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THE GREAT TRADITION OF ELECTION FRAUD CONTINUES IN 2008

REPORTS & ANALYSIS

Princeton publishes how-to guide for hacking Sequoia e-voting machines – EnGadget 10/24/08

Study: Sequoia e-voting machines disturbingly easy to hack – Ars Technica 10/24/08

Report: NJ Voting Machines Easily Hacked – CBS3 NJ 10/17/08

A McCain “Win” Will Be Theft, Resistance Is Planned  – Global Research 10/20/08

Thirteen Election Integrity Experts: E-Voting Problems and How to Stop Them – Alternet 10/24/08

Twelve Ways You Can Safeguard the Vote – Alternet 10/24/08

Democratic Election Protection Strategy’s Missing Link: Electronic Vote Counts – Alternet 10/7/08

RFK, Jr.: Election? It’s already stolen – Raw Story 10/19/08

Obama, McCain and voter fraud – Raw Story 10/17/08

Both campaigns are accusing the other of illegal voter registration practices.

BBC looks into US voter suppression – Raw Story 10/17/08

List of Republicans Calling BS on ACORN Voter Fraud Allegations Growing  – Mother Jones 10/17/08

WH gave tax $ to GOP campaigns – Raw Story 10/15/08

A new report from the House Oversight Committee alleges that President Bush and his White House political team engaged in a systematic effort to send government officials on taxpayer-funded trips to help Republican candidates in the 2006 midterm elections.
The 27-page report (.pdf) documents 425 trips arranged by the White House Office of Political Affairs for various agency heads, cabinet secretaries and other prominent administration officials. More than 300 of those trips took the officials outside of Washington for events with members of Congress in tough races. Most of the pseudo-campaign stops were paid for with taxpayer money, in violation of the Hatch Act, which prohibits political activity as a part of the official duties of executive branch personnel, according to the report.

The 10 Dirtiest Election Tricks the Republicans Have Tried So Far – Alternet 10/20/08

Chuck O’Connell : Our Needs Do Not Fit on Their Ballots – Counterunch 10/16/08

New Hampshire Phone-Jamming: The History – TPMuckraker 10/14/08

McCain’s ‘voter sup- pression committee?’ – Raw Story 10/15/08

Nearly a quarter of John McCain’s “Clean Election and Voter Fraud Committee,” chaired by Warren Rudman and John Danforth, have been involved in GOP voter suppression efforts or unfounded partisan claims of voter fraud

Robert Jensen / Pat Youngblood : Looking Beyond the Election and Beyond Elections – CounterPunch 10/23/08

Felon describes ‘how to rig an election’ – CNN 10/22/08

Allen Raymond is living proof that political dirty tricksters do exist. The former Republican operative went to federal prison after he pleaded guilty to felony charges of phone harassment for jamming the lines of New Hampshire’s Democratic Party on Election Day six years ago.

Counting Electronic Votes in Secret – Center for Media & Democracy 10/21/08

Ohio secretary of state site’s possibly hacked – CNet 10/21/08

‘Could the US election be stolen?’ AFP – Raw Story 10/20/08

Law firm to monitor election – Raw Story 10/20/08

GOP sees House ‘rout,’ ‘goner list’ compiled – Raw Story 10/23/08

ROLLING STONE: The Missing Votes  – RFK Jr and Greg Palast

According to an investigative report out today in Rolling Stone magazine, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast, after a year-long investigation, reveal a systematic program of “GOP vote tampering” on a massive scale.  Republican Secretaries of State of swing-state Colorado have quietly purged one in six names from their voter rolls….While Obama dreams of riding to the White House on a wave of new voters, more then 2.7 million have had their registrations REJECTED under new procedures signed into law by George Bush.  Kennedy, a voting rights lawyer, charges this is a resurgence of ‘Jim Crow’ tactics to wrongly block Black and Hispanic voters….Digging through government records, the Kennedy-Palast team discovered that, in 2004, a GOP scheme called “caging” ultimately took away the rights of 1.1 million voters.  The Rolling Stone duo predict that, this November 4, it will be far worse. There’s more:
Since the last presidential race, “States used dubious ‘list management’ rules to scrub at least 10 million voters from their rolls.”
Among those was Paul Maez of Las Vegas, New Mexico – a victim of an unreported but devastating purge of voters in that state that left as many as one in nine Democrats without a vote.  For Maez, the state’s purging his registration was particularly shocking – he’s the county elections supervisor.

E-voting security results ‘awful,’ says Ohio secretary of state – Computer World 10/3/08

How bad? ‘I thought I was going to throw up,’ Jennifer Brunner recalls

The Dirty Details of Voter Purges – Miller McCune 10/6/08

“Sometimes, though, the purges get too radical. The Brennan Center report, “Voter Purges,” shows that flawed purge lists threaten election integrity some eight years after the infamous felon purge lists used by Florida in 2000 wrongfully dropped at least 12,000 voters from the rolls.
The lists used to delete voters are “riddled with inaccuracies,” according to the report. The bottom line, writes Myrna Perez, the report’s author: “States maintain voter rolls in an inconsistent and unaccountable manner. Officials strike voters from the rolls through a process that is shrouded in secrecy, prone to error, and vulnerable to manipulation.”
In Mississippi before the March 2008 primary, a county election official — from her home computer — secretly deleted 10,000 voters from the rolls.  During the 2008 New Mexico caucuses, thousands of registered Democrats found themselves improperly knocked off the rolls.  Ohio election integrity advocates point to massive voter purges before the 2004 election that totaled more than 300,000 voters. In Michigan, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Advancement Project filed an injunction Sept. 17 to reinstate more than 200,000 voters purged over the past year.”

 

NEWS – SPECIFICS

States’ Actions to Block Voters Appear Illegal – NYTimes 10/9/08

Tens of thousands of voters in at least six swing states have been removed from rolls or blocked from registering.

Double and Triple Checking in Swing States Could Lead to Voters Blocked from Polls – TPMuckraker 10/10/08

Elections officials deny illegally purging voters (AP)  – Yahoo 10/9/08

Missteps Lead to Blocked Voters in Swing States – TPMuckraker 10/10/08

NY election mix-up: ‘Osama’ on the ballot (AP)  – Yahoo 10/10/08

In an upstate New York county, hundreds of voters have been sent absentee ballots in which they could vote for “Barack Osama.”

NM vote machine glitch discovered – Raw Story 10/7/08

CT sees dead people on voter rolls – Raw Story 10/6/08

8,500 ‘dead’ people registered to vote, clerical errors show 300 voted.

Waller Co. admits error in rejecting student voter forms – Houston Chronicle 10/10/08

About 200K Ohio voters have records discrepancies (AP)  – Yahoo 10/15/08

Harris GOP fears all-Republican courts about to end – Houston Chronicle 10/19/08

Machines switching votes in W.Va. – Raw Story 10/19/08

Supreme Court Sides With Dems On Ohio Voting Case  – TPMuckraker 10/17/08

Unchastened, NM Republicans Still Pushing Voter Fraud – TPMuckraker 10/17/08

Nevada Secretary of State Rebuffs Latest GOP Effort To Suppress Vote – TPMuckraker 10/22/08

US Attorney’s Office Involved In Voter-Fraud Probe in NM – TPMuckraker 10/22/08

NM GOP Lawyer Pushing Voter Fraud: It’s “Single Greatest Wedge Issue Ever.” – TP Muckraker 10/21/08

Voting machine problems in FL – Raw Story 10/21/08

Virgina, Pennsylvania, Ohio Not Prepared for Record Voter Turnout – Alternet 10/20/08

Irony Alert: GOP Political Consultant Arrested For Voter Registration Fraud – TP Muckraker 10/20/08

Dems sue for paper ballots in PA. – Raw Story 10/23/08

Report: Votes flip from Repub to Dem in TN– Raw Story 10/23/08

Software glitch slowed vote tally in Sarasota – Herald Tribune 8/28/08

6 Ala. counties’ voter rolls exceed population – USA Today 10/18/08

Big Presidential Vote Count Error Found and Fixed in New Mexico – Alternet 10/4/08

Fixed, as in still ‘does what they want and isn’t noticable’

Florida Primary Recount Reveals Grave Voting Problems One Month Before Presidential Election – Wired 10/7/08

“A month of primary recounts in the election battleground of Palm Beach County, Florida, has twice flipped the winner in a local judicial race and revealed grave problems in the county’s election infrastructure, including thousands of misplaced ballots and vote tabulation machines that are literally unable to produce the same results twice…”
At issue is an Aug. 26 primary election in which officials discovered, during a recount of a close judicial race, that more than 3,400 ballots had mysteriously disappeared after they were initially counted on election day. The recount a week later, minus the missing ballots, flipped the results of the race to a different winner.
“The county eventually found the missing ballots after a prolonged hunt. But it also turned up an additional 200 or so ballots that officials never knew were missing and that were never counted in the original tabulation of the race. A recently completed recount — with all of the ballots — has restored victory to the original winner. But the month-long saga has left voters and state officials exasperated and distrustful of the ability of county officials to run a competent general election in November. More important, it’s also uncovered perplexing problems in some of the county’s high-speed optical-scan tabulation machines, made by Sequoia Voting Systems. The machines flunked reliability tests prompted by the recount — producing different results for the same batch of ballots.”

Brad Blog: Touch-screen machines now flipping votes in Missouri, Texas – Raw Story 10/25/08

N. Texas residents say straight-ticket votes were switched – Houston Chronicle 10/24/08

At least two Palo Pinto County residents say they experienced early voting problems when the touch-screen voting machines they used kept switching their straight-party vote from Democratic to Republican.

Houston Registrar claims rampant voter fraud to deny hundreds – YouTube 10/24/08

A VERY interesting interview!

10,000 absentee ballots in Gwinnett are flawed – Atlanta Journal-Constitution 10/23/08

Voting-Rights Group Calls For Federal Probe Of New Mexico Voter Intimidation – TP Muckraker 10/24/08

Early voting glitches in GA, TN counties – Raw Story 10/24/08

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It’s time for Pink American. Forget Red States.
Obama’s election is illegal. Look at all those people power revolutions in Kiyeph and Sayam, Orange and Rose. We are pink. We must take to the streets and prevent this illegal alien from enforcing Shariyah laws in our country and arming all those terrorists and socialists. The Demonrats fixed this election when they lost the Florida recount, when they passed HAVA. George Beller.

Comment by George Beller

I do not trust either Obama or McCain. However, I have yet to see any evidence that Obama is an illegal alien, or a Muslim, or planning to arm terrorists or socialists.

It’s always important to look at all the facts when forming your opinions, and even more important to be able to cite them.

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