Election officials and voters WANT to think "voting" computers are great, but voters have been learning they do strange things. Board Member Pam Slater Price said she always votes on PAPER BALLOTS by mail, and recommends it. ( She obviously doesn't worry about how her vote is counted by the Diebold Cental Tabulator). How do the other supervisors vote? Which supervisors have gone to the Polls and experienced what those Diebold computers they bought for over $31 million do to voters there?
They've announced that they plan to spend another $5-10 million on 2000 more untrustworthy, uncertified Diebold TSx machines this year. What are they smoking?
Below is a photo of last Saturday (9Jun07) morning's on-screen viewing of Cox San Diego channel 24 (Government Access) TV.
The station generally shows San Diego City Council, County Board of Supervisors and other government meetings, and classical music performances.
This time, the station's controlling computer PUT ITSELF ON THE SCREEN. Was it trying to tell us something? was it calling for help?
We wish our election administrators would see this proof of "computers do what computers do" so they could undertstand computer security scientists and election integrity activists when they say, "Computers are NOT reliable sole tools for any aspect of honest elections. By their nature, they CANNOT be."
The county would save millions of tax dollars if they would let voters use paper ballots and count them.
If you can't read the text on the TV screen, here's what it says:
The workstation is in use and has been locked
This can only be unlocked by a logged in user as a System Administrator
You should change your battery or switch to outlet power to keep from losing your work"
--- from Brina-Rae Schuchman ---