READER COMMENTS ON
"Vote-Switching Software Provided by Vendors in Atleast 51 Elections So Far This Year..."
(11 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 6/14/2006 @ 12:22 pm PT...
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 6/14/2006 @ 12:53 pm PT...
Oops! Looks like the map makers need a geography lesson. Transposed WI and MI!
Wondering why the messes in CA aren't on there?
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 6/14/2006 @ 1:10 pm PT...
Vote-switching software. I like the sound of that.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
Grizzly Bear Dancer
said on 6/14/2006 @ 1:38 pm PT...
Why don't you all put out an APB (all points bullitin). as follows:
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Unaccustomed to lying and putting a spin on the truth here at bradblog, NOW THAT WE GOT YOUR ATTENTION, why don't you GET EDUCATED how hackable at any point electronic voting machines are used to count the U.S. vote. And if you want to find out about who is REALLY responsible for 9/11, i suggest you go immediately to www.loosechange911.com and purchase the dvd LOUDER THAN WORDS 2ND ED dedicated to the people who died on 9/11 or watch it at the website FOR FREE.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 6/14/2006 @ 1:39 pm PT...
BB2 - Thanks. Geography lesson has been given and received. It is being fixed as I write this.
This is NOT a list of "mess-ups". It is a list of ballot programming errors. There are none for California because either none were reported by the media in Calif. or I missed them somewhere along the line.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 6/14/2006 @ 1:54 pm PT...
What is the total number of ballots affected by this set of machines & software?
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 6/14/2006 @ 3:36 pm PT...
I stand corrected on my California comment.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 6/15/2006 @ 9:37 am PT...
Wow, ok I clicked on the map and then on the 'more details' section. Here's a snippet from that:
Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Ballot programming error by ES&S causes new optical scanners to tabulate votes incorrectly.
Things began to look fishy, [Pottawattamie County Auditor Marilyn Jo] Drake said, when the
county's new computers counted the absentee ballots in the Republican Party's county race
between longtime Recorder John Sciortino and newcomer Oscar Duran.
Absentee ballots are the ones counted first.
When all of those were counted, Duran, a University of Nebraska at Omaha student, had 99
votes, while Sciortino, the county recorder since 1983, had just 79.
... Drake said she decided to count the absentee ballots by hand to determine if the computers
were counting correctly.
They weren't - not by a long shot.
The actual absentee ballot count in the recorder's race when done by hand found Sciortino had
153 votes and Duran just 25.
It was then that she decided to stop the computer counting in all the races.
"They could be tainted, we don't know," Drake said.
So just from the absentee votes alone, the electronic vote count was:
99 to 79
But from a real handcount the vote count was:
25 to 153
Wow!!! That's pretty blatant in terms of either incompetence or criminal election fraud ... it really doesn't matter which one, this electronic crap needs to have verifiable and backup handcounts from paper ballots.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 6/15/2006 @ 9:48 am PT...
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 6/15/2006 @ 9:52 am PT...
I-1 - It's not election fraud because nothing was done on purpose. There were certainly instances of incompetence throughout this scenario.
First, the ballot programmer was incompetent in that he did not program the electronic ballots so the names rolled-over depending on precinct and to match the paper ballots that did roll-over the names.
Second, there was no quality control at ES&S to inspect the work done by the ballot programmer before the programming was sent to the county.
Third, the test deck used by the county to do Logic and Accuracy testing was only 15 ballots. That was not enough ballots to accurately check the ballot programming. That was a failure on the part of the county.
Fourth, the county may not have done Logic and Accuracy testing on all of their tabulating machines.
Fifth, the state of Iowa does not require any audits to ensure their voting machines are properly counting the votes.
Incompetence all around.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 6/15/2006 @ 8:23 pm PT...
I can imagine Karl Rove now, "I'm shocked, shocked to discover election fraud is going on in here."
Americans need to be informed.
These cases need to go to court to put a solid stop to the electronic voting or counting machines.