Yes, electronic voting machine tampering could be the most sinister and
dangerous force in politics today.
It's a way to control politics with very little resources, completely hidden
from view. And guess who owns the companies that make this possible?
Go to http://blackboxvoting.com
(currently up) or http://blackboxvoting.org
whatever site they bounce you to, currently
Download and read the free
ebook. They are under severe attack by forces who do not want this information
to get out.
Another site to visit, with a resolution to sign and a congressional act to
support, is http://verifiedvoting.org
founded by Stanford computer sci prof
David Dill. He gave a talk about this on Oct 8, which you can watch streaming
on the web for free at http://www.stanford.edu/class/ee380/
(scroll down and
click on the camera icon). By the way, it's a great seminar to attend, even if
you're coming from off campus, and everyone is welcome. We've got to wake
people up to this imminent threat.
-- Chris D.
Stanford University Medical Center
Webhost of http://IPTQ.org
Chris Phoenix wrote:
> While we're cheering for digital democracy, let's not forget about
> digital voting...
> Several races have been blatantly tampered with, and no one seems to
> care. The main voting machine companies are all run by the same party
> (the same party that disqualified 10,000 eligible voters in Florida
> during the last Presidential election). There's no way to check the
> machines--no accountability. (Trade secret protection, you see...)
> A former executive from one of these companies ran for office, and
> became the first from his party to be elected to the Senate in 24
> years. Three different candidates in one election won by exactly 18,181
> votes, and there was no recount. And worse...
> This is worth getting active about--even upset about. At least write to
> your congresspeople and try to get some attention on this.
> markfinnern wrote:
> > Hi Futurists,
> > As promised yesterday at the Futurist Salon here are the details of
> > this Sundays Cybersalon in Berkeley:
> > 6:00-8:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19
> > Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley
> > Will the Internet encourage more people, including political
> > candidates, to participate in the next Presidential elections? Joan
> > Blades, cofounder of moveon.org, will relate how moveon.org has moved
> > hundreds of thousands of citizens to take direct action; Garrett
> > Gruener, former gubernatorial candidate and founder of search engine
> > Ask Jeeves, will describe the implications of the Internet for
> > candidates; and Tyler Ziemann, 23-year-old founder of Affinity
> > Engines, will talk about why a major Presidential candidate is using
> > Affinity's software platform to mobilize and monitor voter support.
> > Also on our panel is Lauren Gelman, assistant director, Stanford Law
> > School's Center for Internet and Society, and Zane Vella, executive
> > director, Campaign Video Project. Notice: We're starting later and
> > ending earlier, serving light refreshments (not dinner!), and
> > lowering our donation request to $10. RSVP to whoisylvia@... and
> > feel free to bring friends and family. Directions: From the Bay
> > Bridge or Oakland and points south, take the University St. exit off
> > 880, bear right and go straight (north) along the frontage road for
> > about half a mile. Make a right onto Cedar Street and continue 2.3
> > miles. The Hillside Club is three blocks east (up the hill) of
> > Shattuck Ave, between Spruce and Arch Streets, and there is parking
> > in the neighborhood. For BART travelers, get off at the Central
> > Berkeley BART, and take any bus going along Shattuck and get off at
> > Cedar.
> > All the best, Mark.
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