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SHELBY, TN: 3,221 PHANTOM VOTES FOUND; SAME LOCATIONS HAD UPLOADS DAY BEFORE ELECTION

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Consultants examining the Aug. 5 Shelby County election found 3,221
more votes than voters on documents provided by Shelby County
elections officials pursuant to a court order.

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Most voterless votes were found in large Republican precincts, a
non-random distribution.

The inspection team sought and obtained documents in connection with a lawsuit filed by ten defeated candidates over irregularities in the
election.

FOUR KINDS OF INFORMATION ARE NEEDED TO AUTHENTICATE AN ELECTION:
1. Who can vote (the voter list)
2. Who did vote (the list of participating voters)
3. Were votes cast the real ones (chain of custody)
4. Was the counting accurate (public verification of the count)

Shelby County admitted that they installed an invalid voter list in
Election Day electronic poll books, altering #1 (WHO CAN VOTE). The
list said thousands of people could not vote because they had already
voted, even though they had not voted.

Shelby County withheld the list of WHO DID VOTE (#2 ) until ordered by the court to produce it. When consultants analyzed the list of who did vote, they found names missing for 3,221 votes counted in the final certified results.

Shelby County computer logs show uploaded invisible data from 16
polling places the day before the polls opened. The premature uploads
were done out of public view, and no testing procedure or work order
record matches documents the uploads of invisible votes into the
central tally machine, raising questions on WHETHER VOTES COUNTED WERE
THE REAL ONES(#3).

#4, COUNTING OF THE VOTE: Shelby County declined to provide precinct results after the election and even after they certified the results; Elections Administrator Richard Holden stated in front of a court reporter on Aug. 16 that it was not possible to produce them, a
misrepresentation to the court, but the inspection team discovered
copies of precinct results reports sitting on Shelby County computers.
The results had been there since Aug. 6. Shelby County precinct
results ("Statement of Votes Cast" or "SOVC") do not match the list of
participating voters.

* * * * *
A meeting is being held tonight, Thursday Sept. 16, for all citizens
and the media to hear details on the evidence. Shelby County Voter
Protection meeting: 6:00 pm at Morning Star Holiness Church - 3161
Park Ave Memphis TN 38111-3043

* * * * *

Shelby County's certified "SOVC" results show 85,290 votes cast at
polls (not early votes, or absentee votes, but Election Day polling
place votes. But Shelby County's Participating Voter List shows only
82,069 voters who cast votes at polls.

Also, in at least five locations containing phantom votes -- votes
without voters -- Shelby County had performed secret uploads from
voting machines the day before the election.

PRECINCT: COR09

The heavily Republican COR09 precinct, location HOPE PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH shows just 20 people who voted at the polling place, but the
certified "SOVC" results counted 619 votes. This is a discrepancy of
599 votes.

PHOTOS: PHANTOM VOTES IN CORDOVA
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Bev Harris is executive director of Black Box Voting, Inc. an advocacy group committed to restoring citizen oversight to elections.
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