Monday, November 07, 2005

Election

With Americans voting tomorrow I thought it would be appropriate to look at this piece.

Democratic Rep. Gordon added, "The foundation of democracy rests upon the accuracy, integrity and security of our voting system".....

"[C]oncerns about electronic voting machines have been realized and have caused problems with recent elections, resulting in the loss and miscount of votes."That's just one of the chilling revelations from the non-partisan Government Accountability Office's (GAO) 107-page report on the security of Election Voting Machines in America
The report "analyzed over 80 recent and relevant reports related to the security and reliability of electronic voting systems." The results confirm a range of security vulnerabilities and violations in Electronic Voting Machines in recent elections and the accompanying systems used to administer elections in the United States of America.

This should be a totally non-partisan issue. We should have a FAIR vote. Nothing else matters. This IS the very foundation of our democracy.

18 Comments:

Blogger The Game said...

I don't trust computers for this...
I think the electric scan machines where you fill in the arrow are the best...they are very accurate and have a paper trail...

where are all the stories of how those machines discriminate against democratic voters?

We have evidence right in my home town of ballot boxes having 700 votes in them before the polls open in the inner city....big Bush voting areas.

10:41 PM, November 07, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

The Donkey voted early, and feed his paper ballot in to a locked optical scannng machine. The Donkey knows now his vote never made it to the tally. It was one of the thousands of undervotes in the county. The Donkey will not be voting early in Chaves County anytime soon. The Donkey will vote on election day. It is not who votes that counts it is who is counting the votes.

Greg Palast
November 04, 2004

Already, the election-bending effects of spoilage are popping up in the election stats, exactly where we'd expect them: in heavily Hispanic areas controlled by Republican elections officials. Chaves County, in the "Little Texas" area of New Mexico, has a 44 percent Hispanic population, plus African Americans and Native Americans, yet George Bush "won" there 68 percent to 31 percent.

I spoke with Chaves' Republican county clerk before the election, and he told me that this huge spoilage rate among Hispanics simply indicated that such people simply can't make up their minds on the choice of candidate for president. Oddly, these brown people drive across the desert to register their indecision in a voting booth.

The Diebold "GEMS defect" -- the ability for anyone with access to change vote results on the "mother ship" that tallies and controls election results -- has now been acknowledged by Diebold, but has not been mitigated in most locations, and it is worse for mail-in votes.

12:34 AM, November 08, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

Florida Secretary of State Glenda Hood resigned Tuesday, citing her desire to "embark on the next chapter" in her life.

Next chapter may involve court time. The rats always know when to jump ship.

12:46 AM, November 08, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

Donkey...I'd like to ask a serious question without all the name calling...how did you know your ballot didn't count...and if you did, Why didn't you raise hell until they counted it?

Are you simple thinking your vote was "spoilage"

9:20 PM, November 08, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

I could care less whos favor its in. AGAIN GAME THIS SHOULD NOT BE POLITICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We should have a fair honest vote. Period.

9:38 PM, November 08, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

"a serious question"

Why are you too good for the military?

How many questions have you avoided?

Why would you think The Donkey would bother to answer, being so mean sprited and evil.

If you can not read and understand the article linked to the coment, it is doubtful any answer the Donkey comes up with will suffice.

10:41 PM, November 08, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

I should have known...and I agree with you ron..but make sure you don'r link to any crazy sites showning how Bush stole the election if it isn't politics..

10:55 PM, November 08, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

Hey Lame game;
You are a squeaking rat, a mistake of nature. You were not born. You were hatched into an unwilling world that rejects the likes of you. You didn't crawl out of a normal egg, either, but rather a mutant maggot egg rejected by an evil scientist as being below his low standards. Your alleged parents abandoned you at birth and then died of shame in recognition of what they had done to an unsuspecting world. They were a bit late.

12:31 AM, November 09, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up to his Brentwood neighborhood polling station today to cast his ballot in the special election — and was told he had already voted.

This is an embarrassment to all America. The country that can not count votes.

12:51 AM, November 09, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

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12:52 AM, November 09, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Game, the fact is, the whole reason this is important is because it's happening. I think the republicans have done it more. Regardless, if the democrats are cheating they should be stopped too. This IS the foundation of our democracy!

6:30 PM, November 10, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Once again, Game, my best friend was a Mormon until she resigned her membership following the bogus election in 2004. A Diebold executive who is acquainted with her family told her daughter to tell her not to bother to work for or vote for Kerry because the election was all taken care of. I can't say what happened in Milwaukee, but every failure causing an overvote that I have heard of was in Bush's favor not Kerry's. Diebold is a Mormon owned company and the Mormons are staunch conservative Republicans and totally pro-big business. My friend says that they don't allow Mormons to gamble or accept money for tithing that comes from gambling, but they own casinos. Talk about hypocrisy!!! I totally believe that Diebold rigged those machines, or the exit polls wouldn't have shown that KERRY was winning.
Also, you are ignoring the issue of the disfranchisement of minority voters who are Democrats. Once again, read Greg Palast's article-"Florida's Disappeared Voters: Disfranchised by the GOP". Gore won in 2000 and I totally believe that Kerry won in 2004. Bush/Cheney are cheaters. Why do you support cheaters? We need election reform NOW and only the GOP is opposing it!

4:54 PM, November 11, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

The Game still has not told me why he supports cheaters or why peace is unamerican and unchristian. I thought that Game was sure he had all the answers. Perhaps not, or perhaps he chooses just not to answer my questions. ;-(

4:40 PM, November 13, 2005  
Blogger Jim said...

I am not going to assert in this post that Kerry won the 2004 election, but after reading MANY articles by various sources, I agree that virtually every demonstrated occurence of electronic voting anomolies FAVORED Bush, and therefore could not have been random.

8:21 PM, November 14, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Jim:
Will you, at least, assert that
Al Gore won the 2000 election?

1:27 PM, November 15, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

20 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA

3:29 PM, November 15, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...


New Mexico Law Suit Delves Inside Voting Machines

3:50 PM, November 15, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

Media Ignore Mounting Evidence of Widespread Vote Fraud and Election Manipulation

4:00 PM, November 17, 2005  

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