NO, YES, NO: Alaska Now Refuses Release of 2004 Election Data Citing Security Concerns!
State’s Top Security Officer Refuses Public Record Release of Diebold GEMS Database Files
The Latest Chapter in the Rollercoaster Battle to Audit Puzzling 2004 Poll Numbers Continues…
A bizarre story concerning Alaska’s 2004 Election has taken yet another even more bizarre turn this week, The BRAD BLOG has learned.
A long-standing public records request for the release of Election 2004 database files created by Diebold’s voting system had been long delayed after several odd twists and turns, including the revelation of a contract with the state claiming the information to be a “company secret.”
But while it finally appeared as though the state had agreed to release the information (after reserving the right to “manipulate the data” in consultation with Diebold before releasing it), the state’s top Security Official has now — at the last minute — stepped in to deny the request. The grounds for the denial: the release of the information poses a “security risk” to the state of Alaska.
We couldn’t make this stuff up…
Full Story, including the Letters from Election & Security Officials and Much More: