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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:04 PM

61. yes downstate was inflated and chicago minimized

now there is new danger in illinois as many counties use a foreign owned reporting company,he following is a quote from bev @ blackboxvoting.org.....WHAT'S A MIDDLEMAN AND WHY THE CONCERN?

A middleman entity is a person or system that sits in between the votes first counted and the results finally reported. For example, if you were to hand count votes at a polling place, then hand the results sheet to a courier, who then drives the results and ballots somewhere else and reports them, that courier is inserted between the original results and the reported results.

Middlemen are in a position to see the results before they are officially reported, and may be in a position to alter the results before they are reported.

Another example of a middleman is the Central Tabulator computer, which aggregates results. Whoever operates that computer is in a position for "first look" and alteration.

Another example is the company that provides the server which hosts the results when they are posted publicly. As results stream into the server, the owner of the server can get access to the results for first look or alteration.

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