NO more Secret Coded Machines in our Elections
Another generation of Secret Coded voting machines to be “Demonstrated”
Kevin Kennedy, Administrator of the Government Accountability Board has taken a cue from the Governor on how to duck the press and public by posting an open public event just one day before it happens. (Remind you of the of the vote on collective bargaining in the legislature?) Well, this event is the public view of the next generation of voting machines and software that has no oversight by any elected official, government agency, or the judiciary. These are the future tools of Kathy Nickolaus, Command Central, and other covert election machine vendors that have proven to be hackable while the programming that counts your vote is a secret, in the purview of a corporate few. (Pictured right is Mickey’s Bar on Williamson Street, which is just yards away from the Machine testing and viewing.)
What if a few hundred people showed up?
Of course the meeting is just an exercise to meet the requirements of the law, to hold an open demonstration, with the expectation that few, if any, citizens will show up at on Wednesday or Thursday. What if people did show up to demand that our secret coded electronic voting come to and end in Wisconsin? What if the secret machine vendors were finally called to answer the question they have dodged for a decade – Why is the programming for the machines that tabulate our vote a trade secret, proprietary, and unavailable by anyone anywhere for forensic analysis?
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS
Thursday, August 2, 2012
There will be a PUBLIC DEMOSTRATION of Elections Systems & Software’s Unity 3.2.00 Rev 3 Voting Systems voting equipment at the above time and place. This equipment is being tested and considered for approval by the Government Accountability Board.
As scores of citizen volunteers have issued open records requests and are auditing the votes cast in the June 5 Recall Elections, anomalies are being discovered. Now, on the heels of the most expensive and suspicious election in the state’s history, Kevin Kennedy is introducing the same secret machines and software that your children will be voting on. (pictured left – volunteers auditing the Recall Election ballots from the June 5 election in Madison.)
List of Questions that should be asked:
From Jim Mueller and posted on the Wisconsin Counts! face book page:
Some of the questions that members of the Council (or citizens if they are allowed to ask questions) should ask about:
1) The programming (all levels). Is it escrowed? With whom? Accessible by whom? Under what conditions?
2) Since all companies have programming capable of accurately tabulating the votes, will the company (E S & S) make its programming publicly available? If not, why is there a need for secrecy? (Do they have programmers, executives, managers or other employees who have worked for other companies that manufacture, maintain or program voting machines? Have they obtained the programming used by other companies?).
3) Are these machines capable of wireless communication? What would have to be added in order to provide wireless capability? What does that hardware look like? Where does it attach to the voting machine?
Other questions – From Mary Seitz
Join the face book Group
“Public Demonstration against corrupt voting machines” group on face book. ”
During happy hour. We’ll be putting our protest pants on, grabbing our hand-counted paper ballot signs and staging a little public demonstration of our own. See you there!!!” – Rowan Viva (pictured left)