Sunday, January 13, 2008

Do You Trust Electronic Voting Machines? (re-Post)

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In light of Pre-Election Polls Wildly Different Than Results Announced for Clinton/Obama, I think you should read this and watch these videos.

Excerpts below from the BBV article Silvestro the Cat & New Hampshire Elections :

John Silvestro and his small private business, LHS Associates, has the exclusive programming contracts for all New Hampshire voting machines, which combined will count about 81 percent of the vote. They have inside access to every memory card in New Hampshire, as well as to the chips containing the "brain" of the Diebold optical scan machines.

LHS Associates programs all the memory cards in New Hampshire and Connecticut; about all of Vermont's voting machines, and has a lock on almost all of Massachusetts as well.

In an unusual confluence of available video, we obtained footage of Silvestro grappling with Harri Hursti, the master hacker who had his way with the Diebold optical scans in Leon County, Florida in the famous exploit that was showcased in the film Hacking Democracy (2 links, click on each one).

The exact same make, model and version hacked in the Black Box Voting project in Leon County is used throughout New Hampshire, where about 45 percent of elections administrators hand count paper ballots at the polling place, with the remaining locations all using the Diebold version 1.94w optical scan machine. Because the voting machine locations tend to be urban, this represents about 81 percent of the New Hampshire voters.

video containing various footage taken by Black Box Voting and New Hampshire citizens...wanna see an e-vote machine getting hacked into quickly and easily?

Then watch this!

Bev Harris, a grandmother from Seattle, runs

(bd: If later videos don't work, hit "refresh", or close/open your browser, or reboot...things slow up when you watch too many videos sometimes, and you have to clear out your storage, etc...)

Hacking Democracy 1 of 9 below:

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