Go back to Voting Security Webpage (some of the information below is out-of-date)
Lynn's-- http://www.thelandesreport.com/VotingSecurity.htm (right hand column)
GROUPS / INDIVIDUALS WHO SUPPORT HAND COUNTED PAPER BALLOTS (HCPB):
GROUPS WHO CONDUCT CITIZEN AUDITS, PARALLEL ELECTIONS, or ELECTION VERIFICATION POLLS:
GROUPS WHO SUPPORT TOUCH SCREEN MACHINES AND "PAPER TRAILS" OR OPTICAL SCANNERS, RECOUNTS, AND AUDITS, BUT NOT HAND-COUNTS IN EITHER CASE:
GROUPS WHO STILL SUPPORT PAPERLESS VOTING:
GROUPS WHO HAVE NO POSITION ON ISSUE:
VOTING SECURITY SPECIALISTS: (I don't necessarily agree with everything on these websites. L. Landes)
the latest news:
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/
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
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.
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: 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
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:
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/
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 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.
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 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 --
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.
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
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
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.
Feb 13: BAGHDAD (AFP) - 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 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: 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: Gorbachev Calls Iraqi Elections A Desecration, Voting Violations Rife With Fraud
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 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 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 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 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 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: Interview with Cong. Conyers
Jan 6:Cong. Tubbs-Jones
and Sen. Boxer forces House and Senate debates on Election Day problems in Ohio
Dec 31: Ohio's official non-recount ends amidst new evidence of fraud, theft and judicial contempt mirrored in New Mexico
Dec 27: Local/black/female candidate loses to computer glitch and early voting in Texas...big surprise
Dec 27: Triad Had Remote Access
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 4: Votes Downloaded to AP gets direct feed from voting tabulating computers
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
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
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
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).
Read about it:
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 03 How George W. Bush Won the 2004 Presidential Election by Sandeep S. Atwal
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
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 30, 03 Sen Chuck Hagel Admits Ownership In Voting Machine Company by Bev Harris
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 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
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 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
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 Nov 9, 03: Machine Politics in a Digital
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
MORE NEWS AS OF MARCH 2004:
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
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