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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:37 PM
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Voter [sic] Fraud Alert in Nevada
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 12:44 PM by Stand and Fight
I just received the following email from the Jack Carter camp regarding election fraud, and I thought that I would share it with everyone here:

Voter Fraud Alert in Nevada

A Jack Carter voter in North Las Vegas has reported that she cast her vote for Jack Carter and the machine would not register her vote for Jack Carter. Instead, her vote was cast for the None of the Above option.

The Election Protection lawyers are following up on this report now.

It is of vital importance to our democracy and the future of our nation that each and every citizen be vigilant and aware of the potential for voter fraud.

If anybody hears of any incident of voter fraud,intimidation, telephone, e-mail or any difficulties WHAT-SO-EVER with casting a vote, WHETHER in, at or around a POLLING PLACE or ANY OTHER PLACE as we continue through early voting and lead up to election day, please do the following:

Get the full name and phone number, polling place, time and as detailed a description of the facts of the incident as you know them.

Call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-737-3367 and pass on the report to the lawyers on call as soon as possible. DO NOT DELAY! Any delay in reporting could prevent effective action from being taken and could disenfranchise more voters.

Call the Carter Campaign office with the report so that we can be aware of the incidents and make sure it gets followed UP
Any suspicion of voter fraud should be forwarded to the Nevada State Democratic Partys Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-737-3367.
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MooPie Donating Member (397 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:40 PM
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1. Is this a national hotline number?
Or is this only for Nevada?
JoAnn
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:42 PM
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5. Nevada...
The number is to the Nevada Democratic Party according to the email.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:48 PM
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8. The national # is 1-888-DEM-VOTE
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Kip Humphrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:55 PM
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13. Verified Voting Foundation's Election Protection HOTLINE: 1-866-OUR-VOTE
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judaspriestess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:40 PM
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2. that sucks and I'm glad she was observant
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 12:41 PM by judaspriestess
my vote clearly stated Jack Carter on the paper receipt.

on edit: one vote here and there and this is how these bastards steal our votes
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:46 PM
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7. Precisely... I'm informing all of my relatives of this...
My family is quite elderly -- dying out really -- and so I must make sure they know this.
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:41 PM
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3. Thanks for the info. n/t
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:42 PM
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4. Psssst.... election fraud. Not voter fraud.
The voter didn't committ the fraud - the machine did. Which means it's "election" fraud.

:hi:
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:43 PM
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6. I know, I know...
This is an email from the Carter campaign to me... So, I used their subject for the thread title, and the text of the email for the body of my post. Thanks though! :hi:
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:57 PM
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9. ok then
i'll email the Carter campaign and inform them myself :hi:

:D
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:04 PM
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11. Already did.... n/t
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:58 PM
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10. w00t
:yourock:
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:07 PM
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12. K&R n/t
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 02:35 PM
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14. Kick n/t
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 03:16 PM
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15. Kick.
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shooga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 03:42 PM
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16. Felons (programmers) employed at DIEBOLD
Wired News: Search: Wired NewsWire service news & photos

Con Job at DIEBOLD Subsidiary
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Pull the lever on Machine Politics

Associated Press Associated Press | Also by this reporter 2003-12-17 18:23:00.0
SAN FRANCISCO -- At least five convicted FELONS secured management positions at a manufacturer of electronic voting machines, according to critics demanding more stringent background checks for people responsible for voting machine software.

Voter advocate Harris alleged Tuesday that managers of a subsidiary of DIEBOLD, one of the country's largest voting equipment vendors, included a COCAINE trafficker, a man who conducted FRAUDULENT STOCK TRANSACTIONS and a programmer JAILED for FALSIFYING COMPUTER RECORDS.

The programmer, Jeffrey Dean, wrote and maintained proprietary code used to count hundreds of thousands of votes as senior vice president of Global Election Systems, or GES. DIEBOLD purchased GES in January 2002.

According to a public court document released before GES hired him, Dean served time in a Washington state correctional facility for stealing money and tampering with computer files in a scheme that "involved a high degree of sophistication and planning."

"You can't tell me these people passed background tests," Harris, author of Black Box Voting: Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century, said in a phone interview.

DIEBOLD spokesman Michael Jacobsen emphasized that the company performs background checks on all managers and programmers. He said many GES managers -- including Dean -- left at the time of the acquisition.

"We can't speak for the hiring process of a company before we acquired it," Jacobsen said. He would not provide further details, saying company policy bars discussion of current or past employees.

The former GES is DIEBOLD's wholly owned subsidiary, Global Election Management Systems, which produces the operating system that touch-screen voting terminals use.

Dean could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California) announced a bill last week that would require stringent background checks on all electronic voting company employees who work with voting software. The bill, which Boxer plans to introduce in January, would toughen security standards for voting software and hardware, and require touch-screen terminals to include printers and produce paper backups of vote counts by the 2004 presidential election in November.

Harris and Andy Stephenson, a Democratic candidate for secretary of state in Washington, conducted a 10-day investigation in Seattle and Vancouver, where the men were convicted. Harris and Stephenson released the findings in a 17-page document online and at a news conference in Seattle.

Also Tuesday, Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed announced legislation that would require electronic voting machines in the state to produce a paper trail.

If the legislature approves it, touch-screen machines in the state would be required to produce paper receipts by 2006.

Voters would get to see but not touch or remove the receipts, which would be kept in a county lock box. Computer programmers say software bugs, hackers or electrical failures could cause more than 50,000 touch-screen machines used in precincts nationwide to delete or alter votes.

California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley said last month that touch-screens in the nation's most populous state must provide paper receipts by 2006.



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