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Dynasty_At_Passes Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 06:32 AM
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181. I have read his work. But here's where Melbane's point falls apart.
Edited on Sat Aug-20-05 06:34 AM by Dynasty_At_Passes
He claims that clearly the optical-scan machines were accurate in 2000, where direct evidence has been revealed that at least one memory card was switched by Diebold/ES&S which lost around 16,000 votes. And that memory card, as BlackBoxVoting has shown contains secret instructions.

Edit: Theresa Lapore, the democrat Board of Election worker held up this memory card even and claimed the company said it had "failed".

The fact they fail to account for this alarming discrepancy casts doubt on the whole report, not that Melbane is insincere in his findings. But he seems to take a rather laid back approach to verifying the count for these machines, or really exploring the larger implication of fraud and election tampering. In Washington, seals were broken. The case for this is very strong in Ohio based on Board of Elections workers leaving the equipment in partisan hands unsupervised, and the evidence of ballots altered in Lucas County through various "non-detectable" means. Right there is a red-flag on the whole report. They didn't lock down the op-scan machines in Ohio or the memory cards, nor did they do so in Florida. So there is no possible way to even guess on what their accuracy or discrepancy based calculations are.
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