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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-10 07:27 PM
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Are Arizona's Political Leaders Deliberately Blocking Electronic Voting Machine Transparency?
Are Arizona's Political Leaders Deliberately Blocking Electronic Voting Machine Transparency?

Monday 23 August 2010

by: Denis G. Campbell, t r u t h o u t | News Analysis


Why did Arizona's two main gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Jan Brewer, former secretary of state/head of elections, who contracted for highly criticized and easily-hacked Diebold and Sequoia ballot scanning systems, and Attorney General (AG) Terry Goddard, with his three-year "criminal investigation" into a 2006 Pima County (Tucson) local election allegedly hacked, according to a whistleblower, do everything in their power for years to stifle polling accountability while expensively fighting enforcement of Arizona's election laws?

"The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." - Joseph Stalin

Arizona voters head Tuesday 24 August to primary polling places. They will mark paper ballots that will be optically scanned by Diebold and Sequoia vote scan machines. And there is absolutely no guarantee their vote will ever be tabulated.

Six plaintiffs recently filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County (Phoenix) alleging recently relaxed ballot handling rules ensure a lax chain of control over ballot papers in direct violation of Arizona law. Coupled with unapproved software installed on multiple election department computers, and it creates what the citizen watchdog group AUDIT AZ calls an "interlock." "This makes manipulation of vote counting easy and thus leaves elections vulnerable to undetectable fraud."

more:
http://www.truth-out.org/files/state_of_arizona_voters....
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-10 07:30 PM
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1. How else woud you explain Sherriff Joe?
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Stevepol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-10 08:57 PM
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2. Simple answer: YES
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