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  • Man Tries to Vote for Republican Candidate on Voting Machine, But This Happened

    11/04/2014 12:53:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/4/14 | Steven Ertelt
    While polling data makes it appear pro-life Republicans will take over the Senate from pro-abortion Democrats, whether votes cast on Election Day line up with those polls in another question. And one of the worries some pro-life voters have is whether illegal voting will prevent pro-life candidates from winning. virginiaIn Virginia, early reports are showing that some voters may be having problems getting votes registered properly for the candidates they support. One news report indicates voters have experienced voting errors — including voters who say votes for a Republican candidate have been registered for his Democrat opponent. According to a...
  • ‘Calibration issue’ pops up on Maryland voting machines

    10/27/2014 2:49:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-27-14 | Kenric Ward
    Voting machines that switch Republican votes to Democrats are being reported in Maryland. “When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the ‘x’ on the Democrat candidate above it,” Donna Hamilton said. “This happened multiple times with multiple selections. Every time my choice flipped from Republican to Democrat. Sometimes it required four or five tries to get the ‘x’ to stay on my real selection,” the Frederick, Md., resident said last week. Queen Anne County Sheriff Gary Hofmann said...
  • ‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

    10/22/2014 6:55:23 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 54 replies ^ | 10/22/2014
    Dem in Illinois county Published October 22, 2014 Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print CHICAGO — Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats
  • GOP candidate in Cook County, IL discovers voting machine casts his vote for the Democrat

    10/21/2014 7:00:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrat mantra that voting fraud is rare takes another blow today with the stunning story of a GOP candidate unable to vote for himself in Cook County Illinois. The Illinois Political Review reports: Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. “While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said...

    03/20/2014 10:40:58 PM PDT · by txhurl · 29 replies
    Claims of voting machine irregularities have been made to county election officials in two Democrat Primaries in Hidalgo and El Paso Counties following the 2014 Joint Primary Election. In Hidalgo County, The McAllen Monitor reports that at least twelve candidates from the March 4th Democrat Primary to the County Commissioners’ Court have requested the County launch a forensic audit of the voting machines used in the election. In one of the letters obtained by Breitbart Texas dated March 12th, it was alleged, “…that numerous inconsistencies and discrepancies have appeared in our analysis of each candidate’s races. We therefore ask that...

    03/16/2014 9:14:44 AM PDT · by drypowder · 17 replies
    Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ^ | 12 December 2013 | Bev Harris
    Bev Harris is an American writer, activist, and founder of Black Box Voting Inc., a national nonpartisan, nonprofit elections watchdog group. She helped popularize the term Black Box Voting, while authoring a book of that title. Original investigative work by Harris has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, CBS, Fox News, and NBC, as well as by the Associated Press, NPR, and many other mainstream news outlets.[citation needed] Contents [hide] 1 Diebold Investigation 2 Hacking Democracy 3 Other investigations 4 Diebold lawsuit 5 VoteHERE investigation 6 References Diebold Investigation[edit] In 2003, she...
  • Political bigs expected at George Soros wedding (Nazi collaborator's 3rd marrriage)

    09/21/2013 7:26:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/21/13 | Page 6
    Billionaire investor George Soros, 83, will marry 42-year-old Tamiko Bolton today, followed by a huge party at his Caramoor Estate in Bedford, with 500 guests. We’re told the couple will say their vows in front of a select group of friends and family before they celebrate with hundreds from 4:30 p.m. onward.
  • Guilford Co. voters say ballot cast for Romney came up Obama on machine [NC]

    10/24/2012 8:22:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    MyFox8 ^ | October 23, 2012 updated on: 09:55am, October 24, 2012 | by Scott Gustin and Brandon Jones
    GREENSBORO, N.C. –The presidential election is just around the corner and voting issues have already become a problem in Guilford County. On Monday, several voters complained that their electronic ballot machine cast the wrong vote. All the complaints were made by people who voted at the Bur-Mil Park polling location. One of the voters, Sher Coromalis, says she cast her ballot for Governor Mitt Romney, but every time she entered her vote the machine defaulted to President Obama. “I was so upset that this could happen,” said Coromalis. Guilford County Board of Elections Director George Gilbert says the problem arises...
  • Beware Electronic Voting

    10/03/2012 11:04:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 3, 2012 | Bob Barr
    To paraphrase 15th Century Dutch Philosopher Erasmus’ well-known characterization of women -- "technology, can't live with it, can't live without it." Ever since the debacle that was the vote counting in Florida a dozen years ago, virtually every jurisdiction in the country has moved away from some form of manual voting machine to embrace the technology of electronic voting ("e-voting" for short). Yet, as states and local elections offices have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to institute e-voting, little attention has been paid the potential dangers inherent in this form of vote counting. Indeed, even as many Republican voters...
  • 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...
  • Nevada voting machines automatically checking Harry Reid's name; voting machine technicians

    10/26/2010 6:59:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 2+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 10/26/10 | Mark Hemingway
    Clark County is where three quarters of Nevada's residents and live and where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's son Rory is a county commissioner. Rory is also a Democratic candidate for governor. Since early voting started, there have been credible reports that voting machines in Clark County, Nevada are automatically checking Harry Reid's name on the ballot: Voter Joyce Ferrara said when they went to vote for Republican Sharron Angle, her Democratic opponent, Sen. Harry Reid's name was already checked. Ferrara said she wasn't alone in her voting experience. She said her husband and several others voting at the same...
  • “Electronic voting”: the new underhanded trick Union thugs are trying to sneak in Card Check with

    06/22/2010 10:08:10 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies
    The Collins Report ^ | June 22, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The deck is getting smaller and Big Labor’s dream of destroying America is down to a few precious cards. They know the massive backlash against their Marxist plans is building. The showdown is coming quickly. Union hopes of seeing their underhanded Card Check scheme become a reality now rest in the clammy hands of Craig Becker a union puppet lawyer Obama snuck on to the National Labor Relations Board as a recess appointment. “Workers have no rights” Becker is a lackey for both the AFL-CIO and SEIU so his anti American, pro union credentials are in perfect order. He has...
  • 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.
  • Easily Hacked Voting Systems to be Used in MA Special Election for the U.S. Senate

    01/15/2010 5:49:12 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 1,488+ views ^ | Jan. 15, 2010 | Nathan Barker and Brad Friedman
    BOSTON, MA - Next Tuesday's Special Election for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts looks to be coming down to the wire. Surprising pundits in what had previously been thought to be a cakewalk for State Attorney General Martha Coakley, the Democratic candidate hoping to fill the seat of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, Republican state Senator Scott Brown has come on strong in the final days of the campaign. But as the election looms, tempers flare, money is poured into the contest from all sides, and Democrats sweat out what should have been a safe seat for them -...
  • 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...
  • Obama makes first move to undermine 2010 elections. GETS FORMER SEQUOIA CO. VP NAMED AS ADVISER...

    12/21/2009 3:42:04 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 66 replies · 5,601+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | 12/21/09 | John Charlton
    GETS FORMER SEQUOIA CO. VP NAMED AS ADVISER TO U.S. ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Earlier this month, 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 to the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The importance of the appointment was explained at The Brad Blog last Monday. The Official Press Release of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission read as follows: U.S. ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION 1225 New York Ave. NW – Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20005 For Immediate Release December...
  • Has anyone this year voted on a Smartmatic/Sequoia voting machine?

    10/29/2008 5:45:22 PM PDT · by mapmaker77 · 8 replies · 308+ views
    Tim Golden, NYT, 29OCT'06 | 29OCT'08 | mapmaker77
    I finally found the article that I was looking for regarding a Venezuelan software firm with no experience in elections being involved in the last election fiasco in Venezuela. I suppose it was only a fiasco if you voted against Hugo Chavez. The point of this article was that two software engineers got a loan from the Venezuelan government and started a voting software company called Smartmatic. This company subsequently bought a US voting machine manufacturer called Sequoia. I don't know how to automatically link to the article above, (Tim Golden,NYT,29OCT06), but it goes into much more detail.
  • Sequoia Voting Systems on Constitutionality of Electronic Voting in New Jersey

    10/17/2008 11:18:03 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 2 replies · 578+ views
    The Earth Times ^ | 10/17/2008 | CO-SEQUOIA-VOTING
    {SNIP} This lawsuit alleges that the voting machines used for years in the majority of New Jersey counties – Sequoia’s AVC Advantages - are inaccurate, insecure, and unreliable – and thus unconstitutional for use in New Jersey. Sequoia categorically denies this allegation and has provided material to the contrary. {SNIP} “Throughout our report response, we show how simple, established, and previously used accuracy and security protections - removed from the Advantages studied in the report published by the plaintiffs - make the items in their report next to impossible,” said Edwin Smith, Vice President of Compliance and Fulfillment for Sequoia...
  • County says it can't audit voting machines (Pennsylvania)

    10/04/2008 3:18:48 PM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies · 578+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Oct 4, 2008 | Karamagi Rujumba
    Allegheny County cannot verify the software in its touch-screen voting machines is what the state certified when it allowed paperless voting machines, county officials say, because the state provides no mechanism for such an audit.
  • "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..."
  • "Planning to E-Vote? Read This First"

    08/19/2008 2:21:20 PM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 8 replies · 194+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 18 August 2008 | Scientific American Technology
    "...E-voting systems have to be completely redesigned with security in mind, McDaniel says. In the short term, this means adding more thorough vote-auditing capabilities so that discrepancies can be investigated. "The elections systems should have the same quality, the same reliability, the same testing and the same certification requirements as financial systems," he says. "If the systems used by banks, which have to report to the SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission], had this level of quality, no one would put their money in the bank."..."
  • 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...
  • "Texas primary result casts doubt on e-voting"

    03/07/2008 4:35:14 PM PST · by lifelong_republican · 30 replies · 954+ views
    CRN ^ | 07 March 2008 | Iain Thomson
    "...The results produced some remarkable anomalies, such as 21 counties showing no Republican voters and three counties showing no Democratic voters..."
  • 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...
  • Weather, voting machine issues dog SC

    01/19/2008 1:46:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 119+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/19/08 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - As many as 90 percent of the electronic voting machines in one coastal South Carolina county did not work when polls opened in Saturday's Republican primary and officials also worried that snow forecast for the northern part of the state could impact voter turnout. Lisa Bourcier, a spokeswoman in Horry County, which is home to Myrtle Beach, said 80 percent of the roughly 400 machines that failed to function were up and running by noon and that technicians were working on the rest. She said officials had heard reports of voters being turned away because of machine...
  • Voting machines malfunction in South Carolina Voting Republican primary

    01/19/2008 11:42:55 AM PST · by CaspersGh0sts · 20 replies · 268+ views
    CNN ^ | January 19, 2008 | Lisa Desjardins
    CONWAY, South Carolina (CNN) – Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign called on supporters in South Carolina Saturday to make sure that their votes are counted, as voting machines in an eastern county malfunctioned on primary day. "We have received reports from Horry County that voters are being turned away from the polls, because electronic voting machines are not working and paper ballots are not available,” Buzz Jacobs, McCain’s South Carolina state director, said in a statement. “Some voters say they are being instructed to return at a later time. We are disturbed by these reports and hope that this issue...
  • 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...
  • Paul supporters 'freak out' town clerk

    01/13/2008 10:21:43 AM PST · by mnehring · 267 replies · 433+ views
    Jennifer Call's eyes searched the office for nothing in particular. Her arms waved and her fear spilled out. "This is where I grew up," Sutton's town clerk said yesterday. "This is my hometown, this is where my family is, and all of sudden, my name is being splashed across the internet as this horrible person. And the frightening part is, I don't know these people and they don't know me." Call wants the nationwide army of boisterous Ron Paul supporters, believers in more conspiracy theories than Oliver Stone, to know that she's committed no crime. Not treason, as the dozens...
  • Diebold Voter Fraud Rumors in New Hampshire Primaries

    01/10/2008 9:32:03 PM PST · by sionnsar · 54 replies · 296+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 1/10/2009 | CmdrTaco
    Westech writes "Multiple indications of vote fraud are beginning to pop up regarding the New Hampshire primary elections. Roughly 80% of New Hampshire precincts use Diebold machines, while the remaining 20% are hand counted. A Black Box Voting contributor has compiled a chart of results from hand counted precincts vs. results from machine counted precincts. In machine counted precincts, Clinton beat Obama by almost 5%. In hand counted precincts, Obama beat Clinton by over 4%, which closely matches the scientific polls that were conducted leading up to the election. Another issue is the Republican results from Sutton precinct. The final...
  • 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 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%...
  • Colorado Bans Most Electronic Voting Machines

    12/18/2007 5:11:50 PM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 29 replies · 154+ views
    CBS News ^ | Dec. 18, 2007 | Associated Press
    Colorado's top election official decertified electronic voting machines used in many of the state's largest counties Monday, calling into question equipment used in past elections in a move he said could have national implications. Electronic voting machines used in Denver, Arapahoe, Pueblo, Mesa and Elbert counties cannot be used in the next election because of problems with accuracy or security, Secretary of State Mike Coffman said. A number of electronic scanners used to count ballots were also decertified, including a type used by Boulder County as well as more than three dozen small to mid-size counties around the state. His...
  • Ohio Finds All E-Voting Machines In The State Had Serious Flaws

    12/17/2007 10:53:25 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 57 replies · 142+ views
    Techdirt ^ | 17 December 2007 | Mike Masnick
    Earlier this year, California found all sorts of problems with e-voting machines used in the state. Now, Ohio, home to some of the more controversial stories surrounding presidential elections, has also found serious flaws in every e-voting machine used in the state. It's the usual stuff that has been pointed out for years: it was easy to pick locks on the machines, introduce fake votes, and load up dangerous unauthorized software onto the machines. Not much new there -- just another confirmation. What's much more interesting is the reaction of the firms involved. First up is "Premier Election Solution," who...
  • California's testing cracks ES&S evoting system wide open

    12/06/2007 6:13:34 AM PST · by antiRepublicrat · 24 replies · 35+ views
    Ars Technica ^ | December 05, 2007 | Ryan Paul
    Earlier this year, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen established strict new standards for electronic voting machines, requiring independent code audits, Red Team security testing, and support for paper records. The Red Team testing process primarily involves subjecting the machines to review by security experts who attempt to hack the software and bypass the physical security mechanisms. Recent Red Team tests of ES&S voting machines have uncovered serious security flaws. Previous Red Team tests commissioned by the state of California revealed significant vulnerabilities in devices sold by Diebold and Sequoia. At the time, ES&S declined to participate in the testing,...
  • •Harris County's adjusted votes stir security worry

    11/14/2007 8:26:37 AM PST · by Dubya · 3 replies · 122+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 14, 2007 | ALAN BERNSTEIN
    Election fixes stir worries on ballot security Some fearful computer codes are vulnerable Johnnie German admitted he was nervous as he used high-security codes to tap into the Harris County elections computer system last week and change some of the results manually. The system was in good hands as the votes were counted from the sprawling Nov. 6 contests. German is the county's respected administrator of elections, and there were witnesses present as he corrected the vote totals on a sales tax referendum for a fire/ambulance district in the Cypress-Fairbanks area of northwest Harris County. But German's late-night deed, said...
  • 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...
  • “DAN RATHER REPORTS” to Present Conclusive Evidence of Voting Machine Failures

    08/12/2007 5:43:05 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 29 replies · 1,017+ views
    HDNet ^ | August 12, 2007 | HDNet
    What: This Tuesday, DAN RATHER REPORTS presents conclusive evidence of the failure of touch screen voting machines across the country. The episode, “The Trouble with Touch Screens”, is an entire hour devoted to new information on this story. From scientists involved in testing the equipment, to manufacturers in third world countries who shipped these defective voting machines to the United States DAN RATHER REPORTS will present new information showing that these defective machines may have altered the outcome of multiple elections. A screener clip from this controversial episode is now available at the following link: Dan Rather Reports “The...
  • Ames Straw Poll Gets Legal Challenge-Ron Paul Supporters Question Voting Machines

    08/10/2007 12:13:13 PM PDT · by SJackson · 193 replies · 2,126+ views
    WLWT ^ | 8-10-07
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- This weekend's Republican straw poll is being challenged by a national group that is threatening legal action over the voting machines that the Republican Party of Iowa is using. A supporter of candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who is not connected to the campaign, made the legal threat, Des Moines television station KCCI reported. The Iowa GOP said the straw poll is fraud-proof. At a Creston restaurant, Paul greeted people Wednesday and hoped some of them would vote for him at the Ames straw poll. "It's pretty important and if we do well, we'll certainly send...
  • Editorial: Bowen's decision opens way for electoral chaos

    08/07/2007 8:05:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 349+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/7/7 | Editor
    Late Friday, in an atmosphere of total chaos -- with a midnight deadline looming, county election officials waiting anxiously by their phones, and videographers and reporters clamoring outside — Secretary of State Debra Bowen moved to decertify electronic voting machines used by 9 million voters. The decision to decertify leaves county voting officials scrambling once again. They must either find replacement voting equipment that will satisfy the state elections chief before the Feb. 5 presidential primary or upgrade security in systems they do have. The new systems and/or new security measures required must be acquired, tested, installed and workers trained...
  • California Restricts Voting Machines

    08/05/2007 1:05:31 PM PDT · by amchugh · 15 replies · 439+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 5, 2007 | CHRISTOPHER DREW
    California’s top election official on Friday decertified three voting systems widely used in the state but said she would let counties use the machines in February’s presidential primary if extra security precautions were taken. The official, Debra Bowen, the secretary of state, said she made the decision in response to studies showing that the machines could be hacked.
  • 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...
  • "Researchers expose flaws in California voting machines"

    08/02/2007 3:45:59 AM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 58 replies · 741+ views ^ | 01 August 2007 | Alex Blonski
    "...the team was able to bypass security in every machine they tested..."
  • "Voting machines still questionable"

    08/02/2007 3:54:46 AM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 28 replies · 376+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | 01 August 2007 | (AP) Tallahassee Florida
    "...Florida’s optical scan voting machines are still flawed, despite efforts to fix them, and they could allow poll workers to tamper with the election results..."
  • 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...
  • California: All Vote Machines Tested Are Hackable

    07/29/2007 12:04:19 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 569+ views
    California: All Vote Machines Tested Are Hackable (CBS) SACRAMENTO, Calif. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen released the first part of her review of the state's voting systems Friday, seven days before she must decide whether to decertify any of the systems for the presidential primary It found that computer experts were able to breach all the systems they studied and change the machines' results. But the experts did that under artificial conditions, with unimpeded access to the equipment, a situation that ordinarily would not occur. Matt Bishop, a computer scientist at the University of California, Davis, who led the...
  • Voting System Deadline Missed (InkAVote Machines: California)

    07/09/2007 7:28:19 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 7 replies · 359+ views
    The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | July 9, 2007 | Harrison Sheppard
    SACRAMENTO - California's secretary of state is considering decertifying an "essential" new part of Los Angeles County's voting system because a vendor missed a deadline to provide key information about it. Decertification would be a blow to the county, leaving it struggling to comply with federal regulations for the state's first February presidential primary. Secretary of State Debra Bowen said the action comes as her office reviews voting systems statewide, and the vendor repeatedly refused to provide the source code for software used in Los Angeles County's InkaVote Plus system. Bowen spokeswoman Nicole Winger said decertification "is in the range...
  • "Electronic voting machines dumped"

    04/11/2007 6:07:38 AM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 4 replies · 610+ views
    The Sun Herald ^ | 10 April 2007 | Ryan LaFontaine
    "HARRISON COUNTY --The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to revert back to the old paper ballot voting methods here, dumping the new electronic voting machines after just a few elections. "We've had a lot of problems with the machines... the costs, I was real concerned about the problems we had last time and it was going to cost us a lot," said Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker, who recommended scrapping the high-tech machines after problems during the November elections. Dozens of Mississippi counties reported problems with the new machines. Poll workers had trouble getting the machines to work....
  • CA: E-voting critic tapped as deputy secretary of state

    01/09/2007 2:38:37 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 164+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 01/08/2007 | Ian Hoffman
    A Berkeley lawyer who has fought electronic voting in California and a half-dozen other states has been tapped by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen as her deputy in charge of voting machinery. Lowell Finley, co-founder and co-director of the election-integrity group Voter Action, has pulled out of lawsuits against elections officials in California, Florida, Ohio and other states in order to accept a post of deputy secretary of state. Bowen, who was sworn in Monday, still is figuring out the management structure for the office, but she expects Finley to have a lead role in her promised "top-to-bottom review"...
  • Judge rules against Jennings, Democrats to seat Buchanan (13th Dist. FL)

    12/29/2006 2:20:53 PM PST · by JulieRNR21 · 145 replies · 7,022+ views
    The Bradenton Herald ^ | 12-29-06 | DAVID ROYSE
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A judge ruled Friday that congressional aspirant Christine Jennings has no right to examine the programming source code that runs the electronic voting machines at the center of a disputed Southwest Florida congressional race. Circuit Judge William Gary ruled that Jennings' arguments about the possibility of lost votes were "conjecture," and didn't warrant overriding the trade secrets of the voting machine company. Democrats in Congress meanwhile, said they'd allow Republican Vern Buchanan to take the seat next Thursday, but with a warning that the inquiry wasn't over and that his hold on it could be temporary. The...
  • "Report: Electronic voting machines can’t be secured"

    12/02/2006 3:06:34 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 52 replies · 775+ views
    The Canton Repository ^ | 2 December 2006 | Associated Press
    "WASHINGTON Paperless electronic voting machines in widespread use across the country may be vulnerable to errors or sabotage and cannot be made secure, a draft report by a federal agency said. The report by researchers at the influential National Institute of Standards and Technology said the paperless voting machines - essentially notebook computers programmed to display ballot images and record voter choices - "in practical terms cannot be made secure." "Many people, especially in the computer engineering and security community, assert that the (voting machines) are vulnerable to undetectable errors as well as malicious software attacks," the report said..."