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Ysolde Donating Member (368 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 12:03 PM
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41. And I, being from OK,
was concerned about our machines. The voting machines were not new -- we still have our "old" optical scanners (which work great by the way) and I know how they tally those at each precinct (I inadvertantly over-voted for a judge and went through the motions to get it read, kicked out, and allowed to ignore as I really didn't care in this particular case).

My concern came from the centralized server where all the votes are counted. I'm a programmer and there's no way I'd bother with all the local machines (especially the ones we have). I'l go after the single vulnerable piece of software. It'd be waaay too easy to "turn" every random-number of votes from one to another; too easy. And, guess what manufacturer makes our centralized tabulator? ES&S.

And, in our case, not only did it give Bush a whopping number of extra votes (I work with quite a few Bush 2000 voters that went for Kerry in 2004), but it also gave that nutjob, Coburn, a Senate seat by a landslide when EVERYTHING pointed to a close election won by Carson (who was endorsed by our local Bush-loving Republican paper).

So, TIA is right and so are the other eloquent people here. Now, how do we get it out there? The corporate media isn't going to publicize this and our national Dems aren't either, apparently.
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