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2008

Jul 18: GOP cyber-security expert suggests Diebold tampered with 2002 election rawstory.com/news/2008/

Jan 12: Recounts don't work, it's the first count that matters, Nancy Tobi http://www.scoop.co.nz/


2007

Oct 2: READ! National Clean Elections lawsuit by Bob Schulz. Also see Landes Affidavit

Jul 7: In Violation of Federal Law, Ohio's 2004 Presidential Election Records Are Destroyed or Missing http://www.alternet.org/

May 8: House Administration Committee, chaired by Democrat Robert Brady of Philadelphia, unanimously dismissed Clint Curtis and several other requests for an investigation of his election! SEE: http://www.opednews.com/ & http://www.bradblog.com/

May 7: The French election has been plagued by election fraud – bogus polling data, false exit polls, and electronic voting machine and machine counting irregularities were hallmarks of the first presidential election round. http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk

May 7: Violent protests against the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as president of France ended early Monday after hundreds of people were arrested, hundreds of cars gutted, and hundreds of windows smashed in several cities across France.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/08

April 26, 2007:  ARTICLE & VIDEO! -- Clint Curtis is proving that Citizen Audits are the only way to verify or challenge election results.  He has collected affidavits in several precincts in Florida's 24th Congressional District and discovered that instead of losing by 16%, he actually won by 12-24%.  see: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=4460  UPDATE-- May 8th: House Administration Committee dismissed Clint Curtis and several other requests for an investigation of his election. SEE: http://www.opednews.com/articles & http://www.bradblog.com/?p=4522

Feb 7: Senator Feinstein to hold e-voting hearing.  A brief 4-day notice was given - http://www.yubanet / 9:15 am, Rm 301, Russell Senate Office Bldg., 1st and Constitution Ave, NE 20510

Jan 24: Do new Ohio recount prosecutions indicate unraveling of 2004 election theft cover-up? FreePress

Jan 24: Two election workers in Ohio's most populous county were convicted Wednesday of illegally rigging the 2004 presidential election recount so they could avoid a more thorough review of the votes. AP

Jan 15: Two Florida Congressional Candidates have filed to contest election results  Congress Seats Two Clear “Losers” Scoop


2006

Nov 17: Election results skewed nationwide in favor of Republicans by 4 percent, 3 million votes.

Nov 15: It looks like Clint Curtis will audit his election. Good. The more the merrier.

Nov 15: Brad Blog says many candidates not conceding! Great. DNC considering challenging election results in at least 6 races.

VOTING PROBLEMS ON ELECTION DAY 2006: http://www.votersunite.org
- http://www.votersunite.org
http://www.votetrustusa.org
make sure to check out ---
- http://www.bradblog.com/
- http://election.solarbus.org/

Sep: Cong. Kucinich introduces paper ballot/hand count/no machine bill for 2008 presidential election HB 6200

Aug 24: An Exit Strategy for Electronic Voting by Bruce O'Dell (A good article except Bruce defends the secret ballot, which actually constitutes a double standard - elected officials vote openly and know their vote counts, whereas we vote secretly and have no idea.) 

Aug 23: Zogby Poll - Americans Concerned About Election Transparency and Security

Aug 21: DNC encourages use of Internet voting for Democratic primaries - unbelievable!

Feb 17: Maryland's Republican Governor Issues Blow to Diebold http://www.bradblog.com/

2005

Oct 26: (GAO) report confirms key 2004 stolen election findings

Sep 15: Diebold insider spills... "In exclusive stunning admissions to The BRAD BLOG some 11 months after the 2004 Presidential Election, a "Diebold Insider" is now finally speaking out for the first time about the alarming security flaws within Diebold, Inc's electronic voting systems, software and machinery. The source is acknowledging that the company's "upper management" -- as well as "top government officials" -- were keenly aware of the "undocumented backdoor" in Diebold's main "GEM Central Tabulator" software well prior to the 2004 election. A branch of the Federal Government even posted a security warning on the Internet." http://www.bradblog.com

Aug: Parallel Election in San Diego leads to recount request! http://rawstory.com (Activists should have asked for new elections - paper ballots hand count only...recounts occur after election officials have had days if not weeks to tamper with ballots.) "The Citizens Audit Parallel Election (CAPE) asked voters exiting polls to vote again and sign a log book attesting to the accuracy of their second vote. Sealed parallel election ballots were counted at KGTV's studio with a TV camera crew filming the counting process.Nearly 50 percent of all voters participated in the parallel election, which included five polling places representing 11 precincts. The sample included more conservative than liberal precincts, with participation as high among Republicans as among Democrats. The tandem election results showed what most feel to be startling results. "There is a shift of four percent of the vote, consistently," Joe Prizzi, (engineer and physicist,) reported at a press conference held by CAPE in front of City Hall. Frye received 50.2 percent of the votes cast in the parallel election - enough for an outright victory if those results reflect the outcome citywide. CAPE also found that the official count added approximately 2 percent to each of Frye's two Republican opponents, Jerry Sanders and Steve Francis."

Jun 17:  Sheila Green strikes again! "Concerned voting citizens have petitioned the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to re-examine the Danaher voting system which was associated with election failures in Berks and other counties in the May 2005 primary election."  http://www.prweb.com/ (Sheila and other PA activists already got Unilect de-certified)

Jun 8: Catherine Harris to run for U.S. Senate in Florida http://www.orlandosentinel.com (I wonder which Republican corporation will count the votes?)

Jun 1:  From Bev Harris --OPTICAL SCAN MACHINES HACKED IN FLORIDA: http://www.bbvforums.org

Jun 1: Feds OK paper ballots for Tuesday's city vote  http://www.mysanantonio.com "Vacek, who chose the paper ballot system because that method, at about $350,000, will cost the city roughly half the electronic system's cost."

May 31: "Eternal Vigilance & Protecting Our Elections: Why America Must Say NO! - Right Now -To Electronic Voting, Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3, by Sharona Mere.

May 20: The New Diebold Printers"The printing on the ballot is so small that when the voter looks at the record to verify it, they are looking through a magnifying piece of plastic." Author of this article misses the point in the end.  There is no way to stop machines from creating havoc.

May 7: Row After Columnist's Article On Stolen 2004 Election

Apr 28: Is the NIST Technical Guidelines Development Committee Working for You, the Voter? By John Gideon

Apr 27:  The Baker-Carter Commission failed to even mention the Republican ownership of America's voting technology - This is another complete fraud, courtesy the scions of the Dems and GOP - http://www.american.edu/ia/cfer/

Apr 24: Carter Gets It – But Will His Electoral Commission? by Kevin Zeese and Linda Schade http://www.freepress.org ...Does Carter get it?

Apr 22: Republican Chairman (Soaries) of Voting Reform Panel Resigns or  http://www.bradblog.com

Apr 14: Questions surface regarding legitimacy of Baker-Carter election reform commission -

Apr 12: more on Lehto's lawsuit -- SEATTLE, April 12 — An electronic voting machine maker is battling a voter rights advocate in Washington state who wants to force the company to reveal the machines' software blueprint. 

Apr 8: KING COUNTY, WA --From Attorney Paul Lehto -- "Our lawsuit against the restructuring of our voting system in favor of secret unverifiable voting has been filed in King County Superior Court on Thursday April 7. (My attorney is Randy Gordon of Bellevue, WA)   You can read a brief article about it and download a copy of the lawsuit here:  http://washblog.typepad.com/  ..you can also download the lawsuit at www.votersunite.org." also see: http://www.votersunite.org/

Apr 8: HARRISBURG, PA --  The computerized UniLect voting system, under fire in Mercer County because some of the machines malfunctioned and wiped out votes in November, has been decertified by the state, meaning county election bureaus can no longer use it. 
Also see PR newswire (Three counties affected. Congrats to Sheila Green and Rebecca Mercuri!

Apr 8: AUGUSTA,Maine -- Human hands still count paper ballots in 80 percent of Maine communities on election night. And despite a national movement toward computerized voting machines...  The state will introduce at least one computerized voting machine into each polling place in Maine by 2006 to comply with a federal requirement - WRONG! There is no such requirement. see - ecotalk.org  http://www.mainetoday.com

Mar 20: Teresa Heinz Kerry- Hacking the "Mother Machine"? by Thom Hartmann - Her husband didn't notice this before the election???

Mar 19: Good News! Zimbabwe Supreme Court Denies 3.5 Million Zimbabweans Abroad From Voting

Mar 19: INDIA - Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha and her party, AIADMK, have called for discontinuing EVMs (electronic voting machines) and want a return to the paper ballot system - good!

Mar 19: Justice Dept. files reverse-discrimination suit in Noxubee County - contrary to popular belief, whites can also be discriminated against.

Mar 19: UK- Voting fraud proceedings dropped. Absentee (postal) voting fraud alleged.

Mar 19: Official expresses fears about voting by Mexicans abroad - Mexico just began allowing absentee voting - not a good idea.

Mar 18: Ukraine Says Missiles Smuggled to Iran - Some say that this is payback to the West for engineering Viktor Yushchenko's election win - http://english.aljazeera. Also see - DNC Meddling in the Ukraine Elections

Mar 17: The California Secretary of State's Office announced Wednesday that it will investigate why City Clerk Frank Martinez changed the software on the voting system used in Los Angeles' mayoral primary without state approval

Mar 10: The Iraq elections were a farce. http://www.uruknet.info/?p=10304

On April 8-10, 2005, a Tennessee grassroots organization, Gathering To
Save Our Democracy, will be hosting a national conference in Nashville,
Tennessee focusing on the 2004 election and the need for election
reform.
www.freepress.org/conf.php

Mar 9: NOT TRUE! Midland County TX receives grant to meet election law    "Passed in 2002, HAVA is a federal law that requires all voting precincts to have a minimum of one electronic voting machine by January 2006." HAVA does no such thing! See - http://www.ecotalk.org/VotingMachines-TechnicalIssues&Standards.htm

Mar 1: JohnGideon, VotersUnite
 "Roxanne Jekot sent me evidence that elections officials in Georgia were mis-reporting the undervote as "0"  and instead were reporting the undervotes as "blank votes". If Georgia was doing this then how many other states were mis-representing their undervote totals? I would say that this alone calls the CalTech/MIT
  study into serious question."

Feb 24: Some of Gov. Bush's ideas for election reform are good: permanently ending runoff primaries and making early voting easier - I don't think so!

Feb 23: Mexico's lower house approves voting for Mexicans living abroad - they're taking the wrong direction

Feb 23: Early balloting in two cities light - Good, let's keep it that way!

Feb 22: Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ.), the Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee and thus a Member of the Senate leadership, has issued a paper entitled "Putting an End to Voter Fraud" - He says Congress should examine the extent to which early and absentee voting increases the likelihood of fraudulent votes being cast, but doesn't mention the VOTING MACHINES that Republicans control.

- The final results of Iraq's general elections were due to be announced, two weeks!

Feb 11: Carter ends silence, praises Iraqi voting - He's wrong. It took several days to declare the winners which means meaningful oversight was completely compromised - see above.

Feb 11: Abbas never won a popular mandate

Feb 10: Early voting loses allure for many city elections in Palm Beach County - the article cites costs, but the real issue is lack of effective oversight. you might as well call in you vote for all the security early voting provides.

Feb 10: Saudis begin voting in country’s first nationwide elections - the big question is how were the ballots counted and published - locally in front of observers or at central counting centers?

Feb 10: Voting machinesmust include a verifiable paper trail and audit capability in time for the 2006 elections, according to a bill introduced this week in Congress. Audits are not the same as counting every vote.

Feb 8: NY Att. Gen. Spitzer: Fix voting or lose fed's millions - another Dem who doesn't get it

Feb 7: U.S.-dominated election was staged and orchestrated to legitimize the U.S. invasion and conquest of Iraq

Feb 7: The Irish government intends to push on with its e-voting programme despite criticism over costs and security from a parliamentary committee.

Feb 7: National Association of Secretaries of State, approved a formal resolution that asks Congress to dissolve its oversight organization, the federal Election Assistance Commission, after the 2006 elections

Feb 7: Mosul voting flawed says Iraq poll commission - only 93 of a planned 330 polling centres managed to open

Feb 6: North Carolina - Troxler's campaign rounded up affidavits from more than 1,400 Carteret voters who said they had voted for him

Feb 6: India-The Election Commission ordered the re-vote in Bihar after complaints of large-scale electoral irregularities -including  defects in Electronic Voting Machines

Feb 6: AP - Hundreds of Iraqis protest alleged voting irregularities outside Baghdad's Green Zone

Feb 6: (AINA) -- The Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) issued an official protest to the High Commission for the Elections - widespread irregularities committed by the Kurds

Feb 5: Calif. top election official, Democrat Shelley quits - clears way for Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to appoint a replacement & control the vote process!

Feb 5: One week before the Iraq elections, 110,000 Kurds moved back from Turkey to Kirkuk en masse to vote

Feb 4: Congresswoman Tubbs Jones Joins Rep. Conyers in Introducing Voting Reform Legislation - They still don't get it; they're encouraging early voting!

Feb 4: Prominent Statisticians Refute 'Explanation' of 2004 U.S. Exit Poll Discrepancies in New Edison/Mitofsky Report and Urge Investigation of U.S. Presidential Election Results REPORT

Feb 4: WHO IS BEHIND THE SHAM ELECTIONS IN IRAQ AND USA? By Christopher Bollyn

Feb 3: NY Times - Low Voting Rate Risks Isolation for Sunni Iraqis

Feb 3: Christian Assyrians say they Faced Obstacles in Iraqi Elections in U.S. and Iraq

Feb 3: NY Times editorial defending Ohio recount lawyers,  but the Times got it wrong when they claim that Bush's margin of victory couldn't have been erased.

Feb 3: Newsweek gives David Chaum's crypto solution to voting machine insecurity, big boost - it's just more electronic smoke and mirrors.

Feb 3:  More people may turn to mail voting to avoid ID hassle at poll - there's no security to allowing election officials to baby-sit the ballots.

Feb 2: Democrats  will investigate Ohio vote National party to spend up to $500K

Feb 2: Iraq's $200 Billion Election

Feb 2: Election Déjà Vu Iraq election heartwarming, but haven't we been here before?

Feb 2: Iraqi Sunni Clerics: Election Lacked Legitimacy

Feb 2: Gorbachev Calls Iraqi Elections A Desecration, Voting Violations Rife With Fraud

Feb 2: Complaints about voting problems in Iraq - New York Times

Feb 2: Sunnis complain of obstacles to voting

Feb 1: British MP George Galloway: Elections in Occupied Iraq "Flawed Beyond Redemption"

Feb 1: "Citizens of Where?" Dual citizenship and out-of-country voting - a threat to a nation's sovereignty and voting security.

Feb 1:  What They're Not Telling You About The 'Election' - The Iraq election and oil.

Jan 31: “Response to Edison/Mitofsky Election System 2004 Report”,  new data just released by the exit-pollsters shows that the possibility that the overall vote count was substantially corrupted.

Jan 31: Iraq election roundup - Another 'Wag the Dog" farce.

Jan 31: Sunnis Absent from Iraqi Polling Stations

Jan 31: Iraqi Elections: Media Disinformation on Voter Turnout?

Jan 30: When all the ballots are tallied at the end of the day today, it's likely that turnout in the Iraqi-American community will be in the single digits. - These people shouldn't be voting in an election half a world away, anyway.

Jan 29: UK - Police concerned about widespread voting fraud. Critics say that the increase in postal voting (absentee) is undermining confidence in the electoral system.

Jan 27: Diebold Election Systems has completed design of a paper-based, voter-verifiable printer module that has been submitted for federal system qualification,  But, they will still be a Trojan Horse.  We learned in Ohio that simply denying precincts sufficient machines, resulted in voter suppression.

Jan 27: Why were stickers on ballots in Clermont County, Ohio? Recount volunteers allege ballot tampering & possible vote fraud.

Jan 26: JIM CROW RETURNS TO THE VOTING BOOTH by Greg Palast

Jan 25: Vote machine critic and author, Bev Harris, settles over her whistle-blower suit. 

Jan 25: Duval FL - Vote fraud suspected. It was found that early, absentee and election day voting were all used to cast double votes in 41 cases.

Jan 25: North Carolina - voting problems draw out intense activists

Jan 24: Machine that lost votes in N.C. did same in Pennsylvania The same model of voting machine (Unilect Patriot) that lost 4,438 votes in Carteret County also erased votes in three Pennsylvania counties, officials in that state said.

Jan 23: Procedures for voting in the Iraqi election -voting takes place over a 2-day period in-country (3 days out-of-country) meaning, the ballots will be held overnight which allows for vote tampering before the final count.

Jan 23: North Carolina - reforms suggested, touch screen machines in Carteret County failed to record more than 4,000 ballots cast during the November election

Jan 23: Ohio Republican Attorney General Jim Petro sues activist attorneys Bob Fitrakis, Susan Truitt, Cliff Arnebeck and Peter Peckarsky in front of the Ohio Supreme Court. This is a classic SLAPP suit, an act of intimidation and revenge; something Bush and the GOP are known for.

Jan 22: New Mexico election officials erase voting machines despite lawsuit to examine data.

Jan 22: Iowa lawmaker argues for paper trail in new voting systems

Jan 22:  Worldwide absentee voting - Congress should re-impose 1940 ban on voting in foreign elections

Jan 19: Albuquerque, NM  - Judge rejects request to block county from erasing Nov 2nd election data from voting machines - so much for the rule of law.

Jan 19: What are they hiding in New Mexico?

Jan 19: Texas - loophole lets foreigners illegally vote

Jan 19: N.C.'s top court asks state if out-of-precinct voting aids fraud

Jan 18: Are voting centers really needed? They solve some problems but could create others - bad idea for those who don't own a car.

Jan 17: Korea to Introduce Online Voting in 2008 - good god! They can use their personal computers & mobile phones

Jan 17: Fort Lauderdale, FL- Optical-scan machines outperformed touch screen - but check the headline, it's misleading

Jan 17: Kerry Criticizes Election Outcome - too little, too late

Jan 15: Texas Election System Examiners' Meetings Shrouded in Secrecy  Lawsuit Pushes for Public Access to Meetings Where E-voting Machines Are Evaluated

Jan 15: New Mexico recount advocates file new lawsuit over voting machines

Jan 14:From BlackBoxVoting -THE CRYPTO SOLUTION: Prepared legislation in some states and in Congress makes "paper trail" a sham

Jan 13: Berkeley CA - Sham Recount Process on Diebold E-voting Machine - Lawsuit Challenges Election Officials in Measure R Recount

Jan 13: Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell dumps touchscreen voting in favor of optical-scan machines - Blackwell only allowing purchase of ES&S or Diebold op-scans. Counties can still purchase and use touchscreens, but state won't provide funding. Article incorrect when it states that HAVA mandates purchase of electronic voting machines. Urban legend. It does no such thing.

Jan 13: Mail-in voting expands in Washington State - not a good trend

Jan 12: Dems in Congress call for GAO investigation into long lines at polls nationwide

Jan 11: With no fanfare, the U.S. House passed doomsday provision, allows handful of lawmakers to run Congress

Jan 11: Yanukovych may appeal latest Ukrainian election to the Supreme Court. It would focus on reform that blocked absentee ballots and home voting

Jan 11: Louisiana puts out bid for $40 million worth of voting equipment to be used on election day and for absentee voting -  ensuring that there's no paper trail possible.

Jan 11:  Republicans demand revote in Washington state gov race, after third count - a hand recount - but, if paperless touchscreen machines were used, a hand recount can't be conducted.

Jan 10: A lot more Americans know about our flawed voting systems now

Jan 10: Israel disrupts Palestinian election

Jan 10: Media grossly exaggerate Palestinian voter turn-out

Jan 8: Untested voting systems used in Washington state

Jan 7: Electronic Voting-Even a remote chance?

Jan 7: In Missouri, few military members used fax/e-mail voting option - a wise move.

Jan 6: Kerry's brother claims that thousands of lawyers fended off massive vote fraud - this editor disagrees

Jan 6: Progressive Democrats lead historic voting rights protest

Jan 6: Interview with Cong. Conyers

Jan 6: Cong. Tubbs-Jones

and Sen. Boxer forces House and Senate debates on Election Day problems in Ohio

Jan 5:  The Conyers Report - Read Excerpts for info on voting machines & Triad

Jan 5: Why Congress must investigate rather than ratify the Electoral College

Jan 4: Bush/Cheney Lawyers Urge Ohio High Court

Jan 4: Senators should object to Ohio vote by Jesse Jackson 

Jan 3: Triad technicians admit they helped Ohio counties avoid full recount by faking data

Jan 3: Ohio judge refuses to recuse himself  

Jan 2: Scoop publishes raw exit poll data

Jan 2: Did Bush benefit from default settings in voting machines?


2004

Dec 31: Pollsters, Media Implicated in Vote Fraud

Dec 31: Ohio's official non-recount ends amidst new evidence of fraud, theft and judicial contempt mirrored in New Mexico

Dec 30: Conyers to Object to Ohio Electors, Requests Senate Allies

Dec 28: Statistical analysis of polls, votes & who won, by Simon and Baiman

Dec 28: Ohio Official Refuses Interview Over Vote

Dec 28: Ohio GOP election officials ducking subpoenas

Dec 27: Local/black/female candidate loses to computer glitch and early voting in Texas...big surprise

Dec 27:  Triad Had Remote Access

Dec 24: Kerry Preparing Grounds To Unconcede

Dec 23: New video suggests voting firm Triad sought to thwart recount of paper ballots

Dec 23: Massachusetts electors pass unanimous resolution calling for an investigation

Dec 22: TV Networks Officially Refuse to Release Exit Poll Raw Data

Dec 15: (EIRNS)--Vermont electors call for Congress to take up validity of Ohio vote

Dec 14: Blackwell's response to Conyers letter (below)

Dec 6: Programmer Built Vote Rigging Prototype at Florida Congressman's Request- Clint Curtis affidavit

Dec 6: White House-linked clandestine operation paid for "vote switching" software

Dec 4: Rep. Conyers (D-MI) letter to SOS Blackwell cataloging Ohio voting irregularities

Nov 24: Why we must not "Get over it"

Nov 15: Confessions of an Unwitting Accessory--A Commentary by Assoc. Dean of Yale Law School, Ian H. Solomon

Nov 10: Unexplained Poll Discrepancy by U. of Penn Dr. Steve Freeman

Nov 8: Worse Than 2000: Tuesday's Electoral Disaster

Nov 4: The Ultimate Felony Against Democracy

Nov 4: Votes Downloaded to AP gets direct feed from voting tabulating computers

Nov 3, 03: File Sharing Pits Copyright Against Free Speech - Swathmore students http://www.why-war.com  lead the way http://www.commondreams.org New York Times

Oct 29, 03: Sequoia Software Found Online http://www.wired.com/news/print  

Oct 28, 03: Ninth Circuit Rules Against Weber - http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/ Weber says she will appeal.

Oct 14, 03: All the President's votes? "A quiet revolution is taking place in US politics. By the time it's over, the integrity of elections will be in the unchallenged, unscrutinised control of a few large - and pro-Republican - corporations. Andrew Gumbel wonders if democracy in America can survive" The Independent, UK

Oct 13, 03: Did E-Vote Firm Patch Election by Kim Zetter, wired.com

Oct 9, 03: Scientific analysis turns up 384,000 of ``missing'' votes in recall Rachel Konrad, Associated Press Writer

Oct 6, 03: Time to Recall E-Voting Machines? by Kim Zetter, Wired.com

Oct 3, 03: DNC passes resolution in support of voter-verified paper audit trail

Sep 25, 03: SAIC report on Diebold, despite negative report, Diebold gets the go-ahead from Maryland's Republican governor by Scoop

Sep 8, 03: The Voting-Machine Industrial Complex - The CIA, Bush family, and takeover of American elections, by Bob Fitrakis of http://www.freepress.org/ 

Populex a voting systems company that is reportedly creating the electronic voting system for Illinois, has on its advisory board, Frank C. Carlucci, Chairman Emeritus, The Carlyle Group, former Secretary of Defense and Advisor to the President for National Security Affairs, and business partner of former President George H.W. Bush

 Aug 28, 03 - Vote Company Exec Joins Bush Re-Elect Effort "The head of a company vying to sell voting machines in Ohio told Republicans in a recent fund-raising letter that he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year." "The Aug. 14 letter from Walden O'Dell, chief executive of Diebold Inc. - who has become active in the re-election effort of President Bush - prompted Democrats this week to question the propriety of allowing O'Dell's company to calculate votes in the 2004 presidential election." by Julie Carr Smyth of Cleveland Plain Dealer Bureau http://www.cleveland.com/news/

Sep 3, 03:  Ghosts in the Machines - The Business of Counting Votes  by Jason Leopold, Counterpunch

Aug 28, 03 Columbus - Vote Company Exec Heads Rush Re-Elect Effort "The head of a company vying to sell voting machines in Ohio told Republicans in a recent fund-raising letter that he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year." "The Aug. 14 letter from Walden O'Dell, chief executive of Diebold Inc. - who has become active in the re-election effort of President Bush - prompted Democrats this week to question the propriety of allowing O'Dell's company to calculate votes in the 2004 presidential election." by Julie Carr Smyth of Cleveland Plain Dealer Bureau http://www.cleveland.com/news/

Aug 19, 03: Voting System Critic Quits Rival Firm "The Johns Hopkins University computer scientist (Avi Rubin) who co-authored a report criticizing electronic voting software used by a leading manufacturer has resigned from the board of a rival firm and asked the university to review all his outside consulting work." Washington Post

Aug 12, 03: Black Box: SAIC testing of Diebold to remain a secret
http://www.wired.com

Aug 11, 03: Jolted Over Electronic Voting - Report's Security Warning Shakes Some States' Trust by Brigid Schulte, Washington Post

Aug 5, 03: Voting Suit Gains Momentum by Joanna Glasner, Wired.com

Aug 4, 03: Voting Company (Diebold) Reverses Stand: Flawed software WAS used in Georgia and other elections by Louise Witt www.Wired.com 

Jul 30, 03 The Theft of Your Vote Is Just a Chip Away by Thom Hartmann, AlterNet

Jul 30, 03 The Voting Rights Struggle of Our Time by Kim Alexander, AlterNet

Jul 30, 03 Beyond Voting Machines: HAVA and Real Election Reform by AlterNet

Jul 30, 03 Voting and Democracy: The Challenges Ahead by AlterNet

Jul 26, 03 Analysis of an Electronic Voting System, Johns Hopkins Report: Numerous security flaws are identified in a newly published paper entitled by Tadayoshi Kohno (JHU), Adam Stubblefield (JHU), Aviel Rubin (JHU), and Dan Wallach (Rice University). http://www.jhuisi.jhu.edu Read about it: 
The Baltimore Sun (Front Page), MSNBC News, CNN,
New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, CNET News, Scoop, and Headlines@Hopkins.

Jul 27, 03 Dr. Rebecca Mercuri's comments to the AP that widespread manipulation of the system described in the study was "highly unlikely," were taken out of context. She will be releasing a clarification shortly. Her stated position remains, "I am adamantly opposed to the use of fully electronic or Internet-based systems for use in anonymous balloting and vote tabulation applications.  The reasons for my opposition are manifold, and are expressed in my writings as well as those of other well-respected computer security experts.  At the present time, it is my strong recommendation that all election officials REFRAIN from procuring ANY system that does not provide an indisputable paper ballot." http://www.notablesoftware.com

Jul 24, 03 Bald-faced lies about black box voting machines and the truth about the rob-georgia file by Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting.com 

Jul 03 How George W. Bush Won the 2004 Presidential Election by Sandeep S. Atwal

Jul 8, 03 Inside a U.S. election vote counting program by Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting.com 

Jun 13, 03 Bill Introduced (by Cong. Rush Holt) to Counter Voting Machines Fraud  

Jun 3, 03 Pentagon launches Internet voting effort for overseas Americans by Alan Boyle, MSNBC

Jun 03 Will high-tech save or sink future elections? by Alan Boyle, MSNBC

May 15, 03 To Register Doubts, Press Here by Sam Lubell, New York Times


Mar 6, 03 Now Your Vote Is The Property Of A Private Corporation by Thom Hartmann

Feb 27, 03 Concerns Over Electronic Voting by Rachel Konrad, Associated Press

Feb 27, 03 VoteHere gets sued by former engineer, Dan Spillane by Joanna Glasner, Wired News. In a case calling into question the thoroughness of the certification process for touch-screen voting systems, a former engineer for an election software company has filed a lawsuit against his ex-employer, claiming executives ignored his warnings of potential defects.

Feb 27, 03 Election.com Sold To Group Tied To Saudi Nationals (Lynn's copy) by Mark Harrington of Newsday.com

Feb 25, 03 by Bev Harris http://www.blackboxvoting.com/module

Feb 20, 03 Hacking Democracy by Farhad Manjoo of Salon.com

Feb 12, 03 Paranoid Party Rights by Matthew Engel of The Guardian (UK)

Feb 5, 03 System Integrity Flaw Discovered At Diebold Election Systems by Bev Harris

Jan 31, 03 If You Want To Win An Election, Just Control The Voting Machines by Thom Hartmann (CommonDreams)

Jan 30, 03 Sen Chuck Hagel Admits Ownership In Voting Machine Company by Bev Harris

Jan 29, 03 Hagel's Ethics Filings Pose Disclosure Issue by Alexander Bolton, www.HillNews.com

Jan 25, 03 Election.com hacked during Canadian party leadership elections by CBC news online staff

Dec 10, 02 Charlie Matulka, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Nebraska, asks for a vote recount in his race against Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, who is invested in a company that owns the voting machines used in both of his election.

Nov 17, 02   Battelle the Truth: US Elections Hijacked Again? by Ellen Komp, AlterNet

Nov 16, 02 Voting Machines and the Bamboozling of America by Christopher Bollyn of American Free Press.net

Nov 12, 02 American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals by Alastair Thompson of Scoop

Nov ? 2002: The face of modern ballot tampering by Faun Otter http://www.bartcop.com/diebold.htm 

Oct 31, 02 Will high-tech save or sink future elections? by Alan Boyle, MSNBC 

Oct 7, 02 Republicans, Corporate Players Make the Voting Machines by Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting.com

Aug 19, 02 VNS system is being updated by Battelle Memorial Institute, a military and CIA contractor - http://www.foxnews.com

Oct 2001 GAO reports states that voting machines do not have effective standards -http://www.gao.gov/new.items

Dec 14, 00 The Real Scandal Is The Voting Machines Themselves by Jonathan Vankin

Nov 2000 Election Officials Admit Voting Machines Unreliable (16-28% of the time) by Christopher Bollyn 

Nov 1996 Pandora's Black Box by Philip M. O’Halloran of Relevance (good summary to that point in history) 

Nov 7, 1988 Annals Of Democracy - Counting Votes  by Ronnie Dugger for The New Yorker

July 29, 1985 Computerized Systems for Voting Seen as Vulnerable to Tampering by David Burnham of New York Times


MORE NEWS AS OF MARCH 2004:

Mar 29, 04: How E-Voting Threatens Democracy By Kim Zetter / http://www.wired.com/news/print

Mar 3, 04: AP, E-Voting Hits Glitches http://www.rense.com/general49/

Jan 29, 04: Security Poor in Electronic Voting Machines, Study Warns http://www.nytimes.com

Jan 22, 04: Pentagon's Online Voting Program Deemed Too Risky http://www.washingtonpost.com

Jan 8, 04: More Voting Technology Problems - 134 Broward County Florida voters managed to use the 2-year-old touch-screen equipment without casting votes for any candidate. http://www.miami.co

Dec 29, 03: Electronic voting firm, VoteHere, claims hacker break-in http://seattlepi.nwsource.com

Dec 24, 03: "Sequoia is also linked to the Bush family: De La Rue’s corporate parent, private equity firm Madison Dearborn, is a partner of the Carlyle Group, the investment firm that employs the current president’s father, former president George Herbert Walker Bush." http://www.wsws.org/articles

Dec 17, 03: E-Voting Undermined by Sloppiness By Kim Zetter  http://www.wired. WIRED NEWS

Nov 9, 03: Machine Politics in a Digital Age http://www.nytimes.com

Nov 9, 03: Touch and Go Elections http://www.washingtonpost.com

Nov 4, 03: Voting Machine Glitches (in Fairfax County) Prompt GOP Challenge
 http://www.washingtonpost.com