Iowa GOP Won't Allow a Privately Funded Manual Validation of Diebold ComputersErnest Hancock
Mary Tiffany is the Iowa Communications director that I communicated with yesterday. Today I received offers to pay for a privately funded Manual verification if the count would be done immediately. I left Mary a message I would stop by,... THEN...
You didn't think those Diebold electronic voting machines were provided by and for Republicans to guarantee an honest election, did you? They are desperate to discount and delete Ron Paul. And they will use the means proven so successful in rigging elections...electronic voting machines.
Director of communications for the Ron Paul Campaign, Jesse Benton, stated today that the Iowa GOP would charge the Paul camp $184,000 if they wanted to verify a paper count of the coming Iowa straw poll. Today, on the Dale Williams radio show, Mr. Benton said there will be a manual electronic count of the Iowa poll results. What Mr. Benton did not explain, as exposed in a previous National Expositor Article, "it is commonly known that this manual count" with Diebold machines "would only consist of spot checks of the voting machines for device calibration purposes. This does not constitute a verifiable check of the accuracy from either an engineering or statistical perspective."
(thanks to ronpaulforums.com for pointing this out)
I wonder what their level of urgency would be if they thought that there was a hacking threat from a self-motivated Ron Paul computer expert? After all, aren't all of the on-line polls still being cleverly spammed by Ron Paul supporters?