12
Dez
2004

20 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA

by Angry Girl

//www.nightweed.com/angrygirl.html

Did you know....

1. 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S.

//www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html
//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diebold

2. There is no federal agency with regulatory authority or oversight of the U.S. voting machine industry.

//www.commondreams.org/views02/0916-04.htm
//www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html

3. The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers.

//www.americanfreepress.net/html/private_company.html
//www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html

4. The chairman and CEO of Diebold is a major Bush campaign organizer and donor who wrote in 2003 that he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."

//www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/28/sunday/main632436.shtml
//www.wishtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1647886

5. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel used to be chairman of ES&S. He became Senator based on votes counted by ES&S machines.

//www.motherjones.com/commentary/columns/2004/03/03_200.html
//www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/031004Fitrakis/031004fitrakis.html

6. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, long-connected with the Bush family, was recently caught lying about his ownership of ES&S by the Senate Ethics Committee.

//www.blackboxvoting.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=26
//www.hillnews.com/news/012903/hagel.aspx
//www.onlisareinsradar.com/archives/000896.php

7. Senator Chuck Hagel was on a short list of George W. Bush's vice-presidential candidates.

//www.businessweek.com/2000/00_28/b3689130.htm
//theindependent.com/stories/052700/new_hagel27.html

8. ES&S is the largest voting machine manufacturer in the U.S. and counts almost 60% of all U.S. votes.

//www.essvote.com/HTML/about/about.html
//www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html

9. Diebold's new touch screen voting machines have no paper trail of any votes. In other words, there is no way to verify that the data coming out of the machine is the same as what was legitimately put in by voters.

//www.commondreams.org/views04/0225-05.htm
//www.itworld.com/Tech/2987/041020evotestates/pfindex.html

10. Diebold also makes ATMs, checkout scanners, and ticket machines, all of which log each transaction and can generate a paper trail.

//www.commondreams.org/views04/0225-05.htm
//www.diebold.com/solutions/default.htm

11. Diebold is based in Ohio.

//www.diebold.com/aboutus/ataglance/default.htm

12. Diebold employed 5 convicted felons as senior managers and developers to help write the central compiler computer code that counted 50% of the votes in 30 states.

//www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,61640,00.html
//portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/301469.shtml

13. Jeff Dean, Diebold's Senior Vice-President and senior programmer on Diebold's central compiler code, was convicted of 23 counts of felony theft in the first degree.

//www.chuckherrin.com/HackthevoteFAQ.htm#how
//www.blackboxvoting.org/bbv_chapter-8.pdf

14. Diebold Senior Vice-President Jeff Dean was convicted of planting back doors in his software and using a "high degree of sophistication" to evade detection over a period of 2 years.

//www.chuckherrin.com/HackthevoteFAQ.htm#how
//www.blackboxvoting.org/bbv_chapter-8.pdf

15. None of the international election observers were allowed in the polls in Ohio.

//www.globalexchange.org/update/press/2638.html
//www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/10/26/loc_elexoh.html

16. California banned the use of Diebold machines because the security was so bad. Despite Diebold's claims that the audit logs could not be hacked, a chimpanzee was able to do it! (See the movie here //blackboxvoting.org/baxter/baxterVPR.mov )

//wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,63298,00.html
//www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4874190

17. 30% of all U.S. votes are carried out on unverifiable touch screen voting machines with no paper trail.

//www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/28/sunday/main632436.shtml

18. All -- not some -- but all the voting machine errors detected and reported in Florida went in favor of Bush or Republican candidates.

//www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,65757,00.html
//www.yuricareport.com/ElectionAftermath04/ThreeResearchStudiesBushIsOut.htm
//www.rise4news.net/extravotes.html
//www.ilcaonline.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=950
//www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00227.htm

19. The governor of the state of Florida, Jeb Bush, is the President's brother.

//www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/news/local/7628725.htm
//www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10544-2004Oct29.html

20. Serious voting anomalies in Florida -- again always favoring Bush -- have been mathematically demonstrated and experts are recommending further investigation.

//www.yuricareport.com/ElectionAftermath04/ThreeResearchStudiesBushIsOut.htm
//www.computerworld.com/governmenttopics/government/policy/story/0,10801,97614,00.html
//www.americanfreepress.net/html/tens_of_thousands.html
//www.commondreams.org/headlines04/1106-30.htm
//www.consortiumnews.com/2004/110904.html
//uscountvotes.org/


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