READER COMMENTS ON
"'Daily Voting News' For January 10, 2006"
(7 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 1/10/2006 @ 6:12 pm PT...
This has got to be dealt with, the national scene on HAVA and the EAC is too important:
E-voting prepares to go "mainstream"
There needs to be real strict procedures and oversight now. We must make sure uncertified systems are removed even in Arizona, and that the EAC does its job with Diebold's illegal interpreter code and other codes.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 1/10/2006 @ 6:53 pm PT...
Hat tip to Brad, John & others:
Neil Voz a chief staffer under Bob Ney just resigned and walked out from his position.
Bob Ney's staffer Voz has resigned...
Note this happened all the same day that it was revealed publically here, that Diebold & Bob Ney as well as his staff are connected...
Might be something to look into because it appears Ney's office has gotten really busy all of a sudden.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 1/11/2006 @ 5:35 am PT...
John, meanwhile "Homeland Security" is opening the personal US mail of American Citizens (link here).
I wonder if this means that American Citizens overseas during an election will not be allowed a secret ballot? Will absentee ballots sent in from abroad be opened by "Homeland Security" too?
IRS is also doing some political spying based on political affiliation (link here). Perhaps this is the neoCon concept of "verifiable paper trail"?
The government by Bush, of Bush, and for Bush is now taking the "war on terror" into outer space (link here).
Perhaps space dudes will have all their communications tapped and mail read too?
And finally, if you write a book critical of the fascist prez you will not be allowed to fly or go into space (link here).
Somehow all this super spying makes voting fraud much more believable.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
Robert Lockwood Mills
said on 1/11/2006 @ 6:25 am PT...
For Doug E.: Hopefully, Mr. Voz has decided to cooperate with the Abramoff prosecutors. Tough to do that if you're still working on Ney's staff.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 1/11/2006 @ 6:40 am PT...
You can express your opinion and vote whether or not you want Homeland Security opening your mail to or from abroad.
This would, presumably, include absentee ballots sent from abroad.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 1/11/2006 @ 3:53 pm PT...
Update on AZ:
VOTING INTEGRITY PROTEST TOMORROW
Arizona Citizens for Election Reform, www.aceronline.org is planning to protest outside of Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas' office tomorrow (Thursday 1/12/6) at noon.
This comes as a result of more stonewalling tactics by the County Attorney today.
AAR reported this morning that the (AZ) Senate Hearing called by Sen. Jack Harper on our Dist. 20 recount and 489 'new' votes that showed up between the original count and the recount...has been cancelled.
The cancellation comes on the heels of a letter written by Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas. Thomas sent a letter to Harper saying that neither he nor any elections officials would appear today to testify because a lawsuit has been filed (that hearing is scheduled for this Friday at 11:30am).)
Follow up: just spoke with Sen. Harper's office. Three public officials refused to testify today including Andrew Thomas, Helen Purcell - Maricopa County Recorder and Karen Osborn - Arizona Citizens for Fair Elections, Director of Elections for Maricopa County. Confirmed that the hearing has been cancelled for today but will be rescheduled for next week. That agenda has to be published 5 days in advance, so it should be up on Harper's webpage on Friday.
Regarding the lawsuit, Harper's office says the suit was dismissed but that a report on the election irregularities is due out anytime now and that it's possible the Senator will re-file, so that means the Friday hearing is moot.
More follow-up: The lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice so it can be refiled. This is important because Dr. Douglas W. Jones, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Iowa is expected to release a report very soon on the reliability of the OS machines used by District 20 in the election. Depending on the outcome of that report, Senator Harper may refile the request for the release of ballots.
Regarding those ballots, our SOS Brewer, in an interview on the M & M Show, said she was lucky she didn't release them: Back in November, when Brewer was asked how she had arrived at a decision to withhold the paper ballots in the now infamous District 20 Republican primary recount, (where many “new” votes mysteriously showed up in machine recount, reversing the results), she said "The angel (of God) was on my shoulder on that decision . . ." because when she returned to her office she discovered that had she allowed access to the paper ballots, she would have broken the law.
More to come...
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 1/11/2006 @ 8:08 pm PT...
Hey Brewer, we're all after you. You ain't going nowhere.