth and St. John streets, Allentown, on Nov. 7. He testified that he struck the...
  • Diebold Weighs Strategy for Voting Unit (May Get Out Of Election Biz)

    03/05/2007 12:50:18 PM PST · by steve-b · 12 replies · 462+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/4/07 | M. R. Kropko
    Diebold Inc. saw great potential in the modernization of elections equipment. Now, analysts say, executives may be angling for ways to dump its e-voting subsidiary that's widely seen as tarnishing the company's reputation. Though Diebold Election Systems - the company's smallest business segment - has shown growth and profit, it's faced persistent criticism over the reliability and security of its touch-screen voting machines. About 150,000 of its touch-screen or optical scan systems were used in 34 states in last November's election. The criticism is particularly jarring for a nearly 150-year-old company whose primary focus has long been safes and automated...
  • Diebold reveals 'key' to e-voting?

    01/25/2007 1:55:46 PM PST · by antiRepublicrat · 45 replies · 1,010+ views
    CNET ^ | January 25, 2007 | Anne Broache
    Imagine if all it took to get inside widely-used Diebold electronic voting machines--perhaps with malicious intentions, such as installing tally-altering software on its memory card--was a photograph of the key to the system's physical lock. Thanks to a little help from the e-voting outfit itself, it may actually be that simple, a security researcher from Princeton University suggested this week. According to J. Alex Halderman, a computer science PhD student, a picture of the key published at Diebold's online store was a veritable blueprint for filing down ordinary hardware-store cabinet keys to an identical shape. Ross Kinard of the site...
  • Electronic Voting Can't Be Trusted

    11/29/2006 11:14:22 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 107 replies · 1,309+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 29 November 2006 | Norma Fisher
    "...These machines must go. There is no way to know if one's vote is accurately accounted for..."
  • Electronic Voting: The Catastrophe That Wasn't

    11/16/2006 11:40:41 AM PST · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 41 replies · 777+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | November 15, 2006 | Julia Seymour
    Like claims the U.S. was responsible for 9/11 and Republicans were fixing gas prices, the media promoted the left-wing electronic vote-rigging conspiracy. Now that the votes have been cast and counted, Republicans lost, and the silence of the national media has been deafening. The idea was that somehow the company Diebold had programmed the machines to let Republicans win. The theory, perpetuated by left-wingers posting on Daily Kos and The Huffington Post and Bev Harris’ book, “Black Box Voting,” was embraced by all three broadcast networks, as well as CNN and MSNBC. Following Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) defeat in 2004,...
  • AG, police examine vote fracas

    11/11/2006 9:34:26 AM PST · by newnhdad · 3 replies · 452+ views
    "He had an absolute conniption because it's supposed to be in pen," said Pantelakos-Barstow, adding the voter cast a new ballot, while "ranting and raving that it was a Diebold machine." The ward moderator said the voter left, but soon returned to report AccuVote machines are manufactured by Diebold, before loudly complaining that the machines are unreliable and "caused elections to be lost,"
  • Historic Victory for Diebold! [Ann Coulter]

    11/08/2006 3:58:41 PM PST · by pissant · 206 replies · 5,547+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/8/06 | Ann Coulter
    History was made this week! For the first time in four election cycles, Democrats are not attacking the Diebold Corp. the day after the election, accusing it of rigging its voting machines. I guess Diebold has finally been vindicated. So the left won the House and also Nicaragua. They've had a good week. At least they don't have their finger on the atom bomb yet. Democrats support surrender in Iraq, higher taxes and the impeachment of President Bush. They just won an election by pretending to be against all three. Jon Tester, Bob Casey Jr., Heath Shuler, possibly Jim Webb...
  • Why aren't Republicans crying like babies and blaming Diebold?

    11/08/2006 6:49:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies · 538+ views
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    I am just wondering: if this election had gone our way, right now you would have every Democrat pundit in the nation and every Democrat lawyer in the nation on cable and network news shows throwing doubt about results because of the voting machines and "Diebold". What do you see today instead? A gloating 'rat party, and Republicans--dazed--some fighting against each other, some wondering how to get out of this mess...BUT NO ONE is standing on a street corner boo-hooing and trying to BLAME THE OTHER PARTY FOR 'FIXING THE VOTE'. Of course in some races, there is voter fraud:...
  • Developer Answers Tennessee Voter "Smart Card" Problem

    11/07/2006 11:49:18 AM PST · by bigbob · 7 replies · 894+ views
    Sensors Magazine ^ | 11/7/06 | Sensors Magazine
    SmartMetric Inc., manufacturer and marketer of tamper-proof identity cards, says it has the solution to yesterday's story that reported possible voting fraud due to the mysterious disappearance of 12 voter smart cards in Shelby County, Tennessee. The cards, used to activate electronic voting machines, were reported missing at Bishop Byrne High School, a Memphis, Tennessee polling place. Local authorities expressed concern that someone in possession of a smartcard could use 'off the shelf equipment' [equipment that reprograms the card] and alter it, enabling it to be used multiple times to cast multiple votes. SmartMetric says its card includes a fingerprint...
  • Maryland balloting beset with doubts, vulnerability

    11/02/2006 12:12:36 PM PST · by JZelle · 5 replies · 409+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11-2-06 | Jon Ward
    Maryland is on track to repeat the chaos of the 2000 election in Florida. Even without "butterfly" ballots and hanging chads, Maryland faces several elections-related problems that threaten the accuracy and promptness of Tuesday's results. Uncertainty looms about the state's electronic voter rolls, the number and training of poll workers, and anticipated challenges in the aftermath of Election Day.
  • MoveOn.org Action Forum: Evangelical Christians created widespread election fraud

    11/01/2006 9:47:22 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 9 replies · 379+ views
    MoveOn.org Action Forum (Google cache) ^ | February 10, 2006 | MoveOn.org Action Forum
    I strongly agree with number 2 and 3 comments currently at the top of the Political Action Goals. There are always individual cases of fraud in an election, but Mark Crispin Miller claims widespread fraud in 2004 that cost Kerry the election. "Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 election and why they'll steal the next one too (unless we stop them" is his book. He says the use of the Diebolt computer voting machines and the use of large number of evangelicals to man polling booths created widespread electoral fraud, not just in Ohio. Three states have now...
  • HBO Vetoes Diebold's Docu Request

    11/01/2006 12:12:28 PM PST · by steve-b · 25 replies · 926+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/1/06 | Brooks Boliek
    WASHINGTON -- HBO rejected a call by Diebold Election Systems to pull the documentary "Hacking Democracy" from its schedule or air company disclaimers questioning the accuracy of film. In a letter to HBO chairman and CEO Chris Albrecht, Diebold seeks to have 30-second disclaimers before, after and during the docu that is critical of the computerized election systems that are used in most precincts nationwide. The film is scheduled to air Thursday. HBO spokesman Jeff Cusson said the company "stands by our film and has no intention of withdrawing the film from its schedule."
  • How to Keep Your Base at Home

    10/27/2006 1:00:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies · 1,338+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 27, 2006 | James Taranto
    "Despite a generally buoyant Democratic Party nationally," the New York Times reports, "there are worries among Democratic strategists in some states that blacks may not turn up at the polls in big enough numbers because of disillusionment over past shenanigans." What shenanigans would those be? The paper explains: "This notion that elections are stolen and that elections are rigged is so common in the public sphere that we're having to go out of our way to counter them this year," said Donna Brazile, a Democratic strategist. . . . Democrats' worries are backed up by a Pew Research Center report...
  • Electronic Voting Machines Could Skew Elections (Election Stealing Conspiracy Alert!)

    10/23/2006 6:03:21 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 85 replies · 3,106+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/22/06 | JAKE TAPPER, REBECCA ABRAHAMS and EDUARDO SUNOL
    Cheryl Kagan, a former Maryland Democratic legislator, was shocked when she opened her mail Wednesday morning. Inside, she discovered three computer discs. With them was an anonymous letter saying the discs contained the secret source code for vote-counting that could be used to alter the votes cast through Maryland's new electronic voting machines. "My understanding is that with these disks a malicious person could skew the outcome of an election," Kagan said. Diebold, the company that makes the voting machines, told ABC News, "These discs do not alter the security of the Diebold touch-screen system in any way," because election...
  • Problems Plague Election Administrators (Election Stealing Conspiracy Alert!)

    10/22/2006 8:42:55 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 29 replies · 894+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/20/06 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    Wendy Noren had all the voting machines she needed. What she lacked was the stuff that made them work. So the elections supervisor of Boone County, Mo., didn't sleep Tuesday night. Instead, she worked furiously into the next morning, outlining a last-minute election plan for a county of 150,000 people, a plan that relied on pen and paper and hand-counted votes with the country's midterm election little more than two weeks away. "I was not going to be able to have an election with the machines," said Noren, "because I didn't have the ballots, and the supplies necessary to load...
  • New Laws and Machines May Spell Voting Woes

    10/19/2006 2:58:27 AM PDT · by Livin_large · 11 replies · 517+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 19, 2006 | IAN URBINA
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 — New electronic voting machines have arrived in Yolo County, Calif., but there is one hitch: the audio program for the visually impaired in some of them works only in Vietnamese. “Talk about panic,” said Freddy Oakley, the county’s top election official. “I’ve got gray-haired ladies as poll workers standing around looking stunned.” As dozens of states are enforcing new voter registration laws and switching to paperless electronic voting systems, officials across the country are bracing for an Election Day with long lines and heightened confusion, followed by an increase in the number of contested results. In...
  • AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE: CLINTON ANGER UNLEASHED

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • Hotel minibar key opens Diebold voting machine!!!!

    09/18/2006 6:28:50 PM PDT · by dickmc · 86 replies · 2,548+ views
    Freedom-to-Tinker ^ | Monday September 18, 2006 | Ed Felten
    Like other computer scientists who have studied Diebold voting machines, we were surprised at the apparent carelessness of Diebold’s security design. It can be hard to convey this to nonexperts, because the examples are technical. To security practitioners, the use of a fixed, unchangeable encryption key and the blind acceptance of every software update offered on removable storage are rookie mistakes; but nonexperts have trouble appreciating this. Here is an example that anybody, expert or not, can appreciate: The access panel door on a Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine — the door that protects the memory card that stores the votes,...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-18-06 (DUmmie Confidence In November Election Victory Crumbling)

    09/18/2006 7:56:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 119 replies · 1,714+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 18, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Remember just a few weeks ago when all the polls were showing Democrats winning landlslide victories? The DUmmies were already breaking out their champagne bottles to celebrate in preparation for the Bush impeachment and the purge trials of the Republicans. However, in recent days, the polls show that the races are starting to tighten up. This can be expected since all midsummer polls are WORTHLESS. In the middle of the summer, people are focused on vacations, NOT politics. Just ask President Dukakis who led Bush 41 by about 20 points in July 1988. As a result, the DUmmies are...
  • Princeton Prof. Stirs Up E-Voting Controversy [Voting Machine Fraud]

    09/16/2006 9:11:02 PM PDT · by upchuck · 20 replies · 902+ views
    CIO.com ^ | Sep 15, 2006 | Al Sacco
    Edward Felten, a Princeton University computer science professor, along with two of his graduate students on Wednesday stirred up controversy surrounding the usage of electronic voting (e-voting) machines in U.S. elections by releasing a paper that claims they were able to hack the machines and upload malicious programs that could potentially modify vote tabulation, as well as shut down the machines, the Associated Press reports via Forbes.com. Felten posted the paper on the Princeton website, and it describes how he and his students obtained and tested a Diebold AccuVote TS e-voting machine and found a handful of vulnerabilities, including a...
  • ZOT! Liberals are Planning to Hack Voting Machines

    09/14/2006 5:41:45 PM PDT · by Pandit · 42 replies · 1,048+ views
    Some professors at Princeton University have posted a video on YouTube showing how to hack into the Diebold voting machines that are supposed to be used in 40% of the elections this fall. On Democratic Underground they're talking about how to steal cards just like the voting machines use from Diebold laundry machines used in laundromats, and then reprogram them to change the votes on the voting machines.
  • Security Analysis of the Diebold AccuVote-TS Voting Machine(tin foil hat alert)

    09/14/2006 5:21:23 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 14 replies · 985+ views
    Princeton University Research ^ | Ariel J. Feldman, J. Alex Halderman, and Edward W. Felten
    This paper presents a fully independent security study of a Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine, including its hardware and software. We obtained the machine from a private party. Analysis of the machine, in light of real election procedures, shows that it is vulnerable to extremely serious attacks. For example, an attacker who gets physical access to a machine or its removable memory card for as little as one minute could install malicious code; malicious code on a machine could steal votes undetectably, modifying all records, logs, and counters to be consistent with the fraudulent vote count it creates.
  • Pa. Sued Over Electronic Voting Machines

    08/16/2006 5:27:38 AM PDT · by xzins · 60 replies · 740+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 15 Aug | Patrick Walters
    Pa. Sued Over Electronic Voting Machines Voter advocates filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to stop Pennsylvania counties from using "paperless" electronic voting machines, saying that such systems leave no paper record that could be used in the event of a recount, audit or other problem. The suit asks the state's Commonwealth Court to decertify machines used in 58 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. The other counties use optical scanning systems, in which voters fill in bubbles on paper forms that are counted in scanning machines; the plaintiffs say such systems should be in use statewide. "Whatever the initial promise may have...