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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-04 01:33 PM
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28. NEP is a secret consortium with intelligence ties
EP, formerly VNS....

VNS (now NEP) is a top-secret private consortium owned by ABC News, The Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NBC News that allegedly projected election night winners as well as reported actual election results from 1989-2002. As an organization, VNS's roots date back to 1964. Questions abound as to its real mission. One theory is that VNS could have conspired with election officials and used bogus exit poll projections as a cover (a de fact certification) for election fraud. It should be noted that the late Collier brothers, authors of book VoteScam: The Stealing of America, which exposed VNS's secret operations, were off-the-mark when they stated the following: "By means of an unofficial private corporation named News Election Service (NES - now known as VNS), the Establishment press has actual physical control of the counting and dissemination of the vote, and it refuses to let the public know how it is done." This statement is not completely correct. Tabulation and certification of elections is done at the local, county, state and federal levels. However, it is true that those who control the tabulation, control the election. And all-to-often it is private corporations who control vote counting technology.

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Suspicion Surrounds Voter News Service

by Lynn Landes 1/20/03

It doesn't add up. Why is Voter News Service (VNS) really going out of business? That's only one of many questions that dog VNS, a private consortium of the major news organizations that allegedly projected election night winners using exit polls. VNS is owned by ABC News, The Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NBC News. But VNS has always conducted its operations in a highly secretive manner.

I want to know why VNS sent surveys to counties asking them for information about the kinds of voting machines the counties used? Why should VNS care? What do voting machines have to do with exit poll projections? The voting machine industry is completely dominated by Republicans. Many people believe that the major news networks are also dominated by Republican ownership. Is there a connection between VNS closing its doors, the increased use of computerized voting machines, and the growing disparity between pre-election polling predictions and election results - a disparity that appears to heavily favor Republican candidates? Are we witnessing election fraud on a massive scale and is VNS involved?

One reason VNS is shutting down could NOT be, as VNS spokespeople continue to claim, that they screwed up the 2000 election exit polling in Florida. Any comprehensive review of the Florida vote count proves that VNS's projection was correct...Gore would have won Florida handily had it not been for uncounted "over-votes", the notorious butterfly ballot, and the illegal removal of 91,000 names of mostly black and Democratic registered voters from the rolls by a Texas firm hired by Jeb Bush's Secretary of State.

The second reason VNS has offered for closing its doors is that they couldn't handle the technical and logistic demands of Election Day exit polling. What has changed from previous years? After all, the major news networks have claimed that they've been processing election data and using computers and thousands of temporary employees since the mid-1960's. For this last election VNS even hired the well known, if not controversial, Battelle Memorial Institute to revamp their system. The hiring of Battelle, a major military defense and government intelligence contractor, raised the eyebrows of many observers who believe that there may be a connection between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and VNS. Some suspect that the CIA doesn't limit its legendary vote rigging abilities to elections in foreign countries.
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