Voter Fraud Rears It’s Ugly Head Again

Posted on March 14, 2012. Filed under: General Info | Tags: , , |

Two more alleged cases of what amounts to state endorsed voter fraud to show you this time. We need strict reforms and a new attorney general. It’s like living in an alternate universe anymore. Where there is fraud nothing is done or said and where there is not the government uses our funds to chase after those trying to impede voter fraud. Party should not matter on this issue. All good people need to get involved to stamp out voter fraud. Nothing should be more sacred to Americans than fair elections. I will post links to SOS offices, just remember, George Soros has bought many of the Secretary of State officials in the form of campaign funding and funny business. The Feds are not going to care about this right now either. Your local papers MAY, so write an editorial and see if it gets published.

Vermont Voter Fraud on Tape

Maine Election Results Corrupted

 

The SOS offices can be contacted at the following web addresses:

http://www.sec.state.vt.us/
http://www.maine.gov/sos/

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Now That You’ve Seen How Much Your Opinion Means To Government, Do You REALLY Trust Them With Your Vote?

Posted on March 26, 2010. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , , |

Now that you have seen how much your opinion matters, do you REALLY trust them with your vote?
 
Do so at your own peril, my friends.
 
I have presented a five part series on what is being done in this country to corrupt the vote count. It is imperative that ALL Patriots, all citizens, really, learn what they are doing to manipulate and alter vote counts. No place in this country is safe. It is important you understand I am NOT overstating this.
 
Don’t think there is nothing you can do to change this. These articles will help instruct you on EXACTLY how they are doing it and what you must look out for in your own precinct.
 
I urge you to please, take time this weekend to look through this material and bookmark it so you can refresh your memory as we get closer to fall elections. Feel free to copy and paste this post into email to share with tea party groups, 912 groups and all concerned Americans.
 
We started the series by asking that if you have not seen the documentary “Hacking Democracy” you please watch it.
 
 
Part 1- Manipulation of vote counts coming from voting machines
 
 
Part 2- Continuation of Manipulation of vote counts coming from voting machines – your local precinct
 
 
 
 
Part 3- Technical Guidelines Development Committee – being manipulated by the far left
 
 
 
Part 4 – Universal Voter- THIS IS A MUST READ – This is how the far left will have a long term impact on vote corruption
 
 
 
Part 5- SOSProject- George Soros will stop at nothing to ensure Democratic victories for years to come. Leftist mantra: “The ends justify the means”
 
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Corrupting America’s Vote Count- Part 5: Soros SOSProject

Posted on March 23, 2010. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , , , |

This is the fifth and final portion of my Corrupting America‘s Vote Count Series.

  

We will discuss here the SOSProject, funded by George Soros and former Progressive Insurance magnate Peter B Lewis, which seeks to pack paid for democrat politicians into Secretary of State offices around the country. Due to it’s non-federal 527 status, SOS Project can bring in unlimited funding without having to disclose their involvement with a campaign until well after said election has taken place, thus enabling it to work below the surface of voter’s vision. On November 9, 2009 I did a comprehensive column on the SOS project. Which I will republish in part for you here:

   

  

http://www.secstateproject.org is their official website.  At present, they are seeking donations and fostering the campaigns of the following candidates. Please get involved in the campaigns of the OPPONENTS, which in this early stage are too numerous to mention, of those being backed by SOS. George Soros backed SOS candidates at present are:

  

Michigan: Jocelyn Benson

California: Debra Bowen

Iowa: Michael Mauro

South Dakota: Ben Nesselhuf

Ohio Maryellen: O’Shaughnessy

Minnesota: Mark Ritchie

  

Work to see these people are defeated in the fall.

  

  

We will try to keep on top of this and notify you of involvement by the group in various states. Another website who will also be tracking this is http://americancourthouse.com/ .   You can always investigate involvement by your local candidates at www.WatchdogCentral.org as well, on not only this but other important issues.

  

Due to warranted national preoccupation last week with the health care debate, we will run this series as one cohesive piece this weekend. Please stop by to see portions you have missed. You have seen what the Democrat Party is willing to do to justify victory. Our only hope is that we can secure a fair and just election come this fall. Do NOT trust that to happen on it’s own. ALL EYES MUST HELP SECURE A FAIR ELECTION COUNT. We need fair minded citizens to get involved on a local level in every single municipality around the country. Let it be you.

  

What if I were to tell you the same corrupt players have found new ways to steal elections in America?

S.O.S. Project claims:

By electing clean Secretaries of State in 2010, we can ensure fair elections in 2012 across the country. We’re endorsing great candidates who support our goals – and we need your help to get them elected!

We’ve helped to elect 11 of 13 election reform candidates in key states like Minnesota and Ohio. Winning in these states has made a difference already, and now we’re gearing up for more wins in 2010.

By making a small contribution you can make sure unethical Secretaries of State like her and Ken Blackwell, never get to suppress our votes again. Dollar for dollar, the SoS Project is one of the most effective political investments you can make.

Since we launched in the fall of 2005, we have engaged in eleven races and have backed the winning candidate in nine states, including: Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon, New Mexico, Montana, Nevada, West Virginia and Missouri. We lost only in Michigan and Colorado (and there by a tiny margin).

In 2008, we ran a sophisticated, highly targeted campaign in Montana which made the difference in a major upset – ousting the incumbent Republican Secretary of State. Most analysts anticipate a tough 2010 Senate race in Montana, and it is critical to have a fair Secretary of State in place. In Oregon last year we helped beat back a late unexpected surge to capture a critical open seat.

We are proud of our 2006 victory in Minnesota, where long time reformer Mark Ritchie pulled off a major upset, with our support.  He was under fierce media and legal scrutiny as he oversaw the recount of the Franken/Coleman senatorial race, and operated with transparency and integrity, such that the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the extremely close election results, finally sending Franken to the Senate, where his vote is much needed.

We pride ourselves on being fast, nimble, and strategic in our spending. Potential donors should know that the SoS Project’s startup and overhead costs are already fully funded. So your contributions go to providing money directly to candidates in targeted races and independent expenditure campaigns in critical states, not to our operational costs.

We seek donations to our SoS Strategic Fund for three purposes:

  1. to establish state political committees that will conduct innovative independent expenditure campaigns.
  2. to build a reserve that can be deployed, where legally permissible, to benefit the races where it will matter most in the hectic final days before the election.
  3. to grow the donor base for crucial down ballot races by spreading the story to new donors through paid online and social network marketing and activism campaigns.

The Secretary of State Fund, a non-federal 527, can accept unlimited contributions.

Who are these people? According to their website, they are:

Becky Bond works for a socially progressive mobile telephone company based in San Francisco. She serves on the board of the New Organizing Institute* and ActBlue.com*.

Lola Elfman is has served as an organizer and trainer for The New Organizing Institute* since 2007, she served as Internet Director for Phil Angelides’ campaign for California Governor*, and was a consultant with M+R Strategic Services*.

Megan Hull was a Project Director for Democracy Reform at the Center for Civic Participation*. In 2004, she was a Co-Director of the coalition that investigated polling place problems and vote counting irregularities in Ohio and New Mexico.

Michael Kieschnick is a social entrepreneur based in San Francisco. He is also a board member of the League of Conservation Voters, among other progressive organizations.

What they forgot to tell you was who else is on their team.

According to Matthew Vadum at American Spectator:

The founders of the Secretary of State Project, which claims to advance “election protection” but only backs Democrats, religiously believe that right-leaning secretaries of state helped the GOP steal the presidential elections in Florida in 2000 (Katherine Harris) and in Ohio in 2004 (Ken Blackwell).

The secretary of state candidates the group endorses sing the same familiar song about electoral integrity issues: Voter fraud is largely a myth, vote suppression is used widely by Republicans, cleansing the dead and fictional characters from voter rolls should be avoided until embarrassing media reports emerge, and anyone who demands that a voter produce photo identification before pulling the lever is a racist, democracy-hating Fascist.

The group was co-founded in July 2006 by James Rucker, formerly director of grassroots mobilization for MoveOn.org Political Action and Moveon.org Civic Action. “Any serious commitment to wrestling control of the country from the Republican Party must include removing their political operatives from deciding who can vote and whose votes will count,” said another co-founder, Becky Bond, to the San Francisco Chronicle in 2006.

Its website claims, “A modest political investment in electing clean candidates to critical Secretary of State offices is an efficient way to protect the election.” Indeed. Political observers know that a relatively small amount of money can help swing a little-watched race for a state office few people understand or care about.

In 2006, the Minnesota ACORN Political Action Committee endorsed Ritchie and donated to his campaign. According to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, contributors to Ritchie’s campaign included liberal philanthropists George Soros, Drummond Pike, and Deborah Rappaport, along with veteran community organizer Heather Booth, a Saul Alinsky disciple who co-founded the Midwest Academy, a radical ACORN clone. One article on Ritchie’s 2006 campaign website brags about the fine work ACORN did in Florida to pass a constitutional amendment to raise that state’s minimum wage.

It was revealed during a panel discussion at the Democratic Party’s convention in Denver this summer that the Democracy Alliance, a financial clearinghouse created by Soros and insurance magnate Peter B. Lewis, approved the Secretary of State Project as a grantee. The Democracy Alliance aspires to create a permanent political infrastructure of nonprofits, think tanks, media outlets, leadership schools, and activist groups-a kind of “vast left-wing conspiracy” to compete with the conservative movement. It has brokered more than $100 million in grants to liberal nonprofits including ACORN. The aforementioned Pike and Rappaport, who gave money to Ritchie’s campaign, are members of the Democracy Alliance.

According to IRS 8872 disclosure forms, the Secretary of State Project received donations from Democracy Alliance members including Soros, Rob Stein, Gail Furman, and Susie Tompkins Buell.

Who now heads the Democracy Alliance? Howard Dean.

What does SOS say of their recent victories:

  

In 2006, SoS Project donors helped raise over $500,000 to elect reform candidates in 5 key battleground states – Ohio, Nevada, Minnesota, Iowa and New Mexico. We raised over $200,000 in Ohio to defeat Ken Blackwell with one of the most progressive election officers in the nation, Jennifer Brunner. In the 2008 presidential election, Secretary of State Brunner made decision after decision to keep the election clean and make every vote count. In Minnesota, we helped Mark Ritchie beat a Republican incumbent. Because of Secretary of State Ritchie’s dedication to fairness and transparency, a recount in the Coleman-Franken Senate race ensured every vote was counted and resulted in the certification of Al Franken’s narrow victory in the 2008 Minnesota Senate contest. Dollar for dollar, the SoS Project was one of 2006’s most effective political investments.

The 2008 election was a magnificent one for the Secretary of State Project and our savvy group of supporters helping to win 4 of 4 races! Not only did we help oust a republican Secretary of State incumbent and win three other seats, but we also witnessed returns (as noted above) from our 2006 work to elect Secretaries of State in key presidential battleground states. In Montana alone, we launched a highly targeted campaign to put Linda McCulloch over the top by just 5,305 votes. In a state where Senator John Tester won his seat by less than 1% of the vote, Secretary of State Linda McCulloch will be able to ensure that every vote is counted when he runs for reelection in 2010. Our campaign made the difference.

According to Rebekah Chauhan in a blog on Brevard Tea Party:

Mark Ritchie, a Democrat and former community organizer, largely controlled the electoral process that seated Al Franken as the 60th Democrat in the Senate. Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman led Democrat Al Franken by 341 votes and the Democrats controlled 57 seats in the Senate, compared to the Republicans’ 40. The Minnesota seat was the only one that Democrats could try to steal. Franken was endorsed by ACORN Votes, ACORN’s federal political action committee. Minnesota’s secretary of state isn’t a Democrat by happenstance. Ritchie, who defeated two-term incumbent Republican Mary Kiffmeyer in 2006, received an endorsement and financial assistance for his run from a below-the-radar non-federal “527″ group called the Secretary of State Project. The entity can accept unlimited financial contributions and doesn’t have to disclose them publicly until well after the election. The founders of the Secretary of State Project, which claims to advance “election protection” only backs Democrats. The secretary of state candidates the group endorses sing the same familiar song about electoral integrity issues: Voter fraud is largely a myth, vote suppression is used widely by Republicans, cleansing the dead and fictional characters from voter rolls should be avoided until embarrassing media reports emerge, and anyone who demands that a voter produce photo identification before pulling the lever is a racist, democracy-hating Fascist.

…In 2006, along with Minnesota’s Ritchie, SoS Project-endorsed Jennifer Brunner (Ohio), who defied federal law by refusing to take steps to verify 200,000 questionable voter registrations, trounced her opponent, 55% to 41%.

Discover the network web site says:

The idea for SoSP germinated shortly after that 2004 election, when the group’s Democrat founders blamed Kerry’s defeat on then-Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, a Republican, who had ruled that Ohio (where Bush won by a relatively slim 118,599-vote margin) would not count provisional ballots — even those submitted by properly registered voters — if they had been submitted at the wrong precinct. Though the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ultimately upheld Blackwell’s decision, SoSP’s founders nonetheless received the ruling with the same bitterness they had felt regarding former Florida (Republican) Secretary of State Katherine Harris’s handling of the infamous ballot recount in 2000 (when Bush defeated Al Gore in the presidential election). Moreover, SoSP’s founders accused Blackwell and Republicans of conspiring to suppress Democratic voter turnout in Ohio. “We were tired of Republican manipulation of elections,” said SoSP co-founder Michael Kieschnick, who also serves as President of Working Assets. “It seemed like lots of decisions were made by people who were pretty clearly political operatives.” 

 

So, once again, George Soros, ACORN and the host of usual players are allowed to skirt the system to their own benefit. If you can’t win fair and square, win by any means necessary.

They are already formulating their campaigns for 2010. We need to keep that in mind. Watchdogs in the states touted by the SOS website as targets need to be on high alert and need to point out to fellow constituents what is really happening. Letters to the editor are a very effective tool for this as is calling local radio talk shows to bring up the subject.

 http://secstateproject.org is their official website.  At present, they are seeking donations and fostering the campaigns of the following candidates. Please get involved in the campaigns of the OPPONENTS, which in this early stage are too numerous to mention, of those being backed by SOS. George Soros backed SOS candidates at present are:

Michigan: Jocelyn Benson

California: Debra Bowen

Iowa: Michael Mauro

South Dakota: Ben Nesselhuf

Ohio Maryellen: O’Shaughnessy

Minnesota: Mark Ritchie

Work to see these people are defeated in the fall.

We will try to keep on top of this and notify you of involvement by the group in various states. Another website who will also be tracking this is http://americancourthouse.com/ .   You can always investigate involvement by your local candidates at www.WatchdogCentral.org as well, on not only this but other important issues.

Due to warranted national preoccupation last week with the health care debate, we will run this series as one cohesive piece this weekend. Please stop by to see portions you have missed. You have seen what the Democrat Party is willing to do to justify victory. Our only hope is that we can secure a fair and just election come this fall. Do NOT trust that to happen on it’s own. ALL EYES MUST HELP SECURE A FAIR ELECTION COUNT. We need fair minded citizens to get involved on a local level in every single municipality around the country. Let it be you.

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Corrupting the American Vote – Part 4

Posted on March 18, 2010. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , |

This is part of an ongoing series on threats to the American Vote Count.  The series will continue all week.

We must also point out the shortly upcoming push by Dems for another corruption of our voting system called “Universal Voter” program. This will further decay the reliability of the vote count substantially.

Please watch the above video. Late last fall at a conference at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, John Fund said:

In January [it is behind schedule], Chuck Schumer and Barney Frank will propose universal voter registration. What is universal voter registration? It means all of the state laws on elections will be overridden by a federal mandate. The feds will tell the states: ‘take everyone on every list of welfare that you have, take everyone on every list of unemployed you have, take everyone on every list of property owners, take everyone on every list of driver’s license holders and register them to vote regardless of whether they want to be…they will include enfranchisement of felons, too.

In an article by the Examiner.com, James Simpson wrote:

Leftist groups are already arguing that universal voter registration will solve all the problems with our voting system. But the left created most of these problems. The radical leftist Nation magazine, for example, absolutely loves the idea of universal voter registration. This is the same magazine, however, that advanced Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven’s Manufactured Crisis strategy. The Cloward/Piven strategy was designed to undermine government institutions by overwhelming them with impossible demands for services. Cloward and Piven focused on welfare, housing and voting as the main targets of this strategy, and the radical group ACORN was specifically created for the purpose of executing it.

The Nation article enthusiastically lists Cloward/Piven-inspired organizations like Project Vote, the ACORN group where President Obama cut his teeth. It also discusses the left’s efforts to push enforcement of the Motor Voter law, and explains how universal voter registration could assist in these efforts. Cloward and Piven were the ones who crafted Motor Voter legislation in the early 1980s and pushed for it’s enactment until 1993, when President Clinton signed it into law. Cloward and Piven considered Motor Voter to be their crowning lifetime achievement. 

The left has predictably launched vicious smear attacks against John Fund for bringing universal voter registration to our attention. A Google search of the issue brings up any number of nasty ad hominem attacks. Most notable is Media Matters, the leftist group whose sole purpose seems to be smearing Republicans and defending the left’s indefensible policies. They put up this gem: “Right-Wing Ass Weasel John Fund Doesn’t Like Universal Voter Registration because of ACORN.” Media Matters, what a class act!

The problems with universal voter registration are numerous and obvious. Many state lists include vast numbers of illegals, including some states which allow illegals to obtain driver’s licenses; because many homeowners have more than one home there will be duplicates; because so many people are on so many separate federal and state government agency lists, there will be duplicates, and because so many lists exist with little or no cross-checking capability these duplicates are likely to go uncorrected. Add to this the fact that Dems hope to extend voting rights to felons and the whole thing begins to look like a nationwide Democrat voter registration drive facilitated by taxpayers.

Universal voter registration will create massive vulnerabilities to systemic voter fraud nationwide, and if Democrats have proven anything in recent years, it is that they can win elections that way. The George-Soros-funded Secretary of State project (SOS) was designed to take advantage of such vulnerabilities and may have been developed in anticipation of the universal voter registration plan. Al Franken’s stolen election in Minnesota was a trial run for the SOS project. Longtime ACORN friend Mark Ritchie was elected Minnesota Secretary of State in 2006 with Soros’s SOS and ACORN money, and what followed in Norm Coleman’s Senate runoff election was a frighening demonstration of just how far Democrats will go to win. Franken won the runoff and the Democrats got their filibuster-proof sixty vote Senate majority.

The Motor Voter law was correctly identified as a facilitator of vote fraud. One of the few legal issues Barack Obama actually participated in as a lawyer was a 1995 suit against the State of Illinois, which he brought on behalf of ACORN. Then Republican Governor Jim Edgars saw the newly passed Motor Voter act as creating the potential for massive vote fraud and refused to implement it. With the assistance of the Clinton Justice Department, Obama’s legal team won that suit.

 

In part five we will look at the George Soros SOS Project. Coupled together with all the rest, the end of honest elections is at hand in America.

 

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Corrupting the American Vote- Part 3

Posted on March 17, 2010. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , |

This is part of an ongoing series on threats to the American Vote Count.  The series will continue all week.

Today a look at the Technical Guidelines Development Committee:

Information on the government website states: The TGDC supports the Election Assistance Committee by providing recommendations on voluntary standards and guidelines related to voting equipment and technologies. It is composed of 14 members selected from various standards boards and for their technical and scientific expertise related to voting systems and equipment. NIST chairs and manages the TGDC.

Members include representatives from the EAC Standards Board, EAC Board of Advisors, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, American National Standards Institute, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, The National Association of State Election Directors (two representatives), and other individuals with technical and scientific expertise related to voting systems and voting equipment. 

The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) specifies the organizational membership of the TGDC, as follows:

The Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) serves as chair
2 members of the EAC Standards Board
2 members of the EAC Board of Advisors
2 members of the Architectural and Transportation Barrier, and Compliance Board (Access Board)
A representative of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
A representative of the (IEEE)
2 representatives of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED)
4 individuals with technical and scientific expertise relating to voting systems and voting equipment.

The individuals comprising the TGDC are as follows: 

Chair
Patrick D. Gallagher
Deputy Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, MD

EAC Standards Board – 2

Russ Ragsdale
City Clerk and Recorder
Broomfield, CO

Donald Palmer
Director, Division of Elections
Florida Department of State, Division of Elections
Tallahassee, FL 

EAC Board of Advisors – 2

Helen Purcell
Maricopa County Recorder
Phoenix, AZ

Linda Lamone
Administrator of Elections
Maryland State Board of Elections
Annapolis, MD

Architectural and Transportation Barrier Compliance Board (Access Board) – 2

Ronald Gardner
Director of Field Services, National Federation of the Blind
Bountiful, Utah

Phillip Jenkins
Senior Software Engineer
IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center
Austin, TX

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – 1

Dr. David Wagner
Professor, University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – 1

VACANT

National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) – 2

Dr. Brittain Williams
Retired professor- Kennesaw State- University of Georgia
Tucker, GA

Paul Miller
Voting Systems Manager, Washington State
Olympia, WA

Other individuals with technical and scientific expertise – 4

VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT

As part of its development of new voting standards, NIST consults with TGDC subcommittees and holds regular subcommittee teleconferences and periodic TGDC meetings. Teleconference audio archives, TGDC meetings, and TGDC meetings and presentations and related NIST work material are open to the public. The public may also view and submit comments and position statements to the TGDC.

President Obama has named technical advisor to the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC), provided for in the “Help America Vote Act”,  to assist US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in developing federal voluntary voting system guidelines that are used to test and certify voting systems. Based on a column at VelvetRevolution and cross posted at the Brad Blog, comes the following:

Incredible. This would be the equivalent of appointing the sitting Vice President of Exxon Mobil to an EPA advisory committee, but Ed Smith has now been appointed to the disastrous U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC’s) Technical Guidelines Development Committee as one of their new “Technical and Scientific Experts.”

From the EAC’s email announcement on Friday:

Edwin B. Smith, III, vice president of compliance and certification at Dominion Voting Systems. Before joining Dominion Voting Systems, Mr. Smith was vice president of manufacturing, compliance, quality and certification at Sequoia Voting Systems. He also served as the operations manager at Hart InterCivic and the senior director of operations at K*TEC Electronics. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in engineering technology from Texas A&M.

So Smith went from voting machine company Hart Intercivic to voting machine company Sequoia Voting Systems and is now at voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems, where he is a VP, selling e-voting systems to jurisdictions around the country that receive federal money doled out by the EAC. And now he’ll also sit on an advisory board at the EAC helping to advise which one of those companies sees their systems certified for use in U.S. elections by the EAC. Just amazing.

Smith is the guy who, after years of paying a crackpot contractor named Mike Gibbons to do this and that for Sequoia with loads of federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) tax-payer cash, assigned him to do an “independent” analysis of Sequoia’s touch-screen machines after they failed in NJ’s 2008 Super Tuesday election. That was just after Smith had sent a letter threatening two Princeton computer scientists with legal action “to stop any infringement of our intellectual properties, including any non-compliant analysis,” if they performed the actually independent analysis of the machines as they were tasked by NJ election officials to do. (Additional outrage/irony shortly thereafter uncovered by The BRAD BLOG: Sequoia didn’t even own the Intellectual Property rights to the machines in question. Rather, the IP rights were, and are still to our knowledge, owned by Smartmatic, a Venezuelan firm tied to Hugo Chavez. Sequoia lied to both federal investigators and state election officials about that relationship.)

After The BRAD BLOG exposed who Smith’s friend Mike Gibbons actually was — a Sequoia insider, as well as a drunk and a philanderer with an obnoxious Facebook page seeking a “well endowed blonde nymphomaniac,” only to change the page after we’d outed him to feature a photo of him and George Bush Sr. and a professed love of Jesus Christ instead — Gibbons was fired. (He would be found dead a few months later, the actual cause of which we’ve never been able to ascertain.)

Smith was severely reprimanded at Sequoia for the embarrassing incident, and has now been rewarded by moving on to Dominion, which is in partnership with his old friends at Sequoia to supply the new, failed e-voting systems recently deployed, disastrously, for the first time in last November’s election — the one where the results of the NY-23 Special Election for U.S. House will now forever be in question. The Sequoia/Dominion contract to supply faulty, secret vote counting machines to NY-23 is worth some $20 million federal tax-payer dollars.

And now Smith’s been named to advise the EAC, the actual federal body tasked with overseeing, testing, and approving voting systems for federal approval — the very body that is supposed to oversee the very scams that Smith attempts to pull off with his worthless, broken, easily hacked, often-failed, computerized secret vote-counting systems. And, in the case of the NY systems, they’re being used even though they are neither federally nor state certified yet.

This is why I made the statement that the total disregard of the American vote and the voter’s wishes is permeating our government.  I fear it will continue until such time as we as Americans stand up to them and tell them NO MORE! 

In part four tomorrow, we will look at another assault to the vote count being proposed by the current administration called the “Universal Voter” bill. 

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Corrupting The American Vote- Part 1

Posted on March 15, 2010. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , |

“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” -Joseph Stalin

 

That is where we will begin.

 

Over the weekend I put up a documentary I wanted all to see called Hacking Democracy.

 

This film told the story of how Diebold, one of the largest voting machine companies in the world, but especially here in the US, has knowingly, willingly, perhaps even purposefully, neglected to make their voting machines secure from manipulation. The film detailed how votes are kept on smart cards and how the smart cards could be manipulated to mistally the votes recorded on them. It also showed how various municipalities do not follow law and are very cavalier about vote tabulation as well as procedures in place to forestall miscounting and corruption. If you have not seen the film as yet, it is crucial, as a citizen of this country you understand the important issue at hand. Our votes, just as our wishes on the current health care legislation and others, are not being taken seriously by our government.

 

I will attempt, over a series of columns, to lay out for you the corruption that is taking place right under our noses. There is a systematic attempt by George Soros, the Rothschilds, and others to corrupt our voting system. It is a blatant attempt to choose the winners for us, despite what votes we indeed cast.

 

In January, Soldier for Liberty put up a column entitled “Every Honest American Needs To Read This Before Tuesday”, which was the day of the Scott Brown election. In that column we detailed exactly how just about anyone could manipulate the voting machine tallies. We talked about the recent impacts this issue had with the outcome of the Minnesota election where comedic writer Al Franken was “determined” to be the winner and how the machines tainted the NY 23 election late last year.  We talked about how George Soros funded outfits are hiring, in their words, progressive operatives for on the ground mobilization tactics already for the 2010 and 2012 elections.  The most vital information came from this paragraph in the column:

 

Here I present three links which need to be read by every single voting American. These are serious bit by bit how to’s – exactly what to do and how to do it – mind boggling! Take a deep breath and read:

How to: Do Election Fraud, Steal Elections or Fix a Vote Part 1

How to: Do Election Fraud, Steal Elections or Fix a Vote Part 2 

How to Use Optical Scan Voting to Do Election Fraud, Steal Elections or Fix a Vote and Escape Detection by a Postelection Audit

 

We also pointed you to a very important website, www.BlackBoxVoting.org which is put up by the lady in the Hacking Democracy film, which tells all of us how to monitor elections, provides examples, etc. Everyone who cares about fair elections should read and understand this information. If at all possible, you should, after such time as you understand this information, volunteer to get involved in your local precinct. We need to all become keepers of the Constitution. The detailed information is also found in the column printed the Tuesday before the election on Soldier for Liberty, linked above.

 

There are several voting machine companies in the US. The top producers of voting machines are ES&S, Diebold, Sequoia, Hart, Microvote and others. Black Box Voting has provided us with the list of machines to manufacturer so you may detect who manufactures the machines in your municipality:

Brand names matched to vendor:

Diebold = Premier; makes AccuVote, TSx, TS-R6, OSx

ES&S makes M100, M150, M650, Eagle Optech, iVotronic, sells AutoMARK, some models called M400,M550 etc.

Sequoia makes Optech (same machine as ES&S); Insight, Edge, Advantage

Hart makes eSlate, eScan, BallotNow

Danaher makes 1242, also sold as Shouptronic by defunct vendor called Electec

Advanced Voting Solutions (AVS) (Defunct) made WinVote

Last fall, ES&S announced the acquisition of Premier Election Services division of Diebold. Prior to the acquisition, ES&S serviced 47.7% of purchasing jurisdictions in the country. If the acquisition was allowed to go through, this would rise to a whopping 74.7% of electronic or computerized voting machines in the country. (see map)

Last week, however, word came the Department of Justice handed down a ruling saying ES&S must divest itself from the Diebold portion of the merger- or so it seems. Bev Harris, true to her viligant self, has looked over the decision and found VERY important flaws.  From Black Box Voting:

 

Here’s a quick analysis of the possible impact of the USDOJ antitrust decision:US Department of Justice on antitrust grounds. However, the DOJ erred by not acting promptly to protect the Premier Elections operation from being gutted by ES&S.U.S.) or GBS (midwest) could expand into servicing and controlling more states. They may be licking their chops on this. In other words, LHS Associates could say “Hey, Pennsylvania, whether or not any “acquirer” shows up to buy ES&S’s divestiture of Premier, we’ll support you with your existing equipment.”milarities to the 1997 deal when ES&S got into antitrust problems after buying a massive voting machine company called Business Records Corp. Under the antitrust order, ES&S was allowed to service existing accounts and Sequoia was allowed to sell and service new accounts.US elections industry would remain overconcentrated.

The acquisition by ES&S of Diebold’s Premier Election Solutions has been (supposedly) nixed by the

The Dept. of Justice claims that the deal flew under the radar so they couldn’t stop the pillaging of Premier in time. That’s not the case. The records will show that the Dept. of Justice had received — and acknowledged — formal complaints in time to put a protective halt on the mass firings of Premier employees.

HERE’S WHY THIS ERROR IS SO SIGNIFICANT:

The USDOJ failed to act to protect the assets of Diebold’s Premier Elections unit, resulting in the problem that they now cannot mandate full divestiture of Premier by ES&S, and instead have ordered ES&S to remove itself from Premier’s current locations only partially — or perhaps, not at all.

That’s right. If the acquisition were to stand, ES&S would have over 70% market share. But under the current Dept. of Justice decision, ES&S may still end up with over 70% market share.

Here’s why: Because ES&S gutted Premier and fired over 100 employees, no other entity can swoop in to acquire an intact company. According to my sources inside Diebold, the Diebold corporation has no intention whatsoever of taking its Premier Elections unit back. Diebold Inc. considers the current situation to be ES&S’s problem.

If another entity were to step in and buy the gutted Premier entity, they would not have enough support staff to service the accounts.

We are in the midst of an election year, with primaries coming down the road pell-mell. Counties with the Premier equipment still need to run their elections. Under the USDOJ decision, they can choose to sign with ES&S to take over their election support, or they can opt to wait and sign with an “acquirer” — an entity that does not yet exist. The expedient action will most likely be to sign with ES&S.

THIS LEAVES THE FOLLOWING POSSIBILITIES:

a) Most or all current Premier voting systems customers may sign with ES&S to support their Premier equipment, because they have elections coming up. Firm deadlines with no other support available could effectively force counties to sign with ES&S.

b) Hart Intercivic or Sequoia might step in to become the “acquirer”, and under the USDOJ agreement the “acquirer” can scramble around trying to re-hire the Premier employees that were let go months ago. Hart and Sequoia could use their existing staff to help handle election support pressure, which will be intense.

c) One or some of the subcontractors, like LHS Associates (northeast

d) Some crony of ES&S, possibly waiting in the wings all along, could step in and may perhaps have already networked with former Premier employees to take over in the event of an antitrust rollback. Since we still don’t know who actually owns ES&S, and we won’t necessarily know who owns some new “acquirer” entity if it is privately held. Who knows, it could even be the same guys who are quietly involved in ES&S.

e) A group of angel investment bankers may jump in and theoretically that could be an opportunity for the citizenry to jump on this to form a kind of public utility. Don’t hold your breath on this outcome, which might be cool but would scare the pants off some of the dirtier players in the elections industry.

BRC VOTING MACHINE ANTITRUST SITUATION, REVISITED

This proposed agreement has si

The current USDOJ decision allows ES&S to service existing accounts, but only an “acquirer” can sell new Premier equipment (if anyone even wants it!)

If any jurisdiction wants to replace more than 50% of its existing voting system with new Premier stuff, they can’t go to ES&S for the new stuff, but have to buy it from the “acquirer” instead. So, it would make sense for Hart or Sequoia or one of the subcontractors like LHS Associates to jump in to grab the cash on new equipment sales. Essentially, this would only rearrange the deck chairs, and the

ROLLBACK OF THE NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS

One interesting situation: Former Premier employees and the ES&S employees who were involved with supporting the Premier product line recently will be released from their noncompete and nondisclosure agreements.

The decision doesn’t seem to cap or limit that requirement, from what I can see. So the potential for spilling some more beans exists.

Black Box Voting also has a forum where you can check to see what instances of irregularities have occurred in your county, or where you can post information you are aware of.

 

In part two of this series, tomorrow, we will continue the discussion on voting machines and the other many red flags- so many that it is now apparent what has been occurring and where they are headed. It is thoroughly sickening what has come to pass to this point. It matters not which side of the isle you are on, both sides are complicit. The fact of the matter is that our votes are becoming meaningless and we can not have that happen in America. This series will go on for most of the week, if not all, due to the many facets to this story. 

While all eyes are on the health care issue, I maintain the two are related. The point being, where government is concerned, manipulation, trickery, etc.. is all permitted. In the view of politicians and government bureaucrats apparently the ends do justify the means. The sanctity of the American vote and the wishes of “We The People” mean nothing. 

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Nothing is sacred to the left

Posted on January 21, 2010. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , |

Democrats wonder why they lost the election in Massachusetts Tuesday. Apparently they have either lost the ability to comprehend or have taken loss of both their vision and hearing. I am not sure which it is. Clearly, there is a disconnect somewhere.
 
The left has spent the last forty eight hours finger pointing when they should have just shut up and take notice. When it was best advised to show contrition for their overbearing, unconstitutional and criminal behavior, they instead continued their suicidal path.
 
I found it interesting that on election day, knowing they stood almost no chance to win in Massachusetts, Rolling Stone, typical of other left leaning publications, printed stories underlining my point:By all appearances, Democrats are poised to lose their 60 vote super majority on the staggering weakness of Martha Coakley and the Worst Campaign Ever. Indeed, Coakley’s top campaign adviser, venting precriminations, has all but conceded defeat. Her competitor, the hunky former Cosmo centerfold Scott “I Drive a Truck” Brown has run a flawless campaign, using man-of-the-people populism to mask his narrow partisan ideology.

Give me a break.. and you wonder why you lost. Maybe it’s because hard working, tax paying Americans are sick and tired of being the object of your third grade bully mentality. Maybe it’s because we are tired of being the brunt of your jokes. Maybe we’re tired of living by the overburdensome rules elitist politicians place on us while doing any damn thing they please, legal or not.

No, they think it’s because their candidate let them down. They say we’re the dumb ones. 

While voters were casting votes for Scott Brown, they were having closed door meetings on how to continue to circumvent the voters wishes without a filibuster proof majority. Wonder why they lost?????

Further evidence of case in point are the following incidences occurring during the election: 

 Signs ordinance in Massachusetts regarding election signs is the requirement they be no closer to the entrance to polling places than 150′. Really, As posted at electionjournal.org, there were numerous RECORDED instances of signs for Coakley placed in immediate proximity to the polling place entrance… but this one takes the cake!

And how’s this for polite and civil behavior? Apparently this reporter is not one of their paid flunkies:

More seriously, this woman is handing out absentee ballots on the street (illegal) with instructions to vote for Coakley, of course.

Also interesting was this press release from the day PRIOR to the election from the Coakley office. Really? Why are people receiving ballots prior to election day?

(obviously this is most likely bogus allegations which were released prematurely- insert your own punch line here)

Newsreal blog reported this Monday:

The most disgraceful thing is happening!

Pro-lifers are receiving phone calls from people claiming to be Mass Citizens.  The callers say that Mass Citizens is not supporting Scott Brown because of his position on health care!

The truth is that Mass Citizens is supporting Brown because of his position on health care!  

These deceitful calls are coming from 202-461-3441, a Washington, DC number.  The phone company says this is a company called SOOH.  Pro-lifers are not the only victims of this scam.  Our MCFL sleuths have found that this same number is calling people across the state claiming to be different groups with different messages – all anti-Brown!

America is watching and will now take cameras and cell phones to the polling place with them as a matter of course. Patriots will distribute phone numbers to call to report voter fraud or any irregular occurrences. We will no longer allow this. Those holding office such as Secretary of States or Federal Election Commission personnel should take notice- we will not allow you to shove these actions done purposely and with malice into your circular files. We ARE taking our country back and in our country, elections are sacred.

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Support Scott Brown Today (even if you’re not in Massachusetts)

Posted on January 18, 2010. Filed under: General Info | Tags: , , |

 
Help by working phone banks from home (in any state)
 
By taking friends to polls
 
By monitoring the election to prevent fraud
 
By making a donation
If in the state of Massachusetts, VOLUNTEER BOMB!~ Boston Area: Robert Fortes 617-201-3534
 
 
Yesterday, we showed you exactly HOW they can steal (literally) this election through voter fraud. If you have not seen it,
please, if you love this country and hold sacred the voting process, take the time to learn this. Enable yourself to be equipped
to spot fraud. It is time to put the corruption TO AN END!
 
The Washington Examiner also put out the following article yesterday:
 Washington Examiner: Douglas MacKinnon: How Coakley will steal the election
 
If you are not yet familiar with Scott Brown, I have included the following videos for your viewing pleasure:
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Every Honest American Needs To Read This Before Tuesday

Posted on January 17, 2010. Filed under: Enemies of The State | Tags: , , , , , , , |

After alleged ACORN voter fraud in Minnesota,  the alleged Voter Fraud in NY23, coupled by the way the so called “counts” were handled, I am extremely concerned about Tuesday’s special election in Massachusetts.

In Minnesota only partial counts were done and in a very shady and seemingly unconstitutional manner, based on what I had read in the WSJ online:

Consider the inconsistencies: One county “found” 100 new votes for Mr. Franken, due to an asserted clerical error. Decision? Add them. Ramsey County (St. Paul) ended up with 177 more votes than were recorded election day. Decision? Count them. Hennepin County (Minneapolis, where I voted — once, to my knowledge) came up with 133 fewer votes than were recorded by the machines. Decision? Go with the machines’ tally. All told, the recount in 25 precincts ended up producing more votes than voters who signed in that day…..Thus, citizens’ right to vote — the right to vote! — was made subject to political parties’ gaming strategies. Insiders agree that Mr. Franken’s team played a far more savvy game than Mr. Coleman’s. The margin of Mr. Franken’s current lead is partly the product of a successful what’s-mine-is-mine-what’s-yours-is-vetoed strategy, and of the Coleman team’s failure to counter it.

I just feel deep down in my gut those who seek to buy votes to pass unconstitutional legislation, will not hesitate, time after time to fix elections. In my humble opinion, they have done it twice this cycle alone, they will not hesitate to do it again. They feel they must put down the “counter revolution”.  Their disdain for teaparty participants is well known and blatant. It is well known Massachusetts voting machines are easily hacked.  I will attempt to highlight for you here, in gross detail, how they are doing it. Please, pay close attention. It is important for your country.

Here’s how they do it:

They HIRE operatives:

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They actually have proven strategies on how to steal an election:

Here I present three links which need to be read by every single voting American. These are serious bit by bit how to’s – exactly what to do and how to do it – mind boggling! Take a deep breath and read:

How to: Do Election Fraud, Steal Elections or Fix a Vote Part 1

How to: Do Election Fraud, Steal Elections or Fix a Vote Part 2

How to Use Optical Scan Voting to Do Election Fraud, Steal Elections or Fix a Vote and Escape Detection by a Postelection Audit

I worried about highlighting this information, but honestly, as it was pointed out by a friend of mine – those who WOULD do this already know. It’s us, the American voter who does not, but NEEDS to know this information.

Massachusetts is asking for Republican poll monitors. Apparently there was not trouble finding enough ACORN and SEIU members to staff the Democrat Poll Watcher side. I am begging you, for your country, if you live in Massachusetts, PLEASE be a poll monitor Tuesday!

A very good site is BlackboxVoting.org which I recommend you book mark and refer to often this year as elections approach. If you can afford to donate to them I urge you to do so. I will also post it to our sister site www.WatchdogCentral.org for safe keeping too. On Sunday they printed the following advice in a very worthwhile article I suggest you read entitled WHAT TO DO ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS  which I have included a snippet from here:

WHAT EVERYONE CAN DO TO HELP WITH PUBLIC AUTHENTICATION

“Poll watching” is a good and important thing to do, but it does very little to protect results. Let’s assume that the political parties and various members of the public will get out there and poll watch, to make sure that registered voters can vote and no non-legitimate votes get into the pool.

Nowadays, with computerized counting and absentee voting, two key steps are removed from public right to see and authenticate:

(1) Computerized counting removes public right to see and authenticate the count. After the fact audits do not replace or restore this. One of the “essential steps” is the original count, and no “after the fact” procedure — especially one which takes place after ballots are transported — can replace public right to see and authenticate the original count.

(2) Absentee voting removes public right to see who actually casts each vote.

So what can we do? I say that citizens both in and outside of Massachusetts can help protect the election, because we can all help pinpoint municipalities that merit special vigilance.

THE SEA IS VAST AND EACH CITIZEN’S BOAT IS SMALL

Massachusetts has 351 election jurisdictions. We can help Massachusetts residents pick locations to watch — and “watch” does NOT mean just during the live election. Election Night and the days following the election are perhaps even more important!

Those of us who live outside Massachusetts can help locate possible problem areas. How? By Googling around to see where there were anomalies, allegations, election complaints, or irregularities in the past. Tune into local races, like past mayor, sheriff or town council elections. Flag locations of interest by e-mailing them to crew@blackboxvoting.org or posting information here or in the Massachusetts section of this Web site.

For example:
ACUSHNET — April 16, 2008: “As questions swirl around the shredding of absentee ballot envelopes just two days after the April 7 town election…”

Yep. Let’s put Acushnet on the Watch List. I’d also add Methuen, where LHS Associates is located (and where a family member of an LHS guy was working for the city); and Lawrence. Please share your nominations for Massachusetts Watch List municipalities!

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QUICK PRIMER: UNIQUE ASPECTS OF
MASSACHUSETTS ELECTIONS

1. They don’t run elections by counties, but instead by municipalities. Massachusetts municipalities can be found on the Black Box Voting .ORG Web site in the Massachusetts section, here’s the link:

http://www.bbvforums.org/forums/messages/149/149.html

This is an interactive site where you can help archive information you find within each municipality and for the state as a whole.

2. Massachusetts uses computerized voting machines (mostly the Diebold/Premier Accuvote scanners, with a few antiquated ES&S Optech scanners scattered around), they have a “paper trail” but do not allow the public to watch the counting of the paper ballots, and the state imposes restrictions on candidates seeking recounts which can block ability to recount if margins exceed a certain threshold.

3. Massachusetts does not have Wild West-style vote by mail, and places at least some restrictions on absentee voting, such as the requirement to request an absentee ballot. That said, in this election they’ve been pushing pretty hard for in-person requests and in-person absentee voting. That is somewhat troubling.

4. By and large, Massachusetts election officials don’t use the Diebold/Premier “GEMS” central tabulator. LHS Associates DOES use it, to prepare the memory cards, and LHS sometimes lets certain election officials also have it and shows them how to make their own memory cards.

RECONCILING BALLOTS, POLL BOOKS, EARLY/FINAL COUNTS, AND POLL TAPES

This is the method used by Richard Hayes Phillips and Paddy Shaffer to spot impossible numbers in Ohio in the 2004 general election, and this simple kind of audit is still one of the best ways to spot problems!

1. The number of people who sign in to the poll book should match the number of votes cast. Sometimes it can be off by one or two, but in that case, you will always have one or two FEWER votes than the number of people who signed in. Any number off by more than one or two, or any time there are more votes than voters, you’ve got an anomaly (in the first case) or an impossible number (if more votes than voters). Such discrepancies merit a loud shout.

2. The results should not show a large variance from initial results to final results (which are certified several days after the election), at least, not without an explanation and documents to back it up.

3. The numbers on the poll tapes should: (a) have correct date and times; (b) match the initial results — sometimes you have to add poll tape plus absentee plus machine-unreadable ballots; (c) should be signed by poll workers (d) should have header and footer information intact and (e) should have signed, time-stamped “zero results” attached. Any discrepancies need to be red-flagged.

4. The number of ballots delivered, used, unused, and spoiled should appear on a polling place reconciliation form signed by poll workers, and the numbers need to add up. Any location that fails to account for its blank (unused) ballots needs to be red-flagged.

MOST AMERICANS DON’T UNDERSTAND WHERE THE BIG RISKS ARE WITH VOTE BY MAIL

Picture this: Suppose you have people dumping REAL voters into the voter registration list, without their knowledge. This is possible by insiders, in states with Internet voter registration, and by outsiders, by copying names out of phone books or just finding lists of addresses. Some of these people will be duplicates and are weeded out. But after dups are removed, what will remain is a whole bunch of REAL names on the list for people who rarely vote (thus were not registered) and are unaware that they are even registered. This is the real risk for Internet registration, and for the so-called “voter registration modernization” which heads us toward dumping everyone on the rolls based on driver’s licenses etc., and for the kinds of violations publicized with ACORN.

When you combine voter list stuffing with vote by mail, you open up a huge vector for fraud: Insiders casting votes in the name of real people who are registered voters but unlikely to vote.

In other words, the risk for large, wholesale vote-by-mail fraud is not with some dead guys, nor is it with the non-matching signatures. The real risks are with the signatures that DO match and the voters who are REAL, but don’t vote and who may not even know they are registered. As for faking the sig match: This is a trivial little end-run but merits a separate write-up.

Now, when you start pushing people to come in personally to apply and drop off absentee ballots, you also add risks for an insider operation for counterfeit absentee voting, by eliminating post office records. You also don’t have to deal with the tricky little detail of where to mail a bunch of unasked-for ballots. Absentee applications can magically appear (a bunch of people “dropped them off”) and voted absentee ballots for the matching names can sprout like mushrooms (people “dropped them off”, you know).

Absentee voting already has a rich and proven history of fraud, just ask any Appalachian state, and is being ramped up in Massachusetts for this election. And it’s a bit troubling.

Here’s one strategy that can be used to detect counterfeit absentee-dumping: Because it requires an insider, there will be considerable variation among the 351 municipalities as to whether insider absentee fraud is doable. So by comparing the percentage of absentee votes between municipalities, it should be possible to pick out locations with higher-than-normal absentee participation.

VOTING MACHINE FORENSICS

For more detailed examination of voting machine and tabulator functionality, here are some of the diagnostic reports available by request. These are all considered non-proprietary and fall under public records laws.

POLLING PLACE VOTING MACHINE AUDIT TAPES: Each polling place voting machine can print an audit tape. Typically they just print the results tape, but there are two additional options: The AccuVote machines can also print a “long tape” which shows results in more detail, including blank ballots; and they can print an “Audit Tape”, which shows important information like when the machine was turned off or on, whether someone pushed an override button, and so forth.

CENTRAL TABULATOR AUDIT LOGS: Most Massachusetts locations don’t use the central machine that adds up multiple polling place results, but some jurisdictions, like Boston and Cambridge, may use the GEMS central tabulator. If so, GET THE AUDIT LOG. Get it in electronic form. This will show many different events, all of them important. This central tabulator runs on Windows, so also request an electronic copy of the Windows Event Log, the Windows System Log, and the Windows Administrative log. GEMS runs over 80 different kinds of diagnostic reports; here are links to examples:

http://www.blackboxvoting.org/toolkit-report-samples.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples1.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-sample2.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples3.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples4.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples5.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples6.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples7.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples8.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples9.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples10.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples11.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples12.pdf

One of the most useful reports is in sample 8, which shows whether duplicate memory cards were created. The example here shows one precinct that had an extra memory card (ballot box) created, but in Putnam County Florida after the 2004 election, every precinct had 2-3 memory cards (ballot boxes). This is important information for tracking chain of custody.

TOOL KITS

For more information, such as how to request public records, or details on looking at audit logs or automating collection of preliminary results, go to our Tool Kit page: http://www.blackboxvoting.org/toolkit.html — both the 2008 and the earlier Tool Kit contain many valuable suggestions.

It is important to note that high on the coming agenda is Universal Voter Registration, which if allowed to pass will Permanently degrade the sanctity of the American vote going forward.

If you live in Massachusetts, I am asking you to please consider voting for Scott Brown.

If you live outside Massachusetts and wish to help, they are looking for phone bank helpers (from your home in any state). I am asking you to follow the recommendations of BlackboxVoting.org. Of course, Scott Brown for Senate is accepting cash donations as well.

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