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Diebold: Palm Beach 2004 votes time-stamped middle of the night, date-stamped 2 weeks early (February 24, 2006 11:58 AM)
Posted by: Good Will
We been having a discussion on Diebold machine in this thread:
http://www.conservativecartoons.com/forum/message.php?id=929

The number of posts are starting to hit really hi numbers. So I figure a new thread is nto amiss. And this story made it very easy:

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The internal logs of at least 40 Sequoia touch-screen voting machines reveal that votes were time and date-stamped as cast two weeks before the election, sometimes in the middle of the night.

Black Box Voting successfully sued former Palm Beach County (FL) Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore to get the audit records for the 2004 presidential election.

After investing over $7,000 and waiting nine months for the records, Black Box Voting has discovered that the voting machine logs contain approximately 100,000 errors. Out of 4,313 voting machines, the logs show 1,475 voting system calibrations while the polls were open, providing documentation to substantiate reports of vote-flipping by citizens who were told this was due to "calibration problems."

Another disturbing find was several dozen voting machines with votes for the Nov. 2, 2004 election cast on dates like Oct. 16, 15, 19, 13, 25, 28 2004 and one tape dated in 2010. These machines did not contain any votes date-stamped on Nov. 2, 2004.
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Article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/23/AR2006022301258.html
The guys who asked for the data: http://www.blackboxvoting.org/

For those who are nto afraid to venture and read from a blog on the left: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/2/24/1219/27924


Diebold: Palm Beach 2004 votes time-stamped middle of the night, date-stamped 2 weeks early (February 24, 2006 12:17 PM)
Posted by: Good Will
I am issuing a correction: The machines in this case do not belong to Diebold but to Sequoia. I guess when I see electronic voting and problesm..I jut think Diebold because so much actually were them. I'll admit my assumption and lack of attention in reading the article.

Still it remains to be see that e-voting machines nowadays are not to be trusted.
Diebold: Palm Beach 2004 votes time-stamped middle of the night, date-stamped 2 weeks early (February 24, 2006 6:30 PM)
Posted by: Anthony Zarrella
With the retraction taken into account, I agree (as I said in the other thread). I believe that a transition to electronic voting is inevitable, but also that a paper trail (or other form of hard copy for verification) is essential.
Diebold: Palm Beach 2004 votes time-stamped middle of the night, date-stamped 2 weeks early (February 27, 2006 8:57 PM)
Posted by: Darrin Worthington
I live in a state that has all mail-in balloting and I really do not feel comfortable with it. Aside from getting rid of the local voting places and the sense of community they brought, I believe this mail-in voting is an easy target for voter fraud and manipulation.
Diebold: Palm Beach 2004 votes time-stamped middle of the night, date-stamped 2 weeks early (March 7, 2006 12:28 AM)
Posted by: Good Will
>I live in a state that has all mail-in balloting and I really do not feel comfortable with it. Aside from getting rid of the local voting places and the sense of community they brought, I believe this mail-in voting is an easy target for voter fraud and manipulation.

I agree..

P.S.
Somewhere down there, a cold devil is wailing.

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