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November 17, 2005

Today's Voting Machines Story

-- by Dave Johnson

Thru Altercation, GAO report upholds Ohio vote fraud clai,

As if the indictment of Lewis “Scooter” Libby wasn’t enough to give the White House some heavy concerns, a report from the Government Accounting Office takes a big bite out of the Bush clique’s pretense of legitimacy.

This powerful and probing report takes a hard look at the election of 2004 and supports the contention that the election was stolen. The report has received almost no coverage in the national media.

The GAO is the government’s lead investigative agency, and is known for rock-solid integrity and its penetrating and thorough analysis. The agency’s agreement with what have been brushed aside as “conspiracy theories” adds even more weight to the conclusion that the Bush regime has no business in the White House whatever.

[. . .] These findings are even more damning when we understand the election in Ohio was run by a secretary of state who also was co-chairman of Bush’s Ohio campaign. Far from the conclusion of anti-fraud skeptics, the GAO’s findings confirm that the network, which handled 800,000 Ohio votes, was vulnerable enough to permit a handful of purposeful operatives to turn the entire election by means of personal computers using comparatively simple software.

Posted by Dave Johnson at November 17, 2005 8:46 AM

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um. I just looked at that report, and it isn't all that dramatic. In particular, to claim that the report "supports the contention that the election was stolen" misrepresents what it actually says: the report says nothing about whether or not the election was stolen.
The report doesn't REFUTE the claim that the election was stolen, and it does say that there were numerous instances of problems with electronic voting machines all over the country. But it's primarily concerned with the nuts and bolts of making electronic voting reliable and secure in the future, not investigating the 2004 election in Ohio.

Also, I would speculate that "the report has received almost no coverage in the national media" because it's terribly dull and poorly written.
Here's the address, if you want to read the thing yourself: http://www.gao.gov/htext/d05956.html.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 17, 2005 9:48 AM

ok, so that link doesn't work. if you want to read the report, go the the GAO.gov website and search. it's titled:

Elections: Federal Efforts to Improve Security and Reliability of Electronic Voting Systems Are Under Way, but Key Activities Need to Be Completed, GAO-05-956, September 21, 2005

Posted by: Anonymous at November 17, 2005 9:55 AM

Dave, remind everyone to call Congress about the Patriot Act today!

Posted by: grannyinsanity [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 17, 2005 11:26 AM

Maybe the goverment should use their very own requirments for managing access to material financial systems to manage accountability for voting machines, SOX! And guesss who goes to jail when someone beats the system!

Posted by: DaveV at November 17, 2005 6:27 PM

Dear anonymous, I did read the report and it clearly states that Mr. Bush has no right being in the White House. As to the report being dull and poorly written I believe that the message is what should be important. The news media drowned us in their coverage of the OJ Simpson trial and spoke for weeks about a "glove". The trial of Michael Jackson was not what I would consider "earth shattering" news but you could find little else on any news station. Most of the news that is shown is either uninteresting or just meant to amuse. What the GAO found is the strong possibility that people in the government broke the law and that we did not have a free and democratic election. This item, however it was originally written, is a bomb shell news item. Much more important than that poor woman who was brain dead whose husband wanted to end her near non-existence. Our right to vote for our leaders is not a dull subject, however it is may be written and the news media has no justifiable excuse not to cover it.

Posted by: banjopuk [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 21, 2005 8:18 AM

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