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Michael Richardson is a freelance writer living in Belize. Richardson writes about Taiwan foreign policy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Black Panther Party. Richardson was Ralph Nader's ballot access manager during the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, July 13, 2018 Taiwan Civil Government is a Trump fan club
Taiwan Civil Government has been described as a private business, an education and advocacy group, a shadow government, and fraud ring. Now the group has become a Trump fan club.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 31, 2018 Foreign Policy card swap puts editor in hot seat over possible role in alleged fraud
As Taiwan prosecutors make a case against Roger and Julian Lin for poltical fraud the investigation may move from Taipei to Washington where Taiwan Civil Government was actively lobbying. A card swap proves Foreign Policy editor Jonathan Tepperman cannot claim he does not know Julian Lin. Tepperman is silent about his briefing of Julian Lin in September 2017.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 2, 2007 Why Paper Ballots Are Not Good Enough
Paper ballots, without hand-counting, still leaves us at the mercy of optical scan vote counting machines capable of being rigged with self-deleting malicious software code.
SHARE Wednesday, January 17, 2007 EAC: The "E" doesn't stand for ethics
The Election Assistance Commission lacks ethical guidelines and is avoiding investigating a conflict of interest by one of its voting machine test labs.
SHARE Friday, December 8, 2006 The Perfect Crime
Electornic voting machines and malicious self-deleting software code now make it possible to commit the Perfect Crime, one that cannot even be detected.
SHARE Sunday, December 3, 2006 Why Elections Do Not Matter
This brings us back to the business of elections not mattering anymore. If we are going to let the machines, and their unseen hackers, control the outcome of our elections then we have surrendered our democracy and the elections simply do not matter. Why vote if your vote will be stolen or changed?
There is a solution. Take back the control of our voting from the hackers. Hand count paper ballots.
SHARE Sunday, December 24, 2006 Trading Alphabet Soup for Code Words
The Paper Ballots being advocated by the "election integrity" movement are code words for riggable electronic vote counters instead of a secure hand counted paper ballot system.