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34. I've gone through training (Obama/Dem Party) to be an election observer. One of the
things we were told to immediate place a call to the boiler room over was VOTE FLIPPING, so they can see that the machines are taken off line immediately. We had multiple incidences of this in 2004, all which coincidently reported to have favored one party. In 2004 it even happened to a Dem State Senator in Ohio but he was told not to talk about it as we would be labeled CTs. After the studies, the Dem Party has come to realize that the voting machines do in fact "vote flip"(besides other security issues like dropping votes). The state senator has now appeared in the film "Free for All" to tell of his experience. Jennifer Brunner and other experts will all tell you the machines can be tampered with.

There were multiple reasons for the theft in 2004-suppression, disenfranchisement , dirty tricks but one aspect that will rear it's ugly head again will involve the electronic voting machines. My point is that now in 2008, a larger % of the population will utilize these machines that have been shown to have serious security flaws. In a recent interview with Brad Friedman, Ohio SOS says the results of the study make her feel sick. The threat is out there. The determination to retain power is out there. We need to be fully aware of the situation.

In Ohio we've registered over 650,000 new voters since January-overwhelming by Obama volunteers/staff. We have a SOS who is fair and vigilant, but we must still make sure the public is aware of the security risks of e-voting.
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