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Bush STOLE the Presidency (again)

Cal State Berkeley, Stanford, Harvard, who doesn't protest the election results? (And Shrubya fans: Don't forget to actually read these stories before you defend a slimey politician!)
c/o Slashdot, and posted by Michael on Dec 7 at 12:36 pm: yre writes "therawstory reports that a programmer named Clinton Curtis says in a sworn affidavit (mirror) that he developed prototype vote-rigging software at the request of then-Florida state representative Tom Feeney. The affidavit has been turned over to the House Judiciary Committee, of which Feeney is now a member. Should we call for inspection and disassembly of all the voting machine code to see if it contains any of these secret vote tampering functions he was asked to include in his prototype?" A follow-up interview is available. A point to emphasize: he's not making any claims of actual fraud occurring in the Florida elections. (...I believe the last sentence was added by the Slashdot Lawyer...) Question: Does it scare you that a person has actually admitted to creating vote-tampering software?
Yes
No
During the last election, the Florida vote count was halted early by Catherine Harris, who conincidently was the chairperson for 'George W. Bush for President'. (How convienent.) Out of the 94,000 voters in Florida that were named as felons, (and thus turned away at the polls), 95% were innocent, and out of those, 54% were African-Amereican. Some of the felonies were listed as dates yet to come, such as the case of Thomas Cooper, who was turned away because of a felony he commited in... 01/30/2007. That was the written and reported date of his conviction, yet it obviously has not yet occured. He was NOT allowed to vote in the 2000 election because of this "felony". Question: Did Bush really win Florida? And how would you feel if you went to vote, and were turned away because of a felony you were supposed to have commited in 2007? Would you just leave and not vote? And would you be okay with being labeled a felon if you were innocent?
Probably not! I'd be angry, don't know, angry again!
Maybe, I'd be angry, I guess, No, definately not!
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
Sure, I'd be okay with it, yep, yep (backbone? what backbone?)
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More about vote tampering: 'Tom Feeney, a former failed running mate of Gov. Jeb Bush, now represents Florida’s 24th district in the House of Representatives. At the time, he was serving both as general counsel and lobbyist for Yang Enterprises and the Florida state congressman.' *********************************** The text following is really long, because it is regarding the actual vote-tampering software. If you get a chance to read the story, please tell me whether or not it is suspicious that A FORMER RUNNING MATE OF JEB BUSH was interested in vote-tampering software: *********************************** The programmer, Clinton Curtis, said that he was told the program needed to be “touch-screen capable, the user should be able to trigger the program without any additional equipment, [and that] the programming was to remain hidden even if the source code was inspected.” Curtis asserts that he told Feeney it would be nearly impossible to write a code to change the voting results if anyone were able to view the source code. “However,” he added, “if the code were compiled before anyone was allowed to review it then any vote fraud would remain invisible to detection.” Nevertheless, he says that he was asked at the meeting by Yang to build the prototype anyway. Curtis states he initially believed that Feeney’s sought to stop Democrats from using such a program and “wanted to be able to detect and prevent that if it occurred.” It was not until after the prototype was delivered that he says he got wind of its possible, more nefarious usage. According to his affidavit, Yang, his employer, later informed him that the software might be used to “control the vote in South Florida.” He says that he would never have developed the software had he known its alleged ultimate purpose. Curtis details his claims on the fraud program in the affidavit: In the vote fraud prototype that I created things are not what they seem. Hidden on the screen are invisible buttons. A person with knowledge of the locations of those invisible buttons can then use them to alter the votes of everyone before them. By clicking the correct order of invisible buttons the candidate selected by the user is compared to other candidates within that same race. If the candidate they selected is leading the race nothing happens. If the other candidate is leading the race the vote totals are altered so that the selected candidate is now leading the race with 51% of the vote. The other candidates then share the remaining 49% in exact proportion to the totals they had previously. In the prototype supplied to Feeney the vote totals show on the screen. In an actual application the user would receive no visible clues to the fraud that had just occurred. Since the vote is applied by race, any single race or multiple races can be altered. The supervisors or any other voter would never notice this fraud since no visible sign would appear. Additionally, the procedure could be repeated as many times as was necessary to achieve the desired results. No amount of testing or simulations would expose the fraud as its activation and process is completely invisible to everyone except the person programming the vote fraud routine. The same procedure could be automated to activate without any user intervention whenever the machine detects a certain pattern of voting. The algorithm could also be altered from hidden keys or triggers that would allow the fraudulent user to manipulate both the margins and percentages of any particular race. In most national elections it is not necessary to win every area. Yang Enterprises is currently under investigation by the FBI. Curtis has filed a suit with the state alleging the the firm also overbilled the state on another contract, and his report of an illegal alien resulted in the arrest of a Chinese national in March who is accused of sending information on radar guidance chips for the U.S. Hellfire missile to China. Curtis’ affidavit has been turned over to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee for further investigation.
Yes
Definately yes
No, it's normal for the president's brother to ensure his election-gotta watch out for family!
This poll was created on 2004-12-08 20:26:18 by More Facts, Less Opinion