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PROGRAMMERS RIGGED ELECTION
Sounds Like A Problem To Me:
" But in Florida, where the 2000 election turned into a long-running drama that eventually was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, there did not appear to be widespread e-voting problems by late afternoon in Miami Dade County or Palm Beach County, said Matthew Zimmerman, a staff attorney with the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, who is monitoring the situation with other volunteers in Miami.
The two main problems in those counties, which were at the center of the 2000 election controversy, have been incorrect votes being recorded by the machines and detected by voters when examining the ballot review screen; and the unwillingness of election officials to resort to paper ballots in precincts with long lines to alleviate the demand for the touch-screen machines.
'We're getting a number of cases where people are calling saying their votes got changed on the review screen. That's been the primary machine issue that's going on,' he said. 'The counties have continued to refuse to let people vote on paper ballots. The problem is people are still waiting in lines that are far too long and some of them are leaving.' "
"E-voting problems reported as election gets under way"
" E-Vote Goes Smoothly, But Experts Skeptical
Many acknowledged that the hardware performed well. But software errors may have changed results, they said. The vast majority of touch screens in the United States do not produce paper records. And that means, critics say, that the machines could alter or delete ballots without anyone noticing.
'What has most concerned scientists are problems that are not observable, so the fact that no major problems were observed says nothing about the system,' said David Jefferson, a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. 'The fact that we had a relatively smooth election yesterday does not change at all the vulnerability these systems have to fraud or bugs.'
'I've been saying all along that my biggest fear is that someone would program a machine to give a wrong answer,' said Rubin, a Johns Hopkins computer scientist. "If that were to happen, the machine would still work fine -- we just wouldn't know it.' "
"No paper trail means software glitches, tampering may go unnoticed"
This, As An Afterthought To A "Reassuring" Story:
"Election difficulties also were reported in a number of other North Carolina counties, including nearby Carteret, where 4,530 early votes were irretrievably lost."
"Election problems due to a software glitch"
Wonks, Geeks, Nerds Confirm It: Bush Cheated
"States Report Early E-Voting Glitches"
"Kerry winning Exit Polls - FRAUD LOOKS PROBABLE"
"Exit polls and ‘actual’ results don’t match; Evoting states show greater discrepancy"
"Surprising Pattern of Florida's Election Results"
"Optical Scan Questions in Florida"
"More VERY creepy evidence of voter fraud, now in Florida"
If You Can't Enjoin 'Em, BEAT 'Em!
"And in a few places, voters were intimidated or forced to leave."
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