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BlueDog2u Donating Member (692 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-04 10:09 PM
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53. Let's focus on this for a moment
Since 2001, Accenture and Election.com have been strategic partners "to jointly deliver comprehensive election solutions to governments worldwide," according to their press release.

In June 2003, Accenture bought the public-sector election assets of Election.com, which suffered its own scandal this year when it was discovered that Osan Ltd, a firm of Saudi and other foreign investors, bought controlling interest in it.

According to Mark Harrington of NewsDay.com, "Several shareholders of the company said they were surprised by the recent buyout and have asked for securities regulators to investigate."

Election.com has had other problems.

In January 2003, during Canada's New Democratic Party leadership convention, the Canadian Broadcasting System reported, Earl Hurd of Election.com said he believes someone used a "denial of service" program to disrupt the voting paralyzing the central computer by bombarding it with a stream of data service was restored."

"Toronto city councilor Jack Layton's victory on the first ballot surprised many, who had expected a second or even third round of voting before a leader was chosen from the pack of six candidates."

For election security experts, a strong and growing suspicion is that computer glitches or disruptions are actually vote rigging.


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If you look for election.com, this is the new link:

http://www.accenture.com/xd/xd.aspit=enweb&xd=industrie... \government\gove_democ.xml


The link doesn't work, if you want to use it, cut and paste it into browser bar. Sorry...

This is the outfit that the military vote was going to be entrusted to until some folks in the Pentagon, I think it was, kicked up a fuss about the lack of security in having internet voting. But I think the problem is obviously deeper. This is Arther Anderson's old cronies, still the cronies of the Bush family, being generously rewarded with $10b homeland security contracts...hmm...and they are into elections also, and they "glitched" the Canadian NDP convention. hmm
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