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  • Scott Adams exposes George Soros

    05/01/2016 4:28:53 AM PDT · by chopperman · 18 replies
    See link.
  • I hope what Reince Priebus said about Donald Trump isn't true

    04/19/2016 5:03:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Veteran DJ Lewis in Wisconsin claims he was 5 feet away from RNC chairman Reince Priebus when he overheard that the GOP's voting machine had been purposely rigged to keep Donald Trump under 50 percent. Lewis said he recorded the chairman's conversation, but the mainstream media is refusing to run the story. "Already have tried 8 different places. I even taped his conversation and they tell me that is illegal," wrote Lewis. Lewis said he warned others that the voting machines in Wisconsin would be rigged.
  • Proven voting fraud! Gov't programmer testifies voting machines are rigging elections

    04/06/2016 2:35:43 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 20, 2011 | Manifest Liberty
    Rep. Tom Feeney (Fmr. Speaker of The House in Florida) employed this man from Oviedo, FL to rig elections and flip them 51% to 49%. Exit polling data was proven to be significantly different than the published results. Rep. Feeney was also the lobbyist for Yang Enterprises, the company who delivered the program.
  • Computer Programmer Testifies Under Oath He Coded Computers to Rig Elections VIDEO

    03/08/2016 7:13:15 PM PST · by · 59 replies
    activist post ^ | March 7, 2016 | Matt Agorist
    "It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." – Joseph Stalin (allegedly) One thing in US history is consistent throughout every single election cycle — allegations of voter fraud. These allegations, however, are not the ramblings of a kook with tinfoil wrapped around his head, they are substantiated and reach as high as the Supreme Court. Don't believe it? Ask Al Gore and George W. Bush. If you think that the ruling class would leave it up to the voters to...
  • Legacy voting machines ripe for tampering, breakdowns

    01/14/2016 9:35:48 AM PST · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    GCN ^ | 12/22/2015 | Derek Major
    As America preps for the next presidential election, its voting machines are in need of a serious update. Almost every state is using electronic touchscreen and optical-scan voting machines that are at least 10 years old, according a recent Wired article, with Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Texas and Virginia are all using voting machines that are at least 15 years old. When these machines were introduced, dial-up Internet was used by most of the country, and the voting technology was equally primitive. . . . Microsoft is using its cloud technology and tablets in the election process. In the...
  • The big 2016 danger may be electronic voting machines: Out of date and almost out of time

    09/17/2015 11:42:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We have less than five months before the primary voting begins and, perhaps more to the point, less than 14 until the general election. The clock is ticking for the candidates, of course, but it’s also counting down for the infrastructure which will handle the tedious chore of counting all the votes. In many states, election officials are taking a very worried look at the no longer newfangled electronic voting machines which were put in place after the hanging chad debacle of the 2000 election and finding them unready for the task. (Politico) When Americans head to the polls...
  • Virginia Voting Machines

    11/04/2014 8:35:02 AM PST · by fruser1 · 61 replies
    Self | 11/4/2014 | Self
    Just voted in Fairfax county. Machine takes ballot and simply indicates that I voted. It doesn't provide any indication of how it actually scanned my ballot so as far as I know, I could've just voted for Dr.Doolittle. Sounds like good potential for electronic voting fraud here.
  • Ten voting machines taken out of service in Anne Arundel County (15 found switching GOP to Dem)

    11/04/2014 2:38:34 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 45 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Nov 4, 2014 | Staff Writers ElectionsLarry Hogan
    As voters across the state report voting machine irregularities this Election Day, ten machines have been taken out of service in Anne Arundel County. A handful of voters who contacted The Capital Tuesday said their votes were flipped from Republican candidates to Democrats. Another voter said his vote on a ballot question was switched. Donna Duncan, Maryland Board of Elections assistant deputy for election policy, said 34 reports of faulty voting machines had been filed statewide by early afternoon. Fifteen machines were taken out of service across the state, including the 10 in Anne Arundel County as of 4:40 p.m.
  • States abandoning electronic voting machines “in droves”

    11/03/2014 9:06:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/3/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Assuming this turns out to be true, it could be very good news on the voting integrity front. The Hill is reporting – thought without much specificity – that states are ditching their electronic voting machines in droves. With many electronic voting machines more than a decade old, and states lacking the funding to repair or replace them, officials have opted to return to the pencil-and-paper voting that the new technology was supposed to replace.Nearly 70 percent of voters will be casting ballots by hand on Tuesday, according to Pamela Smith, president of election watchdog Verified Voting.“Paper, even though...
  • AGAIN: Voting Machines Swap Votes For Republicans to Votes for Democrats ( Illinois, Maryland .. )

    10/31/2014 11:48:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 29, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In the past week we've see votes cast on machines in Illinois' Cook County and in Maryland switch from Republican to Democrat due to "calibration errors." has done phenomenal work in documenting changed votes. Now, a new report from The Weekly Standard shows that votes cast in Illinois for Republicans are being changed yet again in favor of Democrats. ... So what do we do about this? If machines in different states repeatedly changed votes from Democrat to Republican, Eric Holder would have launched a federal investigation under suspicions of fraud and I doubt "calibration error" would be accepted...
  • Voting Machines in Maryland Change Votes For Republicans to Votes For Democrats (First IL, now MD)

    10/28/2014 10:55:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 99 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 28, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week a voting machine in Cook County, Illinois switched votes for Republicans to votes for Democrats. Election officials blamed a "calibration error" for the change. Now, the same thing is happening in Maryland and again officials are citing a "calibration error." More from 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...
  • Machines flip GOP votes to Democrats in Maryland

    10/26/2014 11:48:52 AM PDT · by RedMDer · 131 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 25, 2014 | 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,” reported Donna Hamilton. “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 Thursday. Two other Maryland voters reported the same problem...
  • In Chicago, a Voting Machine Was Pre-Wired… to Vote for DEMOCRATS ONLY! (Must Read)

    10/25/2014 10:28:21 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 20/23/2014 | Editor
    Any student of American politics is familiar with just how corrupt politics are in Chicago, Illinois. It is widely believed, for example, that without the mafia’s influence in the area, John F. Kennedy would have never been elected President. But today, voter fraud has to be done on a high-tech, digital level. Because computers can be reprogrammed, learning about a machine that REQUIRES you to vote for Democrats is chilling. Below is Republican State House candidate Jim Moynihan’s description of what it was like trying to vote for himself in early elections… Only to see the final vote be placed...
  • In Illinois, Vote Fraud Called 'Calibration Error'

    10/23/2014 9:52:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 54 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Voter Fraud: As early voting begins in the Land of Lincoln, President Obama casts his ballot and a Republican state senator voting for himself finds that his ballot was counted for his opponent. Eric Holder, call your office. The day after resigning as attorney General, Eric Holder told the Congressional Black Caucus that the voter ID laws he and his Justice Department opposed were answers to a problem that "doesn't exist." Yet when President Obama left the golf course Monday to vote early in his home state of Illinois, he was asked to present his ID before casting his ballot....
  • Shocker: Voting machines changing votes from GOP to Dem...

    10/22/2014 11:41:28 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 32 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Every election cycle I see this story and it's always...ALWAYS...accidental votes for Democrats.From Fox News Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library.“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote...
  • Wisconsin Elections Board Hardens Security of Voting Equipment

    11/10/2013 3:56:09 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 11-9-13 | Jared McHenry
    MADISON – The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) reaffirmed their approval of voting technology from their August meeting. During Tuesday’s meeting, the GAB upheld their requirement that all election systems be hardened, or solely designated for voting and tabulation. Brown County Clerk Sandy Juno requested to allow counties to use existing equipment. She cited budget concerns over purchasing equipment solely for the purpose of election day practices saying such equipment purchases would cost her county a minimum of $15,000. Because Brown County’s voting equipment creates a paper trail, Juno believes that there is enough ability to verify the accuracy of...
  • 'Dozens' of Colorado Romney Voters Claim Machines Changed Votes to Obama

    11/03/2012 6:42:02 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 52 replies ^ | 3 Nov 2012, | Tony Lee
    Dozens of voters in Pueblo County, Colorado have claimed electronic voting machines have changed their votes for Mitt Romney to votes for President Barack Obama. The Pueblo County Republican Party has asked the Colorado Secretary of State's office to investigate the matter. A voter told KRDO Newschannel 13 that a checkmark appeared next to Obama's name after she cast her vote for Romney. "I wonder where my vote really counted," she stated. Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder Gilbert Ortiz admitted he was aware of "fewer than ten instances" of votes being switched and conceded such errors have occurred since the...
  • Who elected Obama?

    12/06/2012 10:40:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/06/2012 | Paul Murphy
    Many Republicans seem ready to agree to Obama's demands for tax increases -- after all, elections have consequences, and he won, right? Maybe, but before agreeing to anything, the GOP should probably look a little more carefully at just who elected Obama. Dr. Robert Vanderbei, a professor of Operations Research at Princeton, developed the visualization shown above by combining Democrat blue with GOP red according to popular vote proportions taken at the county level and printing the result as a 3D map in which apparent vertical height is a stand-in for the number of voters counted.Nationally, Obama won the popular...
  • How to Prove Voting Machine Fraud

    11/14/2012 1:15:32 PM PST · by rightjb · 27 replies ^ | 11-14-12 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    There is an enormity of evidence that voting machines across the country did not accurately record votes albeit from poll clerks, poll watchers or actual voters.  A common cry heard from those wanting to simply accept these results is “you’ll never be able to prove it.” Au contraire, mon frere. Continued at: How to Prove Voting Machine Fraud
  • Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting Machines [Video]

    11/13/2012 8:31:04 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 18 replies
    The Right Planet ^ | 11-08-12 | Sard
    Clinton Eugene Curtis testified under oath, before the Ohio State legislature, that he wrote a program to rig elections. This program would flip the total vote from the real winner to the candidate who had been pre-selected to win by the electronic vote counting machines….
  • Lawsuit filed in Ohio over software updates to vote tabulation machines

    11/05/2012 9:47:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Computer World ^ | November 5, 2012 04:55 PM ET | Jaikumar Vijayan
    The co-chairman of the Ohio Green Party and editor of, Bob Fitrakis, on Monday filed a federal lawsuit over software that was allegedly installed on central vote tabulation machines in 39 Ohio counties without being tested or certified for use, as required by state law. … The lawsuit comes days after published a report claiming that Husted had done an "end run" around Ohio law by installing the software on the vote tabulators in the weeks leading up to to the election. According to the report, the software was installed on machines that will be used to count...
  • COMMENTARY: WI’s ticking elections time bomb?

    05/05/2012 9:58:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-4-12 | Kevin Binversie
    In a powerful piece of investigative journalism, my Wisconsin Reporter colleague Kirsten Adsheadpointed out the very real possibility that there’s a land mine in Wisconsin’s election future. Adshead’s profile of computer software tester John Washburn revealed that the Government Accountability Board, Wisconsin’s election oversight agency, does not require municipalities to recertify their election machines when they update aging technology. That makes the state’s election system vulnerable to breakdown. With the state politically polarized, any election abnormality quickly could metastasize, producing legal challenges and counter-challenges like those that trashed the presidential election of 2000. Nothing better exemplifies the potential for meltdown...
  • U.S. GOV investigation finds Cuyahoga's election machines are flawed(heavy dem/swing county OH)

    12/23/2011 1:32:26 PM PST · by EBH · 13 replies
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Scanners Cuyahoga County has used to tally election results since 2008 are defective, missing some votes, freezing up inexplicably and failing to log problems, according to a federal government agency. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission released its findings this week, after a 20-month investigation spurred by an April 2010 Plain Dealer story. The paper reported a tenth of the machines arbitrarily powered down and locked up, failing certification tests required by federal law. The manufacturer, Omaha-Neb.-based Elections Systems & Software Inc., tried to fix the problems this year, but the upgrade actually created more problems, according to...
  • Researchers Hack Voting Machine for $26

    09/30/2011 11:46:31 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/30/11 | Matt Liebowitz
    Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed a hack that, for about $26 and an 8th-grade science education, can remotely manipulate the electronic voting machines used by millions of voters all across the U.S.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Vote Fraud Woes Already Mar Mid-Term Elections

    11/01/2010 8:25:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 1, 2010 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — November 2 is not here yet, but polling problems have begun. From possibly malfunctioning ballot gear to potential fraud, the 2010 mid-term vote is marred even before Election Day has dawned. •Like jurors who deliberate before a trial concludes, some Nevadans who have tried voting early for Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle instead have seen Democrat Harry Reid’s name appear on their electronic voting machines. Some voters have complained about this apparent glitch, but how many others unwittingly have miscast their ballots? Intriguingly, these machines are maintained in Las Vegas by members of the Service Employees International...
  • URGENT: Videotape your voting if using touch screen machines!

    10/26/2010 5:08:26 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 56 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | 10/26/10 | Hillbuzz
    Listen, it usually never occurs to me to even check if my phone is charged because I very rarely, if ever, talk to anyone on the phone. My life is entirely lived via the computer and email. I only rarely text. If I knock out more than two HB posts on the phone, I drain the battery. So there are many things in life I miss capturing on film because I just don’t have a charged-up recording device on my person. I’ve yet to find a remedy to this, but since I live in Chicago and am surrounded by so...
  • Arson not ruled out in voting device fire

    09/17/2010 4:39:54 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 17, 2010 | MIKE GLENN
    A pre-dawn fire that destroyed nearly all of Harris County's voting machines last month likely erupted in a rear section of the north Houston warehouse that was used as a classroom and storage area, authorities said on Wednesday. Houston Fire Department arson dogs didn't find any accelerants, such as gasoline, at the scene of the Aug. 27 blaze at the Harris County Election Technology Center, 606 Canino. "We don't have any reason to believe that ignitable liquids were used," said HFD arson chief Gabe Cortez. Although arson investigators haven't ruled out the fire being intentionally set, Cortez acknowledged that most...
  • Warehouse Fire Destroyed Houston Ballot Machines, Raising the Possibility of Voter Fraud

    09/09/2010 6:38:50 AM PDT · by Marcus · 20 replies
    Associated Content ^ | September 8th, 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    Pajama Media's Bryan Preston is reporting that there are fears that a campaign of voter fraud, coupled with the lost of ten thousand voting machines in a warehouse fire, may be threatening the integrity of the 2010 elections in Houston.
  • Warehouse blaze still a mystery (Voting Machines Destroyed)

    08/29/2010 5:06:23 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 29, 2010 | PAIGE HEWITT
    Officials still investigating cause of fire that destroyed voting devices A day after a fire destroyed virtually all of Harris County's electronic voting gear, officials were still determining the cause of the warehouse blaze and furiously exploring ways to accommodate voters come early November. Houston's fire marshal's office hasn't made a ruling on whether Friday's early-morning fire was accidental or deliberately set, said Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman, who hopes to hear something on the cause early this week. "It would break my heart to think someone would do something like this to the election process," she said, adding that...
  • Campaigns say blaze won't alter their strategy

    08/28/2010 2:30:50 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 4 replies
    AUSTIN BUREAU / Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 27, 2010 | GARY SCHARRER
    Perry, White trust Harris election officials, voters AUSTIN ­— State election officials said they will make sure Harris County gets enough voting machine replacements to pull off a smooth election, and neither major gubernatorial campaign plans major changes after a Friday morning fire consumed all of the county's 10,000 voting machines. Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade spoke with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and other county officials on Friday, pledging to provide whatever necessary help once they finish assessing the damage and equipment needs. "There is some time," Andrade spokesman Randall Dillard said. "It's not a good time, but...
  • Sour Pixels

    06/14/2010 4:00:15 AM PDT · by Scanian · 27 replies · 1,069+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 13, 2010 | Rosslyn Smith
    South Carolina Democrat Vic Rawl has lined up hired independent experts and is calling for an official investigation of his stunning loss to unknown Alvin Greene in the U.S. Senate primary last week. There is a tendency to treat all post-election complaints by the losers as so many sour grapes. The site TechDirt, however, suggests an alternative and very scary explanation as to how Alvin Greene upset Vic Rawl that needs to be taken seriously. It starts with a basic question most political writers prefer to ignore. Does South Carolina use electronic voting machines? Not only does it turn out...
  • 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...
  • Electronic-voting systems under scrutiny

    03/27/2009 1:46:15 PM PDT · by cartan · 3 replies · 301+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 2009-03-25 | Greg Gordon
    WASHINGTON—The CIA, which has been monitoring foreign countries’ use of electronic-voting systems, has reported apparent vote-rigging schemes in Venezuela, Macedonia and Ukraine and a raft of concerns about the machines’ vulnerability to tampering. Appearing last month before a U.S. Election Assistance Commission field hearing in Orlando, Fla., a CIA cybersecurity expert suggested that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and his allies fixed a 2004 election recount, an assertion that could further roil U.S. relations with the Latin leader. In a presentation that could provide disturbing lessons for the United States, where electronic voting is becoming universal, Steve Stigall summarized what he...
  • Why is Hugo Chávez Involved With U.S. Voting Machines?

    10/09/2008 1:46:49 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 28 replies · 931+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 28, 2006 | Richard Brand
    The greater threat to our nation's security comes not from Dubai and its pro-Western government, but from Venezuela, where software engineers with links to the leftist, anti-American regime of Hugo Chávez are programming electronic voting machines that will soon power U.S. elections. Congress spent two weeks overreacting to news that Dubai Ports World would operate several American ports, including Miami's, but a better target for their hysteria would be the acquisition by Smartmatic International of California-based Sequoia Voting Systems, whose machines serve millions of U.S. voters. That Smartmatic -- which has been accused by Venezuela's opposition of helping Chávez rig...
  • "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..."
  • 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...
  • Microsoft Muscles the NYS Legislature (Software giant moves to weaken NY Election law)

    06/17/2007 10:46:20 PM PDT · by dayglored · 29 replies · 775+ views
    Bo Lipari's Weblog ^ | June 16, 2007 | Bo Lipari
    (Bo Lipari is the Executive Director of New Yorkers for Verified Voting, Microsoft, the 800 pound gorilla of software development has moved forcefully into New York State, supported by voting machine vendors using Microsoft Windows in their touch screen voting machines and other systems. Over the last two months Microsoft and a cadre of high paid lobbyists have been working a full-court press in Albany in an attempt to bring about a serious weakening of New York State election law. This back door effort by private corporations to weaken public protections is about to bear fruit. On Thursday, June...
  • "Gov. Crist to recommend ditching touch-screen machines"

    01/31/2007 2:18:31 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 37 replies · 731+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | 30 January 2007 | Anthony Man
    "...Gov. Charlie Crist is preparing to recommend that the controversial touch-screen voting machines used in Broward, Palm Beach and 13 other Florida counties be scrapped and replaced with optical scanners that would count paper ballots..."
  • Computer Voting Machines

    11/08/2006 10:46:19 PM PST · by Francis · 29 replies · 622+ views
    110806 | Francis
    Computer Voting Machines November 8, 2006 How can a citizen verify that there vote was counted on a computerized voting machine, when the voter receives no receipt? If the vote was challenged, how could a recount be verified?
  • E-voting worries again surface before elections (Venezuelans to buy company)

    11/07/2006 10:55:12 AM PST · by FourPeas · 2 replies · 326+ views
    Security Focus ^ | 2006-10-31 | Robert Lemos
    Security experts continue to raise concerns over the auditability and trustworthiness of electronic voting machines, but their efforts are hurting U.S. election more than helping, Paul DeGregorio, chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), argued in a op-ed piece. The column states the commission's position that the U.S. election system is sound and well guarded by the efforts of poll workers and election administrators. Security researchers, however, have argued that electronic voting systems--specifically the touchscreen systems that will be used by nearly four of every ten voters in the midterm election--have significant vulnerabilities, cannot be meaningfully audited and...
  • U.S. voting-machine shocker:Does Hugo Chavez own 'em? [recycling 2006 post due to recent mention in

    10/29/2006 4:20:53 AM PST · by Man50D · 80 replies · 5,894+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 28, 2006
    WASHINGTON – Just 10 days before Americans vote in midterm congressional elections that could result in a historic shift of power, the federal government is investigating whether anti-American Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez may control the company that operates electronic voting machines in 17 states. Many questions have been raised about the reliability of the new machines, which leave no paper trails for the purposes of recounts. But now federal officials are investigating whether Smartmatic, owner of Sequoia Voting Systems, is secretly controlled by the Castroite revolutionary leader of Venezuela who denounced President Bush as Satan in his most recent United...
  • U.S. Investigates Voting Machines’ Venezuela Ties

    10/28/2006 7:04:53 PM PDT · by floridareader1 · 45 replies · 1,747+ views
    The federal government is investigating the takeover last year of a leading American manufacturer of electronic voting systems by a small software company that has been linked to the leftist government of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela. The federal inquiry is focusing on the Venezuelan owners of the software company, the Smartmatic Corporation, and is trying to determine whether the government in Caracas has any control or influence over the firm’s operations, government officials and others familiar with the investigation said. The inquiry on the eve of the midterm elections is being conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in...
  • U.S. digs for vote-machine links to Hugo Chávez

    10/28/2006 3:24:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies · 2,569+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | October 28, 2006 | ALFONSO CHARDY
    Smartmatic's corporate papers, obtained in Curac¸ao by The Miami Herald, reveal a convoluted trail of companies incorporated abroad and operating through dozens of proxy holders -- a structure seemingly designed to cloak the true owners. In the debate about the reliability of electronic voting technology, the South Florida parent company of one of the nation's leading suppliers of touch-screen voting machines is drawing special scrutiny from the U.S. government. Federal officials are investigating whether Smartmatic, owner of Oakland, Calif.-based Sequoia Voting Systems, is secretly controlled by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, according to two people familiar with the probe. In July,...
  • Princeton Prof. Stirs Up E-Voting Controversy [Voting Machine Fraud]

    09/16/2006 9:11:02 PM PDT · by upchuck · 20 replies · 902+ views ^ | 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 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...
  • Why is Hugo Chávez Involved With U.S. Voting Machines?

    03/28/2006 9:32:53 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 57 replies · 1,194+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 28, 2006 | Richard Brand
     The greater threat to our nation's security comes not from Dubai and its pro-Western government, but from Venezuela, where software engineers with links to the leftist, anti-American regime of Hugo Chávez are programming electronic voting machines that will soon power U.S. elections.Congress spent two weeks overreacting to news that Dubai Ports World would operate several American ports, including Miami's, but a better target for their hysteria would be the acquisition by Smartmatic International of California-based Sequoia Voting Systems, whose machines serve millions of U.S. voters. That Smartmatic -- which has been accused by Venezuela's opposition of helping Chávez rig elections...
  • New York Is Sued by U.S. on Delay of Vote System

    03/02/2006 6:19:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 502+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 2, 2006 | MICHAEL COOPER
    ALBANY, March 1 — The Justice Department sued New York State on Wednesday for failing to overhaul its election system and replace its aging voting machines. It is the first lawsuit the federal government has filed to force a state to comply with the voting guidelines enacted by Congress after the 2000 election debacle. The new federal guidelines were designed to prevent the kind of electoral chaos that marred the 2000 presidential election in Florida, and to make casting ballots easier for disabled voters. But New York State's efforts to modernize its election system have fallen far behind the rest...
  • CALIFORNIA: Hacker to try to attack state voting machines

    11/25/2005 12:16:05 AM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies · 762+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/25/5 | John Wildermuth
    A computer hacker will be trying to break into one of California's electronic voting machines next week, with the full cooperation of the secretary of state. Harri Hursti, a computer security expert from Finland, will be trying to demonstrate that voting machines made by Diebold Election Systems are vulnerable to attacks by computer hackers seeking to manipulate the results of an election. "This is part of our security mission,'' said Nghia Nguyen Demovic, a spokeswoman for the secretary of state's office. "We want to make sure that every vote is counted and registered correctly.'' The stakes are high for Diebold,...