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Death Stalks America's Democracy
"The concept is clear, simple, and it works. Computerized voting gives the power of selection, without fear of discovery, to whomever controls the computer"
"Hand counting is the gold standard against which we check machine counting efficiency."
"Those who cast the votes decide nothing; those who count the votes decide everything."
Vote of No Confidence: Everything you need to know about stealing elections
My Husband has a patent on popular voting machine
A Touch Better
The elephant in the room is vote theft on a massive scale
It is now effectively illegal for citizens in 49 states to count their own votes on election day.
The Greatest Cover-Up Of All: Vote Fraud In America
C alTech and M.I.T. Computer Experts -- Hacking the Machines
Why One Tech Maven Fears Computer Voting
Voices Events with Tom Webber and Rebecca Mercuri
Right-wing, radical political activists financed USA's largest voting machine company.
Voting Machines - A High Tech Ambush
Diebold - The Face Of Modern Ballot Tampering
Who are Diebold?
When it Comes to Elections in America: Assume Crooks are in Control
31 Election Mistakes (So far)
Computer Vote Counts are Unverifiable
Testimony of a Computer Expert:
Why we need to know who owns voting machine companies
Republican Controlled Voting Machines Hand Suprise Victories to... Guess which party?
Voter News Service sitting on Election Day data
Vote Fraud in America
The Real Scandal Is the Voting Machines Themselves
Rage Against the Machine
Voting Machine Companies owned by conservative Republican businessmen
Repository for Voter Complaints
Republicans dominate the voting machine business:
Voting Machines - High Tech Ambush
Elections In America - Assume Crooks Are In Control
The Nightmare Scenario Is Here: Computer Voting with No Paper Trail
Alert: Ghost Precincts, Vigilance Needed
Broward vote total off in reporting glitch
Arkansas Republicans went to court to keep votes uncounted
A statewide recount in Alabama's gubernatorial election demanded by Democratic Governor Siegelman gave victory to his Republican challenger:
Problems in Texas with touchscreen voting machinery
Kansas provisional ballots caused problems
South Carolina's voting equipment creates difficulties
Nebraska's election fiasco
New Jersey's tally delayed by computer problems
Massive Polling Fraud in Florida
Michigan ballot shortages and polling problems
San Francisco ballot shortages
Proprietary software makes inspection of electronic voting systems impossible
Republican Manufactured Voting Machines Ivolved in Election Fraud
On Scrapping the Exit Polls
Massive Voter Fraud: An exclusive interview with Greg Palast http://www.buzzflash.com/interviews/2002/11/04_Palast.html
High-tech voting system working fine "Go back to sleep, citizen. Nothing to see here!"
"I'll tell you right now, this election is fixed!"
Controversy Greets Early Voting
Background Stories about ES&S Voting Machines http://pub103.ezboard.com/fsoldiervoicefrm4.showMessage?topicID=12.topic
Chip Glitch hands victory to wrong party. Guess which party?
Great Bartcop article on Voting Machine Fraud, Execs GOP contributions
Fraudulent automated phone messages in Florida
Vote Fraud Texas style
There's only one reason the exit poll has been scrapped.
Voting Problems In Orlando, South Florida
Voting Machines' Maker Blamed
Manufacturers Admit Voting Machines Unreliable
The Nightmare Scenario
Voting into the void
How VNS helped to rig Nov. 5 Election for GOP
Why did VNS bow out the morning of the election?
Voter News Service Meltdown - Washington Post article
Voter News Service (VNS) is a top-secret private consortium owned by ABC News, The Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NBC News. Its current headquarters is in Brooklyn, New York. It's been around (under different names) since 1964. It's the only company whose exit poll results are used by the news media to announce the "projected" winners in races for the president, U.S. House and Senate, state governors, and select races. With the use of computerized vote counters and the news networks exclusive control over polling data in major elections, the gates to election fraud were wide open. Computerized voting machines have now made election fraud as easy as stealing candy from a baby... If VNS is helping to rig elections, why are they doing it? Generally speaking... I believe that the same people who can't rake in enough money, also can't get enough power. The news networks are owned lock, stock, and barrel by the richest corporations and individuals in the world. They certainly have an agenda. Their arrogance and disregard for the little guy is clear. They may think that we're not smart enough to pick the 'right' kind of leaders... right for them, that is. So they might try to do it for us. Voter News Service warrants an investigation. Its operations should be shut down regardless. It's in a perfect position to sabotage the election process. Let the counties count the vote and report it to the states. If it takes a day or two for the states to report the results... so be it. Democracy takes time.
VNS got into a lot of trouble for correctly calling Florida for Gore after exit polls showed him winning by a comfortable margin. After that 'debacle' they were forced to completely re-design their computer hardware and software. They were my client, and ran on a large IBM mainframe with legacy software. They were forced to get off the mainframe and on to a completely different hardware and software platform. Everything had to be built from scratch. Supposedly, they didn't have time to fully test the new environment thoroughly far enough ahead of this election cycle. Therefore, they chose to use this election to test the new environment, but not publicly release the results. Why does VNS think their "Gore wins" Florida 2000 projection was wrong? Bush guaranteed he would win Florida, even after VNS said he lost it. Why is nobody else suspicious?
Why did Voter News Service bow out the morning of the election?
More Magic: winning vote totals uncanny
VNS - CIA link?
Battelle was also under investigation during the search for the anthrax killer
Rothschilds are part owners of voting machines
Think the November 5, 2002 U.S. General Election went smoothly?
Networks to Examine Future of Voter News Service
Following the Anthrax Trail
Zogby International: Whatz New?
Latest Republican Voter Scams Exposed by Broward Poll Worker
Democrat Raised Funds for the GOP
Did God tell them to steal the votes?