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diva77 Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 11:48 PM
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3. How can you be sure there's no connection? I downloaded the 188 page report
Edited on Sat Nov-14-09 11:56 PM by diva77
from Atty General Corbett's site and it is a shocking, compelling read and glimpse into a flagrant well orchestrated effort to influence elections by developing and using computer technology with public monies for the express use of ensuring Perzel's re-election and possibly for other future campaigns such as the governorship. Here's an excerpt of the report (which I'm still reading). I'd sure like to know whether this system somehow interfaced with the voting machines (I believe you use the iVotronics?) :

http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/press.aspx?id=4834

As part of his effort to ensure his re-election, the grand jury found that Perzel directed the development of a sophisticated computer system to ensure that his supporters went to the polls on election day.

The traditional way in which candidates accomplished this was having the campaign check off the names of voters at the polling places as they came in to vote and then taking the list back to campaign headquarters. They would then call or drive to the homes of the people that did not vote. Perzel wanted to use technology to make this system much more efficient and employed the staff of the RIT help to accomplish this.

Perzel's idea was to use handheld computers which had each of the registered voters in the precinct or division in Philadelphia loaded onto it. The campaign workers at the polling places would simply click a name on the handheld computer and have that information electronically transmitted to a common database. Perzel believed that this was a way that he could maximize limited resources on Election Day.

The original handheld computer idea was called Telstar, however the grand jury found that as the program became much bigger, more complicated and interconnected to many other technological endeavors, over time it became known as Election Day Complete. The key to making this program work was the purchase of handheld computers, which were completely paid for by the Republican Caucus.
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