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A call for volunteer coders: urgent national e-vote project

From: Eric A. Smith <snowdog@juno.ocn.ne.jp>
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2003 20:06:35 +0900
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I'm writing today to ask for your help because I'm very, very frightenedYou've no doubt heard how unsafe evoting is:

 

Software switched between testing and elections:
http://www.exit.com/RiversideVoteTest/RiversideCountyTestObservationBoard.pdf
 
Multiple victories by EXACTLY 18,811 votes -- in the same election, in the same state, at the same time:
http://www.votewatch2002.com/forum/showthread.php?t=108&goto=nextnewest

 

Felons secretly installing "updates" at the last minute before elections: 
http://www.blackboxvoting.com/bbv/1216documents.pdf

 

Microsoft Access (!) used as the database -- often with an ingenious password like (wait for it) "password"(!):
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm#password

 

E-vote CEOs campaigning on a MASSIVE scale for candidates:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00084.htm
http://www.dscc.org/information/stopvotingmachines_letter/

 

Politicians secretly owning companies counting THEIR OWN votes -- and lying about it:
http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0131-01.htm
http://www.hillnews.com/news/012903/hagel.aspx



E-vote CEOs donating huge amounts of money to candidates:
http://www.bartcop.com/diebold.htm



Diebold machines infected with worms:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/34175.html
http://www.computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/virus/story/0,10801,88028,00.html

 

ATM manufacturers switching to making e-vote machines -- but leaving OUT paper receipts:
http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20031204.html

 

Companies secretly "updating" voting machines with uncertified software on the eve of CA's recall election:
http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,61637,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_5



If you find these stories the least bit alarming, you can personally do something about it today. 

We are organizing a group of programmers to help provide an open-source system for e-voting machines; 

 

you are hereby invited to offer your skills and take part in changing history.

 

Stand up and fight for the vote.

 

Your country needs you.

 

sincerely,
Eric A. Smith
81-03-3959-5371
snowdog@ocn.ne.jp

 

 

Additional Officials you can phone, fax and email right now: 

 

Congress
http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/

 

State elections boards:
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/htdocs/dcforum/DCForumID29/47.html

 

State Attorneys General (party affiliations listed):
http://www.naag.org/ag/full_ag_table.php

 

State Election Officials
http://www.nased.org/

 

Members, Natl. Assoc. of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks:
http://www.nacrc.org/leadership/st_coord.htm

 

Penelope Bonsall, national director of the 
Office of Election Administration
Federal Election Commission
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
vss@fec.gov
(202) 694-1095 (phone)
(202) 219-8500 (fax)

 

Online e-petitions EFF and VerifiedVoting.org:
http://action.eff.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=2821
http://www.verifiedvoting.org

 

Media Contacts:
http://dmoz.org/Arts/Television/News/
http://newslink.org
http://www.cantufind.com/american_newspapers.htm
http://dmoz.org/Arts/Radio/Formats/Talk_Radio/Networks/
http://dmoz.org/Arts/Radio/Formats/Talk_Radio/Stations/
http://dmoz.org/Arts/Television/Networks/Cable/
http://dmoz.org/Arts/Television/Networks/
http://dmoz.org/Computers/Internet/Broadcasting/Information/

 

Alternative e-voting machines:
http://www.accupoll.com/
http://www.aitechnology.com/avantetech/home.html
http://www.vogueelection.com/



 

Did You Know:

 

* Diebold "disappeared" over 16,000 Presidential votes in one Florida county during the 2,000 election?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00275.htm

 

* Diebold's primary business is making ATMs and ticket machines (which DO provide paper printouts, unlike their voting machines!), has already been infected with worm viruses:
http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,61526,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_8 

 

* The Diebold "Accuvote" machine has been hacked and an election reversed by author Bev Harris:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00198.htm

 

* Diebold's Board of Directors donated over a quarter of a milllion dollars to Republican campaigns in the last six years?
http://www.bartcop.com/diebold.htm 

 

* Sequoia machines use different software when being tested than when being used in elections?
http://www.exit.com/RiversideVoteTest/RiversideCountyTestObservationBoard.pdf

 

*  Walden O'Dell, Diebold's CEO, is a Bush/Cheney Pioneer, and hosted a $600,000 fundraiser for Cheney in 2003?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00084.htm



* O'Dell in an Ohio Republican fundraising letter, promised to "deliver all of Ohio's votes to the President in 2004"?
http://www.dscc.org/information/stopvotingmachines_letter/



* Senator Chuck Hagel secretly ran ES&S, the company that counted his votes in a "stunning upset victory -- the biggest landslide in the state's history?
http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0131-01.htm



* Hagel lied to Congress about about his involvement in the company?
http://www.hillnews.com/news/012903/hagel.aspx



* Hagel has already bought the rights to the "HagelforPresident2008" website domain?
http://www.blackboxvoting.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=26

 

* Hagel's campaign manager, Michael McCarthy, is now a major owner of ES&S?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00084.htm



* Before running ES&S, Hagel was head of the Private Sector Council for George H.W. Bush?
http://www.blackboxvoting.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=26

 
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