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Old 11-03-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/29/wa...=1&oref=slogin

The federal government is investigating the takeover last year of a leading American manufacturer of electronic voting systems by a small software company that has been linked to the leftist Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chávez.........

(see article for full story)

This is from the New York Times, not some kind of funky created web site.
Please!!! This is not a Left verse Right thread, lets not make it one.
Does this info make you wonder if your vote will even be counted?
Do you think something as important as voting equipment be created and manage only by American companies or at least ones that are friends verses foes?

What do you all think about this?
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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It's a conspiracy by the green party.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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It was all part of "THE PLAN for THE ONE".
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/29/wa...=1&oref=slogin

The federal government is investigating the takeover last year of a leading American manufacturer of electronic voting systems by a small software company that has been linked to the leftist Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chávez.........

(see article for full story)

This is from the New York Times, not some kind of funky created web site.
Please!!! This is not a Left verse Right thread, lets not make it one.
Does this info make you wonder if your vote will even be counted?
Do you think something as important as voting equipment be created and manage only by American companies or at least ones that are friends verses foes?

What do you all think about this?
It's just the beginning of many many many accusations of which we will never know the validity of.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: southern california
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begin investigated by a government office is not the good housekeeping seal of approval that it used to be, workers do as they are told.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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What do you all think about this?
Honestly, nonpartisanly, I wonder why other countries can figure this stuff out and we can't. Sometimes it's like the US rides to school on the little bus. Maybe if we don't count Florida at all (since they win the award for worst state at voting), it would even out the mistakes made in the rest of the states.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:07 PM
 
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The law that required the switchover to new voting machines is just a big fraud perpetrated on the American people. In the county where I live they were using large steel voting booths for almost a century. One of then actually went to the Smithsonian if I'm not mistake. The accuracy and integrity of them was never questioned that I'm aware of.

Now we have a couple million dollars worth of machines that may very well be unusable shortly and knowing what I know about computers and software the validity of any votes on these machines has got to be questioned.

As much as I hate to say it because I loathe big government and spending we need a federal agency set up with a panel of computer experts from various institutions to develop a machine to be used in every voting district in this country run by open source software.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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This is a very disturbing article IMO.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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The vote flipping of the machines is well documented and has happened to countless voters this election cycle. A machine in CO was finally impounded and taken out of service for constantly vote flipping (meaning a voter selects one candidate and the machine jumps to the other candidate). Why have the countless other flipping voting machines not been taken out of service?! They can hand people a paper ballot, as they are generally entitled to have anyway if they dont want to vote on the machine. Paper ballots are a lot more secure than any machine without a paper printout where voting results get sent over computers that actually pass through servers of a company closely linked to the GOP. This is fact not fiction, as crazy as it sounds. Machines undercounted by 18,000 in one recent very close election (meaning supposedly 18,000 voters somehow didn't register a vote). Vote flipping and machines with no paper trail should be troubling for ALL Americans regardless of party affiliation.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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From the article:

The government should know who owns our voting machines; that is a national security concern,” said Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York, who asked the Bush administration in May to review the Sequoia takeover.
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