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Stevepol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-10 11:56 AM
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Shelby County (Memphis) TN: Massive votiing improprieties
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ELECTION WATCHDOG: "Most brutal voter disenfranchisement, election tampering case we have witnessed yet...like watching a 2 week bank robbery in process..."

Reports of trouble in Shelby County began to appear on the morning of the August 5th election, not long after polls had opened for the day. First described by the Memphis Flyer as "a glitch in electronic voting," reports emerged of thousands of voters being told, incorrectly, that they'd already voted.

Officials from the Shelby County Election Commission (SCEC) would soon claim that the failure was due to an incorrect voter registration database programmed into the electronic poll book system used to sign in voters at the polling place when they show up to vote.

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WREG's website report includes the following from reporter Mike "The Watchdog" Matthews :

Lawyers for the Shelby County Democratic Party and the Elections Commission had an agreement. Independent auditors could look at the numbers on the Diebold Computer system. But there was an immediate problem. County Attorney Greg Garrick was basically saying hey, I'd love to help you, "But it's not up to us. There is an agreement between Shelby County and Diebold not to release certain information about the machines."
Tennessee election integrity advocates had thought their state would be rid of the 100% unverifiable touch-screen voting systems made by Diebold by now. (Diebold's election division is now owned by the Canadian firm Dominion Voting. Details here.) In 2008 the tenacious local citizen activists had won a hard fought victory in the state legislature to finally move Tennessee forward to hand-marked paper ballot elections. However, after the GOP took over the state house later that year (TN was the only state in the union to see a gain by Republicans in 2008), the new majority in charge quickly began looking for ways to dismantle the paper ballot bill.

When I visited an Election Commission hearing in Davidson County (Nashville) back in 2007, the then Democratic majority on the board was largely steamrolled by the two Republicans who seemed to be running the meeting. Afterward, one of them, Lynn Greer, who now serves as the commission's Chairman since his party's takeover in the state, told me, with a straight face, that "paper ballots are the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on America."

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Par for the course. Reckon this will make the evening news? Don't waste your money betting on it.

Much more at the link:


http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8016
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