AMERICAN COUP II

AMERICAN COUP II - 1999-2008



Election 2004 vs George On The Block & the White Ghosts of NYC

The Urban Legend Of Election 2004

Michael Collins writes: The night of November 2, 2004, was exhilarating or devastating, depending on how you voted and where you were. If you were a rural conservative who voted based on your religious affinity to Bush, you were elated. You were also relieved, because your peers had not turned out with the same enthusiasm that they had shown in 2000. If you were in the suburbs and had campaigned hard for Kerry, you were probably devastated. After all that work in your first campaign ever, the big crowds and the optimistic polls, your man lost. But if you were white, living in a large city, and probably a returning voter after missing several elections, you were positively exuberant. You and your like-minded peers continued George W. Bush's reign as the 43rd President of the United States. It was a miracle. See... Election 2004: The Urban Legend & Sludge Report #177 - Bigger Than Watergate II

American Coup: David L. Dill Speaks Out In Favour Of HR 811 - Four years ago, when I began publicly opposing paperless electronic voting, passing a federal law to require voter-verified paper records (VVPRs) seemed an impossible dream. Rep. Rush Holt (D-New Jersey) introduced such a bill in 2003, and another ... See... More >>. See also... Nancy Tobi: Rebuttal To Dill Support of the HR811 Trojan Horse

MORE AMERICAN COUP NEWS:
  • Michael Collins - . Did Bush Commit Election Fraud? (Part 2)
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman - Are Rove's missing e-mails 2004's smoking guns?
  • Bradblog.Com - EAC 'Voter Fraud' Study Author Under Federal Gag
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For May 1, 2007, April 30, 2007, April 28, 2007, April 27, 2007 & April 26, 2007


  • American Coup:Michael Collins: Did Bush Commit Election Fraud? - There is sufficient evidence in the public domain to strongly suspect that Bush committed election fraud in the handling of the U.S. Attorney firings. Before examining the evidence, it’s important to know the difference between the contrived construct ... More >>

    American Coup: The GOP's Cyber Election Hit Squad - Did the most powerful Republicans in America have the computer capacity, software skills and electronic infrastructure in place on Election Night 2004 to tamper with the Ohio results to ensure George W. Bush's re-election? More >>
    MORE AMERICAN COUP:
  • Bradblog.com - 1 in 4 Votes Recorded Incorrectly In OH 2006
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For April 24, 2007, April 23, 2007, April 22, 2007, April 20, 2007 & April 19, 2007


  • American Coup: Vandalizing Democracy Through Legislation - This is a big week for elections and voting rights advocates. In addition to being a huge political event, the activity surrounding the Holt Bill, H.R. 811, is highly symbolic,. The symbolism is that of diversion and denial. Holt is the apotheosis ... See... "We Pretend to Vote, They Pretend to Get Elected"
    MORE AMERICAN COUP:
  • The Hill - GOP Gets On Board FL-13 Election Task Force
  • Bradblog.Com - ES&S DREs Vulnerable To Viral Vote-Flipping Attack & 16 States Affected ES&S DRE Virus Vulnerability
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman - Bye Bye To Cleveland GOP Election Chair
  • Associated Press - Link: House To Begin Probe Into Florida Election
  • John Gideon -Daily Voting News For April 17, 2007, April 16, 2007


  • American Coup: Insider Emails Surface Showing FL Chaos - The 18,000 "undervotes" in Sarasota and other questionable elections in November 2006 election were not the only problems faced by Florida voters last year. Most of them, in fact, likely have no idea just how bad it really was. See... Insider Emails - FL Voter 2006 Database Problems
    MORE AMERICAN COUP:
  • New York Times - US Federal Panel Altered Findings on Voter Fraud
  • Bradblog.Com - EAC Altered Report On 'Voter Fraud' - NYT & UPDATE on the EAC 'Voter Fraud' Report Boondoggle
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For April 12, 2007, April 11, 2007


  • American Coup: Lessons For US Democracy From Irish Bloodshed - The will of the people, expressed through free and fair elections, should be the foundation of our country. Who willed that the president lie us into a war that creates rather than eliminates terrorists? See... Michael Collins: In Honor of the Easter Rising
    MORE AMERICAN COUP:
  • Bradblog.com - PFAW Misleading on Holt Election Reform Bill
  • Bradblog.Com - Dems. Fiddle on Election Reform as Democracy Burns
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman - 2 Victories Boost OH Election Protection Movement
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For April 10, 2007, April 9, 2007, April 7, 2007, April 6, 2007 & April 5, 2007


  • American Coup: Hackin' Harri Hursti Comes To Riverside Co. CA. Harri Hursti drove up to Los Angeles last Friday after his appearance that morning before the Riverside County, California, "Blue Ribbon" panel convened to investigate massive problems during the County's 2006 election, and continuing concerns from Election Integrity advocates about both the performance and security issues surrounding the Sequoia Edge II DRE touch-screen voting systems in use down there. See... Hackin' Harri Hursti a Hit in Riverside County, CA
    MORE AMERICAN COUP:
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman - 2004 Election Illegalities Rock Ohio's Hocking Co.
  • Bradblog.Com - EAC Finally Releases Report on 'Voter ID' Concerns
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For April 3, 2007 , April 2, 2007 , April 1, 2007 & March 30, 2007


  • American Coup: Diebold Amuses A Boston Legal Eagle - BOSTON - Diebold Election Systems, Inc., the controversial voting machine supplier, won't be supplying Massachusetts with its machines in 2008 and the company is not happy about it. So they are suing the state over the lost contract bid. But the solemn tone of Diebold's lawyer, William Weisberg, speaking in a hushed voice almost swallowed up by the stately, high-ceilinged courtroom of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court this week, drew laughter from the jovial judge with a Cheshire cat grin and raised chuckles from the courtroom audience. See… Diebold's MASS Alice-In-Wonderland Jester's Court
    MORE AMERICAN COUP:
  • Sam Smith - The Mediacracy: The New Yorker Vs Democracy
  • Bradblog.com - Hackin' Harri Hursti To Appear In Riverside Co. CA
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For March 28, 2007, March 27, 2007


    American Coup & US Attorneys: “Voter Fraud” Prevention Equals Voter Suppression - Michael Collins reports: There’s a new clue to the motivation behind the recent firing of federal prosecutors. Reporters Gordon, Talev and Taylor of McClatchy Newspapers established a likely relationship between the post 2000 hard right turn in civil rights policies at the Department of Justice and the promotion of the new cadre of right wing U.S. Attorneys who support restricting voter eligibility. Karl Rove’s own words on the subject indicate a further connection between recent appointments in nine states where very tight Congressional races were anticipated. See... U.S. Attorney Firings Exposes Rough Justice
    MORE AMERICAN COUP NEWS & VIEWS:
  • Bradblog.Com - Attorney Firings A Scheme to Help Game 08 Election
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman - Apparently Illegal OH Recount Activity Exposed
  • Bradblog.Com - Breaking Fl-13: New Undisclosed ES&S Letter & FL-13: State Audit Team Replies to Questions
  • Congressional Quarterly - Task Force Formed to Investigate FL-13 Election
  • Bradblog.Com - Criteria for E-Voting Machine Certification in CA
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman - Vote Fraud News Continues To Rock Ohio And Florida
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For March 26, 2007, March 24, 2007 & March 23, 2007


  • American Coup & US Attorneys: “Voter Fraud” Prevention Equals Voter Suppression - Michael Collins reports: There’s a new clue to the motivation behind the recent firing of federal prosecutors. Reporters Gordon, Talev and Taylor of McClatchy Newspapers established a likely relationship between the post 2000 hard right turn in civil rights policies at the Department of Justice and the promotion of the new cadre of right wing U.S. Attorneys who support restricting voter eligibility. Karl Rove’s own words on the subject indicate a further connection between recent appointments in nine states where very tight Congressional races were anticipated. See... U.S. Attorney Firings Exposes Rough Justice
    MORE AMERICAN COUP NEWS & VIEWS:
  • Bradblog.Com - Attorney Firings A Scheme to Help Game 08 Election
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman - Apparently Illegal OH Recount Activity Exposed
  • Bradblog.Com - Breaking Fl-13: New Undisclosed ES&S Letter & FL-13: State Audit Team Replies to Questions
  • Congressional Quarterly - Task Force Formed to Investigate FL-13 Election
  • Bradblog.Com - Criteria for E-Voting Machine Certification in CA
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman - Vote Fraud News Continues To Rock Ohio And Florida
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For March 26, 2007, March 24, 2007 & March 23, 2007


  • American Coup: Brad Freidman On The Battle To Ban Touch Screen Voting In America - The Saturday before last I was interviewed on Air America's Ring of Fire with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mike Papantonio concerning my call for the Election Reform Bill (HR811) by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) to be amended to include a full ban on Direct Recording Electronic (DRE, usually touch-screen) voting systems. The interview was pre-taped, and an edited-for-time version was aired. The complete, unedited version of that 15 minute interview, along with a text-transcript is now posted. See... Amending the Holt Bill to Ban Touch-Screen Voting
    MORE AMERICAN COUP NEWS:
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman - Escalating Blowback From Ohio's 04 Stolen Election
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For March 22, 2007, March 21, 2007, March 20, 2007 & March 19, 2007


  • US Attorneys Scandal: Michael Collins Exposes The American Coup Nexus - Top U.S. law enforcement official Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez engineered a Pearl Harbor Day for eight Republican appointed federal prosecutors. From one end of the country to the other, previously well regarded prosecutors were summarily fired (allowed to resign) on December 7, 2006. Chief of the Office of U.S. Attorneys, Michael Battle spread the news. In a rare case of the messenger shooting himself, Battle abruptly decided that he too would resign after the firings turned into a major scandal this month. See... Fired Federal Prosecutors And Election Fraud
    MORE US ATTORNEYS COMMENT:
  • Bernard Weiner - FBI Lawlessness: "If You Build It, They Will Come"
  • Greg Palast - Harriet Miers' History of Purges to Protect Bush
  • Sam Smith - It's Not The Politics But The Lack Of Limits

  • US ATTORNEYS NEWS LINKS:
  • CNN & AP - House Cttee Authorizes Subpoenas For DOJ Officials
  • National Journal - DOJ Probe Probably Would Have Targeted Gonzales
  • LA Times & ThinkProgress.org - Email Detail White House Plan to Oust US Attorneys
  • NY Times & WashPost - Bush Linked To Deepening US Attorneys Scandal
  • Krugman & McClatchy - Scoop Links: U.S. Attorney Firing Scandal Heats Up


  • American Coup: Lynn Landes On The Good & Bad In HR 811 - This is a good news / bad news story. The good news - If the Holt bill (HR 811) passes into law, it will be the first time since Feb.14, 1899 that paper ballots will be required in federal elections. Americans will finally regain their right to a paper ballot, to verify their ballot, and to correct their ballot, if necessary. See… HR 811: Electronic Tallies Can Still Trump Ballots
    MORE AMERICAN COUP NEWS & VIEWS:
  • Bradblog.Com - FL-13: ES&S Warned of Touch-Screen System Defect
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For March 13-14, 2007, March 12, 2007


  • American Coup: Bill Faulkner’s Answer to Fear and Loathing in the Voting Booth - North Florida. Retired Navy aviator and veteran, Bill Faulkner, MBA, may have done the impossible. He devised a plan to return believable elections to Florida by turning optical scan forms into the ballot of record, to be counted by citizens in public areas where all can view the process taking place. This radical departure from the maze of today’s computerized voting harkens back to over 100 years of U.S elections history. But first, a little background. See... Florida Plan Gives Citizens Real Paper Ballots &
    MORE AMERICAN COUP NEWS & VIEWS:
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For March 9-10, 2007 & March 8, 2007
  • Bradblog.Com - Avi Rubin Testimony Opposes VVPAT On DRE Voting
  • Bradblog.Com -Complaint Alleging DRE Vote-Flipping in Mont.OH.


  • American Coup: Michael Collins On The Voting Rights Revolution In Florida -"TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP) -- Governor Charlie Crist says he will continue working to change the rules so that felons will have their voting rights automatically restored once they have paid their debt to society." This is one of the most revolutionary and far reaching proposals made by a Southern governor in years. See... Michael Collins: Florida Gov. Crist Makes History
    MORE AMERICAN COUP NEWS:
  • Bob Fitrakis - After Ohio Convictions Is Coshocton County Next?
  • Michael Collins - Can We Work Within The System?
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For March 5, 2007 & Daily Voting News For March 1-3, 2007

  • Bradblog.Com - John Edwards 'Yes' To Nationwide Ban On DRE Voting


    American Coup: Missouri Activists CampaignTo Bring Back Paper Ballots - Kansas City, MO. A diverse group of Missouri activists made history today when they announced a 2008 ballot initiative to return their state elections to paper ballots. The country has adopted electronic voting at a break neck pace since 2000 propelled by over $6 billion in subsidies by the White House and Congress. See... Collins: Missouri Activists Say “Show Me The Vote”
    MORE AMERICAN COUP:
  • Scoop Link - States Work on Proposals to Make Voting Easier
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For February 28, 2007 & Daily Voting News For February 26-27, 2007


  • American Coup: What's Wrong With The Holt Election Reform Bill - We've been discussing the pros and cons of Rep. Rush Holt's Election Reform bill ( HR 811 [PDF] ) since it dropped two weeks ago in the House. There is, no doubt, much more to say about the specific pros and cons in detail here as we move forward. For the moment, allow me to first address three false dichotomies opportunistically and/or disingenuously and/or naively being used by supporters of Holt's legislation in order to help see it passed by Congress. See... Bradblog: Failings of Holt Election Reform Bill
    MORE AMERICAN COUP NEWS & VIEWS:
  • Bradblog.Com - Official Florida Audit On Fl-13
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For February 22-24, 2007


  • American Coup: Blackboxvoting.org Investigates Help America Vote Act. Lobbying - We went into this looking for the defense industry contractors we'd heard had lobbied for the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). That legislation has been blamed for the touch-screens (DREs) that showed up all over America. Well, that's not what we found. The real story on who was behind HAVA may come as a surprise to you. It was to us. See... The Road To Boondoggle Paved With Good Intentions
    MORE AMERICAN COUP NEWS:
  • Michael Collins - Blackwell’s Actions In Ohio Boost US Voting Rights
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For January 30, 2007


  • American Coup: First Ohio Recount Criminals Convicted – Who's Next? - The first felony convictions of two Cleveland poll workers stemming from Ohio's stolen 2004 election confirm that the official recount in that contested vote was, in the words of county prosecutors, "rigged." The question now is whether further prosecutions will reach higher up in the ranks of officials who may have been involved in illegalities throughout the rest of the state. See... Convictions Confirm Ohio 2004 Recount Was Rigged
    MORE:
  • Associated Press - Ohio 2004 Election Staff Convicted in Recount Rig
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For January 28, 2007, January 26, 2007, January 25, 2007


  • American Coup: The Security Keys You Can Make From An Online Picture - Good lord in heaven. How dumb are these guys at Diebold?! Can you believe the United States has actually entrusted them to build a security system for the original U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights?! See... Diebold Vote Machine Key Copied From Online Photo

    American Coup: A Corner Of The US Where Recount Is Not A Dirty Word Three citizens of Sheridan County, Wyoming had a big question shortly after the mid term election for Wyoming’s 1st and only Congressional district. Why did the shift to the Democratic candidate in their county lag behind the rest of the state? Democrat ... See... Three Wyoming Democrats Take a Stand for Democracy
    MORE:
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For January 24, 2007, January 23, 2007, January 22, 2007, January 20, 2007, January 19, 2007, January 18, 2007


  • American Coup: Voting Machine Problems Cross State Boundary - The Election Contest filed by Democrat Christine Jennings and her attorney Kendall Coffey creates complications that could blow the electronic voting world to pieces. In the simplest terms, the Jennings Florida 13th Congressional district case requires ... See... Wrong Winner Chosen Twice by Same Voting Machine
    MORE FLORIDA-13 NEWS:
  • Michael Collins - M. Collins: Six Years After Florida, Where Are We?
  • Michael Collins - Arguments to Void Florida-13 Congress Election

  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For January 15, 2007 & January 11-13, 2007


  • American Coup: Florida 2000 & Florida 2006 - Understanding Florida 2000 is central to understanding where we stand today as a nation. Al Gore’s clear victory in the popular vote was obscured immediately by the last minute drama of the Florida vote count. The extended melodramatics of the ... See... M. Collins: Six Years After Florida, Where Are We?
    MORE FLORIDA-13 NEWS:
  • Michael Collins - Arguments to Void Florida-13 Congress Election
  • Warren Stewart - Sarasota County and the Debate Over "Paper Trails"


  • American Coup: Ciber E-Vote Certification Lab Closed Down - Moving the ball forward a bit in regard to New York Times' stunning report last week that Ciber was refused interim accreditation last July. I've been able to learn a bit more about the existence of the paperwork concerning that denial of accreditation. See... EAC Now Admits 'The Ciber Report' Does Exist & NYT: Ciber Lab Dumped From Evote ITA Ranks
    MORE AMERICAN COUP NEWS & VIEWS:
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For January 10, 2007, January 3-9, 2007 & December 29-30, 2006
  • Bob Fitrakis - Missing Votes In Ohio Call Races Into Question
  • Houston Chronicle - Link: Electronic Voting Led to Errors, Report Says



  • American Coup Headlines:
  • Michael Collins - Michael Collins: The Long Road to Democracy (3)
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For December 28, 2006, December 24-26, 2006 & December 22-23, 2006
  • Scoop Link - Link: E-Voting Machine Probe Ends, Sequoia VS Sold


  • American Coup: Brad Friedman & Paul Lehto Comment On Paper Ballot Coalitions - Concerning Michael Collins' latest article in regard to the coalition formed to demand a paper BALLOT for every vote cast in America, he has made a number of points (and perhaps one error, at least in terminology) that I'd like to clear up. See... Scoop Feedback: Re. The Paper Ballot Coalition & Coalition Paper Ballot Call Spares Vote Villains
    RELATED:
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For December 20, 2006 & December 18-19, 2006
  • The Associated Press - Link: Congress Asked to Intervene in Florida 13th


  • American Coup: A Flaw In The Emerging US Election Reform Consensus - An impressive coalition of election fraud-election integrity groups signed an open letter to the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives calling for paper ballots as the only standard for voting in the United States. This open letter is encouraging on a number of levels but it leaves the door open for election fraud by allowing optical scan voting machines to stay in place. Referring to "a paper ballot, whether counted by optical-scan system or hand…" does not address the numerous problems associated with optical scan systems. See... Coalition Paper Ballot Call Spares Vote Villains
    MORE:
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For December 17, 2006, December 16, 2006, December 14, 2006 & December 13, 2006
  • Michael Collins - Michael Collins: The Long Road to Democracy


  • American Coup: A Survey Of Evidence of 2006 Election Fraud - Though Democrats, the American people, and the world won a great victory last month, we must not let that lull us into a false sense of security about our election system. Democrats took over the U.S. House and Senate because of a popular mandate so large that Republicans couldn’t steal enough seats to maintain control of either chamber. But before anyone conclude that the 2006 mid-term election results provide reason to be unconcerned or less concerned about the threat of election fraud, let’s consider some of the evidence… See... Time For Change: Evidence of 2006 Election Fraud
    MORE:
  • Bob Fitrakis - The Pryce Of Democracy In Ohio’s 15th Cong. Dist.
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For December 6, 2006, December 5, 2006 & December 2-4, 2006


  • American Coup: A Push For Paper Ballots For Presidential Election 2008 - The United States just endured another election that inspired more suspicion than confidence. Two years after the fiasco of Election 2004 in Ohio and elsewhere, four year years after the never investigated mystery of Georgia 2002, and six years after the disgrace of Florida which saw the loser of the popular vote (s)elected President by the Supreme Court; major problems pervade the US election system. The new problems created by computerized voting and tabulation merge with traditional race and class based election fraud in an assault on free, fair, transparent and inclusive elections. See... M. Collins: Paper for President - The Time is NOW
    MORE AMERICAN COUP 2006 NEWS:
  • Rob Kall - Clear Evidence 2006 Congressional Elections Hacked
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For November 20, 2006, November 19, 2006 & November 17-18, 2006


  • American Coup: Ohio's Not So Fraud Free Election - The percentage of uncounted votes in the allegedly "fraud free" 2006 Ohio election is actually higher than the fraud-ridden 2004 election, when the presidency was stolen here. A flawed voting process that allowed voters to be illegally turned away throughout the morning on Election Day may have cost the Dems at least two Congressional seats and a state auditor's seat. See... A Statistically Impossible Swing To The GOP In OH
    MORE:
  • Scoop Link - CBS News - Florida Recount, 2006-Style
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For November 14, 2006, November 13, 2006 & November 12, 2006


  • American Coup: The Story Of America's Compromised Voting Machinery In A TV Documentary - "In 2002, Seattle grandmother and writer Bev Harris asked officials in her county why they had acquired electronic touch screen systems for their elections…. In the course of her research, which unearthed hundreds of reported incidents of mishandled voting information, Harris stumbled across an "online library" of the Diebold Corporation, discovering a treasure trove of information about the inner-workings of the company's voting system. Harris brought this proprietary "secret" information to computer security expert Dr. Avi Rubin of Johns Hopkins University [Scoop Editor's Note: VIA A SOFTWARE RELEASE ANNOUNCED ON SCOOP.CO.NZ - Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!], who determined that the software lacked the necessary security features to prevent tampering. " Hacking Democracy Doco On HBO
  • Scoop Video. View The HBO Documentary – On Google Video – On YouTube

  • MORE COVERAGE OF AMERICAN COUP 2006:
  • Bernard Weiner - Rove's "Robocalling" Tactic to Steal the Election
  • Bradblog.Com - Exclusive: 'The Pentagon Papers Of E-Voting'
  • Greg Palast - Greg Palast: How They Stole The Mid-Term Election
  • Lynn Landes - Landes: Candidates Advised To Citizen Audit Races
  • Sam Smith - Undernews: US Mid-Terms Election Eve Observations
  • Freeman & Bleifuss - : A Way to Restore Confidence
  • Freepress.Org - Ohio Election System Added Votes Never Cast In '04
  • Evelyn Pringle - Ohio Governor Race - Fox Guarding Henhouse
  • Washington Post - Democrats Predict Voter ID Problems at Polls
  • Michael Keefer - The 2006 U.S. Midterms: Another Stolen Election?
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman Nov. 7 Outcome & The Election Protection Movement & The Power Of A Social Movement Can Beat The GOP
  • Phil Rockstroh - It's Always Darkest, Right Before...

  • NEWS DIGESTS:
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For November 5 & 6, 2006, November 4, 2006 , November 3, 2006, November 2, 2006


  • American Coup: Election Fraud 2006 Risk Assessment Update - Political junkies talk about two elections as they anticipate the November 6 mid term Congressional elections: 1982 and 1994. In 1982, the Democrats picked up 27 House seats as the country said no to the doctrinaire Reagan project. The Senate remained Republican that year. 1994 was a blow out of epic proportions. The Democrats lost 54 seats in the House and eight in the Senate. That election was the “gift that keeps giving.” See... U.S. Election Fraud 2006 Risk Assessment Update & Election Fraud 2006 – Quantifying The Risk
    MORE:
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For October 31, 2006, October 30, 2006 & October 29, 2006
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman - Shocking GOP Election Court Victory In Ohio 2006
  • LA Times - 11 Charged in GOP Vote Fraud
  • Time Magazine - Can This Voting Machine Be Trusted?


  • American Coup: William Rivers Pitt On Andy Stephenson's Election - What would Andy think of the news stories that have been coming out over the last days and weeks? Just today, the UK Guardian published a report titled "US Warned of Ballot Box Chaos as Elections Near." The report goes on to state, "Six years after the emergence of the now infamous 'hanging chad' in the 2000 presidential elections, monitoring groups warn that technological glitches and hackers could throw next month's mid-term elections into chaos."See... William Rivers Pitt: Andy's Election
    MORE COVERAGE OF ELECTION FRAUD IN THE US:
  • Scoop Blogwatch - Mark Crispin Miller Interview On Election 2006
  • Jason Leopold - Severe Election Problems Seen in 10 States
  • Bruce O'Dell - Bruce O'Dell: Pull the Plug on E-Voting & (Part II)
  • David Swanson - Karl Rove Announces Plans to Steal Election '06
  • Bob Fitrakis - Will Ken Blackwell Find The Ways To Steal Ohio '06
  • The Guardian - US Warned of Ballot Box Chaos as Elections Near
  • ABC News - Electronic Voting Machines Could Skew Elections
  • Mail and Guardian - Voting Problems Loom in US Election

  • NEWS LINK DIGESTS:
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For October 28, 2006, October 27, 2006, October 26, 2006, October 25, 2006 & October 24, 2006


  • American Coup: Diebold Loses Its Voting Machine Source Code Again - The FBI is investigating the possible theft of software developed by the nation's leading maker of electronic voting equipment, said a former Maryland legislator who this week received three computer disks that apparently contain key portions of programs created by Diebold Election Systems. See... Link: Diebold Voting Software Source In Wild Again
    RELATED:
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For October 23, 2006, October 22, 2006, October 21, 2006, October 20, 2006 & October 19, 2006


  • American Coup: Is Election Theft 2006 Just A Few Short Weeks Away? - The polls all point to a Democratic sweep in November. The news pours in about pedophile Republicans and Team Bush contempt for their fundamentalist bedmates. Iraq implodes. Deficits soar. Katrina lingers. Scandal is everywhere. Nothing dampens Democrats' euphoria. They think they are about to win. In conventional terms, they should. But think again. Please. See... A Loaves & Fishes Victory For The GOP In November?
    MORE:
  • Brad Blog - Bush Fmr. Elections Chair: E-Voting Ripe for Fraud
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For October 18, 2006 & October 17, 2006
  • Scoop Link - NYT - New Laws and Machines May Spell Voting Woes


  • Elections: A Majority Of Americans Lack Confidence In Election '04 - At their lowest points of popularity, do you recall anyone who claimed that Presidents’ Carter and Nixon stole their elections or that they didn’t win fair and square? Did any analysts or activist groups clam massive election fraud in the elections ... See... Zogby Poll - Voters Question Outcome Of '04 Election
    RELATED:
  • Harvey Wasserman - Film Review: "Stealing America...Vote by Vote"
  • R F Kennedy Jr.: - Scoop Link: Will the Next Election Be Hacked?
  • Scoop Link - New York Times Editorial - Keep Away the Vote
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For September 24, 2006, September 23 , September 22 , September 21 & September 20


  • Elections: A Majority Of Americans Lack Confidence In Election '04 - At their lowest points of popularity, do you recall anyone who claimed that Presidents’ Carter and Nixon stole their elections or that they didn’t win fair and square? Did any analysts or activist groups clam massive election fraud in the elections ... See... Zogby Poll - Voters Question Outcome Of '04 Election
    RELATED:
  • Harvey Wasserman - Film Review: "Stealing America...Vote by Vote"
  • R F Kennedy Jr.: - Scoop Link: Will the Next Election Be Hacked?
  • Scoop Link - New York Times Editorial - Keep Away the Vote
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For September 24, 2006, September 23 , September 22 , September 21 & September 20


  • John Gideon - Voting Machine Train Wreck In Progress In Maryland - This morning voters in much of Maryland awoke with plans to go to the polls early and then head off to a normal day. Unfortunately when they got to their polling places they only found locked doors. See... John Gideon: Train Wreck In Maryland Primary
    MORE:
    John Gideon - Daily Voting News For September 13, 2006, September 12, 2006 & September 11, 2006

    Democracy In The Dock: US Court Rules Counting Votes Unnecessary - San Diego Superior Court Judge Yuri Hofmann rendered his decision in the election challenge in California’s 50th Congressional District. He dismissed the request for a recount and for discovery of the facts of the Busby-Bilbray election stating specifically that "Once the House asserts exclusive jurisdiction and selects a candidate, the court no longer has jurisdiction" (emphasis added). The judge argued that the June 13 swearing in alone was sufficient to establish Bilbray’s “election.” The event had the power to take away any and all citizen rights and immediately rescind authority over their own elections. See... Democracy Denied: Meet the New Boss
    EARLIER:
  • Election Nullification 2: Speaker's Special Source
  • Congressional Election Nullified – Nobody Noticed

  • RELATED:
  • Bruce O'Dell - Exit Strategy for Electronic Voting


  • Elections: Zogby Poll Confirms US Voters Strong Views On Transparent Elections - A recent Zogby poll documents ground breaking information on the attitudes of American voters toward electronic voting. They are quite clear in the belief that the outcome of an entire election can be changed due to flaws in computerized voting machines. At a stunning rate of 92%, Americans insist on the right to watch their votes being counted. And, at an overwhelming 80%, they strongly object to the use of secret computer software to tabulate votes without citizen access to that software. See... New Zogby Poll On Electronic Voting Attitudes

    American Coup: Michael Collins Scoop Exclusive Defence Of RFK Jnr. - The prevailing silence on election fraud 2004 was interrupted June 1 by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in his article Was the 2004 Election Stolen? He argues clearly and forcefully that the 2004 election was stolen, basing his analysis and evidence on events and outcomes in the state of Ohio. Had Kerry won the Ohio race, he would be president today. Hence, the theft of Ohio was the theft of the election. See... Salon, Mother Jones & the Tortured Dialogue & Robert F. Kennedy Jr: Was the 2004 Election Stolen
    MORE:
  • Cliff Arnebeck - Response To RFK Jnr. 04 Election Article
  • Katherine Yurica - A Vast Political Misfortune
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For June 14, 2006

  • ALSO:
  • Evelyn Pringle - Pringle: Bush Election Theft Saga Heats Up In Ohio
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For June 19, 2006, June 18, 2006, June 17, 2006 & June 16, 2006
  • Mark Crispin Miller - Mark Crispin Miller: Some Might Call It Treason


  • American Coup: The Rolling Stone Election Fraud Debate Continued?. - The fight started in the Salon response linked above over the sufficiency of the evidence to prove a stolen election in 2004 that was amassed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a great disservice to democracy, because it fails to take the risks to democracy seriously. It's net effect is to say it's "ok go back to sleep, no need to be alarmed" while also suggesting we get together and deal with issues like voter suppression. See? The False-Fake Debate over RFK Jr's RS Article
    MORE:
  • Ron Baiman - More Manjoo Fallacies and Lack of Comprehension
  • Evelyn Pringle - How Bush Rigged Ohio Election - The Noe Factor
  • John Gideon - 'Daily Voting News' For June 8, 2006
  • Dennis Loo - The Theft Of The 2004 Presidential Election


  • American Coup: - Robert F. Kennedy Junior On Election Theft 2004 - Like many Americans, I spent the evening of the 2004 election watching the returns on television and wondering how the exit polls, which predicted an overwhelming victory for John Kerry, had gotten it so wrong. By midnight, the official tallies showed a decisive lead for George Bush - and the next day, lacking enough legal evidence to contest the results, Kerry conceded. Republicans derided anyone who expressed doubts about Bush's victory as nut cases in "tinfoil hats," while the national media, with few exceptions, did little to question the validity of the election. The Washington Post immediately dismissed allegations of fraud as "conspiracy theories," and The New York Times declared that "there is no evidence of vote theft or errors on a large scale." See... Robert F. Kennedy Jr: Was the 2004 Election Stolen
    RELATED:
  • Ernest Partridge - Debunking the Debunker
  • Ron Baiman - Manjoo RFK Jnr. Critique Superficial & Erroneous
  • Thom Hartmann - Stand Up for Democracy With Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Evelyn Pringle - Most Hated President Ever Stole Both Elections
  • Bob Fitrakis - RFK And Rolling Stone Nail Ohio's Stolen Election
  • Harvey Wasserman - Why Is Blackwell Stonewalling Greens In Ohio?
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For June 1, 2006


  • American Coup: Bev Harris On Primary Election Day In California - We ain't seen the sunshine since, we don' know when We're stuck in Blackbox prison, this ain't democracy But that train keeps a rollin?, over you and me. See... Bev Harris: Hear The Train A'comin'
    MORE:
  • John Gideon - 'Daily Voting News' For June 7, 2006
  • Undernews - Undernews: Another Day Of Broken Vote Machines


  • John Gideon: The Approaching US Election Train Wreck - Today I am going to use this space to talk about what I see as the beginning of a disaster in the making with our elections. This isn't the election fraud that some point to when they talk about the vendors and some elections officials. It's not about recounts or audits. This is a real, get your hands around it, happening problem that will disrupt our election process if we do not do something about it now. While we have been involved in all of our issues about Direct Recording Electronic (DRE or "touch-screen") voting machines or paper ballots the electronic voting machine vendors have been wreaking complete havoc across the country. See... E-Voting 2006: The Approaching Train Wreck

    Electronic Voting Flaw Story Seeping Into The Mainstream - The fact that electronic voting machines don't work may finally be sinking into a segment of the mainstream media. The fact that e-voting machines can, have been, and will be used to steal elections, continues to go unreported. See... MSM Finally Gets Half The Voting Machine Story

    David Swanson Spots A US Election Form Bright Spark - John Bonifaz is seriously considering running for election next year as Massachusetts Secretary of State, or more properly, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A victory for him would be a victory of national importance for election reform and voting rights. John is apparently not planning to model his service on that of Katherine Harris or Ken Blackwell. See... John Bonifaz: A Candidate For The Rest Of Us
    MORE ELECTION REFORM COMMENT:
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman- Has American Democracy Died An Electronic Death?


  • Michael Collins: New Mexicans Seek Legal Protection For Vote Count - New Mexico rarely generates much national news. When it does, as in the Wen Ho Lee nuclear espionage investigation, it can be explosive. Now a little-known lawsuit before New Mexico District Court Judge Eugenio S. Mathis has the potential to alter the face of American elections. See... New Mexico Law Suit Delves Inside Voting Machines
    MORE:
  • Bob Fitrakis - Bob Fitrakis: Election Reform

  • NEDA - NEDA retracts Ohio Exit Poll Analsysis


  • Portland, Where The Thought Of The '06 Election Is Chilling - If I want to generate a little fear-based insomnia, all I have to do is remind myself just before bedtime that the 2006 elections are barely a year away. Suddenly I'm awash in cold sweat and my heart starts pounding like a steam piston. No, please, somebody stop the clock. It's too soon. We can't hold the elections until we get our right to vote back. See... Robert C. Koehler: Ballot And Soul
    MORE:
  • Autorank - National Summit to Save US Elections ? Days 2-3 & National Summit to Save Our (US) Elections ? Day 1


  • Ohio, The Election, And America's Servile Press - While commentators, prompted by Republicans, claimed Bush won the 2004 election through the votes of a silent majority concerned with ?family values,? Mark Crispin Miller writes that when voters were asked to state, ?in their own words the most important factor in their vote,?only 14 percent named ?moral values.? He details how the press (except for Keith Olbermann on MSNBC) ignored ?the strange details of the election?except, that is, to ridicule all efforts to discuss them?It was as if they were reporting from inside a forest fire without acknowledging the fire, except to keep insisting that there was no fire.? See... Mark Crispin Miller: None Dare Call It Stolen. See also? LINK: Harper's Magazine Forum ? What Went Wrong In Ohio

    Diebold Document Deluge - JULY 20, 2005: One late night in Texas, 51-year-old Kathleen Wynne did something she never thought she would consider: She jumped into a dumpster. An ordinary citizen who had become concerned about the integrity of Diebold voting machines, Wynne was amazed to find hundreds of pages of documents in the trash. Among them: internal notes and memos, planning information, problems with equipment and customers, price bid worksheets, staff bonuses, and financial statements from Diebold Election Systems. It was early July, just after second quarter financials, and the Diebold elections division seemed to be cleaning house. See?New Diebold Docs. Have A ?Stink? To Them
    MORE:
  • Votersunite.org - VotersUnite: A New EAC Advisory And What It Means

  • "Shocking" Election Practices Revealed in Georgia

    An In-Depth Statistical Analysis Of Vote Fraud 2004 - According to the vote tabulators, in the 2004 presidential election George W. Bush won a stunning victory that defied all odds, particularly those applied by unbiased statisticians. He won despite trailing in most state and national polls. See... The Unanswered Question: Who Really Won In 2004?
    MORE:
  • J. Conyers' What Went Wrong In Ohio ? A Summary


  • William Rivers Pitt Farewells Vote Fraud Actuivist Andy Stephenson - It was late July 2004, and it was a hot day for Seattle. The park was filled with activists, organizers and regular folks, there to hear a battery of speakers who had come together for this stop on the Rolling Thunder Democracy Tour. See... William Rivers Pitt: The Best Of Us
    MORE:
  • Tom Flocco - Andy Stephenson (1963-2005) - In Memoriam


  • Two Major Reports Into Diebold Voting Systems Released - Incorporated into the foundation of the Diebold Precinct-Based Optical Scan 1.94w system is the mother of security holes, and no apparent cure will produce infertility, or system safety. See... Critical Security Issues In Diebold Optical Scan
    MORE:
  • UScountvotes.org - Working Paper On Deibold E-Voting Machines

  • Blackboxvoting.org - Black Box Voting Update: (July 5, 2005)


  • John Gideon: Who Watches The Vote Counters? - Those who hold the sacred trust of overseeing the election procedures and voting systems in this country are an alphabet-soup of organizations. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS); the National Association of State Elections Directors ... See... Corporate Control Of The Election Process

    How The Help America Vote Act Isn't - In spite of the federal government's repeated failures to meet statutory deadlines imposed by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), the U.S. Department of Justice has declared that the States must meet their HAVA deadlines, even without the HAVA-mandated ... See... Ellen Theisen: Is HAVA Being Abused? (Part II) and Is HAVA Being Abused?

    Diebold Vote Scanners - Designed To Fool? - Tallahassee, FL: "Are we having fun yet?" This is the message that appeared in the window of a county optical scan machine, startling Leon County Information Systems Officer Thomas James. Visibly shaken, he immediately turned the machine off. See... Diebold Optical Scan Voting System Hacked (3 Ways)

    American Coup II: A Statistician Talks US Election Malfeasance - I am a statistician. When I testified about electoral tampering in Martin County, Florida, in November 2000, I focused exclusively on the fact that the number of disputed ballots would have changed the outcome. See... Guest Opinion: Why We Must Question Our Elections

    American Coup II: What's Happening In New Mexico? - In the shadow of overwhelming irregularities in the Ohio?s election, New Mexico has played out it?s own post-election drama almost unnoticed by anyone outside the state. See... Warren Stewart: What Are They Hiding in New Mexico and Key Election Evidence Destroyed

    American Coup II: Lynn Landes Proposes A Parallel Election - Something's got to give. Another election is just around the corner. What's it going to be? Another opportunity to document election ''irregularities'' and computer ''glitches''? Another chance to analyze mysterious exit polls? Another exercise in frustration? ... See... Plan B: Parallel Elections & Signed Ballots

    American Coup II: Freepress.Org: The Shadow Of MLK Looms Over Ohio - King marched across the south and the nation to guarantee all Americans, black and white, the right to vote. But in 2000 and again in 2004, that right was denied. See... Counting The Vote In The Shadow Of Dr. King


    Why Recount Ohio?


    American Coup II: Dr. Freeman Updates Paper On Exit Polls - Most Americans who had listened to radio or surfed the Internet on Election Day this year, sat down to watch election night coverage expecting that John Kerry had been elected President. See... The Unexplained Exit Poll Discrepancy: Part I

    American Coup II: C.D. Sludge - In This Edition: Monday Was Stolen Election Action Day : Show Me The Votes or Where Did George Suddenly Get 11 Million New Friends : Thinking The Unthinkable ? If We Vote Fraud Theorists Are Correct : & Much More See... Sludge Report #164 - Vote Fraud 2004 - WTF!!!

    American Coup II: Freepress.Org: The Vote Fraud Movement Continues - The lawsuit challenging Ohio's 2004 presidential race has been withdrawn from the Ohio Supreme Court, having served as a lightning rod to draw national attention to the widespread and possibly illegal irregularities in the vote that gave George W.Bush the Presidency. See... Moss V. Bush Moves On And Movement Continues

    American Coup II: Should Edwards Have Continued Run For Vice President? - On November 3, just hours after Democratic vice-presidential hopeful John Edwards made a national announcement that he and John Kerry were not going to concede until all the votes were counted, Kerry grabbed the spotlight and conceded? See... The Last Man To Concede...
    ALSO: Interview from Camp Kerry

    American Coup II: Greens Seek Preservation Of Ohio Recount Evidence - Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb asked a Federal Court yesterday to preserve a wide range of evidence, including voting machines and election records, to ensure the integrity of the Ohio presidential recount. See... Cobb Asks Court: Save OH Recount Evidence

    American Coup II: William Rivers Pitt: Enter Stage Left Big John - 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry will file today, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, papers in support of the Green Party/Libertarian Party recount effort. See... W. Rivers Pitt: Kerry to Enter Ohio Recount Fray

    American Coup II: Harvey Wasserman Interview - Ohio-based journalist Harvey Wasserman reviews the ongoing controversy surrounding the presidential vote in Ohio. Representative John Conyers - the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee - has called on The Associated Press and the five broadcast ... See... Democracy Now: Harvey Wasserman Interview

    Rawstory.com: - Rep. Conyers Seeks Exit Poll Data - The following letter, issued by Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich), calls on the five major television networks and the Associated Press to release the raw exit poll data from the 2004 presidential election. See... Rawstory: Rep. John Conyers Seeks NEP Exit Poll Da

    American Coup II: Jesse Jackson Calls For The Mother Of All Vote Fraud Rallies - As Republican officials stonewall subpoenas and subvert the recount process, Rev. Jesse Jackson has pronounced Ohio's vote fraud fiasco "the biggest deal since Selma" and has called for a national rally at "the scene of the crime" in Columbus ... See... Electoral Fight Becomes 'biggest deal since selma'

    American Coup II: Yet More New Evidence Of Fraud In Ohio Recount - The epic legal battle over Ohio's presidential vote count is back in the state Supreme Court, with an election challenge claiming George W. Bush was wrongly declared the winner on Nov. 2 and seeking a court-ordered reversal of that victory. See... Ohio Vote Count Battles Escalate - New Evidence
    MORE NEWS FROM OHIO:
    - Data On Associated Press Tally Of "New" Votes
    - Statewide Hand Recount Would Result in + 50k Votes
    - Ohio's Perfectly Paranormal Recount Results


    American Coup II: Will The GOP Defend The Right To Vote? - The Republican Party leadership in the era of George W. Bush seems to be demonstrating a serious problem with the basic concepts of American Democracy. See... The Republican Leaderships Problem With Democracy

    American Coup II: What Happens When You Challenge The Ohio SoS In An Elevator - On Monday, December 6, my wife Carrie and I, accompanied by a local ABC cameraman and a local radio talk show host, attempted to deliver a letter to the Secretary of State of Ohio, J. Kenneth Blackwell. See... Jailed For Questioning Ohio Secretary Of State

    American Coup II: Daniel Hopsicker's Big Fix Investigation Continues - A ''mistake'' made in the office of a seriously-compromised Supervisor of Election in Pinellas County whose husband is a top executive of the country?s largest election services company has almost unnoticed spiked the best hope for a election recount in Florida... See... Daniel Hopsicker: The Big Fix 2004 (Part3)
    MORE VOTE FRAUD NEWS:
    - uscountvotes.org - Volunteer Project for Detection of Vote Errors
    - RawStory.Com - Kerry Edwards Lawyer's Letter To Kenneth Blackwell


    American Coup II: William Rivers Pitt: Proof Of Ohio Election Fraud - Among activists and investigators looking into allegations of vote fraud in the 2004 Presidential election, the company always mentioned was Diebold and its suspicious electronic touch-screen voting machines. See... William Rivers Pitt: Proof Of Ohio Election Fraud

    American Coup II: The Penny Begins To Drop For The NYT & WashPost - The ranking Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee, Representative John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, plans to ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a county prosecutor in Ohio today to explore ''inappropriate and likely illegal election tampering'' ... See... Scoop Links: NYT & WashPost On Ohio Recount

    American Coup II: Freepress.org - A Bad Monday For Democracy In Ohio - As the whole world watches, American democracy may be hanging by a thread in Ohio. See... American Democracy Hangs By A Thread In Ohio

    American Coup II: Ohio's Official Presidential Election Results Challenged by Recount and Lawsuit Filed in State Supreme Court - Interview with Cliff Arnebeck, lawyer representing the Alliance for Democracy, conducted by Scott Harris See... Ohio's Election Challenged by Recount and Lawsuit

    American Coup II: Rep. Conyers: What Is Ken Blackwell Hiding? - Yesterday, it came to the attention of the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff that efforts to audit poll records in Greene County, Ohio are being obstructed by County Election officials and/or Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell. See... U.S. Rep. Conyers: What have they to hide?

    American Coup II: The College Vote That Wont Go Away - Startling new revelations about Ohio's presidential vote have been uncovered as Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee join Rev. Jesse Jackson in Columbus, the state capital, on Monday, Dec. 13, to hold a rare field hearing into election malfeasance ... See... New Revelations At Congressional Vote Hearings

    American Coup II: William Rivers Pitt: The Greene County Lockdown - There are people out there who think we are crazy, who think we are bitter-enders, sore losermen, conspiracy theorists and tinfoil hatters. See... William Rivers Pitt: The Greene County Lockdown

    American Coup II: Study Finds More Absentee Votes Than Voters In Ohio - A careful review of the absentee vote in one Ohio county revealed that many more absentee votes were cast than there were absentee voters identified. See... New Study: More Absentee Votes than Voters in Ohio

    American Coup II: Lynn Landes Talks Machine Free Elections - So much for a free and fair exchange of ideas. At conferences and hearings across the country, traditional voting rights organizations have successfully blocked any serious debate on machine-free, paper-only elections. See... Voting Groups Block Talk of Machine-Free Elections

    American Coup II: Vote Fraud Makes Mainstream In Letters Columns - Wonder of wonders! The story that's been treated like kryptonite by the American corporate media -- the possible theft of the U.S. presidential election by the GOP (the moral values party) -- is finally leaking into the news stream. See... Mark Drolette: Keep Those Cards And Letters Comin'

    American Coup II: Fitrakis & Wasserman Call For An Ohio Revote - Opponents of a recount and revote in Ohio say the first won't change the election's outcome and the second is unwarranted. But history demands them both. See... Freepress.Org: Why History Demands An Ohio Revote

    Formal Ohio Recount Demands Filed Today By US Greens - Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb today announced his formal demand for a recount of the Ohio presidential vote, following Monday's official certification of the tally by Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell who admitted that "glitches" ... See? Cobb Files Formal Ohio Recount Demand Today

    American Coup II: Greg Palast Responds To The Nation's David Corn - I'd just stepped out of my black helicopter to read that one of my favorite journalists, David Corn, had attacked my analysis of the vote in Ohio as the stuff of "grassy knoll conspiracy theorists." ( "A Stolen Election," The Nation, November 9 ) See... Greg Palast: The View From My Black Helicopter

    American Coup II: Freepress.org - Ohio Election Fraud Uproar Blasting To New Level - The bitter battle over the stolen November 2 election in Ohio has turned into a rapidly escalating all-out multi-front war with the outcome of the real presidential vote count increasingly in doubt. See... Ohio Election Fraud Uproar Blasting To New Level

    American Coup II: AP Reports Democrats Join Ohio Vote Investigations - The Democratic Party said Monday it will examine reports of voting problems in Ohio, where President Bush's victory clinched his re-election. See... Scoop Link: Democrat Vote Investigations In Ohio

    American Coup II: A Programmer Admits To Writing Vote Stealing Software - The manipulation of computer voting machines in the recent presidential election and the funding of programmers who were involved in the operation are tied to an intricate web of shady off-shore financial trusts and companies, shady espionage ... See... Clandestine Op. Paid For "Vote Switching" Software

    American Coup II: Audio Links ? Vote Fraud Forum In Ohio - On Saturday Dec 4th , from 6pm-9pm EST, Rev. Jackson joins investigative reporter Greg Palast to ask what happened to nearly a quarter million votes, overwhelmingly from African-American precincts, not counted in Ohio. See... Why Haven't They Counted 250,000 Votes In Ohio

    American Coup II: Congress Hearings On Ohio Vote Irregularities This Week - Democratic Representative John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan, ranking Minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on Wednesday 08 December 2004 to investigate allegations of vote fraud and irregularities in Ohio during the 2004 Presidential election. The hearing is slated to begin at 10:00 a.m. EST in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC. See... Conyers To Hold Hearings On Ohio Vote Fraud

    American Coup II: Ronnie Dugger Talks Vote Fraud 2004 - Inability to Recount Electronic Ballots, and Other Irregularities Place Validity of 2004 Election in Question - Interview with Ronnie Dugger, co-founder of the Alliance for Democracy, conducted by Scott Harris See... Interview: Validity of 2004 Election in Question

    American Coup II: Harvey Wasserman: Democracy In Ukraine But Not Ohio? - As demonstrators cheer the restoration of democracy to their beleaguered country, Ohio officials continue to deny it. In the face of obvious fraud, Ukraine's Supreme Court has thrown out an apparent coup for the incumbent and ordered a new election. ... See... Ukraine Celebrates Democracy As Its Denied In Ohio

    American Coup II: Federal Courts Step Into Ohio Recount Legal Melee - Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb today filed counterclaims in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against Republican Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, asserting that Blackwell is stalling the Ohio recount ... See... Cobb Sues Blackwell in Federal Court Over Recount and Federal Court Strikes Order Stopping Ohio Recount

    American Coup II: New York Daily News On The Ohio Recount - It has been a month now and we still don't have a clear count of the votes for our own presidential race from the state of Ohio. For those who may have forgotten, Ohio supposedly assured George W. Bush a second term in the White House - only the most ... See... New York Daily News - Ohio Tally Fit For Ukraine

    American Coup II: A Quantum Physics Looks At The 2004 Election - Quantum physics points out that the way we observe the universe in this present moment literally evokes the universe that is observed. Our perception of the universe is a part of the universe that is happening through us that has an effect on the universe ... See... Quantum Physics Looks At The 2004 Election

    American Coup II: The Ethic of Total Opposition - I was sitting at the bar the other day with Hannah, talking politics over a mug. I commented that morale among those in the progressive movement had cratered since the Presidential election, that the energy and hopefulness which had marked the long ... See... William Rivers Pitt: The Ethic of Total Opposition
    See also...Full Coverage of American Coup II

    American Coup II: Kerry Attorneys Join Legal Action In Ohio Recount - Today, attorneys representing the Kerry-Edwards campaign filed papers in Delaware County, Ohio to intervene in legal proceedings in defense of Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, Libertarian Michael Badnarik and their legal counsel, the National Voting Rights Institute, who are seeking a recount of all votes cast for president in the Ohio 2004 general election. See... Cobb Campaign Welcomes Kerry Recount Intervention and Cobb Seeks Federal Intervention In Recount

    American Coup II: The People Versus The Party Of Hate & Terror And The Party Of Duck And Run - As the Reverend Jesse Jackson rocked a cheering crowd here in Columbus Sunday, a national movement was born. Shouts of "you got that right!" rang through the hall as Jackson preached that what Karl Rove and George Bush and Kenneth Blackwell are doing to the 2004 vote in Ohio would not fly in Iraq or Ukraine or Afghanistan. See... Will The Democrats Now Stand And Fight In Ohio?

    American Coup II: How To Take Back A Stolen Election - ''Never again!'' says the slogan in an email I received from an activist friend. ''Never again will we allow a stolen election in the USA!'' But how are we going to stop it? See... Thom Hartmann: How To Take Back A Stolen Election

    American Coup II: When The Newspaper Hasn't A Clue - On November 3, the Tulsa World reported that Sen. John Kerry was winning in 57 Oklahoma counties with 70% of the vote counted. But, by the time the rest of the votes were added in (or subtracted out, as the case may be), George W. Bush carried every county ... See... Tulsa World on OK Vote Totals: We Have No Idea

    American Coup II: A Belgian Expresses Concern Greens Crushed In E-Vote Fraud - On May 18th 2003, the Belgian, Flemish Green party by the name of Agalev (now Groen!) got crushed in the Belgian elections. The ecological party supposedly lost two thirds of its electorate and all its seats in the federal parliament. See... US Government Exports Election Fraud To Belgium

    American Coup II: US Presidential Election Recounts Sought In Two More States - David Cobb, the 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, today filed official requests for a recount of the presidential ballots cast in New Mexico and Nevada. See... Cobb Expands Recount To Nevada, New Mexico

    American Coup II: Prima Facie Evidence Of Ohio Fraud - John Kerry supports a ''full investigation'' into voting irregularities in Ohio, Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday, during a teleconference with media regarding a recount and legal challenge of the Nov. 2 vote. See... Kerry Supports Ohio Vote Investigation - Jackson

    American Coup II: Jesse Jackson Seeks Recount, Blasts GOP Election Officials - Preaching to a packed, wildly cheering central Ohio citizen congregation, Rev. Jesse Jackson blasted the presidential election back into the national headlines Sunday. See... Jesse Jackson Demands Ohio Recount, Blasts GOP
    See also...Full Coverage of American Coup II

    American Coup II: Jackson Thoreau: Vote Fraud Around The Globe - A delegation of international election observers from the Ukraine harshly criticized the recent U.S. electoral process, with one saying, ''It reminds me of the worst examples of suppression and dirty tricks under the former Soviet regimes.'' See... Ukraine Election Observers Cite U.S. Voting Fraud

    American Coup II: Thugs, Racketeers Counting American Votes - While Ukrainians poured into the streets of their capital Kiev to protest a presidential election they say was stolen by that country?s current regime, here in the U.S. a little-known election company called Sequoia Pacific, responsible for putting our own ?current regime? in power four years ago, was at the center of controversy last week... for the second Presidential election in a row. See... Daniel Hopsicker: The Big Fix 2004 (Part 2) and Daniel Hopsicker: The Big Fix 2004 (Part 1)

    American Coup II: How The Grinch Stole The White House... Again - Despite mainstream media attempts to kill or ridicule away the story, Talk Radio and the Internet are abuzz with considerable evidence that John Kerry was elected president on November 2. See... How The Grinch Stole The White House... Again

    American Coup II: Jesse Jackson On Kerry, Recounts And Vote Fraud - John Kerry supports a ?full investigation? into voting irregularities in Ohio, Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday, during a teleconference with media regarding a recount and legal challenge of the Nov. 2 vote. See... Kerry Supports Ohio Vote Investigation - Jackson

    American Coup II: OK Machines Count Kerry's Vote Backwards - (Oklahoma City) November 18, 2004 - Rural Oklahoma Voting machines know how to count backwards. That looks like what the secretly programmed machines did for Sen. Kerry in President Bush's easily won Presidential Election victory in Oklahoma. See... Bob Nichols: Voting Machines Count Backwards In OK

    American Coup II: Freepress.org - Voter Transcripts Fuel Election Doubt - A floodtide of evidence of questionable practices in the 2004 election is mounting fast against Ohio Republican Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell and Republican Franklin County Board of Elections (BOE) Director Matt Damschroder. See... Voter Transcripts Feed Floodtide Of Election Doubt

    American Coup II: US Should Stand Down Criticism Of Ukraine Election - While there has been widespread criticism of recent elections in Ukraine, where Putin?s central power system may have unfairly trounced the pro-western candidate favored in election exit polls, far less attention has been given to similar (and perhaps worse) problems in US elections. See... US Should Stand Down Criticism Of Ukraine Election

    American Coup II: Greg Palast Fundraises For Vote Fraud Investigations - The Greg Palast investigative team has launched two major new investigations - on the 2004 vote and on the Iraq war. See... Greg Palast Seeks Donations For Vote Investigation

    American Coup II: Jim Kirwan: No Surrender - We are still being told to ''come together and allow the nation to heal.'' No surgeon worth the name would dream of sewing up a patient with all those bullets still inside. See... Apathy, Arrogance or Fear - We Must Face All Three

    American Coup II: Kerry/Edwards Campaign Joins Ohio Recount Effort - COLUMBUS ? Assuring Ohioans receive an accurate count of all votes cast for president has prompted the Democratic Party to participate in the initiative to recount the results of the Nov. 2 presidential election. See... KerryEdwards Campaign Participates in Ohio Recount
    EARLIER:
    - Genevieve Cora Fraser - John Kerry Calls for National Election Standards
    - John Kerry - A Message from John Kerry - 19 November 2004


    American Coup II: Freepress.Org'sBob Fitrakis On The Stealing Of Ohio - Following four community public hearings in Ohio about election irregularities and voter suppression ? two in the capitol, Columbus, and one each in Cincinnati and Cleveland ? a clear pattern and practice of voter disenfranchisement is emerging. See... How The Ohio Election Was Rigged For Bush

    American Coup II: Buzzflash Reports On Berkeley Vote Discrepancy Study - A research team at UC Berkeley reported Thursday morning that irregularities associated with electronic voting machines may have awarded 130,000 - 260,000 or more in excess votes to President George W. Bush in Florida in the 2004 presidential election. See... Berkeley Study Finds Suspicious Votes In Florida . For the full paper see... Berkeley Paper: Florida E-Voting Machines In 2004 Election


    President Bush laughs as he watches early poll results Tuesday ? Source CNN.Com


    American Coup II: First Full Set Of Exit Poll Data In The Wild - Scoop.co.nz is delighted to be able today to publish a full set of 4pm exit poll data for the first time on the Internet since the US election. The data emerged this evening NZT in a post on the Democratic Underground website under the forum name TruthIsAll. See... Complete US Exit Poll Data Confirms Net Suspicions and 2004 Exit Poll "Red Shift" As Seen In Vote Numbers
    EARLIER:
    - 47 State Exit Poll Analysis Confirms Swing Anomaly
    - The Unexplained Exit Poll Discrepancy ? By Dr Stephen Freeman (in .pdf)


    American Coup II: Truthout's William Rivers Pitt Address On Coup 2004 - Section two of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution reads, in paraphrase, as follows: ''But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, ... See... William Rivers Pitt: Saving Your Right to Vote

    American Coup II: Truthout's Cohn - Litigating The Election - Without much fanfare, a number of lawyers are busy mounting court challenges to the election. Lawsuits have been filed and other actions are being taken in Ohio and Florida, the two key electoral states. See... Marjorie Cohn: Litigating The Election

    American Coup II: Undernews Counter-Journalism Update - The Washington Post is back with another piece of blog-bashing , this time by its pollster Richard Morin over questions being raised concerning the accuracy of the vote count. As we have noted, attacking people for asking good questions is a form ... See... Sam Smith: Counter-Journalism Update
    EARLIER FROM SAM SMITH:
    - Sam Smith: Counter Journalism
    - Sam Smith: Blame It On The Blogs
    - Sam Smith: It's The Internet's Fault Again



    2004 Exit Poll "Red Shift" As Seen In Vote Numbers


    American Coup II: Election Court Challenges Begin In Ohio - Ohio?s 2004 presidential vote will be challenged as soon as next week in the state Supreme Court, a coalition of public-interest lawyers announced Friday. See... Ohio Presidential Results to be Challenged

    American Coup II: Thom Hartmann On Florida Poll Tapes - There was something odd about the poll tapes. A ''poll tape'' is the phrase used to describe a printout from an optical scan voting machine made the evening of an election, after the machine has read all the ballots and crunched the numbers on ... See... 'Stinking Evidence' of Possible Fraud in Florida

    American Coup II: Democracy Now Recount IV With Green's David Cobb - AMY GOODMAN: We're joined right now by David Cobb, lawyer from Texas, now l ives in California, Green Party presidential candidate in this election. We welcome you to Democracy Now!, David Cobb. See... Democracy Now: David Cobb Discusses the Ohio Recout
    RECOUNT RELEASES FROM THE US GREEN PARTY:
    - Ohio Recount Must Start Now
    - Kucinich Supports Green's Demand for Ohio Recount
    - Greens Urge National Support Of Ohio Recount


    American Coup II: Freepress.Org Public Meetings In Ohio - Highly-charged, jam-packed hearings held here in Columbus have cast serious doubt on the true outcome of the presidential election. See... Hearings On Ohio Voting Put 2004 Election In Doubt

    American Coup II: Freepress.org's Harvey Wasserman Reports From Ohio - Columbus, Ohio - Hour after hour the testimonies are the same: angry Ohioans telling of vicious Republican manipulation and de facto intimidation that disenfranchised tens of thousands and probably cost the Democrats the election. See... Where The Hell Are The Democrats & John Kerry?

    American Coup II: BBV.ORG's Bev Harris's Fun With Fraud In Florida - Dueling lawyers, election officials gnashing teeth, Votergate.tv film crew catching it all. Here's what happened so far: See... Bev Harris: Vote Fraud, Volusia County On Lockdown

    American Coup II: Truthout's Steve Weissman - Give the Republicans their due. If they ever let all the African-Americans, university students, and other heavily Democratic constituencies vote without restraint, and counted all those ballots, George W. Bush would never be president. See... Steve Weissman: How Much Fraud Does the GOP Need?

    American Coup II: Martin LeFevre: The Way Ahead - Renewed vigor and deeper understanding often follow a period of mourning. But though mourning a death is natural and necessary, there is no time to waste. See... Meditations (Politics): The Way Ahead

    American Coup II: Online Journal Comment On Freeman Report ? Dr. Stephen Freeman is a University of Pennsylvania professor whose expertise includes research methodology. See... Exit Polls: Former Soviet Rep. Of Georgia Vs. USA

    American Coup II: Ohio Vote Recount Gets Green Light - On Thursday, David Cobb, the Green Party?s 2004 presidential candidate, announced his intention to seek a recount of the vote in Ohio. See... US Greens: Recount in Ohio a Sure Thing

    American Coup II: Mark Crispin Miller - Bush & company?s theft of the election was a crime so obvious that it requires more effort to deny than to affirm. This rip-off was as flagrant as the L.A. cops? assault on Rodney King, Kerry?s stellar soldiering in Vietnam, or Bush?s lousy record in the TANG. See... Mark Crispin Miller: Let?s Get Real

    American Coup II: The Black Commentator - Massive irregularities in the November 2 presidential vote count ?will probably lead to congressional hearings in the Committee on the Judiciary,? predicts Rep. John Conyers, the committee?s ranking Democrat and longest sitting member of the Congressional Black Caucus. If tampering is found, said the Detroit lawmaker, ?there will be prosecutions? under federal law. See... Rule By Theft ? Reconstructing The Crime


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    MSNBC's Keith Olbermann - The Last Reporter Standing


    American Coup II: Evidence Of The Ohio Vote Suppression Effort - One telling piece of evidence was entered into the record at the Saturday, November 13 public hearing on election irregularities and voter suppression held by nonpartisan voter rights organizations. See... Ohio Election Officials Held Back Voting Machines

    American Coup II: An Anti-dote To Fresh Yak Dung - As Dogskinreporters know, I draw material from an eclectic hodgepodge of locales. My waterfront includes writers on the fringe, writers on the fringe of the fringe, and even a few lost souls who have dropped completely off the edge. See... The Dog Skin Report: It's The Bourbon, Stupid!

    American Coup II: The Odour Of Republicanus floridius - I smell a rat. It has that distinctive and all-too-familiar odor of the species Republicanus floridius. We got a nasty bite from this pest four years ago and never quite recovered. Symptoms of a long-term infection are becoming distressingly apparent. See... Colin Shea: I Smell a Rat

    American Coup II: When Democrats Get Angry To Get Even - LANGUAGE WARNING: This article has strong uncensored language and attitude, and is not altogether tolerant. However it is an example of an new genre in terms of reaction to the Bush election victory among some Democrat voters. See... A Message To The Ignorant Fools Who Support G.Bush
    MORE US ELECTION REACTION & RECRIMINATION:
    - Ahmed Amr: Blame Kerry?s DLC Straight Jacket


    American Coup II: Latino Exit Polls Questioned - Latino leaders are disputing election exit polls that indicate a more than 10 percent increase in support for George W. Bush in 2004 compared to 2000. See... Latino Vote Expert Disputes Exit Polls

    American Coup II: Greg Palast - Most voters in Ohio chose Kerry. Here's how the votes vanished. See... Greg Palast: Kerry Won Ohio

    American Coup II: Carolyn Baker - Only one week after the 2004 Presidential election in the U.S., alternative media is buzzing with appalling statistics regarding glaring voting irregularities and blatant corruption of the electoral process. Yet it is unlikely that so-called progressives ... Carolyn Baker: How Progressives Gave The Election

    American Coup II: Stephen Hass - I wish it were as simple as being just an election lost. We, being that other half of American voters who are more prone to thinking and research and common sense, would despair for a time, but we'd soon be back to everyday life. See... Intelligent US Voters Lost More Than An Election

    American Coup II: Now Is The Winner Of Our Discontent - LOS ANGELES, November 11, 2004, (columnleft.com) -- What an interesting time to be a Democrat, in an odd, 'post-Nagasaki' sort of way. See... O'Rourke: Now Is The Winner Of Our Discontent
    MORE FROM DOUGLAS O'ROURKE:
    - Republicans Test 'Rapture Weapon' on Democrats
    - Satire: CDC To Study Post Traumatic Bush Disorder


    American Coup II: Weissman - Who Counts in Ohio?- Is Team Bush stealing the presidential election in Ohio? And, if it is, can the rest of us do anything to save our embattled democracy? See... Steve Weissman: Who Counts in Ohio?

    American Coup II: Mary Pitt - Who among us will ever forget the voice of Strother Martin as he stood before his prisoner, Paul Newman, and hissed the words, ''What we have here is a failure to communicate'', before sending him off to a sojourn in the ''hot box''? See... Mary Pitt: What We Have Here........
    - Mary Pitt: , Dread, And Utter Terror

    American Coup II: Michael C. Ruppert - November 5, 2004 1900 PDT (FTW) - The rest of the world has known for some time that it is pointless to oppose this Empire either militarily or electorally. They haven't the resources for the former and are legally barred from the latter. See... Michael C. Ruppert: Snap Out Of It!

    American Coup II: Harvey Wasserman - In the heat of battle, John Kerry abandoned his crew. Not in Vietnam. No, John Kerry abandoned us here in Ohio and around the country at precisely the moment we needed him most....when the fire was heaviest and we were taking the heaviest casualties....right ... See... Why Did John Kerry Abandon His Crew In Battle?

    American Coup II: Bob Fitrakis - Are the provisional ballots in Ohio being thrown out? A new rule for counting provisional ballots in Cuyahoga County, Ohio was implemented on Tuesday, November 9 at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon, according to election observer Victoria Lovegren. See... And So The Sorting And Discarding Of Votes Begins

    American Coup II: A Scoop Reader Writes To America - It's been a week since the 'election' and still the ''We was robbed'' mantra dominates every Internet site I regularly visit. Truthfully, I wasn't surprised at the result - pissed off, yes - but, deep down, not surprised; were you? See... Dave Taggart: A Letter To An American Friend

    American Coup II: Democracy is Unequivocally Dead - Several days have passed since the all-too-obvious stolen presidential election and, if the results are certified, then I have no choice but to assume that democracy in this country is now officially dead. See... Vincent Guarisco: Democracy is Unequivocally Dead


    Did Machines Steal The 2004 American Election?



    KEY POST ELECTION COMMENT: William Rivers Pitt - Everyone remembers Florida's 2000 election debacle, and all of the new terms it introduced to our political lexicon: Hanging chads, dimpled chads, pregnant chads, overvotes, undervotes, Sore Losermans, Jews for Buchanan and so forth. See... Worse Than 2000: Tuesday's Electoral Disaster
    - Still Standing, Still Fighting, Still Here

    KEY POST ELECTION COMMENT: Greg Palast As a journalist examining that messy sausage called American democracy, it's my job to tell you who got the most votes in the deciding states. Tuesday, in Ohio and New Mexico, it was John Kerry. See... Greg Palast: Kerry Won

    KEY POST ELECTION COMMENT: Thom Hartmann - Hartmann: The Ultimate Felony Against Democracy

    EARLIER SCOOP COMMENT ON AMERICAN COUP II:
    - Dog Skin Report: Bush's 'Incredible' Vote Tallies
    - Bev Harris: E-Vote Lab Omitted Tamperability Test
    - Ernest Partridge: Do We Still Have A Democracy?
    - Jim Shultz: After Election 2004 - What Now?
    - Sam Smith: Watching The Count - Recovered History
    - David Swanson: Media Blacks Out Voting Problems
    - Ivan Eland: Fear for the Future of the Republic
    - Hartmann: Evidence Mounts That The Vote Was Hacked
    - Real Deal: Letter To Bush From A Mother & Artist
    - The Dog Skin Report: American Values
    - Kerry Concedes A Majority Are Jackasses
    - Rove's Diary: Taking Care Of The Blue People
    - Mark Robinowitz: Another Stolen Election
    - Manuel Valenzuela: American Resistance
    - Sam Smith: Media Myths And Conservative Tears
    - Bob Fitrakis: Did Kerry Concede Too Soon?
    - Stateside with Rosalea: Election Miscellany
    - Graham Reid's many things - Days of Rage
    - Chuckman Cartoons: US Election 2004
    - John Cory: The Election - My Two Cents
    - Let the Rumpus Begin! - An Oppositional Strategy
    - Norma Sherry: Open Letter to the Democratic Party
    - Meditations (Politics): Don?t Organize, Mourn
    - Public Address 05/11/04 - Fretful As Ever
    - SCOOP FEEDBACK: US Election Coverage
    - WD Jenkins: Yes, Virginia, There is a Bright Side
    - Sheila Samples: The Last Battle
    - Confessions Of A Political Know-Nothing
    - Stateside With Rosalea: An Election Aside
    - Am Johal: Republican America! Republican Forever!
    - Russell Brown - HARD NEWS 04/11/04 - Get Yer Evangelicals Out
    - Daniel Patrick Welch - We Are Here! We Are Here!
    - Fitrakis - Eminem Was Right About The Buckeye State ''Mosh''
    - John Chuckman - Chuckman Cartoon: Response To US Election Result
    For Pre-Election Comment see... STORY OF THE WEEK: The US Election (2) - STORY OF THE WEEK: The US Election (1)


    FIRST RESPONDERS - BREAKING NEWS OF ELECTION FRAUD 2004:
    U.S. Election: Exit Poll Comparison Shows Evidence Of Ballot Fraud - Within parts of the U.S. progressive community there is already widespread concern that electronic voting fraud may provide an explanation for the astonishing 8 million vote gain made by George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential U.S. election. See... Faun Otter: Vote Fraud - Exit Polls Vs Actuals
    MORE ON E-VOTING FRAUD:
    - Wired - Scoop Link: Watchdogs Spot E-Vote Glitches
    - Diebold - BSNewswire: Diebold To Patent "+1" Operation
    - Election Suppression In Franklin County, Ohio?
    - Greg Palast - 1 Million Kerry Votes Already Stolen
    - Bev Harris - Gap Found In King County Election Audit Logs
    - Marc Ash - Honest Election


    BLOW BY BLOW ELECTION FRAUD 2004 - ELECTION NIGHT:
    Kerry Concedes U.S. Presidential Election - Earlier today, I spoke to President Bush, and I offered him and Laura our congratulations on their victory. We had a good conversation and we talked about the danger of division in our country and the need - the desperate need - for unity, for finding the common ground, coming together. Today, I hope that we can begin the healing. In America it is vital that every vote count, and that every vote be counted. But the outcome should be decided by voters, not a protracted legal process. See... John Kerry Concession Address at Fanueil Hall
    A LONG NIGHT - BLOW BY BLOW:
    - NEWSFLASH: AP Reports Kerry Has Conceded
    - NEWSFLASH: Dirty Tricks In Ohio & More
    - NEWSFLASH: Halfway Gone, All Eyes On Ohio
    - NEWSFLASH: Exit Polls Say Kerry & Credit Women
    - NEWSFLASH: First Exit Poll Results Favour Kerry


    US Election: Political Reaction To Bush Election Victory The Green Party is calling on the Government to take a more pro-active role in standing up for international human rights? conventions than it did in the first term of George W. Bush?s presidency. See... Locke urges Govt: ?Stand up to Bush?
    MORE REACTION:
    - National - Business as usual - no sight of free trade deal
    - Govt. - PM congratulates President Bush
    - Nov 3. Coalition - Nov 3: National Day Of Direct Action And Protest
    - UN - Annan Congratulates Bush On Re-Election

    A VERY AMERICAN COUP: 2002 - 2004




    Guest Feature: The Techniques Of Election Theft - We all remember what happened in Florida in 2000. The candidate that had the most support lost both the state, and the electoral college. There were police barricades in minority precincts. See... Steve B. Cobble: Stolen Election Deja Vu

    Greg Palast: Let The Vote Stealing Begin - Before one vote was cast in early voting this week in Florida, the new touch-screen computer voting machines of Florida started out with a several-thousand vote lead for George W. Bush. See... Florida Computers Snatch 1000s of Votes from Kerry

    Greg Palast On The Stealing Of Florida (Again) - A secret document obtained from inside Bush campaign headquarters in Florida suggests a plan - possibly in violation of US law - to disrupt voting in the state's African-American voting districts, a BBC Newsnight investigation reveals. See... Greg Palast: BBC Reveals New Florida Vote Scandal

    John Dean On The Likely Storm After The US Election - This next presidential election, on November 2, may be followed by post-election chaos unlike any we've ever known. See... John W. Dean: The Coming Post-Election Chaos

    A Very American Coup Round Two - In the last Presidential election, it was Florida that made the mess. This time, it could very well be Ohio, Oregon, West Virginia and Nevada, and that's just for starters. See... William Rivers Pitt: Desperate Measures

    Yet Another E-Voting Tech Blows The Whistle - I [David Allen] have come into possession of a pair of letters written by a former Hart-Intercivic technician to the Secretaries of State for Ohio and Texas. These letters detail a ''long history of concealing problems'' and a willingness to ignore potentially serious problems ''largely for the sake of corporate profit''. See... Hart-Intercivic E-Voting Tech Blows The Whistle

    Bob Fitrakis: Stealing Ohio - Whether Kerry or Bush wins in Ohio may well depend on how many voters are disenfranchised in the state?s three largest counties: Cuyahoga, Franklin and Hamilton. See... Fitrakis: Ohio Electoral System Riddled With Flaws

    Why Republicans Like E-Voting Machines -The fight for Ohio?s 20 electoral votes this November is being waged in the courts, the election boards, the polling places and the streets. See... E-Voting: The New Battle Hymn Of The Republic
    ALSO:Voting Machines Add Uncertainty to Close Election

    Diebold Voting Software ? Designed To Be Tampered With? - At Issue: A manipulation technique found in the Diebold central tabulator -- 1,000 of these systems are in place, and they count up to two million votes at a time. See... Backdoor Found In Diebold Vote Counting Program

    Greg Palast: Florida Fixed Again? Absentee Ballots Go AWOL - On Friday, Theresa LePore, Supervisor of Elections in Palm Beach, candidate for re-election as Supervisor of Elections, chose to supervise her own election, no one allowed. This Tuesday, Florida votes for these nominally non-partisan posts. See... Palast: Madame Butterfly's Absentee Ballots AWOL

    When A Citizen Tries To See How Votes Are Counted In Colorado - There must be something terribly wrong with their new election system, and Boulder County election officials are doing everything in their power to keep it hidden from the public. See... Blogwatch: What Is Boulder County Trying To Hide?

    Marjorie Cohn: Modern Ballot Box Stuffing - Democracy requires consent of the governed. Consent is measured by the results of fair and free elections. The midwives of our democracy were the founders who made the Revolution, and the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement that gave birth to The Voting Rights Act of 1964. See... Modern Ballot Box Stuffing: Can We Trust Team Bush

    Palast & Moore Combine To Oppose Vote Theft - Author-filmmakers Michael Moore and Greg Palast joined with Representatives Corrine Brown (D-Jacksonville) and Peter Deutsch (D-Ft. Lauderdale) to demand steps, as Palast said, "To prevent Republican hacks in Florida swiping the election of 2004 as they did four years ago." See... Moore & Palast: Don't Let Them Steal Florida Again

    Bev Harris Gets Organised, Prepares For Battle - Black Box Voting launches the first publicly funded consumer protection organization for elections A 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan, publicly funded consumer protection organization for elections. See... Two Black Box Voting Investigators Ready To Rumble

    Between The Lines Interviews Greg Palast - The Ballots of 1 Million African-American and Latino Voters Likely to be "Lost" in 2004 Presidential Election - Interview with Greg Palast, BBC investigative reporter, conducted by Scott Harris See... 1 Million Minority Ballots Likely To Be Lost In 04

    Bev Harris: Diebold's Diabolical Election Plans - I've been saying now for over a year that this is coming, and here it is in print: From the transcript of the May 3 2004 Cuyahoga County (Cleveland, Oh) Board of Elections "Question and Answer" session with Diebold: See... Bev Harris: Diebold Plans To Eliminate Evidence

    BBV Oponents Move On To Optical Scan Machines - In the first pre-emptive lawsuit against voting machines filed by a candidate, Andy Stephenson -- a candidate for Washington Secretary of State -- has filed for an injunction to decertify Diebold GEMS central count software used in four Washington counties. See... Lawsuit to Decertify Diebold Optical Scan

    Stateside: VVPAT Shows It's Legs - The front-page, above-the-fold news this weekend was the decertification of some electronic voting systems by California's Secretary of State. See... Stateside: How Is VVPAT Like ZZ Top?

    Voters Can Run, But They Can't Hide From These Guys - Meet the Urosevich brothers, Bob and Todd. Their respective companies, Diebold and ES&S, will count (using BOTH computerized ballot scanners and touchscreen machines) about 80% of all votes cast in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. See... 2 Voting Cos. 2 Brothers Will Count 80% of US Vote

    Bev Harris Meets The Men In Black - And by the way, they read every word. Hi, agent Mike. He says not to tell folks about the "investigating" they are doing. See... Secret Service Investigation Puts Squeeze on BBV

    The Inside Story Of The Capitualtion Of California Over BBV - Here's what pushed it over the top: California completed its audit of certified versions in use. ONLY ONE county in California was using certified software (Orange County). Even there, significant problems arose. The California secretary of state's office issued a report, which was critical to all vendors but brutal on Diebold. See... Bev Harris: Inside CA's Diebold Decertification (as read via Slashdot.org)

    Bev Harris: Inside Sequoia's Vote Counting Program


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    Bev Harris Gets Inside Sequoia's Voting Machines - On election night, March 2nd 2004, two people who do not work for the County, Sequoia employees Michael Frontera and Eddie Campbell were observed to access the WinEds central tabulator during the middle of the count. See... Bev Harris: Inside Sequoia's Vote Counting Program and Sludge Report #162 - Sequoia Voting Code Released

    Republicans Hear No Evil About E-Voting - As the battle over voting machines rages across the country, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights met on Friday, April 9th, to examine the ''Integrity, Security and Accessibility in the Nation's Readiness to Vote''. But, before the panelists had a chance to share their views, three Republican commissioners and one (notably conservative) Independent commissioner walked out, ostensibly over a personnel dispute. But, others are not so sure. See... Repubs. Walk Out Of Hearing On Voting Machines

    Black Box Voting: The Faking Of Democracy - Americans aren't really voting. Machines are. Call it faking democracy. See... Lynn Landes: Faking Democracy. Meanwhile political insiders suggest Ohio could become as decisive this year as Florida was four years ago. Which is why the state's plan to use paperless touch-screen voting machines has so many up in arms. See... Fitrakis & Wasserman: Diebold's Political Machine

    RECENT SCOOP BBV HEADLINES:
    SCOOP: Death Of A Patriot: No More 'Blind Faith Voting'
    SCOOP: Stateside: Chad No More
    SCOOP: Avi Rubin: My Experience As An Election Judge
    SCOOP: Restraining Order Sought Against Diebold ES
    SCOOP: Questions Mount Over New Hampshire's Primary
    NYT: Scoop Link: NYT Editorial - Fixing Democracy
    SCOOP: Bev Harris: Embezzler Programmed Voting System
    SCOOP: Dems Mixed Signals in Voting Technology Debate
    SCOOP: Felons, Drug Dealers & Uncertified BBV Systems
    SCOOP: NIST Ignores Scientific Method for Voting Tech.


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    Swarthmore Students Place Diebold Memos Back Online ** Permanently ** - Defending the right of a fair, democratic election, Why War? and the Swarthmore Coalition for the Digital Commons (SCDC) announced today that they are rejecting Diebold Elections Systems' cease and desist orders and are initiating an electronic civil disobedience campaign that will ensure permanent public access to the controversial leaked memos. See... Diebold Targeted By Electronic Civil Disobedience - See also WHY-WAR.COM MEMOS PAGE & MIRROR

    NEW KEY BREAKING STORY LINKS:
    ***** UK: ELECTRONIC VOTING DEBACLE ? THE REGISTER
    **** US: CONNECTICUT IMPOUNDS VOTING MACHINES - BETHEL BEACON
    **** UK: HACKERS THREATEN TO SHORT-CIRCUIT E-VOTING PLANS - LONDON TIMES
    **** US: DIEBOLD C&D RULING COULD BE ISSUED SOON ? P2PNET.NET
    **** US: DIEBOLD WITH A VENGANCE - REASON.COM
    *** US: CNN REPORTS ON DIEBOLD - SLASHDOT
    **** US: GROUP FEARS THREATS OF E-VOTING COMPANY - AP
    **** US: IT'S THE COMPUTERS' TURN TO MESS UP ELECTIONS - BOSTONGLOBE
    **** US: ELECTIONS WORKER IS TRANSFERRED ? LA TIMES
    * US: CAN VOTING MACHINES BE TRUSTED? ? CBS NEWS
    **** US: FAIRFAX JUDGE ORDERS LOGS OF VOTING MACHINES INSPECTED ? WASH POST
    ** US: MCKEITHEN PLANS TO STANDARDIZE LOUISIANA'S VOTING MACHINES - NOLA.COM
    ***** US: E-VOTE FIRM'S BILL COMES DUE ?WIRED
    **** US: VOTE COUNT MARRED BY COMPUTER WOES ? INDYSTAR
    ***** US: MICHAEL MOORE TICKED OFF ABOUT E-VOTING - CNET
    **** US: EX-OFFICIALS NOW BEHIND NEW VOTING MACHINES ? LA TIMES
    **** US: TOUCH-AND-GO ELECTIONS ? WASH POST EDITORIAL
    ***** US: MACHINE POLITICS IN THE DIGITAL AGE ? NY TIMES
    **** US: FAIRFAX JUDGE ORDERS LOGS OF VOTING MACHINES INSPECTED - WASH POST
    ***** US: FILE SHARING PITS COPYRIGHT AGAINST FREE SPEECH ? NY TIMES
    *** US: JUDGE SPEEDS CASE ON ELECTRONIC VOTING COMPANY'S THREAT
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    NYT's Krugman Weighs In On Black Box Voting - Inviting Bush supporters to a fund-raiser, the host wrote, ''I am committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year.'' No surprise there. See... Scoop Link: Paul Krugman - Hack the Vote

    Diebold Memo's Smoking Gun ? Volusia County Florida 2000 - Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie. See... Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud
    MORE ON THE MEMOS:
    - Diebold Election Systems Election Manual For Staff
    - Bev Harris: Diebold End-Runs Around Certification
    - Diebold Confirms U.S. Vote Count Vulnerabilities
    - Blogwatch: Election Theft 2000! A New Bombshell!


    First California, Now Ohio Sees The E-Voting Light Too - Ohio's sweeping review of electronic voting machines turned up so many potential security flaws in the systems that the state's top elections offi cial has called off deploying them in March. See... Scoop Link: Ohio Puts Back It's E-Voting Deadlines

    Californian Bombshell Electoral System Changes & Scoop - A little over four months ago, on July 8th, Scoop Media broke a significant international news story about apparent security flaws in the United States voting apparatus. Today the Californian Secretary of State is reported in the Los Angeles Times ordering that voter verifiable paper ballots (VVPBs) will be made mandatory for the State?s elections from 2006. See? Links: California Declares Paper Ballots Mandatory

    The Year Democracy Ended ? 2003 - As the year ends, 2003 will be remembered by future historians as the year the pretense of democracy in the United States ended. See... Bob Fitrakis: The Year Democracy Ended

    William Rivers Pitt Interviews Trio Of E-Voting Experts - In July of 2003, I sat down for an extended, free-wheeling interview in Denver with three of the smartest people I have ever met, Rebecca Mercuri, Barbara Simons, and David Dill. See... Electronic Voting: What You Need To Know

    BBVreport.Org Set Up To Record Recall Irregularities - Sponsored by Black Box Voting: Instant reporting at http://www.BBVreport.org ? California voters can submit voting experiences immediately at this site. For unusual or egregious problems, the BBV team contacts the media to direct them to the scene of the action. Black Box Voting: Live Online Cal. Recall Reports

    Tom Flocco On The Takedown Of Blackboxvoting.Org - "The results of Tuesday's California recall election should be challenged in the courts," said Beverly Harris, advocate of honest voting and owner of BlackBoxVoting.org, in a phone interview yesterday. See... Tom Flocco: Website Removed Before Recall Vote

    Scoop Link: Salon.com Opens Up The Black Box Voting Debate - An open invitation to election fraud Not only is the country's leading touch-screen voting system so badly designed that votes can be easily changed, but its manufacturer is run by a die-hard GOP donor who vowed to deliver his state for Bush next year. ... See... Scoop Link: An Open Invitation To Election Fraud.

    RECENT COMMENTARY: Voting Machine Problems South Of The Border- Like it or not, computer technology will be used for most elections in some way or other before too long. Already, even in impoverished countries like Nicaragua, centralised electoral systems use computers to manage the counting process. See... Toni Solo : Free And Open Or Murky And Fixed?
    MORE:
    - Opinion: The 2004 Election Has Already Been Rigged
    - Rob Kall - Keeping Computerized Voting Easily Corruptible
    - Bob Fitrakis: Demonstration Democracy


    Bev Harris ? Seattle Author - Image Seattle Times
    "Black Box Voting: Ballot Tampering In The 21st Century"


    Seattle's Black Box Voting Hero Revealed - Bev Harris, a middle-aged woman who operates a small public-relations business out of her Renton home, would seem an unlikely person to be at the center of a national battle over electronic voting. See? She's At The Center Of High-Tech Voting Debate - Seattle Times

    Essential Reading: ? These Articles Contain The Core Of This Scoop.
    Bev Harris is author of "Black Box Voting: Ballot Tampering In The 21st Century"

    Bev Harris: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program
    Bev Harris: Bald-Faced Lies About Black Box Voting Machines
    Bev Harris: E-Voting Machines Blasted by Scientists, Hacked by Author
    Bev Harris: Diebold Rebuttals Don't Stand Up
    Bev Harris: Voting Company Reverses Stand (PR)
    Bev Harris: New Diebold Snafu in Georgia
    Sludge #156 ? SAIC Connected To E-Voting Whitewash
    Inside An E-Voting Whitewash Conference Call
    Sludge #157 ? The ITAA, The Election Center & R. Doug Lewis
    The Diebold San Luis Obispo File Mystery Deepens

    ...& The story which revealed the location of the Diebold FTP Files?.
    Sludge Report #154 ? Bigger Than Watergate!


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    "On Thursday, researchers with Johns Hopkins' Information Security Institute released their analysis of a Diebold Election Systems Inc. software code that they obtained in a fluke from an Internet site." - Washington Post: B01 : 26th July 2003

    THE DIEBOLD STORY RACE BEGINS
    "IT WAS NOT A FLUKE" - SCOOP EDITOR
    The writer and publisher report.
    How The Story Was Broken - See Inside A Scoop
    In Discussion Format at DemocraticUnderground.Com


    LATEST SCOOPS ON ELECTRONIC VOTING

    Bev Harris's Follows The Breaking Story - Diebold U-Turns, And Who Paid Who? - Everyone wonders why, when it costs only about $15 to have the touch screens print out paper ballots that voters can verify, that can be kept in a ballot box for use if needed as evidence and an audit trail, the Election Center quietly passed around a letter to the election industry advocating against the paper trail. See...
    Bev Harris: The Election Center and R. Doug Lewis
    More From Bev Harris & Scoop On E-Voting:
    Bev Harris: Diebold GA Position Reversed Again & Bev Harris: Voting Company Reverses Stand
    Bev Harris: Diebold's 2nd FTP Security Breach
    Bev Harris: Sign This Letter To President Carter
    Bev Harris: GOP, Dems, Libz Request Diebold Docs
    Open Letter To The Online Independent Media Network (Scoop)
    Bev Harris's Latest - Diebold Rebuttals Don't Stand Up
    Scoop's Great Big List of E-Voting Story Links 1.0
    Bev Harris: Voting Machines Blasted by Scientists (Friday - Day of NYT article)


    LINKS: E-VOTING CAMPAIGN WEBSITES
    Bev Harris - http://www.BBVreport.org
    Bev Harris - BlackBoxVoting.org
    Lynn Landes - http://www.ecotalk.org/
    Electronic Frontier Foundaton
    David Dill - VerifiedVoting.org
    Georgia - VoterChoice.org
    Maryland - www.TrueVoteMD.org



    The Inside Scoop On Black Box Voting


    INDEPENDENT MEDIA VOTING TRUTH ALLIANCE - NEW MEMBERS
    How To Join The Voting Truth Alliance



    E-VOTING TRUTH ALLIANCE ARCHIVED KEY LINKS....

    NOTE: This Is A Developing Story
    Come back for new Scoop Key Links...SUBMIT BBV LINK

    ***** US: E-VOTE SOFTWARE LEAKED ONLINE - WIRED
    ***** US: PSST? WANNA GET A LOOK AT SOME VOTE-COUNTING SOFTWARE? ? SALON.COM
    ***** US: CAN DEMOCRACY SURVIVE ELECTRONIC VOTING? - DEMOCRACYNOW
    **** US: ISP DEFIES VOTING MACHINE MAKER?S COPYRIGHT - - DEMOCRACYNOW
    *** UK: GROUPS QUESTION VOTING MACHINES' ACCURACY - GUARDIAN
    *** UK: ELECTION WORRIES AT A GLANCE - GUARDIAN
    ***** US: 'BUTTERFLY BALLOTS' MAY HAVE CONFUSED - AP
    *** US: NINTH CIRCUIT REJECTS CHALLENGE TO TOUCHSCREEN VOTING ? METNEWS.COM
    **** US: CLAIM: DIEBOLD 'PATCHED' GA. UPSET ? PROGRESSIVE POPULIST
    **** US: BLACK BOX VOTING BLUES - NEWSWEEK
    **** US: BLACK-BOX VOTING - JOE CONASON SALON.COM
    ***** US: E-VOTING FIRM THREATENS LEGAL ACTION ? AP
    *** US: SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE ? SEATTLE TIMES
    **** US: BETTER THE DEVIL WE KNOW - COLLEGIAN.COM
    **** NZ: DIEBOLD CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAMPAIGN CONTINUES - SCOOP
    ***** US: STUDENTS FIGHT E-VOTE FIRM - WIRED NEWS
    *** US: TOUCH-SCREEN VOTING ANALYSIS SOUGHT - SALISBURY MD
    *** US: DIEBOLD PROFIT RISES - CLEVELAND BUSINESS, OH
    *** US: WWW.TRUEVOTEMD.ORG LAUNCHED - MARYLAND GAZETTE
    **** US: NEW VOTING MACHINES TO BE REVIEWED ? BALT. SUN
    *** US: MD. DEMOCRATS WANT OUTSIDE AUDIT - WASHPOST
    **** US: COMPANIES ANSWER CRITICS WITH ... SPIN ? SLASHDOT
    *** UK: MAKERS OF VOTING MACHINES TO TURN ON THE SPIN - INQUIRER
    *** US: VOTER SUPPRESSION: CAN'T HAPPEN TO ME - LIBERALSLANT
    *** US: E-VOTING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - LIBERALSLANT
    *** US: FLAWS IN VOTING EXPOSED - STATESMANJOURNAL
    UK: ALL THE PRESIDENT'S VOTES? - INDEPENDENT
    NZ: LISTEN TO THY GEEKS ? UNLIMITED
    US: DIEBOLD ISSUES C&D TO INDYMEDIA - SLASHDOT
    US: E-VOTE FIRMS SEEK VOTER APPROVAL - WIRED
    AUS: E-VOTING COPYRIGHT CLAIMS REJECTED - SMH
    US: OLD VOTE MACHINES ARE NEW YORK ISSUE - NYT
    US: DID E-VOTE FIRM PATCH ELECTION? - WIRED
    UK: ALL THE PRESIDENT'S VOTES? - INDEPENDENT
    US: TRUST BUT VERIFY - WASHPOST
    US: SCRUTINY OF VOTING MACHINES LIMITED - WASHPOST
    US: E-VOTING: DEMOCRATIC OR DANGEROUS? - BBC
    US: VOTERS SKEPTICAL OF E-VOTING SYSTEMS - AP
    US: ELECTRONIC VOTING POSES DANGERS - DAILY TROJAN
    US: DIEBOLD MACHINES AND YOUR VOTE: PART II - AGONIST
    US: DIEBOLD MACHINES AND YOUR VOTE: PART I - AGONIST
    US: NO SURE VICTORY FOR E-VOTING - RED HERRING
    AUS: CA'S SYSTEMS AS FLAWED AS THE CHADS - SMH
    US: COMPUWARE REPLACES SAIC IN OHIO ? ABC TOLEDO
    US: ALL EYES ARE ON TOUCH SCREENS ? DAVIS ENTERPRISE
    US: TIME TO RECALL E-VOTE MACHINES? - WIRED
    UK: THE END OF VOTE-RIGGING? NOT NECESSARILY - GUARDIAN
    US: COMPUTER SCIENTISTS FEAR VOTER FRAUD ? SF CHRON.
    US: UNDER ATTACK, DIEBOLD FIGHTS ? OHIO BEACON
    US: CAVEAT EMPTOR WHEN PICKING LOBBYIST ? MD. GAZETTE
    US: RECOUNT PROCEDURES IN CALIFORNIA ELECTION ? SF CHRON
    US: VIASAT GETS DEFENSE CONTRACT
    US: POLL PERILS - ITHACA TIMES, NY
    US: CRITICISM OF BROWARD'S MACHINES INTENSIFIES ? FL. SUN SENTINEL
    US: ANOTHER CASE OF ELECTRONIC VOTE-TAMPERING? - SALON
    US: REPORT CRITICAL OF DIEBOLD SYSTEM ? OHIO BEACON
    US: CALIFORNIA COUNTY KEEPS E-VOTE ? WIRED
    US: HIGH-TECH VOTING MUST BE FRAUD-FREE - CAPITAL TIMES, WI
    US: EHRLICH SEEKS PROBE OVER MACHINES ? WASH POST
    US: VOTING MACHINES TAKING HEAT - HERALDTRIB
    US: INTERNAL MEMOS ADMIT FLAWS - CONSPIRACY PLANET
    US: ETHICS PANEL SCRUTINIZE MD. LOBBYIST - BALTIMORE SUN
    US: FLORIDA OFFICIAL CRITICIZES DIEBOLD - AKRON BEACON OHIO
    US: 8 OF 12 SECURITY FLAWS NOT ADDRESSED ? ANON.
    US: ELECTIONS CHIEF TIGHTENS VOTE SECURITY- SEATTLE
    US: ACCURACY OF COMPUTER VOTING QUESTIONED - BERKELEY
    US: E-VOTING GIVEN GO-AHEAD DESPITE FLAWS ? NEW SCI.
    US: REPORT RAISES ELECTRONIC VOTE SECURITY ISSUES - NYT
    US: MD. PLANS VOTE SYSTEM FIXES AFTER CRITICISMS - WASHPOST
    US: VOTING SYSTEM FOUND TO HAVE FRAUD RISK ? BALT. SUN
    US: BLACKBOXVOTING.ORG SHUT DOWN ? SLASHDOT
    US: TOUCH-SCREEN VOTING GETS STATE OK - FOX
    US: MARYLAND TO BUY VOTING MACHINES - AP
    US: VOTE REVOLUTION ? TAKEBACKTHE MEDIA.COM
    US: DO VOTERS NEED A PAPER TRAIL? ? PALM BEACH POST
    UK: DIEBOLD TAKES DOWN BLACKBOXVOTING.ORG - INQUIRER
    US: MD. RISK ASSESSMENT REPORT - SAIC
    US: MARYLAND VOTING MACHINE INSTALLATION ? DIEBOLD ES
    US: VOTING INDUSTRY CIRCLING WAGONS - SLASHDOT
    US: AN OPEN INVITATION TO ELECTION FRAUD - SALON
    US: WILL COMPUTERS FIX THE VOTE? ? USNEWS
    US: NEW VOTING TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONED - KANSAS
    US: E-VOTING AUDIT READY FOR PUBLIC - WIRED NEWS
    RU: VANISHING ACT - MOSCOW TIMES A
    US: RECALL COULD HAVE SILVER - MERCURY NEWS
    US: HIGH-TECH VOTING ? PBS NEWSHOUR
    US: DIEBOLD EXEC. TO KEEP LOWER PROFILE ? CLEVELAND
    US: GAFFE CASTS DOUBTS ON ELECTRONIC VOTING - CNN
    US: MD.INDECISION LEAVES ELECTIONS IN LIMBO - FOX
    US: THOSE MACHINES, IN THE NEWS AGAIN - NYT
    US: ELECTION REFORMS: PAPER OR ELECTRONIC? - NEWHOUSE
    US: HOW TO GET THE VOTE BAC K ? UN OBSERVER
    US: SECURITY OF SLO COUNTY'S VOTES - SLO TRIBUBNE
    US: STEALING THE 2004 ELECTION - HERMES-PRESS.COM
    US: PAPER OR ELECTRONS? - PALM BEACH POST
    US: OHIO DIEBOLD CEO COMMITTED TO BUSH VICTORY
    US: OHIO DEMS WANT DIEBOLD THROWN OUT
    US: SECRET MEETINGS OF THE BLACK BOX YAKUZA ? BBV.COM
    US: DARE ACCEPTED ON E-VOTING MACHINES - AJC
    US: E-VOTE VENDORS MAY FORM A TEAM ? OHIO.COM
    US: DIEBOLD CRITIC FACES SCRUTINY ? OHIO.COM
    NZ: BEV HARRIS: NEW DIEBOLD SNAFU IN GEORGIA ? SCOOP
    NZ: VOTING MACHINE FIASCO: SAIC, VOTEHERE AND DIEBOLD - SCOOP
    US: PROF. AVI RUBIN ON RELATIONSHIP WITH VOTEHERE INC.- PR
    US: RESPONSE TO JHU PROF'S DISCLOSURE WITH VOTEHERE - PR
    US: SECURITY QUESTIONED EARLIER ? OHIO.COM
    US: E-VOTING BECOMES TOUCHY TOPIC ? OHIO.COM
    US: CALIFORNIA RECALL ADDS FUEL ? MERCURY NEWS
    US: E-VOTE MACHINES FACE AUDIT
    US: DAN SPILLANE ? LIBERTY WHISTLE
    US: MUST READ/LISTEN/VIEW IV - DEMOCRACY NOW
    US: COULD THE NEXT ELECTION BE STOLEN - DEMOCRACY NOW
    US: FORGET CHADS, INSPECT ELECTRONIC VOTING - GA
    US: PLUGGING INTO VOTING INSECURITIES ? WASH POST
    US: ERRORS MAR ELECTION DAY - MISSISSIPPI
    US: DIEBOLD OFFERS OHIO STATE A CARROT ? PLAIN DEALER
    US: THE RISKS DIGEST - VOLUME 22: ISSUE 83
    US: RIGGED ELECTIONS ON U.S. HORIZON - IMC
    US: MARYLAND PLANS CODE REVIEW ? SLASHDOT
    US: BEV HARRIS: DIEBOLD POSITION REVERSED (AGAIN)
    US: NEW SECURITY WOES FOR E-VOTE FIRM - WIRED
    US: EHRLICH ORDERS SECURITY STUDY ? WASH POST
    US: SAIC TO WHITEWASH DIEBOLD? ? DU FORUM
    US: BALLOT SANCTITY ? BALT SUN
    US: COMPUTER VOTING VIEWED SKEPTICALLY - PITTSBURGH
    US: RESEARCHERS DECRY ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEMS
    US: STILL A FEW BUGS IN THE ELECTION SYSTEM
    US: SAFEGUARDING THE VOTE
    US: TOUCH SCREEN TASK FORCE REPORT - CPSR
    US: VOTING SUIT GAINS MOMENTUM - WIRED
    US: CALLS TO VET VOTING MACHINES - WIRED
    US: TRUSTWORTHY VOTING - EWEEK
    US: REPORT CRITICAL OF VOTE SECURITY ? SAN DIEGO
    US: ERROR MESSAGE DEMANDS TESTING ? SARASOTA
    US: VOTING MACHINES EXPOSED ? AMERICA FREE PRESS
    US: NORTH DAKOTA CHANGES STATE PLAN ? BISMARK
    US: A SOFT TOUCH FOR VOTING FRAUD ? WASH POST
    NZ: E-VOTING EXPERT OUSTED FROM CONFERENCE - SCOOP
    US: RESPONSE TO DIEBOLD'S ANALYSIS ? HOPKINS? HEROES
    US: TOUCH-SCREEN PAPER TRAIL CRUCIAL - MERCURY NEWS
    US: CAN HACKERS COUNT CANDIDATES OUT ? JEFFERSONIAN
    US: HIGH TECH VOTE FRAUD - CONSPIRACY PLANET
    US: ELECTRONIC VOTING HITS A SNAG - WASH POST
    US: THE BAG END, EVOTING CONNEXION - SCOOP
    US: US: VOTING COMPUTERS: THREAT OR MENACE? - NEWSFORGE
    US: A VOTING AND DEMOCRACY PRIMER ? ALTERNET
    US: VOTING, THE CHALLENGES AHEAD ? MOVEON.ORG
    US: THEFT OF YOUR VOTE A CHIP AWAY - ALTERNET
    US: WE MUST REGAIN OUR VOTES - HERMES PRESS
    NZ: ONLINE INDYMEDIA E-VOTING TRUTH ALLIANCE
    US: BEV HARRIS: DIEBOLD REBUTTALS DON'T STAND UP
    US: HARD NEWS ? CALLING IN THE EXPERTS
    US: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF VOTING FRAUD ? DU ARCHIVE
    UK: FRAUD POTENTIAL IN E-VOTING - THE REGISTER
    UK: ELECTION FRAUD RISKS GET NOTICED - THE INQUIRER
    EIR: THE REAL SCOOP ON DIEBOLD - GULUFUTURE
    US: VOTING MACHINE STUDY DEVIDES MARYLAND - WPOST
    US: VOTING SYSTEM'S SECURITY CHALLENGED - WPOST
    NZ: SERIOUSLY BAD ? RUSSELL BROWN'S HARD NEWS
    AUS: RESEARCHERS CRITICAL OF SYSTEMS - THE AGE
    US: DEFECTS DETECTED IN VOTING MACHINES - BALT. SUN
    US: VOTING MACHINE FAILS INSPECTION - CNET
    US: COMPUTER VOTING SYSTEMS VULNERABLE - AP
    US: E-VOTING FLAWS RISK BALLOT FRAUD - MSNBC
    US: REVELATIONS "TIP OF THE ICEBERG" - NEW YORK TIMES
    US: HIGH TECH VOTES CAN BE HACKED - REUTERS

    MORE LINKS: Slashdot Discussion : Democratic Underground Thread 1 Of Many & Forum Index : Atlanta Journal Constitution : Read The Johns Hopkins University Report (.PDF) : Where It All Began (1) Bev Harris & (2) Bigger Than Watergate : The Story Of The Story - Listener.co.nz "Inside a black box" & D.W.Jones' "The Case of the Diebold FTP Site" : Breaking News Headlines Google News "Diebold+Voting" : WhatReallyHappened.Com : BuzzFlash.Com : Anatomy Of An Internet Scoop (Scoop) : Diebold Security Flaws Full Coverage (Scoop) : American Coup Full Coverage (Scoop)


    Electronic Voting Machines Blasted by Scientists, Hacked by Author, Exposed In The New York Times - For a full briefing on the implications of a just released hard-hitting report from University Scientists at Johns Hopkins University concerning U.S.vote counting software. See Bev Harris and Scoop Media's bulletin to the media and public ? Voting Machines Blasted by Scientists and Analysis of an Electronic Voting System ? Johns Hopkins University (HTML Version)


    Diebold Lies Boldly


    Inside An Internet Scoop - Scoop July 2003 exposes on security problems with Election vote counting software in the United States have been far and way Scoop's top rating stories ever. For analysis on how the story has caught the wider Internet's attention see... U.S. Elections - Anatomy Of An Internet Scoop and Story Of The Week: Inside A U.S. Election Program. Meanwhile, the original report has even been translated into German! See? Schlamm Bericht #154 - Gr? als Watergate!

    American Coup: California's V-Day Approaches - "?some people who normally take the side of underdogs, who are passionate about voting rights and the accuracy of elections, are making a common mistake. They're putting unwarranted trust in technology. They're believing that private companies, for the first time in recorded history, can produce perfect, tamper-proof electronic devices." See... Scoop Link: Voting Machines Need Paper Trails
    MORE:
    - Scoop Link: NZ Listener - Inside The Black Box
    - Scoop Link: Robert Cringely - Voter Flawed

    The US Electronic Election Coup - Purging voter lists is just the beginning: the U.S. has embraced a form of electronic voting that is unreliable, unverifiable and funded by the radical Christian right. See... How George Bush Won the 2004 Presidential Election

    Enron's Accountant Appointed To Run U.S. Military Ballot - Last year, while President Bush marshalled U.S. forces for the invasion of Iraq, the patriots at the Department of Defense awarded the contract for a new online voting system for the military... to an offshore company. See... Offshore Company Captures Online Military Vote

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    November 5th 2002 - The U.S. mid-term elections see the Republican Party take control of all three branches of the U.S. Government. Not everybody believes the remarkable last minute swing in vote in key seats was purely down to George W. Bush's good luck. This page contains links to coverage of the issue of vote rigging, vote fraud, election machine tampering and associated issues... Scoop thank's all the writers and websites whose material is included here!... (Note..newest material is at the top).
    For the most read see SCOOP TOP NINE AMERICAN COUP STORIES

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    KEY VOTING MACHINE FRAUD RELATED WEB RESOURCES:
    - Comprehensive Set Of Links & Articles - http://www.ecotalk.org/VotingSecurity.htm
    - Reporting Site - http://www.votewatch.us
    - Bev Harris?s Investigation - http://www.blackboxvoting.com/
    - Lots of Links & Views - http://www.linkcrusader.com

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    USA Coup: Nebraska's Democrats Wake Up To Voting Machine Dangers - This an urgent message to alert you to a major crisis facing our Democratic system. Vigilance has always been required to protect our voting rights and the ballot box from corruption. See... Nebraska DNC Call For Audits of Voting Machines

    USA Coup: Which Country Is The Land Of The Free? - Santa Clara County, of all jurisdictions in America, should have known better. They could have started by looking at Florida. See... Now Your Vote Is The Property Of A Private Corp.

    USA Coup: Me, My Monkey And The US Electoral System - The American Experiment ended on November 4, 2002. Until then this country had a pretty simple system for choosing leaders: candidates ran against each other, voters would come out in small droves to vote for the candidate with the most money. See... Ben Tripp: Glitch Wins By A Landslide

    USA Coup: Lawsuit Against The Insecure Voting Machine Co. - Friday 2/21/2003 -- This afternoon, the disturbing issues surrounding voting machine security were racheted up another notch: Dan Spillane, a voting machine test engineer, filed a lawsuit against his former employer, DRE touch-screen voting machine manufacturer VoteHere. See... Voting Machine Engineer Sues, Alleges Design Flaws

    American Coup: Masters Of The US Voting Apparatus - Verbatim - Transcripts of the interviews conducted in the course of Bev Harris Georgia/Diebold voting machine investigation. See... Georgia/Diebold Voting Machine Investigation IVs
    MORE:
    - Georgia's Last Minute 2002 Election Machine Fix
    - Scoop Link: American Coup Makes The Guardian
    - U.S. Election Integrity Flaw Discovered At Diebold.
    - Stanford University Techies Against Voting Machines
    - Security of e-vote machines targeted.
    - To Win An Election, Control The Voting Machines
    - Senator Hagel Admits Owning Voting Machine Company

    American Coup: We Wuz Robbed! - Take a deep breath-or better yet, a stiff drink. Don't watch any news if it makes you too sick, and try to get plenty of fluids (hopefully of the aforementioned variety). But before succumbing to the war fever that is supposedly gripping the nation, take time to think a bit. See... Guest Opinion: Suffering Suffrage!.

    Land Of The Captured, Home Of The Frightened - We've said it before, and we'll keep on saying it: A country whose leader has the power to imprison any citizen, on his order alone, and hold them indefinitely, in military custody, without access to the courts, without a lawyer, without any charges, their fate determined solely by the leader's arbitrary whim -- that country is a tyranny, not a democracy, not a republic, not a union of free citizens... See... Chris Floyd: Slouching Toward Tyranny

    American Coup: Federal Observers & Voting Machines - Just when you thought you couldn't get any more cynical. Guess which state did not have Federal Observers assigned to it by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for the 2002 mid-term election? See... Which State Did Not Have DOJ Election Observers?

    American Coup: Computer Scientist Backs Paper Ballots - In the national debate over upgrading election infrastructure, Peter Neumann is an unlikely defender of the low-tech approach. See... Scoop Link: A Vote for Less Tech at the Polls .

    Bernard Weiner: Hellacious Times Ahead - It's tempting to get totally disheartened by the recent midterm elections. I certainly did. But don't despair: Things are going to get much worse before they get worse. Then they'll get even worse, and then things will start to get better. See... Bernard Weiner: Shining Light on the Shadow Forces

    American Coup: American Green Tea Party Show The Way - Poll watchers, election officials, even the Secretary of State are not allowed to examine the computer software, which is what determines how the votes are counted. This amounts to an illegal secret ballot count. See... Threat To Democracy

    American Coup: ?Glitch Free? U.S. Election Anything But - This election cycle wasn't as "glitch-free" as most news outlets reported, according to VoteWatch.us an online repository created to flag voting problems in America's elections. See... YIKES: Dozens of NEW Voting Problems Reported.

    American Coup: VNS Sitting On Exit Poll Data - The Voter News Service, the exit poll service used by a consortium of major news organizations, failed election night, and it's unclear whether the service will ever release the data it collected around the country. See... Scoop Link: What Is The Voter News Service Hiding?

    American Coup: R-E-D-R-U-M - A Republican reader of ours called in yesterday and asked, "You don't really believe that Paul Wellstone was murdered, do you?" What could I say to him? He asks what I ask, what you ask -- what every one of Wellstone's colleagues has asked themselves. See... Marc Ash: Terror On the Hill

    American Coup: There Have Been Worse Days - The day bullets flew in Dallas and virtually tore President Kennedy's head from his shoulders, spraying his wife with brain matter and bone meal, was worse. The day a bullet ripped through the throat of Martin Luther King, Jr. See... UQ Wire: William Rivers Pitt - Worse Days

    William Rivers Pitt: Enron Is Not Going Away - If a tree falls in the forest and the media refuses to report it, did it actually happen? Of course. Ask the tree. See... UQ Wire: They're Still A Bunch of Crooks

    New Progressive Website - CrisisPapers.org - The Crisis Papers was launched about 24 hours before Election Day, 2002. The title, and the reason for starting up yet another progressive website, could not have been more appropriately timed. For we are now in as severe a constitutional and political crisis as has befallen our country in modern times. See... Statement Introducing Crisispapers.Org

    American Coup: The Other Crooked Election Machine Company - The lack of any exit polling on November 5 has been oddly ignored by the media. Those pesky tracking polls leading up to the elections have been explained away by a ?late surge to the Republicans? caused by.... hmmmm, how about sun spot activity? See... Diebold - The Face Of Modern Ballot Tampering

    American Coup: What Comes Next - How difficult is it to reprogram a machine which leaves no paper trail to say that 2 + 2 = 5? Is it about as difficult as sabotaging the workings of a small corporate jet, perhaps? See... UQ Wire: The Desert of the Real

    American Coup: What Do The Numbers Show? - Scoop?s analysis shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects in critical Senate races (Georgia and Minnesota) where it secured it's complete control of Congress. See... American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals

    US Elections: American Coup Goes Mainstream - Scoop has in the past 48 hours published several real deal media commentaries pointing to problems with the electronic voting systems used extensively in Tuesday?s mid-term elections in the United States. These six article extracts (and links) from mainstream news providers show that it is not only the alternative media who have been reporting these problems. See... US Election Vote Fixing Reports Hit The Mainstream

    US Elections: A Vote Fraud In The USA Primer - So, you're going to cast your vote to prove that you live in a democracy, are you? Guess again, Chuck. Your vote does not matter. It might not even be counted, assuming you're allowed to vote to begin with. See... Guest Opinion: Why US Election Votes Won't Matter

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    MIKE RUPPERT & C.D. SLUDGE ON THE COUP

    US Elections: A Multitude Of Questions

    - There are a multitude of dangling questions about Tuesday's election results. Widespread anecdotal accounts of voting irregularities, disenfranchised voters and absolutely accurate and, in many cases, understated criticisms of abysmal leadership from Tom Daschle and the Democratic Party are not difficult to find. See... Michael Ruppert On the 2002 Midterm Elections

    US Elections: American Coup Part Two

    - Watching the television coverage of Jeb Bush?s victory in Florida yesterday was stomach turningly unpleasant. George senior, Poppy embraced his son in a god-father like embrace. The gangster comparison would be apt but for its unfairness to organised crime. At least the mafia?s drug dealing murderers do not pretend to be anything else. See... Sludge Report #143 - Think People! The Fix Was In

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    WARNINGS OF N5 - SCOOP?S OPENING ARTICLES ON THE AMERICAN COUP: Two articles warning about the American Coup, re-published on Scoop soon after.
    - C.M. Ross
    - Recovered History: U.S. Election Fraud Circa 2000

    - Guest Opinion John Kaminsky - Why US Election Votes Won't Matter

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    Top 9 Rating Scoop U.S. Elections Related Stories
    ...in 11 days to November 16th


    Source..
    Scoop Ratings: Post US Elections Top 30 Stories - Nov 16th


    1: US Election Vote Fixing Reports Hit The Mainstream
    SCOOP LINKS: 8 November 2002 (NZT) - 7 November 2002 (EST) Scoop has in the past 48 hours published several real deal media commentaries ( C.D.Sludge, Michael Ruppert, John Kaminski ) pointing to problems with the electronic voting systems used extensively in Tuesday?s mid-term elections in the United States.

    The following six article extracts (and links) from mainstream news providers show that it is not only the alternative media who have been reporting these problems.

    Readers may also like to try a Google Search on ?Voting Machine? and follow some of the links. Doing this makes it fairly obvious that these problems are far from isolated.



    2: Sludge Report #143 - Think People!!! The Fix Was In
    3: Voting Machine Company Demands Removal Of Articles
    4: US Election 2002: Senate Races - A Runner Stumbles
    5: Republicans Make the US Elections Voting Machines
    6: Scoop Cartoon: The GOP Takes Congress & Senate
    7: Guest Opinion: Why US Election Votes Won't Matter
    8: US Elections 2002: America Lost
    9: Michael Ruppert On the 2002 Midterm Elections



     
     

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