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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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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 1, 2012
Colorado Sets the Stage for a Bogus Election Colorado election integrity and transparency is now officially out the window, with a series of corruption protection rules and new laws that prevent the public from verifying the outcome. And then there is the matter of alleged Romney ties to the second-biggest voting machine manufacturer in America.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 30, 2012
Georgia City Fighting Sunshine Laws - The city of Cumming, Georgia is litigating against public right to videotape open meetings, a move that could spill over into election monitoring. Videotaping in a freedom of information context is a crucial part of transparent elections because it lets citizens capture durable evidence in the election. Election processes are (or should be) subject to public observation, yet sometimes public officials try to block this.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Judge Threatens Gag Order on Lawsuit to Protect Ballot Privacy Don't be confused, and don't let anyone tell you that you shouldn't talk about this. To be clear, you have BOTH the right to inspect ballots and the right to a secret ballot. If you hear this: "It would violate the secrecy of the ballot to allow the public to examine ballots" it simply means "We can figure out how you voted and we don't want you to know that."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 21, 2012
Bev Harris: Actual Accenture Voter List Software Discovered and Downloadable to the Public Bev Harrs discovered the actual highly problematic voter list software used widely throughout the USA for Accenture voter registration and voter histories. The software has been reported to switch voter parties and delete voter histories. Programmers and other interested parties can download the software and try to figure out why Accenture product gets it so WRONG so often.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 15, 2012
Now 11,000 voter histories missing; Purge rates as high as 35% of wrong histories Two important new developments: An internal analysis conducted by the Tennessee Democratic Party has found that more than 11,000 voters statewide, who are still active on the voter file, have had parts of their voting history disappear; 2) BLACK BOX VOTING investigation reveals that up to 35% of wrongful "inactives" are actually purged
Erasing Our Rights: Voting while black discouraged in TN, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Caught Red Handed: Systematic Purge Setup for Black Voters Four hundred and eighty-eight voters, every one of them in the Tennessee district of US Rep Steve Cohen (D-09), all but four lifelong Democrats, and nearly all Black, had their voting history erased by Shelby County election workers, setting them up for purge from the voter list.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 25, 2012
"Dirtiest politician" hired for Nevada caucus? It turns out that at least three of the top guns hired to oversee Republican caucuses had been involved in the campaign of a single top candidate, and then went on to run the (botched, but beneficially so) caucuses.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 17, 2012
Dear Maine GOP: 1+1+1 does not = 4. Official results are wrong Evidence that Maine's GOP caucus results were miscounted.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 7, 2011
15,000 Voters Left Off 2008 Voter List In Shelby Co. Tennessee 20% of All 18-year Olds Omitted -- Data Entry Failure for Last-Minute Registration Forms to Blame
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 31, 2011
New Report on Key Public Safeguards -- Who Can Vote -- Who Did Vote Are there any problems with the software design in the ES&S/Diebold ExpressPoll system? (You betcha.) As they say, humans err but a computer can REALLY mess things up. In absentee voting locations -- and over 25 states now have no-fault absentee voting -- inaccurate "who voted" lists offer a direct connection to vote stuffing for insiders willing to exploit the lists.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 28, 2011
THE INVISIBLE HAND: CASE STUDY IN STRIPPING AWAY ELECTION RIGHTS New questions on election transparency have surfaced in New Hampshire, where the powerful First-In-The-Nation presidential primary will take place in 2012. If New Hampshire is to have its thumb on the scale in presidential politics, transparency needs to be an absolute requirement. In a bizarre chain of events, nontransparency was entered surreptitiously into a New Hampshire statute in 2003.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 15, 2011
Colo. Election Clerks at War with the Public Colorado has some of the most shocking local election administrators in the nation. This long-standing problem is reaching broader public awareness through an unseemly situation in tiny Saguache County.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 10, 2011
Black Box Voting: WISCONSIN VOTE SPREAD 29,207? 7,500? Or 6,744? We should not be urging the public to trust what the public cannot see and authenticate. We have a structural problem with US election procedures, and instead of focusing on politics, we should be working together to restore the public ability to see what's going on.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 1, 2010
Straight scoop on tons of races up for grabs in Tuesday election Don't believe what you hear right now on who will control congress, because it is still very much up in the air. Not only do we not have any idea how the computer programming really affects vote counts with many different locations, vendors and IT guys, but going by the polls alone there are really a TON of very close races.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Vote by mail is HIGH RISK Vote by mail conceals who actually voted and hides chain of custody. It is a way of transferring power from the many to the few, a centralization and consolidation of power. And claims cited by its supporters are untrue; it does not increase turnout. Don't fall for the absentee voting craze.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Two convicted felons involved with vote by mail The USA's vote by mail system is rapidly expanding, and as it expands, it automates and outsources. Two convicted felons have been heavily involved in the automation of absentee vote mailing and signature authentication processes used in current elections.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 16, 2010
SHELBY, TN: 3,221 PHANTOM VOTES FOUND; SAME LOCATIONS HAD UPLOADS DAY BEFORE ELECTION Shelby Cty admitted that they installed an invalid voter list in Election Day electronic poll books, altering WHO CAN VOTE.The list said 1000s of people could not vote because they had already voted,even though they had not voted.They withheld the list of WHO DID VOTE until ordered by the court to produce it.When consultants analyzed the list,they found names missing for 3,221 votes counted in the final certified results.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 8, 2010
Does the US want a back door into other nation's elections? While citizens easily grasp the idea that you don't have a democracy without public elections -- the key word being PUBLIC -- and that you don't have public elections when government insiders control essential processes in concealment, many national leaders pretend not to understand these fundamental concepts. They continue to claim that the machines are "tamperproof", "safe", and deserving of "confidence."
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 7, 2010
QUESTIONABLE LEADERSHIP ON WORLD DEMOCRACY - Does the US want a back door into other nation's elections? Tidier than involvement in a coup, and less expensive than investing in enough propaganda to thwart a democratic election, e-voting has now proven to provide the opportunity for a "Plan B." If desired. In case it's necessary.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 20, 2010
BIPARTISANLY YOURS: COAKLEY WON THE HAND COUNTS According to preliminary media results by municipality, Democrat Martha Coakley won Massachusetts overall in its hand counted locations,* with 51.12% of the vote (32,247 hand counted votes) to Brown's 30,136, which garnered him 47.77% of hand counted votes. Margin: 3.35% lead for Coakley.

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