John R. Brakey, co-founder of Americans United for Democracy, Integrity & Transparency in Elections, wrote running commentary for FreedomsPhoenix readers on the accuracy of the story.
Thomas Paine; (1737-1809) “The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which all other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery..”
"The Supreme Court will do everything it can to delay a ruling or dismiss the action - I’m not going to help them,” he said July 26, referring to his refusal to make additional filings the court requested. “They can kiss my..." (you know)
June 28th Senate Bill 1557 was signed into law as 'emergency legislation'. This law requires a 2% Hand Count of paper ballots. But will government allow this law to be enacted? Read on.
". . . we never imagined that Diebold would be as irresponsible and incompetent as they have turned out to be."
The state of Georgia should stop relying on electronic voting machines because there's no guarantee they accurately record votes, according to a lawsuit which contends the state's touch-screen voting machines violate state constitutional guar
Quelling a rebellion by mostly southern conservatives over landmark civil rights legislation, US House of Representatives leaders announced they will vote this week to extend the Voting Rights Act. "We intend to go on Thursday," House Speak
Wow…CourtTV's Catherine Crier on Crier Live just covered virtually everything we've ever discussed on this blog in one fell swoop!
After being pulled from the House schedule before recess, the expired provisions of the Voting Rights Act will go before the floor mid-week for renewal. But some Democratic sources close to the process say that they believe provisions may be pulle
A man indicted in a phone-jamming scheme— in which Republican operatives jammed the phone lines of Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts —will argue at trial that the Bush Administration and the national Republican Party gave their approval to the plan
Critics of a Georgia law requiring voters to present government-issued photo identification asked a federal court to block its enforcement, arguing that it is unconstitutional. The motion in U.S. District Court in Rome, Ga., argues that the law ad
After four years, more than $3 billion taxpayer dollars, and an alphabet soup of newly created bureaucracies, electronic voting isn't safe. Key members of the Technical Guidance Development Committee (TGDC) that drafted federal guidelines for
[Buy an oil well?] The most widely used electronic-voting systems all have flaws that can be addressed relatively easily, but few states and counties have actually implemented recommended security measures, researchers concluded Tuesday.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down strict limits for money contributions and spending for state political campaigns, dealing a setback to advocates of campaign finance regulation.
"Bilbray sworn in to replace Rep. Cunningham," says the headline accompanying a story written by AP's Erica Warner and picked up widely. The story gives no indication that the ceremony was unofficial, and that the questionable results o
The Truth about the Staged "Demonstration Elections" in Colombia and Peru.
I'm sure there's a perfectly good explanation for this. There always is. As ever, it underscores the need for verifiable elections, and begins to remind us that the folks who give a damn about this down there in San Diego County better dam
Valadez said the supervisors were advised that if they didn't comply with federal law, the county might be ordered to buy the same machines with county rather than federal funds. "The Diebold equipment raises a lot of questions. I don't
Electronic voting machines, adopted widely after the disputed Florida ballot count in the 2000 presidential election, are under legal attack as primary election season heats up. Lawsuits have been filed in at least six states, the most recent last we
Tucker Carlson hosted Robert F. Kennedy Jr. last night on MSNBC's The Situation. Kennedy to discuss his extensive new Rolling Stone exposé explaining how the the Republicans planned, coordinated and executed Election Fraud
Under current Rhode Island law, convicted felons can't vote until they have completed parole and probation, a date 30 years away for Idarraga. He is speaking to support a state ballot initiative that would allow felons to vote after they leave pr
Representative Carolyn Maloney asked the Treasury Dept. to explain [electronic voting machine mfg.] Sequoia's sale to the Venezuela. "It doesn't seem like the deal...was vetted by our government, and I want to know why," she said in
Backers of the Voter Reward Initiative, which would give one randomly drawn voter a $1 million lottery prize after each statewide election, say they have gathered enough signatures to place the unusual measure on the November ballot.
"If Diebold had set out to build a system as insecure as they possibly could, this would be it," says Avi Rubin, a Johns Hopkins University computer-science professor and elections-security expert.
(Tucson's KVOA TV4 reported 10% machine failure rate,... nothing in the newspapers) More Disasters for Pennsylvania, This Time on ES&S Machines, Following Earlier Similar Disasters on Machines in Philly
The Help America Vote Act "has been turned on its head and it's causing more problems than solutions at this point," says Lowell Finley, a San Francisco lawyer and cofounder of Voter Action, a nonpartisan organization that is bringing
Aviel Rubin, a professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University. After studying the latest problem, he said: almost had a heart attack. The implications of this are pretty astounding."
Still Voting?.... You'll ask yourselves why in the months to come.
Several Counties 'Locking Down' Machines as Company Promises Last Minute Software Fix Just Before Upcoming Primary Election
Voting Machines Refuse to Power Up, No Paper Ballot Backups, 17,000 Absentee Ballots Must be Counted by Hand (At least they had paper to count)