|From:||Eric A. Smith|
|Subject:||A call for volunteer coders: urgent national e-vote project|
|Date:||Fri, 02 Jan 2004 14:38:36 -0000|
You've no doubt heard how unsafe evoting is:
Software switched between testing and elections:
Felons secretly installing "updates" at the last minute
Microsoft Access (!) used as the database -- often with
an ingenious password like (wait for it) "password"(!):
E-vote CEOs campaigning on a MASSIVE scale for
E-vote CEOs donating huge amounts of money to
Diebold machines infected with worms:
manufacturers switching to making e-vote machines -- but leaving OUT paper
Companies secretly "updating" voting machines with
uncertified software on the eve of CA's recall election:
If you find these stories the least bit alarming, you can personally do something about it today.
We are organizing a group of programmers to help provide an open-source system for e-voting machines;
you are hereby invited to offer your skills and take part in changing history.
Stand up and fight for the vote.
Your country needs you.
Additional Officials you can phone, fax and email right now:
State elections boards:
State Attorneys General (party affiliations
State Election Officials
Members, Natl. Assoc. of County Recorders, Election
Officials and Clerks:
Penelope Bonsall, national director of the
Online e-petitions EFF and VerifiedVoting.org:
Did You Know:
Diebold "disappeared" over 16,000 Presidential votes in one
Diebold's primary business is making ATMs and ticket machines (which DO provide
paper printouts, unlike their voting machines!), has already been infected
with worm viruses:
The Diebold "Accuvote" machine has been hacked and an election reversed by
author Bev Harris:
Diebold's Board of Directors donated over a quarter of a milllion dollars to
Republican campaigns in the last six years?
Sequoia machines use different software when being tested than when being used
* Walden O’Dell, Diebold's CEO, is a Bush/Cheney
Pioneer, and hosted a $600,000 fundraiser for Cheney in 2003?
O'Dell in an
Senator Chuck Hagel secretly ran ES&S, the company that counted his votes in
a "stunning upset victory -- the biggest landslide in the state's history?
Hagel lied to Congress about about his involvement in the company?
Hagel has already bought the rights to the "HagelforPresident2008" website
Hagel's campaign manager, Michael McCarthy, is now a major owner of
Before running ES&S, Hagel was head of the Private Sector Council for George
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