As a result of his prior experience as a political survey research analyst for Peter D. Hart Research Associates in Washington, Dr. Simon became an early advocate for an exit poll-based electoral "burglar alarm" system, independent of media and corporate control, to detect computerized vote shifting in Election 2004. In the absence of such a system, he was nevertheless able to capture and analyze critical official exit poll data briefly posted on the web prior to its election-night disappearance, data which served as an initial basis for questioning the validity of Election 2004. He has subsequently focused on developing election forensics protocols appropriate to the new technology of computerized voting systems.
Dr. Simon is a co-founder and executive director of Election Defense Alliance (www.ElectionDefenseAlliance.org), a national coordinating body for citizen electoral integrity groups and individuals. He also has worked closely with several other election integrity organizations. He has authored or coauthored numerous papers addressing statistical anomalies and other evidence of computerized election fraud, including most recently with Bruce O'Dell Landslide Denied: Exit Polls vs. Vote Count 2006 (http://electiondefensealliance.org/landslide_denied_exit_polls_vs_vote_count_2006), presenting powerful evidence and analysis of systemic tabulation fraud, and (with O'Dell, Dale Tavris, and Josh Mitteldorf) Fingerprints of Election Theft: Were Competitive Contests Targeted? (http://electiondefensealliance.org/fingerprints_election_theft), exposing the pattern of manipulation. He continues to author analyses of election tabulations as well as the distortions affecting contemporary exit polls and tracking polls.
On the "lighter" side, Dr. Simon is the author of the mock epic poem Don Dubya: A Byronic Tribute, which pays homage to the Bush regime and its unparalleled legacy.
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