READER COMMENTS ON
"'Daily Voting News' For March 27, 2006"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 3/27/2006 @ 7:42 pm PT...
Quite a few people in Snohomish, Washington were already very concerned about all things Sequoia! And now there's more...........
**'Expose Tom Feeney'**
"SUPPORT CLINT CURTIS!"
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 3/28/2006 @ 5:27 am PT...
The Tom Green County link had an interesting line:
"With ballots counted, recounted, reprinted and counted again, the Tom Green County Republican Party certified the results Sunday night after two tumultuous weeks that featured a myriad of problems - all of which appear to have been caused by human error."
Some people evidently think that machines are at the center of blame sometimes, but that at other times humans are to blame.
Reality check: humans are always to blame. The machines do what people tell them to do.
The problem is that there are some bad people out there who are cheaters, negligent, and do not care for fair, open, and honest elections.
It is all a people problem, and that is why we do not want machines made by people with integrity and quality problems.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 3/28/2006 @ 7:13 am PT...
BREAKING NEWS from BBV
Diebold attempts to explain TSx memory defects
On March 18, Black Box Voting released the first part of findings from an examination of the Diebold TSx touch-screen machines in Emery County, Utah.
Diebold has responded. Harri Hursti and also Security Innovation Inc. have rebutted Diebold's initial explanation. Diebold then came up with a new explanation, while trying to maneuver Emery County's elections chief into resigning.
Bruce Funk, the elected official who has run elections in Emery County for 23 years, noticed a critical shortage in flash memory/storage in seven of his 40 brand new Diebold machines. He arranged for an independent evaluation, a right granted to Utah county officials in the Diebold contract. Black Box Voting secured the services of Harri Hursti and also Security Innovation, Inc. for the Emery County evaluation.
The initial assessment was not encouraging: The memory was so low it appeared likely to compromise elections held on the affected machines, and the most likely explanations were all pretty bad: 1) Different programs on the machines 2) Data already residing on the machines from use elsewhere 3) Flash memory near the end of its life cycle.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 3/28/2006 @ 7:16 am PT...
The actual article above is much longer. When I submitted it cut out the word "more" which had html tags in it.
Be sure to read the full article. Diebold is really playing dirty.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 3/28/2006 @ 7:50 am PT...
Catherine A #4
I have placed your link here so folks can get over there and read the BBV article.
Thanks for the link.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 3/28/2006 @ 10:16 am PT...
Whatever happened to the handy-dandy html tool that Winter Patriot used to have? I miss it.
And what happened to Winter Patriot? Miss him, too. Hope he's ok.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 3/29/2006 @ 8:10 am PT...
Catherine A #6
Not sure where Winter Patriot is, or Doug E. I heard WP is taking care of some personal business.
You mentioned "Whatever happened to the handy-dandy html tool that Winter Patriot used to have? I miss it."
If everyone wants it, and Brad oks it, I will make another one.
Then we can link to it or Brad can put it on the site ... in other words I would donate it.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 3/29/2006 @ 8:41 am PT...
I just looked and the tool you mentioned is still here and still active.
When you are typing you message, notice the "CLICK HERE for help adding links in comments & much more!" between the top of the edit area and below the "Website" line ...