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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-10 02:04 PM
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2. The eariler report was AWESOME!
Edited on Thu Oct-28-10 02:11 PM by Bill Bored
I don't know what you remember from the earlier report, but it implicated Sequoia Voting Systems as a primary CAUSE of the FL 2000 Bush v. Gore debacle. You don't think that's the heart of the matter????

Were it not for their alleged deliberate provision of sub-standard punch cards, we might not have had the Bush Presidency, HAVA, or the continued misinterpretation of HAVA. Certainly the butterfly ballot confused enough voters to make that election close as well, but if all the votes could have been counted, Gore would have won and the world might be a very different place today.

In New York, we saw at least one similar fraudulent attempt to discredit an existing voting system by falsely inflating some undervote rates in 2008 in the same county in which Sequoia managed to divest themselves of their lever voting machine business around the same time they were engineering the FL 2000 debacle to create demand for new electronic machines.

So there seems to be a pattern of deliberate manipulation of election results to create demand for new voting systems. Unfortunately, one side-effect of this is that the wrong guy got elected to the Presidency in 2000!

BTW, I bet ES&S made a pretty penny when the 2006 FL CD-13 debacle resulted in the switch from DRE to optical scan in that state. Yet FL still does not AUDIT their elections effectively, so they are not much better off. (There were much higher overvote rates in 2008!)
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