Diebold behind Alaskan stonewalling

Diebold Blocks Alaska Voters From Viewing Election 2004 Results, Data!
Contract with State said to Bar Release of ‘Company Secrets’ Such as the Records of Who Citizens Voted For
Democratic Official: ‘It’s impossible to say whether the correct candidates were declared the winner in all Alaska races from 2004’
In just one more story which illustrates the many undemocratic dangers of allowing private companies to “own” our public elections, Diebold, Inc., one of America’s largest Voting Machine Companies is currently blocking citizens in Alaska from viewing election data from the 2004 general election!

“All Alaska races from 2004” are now being questioned, said a Democratic party official in a written letter to the state Elections Director.

Questions have begun to arise about results from that election, including the reported revelation that “district-by-district vote totals add up to 292,267 votes for President Bush, but his official total was only 190,889.”

The BRAD BLOG has obtained a copy of the letter sent yesterday by Jake Metcalfe, chair of the Alaska Democratic Party to Whitney Brewster of the Alaska Division of Elections. The letter responds to Brewster’s refusal to supply the party with the requested data files and outlines a number of additional concerns about the reported 2004 election results…


0 replies on “Diebold behind Alaskan stonewalling”

Thank you so much for what you do!

With 12 straight months of polls conducted on Alaskans, and all twelve (D) Tony Knowles held a lead over (R) Lisa Murkowski, it’s incredible to now read that she received 77,546 too many votes! (She only beat Knowles by some 9,000) So tell me, who really won?

I love your books. You give everyone reading them HOPE.


Posted this elsewhere on NFU,but it’s rather relevant, so kindly indulge me a Take 2.

I would like to put forward a perjorative phrase which I hope gains some cache nationally in the coming months. The phrase is used to denote a person or organisation irrevocably immersed in a situation that is both corrupt and unaccountable.

This is the phrase: Dodgy as Diebold.

The possibilities are endless but I’d like to suggest the following example of usage: President Bush’s rationale for illegal spying on innocent Americans is as Dodgy as Diebold.

This tag could have more legs than democracy. Maybe it’ll float better than “loose lips sink ships” or “you’re either with us or against us.” Think I’d better register it fast as a sobriquet for blog commentary.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but a well timed slogan can kneecap a despot.

It’s colder than a well digger’s ass in the Klondike.
I am in Kenai and it’s minus 20 right now. I have to work on planes all day today out there. Getting ready to run fuel for the Iron Dog.

Well, keep warm!

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