Re: [bafuture] Cybersalon: Digital Democracy in 2004?
- 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 or
whatever site they bounce you to, currently
http://www.talion.com/blackboxvoting.org.htm. 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 and http://GetIPT.com
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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