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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:47 AM
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Elections supervisor (LePore) might back touch-screen vote test (FL, BBV)
Edited on Sat May-15-04 11:47 AM by JohnLocke
Elections supervisor might back touch-screen vote test
By George Bennett -- Palm Beach Post
Friday, May 7, 2004

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Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Theresa LePore said Thursday she might support some type of preelection testing of the county's touch-screen voting machines to reassure doubters of paperless voting.
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The group, calling itself the Palm Beach Coalition for Election Reform, called for paper receipts to accompany touch-screen voting machines as well as "independent auditing and security testing of the touch-screen machines."
The testing should be similar to Maryland's hiring of an outside technology consultant to evaluate that state's Diebold voting machines, said Kevin Aplin, a member of the Green Party of Florida. The consultant in Maryland found several security problems with the Diebold system, which is not used in Florida.
LePore said any testing of Palm Beach County's machines would have to involve cooperation from the state Division of Elections, which certifies voting equipment and holds the source code to the software used by counties. LePore said her office does not have access to the source code for the county's Sequoia Voting Systems Machines.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:55 AM
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1. Anyone believe a word out of her treasonous mouth?
Personally, I'm trying to figure out why she isn't in jail.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:00 PM
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3. You may also find this interesting, too....
<http://hackenbush.org/hackenblog/blogives/00000138.htm >

"Theresa LePore wasn't always an embattled Palm Beach ballots chief. In the 1980s, she moonlighted as a flight attendant on private planes owned by Saudi weapons dealer Adnan Khashoggi, a middleman in Reagan administration arms sales to Iran."

The Iran-Contra folks just keep turning up like bad pennies.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:55 AM
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2. The tests will accomplish nothing.
Edited on Sat May-15-04 11:56 AM by Eric J in MN
The company can make the machines accurately count votes during testing, and then rig the machines for Election Day.

If everything goes smoothly during the tests, opponents of paperless voting will make the above point, while supporters will say the tests show everything is fine.

If there are problems during testing, opponents will say that proves the machines shouldn't be trusted, while supporters will say it's no big deal because everything will be fixed before the election.

WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO DO MEANINGFUL RECOUNTS, which can only be accomplished with voter-verifiable paper ballots. Tests like this are just a distraction.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:05 PM
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4. They just dont get it ...
They simply dont understand : WE KNOW TESTING MACHINES WILL NOT REVEAL MALICIOUS CODE INTENDED TO DEFRAUD VOTERS ...

It is SO easy to run a system WITHOUT executing thse portions of the code ...

They DO think we are stooopid ....
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:13 PM
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5. Kick
Edited on Sat May-15-04 12:13 PM by JohnLocke
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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:49 PM
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6. Was one, Is one! Theresa LePuke is a Repug in Dem's clothing! n/t
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Lou_C Donating Member (944 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:10 PM
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7. Let her back it she is a "fraud"
Everyone will know that the system is broken and a fraud if she backs Diebold.
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