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Sequoia Voting Systems Accidentally Releases Source Code, Possible Evidence of Election Rigging

Voting machine source-code leak shows election-rigging subroutines? – Boing Boing 10/21/09

Sequoia, a company that makes many of the electronic voting machines used in the US and elsewhere, has inadvertently leaked much of the secret source-code that powers its systems. The first cut at analysis shows what looks like illegal election-rigging code (“code that appears to control or at least influence the logical flow of the election”) in the source.

Sequoia blew it on a public records response. We (basically EDA) have election databases from Riverside County that Sequoia insisted on “redacting” first, for which we paid cold cash. They appear instead to have just vandalized the data as valid databases by stripping the MS-SQL header data off, assuming that would stop us cold.

They were wrong.

The Linux “strings” command was able to peel it apart. Nedit was able to digest 800meg text files. What was revealed was thousands of lines of MS-SQL source code that appears to control or at least influence the logical flow of the election, in violation of a bunch of clauses in the FEC voting system rulebook banning interpreted code, machine modified code and mandating hash checks of voting system code.

I’ve got it all organized for commentary and download in wiki form.

This is the first time we can legally study a voting system’s innards without NDAs or court-ordered secrecy.

Sequoia Voting Systems – Metafilter 10/21/09

Sequoia Voting Systems seem to have inadvertently released SQL code from their voting machines. And people are saying that the code is incriminating. People who have analyzed the code claim that it contained code designed to control or influence the outcome of an election.
The code and the technical details are here for those inclined to look at it.

Torrent for the code in question.

The story is being discussed on the usual suspects for political stories related to programming.

 

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US Voter Fraud & Election Fraud Update

Diebold Quietly Patches Security Flaw in Vote Counting Software – Wired 8/17/09

Computer scientists reveal new voting machine hack successfully changed votes – Raw Story 8/12/09

E-Voting’s Continuing Scandals – Boing Boing 3/21/09

The Unreported Story of Obama’s Election – Global Research 4/17/09

CIA: Most electronic voting systems can be hacked – Raw Story 3/25/09

“You can very easily erase entries” – Cleveland State University Finds Problems In Election Machines – Cleveland Plain Dealer 3/24/09

The Premier software does not keep track of ballot deletions, according to a recent report by the California secretary of state. The software also records the wrong entry date and time for some ballots and allows audit logs to be deleted.

Such flaws mean that insiders could tamper with election results, then erase their electronic trail.

Diebold admits all versions delete ballots – Raw Story 3/18/09

Machines are bad at counting votes – Guardian, UK 4/29/09

Head of CA GOP Voter Registration Firm Pleads Guilty to Voter Registration Fraud – BradBlog 6/18/09

Voting System Adds Nearly 5,000 Ballots to Tally – Wired 6/8/09

A software glitch in an optical-scan voting system added nearly 5,000 ballots to the tally of a South Dakota election this week. The error was discovered only after the election results were called, according to the Rapid City Journal.

FLASHBACK – Was the 2004 Election Stolen? – Rolling Stone



No Real Change in First Weeks of Obama Administration

On Washington: Pakistan an Early Test of Obama’s Approach – NYTimes 1/27/09

President Obama is clearly in no rush to terminate some Bush administration policies. The not-so-covert attacks into Pakistani territory are a prime example.

President orders air strikes on villages in tribal area – Guardian, UK 1/23/09

Barack Obama gave the go-ahead for his first military action yesterday, missile strikes against suspected militants in Pakistan which killed at least 18 people.

New admin not talking about missile strike – Raw Story 1/23/09

Obama: “Afghanistan and Pakistan are the central front in the America’s war against terrorism”  – Global Research 1/23/09

Chomsky: No change coming with Obama  – Press TV, Iran 1/25/09

Obama’s program of war – Global Research 1/29/09

No Change for Iran under an Obama Administration – Global Research 1/24/09

The Caucus: War Czar for Bush to Keep His Job – NYTimes 1/13/09

Obama to Ignore CIA War Crimes – National Expositor 1/12/09

Campbell Brown: Obama’s hypocrisy showing – CNN 1/28/09

Unfortunately, we are again asking the president to explain why exactly he announced, with great fanfare, new ethics rules if he had no intention of abiding by them.

Ray LaHood: The Obama Appointment You Should Be Really Worried About – Alternet 1/17/09

He’ll guide the spending of vast amounts of stimulus money, oversee the auto bailout and be responsible for a raft of critical policy.

Under Eric Holder, ‘War on Terror’ Would Still Define the DOJ – Alternet 1/16/09

In his confirmation hearing, Holder called waterboarding “torture,” but his support for preventive detention and warrantless spying is bad news.

Obama’s intel nominee vows ‘no unlawful surveillance’ – Raw Story 1/22/09

Obama Appointments: CFR, Bilderberg and Trilateral Commission – Global Research 1/23/09

Raytheon lobbyist picked for deputy Defense post – LA Times 1/23/09

A day after President Obama issued tough new ethics rules for administration employees, a key lawmaker raised questions about his nomination of a lobbyist to the No. 2 position at the Pentagon.

Classic Case of Revolving Door at Defense Department – Center for Media and Democracy 1/12/09

Until June 2008, William Lynn was senior VP-government operations for Raytheon, the world’s fifth largest defense contractor. Despite that recent stint as a lobbyist, President-Elect Barack Obama has nominated him to become deputy defense secretary, which would put him “in charge of day-to-day Pentagon operations.” The nomination requires Congressional approval. According to O’Dwyer’s, “The Washington Post predicts Lynn will oversee Defense Secretary Robert Gates‘ program to overhaul DOD‘s weapons acquisition activity.” Before his stint with Raytheon, Lynn was the Pentagon’s comptroller and chief budget officer. He also previously worked as director of DOD’s program analysis and evaluation.

The Obameter: Tracking Obama’s Campaign Promises – via Metafilter 1/22/09

Tracking Obama’s Campaign Promises. PolitiFact has compiled about 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the campaign and is tracking their progress on their Obameter.

Obama’s orders leave torture, indefinite detention intact – Global Research 1/23/09

Obama’s Torture Loopholes – Global Research 1/26/09 

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