READER COMMENTS ON
"Hacks, Lies and Videotape..."
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2006 @ 1:46 pm PT...
It's time to dispose of some voting machine myths perpetuated by the BushCo media apologists.
This simple Excel model demonstrates one way of hacking a central tabulator for three sample precincts, each containing 100 voters, using a random number generator.
To test the model, enter a percentage of democratic votes to be switched.
You can also change the default number of (pre-hack) democratic votes in each precinct.
There is no such thing as a computer "glitch".
The computer does what it's TOLD to do.
Nothing more. Nothing less.
The need to "calibrate" touchscreens is pure BS, a classic straw man. Did you ever have to calibrate a Diebold ATM before you made a deposit? Did you ever have to re-calibrate YOUR computer before linking to a blog?
Why is it that touchscreens are "mis-calibrated", yet switch Democratic votes to the GOP 95% of the time?
If it were a truly random occurrence, it would be 50%/50%. The media and naysayers disregard this proof of programmable fraud.
Remember the 2004 EIRS database? Of 88 touchscreen incidents, 86 switched votes from Kerry to Bush.
These "glitches" occurred in different locations, mostly in FL and OH. THEY WERE INDEPENDENT EVENTS.
Let's compute the odds of this occurrence.
The probability is equal to the sum of the individual probabilities of getting 86, 87 and 88 switches.
THE PROBABILITY IS 1.26565E-23 or
1 in 79,010,724,999,066,700,000,000
That's ONE in 79 SEXTILLION.
I've written thousands of programs on mainframes, minis and PCs. Any computational errors were due to faulty programming/logic. It was NEVER a computer "glitch", just a programming error.
Every professional software developer knows that a program never runs perfectly the first time.
Hell, anyone can program a computer to add. Even Diebold. So what's the problem? They don't want to count the votes.
So how do they get the machines certified? Money talks. And the Democrats won't do anything about it.
Diebold has had four years to clean up and publish the code. But why should they? It does exactly what they want it to do.
If you still believe that the DRE problems are just "glitches" and not due to malicious programming, you're living in a dream world.
Pass it on.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2006 @ 1:59 pm PT...
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2006 @ 2:24 pm PT...
I can't wait to see it, either!
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2006 @ 2:51 pm PT...
I heard a little while ago on the Ed Schultz Show that the Justice Dept will be sending 800 “observers” to I think it was 20 or so states to protect the integrity of the voting process.
Does anyone know anything about this?
Very neat. Who will challenge them? They’re official. They’re there to protect our vote. I’m sure that the places they choose to go will be totally random & that their actions will all be completely transparent & non-partisanly verified.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2006 @ 3:24 pm PT...
Joan, I just hope they're on the same side of the issue as we are, not some Diebold flunkys
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2006 @ 3:28 pm PT...
Well, Floridiot, call me crazy but it doesn't exactly inspire my confidence that they'll be coming from Alberto Gonzalez' Justice Department!
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2006 @ 3:55 pm PT...
I going to have to go ahead and speculate
"Everything went smoothly" in their report
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2006 @ 4:23 pm PT...
No, Floridiot, I think they will claim there was "voter fraud" and that people tried to vote who weren't supposed to.
Also, if they are in any places where the REpublicans lose close, they will probably claim there were "improprieties" of some kind.
Sad as the fact is, I don't trust this Justice Department or anybody in it as far as I could throw them (into a pit of lye, preferrably).
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2006 @ 8:16 pm PT...
I was shocked to see Bev Harris on msnbc today. At the time I kept thinking Oh how conveneint that this is coming out so the r's can scream vote fraud. I am so sick of the corporate news and thier lies. I also saw Keith Olbermann name diebold as the worst person in the world for trying to get this taken off HBO. If you get the chance watch his show tonight it was Great! I don't know how hes getting away with saying the stuff he is, but I wrote and told him to keep it up. He's getting a bigger audience every night and for that I am glad. Thank You Brad for your tireless tenacity. You are my Favorite journalist in the world. I'm glad we are seeing more of you's out there. Did anyone hear about Mike Stark? He just got hired by the Young Turks to be a reporter. Hey Brad they said they were looking to hire a few more good people. I think its time you contacted them!
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2006 @ 8:19 pm PT...
This website is hysterical. Didn't know stuff like this actually existed. Do you guys always just attack, or do you have any...um...actual....um...IDEAS OF HOW TO MAKE THINGS BETTER?????? You're just as bad as the politicians. And, by the way, stop being a sheep. Try some critical thinking instead of being led around by the politically correct.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2006 @ 8:24 pm PT...
I mean, is America evil or what???? Huh???? Wow, our imperialistic views just never cease to amaze. I mean, we are the only nation in history who has the power to attack and conquer, yet we don't. And free speech?? NUTS!!!!! Oh, and by the way, there is a reason that Air America went bankrupt, and (this one is for Laura) that O'Reilly is DESTROYING Olbermann in the ratings.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2006 @ 8:26 pm PT...
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KERRY LOST THE ELECTION!!!!!!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Stop living in the past. Try to figure out ways to fix the present. Unbelievable. "It was your fault"..."NO, IT WAS YOUR FAULT!!!"
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2006 @ 9:27 pm PT...
how's that workin out for you?
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2006 @ 11:32 pm PT...
BVAC his pills aren't working either !
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 11/2/2006 @ 12:19 am PT...
Notice how people like a(ss)clown get more shrill the closer we creep back towards democracy ?, they were gone for a long time until Kerry started helping frat brother Bush out with his gaffe
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 11/2/2006 @ 2:59 am PT...
Great article and teaser for the film Brad! Things are going to be awfully interesting in the next few days, or weeks, or months...
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 11/2/2006 @ 3:02 am PT...
TALK ABOUT A REALITY SHOW!
Lets hope Karl Rove is the first to leave the island!
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 11/2/2006 @ 5:51 am PT...
TIA: Is it going to take someone stepping forward and admitting they hack e-vote machines? We have enough data compiled, and nothing is done about it!
Why aren't non-GOP operatives hacking them, too???
We all know they are easily hacked, it's been proven on video and with statistics. No conspiracy theory here, just facts, statistics, and video of multiple entities hacking into them, such as Princeton, Hursti, blackboxvoting...
Exactly why are these machines not put to rest???
These companies make foolproof MAC machines...therefore, this was on purpose!!! You never here of someone walking away from a MAC machine with even $20 extra dollars, or no receipt!!!
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 11/2/2006 @ 6:32 am PT...
ASSCLOWN: (and I hope that's not a reference to gay people!)
Here are 655,000 plus however many other reasons for you to drink the Cool Aid.
Was Cool Aid on the ABC blacklist? I know HERSHEY'S was!
Damn it! I know I'm going to have to find another insurance company, because Farmers Insurance, (whom I've been with for over 35 years) was!
Coke AND pepsi! SHIT!
Be careful folks, these companies own A LOT OF OTHER BEVERAGE COMPANIES!
Can I use Linux with Firefox? (By the way, Firefox has a new version that has an automatic spell checker.)
Did you wonder why Apple was able to have ads which make fun of Microsoft. It's because Microsoft has BOUGHT APPLE! (this is what I've been told!) It might be more complex then this, but isn't everything these days. THINK ENRON!
Oh Hell! Let's concentrate on the election for now, and GET THE VOTE OUT, AND MONITOR THE POLLS, (politely, but make sure the pollworkers know their obligation is only to the voters, and NOT their jobs, or Diebold, ES&S, or whatevermachine.
IT IS TO THE PEOPLE AND DYING...
(To cease living; become dead; expire. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition copyright © 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed from INSO Corporation. All rights reserved.)
TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
And Rumsfeld. You're still a CUNT! No offense to women!!!!!!!!
Please don't ban me from BradBlog!
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 11/2/2006 @ 6:38 am PT...
I didn't mean that Brad. I have seen others here say they were, but I don't believe them! You only ban people who lie.
I better go to bed. Too many spirits.
Hey, drunk people have rights too, don't they?
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 11/2/2006 @ 6:42 am PT...
Hey, It's legal!
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
said on 11/2/2006 @ 7:51 am PT...
Sweet dreams, Larry! I'll raise a glass of plum brandy to ya right now, here in Prague. Mebbe spark up some skunk, too...
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 11/2/2006 @ 11:50 am PT...
Floridiot, what does that even mean? Kerry and his frat brother Bush?? Hysterical. You guys really think that there is some right wing conspiracy out there which is taking away votes somehow through the voting machines? Well, at least there's no paranoia on this board. What type of a world is it that you guys are looking for? And what is "democracy", floridiot, in your eyes?
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
said on 11/2/2006 @ 1:17 pm PT...
Kerry and Bush were Frat brothers two years apart in the Skull and Bones society in college
And Democracy means we do NOT have Corporations as "people" running our government through all the dirty lobbyist money buying votes
Name one thing that the Republicans have voted for in six years that hasn't benefited corporations over people
Can't use the Drug company benefit plan either, already been tried
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
said on 11/2/2006 @ 3:48 pm PT...
What in the world could be MORE PARANOID than the current administration's mantra of FEAR? How PARANOID it was to go to war for the THREAT of NON-EXISTANT WMDs?
The rest of your comments are coming from the "dumb as a box of rocks" talking points. Good luck, you're gonna need it.
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
said on 11/2/2006 @ 4:22 pm PT...
Hey Czaragorn #22! Good to see you're still keeping up with our mess.
TruthIsAll - thanks for the great work you're doing! I see it all over the web. Good for you!!
Hey MMIIXX - good to see ya.
Larry Bergan - don't worry. It's really hard to come up with a word that even begins to describe these cretins. Sewage even falls short.
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
said on 11/3/2006 @ 2:58 am PT...
Thanks. I wish the internet could transmit smells!