FACT: The computer systems called vote machines that count the vast majority of ballots in the U.S.A. are supplied by a few private corporations. These few corporate entities write the programming for these machines with no real oversight of any independent government agency, elected official. No one outside the secret sanctum of the corporation is allowed to see the programming code used to count your vote.
Brad Friedman of the Brad Blog
NBC News Election Expert Chuck Todd: Voting Machine Concerns are ‘Conspiracy Garbage’
I offered my point of view about those concerns earlier this month, explaining that it was not just the private ownership of Hart’s machines by Romney backers which voters should be concerned about, but the private ownership of the similar systems in all fifty states that will once again be used to tabulate the results of this year’s Presidential Election with little — and very often zero — possibility of oversight by the public or even by election officials.
Todd does an extraordinary disservice to the electorate with Tweets like the one above, and I’d be happy to come on his daily MSNBC show any time to explain why, as I have told him via Twitter in response to the above. Brad Blog
MSNBC may not be aware, but…
Never in American history have more people been more aware that computers called vote machines can be hacked and manipulated to flip votes. The learning curve at play has bent slowly over the past decade, but the arc has continued to bend toward truth and transparency.
Similarities of WRONG WINNER CERTIFIED in Florida and Wisconsin
The final presidential debate is now being spun. In the midst of spin rooms, snap polls (What is a “snap poll anyway?), zingers, and word-for-word transcripts being carted out minutes after the final “Thank-you, thank-you, thank you’s” are made (take breath here) We find Chuck Todd moving swing states around on a sticky board like a blind folded child taking swings at a pinata. He is so intent on smashing the paper holding the candy, he is unaware that of the rest of us laughing at him. He assumes. by omission of fact, that the votes that are being spun for, asked for, and polled ad nauseam are being counted accurately!
This Really DID happen
CBS4 Investigates: Palm Beach County’s 2012 Ballot Debacle
Just days after being declared the victor in a city councilman race candidate Al Paglia, got a call saying he was indeed… a loser. Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections, Susan Bucher said Palm Beach’s optical scan election system had – unbeknownst to anyone-mixed up the race results. As a result, the wrong winners and losers were called. When asked by CBS4 Investigative reporter, Michele Gillen, what it is was like to declare the wrong winners? Bucher said, “It was humiliating. It was awful. It was never our intent.”
This REALLY SHOULD happen
Just days after being declared the victor in the June 5 Recall Election candidate Scott Walker got a call saying he was indeed… a loser. The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board said the state’s optical scan election system had – unbeknownst to anyone-mixed up the race results. As a result, the wrong winners and losers were called. When asked by WTDY investigative reporter, Sly, what it is like to declare the wrong winners? Kevin Kennedy said, “It was humiliating. It was awful. It was never our intent.”
Let’s play – What’s the Same and What’s Different?
The certified voting systems in Florida’s 67 counties fall into three vendor-related categories: Elections Systems, Inc.(ES&S). Premier Election Solutions (Premier), and Sequoia Voting Systems, Inc. (Sequoia). In actuality, due to recent acquisitions in the voting system market, there are only two active voting system vendors providing and servicing certified voting systems in Florida: ES&S and Dominion.
In actuality, due to recent acquisitions in the voting system market, there are only two active voting system vendors providing and servicing certified voting systems in WISCONSIN: ES&S and Dominion.
Below is one of the Recall Election tallies from Ward 16 in Dane County that deserve attention.
Interesting +12/-12 Flip
The +12 number in column 4 Barrett suggests that 12 votes were found for Barrett that the machine did not count.
The -10 in column 10 suggests that 10 votes were given to Mitchel that the machine over counted.
The -1 in columns 6 and 7 suggest the 1 vote for Trivedi was uncounted and 1 under vote (when someone does not vote in all the choices) was uncounted by the machine.
The total of these miscounts indicate 12 votes were gained by Barrett and a total of 12 votes were lost in the columns for Mitchel 10, Trivedi 1, and undervote 1.
Citizen Audit Finding
Vote Machines are Programmable Computers
The computers that tabulate your vote (voting machines) have been proven to be highly susceptible to hacking, usually by being programed to “flip”votes. The programming is run to take away every 10th, 20th, or xth vote from one candidate and give it to another. Any programmer will tell you this procedure is not difficult to write or initiate.
The problem with flipping is that regardless of how or for whom the flip occurs the machine total must match the number of people who voted as recorded in the poll books, or the flip shows up as an obvious mismatch of totals. So, the flipping in favor of a candidate must not subtract from the total people generated, poll book number of voters. So, the programming is written to take away a vote from, lets just say Barrett. Did the 12 votes taken away from Barrett get moved to Walker, Triveli, or under votes, while leaving the Mitchel votes unchanged? This way the final totals of the hand count would be 12 votes greater than the machine count with an exact flip of 12 votes.
The Numbers in Recall Election Point to Election Fraud
In county after county and in ward after ward, especially in the rural areas of the state, the defection from Obama ’08 numbers far exceed explanation – at least lawful explanation. The exit poll suggests Obama dropped from his 14 point ’08 win to a 7 point lead in the exit poll, Yet defections of Obama supporters in the recall show a 20 point defection in statewide totals, which is 13 points stronger than the exit poll suggests should be typical. In fact Obama defections of 35 to as high as 70 points were not unusual in some wards!
Leola Walker 98 Barrett 19 – Defection 63% shift 16
Dallas Walker 178 Barrett 70 Defection 47% shift 16
Glenmore 435 walker 147 Barrett Defection 52% shift 19
Waumandee 161 walker 60 Barrett Defection 55% sshift 24
Kiel 74 Walker Barret 34 Defection 55% shift 31
Beaver 164 Walker Barrett 47 Defection 68% shift 32
The above is only a sampling of unexplainable defections looking at counties for A-C, you can find out how to discover more for yourself HERE – Municipal Recall True Vote Model Read more Walker Recall Vote IMPOSSIBLE
Are Debates more important to the election outcome than the vote count?
If one tenth of the time and attention were given to the fact that private corporations will tally the November vote in secret as opposed to the over coverage of the debates, you would be outraged.
Guess who is primed to steal the presidential election vote?
Millions of voters have been electrocuted cold by vote machines resulting in the loss of the life of Democracy. Why are voters taking the hair dryer in hand as they step in the tub? Why are the warnings of this danger being drowned out by the lesser evil of the slip up of vote fraud? Ask Bush. Ask Romney. Ask MSNBC, CNN, FOX NEW, ABC, CBS, NBC, because, just as in Ohio in 2004, millions of voters are about to be needlessly electrocuted by Die-A-boldic collaboration between the Romney campaign and a private election vending corporation Hart InterCivic Voting System. Tragically, this same electrocution of the vote has a precedent; the Ohio vote in 2004 when the executioners were Bush and the Diebold Corporation. Read “Vote Suppression vs. Romney Electrocution”