Diebold AccuVote Memory Cards EasilyPurchased easily Programmed to "fix" elections
Kan We Help raised serious concerns that the election had been tampered with. It was documented that the voting machine memory card serial numbers did not match the serial numbers that were registered to the voting machines. The memory cards had been changed.
In 2002, Kan We Help caught Theresa Nagel and Julie Bustamante putting "white-out" (correction tape) on ballots. They got their hands slapped ?
Aired, on HBO, October 30, 2008
This documentary demonstrated how easy it was for election officials to alter the Diebold AccuVote memory cards without any trace of tampering.
Random Sample Ballots
Most states have a law that 3% of "random" ballots are recounted before an election can be certified. However, this process is done in secrecy and somehow always confirms that the recount matches the election results.
This HBO film goes into Cleveland, Ohio during the 2004 recount. Private citizens raised serious concerns that the recount was not "random" because the Republican ballots were separated from the Democratic ballots and the selection of ballots was done in secrecy. The Recount did not match the audit tapes for certain precincts which automatically triggers a recount of all ballots. The election officer refused to follow the law and recount ALL THE BALLOTS.
Diebold's Software Engineer, Pat Green, made a public statement in Cleveland, Ohio that the memory cards have no "executable code" on them to be able to do this, yet it was done with ease by Mr. Hurst from Finland. Mr. Hurst purchased the memory card on the internet and demonstrated how easy it was to control the outcome of any election using the AccuVote voting machines.
The Lassen County Clerk programs these memory cards "in house". Lassen County uses the exact same system used in the documentary.
In 2002, Kan We Help raised serious concerns that the election had been tampered with. It was documented that the memory card serial numbers did not match the serial numbers that were registered to the voting machines. The memory cards had been changed.
Nicole Bustamante, Julie Bustamante's daughter, in 2002, refused to place the election audit tape in the sealed bag with the ballots. She walked around the Westwood precinct for 21 minutes trying to put the election audit tape in her purse, equipment bags and finally was forced to put the election audit tape in the sealed bag. Also, the Accuvote machine was never programmed with a telephone number to transmit the votes to the County Court House (The Secretary of State has since dis-allowed this process).
There were so many questionable actions by the Lassen County Clerk that this HBO Documentary now explains.
In 2004, the County Clerk, Teresa Nagel, refused to allow Poll Monitors to view the "Absentee Ballots" being verified, counted and entered into the AccuVote machines. Election Codes allow Poll Monitors to view this process.
All election complaints, in California, go directly to the fraud division inspector or "THE CLEANER", Paul Rutledge, and are quickly suppressed.
Our government needs us to feel that our elections are honest and legitimate. Americans need to, at least, feel that their vote counts.......................