20 FACTS ABOUT U.S. VOTING

Subject: 20 Facts about US Voting

20 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA
by Angry Girl Nightweed.com

4. The chairman and CEO of Diebold is a major Bush campaign organizer and donor who wrote in 2003 that he was “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/28/sunday/main632436.shtml <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/28/sunday/main632436.shtml> http://www.wishtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1647886 <http://www.wishtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1647886>

9. Diebold’s new touch screen voting machines have no paper trail of any votes. In other words, there is no way to verify that the data coming out of the machine is the same as what was legitimately put in by voters.
http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0225-05.htm <http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0225-05.htm> http://www.itworld.com/Tech/2987/041020evotestates/pfindex.html <http://www.itworld.com/Tech/2987/041020evotestates/pfindex.html>

10. Diebold also makes ATMs, checkout scanners, and ticket machines, all of which log each transaction and can generate a paper trail.
http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0225-05.htm <http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0225-05.htm> http://www.diebold.com/solutions/default.htm <http://www.diebold.com/solutions/default.htm>

12. Diebold employed 5 convicted felons as consultants and developers to help write the central compiler computer code that counted 50% of the votes in 30 states.
http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,61640,00.html <http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,61640,00.html> http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/301469.shtml <http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/301469.shtml>

13. Jeff Dean was Senior Vice-President of Global Election Systems when it was bought by Diebold. Even though he had been convicted of 23 counts of felony theft in the first degree, Jeff Dean was retained as a consultant by Diebold and was largely responsible for programming the optical scanning software now used in most of the United States.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00191.htm <http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00191.htm> http://www.chuckherrin.com/HackthevoteFAQ.htm#how <http://www.chuckherrin.com/HackthevoteFAQ.htm#how> http://www.blackboxvoting.org/bbv_chapter-8.pdf <http://www.blackboxvoting.org/bbv_chapter-8.pdf>

14. Diebold consultant Jeff Dean was convicted of planting back doors in his software and using a “high degree of sophistication” to evade detection over a period of 2 years.
http://www.chuckherrin.com/HackthevoteFAQ.htm#how <http://www.chuckherrin.com/HackthevoteFAQ.htm#how> http://www.blackboxvoting.org/bbv_chapter-8.pdf <http://www.blackboxvoting.org/bbv_chapter-8.pdf>

16. California banned the use of Diebold machines because the security was so bad. Despite Diebold’s claims that the audit logs could not be hacked, a chimpanzee was able to do it! (See the movie here:

17. 30% of all U.S. votes are carried out on unverifiable touch screen voting machines with no paper trail.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/28/sunday/main632436.shtml <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/28/sunday/main632436.shtml>

20. Serious voting anomalies in Florida — again always favoring Bush — have been mathematically demonstrated and experts are recommending further investigation.
http://www.yuricareport.com/ElectionAftermath04/ThreeResearchStudiesBushIsOut.htm <http://www.yuricareport.com/ElectionAftermath04/ThreeResearchStudiesBushIsOut.htm> http://www.computerworld.com/governmenttopics/government/policy/story/0,10801,97614,00.html <http://www.computerworld.com/governmenttopics/government/policy/story/0,10801,97614,00.html> http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/tens_of_thousands.html <http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/tens_of_thousands.html> http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/1106-30.htm <http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/1106-30.htm> http://www.consortiumnews.com/2004/110904.html <http://www.consortiumnews.com/2004/110904.html>
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