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Another election official goes to work for Diebold after leaving
office. A former Diebold lobbyist becomes the election official.
This revolving door is common.

The foremost US voting system guru and computer scientist, Doug Jones,
explains why US election officials promote flawed, expensive voting
systems:
http://www.cs.uiowa.edu/~jones/voting/aaas2005.shtml

Also, an unusually good article in TN press on vote-switching - a
commonly reported occurance with DRE voting machines which can be
easily programmed to switch votes in a way that most voters will not
notice. When a voter does notice and cancel the ballot to vote again,
the second time the voter tries to vote, the machine does the right
thing. The voter thinks it could have been his/her own fault.
Everyone is fooled, thinks it is innocent error, and manual audits are
subverted by electronic malfeasance. For more information on how DREs
can be programmed to fool manual audits of voter verifiable paper
trails see:
http://brennancenter.org/dynamic/subpages/download_file_39288.pdf

It is a "no brainer" not to use expensive DRE voting systems, so what
motivates US election officials to actively promote them over the
objection of virtually all independent computer scientists and the
National Institute of Standards and Technology?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Google Alerts
Date: Dec 23, 2006 9:20 PM
Subject: Google Alert - voting elections election Diebold


Voting machine maker to hire former Georgia elections director
http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/news/politics/16307292.htm
Macon Telegraph - Macon,GA,USA
... of the state's elections division has accepted a job with Diebold
Election Systems, the company that supplied Georgia's $75 million
electronic voting machine ...
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Suspicions aroused by voting machine problems
http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/national/article/0,1406,KNS_350_5231946,00.html
Knoxville News Sentinel (subscription) - Knoxville,TN,USA
... The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office confirmed to
... Or, perhaps, he was voting with one hand ... A spokesman for
Diebold Election Systems told Computer ...


"'Daily Voting News' For December 23, 2006"
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=3946
Brad Blog - USA
... directly in charge of the state's voting systems amongst ... also
held a position on the Election Assistance Commission ... Timms has no
elections experience and has a ...
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Daily Voting News 12-22-06
http://electionfraudblog.com/index.php/daily-voting-news-12-22-06/
By Administrator
NAtional: Cook County's voting machine supplier for sale ... GA:
Another $75 Million to Diebold? ... PA: Westmoreland County - County
elections bureau eyes hiring guru ... TX: Waller County - State
probing Waller County election ...
Election Fraud Blog - http://electionfraudblog.com


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