Wednesday, September 27
Oh, Boss Murdoch's Gonna Make Heads Roll at Fox News...
Sometime between September 3 to September 17, FOX and Friends First cohosts Steve Doocy and Alisyn Camerota had Princeton computer science Professor Ed Felten demonstrate the ease of hacking into a Diebold electronic voting machine and manipulating final vote counts.
Watch Felten's demonstration below.
With midterm elections five weeks away, Felton certainly knows how to bolster confidence in computerized voting. My thanks to News Hounds for posting this story.
A simiar incedinary vote fraud story appeared earlier this week in Ohio. On Monday (25 September), Bob Fitrakis and Harvery Wasserman at The Free Press in Columbus reported Judge Algernon Marbley of the federal district court in Columbus ruled in favor of city residents who fied a suit to halt Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell's order to destory state ballots cast in the 2004 elections until investigators complete their inspection for for irregularties.
According to Fitrakis and Wasserman,
So far, even the limited inspection of ballots has yielded astonishing results. Three precincts in two counties have shown consecutive runs of Bush votes that qualify as “virtual statistical impossibilities.”
- In Delaware County, Precinct Genoa I, researcher Stuart Wright viewed and recounted 3 separate bundles of ballots. In the second bundle, there were 274 consecutive ballots for Bush. In the third bundle there were 359 consecutive ballots for Bush. Genoa I was not one of the four precincts recounted as part of a required official recount, conducted on December 15, 2004....
- In Clermont County, which contributed significantly to Bush’s margin of victory, researcher Dr. Ronald Baiman discovered a suspicious use of replacement ballots, that are meant to be issued only if a regular ballot is somehow spoiled by a voter. In a random draw of one ballot from each of the 192 precincts, against huge odds, Baiman found a replacement ballot. Baiman asked that the next ballot from the precinct be drawn and it, too, was a replacement ballot. Continuing pulling ballots from that same precinct, Baiman witnessed 36 straight replacement ballots in a row, a virtual statistical impossibility. Dr. Philips recorded only five spoiled ballots in this same precinct, raising the question of where the other 31 replacement ballots came from.
O'Dell obviously is a man of his word. On the other had, it's unlikely the Bush White House has yet to invalidate enough of the criminal code or judges' judicial common sense that the good folks in Columbus can't ensure some heads roll in Ohio--and Washington, D.C.
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