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RedEagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 02:21 PM
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10. Because the danger is insider fraud, not voter fraud
Given: Someone somewhere will try to cheat. It's always going to happen.

Fact: One voter or several, still minimal impact.

Fact: Insider fraud, with access to millions of votes, immense impact.

HAVA was all about making people think the problem is voter fraud, while it does nothing about insider fraud.

I'm not talking about rank and file election officials. Most of them don't even realize the dangers.

It's the access to hackable voting systems, like Diebold, that is the greater threat.

Voter fraud is a ruse. Look there, don't look over here while we change how the entire country votes.

It's a game to get people to worry about the relatively insignificant, so that the ability to weild significant damage remains intact.

As long as you focus on voter fraud, insider/vendor/corporate fraud has an open playing field.

I am not suggesting that we forget about voter fraud, just that in the big picture of things, we need to pay attention to the fraud venue that has the most potential for huge damage. And that isn't where they want you to pay attention.

Always remember to look to where your attention is being diverted from. It's always worth checking into.
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